Jackson remains red hot with another Lucas Oil Speedway triumph
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July 20, 2019  |  by Lyndal Scranton

Kris Jackson and team, along with Jim and Sally Ruble (far right), after his latest win at the Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, July 20.

Kris Jackson remained hot as the Ozarks' summer sun Saturday night, as the Lebanon driver made it six wins in a row at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Jackson led all the way to capture the 25-lap Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature, the headliner on a Veterans & Military Appreciation Night edition of the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program presented by KOLR/KRBK.

Winning is becoming old hat for Jackson, who is enjoying the roll he's been on with feature wins at Lucas Oil Speedway stretching back to May. This one, however, was even a bit sweeter.

"This one's for Jim Ruble," Jackson said of the legendary Ozarks engine builder, who returned to the speedway after a recent stroke. Ruble and wife Sally joined the celebration in victory lane.

"We freshened up the top end of this motor together at my shop this week. I'm really thankful for what Jim and (wife) Sally do for me," Jackson said. "He builds an unbelievable motor and tonight proved it."

Jackson and J.C. Morton—both former USRA National Champions—started on the front row. Morton used the high side and Jackson the low groove and they dueled closely in the first five laps, with Jackson narrowly holding the lead.

"I was doing my best to give him a lane," Jackson said of Morton. "That's the type of lane that he would want and I'm kind of a bottom-feeder these days. I wanted to make sure that he had a lane. A few times, it pushed up on me but I still feel like I tried to give him a lane."

Jackson began to gradually pull away, opening a three-second margin by lap 10. By then, Ryan Gillmore moved around Morton and into second.

Jackson, as he has for the last two months, continued to dominate from there. He had a 5.1-second cushion over the field when the race's lone caution waved just as Jackson was about to take the white flag.

That gave Gillmore and Morton one more chance as the race restarted for a two-lap, single-file shootout.

It was no problem for Jackson. He finished about six car lengths in front of Gillmore with Morton third and Andy Bryant fourth.

"A night like tonight is what we've been waiting on. All the fast cars were in the front," Jackson said. "The front three rows is as good as they come."

Middaugh scores first: Ryan Middaugh of Fulton took command on lap five and went on to earn the USRA Modified feature win. It was his first triumph of the season at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Middaugh finished 1.14 seconds clear of runner-up Kyle Thompson. Chase Domer was third and Chase Jones finished fourth.

"We've been coming here for a couple of years now," Middaugh said. "We've been getting better and better—getting the car better and getting me better as a driver. Driving this track is different than anything else we run at.

"It's unbelievable to win at this place. The competition that's here, it doesn't get much better than this. Thanks to all the fans that stuck out the heat. It was pretty brutal."

Middaugh started fourth and dueled with front-row starters Thompson and Jones early before taking the lead for good with a pass of Jones to complete lap five.

Domer was the race's biggest mover, advancing from 12th to third by the finish.

Next up: Action resumes next Saturday with Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night presented by KTTS. Fans bringing four non-perishable food items will be admitted free to the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series action featuring USRA Modifieds and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods. O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks and Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models also will be in action.

For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@lucasOilSpeedway.com.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.
Saturday, July 20, 2019

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

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 292 Kyle Thompson, Joplin, Mo.
2. (4) 98D Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.
3. (6) 21 Ryan Middaugh, Fulton, Mo.
4. (2) 31 Ed Griggs, Pleasant Hill, Mo.
5. (3) 38C Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
6. (5) 227 Chase Domer, Nevada, Mo.
7. (7) 51G Lucas Gibbs, Udall, Kan.
8. (8) 5H Robert Heydenreich, Bolivar, Mo.
9. (9) 4A Dustin Atkinson, Lebanon, Mo.

Heat #2:
1. (4) 03 Chase Jones, El Dorado Springs, Mo.
2. (2) 23 Lucas Dobbs, El Dorado Springs, Mo.
3. (3) 5C Colson Kirk, Urbana, Mo.
4. (1) 7 Daniel Franklin, Berryville, Ark.
5. (8) 1B Bobby Williams, Hermitage, Mo.
6. (5) 21W Tracy Wolf, Buffalo, Mo.
7. (7) 24D Donnie Fellers, Wheatland, Mo.
8. (9) 5 Robbie Reed, Mexico, Mo.
9. (6) 22H Dustin Hodges, Centralia, Mo.

Feature:
1. (4) 21 Ryan Middaugh, Fulton, Mo.
2. (2) 292 Kyle Thompson, Joplin, Mo.
3. (12) 227 Chase Domer, Nevada, Mo.
4. (1) 03 Chase Jones, El Dorado Springs, Mo.
5. (10) 38C Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
6. (15) 5 Robbie Reed, Mexico, Mo.
7. (3) 98D Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.
8. (6) 5C Colson Kirk, Urbana, Mo.
9. (14) 51G Lucas Gibbs, Udall, Kan.
10. (8) 7 Daniel Franklin, Berryville, Ark.
11. (5) 23 Lucas Dobbs, El Dorado Springs, Mo.
12. (7) 1B Bobby Williams, Hermitage, Mo.
13. (11) 21W Tracy Wolf, Buffalo, Mo.
14. (18) 22H Dustin Hodges, Centralia, Mo.
15. (13) 24D Donnie Fellers, Wheatland, Mo.
16. (17) 4A Dustin Atkinson, Lebanon, Mo.
17. (9) 31 Ed Griggs, Pleasant Hill, Mo.
18. (16) 5H Robert Heydenreich, Bolivar, Mo.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (4) 18M J.C. Morton, Springfield, Mo.
2. (6) 66 Ryan Gillmore, Springfield, Mo.
3. (5) 32 Robbe Ewing, Stockton, Mo.
4. (7) 96 Cody Brill, Harrisonville, Mo.
5. (3) 414 Ryan Thomas, Fair Grove, Mo.
6. (2) 46 Brice Gotschall, Nevada, Mo.
7. (1) 83 Kyle Fritter, Nevada, Mo.

Heat #2:
1. (7) 65 Kris Jackson, Lebanon, Mo.
2. (1) 796 Tyler Wood, Harrisonville, Mo.
3. (6) 00T Taylor Moore, Bois D'Arc, Mo.
4. (3) 42C Casey Thomas, Camdenton, Mo.
5. (4) 18 Austin Joplin, Willard, Mo.
6. (2) 21 Michael Cawvey, Willow Springs, Mo.
7. (5) 30 Mark Long, Willard, Mo.

Heat #3:
1. (1) 28 Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan.
2. (5) 8 Dillon McCowan, Urbana, Mo.
3. (4) 10P Dayton Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
4. (2) 99 Jim Cihy, Warsaw, Mo.
5. (7) 77 Koby Chadd, Nevada, Mo.
6. (6) 929 Garrett Thompson, Joplin, Mo.
7. (3) 1F Mitchell Franklin, Camdenton, Mo.

Feature:
1. (1) 65 Kris Jackson, Lebanon, Mo.
2. (3) 66 Ryan Gillmore, Springfield, Mo.
3. (2) 18M J.C. Morton, Springfield, Mo.
4. (5) 28 Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan.
5. (4) 8 Dillon McCowan, Urbana, Mo.
6. (8) 32 Robbe Ewing, Stockton, Mo.
7. (6) 00T Taylor Moore, Bois D'Arc, Mo.
8. (16) 21 Michael Cawvey, Willow Springs, Mo.
9. (10) 96 Cody Brill, Harrisonville, Mo.
10. (15) 18 Austin Joplin, Willard, Mo.
11. (18) 30 Mark Long, Willard, Mo.
12. (12) 42C Casey Thomas, Camdenton, Mo.
13. (9) 10P Dayton Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
14. (19) 46 Brice Gotschall, Nevada, Mo.
15. (17) 929 Garrett Thompson, Joplin, Mo.
16. (11) 99 Jim Cihy, Warsaw, Mo.
17. (7) 796 Tyler Wood, Harrisonville, Mo.
18. (14) 414 Ryan Thomas, Fair Grove, Mo.
19. (13) 77 Koby Chadd, Nevada, Mo.
DNS – 83 Kyle Fritter, Nevada, Mo.
DNS – 1F Mitchell Franklin, Camdenton, Mo.



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