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WHEATLAND, MO (July 18, 2020) –  Payton Looney became just the second driver from Missouri to win the Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 - Presented by on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway. The 26-year-old from Republic, Missouri earned $20,000 for his richest career win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA co-sanctioned event. 

Looney and Shanon Buckingham swapped the lead back-and-forth in the early going. Looney led the first seven circuits of the race, until Buckingham forged ahead on lap eight. Buckingham was out in front until lap 22 when Looney passed him for the top spot. After the only caution of the race on lap 28 Looney pulled away from Buckingham and led the rest of the way to become the 14th different winner this year on the LOLMDS tour.

Kyle Strickler made up ground late on Looney using the top line of the track. Strickler got to within 1.67 seconds of Looney at the finish line. Buckingham came home in third. Chris Ferguson got around Ricky Thornton Jr. to claim the fourth finishing position. Thornton, Jr. rounded out the top five.

Looney was joined by his family in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the biggest win of his racing career before his home state fans. “I was fading really bad,” said Looney. “I was just kind of a sitting duck or whatever you want to call it. I guess I burned up my right rear. I don’t know I haven’t even looked at the tires yet.  Once it cleaned up and I went to the bottom like that, I just can’t park like those other guys can. They can go in and get stopped and get going better than I can. I need to be able to use the racetrack and get momentum. That’s what I kind of did early on. I was just riding around out there, and then I saw Shanon get by me. It didn’t really change anything I was doing. I just kind of ran my race a little bit. Once that top kind of cleaned up I knew I could circle back by him.”

“My guy was giving me signals and I knew what kind of lead I had. I was content to ride around the bottom behind Bronson in the closing laps. It just all worked out. I have changed my mindset a lot this year. I have put a lot of pressure on myself. I have a beautiful wife and kids. There are always more races, but this one is special,” said Looney. He now joins the 1999 winner, Terry Phillips, as the only winners of the crown jewel event from the Show-Me State of Missouri.

Strickler’s late race heroics almost paid off, but he fell just short of the biggest win of his late model career. “First off, this in an absolutely amazing facility. This is the first time I have been here, and I am sure I will be back. I just needed a little more on the top. I think those guys up front with me burned it up a little too much. So much of this is patience. Being a modified guy, we don’t get too many 100-lap races. To bounce back after last night at Tri-City and the misfortune we had there feels good.”

Buckingham was impressive all race long. He stayed in the top three the entire distance, leading to the third-position payday. “I guess I am a little more of a finesse driver. When I first started racing, we didn’t have the money to tear stuff up and knock down the walls. My dad always said bring it home in one piece so you can race next week. I think I learned that way and I think I erred on the safety side too much. This track just suits me. I like the slick and I like momentum racing where the right foot makes the difference.”

The winner’s Capital Race Car is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored Atnip Express, Atnip Motorsports, Duvall Electric, and Swift Springs.

Completing the top ten were Rick Eckert, Jimmy Owens, Tyler Erb, Tanner English, and Chad Simpson.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 – Presented by
Saturday, July 18th, 2020
Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO

Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Payton Looney / 15.537 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Chad Simpson / 15.629 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):  1. 15L-Payton Looney[1]; 2. 22F-Chris Ferguson[5]; 3. 00-Jesse Stovall[2]; 4. 1ST-Johnny Scott[4]; 5. 40B-Kyle Bronson[7]; 6. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[9]; 7. 2S-Stormy Scott[6]; 8. 50X-Kaeden Cornell[11]; 9. 93-Mason Oberkramer[8]; 10. 91P-Jason Papich[3]; 11. 59-Garrett Alberson[10]

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):  1. 
8-Kyle Strickler[2]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[1]; 3. 20-Jimmy Owens[5]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 5. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[8]; 6. 49-Jonathan Davenport[4]; 7. 57-Mike Marlar[7]; 8. 16-Tyler Bruening[10]; 9. 9-Devin Moran[6]; 10. 1X-Aaron Marrant[9]; 11. (DNS) 53-Andrew Kosiski

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[3]; 2. 1C-Chad Simpson[1]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[4]; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie[6]; 5. 1V-Will Vaught[5]; 6. 21M-Billy Moyer Sr[2]; 7. 3W-Brennon Willard[10]; 8. 32B-Cody Laney[9]; 9. 12C-Scott Crigler[11]; 10. 6H-Al Humphrey[12]; 11. 22H-Daniel Hilsabeck[7]; 12. 58-Jeremiah Hurst[8]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 
50-Shanon Buckingham[1]; 2. 75-Terry Phillips[3]; 3. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh[2]; 4. 0E-Rick Eckert[4]; 5. 14-Josh Richards[5]; 6. 91T-Tony Toste[10]; 7. 12D-Doug Drown[6]; 8. 15D-Justin Duty[8]; 9. 78S-Steve Stultz[11]; 10. 21F-Johnny Fennewald[9]; 11. 14M-Reid Millard[12]; 12. 71-Hudson O'Neal[7]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):  1. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[2]; 2. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[3]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport[4]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[1]; 5. 93-Mason Oberkramer[9]; 6. 2S-Stormy Scott[5]; 7. 57-Mike Marlar[6]; 8. 50X-Kaeden Cornell[7]; 9. 1X-Aaron Marrant[12]; 10. F15-Jeremy Conaway[15]; 11. 91P-Jason Papich[11]; 12. 59-Garrett Alberson[13]; 13. 9-Devin Moran[10]; 14. 16-Tyler Bruening[8]; 15. 53-Andrew Kosiski[14]

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 14-Josh Richards[2]; 2. 21M-Billy Moyer Sr[3]; 3. 1V-Will Vaught[1]; 4. 32B-Cody Laney[7]; 5. 15D-Justin Duty[8]; 6. 12D-Doug Drown[6]; 7. 91T-Tony Toste[4]; 8. 78S-Steve Stultz[10]; 9. 21F-Johnny Fennewald[12]; 10. 12C-Scott Crigler[9]; 11. 3W-Brennon Willard[5]; 12. 22H-Daniel Hilsabeck[13]; 13. 14M-Reid Millard[14]; 14. 6H-Al Humphrey[11]; 15. (DNS) 71-Hudson O'Neal; 16. (DNS) 58-Jeremiah Hurst

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 1 15L Payton Looney Republic, MO $20,000
2 3 8 Kyle Strickler Mooresville, NC $10,000
3 4 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $6,000
4 5 22F Chris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC $4,000
5 2 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr Adel, IA $3,500
6 16 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $2,500
7 11 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,100
8 7 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $2,000
9 15 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $1,800
10 6 1C Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA $1,750
11 17 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,650
12 21 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,600
13 10 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,550
14 18 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,500
15 24 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,450
16 13 1ST Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,400
17 19 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $1,350
18 27 58 Jeremiah Hurst Dubuque, IA $1,300
19 14 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,250
20 25 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $100
21 8 75 Terry Phillips Springfield, MO $1,200
22 9 0 Jesse Stovall Billings, MO $1,200
23 23 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,200
24 22 1V Will Vaught Crane, MO $1,200
25 20 21M Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR $1,200
26 28 56 Tony Jackson Jr Lebanon, MO $1,200
27 12 15V Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL $1,200
28 26 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $100

Race Statistics
: 48
Lap Leaders: Payton Looney (Laps 1 – 7); Shanon Buckingham (Laps 8 – 20); Payton Looney (Laps 21 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Payton Looney
Margin of Victory: 1.677 seconds
Cautions: Tyler Bruening (Lap 28)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Devin Moran, Kyle Bronson
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Tyler Bruening, Stormy Scott
Lucas Oil MLRA Provisionals: Jeremiah Hurst, Tony Jackson Jr.
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Payton Looney, Kyle Strickler, Shanon Buckingham
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race
: Rick Eckert (Advanced 10 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jimmy Owens
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led:  Payton Looney (87 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tanner English
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Capital Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: JC Crockett (Shanon Buckingham)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race:  Shanon Buckingham (Lap #6 – 15.424 seconds)
STEEL-IT Tough Break of the Race: Devin Moran
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Payton Looney
Time of Race: 32 minutes 51 seconds

Lucas Oil Point Standings:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points Pay
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4720 $125,300
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4330 $78,200
3 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 4310 $79,350
4 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4215 $70,350
5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 4210 $72,300
6 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 4100 $58,400
7 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 4100 $58,900
8 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 3990 $54,300
9 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 3830 $46,025
10 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 3735 $35,175
11 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 3565 $42,925
12 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 3555 $35,850
13 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3355 $29,275
14 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 3325 $20,050
15 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 2980 $17,075

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

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ARP - The Official Fastener of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Big River Steel - A leading Steel Mill in the flat-rolled steel industry
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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

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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:

2021 Championship Points

Points as of 3/21/2021
Pos Competitor Points
1stHudson O'Neal (#71)1390
2ndDevin Moran (#9)1345
3rdTim McCreadie (#39)1330
4thKyle Bronson (#40B)1270
5thBrandon Sheppard (#1s)1265
6thJosh Richards (#14)1230
7thMike Marlar (#157)1230
8thRicky Thornton (#20RT)1220
9thTyler Erb (#1T)1200
10thShane Clanton (#25)1195

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Thursday, April 22
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Tampa, FL
Friday, April 23
7:30 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Granite City, IL
Saturday, April 24
8:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Macon, IL
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