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OCALA, FL (February 11, 2018) - Jonathan Davenport's return to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2018 is off to a superb start, capturing his third series win of the year on Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park. Davenport became the third different leader of the 50-lap main event when he took the top spot for good on lap five from Tyler Erb.

Tim McCreadie and Erb started on the front row, with McCreadie leading the first two laps until Erb forged in front on lap three. When Davenport went by Erb two laps later, he never looked back, but was challenged late in the race by Earl Pearson Jr.

Earl Pearson Jr.'s Lucas Oil, Black Diamond Chassis finished in second with last year's Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year, Hudson O'Neal coming home in third. Jimmy Owens was fourth with Kyle Bronson taking fifth.

"I thought I was going to turn over at the start. I didn't know that hole was quite as big as it was," said the 34-year-old winner in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. "Tyler [Erb] had a harder tire on at the start and I knew it wouldn't fire after a few restarts. Our car was really good through the middle of the race. The slime came back up just a little bit. Then the rubber came back really really hard. I was just trying to protect my right rear tire. I was grinding on the right front and then I started to feel it vibrate."

"You are always concerned about tire wear at this track. This place is so oddly-shaped. You could bounce in turn one and then in three you had to be easy. If you went in too hard, you would just slide out. There is a lot going on in the cockpit that a lot of people can't see."

The Lance Landers Motorsports team's winning car is sponsored by: Crop Production Services, Spartan Mowers, Valvoline, ACS Warranty, Penske Racing Shocks, Midwest Sheet Metal and Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas. His Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine.

Pearson had his best finish of the season with a runner-up position to Davenport. Pearson closed on Davenport in the final laps to make the final outcome close. "I knew that both of us were on soft tires," said Pearson, who was referring to Davenport's choice of tire as well. "I didn't have much of a tire left. I just started riding to the end."

Hudson O'Neal made his second podium finish of the week. "I think I had a little bit more of a tire left than those guys ahead of me. I didn't know if anybody was closing in on me. I am very happy with this third-place finish after the week we had at East Bay. We struggled all of last week. It feels good to get back on the podium," said the driver of the Todd Burns-owned, Dyno One, Club 29 entry.

Completing the top five were Don O'Neal, Matt Cosner, Jason Fitzgerald, Scott Bloomquist and Chub Frank.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Optima Batteries Winter Nationals - presented by GEICO
Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Tyler Erb / 14.250 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Tim McCreadie / 14.548 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tyler Erb, Boom Briggs, Hudson O'Neal, Brandon Overton, Gregg Satterlee, Jason Fitzgerald, Jeff Mathews, Drake Meeks, Mason Zeigler, Brent Larson-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Doug Drown, Michael Maresca, Blake Spencer, Matt Cosner, Trey Beene III, Mikey Kopka

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, Dennis Erb, Jr., Kyle Bronson, Don O'Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Mike Benedum, Jason Jameson, Scott Bloomquist

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tyler Clem, Bobby Pierce, Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, Chub Frank, Joey Coulter, Ryan King, Dale McDowell, Coleby Frye

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jason Fitzgerald, Jeff Mathews, Matt Cosner, Mason Zeigler, Gregg Satterlee, Brent Larson, Blake Spencer, Michael Maresca, Trey Beene III, Mikey Kopka, Drake Meeks

Fast Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Chub Frank, Mike Benedum, Joey Coulter, Jason Jameson, Ryan King, Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell, Coleby Frye

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 3 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $10,500
2 7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $6,800
3 9 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $4,200
4 11 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $3,550
5 14 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $2,750
6 18 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,600
7 21 66c Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $1,500
8 17 7F Jason Fitzgerald Middleburg, FL $1,300
9 23 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $2,500
10 22 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA $1,100
11 2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,775
12 20 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $1,550
13 24 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,725
14 15 C02 Doug Drown Wooster, OH $1,000
15 10 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,650
16 6 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,525
17 8 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $2,100
18 12 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,575
19 16 14m Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX $850
20 19 33 Jeff Mathews Brandon, FL $825
21 5 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,500
22 1 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $1,400
23 13 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $800
24 4 14T Tyler Clem Tampa, FL $800


Race Statistics
Entrants: 37
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 - 2); Tyler Erb (Laps 3 - 4); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 5 - 50)
Cautions: Tim McCreadie (Lap 4); Tyler Erb (Lap 7); Jason Fitzgerald (Lap 10); Jeff Mathews, Tyler Erb (Lap 16); Tyler Erb (Lap 26); Chub Frank (Lap 28); Tim McCreadie (Lap 30); Doug Drown, Gregg Satterlee (Lap 31); Josh Richards, Bobby Pierce, Darrell Lanigan, Boom Briggs, Morgan Bagley (Lap 31); Brandon Overton (Lap 35)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Scott Bloomquist, Gregg Satterlee
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: N/A
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Started: 23rd; Finished: 9th; Advanced 14 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Josh Richards
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Kyle Bronson
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jonathan Davenport
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: N/A
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Jonathan Davenport)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Jeff Mathews (Lap #47 - 14.2779 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (46 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Brent Larson
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tyler Erb
Time of Race: 57 minutes 04 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 1160 $39,500
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1110 $42,575
3 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 1005 $25,625
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 985 $19,050
5 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 970 $24,000
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 930 $13,200
7 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 875 $15,525
8 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 855 $13,325
9 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 850 $9,500
10 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 825 $11,750
11 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 820 $18,750
12 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 815 $9,725
13 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 810 $9,075
14 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 805 $14,425
15 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 795 $11,600
16 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 760 $11,100
17 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 755 $8,575
18 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN 730 $3,275
19 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 710 $6,350
20 14m Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX 630 $5,200


*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 Only Choice for Premium Quality Merchandise
Bad Boy Mowers - Mow with an Attitude
Bilstein Shocks - "The Official Shock" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
CatSpot Organic Litter - Litter as Mother Nature Intended
DirtonDirt.com - All Late Models. All The Time.
Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - Born to Burn
GEICO - Saving People Money on More than Just Car Insurance
General Tire - Anywhere is Possible
Hoosier Tire - Tires Designed for Champions
K&N Engineering - "Make your Move" to K&N Performance Filters
Lucas Oil Products - Made in America, SOLD to the World
Lucas Oil Racing TV - GRAB IT AND HOLD ON TIGHT
MAVTV Motorsports Network - MAVTV is Motorsports
Miller Welders - WE BUILD With You
Nitro-Bee PLUS - "The Official Race Receiver" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - The Ultimate Power Source
ProtectTheHarvest.com - Standing up for America's Farmers, Hunters, and Animal Owners
RockAuto.com - All the Parts Your Car Will Ever Need
RhinoAg - Born to Lead
Rugged Radios - “The Official Communications” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Steel-It - Stainless Steel Coating in a Can
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - Super Easy, Super Fast!
Wrisco Aluminum - 100 Years of Industry Experience

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX, COMP Cams, CV Products, Dirty Girl Racewear, 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, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, SRI Performance Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Sweet Manufacturing, and 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 2018, the LOLMDS will sanction 60 events in 22 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.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is the Exclusive, Unlimited, 24/7 All-Access Motorsports App and it's available NOW! For more information or to sign up, go to: www.LucasOilRacing.TV.

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

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Thursday, December 13
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Portsmouth, OH
Sunday, January 27
8:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
Sunday, February 3
8:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
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2018 Championship Standings

 

lmd dlUpdated: 10/22/18 - FINAL After Portsmouth

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 8480
2 1R Josh Richards 8195
3 0 Scott Bloomquist 7885
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7850
5 20 Jimmy Owens 7720
6 39 Tim McCreadie 7645
7 32 Bobby Pierce 7640
8 5 Don O'Neal 7520
9 14 Darrell Lanigan 6980
10 22 Gregg Satterlee 6890
11 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. ...

Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standingsUpdated: 10/22/18 - FINAL After Portsmouth

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 8405
2 1R Josh Richards 8130
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7890
4 32 Bobby Pierce 7670