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TAMPA, FL (January 30, 2021) – Tyler Erb became the first repeat winner this season on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour as he won the Saturday Night finale at East Bay Raceway Park before a packed house. The 24-year-old Texas native stormed to the lead after a lap 32 caution and held off Jonathan Davenport for the win. Davenport finished .322 seconds behind Erb at the finish line. Brandon Sheppard was third, followed by Tim McCreadie, and Hudson O’Neal in the Wrisco Industries Winternationals.

Sheppard led the first 13 laps of the race until Erb was able to get by him on lap 14. Erb held the point until a lap 19 restart when McCreadie took over the lead. McCreadie started to pull away from the field when a caution appeared with 32 laps scored. On the restart Erb went from third in the running order to the lead. A caution for debris on lap 35 halted the action one final time. Erb stretched his lead out over Davenport, but Davenport made it close at the end, coming to within one car length of the winner at the checkers.


Erb made his way to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 11th time in his career after starting fourth on the grid. “The top was pretty hard to run and I gave up the lead on a restart by running up there. I was like man, that could have been the race! McCreadie drove off and he was good. I really didn’t have much traction on the restarts, and I picked the top. I had a really good run on those guys, but needed a little luck. He [McCreadie] just kind of missed the bottom getting into one and I was able to get by him.”


“Randall [Edwards] was showing me that my lead was getting a little close at the end, so I just tried to hit my marks. I got real wide on that last corner and hoped for the best. I just tried not to burn my stuff up.  This is the first time we ever put a different tire on here and it worked out. I am just super excited to win.” 


Davenport recorded his best LOLMDS finish so far during Florida Speedweeks with his runner-up placing.  “He [Erb] was pretty good. We were reeling him in at the end and I should have moved around a little bit earlier. I thought we could get by him on the last lap. I just tried to throw a Hail Mary at him, but I came up short. We’ve got something wrong with the other car, so I didn’t want to tear this one up.”


Sheppard, who ran most of the race up top came home in third. “We had a good car at the beginning of the week and then we struggled in the middle of the week. We finally got it going again here at the end. I am proud of my guys for sticking with me and working their tails off to give a fast race car. We had fun out there tonight. We got into heavy traffic when I was leading and then Terbo and McCreadie passed me. Congratulations to Terbo, he did a great job. We never got in to lapped traffic again so we could dice it up, but the cautions kept coming out.”


The winner’s Eric and Kelly Brock-owned Best Performance Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and is sponsored by Industrial Resourcing Group, Roberts Bee Company, First Class Septic, Go Lithium, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco, Keyser, Lucas Oil Products, Franklin Enterprises, KBC Graphics, Boxo, and Corey Frazier State Farm Insurance.


Completing the top ten were Bobby Pierce, Boom Briggs, Brandon Overton, Josh Richards, and Ricky Thornton, Jr.

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winter Nationals – Presented by Lucas Oil
Saturday, January 30, 2021
East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL


Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Brandon Overton / 14.544 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Brandon Sheppard / 14.644 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 2. 9-Devin Moran[3]; 3. 71-Hudson O'Neal[4]; 4. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 5. 12D-Doug Drown[11]; 6. 111-Steven Roberts[6]; 7. 2D-Dan Stone[5]; 8. 6B-Adam Boyd[12]; 9. 51B-Brandon Carpenter[8]; 10. 311-Ken Monahan[9]; 11. 1G-Ryan King[7]; 12. 18J-Chase Junghans[10]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 99B-Boom Briggs[4]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[2]; 4. 6S-Blake Spencer[11]; 5. 2S-Stormy Scott[3]; 6. 11H-Spencer Hughes[9]; 7. 20B-Todd Brennan[8]; 8. 81-Jason Riggs[10]; 9. 27J-Joe Denby[12]; 10. 2X-Devin Dixon[5]; 11. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich[7]; 12. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[6]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 385-Mark Whitener[2]; 2. 14B-John Baker[3]; 3. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[4]; 4. 22-Gregg Satterlee[9]; 5. 94M-Jason Miller[7]; 6. 6T-Zack Dohm[6]; 7. 58-Ross Bailes[10]; 8. 14G-Joe Godsey[5]; 9. 4S-Danny Snyder[11]; 10. 00H-Wil Herrington[8]; 11. 00R-Richie Stephens[12]; 12. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 2. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[5]; 3. 14-Josh Richards[3]; 4. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[4]; 5. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[6]; 6. 51-Dean Carpenter[12]; 7. 3S-Brian Shirley[2]; 8. 36-Matt Irey[7]; 9. 8A-Rob Anderzack[9]; 10. 111M-Matthew Lux[10]; 11. 3W-Brennon Willard[11]; 12. 24D-Michael Brown[8]

MyRacePass Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1T-Tyler Erb[1]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 3. 32-Bobby Pierce[4]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[5]; 5. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[9]; 6. 1ST-Johnny Scott[7]; 7. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 8. 66C-Matt Cosner[6]; 9. 14R-Jeff Roth[11]; 10. 995-Manny Falcon[10]; 11. 33-Jeff Mathews[8]; 12. (DNS) 7R-Ross Robinson


Fast Shafts Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 3. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[3]; 4. 48-Colton Flinner[4]; 5. 0E-Rick Eckert[7]; 6. 212-Josh Putnam[6]; 7. 8-Kyle Strickler[5]; 8. J8-Jadon Frame[8]; 9. C4-Freddie Carpenter[9]; 10. KB0-Kerry King[10]; 11. 29-Larry Grube[11]


LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 2. 6S-Blake Spencer[2]; 3. 81-Jason Riggs[10]; 4. 12D-Doug Drown[3]; 5. 2S-Stormy Scott[4]; 6. 2X-Devin Dixon[14]; 7. 20B-Todd Brennan[8]; 8. 2D-Dan Stone[7]; 9. 6B-Adam Boyd[9]; 10. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[18]; 11. 311-Ken Monahan[13]; 12. 27J-Joe Denby[12]; 13. 111-Steven Roberts[5]; 14. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich[16]; 15. 51B-Brandon Carpenter[11]; 16. 11H-Spencer Hughes[6]; 17. (DNS) 1G-Ryan King; 18. (DNS) 18J-Chase Junghans

UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 22-Gregg Satterlee[1]; 2. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[4]; 3. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[2]; 4. 6T-Zack Dohm[5]; 5. 00H-Wil Herrington[13]; 6. 58-Ross Bailes[7]; 7. 94M-Jason Miller[3]; 8. 14G-Joe Godsey[9]; 9. 111M-Matthew Lux[14]; 10. 36-Matt Irey[10]; 11. 3W-Brennon Willard[16]; 12. 4S-Danny Snyder[11]; 13. 3S-Brian Shirley[8]; 14. 51-Dean Carpenter[6]; 15. (DNS) 8A-Rob Anderzack; 16. (DNS) 24D-Michael Brown; 17. (DNS) 20-Jimmy Owens; 18. (DNS) 00R-Richie Stephens

Wrisco Industries B-Main #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 1ST-Johnny Scott[5]; 2. 48-Colton Flinner[2]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[7]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[1]; 5. 0E-Rick Eckert[4]; 6. 8-Kyle Strickler[8]; 7. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[3]; 8. 212-Josh Putnam[6]; 9. 14R-Jeff Roth[11]; 10. C4-Freddie Carpenter[12]; 11. KB0-Kerry King[14]; 12. 29-Larry Grube[16]; 13. 66C-Matt Cosner[9]; 14. J8-Jadon Frame[10]; 15. 33-Jeff Mathews[15]; 16. (DNS) 995-Manny Falcon; 17. (DNS) 7R-Ross Robinson

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps): 

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 4 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $15,800
2 6 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $7,300
3 2 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $3,500
4 3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $3,700
5 13 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,500
6 16 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,900
7 9 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,700
8 19 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $1,900
9 14 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,350
10 23 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr Adel, IA $1,500
11 27 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,350
12 10 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $2,100
13 11 14B John Baker Norman Park, GA $1,350
14 1 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $2,000
15 8 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL $1,200
16 21 1ST Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,100
17 15 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $1,700
18 24 48 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $1,000
19 20 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,000
20 28 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $800
21 25 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,000
22 22 6S Blake Spencer St Augustine, FL $1,000
23 17 76B Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD $1,000
24 18 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL $1,000
25 5 385 Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL $1,000
26 7 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,800
27 26 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,700
28 30 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $100
29 29 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $100
30 12 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants
: 71
Lap Leaders: Brandon Sheppard (Laps 1 – 13); Tyler Erb (Laps 14 – 19); Tim McCreadie (Laps 20 – 32); Tyler Erb (Lap (33 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb 
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Margin of Victory: 0.322 seconds
Cautions: Mike Marlar, Josh Richards (Lap 2); Colton Flinner (Lap 5); Stormy Scott (Lap 19); Tanner English, Mark Whitener, Gregg Satterlee (Lap 32); Johnny Scott (Lap 32); Debris (Lap 35)
Series Provisionals: Jimmy Owens, Shane Clanton
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Tyler Bruening, Brian Shirley, Stormy Scott
Track Provisionals: n/a
Berry Barn Pole Award: Kyle Bronson
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tyler Erb, Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard
Penske Shocks Top 5: Tyler Erb, Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Hudson O’Neal
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Advanced 16 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Brandon Overton
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Tyler Erb (24 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: n/a
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Lap #4 – 16.6429 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Mike Marlar
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb)
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Jonathan Davenport
Time of Race: 37 minutes 29 seconds

Lucas Oil Point Standings:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points Pay
1 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 1150 $24,600
2 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1060 $12,675
3 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 1040 $16,050
4 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 1030 $12,350
5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 970 $14,500
6 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 970 $11,050
7 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 955 $22,750
8 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 945 $12,375
9 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 945 $7,850
10 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 890 $7,550
11 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN 880 $8,050
12 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL 870 $6,300
13 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr Adel, IA 865 $4,800
14 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 860 $6,375
15 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 835 $11,900
16 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 830 $9,825
17 56JR Tony Jackson Jr Lebanon, MO 815 $3,750
18 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 810 $8,600
19 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 790 $8,525
20 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 780 $7,550
21 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 765 $6,575
22 0E Rick Eckert York, PA 745 $4,050
23 28e Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL 725 $3,150
24 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 715 $4,100
25 385 Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL 715 $4,525

 

Wrisco Winternationals Point Standings:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points
1 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 1515
2 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1350
3 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 1325
4 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 1320
5 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 1285
6 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1235
7 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 1235
8 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1195
9 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 1195
10 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 1155
11 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN 1130
12 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL 1120
13 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 1110
14 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 1085
15 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1080
16 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr Adel, IA 1080
17 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 1015
18 56JR Tony Jackson Jr Lebanon, MO 1015
19 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 990
20 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 980


*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:

Allstar Performance - The Official Fast Time of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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
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 - Keep That Engine Alive!
LINE-X - LINE-X Protects
MAVTV - Your motorsports destination
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 - Keeping American traditions alive, for future generations
Rugged Radios - “The Official Communications” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Summit Racing Equipment - "Let's Build it Together"
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - Super Easy. Super Fast. Super Clean!
UNOH - "The Official Educational Partner" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Whelen Engineering Company - "The Official Emergency Lighting" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Wrisco Industries, Inc. - 100 Years of Industry Experience

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Advanced Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Automotive Racing Products, Big River Steel, Bilstein, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, Brandon Ford, Brodix, Capital Race Cars, Cornett Racing Engines, CP Carrillo Pistons, DirtonDirt.com, DirtCarLift.com, Dirt Draft, Dirty Girl Racewear, Dixie Chopper, E3 Spark Plugs, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Etchberger Trucking, Fast Shafts, Fox Shocks, General Tire, Heath Lawson Photography, Holmatro, Hoosier Tire, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, K&N Engineering, LINE-X, Longhorn Chassis, Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, MSD Performance, MyRacePass, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Öhlins Shocks, OPTIMA Batteries, Outerwears, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies, Pit Stop USA, Pro Power Racing Engines, ProtectTheHarvest.com, Pro Things Apparel, Rocket Chassis, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Sunoco Race Fuels, Super Clean, Swift Springs, Stop Tech Brakes, Summit Racing Equipment, Thermo-Tec Automotive Products, UNOH - University of Northwestern Ohio, Vahlco Wheels, Vic Hill Race Engines, Whelen Engineering Company Inc, Wrisco Aluminum, 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 2021, the LOLMDS will sanction 59 feature events, at 30 different venues, across 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. All 59 feature events will be LIVE Streamed on MAVTV Plus. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com

About MAVTV Motorsports Network

MAVTV Motorsports Network is the only television network in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to motorsports. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive and unique events. MAVTV goes beyond the national mainstream motorsports events to include grassroots racing from across the globe: drag racing, pro motocross, sprint boats, rally cars, short course off-road truck racing, sprint cars, pro pulling, drifting, ice racing, and everything in between. MAVTV 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 are truly second-to-none. From 24/7 automotive and motorsports content on MAVTV Motorsports Network to the free and exclusive content available on MAVTV Select and the on-demand streaming service of MAVTV Plus, if it has a motor, it's probably on MAVTV - The Motorsports Network!
For more information, visit 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 Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil MLRA, and 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

2021 Championship Points

Points as of 10/16/2021
Pos Competitor Points
1stTim McCreadie (#39)7355
2ndHudson O'Neal (#71)6815
3rdJonathan Davenport (#49)6640
4thJimmy Owens (#20)6515
5thTyler Erb (#1T)6445
6thKyle Bronson (#40B)6410
7thRicky Thornton (#20RT)6230
8thJosh Richards (#14)6165
9thShane Clanton (#25)5905
10thEarl Pearson (#46)5875

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Saturday, December 25
1:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Portsmouth, OH
Sunday, January 2
8:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Knoxville, IA
Sunday, January 30
8:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Portsmouth, OH
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