2018news 04 28

MACON, IL (April 28, 2018) – Going back-to-back with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Bobby Pierce fought his way to victory at Macon Speedway on Saturday night. Pierce held off a fiercely challenging Ryan Unzicker to win the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.

Unzicker briefly took the lead coming off of turn number four on lap 93, but Pierce battled back regaining the top spot a lap later. Pierce held off a furious charge from Unzicker on the final lap to score the win. Shannon Babb took third, as the home state drivers swept the top three finishers. Jonathan Davenport came home in third just ahead of Josh Richards, last year’s event winner.

In Lucas Oil Victory lane for the seventh time in his career, Pierce commented on his win. “Heading into the weekend I didn’t think I would win two races. If I did win one I thought it might be here. I got a little nervous there in traffic and then I hit the wall coming out of turn four. I think Big C was looking down on me after that. Man, I am glad to be back home. We go to so many tracks this year that I have never been to before. You have got to have laps at these tracks and fortunately the last two nights that was the case. There is nothing that compares to this track. Just glad to get these wins, thanks to all my crew, family and sponsors,” said the 21-year-old before an appreciative crowd.

Unzicker thrilled the crowd with his daring moves throughout the race. “I couldn’t beat him [Pierce] in a Pierce car and now I can’t in the Rocket he’s driving. He [Pierce] is a tough competitor. Glad to see him back here. He has a nice team there. We have been busting our tails in the garage and it paid off here tonight. This is one of my favorite tracks to run on. I feel like our programs been pretty good and the finish tonight just proves it.”

Babb was in the hunt the entire distance as he came home in third. “I felt like we had a pretty good car. I was just biding my time there. I just let the laps go by. Ryan was good on the restarts. We got into traffic and he [Unzicker] got by me. It was a really good race and to run good here it’s always nice to come home again.”

The winner’s Dunn-Benson Motorsports, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Pro Power Racing Engine and sponsored by: Campbell University, Dunn-Benson Ford, Allgayer Inc., Hoker Trucking, Champion Spark Plugs, Premier Waste Services, Berger’s Marina, Carnaghi Towing, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Advanced Racing Suspension.

Completing the top ten were Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Don O’Neal, Hudson O’Neal, and Jason Feger.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100
Macon Speedway – Macon, IL

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Jonathan Davenport / 10.468 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Josh Richards / 10.426 seconds (overall)

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Shannon Babb, Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O'Neal, Jason Feger, Mason Zeigler

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Bobby Pierce, Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, Jose Parga, Hudson O'Neal, Gregg Satterlee, Guy Taylor

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Ryan Unzicker, Dennis Erb, Jr., Kyle Bronson, Myles Moos, Brian Shirley, Kolby Vandenbergh, Greg Kimmons, Cody Maguire

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):

1 2 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $12,700
2 6 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL $5,500
3 1 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $3,500
4 3 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,650
5 4 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $3,350
6 7 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,500
7 5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,300
8 16 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,100
9 17 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,900
10 19 25F Jason Feger Bloomington, IL $1,100
11 10 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL $1,075
12 8 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,750
13 9 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,025
14 20 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,700
15 13 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,800
16 22 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,100
17 21 15V Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL $1,000
18 11 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,800
19 12 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $1,700
20 24 27 Greg Kimmons Pleasant Plains, IL $1,000
21 18 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $1,000
22 14 6P Jose Parga New Berlin, IL $1,000
23 23 4T Guy Taylor Springfield, IL $1,000
24 25 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville, IL $1,000
25 15 84 Myles Moos Lincoln, IL $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 25
Lap Leaders: Bobby Pierce (Laps 1 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Bobby Pierce
Margin of Victory: 0.361 seconds
Cautions: Myles Moos (Lap 11); Hudson O’Neal (Lap 29); Debris (Lap 31); Kyle Bronson (Lap 37); Brian Shirley (Lap 64)
Series Provisionals: N/A
Series Emergency Provisionals: N/A
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Don O’Neal (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jason Feger
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Bobby Pierce
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Mason Zeigler
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Pro Power Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Bob Pierce (Bobby Pierce)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Bobby Pierce (Lap #2 – 11.4365 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Bobby Pierce (100 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Kyle Bronson
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Bobby Pierce
Time of Race: 38 minutes 10 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 2540 $68,500
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2425 $63,300
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2325 $59,875
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 2285 $46,050
5 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 2230 $45,900
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2210 $32,725
7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 2160 $28,900
8 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2095 $28,925
9 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 2060 $39,325
9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 2060 $22,750
11 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2055 $29,675
12 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 1915 $25,075
13 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 1830 $18,400
14 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 1825 $14,300

*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
Bad Boy Mowers - Mow with an Attitude
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

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

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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