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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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 

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

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

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

Bronson Takes First Lucas Oil Appearance at Raceway 7

CONNEAUT, OH (October 4, 2019) – Kyle Bronson took advantage of race leader Jimmy Owens’ misfortune on lap 45 and then went on to win his third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race on Friday night at Raceway 7. The event is the biggest dirt late model race in 16 years at the Northeast Ohio facility and was held in front of a packed grandstand. The A-Main saw a dramatic ending as Owens’ dominance of the race came to an end after he slowed suddenly. With four laps to go he pulled pit side, ending his bid for a fifth series victory of the season. Bronson led the first nine laps of the race before yielding the lead to Owens. Upon inheriting the lead back from Owens’ misfortune, the Florida native then quickly pulled away from second-place-running Tim McCreadie to win the event. With his podium finish, McCreadie maintains second place in the Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings after coming home in the runner-up position. He was followed to the stipe by Josh Richards, Hudson O’Neal, and Jonathan Davenport. Bronson was several car lengths behind Owens when the 3-time Series Champion slowed suddenly and dropped out of the race. “These races are so tough to win. I feel terrible for Jimmy, he was the class of the field tonight. He was gone and in another zip code. Jimmy and his guys have been helping me a lot lately. I hate it for those guys as well. I knew when they said over race control McCreadie was second, that I just needed to hit my marks and take care of my race car, because he would race me clean.” In McCreadie’s post-race interview, he was grateful for another podium finish. “Once the track cleaned off in the middle, we couldn’t maneuver anymore. This is one of the smoothest tracks we have been on in a while. We brought the car home in one piece, so we should be ready for tomorrow at Pittsburgh. We finished second in our only other appearance here before (in a Big Block Modified), so I guess that’s the best we could do tonight as well. They filled nearly every seat in the grandstands tonight, so thank you to everyone who came out to support this event.” With his third-place finish, Richards managed to keep himself just behind McCreadie in the Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings. “I thought we were going to be better than we were tonight. The car was too loose at the start of the race. We had a third or fourth place car, but as the race wore on, we got better. When we got some heat in the right rear tire, we closed on McCreadie, but we didn’t have enough to pass him. We have had a lot of speed near the end of a lot of races this season, but we have just some bad breaks. The last time I was here John Gill was driving for my dad (Mark Richards), so it’s kind of neat to finally race here.” The winner’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by Brandon Ford, Brandon Collision, All-Florida Real Estate Group, Racecar Engineering, Integra Shocks, VP Fuels, and Valvoline. Completing the top ten were Mike Marlar, Mason Zeigler, Tyler Erb, Max Blair, and Doug Drown.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, October 4th, 2019
Raceway 7 – Conneaut, OH
Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Don O’Neal / 17.054 seconds (New Track Record)
Fast Time Group B: Devin Moran / 17.115 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Chub Frank, Stormy Scott, Chad Wright, Gregg Satterlee, Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O’Neal

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Billy Moyer, Jr., Max Blair, Shanon Buckingham, Ryan Scott, Bump Headman, Charles Powell

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Tyler Erb ®, Devin Moran ®, Jared Miley, Jacob Hawkins, Breyton Santee, Jerry Aber, Ryan Markham

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Hudson O’Neal, Mason Zeigler, Doug Drown, Johnny Scott, Darrell Bossard, Garrett Mott, Austin Hubbard-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease 
B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Gregg Satterlee, Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O’Neal, Chad Wright, Charles Powell, Ryan Scott, Bump Headman

FAST Shafts 
B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Johnny Scott, Jacob Hawkins, Darrell Bossard, Ryan Markham, Breyton Santee, Jerry Aber, Garrett Mott, Austin Hubbard-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1240BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$12,7002539Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$6,2003114Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$4,3004871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,4505449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$3,35067157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$1,80071225ZMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA$1,500861TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$2,100915111Max BlairCenterville, PA$1,200101612dDoug DrownWooster, OH$1,10011101mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$1,77512132sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,750131410Jared MileySouth Park, PA$1,025141922Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA$1,00015235Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,000161750Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,70017181stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$1,00018211Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$1,800192222bDarrell BossardCenterville, PA$1,00020320Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$1,900211121Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,7002291*Chub FrankBear Lake, PA$1,00023208Jacob HawkinsFairmont, WV$1,0002424M1Chad WrightSpringboro, PA$1,000
Race Statistics
Entrants
: 32
Lap Leaders: Kyle Bronson (Lap 1-9), Jimmy Owens (Lap 10-45), Kyle Bronson (Lap 46-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Kyle Bronson
Margin of Victory: 1.548 seconds
Cautions: Johnny Scott (Lap 6); Jimmy Owens (Lap 46)
Series Provisional: Don O’Neal
Miller WeldersFast Time Provisional: Chad Wright
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Don O’Neal (Advanced 8 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: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Tanner Birdwell (Kyle Bronson)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #11 – 18.505 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Jimmy Owens (36 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Josh Richards
Time of Race: 22 minutes 24 seconds

By |2019-10-05T04:19:59+00:00October 5th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Bronson Takes First Lucas Oil Appearance at Raceway 7

Over $120,000 Up for Grabs in Weekend Doubleheader

BATAVIA, Ohio (October 1, 2019) – A two-day, two-race swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania this weekend will offer dirt late model teams over $120,000 in purse money. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first-ever stop at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio on Friday, October 4th. The action shifts to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Penn. on Saturday, October 5th. Friday night’s event at Raceway 7, dubbed the Great Lakes 50, will boast a $12,000 top prize. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap main event. The Econo Modifieds will also be in action at Raceway 7. On Friday, the pit gates will open at 2:00 p.m, followed by general admission gates at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 7:00 p.m, followed by action-packed racing. For more information, visit: www.Raceway7.com. On Saturday night, the action will ratchet up with the 31st Annual Pittsburgher 100. The single-day event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains – highlighted by a 100-lap, $20,000-to-win feature event. The Rush Late Models and Rush Sportsman Modifieds will also be in competition on Saturday night. The pit gates at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway will be open all day. The general admission gates are set to open at 3:00 p.m. A Dirt Racing Outreach service is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., followed by a driver autograph session at 4:30 p.m. The on-track action will begin at 6:00 p.m. To purchase tickets or find more information, visit: www.PPMS.com.   Track and Event Information:Raceway 7Phone Number: 440-594-2222Location: 4094 Center Rd, Conneaut, OH 44030Directions: Located on Route 7 just 6 miles South of I-90.Website: www.raceway7.comTire Rule for Raceway 7:Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1300
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 04

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 2 new rear tires.*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.
Raceway 7 Event Purse: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor SpeedwayPhone Number: (412) 279-RACELocation: 170 Kelso Road Imperial, PA 15126Directions: I-79 to PA Route 60 North/Airport Exit 16A; PA Route 60 to 22/30 West (at Ikea); US 22 West to Noblestown Exit (turn left).Website: www.ppms.comTire Rule for Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway:Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1425
Right Rear – Hoosier 04, LM40

By |2019-10-02T14:21:29+00:00October 1st, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Over $120,000 Up for Grabs in Weekend Doubleheader

Hudson O’Neal Captures First Career Jackson 100

Hudson O’Neal Scores First Career Jackson 100 at Home Track
(HeathLawsonPhotos.com)

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (September 21, 2019) – Hudson O’Neal captured one of the biggest wins of his racing career at his home track on Saturday night. The 19-year-old Indiana native was victorious in the 40th Annual Jackson 100 at the Brownstown Speedway. O’Neal took the lead on lap 71 from Devin Moran and sped to victory in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event before a capacity crowd. Moran tried to track down O’Neal in the late-going, but O’Neal held him off in the battle of young guns. Don O’Neal, the winner’s father, finished in third followed by Tim McCreadie and Nick Hoffman. The first 50 laps of Brownstown’s most prestigious race were a battle for the lead between front row starters Mike Marlar and Moran. The two swapped the lead on several occasions in the first half of the race with Moran led at the half-way mark. Don O’Neal joined in the hunt for the top spot on lap 51 as he swept by Marlar to take second. Don and Hudson O’Neal raced side-by-side for second before Hudson was able to finally clear his dad for the runner-up spot on lap 58. Both O’Neal’s quickly chased down Moran. Moran was able to hold the point until lap 71 when the younger O’Neal was able to forge ahead. With 29 laps remaining, the running order had Hudson O’Neal in front with Moran, Hoffman, Don O’Neal and McCreadie in the top five. Hoffman was glued to the bottom of the track. The open wheel modified standout held the third position until lap 86 when both Don O’Neal and McCreadie slipped by him. In the late stages of the race, both Moran and Don O’Neal were closing the gap on the former Lucas Oil Rookie-of-the-Year, but the youngster was able to keep them at bay for the first Jackson 100 victory of his career. It was a popular win for Hudson O’Neal as he went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the fourth time in 2019. “I am speechless right now. I was counting down the laps for the last ten laps. That’s amazing and to do it here on my home track. This is where I grew up racing and I love it every time I can come back here to race and perform in front of these wonderful fans. They have supported me for so long and from the beginning and they have helped me get where I am today.” Moran, who finished second in the Indiana Icebreaker in March, was close to getting the first Brownstown win of his career. “That was a tough one to lose. Congrats to Hud on the win. Don was there too. Our car couldn’t steer as well as theirs. I was hoping he [Hudson O’Neal] would move up. I think I could have had a shot at him in the last few laps.” Don O’Neal, giving his son a bear hug in Victory Lane, came up just short of his fifth-career Jackson 100. “I was wanting to get to the lead. Man, what a racetrack. It was a heck of show from the start. It was a lot fun. I just love coming to this track. This place is awesome. This place has a lot of memories for me.” The winner’s Todd and Vickie Burns, SSI Motorsports-owned Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Dyno One, West Side Tractor Sales, Sub-Surface of Indiana, Tarpy Trucking, VP Fuels, Penske Shocks, Swift Springs, Crawford Outdoor and O’Neal Salvage and Recycling. Completing the top ten were Tyler Erb, Shanon Buckingham, Chris Madden, Josh Richards and Mike Marlar. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, September 21, 2019
40th Annual Jackson 100  
Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Bobby Pierce / 14.794 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Mike Marlar / 14.723 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran ®, Bobby Pierce, Nick Hoffman, Scott James , Shanon Buckingham, Jared Bailey, Jason Jameson ®, Austin Burns, Zak Blackwood-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Johnny Scott, Tim McCreadie, Dustin Linville, Kyle Bronson, Steve Godsey, Earl Pearson, Jr., Michael Chilton, Kent Robinson

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Don O’Neal, Tyler Erb ®, Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, Shelby Miles, Chad Stapleton, Skyller Lewis, Devin Gilpin

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Hudson O’Neal, Chris Madden, Stormy Scott, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Tanner English, Billy Moyer, Jr., Greg Johnson

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Steve Godsey, Jared Bailey, Jason Jameson ®, Michael Chilton, Kent Robinson, Austin Burns, Earl Pearson, Jr., Zak Blackwood – DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards, Tanner English, Shelby Miles, Chad Stapleton, Billy Moyer, Jr., Skyller Lewis, Greg Johnson, Devin Gilpin- DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1471Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$15,700211mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$7,300365Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,5004739Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$3,700592HNick HoffmanMooresville, NC$2,5006101TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$2,60071750Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$2,400880mChris MaddenGray Court, SC$1,60092014Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,350102157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$1,500111820Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$2,25012160Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$1,40013231Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$2,150142421Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$2,000152296Tanner EnglishBenton, KY$1,2001631stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$1,100171449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$2,20018122sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,700191914SSteve GodseyBedford, IN$1,00020532PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$1,000211540BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$1,700221383Scott JamesLawrenceburg, IN$1,0002311D8Dustin LinvilleLancaster, KY$1,000242124Jared BaileyBedford, IN$1,00025251GDevin GilpinColumbus, IN$1,000 Race Statistics
Entrants: 34
Lap Leaders: Devin Moran (Lap 1), Mike Marlar (Laps 2-10), Devin Moran (Laps 11-23), Mike Marlar (Laps 24-47), Devin Moran (Laps 48-70), Hudson O’Neal (Laps 71-100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Hudson O’Neal
Margin of Victory: 1.063 seconds
Cautions: Scott James (Lap 22); Steve Godsey (Lap 39); Debris (Lap 55); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 75)
Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr, Billy Moyer Jr
Brownstown Speedway Track Provisional: Devin Gilpin
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Josh Richards (Advanced 11 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Johnny Scott
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Devin Moran
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Taylon Center (Hudson O’Neal)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Mike Marlar (Lap #2 – 15.2395 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Devin Moran (37 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Devin Moran
Time of Race: 40 minutes 44 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA7440$262,487.60239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY6935$146,315.08314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV6885$174,212.5741TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX6835$173,166.34520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN6800$211,102.7061mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH6625$123,365.0371Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL6515$134,686.31871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN6510$161,327.59950Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN5860$88,620.001040BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL5805$91,490.00112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM5560$69,680.001221Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR5325$63,315.00135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN4745$61,525.00 *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

By |2019-09-22T05:50:20+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Hudson O’Neal Captures First Career Jackson 100

Tyler Erb Scores Kokomo Thriller

KOKOMO, Ind. (September 20, 2019) – Tyler Erb won the biggest late model race in the 72-year history of the Kokomo Speedway on Friday night in front of a packed house. The race proved to be a barnburner as Erb passed Hudson O’Neal on the 47th lap and then held off Jimmy Owens to score his sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Owens charged from the fourteenth starting spot to finish right behind Erb at the checkers. Hudson O’Neal had taken the lead on lap eight from Billy Moyer Jr. and received constant pressure throughout the 50-lapper, making for an exciting race for the lead throughout the event. Hudson O’Neal began showing signs of smoke and then jumped the cushion in turn four as he and Erb headed to the start-finish line to complete lap 47. Erb was now out in front for the first official time during the race. Owens then got by Hudson O’Neal and began to track down Erb. Don O’Neal squeezed by his son at the checkers to finish third and Tim McCreadie finished fifth behind the O’Neal father and son combo. Erb’s seventh career Lucas Oil victory came in a hotly contested race that saw three different leaders. “Man, that was an exciting race. We were all slicing and dicing out there. I have watched videos from this track and tried to emulate what some of the sprint car guys do here. We could get a great run off of turn two and a couple of times I had gotten by Huddy and then a caution would come out. Thanks to everyone at Best Performance for giving me this opportunity to race with them. It’s been a dream come true and hopefully we aren’t done winning the rest of the year.” Owens; who won a week at ago at Knoxville; mostly used the low groove during tonight’s race to gain spots and take shot at Erb on the final lap. “I swung the car out wide and I hoped to get a good bite off of four but he [Erb] beat me to the finish line. That was pretty good race with O’Neal and Erb. Once I got up there, I thought here we go again it’s going to be another close finish and it was.” Don O’Neal; who missed two and a half months during the summer recovering from knee surgery; earned a podium finish. “It’s been a long-time since we’ve raced here. I am not sure what was happening with Hudson’s car whether it was a motor or power steering, but I was able to get underneath him at the end.” The winner’s Eric and Kelly Brock-owned, Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and 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 Stormy Scott, Billy Moyer Jr., Devin Moran, Bobby Pierce, and Josh Richards. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, September 20, 2019
Kokomo Late Model Shootout
Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Billy Moyer Jr / 12.660 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Frank Heckenast Jr / 12.682 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Billy Moyer, Jr., Chris Madden, Devin Moran ®, Shanon Buckingham, Don O’Neal, Devin Gilpin, Jay Morris, Johnny Scott

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Tyler Erb ®, Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Bobby Pierce, Robby Hensley, Kyle Bronson

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Hudson O’Neal, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, Stormy Scott, Steve Casebolt, Tanner English, Chad White

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS121TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$12,80021420Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$6,3003135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,5004371Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,5505539Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$2,9506152sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$2,5007121Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$2,200871mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$2,0009914Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,000101732PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$1,10011111Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$1,875121977mJay MorrisWatseka, IL$1,050131249Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$2,125142420wChad WhiteBenton Harbor, MI$1,00015221stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$1,000161050Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,7001740mChris MaddenGray Court, SC$1,00018699JRFrank Heckenast, Jr.Frankfort, IL$1,0001918C9Steve CaseboltRichmond, IN$1,0002080Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$1,000212340BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$1,70022161GDevin GilpinColumbus, IN$1,000232196Tanner EnglishBenton, KY$1,000 Race Statistics
Entrants
: 24
Lap Leaders: Billy Moyer Jr (Laps 1-7), Hudson O’Neal (Laps 8-46), Tyler Erb (Laps 47-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Margin of Victory: 0.462 seconds
Cautions: Kyle Bronson (Lap 7); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 12); Josh Richards (Lap 35); Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson Jr, Johnny Scott, Josh Richards (Lap 39)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 12 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: Tyler Erb
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
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: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Tyler Erb (Lap #5 – 13.140 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Hudson O’Neal (39 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Billy Moyer Jr.
Time of Race: 41 minutes 12 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA7295$260,287.60239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY6725$142,615.08314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV6700$171,862.5741TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX6635$170,566.34520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN6625$208,852.7061mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH6395$116,065.0371Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL6350$132,536.31871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN6260$145,627.59940BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL5680$89,790.001050Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN5665$86,220.00112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM5420$67,980.001221Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR5165$61,315.00135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN4525$58,025.00 *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

***Photo Courtesy HeathLawsonPhotos.com

By |2019-09-21T04:43:54+00:00September 21st, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Tyler Erb Scores Kokomo Thriller

Owens Repeats as Late Model Knoxville Nationals Champ

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 14, 2019) – Jimmy Owens became just the second driver in the history of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals to win the $40,000 event in back-to-back years. The 47-year-old Tennessee veteran did the trick on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Owens joins fellow Volunteer State driver Mike Marlar as the only drivers in the 16-year-history of the crown jewel event to win in consecutive years. Owens took the lead from Brandon Sheppard on lap 86 and held off one final charge from Sheppard coming off of turn four to take the win. Sheppard finished in second with Hudson O’Neal charging from the back after making two pit stops to Owens and Sheppard on the podium. Devin Moran, in his first start in the Knoxville finale, finished in fourth with Kyle Bronson coming from his 20th starting position to round out the top five drivers. Polesitter, Shane Clanton grabbed the lead at the start of the event with fellow front-row starter Darrell Lanigan running in second. Those two ran 1-2 for the first 44 laps of the race until Sheppard was able to get by Lanigan after a lap 44 caution. Clanton led the first 55 circuits of the race until a restart on lap 56 allowed Chris Madden to become the first car to lead other than Clanton. Madden was seeking his first Knoxville win after being absent from the speedway for nearly twelve years. Once in front, Madden started to pull away from Clanton. Clanton slowed on lap 72 with a broken axle, bringing his night to an end. On the restart, Sheppard became the third different leader of the race as he zipped around the top to take over the lead from Madden. Like Madden did before him, Sheppard was pulling away from the field. However, the race for the top spot was far from over. Owens took second on lap 80 from Madden in swift fashion but was still several car lengths behind Sheppard. With 20 laps remaining, Owens found the momentum he was looking for, and with that rally he began slicing into Sheppard’s huge lead. The laps were winding down in rapid-fire fashion, and Owens was ready to pounce. He darted under Sheppard with fourteen laps to go and wrestled the lead away from the fellow Rocket Chassis driver. Sheppard was not done though. Owens had to battle traffic in front of him and Sheppard was able to make one last-lap ditch effort to steal the win from Owens, but came up just short at the finish line. Owens started 18th and made history in event as no other driver has ever started that deep in the pack and managed a victory. “We had a really good car. We had to be married to that top way more than I wanted to, but our tires fired up and we got going really well. We chased Sheppard down in lapped traffic and we had one opportunity to get by him, so we took it the best we could. On that last lap I could hear him [Sheppard]. I didn’t know if he was above me or below me. I figured if he was below me, he couldn’t get around me so I just scooted down the track a little bit to kill his line coming off of turn four and I thought, well heck if it’s going to be a drag-race, maybe we can beat him to the line.” Sheppard once again felt the disappointment of coming up just short of his and car owner Mark Richards’ first win at Knoxville. “That was the most fun I have had in a race car in a while. Jimmy did a heck of a job and my hat is off to him. He was there when he needed to be. There were a few things during the race that made me run harder than I wanted to. I am just disappointed; we had a really fast race car.” Hudson O’Neal came home with his best career Knoxville Nationals finish. “We were somewhere around 15th-20th place for most of the race. We made a pit-stop before the fuel-stop and I think it really brought the car to life. It definitely got the car a whole lot better because it was more maneuverable. I had some good restarts, and I think on that last one, we drove past four cars through the middle. Everything has to line up to drive from the back like that. The winner’s Ramirez Motorsports-owned, Rocket Chassis is sponsored by: Rhino Ag, Boomtest Well Service, Reece Monument Company, Tommy Pope Construction, FK Rod Ends, Sunoco Race Fuels, Red Line Oil, Hypercoil Springs, Integra Shocks, and Midwest Sheet Metal. Completing the top ten were Chris Madden, Stormy Scott, Ricky Weiss, Earl Pearson Jr., and Frank Heckenast Jr. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, September 14, 2019
16th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals  
Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa

FAST Shafts C-Main Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to B-Main): Cody Laney, JC Wyman, Mike Fryer, Reid Millard, Junior Coover, Brian Harris, Corey Zeitner, Charlie McKenna, David Webster-DNS, Chad White-DNS, Jonathan Brauns-DNS, Tim Simpson-DNS, Jared Landers-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N”Tacky Spray Grease B-Main Finish (20 Laps, Top 6 Transfer to A-Main): Brian Birkhofer, Tim McCreadie, Shannon Babb, Chase Junghans, Billy Moyer, Jr., Billy Moyer, Johnny Scott, Jeremy Grady, Mike Mataragas, Jason Feger, Dave Eckrich, Jake Neal, Brent Larson, Spencer Diercks, Jeremiah Hurst, Nick Marolf, Cody Laney, JC Wyman, Dustin Nobbe, Reid Millard, Mike Fryer, Jimmy Mars-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):
FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS
11820Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$40,800
291SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$20,000
31671Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$10,700
4171dDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$9,550
52040BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$8,200
640mChris MaddenGray Court, SC$7,000
7232sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$7,200
837wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB$6,000
9151Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$6,300
102199JRFrank Heckenast, Jr.Frankfort, IL$5,000
111232sChris SimpsonOxford, IA$4,500
12229Darrell LaniganUnion, KY$4,000
132449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$4,600
14100Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$3,400
1551TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$4,000
162250Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$3,900
171428Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$3,100
18816TTyler BrueningDecorah, IA$3,000
192818JChase JunghansManhattan, KS$2,900
202515BBrian BirkhoferMuscatine, IA$2,800
21125Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$2,700
221932PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$2,600
232718Shannon BabbMowequa, IL$2,500
24620RTRicky Thornton Jr.Sedgwick, KS$2,500
251114Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$3,300
2675Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$2,500
272639Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$3,500
283021Billy MoyerBatesville, AR$2,500
29131cChad SimpsonMt. Vernon, IA$2,500
302921JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$3,400

Race Statistics
Entrants
: 55
Lap Leaders: Shane Clanton (Laps 1 – 55); Chris Madden (Laps 56 – 72); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 73 – 85); Jimmy Owens (Laps 86 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Margin of Victory: 0.388 seconds
Cautions: Chad Simpson (Lap 9); Frank Heckenast Jr. (Lap 10); Chris Simpson (Lap 22); Don O’Neal, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards (Lap 33); Ricky Thornton Jr. (Lap 44); Fuel Stop (Lap 50); Tyler Erb (Lap 55); Bobby Pierce (Lap 55); Shane Clanton (Lap 72)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (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: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Vic Hill Racing 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: Shane Clanton (Lap #3 – 19.364 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Tim McCreadie
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Shane Clanton (55 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Shane Clanton
Time of Race: 87 minutes 23 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS
149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA7130$258,162.60
239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY6520$139,665.08
314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV6515$169,862.57
420Jimmy OwensNewport, TN6395$202,552.70
51TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX6385$157,766.34
61dDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH6205$114,065.03
71Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL6175$130,661.31
871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN6050$142,077.59
940BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL5555$88,090.00
1050Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN5515$84,520.00
112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM5220$65,480.00
1221JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR4960$59,115.00
135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN4305$54,525.00
140Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN3740$73,733.84

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

— Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series PR
Photo Courtesy HeathLawsonPhotos.com

By |2019-09-15T08:22:21+00:00September 15th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Owens Repeats as Late Model Knoxville Nationals Champ

Weiss Powers to Knoxville Triumph

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 13, 2019) – Ricky Weiss passed Chris Madden on lap sixteen and went on to record his first career win at Knoxville Raceway on Friday night. The 30-year-old Canadian racer became the 17th different winner on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour this season. Weiss started on the pole but fell to second behind Madden on the opening lap – trailing the South Carolina racer for the first fifteen laps of the 25-lap main event. Madden got bogged down in heavy traffic and that allowed Weiss to slip by for the lead. Madden rallied to make a final attempt to overtake Weiss on the final lap but came up short of his fifth Lucas Oil win of the season. Josh Richards brought the Clint Bowyer Racing, Rocket home in third after starting in eleventh. Iowa native Tyler Bruening recorded his best career finish at Knoxville by taking fourth and Don O’Neal completed the top five. “It’s awesome to be in Victory Lane here at Knoxville,” said Weiss. “We haven’t been able to capture the big one here yet, but this is our chance. After last night, we were happy with that. We were locked into the show for Saturday and we debated switching cars tonight and trying something. Shawn [Gage] didn’t want to, because he knew this car is good and he has the confidence in me to keep it in one piece.” Weiss added: “Everytime we touch the track; it gets better and better. I didn’t mind that Chris [Madden] set the pace at the start. We don’t seem to fire like those guys at the start of a race, but we are there at the end. It was good to learn off of him [Madden] to know where we can get better. I used to play this track on a video game and now we are here in Victory Lane.” Madden came up just short of his first-career win at Knoxville, crossing the line a close second. “We had a good car for the first half of the race, but I got extremely tight and I couldn’t turn across the middle of the corners. I was just trying to bide my time and I was hoping not to get into traffic, that opened the door for Ricky. To have the night we had last night and to bounce back and have the night we had tonight is great. We can tune on it now and be ready for tomorrow night.” Richards’ stirring run was without the benefit of a single caution flag during the race. “We absolutely needed a caution. I feel like I was running those top two down. We had a fast car. I was relying on the cushion get up there. That was more of an old-school Knoxville with a ledge up there by the wall. It was slick all the way across the track and we could carry speed wherever we wanted to go. I had a lot of fun out there.” The winner’s Bloomquist Race Cars entry is powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by: Turk Enterprises, Derrick’s Sandblasting, Kakela Farms, G-Style Transport, J&C Properties, Penske Racing Shocks, Hawkeye Construction, Keewatin Truck Service, Straight Ahead Venture, LG Transport, Red Line Graphix, R.A. Recycling, and Wiesner Trucking. Completing the top ten were Tyler Erb, Earl Pearson Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Frank Heckenast Jr., and Hudson O’Neal. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, September 13, 2019  
Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 18.009 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Chris Simpson / 18.212 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Chase Junghans, Jonathan Davenport, Stormy Scott, Bobby Pierce, Cody Laney, Chad White

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Ricky Thornton Jr., Tyler Bruening, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, Shanon Buckingham, Nick Marolf, Reid Millard, Corey Zeitner

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Ricky Weiss, Tyler Erb ®, Brian Birkhofer, Kyle Bronson, Dave Eckrich, Jeremy Grady, Brent Larson, Jeremiah Hurst, David Webster-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb, Jr., Chris Simpson, Jimmy Mars, Devin Moran ®, Spencer Diercks, Jonathan Brauns, Charlie McKenna, Billy Moyer, Jr.

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #5 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Chris Madden, Don O’Neal, Jason Feger, Shane Clanton, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Mike Fryer, Dustin Nobbe, Tim Simpson-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #6 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Frank Heckenast, Jr., Mike Mataragas, Hudson O’Neal, Chad Simpson, Johnny Scott, Jake Neal, JC Wyman, Brian Harris, Junior Coover

Lucas Oil Products Red “N”Tacky Spray Grease
 B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Kyle Bronson, Stormy Scott, Tim McCreadie, Shanon Buckingham, Chase Junghans, Bobby Pierce, Nick Marolf, Dave Eckrich, Jeremiah Hurst, Cody Laney, Brent Larson, Chad White, Reid Millard, David Webster, Jeremy Grady, Corey Zeitner-DNS

FAST Shafts
 B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shane Clanton, Jimmy Owens, Chad Simpson, Devin Moran ®, Jimmy Mars, Billy Moyer, Johnny Scott, Spencer Diercks, Mike Fryer, JC Wyman, Brian Harris, Dustin Nobbe, Charlie McKenna, Jake Neal, Jonathan Brauns, Junior Coover, Billy Moyer, Jr.-DNS, Tim Simpson-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (25 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS117wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB$7,000220mChris MaddenGray Court, SC$4,00031114Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$3,0004316TTyler BrueningDecorah, IA$2,000565Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,500651TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$1,000791Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$9008211SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$90091699JRFrank Heckenast, Jr.Frankfort, IL$700101071Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$60011428Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$58012241cChad SimpsonMt. Vernon, IA$660132340BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$6401470Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$520152220Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$60016832sChris SimpsonOxford, IA$490171949Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$580181429Darrell LaniganUnion, KY$470191720RTRicky Thornton Jr.Sedgwick, KS$460201518Shannon BabbMowequa, IL$450211315BBrian BirkhoferMuscatine, IA$440222025Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$530231825FJason FegerBloomington, IL$41024121mMike MataragasDeKalb, IL$400 Race Statistics
Entrants: 54
Lap Leaders: Chris Madden (Laps 1 – 15); Ricky Weiss (Laps 16 – 25)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Ricky Weiss
Margin of Victory: 0.760 seconds
Cautions: none
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jimmy Owens
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Vic Hill Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs (Josh Richards)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Chris Madden (Lap #1 – 20.172 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Billy Moyer Jr.
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Chris Madden (15 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Ricky Weiss
Time of Race: 8 minutes 59 seconds
SATURDAY Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease C-Main LINE UP:DRIVERINSIDEOUTSIDEDRIVERCharlie McKenna22C99Brian HarrisCody Laney32B54Mike FryerCorey Zeitner6z20wChad WhiteJC Wyman4W22BJonathan BraunsTim Simpson1714mReid MillardDavid Webster44w10CJunior CooverJared Landers777  
SATURDAY FAST Shafts B-Main LINE UP:DRIVERINSIDEOUTSIDEDRIVERShannon Babb1821JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Brian Birkhofer15B1mMike MataragasTim McCreadie3958Jeremiah HurstJason Feger25F18JChase JunghansJohnny Scott1st28mJimmy MarsDave Eckrich58E29dSpencer DiercksJeremy Grady4321Billy MoyerJake Neal14J5NDustin NobbeBrent LarsonB133Nick Marolf
SATURDAY LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL NATIONALS Feature LINE UP:DRIVERINSIDEOUTSIDEDRIVERShane Clanton2529Darrell LaniganRicky Weiss7w0mChris MaddenTyler Erb ®1T20RTRicky Thornton Jr.Don O’Neal516TTyler BrueningBrandon Sheppard1S0Scott BloomquistJosh Richards1432sChris SimpsonChad Simpson1c28Dennis Erb, Jr.Earl Pearson, Jr.171Hudson O’NealDevin Moran ®1d20Jimmy OwensBobby Pierce32P40BKyle BronsonFrank Heckenast, Jr.99JR50Shanon BuckinghamStormy Scott2s49Jonathan Davenport 

— Lucas Oil PR
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By |2019-09-14T07:36:02+00:00September 14th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Weiss Powers to Knoxville Triumph