GREENVILLE, Miss. – August 14, 2015 - All-time USCS K&N Filters Outlaw Modified Series wins leader Chris Moore showed why he is one of the best-ever in an open wheel modified after racing to the victory as part of Saturday night's third annual Ellis Palasini Classic at Greenville Speedway. Moore, from Hernando, Miss., dominated the 25-lap affair, racing to a 1.718-second victory over Ronnie Vernon after starting the night from the outside pole. The win was Moore's first of the season and 16th under USCS sanction -- twice as many as the next closest competitor on the series' all-time list. Vernon, out of Friendship, Tenn., chased Moore all the way to the finish but had to settle for the runner-up honors. He was followed by series points leader J.C. Waller, from Arlington, Tenn., who padded his advantage in the standings by finishing on the podium in third. K&N Filters pole-sitter Josh Greene, out of Paragould, Ark., fell back early but hung on for a fourth-place finish with Merrouge, Louisiana's Roger Taylor rounding out the top five.
Charles Sibley, from Livingston, La., led the next group of drivers with a sixth-place effort and series newcomer Chase Delrio, hailing from West Monroe, La., finished seventh. Hermitage, Ark. driver Clint Mashburn started third but drifted back to eighth-place at the checkered flag and Merrouge, La. pilot Duffy Allen came home ninth. Will Musgrove, from Bastrap, La., capped off the top 10.
While Vernon finished second in the feature, he did kick off the night by winning the K&N Filters Power Dash. Josh Greene took the win in the Wilwood Disc Brakes First Heat, and Moore captured the checkers in the Aero Race Wheels Second Heat. Greene's performance also landed him the K&N Filters Pole Award, by virtue of a straight-up start from heat race results. Roger Taylor passed the most cars in the feature (eight) to garner the Comp Cams Hard Charger Award.
The USCS K&N Filters Outlaw Modified Series returns to action on Saturday, August 15 at Jackson Motor Speedway for the Summer Speed Xplosion, after their first attempt to visit the quarter-mile oval on May 24 was rained out.
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RESULTS: USCS K&N Filters Outlaw Modified Series; Greenville Speedway; August 14, 2015:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Ronnie Vernon, J.C. Waller, Josh Greene, Justin Roberts.
Wilwood Disc Brakes First Heat: Josh Greene, Clint Mashburn, Charles Sibley, Seth Allen, Matthew West, Robert Cobb,m, Roger Taylor.
Aero Race Wheels Heat Two: Chris Moore, J.C. Waller, Ronnie Vernon, Chase Delrio, Duffy Allen, Will Musgrove, Richie Harris, Dusty Lasater, Justin Roberts.
USCS K&N Filters Outlaw Modified Series Ellis Palasini Classic A-Main (25 laps):
1. #45X - Chris Moore, Hernando, MS
2. #3G - Ronnie Vernon, Friendship, TN
3. #7W - J.C. Waller, Arlington, TN
4. #9X - Josh Greene, Paragould, AR
5. #3K - Roger Taylor, Merrouge, LA
6. #23C - Charles Sibley, Livingston, LA
7. #27 - Chase Delrio, West Monroe, LA
8. #M98 - Clint Mashburn, Hermitage, AR
9. #3KX - Duffy Allen, Merrouge, LA
10. #1M - Will Musgrove, Bastrap, LA
11. #47 - Seth Allen, Bonita, LA
12. #7 - Dusty Lasater, No Hometown Listed
13. #98 - Robert Cobb, Leland, MS
14. #46 - Matthew West, Warren, AR
15. #?? - Richie Harris, Ward, AR (DNS)
16. #99R - Justin Roberts, Paragould, AR (DNS)
17. #7JR - Bobby Allen, Mason, TN
USCS Race Awards:
K&N Filters Power Dash: #3G - Ronnie Vernon
Wilwood Disc Brakes First Heat Award: #9X - Josh Greene
Aero Race Wheels Second Heat Award: #45X - Chris Moore
K&N Filters Pole Award: #9X - Josh Greene
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #7W - J.C. Waller
Comp Cams Hard Charger Award: #
Saldana Racing Products Top Five Award: #3K - Roger Taylor
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #27 - Chase Delrio
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #1M - Will Musgrove
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