McGaha, Batt, Upchurch, Oliver are Texas Lone Star Series champions

WACO, Texas (July 15) – Four IMCA drivers won championships and three of them will receive pro-rated bonus points for their Texas Lone Star Series titles.

The series ended with July 4 and 5 shows at Heart O’ Texas Speedway; the July 3 event at Cot­ton Bowl Speedway was rained out and will not be rescheduled.

Josh McGaha’s two feature wins over the course of the Modified series gave him the tie-breaking edge over Keith White. Jason Batt topped point standings for the Wild Child Race Cars-spon­sored series Stock Car series and Jake Upchurch paced points for the Southwest Racing Special­ties-sponsored Southern SportMod Series.

A minimum of eight events must be scheduled and held for full bonus points to be awarded and applied to national and regional standings. McGaha, Batt and Upchurch will each receive pro-rated bonus points (87.5 percent of the average car count up to 20) in addition to their shares of series point funds.

Jeremy Oliver is champion of the Hobby Stock series. No bonus points will be awarded or point fund paid because that division had only seven events scheduled, six of which were actually held.

All four drivers will receive championship jackets and plaques. McGaha, Batt and Oliver all be­come eligible to qualify for their respective races of champions at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.

Top 10 Series Point Standings

Modifieds – 1. Josh McGaha, Abilene, 254 (two feature wins); 2. Keith White, Little River Acad­emy, 254 (no feature wins); 3. J.P. Dowell, Killeen, 212; 4. Chad Melton, Springtown, 194; 5. Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, 168; 6. Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, 168; 7. Glen Hibbard, Euless, 156; 8. Dean Abbey, Waco, 149; 9. Mike McCarthy, Hutto, 142; 10. Justin Radcliff, China Spring, 137.

Stock Cars – 1. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, 248; 2. Tristan Carman, Killeen, 203; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, 185; 4. Billy Wade, San Angelo, 172; 5. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, 168; 6. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, 163; 7. Damon Hammond, Burleson, 153; 8. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, 145; 9. Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 122; 10. Jeff Bauser, Belton, 119.

Southern SportMods – 1. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, 240; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, 201; 3. Justin Long, Haslet, 197; 4. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, 185; 5. Brad Shirley, Springtown, 158; 6. Justin Cass, Abilene, 154; 7. Mark Patterson, Abilene, 149; 8. Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, 145; 9. David Goode Jr., Temple, 138; 10. Jarrett Roberts, Temple, 129.

Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, 218; 2. April Phillips, Abilene, 166; 3. Jamie Herring, Killeen, 159; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, 153; 5. Brandon Geurin, Waco, 114; 6. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 111; 7. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 110; 8. Mike Watkins, Hawley, 106; 9. Rodney Sparks, Hawley, 103; 10. Andy Roller, Waco, 101.

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