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Brandon Sheppard Scores His Third $100k Victory of 2019 

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (October 19, 2019) – Brandon Sheppard captured the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned 39th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries on Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. He earned $100,000 for his third career DTWC victory and also marked his 25th victory of 2019. Sheppard was one of four different race leaders in the 100-lap event. Mike Marlar finished in second, with 2019 Eibach Rookie of the Year, Tyler Erb finishing in third. Rounding out the top five were two-time DTWC winner Josh Richards and Dennis Erb Jr. Richards was in position to become the first driver in the 39-year history of the race to win the crown jewel race three years in a row and kept himself in the hunt for the entire distance. Shane Clanton took the lead at the start of the race and led the first five laps until former DTWC winner Jimmy Owens passed him for the top spot. Owens then held the point for several laps before yielding the point to Sheppard. Sheppard briefly gave up the lead to Richards on lap 68, but the very next lap Sheppard regained the point for good. Sheppard withstood a caution with ten laps to go and then controlled the last ten laps of the race by distancing himself from both Marlar and Tyler Erb for his third $100,000 win of the year. In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the fourth time this year, Sheppard thanked his team for a special year. “The year we have had has been unbelievable. My guys are the best of group of guys I have ever worked for. My guys are the best at what they do. They give me the best equipment night in and night out. I just go do my job with it. Thanks to Mark Richards, Steve Baker, and all of my crew, Austin Hargrove, Joel Rogers, and Danny White. It’s been a dream year. It looks like they had a heck of crowd and to do it in front of them is special.” Sheppard’s other $100,000 victories this season came in the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway ($125,000) and the Dirt Million at Mansfield Motor Speedway ($101,000). “I want to thank everyone who helps me, especially my family back home, dad, and grandpa. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am at today. When I started my career, I never thought I would be a three-time Dirt Track World Champion.” Marlar was seeking his first win in the famed event but came home in second. “I got my car a little looser than I wanted to. I tightened it up more than I was last night, but I was a little loose. Honestly, I was on a softer left rear tire than Sheppy. Earlier in the race when I could tell that I was in a little disadvantage when it came to tires. My best chance was to take it easy on the tires to be there at the end.” Erb claimed the 2019 Eibach Rookie of the Year finishing on the podium and he ended the year with six series wins. “I was a little behind where I wanted to be early in the race, because I started ninth. Those other guys put themselves in a better starting position. I am very happy with the finish tonight and this year. I broke Randall’s streak of three wins in a row tonight, but it has been an awesome year for us at Best Performance. To come out of this season with the Rookie-of-the-Year Championship is fantastic, and I can’t wait for our team to build on that next year,” said the Best Performance Motorsports Team driver. The winner’s Mark Richards Racing, Rocket Chassis House Car is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and is sponsored by: Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, Sunoco Race Fuels, Gunter’s Honey, Integra Racing Shocks, and Keyser Manufacturing. Completing the top ten were Bobby Pierce, Scott James, Scott Bloomquist, Hudson O’Neal, and Kyle Bronson. Dale McDowell won the Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers race by holding off Jared Hawkins for the win. Brandon Overton led early in the race, but he tangled with a car that he was trying to lap, and was knocked out of the race lead. McDowell then led the rest of the race. Hawkins tried to make it close but just couldn’t overtake McDowell as the checkers waved. Hawkins finished in second, followed by R.J. Conley, Doug Drown, and Brandon Fouts. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, October 18th, 2019  
Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Chris Ferguson / 14.658 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 14.727 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (15 Laps): Scott James , Chris Ferguson, Shanon Buckingham, Gregg Satterlee, Stormy Scott, Jackie Boggs, Zack Dohm, Billy Moyer, Jr., Jon Hodgkiss, Allen Murray, Logan Roberson-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (15 Laps): Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb ®, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, Brandon Overton, Drake Troutman, Steve Casebolt , Mike Benedum, Kevin Wagner, Justin Rattliff, Blake Naylor

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (15 Laps): Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, Jason Covert, Chase Junghans, RJ Conley, Dale McDowell, Mason Zeigler, Nick Hoffman, Rick Eckert, Lee Logan, Robert Starett

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (15 Laps): Don O’Neal, Mike Marlar, Hudson O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, Jacob Hawkins, Eric Wells, Jared Hawkins, Ricky Thornton Jr., Colton Flinner, Josh Hall, Eric Webber

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #5 Finish (15 Laps): Shane Clanton, Devin Moran ®, Chub Frank, Dennis Erb, Jr., Delmas Conley, Kody Evans, Shannon Thornsberry, Austin Rettig, JT Conley, Brandon Fouts, Earl Pearson, Jr.

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #6 Finish (15 Laps): Bobby Pierce, Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Tyler Carpenter, Doug Drown, Jason Jameson ®, Rod Conley, Boom Briggs, Kirk Phillips, Dave Hornikel, Charlie Jude

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease 
B-Main Finish (20 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Stormy Scott, Ricky Weiss, Brandon Overton, Dale McDowell, RJ Conley, Chase Junghans, Zack Dohm, Jackie Boggs, Justin Rattliff, Gregg Satterlee, Rick Eckert, Mike Benedum, Billy Moyer, Jr., Drake Troutman, Allen Murray, Lee Logan, Jon Hodgkiss, Robert Starett, Kevin Wagner, Steve Casebolt , Nick Hoffman-DNS, Mason Zeigler-DNS, Blake Naylor-DNS, Logan Roberson-DNS

FAST Shafts 
B-Main Finish (20 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Don O’Neal, Jacob Hawkins, Devin Moran ®, Jared Hawkins, Brandon Fouts, Rod Conley, Doug Drown, Colton Flinner, Kody Evans, Chub Frank, Eric Wells, Boom Briggs, Jason Jameson ®, Josh Hall, Kirk Phillips, Austin Rettig, Dave Hornikel, Charlie Jude, Earl Pearson, Jr., Ricky Thornton Jr., Delmas Conley, Tyler Carpenter, JT Conley, Eric Webber-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS151sBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$100,0002401Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$20,000391tTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$10,8004314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$7,80051228Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$5,00061032pBobby PierceOakwood, IL$3,50071383Scott JamesLawrenceburg, IN$3,2008170Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$3,00091671Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,500101440bKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$3,20011221mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$3,150121572cJason CovertYork Haven, PA$2,400132421Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$3,050141150Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$3,00015122fChris FergusonMount Holly, NC$2,25016620Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$3,00017208HJacob HawkinsFairmont, WV$2,15018231Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$2,90019185Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$2,0752025c9Steve CaseboltRichmond, IN$2,060212617tShannon ThornsberryMartin, KY$2,05022839Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$2,74023217wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB$2,03024225Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$2,02025192sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$2,81026749Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$3,100 Jim Dunn MemorialNon-Qualifiers Race Finish (25 Laps): Dale McDowell, Jared Hawkins, RJ Conley, Doug Drown, Brandon Fouts, Rod Conley, Chub Frank, Zack Dohm, Rick Eckert, Justin Rattliff, Colton Flinner, Jason Jameson, Jackie Boggs, Brandon Overton, Austin Rettig, Lee Logan, Allen Murray, JT Conley, Delmas Conley, Kirk Phillips, Kody Evans, Eric Wells, Boom Briggs, Drake Troutman  Race Statistics
Entrants
: 66
Lap Leaders: Shane Clanton (Laps 1 – 5); Jimmy Owens (Laps 6 – 34); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 35 – 67); Josh Richards (Lap 68); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 69 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Brandon Sheppard
Margin of Victory: 1.184 seconds
Cautions: Ricky Weiss, Earl Pearson Jr., Stormy Scott (Lap 4); Steve Casebolt (Lap 15); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 28); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 40); Devin Moran (Lap 51); Tim McCreadie (Lap 53); Jimmy Owens (Lap73); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 80); Shannon Thornsberry (Lap 85); Don O’Neal (Lap 85); Don O’Neal (Lap 90)
Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Billy Moyer Jr.
Portsmouth Raceway Park Track Provisionals: Steve Casebolt, Shannon Thornsberry
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: Jason Covert
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: Jimmy Owens (Lap #6 – 15.523 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Stormy Scott
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Brandon Sheppard (65 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Chris Ferguson
Time of Race: 69 minutes 22 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA8170$275,287.60239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY7700$163,755.08314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV7660$190,612.5741tTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX7590$191,066.34520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN7540$227,102.7061mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH7305$132,490.03771Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN7235$172,427.5981Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL7160$151,986.31940bKyle BronsonBrandon, FL6525$111,290.001050Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN6505$97,345.00112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM6135$78,040.001221Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR5965$72,565.00135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN5485$85,900.00 *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country.  In 2019, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 65 events across 22 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap.  The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will broadcast on four networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.    The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.
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2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Partners Include:Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Racing Engines, Arizona Sport Shirts, Black Diamond Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX, COMP Cams, DirtonDirt.com, Dirty Girl Racewear, Dunn-Benson Ford, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, GEICO, General Tire, Heath Lawson Photography, Holmatro, Hoosier Tire, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, K&N Engineering, Lucas Oil Products, LucasOilRacing.TV, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Race Cars, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Optima Batteries, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, PFC Brakes, Pro Power Racing Engines, ProtectTheHarvest.com, RhinoAg, Rocket Chassis, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, SRI Performance, STEEL-IT, Sunoco Race Fuels, Super Clean, Swift Springs, Wrisco Aluminum, Xcelydne Valvetrain, 5150 Race Trailers
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By |2019-10-21T00:16:12+00:00October 21st, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Brandon Sheppard Scores His Third $100k Victory of 2019 

USMTS set to invade Kennedale for Summit Southern Nationals

KENNEDALE, Texas (Oct. 15)–As summer begins to fade and autumn begins to slither in, the United States Modified Touring Series is readying for final points race of the season at the Summit USMTS Southern Nationals.

Set for October 30 through November 2 at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, the event will kick off with an open practice for all competitors on Wednesday, followed by three complete blockbuster shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The tough-as-nails touring titans of the USMTS will battle for $2,000 to win Thursday and $3,000 to win Friday before capping the weekend with a $5,000-to-win finale Saturday night and the crowning of the 21st USMTS national champion.

Unless something miraculous happens, that person will be Rodney Sanders.

The 30-year-old from Happy, Texas, comes into the event with a healthy 212-point lead (3,619 to 3,407) over Dereck Ramirez of Woodward, Oklahoma. In order to capture his third USMTS title, Sanders simply needs to put his suit on all three nights.

Meanwhile, Ramirez has a big lead over third-ranked Hunter Marriott of Brookfield, Missouri (3,188) and Terry Phillips of Springfield, Missouri (3,021) while another former champ, Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, is fifth with 2,953 points.

The rest of the top ten includes Jake O’Neil of Tucson, Arizona (2,902), Zack VanderBeek of New Sharon, Iowa (2,306), Adam Kates of Tonganoxie, Kansas (2,289), Mike Striegel of Wheatland, Missouri (1,878) and Travis Saurer of Elizabeth, Minnesota (1,685).

With the points titles for the Mid-American Series, Northern Lights Series and Hunt for the Casey’s Cup already sewn up, Sanders can also make it a sweep of the regional action this year by holding on to his lead in the Summit Southern Series.

Not only will fans witness the biggest names in dirt modified racing during the Summit Southern Nationals, but the best of the best in the Factory Stock and Limited Mod divisions will also be battling for $1,000 to win Thursday, $1,500 on Friday night and a top prize of $2,000 on Saturday in both classes.

On top of that, any driver that wins all three features in either division gets a $1,000 bonus or win two of three and get a $500 bonus.

Wednesday’s practice will get underway at 6 p.m. and go until 9 p.m. the pits will open at 12 p.m., pre-tech will begin at 1 and the drivers meeting will commence at 5:30. Pit passes will be $20 and admission to the grandstands is free. This will likely be the only night for hot laps.

On Thursday and Friday, the pits open at 2 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 5:30 and racing at 6. The pits will open at 1 p.m. on Saturday with the drivers meeting at 4:30 and racing at 5.

More information for racers is available in the Downloads section of usmts.com and usraracing.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe.

By |2019-10-15T15:28:24+00:00October 15th, 2019|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on USMTS set to invade Kennedale for Summit Southern Nationals

Jason Hiett Wins B J Parker Memorial Southern All Stars At Talladega Short Track

EASTABOGA, AL—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab made its annual stop at the Talladega Short Track during NASCAR weekend and the race was in honor of the man that started the series B J Parker and in the 42 lap $4,200 to win feature Jason Hiett set fast time and then lead all 40 laps to take the win. It was Hiett’s third career Southern All Star win.

Jack Hale finished in the second spot, with Dillon Tidmore third, Jason Frame fourth and Ashton Winger fifth.

Finishing in the sixth spot was the 2019 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Champion David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., who clinched the series title, is the first driver from the state of Mississippi to win the title since the 1983-84 seasons when Don Hester and Jerry Inmon took the titles. Breazeale also become the 24th different series champion in the 36 year history of the series.

Todd Morrow bright home a seventh place finish from his 14th starting spot, eight to Josh Putnam, ninth Ronnie Johnson from 12th and finishing in the tenth spot was Dallas Cooper from 17th.

RACE TIDBITS: Talladega Short Track locals held their ground on their home turn once again as Hiett, Hale and Tidmore took the top three spots.

David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., looks like he will take his first Southern All Star Championship and become the 24th different champion in the 36 year history of the series.

Zach Leonhardi of Cartersville, GA., has clinched the Cruise with the Champions/Dirtondirt.com Rookie of the Year for the 2019 season.

First time starts with the series this year Jadon Frame, Todd Morrow, Matthew Turner, Heath Hindman,

Car Count: 30

SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Jason Hiett 13.644
Group B: Jack Hale 13.832

Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Jason Hiett 13.644

Hoosier Racing Tires Heats:

PPM Race Products B Mains: Christian Hanger-Ronnie Johnson

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Tim Roszell

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Dallas Cooper

36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger:

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Jadon Frame

Rugged Radios Communications Award:

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Jason Hiett; 2.Jack Hale; 3.dillon Tidmore; 4.Jadon Frame; 5.Ashton Winger; 6.David Breazeale; 7.Todd Morrow; 8.Josh Putnam; 9.Ronnie Johnson; 10.Dallas Cooper; 11.Billy Franklin; 12.Tim Roszell; 13.Mark Dodson; 14.Sam Seawright; 15.Matthew Turner; 16.Tim Busha; 17.Casey Turman; 18.Heath Hindman; 19.Destin Mince; 20.Riley Hickman; 21.Terry Smith; 22.Josh Adkins; 23.Matt Dooley; 24.Christian Hanger

DNS: Sam Norman; Jeff Johns; Houston Spurlock; Chris Harris; Teddy Snow, Chris Harris

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 1376; 2.Zach Leonhardi 1224; 3.Billy Franklin 1056; 4.Mark Dodson 1018; 5.Riley Hickman 982; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Austin Arnold 398; 8.Michael Page 474; 9.Andrew Littleton 410; 10.Joseph Joiner 372

2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 371; 2.Billy Franklin 326; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.Austin Arnold 139; 5.J R Moseley 131

2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Mark Dodson 138; 2..Brad Skinner 71; 3.David Brannon 58; 4.Steven Stehle 46; 5.Farrel Skelton 36; 6.Greg Love 31; 7.Derek Fisher 22; 8.Shawn Martin 21; 9.John Minon 21; 10.Danny Barrett 20;

By |2019-10-15T15:10:16+00:00October 15th, 2019|Race Results, Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on Jason Hiett Wins B J Parker Memorial Southern All Stars At Talladega Short Track

Michael Page Wins Second Career Dixie Shootout

WOODSTOCK, GA (October 12, 2019) – Georgia’s Michael Page defended his home turf for the second time in the last three years as he won the Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout, on Saturday Night at the Dixie Speedway. With the victory in one of the Southeast’s most prestigious dirt late model events, Page became the 19th different winner this season on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. Page, driving the only Stinger Race Car in the field, took the lead at the start of the 50-lap race and lead every lap in the caution-free event. Jimmy Owens, who started from the pole alongside Page, finished in second followed by seventh-place starter Brandon Overton. Chris Madden and current Series Championship Point leader Jonathan Davenport rounded out the top 5. Page took the lead from Owens coming off turn number two on the first lap and never relinquished the top spot. Owens tried to stay with Page in heavy traffic, but the 36-year-old had little, to no problems in traffic as he scored the popular win at one of his home tracks. In Lucas Oil Victory Lane, a multitude of well-wishers joined Page just as they did two years ago after winning his first Dixie Shootout. He was emotional as he talked to the huge crowd of spectators on hand to witness the home state driver’s win. “I knew I had to get Jimmy there at the start. I hadn’t been up top all night, but I just went for it. The car was good from the start. This Stinger Race Car from Chase King and his dad was perfect all night long. Last week we couldn’t even line-up, but this is racing and you have to keep your head up and keep on getting with it.” “I would rather be lucky than good any day to beat these guys tonight. Look at all of their accomplishments this year, it says a lot about our team and what we are capable of doing. The lapped cars gave us plenty of room. Most of the time you don’t get that respect when you are lapping someone.” Owens, who won the Dixie Shootout in 2012, ran second the entire distance and was able to hold off Overton at the end. “Congrats to Page and all of those guys on the win, they are really tough here. We had a good car and won the first heat. It was a drag-race to turn one in the feature. I beat him (Page) into turn one, but he got the lead on the high side and he did what he needed to do. I am looking forward to finishing the year off with a bang. Thanks to Leon Ramirez and all of my crew. We’ll head to Rome tomorrow night and try to get a win.” Overton entered the race with three consecutive feature wins. He ended the night with his best series finish since his second place run in the COMP Cams Topless 100 in August. “We had a really good car tonight. If we keep finishing on the podium, we are going to get some more wins.”The winner’s Troy Baird-owned Stinger Race Car is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by Baird Truck and Trailer Sales Inc., Elite Concrete, National Transportation, T&T Trucking and Schaeffer’s Racing Oil. Completing the top ten were Dale McDowell, Devin Moran, Don O’Neal, Mike Marlar and Tim McCreadie. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, October 12th, 2019  
Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA
Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Jimmy Owens / 15.325 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Michael Page / 15.241 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Chris Madden, Billy Moyer, Jr., Cory Hedgecock, Derek Ellis, Zach Leonhardi, Mike Marlar, Justin Shipley, Johnny Scott, Ahnna Parkhurst   FK Rod EndsHeat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Dale McDowell, Brandon Overton, Shanon Buckingham, Josh Richards, Kyle Bronson, Austin Horton, Bob Gardner, Cla Knight, Tyler Millwood, Kyler Haygood   Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Michael Page, Devin Moran ®, Don O’Neal, Will Roland, Stormy Scott, David Payne, Ray Cook, Dalton Cook, Steven Roberts, Lamar Haygood
Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Donald McIntosh, Tim McCreadie, Hudson O’Neal, Tyler Erb ®, Earl Pearson, Jr., Vic Hill, Jason Croft, Dalton Polston
Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease
B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Austin Horton, Mike Marlar, Derek Ellis, Johnny Scott, Zach Leonhardi, Justin Shipley, Bob Gardner, Cla Knight, Ahnna Parkhurst, Tyler Millwood, Kyler HaygoodFAST Shafts B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Stormy Scott, Tyler Erb ®, David Payne, Earl Pearson, Jr., Ray Cook, Dalton Cook, Steven Roberts, Dalton Polston, Jason Croft, Lamar Haygood, Vic Hill

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1218xMichael PageVilla Rica, GA$12,0002120Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$6,300372Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$3,500450mChris MaddenGray Court, SC$2,7505449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$3,3506317mDale McDowellChickamauga, GA$1,800761mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$2,3008105Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,300921157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$1,200101239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$1,8001187mDonald McIntoshDawsonville, GA$1,075121514Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$1,850131150Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,725141323Cory HedgecockLoudon, TN$1,00015921Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,700161671Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,70017201TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$1,70018182sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,80019231Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$1,800201740BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$1,70021228PDavid PayneMurphy, NC$1,000221916Austin HortonWhitesburg, GA$1,000231422RWill RolandJasper, GA$1,00024241VVic HillMosheim, TN$1,000 Race Statistics
Entrants
: 39
Lap Leaders: Michael Page (1-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Michael Page
Margin of Victory: 1.057 seconds
Cautions: None
Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr
Miller WeldersFast Time Provisionals: Vic Hill
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Mike Marlar (Advanced 12 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: Jimmy Owens
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: Stinger Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Michael Page (Lap #1 – 15.8978 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Stormy Scott
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Michael Page (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jimmy Owens
Time of Race: 14 minutes 04 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA8045$272,187.60239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY7575$161,015.08314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV7450$182,812.57420Jimmy OwensNewport, TN7380$224,102.7051TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX7370$180,266.3461mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH7130$129,340.03771Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN7050$168,927.5981Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL7020$149,086.31950Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN6345$94,345.00940BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL6345$108,090.00112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM6010$75,230.001221Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR5800$69,515.00135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN5350$83,825.00 *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*
About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country.  In 2019, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 65 events across 22 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap.  The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will broadcast on four networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.    The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.
2019 Official Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners

By |2019-10-14T19:25:54+00:00October 14th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Michael Page Wins Second Career Dixie Shootout

Mustang Sampling Says Thank You to the Fans

Braselton, Ga. (12 October 2019)  Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans brings to a close Mustang Sampling’s fifth year as primary sponsor of Action Express Racing’s No. 5 car. 

As the company looks ahead to the future, Mustang Sampling founders Ken and Brenda Thompson wanted to take a look back at the incredible success that the brand has enjoyed both off and on the track through its partnership with Action Express Racing. 

It’s been a record-breaking run, winning IMSA driver and team titles; three consecutive Endurance Cups, with victories in all four endurance classics; piloted by a hall of fame roster of drivers.

Mustang Sampling’s involvement as primary sponsor of the No. 5 Corvette DP was announced on the eve of the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The new sponsor faced the challenge of joining the team that used a Rolex 24 triumph as a springboard to sweeping the inaugural IMSA Prototype, Team and Endurance Cup titles the previous season.

The new black, white and gold Corvette DP quickly came up to speed. Regular drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi – joined by four-time Champ Car titlist Sebastien Bourdais – barely missed winning the Rolex 24, finishing a mere 1.333 seconds behind the Ganassi entry. 

Fittipaldi, Barbosa and Bourdais won their next time out, though, taming the grueling 12 Hours of Sebring, leading 248 of the 340 circuits. The team went on to score six podiums in 10 races, winning the season-ending Petit Le Mans to repeat as 2015 IMSA Prototype, Team and Endurance Cup champions.

Mustang Sampling made it three straight Endurance Cups for Action Express in 2016, winning the Sahlen’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen in a season that saw them take podiums in seven of the 10 races. The season opened with a fourth-place finish at the Rolex 24, with IMSA’s all-time leading winner Scott Pruett making his final Prototype start in the Daytona classic he had won five times.

Action Express rolled out the new Cadillac DPi-V.R in 2017. Barbosa and Fittipaldi, joined by endurance specialist Filipe Albuquerque, repeated at Watkins Glen in addition to taking seconds at Daytona and Sebring. The  No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing entry took its fourth consecutive Endurance Cup, the third under the Mustang Sampling banner.

Albuquerque joined Barbosa as primary drivers of the No. 5 Cadillac in 2018, with Fittipaldi promoted to the team’s Sporting Director in addition to driving in the endurance classics. The year opened with a victory in the Rolex 24, a dominant performance with Barbosa, Albuquerque and Fittipaldi leading 579 of the 808 laps. That was followed shortly by a triumph on the streets of Long Beach, California. 

Fittipaldi drove his final race at the 2019 Rolex 24, joining Albuquerque and Barbosa in a seventh-place finish. Formula One veteran Brendon Hartley joined the team at Sebring, coming home with a third-place finish and setting the stage for a victory by Barbosa and Albuquerque at Long Beach. Mike Conway joined the No. 5 Cadillac for a sixth-place finish at Watkins Glen, and returns to the team this weekend to join Barbosa and Albuquerque at the Motul Petit Le Mans.

“Mustang Sampling fans, we hope you have enjoyed reading about the great accomplishments that the Mustang Sampling Team and Drivers have had in the five years we have had the honor to be with them. They are Fantastic, and the best TEAM in the Paddock thanks to the Action Express Management.

“By now I am sure most of our loyal fans have heard the Mustang Sampling program with Action Express will come to a close after Saturday’s Race a Road Atlanta, and it is with a heavy heart that this happens. The decision for Action Express is strictly for commercial reasons, a decision that is right for the team. They will continue to field the fantastic Whelen No. 31, we wish Sony Whelen & TEAM the very best, Sonny and Christine are two great people and we have loved racing with them for the past 5 years.

“Brenda and I are blessed to have been with such a great Team as Action Express, we have enjoyed every minute, every race with them, regardless of the results, we are all Family and always will be. So with a heavy heart we end a part of our racing career and wish the Action Express Team the very best. With this announcement we want our Mustang Sampling fans and followers to know we are actively pursuing a new venue to showcase the Mustang Sampling car again in 2020 at 24 Hours of Daytona and compete within IMSA for two more Championships.

“Brenda and I appreciate our fans and love racing with the great teams and drivers in IMSA racing. We are always and will be forever indebted to Action Express for inviting Mustang Sampling into their family and sharing their knowledge of Motor Sports Racing.

Keep tuned we hope to make an announcement in the upcoming months.

Thank you,

Ken, Brenda And the Mustang Sampling Family

By |2019-10-12T15:37:53+00:00October 12th, 2019|National, Racing News|Comments Off on Mustang Sampling Says Thank You to the Fans

Lucas Oil Late Models Head South to Georgia

BATAVIA, Ohio (October 8, 2019) – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have Georgia on their minds. The tour returns to the Peach State this weekend for two back-to-back events at Dixie Speedway on Saturday and Rome International Speedway on Sunday. Dixie Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked, clay oval, located in Woodstock, Ga. The Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout on Saturday, October 12th will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Recognized as the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval,” Rome International Speedway is located in Northwest Georgia at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains – just a short drive from Dixie Speedway. On Sunday night, October 13th the Lucas Oil Rome Showdown will include: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. In addition to the pulse-pounding action of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the competition at both venues each night will include: Econo Bombers, Sportsman, Crates, Steel Head/525, and Stinger cars. For tickets and more information on both events, visit: www.dixiespeedway.com or call (770) 926-5315. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. leads the current Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings over Tim McCreadie. Josh Richards, Tyler Erb, and Jimmy Owens complete the top-five. With only three events remaining on the 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series campaign, this upcoming weekend’s events will be crucial in the current points battle. For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, tour schedule, driver information, and much more visit: www.lucasdirt.com. Track and Event Information:Dixie SpeedwayPhone Number: 770-926-5315Location: 150 Dixie Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.08914 – Longitude: -84.56119Directions: I-75 to exit 277, then 6 miles east on SR 92, then north (3/4 mile east of SR 205)Website: www.dixiespeedway.comRome International SpeedwayPhone Number: 706-235-2541Location: 1900 Chulio Rd. SE, Rome, GA 30161GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.20123 – Longitude: -85.11039Directions: 4 miles east of Rome on US 411, then 1.5 miles south on Wilbanks Road, then 0.3 miles east on Chulio RoadWebsite: www.dixiespeedway.com/RomeLucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule:Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1350, DRS 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, LM40

By |2019-10-08T15:25:25+00:00October 8th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Lucas Oil Late Models Head South to Georgia

B J Parker Memorial to End Southern All Star Season At Talladega Short Track October 12th $4,200 To Win

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab will end the 2019 campaign this Saturday night October 12th at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL., during the annual NASCAR visit to the area with the B J Parker Memorial paying tribute to the founder of the Southern All Stars with a 42 lap $4,200 to win event.

This race is in honor to the man that started the Southern All Star Racing Series back in 1983 with a vision of giving the working man and area racers an opportunity to make a little more money running some bigger regional events as well as giving race tracks that can’t hold a national event a chance to hold a regional event and make a little money in doing so.

That is basically the same philosophy that is still with the series today as it completes its 36th year of racing and will be crowning a new series champion Saturday night at Talladega Short Track.

David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., has all but locked up the series title and will be in action as well as Zach Leonhardi of Cartersville, GA., who has won the Cruise with the Champions/Dirtondirt.com rookie of the year, Billy Franklin of Alabaster, Al., Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., Mark Dodson of Caledonia, MS., these drivers plus many more regional super drivers are expected to be in action.

Local Talladega drivers are always tough to beat as Dallas Cooper heads that list along with Tim Roszell, Terry Smith, Dillon Tidmore, and many more.

Pit gates will open at 3pm with drivers meeting 6:30pm hot laps 7pm race time 8pm

For track information www.talladegashorttrack.com

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, 1600, 70.

Entry Fee: $110

Purse: Purse: 1. $4,200; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5.$800; 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$525; 10.$500; 11.$450; 12.$425; 13.$400; 14.$400; 15.$400; 16.$400; 17.$400; 18.$400; 19.$400; 20.$400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400

2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 1288; 2.Zach Leonhardi 1224; 3.Billy Franklin 978; 4.Mark Dodson 944; 5.Riley Hickman 932; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Austin Arnold 398; 8.Michael Page 474; 9.Andrew Littleton 410; 10.Joseph Joiner 372

By |2019-10-08T03:15:03+00:00October 8th, 2019|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on B J Parker Memorial to End Southern All Star Season At Talladega Short Track October 12th $4,200 To Win

Don O’Neal Wins Second Career Pittsburgher

IMPERIAL, PA (October 5, 2019) – Don O’Neal won his second Pittsburgher 100 in the last three years on Saturday Night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. In taking home the $20,000 first place prize, he also earns his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of 2019 and became the 18th different Series winner this season. Davenport led from the start of the race and appeared to be on the way to his first Pittsburgher 100 victory. Throughout the latter half of the event, he fought off O’Neal’s constant challenges, but was pulling away when a caution came out for a stalled car in turn four. Under the lap 93 caution, Davenport slowed to a stop in the middle of the backstretch, and was pushed back to the hot pit area to add fuel to his Longhorn Chassis. Earl Pearson Jr. charged from the 23rd stating spot to finish second behind O’Neal. Tim McCreadie rallied from two pitstops to finish in third. Jimmy Owens fought his way back to finish fourth after tangling with another car just shy of half way and having to restart at the tail, and 2-time Pittsburgher 100 winner, Gregg Satterlee, rounded out the top five. Davenport sprinted to the lead at the start of the race with Hudson O’Neal and Shanon Buckingham following in second and third. That trio held the top-three positions for the first ten laps of the race. Don O’Neal then began to challenge his 19-year-old son in a battle for second. The two O’Neal’s ran side-by-side for several circuits in the race for second behind Davenport who was building a commanding lead over the field. After clearing his son, Don O’Neal began to track down Davenport. By lap 70 he had pulled his car alongside of Davenport’s in the battle for the top spot. Don O’Neal used the late-race restart to pull away from a hard-charging Pearson to pick up the 46th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of his career. “Man, I needed this win bad. We have a had a good car over the last month. I am pumped! Our car was better on the long green flag runs. I thought I could get by Jonathan a couple times late in the race. I tried to make him [Davenport] run a little bit harder than he wanted to and I wanted him to know I was there. My car kept wanting to die on the last caution, so I am glad the race ended when it did.” Pearson was pleased with his well-earned finish. “We had a pretty good run tonight. We struggled all night before the feature and changed a lot on the car after the B-Main. We are definitely proud that all of our hard work paid off. The track was racy, and you could move all around it. Congratulations to Don on the win. It’s pretty crazy how these 100 lap races turn out sometimes with the veteran guys running up front.” McCreadie charged back late in the race to join O’Neal and Pearson on the Lucas Oil podium. “I don’t know what cut the tire down earlier in the race. My car was really crooked for the early part of the race and that was making it hard on the left rear. The car got better after we pitted.” The winner’s Clint Bowyer Racing, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and is sponsored by DEKALB Asgrow, Crawford Outdoor, Cometic Gasket, Ford Performance, Ditzfeld Transfer, Integra Racing Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Peak Antifreeze and Coolant. Completing the top ten were Tyler Erb, Billy Moyer Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, and Hudson O’Neal.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, October 5th, 2019  
Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – Imperial, PA
Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tim McCreadie / 18.696 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jonathan Davenport / 18.713 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Tim McCreadie, Jacob Hawkins, Ryan Montgomery, Johnny Scott, Doug Drown, Mike Marlar, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jon Hodgkiss, Dylan Yoder-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Michael Norris, Gregg Satterlee, Billy Moyer, Jr., Josh Richards, Tyler Erb ®, Kyle Bronson, Andrew Wylie, Reid Millard, Trever Feathers

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Don O’Neal, Stormy Scott, Colton Flinner, Chub Frank, Chuck Kimble, Derek Stefanick, Mason Zeigler

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Hudson O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, Devin Moran ®, Jared Miley, Gary Stuhler, Dan Angelicchio, Bryan Bernheisel, Joe Kienzle, Kelvin Kohan-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease 
B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tyler Erb ®, Johnny Scott, Mike Marlar, Kyle Bronson, Doug Drown, Earl Pearson, Jr., Andrew Wylie, Reid Millard, Jon Hodgkiss-DNS, Trever Feathers-DNS, Dylan Yoder-DNS

FAST Shafts 
B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Chub Frank, Scott Bloomquist, Bryan Bernheisel, Dan Angelicchio, Gary Stuhler, Chuck Kimble, Derek Stefanick, Joe Kienzle, Mason Zeigler-DNS, Kelvin Kohan-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS165Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$20,0002231Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$10,8003539Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$6,7004820Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$4,8005722Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA$3,5006171TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$3,30071121Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$2,8008200Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$2,0009249Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$3,00010471Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$2,450111514Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,45012150Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$2,30013181*Chub FrankBear Lake, PA$1,550142440BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$2,200151610Jared MileySouth Park, PA$1,45016191stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$1,400171448Colton FlinnerAllison Park, PA$1,35018102sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$2,000191312Ryan MontgomeryFairmont, WV$1,2502021157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$1,20021121mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$1,9002298Jacob HawkinsFairmont, WV$1,2002322119Bryan BernheiselJonestown, PA$1,20024372Michael NorrisSarver, PA$1,200
Race Statistics
Entrants
: 37
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 – 93); Don O’Neal (Laps 94 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Don O’Neal
Margin of Victory: 0.644 seconds
Cautions: Tim McCreadie (Lap 6); Debris (Lap 15); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 26); Jimmy Owens, Hudson O’Neal (Lap 48); Devin Moran (Lap 55); Ryan Montgomery (Lap 62); Stormy Scott (Lap63); Josh Richards (Lap 93); Johnny Scott (Lap 99)
Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Kyle Bronson
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Advanced 21 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: Don O’Neal
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: Brian Leonberg (Don O’Neal)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #7 – 19.209 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Jonathan Davenport (93 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Shanon Buckingham
Time of Race: 73 minutes 11 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA7840$268,837.60239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY7395$159,215.08314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV7280$180,962.5741TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX7225$178,566.34520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN7140$217,802.7061mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH6935$127,040.03771Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN6900$167,227.5981Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL6885$147,286.31940BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL6215$106,390.001050Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN6180$92,620.00112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM5870$73,430.001221Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR5645$67,815.00135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN5160$82,525.00
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*
About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country.  In 2019, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 65 events across 22 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap.  The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will broadcast on four networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.    The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.
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By |2019-10-06T05:04:15+00:00October 6th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Don O’Neal Wins Second Career Pittsburgher

MONOPOLI AND GORHAM, JR. TOP PRO TRUCKS & SPORTSMAN AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY

MONOPOLI TAKES 2019 PRO TRUCK TITLE

Auburndale Speedway returned to action Saturday night with great early fall weather and a nice crowd of fans who were ready for a pair of 50-lap contests for the Pro Trucks and the Sportsman cars. The Pro Truck event would be the season finale for the class.

Time trials for the Pro Trucks saw young Carter “Mac n’ Cheese” Brown pull off a big surprise by setting fast time for the first time in his career. His lap of 14.597 seconds topped the laps of Cody McDuffie, Brey Holmes, Becca Monopoli and Danny Anderson.

The top four qualifiers were inverted for the start placing Monopoli on the pole flanked by Holmes. Monopoli jumped out to a quick lead with McDuffie following into second only to see the yellow flag out at the end of lap one for a Bryton Horner spin in turn one. Monopoli and McDuffie took off again on the restart as Danny Anderson slipped by Holmes for third spot.

Monopoli and McDuffie broke cleanly away from the field with Monopoli eventually stretching her lead to almost a full straight over McDuffie until the next caution of the race flew on lap 39 when J. R. Garcia stopped in turn two. Garcia pitted and returned but ran just one more circuit before dropping out.

Holmes slipped by Anderson for third on the restart as Monopoli again pulled away before the final caution came out on lap 46 for a turn two spin by William Kerns. Monopoli easily pulled away to take the win over McDuffie, Holmes, Brown and Anderson. Sixth place went to Jacob Nicoletti trailed by Kristin Clements, Rodney Tower, Colt Cecil, Jody Gill, Kerns, Garcia and Horner.

For Monopoli it was her third win here in the four Pro Truck races run and it earned her the 2019 track championship. The 30-year-old now has 14 track titles to her credit in her nine year racing career.

Just eight cars showed up for the Sportsman contest and the night belonged to George Gorham, Jr. who set quick time and was slated to start fourth in the feature race. The event was red-flagged almost immediately as outside pole sitter Adam Briggs had the throttle stick on his car and he slammed hard into the turn two wall. Briggs was unhurt but the same could not be said about his racer.

With Briggs out, Gorham started from the outside pole and that was all she wrote. The 50 laps ran green to checker and Gorham was easily the class of the field winning by over a full straight. Brett Jenkins was a distant second followed by Charlie Brown. Fourth was taken by Shawn Harper who finished ahead of Ross Francisco, Jamie Kennedy, Tom Zimmerman and Briggs.

Jimmy McLeod led the first two laps of the V-8 Bomber feature before Brandon Love took over looking for his second straight win. James Wright III closed in and the pair battled for several laps before coming together in turn four during the 13th lap. Love pitted with a flat right front tire and did not return to action. Wright had the top spot for the restart and sped away for his sixth win of the season. Ronnie Abney returned from a lap one flat tire to score a second place run while McLeod earned his first podium finish of the year. Bubba Healey claimed fourth ahead of Jason Sopczak, Brian Harbin, Bud Reed, Love and Danny Burchfield. Jamie Castleberry did not start. Wright also won the heat race.

Many of the V-8 Bomber drivers also entered the Pure Stock class but no one had anything for Matt McCrary. McCrary zipped by newcomer Ryan Thompson, Jr. on lap nine the raced his way to his second consecutive victory. Thompson had a fine run for second ahead of James Wright III who put his V-8 Bomber on the podium a second time on the night. Jammie Dunnahoe, Jr. had a good late run as the “Wild Child” took the checker in fourth ahead of Aaron Holmes, Bubba Healey, Jason Sopczak, Brian Harbin and Jimmy McLeod. Holmes won the heat race.

Guy Kolmel caught and passed early leader Eli Thompson on lap ten then ran off to his fifth Scrambler win of the year. Thompson held on for the runner-up spot with heat winner Fred Wilson third ahead of 11-year-old Trenton Henick, Guy Kolmel, Sr. and Bubba Healey.

Wilson Martins, Jr. got by Russell Bush on lap seven then went on to score his 7th Mini Cup victory making him the winningest driver so far this year at Auburndale Speedway. Bush held on for second over Leandro Martins, Maria Martins and Bryton Horner.

Chris Narramore, Jr. won both the Mini Stock heat and feature. For Narramore it was win number four on the year as he led David McCaig, Tav Gary and Freddy Martin to the checkered flag.

By |2019-10-06T04:43:58+00:00October 6th, 2019|Auburndale Speedway, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on MONOPOLI AND GORHAM, JR. TOP PRO TRUCKS & SPORTSMAN AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY