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Daily Dirt 10/01/2022 19:48:22

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August 10
Deer Creek Speedway,
Spring Valley, MN
Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association - $5,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated August 11, 9:23 am)
Stovall collects $5,000 in MLRA's Deer Creek debut
  1. Jesse Stovall
  2. Ryan Gustin
  3. Jimmy Mars
  4. Jordan Yaggy
  5. Chris Simpson
  6. Rodney Sanders
  7. Tad Pospisil
  8. Tommy Weder Jr.
  9. Jon Mitchell
  10. Jason Utter
  11. Lance Matthees
  12. Brent Larson
  13. Austin Siebert
  14. Jason Rauen
  15. Terry Phillips
  16. Dave Eckrich
  17. Brantlee Gotschall
  18. J.C. Wyman
  19. Daulton Maassen
  20. Nick Herrick
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Jesse Stovall gets rolling in prelims at Deer Creek Speedway.
What won the race: Rebounding after two tough nights, series points leader Jesse Stovall of Billings, Mo., got back on the winning track Wednesday at Deer Creek Speedway in grabbing the first Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association event in Minnesota. Stovall earned $5,000 and ended the two-race series win streak of Iowa's Chris Simpson, who finished fifth. Fourth-starting Ryan Gustin finished just three-tenths of a second behind Stovall in second while polesitter Jimmy Mars, who led a single lap on the third circuit, was third.
Quotable: "It sure is a long ways up here, but it's a heck of a racetrack," Stovall said. "I'd come back again. I was just trying to hit my marks every time. I really appreciate them having us up here on a weeknight like this. This place is awesome; there ain't a hole in it."
Key notes: Stovall posted his fourth MLRA victory of the season and 19th of his career. ... In Iowa events earlier in the week, Stovall contended but was forced out by an oil leak Monday at Farley, and then spun Tuesday at West Liberty, salvaging a third-place finish. ... Sixteen of 21 starters completed 40 laps at Deer Creek in the makeup of a May 14 rainout.
On the move: Driving a Jimmy Mars backup car, Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, started ninth and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Stovall's Black Diamond Chassis has a Scott Bailey Racing Engine and is sponsored by Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Midwest Sheet Metal, Rusin Trucking, Swafford's Service and Hoosier Racing Tire.
Points chase: Jesse Stovall lengthened his MLRA points lead over Terry Phillips.
Car count: 21
Heat race winners: Jesse Stovall, Jason Utter, Ryan Gustin
Next series race: August 12, Junction Motor Speedway (McCool Junction, NE) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Mars, Stovall
Row 2: Utter, Gustin
Row 3: Pospisil, Yaggy
Row 4: Chris Simpson, Weder
Row 5: Sanders, Mitchell
Row 6: Matthees, Phillips
Row 7: Larson, Rauen
Row 8: Wyman, Jackson
Row 9: Dave Eckrich, Siebert
Row 10: Herrick, Gotschall
Row 11: Maassen

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