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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Shane Clanton Scores at Knoxville

Shane Clanton Scores First Career Knoxville Victory
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KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 12, 2019) – Shane Clanton came from the seventh starting spot to win Thursday night’s preliminary event at Knoxville Raceway. For the 44-year-old Georgia native, it was his first-ever win at the historic venue. He also became the sixteenth different winner this season on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. Clanton was the fourth different leader of the 25-lap race. The A-Main was slowed by only one caution flag for Jonathan Davenport on lap four. Ricky Thornton Jr. led the first lap in the Chad Stapleton-owned Club 29 Race Car. His place atop the leader board was short-lived as outside front-row starter Devin Moran took the lead on lap number two. Moran led until Tyler Erb took the lead away from him on lap five. Clanton charged from the inside of row number four and grabbed the lead away from Erb on lap fourteen.
Clanton pulled away from Erb and went on to pick up the preliminary night victory. Erb crossed the finish line in second, followed by a close finish between Darrell Lanigan and Ricky Weiss for third and fourth. Thornton was fifth. Clanton; in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time in 2019; thanked his chassis builder Marshall Green for his set-up advice over the phone before the start of the race. “Our car has been good all night long. We just made the right adjustments. I was biding my time behind Terbo [Erb], and it looked like he was hurting his tires. I went to the middle and the car stuck, and we went by him, then that was all she wrote.” “To win here at Knoxville is a dream come true,” Clanton added. “I have seen Donny Schatz win here so many times and I would like to start my own legacy here. This is a team effort, all the way to everybody with Marshall back at the shop. Penske Shocks and Keith Berner from Accu-Force tested with us earlier in the year and it has made a difference in our program. Thanks to Greg Bruening for letting me drive his race car. This is a big win for him as well because he’s from Iowa. It’s hard to beat what we had here tonight for a track. Hats off to all of the Knoxville crew for a great job.” Erb led nine laps but came home in the runner-up spot. “There wasn’t a whole lot I could do in the last ten or fifteen laps, he [Clanton] had a better car. He could maneuver through a lot better than I could. My car felt really good. It’s the same kind of issue we have been having. The longer we go, the tires just get hot. We are going to work on it. It was a good run. This is my favorite racetrack that we come to.” Lanigan edged out Weiss at the finish line to round out the podium. “The car got really good through the middle and the bottom. I would have liked to have seen a caution to see if we could have made a late-race charge. It’s just awesome to come out here and run well.”   The winner’s fourth career Lucas Oil victory came in the Greg Bruening-owned Capital Race Cars entry powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Bruening Rock Products, Skyline Materials, LTD, Bennett Explosives, Super K Express, Olson Explosives, Freeman Plumbing, M&S Concrete, and Truck Country. Completing the top ten were Tyler Bruening, Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Bobby Pierce, and Chris Simpson. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, September 12, 2019  
Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Shane Clanton / 17.932 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 18.087 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Brian Birkhofer, Shane Clanton, Jimmy Mars, Stormy Scott, Mike Mataragas, Jason Feger, Cody Laney, Reid Millard, Jared Landers-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Bobby Pierce, Jeremiah Hurst, Chris Simpson, Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Dave Eckrich, Corey Zeitner, JC Wyman, Tim Simpson

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Ricky Thornton Jr., Frank Heckenast, Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Spencer Diercks, Charlie McKenna, Scott Bloomquist, Dustin Nobbe, Jake Neal, Chase Junghans

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb ®, Hudson O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Jeremy Grady, Brian Harris, Jonathan Brauns

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #5 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Tyler Bruening, Devin Moran ®, Chris Madden, Chad Simpson, Johnny Scott, Brent Larson, Mike Fryer, Junior Coover

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #6 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb, Jr., Ricky Weiss, Don O’Neal, Kyle Bronson, Chad White, Nick Marolf, David Webster, Tim McCreadie-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease
 B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Stormy Scott, Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Jimmy Mars, Scott Bloomquist, Mike Mataragas, Spencer Diercks, Charlie McKenna, Jason Feger, Corey Zeitner, Cody Laney, Dave Eckrich, JC Wyman, Reid Millard, Jake Neal, Dustin Nobbe, Tim Simpson-DNS, Chase Junghans-DNS, Jared Landers-DNS

FAST Shafts
 B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Chad Simpson, Kyle Bronson, Hudson O’Neal, Don O’Neal, Chris Madden, Johnny Scott, Brent Larson, Brian Harris, Jeremy Grady, Nick Marolf, Jonathan Brauns, Mike Fryer, Chad White, David Webster, Billy Moyer, Junior Coover, Tim McCreadie-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (25 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1725Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$7,000241TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$4,0003529Darrell LaniganUnion, KY$3,000467wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB$2,0005120RTRicky Thornton Jr.Sedgwick, KS$1,50061016TTyler BrueningDecorah, IA$1,0007121SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$900821dDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$80091132PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$70010332sChris SimpsonOxford, IA$600111828Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$580121399JRFrank Heckenast, Jr.Frankfort, IL$560131614Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$54014192sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$62015211Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$500162020Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$49017950Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$480182440BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$470191418Shannon BabbMowequa, IL$460201515BBrian BirkhoferMuscatine, IA$45021221cChad SimpsonMt. Vernon, IA$440222321JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$530231758Jeremiah HurstDubuque, IA$41024849Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$400 Race Statistics
Entrants
: 55
Lap Leaders: Ricky Thornton Jr. (Lap 1); Devin Moran (Laps 2 – 4); Tyler Erb (Laps 5 – 13); Shane Clanton (Laps 14 – 25)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Shane Clanton
Margin of Victory: 3.627 seconds
Cautions: Jonathan Davenport (Lap 4)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dennis Erb Jr. (Advanced 7 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Ricky Weiss
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Capital Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Shane Clanton (Lap #4 – 19.4930 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Shane Clanton (12 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Ricky Thornton Jr.
Time of Race: 10 minutes 37 seconds
Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Night One Point Standings:Overall PosCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNNight #1 POINTS125Shane ClantonZebulon, GA494229Darrell LaniganUnion, KY486320RTRicky Thornton Jr.Sedgwick, KS48241TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX47457wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB472632sChris SimpsonOxford, IA468716TTyler BrueningDecorah, IA46171Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL46191SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL46091dDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH4601132PBobby PierceOakwood, IL4581120Jimmy OwensNewport, TN458132sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM4561350Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN4561540BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL4501699JRFrank Heckenast, Jr.Frankfort, IL447171cChad SimpsonMt. Vernon, IA4461814Josh RichardsShinnston, WV4441928Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL4432049Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA4392118Shannon BabbMowequa, IL4342221JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR4322315BBrian BirkhoferMuscatine, IA4292371Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN429255Don O’NealMartinsville, IN4232658Jeremiah HurstDubuque, IA421270mChris MaddenGray Court, SC417281stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM4152928mJimmy MarsMenomonie, WI411301mMike MataragasDeKalb, IL4073158EDave EckrichOxford, IA3933243Jeremy GradyStory City, IA3903329dSpencer DiercksDavenport, IA3893414JJake NealOmaha, NE38535B1Brent LarsonLake Elmo, MN3803622CCharlie McKennaAmes, IA3783799Brian HarrisDavenport, IA377380Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN3753925FJason FegerBloomington, IL3744032BCody LaneyTorrance, CA373416zCorey ZeitnerOmaha, NE3704118JChase JunghansManhattan, KS3704139Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY3704420wChad WhiteBenton Harbor, MI369455NDustin NobbeBatesville, IN3684633Nick MarolfMoscow, IA3664721Billy MoyerBatesville, AR3634854Mike FryerFreeport, IL3614917Tim SimpsonIowa City, IA3564922BJonathan BraunsMuscatine, IA356514WJC WymanGriswold, IA3555214mReid MillardJefferson City, MO3525344wDavid WebsterMonroe, WI3495410CJunior CooverNorfolk, NE34455777Jared LandersBatesville, AR333 

By |2019-09-13T13:26:52+00:00September 13th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Shane Clanton Scores at Knoxville

McCreadie Breaks Through at Ponderosa

JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (August 30, 2019) – Tim McCreadie picked up his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of 2019 on Friday night at Ponderosa Speedway. A record-setting crowd for the 15th annual John Bradshaw Memorial saw McCreadie become the fifteenth different winner on the tour this season. McCreadie held off a mid-race charge from Tanner English to take his first-ever win at the d-shaped oval. English’s family owned Rocket Chassis finished in second, followed by current series point leader Jonathan Davenport, Don O’Neal, and Tyler Erb. Billy Moyer Jr. and McCreadie made up the front row of the starting grid for the 50-lap main event. McCreadie charged to the lead at the drop of the green flag. Moyer Jr. held the second-spot until Kyle Strickler moved by him on lap ten. Strickler then pressured McCreadie for the race lead by closing on his bumper several times as the two entered heavy traffic. The first caution of the race came on lap thirteen, just as the race for the lead was heating up. When the race resumed, McCreadie and English took the second spot after Strickler got stuck against the wall coming off of turn number two. At the halfway mark, McCreadie still showed the way with English in second and fifteenth starting Don O’Neal in his first race since mid-June. O’Neal and Davenport went back-and-forth in the race for third and fourth for several laps. Davenport was finally able to clear O’Neal with four laps to go to earn a podium finish. Meanwhile, McCreadie pulled away from English in the waning laps to deny the Kentucky racer his first career Lucas Oil victory.
The New York native did his customary victory lane celebration to a cheering crowd. “It was very aggressive out there tonight. It was more demanding than I wanted it to be. Thanks to Longhorn Chassis, Kevin Rumley, Justin Labonte, Philip Snellen, and everybody else with the team. This car has won a lot of money this year. We keep parking it, so maybe we shouldn’t leave it in the stable anymore. It’s about time we finally won one of the Lucas Oil races.” “It’s pretty cool to race here,” McCreadie added. “The crowd is right on you here with this d-shaped oval. We don’t normally run tracks like this. You can see when someone is coming behind you because the grandstand comes to its feet. So, I want to thank all the fans for helping me in lapped traffic. We have been working really hard on the shocks the last few weeks. This whole deal is tough, and we are just glad to be back in Victory Lane.” English, who has been a frequent visitor at Ponderosa Speedway, was pleased with his runner-up finish. “I thought we might have had him [McCreadie] in lap traffic. I also thought I was the only one to make a softer tire work, but I was fading at the end and he [McCreadie] got away from me. I will take second against these guys any night.” Davenport, who started eighth, charged to a third-place finish. “We have been working on this Longhorn program a lot. McCreadie has been catching up and doing really good. Kevin [Rumley] has been working with him and hopefully we can get him up to second in the points. I took my time at the start and was trying to save my tires until the end.” The winner’s Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by: Sweeteners Plus, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Bilstein Shocks, D&E Marine, and Popejoy Plumbing. Completing the top ten were Jimmy Owens, Kyle Bronson, Jared Hawkins, Josh Richards, and Earl Pearson Jr. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Friday, August 30, 2019   
15th annual John Bradshaw Memorial
Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, Ky.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Mike Marlar / 12.722 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Tim McCreadie / 12.723 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Billy Moyer, Jr., Tanner English, Mike Marlar, Jared Hawkins, Dustin Linville, Jimmy Owens, Johnny Scott, Chad Stapleton, Stormy Scott

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Devin Moran ®, Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Bronson, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tyler Erb ®, Hudson O’Neal, Austin Burns, David Webb

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Kyle Strickler, Jason Jameson ®, Tommy Bailey, Josh Richards, Don O’Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Michael Chilton, Zack Dohm, Connor Meade

FastShafts B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Johnny Scott, Michael Chilton, Zack Dohm, Austin Burns, Chad Stapleton, Connor Meade, Hudson O’Neal, David Webb, Stormy Scott-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$12,7002496Tanner EnglishBenton, KY$5,5003849Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$4,6004155Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$2,7505171TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$3,05061620Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$2,60071140BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$2,20081011HJared HawkinsFairmont, WV$1,30091214Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,00010141Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$1,900112371Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,775121850Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,75013121JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,72514191stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$1,00015612JJason Jameson ®Lawrenceburg, IN$1,000162097Michael ChiltonSalvisa, KY$1,000172222BAustin BurnsMorgantown, IN$1,00018242sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,7001951MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$1,8002038SKyle StricklerTroutman, NC$1,000217157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$1,00022911BTommy BaileyCorbin, KY$1,000232117dZack DohmCross Lanes, WV$1,0002413D8Dustin LinvilleLancaster, KY$1,000 Race Statistics
Entrants
: 27 
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tim McCreadie
Margin of Victory: 1.960 seconds
Cautions: Tommy Bailey (Lap 13); Mike Marlar (Lap 18); Kyle Strickler (Lap 21); Devin Moran (Lap 22); Austin Burns (Lap 37); Michael Chilton (Lap 39); Dustin Linville (Lap 43) 
Series Provisionals: Hudson O’Neal, Stormy Scott
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tyler Erb (Advanced 12 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Billy Moyer 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: Longhorn Chassis 
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Phillip Snellen (Tim McCreadie)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Mike Marlar (Lap #5 – 13.5427 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Devin Moran
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Tim McCreadie (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Billy Moyer Jr. 
Time of Race: 37 minutes 27 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA6515$235,382.60239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY5935$123,565.08314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV5910$125,922.5741TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX5820$142,916.34520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN5735$152,812.7061Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL5690$119,061.3171MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH5655$99,265.03871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN5550$126,927.59950Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN5025$72,540.001040BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL5000$74,945.00112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM4700$54,435.001221JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR4550$51,485.00135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN3855$47,900.00140Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN3580$69,613.84
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

By |2019-08-31T13:33:04+00:00August 31st, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on McCreadie Breaks Through at Ponderosa

Sheppard Rules Mansfield’s Dirt Million

Brandon Sheppard and Crew Celebrate in Victory Lane
(HeathLawsonPhotos.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheppard and Marlar Win Night Two Duels at Mansfield

Brandon Sheppard Wins Duel #1 at Mansfield
(HeathLawsonPhotos.com)

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

Mike Marlar Wins Duel #2 at Mansfield
(HeathLawsonPhotos.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Bloomquist and Davenport Star at Mansfield

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

(HeathLawsonPhotos.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Madden Continues Hot Streak with Batesville Victory

LOCUST GROVE, Ark. (August 15, 2019) – Chris Madden continued his recent hot streak by winning Thursday night’s opener at Batesville Motor Speedway.

The win marks his third consecutive trip to Victory Lane in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition. Madden survived a battle with Brandon Overton to score the victory on night one of the COMP Cams Topless 100 – Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions.

Madden was unchallenged other than when he slid up the track after a lap 19 restart and Overton forged ahead on lap 21. Overton slid up the track a lap later which allowed Madden to get back by him and go on for the victory, his 11th career Lucas Oil Late Model Late Model Dirt Series win.

Madden; the 44-year-old South Carolina native; started alongside polesitter Mike Marlar on the front row for the 30-lap main event. Madden bolted to the lead at the drop of the green with Marlar going to the second position. Those two were joined by Overton and Davenport in lapped traffic as a four-car battle for the race lead was developing until a caution for fifth-place running Tyler Erb slowed the field.

After losing the lead for just one lap, Madden managed to regain his momentum and powered his way to the victory. Overton crossed the finish line in second with Madden’s teammate, Scott Bloomquist finishing in third. Jimmy Owens and Jonathan Davenport completed the top five.

“We were bottoming out getting into one. We shoved the nose across the center, and we got hung up in the fluff,” said the winner talking about how Overton had gotten by him for the race lead. “It opened the door for Brandon. We gathered it back together and made a good corner in 3 and 4. Right now going through the race I am wondering what we are hurting in this race and what we need to maintenance the car for tomorrow night’s race. We don’t want something to bite us that we overlooked tonight for Saturday’s big race.”

“If the track stays like this for tomorrow night we definitely learned a lot. I think Mooney will work on it and get it ready for the rest of the weekend. It will be back to the old Batesville.”

Overton, who was seeking his fifth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory was in the hunt the entire race. “As soon as he [Madden] pushed up the race track we were able to get by him. Then I went down there and did the same thing. I just got a little choppy and if you let it roll in there it would sit down for a little bit. Chris has the best car in the country right now so congratulations to him.”

Bloomquist ended up on the podium after starting in fifth. “Definitely this car is on track now. We can race now. I felt like we were holding our own out there. We might have to tweak it little bit more. We have got a different car under me now. It is great to see Chris winning. It’s great to know our cars are good right now. We just have to keep working hard and we will be fine.”

The winner’s Scott Bloomquist Racing, Bloomquist Race Car is powered by a Custom Race Engine and sponsored by Great America Steak Company, STEEL-IT, Lucas Oil Products, Sorbera Chiropractic, Petroff Towing, Crossfit by Overton, Sweet Manufacturing, VP Fuels, and Penske Shocks.

Completing the top ten were Josh Richards, Hudson O’Neal, Mike Marlar, Earl Pearson Jr., and Tony Jackson Jr.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, Ark.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Mike Marlar / 13.445 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Chris Madden / 13.346 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, Timothy Culp, BJ Robinson, Raymond Merrill, Kyle Beard, Michael Norris, Robert Baker, Zach McMillan, David Payne, Nathan Brown, Chad Mallett

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brandon Overton, Tyler Erb ®, Neil Baggett, Logan Martin, Devin Moran ®, Mason Oberkramer, Kyle Bronson, Shannon Babb, Jon Mitchell, Brad Couch, Morgan Bagley

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Chris Madden, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Tony Jackson, Jr., Jack Sullivan, Brian Rickman, Wendell Wallace, Hunter Rasdon, Scott Crigler, Stormy Scott, Jared Landers-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, Hudson O’Neal, Billy Moyer Jr., Austin Rettig, Tim McCreadie, Johnny Scott, Shanon Buckingham, Gavin Landers, Robbie Stuart, Jake Davis-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran ®, Michael Norris, Mason Oberkramer, Shannon Babb, Kyle Bronson, Jon Mitchell, Zach McMillan, Morgan Bagley, David Payne, Nathan Brown, Chad Mallett, Raymond Merrill, Robert Baker, Brad Couch, Kyle Beard-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tony Jackson, Jr., Austin Rettig, Tim McCreadie, Jack Sullivan, Johnny Scott, Brian Rickman, Shanon Buckingham, Wendell Wallace, Stormy Scott, Gavin Landers, Hunter Rasdon, Robbie Stuart, Jared Landers-DNS, Jake Davis-DNS, Scott Crigler-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (30 Laps):
FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
EARNINGS
1
2
0m
Chris Madden
Gray Court, SC
$5,000
2
3
2
Brandon Overton
Evans, GA
$3,000
3
5
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
$2,000
4
10
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$1,500
5
4
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
$1,250
6
8
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
$1,000
7
12
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$950
8
1
157
Mike Marlar
Winfield, TN
$900
9
6
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
$850
10
18
56
Tony Jackson, Jr.
Lebanon, MO
$800
11
17
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
$700
12
14
21
Billy Moyer
Batesville, AR
$600
13
11
21xxx
Neil Baggett
Columbus, MS
$600
14
22
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$600
15
16
21JR
Billy Moyer, Jr.
Batesville, AR
$600
16
19
5
Michael Norris
Sarver, PA
$600
17
20
94
Austin Rettig
Sikeston, MO
$550
18
24
18X
Jack Sullivan
Greenbrier, AR
$500
19
13
1B
BJ Robinson
Haughton, LA
$500
20
9
C8
Timothy Culp
Prattsville, AR
$500
21
7
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
$500
22
15
36
Logan Martin
West Plains, MO
$500
23
23
18
Shannon Babb
Mowequa, IL
$500
24
21
93
Mason Oberkramer
Broseley, MO
$500

Race Statistics
Entrants: 47
Lap Leaders: Chris Madden (Laps 1 – 20); Brandon Overton (Lap 21); Chris Madden (Laps 22 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Chris Madden
Margin of Victory: 1.378 seconds
Cautions: Tyler Erb (Lap 19)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tony Jackson Jr. (Advanced 8 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: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Custom Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: AJ Allen (Chris Madden)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Chris Madden (Lap #1 – 14.111 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Tyler Erb
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Chris Madden (29 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mike Marlar
Time of Race: 10 minutes 29 seconds

COMP CAMS Topless 100 Point Standings After Night 1:
Position
Car #
Driver
Points
1
0m
Chris Madden
260
2
2
Brandon Overton
230
3
0
Scott Bloomquist
220
4
20
Jimmy Owens
210
5
49
Jonathan Davenport
205
6
157
Mike Marlar
200
7
14
Josh Richards
200
8
71
Hudson O’Neal
195
9
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
185
10
56
Tony Jackson, Jr.
180
11
1M
Devin Moran ®
175
12
21
Billy Moyer
170
13
21xxx
Neil Baggett
165
14
39
Tim McCreadie
160
15
21JR
Billy Moyer, Jr.
155
16
5
Michael Norris
150
17
94
Austin Rettig
145
18
18X
Jack Sullivan
140
19
1B
BJ Robinson
135
20
C8
Timothy Culp
130
21
1T
Tyler Erb ®
125
22
36
Logan Martin
125
24
18
Shannon Babb
125
23
93
Mason Oberkramer
125
25
1st
Johnny Scott
120
26
40B
Kyle Bronson
120
27
5m
Jon Mitchell
115
28
90
Brian Rickman
115
29
50
Shanon Buckingham
110
30
14z
Zach McMillan
110
31
GRT1
Wendell Wallace
105
32
14m
Morgan Bagley
105
33
2s
Stormy Scott
100
34
7P
David Payne
100
35
77
Gavin Landers
95
36
3n
Nathan Brown
95
37
R5
Hunter Rasdon
90
38
92m
Chad Mallett
90
39
6R
Robbie Stuart
85
4
12M
Raymond Merrill
85
41
71m
Robert Baker
80
42
5C
Brad Couch
75
43
86
Kyle Beard
50
44
12
Scott Crigler
50
45
7d
Jake Davis
50
46
777
Jared Landers
50

By |2019-08-16T07:11:59+00:00August 16th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Madden Continues Hot Streak with Batesville Victory

Chris Madden Goes Back-to-Back at Florence Speedway

UNION, Ky. (August 10, 2019) – Chris Madden continued his recent hot-streak with a $50,000 victory in Saturday’s Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway.

Madden stormed from his tenth starting spot to sweep the weekend in front of the standing room only crowd. With his win, Madden became the seventh different driver to win the race in the last seven years.

Madden took the lead from Jimmy Owens on lap 76 and then went uncontested to score his eleventh career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.

Hudson O’Neal tried to catch Madden in the final four green flag laps, but he had to settle for second with Owens finishing in third. Devin Moran came from the fourteenth starting position to take fourth as Zack Dohm passed seventeen cars to earn the Hard Charger of the Race and rounded out the top five at the stripe.

In a race that saw four lead changes among three drivers, Owens grabbed the lead at the start of the race and led the first eighteen circuits of the 100-lap event. Bobby Pierce then bolted to the point on lap 19. Owens regained the lead on lap 34 and held a comfortable margin for most of the race, until a caution for Bobby Pierce on lap 72.

When the race resumed, Owens and Madden had a side-by-side battle between the two veteran drivers for several laps, until Madden finally managed to take the lead for good on lap 76.

“We knew we had a chance to win tonight,” Madden commented in Victory Lane. “We just wanted to stay out of trouble and position ourselves in the top five by halfway; try to gain some positions on the restarts. At this place, you just kind of inch on a guy, you just really don’t pass him in one try.”

What an awesome racecar and an awesome team we have,” said the winner, who became the 25th different driver to win the event since it began in 1983. “Thanks to all of the fans for coming out this weekend. We appreciate it. Whenever we got into traffic, I knew I had a car capable of winning the race.”

O’Neal recorded his best career finish in the event as he earned a $20,000 payday for second. “We were really good around the bottom all night. We never gave up on it. A couple of times we got shuffled back to fourth or fifth. I tried to search around and find some different angles out there. All-in-all we were good all weekend, we just needed to be one position better in this race. Congrats to Chris, he drove a great race.”

Owens led 60 laps but fell short of becoming the first four-time winner of the event. “It’s really a racy track. You don’t know whether to go high or low or the middle, that’s why it’s a hard race to win. We were comfortable where we were running. The track just had more grip down on the bottom as the race went on and that is where Madden and those guys were running. Both Chris and Hudson have had a great car all weekend. I am happy to come in third behind those guys.”

Madden’s Scott Bloomquist Racing, Bloomquist Race Car is powered by a Custom Race Engine and sponsored by: Great America Steak Company, STEEL-IT, Lucas Oil Products, Sorbera Chiropractic, Sweet Manufacturing, Crossfit by Overton, VP Fuels, and Penske Shocks.

Completing the top ten were Tim McCreadie, Ricky Weiss, Kyle Strickler, Brandon Overton, and Scott Bloomquist.

In the $2,000-to-win non-qualifier’s race, former Florence Speedway track champion Jason Jameson took the lead from Frank Heckenast Jr. after a late race restart and pulled away for the victory. Heckenast finished in second, followed by Robby Hensley, Johnny Scott, and Billy Green.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday and Saturday, August 9-10, 2019
37th annual Sunoco North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil
Florence Speedway – Union, Ky.

Round 1:
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish:Mike Marlar, Michael Norris, Ricky Weiss, Tyler Erb ®, Kyle Strickler, Kevin Weaver, Robby Hensley, Paul Stubber, Victor Lee-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish: Zak Blackwood, Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Jason Jameson ®, Donald McIntosh, Tim McCreadie, Josh Rice, Johnny Scott, Todd Brennan

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish: Frank Heckenast, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Stormy Scott, Greg Johnson, Kody Evans, Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott James , Jeff Alsip, Roger Williams

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish:Hudson O’Neal, Duane Chamberlain, Chris Garnes, Chris Madden, Devin Moran ®, Zack Dohm, Jason Miller, Billy Green, Jesse Lay

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #5 Finish:Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, Trevor Landrum, Kent Robinson, Shanon Buckingham, Mike Benedum, Joey Moriarty, Austin Rettig

Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #6 Finish:Kyle Bronson, Nick Hoffman, Brandon Overton, Devin Gilpin, Josh Richards, David Webb, Mike Provenzano, Austin Burns

Round 2:
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish: Mike Benedum, Kyle Strickler, Devin Gilpin, Josh Richards, Mike Marlar, Joey Moriarty, Johnny Scott, Chris Garnes, Kody Evans

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish: Bobby Pierce, Billy Green, Robby Hensley, Shanon Buckingham, Jason Jameson ®, Scott James , David Webb, Jesse Lay

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish:Earl Pearson, Jr., Ricky Weiss, Jonathan Davenport, Hudson O’Neal, Brandon Overton, Dale McDowell, Greg Johnson, Trevor Landrum, Duane Chamberlain

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish:Scott Bloomquist, Devin Moran ®, Donald McIntosh, Austin Rettig, Jason Miller, Jeff Alsip, Paul Stubber, Austin Burns, Billy Moyer, Jr.

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #5 Finish:Stormy Scott, Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, Kent Robinson, Nick Hoffman, Michael Norris, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Todd Brennan

Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #6 Finish: Jimmy Owens, Zack Dohm, Tyler Erb ®, Kyle Bronson, Josh Rice, Zak Blackwood, Mike Provenzano, Roger Williams, Kevin Weaver

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps – Top 2 Transfer): Mike Benedum, Josh Richards, Kent Robinson, Donald McIntosh, Michael Norris, Paul Stubber, Jason Miller, Billy Moyer, Jr., Austin Rettig, Josh Rice, Kody Evans-DNS, Todd Brennan-DNS, Victor Lee-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps – Top 2 Transfer): Nick Hoffman, Dale McDowell, Shanon Buckingham, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Chris Garnes, Robby Hensley, Joey Moriarty, Johnny Scott, Jesse Lay, Jeff Alsip, Greg Johnson-DNS, Scott James-DNS

SuperClean B-Main #3 Finish (15 Laps – Top 2 Transfer): Brandon Overton, Zack Dohm, Jason Jameson ®, Billy Green, David Webb, Austin Burns, Duane Chamberlain, Roger Williams, Mike Provenzano, Tim McCreadie, Trevor Landrum-DNS, Kevin Weaver-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):
FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
EARNINGS
1
10
0m
Chris Madden
Gray Court, SC
$50,000
2
5
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$20,700
3
1
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$10,800
4
14
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
$9,800
5
22
17d
Zack Dohm
Cross Lanes, WV
$8,000
6
23
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$7,700
7
6
7w
Ricky Weiss
Headingley, MB
$6,000
8
15
8S
Kyle Strickler
Troutman, NC
$5,000
9
19
2
Brandon Overton
Evans, GA
$4,500
10
2
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
$4,000
11
24
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
$4,200
12
18
2H
Nick Hoffman
Mooresville, NC
$3,250
13
4
2s
Stormy Scott
Las Cruses, NM
$3,700
14
7
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
$3,850
15
11
1G
Devin Gilpin
Columbus, IN
$2,500
16
8
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
$3,100
17
26
5
Michael Norris
Sarver, PA
$400
18
12
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
$2,950
19
16
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
$3,000
20
20
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
$2,950
21
27
18L
Trevor Landrum
Erlanger, KY
$2,100
22
3
32P
Bobby Pierce
Oakwood, IL
$2,075
23
9
157
Mike Marlar
Winfield, TN
$2,050
24
17
8B
Mike Benedum
Salem, WV
$2,025
25
25
21
Billy Moyer, Jr.
Batesville, AR
$800
26
21
17m
Dale McDowell
Chickamauga, GA
$2,000
27
13
93
Zak Blackwood
Columbus, IN
$2,000

Non-Qualifiers’ Race Finish:
Jason Jameson, Frank Heckenast Jr., Robby Hensley, Johnny Scott, Billy Green, Donald McIntosh, David Webb, Jeff Alsip, Chris Garnes, Jesse Lay, Austin Burns, Jason Miller, Paul Stubber, Austin Rettig, Roger Williams, Joey Moriarty, Duane Chamberlain

Race Statistics
Entrants: 53
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 18); Bobby Pierce (Laps 19 – 33); Jimmy Owens (Laps 34 – 75); Chris Madden (Laps 76 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Chris Madden
Margin of Victory: 1.201 seconds
Cautions: Zak Blackwood (Lap 1); Dale McDowell (Lap 2); Kyle Bronson (Lap 18); Tim McCreadie (Lap 39); Kyle Bronson (Lap 58); Stormy Scott (Lap 61); Bobby Pierce (Lap 72); Josh Richards (Lap 80); Trevor Landrum (Lap 96)
Series Provisionals: Tim McCreadie, Shanon Buckingham
Series Emergency Provisionals: Billy Moyer Jr., Michael Norris
Florence Speedway Track Provisional: Trevor Landrum
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Zack Dohm (Advanced 17 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Custom Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: AJ Allen (Chris Madden)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Bobby Pierce (Lap #11 – 17.8545 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Zak Blackwood
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (60 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jimmy Owens
Time of Race: 58 minutes 53 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS
EARNINGS
1
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
5995
$201,775
2
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
5415
$103,975
3
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
5405
$97,750
4
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
5350
$125,525
5
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
5310
$121,575
6
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
5260
$103,950
7
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
5230
$87,575
8
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
5095
$110,900
9
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
4580
$63,150
10
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
4545
$67,150
11
2s
Stormy Scott
Las Cruses, NM
4335
$47,075
12
21
Billy Moyer, Jr.
Batesville, AR
4160
$44,550
13
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
3495
$45,150
14
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
3260
$35,000

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

By |2019-08-11T08:26:55+00:00August 11th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Chris Madden Goes Back-to-Back at Florence Speedway

Madden Scores First Florence Victory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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