Monett Motor Speedway,
Sanction: MARS DIRTcar Series West (Four State Dirt Track Championship) - $4,000
Information provided by: Ron Mitchell and series reports (last updated September 5, 1:17 pm)
Monett gives Asplin first career MARS victory
Four State Dirt Track Championship
- Justin Asplin
- Will Vaught
- Jon Mitchell
- Payton Looney
- Cole Wells
- Justin Wells
- Jacob Magee
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Shane Essary
- Dustin Mooneyham
- Jeff Roth
- Brandon Wilson
- Randy Roth
- Randy Timms
- Terry Phillips
- Dalton Ragsdale
- Chuck Comer
- J.C. Wyman
- Jake Davis
- Chase Junghans
- Jason Hughes
Justin Asplin and his crew celebrate his first MARS victory.
What won the race: Polesitter Justin Asplin of Birch Tree, Mo., broke through for his first MARS DIRTcar Series, earning $4,000 in the 46th annual Four State Dirt Track Championship. MARS points leader Tony Jackson Jr. fell out of the lead with a flat tire and Asplin led the late stages.
Key notes: The MARS circuit has seen five first-time winners this season. ... Besides Jackson, early leader Chase Junghans also had a flat tire. ... Fourth-place finisher Payton Looney piloted a Club 29 Race Car his car owner Jeremy Atnip bought when long-time MARS regular Brandon McCormick recently sold out his racing operation; Looney's team is using McCormick's toterhome and also now has a Rocket Chassis and McCormick's potent Cornett and Hatfield powerplants. ... Along with four more MARS events in September, the series has added the $6,600-to-win Showdown on Route 66 set for Oct. 6 at Springfield (Mo.) Raceway.
Winner's sponsors: Asplin's Barry Wright Race Car is sponsored by B&A Pallet Division, B&A Lumber, Keyser Mfg., VP Racing Heartland, Viper Industrial Products, X-treme Graphics and Midwest Sheet Metal.
Points chase: Entering Sunday's event, Jackson topped the standings with 1,335 points over Asplin (1,149) and Payton Looney (1,114).
Car count: 30
Polesitter: Justin Asplin
Heat race winners: Will Vaught, Tony Jackson Jr., Chase Junghans, Justin Asplin
Consolation race winners: Jeff Roth
Next series race: September 17, Springfield Raceway (Springfield, MO) $2,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.