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COLUMBUS, MS (June 16th, 2018) – Hudson O’Neal took the lead from defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Josh Richards with seven laps to go and held off a hard-charging Bobby Pierce to score the $20,000 victory in the Country Pleasin’ “Clash at the Mag” at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

The 17-year-old, third generation driver battled amongst the top five for most of the race before beginning his charge to the front. O’Neal moved around Tim McCreadie to take second and then tracked down race-leader Josh Richards, who had been in control for much of the race. O’Neal dove to the inside of Richards coming off of turn with seven circuits remaining to take the top spot. He then had to contend with Pierce, who had pitted earlier in the race and charged all the way through the field to give O’Neal a challenge in the closing laps.

Pierce finished in second with Josh Richards, Scott Bloomquist and Tim McCreadie completing the top ten.

In earning his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory, O’Neal, son of former series champion Don O’Neal (who finished seventh in the race), received several congratulatory wishes from his father, his crew, and other competitors as he gave an emotional victory lane speech.

“I can’t believe it,” said the driver who had posted seven consecutive top ten finishes in LOLMDS competition before making only his second-career start at Magnolia. “I just saved my stuff there early on. That was a great race. I just wanted to keep the tires under me and not abuse them. I stayed down there on the bottom where there was enough moisture to catch Josh.”

“Josh and I had a good battle there for a few laps. He raced me clean and I can’t thank him enough. I hope the fans who watched this enjoyed it, because I sure did. I have to thank my car owners Todd and Vickie Burns, my crew chief Taylon Center and the entire team. Both Josh and Bobby ran a great race, it was a lot of fun.”

Pierce, who pitted around lap 20 charged to a runner-up finish. “I thought I had a shot on the last lap. There was a lapped car there, I drove around the outside, but came up just short. I banged the wall a few times. I hope I didn’t mess up anything on the car. Congrats to Hud on the win. That was so cool to see him win,” said the driver of the Dunn-Benson Ford, Campbell University, Rocket.

Richards, who led several laps during the 100-lap event was looking for his first LOLMDS since February. “When Timmy [McCreadie] got into me a little bit I think it cut my tire. I was hanging on and here comes Hudson on the bottom. I am happy for him to get the win. He’s a good kid,” said the driver of the Best Performance Motorsports, Colt Firearms, Rocket.

The winner’s Club 29 Race Cars entry is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Dyno One, Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, Sub Surface of Indiana, Mark Martin Automotive, O’Neal’s Salvage and Recycling, Burns Farms and Tarpy Trucking.

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Mason Zeigler and Spencer Hughes.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Clash at the Mag
Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Earl Pearson Jr. / 14.664 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 14.759 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Kyle Bronson, Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, Darrell Lanigan, Zach McMillan, Chad Thrash, Jamie Tollison, Gavin Landers

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, Mason Zeigler, Bobby Pierce, Jack Sullivan, Rick Rickman, Spencer Hughes, Mike Palasini, Jr., Shay Knight

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Josh Richards, Hudson O'Neal, Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, Neil Baggett, Dennis Erb, Jr., Chris Wall, Brian Rickman, Dwight Falcon Jr.

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Chad Thrash, Chris Wall, Brian Rickman, Mike Palasini, Jr., Gavin Landers, Spencer Hughes, Clay Fisher, Shay Knight, Jamie Tollison, Dwight Falcon Jr.-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):

1 6 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $20,700
2 11 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $10,700
3 3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $7,000
4 9 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $4,800
5 5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $4,200
6 1 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $3,400
7 12 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,900
8 7 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,900
9 8 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,900
10 23 10 Spencer Hughes Meridian, MS $1,750
11 13 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,350
12 18 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,600
13 10 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $2,250
14 14 18X Jack Sullivan Greenbrier, AR $1,500
15 16 14z Zach McMillan Gladewater, TX $1,450
16 24 77 Gavin Landers Batesville, AR $1,400
17 15 21xxx Neil Baggett Columbus, MS $1,350
18 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,100
19 20 71w Chris Wall Springfield, LA $1,250
20 21 90 Brian Rickman Columbus, MS $1,200
21 22 d8 Mike Palasini, Jr. Leland, MS $1,200
22 4 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $1,900
23 19 1C Chad Thrash Meridian, MS $1,200
24 17 86 Rick Rickman Columbus, MS $1,200

Race Statistics
Entrants: 28
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1-12); Earl Pearson (Lap 13); Jimmy Owens (Laps 14-26); Josh Richards (Laps 27-84); Tim McCreadie (Lap 85); Josh Richards (Lap 86); Tim McCreadie (Lap 87); Josh Richards (Laps 88-93); Hudson O’Neal (Laps 94-100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Hudson O’Neal
Margin of Victory: 0.381 seconds
Cautions: Rick Rickman (Lap 2); Chad Thrash (Lap 14); Kyle Bronson (Lap 21); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 38); Chris Wall (Lap 42); Jimmy Owens (Lap 53); Jimmy Owens (Lap 59); Neil Baggett (Lap 67)
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Spencer Hughes, Gavin Landers
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Spencer Hughes (Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Scott Bloomquist
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Hudson 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: Taylon Center (Hudson O’Neal)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #2 – 13.5402 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Josh Richards (63 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Tim McCreadie
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Earl Pearson, Jr.
Time of Race: 50 minutes 13 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 3600 $107,700
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3360 $112,475
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3305 $82,500
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3285 $72,700
5 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 3280 $82,850
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3190 $54,750
7 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3110 $67,475
8 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3065 $46,675
9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 2930 $48,100
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 2885 $36,350
11 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 2785 $52,575
12 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 2745 $36,600
13 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 2740 $31,325
14 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 2615 $25,025

*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:

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
DirtonDirt.com - All Late Models. All The Time.
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
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
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

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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.

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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

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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