2019news 06 01

COLUMBUS, Miss. (June 1, 2019) - Mike Marlar charged from his fifth starting spot to win Saturday night’s GEICO Clash at the Mag - presented by Big River Steel at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

With the $15,000 victory, Marlar becomes the ninth different winner of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour in 2019. The 41-year-old Tennessee veteran also became the first three-time winner of the annual Clash at the Mag.

Tim McCreadie led the first three laps of the 100-lap main event until Marlar passed him for the top spot. Marlar then held McCreadie at bay for the remainder of the caution-free event to score the win. McCreadie crossed the line in second, marking his third-straight runner-up finish.

The current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader, Jonathan Davenport finished in third followed by Josh Richards and Earl Pearson Jr.

In Marlar’s tenth- career LOLMDS victory, he and his crew were excited in Lucas Oil Victory Lane, remarking: “Typically, you run the bottom here, but lately you could float to the middle which is different than in past years. I had run the bottom for so long and I thought to myself if I am going to get passed it is going to be on the right side of me. I got out of line and passed some lapped cars. It was pretty close down in turn one passing some lapped cars. I had a few close calls.”

“This place is so racy, that’s why we enjoy coming down here,” Marlar added. “It’s fun to race here and it gets you excited to race here. My car owner and I were wanting to take some time off this year. I was going to drive for Kevin [Rumley] and we just couldn’t get everything together. It’s clear that he [Rumley] is doing great with McCreadie and my situation is great as well.”

McCreadie completed a successful weekend as well. “Congrats to Mikey! He was better than us tonight. All-in-all for Sweeteners Plus and Bilstein, we continue to make strides with this whole program. It’s been thrown together really quickly, and we are trying our hardest and we are gaining fast. We probably needed a caution to mix things up a little bit. We need more maneuverability and we will really have something.”

Davenport will maintain the series point lead heading into an off weekend for the series. “We didn’t really know what the track was going to do tonight. When we decided to go the car was on point. I know there were guys coming up on the outside of me. We ran the leaders down and got into lapped traffic. We got together with a car down there in turn four and I guess he didn’t see me. It towed it in pretty good and we were just hanging on from there. It was one of those what if races for sure.”

The winner’s Ronnie Delk-owned Rocket Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by: Marathon, Mark Martin Timber and Farms, Franklin Enterprises, R.S. Equipment Sales and Rentals, Integra Shocks, and VP Fuels.

Completing the top ten were Tyler Erb, Dane Dacus, Devin Moran, Bobby Pierce, and Don O’Neal.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, June 1, 2019
GEICO Clash at the Mag – presented by Big River Steel
Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Shanon Buckingham, BJ Robinson, Gavin Landers, Shay Knight, Clay Fisher, Scott Dedwylder, Joey Moriarty-DNS, Colton Horner-DNS, David Payne-DNS, Nick Curole-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Eric Cooley, Chad Thrash, Rick Rickman, Austin Arnold, Christian Hanger, Billy Moyer, Jr., Morgan Bagley, Shelby Sheedy, Robbie Stuart, Cade Dillard-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):

1 5 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $15,000
2 1 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $7,700
3 4 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $6,100
4 2 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,800
5 8 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $4,300
6 7 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $3,300
7 15 54 Dane Dacus Lakeland, TN $2,250
8 6 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $2,700
9 11 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,900
10 3 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,600
11 9 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,700
12 13 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $2,300
13 14 21xxx Neil Baggett Columbus, MS $1,500
14 19 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,250
15 17 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $1,400
16 21 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $2,050
17 12 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,000
18 10 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR $1,250
19 23 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $2,000
20 20 33C Eric Cooley Fulton, MS $1,150
21 22 1C Chad Thrash Meridian, MS $1,100
22 16 4 Michael Arnold Hattiesburg, MS $1,050
23 18 90 Brian Rickman Columbus, MS $1,000
24 24 33 Scott Dedwylder Vossburg, MS $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 39
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 – 3); Mike Marlar (Laps 4 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Mike Marlar
Margin of Victory: 1.871 seconds
Cautions: None
Series Provisionals: Billy Moyer Jr.
Miller Welders Highest Clash @ the Mag Point Provisional: Scott Dedwylder
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dane Dacus (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Philip Snellen (Tim McCreadie)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Mike Marlar (Lap #4 – 15.3218 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Billy Moyer Jr.
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Mike Marlar (96 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tim McCreadie
Time of Race: 35 minutes 10 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 2830 $118,625
2 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 2485 $59,875
3 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 2440 $69,800
4 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 2320 $41,425
5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2310 $47,900
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2225 $42,125
7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 2125 $44,125
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2065 $42,600
9 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2030 $38,400
10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 1985 $30,725
11 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 1845 $21,425
12 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 1805 $18,000
13 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 1705 $16,025
14 12J Jason Jameson ® Lawrenceburg, IN 1650 $18,950
15 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 1410 $12,350

*Results 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:

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
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

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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