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Poplar Bluff Speedway | 2004

Poplar Bluff Speedway opened Saturday, April 17, with 81 cars and more than 2,500 spectators. Billy James won 11 features in the unsanctioned Late Model class in the first season. The track became popular for its high weekly payouts that regularly attracted cars and fans from Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.


APRIL 17
Late Models: 1. Billy James, 2. Rex Berry, 3. Chris Jones, 4. Steve Martin, 5. Dean Motsinger.
Modifieds: 1. Eric Turner, 2. Robert Powers, 3. Brad Buck, 4. Jason Hughes, 5. Tony Anglin.
Super Streets: 1. Tony Anglin, 2. Claudie Cook, 3. Jason Pennington, 4. Jamie Robards, 5. Tim Winchester.
Pure Streets: 1. Paul Reeder, 2. Greg Sparks, 3. Jason Palmer, 4. Kyle Berry, 5. Eric Lacy.
Cruisers: 1. Kelley and Moore, 2. Stevenson and Larmie, 3. Crump and Hunt, 4. McCollum and Busby, 5. Latta and Smart.

MAY 1
Late Models: 1. Steve Rushin, 2. Terry English, 3. Bronson Berry, 4. Joey Mack, 5. Billy James.
Modifieds: 1. Rex Berry, 2. Ashley Newman, 3. Ben Reed, 4. Jared Wagster, 5. Lannie Blake.
Super Streets: 1. Tim Winchester, 2. Tony Anglin, 3. Doug Moore, 4. Claudie Cook, 5. Jason Pennington.
Pure Streets: 1. Greg Casey, 2. Jason Palmer, 3. Eric Lacey, 4. Randy Emison, 5. Paul Reeder.
Cruisers: 1. Kelley and Kelley, 2. Austin and Ham, 3. Busby and McCollum, 4. White and Long, 5. Leach and Leach.

MAY 8
Late Models: 1. Terry English, 2. Steve Rushin, 3. Bronson Berry, 4. Rex Berry, 5. Billy James.
Modifieds: 1. Rex Berry, 2. Ben Reed, 3. Todd Clifford, 4. Robert Powers, 5. Tony Anglin.
Super Streets: 1. Tony Anglin, 2. Tim Winchester, 3. Claudie Cook, 4. Jason Pennington, 5. Scott Tracer.
Pure Streets: 1. Aaron Darby, 2. Greg Casey, 3. R.J. Emison, 4. Johnny Houart, 5. Justin McBroom.
Cruisers: 1. Austin and Ham, 2. McChristian and Maguirk, 3. Busby and McCollum, 4. Crumb and Crumb, 5. Carter and Carter.

MAY 15
Late Models: 1. Billy James, 2. Rex Berry, 3. Brian Maynard, 4. Todd Hall, 5. Terry English.
Modifieds: 1. Robert Powers, 2. Robby Arnold, 3. Brad Buck, 4. Ben Reed, 5. Todd Clifford.
Super Streets: 1. Tony Anglin, 2. Scott Tracer, 3. Tim Winchester, 4. Chuck Tilley, 5. Gene Fowler.
Pure Streets: 1. Kyle Berry, 2. Greg Casey, 3. Justin McBroom, 4. Aaron Darby, 5. Jason Palmer.
Cruisers: 1. Trankler and Bartels, 2. Austin and Pennington, 3. McCollum and Busby, 4. Southard and Westrich, 5. McNew and Berry.

MAY 22
Late Models: 1. Rex Berry, 2. Joey Mack, 3. Shawn Walsh, 4. Bob Price, 5. Terry Johnson.
Modifieds: 1. Greg Hughes, 2. Todd Clifford, 3. Jeremy Conners, 4. Jason Hughes, 5. Claudie Cook.
Super Streets: 1. Jeremy Conners, 2. Tim Winchester, 3. Billy Kelm, 4. Jason Pennington, 5. Jonathan Burkhart.
Pure Streets: 1. Greg Casey, 2. Aaron Darby, 3. Johnny Houart, 4. Kyle Berry, 5. Paul Reeder.
Cruisers: 1. Austin and Pennington, 2. McChristian and Maguirk, 3. McCollum and Busby, 4. Leach and Leach, 5. McCollum and Vandermark.

MAY 29
Late Models: 1. Joey Mack, 2. Billy James, 3. Dane Dacus, 4. Chris Jones, 5. Bob Price.
Modifieds: 1. Larry Hull, 2. Jason Hughes, 3. Rex Berry, 4. Chris Hall, 5. Robert Powers.
Super Streets: 1. Robert Powers, 2. Matt Sturch, 3. Scott Tracer, 4. Tim Winchester, 5. Dietrich Bollinger.
Pure Streets: 1. Greg Casey, 2. Jeff Beeson, 3. Johnny Houart, 4. Eric Lacy, 5. Chris Webb.
Cruisers: 1. Trankler and Bartels, 2. Austin and Pennington, 3. McChristian and Maguirk, 4. Stevenson and Larmie, 5. Southard and Koenig.

JUNE 5
Late Models: 1. Jeff Floyd, 2. Billy James, 3. Todd Hall, 4. Chris Jones, 5. Ken Rumble.
Modifieds: 1. Jared Wagster, 2. Tony Anglin, 3. Shane Moody, 4. Tim Radford, 5. Danny Sissom.
Super Streets: 1. Claudie Cook, 2. Tony Anglin, 3. Tim Winchester, 4. Jason Pennington, 5. Jonathan Burkheart.
Pure Streets: 1. Johnny Houart, 2. Jeff Beeson, 3. Kyle Berry, 4. Greg Casey, 5. Justin McBroom.
Cruisers: 1. Pennington and Austin, 2. Stevenson and Larmie, 3. Trankler and Bartels, 4. McChristian and Maguirk, 5. Leach and Leach.

JUNE 17
Late Models: 1. Billy James, 2. Chris Jones, 3. Todd Hall, 4. John Stephens, 5. Bob Price.
Modifieds: 1. Jason Hughes, 2. Greg King, 3. Jared Wagster, 4. Tony Anglin, 5. Joe Giesler.
Super Streets: 1. Tony Anglin, 2. Jeff Greene, 3. Jason Pennington, 4. Chuck Tilley, 5. Doug Moore.
Pure Streets: 1. Jeff Beeson, 2. Eric Lacy, 3. Johnny Houart, 4. Paul Reeder, 5. Kyle Berry.
Cruisers: 1. Trankler and Bartels, 2. McCollum and Busby, 3. Carter and Carter, 4. White and Long, 5. McNew and Hager.

AUGUST 21
Late Models: 1. Billy James, 2. Todd Hall, 3. Brent Kreke, 4. Chris Jones, 5. Charles LaPlant.
Modifieds: 1. Jared Wagster, 2. Larry Hull, 3. Chris Hall, 4. Tony Anglin, 5. Shane Moody.
Super Streets: 1. Tony Anglin, 2. Scott Tracer, 3. Robert Powers, 4. Jason Pennington, 5. Doug Moore.
Pure Streets: 1. Johnny Houart, 2. Greg Casey, 3. Billy Hopkins, 4. Paul Reeder, 5. Eric Lacy.
Cruisers: 1. Kelley and Kelley, 2. Austin and Pennington, 3. McChristian and Maguirk, 4. Rutherford and Reed, 5. Prince and Prince.

SEPTEMBER 4
Late Models: 1. Todd Hall, 2. Scott Tracer, 3. Charles LaPlant, 4. Billy James, 5. Todd Clifford.
Modifieds: 1. Robert Powers, 2. Tony Anglin, 3. Jared Wagster, 4. Jeremy Conners, 5. Todd Hall.
Super Streets: 1. Tony Anglin, 2. Tim Winchester, 3. Claudie Cook, 4. Scott Tracer, 5. Jamie Robards.
Pure Streets: 1. Paul Reeder, 2. Billy Hopkins, 3. Greg Casey, 4. Jacob Black, 5. Donna Tilley.
Cruisers: 1. Austin and Pennington, 2. Kelley and McMillian, 3. McChristian and Maguirk, 4. Larmie and Stevenson, 5. Southard and Koenig.

SEPTEMBER 25
Late Models: 1. Billy James, 2. Todd Hall, 3. Scott Tracer, 4. Chris Jones, 5. Charles LaPlant.
Modifieds: 1. Tony Anglin, 2. Robert Powers, 3. Chris Hall, 4. Greg King, 5. Jerry Conner.
Super Streets: 1. Claudie Cook, 2. Tony Anglin, 3. Scott Tracer, 4. Jason Pennington, 5. Johnny Houart.
Pure Streets: 1. Paul Reeder, 2. Jacob Black, 3. Jason Palmer, 4. Billy Hopkins, 5. Eric Lacy.
Cruisers: 1. Austin and Pennington, 2. Conway and Parrish, 3. Trankler and Bartels, 4. Carter and Carter, 5. Stevenson and Larmie.









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