Lucas Oil Speedway,
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
- Will Vaught
- Josh Hughes
- J.C. Wyman
- Tim Manville
- Chase Junghans
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Austin Siebert
- Payton Looney
- Jim Shereck
- Brantlee Gotschall
- Dave Eckrich
- Jeff Roth
- David Hennan
- Tad Pospisil
- Brad Looney
- Jesse Stovall
- Jon Mitchell
- Brandon Wilson
- Rickey Frankel
- Jason Papich
- Randy Timms
- Brent Larson
- Terry Phillips
- Jon Sheets
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.