Lucas Oil Speedway,
Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (MLRA Fall Nationals) - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated October 11, 12:58 am)
Stovall grabs series-leading ninth MLRA win
MLRA Fall Nationals
- Jesse Stovall
- Jake O'Neil
- R.C. Whitwell
- Jason Utter
- Terry Phillips
- Josh Hughes
- Chad Simpson
- J.C. Wyman
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Austin Siebert
- Scott Lewis
- Dave Eckrich
- Rickey Frankel
- Gordy Gundaker
- Jason Papich
- Randy Timms
- Scott Crigler
- Jason Hughes
- Spencer Diercks
- Mason Oberkramer
- Jason O'Brien
- Dan Shepherd
- Dustin Mooneyham
- Payton Looney
Jesse Stovall gives a thumbs up while heading out of victory lane.
What won the race: Third-starting Jesse Stovall of Billings, Mo., overtook polesitter Josh Hughes on the fourth lap and raced to his ninth Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association victory of the season over 11th-starting Jake O'Neil of Tuscon, Ariz.
Quotable: "We got a chance to test last night, and I really feel like that made us better for tonight," Stovall said. "I just kind of started rolling the outside. I found a strip of brown over in three and four, and just got around (Hughes) there, and tried to just start driving smart and smooth."
Key notes: The MLRA Fall Nationals continues with a $5,000-to-win event Saturday. ... MLRA ends the season Sunday with the postseason banquet at the Old Kinderhook Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks.
On the move: Points leader Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., charged from his 17th starting spot to finish fifth. Jake O'Neil of Tucson, Ariz., rallied from 11th to finish second.
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 season finale weekend, Phillips had 1,570 points to lead Stovall (1,526) and Jason Utter (1,440).
Car count: 40
Polesitter: Josh Hughes
Heat race winners: Spencer Diercks, Scott Lewis, Jason Utter, Josh Hughes
Consolation race winners: Terry Phillips, Scott Crigler
Provisional starters: Jason O'Brien, Dan Shepherd
Editor's note: Corrects Stovall's victory to ninth sted eighth.