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Hendrix doubles up with fourth feature win, midseason championship at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (June 16, 2018) – David Hendrix continued his dominating season in the Lucas Oil Speedway Big O Tires Street Stock division Saturday night, winning his fourth straight feature in the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series.

Along with the feature victory, Hendrix also celebrated a midseason championship and took home a $500 bonus in addition to the $750 for winning the night’s headliner main event. Midseason champions in each division received $500 in bonus money courtesy of Victory Lane Magazine and Lucas Oil Speedway.

 

In a classic finish with a race for the win and a duel for third that decided the midseason championship, Andy Bryant won the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods feature with Taylor Moore taking the midseason title. Both made decisive, last-lap passes.

 

The Warsaw Auto Marine and RV Late Model division saw 17-year-old Kaeden Cornell pick up his first career Lucas Oil Speedway win, with Aaron Marrant’s ninth-place run good enough to nail down the midseason championship.

 

In the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Evan Hubert captured the feature and Darron Fuqua clinched the midseason title as a total of 83 cars in the fourth divisions checked into the pits in a program presented by the Bolivar Herald-Free Press.

Hendrix again outran his cousin, Brian Schutt, as the top two Street Stock drivers all season distanced themselves from the rest of the field. Schutt won the season opener back in mid-April and Hendrix, of Waynesville, has won every feature since.

“He definitely made me work for it,” Hendrix said of Schutt. “It’s been an awesome year and I couldn’t do it without everybody who helps us, especially Jay Prevete who owns the car.”

Hendrix said he was concerned as he entered lapped traffic late in the race and his water temperature rose to 240 degrees. Meanwhile, Schutt was closing in.

“I got to watching my gauge instead of hitting my marks,” Hendrix said. “I thought, ‘I better get my elbows out and start driving this thing.'”

Ted Welschmeyer finished third with Dewayne Applegate fourth.

Late drama in B-Mods: Andy Bryant and Taylor Moore both used last-lap magic to earn trips to victory lane to celebrate in the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod feature. Bryant earned the feature victory with a pass of Kris Jackson and Moore’s pass gave him third place over JC Morton, just enough to give him the points edge.

 

Jackson led the first 19 laps until Bryant, the 2017 track champion, found a way past him for his second straight feature win.

 

“I didn’t think the top on three and four would work, but it did and we came home with the W,” Bryant said. “Coming to the white, I knew I could get him (in turn two) but I didn’t know if it would stick in three and four, but I had to try it.”

Meanwhile, Moore had to overcome hard-charging 2016 track champ JC Morton – who began the night one point behind Moore in the points race. As Moore started up front, Morton worked his way from a 17th starting position into fifth when the race’s first caution bunched the field on lap 11, putting Morton one position behind Moore in the running order.

Two laps after the restart, Morton slipped past Moore and into third as Jackson and Bryant continued to run 1-2. But another caution, with three laps to go, set it up for a final shootout for those top four and what amounted to two separate match races.

And what a finish it was. Bryant and Moore both used the high groove to make decisive, last-lap moves as Bryant went past Jackson in turn two and Moore went around Morton coming out of turn four to send both to victory lane to celebrate. He finished five points ahead of Morton to earn the bonus check.

“It was nice starting up front. We’re usually about mid-pack,” said Moore, who recorded his fourth top-five finish in five starts. “Man, it’s awesome. We’ve been plugging along and getting top-fives. That makes it nice.”

 

Cornell earns first: Kaeden Cornell of Willard, in his first full season in the Late Model division after moving up from B-Mods, took the lead on lap two and never relinquished it en route to the feature win.

 

“This season has not gone as planned, at all. To be honest, it’s been an awful season with bad luck stuff. But I guess I’ll take this,” Cornell said. “First of all, I have to thank God. I’m the most-blessed kid on the planet. And happy Father’s Day to my dad (Aaron) and to (car owner) Rick Hoover.”

 

Cornell started third in the feature and overtook Josh Poe for the lead on lap two. He dominated, but had to make clean restarts after four cautions after he went in front.

 

Defending track champ Johnny Fennewald was second, about eight car lengths behind Cornell, with Aaron Poe finishing third and Josh Poe in fourth.

 

Marrant said his banner season sputtered a bit on Saturday, after winning his heat race. He speculated it was due to some carburetor problems.

 

“We’ve been having a pretty good year so far,” Marrant said. “We had some issues tonight and didn’t run very good. Hopefully we get that fixed and get back to doing what we’ve been doing.”

 

Hubert leads all the way: Evan Hubert prevailed in a race-long duel with Jon Sheets to captured the Pitts Homes USRA Modified feature win. Hubert led all 20 laps, but it was a battle with Sheets and then others over the final four laps.

“That was awesome. The track was good, too,” Hubert said. “Everybody was moving around back there it looked like. We’ve got things figured out for the most part.”

While the run was solid, it was not without a hectic afternoon.

“Today was a heck of a day,” Hubert said. “We had to change a motor about 2 o’clock.”

A lap 16 caution, when fourth-running Lance Town spun in turn four, gave Sheets and third-place Mike Striegel a final chance to overtake the leader. But Hubert was up to the challenge, hanging on for his second feature win of the season.

Darron Fuqua was a solid third place and that was good enough to give the four-time feature winner the midseason points title. Striegel finished fourth and four-time defending track champ Jeff Cutshaw wound up fifth.

Fuqua, of Mayetta, Kansas, completed a solid first two months with his sixth top-five finish in eight starts.

“There’s a whole bunch of people that help out. I couldn’t do it without their help,” Fuqua said. 

 

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY RESULTS (June 16, 2018)

Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series

Big O Tires Street Stocks

A Feature – 1. David Hendrix Waynesville, Mo. 2. Brian Schutt Lebanon, Mo. 3. Ted Welschmeyer Tebbetts, Mo. 4. Dewayne Applegate Jr Dunnegan, Mo. 5. Tim Petty Niangua, Mo. 6. Scott Chism Bolivar, Mo. 7. Harlan Kennedy Wheatland, Mo. 8. Bobby Barnett Republic, Mo. 9. Bradley Gideon Ozark, Mo. 10. Dalton Imhoff Jamestown, Mo. 11. Josh Halbrook Springfield, Mo. 12. Steve Scott Pittsburg, Mo. DNF. Francisco Escamilla Niangua, Mo. DNF. Johnny Coats Joplin, Mo. DNS. Jay Lamons Savonburg, Ks .

Heat 1 – 1. Brian Schutt Lebanon, Mo. 2. David Hendrix Waynesville, Mo. 3. Dewayne Applegate Jr Dunnegan, Mo. 4. Johnny Coats Joplin, Mo. 5. Josh Halbrook Springfield, Mo. 6. Bradley Gideon Ozark, Mo. 7. Dalton Imhoff Jamestown, Mo. DNS. Harlan Kennedy Wheatland, Mo.

Heat 2 – 1. Ted Welschmeyer Tebbetts, Mo. 2. Tim Petty Niangua, Mo. 3. Bobby Barnett Republic, Mo. 4. Scott Chism Bolivar, Mo. 5. Francisco Escamilla Niangua, Mo. 6. Steve Scott Pittsburg, Mo. DNS. Jay Lamons Savonburg, Ks.

Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models

A-Feature – 1. Kaeden Cornell Willard, Mo. 2. Johnny Fennewald Appleton City, Mo. 3. Aaron Poe Warrensburg, Mo. 4. Josh Poe Peculiar, Mo. 5. Dustin Hodges Centralia, Mo. 6. Jon Binning Warrensburg, Mo. 7. Bryon Allison Marshall, Mo. 8. Cole Henson Russellville, Mo. 9. Aaron Marrant Richmond, Mo. 10. Todd McCoin Barnett, Mo. 11. Ethan Young Pleasant Hill, Mo. 12. Ashlee Lancaster Sturgeon, Mo. 13. Larry Jones El Dorado Springs, Mo. 14. Tucker Cox Jefferson City, Mo. 15. Cody Holtkamp Holts Summit, Mo. 16. Bob Cummings Sedalia, Mo. 17. Daniel Jessen Joplin, Mo. 18. Eric Turner Hermitage, Mo. 19. Jason Sivils Bolivar, Mo. 20. Lane Ehlert Republic, Mo. 21. Chad Richwine Lee’s Summit, Mo. 22. Jason Bodenhamer Centerview, Mo. 23. Larry Ferris Nevada, Mo. DNS. Dylan Hoover Columbia, Mo.

B-Feature – 1. Jason Sivils Bolivar, Mo. 2. Jason Bodenhamer Centerview, Mo. 3. Ashlee Lancaster Sturgeon, Mo. 4. Eric Turner Hermitage, Mo. 5. Tucker Cox Jefferson City, Mo. 6. Ethan Young Pleasant Hill, Mo. 7. Dylan Hoover Columbia, Mo. 8. Bob Cummings Sedalia, Mo. 9. Jake Morris Marshall, Mo. 10. Ryan Ferris Nevada, Mo. 11. Tommy Cordray Browning, Mo. DNS. Ben Ballard Centrailia, Mo. DNS. Shane Essary Aurora, Mo. DNS. Jonothan Melloway Hallsville, Mo.

Heat 1 – 1. Kaeden Cornell Willard, Mo. 2. Cole Henson Russellville, Mo. 3. Johnny Fennewald Appleton City, Mo. 4. Jon Binning Warrensburg, Mo. 5. Bryon Allison Marshall, Mo. 6. Larry Jones El Dorado Springs, Mo. 7. Ashlee Lancaster Sturgeon, Mo. 8. Eric Turner Hermitage, Mo. 9. Dylan Hoover Columbia, Mo. 10. Tucker Cox Jefferson City, Mo.

Heat 2 – 1. Aaron Marrant Richmond, Mo. 2. Chad Richwine Lee’s Summit, Mo. 3. Aaron Poe Warrensburg, Mo. 4. Cody Holtkamp Holts Summit, Mo. 5. Larry Ferris Nevada, Mo. 6. Jason Sivils Bolivar, Mo. 7. Ben Ballard Centrailia, Mo. 8. Ethan Young Pleasant Hill, Mo. DNF. Bob Cummings Sedalia, Mo. DNF. Tommy Cordray Browning, Mo.

Heat 3 – 1. Dustin Hodges Centralia, Mo. 2. Josh Poe Peculiar, Mo. 3. Lane Ehlert Republic, Mo. 4. Daniel Jessen Joplin, Mo. 5. Todd McCoin Barnett, Mo. 6. Jake Morris Marshall, Mo. 7. Jason Bodenhamer Centerview, Mo. DNF. Jonothan Melloway Hallsville, Mo. DNF. Ryan Ferris Nevada, Mo. DNF. Shane Essary Aurora, Mo.

Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods

A Feature – 1. Andy Bryant Fort Scott, Ks. 2. Kris Jackson Lebanon, Mo. 3. Taylor Moore Bois D Arc, Mo. 4. J C Morton Springfield, Mo. 5. Eric Turner Hermitage, Mo. 6. Mike Striegel Hermitage, Mo. 7. Robert Heydenreich Bolivar, Mo. 8. Mitchell Franklin Camdenton, Mo. 9. Tim Phillips Ft. Scott, Ks. 10. Austin Joplin Willard, Mo. 11. Brantlee Gotschall Nevada, Mo. 12. Ricky Watkins Brookline, Mo. 13. Tyler Knudtson Phillipsburg, Mo. 14. Quentin Taylor Wheatland, Mo. 15. Sam Petty Marshfield, Mo. 16. Robbe Ewing Stockton, Mo. 17. Greg Scheffler Pittsburg, Mo. 18. Mark Long Willard, Mo. 19. Morgan Campbell Nevada, Mo. 20. Alexys Vanzandt Billings, Mo. 21. Jim Cihy Warsaw, Mo. 22. Dayton Pursley Hermitage, Mo. 23. Ashley Klick Columbia, Mo. DNF. Cayden Campbell Nevada, Mo. DNF. Justin Pike El Dorado Springs, Mo. DNF. Casey Thomas Camdenton, Mo.

Heat 1 – 1. Kris Jackson Lebanon, Mo. 2. Tim Phillips Ft. Scott, Ks. 3. Brantlee Gotschall Nevada, Mo. 4. Casey Thomas Camdenton, Mo. 5. Mike Striegel Hermitage, Mo. 6. Tyler Knudtson Phillipsburg, Mo. 7. Morgan Campbell Nevada, Mo. 8. Alexys Vanzandt Billings, Mo. 9. Jim Cihy Warsaw, Mo.

Heat 2 – 1. Taylor Moore Bois D Arc, Mo. 2. Andy Bryant Fort Scott, Ks. 3. Robert Heydenreich Bolivar, Mo. 4. Robbe Ewing Stockton, Mo. 5. Mitchell Franklin Camdenton, Mo. 6. J C Morton Springfield, Mo. 7. Sam Petty Marshfield, Mo. 8. Ashley Klick Columbia, Mo. DNS. Cayden Campbell Nevada, Mo.

Heat 3 – 1. Greg Scheffler Pittsburg, Mo. 2. Austin Joplin Willard, Mo. 3. Mark Long Willard, Mo. 4. Ricky Watkins Brookline, Mo. 5. Eric Turner Hermitage, Mo. 6. Quentin Taylor Wheatland, Mo. 7. Dayton Pursley Hermitage, Mo. 8. Justin Pike El Dorado Springs, Mo.

Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds

A Feature – 1. Evan Hubert 2. Jon Sheets Liberal, Mo. 3. Darron Fuqua Mayetta, Ks. 4. Mike Striegel Hermitage, Mo. 5. Jeff Cutshaw Bolivar, Mo. 6. Chase Domer Nevada, Mo. 7. Donnie Fellers Wheatland, Mo. 8. Tracy Wolf Buffalo, Mo. 9. Jason Pursley Hermitage, Mo. 10. Lance Town Wellsville, Ks. 11. Skip Miller Branson, Mo. DNF. Ronnie Woods Mexico, Mo. DNS. Rodney Schweizer Kansas City, Ks.

Heat 1 – 1. Evan Hubert 2. Darron Fuqua Mayetta, Ks. 3. Mike Striegel Hermitage, Mo. 4. Skip Miller Branson, Mo. 5. Tracy Wolf Buffalo, Mo. 6. Ronnie Woods Mexico, Mo. DNF. Rodney Schweizer Kansas City, Ks.

Heat 2 – 1. Jon Sheets Liberal, Mo. 2. Jeff Cutshaw Bolivar, Mo. 3. Chase Domer Nevada, Mo. 4. Lance Town Wellsville, Ks. 5. Donnie Fellers Wheatland, Mo. 6. Jason Pursley Hermitage, Mo.

 

Big weekend ahead: Next up at Lucas Oil Speedway is a big doubleheader weekend of racing on the off road track and dirt oval. The 2nd annual GEICO Off Road Shootout Presented by General Tire is set for Saturday and Sunday with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series returning on Saturday night.

Off Road tickets, whether for the weekend pass that includes Friday’s practice day or single-day tickets for Saturday’s action, include free admission to the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series on the dirt oval on Saturday night where National Wild Turkey Federation presented the program. The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds will be featured in a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win main event.

Spectator gates will open at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday with practice starting at 8:30 a.m. followed by qualifying. A drivers’ autograph session is set for 11 a.m. with Junior Kart, Mod Kart and Turbo UTV races beginning at 11:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies are at 2 p.m., followed by the Pro 2, UTV, Pro Buggy, Pro Lite and Pro 4 races.

 

For Friday practice, spectator gates open at noon with practice sessions at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 

GEICO Off Road Shootout Presented by General Tire

General Admission Tickets
Friday practice day

Adults (16 and over) $10

Seniors (62 and over)/Military $10

Youth (ages 6-15) $10

Kids (5 and under) FREE

Adult Weekend Pass $50 advance online, $60 at the gate

Senior (62 and over)/Military Weekend Pass $44 advance online, $54 at the gate

Youth (ages 6-15) Weekend Pass $20

 

Saturday-Sunday

(All tickets include access to Off Road pit area. All Saturday and three-day tickets include entry to the Dirt Track Event on Saturday night)
Adults (16 and over) $25 advance online, $30 at the gate
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22 advance online, $27 at the gate
Youth (ages 6-15) $10
Kids (5-and-under) FREE
Adult Weekend Pass $50 advance online, $60 at the gate
Senior (62 and over)/Military Weekend Pass $44 advance online, $54 at the gate
Youth (ages 6-15) $20 in advance online and at the gate

 

Saturday dirt-track tickets

(Free with Off Road admission)

Adults (16 and over) $12

Seniors (62 and over)/Military $9

Youth (ages 6-15) $5

Kids (5-and-under) FREE

Family pass $25

Pit pass $30

 

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact admission director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at  nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

 

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

 

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

 

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

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