Beck grabs USRA Inventory Automobiles victory in Lucas Oil Speedway highlight characteristic as Middaugh, Gillmore, Ferris additionally submit wins – St. Louis Racing

Mason Beck celebrated the characteristic win within the O’Reilly Auto Elements USRA Inventory Automobiles characteristic on Saturday evening at Lucas Oil Speedway. (GS Stanek Racing Pictures)

WHEATLAND, MO. (April 22, 2023) – Mason Beck led all 25 laps in a caution-free O’Reilly Auto Elements USRA Inventory Automobiles foremost occasion Saturday evening, capturing the headline characteristic at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The 19-year-old Beck, of Urbana, earned $750 for his first victory of the season as he completed a snug margin in entrance of runner-up Dean Wille.

Different options winners on the Huge Journey Weekly Racing Collection program Introduced by Thunderburst Media included Ryan Middaugh (Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds), Ryan Gillmore (Ozark Golf Automobiles USRA B-Mods) and Larry Ferris (Hermitage Lumber Late Fashions). The 4 options all ran caution-free on an evening that motion started two hours early on account of cool and windy circumstances.

Beck rolled to the lead on lap one from his second-row beginning place. He led by 2.2 seconds over Colton Bourland by lap 5 as Bourland superior from seventh firstly.

“We’ve been type of having some unhealthy luck with the redraw this season,” Beck stated. “Final week we began third and didn’t have an excellent automobile. This week, we tried some stuff that my dad needed to do and he was proper. I’m gonna have to provide that to him.”

Beck’s lead grew to just about three seconds by lap 10 as Dean Wille moved into second with Doug Keller third as Bourland fell again to fourth.

As motion remained inexperienced, Beck continued to construct his lead and it was 4.1 seconds concluding lap 20. All he needed to do the remainder of the best way was to keep away from errors and that he did. Beck prevailed by 4.02 seconds over Wille with Keller ending third, William Garner fourth and two-time characteristic winner Robert White fifth.

“All thanks goes to Sniper Pace and Kris Jackson,” Beck stated, including that he loved the drying observe circumstances. “I figured if we had extra tracks like this, I’d do much more profitable. I’m not excellent on the cheesy stuff. I’m a greater dry-slick racer, however we lastly acquired her achieved this yr and acquired a win.”

Middaugh cruises in USRA Modifieds: Ryan Middaugh of Fulton grabbed the lead early and went on to submit a snug victory within the Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modified characteristic.

Middaugh began fourth and grabbed the highest spot on lap two away from pole-starting Mickey Burrell. By lap 5, Middaugh already had a two-second margin with Burrell and Jason Pursley following.

Dylan Hoover superior into the runner-up spot on lap eight earlier than Pursley grabbed second the subsequent time round. In the meantime, Middaugh was cruising by himself up entrance, 2.8 seconds over his pursuers on the midpoint.

Because the race ran all 20 laps beneath the inexperienced flag, Middaugh continued to tug away for his first win of the season at Lucas Oil Speedway after one victory in 2022. He completed 3.8 seconds in entrance of Hoover with Pursley third, Robbie Reed fourth and Burrell ending fifth.

“We’ve been engaged on it and dealing on it. Man, we actually wanted this one,” Middaugh stated. “We acquired one at Callaway a few weeks in the past, however we’ve had a extremely tough begin to the yr. We totaled our truck and trailer the primary evening and tore the automobile all to heck.

“Because of my dad Randy for sticking behind us for sticking behind us. My spouse, my daughter, my step-mom and simply all of our companions. We lastly discovered a used trailer and acquired it. I went to West Virginia on Thursday and picked up a brand new truck. It’s been actually hectic. We haven’t been 100% ready, however we’re nearly there now.”

Gillmore earns B-Mod characteristic win: Ryan Gillmore of Springfield grabbed the lead away from Jason Pursley simply earlier than the midway mark and went on to seize his first Ozark Golf Automobiles USRA B-Mod win of the season.

JC Newell led lap one with fellow front-row starter Pursley edging him on the start-finish line to steer lap two. Pursley continued to set the tempo over the subsequent a number of laps, however Gillmore was closing in and making use of strain as he labored the underside groove.

Gillmore was in a position to maneuver previous Pursley for the lead, popping out of flip 4 on lap 9. He pulled away from there to open a 2.1-second lead by lap 13 as he encountered lapped visitors.

As soon as he acquired across the two slower vehicles, Gillmore took it dwelling within the caution-free 20-lapper to beat Pursley by 2.8 seconds.

Ferris rolls in Late Mannequin characteristic: Reigning observe champion Larry Ferris of Nevada scored his first Hermitage Lumber Late Mannequin characteristic victory of the season, dominating all 20 laps. He beat runner-up Justin Wells by 6.4 seconds.

Ferris earned $1,000 for the win, together with bonus cash from sponsors Wosoba Seed & Trucking, Reed Environmental and Filth Observe Specialist.

“I simply need to thank Daniel Wosoba and Bryan Larimore for the added cash. That makes a giant distinction and it actually helps get the vehicles in,” Ferris stated..

Ferris began on the skin of row one and he roared away for the early lead, distancing himself from Larry Jones by 2.5 seconds after simply 5 laps with Bryon Allison working third.

Wells, winner of the 2 earlier Late Mannequin options this season, superior from sixth to 3rd however as he dueled with Jones, Ferris saved pulling away. His margin was 4.1 second by lap 10.

The one factor that may give anybody else an opportunity would have been a warning flag and it by no means got here. Ferris’ command was seven seconds over Wells by lap 17 and he accomplished the mission with a full straightaway’s margin.

“Lastly,” Ferris stated of regaining his championship type of 2022, when he received 4 instances. “The automobile’s all the time been good. I simply haven’t been excellent but.”

Wells completed second with Jones third, Allison fourth and Joe Walkenhorst fifth.


Huge Journey RV Weekly Racing Collection

O’Reilly Auto Elements USRA Inventory Automobiles

A Characteristic – 1. 0F-Mason Beck[3]; 2. 68-Dean Wille[1]; 3. 7K-Doug Keller[9]; 4. 7-William Garner[10]; 5. 5-Robert White[8]; 6. 2-Colton Bourland[7]; 7. 85H-Mike Hailmann[16]; 8. 74-Rodney Schweizer[2]; 9. 21F-Johnny Fennewald[4]; 10. 63-Scott Brown[12]; 11. 8M-James McMillin[5]; 12. 83-James Ellis[6]; 13. 21-Darren Phillips[11]; 14. 12-Christopher Sawyer[14]; 15. 11-Christine Holt[13]; 16. 24-Blayne McMillin[17]; 17. (DNS) 7D-Danny Holt

Invoice Roberts Chevrolet Warmth 1 – 1. 0F-Mason Beck[4]; 2. 8M-James McMillin[5]; 3. 5-Robert White[1]; 4. 7K-Doug Keller[2]; 5. 74-Rodney Schweizer[8]; 6. 21-Darren Phillips[3]; 7. 12-Christopher Sawyer[7]; 8. 85H-Mike Hailmann[9]; 9. (DNF) 24-Blayne McMillin[6]

Invoice Roberts Chevrolet Warmth 2 – 1. 21F-Johnny Fennewald[3]; 2. 2-Colton Bourland[1]; 3. 83-James Ellis[2]; 4. 68-Dean Wille[7]; 5. 7-William Garner[6]; 6. 63-Scott Brown[8]; 7. 11-Christine Holt[4]; 8. 7D-Danny Holt[5]

Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds

A Characteristic – 1. 21-Ryan Middaugh[4]; 2. 99-Dylan Hoover[5]; 3. 38C-Jason Pursley[2]; 4. 5-Robbie Reed[7]; 5. 73-Mickey Burrell[1]; 6. 92-Tyler Grooms[8]; 7. 12JR-Jory Stotts[6]; 8. 101-Tyson Dickson[3]; 9. (DNF) 75L-Lane Whitney[11]; 10. (DNS) 27H-Theodore Harrell; 11. (DNS) 47-Chet Buckley

Warmth 1 – 1. 5-Robbie Reed[3]; 2. 99-Dylan Hoover[5]; 3. 21-Ryan Middaugh[4]; 4. 73-Mickey Burrell[7]; 5. 38C-Jason Pursley[9]; 6. 92-Tyler Grooms[10]; 7. 101-Tyson Dickson[2]; 8. 12JR-Jory Stotts[1]; 9. (DNF) 27H-Theodore Harrell[11]; 10. (DNF) 47-Chet Buckley[6]; 11. (DNF) 75L-Lane Whitney[8]

Ozark Golf Automobiles USRA B-Mods

A Characteristic – 1. 66G-Ryan Gillmore[3]; 2. 10P-Dayton Pursley[2]; 3. F1-Mitchell Franklin[7]; 4. 1B-Bobby Williams[5]; 5. 18-JC Morton[9]; 6. 99T-Eric Turner[8]; 7. 83-JC Newell[1]; 8. 66-Ethan Isaacs[11]; 9. 15-Ryan Edde[6]; 10. 46-Brice Gotschall[4]; 11. 2-Quentin Taylor[10]; 12. 6T-Michael Taylor III[13]; 13. 24-Jerry Ellis[14]; 14. D86-Donald McIntosh[12]; 15. 2G-Eric Graves[16]; 16. 25-Clayton Schroer[15]; 17. 6W-Matt Wacht[17]; 18. (DNF) 21A-Andrew Hodges[18]; 19. (DNF) 03-TC Hambrick[19]

Warmth 1 – 1. 46-Brice Gotschall[1]; 2. 15-Ryan Edde[4]; 3. 99T-Eric Turner[5]; 4. D86-Donald McIntosh[2]; 5. 6T-Michael Taylor III[6]; 6. (DNF) 21A-Andrew Hodges[3]

Warmth 2 – 1. 66G-Ryan Gillmore[1]; 2. 10P-Dayton Pursley[5]; 3. 18-JC Morton[2]; 4. 2-Quentin Taylor[6]; 5. 25-Clayton Schroer[4]; 6. 2G-Eric Graves[3]

Warmth 3 – 1. 1B-Bobby Williams[3]; 2. F1-Mitchell Franklin[4]; 3. 83-JC Newell[1]; 4. 66-Ethan Isaacs[5]; 5. 24-Jerry Ellis[6]; 6. (DNF) 6W-Matt Wacht[7]; 7. (DNF) 03-TC Hambrick[2]

Hermitage Lumber Late Fashions

A Characteristic – 1. 51-Larry Ferris[2]; 2. 98W-Justin Wells[6]; 3. 99-Larry Jones[1]; 4. 1A-Bryon Allison[3]; 5. 90-Joe Walkenhorst[5]; 6. 68-Dean Wille[8]; 7. 50-Kayden Clatt[7]; 8. 40-Josh Newman[10]; 9. 98-Jarrett Ballard[12]; 10. 149-John Rowland[11]; 11. (DNF) 72-JC Morton[4]; 12. (DNF) 00-Landan Harris[9]; 13. (DNS) 1T-Tucker Cox; 14. (DNS) 6-Bob Cummings

Wosoba Seed & Trucking Warmth 1 – 1. 51-Larry Ferris[4]; 2. 99-Larry Jones[1]; 3. 90-Joe Walkenhorst[3]; 4. 50-Kayden Clatt[2]; 5. 00-Landan Harris[7]; 6. (DNS) 6-Bob Cummings; 7. (DNS) 1T-Tucker Cox

Reed Environmental & DTS Warmth 2 – 1. 98W-Justin Wells[6]; 2. 72-JC Morton[1]; 3. 68-Dean Wille[5]; 4. 1A-Bryon Allison[3]; 5. 40-Josh Newman[4]; 6. 149-John Rowland[2]; 7. 98-Jarrett Ballard[7]

Doubleheader subsequent weekend with Off Street and Filth Observe: Off Street Truck racing will return to Lucas Oil Speedway for the primary time in a number of years throughout the MidAmerica Open air Championship Collection, subsequent Friday and Saturday. MidAmerica Open air will debut its Professional Lite Truck Championship Collection to coincide with its MAO Facet-by-Facet Collection racers in an motion packed two days.

A big subject of UTV Facet by Sides in varied lessons together with the Professional Lite Vans are anticipated for the MAO Collection. The Professional Lites are comparable in look to the favored Professional 2 Vans that after entertained followers at Wheatland.

Apply is about for 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday with qualifying motion within the afternoon on the Off Street course. Saturday’s racing is tentatively set to start at 9 a.m.

Anybody with an Off Street ticket can attend Saturday evening’s Huge Journey Weekly Racing Collection on the dust observe without spending a dime. Spherical 4 will discover the Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds working a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win foremost occasion. The Hermitage Lumber Late Fashions, O’Reilly Auto Elements USRA Inventory Automobiles and the Ozark Golf Automobiles USRA B-Mods additionally shall be in motion.

Grandstand gates on the dust observe open at 5 p.m. with scorching laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05.

SRX roster of drivers expands, with tickets on sale: Basic admission tickets for the Famous person Racing Expertise (SRX) race scheduled for Aug. 17 at Lucas Oil Speedway stay on sale. A few of the largest names in racing shall be readily available because the SRX Thursday Evening Thunder occasion would be the finale within the six-race sequence.

Drivers beforehand introduced for the Wheatland occasion embody Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace, Hailie Deegan, Brad Keselowski, Bobby Labonte, Ryan Newman, Helio Castroneves, Clint Bowyer, reigning SRX Champion Marco Andretti, Paul Tracy and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Tickets for the SRX occasion are $35 upfront and $40 on the gate (ages 16 and over). Youngsters (ages 6-15) shall be $20 with ages 5-and-under free. Advance tickets can now be bought by way of Stubwire – Pit passes are $50 and have to be bought the day of the occasion.

For details about any occasion at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2023 contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or e-mail her at [email protected] for extra info.


Danny Lorton

Lucas Oil Speedway Basic Supervisor

Workplace: (417) 282-5984

[email protected]

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