Stovall carves out Turkey Bowl VII victory
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Nov. 30) — Jesse Stovall of Galena, Mo., led all the way Saturday at Springfield Raceway for a $2,000 victory in the unsanctioned Turkey Bowl VII for Super Late Models.
Stovall took the checkers ahead of hometown driver Terry Phillips while Brandon McCormick of Lebanon, Mo., finished third. Justin Asplin of Bich Tree, Mo., and Jeff Roth of Bentonville, Ark., rounded out the top five.
Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon battle Stovall for the early lead, but he fell back and eventually out of contention with a flat tire. Last year’s winner Kyle Beard of Trumann, Ark., ran third early in the event but ended up 14th.
Notes: Stovall raced just a few days after an announcement that he’d serve as the Midwest house car driver for Bakersfield, Calif.-based Victory Circle Chassis in cars owned by Steve Rushin and Bill Swafford in 2014. … Terry Phillips reversed the finish in the modified feature, outrunning Stovall for the victory. … Missouri drivers swept the top four spots.
Turkey Bowl: (1) Jesse Stovall, (2) Terry Phillips, (3) Brandon McCormick, (4) Justin Asplin, (5) Jeff Roth, (6) Shane Essary, (7) Dustin Mooneyham, (8) Randy Roth, (9) Brian Parker, (10) Jason Crump, (11) Leroy Johnson, (12) Chuck Comer, (13) Tony Jackson Jr., (14) Kyle Beard, (15) Steve Johnson, (16) Dereck Fetter, (17) Bobby Maggard Jr., (18) Garrett Essary, (19) Cole Wells, (20) Brandon Morton.