The MARS cars and stars ripped thee roofs off for the
weekend as #00 Jesse Stovall and Justin Wells race inside the top ten Saturday at Muskogee, Oklahoma's
Thunderbird Speedway. (Ron Mitchell)
MARS: Vaught Mops Up on
Second Night of "Thunderfest Shootout" at Muskogee
MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Sept. 24. After his triumph here the previous night in MARS series action, Will Vaught of
Crane, Mo. again wasted little time of establishing himself as a dominant force during the final night of the
"Thunderfest Shootout" at Thunderbird Speedway.
|Will Vaught (left) and series points leader Brad Looney before taking their second
one-two finish of the weekend at Thunderbid Speedway. (Ron Mitchell)
Vaught won his heat race and won the $3,000 to win feature event from his outside front row starting position.
Vaught also led all 30 laps and picked up the Charlie’s Chicken $1,000 to win bonus for any driver who was able to
win both nights bringing his two-day total to $6,500.
MARS point leader Brad Looney of Republic, Mo. repeated his performance from the night before and finished
second to Vaught. Tucson, Ariz. native R.C. Whitwell finished third while Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark. and
Jesse Stovall of Galena, Mo. rounded out the top five.
Coming off of a recent slump, of sorts, #96 R.C. Whitwell came back strong to finish
third behind #14 Brad Looney at Thunderbird. (Ron Mitchell)
Jack Sullivan is chased by #56 Tony Jackson, Jr. at Thunderbird. (Ron
Sept. 24 - MARS at Thunderbird Speedway
1) Will Vaught, 2) Brad Looney, 3) R.C. Whitwell, 4) Jack Sullivan, 5)
Jesse Stovall, 6) Ken Essary, 7) Tony Jackson, Jr., 8) Justin Wells, 9) Brandon Morton, 10) Garrett
Alberson, 11) Raymond Merrill, 12) Justin Asplin, 13) Randy Roth, 14) Leroy Johnson, 15) Jeff Roth, 16)
Jon Driskill, 17) Jason Redman, 18) Ray Peacock, 19) Steve Johnson, 20) Don Cloyd, 21) Darrell
Mooneyham, 22) Cliff Morrow
Heat winners: Vaught, Looney, Whitewell; B-Main winner:
Ron Mitchell photo