Randolph County Raceway,
Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 5, 5:28 pm)
Phillips holds off Simpson for 112th MLRA win
- Terry Phillips
- Chad Simpson
- Brent Larson
- Randy Timms
- Brantlee Gotschall
- Jesse Stovall
- Dave Eckrich
- Bryon Allison
- Matt Furman
- Rickey Frankel
- Tim Manville
- J.C. Wyman
- Jordan Yaggy
- Jeremy Grady
- Joseph Gorby
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Rodney Sanders
- Justin Duty
Terry Phillips captured his 112th MLRA victory.
What won the race: Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., celebrated his first Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association triumph of the season, holding off Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, on a restart with three laps remaining. Phillips pocketed $3,000 for the victory at Missouri's Randolph County Raceway.
Key notes: Phillips notched his 112th career Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association victory. He last won with the tour Aug. 12-13, 2016, when he swept a weekend at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. ... Runner-up Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, won last year's MLRA stop at Randolph County. ... Nine of the 18 starters finished on the lead lap. ... Saturday's 18 entrants were the tour's fewest of the season to date. ... Chris Simpson of Oxford, Iowa, did not enter Saturday's program, but won the opening two legs of MLRA's weekend tripleheader at Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Mo., and Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. ... With the cancellation of a June 24 event at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa, the MLRA will remain idle until a June 30-July 1 twinbill at Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway.
Winner's sponsors: Phillips drives a Black Diamond Chassis with an Andy Durham Racing Engine and carries sponsorship from Andy's Frozen Custard, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Don Babb Motorsports, New Vision Graphics, Integra Shocks, Keyser Mfg., Peterson Fluid Systems, Performance Bodies and Midwest Sheet Metal.
Points chase: Entering the race, Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., sat atop the MLRA points standings, just six points in front of Rodney Sanders. Defending series champion Jesse Stovall of Billings, Mo., was 20 points behind Jackson.
Car count: 18
Heat race winners: Jesse Stovall, Chad Simpson
Next series race: June 30, Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, OK) $3,000
Editor's note: Corrects winner's chassis manufacturer.