We have been in contact with George Brothers Inc. and their Customer Appreciation Night has been moved to Saturday August 30th. This is the last points night for all 5 NASCAR weekly classes and SLMR is also racing that night. We will have new tickets for everyone to pick up for that night. Thank you everyone that came out for night #1 of our King of the Hill Late Model Shootout!
Gustin Takes King of the Hill Night One
By Anthony Ainslie
Ryan Gustin won his very first late model start at Junction Motor Speedway Friday night.
Ryan Gustin made his first appearance at Junction Motor Speedway since winning with the USMTS modified series back in 2010. It was his first time racing a late model at the three-eighths mile oval, and he walked away with the feature win on night one of the King of the Hill Late Model Shootout.
Gustin earned the pole for Friday’s 25-lap feature after starting dead last and finishing third in his heat race. From the pole, he jumped out to the lead and was never challenged.
A couple of spins held up the opening laps. John Anderson was the first spin victim, and on the restart following that spin, Tommy Weder Jr. spun out and slammed into the turn three berm. The impact knocked the Woodward, Okla. Driver out of contention.
Jase Kaser had a top five run going for himself before the car gave up on him. The two-time Junction Motor Speedway late model champion ducked into the infield while running fourth.
With about ten laps to go, Terry Phillips was running in the second spot, but after jumping the cushion in turn one, Mt. Vernon, Iowa’s Chad Simpson took over second.
Both Phillips and Simpson ran their hardest, but the 19R of Gustin was untouchable. The Marshalltown, Iowa driver started on point and led all 25 laps to capture his third win of the Lucas Oil MLRA season and his first career late model win at Junction Motor Speedway. Simpson finished second, Phillips third, Mike Wiarda got fourth, and Travis Dickes rounded out the top five.
Tyler Barribo swept the double features in the four-cylinder division. In race one, Barribo jumped to the lead from the pole and never looked back. In race two, Barribo jumped to the lead on lap one after starting seventh out of eight cars. The second feature saw Dalton Siebke give Barribo a couple challenges for the lead, but the 14JR from Grand Island was on top of things.
The team of Wilcox and Copas, in the #46, took the checkers in the 3 car cruiser field, A Feature #1. Ken and Drew Barry, in the #77, were victorious in the two-person cruisers in A Feature #2. Copas/Wilcox battled hard againgst the 77 of the Barry’s in the first match up but the Barry’s took the lead early in the 2nd race and were never challenged. Rough night for Cody Luben and partner Bryce Mammen in the 7 machine as they waved good bye to their engine on the final lap of the first feature.
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