Sanction: MARS DIRTcar Series West (March Madness) - $3,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated March 28, 1:11 pm)
Top seed Phillips wins MARS March Madness
- Terry Phillips
- Ryan Gustin
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Brad Looney
- Kyle Beard
- Brandon McCormick
- Jacob Magee
- Josh Hughes
- Brandon Morton
- Justin Asplin
- Leroy Johnson
- Jesse Stovall
- Jason Hughes
- Jeff Roth
- Dustin Mooneyham
- Austin Rettig
- Corey Zeitner
- Joey Smith
- Jon Driskill
- Will Vaught
- Don Cloyd
- Michael Maggard
Terry Phillips tunes up before his hometown victory.
What won the race: Third-starting Terry Phillips scored his series-leading 83rd career victory.
Key notes: Phillips is a six-time MARS champion; his crowns came in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010. ... In place of the redraw, the top eight drivers in heat race passing points shot baskets to determine feature starting spots; Will Vaught, a former Missouri All-State basketball player, was the first to make a shot and earned the pole. ... March Madness event was the third of 31 events on the series' 2014 campaign. ... The series will return to Springfield on May 10 and Sept. 13.
Winner's sponsors: Phillips steers a Rocket Chassis powered by Hatfield Racing Engine and sponsored by Andy’s Frozen Custard, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Don Babb Motorsports and New Vision Graphics.
Points chase: Defending series champion Tony Jackson Jr. unofficially took the points lead with his third-place finish; Brian Shirley and Riley Hickman sat atop the standings entering the evening, but neither driver attended Saturday's event.
Car count: 25
Polesitter: Will Vaught
Heat race winners: Will Vaught, Jesse Stovall, Terry Phillips
Consolation race winners: Corey Zeitner
Provisional starters: Michael Maggard
Next series race: April 18, Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA) $3,000