2018news 09 30

ROME, GA (September 30, 2018) – Chris Madden found his way to Victory Lane on Sunday night at Rome Speedway to become the twentieth different winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition this season.

The South Carolina-native held off a charging Tim McCreadie to win the Lucas Oil Rome Showdown. Jonathan Davenport finished third, with Tyler Millwood and Dale McDowell rounding out the top five.

Madden made a daring move around Jimmy Owens and race-leader Scott Bloomquist after a lap-eight restart to take control of the race. The South Carolina native then had to withstand not only a number of caution flags, but a hard-charging from McCreadie, who came from his tenth starting spot to challenge Madden for the top spot. A restart with two laps to go set-up a dramatic finish with Madden holding off McCreadie to score his first Lucas Oil victory of the year.

Madden, in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the ninth-time in his career, commented “With about 20-23 laps to go I developed a skip in the motor. It was down just a little bit, but it worked out for us. I knew we had to get the lead pretty early if we were going to have a shot at the win. I was trying to set my own pace, but that is so difficult now in our sport because the competition is so stout.”

“This is awesome,” Madden said when informed that he was another new winner on the series tour in 2018. “I told Barry I wanted to go to Rome today. We traveled eight hours from Ohio. My crew did a heck of a job getting this car ready today. Thanks to everyone that is a part of our sport and our team.”

“The track was a really awesome tonight. When we first got here I saw how wet the bottom was and thought that it was going to be a bottom-feeding race track. I didn’t get a glimpse of Tim [McCreadie] there at the end. I figured he was in the middle or top of the track. We had a good race car. It’s good to win in front of this big crowd.”

McCreadie felt like the last caution doomed his chances of overtaking Madden for the win. “The last caution didn’t help me. It was a green-white-checkered finish I was hoping it was going to be something different. On the long green flag runs I started to track Chris [Madden] down a little bit. I didn’t know if he could see me or not. The oil tank got knocked out of the car in hot laps after we were really good. That put us behind. We only got one-lap to time and that kind of put us behind as well. To overcome that and pass a bunch of cars in the feature we are really happy about that.”

Davenport leaves the race with a 300-point stranglehold on the championship standings. “I was just points racing tonight. I tried to stay off the cushion. I was just biding my time tonight. I got caught behind one car there and on the restarts, he would get passed me and then I would pass him back. I finally got clear of him and got to rolling pretty decent on the bottom. Congrats to Chris, Barry and Lance on the win. This is probably one of the best group of drivers ever assembled on a touring series. I hate it for Josh tonight, he was up on the wheel doing what he had to do. We are close to our ultimate goal of winning the championship.”

The winner’s Barry and Lance Wright-owned Barry Wright ICON Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Harrod Logging, C&H Paving, Davis Diesel Service, Century Plastics, Penske Racing Shocks, Millwood Plumbing, Henderson Amusement, Modern Images, Crowder Trucking, VP Fuels, and All-Star Performance.

Completing the top ten were Michael Page, Jason Hiett, Dennis Erb Jr., Clint Smith, and Gregg Satterlee.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Lucas Oil Rome Showdown
Rome Speedway – Rome, Ga.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Earl Pearson Jr. / 13.127 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Scott Bloomquist / 13.442 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Shane Clanton, Darrell Lanigan, Michael Page, John Henderson, Justin Shipley, Austin Horton, Kyle Bronson, Zach Leonhardi

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Chris Madden, Casey Roberts, Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, Jason Hiett, Bobby Pierce, Brian Connor, Blake Spencer, Austin Tyler Smith

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Tyler Millwood, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Overton, Don O'Neal, Jason Croft, Will Roland, Scott Groves, Frank Ingram

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards, Dennis Erb, Jr., Dale McDowell, Mason Zeigler, Clint Smith, Cla Knight, Aaron Wilson, Steven Roberts

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jason Hiett, John Henderson, Justin Shipley, Kyle Bronson, Bobby Pierce, Austin Horton, Austin Tyler Smith, Blake Spencer, Brian Connor, Zach Leonhardi-DNS
FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Mason Zeigler, Clint Smith, Jason Croft, Will Roland, Aaron Wilson, Cla Knight, Scott Groves, Frank Ingram, Steven Roberts

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 3 44 Chris Madden Gray Court, SC $10,000
2 10 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $6,200
3 11 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $4,400
4 6 31T Tyler Millwood Kingston, GA $2,750
5 16 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $2,250
6 13 18x Michael Page Villa Rica, GA $1,800
7 17 1J Jason Hiett Oxford, AL $1,500
8 12 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $2,000
9 22 06 Clint Smith Senoia, GA $1,200
10 15 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,800
11 2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,875
12 23 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,750
13 9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,725
14 5 25C Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,000
15 14 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $950
16 1 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,825
17 8 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,900
18 19 2x John Henderson North Augusta, SC $875
19 21 08 Justin Shipley Douglasville, GA $850
20 24 6X Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $925
21 18 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,600
22 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,600
23 20 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,500
24 7 101 Casey Roberts Toccoa, GA $800

Race Statistics
Entrants: 36
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 9); Chris Madden (Laps 10 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Chris Madden
Margin of Victory: 0.297 seconds
Cautions: Shane Clanton (Lap 8); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 14); Mason Zeigler (Lap 22); Jimmy Owens (Lap 23); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 27); Josh Richards (Lap 37); Justin Shipley (Lap 38); Brandon Overton (Lap 42); Don O’Neal (Lap 48)
Series Provisionals: Bobby Pierce, Kyle Bronson
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Clint Smith (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: Jonathan Davenport
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Kyle Bronson
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Barry Wright Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Philip Snellen (Tim McCreadie)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Chris Madden (Lap #10 – 14.0999 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Chris Madden (41 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Tim McCreadie
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Earl Pearson Jr.
Time of Race: 37 minutes 35 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 8040 $266,648.79
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 7740 $179,129.67
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 7595 $219,627.58
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 7440 $359,439.50
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 7315 $140,950.00
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 7305 $169,433.49
7 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 7220 $201,902.90
8 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 7135 $145,008.79
9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 6675 $103,397.00
10 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 6630 $119,168.95
11 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 6445 $89,544.97
12 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 6425 $74,162.31
13 6X Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 6230 $82,610.00
14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5825 $121,325.00

*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:

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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
ProtectTheHarvest.com - Standing up for America's Farmers, Hunters, and Animal Owners
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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

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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

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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 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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