2017news 04 23

PORT ROYAL, PA (April 23, 2017) Rick Eckert took the lead on lap 39 from Gregg Satterlee and went on to win his third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race on Sunday night at Port Royal Speedway. In the series’ first ever visit to the track; Pennsylvania drivers swept the top three spots. With the win, Eckert became the ninth different winner in LOLMDS competition this season.

Satterlee led the first 38 laps of the race and finished in second with fellow Keystone State driver, Mason Zeigler coming home in third. Josh Richards rallied from the 15th starting spot to finish fourth. Tim McCreadie who ran as high as second in the race came home in fifth.

“It was an awesome race track tonight. You could run low, middle, or high. This facility has turned out to be one of the best in the nation. It’s one of the best kept secrets out there. I couldn’t get going early-on and I dropped back a few spots, but I finally found a line that worked well and we were able to get back to the front,” said the 51-year-old, who recorded his fourth career win at Port Royal.

“The frontrunners started fading a bit, and that’s when I started gaining on them. We had a good restart there and that made all the difference. He [Satterlee] got out in front and I thought it was going to be a long night for the rest of us, but those caution flags kept it close.”

“This is why people keep coming back here. Not only is the facility nice, but they run an efficient program, and the track is raceable from start to finish the entire night. All I can say is that things are going to keep getting better and better for this place,” said Eckert, who started fifth in the race.

Eckert’s Paul Crowl-owned Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by Priority Construction, P&J Contracting, S&L Trucking, Monumental Paving and Excavating, American Tennis Courts, Viper Risk Management, American Paving Fabrics, S.L. Shenberger Dump Truck Services, Eckert Trucking, Penske Shocks and Cornett Engines.

Satterlee’s, Gary Satterlee-owned, Satterlee Petroleum, Rocket Chassis was the car to beat for most of the race. He tried valiantly in the final laps to track down Eckert, but with three laps to go, contact with the turn two wall hurt his momentum. “I hate to lose a race like that. We had a great car all night. This is one of my favorite tracks and we always seem to run well here. They had a large crowd here tonight and you want to win in front of them. Rick [Eckert] had a good car. The cushion started to get thinner and thinner up against the wall.”

Zeigler, driving for veteran car owner, Barry Klinedinst, came home in third to complete the homestate sweep.. “These guys gave me a good car tonight. This car always has run well in this region. I want to thank them for giving me the opportunity to drive for them. This place is incredible. It doesn’t get the recognition like it should. There are a lot of good drivers in this area.”

Completing the top ten were Don O’Neal, Dennis Erb Jr., Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr., and Darrell Lanigan.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Dennis Erb Jr. / 18.492 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Brandon Sheppard / 18.953 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Gregg Satterlee, Rick Eckert, Darrell Lanigan, Austin Hubbard, Coleby Frye, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jeff Rine, Pancho Lawler, Hayes Mattern, Patrick Bryner, Jim Yoder

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, Nick Dickson, Colton Flinner, Dylan Yoder, Timothy Wilson, Dave Brouse, Jr., Dan Stone

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Mason Zeigler, Hudson O'Neal, Matt Cosner, Steve Francis, Kyle Lee, Larry Baer, Chad Myers, Kenny Moreland, Jason Covert

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Chad Hollenbeck, Boom Briggs, Gary Stuhler, Andy Haus, Trent Brenneman, Tim Smith, Jr., Mike Lupfer, Steve Campbell, Earl Pearson, Jr.

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Coleby Frye, Dennis Erb, Jr., Nick Dickson, Jeff Rine, Timothy Wilson, Dave Brouse, Jr., Colton Flinner, Hayes Mattern, Jim Yoder, Patrick Bryner, Pancho Lawler, Dylan Yoder-DNS, Dan Stone-DNS

Fast Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Steve Francis, Kyle Lee, Trent Brenneman, Earl Pearson, Jr., Larry Baer, Kenny Moreland, Mike Lupfer, Tim Smith, Jr., Chad Myers, Andy Haus-DNS, Steve Campbell-DNS, Jason Covert-DNS

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 5 7 Rick Eckert York, PA $10,000
2 1 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $6,400
3 6 43A Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $3,500
4 15 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $3,450
5 3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,950
6 4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,600
7 19 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $2,300
8 7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,100
9 23 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,000
10 9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,800
11 11 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $2,075
12 2 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $1,050
13 10 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,725
14 14 66c Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $1,000
15 13 11 Austin Hubbard Bridgeville, DE $950
16 16 55 Gary Stuhler Greencastle, PA $925
17 17 0v Coleby Frye Dover, PA $900
18 18 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $1,575
19 12 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,550
20 8 4-Ds Chad Hollenbeck Montrose, PA $825
21 22 33 Trent Brenneman Port Royal, PA $800
22 25 6 Mike Lupfer Shermansdale, PA $800
23 20 2T Kyle Lee Mercersburg, PA $800
24 24 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $800
25 21 17d Nick Dickson Lewistown, PA $800


Race Statistics
Entrants: 41
Lap Leaders: Gregg Satterlee (Laps 1 – 38); Rick Eckert (Laps 39 – 50)
Cautions: Colton Flinner (Lap 20); Boom Briggs (Lap 30); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 36); Steve Francis (Lap 46)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Colton Flinner
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Rick Eckert
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Started: 23rd; Finished: 9th; Advanced 14 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Scott Bloomquist
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Gregg Satterlee
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: Robbie Allen (Gregg Satterlee)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Gregg Satterlee (Lap #4 – 21.092 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Gregg Satterlee (38 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Gregg Satterlee
Time of Race: 32 minutes 27 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2260 $68,125
2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2140 $58,000
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2110 $61,325
4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1980 $42,375
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1955 $33,950
6 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1950 $38,400
7 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 1890 $25,800
8 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 1870 $30,425
9 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 1720 $21,225
10 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1640 $17,225
11 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA 1625 $21,250
12 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 1555 $15,750
13 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR 1395 $11,000
14 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamson, SC 1370 $18,575
15 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 1360 $9,325

*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
Bad Boy Mowers - "The Official Mower" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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
Fast Orange - “The Official Hand Cleaner” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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
K&N Engineering - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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
Nitro-Bee PLUS - "The Official Race Receiver" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
ProtectTheHarvest.com - "Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Ram Mounts - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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
Spray Nine - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
United Rentals - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Wrisco Aluminum - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Zotto - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Black Diamond Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, 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.

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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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