Sanction: MARS DIRTcar Series West - $2,500
Information provided by: Series and team reports (last updated May 23, 2:07 pm)
Beard nabs first MARS victory at Springfield
- Kyle Beard
- Jesse Stovall
- Jason Hughes
- Brad Looney
- Tommy Weder Jr.
- Justin Asplin
- Brandon McCormick
- Shannon Scott
- Jeff Roth
- Scott Crigler
- Payton Looney
- Jacob Magee
- Bryon Allison
- Jake Davis
- Jon Driskill
- Randy Roth
- R.D. Peterson
- Josh Hughes
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Leroy Johnson
- Chuck Comer
- Larry Campbell
Kyle Beard heads to his first career MARS victory at Springfield.
What won the race: Inheriting the lead when Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., retired with a flat tire, Kyle Beard of Trumann, Ark., pulled away to score his first career MARS DIRTcar Series victory at Springfield Raceway. He collected $2,500.
Quotable: “I’ve won races and championships already in my career, but for the first time, right now I feel like we are contender just about anywhere that we unload,” Beard said. “My dad and my crew are giving me a great car every night, so I really want to thank them.”
Key notes: Beard picked up his third victory of his 2016 campaign; he previously recorded a pair of wins on the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series. ... The winning purse was bumped up to $2,500 (from the $2,000 originally announced). ... Springfield's March 19 MARS date rained out; the tour is set to return on Sept. 17. ... Springfield was recently added the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals schedule with a June 30 date paying $5,000-to-win.
Winner's sponsors: Beard's Black Diamond Chassis is powered by a Kuntz & Co. Engine and sponsored by Gary Beard Trucking, Rockhard Powder Coating, Terry Phillips Racing, Team 5 Enterprise, Real Wheels, O.H. Hendricks and Xtreme Race Graphics.
Points chase: Entering the event, Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., had 608 points to lead Payton Looney (494) and Justin Asplin (491).
Car count: 24
Heat race winners: Tony Jackson Jr., Brandon McCormick, Josh Hughes, Jesse Stovall
Consolation race winners: Leroy Johnson
Provisional starters: Jacob Magee, Scott Crigler
Next series race: May 29, Monett Speedway (Monett, MO) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.