NIGHTS OF RACING IN LEGIT BLUE MOON MADNESS!
24, 2016) There were two great
nights of racing at Legit Speedway last weekend as the MARS series
Late Model drivers rolled into town along with all other classes.
On Friday night in the MARS Series Late Model race, it was Justin
Wells of Aurora Missouri taking home the $2,000 winner’s check.
Justin led all but 2 laps of the 30 lap feature. Logan Martin of
West Plains, racing in his 2nd race ever in the MARS Late Model
finished in 2nd and Payton Looney finished in 3rd. Will Vaught finished
in 4th and Terry Phillips finished in 5th place.
On Saturday night in the Late Model event, it was
Logan Martin, in his 3rd Late Model start, bringing home the $3,000
paycheck in the 40 lap feature. Martin, who started in 5th raced
his way to the front, passing Stacy Taylor on lap 35. Hughes finished
in 2nd place and Stacy Taylor of Jacksonville Arkansas finished
in 3rd. Tim Manville and Will Vaught rounded out the top 5 in the
feature event on Saturday. | MORE
AND SUPER STOCKS THRILL FANS DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND!
3, 2016) Race fans enjoyed
two perfect evenings of races at Legit Speedway Labor Day weekend.
A large crowd was on hand to see an impressive field of drivers
for the B-Mod Bonanza sponsored by Reliable Chevrolet. In the 75
lap $5,000 to win feature on Saturday, last year’s Bonanza
winner JC Morton was on the pole to start the race and kept the
lead for 35 laps of the race. Then Shawn Strong from Billings overtook
Morton and the two battled it out to the finish with Strong coming
away with the win and the $5,000 check. JC Morton of Springfield
finished in 2nd and the “Brighton Bullet” Derek Watson
of Brighton MO finished in 3rd.
In the Super Stock event which was a 50 lap feature,
Carmon Vincent of Moody, MO was on the pole to start the race. Fans
enjoyed some hard racing with several lead changes throughout the
race. One scary moment came when Edwin Wells of Morrilton AR and
Landon Clinton of Willow Springs, who were battling for 2nd down
the back stretch, got together sending both of them hard into the
wall in turn 3. As the race continued, it was Bobby Bryant of West
Plains coming away with the win and the $2,000 check. Tony Anglin
of Walnut Ridge AR finished in 2nd and Carmon Vincent of Moody Mo
finished in 3rd. |
AIR EVAC LIFETEAM
& CAMBER'S BIRTHDAY SIZZLER RESULTS - AUGUST 27
Auto Repair UMP DIRTcar Late Models Winner- Robby Moore, 2. Justin
Wells, 3. Cole Wells, 4. Jeff Floyd, 5. Kaleb Stolba
ServiceMaster IMCA Modified Winner - Robby Arnold, 2. Matt Barry,
3. Rex Sawyer, 4. Shawn Walsh, 5. Cam Rank
Patriot Race Engines Super Stock Winner - Chris Piper, 2. Carmon
Vincent, 3. Landon Clinton, 4. Dayne Davis, 5. Damon Mayfield
Reliable Chevrolet USRA B-Mod Winner - Randy Zimmerman, 2. Toby
Thompson, 3. Michael Maggard, 4. Justin Rigel, 5. Rustin Miller
Global Steel Buildings Hobby Stock Winner - Kevin Collins, 2.
Kendall Prince, 3. Will Smart, 4. Chris Murray, 5. Lee Skinner
Domino's Pizza Bone Stock Winner - Ethan Rushin, 2. Junior Wiles,
3. Davey Chaney, 4. Caleb Powell, 5. Kenny Underwood
Side-by-Side Winner - Eli Bieschke, 2. Zeb Manns, 3. Rick Trammell
Yard Kart Winner - Kylar Lambert, 2. Kolton Stolba, 3. Kypton
Race Kart Winner - Braxton Swearengin, 2. Jaren Martin, 3. Jase
NIGHT A BIG HIT AT LEGIT SPEEDWAY PARK
6, 2016) Legit Speedway was
busy Saturday night as Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply of West Plains
and Thayer provided free grandstand tickets as a show of appreciation
to their customers. The weather was rainy all day all over the Ozarks,
but it avoided Legit Speedway and fans and drivers got to enjoy
a excellent track and a beautiful evening.
The uncertainty of the weather kept some drivers from
coming out on Saturday, but those who did got to race on a really
good surface. In the Mayfield Auto Repair UMP DIRTcar Late Model
class it was Josh Hughes of West Plains picking up the win. Kaleb
Stolba of Willow Springs finished in 2nd place and Brandon Ball
of West Plains finished in 3rd. That 2nd place finish moves Stolba
within 24 points of Justin Wells in the points race. It was a tough
night for the Wells family as both Justin and Cole had mechanical
issues that put them out of the race.
ON HAND AS THE MARS LATE MODEL SERIES ROLLS INTO TOWN
30, 2016) It was a big night
at Legit Speedway as the MARS Late Model Series rolled into town.
31 cars and drivers from all over the Midwest came in to compete
for the $3,000 1st place prize. Some of the legends in the sport
and top drivers in the country were on hand on a nearly perfect
race track and fans were not disappointed.
Justin Wells of Aurora got out front early and led
the race for 32 laps. But on lap 33 Tim Manville of Highlandville
IL after exchanging a couple major slide jobs with Wells overtook
the lead. Manville was able to hold off all challengers and take
the checkered flag on lap 40 and take home the $3,000 prize. It
was Manville’s first ever MARS victory. Wells finished in
2nd place with Jesse Stovall finishing 3rd, Terry Phillips 4th and
Tony Jackson Jr. 5th. |
WELL REPRESENTED IN VICTORY LANE AT LEGIT!
16, 2016) Kaleb Stolba and
Justin Wells put on a great show for the Mayfield Auto Repair UMP
DIRTcar Late model fans Saturday night at Legit Speedway. In a 20
lap battle to the checkered flag, Wells and Stolba raced side by
side for much of the race. At the checkered flag, it was Stolba
with the win. Wells came in 2nd and Kyle Beard of Truman Arkansas
finished in 3rd.
In the ServiceMaster IMCA Modified race it was Robby
Arnold of Marmaduke Arkansas taking the trip to Victory Lane. Arnold
started in 9th place and raced his way to the front of the group.
Brandon Walsh of Ash Flat Arkansas finished in 2nd place and Tyson
Franks from Floral Arkansas finished in 3rd.
DOESN'T DAMPEN THE ACTION AT LEGIT SPEEDWAY PARK!
9, 2016) A good crowd was
on hand for the racing over the weekend at Legit Speedway Park in
West Plains. Temperatures were warm at race time but the crowd got
to enjoy a great night of racing.
In the Mayfield Auto Repair UMP DIRTcar Late Model
Race it was Wendell Wallace (#6M) of Batesville, Arkansas taking
the checkered flag and claiming the $1,000 check. Wallace, who on
the poll led from start to finish. Justin Wells (#98) of Aurora,
MO finished in 2nd and Austin Rettig (#94) of Sikeston finished
In the ServiceMaster IMCA Modified class fans saw
Mark Norris (#32N) of Searcy, Arkansas come away with the win. Norris
raced his way up from the 5th row start to claim the checkered flag.
Logan Martin (#8M) of West Plains, MO finished in 2nd place and
Tyson Franks (#F1) of Floral, Arkansas finished in 3rd.
ENJOYS THE FIRECRACKER TWIN 50’S AT LEGIT SPEEDWAY PARK!
2, 2016) A large crowd was
on hand Saturday night for the big Firecracker Twin 50’s sponsored
by Hood’s Performance of West Plains. The weekend started
with qualifiers on Friday night to determine the top 18 cars in
USRA B Mod and Super Stock. Then on Saturday night there was a last
chance qualifier for the remaining 6 spots and a “Pole Dash”
to determine the starting lineup for the front 6, as well as a fireworks
display sponsored by Air Evac Lifeteam.
In the Super Stock feature, it was Jeremy Russell
(KEG1) racing his way to a $5000 prize. Russell started inside on
row 2 and overtook the leader on lap 5 when Brian Worley (166) of
St. Mary Mo spun from contact in turn 2 resulting in a chain reaction
pileup of nearly half the field. When racing resumed, Russell had
the lead. Once he was in the front, Russell never looked back, leading
the rest of the race and putting on a great show for the fans. Worley
raced his way back through the field to finish in 7th after the
early spin. 2nd place honors went to Aaron Carr (4) of Judsonia
Arkansas and Wayne Brooks (UFO) of Bald Knob Arkansas finished in
3rd. | MORE
ON HAND FOR LOGGER APPRECIATION NIGHT!
18, 2016) A large crowd was
on hand for the 2nd annual Logger Appreciation Night at Legit Speedway
Park in West Plains. Temperatures were warm at race time but the
crowd got to enjoy a great night of racing. In the Mayfield Auto
Repair UMP DIRTcar Late Model Race it was Josh Hughes (#17) of West
Plains taking the checkered flag and claiming the $1,000 check.
Hughes, who started in 3rd quickly got in the lead and once there,
never relinquished. Justin Wells (#98) of Aurora, MO finished in
2nd and Scott Crigler (#12) of Alton finished in 3rd.
In the SerivceMaster IMCA Modified class fans saw
Stephen Muilenburg of Sparta come away with the win. Muilenburg
(#39) who has raced every season since the speedway opened in West
Plains. Muilenburg had a wire-to-wire win in the event. Robby Arnold
(#21) of Marmaduke Arkansas finished in 2nd and Shawn Walsh (#73)
of Ash Flat Arkansas finished in 3rd. |
PARK BEATS MOTHER NATURE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4
4, 2016) After a week filled
with rain it was questionable whether there would be races on Saturday
night at Legit Speedway. But the rain held off on Saturday and the
Legit staff were able to get the track in racing condition for Saturday
night's event presented by West Plains Propane and Duke Boyz.
In the Mayfield Auto Repair UMP Late Model race it
was the Wells boys and Brandon Ball battling it out for the win.
Ball led for much of the race but in the late laps Cole Wells (#10)
of Aurora, who started in 5th overtook Ball to earn the checkered
flag. Cole Wells, who has finished 4 times in the top 5 this season,
got his first win of 2016. It was Justin Wells (#98) of Aurora finishing
in 2nd and Brandon Ball (#32) of West Plains finishing in 3rd after
starting on the pole. | MORE
SPECIAL HELPS THRILL FANS AT LEGIT ON MAY 21
21, 2016) The big feature
on Saturday night was the special $1000-to-win Hobby Stock feature
sponsored by Global Steel Buildings of West Plains. Twenty one cars
were in the field for the extra money event which provided some
great entertainment for the fans. In the end, it was Kendall Prince
(#76) of Corning Arkansas taking the checkered flag and making his
4th trip to Victory Lane this season. Prince also sits atop the
points standings for the season. Jesse Shearin (#38) of West Plains
finished in 2nd and Will Smart (#26S) of West Plains finished in
3rd. Becky Alford (#99) of Poplar Bluff actually crossed the finish
line 2nd but was disqualified in the post race tech inspection for
modifications to her Crate engine.
Saturday night was also the first night for the Mega Motorsports
Side-By-Side races. 3 competitors took to the stage with David Reese
of Hughes Arkansas coming away with the first win of the season.
And, in another first, the youngsters hit the newly constructed
Go-Kart track for the first Youth Go-Kart Event of the season. It
was Jade Barry blazing her way to the win in the Go-Kart event and
Kolton Stolba winning the Yard Kart event. These events will be
added events throughout the season.
NIGHT A BIG SUCCESS AT LEGIT SPEEDWAY!
7, 2016) A large crowd was
on hand last Saturday at Legit Speedway for the 2nd Annual Farmer
Appreciation Night. It was a regular points night and all six classes
were in action with a great field of drivers and cars.
UMP Late Model sponsored by Mayfield Auto Repair of
West Plains – Jesse Stovall (00) of Billings Missouri rolled
into Legit Speedway and cruised his way to a wire-to-wire win. Stovall
jumped out front early and continued to extend his lead throughout
the race. Fans enjoyed a clean race as Kaleb Stolba (33K) finished
in 2nd and Brad Looney (14) of Republic finished 3rd .
THE SERVICE MASTER IMCA MODIFIED EVENT FOR $1,500!
16, 2016) Jeff “The
Animal” Taylor of Jonesboro Arkansas rolled into Legit Speedway
Saturday night for the Service Master IMCA Modified event. Taylor,
who won the IMCA Arkansas Spring Nationals in March, came in looking
for that $1500 paycheck. He started 4 rows back of last years Legit
IMCA Champion Daryl Hay of Doniphan. Hay led for 11 laps of the
30 lap feature but started losing ground on lap 12. Logan Martin
of West Plains started outside on the 2nd row and ran in 2nd place,
passing Hay on lap 12 and leading for the next 16 laps. But with
4 laps to go, Martin tried to move out of his groove on the low
and middle of the track and Taylor passed him in turn 2. Once in
the lead, Taylor kept it for the remaining 4 laps to take the checkered
flag and the $1500 prize. Martin finished in 2nd with Robby Arnold
of Marmaduke, Ark finishing 3rd. Richi Tosh and Brian Ritchie rounded
out the top 5. |
PARK OPENS 2016 SEASON; WENDELL WALLACE WINS LM!
9, 2016) It was a crisp, cool opening night
at Legit Speedway as the crowd braved the cold for a great night
of racing, sponsored by K-Kountry 95 of Thayer. A good car count
provided the best night of entertainment a racing fan could ask
for. In their 2nd season under new ownership, Legit has added UMP
sanctioning to the Late Model field and there were a good number
of Late Models on hand for opening night. It was Wendall Wallace
- (6) taking the checkered flag in the season opener. Wallace started
on the pole but was given a hard challenge early by #12 Scott Crigler
of Alton. Crigler had his Longhorn on the track for the 1st time
and it was running great. He passed Wallace on lap 2 and was looking
good when a flat on lap 4 sent him to the pits never to return.
From that point, Wallace led the rest of the race. Brandon Ball
(32) got the outside position on row 2 after a late lap caution
which gave him the advantage on the restart to move up to 2nd position.
Kaleb Stolba (33), last years track champion finished in 3rd. Track
fans and drivers were excited to see Stolba on the track after a
freak accident in November nearly took his leg. Mayfield Auto Repair
are the class sponsors this year for the UMP DIRT Late Model class.