Lake Ozark Speedway
Congratulations to All Lake Ozark Speedway 2023 POWRi Divisional Season Champions
Belleville, IL. (10/4/23) Coming down to the wire to crown divisional champions with excitement aplenty throughout the 2023 weekly racing season, Lake Ozark Speedway would like to congratulate and thank all competitors, fans, sponsors, workers, officials, and personnel who contributed to making 2023 a successful year of on-and-off track adrenaline rushes.
Making a statement of speed and consistency in a dominating title-taking 2023, Tebbetts Missouri top-talent Ted Welschmeyer would not be denied in attaining the POWRi Super Stock Track Championship at Lake Ozark Speedway. Capturing one feature win, Welschmeyer would not place outside the top ten in the eleven season starts but also placed inside the top five on ten separate occasions. Clinching runner-up would find Grovespring Missouri’s Mark Davis outduel six-time winner Derek Henson of Russellville Missouri who placed third in the season standings. Beaufort Missouri’s Jared Lamke would be locked in a family battle to place fourth with Washington Missouri’s Gary Lamke rounding out the top five finishers for the season.
Repeating as a champion is no small feat, even more so when switching sanctioning bodies after the previous seasons' accomplishments yet Columbia Missouri talent Adam Hall would not falter in his quest for Lake Ozark Speedway POWRi B-Mod track title supremacy. Establishing a three-hundred-seventy-point margin of separation in the standings, Hall would hold off the four-time feature-winning surge of National Champion Cole Campbell of Mexico Missouri in the standings through consistency and perseverance with eleven top-ten finishes in thirteen yearly starts. Camdenton Missouri cruiser Casey Thomas would place third in the season to keep Mack’s Creek Missouri racer Rex Harris fourth as Patrick Lewis of Wellsville Missouri rounding out the track top five in 2023.
Driving with purpose and determination, 2023 POWRi Pure Stock National Champion Darin Porter of California Missouri would add a whole bunch of hardware to his trophy collection this season by also claiming the Lake Ozark Speedway Track title on the final weekend of the season by winning both nights of the Andy Zeller Memorial. Shooting to the top of the standings with six seasonal wins, Porter would not finish outside of the top five at ‘The Lake’ and besting runner-up placement Justin McDowell of Tuscumbia Missouri with one win on the year by only one-hundred-twenty points. Two-time winner and Fulton Missouri talent Trevor Wilson would also notch a top-five in every appearance to place third in the standings with St. Martins Missouri motorist Chad Nivens fourth and Payton McDowell of Tuscumbia Missouri finalizing the top five in the Pure Stock division.
Following the family lineage and precedent set by his father, Logan Roark of Henley Missouri would blast onto the POWRi Midwest Mod division in a flurry of four feature wins while proving he belonged behind the wheel by clinching the track championship in just his rookie-of-the-year winning campaign. Placing inside the top-five in every season start, Logan would overtake eventual runner-up in the standings Ben Newell of Stoutland Missouri in the final weekend with defending champion and Henley Missouri racer Earl Roark third, Zackary Martin of Bourbon Missouri fourth, and Lebanon Missouri driver Oakley Ragland rounding out the season top five at Lake Ozark Speedway.
Attaining the Lake Ozark Speedway track championship in the inaugural year in the tightest chases for the POWRi Hornet Division title would witness Mexico Missouri’s Alvin Cooney hold steady atop the ranking for the duration of the year with a trio of feature wins while also placing inside the top ten in all events entered. Finishing runner-up by a mere twenty-point margin would find Andy Zeller Memorial weekend winner Josh Clark of Columbia Missouri come up just short of glory with Osage Beach Missouri’s Bobby Mooney finalizing the yearly track points podium placements as David Kirkpatrick of Eugene Missouri and Troy Missouri’s Dakota Dubea outside looking in on the top-three.
Championship banquet details for the 2023 season are being finalized and will be announced soon as well as dates for the 2024 racing season schedule currently being diligently filled with exciting events planned at Lake Ozark Speedway for next year.
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. Clean Bathrooms, Fast Food, Cold Beer – Speedy B’s
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.
Submitted By: Cassy Staley