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GRANITE CITY, IL (April 27, 2018) – Bobby Pierce scored his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Friday night at Tri-City Speedway. The 21-year-old returned to his home state for the first time this season and led all 50 laps on his way to win the RockAuto.com Busch 50 - presented by Campbell University. Pierce withstood a late-race challenge from Tim McCreadie to become the eighth different winner on the tour in 2018. McCreadie finished in second, followed by Jimmy Owens, Kyle Bronson, and Brian Shirley.

Pierce’s win came just one week after the Dunn Benson Motorsports patriarch and car owner, Carlton Lamm passed away. Joined by his team and family, an emotional victory lane took place after claiming his sixth career LOLMDS win.

After tonight’s win, Pierce moves to sixth in the championship standings on his first full-year on the LOLMDS tour. “When you race on the Lucas Oil Series, these guys are the best there is. I really wanted to get that win for Big C. I know he’s up there watching. Just a big thanks to everyone, especially my crew they have worked so hard. It’s been a week to 10 days. Thanks for my sponsors for sticking with me, and thanks to all the fans for coming out tonight.”

Pierce dominated most of the race, which saw only one caution flag in the early stages. Over the last half of the race, Pierce battle fiercely with lapped traffic, which allowed several drivers to close the gap on him. Bronson took a shot at the top groove but lost two spots as McCreadie and Owens moved by him. McCreadie then closed in on Pierce, but could not get by as Pierce held his groove on the bottom of the track. McCreadie had one last chance heading to the checkered flag as Pierce drifted up ever so slightly coming off of turn four, but Pierce had enough momentum to take the win.

“It seems like that was the longest race I have ever run,” said the winner afterwards. “I kind of wanted a caution towards the end to clear out the track. I didn’t think anyone would have a chance to pass me on the outside. My experience here at this track was crucial; sometimes it all comes down to qualifying. That’s where a lot of races are won or lost. After hot laps I was a little bit worried. I went out there and qualified by setting fast time. Starting up front was better than starting in the second row.”

McCreadie’s Sweeteners Plus, Longhorn recorded its best series finish of the year as he continues to make gains in the championship point standings. “We have had a really good car lately. I tried to make the cushion work early on, but it was going away quickly. I wish I had gotten to second about ten laps earlier, and then I think I would have had a better shot at him [Pierce].”

Jimmy Owens’ Ramirez Motorsports, E3 Spark Plugs, Rocket took a podium finish coming home in third place. “Our car wouldn’t fire early on, but after that one caution it seemed to go a lot better. We got up to third and pretty much rode it out from there. We had some tough luck last weekend, but it feels good to get a good finish tonight,” said the three-time series champion.

The winner’s Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports, Rocket has a Pro Power Racing Engine and is sponsored by: Campbell University, Allgayer Inc, Hoker Trucking, Premier Waste Services, Berger’s Marina, Sunoco, and Advanced Racing Suspensions.

Completing the top ten were Jonathan Davenport, Darrell Lanigan, Chris Simpson, Don O’Neal, and Billy Drake.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, April 27th, 2018
RockAuto.com Busch 50 – presented by Campbell University
Tri-City Speedway – Granite City, IL

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Bobby Pierce / 14.810 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Scott Bloomquist / 15.305 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, Chris Simpson, Josh Richards, Hudson O'Neal, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Shannon Babb, Gregg Satterlee, Michael Hammerle

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Tim Manville, Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Jason Feger, Mason Zeigler, Jimmy Mars

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Nick Hoffman, Scott Bloomquist, Michael Kloos, Jonathan Davenport, Gordy Gundaker, Daryn Klein, Rusty Griffaw, Jeremy Sneed, Reid Millard

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, Billy Drake, Kolby Vandenbergh, Tanner English, Austin Rettig, Billy Laycock

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Hudson O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Frank Heckenast, Jr., Jason Feger, Mason Zeigler, Shannon Babb, Gregg Satterlee, Michael Hammerle, Jimmy Mars-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Kolby Vandenbergh, Tanner English, Austin Rettig, Gordy Gundaker, Daryn Klein, Rusty Griffaw, Jeremy Sneed, Billy Laycock, Reid Millard-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $12,800
2 8 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $6,200
3 3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $4,300
4 4 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $3,550
5 5 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $2,250
6 14 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,700
7 11 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,200
8 9 32S Chris Simpson Oxford, IA $1,300
9 12 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,000
10 16 75 Billy Drake Bloomington, IL $1,100
11 2 2H Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC $1,075
12 6 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,850
13 13 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,025
14 10 6K Michael Kloos Trenton, IL $1,000
15 21 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL $1,000
16 19 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,800
17 22 94 Austin Rettig Sikeston, MO $1,000
18 24 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,000
19 15 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,000
20 26 11G Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO $1,000
21 18 15V Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL $1,000
22 25 82 Billy Laycock Marine, IL $1,000
23 23 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,700
24 17 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,700
25 7 33T Tim Manville St. Jacob, IL $1,000
26 20 33 Tanner English Benton, KY $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants: 34
Lap Leaders: Bobby Pierce (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Bobby Pierce
Margin of Victory: 0.286 seconds
Cautions: Tanner English, Hudson O’Neal, Tim Manville, Billy Laycock (Lap 3)
Series Provisionals: Gregg Satterlee, Mason Zeigler
Series Emergency Provisionals: N/A
Tri-City Speedway Provisionals: Billy Laycock, Gordy Gundaker
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Frank Heckenast Jr.
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Bobby Pierce
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Kyle Bronson
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Pro Power Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Bob Pierce (Bobby Pierce)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Bobby Pierce (Lap #4 – 17.8920 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Bobby Pierce (50 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Kyle Bronson
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Bobby Pierce
Time of Race: 22 minutes 52 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 2320 $64,850
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2210 $59,950
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2185 $58,075
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 2130 $44,250
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2010 $30,225
6 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 1980 $33,200
7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1965 $26,600
8 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 1925 $37,625
9 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1905 $26,825
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 1890 $21,000
11 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1870 $27,775
12 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 1755 $23,375
13 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 1675 $13,200
14 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 1665 $17,375


*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
Bilstein Shocks - "The Official Shock" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
CatSpot - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
DirtonDirt.com - “Official Sponsor” 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
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
RockAuto.com - “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
Steel-It - "Official Protective Coating" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Wrisco Aluminum - “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, 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, 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.
Saturday, July 21
3:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
Thursday, July 26
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
Sunday, August 5
3:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Columbus, MS
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2018 Championship Standings

 

lmd dlUpdated: 07/19/18 - After Jackson Motorplex

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 5370
2 1R Josh Richards 5260
3 0 Scott Bloomquist 5210
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 5090
5 32 Bobby Pierce 4955
6 5 Don O'Neal 4895
7 39 Tim McCreadie 4855
8 20 Jimmy Owens 4780
9 71 Hudson O'Neal 4755
10 25Z Mason Zeigler 4430
11 14 Darrell Lanigan 4380

Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standingsUpdated: 07/02/18 - After Sharon

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 4125
2 1R Josh Richards 3935
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 3830
4 32 Bobby Pierce 3730
5 5