Sheppard Rules Mansfield’s Dirt Million

Brandon Sheppard and Crew Celebrate in Victory Lane
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MANSFIELD, Ohio (August 24, 2019) – Brandon Sheppard took the race lead from Jonathan Davenport on lap 30 and led the rest of the way to win the 2nd annual Dirt Million – Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts on Saturday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Sheppard held off both Mike Marlar and Chase Junghans at the finish line. It was Sheppard’s third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the year and his 22nd triumph in 2019. Sheppard and his car owner, Mark Richards took home $101,626.20 for his second six-figure victory of the season. He withstood a caution with two laps to go and another on the final lap while fighting off challenges from Marlar and Junghans. Marlar earned a career-high $50,813.10 payday for finishing second. Junghans also topped his best previous earnings for a race by collecting over $33,000 for third. Jimmy Owens and Ricky Weiss completed the top five finishers. Davenport took the lead at the start of the race with Sheppard and Scott Bloomquist running in the top three. Junghans slipped by Bloomquist on lap three and joined in the fray. That trio ran nose-to-tail up to lap 14 as traffic started to become a factor. With the back-to-back cautions on lap 16 and 17, Davenport was unable to pull away from the field. On the lap 18 restart, Junghans moved into second, dropping Sheppard to third. Junghans stayed with Davenport in the race for the lead. On lap 30, Sheppard passed both Davenport and the second place running Junghans to take over the lead of the race. Sheppard went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 14th time in his career. “This is just amazing! My guys worked so hard on this thing. I put a lot of pressure on myself. I know this car can go to Victory Lane every night as long as I do my part. It was a phenomenal night. I knew I didn’t want to lead early on in that race. I didn’t want to run the top all night, so once I got to the lead, I got back on the bottom. It was a fun race. Thanks to Mark Richards and Steve Baker for giving me this opportunity.” Marlar tried a couple of times on the topside to pass Sheppard, but ultimately settled on a second-plcae finish. “The whole race, I was just trying to make sure I had enough tires at the end. I was hoping when Brandon got to the traffic that he would get behind one of the cars in the back long enough to hold him up. Brandon is an awesome driver; he doesn’t make many mistakes. He is always fast, and you have to be faster to beat him. My car owner Ronnie Delk is a go for it type of guy and he trusts me with whatever decision I make out there and I think he would have had faith in me to make the best choice.” Junghans, who entered Saturday with two consecutive runner-up finishes, was looking for his first career Lucas Oil victory. “If I could have gotten around JD [Davenport] earlier or if I had started on the pole it might have been different. The car has been good all weekend I just need to thank my crew for giving me a great car. I am kind of disappointed that we ran third, I felt like we should have won. It’s pretty cool to earn that kind of money for third. I am here to race. I wish I was standing in Victory Lane with the trophy and big check but we will try again next time.” The winner’s Mark Richards Racing, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, Gunter’s Honey, Integra Racing Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Keyser Manufacturing. Completing the top ten were Darrell Lanigan, Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb, Hudson O’Neal, and Scott Bloomquist. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Saturday, August 24, 2019
2nd annual Dirt Million – Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts   
Mansfield Motor Speedway – Mansfield, Ohio

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Josh Richards, Darrell Lanigan, Max Blair, Shannon Babb, Gregg Satterlee, Mike Benedum, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Jason Miller, Zack Dohm-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Ricky Weiss, Jared Landers, Brandon Overton, Dale McDowell, Kyle Bronson, Johnny Scott, Brett Bee, Donald McIntosh-DNS, Dave Hess, Jr.-DNS

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Rick Eckert, Bobby Pierce, Shanon Buckingham, Boom Briggs, Mason Zeigler, Greg Oakes, Justin Chance

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Hudson O’Neal, Doug Drown, Brian Shirley, Kent Robinson, Billy Moyer, Jr., Matt Irey, Ryan Scott

Eibach Springs Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Tyler Erb ®, Dennis Erb, Jr., Devin Moran ®, Gordy Gundaker, Stormy Scott, Robby Hensley, Chris Ferguson, Steve Sabo

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Steve Casebolt , Shane Clanton, Billy Moyer, Dan Angelicchio, Ryan Markham, Ryan Missler, David Scott

Dirt Million Dash (6 Laps, All Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, Scott Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, Michael Norris

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease 
B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer):, Brandon Overton, Max Blair, Shannon Babb, Gregg Satterlee, Johnny Scott, Dale McDowell, Kyle Bronson, Mike Benedum, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Brett Bee, Jason Miller-DNS, Zack Dohm-DNS, Donald McIntosh-DNS, Dave Hess, Jr.-DNS

FAST Shafts 
B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Doug Drown, Brian Shirley, Boom Briggs, Shanon Buckingham, Kent Robinson, Greg Oakes, Matt Irey, Justin Chance, Ryan Scott, Billy Moyer, Jr., Bobby Pierce, Mason Zeigler-DNS

Arizona Sport Shirts B-Main #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Shane Clanton, Devin Moran ®, Gordy Gundaker, Billy Moyer, Stormy Scott, Dan Angelicchio, Robby Hensley, Ryan Missler, Ryan Markham, Steve Sabo, Chris Ferguson-DNS, David Scott-DNS

Dirt Million Non-Qualifiers’ Race Finish (20 Laps, Winner Transfers): Shannon Babb, Gregg Satterlee, Dale McDowell, Shanon Buckingham, Boom Briggs, Kent Robinson, Billy Moyer, Johnny Scott, Robby Hensley, Dan Angelicchio, Ryan Missler, Brent Bee, Gregg Oakes, Kyle Bronson, Gordy Gundaker, Stormy Scott, Mike Benedum-DNS, Eddie Carrier-DNS, Billy Moyer Jr.-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS121SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$101,626.2025157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$50,813.103318JChase JunghansManhattan, KS$33,875.404920Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$17,737.705117wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB$13,550.1661329Darrell LaniganUnion, KY$9,485.117149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$9,907.608101TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$8,591.3491671Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$8,152.591040Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$7,113.8311839Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$7,475.08121728Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$6,436.33131214Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$6,897.571465Michael NorrisSarver, PA$5,758.8215192Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$5,420.061671Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$5,881.311718C9Steve CaseboltRichmond, IN$4,742.561822111Max BlairCenterville, PA$4,403.80192636Matt IreyAshland, OH$4,065.0520150ERick EckertYork, PA$3,726.29212125Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$3,387.54223018Shannon BabbMowequa, IL$3,218.162314777Jared LandersBatesville, AR$3,048.79242532PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$2,710.03252012dDoug DrownWooster, OH$2,710.0326290RRyan ScottGarland, PA$2,710.0327233sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL$2,710.0328241MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$3,510.0329275mRyan MarkhamAshland, OH$2,710.03302892Justin ChanceLexington, OH $2,710.03 Race Statistics
Entrants
: 56Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 – 29); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 30 – 100) Wrisco Feature Winner: Brandon Sheppard
Margin of Victory: 0.677 seconds
Cautions: Debris (Lap 16); Shannon Babb, Devin Moran, Ryan Markham, Ryan Scott (Lap 17); Bobby Pierce (Lap 43); Debris (Lap 74); Shane Clanton (Lap 98); Rick Eckert (Lap 99) 
Dirt Million Rewards Standings Provisionals: Bobby Pierce, Matt Irey, Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Ryan Scott
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Darrell Lanigan (Advanced 7 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Brandon Overton
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard 
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: Danny White (Brandon Sheppard)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #4 – 18.160 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Devin Moran
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Brandon Sheppard (71 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jonathan Davenport 
Time of Race: 58 minutes 6 seconds  Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA6245$230.782.60214Josh RichardsShinnston, WV5675$123,922.57339Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY5625$110,865.0841TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX5565$139,866.34520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN5485$150,212.7061MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH5470$97,465.0371Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL5460$117,161.31871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN5325$125,152.59950Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN4805$70,790.001040BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL4755$72,745.00112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM4510$52,735.001221JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR4335$49,760.00135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN3620$45,150.00140Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN3530$69.613.84
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

By |2019-08-29T04:12:52+00:00August 29th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Sheppard Rules Mansfield’s Dirt Million

Sheppard and Marlar Win Night Two Duels at Mansfield

Brandon Sheppard Wins Duel #1 at Mansfield
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MANSFIELD, Ohio (August 23, 2019) – Brandon Sheppard and Mike Marlar won Duel feature events on Friday night of the 2nd annual Dirt Million – Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Each driver earned $10,000 for their 30-lap victories and are guaranteed a starting spot in Saturday night’s Dirt Million finale.
Sheppard took the lead on lap two from pole-sitter Kent Robinson and led the rest of the way to win the first Duel. It was not an easy win for the 26-year-old Illinois racer, as he had to hold off both a charging Jimmy Owens and the defending Dirt Million winner, Earl Pearson Jr. Brandon Overton was fourth, with Hudson O’Neal coming from the fifteenth starting spot to register a fifth-place finish at the checkers. “It was really hard staying out front,” said Sheppard. “They have got the track really good right now. You had to have a line where the car would go best. With traffic in front of us, we really didn’t know where to go. My crew guys are awesome, they kept me up to date on where I needed to be on the track. It was tricky out there. I felt good around the top of three and four and in one and two I felt good all over.” “This car is just phenomenal right now. They have it really tuned in. We had a car that was capable of winning last night. It was just a little harder to pass last night,” said the winner, who recorded his 13th career Lucas Oil win and his first since winning the Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown (IN) Speedway in March. Owens was in the hunt for the win from the halfway mark and came home in second after passing Pearson on lap 21. “It is hands down better than we ran here last night. It felt good to be battling for the win. Brandon [Sheppard], he is one of the toughest guys in the country right now, and to have him moving around and looking over his shoulder the whole race was pretty awesome.” Pearson; who collected over $202,000 for his win in the Dirt Million a year ago; returned to the Lucas Oil podium with his third-place finish: “It wasn’t too bad tonight. We got up on the cushion and did our thing, which is unusual for me to go to the cushion. We weren’t bad up on the cushion either. When Brandon moved up there, we couldn’t do much after that.” The winner’s Mark Richards Racing, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metals Works, Gunter’s Honey, Keyser Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Integra Racing Shocks. Completing the top ten were Kent Robinson, Shannon Babb, Shane Clanton, Max Blair, and Gordy Gundaker. 

Mike Marlar Wins Duel #2 at Mansfield
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Marlar claimed his fourth Lucas Oil win of the season, leading all 30-laps for a convincing victory. Chase Junghans; for the second night in a row; recorded a second-place finish. Michael Norris, in the Clint Bowyer Racing #5 entry, posted his best career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finish rounding out the podium. Jonathan Davenport finished fourth with Tyler Erb crossing the finish line in fifth. Marlar who also started on the pole of a Thursday night duel was not going to be denied tonight as he stormed to the lead early on over Norris and Junghans. Norris, who like Junghans, was seeking his first career Lucas Oil win, closed on Marlar in heavy traffic with twelve laps scored. Junghans made the pass on Norris for second on lap 20. Marlar held steady in lapped traffic as Junghans and Norris could not get close enough in the waning laps to challenge for the win. Like Sheppard, the win also marked Marlar’s thirteenth career win with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Marlar led every lap for his win. “Last night was a bummer when you get a good starting spot like that. It’s tough when you win a heat and get to start up front like we did. The car was something I could deal with today better than last night. It was definitely ‘elbows up’ early. Last year we had a real good shot for the win and a carburetor spring broke I think I was running second when it broke and I had to start lifting on the gas pedal.” Junghans was pleased with another runner-up finish. “The third times the charm, right? Mikey is hard to beat. I wish the track would have gotten a little wider for us. We still have a little bit of tuning on the car to do yet. But it’s really good right now. We just need to build off of last night and tonight.” Norris was thrilled with his podium finish. “Just to run with these guys is pretty awesome. The car was really good there. I thought we might actually have a shot at Mikey. The car got a little snug at the end there and that kind of played a factor. Congrats to him. We are glad to have two solid nights here.” The winner’s Ronnie Delk-owned, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by: Marathon Oil, Mark Martin Timber and Farms, Franklin Enterprises, RS Equipment Sales and Rentals, Integra, VP Fuels, and Delk Equipment Sales. Completing the top ten were Rick Eckert, Ricky Weiss, Jared Landers, Josh Richards, and Darrell Lanigan. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary 
Friday, August 23, 2019
Mansfield Motor Speedway – Mansfield, Ohio

Duel 1: Miller Welders Fast Time: Jimmy Owens 17.217 seconds
Duel 2: Miller Welders
 Fast Time: Tyler Erb 17.350 seconds

Penske Race Shocks
 Heat Race #1 Finish: Jimmy Owens, Bobby Pierce, Shane Clanton, Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Dan Angelicchio, Stormy Scott, Brent Bee, Robby Hensley

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish: Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson, Jr., Max Blair, Brian Shirley, Shannon Babb, Johnny Scott, David Scott, Steve Sabo, Eddie Carrier, Jr.

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish: Kent Robinson, Brandon Overton, Gordy Gundaker, Scott Bloomquist, Hudson O’Neal, Mike Benedum, Donald McIntosh, Greg Oakes, Ryan Missler

Duel 2:
Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil
 Heat Race #1 Finish: Chase Junghans, Tyler Erb ®, Rick Eckert, Ricky Weiss, Kyle Bronson, Dennis Erb, Jr., Mason Zeigler, Chris Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #2 Finish: Mike Marlar, Boom Briggs, Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Steve Casebolt , Billy Moyer, Dale McDowell, Matt Irey, Jason Miller

Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #3 Finish: Michael Norris, Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, Darrell Lanigan, Billy Moyer, Jr., Shanon Buckingham, Devin Moran ®, Ryan Scott, Justin Chance

Duel 1:
Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease 
B-Main Finish: Stormy Scott, David Scott, Donald McIntosh, Greg Oakes, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Ryan Missler, Robby Hensley, Brent Bee, Steve Sabo


Duel 2:
FAST Shafts 
B-Main Finish: Dale McDowell, Mason Zeigler, Devin Moran ®, Matt Irey, Jason Miller, Chris Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee, Ryan Scott, Justin Chance

Duel 1:
Lucas Oil 
Feature Finish (30 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS121SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$10,0002320Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$5,000341Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$2,000452Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$1,00051571Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$900617RKent RobinsonBloomington, IN$80071418Shannon BabbMowequa, IL$7508725Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$70098111Max BlairCenterville, PA$65010911GGordy GundakerSt. Charles, MO$60011211MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$59012113sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL$58013171stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$57014188BxMike BenedumSalem, WV$560151614ADan AngelicchioMt. Pleasant, PA$55016105mRyan MarkhamAshland, OH$540171312dDoug DrownWooster, OH$53018204sDavid ScottGarland, PA$52019632PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$51020120Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$50021192sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$500 DUEL 1:
Race Statistics
Entrants
: 56 
Lap Leaders: Kent Robinson (Lap 1); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 2 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Brandon Sheppard
Margin of Victory: 0.724 seconds
Cautions: Scott Bloomquist (Lap 9) 
Series Provisionals: Devin Moran
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Hudson O’Neal (Advanced 10 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader
: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Mike Benedum
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard 
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
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: Austin Hargrove (Brandon Sheppard)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Lap #3 – 18.3008 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Stormy Scott
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Brandon Sheppard (29 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Kent Robinson 
Time of Race: 11 minutes 29 secondsDuel 2:
Lucas Oil 
Feature Finish (30 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS11157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$10,0002318JChase JunghansManhattan, KS$5,000325Michael NorrisSarver, PA$2,0004549Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$1,000561TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$900670ERick EckertYork, PA$8007107wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB$75089777Jared LandersBatesville, AR$7009814Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$650101229Darrell LaniganUnion, KY$600111139Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$5901214C9Steve CaseboltRichmond, IN$58013499BBoom BriggsBear Lake, PA$570141628Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$560151850Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$550162025ZMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA$540171340BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$53018918mDale McDowellChickamauga, GA$520191721Billy MoyerBatesville, AR$510201521JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$500 DUEL 2:
Race Statistics
Entrants
: 56Lap Leaders: Mike Marlar (Laps 1 – 30) Wrisco Feature Winner: Mike Marlar
Margin of Victory: 0.738 seconds
Cautions: n/a 
Series Provisionals: n/a
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Mason Zeigler (Advanced 4 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader
: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Chase Junghans
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Chase Junghans 
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines 
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis 
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Josh Davis (Mike Marlar)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Mike Marlar (Lap #1 – 18.6536 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Boom Briggs
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Mike Marlar (30 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mike Marlar 
Time of Race: 9 minutes 47 seconds      Saturday DIRT MILLION Heat Race Line Ups:
Penske Race Shocks
 Heat Race #1 Line Up:DRIVERINSIDEOUTSIDEDRIVERJosh Richards1429Darrell LaniganShannon Babb18111Max BlairMike Benedum8Bx22Gregg SatterleeEddie Carrier Jr.28c94MJason MillerZack Dohm17d  
FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Line Up:DRIVERINSIDEOUTSIDEDRIVERRicky Weiss7w2Brandon OvertonJared Landers77718mDale McDowellKyle Bronson40B1stJohnny ScottDonald McIntosh7m8bBrent BeeDave Hess Jr.44  
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Line Up:DRIVERINSIDEOUTSIDEDRIVERJimmy Owens200ERick EckertBobby Pierce32P50Shannon BuckinghamMason Zeigler25z99BBoom BriggsGregg Oakes22G92Justin Chance
Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil
 Heat Race #4 Line Up:DRIVERINSIDEOUTSIDEDRIVERHudson O’Neal7139Tim McCreadieKent Robinson7R3sBrian ShirleyDoug Drown12d21JRBilly Moyer Jr.Matt Irey360RRyan Scott
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #5 Line Up:DRIVERINSIDEOUTSIDEDRIVERTyler Erb1T28Dennis Erb Jr.Devin Moran1M11GGordy GundakerChris Ferguson22F2sStormy ScottRobby Hensley21H16Steve Sabo
Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #6 Line Up:DRIVERINSIDEOUTSIDEDRIVEREarl Pearson Jr.1C9Steve CaseboltShane Clanton2521Billy MoyerDavid Scott4s14ADan AngelicchioRyan Missler50Y5mRyan Markham
DIRT MILLION Dash Line Up:
DRIVERINSIDEOUTSIDEDRIVERBrandon Sheppard1s49Jonathan DavenportMike Marlar15718JChase JunghansScott Bloomquist05Michael Norris 

By |2019-08-29T04:08:35+00:00August 29th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Sheppard and Marlar Win Night Two Duels at Mansfield

Bloomquist and Davenport Star at Mansfield

MANSFIELD, Ohio (August 22, 2019) – Scott Bloomquist and Jonathan Davenport claimed feature victories during Thursday night’s preliminary program for the 2nd annual Dirt Million – Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. Bloomquist, a three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion won the first 30-lap Duel of the night in the new format instituted for this year’s race. Davenport, the two-time and defending series champion held off a trio of drivers in a furious finish in the second 30-lap Duel. Both feature races went caution-free. Bloomquist took the lead at the start of the first feature and sprinted away to easily pick up the win. The win marks his all-time leading 95th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series career win. Both Josh Richards and Brandon Sheppard tried to track down Bloomquist, but the boss of Team Zero went to Victory Lane for the first-time at Mansfield. With the win, Bloomquist cemented himself into Saturday’s 100-lap Dirt Million main event. Richards held off Sheppard to earn the runner-up spot with Michael Norris and Darrell Lanigan rounding out the top five. Bloomquist was elated in Lucas Oil Victory Lane: “The car has felt great after we found out what was wrong with it. We put in on a jig last week and it was pretty far off. We had a pretty good car last week at Batesville. I hope it feels as good here Saturday night. We hot lapped fast tonight, we qualified a little off, and we changed a few things that we didn’t like. I want to dedicate this race to Chris [Madden]. I hate it that he got hurt earlier in the week. He should be back in a few weeks.” “He [Bloomquist] was in a league of his own,” said the runner-up Richards. “There was one time we got caught up in lapped traffic that we were gaining on him just a little bit and that was only because of the lapped cars. We needed to be better. Me and Sheppard had a good race for second. We need to be a little better tomorrow night. This place has always been good to me.” The winner’s Scott Bloomquist Racing, Bloomquist Race Cars Chassis is powered by a Custom Race Engine and sponsored by: Great America Steak Company, STEEL-IT, Lucas Oil Products, Petroff Towing, Sorbera Chiropractic, VP Race Fuels, Penske Shocks. and Sweet Manufacturing. Completing the top ten were Dennis Erb Jr., Tim McCreadie, Tyler Erb, Gregg Satterlee, and Rick Eckert.

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The second duel feature saw Davenport take the lead from Mike Marlar on lap five and hold off a trio of drivers before he could go to Victory Lane for the eleventh time this season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Davenport got caught up in lapped traffic and that allowed Chase Junghans, Bobby Pierce, and Ricky Weiss all to close on him in the final ten laps of the race. Junghans passed Weiss for second with four laps to go as Pierce followed topside two laps from the finish. As the four drivers came off of turn four Davenport had traffic on front of him, but he held off a furious charge from the other three competitors for the win. “I was hoping to see the checkered flag sooner. I was looking around and I couldn’t really tell if anybody was underneath me. I was trying the bottom and the top. They were two-wide in front of me. I couldn’t make the middle work like I could the bottom and the top. I saw Stormy [Scott] down there on the bottom and he was pretty good, so I just tried to stay focused on what I was doing.” Junghans came close to scoring his first career Lucas Oil victory with his runner-up finish after starting in sixth. “The only way we were going to win was if JD missed his marks. It was a hornet’s nest down there with those lapped cars. I felt good around the bottom in three and four. The track was great once it cleaned off. Hopefully we will get one spot better tomorrow night.” The winner’s Lance Landers Motorsports, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by: Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Penske Racing Shocks, Valvoline, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Spartan Mowers, and Hawkeye Trucks. Completing the top ten were Dale McDowell, Hudson O’Neal, Steve Casebolt, Chris Ferguson, and Jimmy Owens. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Mansfield Motor Speedway – Mansfield, Ohio

Duel 1:
Penske Race Shocks
 Heat Race #1 Finish: Josh Richards, Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Gregg Satterlee, Shanon Buckingham, Brian Shirley, Matt Irey, Kent Robinson, Ryan Missler, Ryan Scott

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish: Michael Norris, Darrell Lanigan, Tyler Erb ®, Gordy Gundaker, Jared Landers, Max Blair, Billy Moyer, Jr., Donald McIntosh, Justin Chance

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish: Scott Bloomquist, Dennis Erb, Jr., Rick Eckert, Earl Pearson, Jr., Doug Drown, Mike Benedum, Johnny Scott, Jason Miller, Zack Dohm-DNS

Duel 2:
Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil
 Heat Race #1 Finish: Mike Marlar, Chase Junghans, Dale McDowell, Chris Ferguson, Brandon Overton, David Scott, Stormy Scott, Brett Bee, Dan Angelicchio-DNS, Dave Hess, Jr.-DNS

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #2 Finish: Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Bronson, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Steve Casebolt, Mason Zeigler, Shane Clanton, Boom Briggs, Steve Sabo

Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #3 Finish: Ricky Weiss, Bobby Pierce, Hudson O’Neal, Devin Moran ®, Shannon Babb, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Greg Oakes, Robby Hensley, Ryan Markham

Duel 1:
Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease 
B-Main Finish: Billy Moyer, Jr., Kent Robinson, Johnny Scott, Matt Irey, Donald McIntosh, Ryan Missler, Justin Chance, Jason Miller, Ryan Scott, Zack Dohm-DNS

Duel 2:
FAST Shafts 
B-Main Finish: Shane Clanton, Stormy Scott, Greg Oakes, Boom Briggs, Robby Hensley, Dan Angelicchio, Brett Bee, Steve Sabo-DNS, Ryan Markham-DNS, Dave Hess, Jr.-DNS

Duel 1:
Lucas Oil Feature Finish (30 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS110Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$10,0002314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$5,000341SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$2,000425Michael NorrisSarver, PA$1,0005629Darrell LaniganUnion, KY$9006528Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$8007739Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$750881TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$70091022Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA$6501090ERick EckertYork, PA$600111350Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$59012121Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$5801314777Jared LandersBatesville, AR$5701417111Max BlairCenterville, PA$56015163sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL$55016207RKent RobinsonBloomington, IN$540171512dDoug DrownWooster, OH$53018188BxMike BenedumSalem, WV$520191921JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$510201111GGordy GundakerSt. Charles, MO$500 DUEL 1:
Race Statistics
Entrants: 56 Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Margin of Victory: 0.702 seconds
Cautions: n/a Series Provisionals: n/a
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Chase Junghans (Advanced 4 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Shanon Buckingham
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Custom Race Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Rob Jette (Scott Bloomquist)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #2 – 17.830 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Zack Dohm
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (30 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Scott Bloomquist Time of Race: 54 minutes 25 secondsDuel 2:
Lucas Oil Feature Finish (30 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1349Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$10,0002618JChase JunghansManhattan, KS$5,0003532PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$2,000427wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB$1,00051157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$9006718mDale McDowellChickamauga, GA$8007971Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$750814C9Steve CaseboltRichmond, IN$70091022FChris FergusonMount Holly, NC$65010820Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$60011121MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$59012132Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$580131121Billy MoyerBatesville, AR$570141518Shannon BabbMowequa, IL$560151925Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$55016440BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$54017164sDavid ScottGarland, PA$530181725ZMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA$52019202sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$510201828cEddie Carrier, Jr.Salt Rock, WV$500 DUEL 2:
Race Statistics
Entrants: 56 Lap Leaders: Mike Marlar (Laps 1 – 4); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 5 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Chris Madden
Margin of Victory: 0.551 seconds
Cautions: n/a Series Provisionals: n/a
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Steve Casebolt (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Chase Junghans
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Chase Junghans Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Race Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Jonathan Davenport)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #6 – 18.403 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Dave Hess Jr.
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (26 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mike Marlar Time of Race: 54 minutes 25 seconds   DIRT MILLION NIGHT 1 Point Totals:POSCAR#DRIVERPOINTS10Scott Bloomquist250249Jonathan Davenport250314Josh Richards248418JChase Junghans24851SBrandon Sheppard246632PBobby Pierce24675Michael Norris24487wRicky Weiss244929Darrell Lanigan24210157Mike Marlar2421118mDale McDowell2401228Dennis Erb, Jr.2401339Tim McCreadie2381471Hudson O’Neal238151TTyler Erb ®23616C9Steve Casebolt2361722Gregg Satterlee2341822FChris Ferguson2341920Jimmy Owens232200ERick Eckert232211MDevin Moran ®2302250Shanon Buckingham230231Earl Pearson, Jr.228242Brandon Overton22825777Jared Landers2262621Billy Moyer22627111Max Blair2242818Shannon Babb224293sBrian Shirley2223025Shane Clanton2223140BKyle Bronson220327RKent Robinson2203312dDoug Drown218344sDavid Scott218358BxMike Benedum2163625ZMason Zeigler2163721JRBilly Moyer, Jr.214382sStormy Scott2143911GGordy Gundaker2124028cEddie Carrier, Jr.212411stJohnny Scott2064222GGreg Oakes206437mDonald McIntosh2044499BBoom Briggs2044536Matt Irey2024621HRobby Hensley2024750YRyan Missler2004814ADan Angelicchio2004992Justin Chance198508bBrett Bee1985194MJason Miller196520RRyan Scott1945316Steve Sabo1505417dZack Dohm100555mRyan Markham505644Dave Hess, Jr.50 

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