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2019news 04 05

SEYMOUR, TENN (April 5, 2019) – Ross Bailes rolled to his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway.

The 29-year-old, South Carolina native led all 50 laps of “Tennessee’s Action Track 50” en route to one of the biggest wins of his career.

Bailes took the lead at the start of the race, withstood several cautions, and managed to hold off a late race charge from three other drivers to become the sixth different winner of the 2019 season. Donald McIntosh took second over Jimmy Owens. Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader, Jonathan Davenport finished in fourth followed by Dale McDowell.

“This seems unbelievable,” said Bailes. “We have tried for so long to win one of these and we just couldn’t get it done. To come to a new place like this and to get it done here is just unimaginable. I felt good on the bottom and then when I got to lapped traffic I was slowing down. I knew I needed to search around and do something different. My crew guys told me to move up and when I did the car felt really good up there.”

Bailes added: “This place is awesome. I think if we would have run another 50 laps it would have been even better. I was happy with it. There was grip on the bottom . I didn’t have to worry about the top for the first half of the race and then it got racy all over. This win is now at the top of my list for sure. Maybe we can get another one tomorrow night at North Georgia. I want to thank Barry and Lance Wright, Ronnie McCarter and all of my crew it was a great team win that’s for sure.”

McIntosh, also looking for his first career Lucas Oil win, settled for second at the line. “Our car was pretty good. I had it prepared to run the top. I was just biding my time out there. I thought I could get up to him [Bailes] and make a run for the win. I am blessed to be back at Blount Motorsports and maybe we can get that first Lucas Oil win tomorrow night at North Georgia.”

“I don’t think he [Bailes] knew the top was there. “We had a great race for second with Jimmy [Owens]. I think I showed him [Bailes] the top one time and he moved up there in traffic. Racing with these guys and from where we started that’s a pretty awesome run,” said McIntosh who started sixth.

Owens finished third after a late-race charge. “We have been pretty good in East Tennessee so far this year. We have had good race cars all year long. It feels good to finally finish a Lucas Oil race. Last year we had such terrible misfortune. This year seemed like it was going to start off the same way but we just aren’t going to let that happen. McIntosh had a good car, and he was up on the wheel. I felt like we could have gotten second, but we are just happy to finish on the podium.”

The winner’s Barry Wright Race Cars ICON Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Felony Farms, Service Transport Inc., Bailes Construction, Big A’s Custom Graphics, C&H Paving, Bobby Taylor Oil, Nichols Plumbing, Penske Shocks, Hoosier Tire South, Fred Caldwell Chevrolet, and Viper Risk Management Group.

Completing the top ten were Kyle Bronson, Ryan King, Josh Richards, Tyler Erb, and Earl Pearson Jr.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, April 5, 2019
Tennessee’s Action Track 50
411 Motor Speedway – Seymour, Tenn.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Ryan King 13.348 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Donald McIntosh 13.587 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):
Ross Bailes, Ryan King, Jonathan Davenport, Michael Chilton, Cory Hedgecock, Jason Jameson, Chicky Barton, Jacob Hawkins (DNS)

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):
Josh Richards, Billy Moyer Jr, Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Vic Hill, Don O’Neal, Ryan Scott

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):
Dale McDowell, Donald McIntosh, Earl Pearson Jr, Stormy Scott, Shanon Buckingham, Cla Knight, Bobby Giffin

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):
Jimmy Owens, Robby Moses, Tyler Erb, Devin Moran, Hudson O’Neal, David Crabtree, Pierce McCarter

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer):
Cory Hedgecock, Shanon Buckingham, Vic Hill, Jason Jameson, Hudson O’Neal, Don O’Neal, David Crabtree, Jacob Hawkins, Cla Knight, Chicky Barton, Ryan Scott, Bobby Giffin

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 87 Ross Bailes Clover, SC $12,000
2 6 7m Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA $5,500
3 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $4,300
4 9 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,850
5 2 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $2,250
6 15 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $2,500
7 5 1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN $1,500
8 3 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,100
9 12 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $2,000
10 10 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,900
11 11 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,775
12 8 21m Robby Moses Maryville, TN $1,050
13 13 97 Michael Chilton Salvisa, KY $1,025
14 20 12J Jason Jameson ® Lawrenceburg, IN $1,700
15 19 1V Vic Hill Mosheim, TN $1,000
16 7 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,000
17 14 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,000
18 16 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $1,700
19 18 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,000
20 22 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
21 17 9 Cory Hedgecock Loudon, TN $1,000
22 21 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
23 24 51 Pierce McCarter Seymour, TN $1,000
24 23 C5 David Crabtree Maryville, TN $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants: 28
Lap Leaders: Ross Bailes (1-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Ross Bailes
Margin of Victory: 0.773 seconds
Cautions: Jason Jameson (lap 2); Shanon Buckingham (lap 7); Vic Hill (lap 17); Hudson O’Neal (lap 20); Shanon Buckingham (lap 25); Stormy Scott (lap 46); Cory Hedgecock (lap 47)
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: David Crabtree, Pierce McCarter
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Kyle Bronson (Advanced 9 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Michael Chilton
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Barry Wright Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Ross Bailes (Lap #6 – 13.9007 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Ross Bailes (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Ross Bailes
Time of Race: 30 minutes 27 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 1390 $54,625
2 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 1310 $49,250
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1265 $37,875
4 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 1150 $20,275
5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1120 $19,300
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1045 $14,050
7 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1000 $16,500
8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 985 $16,725
9 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 970 $19,000
10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 950 $15,375
10 12J Jason Jameson ® Lawrenceburg, IN 950 $9,550
12 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 885 $6,950
13 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 870 $6,975
14 1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN 865 $7,050
15 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 810 $12,350
16 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 770 $6,300

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


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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, Pierce Race Cars, 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.

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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

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Thursday, July 25
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Columbus, MS
Thursday, August 1
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Columbus, MS
Thursday, August 8
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Columbus, MS
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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 07/15/19 - After Lucas Oil Speedway

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 4975
2 1T Tyler Erb ® 4550
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 4545
4 14 Josh Richards 4520
5 20 Jimmy Owens 4440
6 39 Tim McCreadie 4385
7 1M Devin Moran ® 4280
8 71 Hudson O'Neal 4180
9 40B Kyle Bronson 3770
10 50 Shanon Buckingham ...