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WAYNESVILLE, GA (February 11, 2017) – In his first career-season competing full-time on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Josh Richards won Saturday Night’s Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing presented by General Tire finale at Golden Isles Speedway. Richards took the lead on lap three and never looked back. The victory marks his 13th career LOLMDS victory, and his first win after having joined the Best Performance Motorsports Team last November.

Richards led defending series champion Scott Bloomquist’s Reece Monument Company, Crop Production Services, Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis and Brandon Overton’s Chip Stone, Longhorn to the finish line by several car lengths. Bloomquist and Overton had a spirited race for most of the 60-lap main event as Overton tried several times to get by Bloomquist. Brian Shirley finished in fourth, followed by the 2015 LOLMDS National Champion, Jonathan Davenport.

“I don’t know what to say right now. Thanks to all of fans for their support. It [switching race teams] was one of the toughest decisions I have ever made. I have always wanted to work with Randall [Edwards]. I can’t thank these guys enough for this opportunity. It’s great to win the second night out in this car. Everything is new on this ride and we are just trying to get acclimated to it,” said the 28-year-old in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

Rebounding from the previous night - where Richards had started on the front row, but faded to sixth at the finishn- he was elated for a better outcome. “I made an adjustment that I didn’t realize I had made last night and it definitely cost us. I was kicking myself afterward because I had done it by accident. We’ve really had a good car all weekend, I’m glad that I didn’t make the same mistake tonight. I can’t thank these guys enough for having faith in me!”

The Eric and Kelly Brock owned team is sponsored by Peoples National Bank, Corey Frazier-State Farm Insurance, Valvoline, Keyser, Riggs Motorsports, Integra, and Sunoco Race Fuels. The Rocket XR1 Chassis is powered by a Dargie Racing Engine.

Bloomquist held off Overton at end after making some contact during the race. “We weren’t too bad tonight. We needed a little more time for practice. We should have been here Thursday for practice. We just need to get here sooner. We got close tonight, but there’s a few things I would have loved to have changed.”

Overton was pleased with his weekend at Golden Isles Speedway - notching a third-place finish after his victory on Friday night. “To run how we did against these guys says a lot about our team. We would have liked to have won tonight as well. To race with Bloomquist for most of the race was fun and we tried plenty of times to get around him but he did what he needed to do out there.”

Completing the top ten were Doug Drown, Kenny Pettyjohn, Don O’Neal, Tyler Erb, and Tim McCreadie.

In preliminary action, Brandon Overton set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 52 entrants, with a lap of 15.768 seconds. Brian Shirley set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.806 seconds. Brandon Overton, Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, Billy Moyer Jr, and Doug Drown won their respective heat races. Austin Hubbard and Brent Larson won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing – presented by General Tire
Golden Isles Speedway – Waynesville, GA

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Brandon Overton / 15.768 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Brian Shirley / 15.806 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Brandon Overton, Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb, Gregg Satterlee, Ross Bailes, Kyle Bronson, Pancho Lawler, Ryan King, Zeke McKenzie-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Hudson O'Neal, Rick Eckert, Austin Hubbard, Joey Coulter, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Steven Roberts, John Gardner, Colton Flinner-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Brett Hamm, Donald Bradsher, Steve Francis, Blake Spencer, Timothy Culp, Cecil Eunice

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Brian Shirley, Kenny PettyJohn, Donald McIntosh, Brent Larson, Austin Rettig, Chase Junghans, GR Smith, Bob Gardner, Dennis Erb, Jr.

Rhino AG Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Billy Moyer, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Shane Tankersley, Boom Briggs, Brian Ligon, Mike Nasworthy, Ricky Weiss

General Tire Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Doug Drown, Don O'Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Corey Conley, Devin Moran, Darrell Lanigan, Jason Fitzgerald, Brian Connor

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Austin Hubbard, Joey Coulter, Timothy Culp, Steven Roberts, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Pancho Lawler, Zeke McKenzie, Ross Bailes, John Gardner, Blake Spencer, Donald Bradsher, Gregg Satterlee, Steve Francis, Kyle Bronson, Ryan King, Cecil Eunice-DNS, Colton Flinner-DNS

Fast Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Brent Larson, Shane Tankersley, Darrell Lanigan, Devin Moran, Corey Conley , Chase Junghans, Boom Briggs, GR Smith, Bob Gardner, Austin Rettig, Brian Ligon, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jason Fitzgerald, Mike Nasworthy-DNS, Ricky Weiss-DNS, Brian Connor-DNS, Casey Roberts-DNS

Feature Finish (60 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 5 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $12,000
2 3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $6,500
3 1 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $3,700
4 2 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $2,750
5 7 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamson, SC $3,050
6 6 240 Doug Drown Wooster, OH $1,800
7 8 38 Kenny PettyJohn Millsboro, DE $1,500
8 12 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,100
9 13 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $1,200
10 11 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,800
11 9 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,075
12 15 7 Rick Eckert York, PA $1,050
13 18 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $1,725
14 14 7m Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA $1,000
15 17 18 Brett Hamm Newberry, SC $1,000
16 16 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,800
17 23 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,700
18 24 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,700
19 10 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,800
20 21 2 Joey Coulter Troutman, NC $1,000
21 19 11 Austin Hubbard Bridgeville, DE $1,000
22 25 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $800
23 20 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN $1,000
24 22 21T Shane Tankersley Morganton, GA $1,000
25 4 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,000
26 26 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $700


Race Statistics
Entrants: 52
Lap Leaders: Brandon Overton (Laps 1 – 2); Josh Richards (Laps 3 – 60)
Cautions: n/a
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Dennis Erb Jr., Darrell Lanigan
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Steve Francis, Colton Flinner
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Josh Richards
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dennis Erb Jr. (Started: 23rd; Finished: 17th; Advanced 6 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Brandon Overton
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Rick Eckert
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: n/a
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards (Josh Richards)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Josh Richards (Lap #5 – 15.203 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Josh Richards (58 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Brandon Overton
Time of Race: 16 minutes 52 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 480 $13,700
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 450 $13,800
3 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamson, SC 410 $5,300
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 410 $7,300
5 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 375 $4,475
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 370 $5,300
7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 355 $7,300
8 7m Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA 345 $2,075
9 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 335 $2,125
9 7 Rick Eckert York, PA 335 $2,075
9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 335 $3,200
12 240 Doug Drown Wooster, OH 320 $1,900
12 38 Kenny PettyJohn Millsboro, DE 320 $2,300
12 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 320 $2,925
15 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 305 $2,150
15 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 305 $1,300
17 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 295 $1,400
18 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 275 $1,175
19 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 270 $2,850
19 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 270 $2,500
19 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 270 $1,000
22 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN 265 $1,875
23 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 260 $1,900
23 7F Jason Fitzgerald Middleburg, FL 260 $1,200
25 22* GR Smith Statesville, NC 255 $1,050
26 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL 245 $950
27 30K Ryan King Seymour, TN 235 $1,100
27 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 235 $700
29 c81 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR 225 $200
30 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 220 $200
30 87 Ross Bailes Clover, SC 220 $900


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


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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

ASi Racewear - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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GEICO - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Lucas Oil Racing TV - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MAVTV Motorsports Network - "The Official TV Network" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Miller Welders - "The Official Welder" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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RhinoAg - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Rugged Radios - “The Official Communications” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Safecraft - "The Official Fire Suppression System" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Black Diamond Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, BRODIX, Capital Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Wallace Engines, WELD Racing, 5150 Race Trailers

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization.  In 2016, the LOLMDS will sanction 53 events in 19 states.  The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com

About Lucas Oil Racing TV

The Future of Motorsports is HERE! Get Lucas Oil Racing TV and experience racing excitement like you've never seen! Lucas Oil Racing TV is the online app for all your favorite devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android Devices and more! No matter where you are or when you want to watch, you can stream the best and most exciting motor racing on the planet!

Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports - from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won't see anywhere else! But that's just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists... from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is the Exclusive, Unlimited, 24/7 All-Access Motorsports App and it's available NOW! For more information or to sign up, go to: www.LucasOilRacing.TV.

About MAVTV Motorsports Network

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series' from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don't have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV...MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.MAVTV.com.

About Lucas Oil Products

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products.  Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry.  Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy.  Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more.  Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television.  Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV.  More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at:  www.LucasOil.com

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Championship Standings

 

lmd dlUpdated: 02/28/17

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 870
2 0 Scott Bloomquist 855
3 49 Jonathan Davenport 825
4 39 Tim McCreadie 820
5 20 Jimmy Owens 715
6 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 710
7 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. 655
8 5 Don O'Neal 650
9 14 Darrell Lanigan 630
10 1S Brandon Sheppard 625

Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standings

Updated: 03/14/17

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 26
2 20 Jimmy Owens 20
3 5 Don O'Neal 18
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 18
5 1s Brandon Sheppard 17
+Sunoco Race for Gas Points