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UNION, Ky. (August 8, 2019) – Chris Madden found his way to Victory Lane on Thursday night in the Sunoco North/South Shootout at Florence Speedway.

The win marks the South Carolina native’s first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season and his first ever at Florence Speedway. Madden becomes the thirteenth different winner on the Series in 2019.

Madden started on the pole and faded as far back as fifth in the running order early in the race. Zack Dohm led the first fifteen laps of the 50-lap race before Owens charged to the lead on lap sixteen. Owens went on to hold a comfortable lead until contact with a lapped car sent him spinning out of the lead with 43 laps scored.

Madden inherited the top spot on the restart and pulled away from Tim McCreadie in the closing laps to pick up the win.

The defending North-South Shootout winner, Tim McCreadie, was second with Dohm registering his best career LOLMDS finish, in third place. Stormy Scott claimed the fourth spot ahead of Kent Robinson who rounded out the top five drivers.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane, Madden was worried at the start of the race. “I went too far on my adjustments for sure. The first 20 laps, I wasn’t as comfortable as I should have been and then searched and found a line that was working. We just hustled the car and got back up there in the thick of things. I got back into second and then Jimmy had a lead on us. I hated to see that happen to him but am thankful for the win.”

“We have been really good in this car,” Madden added. “We now have two wins and a second-place finish. There are a lot of crown jewel races coming up. We got one last week at Cedar Lake and we hope to get one here on Saturday Night.”

“The track was really good tonight. There’s definitely going to be some awesome racing here the next two nights. I want to thank Cody Sommer and Scott [Bloomquist] for giving me this opportunity. Thanks to all of the fans for coming out and supporting us tonight,” said the 44-year-old Madden.

McCreadie came home in second. “This surface and the tire rule just suit me really well here. You just can’t run it through the middle, you just have to maneuver it. Jimmy was doing that; he was running half-way through the middle and then on the bottom. Chris was just a little bit better there at the end. We tried to run that top, but we just couldn’t make up much time on him.”

Dohm, whose father Tim owns one-career LOLMDS win, was looking for his first-ever series triumph. “We seem like we always run good here, but we never have started up front like we did tonight. I was a little shocked when I drove by Chris there at the start and I thought we were setting a pretty pace. I could feel the right rear tire getting hot and it was shoving the car across the track. Coming out of here with a third is awesome. It was just myself and my brother Nick, so we feel pretty good to run like we did against this caliber of competition.”

The winner’s Scott Bloomquist Racing, Bloomquist Race Cars chassis is powered by a Custom Race Engine and sponsored by: STELL-IT, Great America Steak Company, Petroff Towing, Lucas Oil Products, Sorbera Chiropractic, and Crossfit by Overton.

Completing the top ten were Dale McDowell, Jonathan Davenport, Hudson O’Neal, Tyler Ern, and Michael Norris.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Sunoco North/South Shootout
Florence Speedway – Union, KY

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Chris Madden / 15.471 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Devin Gilpin / 16.8651 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Chris Madden, Kent Robinson, Kyle Strickler, Mike Marlar, Ricky Weiss, Nick Hoffman, Robby Hensley, Austin Burns, Chad Stapleton-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Frank Heckenast, Jr., Mike Benedum, Jesse Lay, Austin Rettig, Jason Miller, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jeff Alsip, Roger Williams, Steve Casebolt

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Brandon Overton, Scott James, Josh Richards, Trevor Landrum, Tyler Erb, Jason Jameson, Kevin Weaver

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Zack Dohm, Stormy Scott, Bobby Pierce, Victor Lee, Devin Gilpin, Josh Rice, Joey Moriarty, Paul Stubber, Scott Bloomquist

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Michael Norris, Billy Green, Devin Moran, Shanon Buckingham, Kyle Bronson, Johnny Scott, Billy Moyer Jr., Todd Brennan, Mike Provenzano

Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, Dale McDowell, Hudson O’Neal, Donald McIntosh, Zak Blackwood, Greg Johnson, David Webb

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Ricky Weiss, Josh Richards, Tyler Erb ®, Trevor Landrum, Mike Marlar, Robby Hensley, Jason Miller, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jason Jameson ®, Austin Burns, Steve Casebolt , Kevin Weaver, Roger Williams, Austin Rettig, Nick Hoffman, Jeff Alsip-DNS, Chad Stapleton-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Victor Lee, Shanon Buckingham, Hudson O'Neal, Devin Gilpin, Josh Rice, Johnny Scott, Billy Moyer, Jr., Greg Johnson, David Webb, Paul Stubber, Mike Provenzano, Scott Bloomquist, Donald McIntosh, Kyle Bronson, Joey Moriarty, Todd Brennan, Zak Blackwood

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 1 0m Chris Madden Gray Court, SC $10,000
2 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $5,500
3 2 17d Zack Dohm Cross Lanes, WV $3,500
4 8 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $2,750
5 7 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN $2,250
6 18 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,800
7 12 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,600
8 25 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $600
9 23 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $1,300
10 4 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $1,100
11 21 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,075
12 22 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,050
13 24 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,025
14 10 49G Billy Green Walton, KY $1,000
15 26 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $250
16 5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $925
17 9 8B Mike Benedum Salem, WV $900
18 20 1X Victor Lee Danville, KY $875
19 16 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $850
20 14 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $825
21 19 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB $800
22 3 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL $800
23 15 33 Jesse Lay Walton, KY $800
24 27 78 Jeff Alsip Florence, KY $800
25 17 83 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN $800
26 13 8S Kyle Strickler Troutman, NC $800
27 11 2 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $800

Race Statistics
Entrants: 52
Lap Leaders: Zack Dohm (Laps 1 – 15); Jimmy Owens (Laps 16 – 43); Chris Madden (Laps 44 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Chris Madden
Margin of Victory: 1.224 seconds
Cautions: Kyle Strickler (Lap 10); Jesse Lay, Scott James, Jeff Alsip (Lap 11); Frank Heckenast Jr. (Lap 12); Bobby Pierce (Lap 25); Devin Moran (Lap 29); Jimmy Owens (Lap 43)
Series Provisionals: Tyler Erb, Earl Pearson Jr.
Series Emergency Provisionals: Hudson O’Neal, Kyle Bronson
Florence Speedway Track Provisional: Jeff Alsip
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Hudson O’Neal (Advanced 17 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Stormy Scott
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Zack Dohm
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Custom Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: AJ Allen (Chris Madden)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #2 – 16.5677 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (27 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Chris Madden
Time of Race: 36 minutes 19 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 5835 $197,925
2 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 5285 $101,025
3 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 5210 $122,575
4 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 5205 $90,050
5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 5125 $100,950
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 5090 $110,775
7 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 5020 $77,775
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 4865 $90,200
9 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 4405 $58,950
10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 4395 $64,050
11 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 4170 $43,375
12 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 4035 $43,750
13 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3420 $45,150
14 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3080 $31,000

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

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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 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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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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