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UNION, KY (August 12, 2020)  - Jimmy Owens continued his solid 2020 racing season by picking up the victory in the 34th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial race on Wednesday at the Florence Speedway. It was Owens’ fourth win in one of the track’s most prestigious races. The current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Point Leader extended his lead to 400 points over second place with the win.


Clanton wound up in second followed by Ricky Weiss who finished third. The Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race, Tim McCreadie, came from 19th to finish fourth. Hudson O’Neal debuted with the brand-new PCC Race Team, came home in fifth.


Owens was dominant in the first 36 laps of the race that went caution free until back-to-back cautions flew for debris on the track and then a multi-car accident involving several drivers. Clanton, in his first season with the LOLMDS now has three runner-up finishes in 2020. Owens’ margin of victory over Clanton was 0.643 seconds.


In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 8th time this season and 72nd time in his career, Owens extended his point lead over Jonathan Davenport, who finished 14th in the final rundown. “We knew we had a really good car at the start of the night. To kick off the weekend like this is a big morale booster for the team.  It’s just an awesome deal. We have had good steady consistent runs this year. We’ve got some good momentum for the rest of the week now.”


Clanton finished second to Owens in the Clash at the Mag in June, took the runner-up spot again to the 3-time series champion. “I was just saving some tires and was hoping for a caution early on. We got a good restart there and got by him [Owens], but I just couldn’t get all the way back to the top in time to stay there. It’s tough to come to a place where you’ve struggled so much. We have changed a lot of things in the two weeks and it seems to have helped.”


Weiss charged through the field to finish in third. “I just put the guys behind in qualifying. We were able to salvage a good night out of it. Coming from the back we just had too much ground to make up. That caution sure helped, but we learned a lot for the rest of the weekend.”


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, General Tire, Red Line Oil, Ohlins Shocks, Champion Spark Plugs, and Midwest Sheet Metal.


Completing the top ten were Tyler Erb, Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, Kyle Bronson, and Brandon Overton.


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Ralph Latham Memorial
Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
Florence Speedway – Union, KY

Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Devin Moran / 15.454 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 15.591 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 9-Devin Moran[1]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 3. 11R-Josh Rice[2]; 4. 2S-Stormy Scott[4]; 5. 40B-Kyle Bronson[6]; 6. 33J-Jesse Lay[7]; 7. 1B-Ross Bailes[5]; 8. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[8]; 9. 626-Brian Mullins[9]

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 22F-Chris Ferguson[1]; 2. 49G-Billy Green[6]; 3. 76-Brandon Overton[2]; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie[4]; 5. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[5]; 6. 12J-Jason Jameson[3]; 7. 56C-Colton Horner[8]; 8. (DNS) 18D-Daulton Wilson; 9. (DNS) 83F-Jensen Ford

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 71-Hudson O'Neal[1]; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist[2]; 3. 7W-Ricky Weiss[6]; 4. 94M-Jason Miller[4]; 5. 28X-Tyler Carpenter[7]; 6. 51M-Joey Moriarty[3]; 7. 1V-Vic Hill[5]; 8. 17T-Tim Vance[8]; 9. (DNS) 11J-Drew Armstrong

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 17D-Zack Dohm[4]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[2]; 4. 49-Jonathan Davenport[5]; 5. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[7]; 6. 22L-Skyller Lewis[8]; 7. 28-Mike Simpson[9]; 8. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[3]; 9. (DNS) 81E-Tanner English

MyRacePass Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 14-Josh Richards[2]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 3. 17M-Dale McDowell[4]; 4. 18L-Trevor Landrum[5]; 5. 83-Scott James[3]; 6. 79-Kyle Hardy[6]; 7. 21H-Robby Hensley[7]; 8. 20B-Todd Brennan[8]; 9. 8A-Curt Addison[9]

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 50-Shanon Buckingham[3]; 2. 8-Kyle Strickler[2]; 3. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[1]; 4. 32-Bobby Pierce[4]; 5. 1M-Connor Meade[7]; 6. 16-Tyler Bruening[5]; 7. 21P-Kirk Phillips[8]; 8. 32S-Chad Stapleton[6]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer):  1. 39-Tim McCreadie[2]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson[4]; 3. 2S-Stormy Scott[1]; 4. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[5]; 5. 33J-Jesse Lay[7]; 6. 56C-Colton Horner[11]; 7. 1V-Vic Hill[12]; 8. 28X-Tyler Carpenter[6]; 9. 12J-Jason Jameson[8]; 10. 1B-Ross Bailes[10]; 11. 17T-Tim Vance[15]; 12. 626-Brian Mullins[16]; 13. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[13]; 14. 94M-Jason Miller[3]; 15. 51M-Joey Moriarty[9]; 16. (DNS) 11J-Drew Armstrong; 17. (DNS) 83F-Jensen Ford; 18. (DNS) 18D-Daulton Wilson

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce[3]; 3. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[4]; 4. 83-Scott James[5]; 5. 16-Tyler Bruening[9]; 6. 79-Kyle Hardy[8]; 7. 1M-Connor Meade[6]; 8. 21H-Robby Hensley[11]; 9. 21P-Kirk Phillips[12]; 10. 28-Mike Simpson[10]; 11. 20B-Todd Brennan[14]; 12. 32S-Chad Stapleton[15]; 13. 8A-Curt Addison[17]; 14. (DNS) 81E-Tanner English; 15. (DNS) 18L-Trevor Landrum; 16. (DNS) 22L-Skyller Lewis; 17. (DNS) 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps): 

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $12,000
2 7 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $5,500
3 17 7W Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB $3,500
4 19 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,750
5 5 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,250
6 14 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $1,800
7 10 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,500
8 11 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,300
9 21 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,200
10 15 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $1,100
11 3 22F Chris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC $1,075
12 8 17D Zack Dohm Cross Lanes, WV $1,050
13 6 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,025
14 20 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,000
15 23 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $1,000
16 18 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,000
17 4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,000
18 1 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,000
19 9 49G Billy Green Walton, KY $1,000
20 24 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $1,000
21 25 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $1,000
22 22 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,000
23 12 8 Kyle Strickler Mooresville, NC $1,000
24 13 11R Josh Rice Verona, KY $1,000
25 16 17M Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants
: 53
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Margin of Victory: 0.644 seconds
Cautions: Debris (Lap 36); Josh Richards, Devin Moran, Josh Rice, Zack Dohm (Lap 36); Bobby Pierce (Lap 46) 
Series Provisionals: Billy Moyer Jr., Tanner English
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Tyler Bruening
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Jimmy Owens, Shane Clanton, Ricky Weiss
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race
: Tim McCreadie (Advanced 15 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: Jimmy Owens (Lap #2 – 16.868 seconds)
STEEL-IT Tough Break of the Race: Tanner English
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Devin Moran
Time of Race: 31 minutes 47 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points Pay
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 5510 $155,400
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 5110 $93,300
3 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 4985 $89,750
4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 4955 $84,100
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4940 $83,850
6 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 4775 $67,525
7 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 4740 $69,350
8 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 4700 $66,375
9 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 4490 $54,450
10 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 4370 $42,275
11 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 4245 $45,825
12 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 4145 $49,375
13 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 3915 $25,950
14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3560 $31,525
15 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 3475 $21,550


*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, November 26
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Batesville, AR
Sunday, November 29
7:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Greenwood, NE
Thursday, December 3
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Batesville, AR
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