Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Joplin’s Home Pro To Sponsor Larry Phillips Memorial Again At Springfield

Springfield, Mo.- Springfield Raceway Owners Doug Bland and Jerry Hoffman today are proud and pleased to announce that the Joplin based Home Pro Improvement Store will be the title sponsor for the running of the Larry Phillips Memorial to be held on Saturday September 15th. This marks the second season that the popular Home Improvement store will be the title sponsor.

This race will feature the 4th and final meeting between the popular MLRA and
MARS Super Late Model Series. This announcement comes after another exciting
Late Model feature between the 2 Regional Series last Saturday Night. So far
in the previous 3 meetings, there has been 3 different feature winners as Brad
Looney of Republic, John Anderson of Omaha, Nebraska and last weeks winner
Jesse Stovall of Galena have gathered the top prize.

Home Pro has a rich history of racing tradition as owner John Tullis and his
family have rich racing roots in the Missouri area as John’s father, “Fast”
Freddie Tullis Sr. was a many time champion in the 4-state area in Stockcar
racing not only at the Joplin area tracks but also at the big 1/2 mile Dirt
track in Springfield,Mo. John Tullis himself was a very established racer with
father Fred Sr helping him along until his passing.Fred Sr is a member of the
Ozarks Area Racers Hall Of Fame and went head to head against Larry Phillips
many times at the Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Home Pro has been a member of the Joplin Area Small Business since starting in
1993 and can serve your need for home exterior needs.Located on 3271 North Main
Street, they will give you that special customer service and professional
Installation. Open 6 days a week you can visit their website at for more information.

The race which started in 2002 to honor the Springfield racing Legend, was moved
to the “Quick-Quarter” of the Springfield Raceway and has become a can’t miss
event on both the schedules of Drivers and Fans.

Defending event winners from 2011 include John Anderson (Late Models ), Erik
Maggard (USRA Modifieds), Shawn Strong ( USRA B Modifieds ) , Dave Comer
(Legends ), Trevor Drake (Midwest Modz ), and Tyler Schoen (Pure Stocks ). Last
season this event drew over 130 Race Teams and a Capacity Crowd.

Support Classes will be named later as the Racing Action is schedule to get
underway at 6:30 PM. Rain Date is set for Saturday September 22nd.

For more information visit the website at WWW.SpringfieldRaceway.Com or contact
Jerry Hoffman at 417-673-7426

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