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Jesse Stovall started on the pole and led all thirty five laps to capture the inaugural Casey's General Store Summer Meltdown, Saturday at Springfield Raceway, in Springfield, MO. He was challenged early by Tony Jackson Jr. and late by John Anderson. The win is Stovall's first ever in a Dirt Late Model at Springfield Raceway. "It's awesome," said Stovall of his weekend sweep. "To have a weekend like this is just unbelievable. It's a heck of an opportunity for me and we've worked our tails off."

On a lap twenty five restart, Anderson went from fourth to second, where he finished. Matt Johnson had a good car and scored a third place finish. It was one of Johnson's best ever runs with the Lucas Oil MLRA. Will Vaught and Tony Jackson Jr. were also among the top five.

The race was slowed by only two cautions. Justin Wells had a flat tire on lap fourteen, and Chris Morelock was sideways in turn two on lap twenty-five. Heat race wins went to Mark Dotson, Jesse Stovall, John Anderson, Matt Johnson and Will Vaught. Next, the Lucas Oil MLRA will be in action at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE on August 10th and 11th.


Race Results

Lucas Cattle Company A Feature (35 Laps): 1. Jesse Stovall (Galena, MO), 2. John Anderson (Omaha, NE), 3. Matt Johnson (Archie, MO), 4. Will Vaught (Crane, MO), 5. Tony Jackson, Jr (Lebanon, MO), 6. Justin Wells (Aurora, MO), 7. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 8. Mark Dotson (Cameron, MO), 9. Ken Essary (Cape Fair, MO), 10. Shane Essary (Aurora, MO), 11. Scott Fry (Exerter, MO), 12. Brandon McCormick (Lebanon, MO), 13. Justin Asplin (Birch Tree, MO), 14. Larry Jones (El Dorado Springs, MO), 15. Brandon Morton (Broken Arrow, OK), 16. Leroy Johnson (Battlefield, MO), 17. Chris Morelock (Springfield, MO), 18. Bryon Allison (Marshall, MO), 19. Mason Oberkramer (Brosley, MO), 20. Dustin Mooneyham (Verona, MO), 21. JD Hubert (Cross Timbers, MO), 22. Dustin Walker (Peculiar, MO)

Sunoco Racing Fuels B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. Kevin Sather (Des Moines, IA), 2. Bryon Allison (Marshall, MO), 3. Shawn Knuckles (Poplar Bluff, MO), 4. JD Hubert (Cross Timbers, MO), 5. Leroy Johnson (Battlefield, MO), 6. Gary Stolba (Willow Springs, MO), 7. Jarrod Hilton (Galena, MO), 8. Steve Johnson (Joplin, MO), 9. Chris Hawkins (Neosho, MO), 10. Mason Oberkramer (Brosley, MO), 11. Leslie Essary (Crane, MO)

Hoosier Racing Tires B Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. Scott Fry (Exeter, MO), 2. Chris Morelock (Springfield, MO), 3. Brandon Morton (Broken Arrow, OK), 4. Dustin Walker (Peculiar, MO), 5. Chuck Comer (Joplin, MO), 6. Matt Brookshire (Newburg, MO), 7. Don Cloyd (Fair Grove, MO), 8. Patrick Johnson (Ash Grove, MO), 9. Pat Cox (Grove, OK), 10. Phil Edmonson (Marionville, MO), 11. Jason Pursley (Hermitage, MO)

Lucas Oil Products Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Mark Dotson (Cameron, MO), 2. Larry Jones (El Dorado Springs, MO), 3. Dustin Mooneyham (Verona, MO), 4. Shawn Knuckles (Poplar Bluff, MO), 5. Jarrod Hilton (Galena, MO), 6. Chris Hawkins (Neosho, MO), 7. JD Hubert (Cross Timbers, MO), 8. Pat Cox (Grove, OK)

Wehrs Machine & Racing Products Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Jesse Stovall (Galena, MO), 2. Ken Essary (Cape Fair, MO), 3. Brandon McCormick (Lebanon, MO), 4. Chris Morelock (Springfield, MO), 5. Patrick Johnson (Ash Grove, Mo), 6. Chuck Comer (Joplin, MO), 7. Dustin Walker (Peculiar, MO)

Peterson Fluid Systems Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. John Anderson (Omaha, NE), 2. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 3. Shane Essary (Aurora, MO), 4. Bryon Allison (Marshall, MO), 5. Phil Edmonson (Marionville, MO), 6. Gary Stolba (Willow Springs, MO), 7. Mason Oberkramer (Brosley, MO)

Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. Matt Johnson (Archie, MO), 2. Justin Wells (Aurora, MO), 3. Justin Asplin (Birch Tree, MO), 4. Don Cloyd (Fair Grove, MO), 5. Jason Pursley (Hermitage, MO), 6. Brandon Morton (Broken Arrow, OK), 7. Leslie Essary (Crane, MO)

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. Will Vaught (Crane, MO), 2. Tony Jackson, Jr (Lebanon, MO), 3. Scott Fry (Exeter, MO), 4. Kevin Sather (Des Moines, IA), 5. Leroy Johnson (Battlefield, MO), 6. Matt Brookshire (Newburg, MO), 7. Steve Johnson (Joplin, MO)

The Lucas Oil MLRA (Midwest Latemodel Racing Association) sanctions regional Super Dirt Late Model touring series events in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa.

For all the latest news and information on the Lucas Oil MLRA please visit us on the web at or by calling the series office at (417) 282 5984.

The Lucas Oil MLRA would like to thank the 2012 marketing partners; Lucas Oil Products, AAA Missouri, Hoosier Race Tires, Lucas Cattle Company, AFCO Racing Products, GRT Race Cars, Powertrain Industries, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bodee's Race Bodies,, Outpace Racing Products, Fast Track Photos, Weld Racing Wheels, Impact Signs and Lighting, Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, MAV TV, Kluhsman Racing Components, Performance Bodies,, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, ATL Fuel Cells, Day Automotive, Bilstein Shocks, BSB Manufacturing, Keizer Wheels, MasterSbilt Race Cars, R2C Performance Products and Wilwood Engineering.

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