(Justin Comer in Legends victory lane for the third consecutive race at Springfield Raceway on Saturday night / Photo Credit : Springfield Raceway)
LEBANON, MO : The Missouri Dirt Legends made their first appearance at Lebanon Midway Speedway this past Friday night with a 20 lap feature race. After the heat races it would be Grayson McKinney and Justin Comer on the front row of the feature event.
On the break it was the sedan of Comer who took the lead from McKinney as the first lap was completed. McKinney was then under attack from Richard Powell and Wayne Johnson for the runner-up spot.
Powell and Johnson quickly moved around McKinney for second and third, but all that action allowed Comer to stretch his lead by half-a-straightaway after just a handful of laps.
By the time the leaders got the crossed flags to signal halfway, Comer had built up his lead to a full straightaway lead over the field. That lead would be erased on lap 12 after Wayne Johnson slowed on track with a mechanical issue to bring out the caution flag.
Richard Powell went on the attack to try and take the lead away from Comer, who had been unchallenged over the first dozen laps. Powell was able to make a run underneath Comer in turn one, but was unable to complete the pass.
A lap later and Powell made another attempt to get under the race leader Comer in turn three, but spun out after he got into the corner a little too hot. Unfortunately for Chris Powell, he had nowhere to go and slid into the front of Richard Powell’s car. The caution was displayed to remove the damaged car of Chris Powell.
Another caution was brought out on the restart as Mike Gilbert, Trenton Simon and Ryan Sullivan got tangled together in the second turn.
The green flag waved one final time with four laps to go and nobody had anything for Joplin, Missouri’s Justin Comer. McKinney came across the line in second with Richard Powell able to rebound from his mid-race spin to come home in third.
For Comer, this is his 4th straight Legends car feature win between three tracks in Missouri. Comer would go on to make it five race wins in a row by sweeping the weekend for the Missouri Dirt Legends with the race victory Saturday night at Springfield Raceway.
Lebanon Midway Speedway – Legends – Results :
- Justin Comer (#12)
- Grayson McKinney (#05)
- Richard Powell (#29R)
- Wayne Johnson (#85)
- Steve Harshbarger (#28)
- Ryan Sullivan (#10)
- Chance Gilbert (#01)
- Mike Gilbert (#31)
- Trenton Simon (#72)
- Chris Powell (#29)