Campbell makes first visit to Lebanon pay off
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May 17, 2019  |  by Ronnie Williams

Mexico's Cole Campbell made his first trip to the Lebanon Midway Speedway worth the haul as he took advantage of his front row starting spot and then held back early challenges from Mark Wolfe before a mid-race battle with defending track champion Sam Petty to take the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature win on Friday night.

Campbell and Petty went bumper to bumper until a restart on lap 8, and then Campbell flexed his muscles, leaving the race for second between Petty and 2017 track champion Tyler Brown while Wolfe, also making his first-ever start at the track, a strong showing finishing fourth with Robbie Ewing completing the top five.

The lap-8 incident with Dalton Keith spinning while running in the battle for a top five run collected Brian Myers, ending his night and hard-charging Cory Johnson.

Last week's winner, Tyler Knudtson, went out with damage after spinning on the opening lap back in the pack.

Two drivers who had strong runs from deep in the pack were Dillion McCowan and Kelly Hicks. McCowan started 15th in the grid and raced to sixth while Hicks kept his nose clean coming from 11th to seventh. Current points leader Kris Jackson was absent Friday.

Qualifying heats went to Brown and Ewing.

The next night of action presented by U-Pull-It Auto Parts of Lebanon is Sunday, May 26, with the 19th Annual Tony Roper Memorial. Out-Pace USRA B-Mods are competing for $500 to win and $50 to start the feature while it will be FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award honors with the driver advancing the most positions in the feature will earn a $100 bonus.

Action for the Tony Roper Memorial will feature the Malvern Bank Cash Money Super Dirt Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Hornets and Kidz Cruisers.

The Out-Pace USRA B-Mod will open draw with passing points to help set the feature line-up as Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series track, regional and national points will be awarded.

Grandstand adult tickets will be $20 with kids ages 8-12 only $5 and under 8 free. Adult pit passes will be $35 with kids 12 and under $10.

The pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:30.

Join us as we pay honor to Tony Roper—one of The Ozarks' great talents who cut his teeth on local dirt and asphalt tracks before going to the upper traveling classes and eventually on to a career in NASCAR.

More information is available at and on the track's Facebook page.

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United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Lebanon Midway Speedway, Lebanon, Mo.
Friday, May 17, 2019

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.


1. (2) 22c Cole Campbell, Mexico, Mo.
2. (4) 9 Sam Petty, Marshfield, Mo.
3. (5) T10 Tyler Brown, Stoutland, Mo.
4. (1) 4w Mark Wolfe, Joplin, Mo.
5. (6) 32E Robbie Ewing, Stockton, Mo.
6. (15) 8 Dillion McCowan, Urbana, Mo.
7. (11) 32K Kelly Hicks, Pea Ridge, Ark.
8. (10) 20 Barry White, Mexico, Mo.
9. (13) 58m Jamie Mauk, Lebanon, Mo.
10. (16) 16s Charles Saunders
11. (14) 88r Robin Showers, Eldon, Mo.
12. (12) 28 Wesley Briggs, Lebanon, Mo.
13. (8) 86 Cory Johnson, Kimberling City, Mo.
14. (7) 16m Brian Myers, Lebanon, Mo.
15. (3) 29 Dalton Keith, Lebanon, Mo.
16. (9) 8k Tyler Knudtson, Lebanon, Mo.
DNS – 83 Dayton Newell, Stoutland, Mo.

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