Lucas Oil Late Models

BREAKTHROUGH WIN: CLANTON SCORES BIG FIRST WIN WITH NEW TEAM, KNOCKS OFF RED-HOT SHEPPARD

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BREAKTHROUGH WIN: CLANTON SCORES BIG FIRST WIN WITH NEW TEAM, KNOCKS OFF RED-HOT SHEPPARD Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Jacy Norgaard OGILVIE, MN – July 13, 2019 – When Skyline Motorsports was left without a driver to field its second car back in mid-June, Shane Clanton was there to answer the call. Fast forward to Saturday night at Ogilvie Raceway and he turned it into a winning decision. Clanton outran Brandon Sheppard and Jimmy Mars to give Skyline Motorsports its first World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory, halting Sheppard’s five-race win streak. It certainly didn’t come…

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Jimmy Owens Rules Diamond Nationals Opener

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Jimmy Owens Rules Diamond Nationals Opener Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WHEATLAND, Mo. (July 13, 2019) - Jimmy Owens continues his mastery of Lucas Oil Speedway by capturing the first night of the CMH Diamond Nationals - Presented by Super Clean on Saturday night. In a race that saw three different leaders, Owens fought off several challenges from Earl Pearson Jr. to secure his second straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory and his fourth-career Diamond Nationals. Saturday night's $15,000-to-win event marked Owens' 63rd LOLMDS win. Scott Bloomquist; the defending CMH Diamond Nationals winner; started from…

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Owens Holds Off Richards at Tri-City

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Owens Holds Off Richards at Tri-City Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GRANITE CITY, Ill. (July 12, 2019) - Jimmy Owens fought off challenges from both Shannon Babb and Josh Richards to win the NAPA Know How 50 - Presented by Schoenfeld Headers on Friday night at Tri-City Speedway. Owens earned his first-ever win at the Kevin and Tammy Gundaker-promoted facility. It was Owens' second Lucas Oil win of the season and the 62nd of his career for the 3-time national champion. Owens held the point for the first 11 laps of the race until Babb forged ahead…

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Tyler Erb Does it Again at Tri-City

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Tyler Erb Does it Again at Tri-City Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GRANITE CITY, Ill. (July 11, 2019) - Tyler Erb emerged victorious after battling Jimmy Owens and Mike Marlar to win his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season on Thursday night at Tri-City Speedway. The Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 - Presented by Schoenfeld Headers was also Erb's second consecutive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. Tim McCreadie came on strong to finish third just ahead of Owens and Earl Pearson Jr. Erb started the day by setting…

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Four Days. Four Events. Over $200,000 Purse.

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Four Days. Four Events. Over $200,000 Purse. Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (July 9, 2019) - With over $200,000 in purse money up for grabs, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers have four races in four days on deck this week. An action-packed doubleheader is set for Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. on Thursday-Friday, July 11-12, followed by a two-day extravaganza at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. on Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14. Thursday's Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 - Presented by Schoenfeld Headers, will see the pit gate open at…

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Tyler Erb Back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane

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Tyler Erb Back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. (July 5, 2019) - For the first time since February, Tyler Erb returned to Lucas Oil Victory Lane on Friday night as he wired the field in the 25th annual Topless 50 at Tyler County Speedway. Erb became the tenth different winner in as many visits by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Tyler County Speedway. The victory didn't come easy, as podium finishers Josh Richards and Devin Moran charged after Erb the entire 50-lap distance. Moran and Erb led…

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Marlar Conquers Independence 50 at Portsmouth

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Marlar Conquers Independence 50 at Portsmouth Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (July 4, 2019) - Mike Marlar ran away with the Independence 50 on Thursday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park - earning his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. At the drop of the green flag, Marlar sprinted to a comfortable lead and held the point for the entire race. Marlar had to withstand a 5-lap shootout to the finish with second-place running Josh Richards and Jimmy Owens after a lap-45 caution. Richards moved into the second spot on lap…

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Four-Race Swing for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Four-Race Swing for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (July 1, 2019) - Beginning Wednesday, the teams of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will have a busy Independence weekend with four straight nights of racing. The blockbuster weekend kicks off with the traditional July 3rd event at Muskingum County Speedway, then continues to Portsmouth Raceway Park on Thursday, Tyler County Speedway on Friday, and concludes at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday. Wednesday's annual July 3rd event at Muskingum County Speedway, Presented by Kendrick Excavating and Dow Cameron Oil & Gas,…

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Davenport Goes Flag to Flag at Florence

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Davenport Goes Flag to Flag at Florence Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, Ky. (June 29, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport posted a flag-to-flag victory in Saturday night's 33rd annual Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway. Davenport held off a furious late-race challenge from Jimmy Owens for a $12,000 payday. Davenport's triumph marked his eighth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Davenport and Owens ran first and second the entire 50 laps, battling nose-to-tail in the early stages of the race. Hudson O'Neal; the defending race winner; and Josh Richards exchanged the third spot…

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Shanon Buckingham and Crew Celebrate in Victory Lane

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Shanon Buckingham and Crew Celebrate in Victory Lane Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAZEWELL, Tenn. (June 28, 2019) - Shanon Buckingham took over the lead on a lap 44 caution, after Tyler Erb and Dale McDowell both suffered flat tires, and went on to claim his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. For the 46-year-old Tennessee native, the Toyota Knoxville/Secret City Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram/Ted Russell Ford 50 on Friday night at Tazewell Speedway marked the biggest win of his Super Late Model career. Buckingham held off first-time Tazewell visitor, Jared Hawkins for the victory…

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Lucas Late Models Return to Tazewell and Florence

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Lucas Late Models Return to Tazewell and Florence Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (June 25, 2019) - After previously being postponed due to inclement weather, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will visit Tazewell (TN) Speedway and Florence (KY) Speedway this Friday and Saturday, June 28-29. Both blockbuster events will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Tazewell Speedway, widely known for its high-banks and lightning fast speeds, produces thrilling, edge of your seat racing…

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Hudson O’Neal Bags $15,000 at Smoky Mountain

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Hudson O'Neal Bags $15,000 at Smoky Mountain Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MARYVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal wrestled the lead from Mike Marlar on lap 30 and then cruised on to his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The Big Daddy 60 was the biggest paying single-day event in Smoky Mountain Speedway history with a first-place prize of $15,000 up for grabs. Ricky Weiss crossed the finish line in second, but he was several car lengths behind the winner. Weiss moved by…

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Marlar Rockets to Cherokee Score

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Marlar Rockets to Cherokee Score Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GAFFNEY, S.C. (June 14, 2019) - Mike Marlar ran away with the 21st Annual Grassy Smith Memorial on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway. Marlar led flag-to-flag for his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. A terrific battle for the second spot took place between several drivers in the last five laps of the race. Davenport held Ross Bailes to secure the second spot finish at the checkers. Jimmy Owens came from the eighth starting position to finish in third. Completing the top…

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Bronson Banks $10,000 at Fayetteville

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Bronson Banks $10,000 at Fayetteville Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2019) - Kyle Bronson battled to re-take the lead from Brandon Overton on lap 44 and then cruised to his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Thursday night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. With the win, Bronson becomes the tenth different winner this season on the tour. A healthy crowd was on hand for the Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial - presented by GETSCO. Trailing Bronson and Overton across the finish line were Tyler Erb, Hudson O'Neal, and Jonathan…

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Tripleheader Weekend Next for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Tripleheader Weekend Next for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (June 10, 2019) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action June 13th-15th for three action-packed events at three different venues, across three states. The weekend will ignite on Thursday, June 13th, with a visit to Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Thursday's Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial - Presented by GETSCO will be a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win feature for the Lucas Oil Late Model…

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Marlar Shines in Magnolia 100 Lapper

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Marlar Shines in Magnolia 100 Lapper Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, Miss. (June 1, 2019) - Mike Marlar charged from his fifth starting spot to win Saturday night's GEICO Clash at the Mag - presented by Big River Steel at Magnolia Motor Speedway. With the $15,000 victory, Marlar becomes the ninth different winner of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour in 2019. The 41-year-old Tennessee veteran also became the first three-time winner of the annual Clash at the Mag. Tim McCreadie led the first three laps of the 100-lap main event until Marlar passed…

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Davenport Charges to Magnolia Score

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Davenport Charges to Magnolia Score Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, Miss. (May 31, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport held off Tim McCreadie to win night two of Magnolia Motor Speedway's GEICO Clash at the Mag - presented by Big River Steel. For Davenport, it was his seventh Lucas Oil victory of the season. Davenport started from the pole and fought off early race challenges from fellow front-row starter, Mike Marlar. McCreadie passed Marlar on lap 11 for the second spot and valiantly tried to overhaul his fellow Longhorn Chassis driver in the waning laps of the race.…

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Richards Roars to First Lucas Oil Win of the Season

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Richards Roars to First Lucas Oil Win of the Season Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, Miss. (May 30, 2019) - Josh Richards picked up his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Thursday night a Magnolia Motor Speedway. The Clint Bowyer Racing pilot scored the win on night one of the GEICO Clash at the Mag - presented by Big River Steel. Richards made a clean sweep of the night's racing activities as he set the Miller Welders Overall Fast Time, then won his heat race to earn the PFC Brakes…

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Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway expands to two nights after Show-Me 100 cancellation

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Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway expands to two nights after Show-Me 100 cancellation Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (May 28, 2019) - Officials with the Lucas Oil Speedway, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and the Lucas Oil MLRA have announced that the 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals - presented by Super Clean will expand to two nights, July 13-14, with $15,000-to-win Late Model features both nights. Efforts to find suitable dates for all the involved series and keep the Show-Me 100 in its original three-day format were not able to be worked…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Target Clash at the Mag

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Lucas Oil Late Models Target Clash at the Mag Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (May 24, 2019) - One of the largest motorsports events in the Magnolia State continues to grow. Magnolia Motor Speedway is set to host a three-day weekend spectacular that offers over $110,000 in prize money. The GEICO Clash at the Mag - Presented by Big River Steel, set for May 30 - June 1 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, will have full racing programs on Thursday and Friday, culminating in a 100-lap main event on Saturday, which pays…

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Davenport Strikes at 300 Raceway

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Davenport Strikes at 300 Raceway Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS FARLEY, IOWA (May 17, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport dominated the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Friday night at 300 Raceway, leading all 50 laps and collecting $12,000 for the effort. Davenport survived a late-race charge from Tyler Erb to claim his sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Devin Moran trailed Davenport and Erb to the finish line, passing Josh Richards on the final lap to take third. Richards came home fourth, followed by Tim McCreadie who crossed the finish…

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Hudson O’Neal Rules 34 Raceway

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Hudson O'Neal Rules 34 Raceway Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WEST BURLINGTON, IOWA (May 16, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal passed Jonathan Davenport on lap 48 and went on to score his second win of the season on Thursday night at 34 Raceway. O'Neal battled with his father Don for several laps after the 18-year-old charged from the 10th starting position. Then, a single file restart with three laps to go saw O'Neal pass Davenport to score a one-two finish for Longhorn Chassis. Hudson O'Neal's fourth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory came over Davenport, Josh…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Gear Up for Tripleheader

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Lucas Oil Late Models Gear Up for Tripleheader Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (May 13, 2019) - A busy weekend awaits the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with events in Iowa and Minnesota, on three consecutive nights, beginning Thursday. 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time since 2010, on Thursday, May 16. The TruAcre 50 will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Stock Cars and Mini Haulers will serve as support…

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Tennessee and Kentucky Stops Next for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Tennessee and Kentucky Stops Next for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 30, 2019) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are revving up for events at Tazewell Speedway and Florence Speedway this Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. Both blockbuster events will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Tazewell Speedway, widely known for its high-banks and lightning fast speeds, produces thrilling, edge of your seat racing action,…

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Talented Drivers Set for Lucas Late Model Rookie Chase

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Talented Drivers Set for Lucas Late Model Rookie Chase Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 24, 2019) - A talented group of young drivers have declared their intent to compete for the 2019 Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. "We're really looking forward to this year's Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year battle," said Series Director, Rick Schwallie. "This great group of rising young stars should really add another element of excitement to this year's tour." Tyler Erb, 22, of New Waverly, Texas began his racing…

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Illinois Doubleheader Set for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Illinois Doubleheader Set for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 23, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series hits the road again this weekend, returning to the "Land of Lincoln" for two action-packed, $12,000-to-win events. The weekend doubleheader to wrap up the month of April will kick off on Friday, April 26 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill, followed by an appearance at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill on Saturday, April 27. At both venues, the nation's top dirt late model drivers are expected to challenge a strong…

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Davenport Becomes First Repeat Winner at Hagerstown

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Davenport Becomes First Repeat Winner at Hagerstown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 13, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport became the first repeat winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned events at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night. Heading into tonight's event at the Dirt Capitol, the series had made 11 appearances and there had been 11 different winners. The defending National Champion led the entire race on his way to winning the 38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic. Davenport now sits at five series wins so far in 2019, and his 41st overall. Brandon Sheppard roared…

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Owens Recovers for Lucas Oil Win at Atomic

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Owens Recovers for Lucas Oil Win at Atomic Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS CHILLICOTHE, OHIO (April 11, 2019) - Jimmy Owens recovered from mechanical issues early on Thursday night to win the 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway. The three-time National Champion led all 50 laps of the event for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Owens broke a fan blade in hot laps, which relegated him to his back-up car. His backup entry proved to be the best of the night as he dominated the main event. Brandon…

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Four Races in Four Days for Lucas Late Models

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Four Races in Four Days for Lucas Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 10, 2019) - A busy weekend awaits the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with four stops in four days at four tracks in three states. More than $180,000 is up for grabs during the 96-hour stint.  Atomic Speedway will kick off the four-day spectacular on Thursday, April 11th. The $12,000-to-win, Buckeye Spring 50 will include a complete program for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Additionally, the Sport Modifieds will compete for a $500 top prize.…

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Davenport Rules North Georgia

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Davenport Rules North Georgia Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS CHATSWORTH, GA (April 6, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returned to North Georgia Speedway for the first time since 2009 on Saturday night. Jonathan Davenport conquered the red clay oval for his fourth victory of the season. Davenport took control on lap 20 by darting under race leader David Payne. Davenport then led the rest of the way for a convincing victory in front of his home-state crowd. With the win, Davenport maintains his championship point lead. Payne set the Miller Welders Overall Fast…

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Bailes Rolls to First Lucas Oil Victory

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Bailes Rolls to First Lucas Oil Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS SEYMOUR, TENN (April 5, 2019) - Ross Bailes rolled to his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway. The 29-year-old, South Carolina native led all 50 laps of "Tennessee's Action Track 50" en route to one of the biggest wins of his career. Bailes took the lead at the start of the race, withstood several cautions, and managed to hold off a late race charge from three other drivers to become the sixth different winner of the…

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Doubleheader Weekend on Tap for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Doubleheader Weekend on Tap for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 1, 2019) - The elite teams of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action this weekend. A doubleheader of racing action in Tennessee and Georgia is on tap with Friday's event at 411 Motor Speedway, followed by an event on Saturday at North Georgia Speedway. Both events will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first ever visit…

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Sheppard Tops Moran at Brownstown

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Sheppard Tops Moran at Brownstown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BROWNSTOWN, IND. (March 16, 2019) - Brandon Sheppard denied Devin Moran his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Saturday night at Brownstown Speedway.  By doing so, Sheppard scored his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season with his first career win at the historic Brownstown Speedway. Sheppard becomes the fifth different winner on the tour this season after holding off a late-race charge from Devin Moran for the win. Jonathan Davenport finished third, with Hudson O'Neal and Tyler…

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Lucas Late Models Return to Action March 15th-16th

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Lucas Late Models Return to Action March 15th-16th Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (March 11, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action this weekend, as the nation's elite dirt late model drivers make their annual trek to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind.Both events are expected to attract a powerful field of entries as drivers battle in a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Friday's event at Atomic Speedway, the…

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Eibach to Sponsor Rookie of the Year Chase

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Eibach to Sponsor Rookie of the Year Chase Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (March 7, 2019) - Eibach, a maker of the finest performance springs and suspension products in the world, has announced a major expansion of its partnership with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series beginning in 2019. "We've enjoyed our great partnership with Eibach for ten years," said Rick Schwallie, Series Director. "It's because of dedicated partners like Eibach that we're able to bring some of the most exciting motorsports events to race fans across the country." Eibach has become the title…

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Davenport Does It Again at East Bay

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Davenport Does It Again at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 9, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport withstood an incredible ten-lap battle to win the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil finale on Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park. Davenport took the lead for good from Tanner English on lap 45 and scored his third win of the week at "The Clay by the Bay." Davenport came alive in the final 15 laps of the 50-lap main event as he powered his car around the top side of the track. English led…

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Davenport Back in Victory Lane at East Bay

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Davenport Back in Victory Lane at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 8, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport grabbed the lead from Tyler Erb on lap 38 and led the rest of the way to score his second win in the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil. Erb entered the event with two wins during the week and bolted to the lead at the start of the 50-lap main event. Erb held the lead until Davenport forged ahead with twelve laps remaining. Erb's Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket crossed the stripe in second followed…

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Hudson O’Neal Over Pearson in Photo Finish at East Bay

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Hudson O'Neal Over Pearson in Photo Finish at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 7, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal rallied from a lap ten caution to stun the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series field on Thursday night at East Bay Raceway Park. O'Neal charged ahead of race leader Tyler Erb and second-place-running Earl Pearson Jr. with two laps to go to win night four of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil. Using the top groove, the 18-year-old former Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year beat Pearson to the finish line…

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Scott Bloomquist Faces Penalties for Tuesday Infraction

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Scott Bloomquist Faces Penalties for Tuesday Infraction Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Tampa, FL - It was announced during Thursday's drivers meeting at East Bay Raceway Park that Scott Bloomquist will face penalties and fines for infractions during Tuesday night's Winternationals event. Bloomquist left the facility on Tuesday night after an incident in his heat race. He did not compete in the B-Main but accepted a series provisional to start the A-Main. Unbeknownst to series officials, Bloomquist was not piloting the #0 during the five-laps the car completed during the A-Main before retiring from the event. Bloomquist…

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Davenport Strikes at East Bay

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Davenport Strikes at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA. (February 6, 2019) - The defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jonathan Davenport survived a torrid battle with Brandon Sheppard to register his first series win of 2019 on Wednesday night at East Bay Raceway Park Davenport took the lead from Sheppard on lap 26 and then held off Tyler Erb to win the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil. It was Davenport's fifth-career win at the "Clay by the Bay" and the 37th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory…

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Tyler Erb Continues Early Season Hot Streak

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Tyler Erb Continues Early Season Hot Streak Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 5, 2019) - Tyler Erb continued his recent hot streak as he claimed his third victory in only a four-race season thus far on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. Erb dominated the event, leading every lap of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil on Tuesday night at East Bay Raceway Park. Erb started on the outside of the front row in his Best Performance Motorsports entry and pulled away from the pack at the start of the…

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Tyler Erb Scores East Bay Opener

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Tyler Erb Scores East Bay Opener Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA. (February 4, 2019) - Tyler Erb scored his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season in the opening night of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil on Monday Night at East Bay Raceway Park. Erb started on the pole of the main event but did not take the lead until the thirteenth circuit. He was one of four different race leaders, others being Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, and Brandon Sheppard. Erb won the thrilling opener by just nine-tenths…

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Pearson Stars in Front of Hometown Crowd

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Pearson Stars in Front of Hometown Crowd Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson & Sally Armbruster/RacersGuide.com WAYNESVILLE, GA (February 2, 2019) - Earl Pearson Jr. ran down Scott Bloomquist and took the lead on lap 33 en route to victory on Saturday night during the Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing presented by General Tire. Pearson, the four-time series champion, won for the 38th time in his Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series career. He leaves Golden Isles with the series points lead heading to East Bay Raceway Park next week. Jonathan Davenport finished second in the main…

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Tyler Erb Victorious in Best Performance Debut

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Tyler Erb Victorious in Best Performance Debut Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Sally Armbruster/RacersGuide.com WAYNESVILLE, GA (February 2, 2019) - Tyler Erb, in his debut as driver of the Best Performance Motorsports #1, made his way to victory lane in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season opener at Golden Isles Speedway. Erb took the lead from Hudson O'Neal on lap 13 and held the point to claim the Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing presented General Tire opener. Earl Pearson Jr. tried to track down Erb in the final ten laps of the race, but settled for…

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Rain Postpones Golden Isles Opener to Saturday

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Rain Postpones Golden Isles Opener to Saturday Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Sally Armbruster/RacersGuide.com WAYNESVILLE, GA (February 1, 2019) - Friday evening rain that halted the racing action during the second b-main has forced the postponement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season opener. The makeup program will tentatively resume with the second b-main at 12:00pm (noon) on Saturday, followed by the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. Gates will open at 11:00am. The makeup program will be followed by Saturday's regularly scheduled $12,000-to-win event with hot laps scheduled for 5:00pm. Fans without a Friday or two-day armband can…

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Arizona Sport Shirts Becomes Official Merchandise Provider of LOLMDS

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Arizona Sport Shirts Becomes Official Merchandise Provider of LOLMDS Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (January 29, 2019) - Arizona Sport Shirts of Indianapolis, Indiana, a long-time leader in racing apparel and merchandising, has become the exclusive provider of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series gear for 2019 and beyond. Arizona Sport Shirts will have a dedicated merchandise trailer at all Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events this season, offering fans a wide selection of branded apparel and collectables. "We're excited about this partnership," said Rick Schwallie, Series Director. "Arizona Sport Shirts has a solid…

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Highly Anticipated 2019 Season Opener One Week Away

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Highly Anticipated 2019 Season Opener One Week Away Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (January 25, 2019) - The first race of the 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season is just one week away. The nation's top dirt late model drivers will assemble in Waynesville, Georgia to battle in the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing presented by General Tire. This blockbuster weekend will take place Thursday, January 31st through Saturday, February 2nd at Golden Isles Speedway. The action will get underway with an open practice for all competing divisions on Thursday, January 31st before…

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RhinoAg Kickstarts 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Season

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RhinoAg Kickstarts 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Season Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (January 21, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Team Lucas are pleased to announce that Rhino Agricultural Equipment (RhinoAg) will return as the title sponsor of the tour's season opener in Georgia. The RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing - Presented by General Tire - will take place from January 31st through February 2nd at Golden Isles Speedway. An open practice for competing classes will kickstart the weekend on Thursday night, followed by two complete shows on Friday and Saturday,…

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Davenport, Zeigler, and More Honored at Lucas Championship Gala

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Davenport, Zeigler, and More Honored at Lucas Championship Gala Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (December 7, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series celebrated the 2018 season on Friday night with the annual Awards Gala at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Jonathan Davenport was awarded his second-career National Championship title, collecting a $75,000 points-fund check, along with a $10,000 bonus from Sweet Manufacturing. Other awards claimed by the 2018 National Champion include: ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup presented by DirtonDirt.com ($10,000), Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge presented by E3 Spark Plugs ($10,000),…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Unveils 2019 Schedule

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Unveils 2019 Schedule Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (October 29, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is proud to announce the 2019 schedule, with a lineup featuring a record-breaking 65 feature events. The ambitious schedule is set to visit 37 different venues across 22 states, showcasing the talents of the nation's top dirt late model drivers along the way. The 2019 tour will launch with nine events during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, including February 1st-2nd at Golden Isles Speedway; February 4th-9th at East Bay Raceway Park; and February 10th…

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