Show-Me Racing Series: Tri-State Still Good To
POCOLA, Okla. - Sept. 3. Coming from his
customary tenth starting position, Justin Wells jumped to the
lead on lap five Saturday in the Race Brothers Show Me Racin Series event at Tri State Speedway and
never looked back.
“It kind of feels like last year
really,” stated Wells of his recent hot streak. “It feels good to get back to where we was. Ft.Smithis a big
old track with a lot of room to move around. I like it and look forward to coming
Three yellows on laps 17, 20 and 21, for
minor incidents, all slowed the pace of the feature. “We had such a long green run and I had my rhythm so
good and I was clicking off lap cars, it seemed like we’d go caution green, caution green,” Wells said of the
rash of late cautions. “It’s just hard to keep your rhythm, and I committed myself to the outside the whole
race. I was afraid the track was changing, but we held on so it worked.”
Leslie Essary was the night’s runner up,
starting in the ninth position. Essary had Wells in his cross
hairs for much of the race, but could never muster a pass. Jay Rierson was the third place finisher. He
started on the pole and recorded his best Race Brothers Show Me Series finish of the
This was Wells ninth Race Brothers Show Me Series win at Tri State Speedway and 35th series win overall. Eric Tinderholt was the race’s hard charger advancing
from 21st to tenth. Larry
Campbell drove Scott Fry’s race car, as he suffered significant damage to his car the night before at Outlaw
Show-Me Series at Tri-State Speedway
1. Justin Wells, 2. Leslie Essary, 3. Jay
Rierson, 4. Brandon Cheek, 5. Jarrod Hilton, 6. Dylan Davlin, 7. Chris Morelock, 8. Rob
Powell, 9. Chris Deaton, 10. Eric Tinderholt, 11. Ray Peacock, 12. Willie Gammill, 13.
Randy Zimmerman, 14. Brandon Hunter, 15. Kyle Ledford, 16. Robert McMurtrie, 17. Randy
Russell, 18. Gene Davlin, 19. Rick Lebow, 20. Ken Essary, 21. Brandon Mitchell, 22.
Heat winners Rierson, Ken Essary, Wells, Leslie Essary.