The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

July 8, 2013

Pierce City's Green, Oronogo's Pearish finish 1-2 at Springfield

By Anvil Welch
Globe Sports Writer

— Pierce City’s Brian Green and Oronogo’s Bobby Pearish finished 1-2 in the modified A feature during stock car races at Springfield Raceway on Saturday night.

Completing the top five in the main event were southwest Missouri drivers Jody Tillman of Branson, John Yeoman III of Joplin and points leader Jackie Dalton of Carthage.

Dalton and Pearish were the heat winners on the quarter-mile dirt track.

Yeoman’s son, Jon, Granby, won the B modified main event by beating Springfield’s J.C. Morton.

Rounding out the A feature winners were Wayne Johnston, Rolla, Legends Cars; Bryan Tillman, Branson West, street stock; Jack Hamer, Ava, pure stock, and Rex McCroskey, Springfield, Midwest Modz.

Joplin’s Justin Comer finished runner-up in the Legends main. Jeremy Thulin, Miami, Okla., was second to Hamer.





John Allen wins



NEVADA, Mo. — Allen, Chanute, pocketed $1,500 by winning the modified main event at the quarter-mile dirt track.

It was Allen’s eighth A feature win of the season. He started outside on the front row after winning the second heat.

Allen was followed across the finish line by Webb City’s Mitch Keeter, Bronaugh’s Kevin Morrow, Diamond’s Jim Body and Wichita’s Tanner Mullens.

Liberal’s Matthew Rose claimed the B modified A feature.

Completing the A feature winners were Mitchell Coulter, Fort Scott, pure stock; Larry Drake, Osceola, mini stock, and Tim Phillips, Fort Scott, factory stock.





Ryan Gustin triumphs



COLCORD, Okla. — Gustin, who’s emphasizing late models after dominating modifieds, won the MARS DIRTcar Series 30-lap main event at West Siloam Speedway.

Gustin, who won for the third time, had finished only 17th on Friday night at the same track. Saturday’s win was worth $3,000.

Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, led all 30 laps in beating points leader Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon.

Republic’s Brad Looney, the 2011 points king, finished third. Jesse Stovall, the 2012 champion from Billings, was fifth.

MARS resumes on July 25 at Springfield Raceway.

Points leaders are Jackson (858), Stovall (813), Springfield’s Terry Phillips (741), Birch Tree’s Justin Asplin (649) and Peculiar’s Dustin Walker (564).