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TAMPA, FL (February 7, 2020)- Former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie-of-the-Year Mason Zeigler narrowly edged out Kyle Bronson at the finish line to win Friday Night’s Wrisco Industries Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park. For Zeigler, it was his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win, with both coming at East Bay Raceway Park.

A caution with nine laps to go caused a frantic single-file restart. Zeigler made a charge to the lead as he and Bronson traded the lead twice in the final four laps to win by a scant .068 seconds.

Bronson finished second in the Brandon Ford Rocket with Brandon Sheppard taking third in the Valvoline Mark Richards Racing Rocket 1 House Car. Tyler Erb finished in fourth, followed by Jonathan Davenport who completed the top five.

Before a packed house, Sheppard was looking for his third win of the week, bolted to the lead with Tyler Erb and Jimmy Owens trailing. Sheppard held off Erb for the first eight laps of the race until the first caution came out. On the restart, Bronson gained the lead for the first time in the race as he passed Sheppard for the top spot. Sheppard fell to second, with Owens still holding the third spot.

On lap 17, Josh Richards, who was running fourth after starting 10th, slowed with drive line failure. On the restart, there would a long green flag run for 24 laps with Bronson holding the point. With ten laps to go the running order was Bronson, Sheppard, Erb, Jonathan Davenport and Zeigler.

A caution for a slowing Boom Briggs on lap 41 set up, what would be a classic, East Bay finish. On the restart with nine laps to go, Bronson would carry the lead, to within five laps of victory, but Zeigler was picking off cars one-by-one as he climbed to third and then eventually second with four laps remaining.

Zeigler and Bronson had an epic battle for the race lead with Bronson yielding the lead to Zeigler on lap 48, but Bronson came back to lead. On the final lap, Zeigler went back around Bronson and as they came to the checkers, Zeigler would edge Bronson by a nose for his first series win since winning at East Bay in 2016.

Zeigler, the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie-of-the-Year was ecstatic with the win before a cheering crowd in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. “I knew Kyle (Bronson) was going to be tough because that cushion was still pretty good up there. The cautions really helped me because their tires were getting a little cool and I could just work that middle (groove). I knew if I could just get ahead of him, clear him, and take his nose getting into (turns) one and two, we could drive away. He gave me all I wanted. I didn’t expect that slider. I didn’t think he’d be able to pull up alongside me again, and he sure as heck did. We just had barely enough room there. I did everything I could not to door him, it’s just hard-core racing. This place is elbows up and get after it. We’re just happy to come out here and put on a show.”

Bronson was looking for his second career Series win during the East Bay Winternationals, and led 40 of the 50 laps but came up just short. “The late caution definitely hurt me there. I felt like I had a little bit of a gap before that happened, but we had a 1300 on, and them guys had a 40 on. At the end there, when we fired up with nine laps to go, I knew my tire was done. I drove as hard as I could, I felt like, without putting it into the fence. Mason did a good job. He raced me hard, he raced me clean, I wasn’t going to wreck him as clean as he raced me. That’s all I could do to hold him back, I just couldn’t beat that tire. He did a good job. I’d like to thank my guys. We destroyed a car this week and put this Crate car together, and come back and raced last night. I’ve got some momentum going now and hopefully we’ll win $12,000 tomorrow.”

Sheppard was on a mission to win his third race of the week and led the first 8 laps, and ultimately took another podium finish. “At the beginning, I was going too hard and was overheating my tires on the long runs. Every time I tried to move down, I wasn’t any good, but it was because I was overheating my tires. I think Mason had a little different tire than we did, and that probably helped him get down there in the black. Once Kyle passed me there I was just kind of just riding behind him.”

The winner’s Fred Zeigler-owned Rocket Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by JLE Industries, Ohio Pyle Vacation Rentals, Midwest Sheet Metal, and MS Shock Therapy.

The rest of top ten finishers were Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Tanner English, Brian Shirley, and Tyler Bruening.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by Lucas Oil
Friday, February 7th, 2020
East Bay Raceway Park - Tampa, FL
Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tyler Erb / 14.504 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Billy Moyer Jr. / 14.618 seconds 
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):  1. 1T-Tyler Erb[1]; 2. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[2]; 3. 50-Shanon Buckingham[4]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[3]; 5. 6S-Blake Spencer[7]; 6. 42-Chris Garnes[8]; 7. 66C-Matt Cosner[5]; 8. 1ST-Johnny Scott[9]; 9. 22B-Austin Burns[10]; 10. B1-Brent Larson[6]
FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):  1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 2. 9-Devin Moran[6]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar[5]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[1]; 5. 18J-Chase Junghans[4]; 6. 94-Charles Powell[2]; 7. 17-Logan Roberson[8]; 8. 20B-Todd Brennan[10]; 9. 89-GR Smith[7]; 10. 40-Joel Callahan[9]
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 15B-Brian Birkhofer[3]; 3. J8-Jadon Frame[2]; 4. 51M-Joey Moriarty[8]; 5. KB0-Kerry King[6]; 6. 11B-Stacy Boles[5]; 7. 27-Joe Denby[9]; 8. 0K-Freddie Carpenter[7]; 9. 311-Ken Monahan[4]
Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[2]; 2. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 3. 71-Hudson O'Neal[3]; 4. 21M-Billy Moyer Sr[4]; 5. 33J-Jeff Mathews[5]; 6. 0E-Rick Eckert[7]; 7. 81-Jason Riggs[10]; 8. 00-Jesse Stovall[6]; 9. F1-Coleby Frye[9]; 10. 000-Kyle Lear[8]
Wrisco Industries Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 14-Josh Richards[2]; 3. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[3]; 4. 99B-Boom Briggs[6]; 5. 2S-Stormy Scott[5]; 6. 10B-David Breazeale[8]; 7. 16R-Justin Rattliff[4]; 8. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[9]; 9. 2D-Dan Stone[7]
MyRacePass Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley[2]; 4. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[5]; 5. 48-Colton Flinner[7]; 6. 2W-Pearson Williams[6]; 7. 25W-Allen Weisser[9]; 8. 20F-Trever Feathers[8]; 9. 18-David Seibers[4]
Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Winner Transfers): 1. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 2. 16-Tyler Bruening[1]; 3. 18J-Chase Junghans[4]; 4. 66C-Matt Cosner[7]; 5. 42-Chris Garnes[5]; 6. 6S-Blake Spencer[3]; 7. 22B-Austin Burns[11]; 8. 94-Charles Powell[6]; 9. 20B-Todd Brennan[10]; 10. (DNS) 17-Logan Roberson; 11. (DNS) 1ST-Johnny Scott; 12. (DNS) 89-GR Smith; 13. (DNS) B1-Brent Larson; 14. (DNS) 40-Joel Callahan

FAST Shafts 
B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Winner Transfers): 1. 21M-Billy Moyer Sr[2]; 2. 0K-Freddie Carpenter[9]; 3. 51M-Joey Moriarty[1]; 4. 0E-Rick Eckert[6]; 5. 11B-Stacy Boles[5]; 6. 00-Jesse Stovall[10]; 7. 000-Kyle Lear[13]; 8. F1-Coleby Frye[12]; 9. 311-Ken Monahan[11]; 10. KB0-Kerry King[3]; 11. 81-Jason Riggs[8]; 12. 33J-Jeff Mathews[4]; 13. 27-Joe Denby[7]
Lucas Oil B-Main #3 Finish (12 Laps, Winner Transfers): 1. 48-Colton Flinner[4]; 2. 10B-David Breazeale[5]; 3. 99B-Boom Briggs[1]; 4. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[2]; 5. 2W-Pearson Williams[6]; 6. 2S-Stormy Scott[3]; 7. 20F-Trever Feathers[10]; 8. 25W-Allen Weisser[8]; 9. 16R-Justin Rattliff[7]; 10. 18-David Seibers[12]; 11. 2D-Dan Stone[11]; 12. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[9]
Berry Barn Strawberry Dash - presented by DirtOnDirt.com Finish: 1. 0K-Freddie Carpenter[2]; 2. 18J-Chase Junghans[4]; 3. 16-Tyler Bruening[1]; 4. 10B-David Breazeale[3]; 5. 0E-Rick Eckert[8]; 6. 11B-Stacy Boles[11]; 7. 2W-Pearson Williams[9]; 8. 51M-Joey Moriarty[5]; 9. 42-Chris Garnes[10]; 10. 99B-Boom Briggs[6]; 11. (DNS) 66C-Matt Cosner; 12. (DNS) 20F-Trever Feathers

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):
Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Earnings
1 7 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $12,000
2 3 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $5,500
3 2 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $3,600
4 1 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $2,750
5 5 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,250
6 15 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,800
7 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,500
8 19 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $1,300
9 18 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $1,200
10 27 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $200
11 9 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,075
12 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,050
13 14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,025
14 16 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL $1,000
15 8 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $1,000
16 12 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,000
17 23 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,000
18 26 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $1,000
19 13 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,000
20 30 2W Pearson Williams Dublin, GA $100
21 28 89 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC $100
22 29 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $100
23 22 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,000
24 17 J8 Jadon Frame Winchester, TN $1,000
25 10 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,000
26 11 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA $1,000
27 24 94 Charles Powell Brookville, PA $1,000
28 20 21M Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR $1,000
29 21 48 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $1,000
30 25 0K Freddie Carpenter Parkersburg, WV $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants: 58
Lap Leaders: Brandon Sheppard (Laps 1 – 8); Kyle Bronson (Laps 9 – 47); Mason Zeigler (Lap 48); Kyle Bronson (Lap 49); Mason Zeigler (Lap 50)
Wrisco Industries Feature Winner: Mason Zeigler
Margin of Victory: 0.068 seconds
Cautions: Freddie Carpenter (Lap 8); Charles Powell (Lap 12); Josh Richards (Lap 17); Boom Briggs (Lap 41)
Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr.; Stormy Scott
Wrisco Industries Fast Time Provisional:Charles Powell
Berry Barn Strawberry Dash – presented by DirtonDirt.com Provisionals:Freddie Carpenter; Chase Junghans
Series Emergency Provisionals: Tyler Bruening; G.R. Smith; Boom Briggs; Pearson Lee Williams
Big River Steel Podium Top 3:Mason Zeigler; Kyle Bronson; Brandon Sheppard
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tyler Bruening (Advanced 17 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Brandon Sheppard
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Kyle Bronson (40 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: n/a
Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Brian Liverman (Mason Zeigler)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Kyle Bronson (Lap #12 – 15.916 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Josh Richards
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tyler Erb
Time of Race: 27 minutes 33 seconds


Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points Earnings
1 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 1160 $21,700
2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1140 $24,850
3 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 1055 $11,925
4 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 1005 $9,475
5 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN 980 $7,200
6 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 975 $9,400
7 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 955 $12,700
8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 905 $6,950
9 25z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 890 $15,600
10 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 890 $5,750
11 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 890 $8,275
12 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 880 $6,600
13 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 850 $4,950
14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 850 $5,575
15 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL 805 $4,300
16 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 785 $1,775
17 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 720 $3,750
18 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 715 $4,350
19 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 680 $2,600
20 22* G.R. Smith Statesville, NC 680 $2,650
21 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 675 $5,100
22 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 670 $1,800
23 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 655 $2,650
24 F1 Coleby Frye Dover, PA 600 $600

Wrisco Industries Speedweeks Point Standings:
Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points
1 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 1160
2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1140
3 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 1055
4 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 1005
5 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN 980
6 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 975
7 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 955
8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 905
9 25z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 890
10 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 890
11 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 890
12 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 880
13 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 850
14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 850
15 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL 805
16 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 785
17 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 720
18 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 715
19 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 680
20 22* G.R. Smith Statesville, NC 680
21 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 675
22 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 670
23 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 655
24 F1 Coleby Frye Dover, PA 600
25 0 Jesse Stovall Billings, MO 580

*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!

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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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