- Sept. 5 - Monett Speedway by Sam Holbrooks

John Anderson - Terry Phillips - Four-State Championship
John Anderson races winner Terry Phillips (#75) to a runner up finish at Monett. (Ron Mitchell)
MARS: Phillips Late Season Resume' Adds Eighth "Four-State Championship"
Brian Garrison
MONETT, Mo. - Sept. 5. Picking up his ninth MARS DIRTcar Series feature win of the season, Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo. cruised to victory at Monett Speedway for the 39th annual 4-State Dirt Track Championships.
Justin Wells - Brad Looney - Monett Speedway
Dominant local driver Justin Wells and Brad Looney dice for third before Looney captures the spot at Monett. (Ron Mitchell) 
Local ace Justin Wells signs autographs for some young fans at Monett Speedway. (Ron Mitchell)
Phillips started on the front row, outside of pole sitter John Anderson of Omaha.  Anderson led the first lap, but Phillips came roaring back and took control of the race on lap two.  Phillips would lead the rest of the way and claim his eighth 4-State Dirt Track Championship title.  Anderson finished second.
Republic, Missouri's Brad Looney started sixth and finished third.  Justin Wells of Aurora, Mo. started fifth and finished fourth while Jeremy Payne of Springfield, Mo. rounded out the top five.
Phillips recorded his 76th career win with the MARS series.
Terry Phillips VL - Monett MARS Four-State Championship

Terry Phillips posted his ninth MARS win of the season and his eighth career "Four-State Dirt Track Championship" at Monett, Mo. (Ron Mitchell) 

MARS - Monett Speedway
1) Terry Phillips 2) John Anderson 3) Brad Looney 4) Justin Wells 5) Jeremy Payne 6) Ken Essary 7) Randy Zimmerman 8) Al Purkey 9) Tony Jackson Jr. 10) Rex Merritt 11) Eric Turner 12) Jesse Stovall 13) Darrell Mooneyham 14) Darrin Barton 15) Gary Christian 16) Leroy Johnson 17) Shane Essary 18) Brandon McCormick 19) Leslie Essary 20) Jarrod Hilton 21) Scott Fry 22) John Driskill
Heat Winners (38 entries): Shane Essary, Anderson, Ken Essary, Phillips, Wells; B-Feature Winners: Leslie Essary, Barton

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