Photo - Lloyd Collins

Spring Valley, Minnesota (August 10, 2016) - Wednesday's Lucas Oil MLRA stop at Deer Creek Speedway did not disappoint. Jimmy Mars started upfront and swapped the lead with Jesse Stovall a couple of times before settling in behind the current series points leader. When Stovall assumed the lead for good, he rolled on to score his fourth MLRA victory of the year.

"It sure is a long ways up here, but it's a heck of a race track," stated Stovall in Andy's Frozen Custard Victory Lane. "I'd come back again. I was just trying to hit my marks every time. I really appreciate them having us up here on a week night like this. This place is awesome there ain't a hole in it. The older I get the more I like to run on these places. I can do both, but this right here is what it's all about."

Ryan Gustin pressured Stovall and and mounted a big charge late, but it was not enough. Earlier on, he dueled with Jimmy Mars for several laps before moving into second.

"I think we had a really good car, but Jesse, he ain't no rookie," stated Gustin. "He ain't going to make mistakes. He knows you're there. He's going to do what he has to do."

For Mars, Wednesday was a race closer to his shop than many he runs in a given season. Along with his primary car, Mars unloaded his backup for Rodney Sanders to race. The evening ended with him securing the final spot on the podium.

"It went alright, just weren't quite as fast as them guys, so congratulations to Jesse and Ryan," Mars said. "It was fun, we were just off a little tonight. I was just trying to be patient on that bottom. I knew that middle groove was better. I just couldn't ever get up there."

Local favorite Jordan Yaggy finished fourth, and Monday and Tuesday's winner, Chris Simpson, was fifth.

Tomorrow is an off day for the series before racing at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Deer Creek Speedway Contingencies 8/10/16
Hooker Harness "11th Place" - Lance Mathees
Andy's Frozen Custard Victory Lane - Jesse Stovall
Fasttrack Photos -Jesse Stovall
Crew Chief of the Race - Tony Rogers
Casey's General Stores "Hard Charger of the Race" - Austin Siebert
Sunoco "Rookie of the Race" - Tad Pospisil
Real Racing Wheels - Tad Pospisil
Wehrs Machine - Brent Larson "Pole Award"- Jimmy Mars
Malvern Bank & Trust "Most Laps Led" - Jesse Stovall
AR Bodies - Terry Phillips
KRC - Dave Eckrich "Hard Luck Award" - Tony Jackson Jr.
Landrum Springs "Top Performer" - Ryan Gustin
Performance Bodies "Performer of the Race" - Jesse Stovall

LucasOilRacing.TV Feature (40 laps): 1.Jesse Stovall 2. Ryan Gustin 3. Jimmy Mars 4. Jorday Yaggy 5. Chris Simpson 6. Rodney Sanders 7. Tad Pospisil 8. Tommy Weder Jr 9. Jon Mitchell 10. Jason Utter 11. Lance Mathees 12. Brent Larson 13. Austin Siebert 14. Jason Rauen 15. Terry Phillips 16. Dave Eckrich 17. Brantlee Gotschall 18. JC Wyman 19. Tony Jackson Jr. 20. Daulton Maassen 21. Nick Herrick

Bilstein Shocks Heat 1 (10 laps): 1. Jesse Stovall 2. Tad Pospisil 3. Chris Simpson 4. Rodney Sanders 5. Jason Rauen 6. Dave Eckrich 7. Nick Herrick

Casey's General Stores Heat 2 (10 laps): 1. Jason Utter 2. Jimmy Mars 3. Jon Mitchell 4. Terry Phillips 5. Brent Larson 6. Tony Jackson Jr. 7. Brantlee Gotschall

Chix Gear Racewear Heat 3 (10 laps): 1. Ryan Gustin 2. Jordan Yaggy 3. Tommy Weder 4. Lance Mathees 5. JC Wyman 6. Austin Siebert 7. Daulton Massen

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