Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race results from Gaffney, South Carolina
Tonight, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series unloads in South Carolina. The 3/8-mile oval of Cherokee Speedway hosts the Grassy Smith Memorial, paying $12,000 to the race winner.
View full 2019 Cherokee Speedway results below.
Heat 1 – Report
Mike Marlar and Josh Richards trial the pace truck ahead of the first heat race of the night. Green, Marlar is clear off turn two.
Dennis Franklin fights with Richards for 2nd. Franklin takes that position.
Don O’Neal has climbed to 5th. He started on the last row and he’s one position out of a transfer spot.
Marlar is driving away.
Final lap, Richards is slow off turn four. He crosses the line in 5th with a flat tire.
Mike Marlar takes the win in the first heat race of the night!
Heat 2 – Report
Johnathan Davenport and Tim McCreadie set the front row in heat two. Green, McCreadie runs wide in the marbles in turn one, he falls to 5th. Spin in turn four, Moran is involved and the caution is out, complete restart.
Green, Davenport leads. McCreadie gets a much better run around the top, he holds 2nd off turn two.
Jonathan Davenport cruises to the win in heat two!
Heat 3 – Report
Ross Bailes and Scott Bloomquist lead them to the line in heat three. Green, Bailes leads into turn one. Pearson works to the inside of Bloomquist and completes the pass off turn two.
Bailes opens the gap in a hurry. Bloomquist retakes 2nd.
Ross Bailes takes the win in hear race number three!
Heat 4 – Report
Chris Ferguson and Trent Ivey line up first for the final heat race of the night. Green, Ferguson is clear at the flag stand. False start, complete restart.
Green, Trent Ivey wins the race off turn two. Ferguson holds 2nd.
Ivey us opening the gap. Flat left rear on the race leader! The caution is out. Ferguson will lead them to the restart.
Green, Ferguson leads Owens out of turn two. Owens is hanging with him.
Two to go, Owens has a look on the inside in turn three. Fergy holds him off and picks up the pace.
Chris Ferguson wins the final heat race of the night!
Main Event – Report
Mike Marlar and Ross Bailes set the front row in the 50 lap main event. Scott Bloomquist and Stormy Scott will take provisionals and start at the tail.
They line up in a four wide salute for the South Carolina dirt track racing crowd. Tonight’s winner will hit the road with a check for $12,000.
Green flag, Marlar noses ahead on the bottom lane. Bailes is hanging with him on the top.
Marlar clears him on the bottom.
The field moves to the bottom lane. Marlar has caught the tail of the field. Bailes is closing back in.
Lap 10, Bloomquist is slow and the caution is out.
Green, Marlar leads. Davenport takes over 2nd on the outside of turn two.
Marlar has moved to the top. He’s driving away as everyone else is glued to the bottom. Davenport moves to the top lane to give it a try.
Lap 16, slow car down the back and the caution is back out.
Green, Bailes retake’s 2nd on the bottom lane. Marlar opens a gap off turn two.
Devin Moran and Adam Yarbrough tangle and the caution is back out.
Green, Davenport moves to 2nd on the bottom. Marlar holds the lead. Davenport is exploring lanes.
Lap 27, Yellow for debris.
Green, Bailes to 2nd. Marlar opens the gap quick.
Bailes has a train of cars behind him. Davenport, Owens and McCreadie all line up single file on his bumper.
Marlar has caught the tail of lap cars. They run side by side ahead of him. Marlar makes light contact with Moran as he takes them three wide.
2nd through 5th are side by side and banging doors. Owens and Davenport fight for space into turn three.
They were closing on the leader. Now, Marlar has checked out once again.
Marlar drives to the win at Cherokee Speedway!
Cherokee Speedway Results
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
June 14, 2019
View full 2019 Cherokee Speedway results from Gaffney, SC below.
Qualifying – Group A (2 Laps): 1. Mike Marlar (14.937); 2. Jonathan Davenport (14.944); 3. Josh Richards (15.078); 4. Tim McCreadie (15.114); 5. Dennis Franklin (15.118); 6. Derrick Ramey; 7. Shanon Buckingham; 8. Stormy Scott; 9. Chris Madden; 10. Brandon Overton; 11. Hudson O’Neal; 12. Jeff Smith; 13. Don O’Neal; 14. Devin Moran; 15. Donald Bradsher; 16. Dustin Mitchell;
Qualifying – Group B (2 Laps): 1. Ross Bailes (14.909) *Due to a power outage in the tower, some times from group B are not immediately available.
Heat 1 (10 Laps – Top 4 Advance): 1. Mike Marlar; 2. Dennis Franklin; 3. Shanon Buckingham; 4. Don O’Neal; 5. Josh Richards; 6. Chris Madden; 7. Hudson O’Neal; 8. Donald Bradsher;
Heat 2 (10 Laps – Top 4 Advance) : 1. Jonathan Davenport; 2. Tim McCreadie; 3. Brandon Overton; 4. Derrick Ramey; 5. Devin Moran; 6. Dustin Mitchell; 7. Jeff Smith; 8. Stormy Scott;
Heat 3 (10 Laps – Top 4 Advance) : 1. Ross Bailes; 2.
Scott Bloomquist*; 3. Earl Pearson Jr; 4. Zack Mitchell; 5. Billy Moyer Jr; 6. Adam Yarbrough; 7. Doug Sanders; 8. David Yandle;
*Scott Bloomquist was 5 lbs light at the scales.
Heat 4 (10 Laps – Top 4 Advance): 1. Chris Ferguson; 2. Jimmy Owens; 3. Tyler Erb; 4. Michael Brown; 5. Kyle Bronson; 6. Benji Hicks; 7. Trent Ivey;
B-Main 1 (12 Laps – Top 6 Advance): 1. Josh Richards; 2. Chris Madden; 3. Kyle Bronson; 4. Devin Moran; 5. Adam Yarbrough; 6. Hudson O’Neal; 7. Doug Sanders; 8. Benji Hicks; 9. Jeff Smith; 10. Dustin Mitchell; 11. Donald Bradsher; 12. Trent Ivey; 13. David Yandle; 14. Scott Bloomquist; 15. Stormy Scott;
Feature Race Results
June 14, 2019
A-Main ($12,000 to win):
Pos | Driver | Race Earnings
1. Mike Marlar | $12,000
2. Jonathan Davenport | $6,600
3. Jimmy Owens | $4,300
4. Tim McCreadie | $3,450
5. Don O’Neal | $3,050
6. Ross Bailes | $1,800
7. Chris Ferguson | $1,500
8. Brandon Overton | $1,300
9. Josh Richards | $2,000
10. Tyler Erb | $1,900
11. Shanon Buckingham | $1,775
12. Dennis Franklin | $1,050
13. Earl Pearson Jr | $1,825
14. Kyle Bronson | $1,700
15. Zack Mitchell | $1,000
16. Hudson O’Neal | $1,700
17. Chris Madden | $1,000
18. Stormy Scott | $1,000
19. Billy Moyer Jr | $1,700
20. Devin Moran | $1,800
21. Adam Yarbrough | $1,000
22. Michael Brown | $1,000
23. Derrick Ramey | $1,000
24. Scott Bloomquist | $1,000
Lap Leaders: Mike Marlar (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Mike Marlar
Margin of Victory: 1.889 seconds
Cautions: Scott Bloomquist (Lap 10); Derrick Ramey (Lap 16); Devin Moran, Adam Yarbrough (Lap 17); Debris (Lap 27)
Series Provisionals: Stormy Scott, Scott Bloomquist
Miller WeldersFast Time Provisionals: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Josh Richards (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jonathan Davenport
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Mike Marlar (Lap #3 – 15.329 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Devin Moran
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Mike Marlar (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mike Marlar
Time of Race: 24 minutes 51 seconds
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points
Pos | Driver | Earnings | Points
1. Jonathan Davenport
3265 | $128,575
2. Tyler Erb
2840 | $76,000
3. Earl Pearson Jr
2825 | $63,575
4. Josh Richard
2705 | $52,500
5. Devin Moran
2645 | $45,425
6. Tim McCreadie
2590 | $47,225
7. Jimmy Owens
2530 | $50,425
8. Hudson O’Neal
2425 | $47,750
9. Don O’Neal
2395 | $43,750
9. Kyle Bronson
2395 | $43,125
11. Billy Moyer Jr
2155 | $24,850
12. Shanon Buckingham
2150 | $21,625
13. Stormy Scott
1990 | $17,925
14. Scott Bloomquist
1660 | $14,150