Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Turner captures featured USRA Mod win at Lucas; Brown, Melloway and Bryant also prevail

Eric Turner of Hermitage takes the checkered flag for his second win of the season. (Chris Bork photo)

Eric Turner of Hermitage takes the checkered flag for his second win of the season. (Chris Bork photo)

Wheatland, Missouri (June 12, 2016) – Eric Turner rode the high line around Lucas Oil Speedway to his second victory of the season, taking Saturday night’s featured Pitts Homes USRA Modified win in a duel with Jeff Cutshaw.

Turner, of Hermitage, earned $1,000 from Rains Ice on Hunting for Heroes Night at the Races Presented by KMIZ ABC 17.

Other winners as 94 cars checked into the pit area were: Derek Brown (Carson’s Corner NAPA Street Stocks), Jon Melloway (ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models) and Andy Bryant (Ozark Golf Cars B-Mods).

Turner had more late-race drama than he wanted. With the checkers in sight on the 25th and final lap, a caution flag came out after Dwight Niehoff spun in turn four. That set up a one-lap shootout for the win.

But Turner, who had opened a 12-car length lead over Cutshaw and had it wiped out after the caution, pulled away on the restart to earn the victory.

Cutshaw grabbed the lead on lap five form Tad Davis with Turner in pursuit. He moved to the outside groove and went past Cutshaw on lap 15.

“That was a good race. I didn’t know really what to do, it was kind of a gamble to go up there on the top,” Turning said, noting that he had wanted to run that line all season but the track had not been conducive to doing so.

Cutshaw, the division’s points leader, wound up second with Johnny Fennewald of Appleton City third.

John Sheets earned the $100 product certificate Out-Pace Racing Products Featured Class Hard-Charger Award, advancing from 21st to sixth.

Five for Brown: Derek Brown of Stoutland made if five Street Stock feature victories in eight attempts this season.

Brown, the division’s runaway points leader, led all 20 laps but had to hold off a hard-charging Johnny Coats of Joplin over the final five laps. Coats settled for his second straight runner-up finish and Marc Carter of Warrensburg finished third.

“It was really good. I don’t know what else I could do to make it much better, but I guess I have to,” Brown said. “It looked like (Coats) was close the whole race.”

Shawn Whitman, going from 15th to fourth, earned the AR Bodies Street Stock $50 Hard-Charger product certificate.

Melloway denies Marrant: Jon Melloway snapped Aaron Marrant’s four-race winning streak in the ULMA Late Model division, holding on after a restart with three laps remaining.

“When there’s a high line here, this is a very fast track,” Melloway said. “This is one of the track I definitely have wanted to win at. It’s the best facility in the United States and to win here is quite an honor.”

Melloway, of Hallsville, took his first Lucas Oil Speedway feature win the season by denying Richmond’s Marrant. Kenny Mudd of Winfield finished third.

Earning the Keyser Manufacturing Hard Charger Award, worth a $100 product certificate, was Lane Elhert. He finished sixth after starting 15th.

Bryant wins, then crashes: Just after crossing the finish line for his second feature victory of the season, Bryant’s car veered right and into the wall entering turn one. He car was damaged, but he was not injured.

“The right front caught when I got past the flag stand. I don’t know,” Bryant said in a somewhat-subdued victory lane celebration, his towed car behind him.

Bryant, of Fort Scott, Kan., took command on lap three, taking over the lead from pole-sitter J.C. Morton. Lebanon’s Kris Jackson finished second and Springfield’s Morton wound up third. For Morton, the season points leader, it was his sixth straight finish of fourth or better in as many races.

The program was part of a big weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway, that includes the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series. The 5th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic concludes on Sunday as eliminations begin at 9 a.m.

Admission to the final day of the Haas Memorial:

Adults GA/Pit Pass Combo (16 and up) $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military GA/Pit Pass Combo (62 and up) $22
Youth ages 6-15 GA/Pit Pass Combo $10
Kids ages 11 and under GA/Pit Pass Combo FREE
Family Pass GA/Pit Pass Combo $50 Includes Admission for 2 Adults and Up to 3 Kids Ages (6-15)

Next up on the dirt track is the ASCS Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Sizzlin’ Speedweek Finale, next Saturday night. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Winged Sprint Tour Presented by MAV-TV Motorsports Network is joined by the WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series Sprint Cars.

To inquire about the availability of suites for the Westphal Memorial, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY RESULTS, JUNE 11

OZARK GOLF CARS B-MODS
A-Feature: 1. Andy Bryant (Fort Scott, KS), 2. Kris Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 3. JC Morton (Springfield, MO), 4. John Allen (Chanute, KS), 5. Steve Muilenburg (Sparta, MO), 6. Kaeden Cornell (Willard, MO), 7. Robert Heydenreich (Bolivar, MO), 8. Andrew Page (Columbia, Mo), 9. Jim Cihy (Warsaw, MO), 10. Rusty Rickard (Shell Knob, Mo), 11. Tyler Brown (Richland, MO), 12. Chase Galvan (Bonner Springs, Ks), 13. Russell Niehoff (Lockwood, MO), 14. Donald Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 15. Randy Gilmore (Wheatland, MO), 16. Robb Ewing (Stockton, MO), 17. Gary Fain (Lone Jack, MO), 18. Matthew Hendren (Nevada, MO), 19. Patrick Royalty (Kansas City, KS), 20. Joshua Barnes (Maysville, MO), 21. Andy Chrisenberry (Chilhowee, MO), 22. Brian Myers (Lebanon, MO), 23. Doug Scism (Nevada, MO), 24. Davis Givens (Hutchinson, KS).
B-Feature: 1. Tyler Brown (Richland, MO), 2. Joshua Barnes (Maysville, MO), 3. Russell Niehoff (Lockwood, MO), 4. Patrick Royalty (Kansas City, KS), 5. Andy Chrisenberry (Chilhowee, MO), 6. Gary Fain (Lone Jack, MO), 7. Robb Ewing (Stockton, MO), 8. Doug Scism (Nevada, MO), 9. Kevin Barnes (Cameron, MO), 10. Rex Harris (Urbana, MO), 11. Jeff McNew (Blue Springs, MO), 12. Nate Thomas (N/A, MO), 13. Casey Thomas (Camdenton, MO), 14. Logan Harms (Nevada, MO), 15. Teddy Thomas (Springfield, MO), 16. Kurt Sledd (Warsaw, MO), 17. Jake Richards (Lansing, KS).
Heat 1: 1. Kris Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 2. Andrew Page (Columbia, Mo), 3. Matthew Hendren (Nevada, MO), 4. Joshua Barnes (Maysville, MO), 5. Patrick Royalty (Kansas City, KS), 6. Tyler Brown (Richland, MO), 7. Russell Niehoff (Lockwood, MO), 8. Casey Thomas (Camdenton, MO), 9. Jake Richards (Lansing, KS).
Heat 2: 1. JC Morton (Springfield, MO), 2. Chase Galvan (Bonner Springs, Ks), 3. Rusty Rickard (Shell Knob, Mo), 4. Davis Givens (Hutchinson, KS), 5. Robb Ewing (Stockton, MO), 6. Kurt Sledd (Warsaw, MO), 7. Nate Thomas (N/A, MO), 8. Doug Scism (Nevada, MO).
Heat 3: 1. John Allen (Chanute, KS), 2. Robert Heydenreich (Bolivar, MO), 3. Steve Muilenburg (Sparta, MO), 4. Donald Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 5. Randy Gilmore (Wheatland, MO), 6. Rex Harris (Urbana, MO), 7. Jeff McNew (Blue Springs, MO), 8. Kevin Barnes (Cameron, MO).
Heat 4: 1. Andy Bryant (Fort Scott, KS), 2. Jim Cihy (Warsaw, MO), 3. Kaeden Cornell (Willard, MO), 4. Brian Myers (Lebanon, MO), 5. Gary Fain (Lone Jack, MO), 6. Andy Chrisenberry (Chilhowee, MO), 7. Logan Harms (Nevada, MO), 8. Teddy Thomas (Springfield, MO).

CARSON’S CORNER NAPA STREET STOCKS
A-Feature: 1. Derek Brown (Stoutland, MO), 2. Johnny Coats (Joplin, MO), 3. Marc Carter (Warrensburg, MO), 4. Shawn Whitman (Fair Grove, MO), 5. Steve Beach (Eldon, MO), 6. Darrin Crisler (Clever, MO), 7. Jay Lammons (Savonbur, Ks), 8. Chad Coleman (Mound City, KS), 9. Kenny Carroll (Camdenton, MO), 10. Kenny Carter (Fair Grove, MO), 11. Ted Welschmeyer (Tebbetts, MO), 12. Doug Crider (Marshfield, MO), 13. Zach Zeugin (Fair Play, MO), 14. Craig Danuser (Montreal, MO), 15. Toby Ott (Wheatland, MO), 16. Francisco Escamilla (Brighton, MO).
Heat 1: 1. Derek Brown (Stoutland, MO), 2. Jay Lammons (Savonbur, Ks), 3. Johnny Coats (Joplin, MO), 4. Ted Welschmeyer (Tebbetts, MO), 5. Kenny Carroll (Camdenton, MO), 6. Toby Ott (Wheatland, MO), 7. Chad Coleman (Mound City, KS), 8. Shawn Whitman (Fair Grove, MO).
Heat 2: 1. Steve Beach (Eldon, MO), 2. Marc Carter (Warrensburg, MO), 3. Darrin Crisler (Clever, MO), 4. Zach Zeugin (Fair Play, MO), 5. Kenny Carter (Fair Grove, MO), 6. Doug Crider (Marshfield, MO), 7. Craig Danuser (Montreal, MO), 8. Francisco Escamilla (Brighton, MO).

ALPS FOOD STORES ULMA LATE MODELS
A-Feature: 1. Jonothan Melloway (Hallsville, MO), 2. Aaron Marrant (Richmond, MO), 3. Kenny Mudd (Winfield, MO), 4. Jon Binning (Warrensburg, MO), 5. Justin Russell (Henley, MO), 6. Lane Ehlert (Foristell, MO), 7. Robert James Penney (Lawson, MO), 8. Ethan Young (Pleasant Hill, MO), 9. Phil Edmondson (Marionville, Mo), 10. Chris Cox (Jefferson City, MO), 11. Aaron Poe (Warrensburg, MO), 12. Bob King (Independence, MO), 13. Cody Holtkcamp (Holts Summit, MO), 14. David Melloway (Columbia, Mo), 15. Wesley Briggs (Olathe, KS), 16. Ryan Petersheim (Harrisburg, MO), 17. Bob Cummings (Sedalia, MO), 18. Tommy Cordray (Browning, MO), 19. Chad Clancy (Excelsier Springs, MO), 20. Dustin Hodges (Centralia, Mo), 21. Cody Peck (Wheatland, MO), 22. Jason Sivils (Bolivar, MO), 23. Kevin Coyne (Kingsville, MO).
Heat 1: 1. Jon Binning (Warrensburg, MO), 2. David Melloway (Columbia, Mo), 3. Ethan Young (Pleasant Hill, MO), 4. Dustin Hodges (Centralia, Mo), 5. Bob King (Independence, MO), 6. Wesley Briggs (Olathe, KS), 7. Bob Cummings (Sedalia, MO), 8. Cody Peck (Wheatland, MO).
Heat 2: 1. Jonothan Melloway (Hallsville, MO), 2. Aaron Marrant (Richmond, MO), 3. Chad Clancy (Excelsier Springs, MO), 4. Aaron Poe (Warrensburg, MO), 5. Lane Ehlert (Foristell, MO), 6. Chris Cox (Jefferson City, MO), 7. Cody Holtkcamp (Holts Summit, MO), 8. Kevin Coyne (Kingsville, MO).
Heat 3: 1. Justin Russell (Henley, MO), 2. Kenny Mudd (Winfield, MO), 3. Tommy Cordray (Browning, MO), 4. Robert James Penney (Lawson, MO), 5. Phil Edmondson (Marionville, Mo), 6. Jason Sivils (Bolivar, MO), 7. Ryan Petersheim (Harrisburg, MO).

PITTS HOMES USRA MODIFIEDS
A-Feature: 1. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 2. Jeff Cutshaw (Bolivar, MO), 3. Johnny Fennewald (Appleton City, MO), 4. Tad Davis (Mt. Hope, KS), 5. Steve Muilenburg (Sparta, MO), 6. Jon Sheets (Nevada, MO), 7. Tyler Davis (Haysville, KS), 8. Brandon Givens (Hutchinson, KS), 9. Steve Picou (High Ridge, MO), 10. Jason Bodenhamer (Centerview, MO), 11. Aaron Marrant (Richmond, MO), 12. Mike Striegel (Wheatland, MO), 13. Chase Domer (Nevada, MO), 14. Bubba Harvey, 15. Dwight Niehoff (Lockwood, MO), 16. Tracy Wolf (Buffalo, MO), 17. Donnie Fellers (Wheatland, MO), 18. Dylan Hoover (Vandalia, MO), 19. Jason Pursley (Hermitage, MO), 20. Justin Pike (El Dorado Springs, MO), 21. Jim Johnson (Derby, Ks), 22. Lucas Dobbs (El Dorado Springs, MO).
Heat 1: 1. Jim Johnson (Derby, Ks), 2. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 3. Jeff Cutshaw (Bolivar, MO), 4. Tyler Davis (Haysville, KS), 5. Jason Bodenhamer (Centerview, MO), 6. Bubba Harvey, 7. Justin Pike (El Dorado Springs, MO), 8. Jon Sheets (Nevada, MO).
Heat 2: 1. Chase Domer (Nevada, MO), 2. Jason Pursley (Hermitage, MO), 3. Johnny Fennewald (Appleton City, MO), 4. Brandon Givens (Hutchinson, KS), 5. Dylan Hoover (Vandalia, MO), 6. Mike Striegel (Wheatland, MO), 7. Steve Picou (High Ridge, MO).
Heat 3: 1. Tad Davis (Mt. Hope, KS), 2. Steve Muilenburg (Sparta, MO), 3. Dwight Niehoff (Lockwood, MO), 4. Aaron Marrant (Richmond, MO), 5. Tracy Wolf (Buffalo, MO), 6. Donnie Fellers (Wheatland, MO), 7. Lucas Dobbs (El Dorado Springs, MO).

For complete event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com

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