Sanction: MARS DIRTcar Series West - $3,000
Information provided by: Ron Mitchell and series reports (last updated May 3, 11:44 am)
Stovall edges Jackson for Springfield triumph
- Jesse Stovall
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Jeremy Payne
- Jason Hughes
- Brad Looney
- Brantlee Gotschall
- Brandon McCormick
- Cole Wells
- Justin Wells
- Tim Manville
- Josh Hughes
- Payton Looney
- Leslie Essary
- Justin Asplin
- Dustin Mooneyham
- Robby Moore
- Chad Wheeler
- Jeff Roth
- Brian Schutt
- Leroy Johnson
- Jacob Magee
- Jason Bodenhamer
Jesse Stovall gives the thumbs up in Springfield's victory lane.
What won the race: Jesse Stovall of Galena, Mo., swept MARS DIRTcar Series weekend action, outrunning Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., for a $3,000 victory in the 30-lap feature at Springfield Raceway. Stovall overtook Jeremy Payne of Springfield, Mo., for the lead on lap eight and never looked back.
Quotable: "All in all, it was an awesome race," Stovall said. "When this racetrack races like that, it's one of the better places in the Midwest to race on."
Key notes: Stovall has 20 career MARS series victories after sweeping the weekend doubleheader in his home state. He was also the winner of Friday's tour event at Monett Speedway. ... Jackson, who was the winner of the MARS event at Springfield on March 21, outdueled Payne for second on lap 13 and ran in the position to the finish. ... MARS competitors will return to the speedway on June 20.
Winner's sponsors: Stovall's Black Diamond Chassis is sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tire, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Midwest Sheet Metal, Rushin Towing, Scott Bailey and Swafford's Service.
Points chase: Stovall ended the weekend with a one-point lead (313-312) over Jackson in the MARS standings. Justin Asplin of Birch Tree, Mo., sits third with 260 points.
Car count: 31
Polesitter: Jeremy Payne
Heat race winners: Brantlee Gotschall, Jesse Stovall, Jeremy Payne, Cole Wells
Consolation race winners: Chad Wheeler, Jeff Roth
Next series race: May 9, Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, OK) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.