Pearish gets third USRA RHS Modified win at Springfield
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August 27, 2011  |  by Ronnie Williams

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Another oustanding night of racing was on tap Saturday night at the Springfield Raceway as again close action was the call all night long.

Bobby Pearish has found himself runnnig at the front pack all season and Saturday night he helped stage another classic side-by-side battle with Robbie Bryant in capturing his third USRA RHS Modified main event of the season at the quick quarter-mile as over 80 race teams checked in on Total Hi-Speed Wireless Night.

Jody Tillman jumped out to the early lead with Daniel Franklin following close behind, along with Kyle Slagle. On lap 4, Pearish, who started tonight in the sixth starting spot, shot beside Tillman as the duo went wheel to wheel. On the fifth lap, Pearish made the pass to take the lead as Tillman, Franklin and Slagle were battling.

Behind those front runners, Dusty Campbell with his new CT525 crate motor, Darian Hendrix, defending champion Mitch Keeter, points leader Jackie Dalton and Erik Maggard were swapping spots back and forth along with Bryant and many others.

Caution flew on lap 8 for C.E. Waters as he stalled on the backstretch. Maggard came to a halt, ending his night as Keeter had problems in turn 3. On the restart, Pearish jumped ahead as Tillman rode the top groove and found Bryant down on the hub of the track.

At the halfway point, Bryant passed Tillman and began to close in on Pearish. For the next several laps it was classic as Pearish riding the top and Bryant downstairs went door to door without ever touching. Pearish went on to grab the victory with Bryant close behind while early leader Tillman, Campbell and Dalton completed the top 5.

Next week the Transport Graphics Season Championships presented by Casey's General Stores will get underway as the 2011 chase will end before the Springfield Raceway goes into the season-ending special events which include the Larry Phillips Memorial on Sept. 17, Octoberfast on Oct. 15 and the always-popular Turkey Classic on Nov. 26.

For more information visit the website at or contact Jerry Hoffman at 417-673-7426. The raceday track phone is 417-863-0097 or you can recieve mobile updates by texting "SPRINGFIELDRACEWAY" to 368674.

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American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series
Springfield Raceway, Springfield, Mo.
Saturday, August 27, 2011


Feature: 1. Bobby Pearish, Oronogo; 2. Robbie Bryant, Willard; 3. Jody Tillman, Branson; 4. Dustin Campbell, Nevada; 5. Jackie Dalton, Carthage; 6. John Yeoman III, Granby; 7. Mitch Keeter, Webb City; 8. Kyle Slagle, Pierce City; 9. Darrell Jackson, Carthage; 10. Daniel Franklin, Eureka Springs, Ark.; 11. Brian Green, Pierce City; 12. Billy Dalton, Exeter; 13. Jerry Lankton, Lampe; 14. Weston Finley, Nixa; 15. Wayne Graybeal, Springfield; 16. Darian Hendrix, Joplin; 17. Erik Maggard, Brighton; 18. C.E. Waters.

Heat #1: 1. Tillman; 2. Pearish; 3. Keeter; 4. J. Dalton; 5. B Dalton; 6. Finley.

Heat #2: 1. Campbell; 2. Maggard; 3. Yeoman; 4. Franklin; 5. Waters; 6. Lankton.

Hat #3: 1. Slagle; 2. Bryant; 3. Hendrix; 4. Jackson; 5. Graybeal; 6. Green.

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