Green turns luck around, captures career-first win at Springfield
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June 25, 2011  |  by Ronnie Williams

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Brian Green has always had a fast racecar, but lady luck has never shinned on the young charger from Pierce City until Saturday night at the Springfield Raceway on Scout Night.

Green, who took ownership of a new Modified chassis at the start of the 2011 season, took the lead from fellow Pierce City driver Kyle Slagle on lap 7 by riding the high groove and never looked back in recording his first-ever USRA RHS Modified feature win at the quick quarter-mile clay oval.

After starting the 20-lap feature in the fourth starting spot, Green quickly moved behind leader Slagle and kept the pressure on in the caution-free feature event. Slagle set the early pace from his pole position to lead the opening six laps before giving way to Green. Slagle then had repeated challanges from Robbie Bryant for the runner-up position until Bryant recorded his best 2011 finish with a runner-up spot.

Slagle, Jody Tillman and current points leader Jackie Dalton completed the top 5.

Points runner-up Terry Beckham II was absent from the field tonight and last week's winner, Erik Maggard, and defending champion Mitch Keeter both suffered motor issues.

In the winners circle, Green was an excited driver and the crowd responded with a thunderous round of applause for the Springfield regular.

Action continues Saturday, July 9, with the USRA RHS Modifieds back in action along with Sprint Cars, HotMods, Legends Cars and Pure Stocks. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. with hotlaps at 6:15 and racing at 7. Adult admission for this special event will be $17 in the grandstands while kids prices remain the same. Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. and pit passes are $30.

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American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series
Springfield Raceway, Springfield, Mo.
Saturday, June 25, 2011


A Feature: 1. Brian Green, Pierce City; 2. Robbie Bryant, Willard; 3. Kyle Slagle, Pierce City; 4. Jody Tillman, Branson; 5. Jackie Dalton, Carthage; 6. John Yeoman III, Granby; 7. Dwight Niehoff, Lockwood; 8. Eric Lampe, Springfield; 9. Darrell Jackson, Carthage; 10. Billy Dalton, Exeter; 11. Nathan Cottrell, Nixa; 12. Darian Hendrix, Joplin; DNS - Erik Maggard, Brighton; Mitch Keeter, Webb City.

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