latemodelamerica.com - Sept. 3 - I-80 Speedway
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Terry Phillips (left) and John Anderson share a moment before driving to first and second at I-80 Speedway. (Lloyd Collins)
MLRA/NCRA: Phillips Takes I-80; Reaches MLRA Century Mark in Co-Sanctioned Race

Dan Robinson

GREENWOOD, Neb. - Sept. 3. For the first time in the 22-year history of the Lucas Oil MLRA, a single driver has 100 wins. Springfield, Missouri's Terry Phillips achieved that milestone Friday at I-80 Speedway after he passed race leader Brad Looney at lap 17 and never looked back.

The 30-lap feature started with a tough battle on the front row with Henderson, Colorado's Kelly Boen and Republic, Missouri's Brad Looney. Boen

Brad Looney - Dave Eckrich - Lloyd Collins

Eighth finishing Dave Eckrich (#58) races under #14 Dean Moore and a middle running Joe Kosiski at I-80. (Lloyd Collins)

spun, sending him to the back of the field after causing the first caution of the night. Boen was able to work his way back into the top ten before having motor issues and leaving the track before the checkers.

John Anderson made a charge for the lead late in the race after passing Looney for second. The Amaha ace briefly passed Phillips before sliding back
in to second position, where he finished the race. With rear-end problems, Looney was able to hold on for a third place finish.

Al Purkey - Kyle Berck at I-80 Speedway - Lloyd Collins

Fighting for dear life in the MLRA points chase, Al Purkey races #14 Kyle Berck for sixth place at I-80. (Lloyd Collins) 

Dave Eckrich and Al Purkey battled neck and neck for the seventh position, Purkey was able to secure the spot, but not the points lead. The MLRA points championship standings continue to tighten, with only six points separating the top three drivers. Dave Eckrich holds a two point lead over six time MLRA points champion, Al Purkey. Sitting only four points back in third position is Brad Looney.

Terry Phillips - John Anderson at I-80 Speedway

 

Terry Phillips and #2 John Anderson race to a one-two finish at I-80 Speedway at Nebraska Raceway Park. (Lloyd Collins)


 

MLRA/NCRA - I-80 Speedway
1. Terry Phillips, 2. John Anderson, 3. Brad Looney, 4. Travis Dickes, 5. Jeremy Payne, 6. Kyle Berck, 7. Al Purkey, 8. Dave Eckrich, 9. Joe Kosiski, 10. Jason O'Brien, 11. Leon Zeitner, 12. Corey Zeitner, 13. Delbert Smith, 14. Bryant Goldsmith, 15. Billy Koons Jr., 16. Dean Moore, 17. Al Humphrey, 18. Jase Kaser, 19. Robbie Andersen, 20. Shawn Harker, 21. Kelly Boen, 22. R.C. Whitwell, 23. Evan Hubert, 24. Jerry Warner, 25. Justin Asplin, 26. Chris Spieker.
Heat winners (35 entries): Looney, Boen, O'Brien, Phillips; B-Main winners: Eckrich, Zeitner.

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