Despite threatening conditions the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series was able to host its sixth event of the 2012 season, and by the time that the checkered flag dropped, the tour had seen its fifth different winner of the year.
Via preliminary action Jesse Stovall earned the New Vision Graphics Pole Position for the 30 lap feature with Terry Phillips joining him on the front row. As the race went green Phillips would jump to the lead over Stovall with Phillips leading the first lap before Stovall inched ahead to lead the second lap. By lap three Phillips was back to the lead, when the caution flew for Johnny Virden, Dewaine Hottinger, and Larry Campbell, who all tangled.
On the ensuing restart Phillips would motor back to the lead with Stovall, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Justin Asplin, and Curtis Cook in pursuit. Phillips would maintain the top spot until a series of cautions slowed the action on lap 23. The first caution saw Jon Kirby spinning as he collected Kyle Beard. The second caution would see third running Ronny Lee Hollingsworth slow with mechanical issues, ending his night.
When the green flag flew again it would be leader, Terry Phillips, who would experience his own mechanical issues as he slowed to the infield, allowing Stovall to inherit the lead. Jesse Stovall went on to lead the last six laps on his way to his first CCSDS tour win of 2012 and the fifth of his career. He was followed across the finish line by Justin Asplin, Curtis Cook, Robert Baker, and Jon Mitchell
GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 was won by Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, while Jesse Stovall won NEA Super Gas/Killer Coatings Heat Race #2. RiceTec Heat Race #3 was claimed by Curtis Cook, while Terry Phillips was the victor in Racing Head Service Heat Race #4.
The Boston's Sports Bar & Restaurant B-mains were won by Jack Sullivan and RC Whitwell. Jack Sullivan earned the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award for passing ten cars in the feature event. The Quarter Master Hard Luck Award went to Larry Campbell for being an innocent victim of the lap 2 caution.
On Saturday night, May 12th the action moves to Crawford County Speedway (Van Buren, Arkansas) for a $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start event. A full complement of local divisions will also be on the card with racing action slated for 7:30pm. For more information on the event please visit www.CrawfordCountySpeedway.net .
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics Graphics, Allen Manufacturing, RiceTec, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Lawson Farms, Powerhouse Products, ASI Race Wear, and FSR Racing Products.
For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series – May 11th, 2012
Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, OK)
1. Jesse Stovall (Galena, MO)
2. Justin Asplin (Birchtree, MO)
3. Curtis Cook (Conway, AR)
4. Robert Baker (Bryant, AR)
5. Jon Mitchell (Texarkana, AR)
6. Jack Sullivan (Greenbrier, AR)
7. Tony Jackson Jr. (Lebanon, MO)
8. Brandon Morton (Broken Arrow, OK)
9. Brandon Smith (Floral, AR)
10. Tommy Surrett (Little Rock, AR)
11. Kyle Beard (Trumann, AR)
12. Keith Lawson (Houston, AR)
13. Terry Phillips (Springfield, MO)
14. Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (Northport, AL)
15. Jon Kirby (Russellville, AR)
16. Johnny Virden (Russellville, AR)
17. RC Whitwell (Tucson, AZ)
18. Dewaine Hottinger (Russellville, AR)
19. Larry Campbell (Van Buren, AR)
20. Jay Rierson (Booneville, AR)
DNS: Chandler Petty, Brandon Cheek, Steve Johnson, Jay Sale, Jason Redman, Dylan Davlin, Brandon Hunter, Kyle Slader, Randy Russell, Garrett Murrell, Dillon Rupe
GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 Winner: Ronny Lee Hollingsworth
NEA Super Gas/Killer Coatings Heat Race #2 Winner: Jesse Stovall
RiceTec Heat Race #3 Winner: Curtis Cook
Racing Head Service Heat Race #4 Winner: Terry Phillips
Boston's Sports Bar & Restaurant B-Main Winner: Jack Sullivan, RC Whitwell
New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter: Jesse Stovall
Quarter Master Hard Luck Award: Larry Campbell
Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger: Jack Sullivan (16th-6th)
COMP Cams Top Performer: Jesse Stovall
Leaders: Jesse Stovall (2, 24-30), Terry Phillips (1, 3-23)
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