WHEATLAND, Mo. – Tommy Cordray was the last man standing as he scored an emotional win on Thursday, his birthday, to capture the first leg of the ULMA Triple Crown Shootout at Lucas Oil Speedway.
Kerry Davis scored a thrilling three-wide win in the USRA Modifieds, while Chip Shaddox captured a wildly popular win in the Factory Stocks. Kris Jackson narrowly beat Logan Martin to outdistance the competition in the USRA B-Mods.
The Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods were the first class as Kris Jackson and Logan Martin put on a driving clinic with Jackson on the extreme topside and Martin in the traction on the bottom as the pair raced lap after lap side by side with neither giving an inch. Jackson finally was able slightly pull ahead and capture the win from his sixth starting spot as Martin took the runner up spot after starting on the pole.
Steve Muilenburg charged all the way from his 18th starting position to cross the AAA Finish Line in third while Mike Striegel and Dakota Foster dueled for the final two spots in the top-five with Striegel grabbing fourth at the finish and Foster fifth.
Next up on the ultra slick, smooth, and extremely competitive Lucas Oil Speedway surface was the Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks and they will be talking about this race for years to come as Chip Shaddox took his first ever win in his sixth year of racing in Wheatland.
David Hendrix held on for second at the finish and in a true show of sportmanship congratulated Shaddox in Victory Lane. Shawn Whitman came from his 9th starting spot to take 3rd at the finish. Toby Ott led early but ultimately settled for fourth.
The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds went three wide at the finish as Kerry Davis scored his first ever Lucas Oil Speedway win as he narrowly beat Tim Setzer and John Allen to the stripe as the crowd stood on the feet. Setzer had a nose on Allen to score the second spot with Allen in third. Jason Pursley steadily worked his way from his 10th starting spot to finish in 4th with Jason Russell rounding out the top-5.
The ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models took the track as the final racing event of the evening.
A late race caution however would stack the field up for one final restart but as Ferris fired on the restart the field went by as he helplessly fought a flat right rear tire ending his bid for the win. Tommy Cordray charged to the top spot with J.D. Hubert in tow but Cordray had the car to beat and held off Hubert to score an emotional win on his birthday. Hubert crossed the line in second followed by Jake Williams in third. Dwight Niehoff slipped from his 3rd starting spot to finish fourth at the finish.