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Daily Dirt 01/30/2023 22:04:10

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September 3
Lucas Oil Speedway,
Wheatland, MO
Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (Larry Phillips Memorial) - $5,075
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated September 4, 9:14 am)
Vaught wins $5,075, Larry Phillips Memorial
Larry Phillips Memorial
  1. Will Vaught
  2. Josh Hughes
  3. J.C. Wyman
  4. Tim Manville
  5. Chase Junghans
  6. Tony Jackson Jr.
  7. Austin Siebert
  8. Payton Looney
  9. Jim Shereck
  10. Brantlee Gotschall
  11. Dave Eckrich
  12. Jeff Roth
  13. David Hennan
  14. Tad Pospisil
  15. Brad Looney
  16. Jesse Stovall
  17. Jon Mitchell
  18. Brandon Wilson
  19. Rickey Frankel
  20. Jason Papich
  21. Randy Timms
  22. Brent Larson
  23. Terry Phillips
  24. Jon Sheets
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Will Vaught gets a trophy and a kiss in victory lane.
What won the race: Taking command after series points leader Jesse Stovall slowed with a smoking car on lap 37, Will Vaught of Crane, Mo., on Saturday led the rest of the 50-lap Larry Phillips Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway. Vaught earned $5,075 for his first Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association victory in more than two years.
Quotable: "Everything just fell into place. The Larry Phillips Memorial. He was one of my idols when I was little. This means everything," Vaught said. "I've been beat a lot by leading laps like Jesse was. He was setting a blistering pace. He had a good car and that's heartbreak."
Key notes: Vaught has six career MLRA victories. ... His previous win came May 16, 2014, at Outlaw Motorsports Park near Muskogee, Okla. ... J.C. Wyman, who won his first MLRA feature the previous night at Lakeside Speedway, led the first eight laps and finished third. ... Jason Papich also led a handful of early laps. ... Eleven drivers finished on the lead lap. ... The race honored the memory National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, Larry Phillips. ... MLRA returns to Lucas Oil Speedway to wrap up its season with two shows on Oct. 7-8.
On the move: Josh Hughes of West Plains, Mo., rallied from the seventh row to finish second, recording his best-ever MLRA performance.
Winner's sponsors: Vaught's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Keyser Mfg, Integra Shocks, Wright Asphalt Products and GW Performance.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Stovall led the standings with 1,612 points over Terry Phillips (1,520).
Car count: 37
Polesitter: J.C. Wyman
Heat race winners: Brad Looney, Jesse Stovall, Jason Papich, Payton Looney
Consolation race winners: Jeff Roth, Jon Sheets
Next series race: October 1, State Fair Speedway (Sedalia, MO) $0
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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