Springfield Raceway back in action Saturday with Larry Phillips Memorial
by Ronnie Williams
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The racing action at the Springfield Raceway will be back in high gear Saturday night, Sept. 15, with the running of the 12th Annual Larry Phillips Memorial as the speedway pays honor to Springfield's Larry Phillips.
Joplin's Home Pro Improvement Store will be the event sponsor for the second straight year.
Support action for the Super Late Models will feature the USRA Modifieds competing in a $500-to-win, $100-to-start feature and awarding USRA national points. Also competing will be B-Mods, Midwest Modz, Pure Stocks, Legends, Young Lions and Street Stocks.
Drivers will draw for heat spots and passing points will set the feature line-ups. The top 8 from the USRA Modifieds will redraw.
Pit gates will open at 3:30 with local drivers meeting at 5:20 and hot laps starting at 5:40. Racing action will begin at 6:30. Drivers draw cut-off is 5:45 and drivers after that will start tailback in heat with no passing points awarded.
The grandstands will open around 5 p.m. and adult admissionn will be $20 with kids ages 6-12 only $5 and under 6 free. Pit passes will be $35.
Rain date will be Saturday, Sept. 22.
For more information visit the website at www.springfieldraceway.com or contact Jerry Hoffman at 417-673-7426.
Home Pro has a rich history of racing tradition as owner John Tullis and his family have rich racing roots in the Missouri area as John's father, "Fast" Freddie Tullis Sr. was a many-time champion in the four-state area in stock car racing, not only at the Joplin area tracks but also at the big half-mile dirt track in Springfield. John Tullis himself was an established racer with father Fred Sr. helping him along until his passing. Fred is a member of the Ozarks Area Racers Hall of Fame and went head to head against Larry Phillips many times at the Springfield fairgrounds.
Home Pro has been a member of the Joplin Area Small Business since starting in 1993 and can serve your need for home exterior needs. Located on 3271 North Main Street, they will give you that special customer service and professional Installation. Open 6 days a week you can visit their website at www.homeproamerica.com for more information.