Banquet caps 2016 Lucas Oil MLRA campaign

Wheatland, Missouri (December 5, 2016) - Saturday evening the Lucas Oil MLRA officially put the wraps on the 2016 season with the annual Championship Awards Banquet. Held at Harrah's Casino in Kansas City, Missouri, the evening paid tribute to the top ten is series points and highlighted the accomplishments of Series Champion, Jesse Stovall and Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Tad Pospisil.

The night started with a social hour, then opening remarks from Series Director, Dan Robinson prior to dinner. Following the meal, Assistant Series Director, Ernie Leftwich took the stage and thanked all of the marketing partners for their support, track promoters, staff and other key individuals to the series.

There was a special mention and photo slideshow dedicated to longtime series photographer Lloyd Collins, who is stepping away from the series for the upcoming season. Collins has been apart of the Lucas Oil MLRA for the past ten years.

The awards portion of the program was the final order of business for the evening. In addition to dispersing the $44,000 total series points fund, there were many season long awards handed out too.

Jesse Stovall

Jesse Stovall amassed five wins on the tour this year with victories at Southern Iowa Speedway, I-80 Speedway, Adams County Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway and Lucas Oil Speedway. His championship share of the points fund is $15,000.

Tad Pospisil

Tad Pospisil had a season best runner up finish at Junction Motor Speedway in his maiden trek though the Lucas Oil MLRA schedule. His lucrative bonus, courtesy of Rookie of the Year sponsor Sunoco Race Fuels, consists of $2,500 and six barrels of his choice of fuel for the coming season.

This week Lucas Oil MLRA officials will be busy at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, held annually at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. They will meet with racers, marketing partners and various other industry insiders, in preparation for the 2017 season and beyond.

Season Long Award Winners
RacingJunk.com Hard Luck Award ($500): Brantlee Gotschall
Casey's General Stores Hard Charger Award ($750): Terry Phillips
Lucas Oil MLRA Crew Chief of the Year ($250): Tony "Tommy Boy" Rogers
DirtOnDirt.com Pole Award ($500): Jesse Stovall
Malvern Bank Most Laps Led ($1,000): Jesse Stovall

Final Point Standings
1. Jesse Stovall (1952)
2. Terry Phillips (1834)
3. Dave Eckrich (1686)
4. Tad Pospisil (1653)
5. Tony Jackson Jr. (1616)
6. JC Wyman (1549)
7. Brantlee Gotschall (1521)
8. Austin Siebert (1374)
9. Jason Papich (1356)
10. Randy Timms (1007)

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

Fans may also "like" the Lucas Oil MLRA Facebook page by clicking www.Facebook.com/lucasoilmlra or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MLRA.

2016 Official Lucas Oil MLRA Marketing Partners

Casey's General Stores
"The Official Convenience Store" of Lucas Oil MLRA

E3 Spark Plugs
"The Official Spark Plug" of Lucas Oil MLRA

GEICO
"The Official Insurance" of Lucas Oil MLRA

General Tire
"The Official Tire" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Hoosier Race Tires
"The Official Race Tire" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Lucas Oil Products
"The Official Oil" of Lucas Oil MLRA  

Malvern Trust & Savings Bank
"The Official Trust & Savings Bank" of Lucas Oil MLRA

MAVTV Motorsports Network
"The Official Television Network" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Optima Batteries
"The Official Battery" of Lucas Oil MLRA

RacingJunk.com
"The Official Classifieds" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Speedco Truck Lube & Tires
"The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Sunoco Race Fuels
"The Official Fuel" of Lucas Oil MLRA

2016 MLRA Supporters Include:

Andy's Frozen Custard, AR Bodies, ASI Racewear, Bell Helmets, Bilstein, Casey's General Stores, Chix Gear Apparel, DirtOnDirt.com, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fast Track Photos, G2 Gemini Apparel, GRT Race Cars, Hobbytime Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tire, Hooker Harness, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps, Kluhsman Racing Components, Landrum Performance Springs, Lucas Cattle Company, Lucas Oil Products, Lucas Oil Racing TV, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Midwest Sheet Metal, Performance Bodies, ProtectTheHarvest.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Real Racing Wheels, Sunoco Race Fuels, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products

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