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Phillips sails at Lake Ozark for 7th MARS victory

August 9, 2010, 1:20 pm
From series reports
Terry Phillips emerges in victory lane. (Ron Mitchell)
Terry Phillips emerges in victory lane. (Ron Mitchell)

ELDON, Mo. (Aug. 7) — Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., completed a sweep of the MARS DIRTcar Series weekend Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway, leading all 35 laps for his series-leading seventh victory of 2010. Phillips added the $3,000 payday to the $3,000 he won the previous night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., another track promoter by Kevin and Tammy Gundaker. | Slideshow

Mark Burgtorf of Quincy, Ill., started fourth and made a few challenges on Phillips but settled for second while eighth-starting Brandon McCormick of Lebanon, Mo., rallied from his fourth-row starting spot to finish third, his best of the season. Al Purkey of Coffeyville, Kan., made a 13th-to-fourth run despite losing a cylinder before the race, and Jeremy Payne of Springfield rounded out the top five.

Phillips, a five-time MARS champion and current points leader, notched his series-leading 74th career victory.

MARS drivers return to action Aug. 13 at Outlaw Motor Speedway near Muskogee, Okla.

MARS @ Lake Ozark: (1) Terry Phillips, (2) Mark Burgtorf, (3) Brandon McCormick, (4) Al Purkey, (5) Jeremy Payne, (6) Dave Eckrich, (7) Brandon Sheppard, (8) Frank Heckenast Jr., (9) Mark Voigt, (10) Eric Turner, (11) Tony Jackson Jr., (12) Denny Eckrich, (13) Jason McBride, (14) Matt Furman, (15) Dustin Mooneyham, (16) Danny Haynes, (17) Darrell Mooneyham, (18) Rickey Frankel, (19) Justin Asplin, (20) Chris Fetter, (21) Leroy Johnson, (22) Gary Christian. Heat race winners (among 28 cars): Phillips, Burgtorf, Payne, Eckrich. Consolation winners: McBride, Frankel.

 
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