Moyer Sweeps West Plains as Anderson Wins Title
WEST PLAINS, MO (October 16, 2011) - The Lucas Oil MLRA put the wraps on
the 2011 season Saturday night at West Plains Motor Speedway in West
Plains, MO. Billy Moyer repeated his Friday night performance and stood
in AAA Missouri Victory Lane following the Lucas Cattle Company 40 lap
feature. "We had it right tonight," stated Moyer following the race. "We
won last night (Friday), but it wasn't to my liking. We tweaked on some
stuff. It felt like I liked it to tonight." Moyer took the lead on lap
9, following a lap 7 restart. Billy Moyer Jr. was the runner up and John
Anderson finished third.RC Whitwell finished 4th, after running 3rd one
night earlier. Tony Jackson Jr. finished 5th.
The season championship came right down to the final race, with John
Anderson ahead of Al Purkey by four points. Anderson had a two position
margin in his favor as he took to the track Saturday. Anderson and
Purkey were in separate heat races and each driver finished 2nd in their
respective qualifying race. Anderson came from 6th in his heat and
started on the outside pole. Purkey came from 5th and started 5th in the
feature. Anderson's 3rd place feature finish was good enough to award he
and Shop Quik Racing the season title. "It really was an up and down
battle," Anderson said of his season. "Me and Purkey came down to the
wire together. It was a class move by both of us to make it that way. We
wanted to make it good for the fans. It did get a little nerve racking
knowing I was up front and just had to stay in front of him. I just had
to be smart and see what I could do there at the end."
Anderson wasn't the only big winner however, Peculiar, Missouri's Dustin
Walker was crowned the 2011 Lucas Oil MLRA Rookie of the Year. "It's
nice to work hard all year and actually get where you're trying to go,"
said Walker. "It was a rough season, but we got it done."
The Lucas Oil MLRA would like to congratulate Moyer on the win, Anderson
for the Championship and Walker for Rookie of the Year. They also wish
to thank all the other winners and competitors who took part in the
events over the course of the season.
Lucas Oil MLRA Contingency Awards
Performance Bodies - David Turner
KRC Hard Charger - Jesse Stovall
KRC Hard Luck - Joe Kosiski
R2C Performance Filters - Jesse Stovall
BSB Manufacturing - Justin Asplin
Weld Wheels - John Anderson
SafeRacer.com - Tony Jackson Jr.
Keizer Wheels - Patrick Johnson
Racing Optics - Terry Phillips
Rod End Supply - Shawn Lee and Joe Walkenhorst
Lucas Oil Products Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Terry Phillips 2. David Turner
3. Michael Kloos 4. RC Whitwell 5. Mike Collins 6. Brandon McCormick 7.
Shawn Lee 8. Dustin Walker
Afco Racing Products Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Tony Jackson Jr. 2. Al Purkey
3. Joe Kosiski 4. Rusty Griffaw 5. Brandon Smith 6. Justin Asplin 7.
Andrew Kosiski 8. Gary Christian
ATL Fuel Cells Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. Billy Moyer 2. John Anderson 3. Jack
Sullivan 4. Wendell Wallace 5. Jesse Stovall 6. Patrick Johnson 7. Stacy
Swartz Race Cars Heat 4 (10 Laps): Billy Moyer Jr., 2. Will Vaught 3.
Jeff Floyd 4. Jerry Lierly 5. Jay Rierson 6. Joe Walkenhorst 7. Jason
Sunoco Racing Fuels B Feature (15 Laps): 1. Jesse Stovall 2. Brandon
Smith 3. Brandon McCormick 4. Mike Collins 5. Justin Asplin 6. Patrick
Johnson 7. Jay Rierson 8. Joe Walkenhorst 9. Andrew Kosiski 10. Shawn
Lee 11. Dustin Walker 12. Jason Hughes 13. Stacy Taylor 14. Gary
Lucas Cattle Company A Feature (40 Laps): 1. Billy Moyer 2. Billy Moyer
Jr. 3. John Anderson 4. RC Whitwell 5. Tony Jackson Jr. 6. Al Purkey 7.
Jack Sullivan 8. David Turner 9. Jeff Floyd 10. Will Vaught 11. Jesse
Stovall 12. Rusty Griffaw 13. Brandon Smith 14. Brandon McCormick 15.
Wendell Wallace 16. Jerry Lierly 17. Patrick Johnson 18. Justin Asplin
19. Dustin Walker 20. Andrew Kosiski 21. Mike Collins 22. Joe Kosiski
23. Terry Phillips 24. Michael Kloos