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UNION, KY (August 13, 2020) – Mike Marlar passed race leader Brandon Overton on the final lap to win Thursday Night’s Sunoco North-South Shootout at Florence Speedway. Marlar’s late race dramatics earned him his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. He became the 16th different driver to win on the tour this year. Overton finished .529 seconds behind Marlar at the checkers. Zack Dohm closed on the top two in the final laps to take third with Jimmy Owens and Tim McCreadie completing the top five drivers.

In a race slowed by only one caution flag, Owens was dominate for most of the race until Overton and Marlar caught him with five laps to go. Overton squeezed by to take the lead on lap 47 but a daring last lap pass propelled Marlar by Overton to pick up his first-ever late model victory at Florence.

Marlar was elated in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 14th time in his career. “I knew there was a little patch around the outside and I didn’t want to do a crossover move. I was afraid we would rub, and I really didn’t want to pass him [Overton] down there like that. With the way everybody was racing there at the end I just took advantage of what was happening. We rubbed a little bit earlier in the race. You never want that stuff to happen. It was an awesome race.”

“We took off a little bit there in the spring, but have been back for about a month now. I have to thank my car owner Ronnie Delk and my crew guys, Josh and Jerry and Little Brian with Integra Shocks and Derek and Nick Jones with Rockets Convenience Fuels. We have always enjoyed coming to Florence. We have run second so many times here in a late model. We’ve had success in a modified at Florence but have never won here in a late model. When you race with the Lucas Oil Series it’s the best competition in the country. Racing is a humbling sport and whenever you win it is always nice.”

Overton came up just short of his fourth LOLMDS win of the season. “I had a tire going down at the end.  That was just good hard racing with Mikey, yes we rubbed a little bit, but we were both going for the win.  We changed a lot on the car from last night. We haven’t run with these Lucas tire rules for a while it’s totally different than what we have been used to recently. We really picked it up tonight and we came close.”

Dohm ended up rounding out the podium in Victory Lane. “I wish we had about ten more laps. We’re going to get one of these Lucas Oil races soon if we keep running like we have. This Longhorn Chassis has been spot on. We have been able to pick up some good wins recently and we would like to get that big check on Saturday for sure.”

The winner’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by Delk Equipment Sales, Rockets Convenience Plus, Brucebilt Performance, PPM Racing Products, and Can-Am Automotive.

Completing the top ten were Josh Richards, Stormy Scott, Tyler Erb, Dale McDowell, and Josh Rice.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout
Thursday, August 13th, 2020
Florence Speedway – Union, KY

Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tyler Erb / 16.355 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 16.536 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[1]; 3. 0-Scott Bloomquist[2]; 4. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[6]; 5. 1V-Vic Hill[4]; 6. 7R-Kent Robinson[7]; 7. 17ST-Shannon Thornsberry[8]; 8. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[5]; 9. 626-Brian Mullins[9]

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 9-Devin Moran[1]; 2. 17D-Zack Dohm[4]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 5. 8-Kyle Strickler[6]; 6. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5]; 7. 1M-Connor Meade[7]; 8. 21H-Robby Hensley[8]; 9. (DNS) 83F-Jensen Ford

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[4]; 3. 50-Shanon Buckingham[2]; 4. 79-Kyle Hardy[3]; 5. 22F-Chris Ferguson[5]; 6. 7W-Ricky Weiss[7]; 7. 94M-Jason Miller[6]; 8. 33J-Jesse Lay[8]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 11R-Josh Rice[2]; 3. 28X-Tyler Carpenter[4]; 4. 17M-Dale McDowell[5]; 5. 1B-Ross Bailes[3]; 6. 56C-Colton Horner[6]; 7. 32S-Chad Stapleton[7]; 8. 20B-Todd Brennan[9]; 9. 83-Scott James[8]

MyRacePass Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 14-Josh Richards[1]; 2. 2S-Stormy Scott[2]; 3. 12J-Jason Jameson[4]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[3]; 5. 71-Hudson O'Neal[5]; 6. 49G-Billy Green[8]; 7. 18D-Daulton Wilson[6]; 8. 51M-Joey Moriarty[7]; 9. (DNS) 21P-Kirk Phillips

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[2]; 2. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[4]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[1]; 4. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[3]; 5. 32-Bobby Pierce[5]; 6. 22L-Skyller Lewis[7]; 7. 11J-Drew Armstrong[6]; 8. 17T-Tim Vance[8]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 2. 7W-Ricky Weiss[9]; 3. 22F-Chris Ferguson[6]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 5. 8-Kyle Strickler[5]; 6. 79-Kyle Hardy[3]; 7. 1G-Devin Gilpin[8]; 8. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[13]; 9. 1V-Vic Hill[4]; 10. 94M-Jason Miller[12]; 11. 21H-Robby Hensley[14]; 12. 33J-Jesse Lay[15]; 13. 1M-Connor Meade[11]; 14. 17ST-Shannon Thornsberry[10]; 15. 7R-Kent Robinson[7]; 16. (DNS) 626-Brian Mullins; 17. (DNS) 83F-Jensen Ford

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 17M-Dale McDowell[1]; 2. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[3]; 3. 16-Tyler Bruening[2]; 4. 1B-Ross Bailes[4]; 5. 49G-Billy Green[8]; 6. 71-Hudson O'Neal[5]; 7. 32-Bobby Pierce[6]; 8. 32S-Chad Stapleton[10]; 9. 56C-Colton Horner[7]; 10. 18D-Daulton Wilson[11]; 11. 11J-Drew Armstrong[12]; 12. 17T-Tim Vance[15]; 13. 22L-Skyller Lewis[9]; 14. 21P-Kirk Phillips[17]; 15. 83-Scott James[16]; 16. 20B-Todd Brennan[13]; 17. (DNS) 51M-Joey Moriarty

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 6 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $10,000
2 5 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $5,500
3 9 17D Zack Dohm Cross Lanes, WV $3,500
4 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,750
5 11 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,250
6 4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,800
7 10 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,500
8 7 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $3,334
9 20 17M Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,200
10 8 11R Josh Rice Verona, KY $1,100
11 12 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,075
12 3 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,050
13 21 7W Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB $1,025
14 18 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,000
15 15 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $950
16 14 28X Tyler Carpenter Parkersburg, WV $925
17 16 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $900
18 17 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $875
19 19 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $850
20 24 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $825
21 23 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $800
22 22 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $800
23 13 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $800
24 1 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $800

Race Statistics
: 52
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 45); Brandon Overton (Laps 46 – 49); Mike Marlar (Lap 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Margin of Victory: 0.644 seconds
Cautions: Kyle Bronson  (Lap 15)
Series Provisionals: Tanner English, Tyler Bruening
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Mike Marlar, Brandon Overton, Zack Dohm
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dale McDowell (Advanced 11 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jimmy Owens
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (45 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Overton
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Bruening
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Kent Fegter (Brandon Overton)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #1 – 16.843 seconds)
STEEL-IT Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Kyle Bronson
Time of Race: 18 minutes 24 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points Pay
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 5730 $158,250
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 5265 $94,250
3 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 5185 $93,084
4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 5155 $85,900
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 5145 $86,100
6 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 4900 $68,325
7 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 4900 $70,350
8 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 4870 $67,425
9 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 4625 $55,300
10 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 4495 $43,075
11 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 4385 $46,700
12 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 4320 $50,450
13 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 4045 $26,875
14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3670 $31,625
15 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 3670 $23,050

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

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Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization.  In 2020, the LOLMDS will sanction 57 events in 18 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:

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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:


2021 Championship Points

Points as of 2/2/2021
Pos Competitor Points
1stBrandon Overton (#76)1155
2ndHudson O'Neal (#71)1090
3rdDevin Moran (#9)1065
4thTim McCreadie (#39)1050
5thBrandon Sheppard (#1s)1045
6thKyle Bronson (#40B)1015
7thRicky Thornton (#20RT)1005
8thMike Marlar (#157)1000
9thJosh Richards (#14)990
10thBrian Shirley (#3s)985

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Saturday, March 13
2:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Tampa, FL
Saturday, March 20
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Brownstown, IN
Sunday, March 21
8:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
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