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Salina, Oklahoma (June 30, 2017) - Action picked up late in the running of the opening night of the 4th Annual Buddy's Home Furnishings Freedom Classic, Friday, at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma.
"I took a little guess at what we needed after the heat race, it kind of came to me," said Phillips in Andy's Frozen Custard Victory Lane. "He (Stovall) was really tight getting in (the corner) I noticed. If he wasn't so tight getting in, I probably couldn't have run him down. I hit it a little better than he did tonight I guess. He makes fun of me for being old all the time, I showed him what old is!"
On Phillips march to the front he only had the benefit of two back to back yellows over the course of the 30 lap feature. The win for Phillips is his 113 in MLRA action.
Jesse Stovall followed Phillips to the checkers and Indiana's Joe Godsey rounded out the top three, notching his best ever performance with the series. Godsey ran second for over half the feature and once even challenged for the lead.
In a new Rocket XR1Chassis Payton Looney finished fourth. Rodney Sanders was the Casey's General Stores Hard Charger moving form 22nd to finish fifth.
Tomorrow night the Freedom Classic wraps up with $5,000 awaiting the winner. Modifieds will also race for a $2,500 top prize. Friday, both Phillips and Sanders raced Modifieds as well. The win went to Salina, Oklahoma driver Jason Hughes.
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Salina Highbanks Speedway Contingencies 6/30/17
Lucas Oil Products A Feature (30 Laps): 1. Terry Phillips 2. Jesse Stovall 3. Joe Godsey 4. Payton Looney 5. Rodney Sanders 6. Brantlee Gotschall 7. Tony Jackson Jr. 8. JC Wyman 9. Jeff Roth 10. Mason Oberkramer 11. Jacob Magee 12. Jeremy Grady 13. Randy Timms 14. Shannon Scott 15. Dillon Rupe 16. Raymond Merrill 17. Bob King 18. Gary Gorby 19. Brandon Mitchell 20. Joe Gorby 21. Will Vaught 22. Garrett Murrell
Swift Springs Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Joe Godsey 2. Randy Timms 3. Joe Gorby 4. Jacob Magee 5. Gary Gorby 6. Bob King 7. Garrett Murrell 8. Rodney Sanders
Casey's General Stores Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Jesse Stovall 2. Payton Looney 3. Will Vaught 4. Terry Phillips 5. Brantlee Gotschall 6. Raymond Merrill 7. Dillon Rupe
Chix Gear Racewear Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. Tony Jackson Jr 2. Jeff Roth 3. Mason Oberkramer 4. Shannon Scott 5. JC Wyman 6. Jeremy Grady 7. Brandon Mitchell
For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.