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LUXEMBURG, WI (May 19, 2017) – Shannon Babb made a clean sweep of the racing action on Friday night in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series’ first-ever appearance at Luxemburg Speedway. With the win, Babb becomes the eleventh different winner this season in LOLMDS competition.

Babb held off a race-long challenge from Josh Richards to take the victory in the second round of the “Spring Shootout.”. Darrell Lanigan came home in third, with Gregg Satterlee and Tim McCreadie rounding out the top five.

“I just want to thank all the fans for coming out tonight. It was quite cold to be out here. Thanks to the track crew for getting this track raceable. I wasn’t so sure they could do it late today, but they scraped off the top and it was smooth,” said the 43-year-old racer in his Clements-powered Rocket Chassis.

“This is the first time a lot of us have been here. I knew Josh would be tough to beat tonight. We picked the right tire for the feature and I really like this no cutting and siping of the right rear tire. It makes for some competitive racing. This Rocket car has been fast from the get-go this year. We haven’t run as much as a lot of the other guys. We had a great run at Batesville last month and then won last week at Farmer City.”

“Thanks to Mark Richards Racing for their help. The set-ups we have gone with for this race car have all been good. I want to thank Ed Petroff of Petroff Towing, Donley Trucking, Kuebler Oil, CJI Piping, Hunting for Hope, and Hoosier Tires for their assistance,” said Babb.

While Babb was out front for the entire 50-lap distance, it was not an easy win as Richards pressured him several times for the lead. Near the end while Babb was trying to lap a car, he got sideways and that gave Richards a shot on the outside to pass him, but Babb beat Richards into turn one and held on the rest of the way for the victory.

Richards was happy with his runner-up finish after a disappointing night at LaSalle. “We will certainly take this finish after last night. Congratulations to Shannon on the win. I am not very good on these circle type tracks. I have a cramp in my right arm from continuously turning the wheel,” said Richards who entered the race third in points.

“We might have got him a few times if not for the lapped traffic, but he [Babb] did what he needed to do and got down on the bottom quicker. Thanks to the track crew for getting this track ready. I have never seen a track go from being so wet to so dry that quickly. It was good run tonight, definitely better than last night’s letdown,” said the driver of the Best Performance Motorsports, Valvoline, Rocket Chassis.

Lanigan had another solid finish in the Clint Bowyer Motorsports, iRacing.com, Club 29 entry as the veteran driver came home in third. “We had a good car tonight. We gambled a little bit on tires. We went a little softer than some. I don’t know it might have bit us a little bit. But a podium finish in our first time here is really good.”

Completing the top ten were Don O’Neal, Bobby Pierce, Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Casebolt, and Dennis Erb Jr.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, May 19th, 2017
Luxemburg Speedway – Luxemburg, WI

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Shannon Babb / 13.259 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Josh Richards / 13.411 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Gregg Satterlee, Bobby Pierce, Hudson O'Neal, Steve Francis, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Boom Briggs, Jared Siefert, Paul Parker, David Jaeger

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Josh Richards, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jimmy Mars, AJ Diemel, Mark Rose, Doug Blashe

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, Steve Casebolt , Mike Marlar, Brent Larson, Brett Swedberg, Jimmy Owens, Nick Anvelink, Mitch McGrath

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): AJ Diemel, Boom Briggs, Jimmy Owens, Jared Siefert, Nick Anvelink, Mark Rose, Mitch McGrath, Doug Blashe, David Jaeger, Paul Parker

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $10,200
2 2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $6,200
3 3 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $4,200
4 4 22 Gregg Satterlee ® Rochester Mills, PA $3,550
5 8 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,950
6 11 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,600
7 7 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,500
8 5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,100
9 9 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN $1,200
10 14 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,800
11 12 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $1,775
12 20 99B Boom Briggs ® Bear Lake, PA $1,750
13 17 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI $1,025
14 15 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN $1,000
15 21 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,750
16 12 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $925
17 6 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,900
18 18 3 Brett Swedberg Shawano, WI $875
19 10 71 Hudson O'Neal ® Martinsville, IN $1,550
20 22 25 Jared Siefert Luxemburg, WI $825
21 15 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL $800
22 24 1B Doug Blashe Marion, WI $800
23 23 15A Nick Anvelink Bonduel, WI $800
24 19 58 AJ Diemel Elk Mound, WI $800


Race Statistics
Entrants: 28
Lap Leaders: Shannon Babb (Laps 1 – 50)
Cautions: Scott Bloomquist (Lap 7)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: n/a
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Nick Anvelink, Doug Blashe
Wrisco Feature Winner: Shannon Babb
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Boom Briggs (Started: 20th; Finished: 8th; Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Don O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Gregg Satterlee
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: Shannon Babb (Lap # 1 – 14.9066 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Shannon Babb (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Shannon Babb
Time of Race: 16 minutes 11 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3095 $96,325
2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2985 $73,050
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2935 $75,500
4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2830 $58,375
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 2740 $50,775
6 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 2685 $49,000
7 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 2675 $41,375
8 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 2550 $35,050
9 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 2400 $28,900
10 22 Gregg Satterlee ® Rochester Mills, PA 2365 $30,675
11 71 Hudson O'Neal ® Martinsville, IN 2255 $24,025
12 99B Boom Briggs ® Bear Lake, PA 2190 $22,500


*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
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Ram Mounts - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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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
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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, 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

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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!

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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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