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MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. (July 5, 2019) – For the first time since February, Tyler Erb returned to Lucas Oil Victory Lane on Friday night as he wired the field in the 25th annual Topless 50 at Tyler County Speedway.

Erb became the tenth different winner in as many visits by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Tyler County Speedway. The victory didn’t come easy, as podium finishers Josh Richards and Devin Moran charged after Erb the entire 50-lap distance.

Moran and Erb led the field to green with Erb taking the lead on the initial lap. There was a tight battle the entire distance for second as three different drivers held that position during the race. Chris Ferguson, Moran, and Richards all had a turn in the runner-up position behind Erb.

Richards cleared Moran on lap 42, then setting his sights on Erb who was battling lapped traffic. Richards closed on Erb, but the 22-year-old made his move around a lapped car with two-to go, and that allowed him to open up enough distance to cross the finish line as the winner for his first ever victory at Tyler County.

Richards took second just ahead of Moran, with Chris Ferguson and Tim McCreadie rounding out the top five.

“I am super-pumped!” exclaimed Erb in Victory Lane. “We have a super-fast racecar right now. This is the best car I have ever driven. It feels like a year since we won a race. This is one of my favorite tracks. We haven’t been here a lot, because it’s a long way from Texas.”

“I wanted to move up higher in turns one and two; that’s what got me the lead on Devin. It’s hard to move up when you can see those guys below you. I was getting sideways into turn three and I could almost see the entire field behind me. This just shows how good of a team we have. We put in the work to win and it paid off tonight,” said Erb, who currently leads the LOLMDS Rookie-of-the-Year point standings over Moran.

Richards was looking to win in front of his home state fans but was happy with his second-place finish. “Man, I sure wanted to win here tonight. I love coming here. I am glad we get to come here twice a year now. I had a lot of family and friends here tonight. We went with a little different right rear tire and it took me a while to get rolling up top. I knew with Tyler up front it was going to be hard to catch him.”

Moran sat on the pole for the start of the main event and earned a podium finish. “I got close a few times. It feels good to get back on the podium. Tonight, we learned from our mistakes from last night. If we keep running up front, I feel like we can get a couple of wins here soon.”

The winner’s Eric and Kelly Brock-owned, Best Performance Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Industrial Resourcing Group, Roberts Bee Company, New Point Lighting and Design, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco Race Fuels, Franklin Enterprises, Valvoline, Keyser, and KBC Graphix.

Completing the top ten were Mike Marlar, Colton Burdette, Derek Doll, Jonathan Davenport, and Gregg Satterlee.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, July 5, 2019
25th annual Topless 50
Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, W.Va.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Devin Moran / 12.557 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Michael Norris / 12.893 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran ®, Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar, Colten Burdette, Billy Moyer, Jr., Jared Hawkins, Matt Cosner, Chuck Kimble

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, Shanon Buckingham, Brian Baumberger, Steve Weigle, Shane Hitt, Logan Hitt

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tyler Erb ®, Jimmy Owens, Derek Doll, Michael Norris, Jacob Hawkins, Hudson O'Neal, Travis Stickley, Travis Brown

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Chris Ferguson, Kyle Bronson, Mason Zeigler, Kyle Thomas, Zack Dohm, Earl Pearson, Jr., Stormy Scott

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shane Hitt, Billy Moyer, Jr., Matt Cosner, Jared Hawkins, Logan Hitt, Chuck Kimble, Brian Baumberger-DNS, Steve Weigle-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jacob Hawkins, Travis Stickley, Zack Dohm, Stormy Scott, Earl Pearson, Jr., Hudson O'Neal-DNS, Travis Brown-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 2 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $12,800
2 3 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $6,300
3 1 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $4,200
4 4 22F Chris Ferguson Mount Holly, NC $2,750
5 5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,950
6 9 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,800
7 13 44B Colten Burdette Parkersburg, WV $1,500
8 10 87 Derek Doll Greenwood, WV $1,300
9 7 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,300
10 11 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,100
11 6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,875
12 18 8 Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,050
13 8 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,725
14 12 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $1,000
15 24 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,700
16 19 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,700
17 15 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,700
18 25 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $800
19 20 32 Travis Stickley Keyser, WV $1,000
20 14 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $1,000
21 23 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,900
22 16 57 Kyle Thomas Pennsboro, WV $1,000
23 17 5* Shane Hitt Buckhannon, WV $1,000
24 21 66c Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $1,000
25 22 17d Zack Dohm Cross Lanes, WV $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants: 31
Lap Leaders: Tyler Erb (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Margin of Victory: 0.780 seconds
Cautions: Zack Dohm (Lap 8); Michael Norris (Lap 8); Earl Pearson Jr, Shane Hitt, Kyle Thomas, Matt Cosner (Lap 12); Billy Moyer Jr. (Lap 20); Debris (Lap 21); Mason Zeigler, Shanon Buckingham, Travis Stickley (Lap 21)
Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr, Hudson O’Neal
Series Emergency Provisionals: Stormy Scott
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Hudson O’Neal (Advanced 9 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jacob Hawkins
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb
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: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Tyler Erb (Lap #37 – 13.126 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr.
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Tyler Erb (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Devin Moran
Time of Race: 28 minutes 12 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4220 $152,025
2 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 3860 $98,275
3 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3785 $74,800
4 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3700 $76,175
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3585 $60,175
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 3575 $69,250
7 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 3555 $57,125
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3470 $76,250
9 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 3165 $51,750
10 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 3030 $41,675
11 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 2900 $33,350
12 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 2820 $45,150
13 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 2720 $24,375

*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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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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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, August 22
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Granite City, IL
Saturday, August 24
12:30 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Granite City, IL
Thursday, August 29
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 08/18/19 - After Batesville

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 6195
2 14 Josh Richards 5625
3 39 Tim McCreadie 5575
4 1T Tyler Erb ® 5515
5 20 Jimmy Owens 5435
6 1M Devin Moran ® 5420
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 5410
8 71 Hudson O'Neal 5275
9 50 Shanon Buckingham 4755
10 40B Kyle Bronson 4705