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Birkhoffer takes checkered at Show-Me 100

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thousands from all over the country were on hand at the West Plains Motor Speedway for the excitement and everyone got their monies worth at the O'Reilly Auto Parts Show- Me 100 May 23, presented by Dart Machinery.

Sixty-Six Super Late Models and 41 Modifieds lined up Saturday for the final evening and the extra money being offered.

After Friday night's qualifing it seemed the feature event was almost conceided to five-time champion Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn.

However, when the noise subsided, Brian Birkhoffer of Muscatine, Ia., had won the $40,000 grand prize in the new Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series.

Birky led the six following him by as much as half-a-lap at times, but a late-race caution closed the gap and M B Chassis teammate, Jimmy Mars, of Menomenie, Wis., finished three lengths back.

Birkhoffer lapped all but the following six and Bloomquist followed for third, Jimmy Owens, the Newport Nightmare of Tennessee and Indiana's Don O'Neill, rounded out the top five.

In the Modified support class it was two nights of success for Shawn Walsh of Ash Flat, who won $1,250 for the New Vision Graphics and Larry Shaw Race Cars modified feature Saturday.

It wasn't without a challenge from some of the best mods in the country, like Peyton Taylor and Jared Landers of Batesville and Scott Crigler of Alton.

Another West Plains driver in a Super Late Model for the first time was Jason Hughes.

Hughes was driving the 14 Junior GRT of Steve Rushin from Poplar Bluff and missed by one spot in his heat and last chance race.

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