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MANSFIELD, Ohio (August 23, 2019) – Brandon Sheppard and Mike Marlar won Duel feature events on Friday night of the 2nd annual Dirt Million - Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

Each driver earned $10,000 for their 30-lap victories and are guaranteed a starting spot in Saturday night’s Dirt Million finale.

Sheppard took the lead on lap two from pole-sitter Kent Robinson and led the rest of the way to win the first Duel. It was not an easy win for the 26-year-old Illinois racer, as he had to hold off both a charging Jimmy Owens and the defending Dirt Million winner, Earl Pearson Jr. Brandon Overton was fourth, with Hudson O’Neal coming from the fifteenth starting spot to register a fifth-place finish at the checkers.

“It was really hard staying out front,” said Sheppard. “They have got the track really good right now. You had to have a line where the car would go best. With traffic in front of us, we really didn’t know where to go. My crew guys are awesome, they kept me up to date on where I needed to be on the track. It was tricky out there. I felt good around the top of three and four and in one and two I felt good all over.”

“This car is just phenomenal right now. They have it really tuned in. We had a car that was capable of winning last night. It was just a little harder to pass last night,” said the winner, who recorded his 13th career Lucas Oil win and his first since winning the Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown (IN) Speedway in March.

Owens was in the hunt for the win from the halfway mark and came home in second after passing Pearson on lap 21. “It is hands down better than we ran here last night. It felt good to be battling for the win. Brandon [Sheppard], he is one of the toughest guys in the country right now, and to have him moving around and looking over his shoulder the whole race was pretty awesome.”

Pearson; who collected over $202,000 for his win in the Dirt Million a year ago; returned to the Lucas Oil podium with his third-place finish: “It wasn’t too bad tonight. We got up on the cushion and did our thing, which is unusual for me to go to the cushion. We weren’t bad up on the cushion either. When Brandon moved up there, we couldn’t do much after that.”

The winner’s Mark Richards Racing, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metals Works, Gunter’s Honey, Keyser Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Integra Racing Shocks.

Completing the top ten were Kent Robinson, Shannon Babb, Shane Clanton, Max Blair, and Gordy Gundaker.

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Marlar claimed his fourth Lucas Oil win of the season, leading all 30-laps for a convincing victory. Chase Junghans; for the second night in a row; recorded a second-place finish. Michael Norris, in the Clint Bowyer Racing #5 entry, posted his best career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finish rounding out the podium. Jonathan Davenport finished fourth with Tyler Erb crossing the finish line in fifth.

Marlar who also started on the pole of a Thursday night duel was not going to be denied tonight as he stormed to the lead early on over Norris and Junghans. Norris, who like Junghans, was seeking his first career Lucas Oil win, closed on Marlar in heavy traffic with twelve laps scored. Junghans made the pass on Norris for second on lap 20.

Marlar held steady in lapped traffic as Junghans and Norris could not get close enough in the waning laps to challenge for the win. Like Sheppard, the win also marked Marlar’s thirteenth career win with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Marlar led every lap for his win. “Last night was a bummer when you get a good starting spot like that. It’s tough when you win a heat and get to start up front like we did. The car was something I could deal with today better than last night. It was definitely ‘elbows up’ early. Last year we had a real good shot for the win and a carburetor spring broke I think I was running second when it broke and I had to start lifting on the gas pedal.”

Junghans was pleased with another runner-up finish. “The third times the charm, right? Mikey is hard to beat. I wish the track would have gotten a little wider for us. We still have a little bit of tuning on the car to do yet. But it’s really good right now. We just need to build off of last night and tonight.”

Norris was thrilled with his podium finish. “Just to run with these guys is pretty awesome. The car was really good there. I thought we might actually have a shot at Mikey. The car got a little snug at the end there and that kind of played a factor. Congrats to him. We are glad to have two solid nights here.”

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

Completing the top ten were Rick Eckert, Ricky Weiss, Jared Landers, Josh Richards, and Darrell Lanigan.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, August 23, 2019
Mansfield Motor Speedway – Mansfield, Ohio

Duel 1: Miller Welders Fast Time: Jimmy Owens 17.217 seconds
Duel 2: Miller Welders Fast Time: Tyler Erb 17.350 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish: Jimmy Owens, Bobby Pierce, Shane Clanton, Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Dan Angelicchio, Stormy Scott, Brent Bee, Robby Hensley

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish: Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson, Jr., Max Blair, Brian Shirley, Shannon Babb, Johnny Scott, David Scott, Steve Sabo, Eddie Carrier, Jr.

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish: Kent Robinson, Brandon Overton, Gordy Gundaker, Scott Bloomquist, Hudson O'Neal, Mike Benedum, Donald McIntosh, Greg Oakes, Ryan Missler

Duel 2:
Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #1 Finish: Chase Junghans, Tyler Erb ®, Rick Eckert, Ricky Weiss, Kyle Bronson, Dennis Erb, Jr., Mason Zeigler, Chris Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #2 Finish: Mike Marlar, Boom Briggs, Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Steve Casebolt , Billy Moyer, Dale McDowell, Matt Irey, Jason Miller

Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #3 Finish: Michael Norris, Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, Darrell Lanigan, Billy Moyer, Jr., Shanon Buckingham, Devin Moran ®, Ryan Scott, Justin Chance

Duel 1:
Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main Finish: Stormy Scott, David Scott, Donald McIntosh, Greg Oakes, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Ryan Missler, Robby Hensley, Brent Bee, Steve Sabo

Duel 2:
FAST Shafts B-Main Finish: Dale McDowell, Mason Zeigler, Devin Moran ®, Matt Irey, Jason Miller, Chris Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee, Ryan Scott, Justin Chance

Duel 1:
Lucas Oil Feature Finish (30 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 2 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $10,000
2 3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $5,000
3 4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,000
4 5 2 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $1,000
5 15 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $900
6 1 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN $800
7 14 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $750
8 7 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $700
9 8 111 Max Blair Centerville, PA $650
10 9 11G Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO $600
11 21 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $590
12 11 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $580
13 17 1st Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $570
14 18 8Bx Mike Benedum Salem, WV $560
15 16 14A Dan Angelicchio Mt. Pleasant, PA $550
16 10 5m Ryan Markham Ashland, OH $540
17 13 12d Doug Drown Wooster, OH $530
18 20 4s David Scott Garland, PA $520
19 6 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $510
20 12 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $500
21 19 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $500


DUEL 1:
Race Statistics
Entrants: 56
Lap Leaders: Kent Robinson (Lap 1); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 2 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Brandon Sheppard
Margin of Victory: 0.724 seconds
Cautions: Scott Bloomquist (Lap 9)
Series Provisionals: Devin Moran
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Hudson O’Neal (Advanced 10 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Mike Benedum
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Austin Hargrove (Brandon Sheppard)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Lap #3 – 18.3008 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Stormy Scott
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Brandon Sheppard (29 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Kent Robinson
Time of Race: 11 minutes 29 seconds

Duel 2:
Lucas Oil Feature Finish (30 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $10,000
2 3 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $5,000
3 2 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $2,000
4 5 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,000
5 6 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $900
6 7 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $800
7 10 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB $750
8 9 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR $700
9 8 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $650
10 12 29 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $600
11 11 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $590
12 14 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN $580
13 4 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $570
14 16 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $560
15 18 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $550
16 20 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $540
17 13 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $530
18 9 18m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $520
19 17 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $510
20 15 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $500


DUEL 2:
Race Statistics
Entrants: 56
Lap Leaders: Mike Marlar (Laps 1 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Mike Marlar
Margin of Victory: 0.738 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Series Provisionals: n/a
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Mason Zeigler (Advanced 4 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Chase Junghans
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Chase Junghans
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: Josh Davis (Mike Marlar)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Mike Marlar (Lap #1 – 18.6536 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Boom Briggs
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Mike Marlar (30 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mike Marlar
Time of Race: 9 minutes 47 seconds

Saturday DIRT MILLION Heat Race Line Ups:
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Line Up:

DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Josh Richards 14 29 Darrell Lanigan
Shannon Babb 18 111 Max Blair
Mike Benedum 8Bx 22 Gregg Satterlee
Eddie Carrier Jr. 28c 94M Jason Miller
Zack Dohm 17d

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Line Up:
DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Ricky Weiss 7w 2 Brandon Overton
Jared Landers 777 18m Dale McDowell
Kyle Bronson 40B 1st Johnny Scott
Donald McIntosh 7m 8b Brent Bee
Dave Hess Jr. 44

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Line Up:
DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Jimmy Owens 20 0E Rick Eckert
Bobby Pierce 32P 50 Shannon Buckingham
Mason Zeigler 25z 99B Boom Briggs
Gregg Oakes 22G 92 Justin Chance

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Line Up:
DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Hudson O'Neal 71 39 Tim McCreadie
Kent Robinson 7R 3s Brian Shirley
Doug Drown 12d 21JR Billy Moyer Jr.
Matt Irey 36 0R Ryan Scott

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #5 Line Up:
DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Tyler Erb 1T 28 Dennis Erb Jr.
Devin Moran 1M 11G Gordy Gundaker
Chris Ferguson 22F 2s Stormy Scott
Robby Hensley 21H 16 Steve Sabo

Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #6 Line Up:
DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Earl Pearson Jr. 1 C9 Steve Casebolt
Shane Clanton 25 21 Billy Moyer
David Scott 4s 14A Dan Angelicchio
Ryan Missler 50Y 5m Ryan Markham

DIRT MILLION Dash Line Up:
DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER
Brandon Sheppard 1s 49 Jonathan Davenport
Mike Marlar 157 18J Chase Junghans
Scott Bloomquist 0 5 Michael Norris


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Arizona Sport Shirts - The Original Racing Shirt
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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
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K&N Engineering - "Make your Move" to K&N Performance Filters
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MAVTV Motorsports Network - MAVTV is Motorsports
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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
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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

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Sunday, November 17
1:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Knoxville, IA
Thursday, November 21
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Portsmouth, OH
Sunday, November 24
6:30 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Portsmouth, OH
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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 10/22/19 - FINAL After Portsmouth

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 8170
2 39 Tim McCreadie 7700
3 14 Josh Richards 7660
4 1t Tyler Erb ® 7590
5 20 Jimmy Owens 7540
6 1m Devin Moran ® 7305
7 71 Hudson O'Neal 7235
8 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7160
9 40b Kyle Bronson 6525
10 50 Shanon Buckingham ...