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GRANITE CITY, IL (July 17, 2020) – Tyler Erb took the lead on lap 22 and then went on to pick up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Friday Night. Tri-City Speedway’s “NAPA Know How 50” marks Erb’s second win at Tri-City Speedway.

Billy Moyer Jr. recorded his best LOLMDS finish, coming home in second. Moyer, Jr. led the first 21 laps until Erb passed him for the lead. Jonathan Davenport crossed the finish stripe in third, followed by Shane Clanton and Tyler Bruening.

Moyer Jr. started alongside Kyle Strickler on the front row and then survived what was once a three-car battle for the lead until Strickler went spinning into the infield, ending his night with front suspension damage. Moyer, Jr. then held the point until Erb got by him three laps from the halfway mark. Erb quickly stretched his lead over Moyer, Jr. as he went unchallenged to the checkers.

Erb visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the second time this season, ninth of his career and said patience was a key to his win. “I knew that surviving out front was going to be half the battle. When we took off, I knew we had a really good car. I expected the track to come back the way it did. They had it rolled in really nice when we started. I almost took the lead when that caution came out. I knew when I was in second to just keep following Billy, he was a hand full tonight until an opportunity presented itself. He had a good car tonight and was going to be tough to beat. Congrats to him and JD on their finishes tonight,” said the 23-year-old Texas racer.

Moyer, Jr. was glad about a podium finish to end the night, “I just didn’t judge lapped traffic right. All-in-all to run second here is great, it’s one of my best tracks. I love racing in the St. Louis area. The Lucas Oil Series and the track did a great job on the track considering how much rain they had here a few days ago. Thank you to Marshall Green and everyone at Capital Race Cars. I have never had this great of help from anyone on the chassis-side. We will be contending for wins hopefully for a long-time to come.”

Davenport finished third. “It was tough to pass lapped cars. I moved around early on and gained some spots. I think Randall [Edwards], Erb’s crew chief saw me and moved him up the track. I got going pretty good and got by Junior. I felt like I was a little bit better than Junior, but it got hard to pass.  A third-place finish here is good, we have had some pretty bad luck so to get a podium finish feels good for sure.

The winner’s Best Performance Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Race Engine and sponsored by is sponsored by Roberts Bee Company, First Class Septic, Franklin Enterprises, Industrial Resourcing Group, and Valvoline.

Completing the top ten were Rick Eckert, Devin Moran, Johnny Scott, Tim McCreadie, and Josh Richards.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
NAPA Know How 50
Friday, July 17th, 2020
Tri-City Speedway – Granite City, IL

Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Kolby Vandenbergh / 14.186 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Jonathan Davenport / 14.193 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):  1. 8-Kyle Strickler[2]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 3. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh[1]; 4. 32B-Cody Laney[8]; 5. 20-Jimmy Owens[6]; 6. 12D-Doug Drown[7]; 7. 81-Jason Riggs[9]; 8. 16G-Rusty Griffaw[10]; 9. 6K-Michael Kloos[4]; 10. 40B-Kyle Bronson[5]

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):  1. 1T-Tyler Erb[2]; 2. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[1]; 3. 33-Rodney Melvin[3]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[4]; 5. 10K-Daryn Klein[6]; 6. 21M-Billy Moyer Sr[5]; 7. 39-Tim McCreadie[8]; 8. 11H-Jeff Herzog[7]; 9. 4-Jason Suhre[10]; 10. 71-Hudson O'Neal[9]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[2]; 2. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 3. 0E-Rick Eckert[4]; 4. 14-Josh Richards[3]; 5. 1ST-Johnny Scott[6]; 6. 57-Mike Marlar[5]; 7. 91P-Jason Papich[8]; 8. 0K-Dewayne Kiefer[7]; 9. 23-Paul Roider[9]; 10. 86-Jeb Simmons[10]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 9-Devin Moran[4]; 2. 16-Tyler Bruening[3]; 3. 91T-Tony Toste[6]; 4. 2S-Stormy Scott[1]; 5. 50-Shanon Buckingham[5]; 6. 1C-Chad Simpson[2]; 7. 11G-Gordy Gundaker[7]; 8. 82-Billy Laycock[8]; 9. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[9]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):  1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 12D-Doug Drown[3]; 3. 10K-Daryn Klein[2]; 4. 11H-Jeff Herzog[8]; 5. 81-Jason Riggs[5]; 6. 71-Hudson O'Neal[12]; 7. 16G-Rusty Griffaw[7]; 8. 40B-Kyle Bronson[11]; 9. 39-Tim McCreadie[6]; 10. 6K-Michael Kloos[9]; 11. (DNS) 21M-Billy Moyer Sr; 12. (DNS) 4-Jason Suhre

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1ST-Johnny Scott[1]; 2. 57-Mike Marlar[3]; 3. 50-Shanon Buckingham[2]; 4. 1C-Chad Simpson[4]; 5. 11G-Gordy Gundaker[6]; 6. 0K-Dewayne Kiefer[7]; 7. 82-Billy Laycock[8]; 8. 91P-Jason Papich[5]; 9. 23-Paul Roider[9]; 10. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[10]; 11. (DNS) 86-Jeb Simmons

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 3 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $12,000
2 2 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $5,500
3 6 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,500
4 5 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $2,750
5 8 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $2,250
6 10 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $1,800
7 4 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,500
8 18 1ST Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,300
9 23 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,200
10 14 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,100
11 7 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,075
12 15 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $1,050
13 25 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $125
14 24 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,000
15 17 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,000
16 27 11G Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO $1,000
17 22 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,000
18 19 12D Doug Drown Wooster, OH $1,000
19 9 15V Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL $1,000
20 13 32B Cody Laney Torrance, CA $1,000
21 20 57 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,000
22 12 91T Tony Toste Arroyo Grande, CA $1,000
23 11 33 Rodney Melvin Benton, IL $1,000
24 26 82 Billy Laycock Marine, IL $1,000
25 16 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,000
26 1 8 Kyle Strickler Mooresville, NC $1,000
27 21 10K Daryn Klein Fairview Heights, IL $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants
: 39
Lap Leaders: Billy Moyer Jr. (Laps 1 – 21); Tyler Erb (Laps 22 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Margin of Victory: 2.859 seconds
Cautions: Kyle Strickler (Lap 6); Jimmy Owens (Lap 29)
Series Provisionals: Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Hudson O’Neal
Tri-City Speedway Track Provisionals: Billy Laycock, Gordy Gundaker
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tyler Erb, Billy Moyer Jr., Jonathan Davenport
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race
: Tim McCreadie (Advanced 14 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jimmy Owens
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Tyler Erb (29 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Bruening
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Tyler Erb (Lap #3 – 14.746 seconds)
STEEL-IT Tough Break of the Race: Kyle Strickler
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Kyle Stickler
Time of Race: 18 minutes 41 seconds

Lucas Oil Point Standings:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points Pay
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4525 $124,200
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4160 $82,600
3 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 4120 $78,150
4 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4080 $70,900
5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 4050 $70,925
6 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 3975 $56,907
7 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 3945 $58,050
8 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 3825 $55,550
9 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 3685 $45,025
10 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 3550 $33,475
11 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 3390 $41,375
12 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 3335 $31,500
13 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3305 $30,075
14 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 3195 $20,625
15 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 2855 $17,775


*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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