Springfield, MO (September 13, 2014) – Brad Looney of Republic, MO picked up the win for the 14th annual Larry Phillips Memorial at Springfield Raceway Saturday night and picked up $3,475.00 for his efforts. Looney, the 2011 MARS champion, withstood the challenges of Springfield, MO Terry Phillips and Jeremy Payne to get the win. The race honors Larry Phillips and the iconic #75. Looney also won the 2013 edition of the Larry Phillips Memorial.
Jesse Stovall of Billings, MO was the pole-sitter for the 75 lap feature, but a broken shock on the parade lap forced him to return to the pits before the race ever began. Will Vaught of Crane, MO inherited the pole and led the first 10 laps before Jeremy Payne of Springfield, MO would get by him on lap 11. The race ran caution free until the yellow flag came out on lap 32 as Vaught slowed on the backstretch. On the double file restart, Payne led the field down the front straightway as Looney would get going on the high side and make the pass for the lead on lap 34.
Payne would settle for second and Justin Wells of Aurora, MO; Kyle Beard of Trumann, AR and Tony Jackson Jr of Lebanon, MO rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners were: Stovall, Looney, Payne and Jeff Roth of Bentonville, AR.
Detailed results can be found at www.marsracingseries.com.
The MARS DIRTcar Series would like to thank their sponsors for the 2014 season. Hoosier Racing Tire, Libscomb Auto Group, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Racin Dirt, Powertrain Industries, Sunoco Race Fuel, Midwest Sheet Metal, GRT Race Cars, Keizer Wheels, Hatfield Racing Engines, Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply, Supermoon Graphics, Off Axis Custom Paint and Don Babb Motorsports.