Bryant prevails after early three-way battle with Strong, Jackson at Lucas Oil Speedway
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July 8, 2017  |  by Lyndal Scranton

Eventual winner Andy Bryant (28), Shawn Strong (14) and Kris Jackson (56) battle it out in the early stages of Saturday night's Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature at the Lucas Oil Speedway.

Andy Bryant took command after an exciting three-way battle and went on to grab the featured Out-Pace USRA B-Mod main event victory Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Also posting feature wins on Veterans and Military Appreciation Night presented by the Springfield News-Leader Media Group was Tyler Wolff in the USRA Modifieds.

A total of 94 checked into the pits including 36 in the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.

Bryant, Shawn Strong and Kris Jackson engaged in a back-and-forth duel early, with each taking turns leading during the first 10 laps. The first caution flew on lap 11, just after Bryant had gone back in front with a pass of Strong in turn two.

"Strong, Jackson and I were having a three-way battle for those first 10 laps," Bryant said in Andy's Frozen Custard Victory Lane. "We got three-wide at one point and I didn't know who was going to end up where."

It was all Bryant after the restart as he pulled away to win by a comfortable margin, leaving Strong and Jackson to battle for the runner-up position as the Fort Scott, Kan., 17-year-old captured his second Out-Pace USRA B-Mod win of the season.

The win solidified Bryant's hold on the season points lead in the division. Bryant also has three runner-up finishes and one third-place finish this season at the speedway.

"We all raced clean for the most part. I like to race with those guys," Bryant said of Strong and Jackson, who also have feature wins in 2017.


Andy Bryant won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

Bryant took home $500 for the 25-lap triumph. He dedicated the win to Dave Hill, one of his loyal supporters, who died earlier this week at the age of 37 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Strong took second with Jackson third and Steven Clancy in fourth.

Wolff led all 20 laps for the USRA Modified feature win, but it wasn't total domination as the flag-to-flag leadership might suggest.

Wolff, of Fayetteville, Ark., held off a challenge from his teammate—Tucson, Ariz.'s R.C. Whitwell—leading by inches at the start-finish line to complete lap 13. But after that, Wolff was able to establish command the rest of the way.

"I knew it was going to be tough," Wolff said of his third career win in a rare visit to Lucas Oil Speedway. "This is a great place to race, a good crowd and great competition. This track was perfect. I couldn't ask for any better."

Whitwell, a frequent USMTS Modified and Late Model competitor, held on for second with Eric Turner of Hermitage in third and Mitch Keeter of Webb City in fourth.


Tyler Wolff won the USRA Modified feature.

CMH Diamond Nationals next: The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series return to Lucas Oil Speedway next Saturday, July 15, for the 11th annual CMH Diamond Nationals. The USRA Modifieds will also be in action and gunning for a top prize of $750 to win courtesy of Clearlight Inn. The USRA Modified winner will also receive an additional $500 bonus in memory of Ron Jenkins, the original builder of Wheatland Raceway.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:35. For ticket information on all all events at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact admission director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series
Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

"A" Feature - 1. Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan.; 2. Shawn Strong, Republic; 3. Kris Jackson, Lebanon; 4. Steven Clancy Odessa; 5. Mike Hailman, Reeds Spring; 6. Taylor Moore, Bois D Arc; 7. Rex Merritt, Billings; 8. Rodney Cordon, Independence; 9. James McMillin, Warrensburg; 10. Kanayn Methvin, Yelleville, Ark.; 11. Mike Striegel, Hermitage; 12. Kameron Grindstaff, Independence; 13. Robbe Ewing, Stockton; 14. Bobby Williams, Hermitage; 15. Gary Fain, Lone Jack; 16. Curtis Dreasher, Hoyt, Kan.; 17. Chris Brockway, Warrensburg; 18. Andy Chrisenberry, Chilhowee; 19. Kevin Guinn, Fayetteville, Ark.; 20. Kenny Shaw, Fort Scott, Kan.; 21. Rick Watkins, Brookline; 22. Randy Gilmore, Flemington; 23. Cody Admire, Eldon; 24. Kaeden Cornell, Willard.

"B" Feature #1 - 1. Bobby Williams; 2. Andy Chrisenberry; 3. Cody Admire; 4. Kenny Shaw; 5. Kurt Sledd; 6. Cody Acklin; 7. Austin Crane; 8. Jake Hereford; 8. Russell Niehoff.

"B" Feature #2 - 1. Kaeden Cornell; 2. Robbe Ewing; 3. Kanyan Methwin; 4. Gary Fain; 5. Quentin Tayor; 6. Robert Heydenreich; 7. Thomas Yount; 8. Lexy Vanzandt; 9. Evan McQuitty.

Heat #1 - 1. Kris Jackson; 2. Rex Merritt; 3. Rodney Cordon; 4. Chris Brockway; 5. Justin Mitchell; 6. Cody Admire; 7. Lexi Vanzandt; 8. Robert Heydenreich; 9. Jake Hereford.

Heat #2 - 1. Steven Clancy; 2. Randy Gilmore; 3. Curtis Dreasher; 4. Ricky Watkins; 5. Kameron Grindstaff; 6. Kenny Shaw; 7. Austin Crane; 8. Thomas Yount.

Heat #3 - 1. Andy Bryant; 2. James McMillin; 3. Taylor Moore; 4. Kevin Guinn; 5. Gary Fain; 6. Bobby Williams; 7. Russell Niehoff; 8. Evan McQuitty; 9. Kanyan Methvin.

Heat #4 - 1. Shawn Strong; 2. Mike Hailman; 3. Mike Striegel; 4. Kaeden Cornell; 5. Andy Chrisenberry; 6. Robbe Ewing; 7. Quentin Taylor; 8. Cody Acklin.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Feature - 1, Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.; 2, R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.; 3, Eric Turner, Hermitage; 4, Mitch Keeter, Webb City; 5, Jeff Cutshaw, Bolivar; 6, Terry Schultz, Sedalia; 7, Chase Domer, Nevada; 8, Brian Williams, Fayetteville, Ark.; 9, Dalton Kirk, Wellsville, Kan.; 10, Jason Pursley, Hermitage; 11, Lance Town, Wellsville, Kan.; 12, Daniel Wosoba, El Dorado Springs; 13, Dwight Niehoff, Lockwood; 14, Tracy Wolf, Buffalo; 15, Donnie Fellers, Wheatland; 16, Dean Wille, Warrensburg; 17, Justin Moon, Sedalia; 18, Lucas Gibbs, Udall, Kan.

Heat #1 - Tyler Wolf; 2. Eric Turner; 3. Lucas Gibbs; 4. Dean Wille; 5. Daniel Wosoba; 6. Donnie Fellers; 7. Tracy Wolff; 8. Lance Town; 9. Justin Moon.

Heat #2 - 1. Mitch Keeter; 2. R.C. Whitwell; 3. Jason Pursley; 4. Brian Williams; 5. Chase Domer; 6. Jeff Cutshaw; 7. Dalton Kirk; 8. Terry Schultz; 9. Dwight Niehoff.



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