4.5.14 MLRA Late Models Results From I-80 Speedway
Terry Phillips Rolls in Season Opener
Greenwood, NE (April 5th, 2014) – After pushing back the start of the 2014 Lucas Oil MLRA season by one day, Saturday at I-80 Speedway it all began. There was a stout field of 43 competitors vying for the $3,000 winner’s check. Terry Phillips was second in passing points and rolled from the outside pole for the 35 lap main event. He was the class of the field in earning the season opening win.
“The car was real good, brand new car here,” said Phillips. “We’ve been working day and night on it. Usually new cars is temperamental. Mark Richards, he got us dialed in. I ain’t screwed a turn on it tonight, so that’s a good night. We got a new motor in it that Hatfield Engines built. It’s an animal.”
Weder earned the DirtOnDirt.com Pole Award and was a strong second. “Right when we got that first caution, I had had a run on him,” comented Weder. “I thought I might get him there in lapped traffic, but the caution played in his favor and not so much mine.” Weder was the dominant car during the heat race portion of the program. He drew a 7th place staring spot and won with relative ease, utilizing a line different than the majority of the field.
Brad Looney kicked off his 25th year behind the wheel with a 3rd place effort in his Capital Race Car. He had John Anderson and Brian Birkhofer breathing down his back for much of the race. Only two cautions slowed the pace of the main event.
Sunday action will get started at 5 PM. The Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models will be racing for $2,000 to win, and Phillips is in line for the Durst Motorplex bonus of $2,500 should he repeat Saturday’s performance.
Lucas Cattle Company A Feature (35 Laps): 1. Terry Phillips 2. Tommy Weder Jr. 3. Brad Looney 4. Brian Birkhofer 5. Chad Simpson 6. John Anderson 7. Chase Junghans 8. Travis Dickes 9. Chris Simpson 10. Bill Leighton 11. Jason O’Brien 12. Matt Furman 13. Dave Eckrich 14. Andy Eckrich 15. Jordan Yaggy 16. Justin Gregg 17.Spencer Diercks 18. Jason Bodenhamer 19. Bill Koons 20. Jim Johnson 21. JC Wyman 22. Jason Utter 23. Kyle Berck 24. Corey Zeitner 25. Lance Mathees 26. Andrew Kosiski 27. Jase Kaser 28. Junior Coover 29. Al Humphrey 30. Rodney Sanders 31. Jeremy Payne 32. Tad Pospisil
Hoosier Racing Tires B Main 1 (12 Laps): 1. Andrew Kosiski 2. Corey Zeitner 3. JC Wyamn 4. Dave Eckrich 5. Spencer Diercks 6. Mike Collins 7. Junior Coover 8. John Hansen 9. Al Humphrey 10. Bill Koons 11. Jesse Kroger 12. David Garmann 13. Jeff Kroger 14. Scott Lewis
Sunoco Raicng Fuels B Main 2 (12 Laps): 1. Jeremy Payne 2. Andy Eckrich 3. Matt Furman 4. Rodney Sanders 5. Jacob Magee 6. Tyson Turnbull 7. Justin Gregg 8. Jase Kaser 9. Don Shaw 10. Todd Frank 11. Jim Johnson 12. Denton Duncan 13. Jason Bodenhamer
Lucas Oil Products Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Brad Looney 2. Brian Birkhofer 3. Chris Simpson 4. Tad Pospisil 5. Matt Furman 6. Justin Gregg 7. Mike Collins 8. Jason Bodenhamer 9. Jesse Kroger
ProtectTheHarvest.com Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Tommy Weder Jr. 2. Jason O’Brien 3. Jordan Yaggy 4. Andrew Kosiski 5. Corey Zeitner 6. Scott Lewis 7. John Hansen 8. Bill Koons 9. Denton Duncan
MAV TV American Real Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. Chase Junghans 2. Bill Leighton 3. Travis Dickes 4. Andy Eckrich 5. Jeremy Payne 6. Jase Kaser 7. Tyson Turnbull 8. Don Shaw 9. Jeff Kroger
Midwest Sheet Metal Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. Kyle Berck 2. John Anderson 3. Lance Mathees 4. Dave Eckrich 5. JC Wyamn 6. Al Humphrey 7. Junior Coover 8. David Garmann
Casey’s General Stores Heat 5 (10 Laps): Terry Phillips 2. Chad Simpson 3. Jason Utter 4. Rodney Sanders 5. Spencer Diercks 6. Jacob Magee 7. Jim Johnson 8. Todd Frank
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