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Magnolia Motor Speedway Features Fan Appreciation Night Presented by Columbus Nissan on Saturday, August 10

Columbus, Mississippi (8/09/19) – Magnolia Motor Speedway is featuring Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, August 10. The evening’s program is presented by Columbus Nissan.

On Saturday, August 10 a great night of family fun is on tap. The evening’s events include dirt track racing, kid’s bicycle races and Power Wheels Races. This is a very special night of racing that is our way of saying “thank you” to our amazing fans.

Adult grandstand admission is just $5 with Kids (ages 10-and-under) free.

The night’s racing program features the Ranch House Diner Factory Stocks Special ($500-to-Win/ $50-to-Start) PLUS Durrence Layne Late Models, Three Star Tire and Auto Street Stocks and Glenn’s BBQ and Fish Late Model Sportsman.

Please note, that due to a low turnout in the division there will be no Hot Shots.

On Saturday, August 10th the pit gate opens at 4:00 p.m. with the grandstand gates opening at 5:30 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 7:00 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

Adult Grandstand admission is $5. Pit admission is $30.

For more information on this Saturday’s event, please call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or the Track at 662-240-3478 or visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

By |2019-08-10T02:51:30+00:00August 10th, 2019|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Magnolia Motor Speedway Features Fan Appreciation Night Presented by Columbus Nissan on Saturday, August 10

Madden Scores First Florence Victory

UNION, Ky. (August 8, 2019) – Chris Madden found his way to Victory Lane on Thursday night in the Sunoco North/South Shootout at Florence Speedway.

The win marks the South Carolina native’s first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season and his first ever at Florence Speedway. Madden becomes the thirteenth different winner on the Series in 2019.

Madden started on the pole and faded as far back as fifth in the running order early in the race. Zack Dohm led the first fifteen laps of the 50-lap race before Owens charged to the lead on lap sixteen. Owens went on to hold a comfortable lead until contact with a lapped car sent him spinning out of the lead with 43 laps scored.

Madden inherited the top spot on the restart and pulled away from Tim McCreadie in the closing laps to pick up the win.

The defending North-South Shootout winner, Tim McCreadie, was second with Dohm registering his best career LOLMDS finish, in third place. Stormy Scott claimed the fourth spot ahead of Kent Robinson who rounded out the top five drivers.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane, Madden was worried at the start of the race. “I went too far on my adjustments for sure. The first 20 laps, I wasn’t as comfortable as I should have been and then searched and found a line that was working. We just hustled the car and got back up there in the thick of things. I got back into second and then Jimmy had a lead on us. I hated to see that happen to him but am thankful for the win.”

“We have been really good in this car,” Madden added. “We now have two wins and a second-place finish. There are a lot of crown jewel races coming up. We got one last week at Cedar Lake and we hope to get one here on Saturday Night.”

“The track was really good tonight. There’s definitely going to be some awesome racing here the next two nights. I want to thank Cody Sommer and Scott [Bloomquist] for giving me this opportunity. Thanks to all of the fans for coming out and supporting us tonight,” said the 44-year-old Madden.

McCreadie came home in second. “This surface and the tire rule just suit me really well here. You just can’t run it through the middle, you just have to maneuver it. Jimmy was doing that; he was running half-way through the middle and then on the bottom. Chris was just a little bit better there at the end. We tried to run that top, but we just couldn’t make up much time on him.”

Dohm, whose father Tim owns one-career LOLMDS win, was looking for his first-ever series triumph. “We seem like we always run good here, but we never have started up front like we did tonight. I was a little shocked when I drove by Chris there at the start and I thought we were setting a pretty pace. I could feel the right rear tire getting hot and it was shoving the car across the track. Coming out of here with a third is awesome. It was just myself and my brother Nick, so we feel pretty good to run like we did against this caliber of competition.”

The winner’s Scott Bloomquist Racing, Bloomquist Race Cars chassis is powered by a Custom Race Engine and sponsored by: STELL-IT, Great America Steak Company, Petroff Towing, Lucas Oil Products, Sorbera Chiropractic, and Crossfit by Overton.

Completing the top ten were Dale McDowell, Jonathan Davenport, Hudson O’Neal, Tyler Ern, and Michael Norris.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Sunoco North/South Shootout
Florence Speedway – Union, KY

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Chris Madden / 15.471 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Devin Gilpin / 16.8651 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Chris Madden, Kent Robinson, Kyle Strickler, Mike Marlar, Ricky Weiss, Nick Hoffman, Robby Hensley, Austin Burns, Chad Stapleton-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Frank Heckenast, Jr., Mike Benedum, Jesse Lay, Austin Rettig, Jason Miller, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jeff Alsip, Roger Williams, Steve Casebolt

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Brandon Overton, Scott James, Josh Richards, Trevor Landrum, Tyler Erb, Jason Jameson, Kevin Weaver

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Zack Dohm, Stormy Scott, Bobby Pierce, Victor Lee, Devin Gilpin, Josh Rice, Joey Moriarty, Paul Stubber, Scott Bloomquist

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Michael Norris, Billy Green, Devin Moran, Shanon Buckingham, Kyle Bronson, Johnny Scott, Billy Moyer Jr., Todd Brennan, Mike Provenzano

Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, Dale McDowell, Hudson O’Neal, Donald McIntosh, Zak Blackwood, Greg Johnson, David Webb

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Ricky Weiss, Josh Richards, Tyler Erb ®, Trevor Landrum, Mike Marlar, Robby Hensley, Jason Miller, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jason Jameson ®, Austin Burns, Steve Casebolt , Kevin Weaver, Roger Williams, Austin Rettig, Nick Hoffman, Jeff Alsip-DNS, Chad Stapleton-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Victor Lee, Shanon Buckingham, Hudson O’Neal, Devin Gilpin, Josh Rice, Johnny Scott, Billy Moyer, Jr., Greg Johnson, David Webb, Paul Stubber, Mike Provenzano, Scott Bloomquist, Donald McIntosh, Kyle Bronson, Joey Moriarty, Todd Brennan, Zak Blackwood

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):
FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
EARNINGS
1
1
0m
Chris Madden
Gray Court, SC
$10,000
2
6
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$5,500
3
2
17d
Zack Dohm
Cross Lanes, WV
$3,500
4
8
2s
Stormy Scott
Las Cruses, NM
$2,750
5
7
7R
Kent Robinson
Bloomington, IN
$2,250
6
18
17m
Dale McDowell
Chickamauga, GA
$1,800
7
12
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
$1,600
8
25
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$600
9
23
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
$1,300
10
4
5
Michael Norris
Sarver, PA
$1,100
11
21
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
$1,075
12
22
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
$1,050
13
24
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
$1,025
14
10
49G
Billy Green
Walton, KY
$1,000
15
26
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
$250
16
5
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$925
17
9
8B
Mike Benedum
Salem, WV
$900
18
20
1X
Victor Lee
Danville, KY
$875
19
16
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
$850
20
14
32P
Bobby Pierce
Oakwood, IL
$825
21
19
7w
Ricky Weiss
Headingley, MB
$800
22
3
99JR
Frank Heckenast, Jr.
Frankfort, IL
$800
23
15
33
Jesse Lay
Walton, KY
$800
24
27
78
Jeff Alsip
Florence, KY
$800
25
17
83
Scott James
Lawrenceburg, IN
$800
26
13
8S
Kyle Strickler
Troutman, NC
$800
27
11
2
Brandon Overton
Evans, GA
$800

Race Statistics
Entrants: 52
Lap Leaders: Zack Dohm (Laps 1 – 15); Jimmy Owens (Laps 16 – 43); Chris Madden (Laps 44 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Chris Madden
Margin of Victory: 1.224 seconds
Cautions: Kyle Strickler (Lap 10); Jesse Lay, Scott James, Jeff Alsip (Lap 11); Frank Heckenast Jr. (Lap 12); Bobby Pierce (Lap 25); Devin Moran (Lap 29); Jimmy Owens (Lap 43)
Series Provisionals: Tyler Erb, Earl Pearson Jr.
Series Emergency Provisionals: Hudson O’Neal, Kyle Bronson
Florence Speedway Track Provisional: Jeff Alsip
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Hudson O’Neal (Advanced 17 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Stormy Scott
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Zack Dohm
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Custom Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: AJ Allen (Chris Madden)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #2 – 16.5677 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (27 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Chris Madden
Time of Race: 36 minutes 19 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS
EARNINGS
1
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
5835
$197,925
2
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
5285
$101,025
3
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
5210
$122,575
4
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
5205
$90,050
5
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
5125
$100,950
6
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
5090
$110,775
7
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
5020
$77,775
8
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
4865
$90,200
9
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
4405
$58,950
10
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
4395
$64,050
11
2s
Stormy Scott
Las Cruses, NM
4170
$43,375
12
21
Billy Moyer, Jr.
Batesville, AR
4035
$43,750
13
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
3420
$45,150
14
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
3080
$31,000

Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day

By |2019-08-10T02:42:08+00:00August 10th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Madden Scores First Florence Victory

David Whitener Takes Powell Memorial Victory At Volusia

BY JOE VANHOOSE – JULY 23, 2019

You can’t tell the story of the Powell Memorial without Mark Whitener.

Whitener, known as “The Magic Man,” rolled into Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida Saturday night looking to win Central Florida’s biggest Pro Dirt Late Model race for the fifth time – and the fourth time in a row.

At the end of the 67-lap feature, a Whitener climbed out of a black No. 5 car in victory lane. But this time, it was brother David Whitener jumping on the roof of his car and waving the checkered flag with gusto. Together, the Whitener Brothers from Middleburg, Florida led every lap of the Powell Memorial, but David led the last 50 circuits in a dominating performance.

“I won a Powell! Yeah!” David Whitener exclaimed in victory lane. “I tell you, this is the best race – this is the best race of the year. This is 100-percent the biggest win of my career!”

David Whitener led the 26-car field to the green flag, but Mark Whitener quickly moved up from his fourth-place starting spot to grab the lead on lap 10. But on a lap-17 restart, David Whitener banged doors with his brother and got the lead back, a lead that he would not relinquish.

For most of the race, it seemed that the Whiteners would finish 1-2, even as David Whitener continued to pull away from the field as he pushed the cushion of the track higher and higher, running closer to the outside wall than anyone on the half-mile clay track.

Considering that Mark Whitener, Jr. – “Lil Magic,” as the 16-year-old is known – had already won the 602 Late Model feature earlier in the evening, the Whitener family looked to have a dream night in hand as the main event progressed. Jason Fitzgerald gave chase to the brothers but could not overtake them. Powell Memorial past champion Ivedent Lloyd started and stayed near the front but suffered a mechanical failure on lap 57.

The late caution brought a new cast of contenders closer to the Whiteners, including Dalton Cook who had passed several cars on the very bottom of the race track to move up from ninth to third.

Cook tangled with Mark Whitener on the restart, the clash sending Whitener’s car spinning down the frontstretch and into the pit side wall. Officials sent Cook to the rear of the field, but not before Whitener spun his car toward Cook as the pack passed by under caution and ultimately retired to the pits – he finished 15th.

“(Dalton) could have calmed down on that restart there,” Mark Whitener said afterward. “I couldn’t believe it.”

On the final restart, David Whitener again broke free from his chasers and cruised to his first Powell Memorial win. Fitzgerald held onto second, with Trynt Lloyd – son of Ivedent Lloyd — finishing third in just his third pro late model start. Trey Pearson and Jamie Carter rounded out the top five, while Cook rallied back through the field to claim sixth.

Afterward, David Whitener was quick to thank his brother, who happens to be his car owner, who joined him after the win in the frontstretch celebration.

“My brother, he gives me a good ride and lets me race for him – our cars are badass,” David said, still excited.

“He was the class of the field tonight,” Mark Whitener said. “I’m glad his name gets to be on this trophy.”

“I’m glad my name gets to be on top of his,” David Whitener interjected. “This is such a good feeling. This is the best feeling in the world!”

Fans, Friends, Family Come Together

Even in the face of a rainy forecast and a brief interruption of a pesky Florida summer shower, race fans filled the grandstands at Volusia Speedway Park as race cars filled the pits. In all, 97 cars raced in the four divisions.

The $10,000 payday brought out many racers. But everyone came to support the family that has been connected with Central Florida motorsports for generations.

“It still gives you chills,” said James Powell III, who won his family’s race in 2003. “We all come out here and reminisce a little, cry a little and celebrate and go on about it.”

The race honors Powell’s his twin daughters, mother and father, aunt and uncle, who died in a plane crash in 1994. The Powell family owned Ocala Speedway in Central Florida for several years and were regularly the drivers to beat at Volusia.

On Saturday, Powell’s RV was parked outside turn 4, his shirt stained from pulling pork for a BBQ dinner with a long receiving line of family and friends.

“I grew up 10 miles from here – my dad raced here, my first race was here,” Powell said. “It’s just awesome how (track promoter) Tom Whipple and his team have gone above and beyond to elevate this event.

“I think it’s a testament to our family that we’re all still here having this race after 24 years, and it’s getting bigger.”

Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, FL
Powell Memorial – July 20, 2019

1. David Whitener
2. Jason Fitzgerald
3. Trynt Lloyd
4. Trey Pearson
5. Jamie Carter
6. Dalton Cook
7. Richard Ferry
8. Bo Allen
9. Chad Tuten
10. Ryan Halliday
11. Travis Vardadore
12. Ryan Vansickle
13. Howard Stalls
14. John Baker
15. Mark Whitener
16. Ivedent Lloyd
17. Steven Mathis
18. Stanton Mills
19. Joe Kump
20. Brandon Catto
21. Donnie Chappell
22. Nevin Gainey
23. Wayne O’Neal
24. Tyler Crowder
25. Shan Smith
26. Dennis Williams

*Thanks to JOE VANHOOSE at www.raceweekillustrated.com for the report.

By |2019-08-05T19:55:00+00:00August 5th, 2019|Local, Racing News, Volusia Speedway Park|Comments Off on David Whitener Takes Powell Memorial Victory At Volusia

Ashton Winger 9th Different Winner In Southern All Stars This Year

SUMMERTOWN, TN–The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab made its second stop of the season at the Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, TN., and as in the previous visit the rain make its appearance and delayed the program for a couple of hours but for Ashton Winger of Senoia, GA., it was worth the wait as he took the lead on a restart from Dane Dacus and went on to get his first career Southern All Star win in the King of the Hill 40. Winger was making 16th career start with the series that was worth $4,000.

The battle for spots two through five was the whole race as Dane Dacus, Josh Putnam, David Breazeale and Riley Hickman all put on a show for the crowd as these four drivers battled top to bottom the fast ¼ mile with Dacus coming in second Putnam third, Breazeale fourth and Hickman fifth.

Christian Hanger finished in the 6th spot, Billy Franklin 7th, Scott Cook 8th, Ray McElhiney 9th and Austin Arnold 10th.

RACE TIDBITS: As usual for the series this season weather was a factor as showers were present during the afternoon and evening delaying the stat of the program 2 hours but with the work of Jason Walker and Ricky Spurgeon and all the crew at Thunderhill Raceway the show went on and the fans got to a very entertaining race.

The Southern All Stars have completed nine races this season and there have been nine different winners.

Cruise with the Champions/Dirtondirt.com rookie leader Zach Leonhardi has a motor let go after qualifying, so he started the Billy Franklin back up car as he and Billy are battling for rookie of the year honors.

Austin Arnold started off the year running with the series but had to back off due to work commitment but was back this weekend

First time starts with the series this year John Minon, David Brannon, Steve Stehle, Derrick Hill, Scott Spurgeon,

Car Count: 22

SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Brad Skinner 12.064 Group B Ashton Winger 12.116

Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Brad Skinner

PPM Race Products B Mains:

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Christian Hanger

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Austin Arnold

36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Riley Hickman

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Josh Putnam

Rugged Radios Communications Award: David Breazeale

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Ashton Winger; 2.Dane Dacus; 3.Josh Putnam; 4.David Breazeale; 5.Riley Hickman; 6.Christian Hanger; 7.Billy Franklin; 8.Scott Cook, 9.Ray McElhiney; 10.Austin Arnold; 11.Mark Dodson; 12.John Minon; 13.Farrel Skelton; 14.David Brannon; 15.Brad Skinner; 16.Steve Stehle; 17.Eric Hickerson; 18.Derrick Hill; 19.Scott Spurgeon; 20.Greg Love; 21. David Gentry; 22.Zach Leonhardi

DNS:

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 780; 2.Riley Hickman 766; 3.Zach Leonhardi 728; 4.Billy Franklin 612; 5.Mark Dodson 534; 6.Ashton winger 478; 7.Andrew Littleton 410; 8.Austin Arnold 318; 9.Jay Scott 294; 20.Neil Baggett 282;

2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 224; 2.Billy Franklin 204; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.J R Moseley 94; 5.Austin Arnold 112

2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 71; 2.Farrel Skelton 36; 3.Greg Love 32; 4.Derek Fisher 22; 5.Mark Dodson 22; 6.Shawn Martin 21; 7.John Minon 21; 8.Danny Barrett 20; 9.Steve Stehle 18

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
August 10th-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$10,000
August 24th-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$5,454
August 31st Southern Raceway-Milton, FL-$4,000

By |2019-08-05T19:46:09+00:00August 5th, 2019|Racing News, Regional, Southern All Stars|Comments Off on Ashton Winger 9th Different Winner In Southern All Stars This Year

Richards Charges to Brown County Victory

ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 16, 2019) – Josh Richards stormed to the victory in the 3rd annual Bullet Sportswear Shootout on Tuesday night at Brown County Speedway.

Richards started fifth and powered to the lead ahead of Brandon Sheppard on lap 35 en-route to claim his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season.

Tim McCreadie climbed from his eleventh starting position to finish second as he passed Stormy Scott for the runner-up position in the final laps. Scott recorded his best career LOLMDS finish by taking third at the checkers. Sheppard held on to finish fourth and took Jonathan Davenport took fifth.

Sheppard was in control of the race in the early going, but Richards quickly made his way from the inside of row number three to wrestle the second spot from Scott. Sheppard and Richards then duked it out for the lead with Richards passing Sheppard through the middle of the racetrack with fifteen laps remaining.

Richards had to withstand one last caution flag with eleven laps remaining, but once the race resumed Richards went on uncontested for the 27th time in his LOLMDS career, which is fifth all-time in series history.

“It feels good to get back to Lucas Oil Victory Lane,” said the 31-year-old West Virginia native. We have had a fast car for most of the year, just a lot of bad luck has hit us. We had two runner-up finishes at Portsmouth and Tyler County. We haven’t run here that much in the past. I got the lead from Brandon [Sheppard] by rolling through the middle.”
Runner-up Tim McCreadie, commented: “We had that incident in the heat race which set us back. We qualified well and then we had to go to the tail. The car was real maneuverable tonight. From where we started, we are pleased. Congrats to Josh, he was strong there especially at the end of the race.”

Scott continues to show improvement in his maiden season with the series. “We have had a real good car the last few weeks. My crew continues to work and work on this thing and they have got it the best it’s been all year. This has been a tough year, but a learning one. A lot of these tracks I have never run on before. We have been here once before in a modified. If we can keep the good finishes going hopefully, we can knock out a win before the year ends.”

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 Seeds, BlueAg, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Integra.

Completing the top ten were Devin Moran, Tyler Erb, Jimmy Owens, Shanon Buckingham, and Chase Junghans.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
3rd annual Bullet Sportswear Shootout
Brown County Speedway – Aberdeen, S.D.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Brandon Sheppard / 13.764 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Billy Moyer Jr. / 14.176 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer, Jr., Scott Ward, Tyler Erb ®, Nick Grehl

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Stormy Scott, Josh Richards, Michael Norris, Tim McCreadie, Tad Pospisil, Cody Laney, Ryan Engels, Pat Weisgram

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Hudson O’Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Devin Moran ®, Kent Arment, Shanon Buckingham, Chase Junghans, Blair Nothdurft

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):
FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
EARNINGS
1
5
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
$10,800
2
11
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$6,200
3
2
2s
Stormy Scott
Las Cruses, NM
$4,200
4
1
1S
Brandon Sheppard
New Berlin, IL
$2,750
5
4
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
$3,350
6
12
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
$2,600
7
19
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
$2,200
8
7
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$2,100
9
18
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
$1,900
10
21
18J
Chase Junghans
Manhattan, KS
$1,100
11
14
04
Tad Pospisil
Norfolk, NE
$1,075
12
3
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
$1,750
13
8
5
Michael Norris
Sarver, PA
$1,025
14
6
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$1,800
15
13
21JR
Billy Moyer, Jr.
Batesville, AR
$1,650
16
15
9
Kent Arment
Aberdeen, SD
$925
17
17
32B
Cody Laney
Torrance, CA
$900
18
22
1G
Nick Grehl
Hitchcock, SD
$875
19
9
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
$1,650
20
23
32w
Pat Weisgram
Aberdeen, SD
$825
21
20
1E
Ryan Engels
Watertown, SD
$800
22
16
37
Scott Ward
Hayti, SD
$800
23
10
21
Billy Moyer
Batesville, AR
$800
24
24
76
Blair Nothdurft
Sioux Falls, SD
$800

Race Statistics
Entrants: 24
Lap Leaders: Brandon Sheppard (Laps 1 – 34); Josh Richards (Laps 35 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Josh Richards
Margin of Victory: 2.210 seconds
Cautions: Ryan Engles (Lap 10); Billy Moyer Jr. (Lap 39); Hudson O’Neal (Lap 39)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tyler Erb (Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
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: Anthony Burroughs (Josh Richards)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Lap #5 – 14.4510 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Brandon Sheppard (34 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Brandon Sheppard
Time of Race: 21 minutes 07 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS
EARNINGS
1
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
5180
$177,375
2
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
4770
$94,800
3
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
4745
$117,175
4
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
4680
$95,075
5
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
4630
$103,800
6
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
4615
$77,475
7
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
4480
$67,875
8
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
4340
$84,650
9
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
3940
$59,250
10
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
3935
$52,450
11
21JR
Billy Moyer, Jr.
Batesville, AR
3660
$39,600
12
2s
Stormy Scott
Las Cruses, NM
3655
$35,525
13
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
3195
$45,150
14
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
2595
$22,250

Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day

By |2019-08-05T19:45:24+00:00July 17th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Richards Charges to Brown County Victory

Davenport Dashes to Diamond Nationals Finale

WHEATLAND, Mo. (July 14, 2019) – Jonathan Davenport picked up his second-career CMH Diamond Nationals – Presented by Super Clean on Sunday night at the Lucas Oil Speedway.

It was not easy for the defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion as he had to hold off a hard-charging Mike Marlar to pick up the $15,000 victory. Davenport’s only other win in the annual July event was in 2015.

Marlar managed to pass Davenport for the lead as the two came out of turn two on lap 52 but a caution for Tyler Erb negated the pass for the top spot. Davenport opened up a couple of car lengths advantage over Marlar on the restart. Marlar closed the gap in the final two laps, but came up just short at the finish line.
Shanon Buckingham started alongside Marlar in row number five and went on for another impressive run for the second night in a row as he captured the third finishing position. Tim McCreadie, who led the first ten laps of the race, finished in fourth followed by Billy Moyer.

Davenport and McCreadie started on the front row. McCreadie got the jump on Davenport and took the early lead. Davenport passed McCreadie for the lead on lap 11 and held a comfortable lead for a large portion of the race as McCreadie held the second spot.

As the checkers grew closer, Marlar started to make his move by taking the second spot away from McCreadie on lap 45. Marlar then tracked down Davenport but lost all momentum, after clearing Davenport just before the caution for Erb came out. Davenport led the last seven laps to record his ninth series win of 2019.

“The track started to clean up at the end we were trying to move around,” said the 35-year-old Georgia native. “We were trying to find a line that would work. My line kept going away at the top, so I moved back to the bottom. I guess that caution saved us. Mike [Marlar] has been really good here lately. He has been really consistent. We finally got some speed back in this thing.”

“Steve Martin is here from Nutrien Ag Solutions,” Davenport added. “We have had a heck of a week so far. I want to thank my crew Jason, Tyler, and Matt. They made this car a whole lot better for the feature. We just all put our heads together and we got the results we wanted here tonight. I would like to get another championship for Lance Landers Motorsports.”

“We would have had the pass of the night,” said Marlar who recorded another strong finish with the series. “I am not going to whine about it. I got paid to drive a race car tonight so things aren’t so bad. I really enjoy coming out here. It is such an awesome facility. It is always a great crowd here. There’s a lot of electricity in the air. We had an awesome weekend.”

Buckingham who is one of 11 drivers to win an LOLMDS race this season had his best ever finish at Lucas Oil Speedway. “This place is super nice. How could you not like this place? For whatever reason this track just fits my driving style. My crew worked themselves to death to get us a podium finish here tonight. Those cautions killed me, if we could have had the last 19 laps all green, I think we would have been up there challenging for the win.”

The winner’s Lance Landers Motorsports-owned, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and is 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 Josh Richards, Scott Bloomquist, Stormy Scott, Will Vaught, and Devin Moran.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Sunday, July 14, 2019
CMH Diamond Nationals – Presented by Super Clean
Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Jonathan Davenport / 16.056 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Kyle Bronson / 16.690 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Rick Eckert, Shanon Buckingham, Tony Jackson, Jr., Hudson O’Neal ,Payton Looney, Earl Pearson, Jr., Cody Laney, Mason Oberkramer, Jason Sivils

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Tyler Erb ®, Austin Siebert, Josh Richards, Billy Moyer, Jr., Jon Binning, Jake Neal, Gavin Landers,, Michael Norris

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Mike Marlar, Kaeden Cornell, Stormy Scott, Raymond Merrill, Terry Phillips, Logan Martin, Joey Moriarty, Reid Millard

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Will Vaught, RC Whitwell, Austin Rettig, Devin Moran ®, Mitch McGrath, Al Humphrey, Joseph Gorby

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Earl Pearson, Jr., Payton Looney, Billy Moyer, Jr., Cody Laney, Hudson O’Neal, Mason Oberkramer, Jon Binning, Jason Sivils, Michael Norris, Jake Neal-DNS, Gavin Landers-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Austin Rettig, Devin Moran ®, Terry Phillips, Stormy Scott, Logan Martin, Raymond Merrill, Joey Moriarty, Al Humphrey, Mitch McGrath, Joseph Gorby, Reid Millard

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (60 Laps):
FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
EARNINGS
1
1
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
$16,100
2
10
157
Mike Marlar
Winfield, TN
$6,500
3
9
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
$4,200
4
2
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$3,700
5
8
21
Billy Moyer
Batesville, AR
$2,500
6
17
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
$2,700
7
3
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
$1,700
8
25
2s
Stormy Scott
Las Cruses, NM
$1,300
9
12
1V
Will Vaught
Crane, MO
$1,550
10
20
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
$2,300
11
4
18
Shannon Babb
Mowequa, IL
$1,450
12
19
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
$2,200
13
5
2e
Rick Eckert
York, PA
$1,350
14
23
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$2,000
15
14
50X
Kaeden Cornell
Willard, MO
$1,200
16
16
71T
RC Whitwell
Tucson, AZ
$1,100
17
7
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$1,900
18
24
21JR
Billy Moyer, Jr.
Batesville, AR
$1,700
19
15
16A
Austin Siebert
Grandview, MO
$1,000
20
28
36
Logan Martin
West Plains, MO
$1,000
21
11
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
$1,700
22
27
74m
Mitch McGrath
Waukesha, WI
$1,000
23
21
15P
Payton Looney
Republic, MO
$1,000
24
13
56
Tony Jackson, Jr.
Lebanon, MO
$1,000
25
6
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
$1,700
26
22
75
Terry Phillips
Springfield, MO
$1,000
27
26
5
Michael Norris
Sarver, PA
$200
28
18
94
Austin Rettig
Sikeston, MO
$1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 39
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 – 10); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 11 – 60)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Margin of Victory: 0.332 seconds
Cautions: Hudson O’Neal (Lap15); Tony Jackson Jr. (Lap 29); Jimmy Owens (Lap 41); Austin Siebert (Lap 44); Tyler Erb (Lap 52)
LOLMDS Series Provisionals: Hudson O’Neal, Billy Moyer Jr.
LOLMDS Emergency Provisionals: Stormy Scott, Michael Norris
MLRA Provisionals: Mitch McGrath, Logan Martin
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Stormy Scott (Advanced 17 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: Billy Moyer
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing 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: Tim McCreadie (Lap #1 – 16.073 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jonathan Davenport
Time of Race: 32 minutes 29 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS
EARNINGS
1
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
4975
$174,025
2
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
4550
$114,975
3
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
4545
$93,425
4
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
4520
$84,000
5
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
4440
$101,700
6
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
4385
$71,175
7
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
4280
$65,275
8
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
4180
$82,850
9
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
3770
$57,500
10
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
3750
$50,550
11
21JR
Billy Moyer, Jr.
Batesville, AR
3495
$37,950
12
2s
Stormy Scott
Las Cruses, NM
3435
$31,325
13
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
3120
$45,150
14
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
2595
$22,250

Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day

By |2019-07-15T07:36:45+00:00July 15th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Davenport Dashes to Diamond Nationals Finale

MIKE VAUGHN’S AUTO EXCHANGE TO SPONSOR TYLER CLEM IN SOUTHERN NATIONALS

CARTERSVILLE, GA – Mike Vaughn’s Auto Exchange of Cartersville, GA will sponsor Dirt Late Model Young Gun Tyler Clem of Ocala, FL in the Southern Nationals Dirt Late Model Series. The 16-year-old driver will be running for Rookie of the Year honors driving car #58T for Big Frog Motorsports.

Clem stepped on the National stage of dirt late model racing at the age of 12 on May 2, 2015 during NASCAR weekend at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL. After starting sixth for the 50-lap Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series race, Clem took the lead of the race on lap six.

By lap 22, Clem had a challenge for the point by a National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame legend. Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN pulled alongside the youngster and took the lead on lap 23. Clem right back and reclaimed the top spot from Johnson on the next lap. The crowd roared their approval to the point they drowned out the sounds the race cars.

The 12-year-old Clem and the 59-year-old Johnson raced side-by-side for the lead for the next ten laps. The veteran Johnson threw everything he had at Clem before he took command of the race on lap 33.

Johnson went on to win the race, but Victory Lane was empty when Johnson climbed out. All of the noise from applause and cheering fans took place further down the race track. Clem parked at the end of the front straightaway, and the crowd was climbing the fences to get a look at this kid.

Johnson said he might have won the race, but Tyler Clem was the show. That was high praise from one of the most respected dirt late model race car drivers in the history of the sport. The next morning across the street at Talladega Super Speedway, the buzz word in the Garage Area was Tyler Clem.

The Southern Nationals is an 11-race series that begins on July 13 and runs through July 27 at 11 different tracks in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia. Clem will have plenty of tough competition from the top dirt late model drivers in the country.

“Tyler Clem was so impressive and showed so much poise in the race with Ronnie Johnson at Talladega Short Track, it left a lasting impression on me,” Mike Vaughn said. “We’re proud to have Mike Vaughn’s Auto Exchange on Tyler’s race car for the Southern Nationals, and we’re confident he will be successful.”

Mike Vaughn’s Auto Exchange has been a sponsor of some of the top dirt late model racers for over 25 years. The list of drivers that have carried the Mike Vaughn’s Auto Exchange logo on their race cars include Johnson, Hall of Famer driver Jeff Purvis, Mike Head, Marshall Green, and Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Danny Lasoski.

In addition to Dirt Late Models, Clem has also had racing experience in 410 and 360 Sprint Cars, plus Open-Wheel Modifieds in his young racing career that began at the age of 11. Not only has Clem had experience in the afore mentioned racing equipment, he has won races in each of them. Big Frog Motorsports has won many races and National Championship that include the 2017 Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series.

By |2019-07-13T18:47:23+00:00July 13th, 2019|Racing News|Comments Off on MIKE VAUGHN’S AUTO EXCHANGE TO SPONSOR TYLER CLEM IN SOUTHERN NATIONALS

Owens Holds Off Richards at Tri-City

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (July 12, 2019) – Jimmy Owens fought off challenges from both Shannon Babb and Josh Richards to win the NAPA Know How 50 – Presented by Schoenfeld Headers on Friday night at Tri-City Speedway.

Owens earned his first-ever win at the Kevin and Tammy Gundaker-promoted facility. It was Owens’ second Lucas Oil win of the season and the 62nd of his career for the 3-time national champion.

Owens held the point for the first 11 laps of the race until Babb forged ahead for a lap. Owens and Babb went back-and-forth until just past the half-way mark of the race. Babb held the second spot until he suddenly slowed on the 32nd lap and retired from the race.

Richards picked up the challenge for the lead as he pulled even with Owens on several occasions, but never managed to take the top spot. Earl Pearson Jr. charged by Richards to take the runner-up position on the final lap. Pearson and Richards joined Owens on the podium as Stormy Scott recorded his best career series finish by taking fourth ahead of 23rd starting Devin Moran, rounding out the top five.

“I want to thank all of my crew, my car owner Leon Ramirez and his family for giving me this opportunity to drive their car. Thanks to the fans for coming I hope they enjoyed the show. This will give us a lot of momentum heading to Wheatland tomorrow night. We have been leading a lot this year and things have happened. We had a good car last night. We made a few tweaks for tonight and everything went our way.”

Pearson topped off a spirited run with his last lap pass of Richards. “I got too tight around the bottom, so I went to the top. I could run right through the middle and the car wasn’t so tight. To come home second after starting 15th,we worked hard to get there. I really love this track; it’s been good to us in the past. It races so good.”

Richards, who came into the weekend with back-to-back second place finishes was pleased with his third-place run. “Last night we got into the tire barrier and it cost us a good finish. I felt like tonight I should have moved up sooner. Jimmy had a good car. I felt like I could have got him, but he was just better tonight.”

The winner’s Leon Ramirez-owned, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Rhino Ag, Boomtest Well Service, Reece Monument Company, Tommy Pope Construction, FK Rod Ends, Red Line Oil, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Midwest Sheet Metal.

Completing the top ten were Tim McCreadie, Michael Norris, Gordy Gundaker, Scott Bloomquist, and Hudson O’Neal.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, July 12, 2019
NAPA Know How 50 – Presented by Schoenfeld Headers
Tri-City Speedway – Granite City, Ill.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Billy Moyer Jr. / 15.294 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Scott Bloomquist / 15.193 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Gordy Gundaker, Billy Moyer, Jr., Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, Jesse Stovall, Rick Salter, Daryn Klein-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Josh Richards, Michael Kloos, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tyler Erb ®, Billy Moyer, Kyle Bronson, Reid Millard-DNS

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Hudson O’Neal, Mike Marlar, Austin Rettig, Dewayne Kiefer, Steve Casebolt , Devin Moran ®-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Stormy Scott, Michael Norris, Shanon Buckingham, Tony Jackson, Jr., Chris Simpson, Jeff Herzog, Jeremy Conaway, Mike Hammerle

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tyler Erb ®, Rick Eckert, Billy Moyer, Kyle Bronson, Jesse Stovall, Daryn Klein, Rick Salter-DNS, Reid Millard-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Austin Rettig, Chris Simpson, Jeremy Conaway, Steve Casebolt , Dewayne Kiefer, Mike Hammerle, Devin Moran ®, Jeff Herzog

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):
FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $12,800
2 15 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $6,300
3 7 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,300
4 4 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $3,450
5 23 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $3,050
6 13 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,500
7 8 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $1,500
8 5 11G Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO $1,300
9 6 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,200
10 10 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
11 12 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,775
12 19 2e Rick Eckert York, PA $1,050
13 14 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,025
14 24 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,700
15 17 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $1,700
16 2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,100
17 9 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,700
18 18 94 Austin Rettig Sikeston, MO $1,000
19 3 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $1,000
20 22 F15 Jeremy Conaway Rochester, IL $1,000
21 20 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA $1,000
22 21 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $1,000
23 16 56 Tony Jackson, Jr. Lebanon, MO $1,000
24 25 10K Daryn Klein Fairview Height, IL $1,000
25 11 6K Michael Kloos Trenton, IL $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 31
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 11); Shannon Babb (Laps 12 – 13); Jimmy Owens (Lap 14); Shannon Babb (Lap 15); Jimmy Owens (Laps 16 – 23); Shannon Babb (Laps 24 – 25); Jimmy Owens (Laps 26 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Margin of Victory: 1.986 seconds
Cautions: Shannon Buckingham (Lap 11); Jeremy Conaway (Lap 20); Shannon Babb (Lap 32); Debris (Lap 32)
Series Provisionals: Devin Moran, Kyle Bronson
Tri-City Speedway Track Provisionals: Daryn Klein
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Devin Moran (Advanced 18 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Tim McCreadie
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #1 – 16.370 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Shannon Babb
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens ( 45Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jimmy Owens
Time of Race: 26 minutes 48 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4510 $155,325
2 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 4275 $112,075
3 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 4165 $80,100
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4135 $84,725
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4045 $84,800
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4005 $66,175
7 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 3960 $61,975
8 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN 3840 $79,350
9 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 3470 $54,450
10 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 3330 $44,450
11 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 3210 $36,050
12 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 3110 $28,925
13 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 2970 $45,150
14 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2180 $17,550

Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day

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By |2019-07-13T16:55:59+00:00July 13th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Race Results|Comments Off on Owens Holds Off Richards at Tri-City

Tyler Erb Does it Again at Tri-City

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (July 11, 2019) – Tyler Erb emerged victorious after battling Jimmy Owens and Mike Marlar to win his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season on Thursday night at Tri-City Speedway. The Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 – Presented by Schoenfeld Headers was also Erb’s second consecutive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. Tim McCreadie came on strong to finish third just ahead of Owens and Earl Pearson Jr. Erb started the day by setting fast time, then went on to earn the PFC Brakes Pole Award for the main event. Owens grabbed the early lead and held the point for the first 22 laps of the race. The next six laps saw a back-and-forth race for the lead between Owens and Erb. Erb took the lead for the first time on lap 23, but Owens fought back to regain the top spot. The two raced side-by-side with Erb regaining the lead on the 30th circuit. Marlar took over the second spot on lap 39 after he and Owens had battled side-by-side for several circuits. A caution came out with five laps to go, which gave Marlar one more opportunity to sneak by Erb. On the restart Erb used the clean air in front of him to open up a slight lead, and went on to cross 3/4 of a second ahead of Marlar at the finish line for his sixth career LOLMDS victory. “I really didn’t want to see that last caution because I had gotten into a rhythm,” said Erb. “I was kind of kicking myself when Jimmy got back by me for the lead. I knew when Mikey was behind me that things were going to be tough. I could hear Jimmy under me and then the same thing with Mikey. I just kind of let it go for broke in the last four laps. About a month ago I was in the same position and I wasn’t going to let what happened last time, happen again.” With the win, the 22-year-old Texan not only keeps his points lead in the Rookie-of-the-Year chasebut also cut into point leader Jonathan Davenport’s championship point lead. Davenport finished 18th after pulling off the track due to heavy damage to his racecar. “That was a pretty exciting race! Thank you to Jimmy and Mikey for racing me clean. We are really looking forward to racing again here tomorrow night. I really like this place. They do a great job preparing it. You can really move around all over it.” For Marlar, the runner-up finish continued his strong run of podium finishes since the first of June in the LOLMDS. “This was an awesome race-track tonight, we could run anywhere on it. I ran the top, but I felt the car working better on the bottom. I have always enjoyed coming here, but I have never had much success here. Glad to come here tonight and get the monkey off of our back.” McCreadie stayed in the top five and grabbed the third spot at the finish. “This was a good run. It’s Phillip’s [Crew Chief Phillip Snellen] birthday today. We are still working on a lot of things and we are getting closer. We started with a new shock company for the team and they had been out of racing for a long time, but we keep making strides and hopefully we can get a win soon.” The winner’s Eric and Kelly Brock-owned, Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and is sponsored by: Industrial Resourcing Group, Roberts Bee Company, New Point Lighting and Design, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco, Franklin Enterprises, Valvoline, Keyser, and KBC Graphix. Completing the top ten were Devin Moran, Chris Simpson, Hudson O’Neal, Scott Bloomquist, and Stormy Scott. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 – Presented by Schoenfeld Headers
Tri-City Speedway – Granite City, Ill.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tyler Erb / 14.543 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 14.708 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tyler Erb ®, Chris Simpson, Stormy Scott, Scott Bloomquist, Daryn Klein, Tony Jackson, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Jeff Herzog

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Kyle Bronson, Devin Moran ®, Billy Moyer, Jr., Tim Manville, Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Michael Kloos

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, Michael Norris, Rick Eckert, Rusty Griffaw, Rick Salter, Austin Rettig, Rickey Frankel-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Josh Richards, Hudson O’Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Gordy Gundaker, Jesse Stovall

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Tim Manville, Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Daryn Klein, Jeff Herzog, Tony Jackson, Jr., Michael Kloos

FAST Shafts 
B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Gordy Gundaker, Jesse Stovall, Austin Rettig, Rusty Griffaw, Rick Salter, Mike Hammerle, Rickey Frankel-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS
111TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$12,100
23157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$5,500
3639Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$3,500
4220Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$2,750
541Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$2,250
6111MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$1,800
7532Chris SimpsonOxford, IA$1,500
81271Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,300
9130Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$1,200
1092sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,100
111811GGordy GundakerSt. Charles, MO$1,075
122118Shannon BabbMowequa, IL$1,050
13142eRick EckertYork, PA$1,025
14814Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$1,000
151521JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,000
162294Austin RettigSikeston, MO$1,000
17740BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$1,000
181749Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$1,200
192000Jesse StovallBillings, MO$1,000
201933TTim ManvilleSt. Jacob, IL$1,000
211650Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,000
22105Michael NorrisSarver, PA$1,000
232321Billy MoyerBatesville, AR$1,000
24256KMichael KloosTrenton, IL$1,000
252410KDaryn KleinFairview Height, IL$1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants
: 31 
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 22); Tyler Erb (Laps 23 – 26); Jimmy Owens (Laps 27 – 29); Tyler Erb (Laps 30 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Margin of Victory: 0.738 seconds
Cautions: Tim Manville (Lap 2); Josh Richards (Lap 17); Don O’Neal (Lap 19); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 41); Kyle Bronson (Lap 45) 
Miller WeldersFast Time Provisionals: Billy Moyer, Daryn Klein
Tri-City Speedway Provisional: Michael Kloos
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Shannon Babb (Advanced 12 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Devin Moran
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: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #1 – 16.050 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Tyler Erb (25 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tyler Erb 
Time of Race: 28 minutes 23 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS
149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA4360$153,225
21TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX4120$110,375
314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV3945$75,800
41Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL3905$78,425
539Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY3805$63,675
620Jimmy OwensNewport, TN3795$72,000
71MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH3755$58,925
871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN3660$77,550
940BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL3310$52,750
1050Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN3155$42,675
1121JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR3055$34,350
122sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM2900$25,475
135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN2895$45,150
140Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN1985$16,350

*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

By |2019-07-13T16:50:28+00:00July 12th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Tyler Erb Does it Again at Tri-City

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

By |2019-06-17T14:27:23+00:00June 14th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Richards Roars to First Lucas Oil Win of the Season