Night six of GA-FL Speedweeks; East Bay Raceway Park hosts the LOLMDS
Tonight, it’s another night of racing at East Bay Raceway Park. The stakes are set at $7,000 to win for the national dirt late model tour.
View 2019 East Bay Raceway Park results below.
Qualifying – Report
Scott Bloomquist has been suspended ahead of tonight’s race. He had another driver pilot his machine during the A-Main on Tuesday night.
The starting pay has been taken away from that night. He’s also been fined and will not be allowed to compete tonight.
Mike Benedum is quickest in group A and overall. Brian Shirley is quickest in group B.
Heat 1 – Report
Mike Benedum and Jason Jameson set the front row for the first heat race of the night. Green, they run side by side through turn one. They bang fenders and fight for space.
Jameson carries the high side momentum down the back. He noses ahead into turn three. Hudson O’Neal has a run on the inside of Benedum. He takes 2nd.
Benedum is sideways off turn four as he still struggles to get balanced. Bronson slips through.
Bronson takes 2nd for Hudson O’Neal. He’s on the back bumper of the leader.
Lap 8, Bronson looks inside of Jameson. They run even down the back and Bronson takes the lead into turn three.
Kyle Bronson wins the first heat race of the night!
Heat 2 – Report
Tyler Erb and Allen Murray lead them to the line in heat race number two. Green, Tyler Erb leads.
Shannon Buckingham drives through the middle. They run 3 wide for 2nd. They all bang fenders.
Ryan King holds 2nd. Tyler Erb opens a gap. He drives away.
Tyler Erb wins heat two!
Heat 3 – Report
Stormy Scott and Tim McCreadie trail the pace truck in heat three. Green, Scott noses ahead on the bottom. McCreadie runs the cushion.
Back into turn one, McCreadie looks to his inside. He pulls to his number but can’t get the power down off the corner.
McCreadie maintains the gap but can’t close. Moran runs 3rd.
Scott takes the win in heat three!
Heat 4 – Report
Brian Shirley and Earl Pearson Jr set row one in heat four. Green, Pearson leads Shirley into turn one.
Shirley drives it deep into turn three to defend 2nd. Satterlee picks up a spot around the top.
Pearson opens the gap in a hurry. He drives off to win heat four!
Heat 5 – Report
Jonathan Davenport and Josh Richards were set to lead them to the starting line in heat five. Richards is a scratch. Green, Davenport leads Gilpin.
Billy Moyer has lost power. He refires but the caution is out.
Green, Justin Williams sees opportunity through the center. Ge forces his way through with fenders rubbing on both sides.
They’re out of room off turn two. Gilpin is around and the caution is back out.
Green, Davenport leads. Williams runs three wide again and takes 2nd. Billy Moyer is on the charge though. He comes from the back to claim 2nd.
Davenport is a full straight away ahead. He wins heat five!
Heat 6 – Report
Tanner English and Vic Hill line up first in the final heat race of the night. They’re rubbing fenders before the green.
Green, English leads into turn one. Bagley follows him through on the bottom to take 2nd.
Lap 2, Bagley has a run on English. He looks to the bottom in turn three. Caution, spin behind them.
Green, English opens a gap. They run single file around the bottom.
Tanner English wins the final heat race of the night
Main Event – Report
Kyle Bronson and Earl Pearson Jr will lead them to the start. It’s another 40 lap race paying $7,000 to win.
Josh Richards has unloaded the backup. He’ll start at the tail of the field. Satterlee heads to the pit area before the green. He’s back out.
Green flag, Bronson leads into turn one. They run three wide for 2nd.
Lap 2, Jameson is sideways off turn two. That bunches up the field behind him. They run four wide all the way through turns three and four.
Tyler Erb claims 2nd. He’s on the bumper of Bronson. Bronson misses the entry to turn three and jumps the cushion. Tyler Erb is on the brakes behind him.
Back in turn one, Bronson stays high. Tyler Erb heads for the bottom. They run side by side off turn two. Erb is clear into turn three.
Lap 10, Hudson O’Neal is around in turn three. The caution is out.
Green, Tyler Erb holds the lead. Pearson is putting pressure on Bronson for 2nd.
Lap 15, Don O’Neal is slow. The caution is out.
Green, Brian Shirley is around in turn one. The caution is out. As Shirley rolls around the track backwards to turn around, Tanner English is rolling the bottom. English jumps on the brakes and four wheel slides to avoid nose to nose contact under caution.
Green, three wide for 2nd. Pearson on the bottom, Davenport in the middle and Bronson on the top. Pearson wins that race to turn three.
Ryan King is slow behind them. The yellow flag returns.
Green, Erb leads. He opens the gap to 4 car lengths.
Erb and Pearson run nose to tail around the bottom. Pearson has evaporated the gap. Caution.
Green, Erb and Pearson remain on the bottom. Bronson is looking for speed on the cushion. He bails, as he tries to get to the bottom Hubbard gets into his left rear. Three cars get by Bronson in turn three.
Lap 31, Erb and Pearson have checked out. Lap 32, Shirley is slow and the caution is out.
Green, Austin Hubbard is on the gas around the top. He comes off turn two in 2nd. Pearson reclaims that position in turn three.
Lap 34, caution for debris.
Green, Davenport heads for the cushion. Move him to 2nd off turn two! He’s putting pressure on Erb for the lead.
Lap 36, Erb heads for the top in turn three. That surprises Davenport. He cant get on the brakes quick enough. He gets into the back if Erb and Davenport catches the fence. He spins and the yellow is out.
Green, Hudson O’Neal has found speed on the top. He quickly takes 2nd.
Tyler Erb isn’t sure what lane to pick. Pearson works under him in turn one! Hudson O’Neal is on the gas around the top. Three wide for the lead!
Hudson O’Neal tags the wall in turn three. Pearson pulls even with him.
They’re side by side at the line coming to one to go. Pearson noses ahead on the entry. Hudson O’Neal carries momentum off the top.
They’re side by side off turn four! A drag race to the line. Hudson O’Neal wins by inches at East Bay Raceway Park!
East Bay Raceway Park Results
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
February 7, 2019
View full 2019 East Bay Raceway Park results from Tampa, Florida below.
Qualifying – Group A: Mike Benedum (14.681); 2. Tyler Erb (14.739); 3. Stormy Scott (14.979); 4. Jason Jameson; 5. Allen Murray; 6. Tim McCreadie; 7. Don O’Neal; 8. Ryan King; 9. Devin Moran; 10. Hudson O’Neal; 11. Shanon Buckingham; 12. Colton Flinner; 13. Kyle Bronson; 14. Joey Moriarty; 15. Billy Moyer Jr; 16. Colton Horner; 17. Austin Rettig; 18. Johnny Pursley; 19. Rusty Schlenk; 20. Austin Hubbard; 21. Joel Callahan; 22. Tyler Carpenter; 23. Zack Dohm; 24. Blair Nothdurft; 25. Geoff Carey;
Qualifying – Group B: 1. Brian Shirley (14.848); 2. Jonathan Davenport (14.876); 3. Tanner English (14.964); 4. Earl Pearson Jr; 5. Josh Richards; 6. Vic Hill; 7. Devin Moran; 8. Billy Moyer; 9. Morgan Bagley; 10. Devin Gilpin; 11. Jimmy Owens; 12. Greg Oakes; 13. Brandon Overton; 14. Justin Williams; 15. Jeff Mathews; 16. Gregg Satterlee; 17. Terry Casey; 18. Matt Cosner; 19. Freddie Carpenter; 20. Chad Stapleton; 21. Dan Stone; 22. Jonathan Rowan; 23. Michael Lake; 24. Kerry King;
Heat 1: 1. Kyle Bronson; 2. Jason Jameson; 3. Hudson O’Neal; 4. Don O’Neal; 5. Mike Benedum; 6. Rusty Schlenk; 7. Colton Horner; 8. Tyler Carpenter; 9. Geoff Carey;
Heat 2: 1. Tyler Erb; 2. Ryan King; 3. Austin Hubbard; 4. Allen Murray; 5. Austin Rettig; 6. Shanon Buckingham; 7. Joey Moriarty; 8. Zack Dohm;
Heat 3: 1. Stormy Scott; 2. Tim McCreadie; 3. Devin Moran; 4. Billy Moyer Jr; 5. Colton Flinner; 6. Johnny Pursley; 7. Joel Callahan; 8. Blair Nothdurft;
Heat 4: 1. Earl Pearson Jr; 2. Jimmy Owens; 3. Brian Shirley; 4. Brandon Overton; 5. Gregg Satterlee; 6. Devin Dixon; 7. Jonathan Rowan; 8. Freddie Carpenter;
Heat 5: 1. Jonathan Davenport; 2. Billy Moyer; 3. Terry Casey; 4. Justin Williams; 5. Michael Lake; 6. Devin Gilpin; 7. Chad Stapleton;
Heat 6: 1. Tanner English; 2. Morgan Bagley; 3. Vic Hill; 4. Jeff Mathews; 5. Matt Cosner; 6. Greg Oakes; 7. Dan Stone; 8. Kerry King;
B-Main 1: 1. Don O’Neal; 2. Allen Murray; 3. Austin Rettig; 4. Billy Moyer; 5. Shanon Buckingham; 6. Johnny Pursley; 7. Joey Moriarty; 8. Tyler Carpenter; 9. Rusty Schlenk; 10. Blair Nothdurft; 11. Joel Callahan; 12. Zack Dohm; 13. Colton Flinner; 14. Colton Horner; 15. Geoff Carey; 16. Mike Benedum;
B-Main 2: 1. Brandon Overton; 2. Jeff Mathews; 3. Justin Williams; 4. Gregg Satterlee; 5. Devin Dixon; 6. Michael Lake; 7. Greg Oakes; 8. Dan Stone; 9. Jonathan Rowan; 10. Matt Cosner; 11. Chad Stapleton; 12. Freddie Carpenter;
Strawberry Dash: 1. Austin Rettig; 2. Devin Dixon; 3. Billy Moyer Jr; 4. Justin Williams; 5. Shanon Buckingham; 6. Joey Moriarty; 7. Johnny Pursley; 8. Jonathan Rowan; 9. Tyler Carpenter; 10. Dan Stone; 11. Zack Dohm; 12. Freddie Carpenter; 13. Blair Nothdurft; 14. Rusty Schlenk; 15. Joel Callahan;
East Bay Raceway Park
Feature Race Results
February 7, 2019
A-Main ($7,000 to win):
1. Hudson O’Neal | $7,000
2. Earl Pearson Jr | $3,500
3. Tyler Erb | $2,000
4. Devin Moran | $1,500
5. Kyle Bronson | $1,400
6. Tanner English | $1,300
7. Morgan Bagley | $1,200
8. Brandon Overton | $1,100
9. Allen Murray | $1,000
10. Austin Hubbard | $950
11. Vic Hill | $900
12. Billy Moyer | $850
13. Austin Rettig | $800
14. Tim McCreadie | $750
15. Jonathan Davenport | $725
16. Jeff Mathews | $700
17. Jason Jameson | $700
18. Jimmy Owens | #700
19. Mike Benedum | $650
20. Brian Shirley | $625
21. Ryan King | $625
22. Stormy Scott | $600
23. Don O’Neal | $600
24. Terry Casey | $600
25. Gregg Satterlee | $600
26. Josh Richards | $600
Lap Leaders: Kyle Bronson (Laps 1 – 7); Tyler Erb (Laps 8 – 38); Hudson O’Neal (Laps 39 – 40)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Hudson O’Neal
Margin of Victory: 0.031 seconds
Cautions: Hudson O’Neal (Lap 10); Allen Murray (Lap 10); Don O’Neal (Lap 15); Brian Shirley (Lap 15); Ryan King (Lap 17); Tanner English (Lap 22); Brian Shirley (Lap 32); Debris (Lap 34); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 36)
Series Provisionals: Josh Richards, Gregg Satterlee
Wrisco Industries Winternationals Provisional: Mike Benedum
DirtOnDirt.com Strawberry Dash Provisional: Austin Rettig
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Devin Moran (Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Earl Pearson Jr.
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Earl Pearson Jr.
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: *Rookie of the Race will begin after April 1st.*
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Taylon Center (Hudson O’Neal)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Kyle Bronson (Lap #1 – 16.260 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Josh Richards
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Tyler Erb (32 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Kyle Bronson
Time of Race: 38 minutes 43 seconds