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MANSFIELD, Ohio (August 24, 2019) – Brandon Sheppard took the race lead from Jonathan Davenport on lap 30 and led the rest of the way to win the 2nd annual Dirt Million - Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts on Saturday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

Sheppard held off both Mike Marlar and Chase Junghans at the finish line. It was Sheppard’s third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the year and his 22nd triumph in 2019.

Sheppard and his car owner, Mark Richards took home $101,626.20 for his second six-figure victory of the season. He withstood a caution with two laps to go and another on the final lap while fighting off challenges from Marlar and Junghans.

Marlar earned a career-high $50,813.10 payday for finishing second. Junghans also topped his best previous earnings for a race by collecting over $33,000 for third. Jimmy Owens and Ricky Weiss completed the top five finishers.

Davenport took the lead at the start of the race with Sheppard and Scott Bloomquist running in the top three. Junghans slipped by Bloomquist on lap three and joined in the fray. That trio ran nose-to-tail up to lap 14 as traffic started to become a factor.

With the back-to-back cautions on lap 16 and 17, Davenport was unable to pull away from the field. On the lap 18 restart, Junghans moved into second, dropping Sheppard to third. Junghans stayed with Davenport in the race for the lead. On lap 30, Sheppard passed both Davenport and the second place running Junghans to take over the lead of the race.

Sheppard went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 14th time in his career. “This is just amazing! My guys worked so hard on this thing. I put a lot of pressure on myself. I know this car can go to Victory Lane every night as long as I do my part. It was a phenomenal night. I knew I didn’t want to lead early on in that race. I didn’t want to run the top all night, so once I got to the lead, I got back on the bottom. It was a fun race. Thanks to Mark Richards and Steve Baker for giving me this opportunity.”

Marlar tried a couple of times on the topside to pass Sheppard, but ultimately settled on a second-plcae finish. “The whole race, I was just trying to make sure I had enough tires at the end. I was hoping when Brandon got to the traffic that he would get behind one of the cars in the back long enough to hold him up. Brandon is an awesome driver; he doesn’t make many mistakes. He is always fast, and you have to be faster to beat him. My car owner Ronnie Delk is a go for it type of guy and he trusts me with whatever decision I make out there and I think he would have had faith in me to make the best choice.”

Junghans, who entered Saturday with two consecutive runner-up finishes, was looking for his first career Lucas Oil victory. “If I could have gotten around JD [Davenport] earlier or if I had started on the pole it might have been different. The car has been good all weekend I just need to thank my crew for giving me a great car. I am kind of disappointed that we ran third, I felt like we should have won. It’s pretty cool to earn that kind of money for third. I am here to race. I wish I was standing in Victory Lane with the trophy and big check but we will try again next time.”

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

Completing the top ten were Darrell Lanigan, Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb, Hudson O’Neal, and Scott Bloomquist.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, August 24, 2019
2nd annual Dirt Million - Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts
Mansfield Motor Speedway – Mansfield, Ohio

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Josh Richards, Darrell Lanigan, Max Blair, Shannon Babb, Gregg Satterlee, Mike Benedum, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Jason Miller, Zack Dohm-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Ricky Weiss, Jared Landers, Brandon Overton, Dale McDowell, Kyle Bronson, Johnny Scott, Brett Bee, Donald McIntosh-DNS, Dave Hess, Jr.-DNS

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Rick Eckert, Bobby Pierce, Shanon Buckingham, Boom Briggs, Mason Zeigler, Greg Oakes, Justin Chance

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Hudson O'Neal, Doug Drown, Brian Shirley, Kent Robinson, Billy Moyer, Jr., Matt Irey, Ryan Scott

Eibach Springs Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Tyler Erb ®, Dennis Erb, Jr., Devin Moran ®, Gordy Gundaker, Stormy Scott, Robby Hensley, Chris Ferguson, Steve Sabo

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Steve Casebolt , Shane Clanton, Billy Moyer, Dan Angelicchio, Ryan Markham, Ryan Missler, David Scott

Dirt Million Dash (6 Laps, All Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, Scott Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, Michael Norris

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer):, Brandon Overton, Max Blair, Shannon Babb, Gregg Satterlee, Johnny Scott, Dale McDowell, Kyle Bronson, Mike Benedum, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Brett Bee, Jason Miller-DNS, Zack Dohm-DNS, Donald McIntosh-DNS, Dave Hess, Jr.-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Doug Drown, Brian Shirley, Boom Briggs, Shanon Buckingham, Kent Robinson, Greg Oakes, Matt Irey, Justin Chance, Ryan Scott, Billy Moyer, Jr., Bobby Pierce, Mason Zeigler-DNS

Arizona Sport Shirts B-Main #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Shane Clanton, Devin Moran ®, Gordy Gundaker, Billy Moyer, Stormy Scott, Dan Angelicchio, Robby Hensley, Ryan Missler, Ryan Markham, Steve Sabo, Chris Ferguson-DNS, David Scott-DNS

Dirt Million Non-Qualifiers’ Race Finish (20 Laps, Winner Transfers): Shannon Babb, Gregg Satterlee, Dale McDowell, Shanon Buckingham, Boom Briggs, Kent Robinson, Billy Moyer, Johnny Scott, Robby Hensley, Dan Angelicchio, Ryan Missler, Brent Bee, Gregg Oakes, Kyle Bronson, Gordy Gundaker, Stormy Scott, Mike Benedum-DNS, Eddie Carrier-DNS, Billy Moyer Jr.-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 2 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $101,626.20
2 5 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $50,813.10
3 3 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $33,875.40
4 9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $17,737.70
5 11 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB $13,550.16
6 13 29 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $9,485.11
7 1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $9,907.60
8 10 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $8,591.34
9 16 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $8,152.59
10 4 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $7,113.83
11 8 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $7,475.08
12 17 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $6,436.33
13 12 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $6,897.57
14 6 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $5,758.82
15 19 2 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $5,420.06
16 7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $5,881.31
17 18 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN $4,742.56
18 22 111 Max Blair Centerville, PA $4,403.80
19 26 36 Matt Irey Ashland, OH $4,065.05
20 15 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $3,726.29
21 21 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $3,387.54
22 30 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $3,218.16
23 14 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR $3,048.79
24 25 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $2,710.03
25 20 12d Doug Drown Wooster, OH $2,710.03
26 29 0R Ryan Scott Garland, PA $2,710.03
27 23 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $2,710.03
28 24 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $3,510.03
29 27 5m Ryan Markham Ashland, OH $2,710.03
30 28 92 Justin Chance Lexington, OH $2,710.03


Race Statistics
Entrants: 56
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 – 29); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 30 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Brandon Sheppard
Margin of Victory: 0.677 seconds
Cautions: Debris (Lap 16); Shannon Babb, Devin Moran, Ryan Markham, Ryan Scott (Lap 17); Bobby Pierce (Lap 43); Debris (Lap 74); Shane Clanton (Lap 98); Rick Eckert (Lap 99)
Dirt Million Rewards Standings Provisionals: Bobby Pierce, Matt Irey, Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Ryan Scott
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Darrell Lanigan (Advanced 7 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Brandon Overton
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
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: Danny White (Brandon Sheppard)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #4 – 18.160 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Devin Moran
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Brandon Sheppard (71 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jonathan Davenport
Time of Race: 58 minutes 6 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 6295 $230,782.60
2 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 5725 $123,922.57
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 5675 $110,865.08
4 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 5615 $139,866.34
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 5535 $150,212.70
6 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 5520 $97,465.03
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 5510 $117,161.31
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5375 $125,152.59
9 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 4855 $70,790.00
10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 4805 $72,745.00
11 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 4560 $52,735.00
12 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 4385 $49,760.00
13 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3645 $45,150.00
14 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3580 $69,613.84


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


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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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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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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, September 26
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Batesville, AR
Thursday, October 3
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Batesville, AR
Saturday, October 5
6:30 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Granite City, IL
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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 09/18/19 - After Knoxville

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 7130
2 39 Tim McCreadie 6520
3 14 Josh Richards 6515
4 20 Jimmy Owens 6395
5 1T Tyler Erb ® 6385
6 1d Devin Moran ® 6205
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 6175
8 71 Hudson O'Neal 6050
9 40B Kyle Bronson 5555
10 50 Shanon Buckingham 5515