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April 27, 2019

Coats captures O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks headliner at Lucas Oil Speedway as Bryant, Sheets and Fennewald also win

Johnny Coats captured the headliner on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway, taking the O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks main event. (Kenny Shaw photo)
WHEATLAND, Missouri (April 27, 2019) - Johnny Coats shot from third-to-first with 10 laps remaining and went on to win Saturday night's O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks feature at Lucas Oil Speedway.

 

Coats went past James Flood and Toby Ott to take over the lead and he did not surrender it in the 25-lap headliner on the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program.

 

Other feature winners on $5 Night Presented by KY3 included Andy Bryant (Ozark Golf Cars USRA B Mods), Jon Sheets (Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds) and Johnny Fennewald (Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models). A total of 93 cars checked into the pits.

 

Coats, of Joplin, started sixth and held off runner-up James Flood for his first feature win of the season and deny Flood his second straight feature triumph.

 

"I was hoping Flood wasn't getting some hand signals under that (late) caution to go up to the top; it would have been pretty hard to get him if they did. They're all pretty tough to beat, that's for sure," Coats said.

 

Zach Zeugin drove from a 22nd starting position all the way to third while Toby Ott was fourth and Daniel Deason fifth.

 

Sheets takes USRA Mod feature win with late pass: Jon Sheets used a last-lap pass of Robbie Reed in a battle of the two previous Pitts Homes USRA Modified feature winners to take home his second win of season.

 

Sheets, of Nevada, Missouri, wound up 1.176 seconds in front at the finish. He made the winning drive from the sixth starting position, while Reed started on the outside of row one. The two battled back and forth over the final five laps.

 

"My car was really good on top," Sheets said. "I think everybody else was too tight to make it up there and I was free enough to make it happen. He was kind of pinching that off to the wall, so I knew it was gonna have to be a slide job.

 

"I was pretty confident that we had a better car on top any way. I didn't know if he could search around and get something found, but with so few laps, he didn't have time to search. I was pretty confident that we were going to be able to be able to hold onto it."

 

Sheets said it's been fun early in the season.

 

"It's awesome. We didn't really struggle last year, but we struggled to get the wins. So many seconds to Darren (Fuqua). Finally, I kind of feel like we're the guy, we're the Darren this year so far, but that can all change tomorrow. We're gonna go back to the shop and work out butts off."

 

Chase Domer finished third with Ryan Middaugh in fourth.

 

Bryant rolls in B-Mods: Andy Bryant of Fort Scott, Kansas started up front and stayed there to grab the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod feature win.

 

Kris Jackson, who started fifth, finished second with Dan Wheeler third. Neither was a match for Bryant, who earned the pole-position for the feature by going from eighth to first to win his heat race.

 

Fennewald takes ULMA feature: Johnny Fennewald used a strong run into turn on on a restart with five laps to go, passing Kaeden Cornell and hanging on for the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Model win.

 

Fennewald, of Nevada, started sixth and worked his way into third by lap 13 and into second one lap later. After the race's second caution, he got past Cornell and went on for his second feature win of the season.

 

Cole Henson started on the outside of the front row and led the first eight laps before Cornell moved into the lead. Henson wound up third with Aaron Marrant fourth.

 

BIG ADVENTURE RV WEEKLY RACING SERIES RESULTS (April 27, 2019)
Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods
  Big O Tires A-Feature (20 Laps): 1. 28-Andy Bryant, [1]; 2. 65-Kris Jackson, [5]; 3. 1RED-Dan Wheeler, [6]; 4. 99T-Eric Turner, [2]; 5. 1F-Mitchell Franklin, [4]; 6. 15-Ryan Edde, [10]; 7. 18M-JC Morton, [3]; 8. 30-Rex Harris, [16]; 9. 181-Luke Nieman, [9]; 10. 8-Dillon McCowan, [18]; 11. 32-Robbe Ewing, [12]; 12. 46-Brice Gotschall, [8]; 13. 14T-Quentin Taylor, [11]; 14. 18-Austin Joplin, [19]; 15. 12L-Tyler Lewis, [23]; 16. 16M-Brian Myers, [13]; 17. 112-Justin Comer, [17]; 18. 42J-Donnie Jackson, [21]; 19. 30L-Mark Long, [24]; 20. 2B-Michael Bowers, [15]; 21. 00T-Taylor Moore, [20]; 22. (DNF) 121-Tim Phillips, [14]; 23. (DNF) 134-Robert Heydenreich, [7]; 24. (DNF) 68-Ricky Watkins, [22]
  Big O Tires B-Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 112-Justin Comer, 15:32.146[2]; 2. 8-Dillon McCowan, 15:32.673[7]; 3. 18-Austin Joplin, 15:33.442[3]; 4. 00T-Taylor Moore, 15:34.119[5]; 5. 42J-Donnie Jackson, 15:34.746[4]; 6. 68-Ricky Watkins, 15:35.180[1]; 7. 12L-Tyler Lewis, 15:35.418[8]; 8. 30L-Mark Long, 15:35.840[13]; 9. 80-TJ Yount, 15:36.285[6]; 10. 77-Jeff Douty, 15:37.636[20]; 11. 58M-Jamie Mauk, 15:37.700[18]; 12. 10P-Dayton Pursley, 15:38.355[15]; 13. 22K-Ashley Klick, 15:39.137[14]; 14. 21F-Hannah Frazee, 15:39.344[11]; 15. 07-Gary Fain, 15:40.051[10]; 16. 0K-Jeffrey McNew, 15:40.238[16]; 17. 6-Trenton Butler, 15:45.425[19]; 18. (DNF) 31-Luke Phillips, 12:34.561[12]; 19. (DNF) 21-Gregory Scheffler, 09:18.218[17]; 20. (DNF) 24-Jerry Ellis, 04:08.025[9]
  Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Andy Bryant, 06:24.794[8]; 2. 14T-Quentin Taylor, 06:26.628[1]; 3. 134-Robert Heydenreich, 06:27.054[7]; 4. 15-Ryan Edde, 06:27.563[9]; 5. 00T-Taylor Moore, 06:27.787[4]; 6. 8-Dillon McCowan, 06:28.422[2]; 7. 31-Luke Phillips, 06:29.294[6]; 8. 30L-Mark Long, 06:29.938[5]; 9. 21-Gregory Scheffler, 06:31.655[3]
  Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 65-Kris Jackson, 03:19.617[1]; 2. 16M-Brian Myers, 03:24.341[2]; 3. 46-Brice Gotschall, 03:26.603[6]; 4. 68-Ricky Watkins, 03:27.075[4]; 5. 30-Rex Harris, 03:27.614[8]; 6. 18-Austin Joplin, 03:28.345[9]; 7. 07-Gary Fain, 03:29.998[3]; 8. 10P-Dayton Pursley, 03:32.609[7]; 9. (DNF) 77-Jeff Douty, 02:54.072[5]
  Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99T-Eric Turner, [3]; 2. 32-Robbe Ewing, [1]; 3. 181-Luke Nieman, [6]; 4. 112-Justin Comer, [4]; 5. 42J-Donnie Jackson, [2]; 6. 12L-Tyler Lewis, [5]; 7. 24-Jerry Ellis, [8]; 8. 0K-Jeffrey McNew, [7]; 9. (DNF) 6-Trenton Butler, [9]
  Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 18M-JC Morton, [2]; 2. 1RED-Dan Wheeler, [4]; 3. 1F-Mitchell Franklin, [8]; 4. 2B-Michael Bowers, [5]; 5. 121-Tim Phillips, [9]; 6. 80-TJ Yount, [1]; 7. 21F-Hannah Frazee, [3]; 8. 22K-Ashley Klick, [6]; 9. 58M-Jamie Mauk, [7]
O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks
  A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 35-Johnny Coats, [6]; 2. 42-James Flood, [2]; 3. 35Z-Zach Zeugin, [22]; 4. 27OTT-Toby Ott, [5]; 5. 1D-Daniel Deason, [1]; 6. 54-David Hendrix, [4]; 7. 45-Aaron Poe, [20]; 8. 27-Bob Barnett, [3]; 9. 7-Matt Becker, [9]; 10. 04-Cody Frazon, [24]; 11. 10-Marc Carter, [13]; 12. 96-Dalton Imhoff, [10]; 13. 7M-Scott Johnson, [11]; 14. 21W-Ted Welschmeyer, [7]; 15. 69-Brian Brown, [12]; 16. 93D-Josh Dugan, [16]; 17. 11-Brad Gideon, [14]; 18. 7X-John Scott, [15]; 19. 6-clifton champney, [19]; 20. (DNF) 44S-Steve Scott, [18]; 21. (DNF) 1G-Nick Gibson, [21]; 22. (DNF) 91J-Jaylen Wettengel, [17]; 23. (DNF) 161D-Dewayne Applegate, [8]; (DNS) 73-Francisco Escamila,
  Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 27OTT-Toby Ott, [1]; 2. 35-Johnny Coats, [3]; 3. 161D-Dewayne applegate, [2]; 4. 96-Dalton Imhoff, [6]; 5. 69-Brian Brown, [8]; 6. 44S-Steve Scott, [5]; 7. (DNF) 73-Francisco Escamila, [4]; (DNS) 04-Cody Frazon,
  Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 54-David Hendrix, [2]; 2. 27-Bob Barnett, [6]; 3. 7-Matt Becker, [3]; 4. 7M-Scott Johnson, [5]; 5. 10-Marc Carter, [8]; 6. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel, [7]; 7. 6-clifton champney, [4]; 8. 1G-Nick Gibson, [1]
  Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1D-Daniel Deason, [6]; 2. 42-James Flood, [7]; 3. 21W-Ted Welschmeyer, [4]; 4. 11-Brad Gideon, [1]; 5. 7X-John Scott, [2]; 6. 93D-Josh Dugan, [8]; 7. 45-Aaron Poe, [5]; 8. 35Z-Zach Zeugin, [3]

 

Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds
  A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 8S-Jon Sheets, 10:08.775[6]; 2. 5-Robbie Reed, 10:09.951[3]; 3. 227-Chase Domer, 10:11.336[4]; 4. 21-Ryan Middaugh, 10:11.625[1]; 5. 38C-Jason Pursley, 10:12.187[8]; 6. 53R-Ronnie Woods, 10:14.587[2]; 7. 40-Brian Green, 10:16.606[11]; 8. 9D8-Paden Phillips, 10:17.040[5]; 9. 24D-Donnie Fellers, 10:18.087[7]; 10. 21W-Tracy Wolf, 10:18.472[10]; 11. 23-Darwin Karau, 10:20.999[9]; 12. 74J-Claude Miller, 10:23.454[12]; 13. (DNF) 11B-Scotty Bough, 03:59.028[13]
  Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Ryan Middaugh, [5]; 2. 8S-Jon Sheets, [1]; 3. 227-Chase Domer, [6]; 4. 38C-Jason Pursley, [4]; 5. 23-Darwin Karau, [2]; 6. 40-Brian Green, [7]; 7. (DNF) 11B-Scotty Bough, [3]
  Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 53R-Ronnie Woods, 04:42.040[1]; 2. 5-Robbie Reed, 04:42.525[4]; 3. 9D8-Paden Phillips, 04:43.464[6]; 4. 24D-Donnie Fellers, 04:44.465[2]; 5. 21W-Tracy Wolf, 04:46.144[3]; 6. 74J-Claude Miller, 04:46.243[5]

 

Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models
  A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 21-Johnny Fennewald, 19:11.715[5]; 2. 50-Kaeden Cornell, 19:13.109[3]; 3. 31C-Cole Henson, 19:13.490[2]; 4. 1X-Aaron Marrant, 19:14.409[4]; 5. 51-Larry Ferris, 19:14.805[1]; 6. 15-Shane Essary, 19:15.373[11]; 7. 1T-Tucker Cox, 19:16.163[8]; 8. 99-Dylan Hoover, 19:16.587[7]; 9. 42H-Chad Richwine, 19:16.902[6]; 10. 42L-Lane Ehlert, 19:17.901[14]; 11. 43-Craig Wood, 19:18.689[12]; 12. 7J-Ryan Johnson, 19:19.052[18]; 13. 91-Eddie Schhwope, 19:19.575[13]; 14. 17-Daniel Jessen, 19:20.439[16]; 15. 13-Shawn Whitman, 19:21.611[17]; 16. 6-Bob Cummings, 19:22.903[15]; 17. (DNF) 7X-Todd McCoin, 14:57.468[10]; 18. (DNF) 75-Jake Morris, 05:39.017[19]; (DNS) 26-Donnie Brown, 05:39.017; (DQ) 74-Jon Melloway, 05:39.017[20]
  Cedar Creek Beef Jerky Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 50-Kaeden Cornell, 03:40.595[1]; 2. 51-Larry Ferris, 03:44.409[7]; 3. 99-Dylan Hoover, 03:45.052[4]; 4. 42H-Chad Richwine, 03:46.163[9]; 5. 26-Donnie Brown, 03:51.028[6]; 6. 43-Craig Wood, 03:51.404[8]; 7. 91-Eddie Schhwope, 03:52.883[10]; 8. 6-Bob Cummings, 03:42.954[2]; 9. (DNF) 13-Shawn Whitman, 02:56.270[3]; (DQ) 74-Jon Melloway, 02:56.270[5]
  Cedar Creek Beef Jerky Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 31C-Cole Henson, [2]; 2. 1X-Aaron Marrant, [3]; 3. 1T-Tucker Cox, [1]; 4. 21-Johnny Fennewald, [9]; 5. 7X-Todd McCoin, [5]; 6. 15-Shane Essary, [8]; 7. 42L-Lane Ehlert, [7]; 8. 17-Daniel Jessen, [10]; 9. (DNF) 7J-Ryan Johnson, [6]; 10. (DNF) 75-Jake Morris, [4]

 

Open Wheel Showdown next: Coming up next Saturday, May 4, is the 8th annual Impact Signs Wheels & Awnings Open Wheel Showdown. The ASCS Warrior/Red River Region Sprints, POWRi Midgets and WAR Sprints will be in action.

 

To inquire about tickets, VIP suites or camping, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

 

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