Turner earns USRA Modified win, Jackson takes Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature at Lucas Oil Speedway
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July 29, 2017  |  by Lyndal Scranton

Eric Turner won the USRA Modified feature.

After three second-place finishes this season, Eric Turner finally found his way to victory lane in the USRA Modified feature Saturday on Ozarks Food Harvest Night presented by KOLR 10 and Z 27 at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Turner passed fellow Hermitage resident Jason Pursley with seven laps remaining and went on to hold off Pursley in the 20-lap main event. He said it was gratifying to prevail after being close so often in 2017.

"It's an old car, but a new-to-us chassis," said Turner, who was driving a Moyer Victory Circle car. "I just want to thank all the fans. We have a great crowd here tonight."

Pursley made sure he would leave with his points lead - eight at the start of the night over Jason Pursley - with his runner-up finish. Nic Bidinger of Perry, Kan., was third and Cutshaw was fourth.

Kris Jackson of Lebanon inherited the lead when leader Andy Bryant suffered mechanical issues and went on to grab the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature win.

Bryant passed Kris Jackson on the outside coming out of turn four to complete lap four to take the lead. But his pursuit of a third straight feature win and fourth of the season ended on a lap eight restart when his car lost power in turn two.

That left it to Jackson and Strong to duel over the final 12 laps with Jackson riding the high side and Strong using the low groove. Jackson went on to win by about eight car lengths.

"I don't know what Andy broke, but I hate it for him," Jackson said. "He was really good tonight. He's come a long way the last couple of years and my hat's off to him. But, if you can't finish, you can't win. Tonight, it's ours and we're glad to be back in victory lane."

It was Jackson's third win at Lucas Oil Speedway this season, but first since May 13.

Mike Striegel finished third with David Hendrix in fourth.

Kris Jackson won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

The Lucas Oil Speedway event is the largest one-day food drive of the year for Ozarks Food Harvest. The Springfield-based organization serves approximately 30,000 individuals per week, distributing 17 million meals annually through its network of 270 organizations and programs in 28 counties.

Totals for the 2017 drive were not immediately available, but fans donated 9,825 pounds of food last year at the speedway. Since the yearly event began in 2008, nearly 46,400 pounds of food had been collected at Lucas Oil Speedway, providing 38,600 meals to those in need.

More information about the Ozarks Food Harvest can be found at www.OzarksFoodHarvest.org.

Next up: The 8th Annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment rolls into Lucas Oil Speedway next Saturday, Aug. 5. It's part of The Hunt for the USMTS Casey's Cup as the stars of the United States Modified Touring Series make their only appearance of 2017 at the speedway. The Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and the Big O Tires Street Stocks will also be in action. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:35.

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.

Click 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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United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.
Saturday, July 29, 2017


Feature: 1. Eric Turner, Hermitage; 2. Jason Pursley, Hermitage; 3. Nic Bidinger, Perry, Kan.; 4. Jeff Cutshaw, Bolivar; 5. Chase Domer, Nevada; 6. Tracy Wolf, Buffalo; 7. Scotty Bough, Nevada; 8. Mickey Burrell, Fair Grove; 9. Ethan Young, Pleasant Hill; 10. Donnie Fellers, Wheatland; 11. Lucas Gibs, Udall, Kan.; 12. Justin Moon, Sedalia; 13. Daniel Wosoba, El Dorado Springs; 14. John Allen, Chanute, Kan.; 15. Shane Bias, Everton; 16. Nathan Gold, Springfield; DNS - Chase Jones, El Dorado Springs; Christopher Moon, Mora.

Heat #1: 1. Jason Pursley; 2. Donnie Fellers; 3. Scotty Bough; 4. Lucas Gibbs; 5. Chase Domer; 6. Mickey Burrell; 7. Shane Bias; 8. Chase Jones; 9. John Allen.

Heat #2: 1. Eric Turner; 2. Nic Bidinger; 3. Justin Moon; 4. Jeff Cutshaw; 5. Tracy Wolf; 6. Daniel Wosoba; 7. Ethan Young; 8. Christopher Moon; 9. Nathan Gold.


Feature: 1. Kris Jackson, Lebanon; 2. Shawn Strong, Republic; 3. Mike Striegel, Hermitage; 4. David Hendrix, Waynesville; 5. Kaeden Cornell, Willard; 6. Robbe Ewing, Stockton; 7. Cody Brill, Harrisonville; 8. Robert Heydenreich, Bolivar; 9. Rodney Cordon, Independence; 10. Taylor Moore, Bois d'Arc; 11. Dylan Allen, Chanute, Kan.; 12. Jace Gay, Farber; 13. Ricky Watkins, Brookline; 14. Randy Gilmore, Flemington; 15. John Fellers, Flemington; 16. Lexy Vanzandt, Billings; 17. Jim Cihy, Warsaw; 18. Thomas Young, Greenfield; 19. Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan.; 20. Kourtney Stevens, Springfield; 21. Cody Admire, Eldon; 22. Kenny Shaw, Fort Scott, Kan.; 23. Quentin Taylor, Flemington; 24. Andy Chrisenberry, Chilowee.

Heat #1: 1. Andy Bryant; 2. Mike Striegel; 3. Kris Jackson; 4. Robert Heydenreich Jr;. 5. Quentin Taylor; 6. Gary Fain; 7. Robert Heydenreich Sr.; 8. Bobby Williams; 9. Kenton Allen; 10. John Fellers.

Heat #2: 1. David Hendrix; 2. Robbe Ewing; 3. Randy Gilmore; 4. Taylor Moore; 5. Dylan Allen; 6. Thomas Young; 7. Kenny Shaw; 8. Kourtney Stevens; 9. Cody Admire.

Heat #3: 1. Shawn Strong; 2. Cody Brill; 3. Jace Gay; 4. Rodney Cordon; 5. Ricky Watkins; 6. Andy Chrisenberry; 7. Lexy Vanzandt; 8. Kaeden Cornell; 9. Jim Cihy.

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