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Daily Dirt 06/23/2024 13:36:02

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August 7
Junction Motor Speedway,
McCool Junction, NE
Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (King of the Hill) - $2,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated August 8, 7:25 am)
Berck's trouble lifts Stovall in King of the Hill
King of the Hill
  1. Jesse Stovall
  2. Jason Utter
  3. Terry Phillips
  4. Jake O'Neil
  5. Bill Leighton Jr.
  6. Mike Wiarda
  7. J.C. Wyman
  8. Dan Shepherd
  9. Les Siebert
  10. R.C. Whitwell
  11. Austin Siebert
  12. Cliff Morrow
  13. Mike Stadel
  14. Micah Veleba
  15. Kyle Berck
  16. Robbie Andersen
  17. Jason O'Brien
  18. Matt Buller
  19. Dean Moore
  20. Tad Pospisil
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Todd Boyd
Jesse Stovall heads to his seventh MLRA victory of the season.
What won the race: Inheriting the point after polesitter Kyle Berck of Marquette, Neb., retired with mechanical trouble with four laps remaining, second-starting Jesse Stovall of Billings, Mo., led the final circuits for a $2,000 payday in the Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association's King of the Hill opener at Junction Motor Speedway.
Key notes: Stovall notched his series-best seventh victory of 2015. ... He also won four days prior at Farley (Iowa) Speedway, earning a career-high $10,000. ... Berck led the first 21 laps before misfortune ended his race. ... R.C. Whitwell ran second before trouble in the closing laps. ... The 25-lapper was plagued by seven cautions and took 43 minutes to complete. ... Dan Shepherd loaned fellow Rookie of the Year contender Jake O'Neil a motor to compete this weekend after O'Neil suffered troubles Tuesday in MLRA action at West Liberty (Iowa) Raceway. ... The ninth annual King of the Hill weekend continues Saturday with a $3,000-to-win program.
On the move: Berck rallied from the tail to finish second in the opening heat; Stovall came from 10th to third in the second heat.
Winner's sponsors: Stovall's Black Diamond Chassis has a Scott Bailey Racing Engine and is sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tire, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Midwest Sheet Metal, Rushin Towing and Swafford's Service.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., held a 46-point advantage on Stovall.
Car count: 20
Polesitter: Kyle Berck
Heat race winners: Mike Wiarda, Terry Phillips
Next series race: August 8, Junction Motor Speedway (McCool Junction, NE) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Berck, Stovall
Row 2: O'Brien, Wiarda
Row 3: Phillips, Utter
Row 4: Whitwell, Leighton
Row 5: Buller, Wyman
Row 6: O'Neil, Siebert
Row 7: Shepherd, Moore
Row 8: Veleba, Andersen
Row 9: Morrow, Siebert
Row 10: Pospisil, Stadel

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