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TAMPA, FL (February 9, 2006)- The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series started its’ 2006 Season in spectacular fashion on Thursday evening with Waterville Ohio driver Matt Miller picking up the first win of the season and third of his career. Miller would take the early lead in his McCullough Industries/ Performance Rod & Custom/LoTemp Brazing/Banshee Graphics/Whaley & Son Collision/McDonald Refrigeration sponsored Rocket Chassis/Russell Baker Racing Engines Grand Prix number 7 to collect the $7,000 payday in the fourth night of action at the 30th Annual East Bay Winter Nationals. “I really didn’t need to see that last caution, but I was committed to the bottom. If I was going to get beat someone was going to have to do it on the top,” The 34 year old Miller would say as he climbed from the Dirt Shop, Inc. racing entry with another packed house on hand to watch the competitive event.

Miller jumped from his outside front row starting position to the early lead off turn 2 over the 26 car starting field. Miller and the PBM Performance Products sponsored MasterSbilt of Dresden Ohio’s Donnie Moran would battle for several racing laps as the Lucas Oil/MasterSbilt Ford car driven by defending champion Earl Pearson Jr. would race with Scott James and Shannon Babb for the third position. A caution on lap seven for the car of Jason Montgomery would see the field stack up for a three car battle for the lead between Miller, Pearson, and Moran while the Sweetners Plus Rocket of Tim McCreadie would take to the high side and move into the top 5.

The field would again come under caution on lap 12 for Gerald Davis. When the field saw green again McCreadie would make his move on the outside to jump into the third. By the half way point Miller was feeling a charge from Earl Pearson and Tim McCreadie who was able to make the move around Pearson for the second position. Lap 38 would see McCreadie avoid near disaster when the Davis would spin ahead of McCreadie and set the stage for a two lap shootout for the win.

The field would come around to get the green with 2 laps remaining. As Moran would make an unbelievable charge off turn 2 in-between McCreadie and Pearson. Moran would continue this charge into the final corner when he would tag the wall and leave Miller all alone to take the victory. Earl Pearson would finish second in front of Dennis Erb who made another charge through the field to finish third from the 14th starting spot on the grid. Moran would hang on the fourth position while McCreadie would be shuffled back to the fifth position. Eddie Carrier, Jr. finished sixth ahead of Shannon Babb, Terry English, Doug Horton, and Scott James to finish off the top 10.

Heat winners included Scott James, Matt Miller, Donnie Moran, Bart Hartman, Shannon Babb, Bryan Collins, Earl Pearson Jr., and Jason Montgomery. B-Mains were won by Jeff Cooke, Vic Coffey, Billy Moyer and Randy Korte. The Strawberry Dash was won by Josh McGuire.

The cameras of Speed will be in the house on Friday night as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series raises the bar again with a $10,000 to win 50 lap main event.

Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series  Thursday Night, February 9, 2006  East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL

Comp Cams Fast Time: Tim McCreadie 15.412 seconds

PBM Performance Products Heat #1-Jason Montgomery, Tim McCreadie, Randy Weaver, Tim Fuller, Jeff Cooke, Dean Carpenter, Joe Morris, Sonny Conley, Charles Duncan, Richard Wheelihan, Bob Geiger, Jimmy Mars

PBM Performance Products Heat #2- Scott James, Eddie Carrier Jr, Anthony White, Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Owens, Clint Coffman, Evan Harrell, Josh McGuire, Corey Conley, Butch McGill, Joey Tanner, Brady Smith, Scott Riggs

DART Machinery Heat #3- Bart Hartman, Steve Casebolt, Michael England, David Scott, Tim Dohm, Jason Flory, Marshall Austin, Justin Rattliff, Steven Hucovski, Ellis Parker, Dale McDowell, Steve Hillard

DART Machinery Heat #4- Matt Miller, Gerald Davis, Vic Coffey, Eric Jacobsen, Jackie Boggs, Clint Smith, Roger Lucas, Dan Schlieper, Danny Mitchell, Wendell Wallace, Larry Smith, Brad Neat

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat #5- Earl Pearson Jr, Chub Frank, Anthony Rushing, Rick Eckert, John VanDenBerg, Bo Feathers, Randy Lucas, Daniel Stone, Freddy Smith, Rodney Melvin, Terry Casey, Jeff Gress

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat #6- Donnie Moran, Dennis Erb Jr, Doug Horton, Billy Moyer, Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Rusty Dixon, Wade Witherspoon, Brian Shirley, Freddie Carpenter, Damon Eller, Kristin Flory

K&N Engineering Heat #7- Shannon Babb, Don O’Neal, Jared Landers, Darren Miller, Davey Johnson, Garrett Durrett, Ricky Arms, Ray Cook, Christian Rayburn, Brent Robinson, Mike Johnson, Wayne Johnson

K&N Engineering Heat #8- Bryan Collins, Terry English, Randy Korte, Don Hammer, Robbie Blair, CJ Rayburn, John Mason, Jordan Bland, Lee Thomason, Scott Dedwylder, Ricky Elliott, Michael Jackson

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno B-Main #1- Jeff Cooke, Tim Fuller, Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Mars, Brady Smith, Josh McGuire, Corey Conley, Randy Weaver, Butch McGill, Joey Tanner, Bob Geiger, Anthony White, Jimmy Owens, Dean Carpenter, Sonny Conley, Clint Coffman, Tim Senic, Evan Harrell, Charles Duncan

Penske Shocks B-Main #2- Vic Coffey, Jackie Boggs, Marshall Austin, David Scott, Clint Smith, Eric Jacobsen, Dan Schlieper, Justin Rattliff, Wendell Wallace, Jason Flory, Michael England, Roger Lucas, Danny Mitchell, Steven Hucovski, Ellis Parker, Tim Dohm, Steve Hillard

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno B-Main #3- Billy Moyer, Doug Horton, Rick Eckert, Steve Francis, Anthony Rushing, John Blankenship, Daniel Stone, Bo Feathers, Rusty Dixon, Damon Eller, Freddie Carpenter, Kristin Flory, Wade Witherspoon, Freddy Smith, Rodney Melvin, John VanDenBerg, Brian Shirley Penske Shocks B-Main #4- Randy Korte, Darren Miller, Jared Landers, Davey Johnson, Ray Cook, Ricky Elliott, Brent Robinson, John Mason, Mike Johnson, Ricky Arms, Christian Rayburn, CJ Rayburn, Robbie Blair, Don Hammer, Lee Thomason, Wayne Johnson, Jordan Bland, Garrett Durrett

Gulf Coast Produce Strawberry Dash- Josh McGuire, Steve Hillard, Brian Birkhofer, Jared Landers, Rick Eckert, Jason Flory, Brent Robinson, CJ Rayburn, Freddie Carpenter, Anthony White

Feature (40 Laps) Matt Miller, Earl Pearson Jr, Dennis Erb Jr, Donnie Moran, Tim McCreadie, Eddie Carrier Jr, Shannon Babb, Terry English, Doug Horton, Scott James, Chub Frank, Billy Moyer, Vic Coffey, Don O’ Neal, Freddy Smith, Steve Casebolt, Darren Miller, Bryan Collins, Gerald Davis, Jackie Boggs, Randy Korte, Tim Dohm, Jeff Cooke, Tim Fuller, Bart Hartman, Jason Montgomery

Race Statistics Entries: 99  Cautions: 4  Red Flags: 0  Lap Leaders: Matt Miller 1-40  All-Star Performer of the Race: Doug Horton (started 23rd and finished 9th) Advanced 14 positions  Quarter Master Move of the Race: Donnie Moran  Hawk Brakes Tough Break Award: Jason Montgomery  K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race: Bryan Collins

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points Standings After 2/9/06

1. Matt Miller (Waterville, OH) 250  2. Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) 230  3. Dennis Erb, Jr. (Carpentersville, IL) 220  4. Tim McCreadie (Watertown, NY) 215  5. Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH) 210  6. Eddie Carrier Jr (Salt Rock, WV) 200  7. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL) 195  8, Terry English (Benton, KY) 190  9. Doug Horton (Bruceton Mills, WV) 185  10. Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN) 180


TAMPA, FL (February 8, 2006)- Dale McDowell would make his first ever visit to East Bay Raceway Park’s victory lane on the third night of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt  Series’ 30th Annual Winter Nationals. The win by McDowell in the RaceTek Engine powered Dover Cylinder Heads/ J and J Steel/ New Vision Graphics/ Hennessey Rental Tools/ Hoosier Tires sponsored number 17m Rocket by Shaw Grand Prix  would mark the third different winner in the first three nights of racing at East Bay. McDowell was able to make the pass on the Petroff Towing sponsored Rayburn of Tuesday night’s winner Billy Moyer on lap two and then go on unchallenged the rest of the way to pick up the $5,000 first place prize.   “I can’t believe it! Am I actually at East Bay?” said an elated McDowell in victory lane.” It feels good getting our first victory here, the place has been very, very challenging for me, but I guess you have to keep coming to places that are challenging in order to make you a better racer. I felt good after last nights second and we made some changes and it just feels so good to finally win here.” The 39 year old Chickamauga, GA racing veteran would go on to say after his first ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt  Series win before another packed grandstand on Wednesday night.   Billy Moyer jumped to the lead on the first lap of racing action. McDowell would then pull alongside Moyer and make the move under Moyer for the lead coming off of turn number two on the second lap. Moyer would then fall behind the Sweeteners Plus sponsored Rocket of Tim McCreadie until passing him back and leaving McCreadie to battle with Donnie Moran. A slowing Scott James would bring out the first and only caution of the race on lap eight.. When the green flag flew again the eighth starting Petroff Towing sponsored number 28 Rayburn of Dennis Erb, Jr. would pull into the top five. Erb would then set his sights on McCreadie before making his pass for third position to battle with second place running Moyer.  The two would battle for second up to the last lap where Moyer would win the position by a thin margin over the third place finisher Dennis Erb. Tim McCreadie would hang on the fourth spot beating out Donnie Moran to round out the top five. The 17th starting  Earl Pearson Jr. would work his way through the field to bring home the sixth spot and the hard charger of the night was the car of  Don O’Neal who worked his way to seventh from the 19th starting position on the grid.  The 18th starter, Steve Francis would finish in eighth while Marshall Green and Eddie Carrier, Jr. Completed the top ten drivers   89 cars were on hand for the third night of competition at East Bay Raceway Park with Benton Arkansas’ Jared Landers setting fast time at 15.185 seconds around the 3/8th mile oval. Heat race winners were Justin Rattliff, Dennis Erb, Jr., Donnie Moran, Jimmy Mars, Billy Moyer, Wendell Wallace, Tim McCreadie and Dale McDowell. The B-Main winners of the evening were Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, and Brian Birkhofer. The winner of the Wednesday night Strawberry Dash was Dan Stone.   The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will kick it up a notch on Thursday February 9th with a $7,000 to win 40 lap feature event. The fourth night of late model racing action at East Bay will also mark the beginning of the 2006 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Car Series points championship as the defending champion Earl Pearson Jr. along with all the other stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series begin their quest for the series title as the side by side, dirt slingin’ action kicks off what promises to be an exciting season of racing.    Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Wednesday, February 8th, 2006 East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL   Comp Cams Fast Time – Jared Landers – 15:185   PBM Performance Products Heat Race #1- Justin Rattliff, Marshall Green, John VanDenBerg, Jason Montgomery, Tim Dohm, Sonny Conley, Bo Feathers, Richard Wheelihan, Jared Landers, Ricky Arms   PBM Performance Products Heat Race  #2- Dennis Erb, Jr., Clint Smith, Earl Pearson, Jr.,  Rick Eckert, Dan Schlieper, Doug Horton, Davey Johnson, Ricky Elliott, Jason Flory, Clint Coffman, Scott Riggs   DART Machinery Heat Race #3- Donnie Moran, Shannon Babb, Gerald Davis, Terry English, Bart Hartman, Darren Miller, Daniel Stone, Joe Morris, Joey Tanner, Kristin Flory   DART Machinery Heat Race #4- Jimmy Mars, Matt Miller, Steve Francis, Jackie Boggs, Vic Coffey, Dean Carpenter, Wayne Johnson, Larry Smith, Dave Hess, Rodney Melvin, Don Hammer   Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #5- Billy Moyer, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Don O’ Neal, Terry Casey, Jordan Bland, Bryan Collins, Robbie Blair, Chub Frank, Brent Robinson, Charlie Duncan, Bob Geiger   Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #6- Wendell Wallace, Brad Neat, Randy Korte, Mike Johnson, Garrett Durrett, Freddy Smith, Anthony Rushing, Marshall Austin, John Mason, Wade Witherspoon, Jeff Gress   K&N Engineering Heat Race #7- Tim McCreadie, Brady Smith, Brian Birkhofer, David Scott, Butch McGill, Jimmy Owens, Tim Fuller, Anthony White, Corey Conley, Christian Rayburn, CJ Rayburn   K&N Engineering Heat Race #8- Dale McDowell, Scott James, Kevin Cole, Michael England, Damon Eller, Freddie Carpenter, Tim Senic, Lynn Chapman, Ray Cook, Patrick Sheltra, Brian Shirley   Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno B-Main #1-  Earl Pearson, Jr., Rick Eckert, Dan Schlieper, Tim Dohm, Davey Johnson, Ricky Elliott, Sonny Conley, Bo Feathers, John VanDenBerg, Jason Flory, Doug Horton, Clint Coffman, Jared Landers, Richard Wheelihan, Scott Riggs, Jason Montgomery   Penske Shocks B-Main #2- Steve Francis, Jackie Boggs, Daniel Stone, Darren Miller, Gerald Davis, Bart Hartman, Dean Carpenter, Rodney Melvin, Terry English, Vic Coffey, Kristin Flory, Joey Tanner,  Don Hammer, Bob Geiger, Larry Smith, Wayne Johnson, Joe Morris   Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno B-Main #3- Don O’ Neal, Bryan Collins, Randy Korte, Chub Frank, Garrett Durrett, Robbie Blair, Marshall Austin, Mike Johnson, John Mason, Anthony Rushing, Jordan Bland, Charles Duncan, Terry Casey, Brent Robinson, Wade Witherspoon, Jeff Gress, Freddy Smith   Penske Shocks Dyno B-Main #4- Brian Birkhofer, David Scott, Butch McGill, Jimmy Owens, Ray Cook, Damon Eller, Tim Fuller, Christian Rayburn, Corey Conley, CJ Rayburn, Freddie Carpenter, Lynn Chapman, Kevin Cole, Michael England   Gulf Coast Produce Strawberry Dash- Dan Stone, Sonny Conley, Terry Casey, Terry English, Corey Conley, Christian Rayburn, Clint Coffman, Doug Horton, Scott Riggs   Feature (30 Laps) – Dale McDowell, Billy Moyer, Dennis Erb Jr., Tim McCreadie, Donnie Moran, Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O’ Neal, Steve Francis, Marshall Green, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Wendell Wallace, Bryan Collins, Brady Smith, Matt Miller, Rick Eckert, Clint Smith, Justin Rattliff, Jackie Boggs, Jimmy Mars, David Scott, Brad Neat, Shannon Babb, Scott James  Race Statistics: Entries:  89 Cautions:  1 Red Flags:  0 Lap Leaders:  Billy Moyer 1, Dale McDowell 2-30 All-Star Performer of the Race:  Don O’Neal (started 19th and finished 7th) Advanced 12 positions Hawk Tough Break Award:  Steve Hillard Quarter Master Clutch Move of the Race:  Jimmy Mars    Top Ten in DART Machinery Winternationals Points Standings   1.       Earl Pearson Jr. - 640 2.       Dale McDowell   - 590 3.       Donnie Moran    - 580 4.       Billy Moyer         - 580 5.       Dennis Erb Jr     - 565 6.       Tim McCreadie   - 550 7.       Clint Smith          - 515 8.       Rick Eckert         - 495 9.       Brian Birkhofer   - 485 10.     Dan Schlieper     - 480


TAMPA, FL (February 7, 2006)- Batesville Arkansas’s Billy Moyer made a late race pass on Dale McDowell to take home the win on night 2 of Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series’ 6 nights of racing at the 30th Annual East Bay Winter Nationals. The 4th starting J and J Steel/ Car City/ Petroff Towing/ Karl Chevy/ Waters Auto Land/ Redline Oil/ Chase Race Decals / Platinum Motors and RV’s/ Pro Power sponsored Rayburn of Moyer made the winning pass on lap 26 of 30 to take home the $5,000 prize and his first ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win in the latest installment of fast paced racing action at the 3/8th mile oval. The win would also mark Moyer’s 13th trip to the victory at East Bay Raceway, the all time late model record. The packed crowd at East Bay Raceway would see early race leader Dale McDowell led 26 laps while battling Billy Moyer, defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion Earl Pearson Jr., and the 9th place starting Donnie Moran.    McDowell would jump to the early race lead over pole starter Rick Eckert. A lap 3 pile up in turn one would bring a red flag stop the racing action. The caution would again fly when 2nd place running Rick Eckert and 3rd running Moyer made contact resulting in a flat tire for Eckert and ending his night early.  After the restart Donnie Moran would grab the third spot and swap spots with Earl Pearson Jr. and compete in a 4 way battle for the lead with him race leader McDowell, and Billy Moyer.   Anthony White would bring out a midway caution and on the restart both Moyer and Earl Pearson Jr. would find their way around Moran and set their sights on McDowell. The three battled for the lead while Donnie Moran competed with Anthony Rushing for the 4th spot.  A spin by Shannon Babb would set the stage for a restart were a three way battle for the lead would result in Moyer and McDowell racing side by side at the flag stand on lap 25 and the final pass by Moyer for lead on lap 26.  Moyer would go on to victory followed by McDowell, Earl Pearson Jr., and Anthony Rushing who made a last lap pass on 5th place car Donnie Moran. Rounding off the top 10 were Brady Smith, David Scott, Clint Smith, Doug Horton, and Dennis Erb.   90 cars were entered in Tuesday evening’s event with Donnie Moran capturing his 2nd fast time of the week after a slight rain delay. Heat winners earlier in the night included Clint Smith, Anthony Rushing, Billy Moyer, Dale McDowell, Rick Eckert, Brady Smith, Earl Pearson Jr., and David Scott. Wisconsin’s Jimmy Mars won the Strawberry Dash.   The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will once again return to East Cay Raceway on Wednesday February 8th for the 3rd night of the 30th Annual Winter National where another $5,000 to win, all out, side by side, white knuckle, dirt racing battle.  Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tuesday Night, February 7, 2006 East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL

Comp Cams Fast Time:  Donnie Moran 15.438   PBM Performance Products First Heat:  Clint Smith, Donnie Moran, Marshall Green, Rodney Melvin, Butch McGill, Robbie Blair, John VanDenBerg, Wayne Johnson, Joey Tanner, Larry Smith, Corey Conley   PBM Performance Products Second Heat: Anthony Rushing, Davey Johnson, Doug Horton, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Tim Fuller, Jimmy Mars, Jimmy Owens, Bo Feathers, Tim Senic, Richard Wheelihan   Third Heat:  Billy Moyer, Scott James, Jason Montgomery, Scott Dedwylder, Bryan Collins, Daniel Stone, Damon Eller, Brad Neat, Roger Lucas, Bob Geiger, Kevin Cole   Fourth Heat:  Dale McDowell, Gerald Davis, Don O’Neal, Anthony White, Brian Birkhofer, Brian Shirley, Nick Baggett, Freddie Carpenter, Charlie Duncan, Lynn Chapman   Fifth Heat:  Rick Eckert, Shannon Babb, Tim McCreadie, Ricky Arms, Patrick Sheltra, Garrett Durrett, Marshall Austin, Jordan Bland, Mike Johnson, Rusty Dixon, Don Hammer   Sixth Heat:  Brady Smith, Dennis Erb Jr., Randy Korte, Steve Francis, Matt Miller, Michael England, Sonny Conley, Jeff Gress, Clint Coffman, Danny Mitchell, C.J. Rayburn   Seventh Heat:  Earl Pearson Jr., Chub Frank, Steve Casebolt, Terry English, John Mason, Dean Carpenter, Wendell Wallace, Frank Shickel Jr., Christian Rayburn, Kristin Flory   Eighth Heat:  David Scott, Terry Casey, Steve Hillard, Dan Schlieper, Justin Rattliff, Tim Dohm, Ricky Elliott, Jason Flory, Dave Hess Jr., Wade Witherspoon   Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main:  Doug Horton, Tim Fuller, Rodney Melvin, Eddie Carrier Jr., Jimmy Mars, Butch McGill, Jimmy Owens, Bo Feathers, Wayne Johnson, Joey Tanner, Richard Wheelihan, Marshall Green, Robbie Blair, John VanDenBerg, Larry Smith   Penske Shocks Second B-Main:  Brian Birkhofer, Anthony White, Don O’Neal, Brian Shirley, Damon Eller, Daniel Stone, Nick Baggett, Bob Geiger, Freddie Carpenter, Bryan Collins, Scott Dedwylder, Chalie Duncan, Jason Montgomery, Brad Neat   Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno Third B-Main:  Tim McCreadie, Matt Miller, Patrick Sheltra, Steve Francis, Sonny Conley, Michael England, Jordan Bland, Don Hammer, C.J. Rayburn, Marshall Austin, Jeff Gress, Ricky Arms, Garrett Durrett, Mike Johnson, Clint Coffman, Rusty Dixon, Randy Korte   Penske Shocks Fourth B-Main:  Steve Hillard, Steve Casebolt, Terry English, Justin Rattliff, Dan Schlieper, John Mason, Dean Carpenter, Ricky Elliott, Tim Dohm, Christian Rayburn, Jason Flory, Wendell Wallace, Kristin Flory, Wade Witherspoon   Feature: (30 Laps):  Billy Moyer, Dale McDowell, Earl Pearson Jr., Anthony Rushing, Donnie Moran, Brady Smith, David Scott, Clint Smith, Doug Horton, Dennis Erb Jr., Scott James, Gerald Davis, Brian Birkhofer, Anthony White, Tim Fuller, Shannon Babb, Davey Johnson, Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, Terry Casey, Chub Frank, Steve Hillard, Matt Miller, Steve Casebolt    Race Statistics: Entries: 90 Caution Flags:  6 Red Flags: 1 Lap Leaders: Dale McDowell 1-25, Billy Moyer 26-30 All-Star Performer of the Race:  Doug Horton (started 17th and finished 9th) advanced 8 positions Quarter Master Clutch Move of the Race: Don O’Neal Hawk Brake Tough Break Award: Rick Eckert


TAMPA, FL (February 6, 2006)- The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series kicked off its 2006 campaign in stellar fashion on Monday night at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fl as Wisconsin’s Dan Schlieper came home with the $5,000 win amid a packed grandstands. Schlieper’s win is his 1st ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory that saw the fans on their feet for the action packed 30 lap event on night 1 of the 30th Annual Winternationals. Schlieper driving the S9, Miller Bros. Coal, Uncle Buck’s, Hoosier Racing Tire, Five Star Bodies, VP Racing Fuels, All Star Performance, Integra shocks sponsored Rayburn Monte Carlo powered by a Pro-Power engine. Schlieper raced fellow Wisconsin native Jimmy Mars throughout the course of the race before finally making the final pass for the lead on lap 20.   West Virginia’s Doug Horton took the early lead at the start of the fast and furious A-Main. On lap 4 Jimmy Mars would battle with Horton to take the point. Meanwhile Dan Schlieper who would fall as far back as the 5th position before starting to make his move to the topside of the track to work his way back to the second position to battle with Mars after the first caution of the night for Anthony White on lap 6. Schlieper would take the lead from Mars on the 7th lap. The two would swap positions several times until the S9 of Schlieper edged out the lead on lap number 9. Schlieper put several car lengths on Mars until a lap 17 caution for the car of Terry Casey spun in turn 4.   After the restart the battle of the Wisconsin natives would continue with Mars taking the lead again on lap 19 until Dan Schlieper made the winning pass on lap 20. Behind Schlieper and Mars at the checkered was the Lucas Oil Products, Dunn Benson Ford MasterSbilt of Earl Pearson Jr., 14th starting Rick Eckert of the Ray Vest Rocket and Dale Beitler Rocket of Davey Johnson. Rounding off the top 10 were Tim McCreadie, Doug Horton, Terry English, Eddie Carrier Jr., and Clint Smith.   88 cars were entered in the 1st event of the 2006 East Bay Winternationals with Donnie Moran setting fast time of the evening at 15.244 around the 3/8ths mile oval. The Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series will be in action Tuesday, February 6th for night 2 of the 30th Annual Winter Nationals for another night of side by side full throttle Dirt Late Model Action with another $5,000 to win 30 lap racing extravaganza .    Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Monday Night, February 6, 2006 East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL   Comp Cams Fast Qualifier:  Donnie Moran 15.244   PBM Performance Products First Heat:  Donnie Moran, Terry English, Matt Miller, Steve Francis, Chub Frank, Joe Morris, Roger Lucas, Freddie Carpenter, Scott Riggs, Rusty Dixon, Frank Shickel Jr   PBM Performance Products Second Heat:  Doug Horton, Dennis Erb Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Owens, Brad Neat, Anthony Rushing, Michael England, Brian Shirley, Sonny Conley, Don Hammer, Mike Johnson   Third Heat:  Anthony White, Robbie Blair, Jackie Boggs, Terry Casey, Freddy Smith, Brady Smith, Scott James, Damon Eller, Scott Dedwylder, Kevin Cole, Wade Witherspoon   Fourth Heat:  Dan Schlieper, Clint Smith, Randy Korte, Dale McDowell, Ricky Elliott, Marshall Austin Jr., Ricky Arms, Jason Flory, Richard Wheelihan, Jeff Gress, Tim Fuller   Fifth Heat:  Davey Johnson, Tim Senic, Eddie Carrier Jr., Corey Conley, Butch McGill, Gerald Davis, Kristin Flory, Clint Coffman, Joey Tanner, Dean Carpenter, Don O’Neal   Sixth Heat:  Jimmy Mars, Rick Eckert, John VanDenBerg, John Mason, Steve Hillard, Billy Moyer, Charlie Duncan, Wayne Johnson, Jordan Bland, C.J. Rayburn, Christian Rayburn   Seventh Heat:  Earl Pearson Jr., Tim McCreadie, Steve Casebolt, Patrick Sheltra, Daniel Stone, Marshall Green, Rodney Melvin, Garrett Durrett, Larry Smith, Bob Geiger, Dave Scott   Eighth Heat:   Bart Hartman, Shannon Babb, Justin Rattliff, Wendell Wallace, Mike Marlar, Jason Montgomery, Tim Dohm, Bo Feathers, Bryan Collins, Brent Robinson, Lynn Chapman   Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main:  Brian Birkhofer, Matt Miller, Steve Francis, Jimmy Owens, Joe Morris, Chub Frank, Brian Shirley, Brad Neat, Anthony Rushing, Sonny Conley, Michael England, Frank Shickel Jr., Freddie Carpenter, Scott Riggs   Penske Shocks Second B-Main:  Terry Casey, Jackie Boggs, Randy Korte, Freddy Smith, Dale McDowell, Ricky Elliott, Scott James, Brady Smith, Ricky Arms, Marshall Austin Jr., Jason Flory, Kevin Cole, Jeff Gress, Scott Dedwylder, Richard Wheelihan, Wade Witherspoon, Damon Eller   Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno Third B-Main:  Eddie Carrier, Jr., John VanDenBerg, John Mason, Butch McGill, Gerald Davis, Steve Hillard, Billy Moyer, Don O’Neal, Corey Conley, Clint Coffman, Wayne Johnson, Jordan Bland,Kristin Flory, Joey Tanner, Christian Rayburn, C.J. Rayburn, Dean Carpenter, Charlie Duncan   Penske Shocks Fourth B-Main:  Justin Rattliff, Wendell Wallace, Steve Casebolt, Dave Scott, Tim Dohm, Daniel Stone, Bryan Collins, Marshall Green, Rodney Melvin, Garrett Durrett, Bo Feathers, Bob Geiger, Patrick Sheltra, Larry Smith, Lynn Chapman, Mike Marlar, Jason Montgomery, Brent Robinson   Gulf Coast Produce Strawberry Dash:  Steve Francis, Michael England, Steve Casebolt, Kevin Cole, Joe Morris, Jason Montgomery, Garrett Durrett, Bob Geiger, Joey Tanner, Wayne Johnson   Feature (30 Laps):  Dan Schlieper, Jimmy Mars, Earl Pearson Jr., Rick Eckert, Davey Johnson, Tim McCreadie, Doug Horton, Terry English, Eddie Carrier Jr., Clint Smith, Matt Miller, Bart Hartman, Dennis Erb Jr., Shannon Babb, Wendell Wallace, Donnie Moran, Brian Birkhofer, Justin Rattliff, John VanDenBerg, Robbie Blair, Terry Casey, Jackie Boggs, Anthony White, Tim Senic  Race Statistics: Entries: 88 Cautions:  2 Red Flags:  0 Lap Leaders:  Doug Horton 1-3, Jimmy Mars 4-6, Dan Schlieper 7,  Mars 8, Schlieper 9-18, Mars 19, Schlieper 20-30 All Star Performance Performer of the Race:  Rick Eckert (started 14th and finished 4th) advanced 10 positions Hawk Brake Tough Brake Award:  Jackie Boggs Quarter Master Clutch Move of the Race:  Dan Schlieper


CALVERT CITY, KY (October 29, 2005)-Randy Korte of Highland, IL inherited the lead on lap 24 after leader Don O'Neal suffered a flat tire and then went on to hold off repeated challenges from Matt Miller at the end to claim his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win on Saturday Night at the Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway as he won the 9th Annual "Commonwealth Cup". The 40 year old Korte took home $10,000 in becoming the 20th different driver to win a series event in 2005.  The race closed out the season for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Earl Pearson, Jr. won the series championship by 65 points over Don O'Neal.  Korte behind the wheel of the Mid Continental Fuels, Inc., Seubert Calf Ranches, T.E. Motorsports, TMCI Transportation, Rick's Towing, Banshee Graphics, Hoosier Tires, Performance Rod and Custom, RaceTek Race Engines sponsored Rocket Chassis Grand Prix won by just one car length over Matt Miller of Waterville, OH in the DSI/Denny Thornton/McCullough Industries/Rocket Grand Prix.  The rest of the top five all finished on the same straightaway with Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL placing third in the Petroff Towing/Pro Power/C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo just ahead of Terry English of Benton, KY in the AAA Fence/Runion Engines/C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo and Oval Craft Fast Timer, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN in the Mach 2 Motorsports/Cornett Engines/C.J. Rayburn Ford Taurus.  A total of 65 cars were on hand for the event in front of a large audience. 

It would be Randy Korte and Brian Shirley starting on the front row for the 50 lap event with Shirley taking the point heading into turn one at the drop of the green flag.  Korte would settle into second with Tim Tungate in third.  Those three would run in that order for the first 11 laps of the race as the fast and furious pace would see Korte's eight car length lead wiped off because of Tungate's flat tire on the 11th circuit which brought out the first caution of the race.  On the lap 12 restart it would be Korte showing the way with Shirley in second now followed by Matt Miller and Don O'Neal.  O'Neal who started the race in 12th was on a march to the front as his thoughts were on not only winning the race, but the series championship at the same time.  With O'Neal in fourth and points leader, Earl Pearson, Jr. taking a provisional and starting 22nd, Pearson would be up to 16th at the first caution.  But O'Neal was not done yet.  On lap 12 Miller would go by Shirley for second and a lap later O’Neal displaced Shirley another spot dropping the young charger to fourth.  The three car race for the lead was hot and heavy with Korte, Miller and O’Neal putting on a show for the large and appreciative crowd.  Another car making his presence known was Jimmy Mars.  Mars who started eighth on the grid was up to fourth making it a four car tussle for the lead.   

Dennis Erb, Jr. would slow on the track bringing out the second caution on lap 16 which would set up an incredible restart to begin lap 17.  When the race restarted it would become another four car battle for the point with O'Neal going to outside of Korte, Miller and Mars who were all side by side coming off of turn four.  O’Neal would just squeeze by on the outside against the wall to take the lead at the flagstand.  With O'Neal in front and Pearson still mired in mid pack, O'Neal now had visions of the not only winning the race but taking the points title.  By lap 23 O'Neal was still showing the way with Korte, Miller, Mars and Shirley still in the thick of things.  On a fateful lap 24 for O'Neal heading into turn four his right rear tire went down putting him up on the cushion and bringing out the third caution of the race.  O'Neal's chances for the win and points title would take a big hit as he pitted for a new tire rejoining the field at the back with still 27 laps to go. 

After O'Neal's untimely flat, Korte would pick back up the lead with Shirley, Mars, Miller and now Terry English in the top five.  Korte would pull out to a three car length advantage with Shirley, Mars and Miller racing three wide for a couple of laps for second.  Miller would jump into second on lap 28 and with 22 circuits to go he set his sights on the high flying, Korte.  With 20 laps to the top five was Korte, Miller, Shirley, Mars and fast qualifier, Jimmy Owens who was up to fifth.  As far as the points chase was concerned at this point Pearson was in front of O'Neal as O'Neal was making very little progress after pitting to replace a flat tire.  If they stayed in that running order Pearson had the title locked up.  But suddenly coming off of turn four Pearson showed a puff of smoke from his racer and for a brief time tense moments for his fans, crew and himself who thought maybe the championship hopes were gone with that smoke.  But it turned out to be the power steering hose breaking and after losing a couple of positions he regained full power and still held positions in front of O'Neal. 

Over the last 20 laps of the race Korte and Miller would put on a show for the fans as they chased each other around the 3/8ths mile high banked track pulling away from Shirley and everyone else.  With the race up front exciting a three car race for third was going on between Shirley, Owens and English.  With five laps to go that trio was hunting down Korte and Miller who had nearly picked up the back of the field in the closing laps.  Miller was all over Korte pulling alongside him heading into and coming off of the corners but Korte still held the lead down the straight-aways.  As Shirley, English and Owens reeled in the leads it was going to possibly turn into a five car showdown for the win.  As the cars took the white flag Miller would give it all he had this time diving to the outside going down the backshute trying to surprise Korte with an outside move.  As the two entered turn three Korte took the inside route and Miller went to the very top trying to take that momentum past Korte.  Miller got right alongside Korte's right rear quarter coming off of four and slight contact took place as Korte drifted up the track.  As the two headed to the checkers Korte would get a little sideways but straightened back up to cross the line in first just one car length ahead of Miller.  Shirley, English and Owens would bear down on the leaders at the finish as all five cars finished on the same straightaway. 

In victory circle after the race Korte was emotional after taking one of the biggest wins of his career.  "I was thinking about my brother, who passed away a couple of years ago and about what he would say about that race, I know he was riding with me in the last few laps."  Korte said of the challenges by Miller.  "I know Matt's a great racer and I felt comfortable racing with him, you can't say that about everyone, but I knew he would race me clean, I think we touched coming off of four, but we were racing hard to the flag, I just glad the race was over at that point." 

Also after the race a relieved Pearson and his crew was elated over taking the 2005 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series despite coming home 16th two spots ahead of O'Neal.  "Oh man, what a long night, I about wrecked qualifying, then someone ran over my nose in the heat, we had to take a provisional and then the power steering hose came off, but somehow we survived and brought home this championship for Carlton and Kemp Lamm, Lucas Oil Products, Dunn-Benson Ford and all my guys on the crew.  During his post race interview O'Neal came over to congratulate Pearson on his title.  "Don O'Neal is a great race car driver, he showed his class by coming over him to congratulate us, we've raced each other hard this year and either one of us would have made a great champion." 

Completing the top ten in the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race of the season was Darren Miller, who came from the tail after changing a flat tire, Jimmy Mars, Steve Casebolt, Jr., Greg Johnson and Tim Dohm. 

In preliminary events Jimmy Owens was the Oval Craft Racing Aluminum Products Fast Qualifier with a lap of 14.016 seconds for the 66 entries on hand.  The five VP Fuels Makin' Power Heat Races were won by Brian Shirley, Tim Tungate, Greg Johnson, Billy James and Randy Korte. The Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main went to Tim Dohm, the PPM Racing Products B-Main was taken by Eddie Carrier, Jr. and the Real Wheels third B-main was won by Steve Casebolt, Jr. 

Race Summary 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 

Saturday Night, October 29, 2005 

Kentucky Lake Motor SpeedwayCalvert City, KY

Fast Time:  Jimmy Owens 14.016 seconds 

Heat #1:  Brian Shirley, Matt Miller, Jimmy Owens, Rodney Melvin, Shannon Babb, Duane Mahder, John Tindal, Caley Emerson, Sandy Goddard, Johnny Johnson, Wendell Wallace, Rod Reed 

Heat #2:  Tim Tungate, Brad Neat, Don O'Neal, Dennis Erb, Jr., Justin Rattliff, Duane Chamberlain, Joe Morris, Matt Taylor, Charles LaPlant, Jack Sullivan, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brett Chappell, Todd Bennett 

Heat #3:  Greg Johnson, Jimmy Mars, Brian Birkhofer, Steve Casebolt, Jr., Tim Brown, Donnie Moran, Johnny Wheeler, Michael Chilton, Michael Bradley, Jordan Bland, Joe Mike, Jerry Buck 

Heat #4:  Billy James, Darren Miller, Terry English, Tim Dohm, Ray Cook, Frank Shickel, Jr., Freddy Smith, Terry Hicks, Scotty Earl, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Jarryd Holshouser, Chuck Proctor 

Heat #5:  Randy Korte, Billy Faust, Scott James, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Chris Combs, Tait Davenport, Randy Sellars, Dylan Thompson, Michael England, Kevin Cole, Michael Steele, Jeff Larson, Jeff Sloan 

First B-Main:  Tim Dohm, Chris Combs, Rodney Melvin, Donnie Moran, Justin Rattliff, Freddy Smith, John Tindal, Michael Bradley, Matt Taylor, Dylan Thompson, Earl Pearson, Jr., Michael Steele 

Second B-Main:  Eddie Carrier, Jr., Dennis Erb, Jr., Michael Chilton, Jack Sullivan, Duane Mahder, Scotty Earl, Frank Shickel, Jr., Randy Sellars, Sandy Goddard, Tim Brown, Joe Morris, Rod Reed, Joe Mike, Todd Bennett, Jeff Sloan 

Third B-Main:  Steve Casebolt, Jr., Ray Cook, Duane Chamberlain, Johnny Wheeler, Terry Hicks, Caley Emerson, Tait Davenport, Jordan Bland, Charles LaPlant, Jeff Larson, Jarryd Holshouser, Michael England 

9th Annual Commonwealth Cup Main Event: (50 Laps):  Randy Korte, Matt Miller, Brian Shirley, Terry English, Jimmy Owens, Darren Miller, Jimmy Mars, Steve Casebolt, Jr., Greg Johnson, Tim Dohm, Brad Neat, Brian Birkhofer, Eddie Carrier, Jr., John Tindal, Billy James, Earl Pearson,Jr., Dennis Erb, Jr., Don O'Neal, Scott James, Donnie Moran, Chris Combs, Ray Cook, Billy Faust, Tim Tungate 

Race Statistics: 

Entries:  66

Cautions:  3

Red Flags: 0

Lap Leaders:  Brian Shirley 1, Randy Korte 2-16, Don O'Neal 17-23, Korte 24-50

Weld Wheels Hard Charger of the Race:  Steve Casebolt, Jr. (started 18th and finished 8th) advanced 10 positions

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Race:  Tim Dohm

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson, Jr. and Donnie Moran

Track Provisional:  John Tindal

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2020 Championship Points

Points as of 10/17/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1stJimmy Owens (#20)7940
2ndTim McCreadie (#39)7560
3rdJonathan Davenport (#49)7375
4thJosh Richards (#14)7295
5thTyler Erb (#1T)7110
6thShane Clanton (#25)6780
7thDevin Moran (#9)6690
8thKyle Bronson (#40B)6690
9thTanner English (#81E)6455
10thEarl Pearson (#1)6390

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Thursday, October 29
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Union, KY
Sunday, November 1
3:30 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Batesville, AR
Thursday, November 5
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Union, KY
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