With a Friday night win in Louisiana already under
his belt, Jesse Stovall races ahead of Austin Rettig at Riverside Int'l Speedway, near
Memphis. Just one week after unwrapping his own new GRT and scoring a win at his home
track at Lucas Oil Speedway, the Modified ace rolled to a sweep of two MSRA events in a relatively untested
Steve Rushin prepared Larry Shaw Race Car. (Woody
Jesse Stovall after his MSRA win in southeastern Arkansas. (Woody Hampton)
Jesse Stovall after a big MSRA Midsouth Championship win
against 41 entries at Riverside Int'l Speedway. (Woody Hampton)
MSRA: Stovall Sweeps Series Weekend at Riverside
Ben Shelton, MSRA
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - Sept. 18. Just 24 hours after claiming his first COMP Cams MSRA win of
2010, Jessie Stovall from Galena, Missouri doubled his pleasure by taking the $3,500 winner’s check in the fourth
annual Bartlett Hardwood Floor Service "Mid-south Dirt Track Championship" at Riverside Speedway on Saturday.
Bill Frye challenges #21 Billy Moyer, Jr. on the outside before
rolling into the top five and on to a runner up finish at Riverside. (Woody Hampton)
A record turnout of 41 Super Late Model teams entered the event, which boasted the largest purse
in the history of the tour.
Stovall began the night by advancing from ninth to second in his heat race to capture the JFR
Graphics Pole Position for the feature, and also received $100 cash courtesy of Woody Hampton Photos for his
efforts. He was joined on the front row by young star, Austin Rettig.
Arkansas veteran Jeff Floyd leads #21 Billy Moyer, Jr. at Riverside,
but would ultimately give up ground to the young Batesville, Ark. driver and finish one position behind him, in
sixth. (Woody Hampton)
The 40-lap affair would be caution-plagued as a lightning fast moisture-laden surface
greeted the competitors. Stovall bolted to the lead at the start with Rettig, Stacy Taylor, Robert Lovette, and
Jeff Floyd in tow. The first ten laps saw the yellow flag displayed several times, and by the time lap 10 arrived,
Stovall was still the leader, but Bill Frye, Rettig, Bub McCool, and Floyd had assumed the top running spots.
With the exception of the top three runners, the remainder of the event evolved into a survival
test for competitors throughout the pack, and when the checkered flag dropped it was Stovall claiming his second
win in as many nights over Frye, Rettig, Dean Carpenter, and Billy Moyer Jr.
Putting in a very strong showing of his own at West Memphis, north
Mississippi driver Dean Carpenter slides under #21 Billy Moyer Jr. on his way to fourth place after starting
21st. (Woody Hampton)
Dean Carpenter was the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger after advancing from his 20th starting
position to a fourth place finish.
The Quartermaster Hard Luck Award went to Eddie Provence, who received heavy damage in his heat
race, bringing his night to an early end.
Bobby Martin sponsored $100 to the first non-qualifier in each b-main with Curtis Cook, Brandon
Smith, and Jamie Dacus the recipients.
Sept. 18 - MSRA - Riverside
1) Jesse Stovall, 2) Bill Frye, 3) Austin Rettig, 4) Dean
Carpenter, 5) Billy Moyer Jr., 6) Jeff Floyd, 7) Kyle Beard, 8) Shane Stephens, 9) Joey Mack, 10) Clay
Fisher, 11) Ashley Newman, 12) Greg Alexander, 13) Jon Mitchell, 14) Bo Gordon, 15) Cody Caldwell, 16)
Dillon Knight, 17) Mark Stephens, 18) Bub McCool, 19) Allen Rettig, 20) Jon Kirby, 21) Stacey Taylor,
22) Robert Lovette
Heat winners: Rettig, Floyd, Gordon,Frye, Lovette; B-Main winners:
Stephens, McCool, Kirby