2019news 07 20

GREENWOOD, Nebr. (July 20, 2019) – Bobby Pierce got his redemption at I-80 Speedway - scoring the biggest win of his career on Saturday night in the Imperial Tile 9th annual Silver Dollar Nationals.

Pierce’s first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season came exactly one year after he suffered the heartbreak of losing the race lead with three laps to go due to mechanical issues.

Pierce took the lead from Chris Madden for the final time on lap 66 and cruised on for the victory to become the twelfth different winner this year on the tour. Madden wound up in second. Brandon Sheppard got around Scott Bloomquist late in the race to take third ahead of Bloomquist and hard-charging Dale McDowell in fifth.

The event continued the tradition of exciting racing at I-80 Speedway with nine lead changes during the 80-lap affair. Tim McCreadie led the first 30 laps until Pierce took over the point for one circuit. Pierce who started sixth then yielded the lead back to McCreadie on lap 32.

Madden was on the move early on reaching third on lap 32 after starting fourteenth on the grid. Madden then went for the lead, taking it away from McCreadie on lap 33. Madden held the top spot until lap 39 when Pierce regained control. Pierce was on top of the scoring pylon for six laps until once again Madden flexed his muscles and wrestled away the lead. Madden started to pull away from Pierce momentarily, but Pierce regrouped and tracked Madden down, finally overhauling him on lap 59.

A caution with 20 laps to go allowed Madden to once again pick up the lead over Pierce. Pierce picked up his speed and momentum for the final time using the outside to pass Madden with fourteen laps remaining in the race and sailed on to the win.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the tenth time in his career, the 22-year-old Pierce was ecstatic. “Thanks to all the fans for coming out and thanks to Joe Kosiski for all he does for the fans and the racers. It is awesome what he is doing. Jeff Hoker and Mike Berger are here tonight, thanks to them for their support.”

“I felt really good. I had some trouble on the restarts. My dad was showing me different signals and wanting me to do more stuff out there. Luckily there wasn’t a caution with a few laps to go because it really could have been interesting. It’s the biggest win of my career. There were times tonight I didn’t think it was going to happen. Thanks to my crew for keeping the bolts tight on everything.”

Madden came home the runner-up after leading for 26 laps. “It feels good to be back in the car. Cody Sommer and Scott [Bloomquist] have put their hearts into this giving us everything we needed. What an awesome job they have done the last three days down here in this heat. We never gave up and to come home with a second-place finish I am proud of everyone with the team. He [Pierce] puts his car in positions I am not sure anyone else can. He earned the win.”

After starting eighth, Sheppard rallied in the final fourteen laps to claim a podium finish. “My car just wasn’t where I wanted it to be on the cushion. I felt like we couldn’t run down low on the track, like several could. The restarts definitely helped me out. We were good when we restarted on the top, but on the bottom, we weren’t nearly as good. Congrats tom Bobby and Chris, it was a lot of fun racing out there.”

The winner’s Bob Pierce Racing, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Pro Power Racing Engine and sponsored by: Hoker Trucking, Allgayer, Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, Digital Copy Systems, Premier Waste Services, Border Tire, First Spear, Keyser Manufacturing, Budda Bert Transmissions, and Velocita.

Completing the top ten were Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar, Devin Moran, and Dennis Erb Jr.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, 2019
Imperial Tile 9th annual Silver Dollar Nationals
I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, Nebr.

Round 1:
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish: Earl Pearson, Jr., Cody Laney, Corey Zeitner, Kyle Bronson, Michael Norris, Dennis Erb, Jr., JC Wyman, Andrew Kosiski, Rece Vaught, Stormy Scott

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish: Tim McCreadie, Allan Hopp, Tyler Bruening, Jimmy Owens, Chad Simpson, Shanon Buckingham, Billy Moyer, Jr., Ben Schaller, Blair Nothdurft, Jake Timm

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish: Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, Devin Moran ®, Terry Phillips, Hudson O'Neal, Jeremy Grady, Chase Junghans, Scott Ward, Ben Sukup

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish: Jonathan Davenport, Mason Zeigler, Brandon Sheppard, Nick Deal, Chris Simpson, Dale McDowell, Tad Pospisil, Billy Moyer, Robbie Andersen, Junior Coover

Arizona Sports Shirts Heat Race #5 Finish: Bill Leighton, Jr., Tyler Erb ®, Bobby Pierce, Josh Leonard, Shannon Babb, Josh Richards, Ricky Weiss, Dave Eckrich, Al Humphrey

Round 2:
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish: Jimmy Owens, Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb, Jr., Dale McDowell, Chris Madden, Chase Junghans, JC Wyman, Allan Hopp, Al Humphrey

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish: Billy Moyer, Hudson O'Neal, Tyler Bruening, Nick Deal, Bill Leighton, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Shannon Babb, Stormy Scott, Terry Phillips, Blair Nothdurft

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish: Devin Moran ®, Josh Richards, Chad Simpson, Scott Bloomquist, Kyle Bronson, Josh Leonard, Tad Pospisil, Cody Laney, Robbie Andersen, Jake Timm

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish: Mason Zeigler, Billy Moyer, Jr., Michael Norris, Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar, Dave Eckrich, Andrew Kosiski, Ben Sukup, Junior Coover
Arizona Sports Shirts Heat Race #5 Finish: Ricky Weiss, Shanon Buckingham, Tyler Erb ®, Corey Zeitner, Chris Simpson, Jonathan Davenport, Scott Ward, Ben Schaller, Jeremy Grady, Rece Vaught

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Kyle Bronson, Dale McDowell, Cody Laney, Nick Deal, Ben Schaller, Dave Eckrich, Allan Hopp, Tad Pospisil, Jake Timm, Billy Moyer, Jeremy Grady, Al Humphrey, Chase Junghans, Rece Vaught, Ben Sukup

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (Top 4 Transfer): Ricky Weiss, Billy Moyer, Jr., Dennis Erb, Jr., Shanon Buckingham, Shannon Babb, Terry Phillips, Chris Simpson, JC Wyman, Josh Leonard, Andrew Kosiski, Blair Nothdurft,Jesse Sobbing, Scott Ward, Junior Coover, Stormy Scott, Robbie Andersen-DNS

S&S Showdown Non-Qualifiers Race Finish: Terry Phillips, Billy Moyer, Jake Timm, JC Wyman, Chase Junghans, Andrew Kosiski, Tad Pospisil, Allan Hopp, Chris Simpson, Dave Eckrich, Shannon Babb, Jesse Sobbing, Jeremy Grady, Junior Coover, Scott Ward

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (80 Laps):

1 6 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $53,000
2 14 0m Chris Madden Gray Court, SC $20,000
3 8 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $10,000
4 9 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $7,150
5 23 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $6,000
6 12 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $6,850
7 2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $6,050
8 17 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $4,700
9 3 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $5,450
10 24 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $4,000
11 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $4,850
12 26 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $4,450
13 27 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $4,100
14 20 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB $3,200
15 18 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $3,850
16 19 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $3,850
17 11 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $3,850
18 21 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $3,550
19 29 98 Ben Schaller Omaha, NE $2,600
20 16 1c Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA $2,500
21 13 19 Corey Zeitner Omaha, NE $2,400
22 25 32B Cody Laney Torrance, CA $2,300
23 7 16T Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $2,250
24 22 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $3,050
25 5 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $3,100
26 1 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $2,100
27 15 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $2,075
28 31 75 Terry Phillips Springfield, MO $2,050
29 10 24x Bill Leighton, Jr. LaVista, NE $2,025
30 30 1J Josh Leonard Gibbon, NE $2,000
31 28 55d Nick Deal Harlan, IA $2,000
32 32 49T Jake Timm Winona, MN $2,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 50
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 – 30); Bobby Pierce (Lap 31); Tim McCreadie (Lap 32); Chris Madden (Laps 33 – 38); Bobby Pierce (Laps 39 – 43); Chris Madden (Laps 44 – 59); Bobby Pierce (Lap 60); Chris Madden (Laps 61 – 65); Bobby Pierce (Laps 66 – 80)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Bobby Pierce
Margin of Victory: 3.382 seconds
Cautions: Nick Deal (Lap 12); Bill Leighton Jr. (Lap 17); Debris (Lap 25); Ricky Weiss (Lap 32); Tyler Erb (39); Hudson O’Neal (Lap42); Mason Zeigler (Lap 43); Billy Moyer Jr (Lap 60)
Series Provisionals: Stormy Scott
Miller Welders Highest Passing Points Provisional: Nick Deal
I-80 Speedway Track Provisionals: Ben Schaller, Josh Leonard
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dale McDowell (Advanced 18 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Brandon Sheppard
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
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: Shane McDowell (Dale McDowell)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Lap #1 – 19.0259 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Tim McCreadie
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Chris Madden (31 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mason Zeigler
Time of Race: 58 minutes 55 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 5640 $196,325
2 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 5110 $99,950
3 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 5025 $121,275
4 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4975 $84,550
5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4960 $99,925
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4940 $109,750
7 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 4885 $76,925
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 4675 $89,600
9 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 4240 $63,800
10 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 4235 $57,900
11 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 3960 $40,625
12 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 3930 $43,650
13 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3345 $45,150
14 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3000 $30,900

*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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GEICO - Saving People Money on More than Just Car Insurance
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Holmatro - Mastering Power
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K&N Engineering - "Make your Move" to K&N Performance Filters
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Miller Welders - WE BUILD With You
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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
SRI Performance - Your One Stop Shop for All Things Racing
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, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, Dirty Girl Racewear, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pro Power Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Sweet Manufacturing, Swift Springs, Xcelydne Valvetrain, 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 2019, the LOLMDS will sanction 65 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 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
7thKyle Bronson (#40B)6690
8thDevin Moran (#9)6690
9thTanner English (#81E)6455
10thEarl Pearson (#1)6390

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