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April 22
Lucas Oil Speedway,
Wheatland, MO
Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (MLRA Spring Nationals) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated April 23, 7:48 am)
Johnny Scott races to $5,000 victory in Wheatland
MLRA Spring Nationals
  1. Johnny Scott
  2. Jason Papich
  3. Stormy Scott
  4. Chris Simpson
  5. Cole Wells
  6. Garrett Alberson
  7. Payton Looney
  8. Logan Martin
  9. Kolby Vandenbergh
  10. Billy Moyer Jr.
  11. Rusty Schlenk
  12. Chad Simpson
  13. Tad Pospisil
  14. Terry Phillips
  15. Jacob Magee
  16. Trevor Gundaker
  17. Mason Oberkramer
  18. Kaeden Cornell
  19. Tommy Sheppard Jr.
  20. Aaron Marrant
  21. Joe Godsey
  22. Todd Cooney
  23. Steve Stultz
  24. Daniel Hilsabeck
  25. Dustin Walker
  26. Shannon Babb
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Johnny Scott cruises toward an MLRA victory in Wheatland, Mo.
What won the race: Pulling off a clean sweep of the program, fast qualifier and polesitter Johnny Scott rolled to a $5,000 Spring Nationals victory in Friday’s 30-lap Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association weekend opener at Lucas Oil Speedway. He finished 1.349 seconds ahead of Jason Papich.
Quotable: “We kind of hit on some stuff over (at 81 Speedway) in Wichita and kind of have been sticking with that," Scott said. "I have to thank my brother (Stormy). Without him I wouldn't be here. He keeps me in the loop and tells me what I probably should run.”
Key notes: Scott scored his fourth career MLRA triumph and second of the season after winning at 81 Speedway on April 9. … Papich reached second on lap 20 when Kolby Vandenbergh, who had held the spot from the start, slipped high and fell to sixth. The Californian closed the gap on Johnny Scott over the remaining circuits but ran out of time. ... Stormy Scott, the winner's twin brother, finished third. ... Making his 2022 debut after eight straight rainouts, eventh-starting Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., was the first retiree of the race on lap 19. … The ninth annual Pitts Homes MLRA Spring Nationals weekend wraps up on Saturday with a $7,000-to-win finale. … Modifieds, B-mods, and stock cars are on Saturday’s card.
On the move: Garrett Alberson of Las Cruces, N.M., started 14th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Scott’s Rancho Milagro Racing Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Mesilla Valley Transportation, Top of the World Ranch, Bilstein, VP Racing Fuels, Eagle Moon Hemp and KBC Graphix.
Points chase: After Wheatland Friday: 1. Johnny Scott (715); 2. Chris Simpson (615); T3. Chad Simpson (575); T3. Tad Pospisil (575); 5. Stormy Scott (565).
Current weather: Clear, 73°F
Car count: 36
Fast qualifier: Johnny Scott
Time: 15.248 seconds
Polesitter: Johnny Scott
Heat race winners: Johnny Scott, Jason Papich, Kolby Vandenbergh, Aaron Marrant
Consolation race winners: Billy Moyer Jr., Tad Pospisil
Next series race: April 23, Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO) $7,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: J. Scott, Vandenbergh
Row 2: Papich, Marrant
Row 3: S. Scott, Chr. Simpson
Row 4: Babb, Looney
Row 5: Wells, Cha. Simpson
Row 6: Schlenk, Cornell
Row 7: Martin, Alberson
Row 8: Magee, Oberkramer
Row 9: Moyer Jr., Pospisil
Row 10: Sheppard Jr., Gundaker
Row 11: Godsey, Phillips
Row 12: Hilsabeck, Walker
Row 13: Cooney, Stultz
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