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June 12
Randolph County Raceway,
Moberly, MO
Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 13, 12:21 pm)
Babb bags MLRA opener at Randolph County
  1. Shannon Babb
  2. Ryan Gustin
  3. Chad Simpson
  4. Tony Jackson Jr.
  5. Will Vaught
  6. Payton Looney
  7. Chris Simpson
  8. Dennis Erb Jr.
  9. Billy Moyer
  10. Mitch McGrath
  11. Tony Toste
  12. Jeremy Conaway
  13. Jeremiah Hurst
  14. Daryn Klein
  15. Garrett Alberson
  16. Tim Manville
  17. Gordy Gundaker
  18. Jason Papich
  19. Trevor Gundaker
  20. Joe Gorby
  21. Jordan Yaggy
  22. Aaron Marrant
  23. Bobby Pierce
  24. Jeremy Grady
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Shannon Babb heads for victory at Randolph County.
What won the race: Regaining the lead from fellow front-row starter Tony Jackson Jr. on a lap-18 restart, Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., captured Friday's Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association opener at Randolph County Raceway. He earned $3,000 for his third career MLRA victory.
Key notes: Babb led the first nine laps before Tony Jackson Jr. went by on a restart. ... The winner regained the point on lap 19, taking the advantage of a restart. ... Tim Manville slowed to draw a lap-18 yellow. ... Daryn Klein, Jeremiah Hurst and Garrett Alberson tanged on lap 18 with the Hurst and Alberson cars (Roberts Motorsports teammates) suffered heavy damage. ... The 37 entrants represented 11 states. … Babb's previous MLRA victories came in 2018 at La Salle (Ill.) Speedway and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.
On the move: Runner-up Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, started eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Babb’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Petroff Towing, Donley Trucking, Dyna-Gro, Douglas Dodge/Ram, CJI Piping & Fabricating, Hunting for Hope and Kuebler Ultra Oil.
Points chase: It’s the MLRA season opener.
Current weather: Clear, 77°F
Car count: 36
Fast qualifier: Chad Simpson
Time: 17.178 seconds
Polesitter: Shannon Babb
Heat race winners: Shannon Babb, Payton Looney, Tony Jackson Jr., Will Vaught
Consolation race winners: Mitch McGrath, Trevor Gundaker
Provisional starters: Jeremy Grady, Joe Gorby
Next series race: June 13, Maquoketa Speedway (Maquoketa, IA) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Babb, Jackson Jr.
Row 2: Looney, Vaught
Row 3: Marrant, Cha. Simpson
Row 4: Chr. Simpson, Gustin
Row 5: Papich, Toste
Row 6: Moyer Sr., Hurst
Row 7: G. Gundaker, Erb Jr.
Row 8: Conaway, Klein
Row 9: McGrath, T. Gundaker
Row 10: Manville, Alberson
Row 11: Pierce, Yaggy
Row 12: Grady, Gorby
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