Races for this weekend (May
27-28) are cancelled due to substantial rain at the race track tonight
(May 26) and more coming tomorrow!
SPECIAL HELPS THRILL FANS AT LEGIT ON MAY 21
21, 2016) The big feature
on Saturday night was the special $1000-to-win Hobby Stock feature
sponsored by Global Steel Buildings of West Plains. Twenty one cars
were in the field for the extra money event which provided some
great entertainment for the fans. In the end, it was Kendall Prince
(#76) of Corning Arkansas taking the checkered flag and making his
4th trip to Victory Lane this season. Prince also sits atop the
points standings for the season. Jesse Shearin (#38) of West Plains
finished in 2nd and Will Smart (#26S) of West Plains finished in
3rd. Becky Alford (#99) of Poplar Bluff actually crossed the finish
line 2nd but was disqualified in the post race tech inspection for
modifications to her Crate engine.
Saturday night was also the first night for the Mega Motorsports
Side-By-Side races. 3 competitors took to the stage with David Reese
of Hughes Arkansas coming away with the first win of the season.
And, in another first, the youngsters hit the newly constructed
Go-Kart track for the first Youth Go-Kart Event of the season. It
was Jade Barry blazing her way to the win in the Go-Kart event and
Kolton Stolba winning the Yard Kart event. These events will be
added events throughout the season.
NIGHT A BIG SUCCESS AT LEGIT SPEEDWAY!
7, 2016) A large crowd was
on hand last Saturday at Legit Speedway for the 2nd Annual Farmer
Appreciation Night. It was a regular points night and all six classes
were in action with a great field of drivers and cars.
UMP Late Model sponsored by Mayfield Auto Repair of
West Plains – Jesse Stovall (00) of Billings Missouri rolled
into Legit Speedway and cruised his way to a wire-to-wire win. Stovall
jumped out front early and continued to extend his lead throughout
the race. Fans enjoyed a clean race as Kaleb Stolba (33K) finished
in 2nd and Brad Looney (14) of Republic finished 3rd .
THE SERVICE MASTER IMCA MODIFIED EVENT FOR $1,500!
16, 2016) Jeff “The
Animal” Taylor of Jonesboro Arkansas rolled into Legit Speedway
Saturday night for the Service Master IMCA Modified event. Taylor,
who won the IMCA Arkansas Spring Nationals in March, came in looking
for that $1500 paycheck. He started 4 rows back of last years Legit
IMCA Champion Daryl Hay of Doniphan. Hay led for 11 laps of the
30 lap feature but started losing ground on lap 12. Logan Martin
of West Plains started outside on the 2nd row and ran in 2nd place,
passing Hay on lap 12 and leading for the next 16 laps. But with
4 laps to go, Martin tried to move out of his groove on the low
and middle of the track and Taylor passed him in turn 2. Once in
the lead, Taylor kept it for the remaining 4 laps to take the checkered
flag and the $1500 prize. Martin finished in 2nd with Robby Arnold
of Marmaduke, Ark finishing 3rd. Richi Tosh and Brian Ritchie rounded
out the top 5. |
PARK OPENS 2016 SEASON; WENDELL WALLACE WINS LM!
9, 2016) It was a crisp, cool opening night
at Legit Speedway as the crowd braved the cold for a great night
of racing, sponsored by K-Kountry 95 of Thayer. A good car count
provided the best night of entertainment a racing fan could ask
for. In their 2nd season under new ownership, Legit has added UMP
sanctioning to the Late Model field and there were a good number
of Late Models on hand for opening night. It was Wendall Wallace
- (6) taking the checkered flag in the season opener. Wallace started
on the pole but was given a hard challenge early by #12 Scott Crigler
of Alton. Crigler had his Longhorn on the track for the 1st time
and it was running great. He passed Wallace on lap 2 and was looking
good when a flat on lap 4 sent him to the pits never to return.
From that point, Wallace led the rest of the race. Brandon Ball
(32) got the outside position on row 2 after a late lap caution
which gave him the advantage on the restart to move up to 2nd position.
Kaleb Stolba (33), last years track champion finished in 3rd. Track
fans and drivers were excited to see Stolba on the track after a
freak accident in November nearly took his leg. Mayfield Auto Repair
are the class sponsors this year for the UMP DIRT Late Model class.