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BRUNSWICK, GA (February 3, 2018) - Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Josh Richards overcame several obstacles to win Saturday night's RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing - presented by General Tire final at Golden Isles Speedway.

Richards had to resort to a back-up car, after issues arose with his main car during an earlier heat race. Richards then had the power steering fail on the back-up car as he tried to start the B-Main. The Best Performance Motorsports team ten fixed the issue, barely making the call to start the 60-lap main event, as Richards was the final car to enter the race track.

Richards had to take a series provisional and was scheduled to start 23rd on the grid, but due to his lateness while the crew worked on his car, he was relegated to the 26th and final starting position. Richards charged through the field and despite a lap 46 pass from Tyler Erb, went on to record his second win in-a-row to start the 2018 LOLMDS season.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 24th time in his career, the 2017 National Champion used the same car he won the Dirt Track World Championship with last year to race in tonight's main event. "It was close," said Richards elaborating on the fact he nearly missed the start of the race. "No one sees what goes on behind the scenes, but this really is a team sport. I can't thank everyone enough. This is the same car we ran at Portsmouth in October last year. We had to get it out in a hurry. I broke a power steering line out there when I was just testing it. Good thing I went out there or we would have never known."

"Danny and all the guys from my dad's crew chipped in to get it ready. We just threw some stuff on it and then rolled it out on the track. I didn't expect to come out with a win. We were just hoping to finish the race. We were going along pretty good and we were passing a lot of cars. I got out in front and then I started to ride it out. When he [Tyler Erb] got by me, I picked it up and was fortunate to get back around him. We were able to pull away from him and finish it off."

Kyle Bronson, in his Brandon Ford, Longhorn by Weaver, came home in second for his best career LOLMDS finish as he fought past Tyler Erb for the runner-up position. Dennis Erb Jr. came from eleventh to finish fourth, and Brandon Sheppard completed the top five.

Afterwards, Bronson was pleased with his crew, and he dedicated his run to his late friend Bo Hammond, who passed away last week. "Bo was a mentor of mine. He taught me a lot about these cars. I wanted to win this one for him tonight, but we will take second place. We were a bit snug at the start of the race. The car started to really come around. I want to thank Randy Weaver for his help. We had some trouble with lapped cars for a while out there. It's a solid finish for us. Thanks to all the fans that came out tonight."

Tyler Erb's First Class Septic, Rocket Chassis led laps 6 through 23 before relinquishing the lead to Richards. Erb fought back and momentarily took the lead on lap 46 before Richards passed him once again. "The car was really good early on. We led a lot of laps. We started to gain back on him [Richards] and I was able to get by him, but it only lasted one lap. I really thought we had the car to win the race."

Richards' winning car is owned by Eric and Kelly Brock, and is sponsored by Best Performance Motorsports, Bulk Material Lift.com, Bazell Race Fuels, Keyser, Hoosier, Boxo USA, Sunoco, Integra, Valvoline, Alexander Lawn and Landscaping, and Impact Race Gear. The Rocket Chassis #1 is powered by a Durham Racing Engine.

Completing the top ten were Brent Larson, Bobby Pierce, Darrell Lanigan, Boom Briggs, and Jonathan Davenport.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, February 3, 2018
RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing - Presented by General Tire
Golden Isles Speedway - Waynesville, GA

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Brent Larson / 15.319 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jonathan Davenport / 15.168 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mason Zeigler, Brent Larson, Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, Gregg Satterlee, Steven Roberts, Jonathan Rowan, Carder Miller, Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Shane Tankersley

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tyler Erb, Mike Benedum, Dennis Erb, Jr., Boom Briggs, Brian Connor, Billy Moyer, Jr., Donald McIntosh, Jeff Mathews, Blake Spencer, Casey Roberts

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, Timothy Culp, Morgan Bagley, Shanon Buckingham, Coleby Frye, Josh Richards, Chase Junghans, Hudson O'Neal, Shane Clanton

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Sheppard, Jason Fitzgerald, Allen Murray, Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brian Shirley, Ryan King, Jason Jameson

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Gregg Satterlee, Brian Connor, Billy Moyer, Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Jonathan Rowan, Donald McIntosh, Carder Miller, Steven Roberts, Blake Spencer

Fast Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Coleby Frye, Brian Shirley, Earl Pearson, Jr., Chase Junghans, Jason Jameson, Hudson O'Neal, Allen Murray, Ryan King

Feature Finish (60 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 23 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $13,100
2 4 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $5,500
3 3 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $3,500
4 11 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $3,450
5 12 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $2,250
6 5 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN $1,800
7 6 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $2,200
8 25 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,000
9 15 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,900
10 2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,100
11 13 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,775
12 26 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,850
13 20 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,025
14 23 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,800
15 19 77 Brian Connor Martinez, GA $1,000
16 9 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $1,000
17 22 0F1 Coleby Frye Dover, PA $1,000
18 10 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR $1,000
19 17 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,700
20 16 7F Jason Fitzgerald Middleburg, FL $1,000
21 14 14m Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX $1,000
22 18 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
23 1 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $1,000
24 7 25B Mike Benedum Salem, WV $1,000
25 8 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,800
26 21 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants: 41
Lap Leaders: Mason Zeigler (Laps 1 - 5); Tyler Erb (Laps 6 - 23); Josh Richards (Laps 24 - 60)
Cautions: Mason Zeigler (Lap 11); Morgan Bagley (Lap 11); Jason Fitzgerald, Gregg Satterlee, Jimmy Owens, Timothy Culp (Lap 17); Brandon Overton (Lap 22)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Darrell Lanigan, Earl Pearson Jr.
Wrisco Feature Winner: Josh Richards
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Josh Richards (Started: 23rd; Finished: 1st; Advanced 22 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Josh Richards
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race:
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
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: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards (Josh Richards)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Josh Richards (Lap #5 - 15.4884 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Josh Richards (36 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Brent Larson
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mason Zeigler
Time of Race: 41 minutes 14 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 510 $23,200
2 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 420 $6,800
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 420 $4,800
4 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 410 $4,500
5 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN 385 $2,875
6 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 375 $4,475
7 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 370 $3,275
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 370 $3,650
7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 370 $4,550
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 360 $3,050
11 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 340 $3,500
12 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 335 $3,075
12 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 335 $2,825
12 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 335 $6,300
15 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 325 $2,025
16 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 310 $2,200
17 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 305 $2,900
18 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 290 $2,650
19 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 285 $1,850
20 77 Brian Connor Martinez, GA 270 $1,000
20 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 270 $2,700


*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

 


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ASi Racewear - The Only Choice for Premium Quality Merchandise
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Bilstein Shocks - "The Official Shock" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
CatSpot Organic Litter - Litter as Mother Nature Intended
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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
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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

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Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Saturday, October 20
TBD
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Thursday, November 1
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Thursday, November 8
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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2018 Championship Standings

 

lmd dlUpdated: 10/10/18 - After Pittsburgh

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 8250
2 1R Josh Richards 7945
3 0 Scott Bloomquist 7750
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7660
5 20 Jimmy Owens 7535
6 39 Tim McCreadie 7515
7 32 Bobby Pierce 7470
8 5 Don O'Neal 7325
9 14 Darrell Lanigan 6855
10 22 Gregg Satterlee 6765
11 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. 6610

Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standingsUpdated: 10/10/18 - After Pittsburgh

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 8175
2 1R Josh Richards 7880
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7700
4 32 Bobby Pierce 7500
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