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Daily Dirt 09/28/2020 04:49:04

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July 30
Legit Speedway Park,
West Plains, MO
Sanction: MARS DIRTcar Series West - $3,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated July 31, 12:41 pm)
West Plains gives Manville first MARS victory
  1. Tim Manville
  2. Justin Wells
  3. Jesse Stovall
  4. Terry Phillips
  5. Tony Jackson Jr.
  6. Austin Rettig
  7. Brandon Ball
  8. Kyle Beard
  9. Stacy Taylor
  10. Cole Wells
  11. Josh Hughes
  12. Brandon McCormick
  13. Kaleb Stolba
  14. Payton Looney
  15. Carl Murphy
  16. Justin Asplin
  17. Joey Smith
  18. Will Vaught
  19. Hunter Rasdon
  20. Robby Moore
  21. Brandon Smith
  22. Wendell Wallace
  23. Robert Baker
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Tim Manville heads for his first career MARS victory at West Plains.
What won the race: Winning a battle of slide jobs in the final eight laps, Tim Manville of Highland, Ill., edged away from polesitter Justin Wells of Aurora, Mo., for his earn his career MARS DIRTcar Series victory at Legit Speedway Park. Manville started mid-pack and raced to a $3,000 victory over the track's weekly points leader.
Quotable: "I was wondering when it was going to happen. Every time we come down here or come race with MARS in general, I always think 'When are we going to knock off our first MARS wins?' " Manville said in victory lane. "Tonight was it."
Key notes: Manville has multiple weekly victories on the season; his most recent came at Federated Raceway at I-55 on July 16. ... Runner-up Justin Wells had to make repairs to his TNT Race Car after a rough Friday night at Monett Speedway. ... Jesse Stovall competed in a new Black Diamond chassis and won a heat race despite a late tangle with Scott Crigler. ... Wells and Stovall ran side-by-side for several laps mid-race with Stovall inching ahead to lead only lap 21. ... MARS competitors will return to the track for a doubleheader season finale in September.
On the move: Austin Rettig of Sikeston, Mo., started 19th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Manville's Dargie-powered Rocket Chassis is sponsored by TMCI Transportation, E.L. Flanagan's Sports & Spirits, Lucky Dog Racing, Signs & Designs, Buff Breese Intimate Physical Fitness, Keyser Manufacturing and Penske Shocks.
Points chase: Heading to West Plains, Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., had 1042 points to lead Justin Asplin (892) and Payton Looney (858).
Car count: 31
Polesitter: Justin Wells
Heat race winners: Tony Jackson Jr., Terry Phillips, Jesse Stovall, Will Vaught
Consolation race winners: Wendell Wallace, Robby Moore
Provisional starters: Justin Asplin, Payton Looney
Next series race: August 12, Junction Motor Speedway (McCool Junction, NE) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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