Miller tops USRA RHS Modified feature as new era begins at West Plains Motor Speedway
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April 2, 2011

WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- After an off-season that was busier than most tracks are during the height of the racing season, the new owners and management of the West Plains Motor Speedway welcomed fans, drivers, crew members, sponsors and their families to the first night of weekly racing on Saturday night, April 2, 2011.

Thousands of hours and dollars later, dozens of renovations and upgrades have given the popular 3/8-mile oval new life.

With a new season and a new fan-friendly, family-oriented atmosphere the track also held its first points race sanctioned by the United States Racing Association with a field of 29 USRA RHS Modifieds signing in to do battle.

Rustin Miller of Houston, Mo., etched his name in the record books as the first winner under the USRA banner as he held off veteran racer Stephen Muilenburg of Sparta for the win.

West Plains drivers Brian Judd and Jason Brigman finished third and fourth, with Brigman coming all the way from the 20th starting spot. Daryl Hay of Doniphan, Mo., rounded out the top-five finishers.

The West Plains Motor Speedway is a 100-acre motorsports facility with Weekly Racing Series events on Saturdays that feature USRA RHS Modifieds, Crate Late Models, B-Mods, Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks and Youth Hobbys.

Motorsports enthusiasts are amazed at the power and excitement of racing on the 3/8-mile red clay oval surrounded by seating that will accommodate more than 12,000 fans. Fans can enjoy the action from their choice of molded contour seating, ground level bleachers or high-rise stadium style seating. On-site camping is available free of charge with clean restrooms, showers, water fill and a dump station for motor homes. Full service food and souvenir concessions are conveniently located within the facility along with acres of free parking.

WEST PLAINS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 2011 SCHEDULE:
April 2 .. Weekly Racing Series
April 9 .. Weekly Racing Series
April 16 .. Weekly Racing Series
April 23 .. MARS/COMP CAMS Super Late Models plus Weekly Racing Series
May 7 .. Weekly Racing Series
May 14 .. Weekly Racing Series
May 21 .. Weekly Racing Series
May 28 .. Weekly Racing Series ($1,000 to win USRA RHS Modifieds)
June 4 .. Weekly Racing Series
June 10 .. POWRi vs. ASCS2 Midgets/Micros plus B-Mods
June 11 .. Weekly Racing Series
June 18 .. Weekly Racing Series
June 25 .. Weekly Racing Series
June 30 .. Open Practice: All Divisions
July 1 .. MARS Super Late Models plus Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks and B-Mods
July 2 .. MARS Super Late Models plus Super Stocks and USRA RHS Modifieds
July 9 .. Weekly Racing Series
July 23 .. Weekly Racing Series
July 30 .. Weekly Racing Series
Aug. 4 .. Open Practice: All Divisions
Aug. 5 .. 19th Annual Show-Me Modified Championship plus Hobby Stocks and B-Mods
Aug. 6 .. 19th Annual Show-Me Modified Championship plus Crate Late Models and Hobby Stocks
Aug. 13 .. Weekly Racing Series
Aug. 27 .. Weekly Racing Series
Sept. 3 .. Weekly Racing Series
Sept. 10 .. Weekly Racing Series
Sept. 17 .. Weekly Racing Series
Sept. 18 ... USMTS Modifieds plus B-Mods
Sept. 24 .. Weekly Racing Series
Oct. 13 .. Open Practice: All Divisions
Oct. 14 .. 22nd Annual MLRA Fall Nationals plus divisions TBA
Oct. 15 .. 22nd Annual MLRA Fall Nationals plus divisions TBA

Pit gates open at 5 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5:30, hot laps are at 6:30 and racing starts at 7 p.m.

The West Plains Motor Speedway is located 6 miles south of West Plains on US 63. For more information, call the track office at 417-522-9891 or 417-257-2112 on race day. The track's website can be found at www.westplainsdirt.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook, join us on MySpace or follow us on Twitter.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series
West Plains Motor Speedway, West Plains, Mo.
Saturday, April 2, 2011

USRA RHS MODIFIEDS

1. (3) M1 Rustin Miller, Houston
2. (7) 33 Stephen Muilenburg, Sparta
3. (8) 4j Brian Judd, West Plains
4. (20) 24 Jason Brigman, West Plains
5. (11) D97 Daryl Hay, Doniphan
6. (28) 6 Barkley Rowland, Paragould, Ark.
7. (2) 59 Rob Muilenburg, Sparta
8. (22) 33g Charley Gentile, Sparta
9. (18) 18r Monty Ragsdale, Mammoth Spring, Ark.
10. (15) 08 Kyle Duke, West Plains
11. (6) 2m Carl Murphy, Caulfield
12. (5) 27b Matt Barry, West Plains
13. (9) 10 Lonnie Judd, Caulfield
14. (13) 36m Logan Martin, West Plains
15. (21) 99 William Tilley, Mammoth Springs, Ark.
16. (10) 7 Greg Hughes, West Plains
17. (17) 18k Kyle Cotter, Mountain Home, Ark.
18. (4) 51jr Jimmy Cornell, Broseley
19. (14) 32 Brandon Ball, West Plains
20. (23) 41 Kandy Methvin, Yellville, Ark.
21. (12) 21 Jeff Greene, Jonesboro, Ark.
22. (1) 63 Joey Smith, Pomona
23. (16) 22 Brad Buck, Paragould, Ark.
24. (25) 67c Denny Dennison, West Plains
25. (24) 6h Josh Hughes, West Plains
26. (19) 16 Ray Flippin, Flippin, Ark.
DNS - 55s Chris Skinner, Moody
DNS - 55b Bobby Skinner, Moody
DNS - 12 Scott Crigler, Alton



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