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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (July 6, 2017) Chris Ferguson made his home-state fans proud on Thursday night as he won his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in the Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial - presented by Campbell University at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. The 27-year-old completed a dream night by setting fast time, winning his heat, and leading all the way to become the 15th different driver to win a LOLMDS race in 2017.

Gregg Satterlee; in his first ever appearance at the track; came home in second, and he was followed by G.R. Smith, who recoded his best career LOLMDS finish with a third place. Completing the top five drivers were Josh Richards and Steve Francis. With his finish tonight, Richards has taken over the points lead from Scott Bloomquist by just 10 points heading into Cherokee Speedway on Friday night.

Ferguson emerged from his car in victory lane and hugged a multitude of people to the cheers of the large crowd on hand for the event, and thanked several people and sponsors for their help in finally getting to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time.

“Man, thank you all so much, thanks to the fans for coming out tonight. I wasn’t sure about passing McCreadie, Once I couldn’t get to his outside I just rode around there. I slowed my pace down there towards the end. It’s taken a lot of hard work and sweat to get here [to Victory Lane]. I nearly won a Lucas Oil race at Cherokee back in ’09, but finished second or third. Hats off to my crew, my friends and family, and all my fans for sticking with us. There’s been a lot of ups and downs but they have always stuck with me,” said Ferguson.

Ferguson fought off all challenges from Satterlee and Smith to get the win. Despite heavy late-race traffic, Ferguson held a manageable lead until the finish. “I have to thank Mark Richards at Rocket Chassis, and this is a brand-new Clements Racing Engine. Thanks to Lucas Oil and the track for putting this on. I have to actually get up and go work tomorrow, but we will be at Cherokee tomorrow night to try and make it two-in-a-row.”

Ferguson’s car is sponsored by Diff-Ron Machining, Live Oak Dentistry, Carver and Sons Roofing, K&K Trucking, Champion Spark Plugs, Big A’s, Harley Racing, RPM Trailer Sales

Satterlee’s second place finish was well-deserved after he suffered issues on Monday Night at Muskingum County Speedway where he failed to complete a lap. “We put a new Durham engine in the car today and it performed very well. This was my first time here and I thought the track was good. Congrats to Chris on the win. I believe that was three Rocket XR1’s in the top three.”

Smith who narrowly lost out to Ferguson for overall fast time had his best career LOLMDS finish. “Oh, we are extremely happy. That’s our best run with these guys. They are the best in the business and it’s an honor to race with them.”

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Dustin Mitchell, Kyle Pierce, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, June 6th, 2017
Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial
Fayetteville Motor Speedway – Fayetteville, NC

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Chris Ferguson / 16.151 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Gregg Satterlee / 16.162 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Chris Ferguson, Josh Richards, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Dennis Erb, Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Roger Lucas, Mike Parker, Donald Bradsher

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): GR Smith, Dustin Mitchell, Boom Briggs, Kyle Pierce, Justin Williams, Dennis Franklin, Jonathan Davenport, Willie Milliken

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Gregg Satterlee, Steve Francis, Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, Tim McCreadie, Hudson O’Neal, Doug Sanders

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 22F Chris Ferguson Mount Holly, NC $10,000
2 3 22 Gregg Satterlee ® Rochester Mills, PA $6,300
3 2 22* GR Smith Statesville, NC $3,500
4 4 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $3,450
5 6 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $2,950
6 9 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,600
7 5 32 Dustin Mitchell Princeton, NC $1,500
8 11 281 Kyle Pierce Statesville, NC $1,300
9 7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $2,200
10 10 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,900
11 8 99B Boom Briggs ® Bear Lake, PA $1,775
12 12 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,850
13 15 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,725
14 16 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,700
15 14 89 Justin Williams Concord, VA $950
16 23 93 Donald Bradsher Burlington, NC $925
17 18 71 Hudson O'Neal ® Martinsville, IN $1,600
18 22 72 Mike Parker Eastover, NC $875
19 13 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,550
20 24 1M Willie Milliken Roakone Rapids, NC $825
21 25 12 Zach Cox Lumberton, NC $800
22 19 79 Roger Lucas Benson, NC $800
23 17 2F Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC $800
24 21 42 Doug Sanders McAdenville, NC $800
25 20 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamson, SC $800


Race Statistics
Entrants: 25
Lap Leaders: Chris Ferguson (Laps 1 – 50)
Cautions: Mike Parker (Lap 10)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: n/a
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Chris Ferguson
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Started: 9th; Finished: 6th; Advanced 3 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Chris Ferguson
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: Robbie Allen (Gregg Satterlee)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Chris Ferguson (Lap #6 – 16.9571 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Chris Ferguson (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Chris Ferguson
Time of Race: 18 minutes 03 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 4455 $116,900
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 4445 $133,600
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4395 $112,575
4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 4125 $80,200
5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4065 $88,750
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 3925 $72,575
7 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 3910 $63,125
8 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 3800 $57,550
9 22 Gregg Satterlee ® Rochester Mills, PA 3750 $63,325
10 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 3625 $46,925
11 71 Hudson O'Neal ® Martinsville, IN 3470 $46,075
12 99B Boom Briggs ® Bear Lake, PA 3345 $38,200


*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

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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!

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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