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June 13
Pepsi Lee County Speedway,
Donnellson, IA
Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association - $3,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated June 14, 11:05 am)
Phillips outruns Gustin for Lee County win
  1. Terry Phillips
  2. Ryan Gustin
  3. Chad Simpson
  4. John Anderson
  5. Tommy Weder Jr.
  6. Travis Dickes
  7. Jason Utter
  8. Matt Furman
  9. Mark Burgtorf
  10. Dave Eckrich
  11. Chris Simpson
  12. Jeremy Payne
  13. Austin Siebert
  14. Justin Reed
  15. Brian Harris
  16. Jason Bodenhamer
  17. Jake Meier
  18. Tommy Elston
  19. Spencer Diercks
  20. Scott Lewis
  21. Jay Johnson
  22. Bill Koons
  23. Andy Eckrich
  24. Bob Cullen
  25. Rickey Frankel
  26. Skip Frey
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Terry Phillips (75) made a late-race pass to top Ryan Gustin (19r).
What won the race: In a thrilling race in front of a huge crowd, fifth-starting Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., maneuvered through lapped traffic to take a late-race lead from Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, notching his 107th MLRA series victory.
Quotable: "I knew I had a good car," Phillips said, "and the slicker it got, it seemed to be the better I got."
Key notes: John Anderson of Omaha, Neb., led 30 laps from the outset while seeking his second consecutive victory, but ultimately settled for fourth at the finish. ... Andy Eckrich of Oxford, Iowa, challenged Anderson early. ... Gustin got rolling on the high side to reach second, then made a crossover move to take the lead from Anderson on lap 31. ... Phillips slipped under Gustin in the closing laps, and Gustin ran out of room on the backstretch when he attempted to regain the point. ... Mid-race cautions appeared for Bill Koons and then debris on the next lap. ... The race was co-sanctioned by the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series. ... Anderson won Friday's co-sanctioned stop at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. ... Both tours made their first-ever appearance at the Donnellson, Iowa, oval.
On the move: Gustin charged from the seventh starting position to finish second; Tommy Weder Jr. of Woodward, Okla., advanced from 10th to fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Phillips drives a Hatfield-powered Rocket Chassis sponsored by Andy's Frozen Custard, Champion Brands, Don Babb Motorsports, Integra Shocks, Keyser Mfg., Mesilla Valley Transportation and New Vision Graphics
Points chase: Third-place finisher Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, maintains a lead atop both the MLRA and Corn Belt Clash standings despite being uncharacteristically winless on both tours.
Car count: 31
Fast qualifier: Chad Simpson
Time: 15.405 seconds
Heat race winners: Chad Simpson, Jason Utter, John Anderson, Andy Eckrich
Consolation race winners: Rickey Frankel
Provisional starters: Jake Meier, Bob Cullen
Next series race: June 14, Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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