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Anderson Steals 1st Lucas Oil Speedway Victory!

John Anderson - Ron Mitchell Photo

John Anderson - Ron Mitchell Photo


Wheatland, MO (April 15th, 2012) – After heavy rain and storms rolled through Wheatland, Missouri on Friday and early Saturday, the skies cleared just in time to hold Opening Night. The season opener, Spring Thunder brought not only the Lucas Oil MLRA stars and rookies, but also a stout field of USRA A-Modifieds. The Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks had a strong contingent of drivers out for $500 to Win from Elite Auto Repair. In the end drivers from three states landed in the Lucas Oil Speedway Victory Lane. Omaha, Nebraska’s, John Anderson claimed his first win at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks in the 30 Lap Lucas Cattle Company Late Model Feature. In the Pitts Homes A-Modifieds, John Allen of Chanute, Kansas took the checkers. The Carson’s Napa Factory Stock win went to Burl Woods from Republic, Missouri.

The Lucas Oil MLRA feature event had fans on their feet when a 2-lap shoot-out following a late race caution gave Jesse Stovall of Galena, Missouri a chance to take the lead from race winner, John Anderson. Early in the race Stovall led, but a cut tire sent him tail-back. Stovall carefully worked from 23rd to inside the top five with plenty of time to chase down the leaders. Mike Collins ran up front throughout the race. Stovall picked off Collins who was running in 2nd and then he was dialed in on John Anderson. Stovall caught Anderson quickly and when the green flag came out after the caution, a roaring crowd rose to their feet. Anderson edged Stovall across the AAA Missouri Start/Finish Line for the win and the $3000 pay day.

The first night of action for the Lucas Oil Weekly Championship Series of 2012 was also the first night of USRA A-Modifieds. The Pitts Home A-Modifieds follow the USRA sanctioned rules and regulations and are also eligible to earn National USRA Points at Lucas Oil Speedway. John Allen in his #98 Hughes Racing Chassis, was able to top Jason Russell after the two traded the top spot twice during the feature event. Russell from Henley, Missouri was followed by Tim Setzer from Archie, Missouri in third. Paden Phillips took the fourth spot, Jaime Ragland finished out the top five.

Twenty-Five Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks rolled onto the track for the feature event. Several early race cautions mixed up the field. Race winner, Burl Woods battled early with 2011 Track Champion, Sundance Keepper. Keepper’s night ended a few laps too early when he and race leader, Derek Brown from Stoutland, Missouri, tangled on lap 16. With Keepper and Brown out of contention, Woods was able to keep plenty of space between himself and Johnny Coats from Joplin, Missouri. Coats finished in second followed by Ben Solberg of Lebanon, Missouri. Mark Carter and Brian Schutt finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Lucas Oil Speedway kicks off the Lucas Oil Weekly Championship Series with all four classes running next Saturday night. ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes A-Modifieds, Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks and DJ’s RV B-Modifieds will all be gunning for early season championship points. Gates open at 5 PM on Saturday, April 21st. Hot Laps at 6:30 PM racing at 7 PM. Adult tickets are $12, Seniors age 62 and up are $8, Youth age 6-15 just $5 and kids age 5 & under are always FREE! A Family Pass includes two adult admissions and up to three youth, for only $25. April 21st presented by FindItHere.com is also Kids Night. The MOChip ID Program will be providing free ID kits, the first 500 Kids in attendance will receive a FREE Diecast Collectible Race Car from Ron’s Racing Collectibles. Many fun games and activities are planned for fans of all ages.

Click the link to check out the most current 2012 Lucas Oil Speedway Schedule.

For complete event information, point standings, results and the latest Lucas Oil Speedway news visit: www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil MLRA Results 4/14/12
Lucas Cattle Company A Feature (30 Laps):1. John Anderson (Omaha, NE), 2. Jesse Stovall (Galena, MO), 3. Mike Collins (Council Bluffs, IA), 4. Will Vaught (Crane, MO), 5. Bill Leighton (Omaha, NE), 6. David Turner (Creighton, MO), 7. Terry Phillips (Springfield, MO), 8. Brad Looney (Republic, MO), 9. Larry Jones (El Dorado Springs, MO) 10. Jerry Lierly (Camp Point, IL), 11. Chad Simpson (Mt Vernon, IA), 12. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 13. Tony Jackson, Jr (Lebanon, MO), 14. Brandon McCormick (Lebanon, MO), 15. Matt Johnson (Archie, MO), 16. Kevin Sather (Des Moines, IA), 17. Justin Asplin (Birch Tree, MO), 18. Dustin Walker (Peculiar, MO), 19. Chris Morelock (Springfield, MO), 20. Bill Koons (Omaha, NE), 21. Mark Dotson (Cameron, MO), 22. Bryon Allison (Marshall, MO), 23. Jason Russell (Henley, MO), 24. Shane Essary (Aurora, MO),

Hoosier Racing Tires B Feature (12 Laps):1. Will Vaught (Crane, MO), 2. Justin Asplin (Birch Tree, MO), 3. Jerry Lierly (Camp Point, IL), 4. Matt Johnson (Archie, MO), 5. Brandon McCormick (Lebanon, MO), 6. Bill Koons (Omaha, NE), 7. Mark Dotson (Cameron, MO), 8. Dustin Walker (Peculiar, MO), 9. Kenny Pike (Oronogo, MO), 10. Bob Cummings (Sedalia, MO), 11. Brantlee Gotschall (Nevada, MO), 12. Mike Berger (Lake Ozark, MO)

Lucas Oil Products Heat 1 (10 Laps):1. Jesse Stovall (Galena, MO), 2. Brad Looney (Republic, MO), 3. Bill Leighton (Omaha, NE), 4. Tony Jackson, Jr (Lebanon, MO), 5. Larry Jones (El Dorado Springs, MO), 6. Mark Dotson (Cameron, MO), 7. Justin Asplin (Birch Tree, MO), 8. Dustin Walker (Peculiar, MO), 9. Bob Cummings (Sedalia, MO), 10. Bill Koons (Omaha, NE)

Wehrs Machine & Racing Products Heat 2 (10 Laps):1. Bryon Allison (Marshall, MO), 2. Terry Phillips (Springfield, MO), 3. David Turner (Creighton, MO), 4. Jason Russell (Henley, MO), 5. Kevin Sather (Des Moines, IA), 6. Matt Johnson (Archie, MO), 7. Brandon McCormick (Lebanon, MO), 8. Jerry Lierly (Camp Point, IL), 9. Mike Berger (Lake Ozark, MO)

Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps Heat 3 (10 Laps):1. John Anderson (Omaha, NE), 2. Mike Collins (Council Bluffs, IA), 3. Shane Essary (Aurora, MO), 4. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 5. Chad Simpson (Mt Vernon, IA), 6. Chris Morelock (Springfield, MO), 7. Will Vaught (Crane, MO), 8. Brantlee Gotschall (Nevada, MO), 9. Kenny Pike (Oronogo, MO)

Pitts Homes USRA A-Modifieds Results 4/14/12
A-Feature:1. John Allen (Chanute, KS), 2. Jason Russell (Henley, MO), 3. Tim Setzer (Archie, MO), 4. Paden Phillips, 5. Jamie Ragland (Lebanon, MO), 6. Chase Jones (Eldorado Springs, MO), 7. Stephen Muilenburg, 8. Shawn Nations (Macks Creek, MO), 9. Jackie Dalton (Carthage, MO), 10. Colson Kirk (Urbana, MO), 11. Paul Snyder (Wellsville, Ks), 12. Donnie Fellers (Wheatland, MO), 13. Dave Elson (Springfield, Mo), 14. Robbie Bryant (Willard, MO), 15. Tyler Brown (Richland, MO), 16. Dallas White (Urich, MO), 17. John Fellers (Flemington, MO), 18. Jason Pursley (Wheatland, MO), 19. Shad Badder (Oak Grove, MO), 20. Mickey Burrell (Fair Grove, MO), 21. Terry Schultz (Sedalia, MO), 22. Brandon Hill (Chilhowee, MO), 23. Jesse Bunger (Harrisonville, MO), 24. Jon Sheets (Nevada, MO),

B-Feature:1. Terry Schultz (Sedalia, MO), 2. Jesse Bunger (Harrisonville, MO), 3. Jason Pursley (Wheatland, MO), 4. Tyler Brown (Richland, MO), 5. Paul Snyder (Wellsville, Ks), 6. Dave Elson (Springfield, Mo), 7. Dallas White (Urich, MO), 8. Brandon Hill (Chilhowee, MO), 9. Zach Zeugin (Fair Play, MO), 10. Tim Bostwick (Urbana, MO), 11. Kaleb Bray, 12. Justin Moon (Sedalia, MO), 13. Jim Cihy (Warsaw, MO), 14. Kevin Morrow (Bronaugh, MO), 15. Josh Poe (Drexel, MO), 16. Dustin Campbell (Nevada, MO), 17. Eddie Bray Jr (Archie, MO), 18. Ryan Schaffer (Corning, IA), 19. Jesse Willard (Pleasanton, KS),

Heat 1:1. Stephen Muilenburg, 2. Shad Badder (Oak Grove, MO), 3. Colson Kirk (Urbana, MO), 4. Josh Poe (Drexel, MO), 5. Kevin Morrow (Bronaugh, MO), 6. Tim Bostwick (Urbana, MO), 7. Dustin Campbell (Nevada, MO),

Heat 2:1. Tim Setzer (Archie, MO), 2. Shawn Nations (Macks Creek, MO), 3. Jamie Ragland (Lebanon, MO), 4. Jackie Dalton (Carthage, MO), 5. Jesse Bunger (Harrisonville, MO), 6. Dave Elson (Springfield, Mo), 7. Eddie Bray Jr (Archie, MO),

Heat 3:1. Paden Phillips, 2. Mickey Burrell (Fair Grove, MO), 3. Chase Jones (Eldorado Springs, MO), 4. Kaleb Bray, 5. Zach Zeugin (Fair Play, MO), 6. Brandon Hill (Chilhowee, MO), 7. Tyler Brown (Richland, MO),

Heat 4:1. John Allen (Chanute, KS), 2. Donnie Fellers (Wheatland, MO), 3. Robbie Bryant (Willard, MO), 4. Jason Pursley (Wheatland, MO), 5. Terry Schultz (Sedalia, MO), 6. Jim Cihy (Warsaw, MO), 7. Ryan Schaffer (Corning, IA),

Heat 5:1. Jason Russell (Henley, MO), 2. John Fellers (Flemington, MO), 3. Jon Sheets (Nevada, MO), 4. Dallas White (Urich, MO), 5. Paul Snyder (Wellsville, Ks), 6. Justin Moon (Sedalia, MO), 7. Jesse Willard (Pleasanton, KS),

Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks Results 4/14/12
A-Feature:1. Burl Woods (Republic, MO), 2. Johnny Coats (Joplin, MO), 3. Ben Solberg (Springfield, MO), 4. Mark Carter (Warrensburg, MO), 5. Brian Schutt (Lebanon, MO), 6. Chris Hawkins (Neosho, MO), 7. Randy Gilmore (Wheatland, MO), 8. Ted Welschmeyer (Tebbetts, M0), 9. Mike Bitner (Frontenac, KS), 10. Keith Webster (Highlandville, MO), 11. P J Faulkenberry (Urich, MO), 12. Marcus Madewell (Aldrich, MO), 13. Michael McGilvray (Wheatland, MO), 14. Jay Prevete (Windsor, MO), 15. Tyler Schoen (Clever, MO), 16. Chip Shaddox (Wheatland, MO), 17. Derek Brown (Stoutland, MO), 18. Sundance Keepper (Everton, MO), 19. Kenny Carroll (Camdenton, MO), 20. Brian Eckhoff (Higginsville, MO), 21. Raymond Littrell (Claycomo, MO), 22. Logan Clark (Clinton, MO), 23. Timothy Brown (Stoutland, ), 24. Tim Petty (Niangua, MO), 25. Craig Danuser (Montreal, MO), 26. Bradley Gideon (Nixa, MO),

Heat 1:1. Derek Brown (Stoutland, MO), 2. Brian Schutt (Lebanon, MO), 3. Craig Danuser (Montreal, MO), 4. Mike Bitner (Frontenac, KS), 5. Keith Webster (Highlandville, MO), 6. Timothy Brown (Stoutland, ), 7. Marcus Madewell (Aldrich, MO), 8. Logan Clark (Clinton, MO),

Heat 2:1. Sundance Keepper (Everton, MO), 2. Mark Carter (Warrensburg, MO), 3. Randy Gilmore (Wheatland, MO), 4. Ted Welschmeyer (Tebbetts, M0), 5. Raymond Littrell (Claycomo, MO), 6. Tyler Schoen (Clever, MO), 7. Brian Eckhoff (Higginsville, MO), 8. Bradley Gideon (Nixa, MO), 9. P J Faulkenberry (Urich, MO),

Heat 3:1. Burl Woods (Republic, MO), 2. Johnny Coats (Joplin, MO), 3. Chip Shaddox (Wheatland, MO), 4. Tim Petty (Niangua, MO), 5. Kenny Carroll (Camdenton, MO), 6. Chris Hawkins (Neosho, MO), 7. Jay Prevete (Windsor, MO), 8. Michael McGilvray (Wheatland, MO), 9. Ben Solberg (Springfield, MO)
2012 Lucas Oil Speedway Sponsors
AAA Missouri- “The Official Auto Club” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

Bill Roberts Chevrolet- “The Official Truck” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

Canidae Pet Foods – “The Official Pet Foods” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

DART Machinery – “The Official Engine Components” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

E3 Spark Plugs – “The Official Spark Plug” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

GEICO – “The Official Insurance” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

General Tire – “The Official Tire” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

MAVTV – “The Official Television Network” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

Optima Batteries- “The Official Battery” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

Speedco – “The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

Sunoco Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Speedway

2012 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: AAA Missouri, A-1 Disposal, A & G Electric, Advanced Automotive Repair, ALPS Food Stores, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Ash Grove Aggregates, B.J.’s Trophy Shop, Bank of Urbana, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet/Buick, Buffalo Prairie Dental, Bobbie’s Cafe, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, Carson’s Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey’s General Stores, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, DJ’s RV Sales and Service, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts, Friendly Fuel America, Frog Signs, Gathering Place, Goody’s Resorts, Hermitage Lumber, Hoffman Racecars, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, inthepits.net, JE Pistons, Lucas Cattle Company, Lucas Slick Mist, MFA Bolivar, Maples Ford, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Nemo Quarry, O’Bannon Bank, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Harley-Davidson, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Truck Stops, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, Rains Ice Company Reliable Chevrolet, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Roush/Yates Racing Engines, SBU Athletics, Shadow Lake Golf, S & H Farm Supply, Sunflower Resort, Travel Centers of America, Triangle Quick Shop, TNT Quick Shop, Vickie and Tim’s Pub & Grub, White’s Marine Center

John Anderson Holds off Jesse Stovall for the Win!

John Anderson and the Shop Quik Team in Victory Lane.

Allen and Russell Battle for the Lead!

John Allen in Lucas Oil Speedway Victory Lane.

Burl Woods Takes Opening Night Win!

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