Lake Ozark Speedway
JC Morton, Logan Roark, and Josh Clark Victorious in Preliminary Night Two of POWRi StockMod Nationals
Belleville, IL(9/29/23) Launching onto the finely tuned hosting track of Lake Ozark Speedway, POWRi StockMod competitors from the remaining three divisions aimed to conquer Eldon Missouri in the Inaugural Andy Zeller Memorial POWRi StockMod Nationals. Preliminary Night Two feature action would witness JC Morton winning in the rapidly growing Late Models, Logan Roark emerging victorious in the Midwest Mods, as well as Josh Clark gaining the prize in the Hornet division with all seventy entries earning event points toward Saturday’s Championship Night.
Early on-track action would find Kyle Graves set the Late Model quick hot-lap time at 14.788 seconds, Jacob Hall would clock the Midwest Mod overall quickest time of 16.493 seconds, and Kyle Burton would log the Hornet divisional best lap of 18.980 seconds.
Heat racing winners would include Justin Russell, Todd McCoin, and Kaden Clatt in the Late Model division. Jacob Hall, Anthony Ferrara, Michael Maggard, and Logan Roark would earn Midwest Mod heat racing wins. Hornet heat race victories would go to Kyle Burton and Josh Clark. Semi-Feature winner would be Tanner Kade in the Midwest Mod class.
Feature night two racing action would roar to life with the Late Model division as the front row of JC Morton and Andy Bryant would battle fender to fender for several laps with Andy Braynt appearing to be the fastest in the class until a mid-race mechanical failure would take him from competition. Inheriting the lead and not looking back, JC Morton would take the checkered flag to earn his first career divisional win with Justin Russell placing in a close second. Clinching the National Points Championship, Todd McCoin would finish third with young sensation Kayden Clatt placing third as Tucker Cox rounded out the top five finishers for the Superior Steering Wheels POWRi Super Stock feature event.
Driving onto the track next with a father-and-son Roark front row, rookie-of-the-year sensation Logan Roark would lead the field for the duration of the event to earn his sixth win of his upstart career. High-side hustling Jacob Hall would show ample speed in the runner-up spot with Earl Roark finalizing the podium placements. Staying in the hunt for the full feature Anthony Ferrara would finish fourth with Tanner Kade hard-charging from flipping in his heat race to winning the semi-feature then driving through the field to round out the very competitive top-five finishers in a thrilling twenty-lap feature event.
Finalizing the second night of the Andy Zeller Memorial the Hornet division would witness Josh Clark lead all fifteen laps to capture his third feature victory of the year with hard-charger Dakota Dubea advancing fourteen spots to finish runner-up with national point lead Alvin Cooney placing third. Dustin Reeves would battle Cody Melloway to the line with Reeves earning the fourth spot as Melloway rounded out the top-five finishers in the Hitachi Energy POWRi Pure Stock Preliminary Night competitions.
Andy Zeller Memorial – POWRi StockMod Nationals | Lake Ozark Speedway | 9/29/23:
POWRi Late Model: A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 72-JC Morton; 2. 12J-Justin Russell; 3. 7X-Todd McCoin; 4. 50-Kayden Clatt; 5. 1T-Tucker Cox; 6. 00B-Matt Becker; 7. 20-Alan Westling; 8. 81-Jimmy Dowell; 9. 73-Francisco Escamilla; 10. 11P-Curt Potter; 11. 68-Dean Wille; 12. 99-Dylan Hoover; 13. 14-Kyle Graves; 14. 14BV-Bill Vaughn; 15. (DNF) 13-Shawn Whitman; 16. (DNF) 40-Josh Newman; 17. (DNF) 16-Ashlee Lancaster; 18. (DNF) 49-Andy Bryant; 19. (DNF) 18B-Scott Bergen; 20. (DNF) 00D-Dylan Bates; 21. (DNF) 00-Dennis Cook; 22. (DNS) 3-Jon Melloway; 23. (DNS) 14B-Brian Barnett.
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12J-Justin Russell; 2. 49-Andy Bryant; 3. 72-JC Morton; 4. 00B-Matt Becker; 5. 99-Dylan Hoover; 6. 68-Dean Wille; 7. (DNF) 14B-Brian Barnett; 8. (DNS) 3-Jon Melloway.
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7X-Todd McCoin; 2. 1T-Tucker Cox; 3. 73-Francisco Escamila; 4. 81-Jimmy Dowell; 5. 00D-Dylan Bates; 6. 14BV-Bill Vaughn; 7. 16-Ashlee Lancaster; 8. 18B-Scott Bergen.
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 50-Kayden Clatt; 2. 11P-Curt Potter; 3. 14-Kyle Graves; 4. 20-Alan Westling; 5. 40-Josh Newman; 6. 13-Shawn Whitman; 7. (DNF) 00-Dennis Cook.
POWRi Midwest Mod: A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 17-Logan Roark; 2. 101-Jacob Hall; 3. 17R-Earl Roark; 4. 33-Anthony Ferrara; 5. 19-Tanner Kade; 6. 25J-Ryan Hargus; 7. 160-Michael Maggard; 8. 84-Dayton Newell; 9. 33M-Steve Muilenburg; 10. 64-Pete Richardson; 11. 8-Mitch Coulter; 12. 18T-Justin Neuman; 13. 5D-Dustin Dennison; 14. 221-Jerry Brown; 15. 16-Matthew Kay; 16. 83-Ben Newell; 17. 26-Jacob Ellison; 18. 91-Hoyt Miller; 19. 4C-Braden Connor; 20. 66-Zackary Martin; 21. 15-Trent Wynn; 22. 21W-Noah Wolf.
B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 19-Tanner Kade; 2. 83-Ben Newell; 3. 4C-Braden Connor; 4. 15R-Oakley Ragland; 5. 4-Caleb Rhoads; 6. 221-Jerry Brown; 7. 66-Zackary Martin; 8. 91-Hoyt Miller; 9. 19J-Tyler Crocker; 10. 55-Adriell Shepherd; 11. (DNF) 2S-Joey Green; 12. (DNF) XL7-Colby Carter; 13. (DNF) 55K-Kenny Hubbard; 14. (DNS) 28D-Dylan Dampier; 15. (DNS) 87D-Jeff Duncan.
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 101-Jacob Hall; 2. 26-Jacob Ellison; 3. 33M-Steve Muilenburg; 4. 15-Trent Wynn; 5. 83-Ben Newell; 6. 19J-Tyler Crocker; 7. (DNF) 4-Caleb Rhoads; 8. (DNF) 55K-Kenny Hubbard.
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 33-Anthony Ferrara; 2. 25J-Ryan Hargus; 3. 84-Dayton Newell; 4. 16-Matthew Kay; 5. 66-Zackary Martin; 6. 19-Tanner Kade; 7. 2S-Joey Green; 8. (DNS) 87D-Jeff Duncan.
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 160-Michael Maggard; 2. 21W-Noah Wolf; 3. 17R-Earl Roark; 4. 8-Mitch Coulter; 5. 15R-Oakley Ragland; 6. 91-Hoyt Miller; 7. 221-Jerry Brown; 8. (DNF) 55-Adriell Shepherd.
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Logan Roark; 2. 64-Pete Richardson; 3. 5D-Dustin Dennison; 4. 18T-Justin Neuman; 5. 4C-Braden Connor; 6. XL7-Colby Carter; 7. (DNF) 28D-Dylan Dampier.
POWRi Hornet: A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 57-Josh Clark; 2. 33D-Dakota Dubea; 3. 69-Alvin Cooney; 4. 6-Dustin Reeves; 5. 15-Cody Melloway; 6. 43-William Fields; 7. 80-Jim Cook; 8. (DNF) 20-Kyle Burton; 9. (DNF) 16-Richard McKenzie; 10. (DNF) 48-Tom Cooney; 11. (DNF) 3M-Bobby Mooney; 12. (DNF) 25-Blake Reno; 13. (DNF) 7-Ryan Lewis; 14. (DNS) 14T-Corbin Mooney; 15. (DNS) 13-Tanner Burton; 16. (DNS) 11-Matt Greening.
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Kyle Burton; 2. 6-Dustin Reeves; 3. 69-Alvin Cooney; 4. 15-Cody Melloway; 5. 48-Tom Cooney; 6. 25-Blake Reno; 7. (DNF) 14T-Corbin Mooney; 8. (DQ) 11-Matt Greening.
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Josh Clark; 2. 7-Ryan Lewis; 3. 3M-Bobby Mooney; 4. 16-Richard McKenzie; 5. 80-Jim Cook; 6. (DNF) 43-William Fields; 7. (DNF) 13-Tanner Burton; 8. (DNF) 33D-Dakota Dubea.
Each preliminary night will be considered a complete event with National Points awarded to all classes running over the trio of StockMod Nationals dates at Lake Ozark Speedway. No other national points will be awarded for any other racetrack the weekend of September 28-30. Saturday Features will Start twenty-four with preliminary night features starting twenty-two, NO Provisionals will be available.
Proceeds from the Inaugural Andy Zeller Memorial POWRi StockMod Nationals will be donated to the benefit of the Andy Zeller family. Michelle, Raelyn, and Spencer Zeller will serve as the event grand-marshals with Andy’s parents Chris and Vickie Zeller, and brother CJ as honorary flagmen.
Entrants must be POWRi members to compete as well as be eligible in Speedy B’s POWRi StockMod presented by Luebbering Oil National Championship Chase year-end point fund and secondary medical insurance.
Details about the POWRi StockMod Divisional Points Season Standing are available at https://www.powristockmod.com/standings/regions/2023/22388 under the supporting divisional tab.
Luebbering Oil Company – “POWRi StockMod Presenting Sponsor” – A wholesale fuel distributor, servicing both commercial and residential customers locally and throughout the Midwest. From home heating oil to lubricating oils to industrial operations or repair shops, LOC will have any fuel needs covered | www.luebberingoilcompany.com.
Speedy B’s Convenience – “POWRi StockMod Title Sponsor” – Offering a full line of racing gasoline formulas at a top-notch line of clean, fast, friendly, and local convenience stores in Speedy B’s with five locations including New Bloomfield, Holts Summit, St Thomas, and two facilities in Jefferson City.
LOC Fuel Advantage Program – “The Fueling Partner of POWRi StockMod” – If 55 Gallons of any fuel is purchased at participating LOC facilities, the customer receives one FREE pit pass to any POWRi StockMod event in 2023.
Superior Steering Wheels & Graphics – “The Official Steering Wheel and Graphics provider of POWRi StockMod” – Family owned and operated, everything is made by hand and custom-built one at a time to ensure great quality with a concentration on amazing customer service and top-notch quality products whether it’s a steering wheel, a decal, or a banner | www.superiorsteeringwheel.com.
Stuff Haven Storage – “POWRi Midwest Mod Title Sponsor” – With a state-of-the-art facility and the best customer service around, storage renters receive 24-hour access to belongings with security and peace of mind. Call or book online today at www.StuffHavenStorage.storageunitsoftware.com |1112 E North St. Eldon, MO 65026.
Stars & Pipes Plumbing – “POWRi Late Model Title Sponsor” – A leading plumbing company in Lake Ozark Missouri, specializing in high-quality plumbing services at affordable prices with a team of skilled technicians available 24/7 to handle all types of plumbing issues from routine maintenance to emergency repairs. For more information call (573) 745-7460 | www.starsandpipesplumbing.com or follow along on Facebook.
Superior Steering Wheels & Graphics – “POWRi Super Stock Title Sponsor” – Family owned and operated, everything is made by hand and custom-built one at a time to ensure great quality with a concentration on amazing customer service and top-notch quality products whether it’s a steering wheel, a decal, or a banner | www.superiorsteeringwheel.com.
American Powder Coating – “POWRi B-Mod Title Sponsor” – For a tour of the facility or a no-obligation quote swing by American Powder Coating today at 507 Hwy 42 Osage Beach Missouri (behind American Sun Control) or phone at (573)348-4200.
Hitachi Energy – “POWRi Pure Stock Title Sponsor” – ‘Inspire the Next’ – Hitachi ABB Power Grids are thinking globally but manufacturing locally in Jefferson City, Missouri, more information is available online at www.hitachienergy.com | 500 W Hwy 94 Jefferson City, MO 65101.
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For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms | 50 Twiggy Lane Eldon, MO 65026 | 314-267-4944.
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Submitted By: Cassy Staley