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TAMPA, FL (May 26, 2020) – Brandon Overton finally fought off several tough challengers as he went to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Victory Lane on Tuesday Night at East Bay Raceway Park. Overton held the lead for the first 12 laps of the 40-lap main event. Jonathan Davenport shot around him on a restart and led for three circuits, but Overton never gave up and recaptured the lead on lap 16 as he went on for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of 2020.

Davenport had to fight off repeated challenges from Jimmy Owens to hold on to the second spot at the end. Owens came home third to notch his sixth consecutive top five finish. Shane Clanton stayed in the mix the entire distance taking fourth at the finish. Kyle Bronson earned the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race coming from 18th to finish in fifth.

Overton was the Performance Friction Brakes Pole Award recipient of the main event and took the lead at the start of the race over Owens and Davenport. Overton was cruising along until a caution on lap 12 slowed the action. On the restart Davenport went to the outside lane, passing both Owens and Overton to take over the lead.

Overton came right back three laps later to regain the lead for good, as he had to battle heavy traffic in the closing laps with cars running three-wide in front of him. In the end, he was able to reach the checkers first for his fifth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory and his second-ever at East Bay.

With the win the 29-year-old Georgia native becomes the fifth different winner in five races of the series’ reopening tour. Overton had led the previous two Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series races, but a shorted-out coil wire and a broken flywheel knocked him out of contention for the win both times.

“I was definitely concerned about lapped traffic at the end. That is the problem about leading here, JD rolled me on that restart, but you just don’t know where to go. It just all worked out for me near the end and they [traffic] were where I needed to be, and I was just trying to be patient. I tried to get as close to them as I could without hitting them and I just held on. Thanks to crew for working all day on the racecar after it was torn up last night. My car owner David Wells is here. It’s always good to get a Lucas Oil win for David and Eric [Wells].”

Davenport, the three-time and reigning series champion moved closer to Tim McCreadie in the championship points race with his second-place run. “I was trying to find every inch on the racetrack, and I think I just overheated my left rear tire after the last caution. That is when the car got really loose. We got lucky when we got the lead, but I went back to the bottom and I left the door open for him [Overton] to get back around me.”

Owens maintains third in the championship points with yet another podium finish for the Tennessee racer.  “We had a really good race car all night long. On that first take-off, the outside was just a little crumbly and we had to run on the bottom quite a bit. I ran a lot of laps on the bottom and then I decided to go to the top. I also made a bad lane choice on that last restart. Everybody’s crew has been working hard and everybody has had their ups and downs, that is just a part of it.”

The winner’s Wells Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Allstar Concrete, Crossfit Overton, Big Dog Stump and Tree, Penske Shocks, Dirt Mafia, Sunoco Race Fuels, Convenient Lube, and EZ Go.

Completing the top ten were Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, Earl Pearson Jr., Devin Moran, and Tanner English.

Owens leads the Riggs Drilling Solution points heading into the final night at East Bay on Wednesday. He leads davenport by 70 points in the chase for the $5,000 first place prize.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
GEICO East Bay Nationals – presented by Brandon Ford
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL

Lucas Oil 
Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Brandon Overton / 14.546 seconds 
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 14.495 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks
 Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):   1. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 3. 50-Shanon Buckingham[3]; 4. 14-Josh Richards[5]; 5. 3S-Brian Shirley[4]; 6. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[7]; 7. 20B-Todd Brennan[6]; 8. 311-Ken Monahan[8]

FK Rod Ends
 Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):  1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[4]; 2. 0E-Rick Eckert[1]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 4. 9-Devin Moran[2]; 5. 25W-Allen Weisser[6]; 6. 7-Ross Robinson[5]; 7. 1V-Vic Hill[7]; 8. (DNS) 29-Larry Grube

Simpson Race Products
 Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 16-Tyler Bruening[3]; 3. 111-Steven Roberts[5]; 4. 33J-Jeff Mathews[2]; 5. 40B-Kyle Bronson[6]; 6. 71-Hudson O'Neal[7]; 7. 91S-Blake Naylor[8]; 8. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[4]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 3. 6S-Blake Spencer[4]; 4. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[3]; 5. 89-GR Smith[5]; 6. 2S-Stormy Scott[6]; 7. F15-Jeremy Conaway[7] 

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):  1. 3S-Brian Shirley[1]; 2. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[3]; 3. 7-Ross Robinson[4]; 4. 25W-Allen Weisser[2]; 5. 1V-Vic Hill[6]; 6. 20B-Todd Brennan[5]; 7. (DNS) 311-Ken Monahan; 8. (DNS) 29-Larry Grube

FAST Shafts 
B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[1]; 2. 2S-Stormy Scott[4]; 3. 89-GR Smith[2]; 4. 91S-Blake Naylor[5]; 5. 71-Hudson O'Neal[3]; 6. F15-Jeremy Conaway[6]; 7. (DNS) 25Z-Mason Zeigler

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (40 Laps): 

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 1 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $7,000
2 3 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,500
3 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,500
4 5 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $2,000
5 18 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,500
6 4 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,400
7 13 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,300
8 19 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,200
9 15 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,150
10 8 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $1,100
11 9 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,050
12 20 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,000
13 14 33J Jeff Mathews Brandon, FL $975
14 16 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $950
15 10 111 Steven Roberts Sylvester, GA $925
16 22 89 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC $900
17 6 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $875
18 23 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $850
19 21 7 Ross Robinson Georgetown, DE $825
20 7 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $800
21 12 6S Blake Spencer St Augustine, FL $800
22 24 20B Todd Brennan Zanesville, OH $800
23 11 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $800
24 17 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $800


Race Statistics
Entrants
: 31
Lap Leaders: Brandon Overton (Laps 1 – 12); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 13 – 15); Brandon Overton (Laps 16 – 40)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Brandon Overton
Margin of Victory: 2.449 seconds
Cautions: Tyler Bruening (Lap 12); Stormy Scott (Lap 13); Tyler Erb (Lap 22); Brian Shirley, Rick Eckert (Lap 26) 
Series Provisionals: Hudson O’Neal
Fast Time Provisional: Todd Brennan
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Brandon Overton, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race
: Kyle Bronson (Advanced 13 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Brandon Overton (37 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Overton
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: n/a
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Kent Fegter (Brandon Overton)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #13 –  14.996 seconds)
STEEL-IT Tough Break of the Race: Tyler Erb
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Brandon Overton
Time of Race: 24 minutes 22 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points Pay
1 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2185 $42,850
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 2135 $45,350
3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 2105 $31,600
4 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 2025 $28,282
5 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 2010 $30,275
6 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 1995 $24,700
7 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 1950 $26,050
8 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1905 $26,025
9 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 1755 $16,775
10 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 1740 $16,375
11 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 1600 $10,300
12 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 1585 $40,700
13 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1540 $11,375
14 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 1500 $11,425
15 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 1480 $13,250
16 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 1455 $7,800
17 22* G.R. Smith Statesville, NC 1445 $9,150
18 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 1340 $8,625
19 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL 1175 $6,675
20 25z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 1140

$24,200


Riggs Drilling Service Reopening Tour Points:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1130
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 1060
3 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 1045
4 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1035
5 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 1030
6 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 970
7 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 910
8 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 900
9 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 885
10 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 875


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

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

ARP - The Official Fastener of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Arizona Sport Shirts - The Original Racing Shirt
Big River Steel - A leading Steel Mill in the flat-rolled steel industry
Brandon Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Dirt Draft - "The Official Fantasy Sports Provider" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
DirtonDirt.com - All Late Models. All The Time.
Dixie Chopper - "The Official Mower" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" 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
Hoosier Tire - Tires Designed for Champions
K&N Engineering - "Make your Move" to K&N Performance Filters
Lucas Oil Products - Made in America, SOLD to the World
Lucas Oil Racing TV - GRAB IT AND HOLD ON TIGHT
MAVTV Motorsports Network - MAVTV is Motorsports
Miller Welders - WE BUILD With You
Nitro-Bee PLUS - "The Official Race Receiver" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - The Ultimate Power Source
ProtectTheHarvest.com - Standing up for America's Farmers, Hunters, and Animal Owners
Rugged Radios - “The Official Communications” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
SRI Performance - Your One Stop Shop for All Things Racing
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 Industries, Inc. - 100 Years of Industry Experience

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Advanced Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Automotive Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, Brodix, Capital Race Cars, Cornett Racing Engines, CP Carrillo Pistons, Dirty Girl Racewear, Durham Racing Engines, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Race Cars, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Midwest Sheet Metal, MSD Performance, MyRacePass, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies, PFC Brakes, Pro Power Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Swift Springs, Thermo-Tec Automotive Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Vic Hil Race Engines, Xcelydne Valvetrain, 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 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: 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 Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

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

2020 Championship Points

Points as of 9/25/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1stJimmy Owens (#20)7500
2ndTim McCreadie (#39)6925
3rdJonathan Davenport (#49)6770
4thJosh Richards (#14)6765
5thTyler Erb (#1T)6555
6thShane Clanton (#25)6260
7thDevin Moran (#9)6195
8thKyle Bronson (#40B)6195
9thTanner English (#81E)5905
10thBilly Moyer (#21)5890

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Thursday, October 1
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
Saturday, October 3
TBD
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Imperial, PA
Friday, October 9
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
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