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JUNCTION CITY, KY (AUGUST 31, 2018) - Kentucky native Eddie Carrier Jr. took the lead from Earl Pearson Jr. on lap 28 and went on to win the rain-shortened John Bradshaw Memorial at Ponderosa Speedway. The win marks his tenth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.

Carrier was born and raised just 20 miles from Ponderosa Speedway. His father, Eddie Carrier Sr. won a track championship and a multitude of feature events at the 3/8-mile bullring.

Carrier led the first seven laps of the race until Pearson took over the point. Carrier rallied back, using the outside line to take control again on lap 28. When a caution for debris flew after 30 laps were scored, rain began to fall. After several laps under caution with rain continuing to fall, the race was called official. Trailing Carrier and Pearson across the line were Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, and Jared Hawkins.

The 47-year-old Carrier became the seventeenth different winner in LOLMDS competition in 2018. “I don’t think I could have run 20 more laps like that up top. Thank you for the rain. I have a left rear flat, so I am glad it’s over. I have been coming here since I was kid, watching my dad and Russ Petro battle it out every Friday Night. There were a lot of great drivers that ran here like Big Daddy Paul Feistritzer, Finn Watson, and several more. It’s always special to win here.”

“All of my friends and family are here. To come in here and outrun these Lucas Oil guys, I don’t care if I have got 3,000 laps here when these guys come in here they are all business. They know what they are doing and that’s why they get paid to do it. We are a small team. We try to always do the best we can every time out. I think when Earl got on the bottom there it kind of dirtied the top of the track for me. I was going thru a tear-off about every lap.”

Pearson coming off a career-win in the Dirt Million at Mansfield last weekend finished second. “Hey anytime I lose to a guy like Eddie I don’t feel too bad about it. He and I are great friends. Me and Josh [Richards] went with a little bit softer tire. We led it for a while by running the bottom. Eddie was up top where he normally doesn’t run. He made it happen, so I am happy for him. It was a great race track they had here tonight. I hated the rain situation, but you can’t control that.”

Richards also complemented the track crew for a well-prepared surface. “We will take third. I knew on that last restart that the rain was coming. I probably should have taken the top on Eddie. I know Earl and I both gambled on tires tonight. I thought I had a shot before that last caution, I was running Earl and Eddie down. I had a really good car, but Eddie and those guys deserved it. It was good to see him win.”

The winner’s Jake Keaton Racing-owned Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Keaton’s Collision Center, Barboursville Mini-Storage, Complex Auto Sales Used Cars, All-Star Performance, Fox Racing Shox, and Accu-force.

Completing the top ten were Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Gregg Satterlee, Tanner English, and Mason Zeigler.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, August 31, 2018
14th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial
Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, KY

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Kyle Bronson / 12.905 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Tanner English / 12.913 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tim McCreadie, Brandon Overton, Gregg Satterlee, Ricky Thornton Jr., Mike Marlar, Tommy Bailey, Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Eddie Carrier, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Michael Chilton, Jared Hawkins, Darrell Lanigan, Bobby Pierce, Mason Zeigler, Todd Coffman, David Webb-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Tanner English, Josh Richards, Don O'Neal, Victor Lee, Eric Wells, Shanon Buckingham, Jason Jameson, Dennis Erb, Jr., Connor Meade

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Mason Zeigler, Tommy Bailey, Jimmy Owens, Dennis Erb, Jr., Todd Coffman, Scott Bloomquist, Connor Meade, David Webb, Jason Jameson-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 2 10C Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV $12,000
2 4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $6,300
3 6 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,500
4 5 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,650
5 11 11H Jared Hawkins Fairmont, WV $2,250
6 14 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,500
7 22 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,300
8 13 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $2,000
9 3 96 Tanner English Benton, KY $1,200
10 23 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,800
11 20 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,875
12 9 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,850
13 16 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. Sedgwick, KS $1,025
14 12 1X Victor Lee Danville, KY $1,000
15 7 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,700
16 21 11B Tommy Bailey Corbin, KY $1,000
17 1 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $1,100
18 8 97 Michael Chilton Salvisa, KY $1,000
19 15 18E Eric Wells Hazard, KY $1,000
20 10 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $1,000
21 17 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,700
22 18 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,000
23 19 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,000
24 24 35 Todd Coffman Junction City, KY $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 28
Lap Leaders: Eddie Carrier Jr. (Laps 1 – 5); Earl Pearson Jr. (Laps 6 – 27); Eddie Carrier Jr. (Laps 28 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Eddie Carrier Jr.
Margin of Victory: 0.258 seconds
Cautions: Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie (Lap 19); Debris (Lap 30)
Series Provisionals: Dennis Erb Jr.
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisional: Todd Coffman
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 15 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Don O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Eddie Carrier Jr.
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Mason Zeigler
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: Garrett Alberson (Earl Pearson Jr.)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Josh Richards (Lap #8 – 13.2272 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Earl Pearson Jr. (22 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Ricky Thornton
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Kyle Bronson
Time of Race: 22 minutes 24 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 6770 $229,208.79
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 6585 $148,989.67
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 6525 $198,102.58
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 6395 $338,614.50
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 6225 $116,375.00
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 6175 $108,733.49
7 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 6130 $110,558.79
8 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 6125 $164,557.90
9 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5825 $121,325.00
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 5690 $88,297.00
11 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 5625 $102,068.95
12 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 5510 $68,364.97
13 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 5405 $58,462.31
14 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 5365 $73,975.00

*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
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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
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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
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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

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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

2020 Championship Points

Points as of 7/25/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1stJimmy Owens (#20)5250
2ndJonathan Davenport (#49)4950
3rdJosh Richards (#14)4810
4thTyler Erb (#1T)4785
5thTim McCreadie (#39)4730
6thKyle Bronson (#40B)4590
7thDevin Moran (#9)4550
8thShane Clanton (#25)4510
9thBilly Moyer (#21)4335
10thTanner English (#81E)4240

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