Show-Me season opener goes to Leslie Essary
From track reports
POCOLA, Okla. (April 12) — Rallying from his 10th starting spot, reigning series champion Leslie Essary of Crane, Mo., captured the season opener on the Show-Me Racin' Series at Tri-State Speedway. The victory marked his series-leading 20th career victory and fourth of the last five going back to last season. Jeremy Kelley was third followed by the series founder and winner's father, Ken Essary. Connor Ward and Glen Yarbrough rounded out the top five at the 3/8-mile oval near Fort Smith, Ark.
Show-Me @ Tri-State: (1) Leslie Essary, (2) Jeremy Kelley, (3) Ken Essary, (4) Connor Ward, (5) Glen Yarbrough, (6) Shane Essary, (7) Burl Woods, (8) Randy Galloway, (9) Jim Fulp, (10) Chris Morelock, (11) Jarrod Hilton, (12) Don Cloyd, (13) Kevin Henson, (14) Rick Lebow, (15) Jordon Hollway, (16) Rick Wallis, (17) Ken Patterson, (18) Sundance Keeper, (19) Jimmy Bellamy, (20) Shannon Phillips, (21) Roger Wilson, (22) Wesley Briggs. Heat race winners: Wilson, Henson, Holloway, Wallace.