Chad Simpson Out Duels Phillips to Score Adams County Win

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    Corning, IA (July 3rd, 2010) - Mount Vernon, Iowa's Chad Simpson led all 30 laps from his outside front row starting position to capture the $3,000 to win, 30 lap Lucas Oil MLRA Main Event at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa on Saturday night. Terry Phillips out of Springfield, Missouri was gunning for his 100th Lucas Oil MLRA win on what would have been Larry Phillips 68th birthday but Phillips settled for second at the finish. Madison, Nebraska's Travis Dickes had a stellar run to score a Top-3 finish with Jason Utter out of Columbus Junction, Iowa in fourth and Henderson, Colorado's Kelly Boen starting fifth and finishing in fifth. The event was Tri-Sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA, the O'Reilly NCRA, and the MARS Dirtcar Series.

    Terry Phillips started the A-Main right where he left off last night. leading the field across the start finish line from his pole starting position with Mount Vernon, Iowa's Chad Simpson just to his outside but it was Simpson leading lap #1 by a nose over the #75. The front two put a straightaway on the field by lap #4 as Travis Dickes, Jason Utter, and Kelly Boen all battled for position behind the leaders.

    The first caution flag of the night flew on lap #7 as Alan Vaughn slowed at the Top of Turn 4. On the restart Phillips chose the high line on the Delaware Double file style restart with Simpson out front by himself and the 21 of Dickes inside of Phillips. Simpson once again powered to a 10 car length lead over Phillips to lead lap #8 the the action was fast and furious throughout the pack with 23 cars still running. Marquette, Nebraska's Kyle Berck suffered problems retiring from competition on Lap #12 as the field remained under the green flag.

    At the halfway point Simpson continued to lead but the margin began to shrink as Phillips started to close on the leader with Dickes, Utter, and Boen continuing in the Top-5. With 5 laps to go the Top-5 remained unchanged as the leaders worked their way through lap traffic during the long green flag run as Phillips got stuck behind the 33 of Gary Christian allowing Simpson to streak to the win. At the finish, it was Chad Simpson followed by Phillips, Travis Dickes, Jason Utter, and Kelly Boen.

    Simpson's MasterSbilt Chassis is powered by a Pro Power Racing Engine with sponsorship support from Liebe Trucking, GATR Volvo GMC, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Five-Star Shop Services, Brown Brothers Enterprises, Simpson Farms, and Tom Hamer Trucking. The $3,000 to win Tri-Sanctioned Main Event was slowed by just one caution flag for Alan Vaughn. 41 Lucas MLRA Late Models Checked into the pits tonight.

    Heat race winners included Chad Simpson, Travis Dickes, Matt Furman, Kelly Boen, and Terry Phillips. Jeremy Payne, Bryant Goldsmith, Kyle Berck, and Corey Zeitner each captured spots in the 24 car A-Main through their finishes in the B features. Lucas Oil MLRA Series provisionals were awarded to Joe Kosiski and Chris Spieker, MARS Provisionals were awarded to Eric Turner and Gary Christian, and NCRA Provisionals were awarded to Shawn Harker and Jason O'Brien.

    Al Purkey piloted the car normally driven by Al Humphries after mutually agreeing to split with car owner Bill Koons. Notables not making the race include John Hampel, Matt Johnson, Jerry Warner, J. D. Hubert, Leroy Johnson, Mike Wiarda, and Wylan Petrie. Missing from tonight's action were Chris Smyser, David Turner, and 2008 Lucas Oil MLRA Champion John Anderson. Complete and updated Lucas Oil MLRA Points standings will be available at

    July 3rd Contingency Award Winners:
    Performance Bodies Nosepiece Award- Matt Furman
    KRC Product Certificate- Brad Looney
    BSB Manufacturing Award- Bryant Goldsmith
    Weld Wheels Certificate- Chris Spieker
    Keizer Wheels Product Certificate- Evan Hubert
    Out Pace Race Products Certificate- Dave Eckrich
    Racing Optics Certificate- Al Purkey

    Lucas Cattle A-Feature Results:
    1. Chad Simpson (Mt Vernon, IA), 2. Terry Phillips (Springfield, MO), 3. Travis Dickes (Madison, NE), 4. Jason Utter (Columbus Junction, IA), 5. Kelly Boen (Henderson, CO), 6. Dave Eckrich (Oxford, IA), 7. Corey Zeitner (Bellevue, NE), 8. Matt Furman (Iowa City, IA), 9. Brad Looney (Republic, MO), 10. Evan Hubert (Cross Timbers, MO), 11. Al Purkey (Coffeyville, KS), 12. Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA), 13. Joe Kosiski (Omaha, NE), 14. Denny Eckrich (Tiffin, IA), 15. Chris Spieker (Massena, IA), 16. Jeremy Payne (Springfield, MO), 17. Jason O'Brien (Atlantic, IA), 18. Gary Christian (Broken Bow, OK), 19. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 20. Justin Asplin (Willow Springs, MO), 21. Bryant Goldsmith (Corning, IA), 22. Shawn Harker (Nebraska City, NE), 23. Kyle Berck (Marquette, NE), 24. Alan Vaughn (Belton, MO)

    AAA Insurance B-Feature #1 Results:
    1. Kyle Berck (Marquette, NE), 2. Corey Zeitner (Bellevue, NE), 3. Joe Kosiski (Omaha, NE), 4. Chris Spieker (Massena, IA), 5. JD Hubert (Cross Timbers, MO), 6. Matt Johnson (Archie, MO), 7. Scott Koskovich (Omaha, NE), 8. Kurt Kile (Nichols, IA), 9. Leroy Johnson (Battlefield, MO), 10. Mollee Collins, 11. Alonzo Grosse (Council lBluffs, IA), 12. Wylan Petrie (Solmon, KS), 13. Bo Egge (Kearney, NE)

    Impact Signs and Lighting B-Feature #2 Results:
    1. Chad Simpson (Mt Vernon, IA), 2. Brad Looney (Republic, MO), 3. Al Purkey (Coffeyville, KS), 4. Joe Kosiski (Omaha, NE), 5. John Hampel (Omaha, NE), 6. Shawn Harker (Nebraska City, NE), 7. Andrew Kosiski (Omaha, NE), 8. Wylan Petrie (Solmon, KS), 9. Gary Christian (Broken Bow, OK),

    AFCO Products Heat #1 Results:
    1. Chad Simpson (Mt Vernon, IA), 2. Brad Looney (Republic, MO), 3. Al Purkey (Coffeyville, KS), 4. Joe Kosiski (Omaha, NE), 5. John Hampel (Omaha, NE), 6. Shawn Harker (Nebraska City, NE), 7. Andrew Kosiski (Omaha, NE), 8. Wylan Petrie (Solmon, KS), 9. Gary Christian (Broken Bow, OK)

    Weld Wheels Heat #2 Results:
    1. Travis Dickes (Madison, NE), 2. Alan Vaughn (Belton, MO), 3. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 4. Jeremy Payne (Springfield, MO), 5. Bryant Goldsmith (Corning, IA), 6. Kurt Kile (Nichols, IA), 7. Matt Johnson (Archie, MO), 8. Jerry Warner (La Vista, NE)

    BSB Manufacturing Heat #3 Results:
    1. Matt Furman (Iowa City, IA), 2. Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA), 3. Jason Utter, 4. Corey Zeitner (Bellevue, NE), 5. Bo Egge (Kearney, NE), 6. Chris Spieker (Massena, IA), 7. Jase Kaser (Lincoln, NE), 8. Alonzo Grosse (Council Bluffs, IA)

    Powertrain Industries Heat #4 Results:
    1. Kelly Boen (Henderson, CO), 2. Dave Eckrich (Oxford, IA), 3. Justin Asplin (Willow Springs, MO), 4. JD Hubert (Cross Timbers, MO), 5. Rob Moss (Iowa City, IA), 6. Leroy Johnson (Battlefield, MO), 7. Scott Koskovich (Omaha, NE), 8. Mike Wiarda (Aurora, NE)

    Tompkins Industries Heat Race #5 Results
    1. Terry Phillips (Springfield, MO), 2. Evan Hubert (Cross Timbers, MO), 3. Denny Eckrich (Tiffin, IA), 4. Kyle Berck (Marquette, NE), 5. Jason O'Brien (Atlantic, IA), 6. Trenton Jackson (Corning, IA), 7. Paul Glendenning (Mt. Ayr, IA), 8. Mollee Collins
    The Lucas Oil MLRA (Midwest Latemodel Racing Association) sanctions regional Super Dirt Late Model touring series events in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa.
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    The Lucas Oil MLRA would like to thank the sponsors of the 2010 Tour including Lucas Oil Products, AAA Missouri, Hoosier Race Tires, Lucas Cattle Company, Hatfield Racing Engines, Larry Shaw Race Cars, AFCO Racing Products, GRT Race Cars, Powertrain Industries, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bodee's Race Bodies, Outpace Racing Products, Weld Racing Wheels, Impact Signs and Lighting, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, Kluhsman Racing Components, Performance Bodies, ATL Fuel Cells, Bilstein Shocks, BSB Manufacturing , Keizer Wheels

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