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May 10
Springfield Raceway,
Springfield, MO
Sanction: MARS DIRTcar Series West (John Kuntz Memorial) - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and RacinDirt.com reports (last updated May 12, 2:08 pm)
Phillips captures Springfield's Kuntz Memorial
John Kuntz Memorial
  1. Terry Phillips
  2. Brandon Morton
  3. Justin Asplin
  4. Brandon McCormick
  5. Tony Jackson Jr.
  6. Jason Hughes
  7. Joey Smith
  8. Garrett Essary
  9. Josh Hughes
  10. Bobby Maggard
  11. Leroy Johnson
  12. Kevin Patrick
  13. Patrick Johnson
  14. Dustin Mooneyham
  15. Jeff Roth
  16. Shane Essary
  17. Will Vaught
  18. Jesse Stovall
  19. Leslie Essary
  20. Jon Driskill
  21. Nathan Mayes
presented by
Ron Mitchell
Terry Phillips (75) stalks Will Vaught (1v) before making his lap-16 pass.
What won the race: Winning a race honoring a long-time sponsor, Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., won his second hometown MARS race of the season in the eighth annual John Kuntz Memorial. Phillips started third and took the lead from polesitter Will Vaught of Crane, Mo., on the 16th lap. Brandon Morton of Coweta, Okla., ended up second after Vaught suffered a flat tire on the white-flag lap.
Quotable: "We was racing there side-by-side for quite a while, and I got under him, and he kind of cut down on me a little bit, so I got beside him, and I came up a little," Phillips said of his battle with Vaught. "Just good hard racing there. It was pretty fun."
Key notes: The eighth annual John Kuntz Memorial was presented by Andy's Frozen Custard, the business Kuntz founded which has been a long-time sponsor of racing, particularly with Phillips. ... A six-time MARS champion, Phillips also won the tour's first visit to Springfield on March 22. It was his series-leading 84th career triumph and his fourth overall win of 2014. ... The Missouri tour returns to Springfield for the final time on Sept. 13.
Winner's sponsors: Phillips drives a Hatfield-powered Rocket Chassis sponsored by Andy's Frozen Custard, Champion Brands, Don Babb Motorsports, Integra Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Mesilla Valley Transportation and New Vision Graphics.
Points chase: A fifth-place finish kept reigning MARS champion Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., atop the points standings with a 29-point edge over Justin Asplin of Birch Tree, Mo.
Car count: 21
Polesitter: Will Vaught
Heat race winners: Brandon Morton, Will Vaught, Brandon McCormick
Next series race: May 25, Monett Speedway (Monett, MO) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

MARS points

(Through May 10)

1. Tony Jackson Jr. - 538
2. Justin Asplin – 509
3. Jesse Stovall - 493
4. Terry Phillips - 426
5. Leroy Johnson - 379
6. Brandon McCormick - 297
7. Ryan Gustin - 275
8. Will Vaught - 272
9. Jeff Roth - 206
10. Brian Shirley - 189

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