Thursday, February 22, 2018

Stovall Dominates At Lakeside Speedway

Jesse Stovall with an impressive win. Lloyd FastTrackPhotos.Net

Jesse Stovall with an impressive win. Lloyd FastTrackPhotos.Net

Kansas City, KS (Septemer 4th, 2015) – After an almost two year hiatus from Lakeside Speedway, the Lucas Oil MLRA returned to the Kansas City oval Friday evening. Jesse Stovall qualified on the outside pole and took the lead exiting turn two on the opening lap. The thirty lap feature was contested caution free. Stovall pulled away form the field lap after lap in his most dominant performance of the season. His margin of victory was over 10 seconds.

“It definitely was a heck of a night for us,” stated Stovall in Andy’s Frozen Custard Victory Lane. “I worked really hard on this car this week. We just went through this thing end to end hand got the race car back this week. Tonight this car was, holy cow! It was fun to drive.”

Early in the running it appeared Dave Eckrich, in a new Black Diamond Chassis, was well on his way to at least a runner up finish. However, something went wrong with his car and he was forced to exit the speedway.

Jason Utter was one spot back of Eckrich and inherited second. He stayed there for the remainder of the feature. The second place effort is his fourth of the year and second in a row.

“We’ll just keep plugging away and maybe catch Stovall some day. We just couldn’t turn as god as Stovall probably. When you can’t turn against this competition they’re going to get away from you. ”

Tucson, Arizona rookie Jake O’Neil finished third Friday evening. The final spot on the podium marked his best result of the season.

“I couldn’t get through the center, that’s where I was lacking,” said O’Neil. “We fell back for a while and got back to third. I just have to thanks everybody that helped me. We’re very fortunate to be out here. I can’t thank them enough.”

Saturday evening the series heads south to the home confines of Lucas Oil Speedway for the annual Larry Phillips Memorial, ran in conjunction with the Diamond Dag Boat Nationals.

Lakeside Speedway Contingency Awards 9/4/15
Andy’s Frozen Custard Victory Lane – Jesse Stovall
AR Bodies – Buddy Benedict
Casey’s General Stores Hard Charger – Chad Simpson Pole Winner – Jesse Stovall
Hooker Harness 11th Place – Austin Siebert
KRC Hard Luck – Dave Eckrich Hard Luck – Dave Eckrich
Landrum Springs Race Winner – Jesse Stovall
Fast Track Photos – Jesse Stovall
Performance Bodies Performer of the Race – Jesse Stovall
RaceNote Crew Chief of the Race – Tony Rogers
Real Racing Wheels – Jake O’Neil
Sunoco Rookie of the Race – Jake O’Neil
Wehrs Machine – Jason O’Brien

Lucas Cattle Company A Feature (30 Laps): 1. Jesse Stovall 2. Jason Utter 3. Jake O’Neil 4. Terry Phillips 5. Jeremy Payne 6. Scott Lewis 7. Brantlee Gotschall 8. Chad Simpson 9. RC Whitwell 10. Jim Shereck 11. Austin Siebert 12. JC Wyman 13. Jason O’Brien 14. Jacob Magee 15. Lance Town 16. Dan Shepherd 17. Dave Eckrich 18. Buddy Benedict

Hoosier Racing Tires Heat #1 (10 Laps): 1. Jeese Stovall 2. Jason Utter 3. Jason O’Brien 4. Scott Lewis 5. Austin Siebert 6. Brantlee Gotschall 7. Dan Shepherd 8. Chad Simpson 9. Buddy Benedict

Racing Heat #2 (10 Laps): 1. Dave Eckrich 2. Jake O’Neil 3. Terry Phillips 4. Jeremy Payne 5. JC Wyman 6. RC Whitwell 7. Jim Shereck 8. Jacob Magee 9. Lance Town

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