Richards Roars to First Lucas Oil Win of the Season

COLUMBUS, Miss. (May 30, 2019) – Josh Richards picked up his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Thursday night a Magnolia Motor Speedway. The Clint Bowyer Racing pilot scored the win on night one of the GEICO Clash at the Mag – presented by Big River Steel. Richards made a clean sweep of the night’s racing activities as he set the Miller Welders Overall Fast Time, then won his heat race to earn the PFC Brakes Pole Award. He later led the final 15 laps of the 25-lap main event to cap off a perfect night. Tim McCreadie grabbed the lead from his fourth-starting spot on the opening lap. McCreadie led until Richards passed him for the top spot on lap 11. Richards then fought off side-by-side attempts from McCreadie to become the eighth different series winner of 2019. McCreadie finished in second, followed by Richards’ teammate, Don O’Neal. Defending Clash at the Mag winner, Hudson O’Neal was fourth and Mike Marlar took the fifth spot in his first LOLMDS appearance of the season. “At the start of the race we spun our tires a little bit,” said the 31-year-old racer who scored his 26th career series victory. “I tried to pace myself through the middle of the track. I didn’t want to get too boxed in behind lapped traffic. He [McCreadie] got close a couple of times. We have had a lot of speed lately, but we just haven’t been able to put it all together. This was just a 25-lapper but it feels good to get the victory. Anytime you run laps, you run hard. The way the format is this year it was important to get off to a good start tonight.” McCreadie was also looking for his first LOLMDS win of the year but continues his string of strong finishes with his runner-up performance. “I got off to a good start, then had a little bit of a driver error. I should have gotten down on the bottom. This is such a nice racetrack. We will take a second and come back tomorrow night and hopefully get one spot better. We are trying our best to help our Longhorn Chassis drivers. We can’t do a lot of testing like some of these other guys, but I think we can hold our own against them.” Don O’Neal, who is a two-time Clash at the Mag winner, completed the podium with his third-place run. “Congratulations to Josh and his crew. They needed a win just like we did. I thought where we started tonight, we could get it done, but we had a good points night and we’ll come back together and give it another try.” The winner’s Clint Bowyer Racing, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by IRacing.com, Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, Ford Performance, DeKalb, BlueAg and Integra. Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Tyler Erb, Stormy Scott, Devin Moran, and Jonathan Davenport. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 
GEICO Clash at the Mag – presented by Big River Steel 
Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, Miss.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 13.999 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Don O’Neal / 14.579 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Devin Moran ®, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Timothy Culp, Shanon Buckingham, Neil Baggett, Jimmy Owens, Clay Fisher, Shay Knight

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Stormy Scott, Bobby Pierce, Eric Cooley, Scott Dedwylder, Billy Moyer, Jr., Christian Hanger, Morgan Bagley, Colton Horner, Austin Arnold

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O’Neal, Hudson O’Neal, Tyler Erb ®, Billy Moyer, Brian Rickman, Dane Dacus, Chad Thrash, Gavin Landers, David Payne, Nick Curole

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar, Michael Arnold, Cade Dillard, Rick Rickman, Joey Moriarty, BJ Robinson, Robbie Stuart, Shelby Sheedy

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Timothy Culp, Jimmy Owens, Neil Baggett, Scott Dedwylder, Shay Knight, Billy Moyer, Jr., Christian Hanger, Shanon Buckingham, Clay Fisher, Austin Arnold, Colton Horner, Morgan Bagley-DNS

FAST Shafts 
B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Rick Rickman, Dane Dacus, Brian Rickman, Chad Thrash, Gavin Landers, Robbie Stuart, Joey Moriarty, BJ Robinson, David Payne, Shelby Sheedy, Nick Curole

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (25 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1114Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$5,0002439Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$3,000325Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$2,0004671Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,50058157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$1,250691Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$1,0007101TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$950872sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$900951MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$850101349Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$800111421Billy MoyerBatesville, AR$700121132PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$600131697Cade DillardRobeline, LA$600141533CEric CooleyFulton, MS$600152054Dane DacusLakeland, TN$6001617C8Timothy CulpPrattsville, AR$60017340BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$550181920Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$500192333Scott DedwylderVossburg, MS$500202121xxxNeil BaggettColumbus, MS$500212290Brian RickmanColumbus, MS$50022241CChad ThrashMeridian, MS$500231886Rick RickmanColumbus, MS$50024164Michael ArnoldHattiesburg, MS$500 Race Statistics
Entrants
: 39 
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 – 10); Josh Richards (Laps 11 – 25)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Josh Richards
Margin of Victory: 0.182 seconds
Cautions: None 
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dane Dacus (Advanced 5 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. 
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb 
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines 
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis 
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs (Josh Richards)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Dane Dacus (Lap #24 – 15.130 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Josh Richards
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Josh Richards 
Time of Race: 6 minutes 49 seconds

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BRONSON BANKS $10,000 AT FAYETTEVILLE

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2019) – Kyle Bronson battled to re-take the lead from Brandon Overton on lap 44 and then cruised to his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Thursday night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. With the win, Bronson becomes the tenth different winner this season on the tour. A healthy crowd was on hand for the Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial – presented by GETSCO. Trailing Bronson and Overton across the finish line were Tyler Erb, Hudson O’Neal, and Jonathan Davenport. Bronson is also the fifth different winner in the five appearances by Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Fayetteville. Erb led the first twelve laps of the race until Davenport forged ahead on the thirteenth circuit. Davenport held the lead over Bronson until lap 31 when Bronson took over the point. Overton led one lap until Bronson raced back around him for good with six laps remaining. It was a big week for Bronson as he celebrated his 29th birthday on Tuesday and picked up the victory in his first-ever appearance at Fayetteville. “I have had a really good car the last few months, but we don’t have the results to show for it. With all the bad luck we have had, we showed how fast of a car we have tonight. I let JD [Davenport] get the lead and I was kicking myself about how I let him by.” “It was a fun track to drive on, it had some character,” Bronson added. “I have to give a big thanks to Mark Richards, he has helped me so much. We stay at Bob Pierce’s shop when we are out on the road. This is the first time we have gotten to come here because we got rained out here last year. We have a fast race car and I knew our time was going to come to get another win. Hopefully we can ride this wave out a little longer.” Overton in the Rum Rummer Racing, Rocket Chassis finished second as he and his team were competing with heavy hearts after the passing of crew member Billy Vacek. “It’s been a tough week with Billy’s passing. I am going to try so hard like I did tonight to get a win for him this weekend. Our hats are off to Kyle for the win. I led a lap and then he got back around me. He [Bronson] did a really good job. I really wanted to get that win for Billy. I guarantee you the fans got their money’s worth tonight. I am looking forward to Cherokee tomorrow night.” Erb continued a string of impressive runs with his third-place finish. “We got the lead early, but the more the race went on, the crazier it got. Kyle did a good job, especially on the restarts. I think we were about three-wide for a second. We finished and I don’t know how. We have two more nights of racing so we have to work on it some more to get this car better. Congrats to Kyle, he is one of my best buddies, we travel up and down the road together and I am really happy for him.” The winner’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Brandon Ford, Brandon Collision, Race Car Engineering, Keyser, VP Fuels , Integra Shocks, Valvoline, and All-Florida Real Estate Group. Completing the top ten were Josh Richards, Devin Moran, Dustin Mitchell, Jimmy Owens, and Michael Brown. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial presented by GETSCO   
Fayetteville Motor Speedway – Fayetteville, N.C.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Billy Moyer Jr. / 15.970 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Josh Richards / 15.974 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tyler Erb ®, Billy Moyer, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Dale Arnold, Stormy Scott, James Parker, Mason Price-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O’Neal, Hudson O’Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Daulton Wilson, Corey Gordon, Kerry King, Billy Greenhill

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, Jimmy Owens, Willie Milliken, Devin Moran ®, Shaun Harrell, Matthew Nance-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Chris Ferguson, Michael Brown, Dustin Mitchell, Donald Bradsher, Chris Blackwell

FAST Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Devin Moran ®, Dustin Mitchell, Donald Bradsher, James Parker, Billy Greenhill, Dale Arnold, Corey Gordon, Kerry King, Stormy Scott, Matthew Nance, Willie Milliken, Shaun Harrell-DNS, Chris Blackwell-DNS, Mason Price-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1440BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$10,7002102Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$5,500311TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$4,3004771Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,4505649Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$3,3506214Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,6007171MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$2,200818D89Dustin MitchellSelma, NC$1,30091420Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$2,000101679Michael BrownLancaster, SC$1,1001191Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$1,875121150Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,85013521Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,7251435Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,80015839Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$1,650162072James ParkerEastover, NC$92517232sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$900181222FChris FergusonMount Holly, NC$875191518DDaulton WilsonFayetteville, NC$850201975Donald BradsherAlamance, NC$825222100Billy GreenhillFayetteville, NC$800212222Dale ArnoldFayetteville, NC$80023241WWillie MillikenRoanoke Rapids, NC$80024130Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$800 Race Statistics
Entrants
: 30 
Lap Leaders: Tyler Erb (Laps 1 – 12); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 13 – 30); Kyle Bronson (Laps 31-42); Brandon Overton (Lap 43); Kyle Bronson (Laps 44 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Kyle Bronson
Margin of Victory: 0.722 seconds
Cautions: Billy Greenhill (Lap 8); Billy Moyer Jr. (Lap 11); Dale Arnold, Josh Richards, Daulton Wilson, Donald Bradsher, James Parker (Lap 12); Stormy Scott (Lap 17); James Parker (Lap 22); Don O’Neal (Lap 30); Shanon Buckingham (Lap 33); Michael Brown (Lap 42); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 44) 
Series Provisional: Stormy Scott
Miller WeldersFast Time Provisional: Willie Milliken
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Devin Moran (Advanced 10 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Dustin Mitchell
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb 
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines 
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis 
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Tanner Birdwell (Kyle Bronson)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Kyle Bronson (Lap #26 – 16.5161 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Shanon Buckingham
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Kyle Bronson (19 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tyler Erb 
Time of Race: 63 minutes 10 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA3035$121,97521TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX2660$74,10021Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL2660$61,750414Josh RichardsShinnston, WV2520$50,50051MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH2515$43,625639Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY2380$43,775720Jimmy OwensNewport, TN2310$46,125871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN2275$46,050940BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL2235$41,425105Don O’NealMartinsville, IN2190$40,2001121Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR2020$23,1501250Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN1975$19,850132sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM1850$16,9251412JJason Jameson ®Lawrenceburg, IN1650$18,950150Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN1535$13,150
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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