Special to Billy Rock
Pryor Creek, Oklahoma (06/29/19) – Jesse Stovall fought off a hard-charging Terry Phillips to snare the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil victory on Saturday night at Salina Highbanks Speedway in the sixth annual ARMI Freedom Classic presented by Henryetta Ford finale.
The win was worth $5,000 for the Missouri racer, and marked the 11th series’ win of his career.
New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter, Mitch McGrath was joined on the front row for the 40 lapper by Timothy Culp. Culp jumped to the early lead and paced the first four seconds before Jesse Stovall took control.
Stovall cruised for the next several laps before a lap 21 caution erased his advantage. The next nineteen circuits saw feverish racing action throughout the pack as Stovall encountered heavy lapped traffic late. With Stovall in traffic, fellow Missourian Terry Phillips moved in to challenge for the top spot.
With seven laps remaining Phillips briefly grabbed the lead with a slider, but contact with Stovall slowed Phillips momentum. Stovall shot back to the lead and went on to lead the final laps for the victory. Phillips, Culp, Logan Martin and Chad Simpson completed the Top 5.
“This place is something else. It was on the gas and around that cushion,” Stovall said in Victory Lane. “I was trying to save my tires and I think they were starting to give up, and I let Terry get back there to me and I didn’t even know it. I seen him at the very last minute there when he slid across. He is a dear friend of mine and I think a hell of a lot of him. I wouldn’t want to do that to any racer and that was not intentional, I was just concentrating on not running over the cushion more than I was what was below me.”
Next up for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is a trip to Texarkana 67 Speedway (Texarkana, Arkansas) on Friday, July 19 followed by a $3,000-to-win affair at Boothill Speedway (Greenwood, Louisiana) on Saturday, July 20.
The tire rule for the events is Hoosier 1350 on all four corners with an LM40 right-rear option.
For more information on the races, please visit www.txk67speedway.com and www.BoothillDirt.com .
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Pannell Chipping, VP Racing Fuels, Mark Martin Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, P&W Sales, Allen Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, New Vision Graphics, Rocket Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, DirtOnDirt.com, Black Diamond Chassis, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Midwest Automation, Hoosier Race Tires, Bennings Heating & Air, Smiley’s Racing Products, Dixon Road U-Pull-It, Bad Boy Mowers, Beach Veterinarian Services, Air Power Consultants, Schoenfeld Headers, Hooker Harness, MI Truck Center, ASC Warranty, Quickcar Racing Products, Taylor Electric, M&M Paint, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series – June 29, 2019
Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, OK)
1.Jesse Stovall 2.Terry Phillips 3.Timothy Culp 4.Logan Martin 5.Chad Simpson 6.Payton Looney 7.Tony Jackson Jr. 8.BJ Robinson 9.Brian Rickman 10.Morgan Bagley 11.Will Vaught 12.Hunter Rasdon 13.Gavin Landers 14.Raymond Merrill 15.Joseph Gorby 16.David Payne 17.Jon Mitchell 18.Jason Papich 19.Charlie Cole 20.Mitch McGrath 21.Kyle Beard 22.Chad Mallett (DNS)
DNS: Patrik Daniel, Scott Crigler, Jake Davis, Richard Shepler III, Hayden Ross
Black Diamond Chassis Heat Race #1 Winner: Mitch McGrath
P&W Sales Heat Race #2 Winner: Timothy Culp
Pannell Chipping Heat Race #3 Winner: Jesse Stovall
New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter: Mitch McGrath
Hoosier Racing Tire B-Main Winners: Jason Papich
COMP Cams Top Performer: Jesse Stovall
Red Flag: 0
Lap Leaders: Timothy Culp (1-4), Jesse Stovall (5-40)
Midwest Sheet Metal Marked Man Award ($50): Tony Jackson Jr.
Midwest Sheet Metal Rookie Award Bonus ($50): Scott Crigler
Black Diamond Chassis Award ($50): Tony Jackson Jr.
Integra Shocks & Springs Award ($50): Charlie Cole
Rocket Chassis Award ($50): B.J. Robinson
Midwest Automation Award ($50): Brian Rickman
Bennings Heating & Air Award ($50): Morgan Bagley
Dixon Road U-Pull-It Award ($50): Hunter Rasdon
ASC Warranty Award ($50): Gavin Landers
VP Racing Fuels Award ($50): David Payne
P&W Sales Award ($50): Jon Mitchell
Keyser Manufacturing Award ($50): Kyle Beard