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KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 16, 2016) – Josh Richards picked up his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Friday Night at Knoxville Raceway. Richards took the lead from Shannon Babb and then pulled away for the win on the second preliminary night. For Richards it was his 26th overall win of the season.

Owens and Babb had a near photo-finish for second at the finish line, with Owens just edging out Babb for the runner-up spot. Dale McDowell came home in fourth, followed by Mike Marlar.

Richards, who has four runner-up finishes in his career in the Saturday Night finale of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals, set himself up for a good starting spot, completing a perfect night in points. Richards started seventh and took the lead with nine laps to go from Babb.

Richards; in the Mark Richards Racing/Valvoline/Seubert Calf Ranches/Rocket House Car; was happy with his car’s performance. “We had a good point night last night. The track was in good shape tonight with the rain they had overnight. The car was phenomenal, I can’t thank my crew enough. Andy Durham builds an awesome race engine.”

“We have had an awesome season, but tomorrow night is one that we really want to win. There are a lot of great cars here. We have been so close to winning the big one at Knoxville. It is one that we circle on our calendar every year to come to. You really don’t feel that you are in a comfort spot here. It was a handful tonight, but it was a lot of fun.”

Owens led the first lap until Babb took over the lead. The two didn’t meet up again until the final lap when Owens nipped him at the line. “We made several changes to the car. Shannon was good and then Josh got up there. Most of the time we have a really good race track here. We ran the bottom for several laps and then the top. I want to thank R&W Racing for putting me in good equipment.”

Babb, who led several laps of the 25-lap event was pleased with his run. “Absolutely we are tickled to death to get a podium finish. We just wanted to see what our car could do up front. It was definitely strong. It could be a little bit better. I slid up there in four and Jimmy got underneath me. I can’t wait until tomorrow night now,” said the driver of the Petroff Towing/Rocket.

Completing the ten were Rodney Sanders, Jimmy Mars, Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, and Chris Simpson.

In preliminary action, Josh Richards set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 65 entrants, with a lap of 17.090 seconds. Dale McDowell set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 17.402 seconds. Josh Richards, Tim Lance, Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, Dennis Erb Jr. and Chad Mahder won their respective heat races. Gregg Satterlee won the C-Main. Tim McCreadie won the B-Main.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, September 16th, 2016
13th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals – Presented by Casey’s General Store
Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 17.090 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Dale McDowell / 17.402 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Chris Simpson, Kent Robinson, Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O'Neal, Billy Moyer, Jr., Nick Marolf, Ricky Weiss, Rob Moss, Jay Johnson, John Duty

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tim Lance, Joey Moriarty, Mike Marlar, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Jason Rauen, Bobby Pierce, Justin Duty, Vic Hill, Mike Fryer, Mitch McGrath, Shane Clanton-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Shannon Babb, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Darrell Lanigan, Jason Utter, Ricky Thornton Jr., Kerry King, Sr., Colton Flinner, Ryan Gustin, Ray Guss, Jr.

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Chase Junghans, Jonathan Davenport, Dale McDowell, Morgan Bagley, Kyle Bronson, Nick Hoffman, RC Whitwell, Gregg Satterlee, Mason Zeigler, Rob Toland, Charlie McKenna-DNS

DirtOnDirt.com Heat Race #5 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Dennis Erb, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Mars, Chad Simpson, Tim McCreadie, Joel Callahan, Matt Furman, Brent Larson, Doug Sanders, Jake O'Neil, Chad Holladay

ASi Racewear Heat Race #6 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Chad Mahder, Spencer Diercks, Rodney Sanders, Ryan Unzicker, Steve Francis, Tyler Erb, Dave Eckrich, Jason Feger, Rich Bell, Brian Ledbetter

Keyser MFG D-Main (Did Not Run, Top 4 Transfer to C-Main): Rob Toland, Jay Johnson, Brian Ledbetter, John Duty, Shane Clanton-DNS, Ryan Gustin-DNS, Mitch McGrath-DNS, Ray Guss, Jr.-DNS, Jake O'Neil-DNS, Charlie McKenna-DNS, Chad Holladay-DNS

Hoosier Racing Tire C-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to B-Main): Gregg Satterlee, Ricky Thornton Jr., Ricky Weiss, RC Whitwell, Nick Marolf, Rich Bell, Jason Feger, Vic Hill, Rob Toland, Justin Duty, Mike Fryer, Rob Moss, Colton Flinner, John Duty, Brian Ledbetter, Doug Sanders, Mason Zeigler, Brent Larson, Jay Johnson, Dave Eckrich, Matt Furman-DNS, Kerry King, Sr.-DNS

Fast Shafts B-Main Finish (15 Laps, Top 6 Transfer to A-Main): Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, Darrell Lanigan, Earl Pearson, Jr., Steve Francis, Billy Moyer, Chad Simpson, Kyle Bronson, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Tyler Erb, Ricky Weiss, RC Whitwell, Jason Rauen, Billy Moyer, Jr., Ryan Unzicker, Gregg Satterlee, Ricky Thornton Jr., Nick Hoffman, Morgan Bagley, Jason Utter, Bobby Pierce, Joel Callahan

Feature Finish (25 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 7 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $7,000
2 3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $4,000
3 1 18b Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $3,000
4 8 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $2,000
5 5 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,500
6 4 20x Rodney Sanders Happy, TX $1,000
7 16 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI $900
8 6 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $800
9 12 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC $700
10 9 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA $600
11 19 39m Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $780
12 18 33c Chad Mahder Eau Claire, WI $560
13 20 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $740
14 21 15 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $720
15 10 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $500
16 11 51M Joey Moriarty Glendale, AZ $490
17 13 48L Tim Lance Brimfield, IL $480
18 22 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $670
19 23 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $660
20 14 29d Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA $450
21 17 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN $440
22 15 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $430
23 24 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $410
24 2 18 Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $400


Race Statistics
Entrants: 69
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Lap 1); Shannon Babb (Laps 2 – 18); Josh Richards (Laps 19 – 25)
Cautions: Chase Junghans (Lap 3); Billy Moyer (Lap 12); Brandon Sheppard (Lap 16)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: n/a
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Josh Richards
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Mars (Started: 16th; Finished: 7th; Advanced 9 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Darrell Lanigan
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: n/a
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Andy Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Danny White (Josh Richards)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Shannon Babb (Lap #2 – 17.874 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Shannon Babb (16 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Brake Award: Chase Junghans
Time of Race: 14 minutes 42 seconds

Lucas Oil Knoxville Nationals Overall Point Standings:

Pos Car # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN Night #1 Pts Night #2 Pts Total Pts Best Night POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 489 500 989 500
2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 446 488 934 488
3 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA 289 488 777 488
4 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN 451 484 935 484
5 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA 483 467 950 483
6 18b Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL 448 483 931 483
7 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR 482 425 907 482
8 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 0 481 481 481
9 25c Shane Clanton Zabulon, GA 479 304 783 479
10 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 476 363 839 476
11 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 474 458 932 474
12 20x Rodney Sanders Happy, TX 415 474 889 474
13 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 469 418 887 469
14 39m Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 467 460 927 467
15 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI 466 444 910 466
16 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 449 458 907 458
17 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 455 439 894 455
18 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 452 401 853 452
19 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 448 451 899 451
20 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 442 448 890 448
21 15 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 438 446 884 446
22 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 442 400 842 442
23 18 Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 397 442 839 442
24 51M Joey Moriarty Glendale, AZ 382 441 823 441
25 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA 432 393 825 432
26 33c Chad Mahder Eau Claire, WI 327 432 759 432
27 48L Tim Lance Brimfield, IL 363 430 793 430
28 98 Jason Rauen Farley, IA 426 400 826 426
29 29d Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA 303 425 728 425
30 25 Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA 420 403 823 420
31 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN 361 412 773 412
32 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN 411 301 712 411
33 25F Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 410 339 749 410
34 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL 391 405 796 405
35 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 403 385 788 403
36 7 Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB 396 379 775 396
37 96T RC Whitwell Tucson, AZ 370 392 762 392
38 J0 Jake O'Neil Tucson, AZ 388 287 675 388
39 2h Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC 383 353 736 383
40 33X Ricky Thornton Jr. Chandler, AZ 373 366 739 373
41 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL 302 373 675 373
42 31 Jason Utter Columbus Junction, IA 310 369 679 369
43 14m Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX 351 363 714 363
44 40 Joel Callahan Dubuque, iA 300 361 661 361
45 39 Rob Toland Davenport, IA 360 321 681 360
46 12 Ray Guss, Jr. Milan, IL 357 242 599 357
47 51 Matt Furman Portland, OR 353 292 645 353
48 21B Rich Bell Sheffield, IL 352 314 666 352
49 33 Nick Marolf Moscow, IA 311 338 649 338
50 1V Vic Hill Mosheim, TN 337 303 640 337
51 58 Dave Eckrich Oxford, IA 294 322 616 322
52 32c Chad Holladay Muscatine, IA 322 238 560 322
53 15x Justin Duty Portland, OR 310 320 630 320
54 54 Mike Fryer Freeport, IL 309 306 615 309
55 1M Rob Moss Iowa City, IA 269 306 575 306
56 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 278 300 578 300
57 93 Jay Johnson W. Burlington, IA 297 283 580 297
58 0KB Kerry King, Sr. Delmar, DE 294 279 573 294
59 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 292 290 582 292
60 42 Doug Sanders McAdenville, NC 246 290 536 290
61 1H Jared Hawkins Fairmont, WV 289 0 289 289
62 7 Brian Ledbetter Dallas, NC 242 287 529 287
63 5d John Duty Portland, OR 278 284 562 284
64 74m Mitch McGrath Waukesha, WI 278 255 533 278
65 15d Donny Schatz Fargo, ND 277 0 277 277
66 19R Ryan Gustin Marshalltown, IA 245 267 512 267
67 99 Jesse Sobbing Malvern, IA 265 0 265 265
68 22C Charlie McKenna Clear Lake, IA 242 242 484 242
69 6H Al Humphrey Giltner, NE 238 0 238 238


SATURDAY LINE UPS:

Keyser MFG D-Main (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to C-Main):

Jared Hawkins 1H 7 Brian Ledbetter
John Duty 5d 74m Mitch McGrath
Donny Schatz 15d 19R Ryan Gustin
Jesse Sobbing 99 22C Charlie McKenna
Al Humphrey 6H

Hoosier Racing Tire C-Main Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to B-Main):
Morgan Bagley 14m 40 Joel Callahan
Rob Toland 39 12 Ray Guss, Jr.
Matt Furman 51 21B Rich Bell
Nick Marolf 33 1V Vic Hill
Dave Eckrich 58 32c Chad Holladay
Justin Duty 15x 54 Mike Fryer
Rob Moss 1M 75 Colton Flinner
Jay Johnson 93 0KB Kerry King, Sr.
Mason Zeigler 25Z 42 Doug Sanders

Fast Shafts B-Main Finish (20 Laps, Top 6 Transfer to A-Main):
Gregg Satterlee 22 33c Chad Mahder
Tim Lance 48L 98 Jason Rauen
Spencer Diercks 29d 25 Chad Simpson
Kent Robinson 7R B1 Brent Larson
Jason Feger 25F 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr.
Billy Moyer, Jr. 21JR 7 Ricky Weiss
RC Whitwell 96T J0 Jake O'Neil
Nick Hoffman 2h 33X Ricky Thornton Jr.
Ryan Unzicker 24 31 Jason Utter

A-Main Line Up (100 Laps):
Josh Richards 1R 20 Jimmy Owens
Dale McDowell 17m 157 Mike Marlar
Chris Simpson 32 18b Shannon Babb
Billy Moyer 21 0 Scott Bloomquist
Shane Clanton 25c 32P Bobby Pierce
Don O'Neal 5 20x Rodney Sanders
Brandon Sheppard B5 39m Tim McCreadie
Jimmy Mars 28m 28E Dennis Erb, Jr.
Earl Pearson, Jr. 1 91 Tyler Erb
Jonathan Davenport 6 15F Steve Francis
Darrell Lanigan 15 40B Kyle Bronson
Chase Junghans 18 51M Joey Moriarty
B-Main 1st Place 25th 26th B-Main 2nd Place
B-Main 3rd Place 27th 28th B-Main 4th Place
B-Main 5th Place 29th 30th B-Main 6th Place
LOLMDS Provisional 1 31st 32nd LOLMDS Provisional 2


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Championship Standings

lmd dlFINAL Updated: 10/23/17

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 8345
2 39 Tim McCreadie 8280
3 0 Scott Bloomquist 8230
4 5 Don O'Neal 7675
5 20 Jimmy Owens 7665
6 14 Darrell Lanigan 7495
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7400
8 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. 6985
9 71 Hudson O'Neal 6915
10 22 Gregg Satterlee 6795
11 15 Steve Francis 6610
12 99B Boom Briggs ...

Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standings

FINAL Updated: 10/31/17

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 266
2 20 Jimmy Owens 219
3 5 Don O'Neal 219
4 14 Darrell Lanigan 193
5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. ...