by: Sam Stoecklin
Greetings all, glad to be back tonight, we are moments away from hotlaps for the 20th annual running of the Show-Me 100. Pack trucks are finishing up business right now and cars are in the staging lane as we speak. Mark Fluffy Dotson looks like he will be one of the first cars to come out on the track.
While we're waiting we'll throw some stats out to ya from the history of the race.
The most cars ever at a Show Me was 1999 when there were 128 cars on hand, Terry Phillips was the winner that year. In 2000 there were 127 cars checked. To the best of our knowledge there are 55 cars checked in. May not be the largeest car count but the quality is here! Cars just hit the track!
Group 1: 11 Tyler Reddick, 41 Josh McGuire, 02 Tommy Weder Jr, 85 Mark Dotson, 56 Tony Jackson Jr, 18 Eric Wells, 58 AJ Diemel, 0 Shane Harris, 3s Brian Shirley, 25 Chad Simpson, 17m Robert Baker, 0 Scott Bloomquist, 98 Jason Rauen, 99L Scott Lewis
Group 2: 20 Jimmy Owens, 21 Billy Moyer Jr, 18 Shannon Babb, 33x Eric Turner, 23 John Blankenship, 7 Jerry Lierly, 71 Chris Wall, 44 Earl Pearson Jr, 14 Morgan Bagley, 22 Charlie McKenna, 15 Brian Birkhofer, 1 Duke Whiseant, 6m Wendell Wallace, 11 Austin Hubbard
Group 3: 1a Bryon Allison, 41 Brad Neat, 28 Jimmy Mars, 42 Brandon McCormick, 9t Tim Isenberg, 14 Brad Looney, 71 Don O'Neal, 32 Chris Simpson, 18 Ronnie Lee Hollingsworth, 5 Jared Landers, 20x Jake Meyer, c8 Timothy Culp, 2 John Anderson, 3 Kevin Sather
Group 4: f5 BJ Robinson, 81 Mike Stadel, 5 Eric Jacobsen, 46 Tim Rivers, 96 RC Whitwell, 00 Jesse Stovall, 28e Dennis Erb Jr, 1v Will Vaught, 15 Steve Francis, 21 Billy Moyer, 15 Jonathan Davenport, 75 Terry Phillips, 15t David Turner
Four heats tonight after time trials. 55 cars, 14-14-14-13 cars starting in each of the four heats. Top four will transfer to the main event from the heats.
The USRA modifieds are on track now for their hotlaps, there are 51 modifieds here tonight running for $750 to win. Track point leader Jason Russell has taken a night off from ULMA competition, where he is also the point leader, to run his modified. Terry Schultz, Caleb Bray, Eddie Bray, Dennis Elliott, Jim Moody, Steve Picou, Chad Lyle, David Barker, Nick Pence, Shadd Badder, Donnie Fellers are here in their mods. They're still lining up for more amod hot laps.
Jeff Cutshaw, Jason Hughes is here!, Josh Poe, Jamie Ragland, Chase Jones, Tracy Wolfe, Tim Setzer, Austin Siebert are also here in the amods.
17m Baker 16.788
18 wells 16407
56 jakson 16.576
02 Weder Jr 16.814
25 Simpson 16.449
Scott Lewis 17.081
58 AJ Diemel 16.789
41 McGuire 17.450
Eric Turner 33x - 16.515
11 Austin Hubbard - 19.935
Babb 18 - 16.831
Eearl Pearson - 17.592
14 Morgan Bagley - 16.825
Duke Whieseant 16.603
Moyer jr - 16.402
Moyer Jr 16.423
Bloomer quick so far
20 Jimmy Owens - 15.51 3 fast
71 Wall 17.188
Owens - 15.851
15b Brian Birkhofer - final group a qualifier - 19.935 lap 1 - lap 2 16.929
28 Jimmy Mars - 16.388
5 Jared Landers 17.050
9 Isenberg 17.152
42 Brandon McCormick - 17.338
71 DOn Oneal 16.518
14 Brad Looney 16.396
c8 Timothy Culp - 16.620
Brad Neat 17.175
Bryon Allison 17.076
32 Chris Simpson - 17.399
Simpson - 16.983
18 Ronnie Lee Hollingsworth - 16.996
John Anderson 16.963
21 Billy Moyer - 16.354
Francis 15 -
96 RC Whitwell - 16.933
46 Tim Rivers 0 Spins out
Timing problems, sorry
1v Vaught 17.068
15 Jonathan Davenport 17.217
81 Mike Stadel 16.966
75 Terry Phillips - 16.781
f5 BJ Robinson 17.113
David Turner 16.899
David Turner 16.749
Times are done
Group b quick Brad Looney, Overall fast time Jimmy Owens
Brad Looney, Don O'Neal, Billy Moyer, Dennis Erb, Kevin Sather, Timothy Culp
Here's the fast time interview from the frontstretch with Jimmy Owens.
Congrats to the Newport Nightmare Jimmy Owens on quick time at 15.513, quicker than Blankenship's quick time of last year 15.569. Owens was also quick time here two years ago with a 16.037.
Modified heat race action: Setzer edges Schultz at the line in heat one on a last lap pass. Badder was third. Heat two: Brian Williams in the 26 won by a ton over the 29, 03 of Chase Jones, Payden Phillips, Jason Russell, and Colson Kirk. Third heat: 14 Justin Newman way out front with the win, over the 1 car, 73 Mickey Burrell, Eddie Bray, Dennis Elliott and Jim Moody.
Sorry, don't know all the cars tonight, will try to get more names...also want to apologize on some of the times tonight, group qualifying is fast as all get out and these fingers were going as quick as they could go. Working on getting the heat lineups for you now...
Mod Heat 4: 12 Jason Hughes, D Fellers, 4 Josh Poe, 11 car, J Fellers
Group a late model qualifying: Owens, Bloomquist, Jackson Jr, Dotson, Eric Turner, Reddick, Moyer Jr, Wells, Weder, Rauen, Simpson, Swhiseant, Wallace, Shirley, Pearson, Harris, Baker, Diemel, Lierly, Blankenship, Bagley, Babb, Birkhofer, Hubbard, McKenna, Lewis, Wall, McGuire.
Group b late model qualifying finish order: Steve Francis, Looney, O'Neal, Moyer, Mars, Sather, Culp, Landers, Rivers, D Turner, hollingsworth, Erb, Phillips, Stovall, Jacobsen, Meier, Whitwell, vaught, Anderson, stadel, Davenport, Simpson, Allison, Isenberg, BJ Robinson, Neat, McCormick
Heats lineups coming up...
Lucas Late Model Heat 1:
Jimmy Owens / Tony Jackson Jr
Eric Turner / Billy Moyer Jr
Tommy Weder / Chad Simpson
Wendell Wallace / Earl Pearson Jr
Robert Baker / Jerry Lierly
Morgan bagley / Brian Birkhofer
Charlie McKenna / Chris Wall
Scott Bloomquist / Mark Dotson
Tyler Reddick / Eric Wells
Jason Rauen / Duke Whiseant
Brian Shirley / Shane Harris
AJ Diemel / John Blankenship
Shannon Babb / Austin Hubbard
Scott Lewis / Josh McGuire
Fifth and final a mod heat Robbie Bryant, Jeff Cutshaw, Steve Picou, Jamie Ragland, David Barker
Heat 3 Lucas Oil Late Models
Steve Francis / Don O'Neal
Jimmy Mars / Timothy Culp
Tim Rivers / Ronny Lee Hollingsworth
Terry Phillips / Eric Jacobsen
RC Whitwell / John Anderson
Jonathan Davenport / Bryon Allison
BJ Robinson / Brandon McCormick
Heat 4 Lucas Oil Late Models
Brad Looney / Billy Moyer
Kevin Sather / Jared Landers
David Turner / Dennis Erb Jr
Jesse Stovall / Jake Meier
Will Vaught / Mike Stadel
Chris Simpson / Tim Isenberg
Heats are coming up, some packing going on up on the high side before the heats come out, we had heard the track might be re-worked but there are cars staged and ready...after a few minutes of topside packing, heat one is on the speedway now with Owens on the pole and local favorite Tony Jackson Jr beside him. Four 20-lap heat races set to go in a moment...
Three wide on lap one for the lead owens leads lap one followed by E Turner and Jackson and Moyer jr...Owens way out fron with ET still second three laps down, Moyer jr now thrid with Jacson jr fourth and chad simpson fifth,Wendell wallace is sixth...Owens by a full straight over E Turner Moyer Simpson, Wallace now fifth followed by Pearson, Jackson and Weder with nine laps down...just passed halfway Owens is putting a lap on Chris Wall in a backup car, E Turner, Moyer Jr, Chad Simpson, Wallace, Pearson, Jackson and Wieder. Birkhofer has pulled off the track, he started way back but didn't go much of anywhere, seven laps to go...Wallace is on the move going for third trying to get Moyer jr, E Turner still solid in second Owens is checked out, Wallace to third! over Moyer Jr and Simpson and Pearson, Moyer under fired from simpson now...Owens lapping cars in the field up to 12th,
Winner, Jimmy Owens, Eric Turner second followed by Wendell Wallac, Chad Simpson Moyer Jr, Pearson, Jackson, Wieder, Baker, Lieerly, McKenna, Bagley, Wall and Birkhofer.
Top 4 from each heat transfer on
Heat two up next....green is out on heDiemel and Blankenship banging in turn one with Diemel advancing, Bloomquist quickly checking out. Mark Dotson running great in second Reddick is thrid followed by Wells, Whiseant and Rauen with four laps down...Bloomquist about a half straight ahead Reddick now second but caution flies with six laps down. Bloomquist is out front folllowed by Reddick, Dotson, Wells, Rauen, Whiseant, Diemel, blankenship, Harris, Shirley, Babb, Hubbard, McGuire, and Lewis, green back out 14 to go...Reddick trying to preasure Bloomquist, Babb is on the hunt to 5th from 11th, great run, nine down eleven to go. Babb takes fourth as Rauen nearly spins, Dotson slips to fifth at halfway its Bloomquist, Reddick Wells, and Babb....Reddick led a lap but Bloomquist leads the next lap, top four checking out with bnabb still fourth behind wells, Dotson and Diemel for fifth with Whieseant, Hubbard, Blankenship and Shirley on back, five laps to go...Bloomer is running the middle with Reddick right there, the 18 cars of Wells and Babb good battle for fourth...two to go...Scott Bloomquist takes the win over Reddick, Wells, Shannon Babb to fourth from 11th, Diemel, Hubbard from way back, Blankenship, Whiseant, Dotson, Shirley, Rauen, McGuire, Harris, and Lewis...heat three coming out now...top four transfer from the heats...
False start on heat three and Bryon Allison nearly didn't get it woed down quick enough and spun but no harm no foul as everyone rejoins, green is out, here we go with Francis and O'Neal up front with Jimmy Mars to second from the start, Culp is fourth, with Rivers fifth followed by Jacobsen and Phillips...Phillips tries to make a move down low and spins with some contact with Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, caution out with O'Neal, Mars, Francis, Culp, Jacobsen, Rivers, Anderson, and Allison in the running order...Phillips and Hollingsworth were sixth and seventh when the spin happened, caution is out... with four laps down its ONeal Francis and Mars followed by Jacobsen, Culp, Anderson and Allison...O'Neal by about a half straight with Francis second on the high side as Francis low...Now Anderson and Culp running fifth and sixth get together off of four, yellow is out again!...running order O'Neal, Francis, Mars, Jacobsen, Allison, Davenport to sixth from the tail, Rivers, Phillips trying to rebound...green back out with seven down now, good battle with Mars and Francis and now Davenport is coming now to fourth, contact between Jacobsen and Davenport in turn two, nine laps in...Rivers and BJ Robinson collide down the front stretch with Robinson spun backwards on the high side of one and Rivers spun to the low side of one after colliding with the uke tire...running order at halfway lap ten is O'Neal, Francis, Mars, Davenport in fourth from eleventh, Jacobsen, Allison, Phillips has revcovered to sixth, Whitwell, Hollingsworth, Anderson, and McCormick still out on the track...
still O'Neal with Mars now second on low side Francis is up high with Davenport close behind now Jacobsen low and Phillips down low in sixth...seven laps to go...O'Neal by about half straight over Mars, good battle between the 15s of Francis and Davenport...two to go...O'neal wins it by a half straight over Mars, Davenport by a hair for third over Francis in fourth, Jacobsen fifth, Phillips, Anderson, Hollingsworth, Allison, Whitwell and McCormick round out the field...fourth and final heat coming up...
Looney and Moyer in Victory Circle on the front row, green is out, but false start and Landers is off to the pits from outside of row two! Complete re-start...Moyer on the high side grabs the lead with Sather going for second in a good battle with Looney and Erbg in fourth, Tuner fifth with Stovall up high trying to come forward but clipped the wall, Vaught is up to sixth with three laps down...Landers spins entering turn one and the caution flies with three laps down...Order is Moyer Looney Sather Erb D Turner Vaught StovallMeier Neat from tail back and Simpson the top ten so far...green back out with JMoyer and Sather leading the way Looney back to thrid with Erb and D Turner for fourth. Vaught is up to sixth with close runs by Stovall and neat running hard to come forward...five laps down...Stovall is all over Erb and Looney trying to grab a top four spot as Moyer and Sather run one two, Looney now thrid with Erb fourth and Stovall foruth, Vaught and Stovall together at Lucas again, imagine that !!!! Great run for thrd with some locals and Dennis erb, this is going to be a crash if it keeps going and yes it nearly happened as Erb nearly spun down the back stretch and now Stovall got a flat out of the contact and spun up high in turn four to draw a caution, what a wild heat race, Stovall is off to the pits to fix the flat, running order is Moyer, Sather, Looney, Erb, Vaught, Neat, D Turner, Isenberg, Chris Simpson, Meier, Stadel--who I watched race at Black Hills Speedway when I was active duty in Rapid City, good to see him down here....ten down and ten to go, Stovall rejoins the field, set to go green soon....Vaught in the Warrior is up to fourth tyring to pressure Erb for the final transfer, green is back...some contact with Erb and Looney down the front on restart. Looney back to fourth with Vaught and Brad Neat close behind, Isenberg is in on the action too, Erb now pressures Sather for second with seven to go...Stovall rebounded to 8th! Erb can't get around Sather the MLRA rookie of the year contender running strong in second with Moyer about a straight out front, Sather, Erb, Vaught, Neat, looney, Stovall, Isenberg and Simpson, just a couple to go with Stovall going for fifth!!! Erb gets around Sather late with Vaught going for thrid on Sather, Neat and Stovall side by side for fifth but the final rundown is Moyer by a full straight over Erb, Sather Vaught, Neat, Stovall, Isenberg, Simpson, D Turner, Looney, Meier, and Stadel....guess what race fans, Vaught and Sather collide down the front stretch coming for the checkers and they crash after the checkers!!!! Both transfer but might be some discussion, heats were great this year especially compared to last year's heats, great to see some close action and excitement, Stovall was coming but just came up a bit short...
Heat One: Jimmy Owens, Eric Turner, Wendell Wallace, Chad Simpson
Heat Two: Scott Bloomquist, Tyler Reddick, Eric Wells, Shannon Babb
Heat Three: Don O'Neal, Jimmy Mars, Jonathan Davenport, Steve Francis
Heat Four: Billy Moyer, Dennis Erb, Kevin Sather, Will Vaught
aMod b features coming out soon, back in a bit, gotta take a break...late model manufacturer's dash and past champions race yet to come tonight as well...29, 19, 24 and 16 transfer from the modified b main to the a main, Dennis Elliott took bmain two, Bray, Fellers and Siebert also...sorry, missed bMain number one, intermission has been called on the track now...still to come will be the past champions race, manufacturer's dash and modified a main...
Oh man, does Trenton have some interesting audio for all of you as he ran over to the pits after the very entertaining late model fourth heat, he spoke to Jesse Stovall, Will Vaught, and Kevin Sather, stay tuned, it's going to be in the recent audio, the audio will be subscriber only....
Here is the lineup for the USRA Modified Main Event, 25 laps I believe:
Row One: 98 Jeff Cutshaw / 12h Jason Hughes
Row Two: 26 Brian Williams / 14n Justin Neuman
Row Three: 73b Shad Badder / 51 Tim Setzer
Row Four: 1b Kaleb Bray / 0x Steve Picou
Row Five: 9d8 Paden Phillips / 90 Terry Schultz
Row Six: 29s Preston Serratt / 5j John Fellers
Row Seven: 03j Chase Jones / 73m Mickey Burrell
Row Eight: 4 Josh Poe / 15r Jamie Ragland
Row Nine: 2j Jason russell / 29e Dennis Elliott
Row Ten: 8s Jon Sheets / 19k Edddie Bray Jr
Row Eleven: 54 Paul Snyder / 24d Donnie Fellers
Row Twelve: 38c Jason Pursley / 16 Austin Siebert
I see the what I think is the Manufacturer's Race staging for the late models right now...
Stick says the finger till is out on the track, we are all discussing names for what this piece of equipment is, the tickler (won't tell you some of the names~LOL~) but anyway the track is being worked up just a bit before we resume, the till was used in turns one and two to take out the black streaks on the track, not sure if they will do turns three and four...looking at tonigh's heat race action I don't think it's anyone's surprise that Owens, Bloomquist, O'Neal and Moyer all won their heat races and rather comfortably too, these four just seem to be on a rail lately and their games are on the money...for subscribers, we just uploaded the post heat race audio for Stovall, Sather, and Vaught...manufacturers dash is out now.
Brandon McCormick / Brian Shirley
Earl Pearson Jr / Brad Looney
Don O'Neal / Steve Francis
Tony Jackson / Jimmy Owens
Shirley is off to an early lead, five hundred will go to the winner, O'Neal and Pearson run for fourth with Looney closing on Shirley at lap four...Good race for first with six laps down as Shirley is just in front of defending MARS series champion Brad Looney in a Victory Circle, Shirley is in a Pierce car...Final rundown for the manufacturer's dash is Brian Shirley, Brad Looney, Steve Francis, Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr, Tony Jackson Jr and Brandon McCormick. Past champions race is staging...
Brian Shirley Post Race Interview
Twelve laps, 1,000 to win
Birky is in Mars' car, three wide for the lead with a little rubbing between Wallace Moyer and Phillips, Moyer and Phillips going after it with Moyer edging to the front after three laps, Bloomer to third with Wallace fourth, Owens and Birky after five now...closest race is for second between the two Bloomquist chassis cars with Phillips holding on to second over Bloomquist at lap seven...Moyer nearly a straghtaway lead over the battle for second which Phillips has by about four car lengths over Bloomquist, Owens takes fourth over Wallace, one to go...Moyer dominates to take the 1,000 dollar win, he also won this race last year, Phillips was second by about six car lengths over Bloomquist, Owens, Wallace and Birkhofer...Moyer commented in victory lane that the track is better, "it's been three grooves out there maybe even four, you can set your car up for whatever you want to dry" said Moyer. He went on to say "the car is better each time we tinker with it." Modified main event coming up, scroll back up for the lineup...
Billy Moyer Post Race Interview
Modified Main is green with Hughes off to an early lead but the start has been waved off, complete restart...after six laps Hughes leads Cutshaw by about ten car lenghts with Brian Williams thrid, Setzer fourth, Badder fifth and Picou sixth...Hughes is here to get a leg up on the competition for the National USMAS race here in August, he might be the smartest one in the bunch for dropping in. Close action all throughout the field now on back as drivers run two distinct lines for spots, up front it's still Hughes with Cutshaw and Williams the top three, Picou has moved to fourth over Setzer, Badder, Payden Phillips, terry Schultz and Justin Neuman with 15 laps down...
Cutshaw is staying right with the leader and now Payden Phillips has stalled in turn four to draw a caution on lap 16, running order so far is Hughes, Cutshaw, Williams, Picou, Setzer, Badder, Schultz is seventh followed by Neuman, Kaleb Bray, Sheets, Burrell, Siebert, Ragland, Elliott, Jones, Seratt, Jones, Elliott, Poe, Russell, Snyder, Pursley, Fellers,die Bray, Donnie Fellers and Phillips...back green now...great finish but only 20 laps, that's a shame, at the line it's Hughes, Williams, Cutshaw, Picou, Schultz, Setzer, Badder, K Bray, Burrell unofficially at the line....thanks for joining us tonight, that's going to do it for the night's blog, we'll be with you again tomorrow night !!!!