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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (October 18, 2019) – Chris Ferguson and Shane Clanton will make up the front row for Saturday night’s 39th Annual RhinoAg Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries at Portsmouth Raceway Park. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt series-sanctioned event drew 66 entries for preliminary events on Friday night of the $100,000-to-win event.

Ferguson will start on the pole after earning the most combined points from qualifying and heat races in Group A. Ferguson will be seeking his first career crown jewel event win on Saturday. Clanton accumulated the most points from qualifying and heat races in Group B to earn the outside of the front row in tomorrow night’s season-ending event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

The top-eight in combined qualifying and heat race results from both Group A and from Group B are locked in to the DTWC with each group sending a total of 16 cars to the starting grid. Starting behind Ferguson will be the two-time and defending DTWC winner, Josh Richards. Richards is looking to become the first driver in history to win the crown jewel event three consecutive times and will start third on Saturday night.

Behind Ferguson and Richards will be two-time DTWC winner Brandon Sheppard, 2019 LOLMDS National Champion Jonathan Davenport, 2019 LOLMDS Rookie-of-the-Year Tyler Erb, Shanon Buckingham, Scott James and Jason Covert.

Clanton earned the outside of the front row with a stirring run in his heat race from fifth to first. Mike Marlar will start behind Clanton with 2012 DTWC winner Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, Bobby Pierce, Dennis Erb Jr., Kyle Bronson and Hudson O’Neal, who earned the 16th starting spot and final spot for the locked in cars.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, October 18th, 2019
Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Chris Ferguson / 14.658 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 14.727 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (15 Laps): Scott James , Chris Ferguson, Shanon Buckingham, Gregg Satterlee, Stormy Scott, Jackie Boggs, Zack Dohm, Billy Moyer, Jr., Jon Hodgkiss, Allen Murray, Logan Roberson-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (15 Laps): Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb ®, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, Brandon Overton, Drake Troutman, Steve Casebolt , Mike Benedum, Kevin Wagner, Justin Rattliff, Blake Naylor

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (15 Laps): Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, Jason Covert, Chase Junghans, RJ Conley, Dale McDowell, Mason Zeigler, Nick Hoffman, Rick Eckert, Lee Logan, Robert Starett

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (15 Laps): Don O'Neal, Mike Marlar, Hudson O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Jacob Hawkins, Eric Wells, Jared Hawkins, Ricky Thornton Jr., Colton Flinner, Josh Hall, Eric Webber

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #5 Finish (15 Laps): Shane Clanton, Devin Moran ®, Chub Frank, Dennis Erb, Jr., Delmas Conley, Kody Evans, Shannon Thornsberry, Austin Rettig, JT Conley, Brandon Fouts, Earl Pearson, Jr.

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #6 Finish (15 Laps): Bobby Pierce, Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Tyler Carpenter, Doug Drown, Jason Jameson ®, Rod Conley, Boom Briggs, Kirk Phillips, Dave Hornikel, Charlie Jude

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main Line Up (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):

DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Stormy Scott 2s 0 Scott Bloomquist
Chase Junghans 18J 18m Dale McDowell
Ricky Weiss 7w 71c RJ Conley
Mike Benedum 8b 17d Zack Dohm
Brandon Overton 2 22 Gregg Satterlee
Jackie Boggs 4b 21 Billy Moyer Jr.
Drake Troutman 7T 16 Justin Rattliff
Nick Hoffman 2h 0e Rick Eckert
Kevin Wagner 33k 2m Allen Murray
Jon Hodgkiss 69 11L Leon Logan
Steve Casebolt c9 25z Mason Zeigler
Blake Naylor 91s 32A Robert Starett
Logan Roberson 17

FAST Shafts B-Main Line Up (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):
DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Jacob Hawkins 8h 5 Don O'Neal
Devin Moran 1M 28c Tyler Carpenter
Chubb Frank 1* 11h Jared Hawkins
Jason Jameson 12J 1 Earl Pearson Jr.
Brandon Fouts 81 18e Eric Wells
Kody Evans 4G 99b Boom Briggs
Dave Hornikel 71h 17T Shannon Thornsberry
Ricky Thornton Jr. 20RT 71D Delmas Conley
Doug Drown 12D 71R Rod Conley
Kirk Phillips 21K 94 Austin Rettig
Colton Flinner 48 26 Josh Hall
JT Conley 71J 23 Eric Webber
Charlie Jude CJ1

Lucas Oil Feature Line Up (100 Laps):
DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Chris Ferguson 22F 25 Shane Clanton
Josh Richards 14 O1 Mike Marlar
Brandon Sheppard 1s 20 Jimmy Owens
Jonathan Davenport 49 39 Tim McCreadie
Tyler Erb 1T 32p Bobby Pierce
Shanon Buckingham 50 28 Dennis Erb Jr.
Scott James 83 40b Kyle Bronson
Jason Covert 72c 71 Hudson O'Neal
B-MAIN 1 1st 1st B-MAIN 2
B-MAIN 1 2nd 2nd B-MAIN 2
B-MAIN 1 3rd 3rd B-MAIN 2
LOLMDS Provisional LOLMDS Provisional
LOLMDS Emerg Prov LOLMDS Emerg Prov
PRP Boone Coleman Prov PRP Track Champ Prov


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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

Arizona Sport Shirts - The Original Racing Shirt
DirtonDirt.com - All Late Models. All The Time.
Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO - Saving People Money on More than Just Car Insurance
General Tire - Anywhere is Possible
Holmatro - Mastering Power
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
Lucas Oil Racing TV - GRAB IT AND HOLD ON TIGHT
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
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

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

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