Fuqua tops USRA Modified thriller at Lucas Oil Speedway
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May 12, 2018  |  by Lyndal Scranton

Darron Fuqua celebrates his first Lucas Oil Speedway feature win after a last-turn pass gave him the USRA Modified feature Saturday night.

On a Saturday night of memorable finishes in the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series, Darron Fuqua earned a thriller in the main event at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Fuqua passed Chase Domer in the final turn of the final lap of the Pitts Homes USRA Modified feature, earning $1,000 in the night's 25-lap headliner.

Meanwhile, Kris Jackson also visited Out-Pace USRA B-Mod victory lane in a program presented by NMI/VMG Marketing and Wild Animal Safari.

Fuqua, of Mayetta, Kan., weaved through lapped traffic and made a daring pass of Domer in the final 75 yards. It was Fuqua's first win at Lucas Oil Speedway and the 99th of the veteran driver's career.

Surely few were more exciting or satisfying than this one.

"I felt like I had a good car, but he was so good on the top," Fuqua said of Domer. "I was good on the bottom. It was basically follow him until he left me just a little bit around the top and that was the only thing I had.

"I just put it in there as hard as I could and I had enough momentum to get around him."

Fuqua worked his way from the ninth starting position and into contention as Domer and fellow front-row starter Ronnie Woods traded the lead five times over the first 15 laps.

In a race with only one caution, Domer caught lapped traffic with five laps to go and Fuqua continued his steady gain, setting up the thrilling finish.

"I was hoping to have a lane down low, but there was a lapped car there," Fuqua said. "I just did the one thing I had, 110 percent."

Mark Dotson came home third with Lance Town coming all the way from 17th to fourth and Woods finishing fifth.

Darron Fuqua (87) and Chase Domer (2) battle on the final lap of Saturday night's USRA Modified feature at the Lucas Oil Speedway. 

Jackson rolls to Out-Pace USRA B-Mod win: Kris Jackson of Lebanon led all 20 laps, but had to withstand a couple of late restarts that wiped out sizeable leads for the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature victory.

"It's just glad to be back in victory lane," Jackson said following his first Lucas Oil Speedway feature win of 2018. "This is a horsepower track tonight and I think I have the best of that. I have to chalk this one up to (engine builder Jim) Ruble. He won us this race."

J.C. Morton, who started 12th, worked his way to second with six laps to go but was still about eight car lengths behind Jackson. A lap-16 caution wiped that cushion away, however, and set the stage for a four-lap shootout.

Jackson re-established a comfortable lead and took the white flag well ahead of Morton. But David Harris spun into the front-stretch wall to bring out the caution and force Jackson to earn the win via a green-white restart.

Tyler Brown finished in third with Shawn Strong fourth and Taylor Moore fifth.

Up next: Racing resumes next Saturday night as Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company along with OnMedia/DISH/DirecTV team up to present the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series. Gates on Saturday will open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and opening ceremonies at 7.

Meanwhile, earlier that day on the Off Road track, the Kansas City Off Road Racing Association with practice starting at 10 a.m., opening ceremonies at noon and features at about 3 p.m.

For ticket information for any event in 2018 at Lucas Oil Speedway - including the 26th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by Protecttheharvest.com May 24-26, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Tickets also can be purchased online for any event during the 2018 season.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com. Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

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United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.
Saturday, May 12, 2018


Heat #1: 1. Tyler Brown, Richland; 2. Brian Webster, Holts Summit; 3. Sam Petty, Marshfield; 4. Jerry Ellis, Richaland; 5. Mark Long, Willard; 6. Jake Hereford, Fort Scott, Kan. 7. Mitchell Franklin, Camdenton; 8. Kent Shouse, Jasper; 9. Ken Scott, Willard; 10. Jenica Barfield, Marshfield.

Heat #2: 1. J.C. Newell, Buffalo; 2. Robert Heydenreich, Bolivar; 3. Shawn Strong, Billings; 4. David Harris, Chilhowee; 5. Dillon McCowan, Urbana; 6. Quentin Taylor, Wheatland; 7. Justin Allen, Urbana; 8. Brandon King, Nevada; 9. Casey Thomas, Camdenton.

Heat #3: 1. Taylor Moore, Bois D' Arc; 2. Ricky Watkins, Brookline; 3. J.C. Morton, Springfield; 4. Tim Phillips, Fort Scott, Kan. 5. Justin Pike, El Dorado Springs; 6. T.J. Yount, Greenfield; 7. Andy Chrisenberry, Chilhowee; 8. Larry Prewett, Jerome; 9. Mike Striegel, Hermitage.

Heat #4: 1. Kris Jackson, Lebanon; 2. Bobby Williams, Hermitage; 3. Eddie Schwope Jr., St Joseph; 4. Austin Joplin, Willard; 5. Cayden Campbell, Nevada; 6. Morgan Campbell, Nevada; 7. John Fellers, Flemington; 8. Jason Sivils, Bolivar; 9. Nate Thomas, Marshfield.

"B" Feature: 1. Mark Long, Willard; 2. Quentin Taylor, Wheatland; 3. Dillon McCowan, Urbana; 4. Austin Joplin, Willard; 5. Morgan Campbell, Nevada; 6. Mike Striegel, Hermitage; 7. T.J. Yount, Greenfield; 8. Casey Thomas, Camdenton; 9. Andy Chrisenberry, Chilhowee; 10. Larry Prewett, Jerome; 11. Ken Scott, Willard; 12. Kent Shouse, Jasper; 13. Justin Allen, Urbana; 14. Mitchell Franklin, Camdenton; 15. Jake Hereford, Fort Scott, Kan. 16. John Fellers, Flemington; 17. Jason Sivils, Bolivar; 18. Jenica Barfield, Marshfield; 19. Nate Thomas, Marshfield; 20. Cayden Campbell, Nevada; DNS – Brandon King, Nevada.

"A" Feature: 1. Kris Jackson, Lebanon; 2. J.C. Morton, Springfield; 3. Tyler Brown, Richland; 4. Shawn Strong, Billings; 5. Taylor Moore, Bois D' Arc; 6. Robert Heydenreich, Bolivar; 7. Brian Webster, Holts Summit; 8. Quentin Taylor, Wheatland; 9. Eddie Schwope Jr., St Joseph; 10. Bobby Williams, Hermitage; 11. Mark Long, Willard; 12. Justin Pike, El Dorado Springs; 13. Sam Petty, Marshfield; 14. Mike Striegel, Hermitage; 15. Morgan Campbell, Nevada; 16. Dillon McCowan, Urbana; 17. Casey Thomas, Camdenton; 18. Austin Joplin, Willard; 19. Tim Phillips, Fort Scott, Kan. 20. T.J. Yount, Greenfield; 21. Jerry Ellis, Richaland; 22. David Harris, Chilhowee; 23. Ricky Watkins, Brookline; 24. J.C. Newell, Buffalo.


Heat #1: 1. Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.; 2. Donnie Fellers, Wheatland; 3. Chase Domer, Nevada; 4. Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.; 5. Mike Striegel, Hermitage; 6. Tracy Wolf, Buffalo; 7. Alex Cammon, Witchita, Kan.; 8. Lance Town, Wellsville, Kan.; 9. Robert Reed, Mexico; 10. Michael Maggard, Republic.

Heat #2: 1. Mark Dotson, Cameron; 2. Evan Hubert, Pittsburg; 3. Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.; 4. Jeff Cutshaw, Bolivar; 5. Chase Jones, Eldorado Springs; 6. Jason Pursley, Hermitage; 7. Kyle Thompson, Joplin; 8. Lucas Gibbs, Udall, Kan.; 9. Steve McLaughlin, Joplin; 10. Robert King, Nevada.

Heat #3: 1. Ryan Middaugh, Fulton; 2. Ronnie Woods, Mexico; 3. Jon Sheets, Liberal; 4. Shawn Strong, Billings; 5. Daniel Wosoba, El Dorado Springs; 6. Brandon Lennox, New London; 7. Scotty Bough, Nevada; 8. Johnny Cammon, Witchita, Kan.; 9. James Hartman, Lebanon.

"B" Feature: 1. Lance Town, Wellsville, Kan.; 2. Brandon Lennox, New London; 3. Jason Pursley, Hermitage; 4. Kyle Thompson, Joplin; 5. Robert Reed, Mexico; 6. Michael Maggard, Republic; 7. Johnny Cammon, Witchita, Kan.; 8. James Hartman, Lebanon; 9. Alex Cammon, Witchita, Kan.; 10. Steve McLaughlin, Joplin; 11. Scotty Bough, Nevada; 12. Robert King, Nevada; DNS – Lucas Gibbs, Udall, Kan.

"A" Feature: 1. Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.; 2. Chase Domer, Nevada; 3. Mark Dotson, Cameron; 4. Lance Town, Wellsville, Kan.; 5. Ronnie Woods, Mexico; 6. Jeff Cutshaw, Bolivar; 7. Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.; 8. Jon Sheets, Liberal; 9. Jason Pursley, Hermitage; 10. Robert Reed, Mexico; 11. Ryan Middaugh, Fulton; 12. Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.; 13. Chase Jones, Eldorado Springs; 14. Mike Striegel, Hermitage; 15. Tracy Wolf, Buffalo; 16. Donnie Fellers, Wheatland; 17. Evan Hubert, Pittsburg; 18. Michael Maggard, Republic; 19. Kyle Thompson, Joplin; 20. Daniel Wosoba, El Dorado Springs; 21. Johnny Cammon, Witchita, Kan.; 22. James Hartman, Lebanon; 23. Brandon Lennox, New London; 24. Shawn Strong, Billings.

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