Russell Brothers Dominate At Lucas Oil
WHEATLAND, Mo. – With Mother Nature once again attempting to sideline the racing action on a cool April Saturday, the skies at Lucas Oil Speedway cleared just enough for Kenny Carroll, Kris Jackson, Justin Russell, and Jason Russell.
The ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models took to the track first for their main event as Jonathan Melloway and Cody Holtcamp led the field to the green flag on an extremely fast race track. Holtcamp powered to the lead as Lane Ehlert moved into second. The pair ran a fast and feverish pace leading the field but contact between the two forced both off the track as Holtcamp suffered a flat tire while Ehlert suffered nose damage from the contact.
Henley, Missouri’s Justin Russell stalked the leaders from his fourth starting spot and went on to visit Andy’s Frozen Custard Victory Lane. Browning, Missouri’s Tommy Cordray earned the Keyser Manufacturing Hard Charger Award as he stormed from his 16th starting spot to second at the finish. Todd McCoin started 11th and finished third with Dustin Hodges and Payton Looney rounding out the top-5 in fourth and fifth respectively.
The Tri-Lakes USRA B-Mods were the featured class of the evening as a whopping 46 cars checked in the back gate. Dakota Foster and Richard Briggs led the field to the green flag but Fort Scott, Kansas’ Andy Bryant quickly charged all the way from his 20th starting spot to grab the lead. Bryant looked to be on his way to a $500 payday but a flat right rear tire forced him pit side.
3-time and defending Lucas Oil Speedway Track Champion Kris Jackson had methodically worked his way from sixth to second and inherited the lead as Bryant exited the track. Jackson went on to score the win with Tyler Brown crossing the Foley Equipment Finish Line in the second spot. Christopher Cain had a stellar run charging from 20th to third at the finish just ahead of Mike Streigel. Kaden Cornell started fifth and finished in fifth.
The race of the night was once again in the Carson’s Corner Napa Auto Parts Factory Stocks as Kenny Carroll scored his second win in a row. Carroll and David Hendrix waged a battle for the ages as the pair ran high, low, side by side, lap after lap as Carroll powered through the rough bottom and Hendrix just one lane above in the smoother section of the track. Hendrix finally wrestled the lead from Carroll with just a handful of laps remaining only to see Carroll man up and pass the 2014 Track Champion, beating him to the line by less than two feet.
A pair of Wheatland drivers finished third and fourth respectively as Toby Ott took third with Chip Shaddox crossing the line in fourth. Timothy Brown rounded out the top five after starting in the seventh spot.
The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds were the final event of the evening as Jason Russell scored a dominating win from the front row.