2018news 07 02

HARTFORD, OH (July 2, 2018) – Don O’Neal made it back-to-back triumphs in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action in Ohio, winning the Steel Valley 50 on Monday night at Sharon Speedway.

O’Neal took the lead on lap 14 from Mason Zeigler, who finished in second. Zeigler chased down O’Neal in the final laps but came up short in his bid for his first win of the season. Last year’s winner, Josh Richards, finished in third. Current series point leader Jonathan Davenport crossed the line in fourth. O’Neal’s Clint Bowyer Racing teammate Darrell Lanigan finished in fifth.

Zeigler was looking for a clean sweep of racing activities as he set the Miller Welders Overall Fast Time and won his heat race to earn the pole starting position in the 50-lap main event. Zeigler took the lead at the start of the race. For the first 13 laps Zeigler held off Earl Pearson Jr., Davenport, and O’Neal for the top spot until O’Neal forged ahead on lap 14.

The winner’s Clint Bowyer Racing, Club 29 Race Car is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, I-Racing.com, Crawford Outdoor, Cometic Gasket, Penske Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Clint Bowyer Autoplex.

“It’s pretty cool to equal Clint now in wins this year. Hopefully I will get a lot more than him by the end of the year,” said a smiling O’Neal during his 45th appearance in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. “My hat is off to this Peak car, we have been great the last two nights. It’s all because of my crew that I am winning races right now. This crew works their tails off to get it done.”

“Thanks to everybody at Clint Bowyer Racing. I hope we keep this thing rolling. It feels good to run well, especially after Portsmouth where we tore up a bunch of stuff. We got up early yesterday to get everything fixed, and it all paid off after last night,” said O’Neal, who won the previous nights’ LOLMDS race at Mansfield, OH.

Zeigler earned his first podium finish of the year and was pleased with his performance. “Near the end of the race I got held up and wasn’t quite able to catch Don [O’Neal]. He was better than us. I was just hanging on for a while tonight and wasn’t expecting to begin catching him late in the race. He just had a better car and we were a second-place car and that’s exactly where we ended up. We needed a good run and that’s what we ended up with,” said the driver of the JLE Industries, Rocket Chassis.

Richards was trying to repeat his 2017 series win at the historic track. “The race was pretty good for the most part. We just have to get a little better. Don has been great. Those guys over there have done a great job the last few nights. They have got something figured out.”

Completing the top ten were Bobby Pierce, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, and Mike Maresca.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Monday, July 2, 2018
Steel Valley 50
Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Mason Zeigler / 16.642 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 17.136 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Mason Zeigler, Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, Jackie Boggs, Matt Cosner, Mathew Latta, Jared Miley, Jason Jameson, Brian Baumberger

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, Doug Drown, Gregg Satterlee, Kyle Bronson, Austin Rettig, Breyton Santee

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist, Max Blair, Mike Maresca, Dennis Erb, Jr., Hudson O'Neal, Charles Powell, Rob Anderzack

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Hudson O'Neal, Kyle Bronson, Jason Jameson, Charles Powell, Austin Rettig, Mathew Latta, Brian Baumberger, Rob Anderzack, Breyton Santee

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 3 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $12,800
2 1 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $5,700
3 5 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,500
4 4 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,650
5 11 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,950
6 7 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $2,500
7 2 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,300
8 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,000
9 8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,000
10 15 7MM Mike Maresca Hannawa Fallls, NY $1,100
11 12 111 Max Blair Centerville, PA $1,075
12 10 4B Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY $1,050
13 9 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,825
14 17 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,700
15 19 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,700
16 23 94 Austin Rettig Sikeston, MO $1,000
17 18 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,700
18 13 10 Jared Miley South Park, PA $1,000
19 20 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $1,000
20 16 66c Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $1,000
21 22 94p Charles Powell Brookville, PA $1,000
22 21 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $1,000
23 24 8a Rob Anderzack Swanton, OH $1,000
24 14 12d Doug Drown Wooster, OH $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 27
Lap Leaders: Mason Zeigler (Laps 1 – 13); Don O’Neal (Laps 14 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Don O’Neal
Margin of Victory: 0.722 seconds
Cautions: None
Series Provisionals: None
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Austin Rettig, Rob Anderzack
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Austin Rettig (Advanced 7 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Max Blair
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Don O’Neal
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Mason Zeigler
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Club 29 Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Brian Liverman (Mason Zeigler)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Mason Zeigler (Lap #49 – 17.3022 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Don O’Neal (37 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Kyle Bronson
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mason Zeigler
Time of Race: 15 minutes 39 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4125 $115,200
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3985 $124,600
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3935 $95,600
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3830 $80,350
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3735 $61,400
6 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 3730 $88,750
7 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3705 $74,075
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3675 $74,425
9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 3535 $56,500
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 3340 $42,700
11 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 3260 $41,875
12 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 3235 $35,525
13 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 3220 $57,100
14 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 3195 $33.025

*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:

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Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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General Tire - Anywhere is Possible
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K&N Engineering - "Make your Move" to K&N Performance Filters
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MAVTV Motorsports Network - MAVTV is Motorsports
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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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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 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

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