2019news 04 11

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO (April 11, 2019) – Jimmy Owens recovered from mechanical issues early on Thursday night to win the 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway. The three-time National Champion led all 50 laps of the event for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season.

Owens broke a fan blade in hot laps, which relegated him to his back-up car. His backup entry proved to be the best of the night as he dominated the main event. Brandon Sheppard tried to track down Owens but came home in second-place. Jonathan Davenport came home in third. Tim McCreadie finished fourth and Earl Pearson took fifth at the finish.

Owens started third and quickly darted to the lead on the opening lap with Tyler Erb following. Having won a pair of events last September at the Ohio Speed plant, Erb was looking for his third straight win at Atomic. Erb held the second spot until Sheppard got around him. A furious battle behind Owens ensued for the runner-up slot between Sheppard and several drivers, lasting several laps. Pearson went to the outside and briefly took second from Sheppard at the halfway mark. Sheppard came back a lap later to regain the position.

Owens was set on cruise control for most of the race and was rolling around the 3/8ths mile track with as much as a straightaway lead at times. A caution flag with 43 laps complete appeared to set up a dash to the finish between Owens and Sheppard, but Owens pulled away to become the seventh different winner this year on the tour.

The 47-year-old Owens was ecstatic to finally breakthrough with his first series win of 2019. “We fixed everything on the main car this week from last Saturday. We broke a fan blade in hot laps. Then we had to get our back-up car out. My hat is off to the crew for getting this car prepared. They busted their rear ends tonight. We had a quick turnaround time to get it in line just to qualify.”

“The crew gave me a good car that I could feel confident in,” Owens added. “We had second quick time in our group and then we went out and won our heat race and so here we are in Victory Lane. We have a good car, a great team, and we are just as capable as anybody to run up front night in and night out. Thanks to the fans for coming tonight to watch a good show and thanks to the track crew for a well-prepared track.”

Sheppard congratulated Owens on his win. “We had a really good race tonight. Jimmy and his crew are really rolling. It is a lot of fun running against these Lucas Oil guys. Everybody races each other clean and it was getting exciting. Thanks for all of the fans for coming out on a Thursday night. Thanks to Mark Richards and Steve Baker for giving me this opportunity.”

Davenport was seeking his fifth series win of the season. “I tried to slide Brandon there once and couldn’t quite clear him. I wanted to try again but I didn’t have him cleared enough to do so and I wasn’t going to take both of us out. We didn’t take off like we wanted to,” said the defending series champion who heads to Sharon Speedway on Friday night maintaining his points lead.

The winner’s Ramirez Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Boomtest Well Service, Rhino Ag, Reece Monument Company, Tommy Pope Construction, FK Rod Ends, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Red Line Oil.

Completing the top ten were Devin Moran, Tyler Erb, Steve Casebolt, Hudson O’Neal, and Colton Burdette.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, April 11, 2019
5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50
Atomic Speedway – Chillicothe, Ohio

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Kyle Bronson / 13.459 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Josh Richards / 13.267 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): RJ Conley, Tyler Erb ®, Kyle Bronson, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Stormy Scott, Freddie Carpenter, Ryan King, Derek Davis, Jackie Boggs

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Don O'Neal, Steve Casebolt, Billy Moyer, Jr., Rod Conley, Chris Garnes, Colten Burdette, Jason Brennan

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tyler Carpenter, Shanon Buckingham, Gregg Satterlee, Jonathan Henry, Kyle Thomas

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran ®, Jonathan Davenport, Hudson O'Neal, Tim McCreadie, Kody Evans, Jason Jameson ®, Todd Brennan, Colton Flinner

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Colten Burdette, Stormy Scott, Rod Conley, Jackie Boggs, Freddie Carpenter, Ryan King, Jason Brennan, Derek Davis, Chris Garnes

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Kody Evans, Jason Jameson ®, Jonathan Henry, Gregg Satterlee, Kyle Thomas, Todd Brennan, Colton Flinner

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $12,800
2 6 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $5,500
3 8 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $4,600
4 16 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $3,450
5 10 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $3,050
6 4 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $2,600
7 5 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $2,200
8 11 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN $1,300
9 12 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,900
10 17 44B Colten Burdette Parkersburg, WV $1,100
11 18 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,075
12 7 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,850
13 13 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL $1,025
14 19 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,000
15 24 4B Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY $1,000
16 14 28 Tyler Carpenter Parkersburg, WV $1,000
17 23 1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN $1,000
18 15 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,700
19 1 71C RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH $1,000
20 9 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,700
21 22 12J Jason Jameson ® Lawrenceburg, IN $1,700
22 21 71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH $1,000
23 2 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,900
24 20 4G Kody Evans Camden, OH $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 33
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Margin of Victory: 1.124 seconds
Cautions: Don O’Neal (Lap 19); Josh Richards (Lap 22); Billy Moyer Jr. (Lap 27); Kyle Bronson (Lap 32); Jason Jameson (Lap 43)
Series Provisionals: Jason Jameson
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Jackie Boggs
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Ryan King
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #47 – 14.6378 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Josh Richards
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: RJ Conley
Time of Race: 25 minutes 46 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 1860 $72,425
2 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 1690 $53,350
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1675 $43,975
4 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 1560 $26,425
5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1475 $25,500
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1445 $19,500
7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1400 $31,350
7 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1400 $24,650
9 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1355 $23,400
10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 1265 $18,850
11 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 1220 $12,250
12 12J Jason Jameson ® Lawrenceburg, IN 1200 $12,950
13 1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN 1180 $9,100
14 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 1175 $9,850
15 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 1075 $8,300

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

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Arizona Sport Shirts - The Original Racing Shirt
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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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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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