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COLUMBUS, MS (June 17, 2017) – Mike Marlar made a clean sweep of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series racing action on Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The Tennessee native set Miller Welders overall fast time, won his heat race, and took the top spot in the Country Pleasin’ “Clash at the Mag.” With the win, he became the thirteenth different winner this season on the LOLMDS tour.

Dennis Erb Jr. charged from his ninth starting spot to finish second, followed closely by Brandon Overton, who led the first 13 laps of the 60-lap main event. Defending race winner Darrell Lanigan took fourth and Florida driver, Kyle Bronson came from the outside of row number eight to finish fifth.

Marlar made it to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the seventh time in his career. His last series victory came in 2016 at the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals last September. Marlar was elated with his win before the large crowd on hand for the event. “It takes a lot of hard work to do this. I work a full-time job; and these guys that work on the car, they are like family to me. We always enjoy coming down here to race. Johnny Stokes does a great job with the track. It is always raceable. We love racing at such racy tracks like this one,” said the 39-year-old, second generation driver.

“I would like to thank Ronnie Delk for giving me this chance to drive his equipment. This Rocket Chassis has been good all year. We set fast time and won our heat to start on the pole. Overton was good early on. This is such a momentum track, right before that last caution, I thought I had messed up and let him [Overton] back by me, but we held on.”

A caution with three laps to go bunched the field up for a single file restart. Overton took one last shot at Marlar, but brushed the wall, which ended his hopes for the win. Erb got by Overton to take the second spot, but Marlar had pulled away for the win.

“After that last restart, I tried to make the car as wide as I could. You must keep the speed up here. They went out and worked the track on the bottom and on the top before the feature. I think it paid off because the fans got to see a heck of race,” said the driver of the Delk Equipment Sales, RS Trading Company, Sunoco Race Fuels, Modern Images, GW Performance, Cornett Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis.

Erb started on the inside of row number five and was pleased with his podium finish. “The car was good all night. From where we started, we are pleased. The car was better on the bottom, there were some anxious moments at the end though. Everybody wanted that second spot. I saw him [Overton] get out of the groove. I just stayed on the bottom and brought it home in second.

Overton; who won the first LOLMDS event of the season at Golden Isles Speedway; brought the Chip Stone, Randy Weaver-owned, Longhorn Chassis home in third. “I have to thank all the guys with the team. I made it exciting at the end, I was going for it, no doubt about that! I just got into the wall and that ended our chances. Mikey [Marlar] gave me plenty of room. He drove a good race, so congratulations to him and his team.”

Completing the top ten Josh Richards, Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, Jack Sullivan, and Scott Bloomquist.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Clash at the Mag
Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Mike Marlar / 13.923 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Scott Bloomquist / 14.188 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Brian Rickman, Dennis Erb, Jr., Garrett Alberson, Nick Thrash, Ross Camponovo, Michael Arnold, Austin Arnold, Timothy Culp, Jake O'Neil

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brandon Overton, Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, Steve Francis, Chad Thrash, Robbie Stuart, Shay Knight, Dane Dacus, Justin McRee, Kayne Hickman

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Gregg Satterlee, Josh Richards, Hudson O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Joey Moriarty, Rick Rickman, Chandler Petty, BJ Robinson, Billy Franklin, Scott Bloomquist

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Tim McCreadie, Jack Sullivan, Kyle Bronson, David Breazeale, Eric Cooley, Boom Briggs, Zachary McMillan, Blake Spencer, Jeff Young

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Chad Thrash, Ross Camponovo, Dane Dacus, Nick Thrash, Shay Knight, Kayne Hickman, Austin Arnold, Timothy Culp, Robbie Stuart, Michael Arnold, Justin McRee

Fast Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Joey Moriarty, David Breazeale, Eric Cooley, Rick Rickman, Chandler Petty, Scott Bloomquist, Zachary McMillan, BJ Robinson, Jake O'Neil, Blake Spencer, Billy Franklin, Boom Briggs-DNS, Jeff Young-DNS

Feature Finish (60 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $12,000
2 9 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $6,200
3 3 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $3,500
4 11 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $3,450
5 16 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $2,250
6 6 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,500
7 14 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,300
8 4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,100
9 12 18X Jack Sullivan Greenbrier, AR $1,200
10 23 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $2,100
11 10 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,875
12 17 1C Chad Thrash Meridian, MS $1,050
13 15 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $1,725
14 13 F5 Garrett Alberson Las Cruces, NM $1,000
15 8 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,700
16 2 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $1,700
17 18 51M Joey Moriarty Phoenix, AZ $1,000
18 19 18c Ross Camponovo Shelby, MS $1,000
19 20 54 David Breazeale Starkville, MS $1,000
20 22 33B Eric Cooley Fulton, MS $1,000
21 5 90 Brian Rickman Columbus, MS $1,000
22 7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,800
23 21 54x Dane Dacus Lakeland, TN $1,000
24 24 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,700


Race Statistics
Entrants: 42
Lap Leaders: Mike Marlar (Laps 1 – 13); Mike Marlar (Laps 14 – 60)
Cautions: Boom Briggs (Lap 4); Jimmy Owens (Lap 19); Brian Rickman (Lap 25); Eric Cooley (Lap 26); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 30); Ross Camponovo, David Breazeale (Lap 38); Joey Moriarty (Lap 57)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Scott Bloomquist, Boom Briggs
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Mike Marlar
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Started: 23rd; Finished: 10th; Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Dennis Erb Jr.
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Mike Marlar
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
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: Heather Lyne (Dennis Erb Jr.)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Mike Marlar (Lap #3 – 14.9983 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Mike Marlar
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mike Marlar
Time of Race: 34 minutes 27 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3745 $124,525
2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3575 $97,500
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3520 $86,800
4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3365 $69,875
5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3330 $79,950
6 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 3205 $52,825
7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 3170 $63,975
8 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 3155 $50,750
9 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA 2925 $44,725
10 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 2895 $38,375
11 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2695 $32,125
12 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 2650 $30,800

*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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