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PORTSMOUTH, OH (July 4, 2020)
– Jimmy Owens outdueled Jonathan Davenport over the last 14 laps of the Independence 50 to claim the victory on Saturday Night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. The win was Owens’ fifth out of the last six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events. The triumph marked the 70th of his career in series competition. Davenport finished a close second followed by Billy Moyer Jr., Kyle Bronson, and Tim McCreadie.

Owens went to victory lane on a perfectly prepared racetrack at PRP. “The racetrack was really good tonight. This is the smoothest and the raciest the track has been. We have had some really good shows here in the past, but tonight is probably the best considering how it worked out for us. I want to thank Leon, Becky, and Derek Ramirez this car has been phenomenal in the last year. Tonight was a great night for this team,” said the 48-year-old Tennessee racer.

Owens took the lead at the drop of the green flag, but the car on the move early on was Shane Clanton.  Clanton started eighth but quickly moved into the second slot in the first seven laps of the race until a flat right rear tire derailed his hopes for his first win of 2020. Moyer Jr. then picked up the second position. Owens held control of the race ahead of a terrific battle for second place between Moyer Jr. and Davenport. The duo ran side-by-side for several laps with Davenport finally able to clear Moyer Jr. on lap 34.

The last 14 laps was a duel for the lead between Owens and Davenport. The two former series champions went tooth-and-nail for the win as the race came down to the checkers. Owens’ margin of victory over Davenport was just .733 seconds at the finish.

Davenport gave it his all in trying to overhaul Owens. “I really didn’t want to see that last caution come out. I was going to try and get Jimmy [Owens] caught behind some lapped traffic. I figured that was the only chance I had. I was really surprised I could stay with him after that caution. I threw everything I had at him, it seemed like I drove ten different lines on the racetrack. Congrats to Jimmy. We finally got some speed back in our cars. I am just happy to see the back bumper of that 20 car.”

Moyer Jr. equaled his best career finish with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with a third-place finish.  “It was a lot of fun out there tonight. This Capital car has been just great. I have never had help like I have gotten from Marshall Green. It’s such an honor to be up front here and to be on the podium with those two guys.”

The winner’s Ramirez Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by Reece Monument Company, Tommy Pope Construction, Boomtest Well Service, Sunoco Race Fuels,  General Tire, Red Line Oil, Ohlins, Champion Spark Plugs, and Midwest Sheet Metal.

Completing the top ten were Devin Moran, Tanner English, Shanon Buckingham, Steve Casebolt, and Colten Burdette.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Independence 50         
Saturday, July 4th, 2020
Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH

Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 14.586 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 14.641 seconds

Penske Race Shocks
Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):  1. 2S-Stormy Scott[2]; 2. 14-Josh Richards[1]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[3]; 4. 71-Hudson O'Neal[5]; 5. 81E-Tanner English[4]; 6. 16J-Jason Jameson[7]; 7. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[6]; 8. 11-Ronnie Whitt[8]

FK Rod Ends
Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):  1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 3. 9-Devin Moran[2]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[4]; 5. C9-Steve Casebolt[7]; 6. 17T-Shannon Thornsberry[6]; 7. 57-Mike Marlar[5]

Simpson Race Products
Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 3. 11H-Jared Hawkins[3]; 4. 4G-Kody Evans[4]; 5. 71C-RJ Conley[5]; 6. 44-Colten Burdette[6]; 7. 71R-Rod Conley[7]; 8. 14M-Reid Millard[8]

Ohlins Shocks
Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 3. 50-Shanon Buckingham[2]; 4. 81-Jason Riggs[7]; 5. 81F-Brandon Fouts[4]; 6. C7-Kenny Christy[6]; 7. 21P-Kirk Phillips[5]

Tiger Rear Ends
B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer):  1. 81E-Tanner English[1]; 2. 71C-RJ Conley[2]; 3. C9-Steve Casebolt[3]; 4. 16J-Jason Jameson[5]; 5. 44-Colten Burdette[6]; 6. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[9]; 7. 81F-Brandon Fouts[4]; 8. 71R-Rod Conley[10]; 9. C7-Kenny Christy[8]; 10. 14M-Reid Millard[14]; 11. 11-Ronnie Whitt[13]; 12. 17T-Shannon Thornsberry[7]; 13. 57-Mike Marlar[11]; 14. (DNS) 21P-Kirk Phillips

Lucas Oil
Feature Finish (50 Laps): 

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $12,900
2 3 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $6,500
3 4 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $4,200
4 6 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $3,450
5 9 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,950
6 11 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $2,500
7 17 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $2,200
8 12 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $2,000
9 19 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN $1,200
10 21 44 Colten Burdette Parkersburg, WV $1,100
11 22 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,075
12 5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,850
13 13 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,725
14 7 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $1,700
15 8 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,700
16 16 81 Jason Riggs College Grove, TN $1,000
17 20 16J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $1,000
18 10 11H Jared Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,000
19 15 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $1,000
20 14 4G Kody Evans Camden, OH $1,000
21 23 57 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,000
22 1 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,000
23 18 71C RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH $1,000
24 24 17T Shannon Thornsberry Martin, KY $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants
: 30
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Margin of Victory: 0.734 seconds
Cautions: Shannon Thornsberry (Lap 6); Shane Clanton (Lap12); Josh Richards (Lap 15); Kody Evans (Lap 36)
Series Provisionals: n/a
Fast Time Provisional: Mike Marlar, Shannon Thornsberry
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer Jr.
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race
: Colten Burdette (Advanced 11 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jimmy Owens
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (50 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tanner English
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Vic Hill Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race:  (Lap #3 – 15.389 seconds)
STEEL-IT Tough Break of the Race: Shane Clanton
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Stormy Scott
Time of Race: 24 minutes 59 seconds

Lucas Oil Point Standings:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points Pay
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4015 $114,900
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 3595 $74,300
3 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 3535 $61,500
4 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3475 $63,000
5 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 3465 $51,907
6 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3435 $57,150
7 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 3365 $50,150
8 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 3275 $49,100
9 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 3130 $36,125
10 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 3000 $28,325
11 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 2865 $27,075
12 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 2820 $25,850
13 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2815 $27,900
14 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 2615 $15,875
15 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 2455 $14,975

*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.

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 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 10/17/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1stJimmy Owens (#20)7940
2ndTim McCreadie (#39)7560
3rdJonathan Davenport (#49)7375
4thJosh Richards (#14)7295
5thTyler Erb (#1T)7110
6thShane Clanton (#25)6780
7thDevin Moran (#9)6690
8thKyle Bronson (#40B)6690
9thTanner English (#81E)6455
10thEarl Pearson (#1)6390

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Thursday, October 29
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Union, KY
Sunday, November 1
3:30 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Batesville, AR
Thursday, November 5
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Union, KY
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