October 16, 2011 (West Plains, MO) – The Lucas Oil MLRA put the wraps on the 2011 season Saturday night at West Plains Motor Speedway in West Plains, MO. Billy Moyer repeated his Friday night performance and stood in AAA Missouri Victory Lane following the Lucas Cattle Company 40 lap feature. “We had it right tonight,” stated Moyer following the race. “We won last night (Friday), but it wasn’t to my liking. We tweaked on some stuff. It felt like I liked it to tonight.” Moyer took the lead on lap 9, following a lap 7 restart. Billy Moyer Jr. was the runner up and John Anderson finished third.RC Whitwell finished 4th, after running 3rd one night earlier. Tony Jackson Jr. finished 5th.
The season championship came right down to the final race, with John Anderson ahead of Al Purkey by four points. Anderson had a two position margin in his favor as he took to the track Saturday. Anderson and Purkey were in separate heat races and each driver finished 2nd in their respective qualifying race. Anderson came from 6th in his heat and started on the outside pole. Purkey came from 5th and started 5th in the feature. Anderson’s 3rd place feature finish was good enough to award he and Shop Quik Racing the season title. “It really was an up and down battle,” Anderson said of his season. “Me and Purkey came down to the wire together. It was a class move by both of us to make it that way. We wanted to make it good for the fans. It did get a little nerve racking knowing I was up front and just had to stay in front of him. I just had to be smart and see what I could do there at the end.”
Anderson wasn’t the only big winner however, Peculiar, Missouri’s Dustin Walker was crowned the 2011 Lucas Oil MLRA Rookie of the Year. “It’s nice to work hard all year and actually get where you’re trying to go,” said Walker. “It was a rough season, but we got it done.”
The Lucas Oil MLRA would like to congratulate Moyer on the win, Anderson for the Championship and Walker for Rookie of the Year. They also wish to thank all the other winners and competitors who took part in the events over the course of the season.
Lucas Oil MLRA Contingency Awards
Performance Bodies – David Turner
KRC Hard Charger – Jesse Stovall
KRC Hard Luck – Joe Kosiski
R2C Performance Filters – Jesse Stovall
BSB Manufacturing – Justin Asplin
Weld Wheels – John Anderson
SafeRacer.com – Tony Jackson Jr.
Keizer Wheels – Patrick Johnson
Racing Optics – Terry Phillips
Rod End Supply – Shawn Lee and Joe Walkenhorst
Lucas Oil Products Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Terry Phillips 2. David Turner 3. Michael Kloos 4. RC Whitwell 5. Mike Collins 6. Brandon McCormick 7. Shawn Lee 8. Dustin Walker
Afco Racing Products Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Tony Jackson Jr. 2. Al Purkey 3. Joe Kosiski 4. Rusty Griffaw 5. Brandon Smith 6. Justin Asplin 7. Andrew Kosiski 8. Gary Christian
ATL Fuel Cells Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. Billy Moyer 2. John Anderson 3. Jack Sullivan 4. Wendell Wallace 5. Jesse Stovall 6. Patrick Johnson 7. Stacy Taylor
Swartz Race Cars Heat 4 (10 Laps): Billy Moyer Jr., 2. Will Vaught 3. Jeff Floyd 4. Jerry Lierly 5. Jay Rierson 6. Joe Walkenhorst 7. Jason Hughes
Sunoco Racing Fuels B Feature (15 Laps): 1. Jesse Stovall 2. Brandon Smith 3. Brandon McCormick 4. Mike Collins 5. Justin Asplin 6. Patrick Johnson 7. Jay Rierson 8. Joe Walkenhorst 9. Andrew Kosiski 10. Shawn Lee 11. Dustin Walker 12. Jason Hughes 13. Stacy Taylor 14. Gary Christian
Lucas Cattle Company A Feature (40 Laps): 1. Billy Moyer 2. Billy Moyer Jr. 3. John Anderson 4. RC Whitwell 5. Tony Jackson Jr. 6. Al Purkey 7. Jack Sullivan 8. David Turner 9. Jeff Floyd 10. Will Vaught 11. Jesse Stovall 12. Rusty Griffaw 13. Brandon Smith 14. Brandon McCormick 15. Wendell Wallace 16. Jerry Lierly 17. Patrick Johnson 18. Justin Asplin 19. Dustin Walker 20. Andrew Kosiski 21. Mike Collins 22. Joe Kosiski 23. Terry Phillips 24. Michael Kloos
The Lucas Oil MLRA (Midwest Latemodel Racing Association) sanctions regional Super Dirt Late Model touring series events in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa.
For all the latest news and information on the Lucas Oil MLRA please visit us on the web at www.MLRAracing.com or by calling the series office at (816) 650-5063 or (816) 305-6572.
The Lucas Oil MLRA would like to thank the sponsors of the 2011 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,Fast Track Photos, Weld Racing Wheels, Impact Signs and Lighting, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, Kluhsman Racing Components, Performance Bodies, RacinDirt.com, ATL Fuel Cells, Bilstein Shocks, BSB Manufacturing , Keizer Wheels, MasterSbilt,
R2C Performance Products