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KNOXVILLE, IA (September 15, 2017) Defending Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals winner Mike Marlar, came from the seventh starting spot to win Friday night’s 25-lap preliminary feature event. Marlar took the lead on lap 20 from Tim McCreadie and then held off the field for the win. Marlar’s Ronnie Delk-owned Rocket Chassis became the second driver in the 13-year history of the event to score a perfect night in points.

McCreadie came home in second, with the previous night’s winner, Josh Richards taking third. Brandon Sheppard was fourth, with Chris Simpson completing the top five drivers.

McCreadie’s Sweeteners Plus, Longhorn would grab the lead at the start of the main event. He led one lap before Sheppard took control of the race on the second circuit. Sheppard held a healthy lead over McCreadie for most of the first half of the race, but McCreadie slowly reeled Sheppard in, passing him for the lead on the 18th lap.

A caution then bunched the field up as McCreadie led another lap after the restart and then Marlar got around him for the top spot. Marlar led the rest of the way to take his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season.

Marlar commented on his win in Lucas Oil Victory Lane: “When I got to third, I thought man this is an awesome race. Thanks to the fans for coming out tonight, they saw a good show. Ronnie Delk does not have any bad equipment. I wouldn’t call it a back-up car, it’s just the car were using tonight.”

Marlar will sit on the pole for the $40,000 to win finale on Saturday Night and was extremely pleased with his car and team. “We had a really good racecar tonight. My crew is just awesome. They got this car ready to go tonight. I have a lot of hometown people up here helping me this weekend and I appreciate every one of them.”

McCreadie had failed to make the feature on Thursday Night, yet rebounded to a runner-up finish. “We were good down on the bottom. We didn’t need that caution. You have to slow down so much entering the corner that someone on the outside has the momentum on you. I thought it was going to be Brandon [Sheppard] but it was Marlar and those guys that know what they are doing. We are going to work on our car and hopefully get better for tomorrow night.”

Richards came from the eighth starting position tonight to place third. “The track was a lot slicker tonight. We left the car alone after we tried some stuff early on. Mike did a great job. He has really fast car and we are going to have to get better to beat him tomorrow night.”

Marlar’s car is powered by a Cornett Racing Engines and is sponsored by Delk Equipment Sales, RS Trading Company, Sunoco Race Fuels, Integra, Modern Images, and GW Performance.

Completing the top ten were Jimmy Mars, Chase Junghans, Bobby Pierce, Darrell Lanigan, and Gregg Satterlee.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, September 15th, 2017
Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals
Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Mike Marlar / 17.511 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jonathan Davenport / 17.612 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Rodney Sanders, Jared Landers, Dave Eckrich, Jordan Yaggy, Joey Moriarty, Spencer Diercks, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jonathan Brauns

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Hudson O'Neal, Jason Feger, Gregg Satterlee, Jimmy Owens, Dale McDowell, Kyle Bronson, Matt Furman, Jay Johnson, Colton Flinner-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Jimmy Mars, Tyler Bruening, Shannon Babb, Chad Simpson, Jake O'Neil, Randy Timms, Bob King
QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Chase Junghans, Tim McCreadie, Bobby Pierce, Steve Francis, Jonathan Davenport, Ryan Gustin, Timothy Culp, Scott Bloomquist, Mike Fryer

DirtOnDirt.com Heat Race #5 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Chris Simpson, Boom Briggs, Billy Moyer, Brent Larson, Tyler Erb, Brian Shirley, Justin Duty
ASi Racewear Heat Race #6 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Kent Robinson, Jesse Stovall, Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Jeremiah Hurst, Tim Lance

Penske Racing Shocks C-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to Back of B-Main): Dennis Erb, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Spencer Diercks, Timothy Culp, Matt Furman, Randy Timms, Jeremiah Hurst, Mike Fryer, Justin Duty, Tim Lance-DNS, Brian Shirley-DNS, Jay Johnson-DNS, Bob King-DNS, Jonathan Brauns-DNS, Colton Flinner-DNS

Fast Shafts B-Main Finish (15 Laps, Top 6 Transfer to Back of A-Main): Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dale McDowell, Chad Simpson, Tyler Erb, Kyle Bronson, Dennis Erb, Jr., Shannon Babb, Steve Francis, Brent Larson, Ryan Gustin, Billy Moyer, Jr., Jordan Yaggy, Joey Moriarty, Dave Eckrich, Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer, Spencer Diercks, Timothy Culp, Jake O'Neil, Jonathan Davenport

Feature Finish (25 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 7 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $7,000
2 2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $4,000
3 8 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $3,000
4 3 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $2,000
5 6 32S Chris Simpson Oxford, IA $1,500
6 11 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI $1,000
7 12 18 Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $900
8 18 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $800
9 4 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $700
10 9 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $600
11 22 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $580
12 23 25 Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA $560
13 21 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $740
14 20 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $720
15 15 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $500
16 1 20S Rodney Sanders Happy, TX $490
17 5 1777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR $480
18 10 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN $470
19 24 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $460
20 14 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $450
21 16 0 Jesse Stovall Billings, MO $440
22 17 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $430
23 13 25F Jason Feger Bloomington, IL $410
24 19 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $600


Race Statistics
Entrants: 53
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Lap 1); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 2 – 17); Tim McCreadie (Laps 18 – 19); Mike Marlar (Laps 20 – 25)
Cautions: Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal (Lap 1); Boom Briggs (Lap 14); Jared Landers (Lap 18)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: n/a
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Mike Marlar
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dale McDowell (Started: 22nd; Finished: 11th; Advanced 11 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Josh Richards
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Dale McDowell
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Mike Marlar
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: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Josh Davis (Mike Marlar)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Lap #1 – 19.605 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Brandon Sheppard (15 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Brandon Sheppard
Time of Race: 19 minutes 45 seconds

SATURDAY Penske Racing Shocks C-Main Line Up (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to Back of B-Main):

DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Dave Eckrich 58 21x John Anderson
Jay Johnson 93 22B Jonathan Brauns
Tim Lance 48 5T Randy Timms
Joel Callahan 40 15D Justin Duty
Mike Fryer 54 98 Jason Rauen
Colton Flinner 75 45 Bob King
Chris Spieker 56s 83 Scott James


SATURDAY Fast Shafts B-Main Line Up (20 Laps, Top 6 Transfer to Back of A-Main):

DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Jesse Stovall 0 15 Steve Francis
Kyle Bronson 40B 91 Tyler Erb
Jason Feger 25F 29 Spencer Diercks
Tyler Bruening 16 99B Boom Briggs
Matt Furman 51 58H Jeremiah Hurst
Dennis Erb Jr. 28 B1 Matt Larson
Ryan Gustin 24 21 Billy Moyer
Billy Moyer Jr. 21JR 51M Joey Moriarty
Jordan Yaggy 77 OJ Jake O'Neil


SATURDAY Feature Line Up (100 Laps):

DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Mike Marlar 157 49 Jonathan Davenport
Josh Richards 1R 1s Brandon Sheppard
Don O'Neal 5 39 Tim McCreadie
Jared Landers 1777 32s Chris Simpson
Darrell Lanigan 14 28m Jimmy Mars
Jimmy Owens 20 0 Scott Bloomquist
Chad Simpson 25 22 Gregg Satterlee
Brian Shirley 3s 17m Dale McDowell
Shannon Babb 18b 18 Chase Junghans
Bobby Pierce 32 20s Rodney Sanders
Earl Pearson Jr. 1 71 Hudson O'Neal
Timothy Culp c8 7R Kent Robinson
B-Main - 1st 25th 26th B-Main - 2nd
B-Main - 3rd 27th 28th B-Main - 4th
B-Main - 5th 29th 30th B-Main - 6th
LOLMDS Prov. 1 31st 32nd LOLMDS Prov. 2


Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Point Standings:

Overall Pos CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN Night #1 POINTS Night #2 POINTS Total POINTS Best Night POINTS
1 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN 450 500 950 500
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamston, SC 496 396 892 496
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 484 494 978 494
4 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 463 484 947 484
4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 484 441 925 484
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 407 483 890 483
7 1777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 482 456 938 482
8 32S Chris Simpson Oxford, IA 416 481 897 481
9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 390 474 864 474
10 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI 447 471 918 471
11 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 451 463 914 463
11 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 463 391 854 463
13 25 Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA 456 462 918 462
13 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA 436 462 898 462
13 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 462 330 792 462
16 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA 454 460 914 460
16 18B Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL 460 397 857 460
18 18 Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 452 458 910 458
19 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 455 438 893 455
19 20S Rodney Sanders Happy, TX 387 455 842 455
21 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 401 448 849 448
22 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 447 446 893 447
22 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR 447 376 823 447
24 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN 345 441 786 441
25 0 Jesse Stovall Billings, MO 440 414 854 440
26 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 436 399 835 436
26 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 436 391 827 436
28 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 384 435 819 435
29 25F Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 425 433 858 433
30 29 Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA 424 372 796 424
31 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 373 418 791 418
31 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 368 418 786 418
33 51 Matt Furman Portland, OR 413 336 749 413
34 58H Jeremiah Hurst Dubuque, IA 401 324 725 401
35 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 381 397 778 397
36 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN 385 392 777 392
37 24 Ryan Gustin Marshalltown, IA 390 377 767 390
38 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR 305 387 692 387
39 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 385 377 762 385
40 51M Joey Moriarty Phoenix, AZ 329 377 706 377
41 77 Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN 357 376 733 376
42 0J Jake O'Neil Tucson, AZ 327 373 700 373
43 58 Dave Eckrich Oxford, IA 317 369 686 369
44 21X John Anderson Omaha, NE 363 0 363 363
45 93 Jay Johnson W. Burlington, IA 360 313 673 360
46 22B Jonathan Brauns Muscatine, IA 338 302 640 338
47 48 Tim Lance Brimfield, IL 326 333 659 333
48 5T Randy Timms Wheatland, OK 311 332 643 332
49 40 Joel Callahan Dubuque, iA 320 0 320 320
50 15D Justin Duty Portland, OR 299 319 618 319
51 54 Mike Fryer Freeport, IL 300 314 614 314
51 98 Jason Rauen Farley, IA 314 0 314 314
53 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 310 298 608 310
54 45 Bob King Independence, MO 286 309 595 309
55 56S Chris Spieker Massena, IA 306 0 306 306
56 83 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN 290 0 290 290


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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
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
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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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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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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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