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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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*

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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

BRONSON BANKS $10,000 AT FAYETTEVILLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DAVENPORT BECOMES FIRST REPEAT WINNER AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 13, 2019) – Jonathan Davenport became the first repeat winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned events at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night.

Heading into tonight’s event at the Dirt Capitol, the series had made 11 appearances and there had been 11 different winners. The defending National Champion led the entire race on his way to winning the 38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic. Davenport now sits at five series wins so far in 2019, and his 41st overall.

Brandon Sheppard roared to a runner-up finish, holding off Jimmy Owens at the line. Rick Eckert was fourth and Tim McCreadie rallied from his 19th starting position to round out the top five.

“It’s really great to become the first driver to win twice in series races at Hagerstown, this is such a historic track,” said Davenport. I was getting really, really loose on that long green flag run and I got behind those lapped cars. Jimmy [Owens] and Sheppard were right on us. Thank goodness for that caution. It saved us. I haven’t raced here many times; but it definitely brings back memories of my asphalt days. You have to drive the track straighter than most. You also have to have a different mindset to drive this track. Thank you to Jason, Tyler, Matt, and everybody who works on the crew.”

A caution for Jason Jameson on lap 25 allowed lapped traffic to clear out in front of Davenport after Owens and Sheppard closed to within a car length. On the restart, Davenport pulled away and Sheppard moved around Owens for second.

“A couple of the lap-cars were giving me fits tonight. One of them kept switching lanes on me and I am not sure if he saw me because he was racing me side-by-side. I bumped wheels with him, and I thought here we go. Jack Cornett is here tonight, and he builds a great engine. Thanks to all of the fans for coming out tonight looks like they had a great turnout.”

Sheppard had his second straight runner-up finish with the series. “We were all bunched up racing for the lead and then the caution came out. JD and Owens were doing a good job and I was going to have a tough time passing them. It was a lot of fun out there. I had to run my stuff harder than I wanted to. Luckily, on the restart I slipped by Jimmy. I couldn’t gain any ground on JD. I was trying all sorts of things to catch him, but I think I burnt my tires up too much. This was a lot better than my last showing at Hagerstown for sure.”

Tonight, Owens piloted the same back-up car which got him to victory lane Atomic on Thursday and recorded another podium finish on Saturday night. “JD was really good, and he was making his way through traffic really well. I felt at the time we had gotten to him [Davenport] and we were a little better than him. We had a bird’s eye view and I thought we could sneak up on him and then the caution came out and ruined it for us. Our tires didn’t refire and it was just a drag race until we got to traffic again.”

The winner’s Lance Landers Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by: Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Penske Racing Shocks, Spartan Mowers, Go Lithium Batteries, Valvoline, Hoosier Tires, and Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas.

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Josh Richards, Trever Feathers, Gene Knaub, and Jason Covert.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, April 13, 2019
38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic
Hagerstown Speedway – Hagerstown, Md.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Kyle Bronson / 18.179 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Gene Knaub / 18.554 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Rick Eckert, Josh Richards, Kyle Bronson, Kyle Hardy, Tim McCreadie, Kyle Lee, Jamie Lathroum, Tyler Bare

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Tyler Erb ®, Gregg Satterlee, Devin Moran ®, Austin Hubbard, Ryan King, Colton Flinner, Jason Jameson ®, Mason Zeigler, Dan Stone

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Gene Knaub, Jason Covert, Brandon Sheppard, Hudson O’Neal, Trever Feathers, Alex Ferree, Shanon Buckingham, Tyler Horst, Gary Stuhler

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Dylan Yoder, Don O’Neal, Stormy Scott, Matt Cosner, Justin Kann, Justin Weaver, Jacob Hawkins-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Kyle Hardy, Tim McCreadie, Jamie Lathroum, Austin Hubbard, Tyler Bare, Mason Zeigler, Colton Flinner, Ryan King, Kyle Lee, Dan Stone, Jason Jameson ®

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Trever Feathers, Stormy Scott, Shanon Buckingham, Matt Cosner, Alex Ferree, Gary Stuhler, Tyler Horst, Justin Kann, Justin Weaver, Jacob Hawkins-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):
FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$13,1002101SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$5,5003320Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$4,300450Rick EckertYork, PA$2,75051939Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$2,950641Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$2,6007914Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,30081820FTrever FeathersWinchester, VA$1,300921KGene KnaubDover, PA$1,20010672CJason CovertYork Haven, PA$1,100111340BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$1,77512151MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$1,850131224Dylan YoderSelinsgrove, PA$1,0251471TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$1,700151471Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,700162145Jamie LathroumMechanicsville, MD$1,000172250Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,00018202sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,000191736VKyle HardyStephens City, VA$1,00020241GkRyan KingSeymour, TN$1,000211122Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA$1,00022821Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,700232572WJustin WeaverWilliamsport, PA$1,00024165Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,800252312JJason Jameson ®Lawrenceburg, IN$1,800


Race Statistics
Entrants: 37
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Margin of Victory: 2.497 seconds
Cautions: Don O’Neal (Lap 6); Jason Jameson (Lap 25)
Series Provisionals: Jason Jameson, Ryan King
Hagerstown Speedway Provisional: Justin Weaver
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Advanced 14 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jamie Lathroum
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
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: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #1 – 20.446 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jason Jameson
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jonathan Davenport
Time of Race: 23 minutes 49 seconds

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SHARON’S LUCAS LATE MODEL RACE A WASH

HARTFORD, OHIO (April 12, 2019) – Friday night’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Steel Valley 50 at Sharon Speedway has been canceled. After a period of heavy afternoon rain, Sharon Speedway management officials made the decision to cancel the event. The event will not be made up. All pre-sale tickets will be refunded. The weekend swing for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series continues on Saturday at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway and Sunday at Port Royal (PA) Speedway. Hagerstown’s feature pays $12,000-to-win while a $10,000 top prize is posted for Port Royal’s A-Main.

By |2019-04-12T19:57:49+00:00April 12th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on SHARON’S LUCAS LATE MODEL RACE A WASH

OWENS RECOVERS FOR LUCAS OIL WIN AT ATOMIC

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO (April 11, 2019) – Jimmy Owens recovered from mechanical issues early on Thursday night to win the 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway. The three-time National Champion led all 50 laps of the event for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season.

Owens broke a fan blade in hot laps, which relegated him to his back-up car. His backup entry proved to be the best of the night as he dominated the main event. Brandon Sheppard tried to track down Owens but came home in second-place. Jonathan Davenport came home in third. Tim McCreadie finished fourth and Earl Pearson took fifth at the finish.

Owens started third and quickly darted to the lead on the opening lap with Tyler Erb following. Having won a pair of events last September at the Ohio Speed plant, Erb was looking for his third straight win at Atomic. Erb held the second spot until Sheppard got around him. A furious battle behind Owens ensued for the runner-up slot between Sheppard and several drivers, lasting several laps. Pearson went to the outside and briefly took second from Sheppard at the halfway mark. Sheppard came back a lap later to regain the position.

Owens was set on cruise control for most of the race and was rolling around the 3/8ths mile track with as much as a straightaway lead at times. A caution flag with 43 laps complete appeared to set up a dash to the finish between Owens and Sheppard, but Owens pulled away to become the seventh different winner this year on the tour.

The 47-year-old Owens was ecstatic to finally breakthrough with his first series win of 2019. “We fixed everything on the main car this week from last Saturday. We broke a fan blade in hot laps. Then we had to get our back-up car out. My hat is off to the crew for getting this car prepared. They busted their rear ends tonight. We had a quick turnaround time to get it in line just to qualify.”

“The crew gave me a good car that I could feel confident in,” Owens added. “We had second quick time in our group and then we went out and won our heat race and so here we are in Victory Lane. We have a good car, a great team, and we are just as capable as anybody to run up front night in and night out. Thanks to the fans for coming tonight to watch a good show and thanks to the track crew for a well-prepared track.”

Sheppard congratulated Owens on his win. “We had a really good race tonight. Jimmy and his crew are really rolling. It is a lot of fun running against these Lucas Oil guys. Everybody races each other clean and it was getting exciting. Thanks for all of the fans for coming out on a Thursday night. Thanks to Mark Richards and Steve Baker for giving me this opportunity.”

Davenport was seeking his fifth series win of the season. “I tried to slide Brandon there once and couldn’t quite clear him. I wanted to try again but I didn’t have him cleared enough to do so and I wasn’t going to take both of us out. We didn’t take off like we wanted to,” said the defending series champion who heads to Sharon Speedway on Friday night maintaining his points lead.

The winner’s Ramirez Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Boomtest Well Service, Rhino Ag, Reece Monument Company, Tommy Pope Construction, FK Rod Ends, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Red Line Oil.

Completing the top ten were Devin Moran, Tyler Erb, Steve Casebolt, Hudson O’Neal, and Colton Burdette.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, April 11, 2019
5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50
Atomic Speedway – Chillicothe, Ohio

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Kyle Bronson / 13.459 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Josh Richards / 13.267 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): RJ Conley, Tyler Erb ®, Kyle Bronson, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Stormy Scott, Freddie Carpenter, Ryan King, Derek Davis, Jackie Boggs

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Don O’Neal, Steve Casebolt, Billy Moyer, Jr., Rod Conley, Chris Garnes, Colten Burdette, Jason Brennan

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tyler Carpenter, Shanon Buckingham, Gregg Satterlee, Jonathan Henry, Kyle Thomas

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran ®, Jonathan Davenport, Hudson O’Neal, Tim McCreadie, Kody Evans, Jason Jameson ®, Todd Brennan, Colton Flinner

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Colten Burdette, Stormy Scott, Rod Conley, Jackie Boggs, Freddie Carpenter, Ryan King, Jason Brennan, Derek Davis, Chris Garnes

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Kody Evans, Jason Jameson ®, Jonathan Henry, Gregg Satterlee, Kyle Thomas, Todd Brennan, Colton Flinner

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):
FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1320Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$12,800261SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$5,5003849Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$4,60041639Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$3,4505101Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$3,050641MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$2,600751TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$2,200811C9Steve CaseboltRichmond, IN$1,30091271Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,900101744BColten BurdetteParkersburg, WV$1,100111850Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,0751275Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,850131399JRFrank Heckenast, Jr.Frankfort, IL$1,02514192sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,00015244BJackie BoggsGrayson, KY$1,000161428Tyler CarpenterParkersburg, WV$1,00017231GkRyan KingSeymour, TN$1,000181521Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,70019171CRJ ConleyWheelersburg, OH$1,00020940BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$1,700212212JJason Jameson ®Lawrenceburg, IN$1,700222171RRod ConleyWheelersburg, OH$1,00023214Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$1,90024204GKody EvansCamden, OH$1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants: 33
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Margin of Victory: 1.124 seconds
Cautions: Don O’Neal (Lap 19); Josh Richards (Lap 22); Billy Moyer Jr. (Lap 27); Kyle Bronson (Lap 32); Jason Jameson (Lap 43)
Series Provisionals: Jason Jameson
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Jackie Boggs
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Ryan King
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 #47 – 14.6378 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Josh Richards
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: RJ Conley
Time of Race: 25 minutes 46 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA1860$72,42521TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX1690$53,35031Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL1675$43,97541MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH1560$26,425514Josh RichardsShinnston, WV1475$25,500639Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY1445$19,500720Jimmy OwensNewport, TN1400$31,35075Don O’NealMartinsville, IN1400$24,650971Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN1355$23,4001040BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL1265$18,8501121Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR1220$12,2501212JJason Jameson ®Lawrenceburg, IN1200$12,950131GkRyan KingSeymour, TN1180$9,1001450Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN1175$9,850152sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM1075$8,300
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2019 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

By |2019-04-12T19:51:03+00:00April 12th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on OWENS RECOVERS FOR LUCAS OIL WIN AT ATOMIC

Ross Bailes Claims First-Career Lucas Oil Victory

SEYMOUR, TENN (April 5, 2019) – Ross Bailes rolled to his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway. The 29-year-old, South Carolina native led all 50 laps of “Tennessee’s Action Track 50” en route to one of the biggest wins of his career. Bailes took the lead at the start of the race, withstood several cautions, and managed to hold off a late race charge from three other drivers to become the sixth different winner of the 2019 season. Donald McIntosh took second over Jimmy Owens. Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader, Jonathan Davenport finished in fourth followed by Dale McDowell. “This seems unbelievable,” said Bailes. “We have tried for so long to win one of these and we just couldn’t get it done. To come to a new place like this and to get it done here is just unimaginable. I felt good on the bottom and then when I got to lapped traffic I was slowing down. I knew I needed to search around and do something different. My crew guys told me to move up and when I did the car felt really good up there.” Bailes added: “This place is awesome. I think if we would have run another 50 laps it would have been even better. I was happy with it. There was grip on the bottom . I didn’t have to worry about the top for the first half of the race and then it got racy all over. This win is now at the top of my list for sure. Maybe we can get another one tomorrow night at North Georgia. I want to thank Barry and Lance Wright, Ronnie McCarter and all of my crew it was a great team win that’s for sure.” McIntosh, also looking for his first career Lucas Oil win, settled for second at the line. “Our car was pretty good. I had it prepared to run the top. I was just biding my time out there. I thought I could get up to him [Bailes] and make a run for the win. I am blessed to be back at Blount Motorsports and maybe we can get that first Lucas Oil win tomorrow night at North Georgia.” “I don’t think he [Bailes] knew the top was there. “We had a great race for second with Jimmy [Owens]. I think I showed him [Bailes] the top one time and he moved up there in traffic. Racing with these guys and from where we started that’s a pretty awesome run,” said McIntosh who started sixth. Owens finished third after a late-race charge. “We have been pretty good in East Tennessee so far this year. We have had good race cars all year long. It feels good to finally finish a Lucas Oil race. Last year we had such terrible misfortune. This year seemed like it was going to start off the same way but we just aren’t going to let that happen. McIntosh had a good car, and he was up on the wheel. I felt like we could have gotten second, but we are just happy to finish on the podium.” The winner’s Barry Wright Race Cars ICON Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Felony Farms, Service Transport Inc., Bailes Construction, Big A’s Custom Graphics, C&H Paving, Bobby Taylor Oil, Nichols Plumbing, Penske Shocks, Hoosier Tire South, Fred Caldwell Chevrolet, and Viper Risk Management Group. Completing the top ten were Kyle Bronson, Ryan King, Josh Richards, Tyler Erb, and Earl Pearson Jr. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Friday, April 5, 2019   
Tennessee’s Action Track 50
411 Motor Speedway – Seymour, Tenn.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Ryan King 13.348 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Donald McIntosh 13.587 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 
Ross Bailes, Ryan King, Jonathan Davenport, Michael Chilton, Cory Hedgecock, Jason Jameson, Chicky Barton, Jacob Hawkins (DNS)

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 
Josh Richards, Billy Moyer Jr, Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Vic Hill, Don O’Neal, Ryan Scott

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 
Dale McDowell, Donald McIntosh, Earl Pearson Jr, Stormy Scott, Shanon Buckingham, Cla Knight, Bobby Giffin

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 
Jimmy Owens, Robby Moses, Tyler Erb, Devin Moran, Hudson O’Neal, David Crabtree, Pierce McCarter

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): 
Cory Hedgecock, Shanon Buckingham, Vic Hill, Jason Jameson, Hudson O’Neal, Don O’Neal, David Crabtree, Jacob Hawkins, Cla Knight, Chicky Barton, Ryan Scott, Bobby Giffin

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1187Ross BailesClover, SC$12,000267mDonald McIntoshDawsonville, GA$5,5003420Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$4,3004949Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$3,8505217mDale McDowellChickamauga, GA$2,25061540BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$2,500751GkRyan KingSeymour, TN$1,5008314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,1009121TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$2,00010101Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$1,900111139Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$1,77512821mRobby MosesMaryville, TN$1,050131397Michael ChiltonSalvisa, KY$1,025142012JJason Jameson ®Lawrenceburg, IN$1,70015191VVic HillMosheim, TN$1,00016721JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,00017142sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,00018161MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$1,700191850Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,00020225Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,80021179Cory HedgecockLoudon, TN$1,000222171Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,800232451Pierce McCarterSeymour, TN$1,0002423C5David CrabtreeMaryville, TN$1,000 Race Statistics
Entrants: 28 
Lap Leaders: Ross Bailes (1-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Ross Bailes 
Margin of Victory: 0.773 seconds
Cautions: Jason Jameson (lap 2); Shanon Buckingham (lap 7); Vic Hill (lap 17); Hudson O’Neal (lap 20); Shanon Buckingham (lap 25); Stormy Scott (lap 46); Cory Hedgecock (lap 47) 
Miller WeldersFast Time Provisionals: David Crabtree, Pierce McCarter
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Kyle Bronson (Advanced 9 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Michael Chilton
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens 
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines 
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Barry Wright Race Cars 
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Ross Bailes (Lap #6 – 13.9007 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Ross Bailes (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Ross Bailes 
Time of Race: 30 minutes 27 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA1390$54,62521TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX1310$49,25031Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL1265$37,87541MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH1150$20,275514Josh RichardsShinnston, WV1120$19,300639Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY1045$14,05075Don O’NealMartinsville, IN1000$16,500820Jimmy OwensNewport, TN985$16,725971Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN970$19,0001040BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL950$15,3751012JJason Jameson ®Lawrenceburg, IN950$9,5501221JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR885$6,9501350Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN870$6,975141GkRyan KingSeymour, TN865$7,050150Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN810$12,350162sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM770$6,300
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country.  In 2019, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 65 events across 22 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap.  The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will broadcast on four networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.    The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.
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2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Partners Include:Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Racing Engines, Arizona Sport Shirts, Black Diamond Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX, COMP Cams, DirtonDirt.com, Dirty Girl Racewear, Dunn-Benson Ford, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, GEICO, General Tire, Heath Lawson Photography, Hoosier Tire, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, K&N Engineering, Lucas Oil Products, LucasOilRacing.TV, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Race Cars, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Optima Batteries, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, PFC Brakes, Pro Power Racing Engines, ProtectTheHarvest.com, RhinoAg, Rocket Chassis, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, SRI Performance, STEEL-IT, Sunoco Race Fuels, Super Clean, Swift Springs, Wrisco Aluminum, Xcelydne Valvetrain, 5150 Race Trailers
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By |2019-04-06T07:01:17+00:00April 6th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Ross Bailes Claims First-Career Lucas Oil Victory

RAIN HALTS BUCKEYE SPRING 50 AT ATOMIC

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO (March 15, 2019) – With rain starting to fall hallway through time trials and continuing off and on throughout the night, the 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway has been postponed.
Atomic Speedway and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials are working to determine a suitable make-up date. Tickets and armbands from the event will be honored on the make-up date or any event during the Atomic Speedway season of equal value.

On Saturday night, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series moves to Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway for the 22nd Annual Indiana Icebreaker. Gates will open at noon, with the driver’s meeting slated for 4:30pm. The on-track action will begin with hot laps at 5:00pm.

By |2019-03-16T03:16:42+00:00March 16th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on RAIN HALTS BUCKEYE SPRING 50 AT ATOMIC

LUCAS LATE MODELS RETURN TO ACTION MARCH 15TH-16TH

BATAVIA, OHIO (March 11, 2019) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action this weekend, as the nation’s elite dirt late model drivers make their annual trek to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind.

Both events are expected to attract a powerful field of entries as drivers battle in a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Friday’s event at Atomic Speedway, the 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50, will include a $500-to-win event for the Sport Modifieds. The pit gates will open at 3:00pm, followed by general admission gates at 4:00pm. Hot laps will begin at 6:00pm, followed by action-packed racing. For more information, visit: www.atomicspeedway.net.
Brownstown Speedway, located on the Jackson County Fairgrounds, will kick off its 2019 racing season on Saturday, March 16. In addition to the pulse-pounding action of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the 22nd Annual Indiana Icebreaker – Presented by John Jones Auto Group will also include Modifieds and Pure Stocks.
The pits gates at Brownstown Speedway will open at noon, followed by general admission gates at 1:00pm. An autograph session with the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will begin at 4:30pm, followed by on-track action at 6:00pm. To purchase advance tickets or find more information, visit: www.brownstownspeedway.com.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series resumes competition, following a knockout Florida-Georgia Speedweeks, averaging nearly 50 super late models per night during the eight-race stretch. Four different drivers have graced Victory Lane thus far, in 2019. Jonathan Davenport and Tyler Erb have recorded three wins each, with Earl Pearson Jr. and Hudson O’Neal each winning one main event.
Davenport, the reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, leads the current standings by just 40-points over Tyler Erb, who is competing in his first full year on the tour. Pearson is third, followed by Scott Bloomquist and Devin Moran.
Atomic Speedway
Phone Number: 740-703-9749
Location: 2535 Blain Hwy, Waverly, OH 45690
Website:


www.atomicspeedway.net

Tire Rule for Atomic Speedway, March 15th:
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-Main.
*For the Feature, competitors may use 2 new rear tires.

*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.

Brownstown Speedway Phone Number: 812-358-5332
Location: 476 East CR 100, Brownstown, IN 47220
Website:

www.brownstownspeedway.com

Tire Rule for Brownstown Speedway, March 16th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, LM40

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Main.
*For the Feature, competitors may use 2 new rear tires.

*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.


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

By |2019-03-11T15:44:42+00:00March 11th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on LUCAS LATE MODELS RETURN TO ACTION MARCH 15TH-16TH