Springfield,Mo.- Springfield Raceway owners Doug Bland and Jerry Hoffman announced today that the Joplin based popular Home Improvement Home Pro Store will be the title sponsor for the Exciting Larry Phillips Memorial Late Model Special Sept 17 at the SpringfieldRaceway featuring the MARS and MLRA Super Late models.
Home Pro has alot of racing tradition as owner John Tullis and his family have rich racing roots in the Missouri area as John’s father, “Fast” Freddie Tullis Sr. was a many time champion in the 4-state area in Stockcar racing not only at the Joplin area tracks but also at the big 1/2 mile Dirt track in Springfield,Mo.John Tullis himself was a very established racer with father Fred Sr helping him along until his passing.Fred Sr is a memeber of the Ozarks Area Racers Hall Of Fame and went head to head against Larry Phillips many times at the Fairgrounds in Springfield.
Home Pro has been a member of the Joplin Area Small Business since starting in 1993 and can serve your need for home exterior needs.Located on 3271 North Main Street, they will give you that special customer service and professional Installation. Open 6 days a week you can visit their website at WWW.Homeproamerica.com for more information.
The Running of the Larry Phillips Memorial will feature another great match-up between the Stars of the MARS and MLRA SuperLatemodel Series along with racing featuring the A-Mods,B-Mods,Midwest Modz,Legends and Purestocks.
Defending Event winners include Springfield’s Jeremy Payne(LateModels),Luke Driskell of Stillwell,Kansas(A-Mods),Gary Rodocker of Willard(B-Mods), and Jason Rayle of Springfield(Legends).Last season the Midwest Modz and PureStocks did not compete in this event while Bob Maggard Sr won the StreetStock version.
Grandstand gates will open on Sept. 17 at 4:30 with Adult admission only $20 for this special event. hotlaps will begin at 5:30 and Racing to Start at 6:30PM Sharp. Pitgates will open around 3PM while the local drivers meeting will take place at 5PM.Draw for starting spots on the local classes will cut-off at 5:45.Pitpasses will be $35.
For more information contact Jerry Hoffman at 417-673-7426 or visit the website at WWW.SpringfieldRaceway.Com.
Raceday track phone is 417-863-0097 or you can get mobile updates at SPRINGFIELDRACEWAY then enter 368674 for information.