The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 20, 2013

Points races heating up at Monett Speedway

By Anvil Welch
Globe Sports Writer

— There are some dandy points races brewing in stock car racing at the Monett Speedway.

Example: Mitch Keeter, Webb City, leads the USRA modified points with 497 and has two drivers very close — Oronogo’s Bobby Pearish (494) and Pierce City’s Brian Green (490).

Defending champion Jackie Dalton, Carthage, is lurking in fourth place with 468. Mickey Burrell, Fair Grove, rounds out the top five with 424 entering tonight’s 7:30 program at the 3/8-mile clay track.

Leaders in the USRA B modified class are Toby Thompson 540, J.C. Morton 481, Colt Pruente 456 and Rex Merritt 452.

John Beard and Russell Niehoff are leading pure stock and pro-4 classes, respectively.

The late model and factory stock classes weren’t contested last week because of the special visit from the sprint car Oil Capital Racing Series. Those leaders are Ken Essary (late model) and Josh Essary (factory stock).

Admission prices are $12 and $5 (ages 12-15).



Springfield Raceway



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Regular weekly racing resumes at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the quarter-mile dirt track.

Its points leaders — last week’s program was washed out — include Jackie Dalton in modified with 385. He leads Bobby Pearish (341) and Michael Maggard (334).

Other points leaders are J.C. Morton (B modified), Daniel Deason (street stock), Jay Reynolds (Legends Cars), Taylor Moore (Midwest Modz) and Josh Bell (pure stock).

Admission prices are $12 and $5 (ages 6-12).



Nevada Speedway



NEVADA, Mo. — Officials at the quarter-mile dirt track have rescheduled the visit by the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers for Saturday night.

Mother Nature postponed the visit by the group last week.

Admission prices for Saturday’s 8 p.m. program — a regular weekly show also is set — are $12 and $6 (ages 6-11).