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MLRA Heads to Heartland Park Topeka

1The O'Reilly MLRA Presented by Lucas Oil Products makes their first visit of 2009 to the Sunflower State this Saturday night, September 5th as the MLRA Super Late Models travel to the Dirt Track at Heartland Park Topeka just outside of Topeka, Kansas. This will be the sole appearance of the season for the MLRA at Heartland Park Topeka as the drivers battle for the $3,000 to win top prize.

Pit Gates will open at 3:00 pm with spectator gates set to open at 5:00 pm. Hot Laps get underway at 6:15pm with racing set to start at 7:00 pm. General Admission is $15 and Kids (12 & under) are just $5.В  Adult Pit Passes are $30 while Kids (12 & under) Pit Passes are $10.В  Champ Modifieds and Factory Stocks will also be in action. Visit
www.HPT.com for more details.

Defending Series Champion John Anderson has bypassed 5-Time Champion Al Purkey for the lead in the MLRA season point battle, as Anderson now holds a 66 point lead over Purkey. Anderson cruised to the win last time out at Sedalia's State Fair Speedway while Purkey was relegated to the pits with a broken axle. Joe Kosiski continues to reside in the third spot with consistent runs week in and week out. David Turner sits in fourth after a recent hard crash at Lucas Oil Speedway forced Turner into his older Rocket Chassis. Turner muscled his way to a respectable 15th place finish at Sedalia to remain in the Championship battle despite thrashing to get the back up car ready to go. Jason Bodenhamer has closed to within 11 points of Turner however as he holds down the fifth spot.

The rest of the Top 10 include Lancaster, Missouri's Chris Smyser, Mendon, Illinois' Denny Woodworth, Belton, Missouri's Alan Vaughn, Corning, Iowa's Bryant Goldsmith, and Rookie Matt Johnson from Archie, Missouri. At this point in the season, Fifteen Drivers will be eligible for awards at the Championship Banquet to be held on November 21st at the Argosy Casino provided they maintain their 70% event attendance.
The O'Reilly MLRA (Midwest Latemodel Racing Association) presented by Lucas Oil sanctions regional Super Dirt Late Model touring series events in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. For all the latest news and information on the O'Reilly MLRA please visit us on the web at www.MLRAracing.com or by calling the series office at (816) 650-5063 or (816) 305-6572.