Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series results from Pontoon Beach, Illinois paying $12,000 to win
Tonight, it’s the first of back-to-back full program nights of dirt racing in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has unloaded at the 3/8-mile of Tri-City Speedway.
View full Tri-City Speedway results below.
Heat 1 – Report
Tyler Erb and Chris Simpson set the front row in the first heat race of the week. Green, Erb slides Simpson for the lead in turn one.
The field spreads out quickly.
Lap 8, Davenport started this race in 7th. He currently runs 7th. The point leader will head to the B Main.
Tyler Erb drives off to the win in heat one!
Heat 2 – Report
Mike Marlar and Devin Moran trial the pace truck in heat two.
Green, Marlar leads on the bottom, he’s clear by a car length.
Moran gets sideways on the cushion. That stacks up the entire outside lane in turn one. Shannon Babb is completely sideways to try and avoid the stack up. Minor damage collected but they remain green as Moran falls to 4th off turn two.
Marlar is driving away. Bronson is slicing through the field. Bronson has climbed to 2nd. He closes on the leader but not enough.
Mike Marlar takes the win in heat two!
Heat 3 – Report
Jimmy Owens and Tim McCreadie head to the line in heat three.
Green, Owens leads out of turn two. McCreadie has a run down the back.
McCreadie has a look on the bottom heading into turn three. They make light contact. McCreadie gets sideways and Norris pounces to fight for 2nd. McCreadie gathers it up and holds the position.
Jimmy Owens drives off to win heat three!
Heat 4 – Report
Earl Pearson Jr and Josh Richards lead them to the flag stand in the final heat race of the night. Green, Pearson leads on the bottom.
Lap 2, Richards moves to the cushion, he’s closed quickly to the bumper of Pearson. Richards looks to the outside down the front and Pearson leaves the lane open but he can’t get there.
Lap 3, Pearson slides to the wall on the exit of turn four. Richards has a run, he cuts to the bottom but he can’t complete the pass into turn one.
Pearson opens the gap. Inch by inch, he drives away.
Earl Pearson Jr wins the final heat race of the night
Main Event – Report
Tyler Erb and Jimmy Owens trail the pace truck ahead of the main event. The feature winner will hit the road with a check for $12,000.
The field lines up in a four wide salute for the Illinois race fans. 50 laps of dirt late model racing is up next…
Davenport heads to the pits just ahead of the green! He’s in and back out as the field takes the green.
Green flag, Erb and Owens run even into turn one. Erb noses ahead through the center of the corner but Owens gets the drive off the top. Owens leads into turn three.
Lap 2, the hood as popped up on the Manville car. He slows as he can’t see. The caution is out.
Green, Marlar moves to 2nd on the bottom. Marlar heads to the bottom in turn three, Erb to the top. Marlar moves to the top on exit as Erb was building a run, he jumps on the brakes.
Lap 4, McCreadie is looking inside of Erb for 3rd. Erb shuts the door and they make contact into turn three. Erb holds the position.
Lap 13, Marlar is chasing down Owens at the front. Owens has heavy lap traffic ahead.
Lap 17, several cars tangle in turn three, the caution is out. Richards heads to the pit area.
Green, Erb kicks is sideways on the start. Owens and Marlar head to the bottom in turn one. Erb bounces off the cushion. Davenport has climbed into the top 10.
Lap 19, Norris is slow is turn one and the caution is back out.
Green, much better launch for Erb. He heads to the top again in turn one. Erb pulls even with Owens in the center of the corner, Owens wins the race off the corner.
Erb isn’t done. He hits the cushion in turn three and pulls even. They race side by side for the lead. Erb takes the lead!
Lap 28, Owens is all over Erb for the lead. Owens pulls even on the bottom. Lap 30, Erb diamonds turn one, and cuts to the bottom off the exit of turn two. Owens is forced to lift. Marlar closes on both of them.
Lap 37, Erb leads by five car lengths. Marlar takes 2nd away.
Lap 40, Davenport is running the wall. He’s beating off the rear but he’s up to 6th! Lap 41, trouble for Davenport in turn four! He must have clipped the wall. Now, there’s more right rear damage and front end damage to go with it. The yellow is out and he returns to the pits.
Green, Marlar is looking for the lead on the bottom. He can’t get the car to rotate though as he has the wheel locked to the left at the center of the corner.
Lap 43, Marlar can pull even at the entry to the corner. Erb gets the drive off around the top.
Lap 45, Bronson has a flat and the caution is out.
Green, Erb opens a gap of two car lengths. He smacks the wall off turn four but maintains the gap.
Tyler Erb takes the win at Tri-City Speedway
Tri-City Speedway Results
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
July 11, 2019
View full 2019 Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 results from Pontoon Beach, IL below.
Qualifying – Group A (2 Laps): 1. Tyler Erb (14.543); 2. Mike Marlar (14.574); 3. Chris Simpson (14.656); 4. Devin Moran (14.659); 5. Stormy Scott (14.693); 6. Billy Moyer Jr; 7. Scott Bloomquist; 8. Billy Moyer; 9. Daryn Klein; 10. Kyle Bronson; 11. Tony Jackson Jr; 12. Shannon Babb; 13. Jonathan Davenport; 14. Tim Manville; 15. Jeff Herzog; 16. Michael Kloos;
Qualifying – Group B (2 Laps): 1. Jimmy Owens (14.708); 2. Earl Pearson Jr (14.754); 3. Tim McCreadie (14.791); 4. Josh Richards (15.006); 5. Michael Norris (15.017); 6. Gordy Gundaker (15.078); 7. Rick Salter (15.094); 8. Hudson O’Neal; 9. Rick Eckert; 10. Shanon Buckingham; 11. Rusty Griffaw; 12. Jesse Stoval; 13. Austin Rettig; 14. Mike Hammerle;
Heat 1 (10 Laps – Top 4 Advance): 1. Tyler Erb; 2. Chris Simpson; 3. Stormy Scott; 4. Scott Bloomquist; 5. Daryn Klein; 6. Tony Jackson Jr; 7. Jonathan Davenport; 8. Jeff Herzog;
Heat 2 (10 Laps – Top 4 Advance) : 1. Mike Marlar; 2. Kyle Bronson; 3. Devin Moran; 4. Scott Bloomquist; 5. Billy Moyer Jr; 6. Tim Manville; 7. Shannon Babb; 8. Billy Moyer; 9. Michael Kloos;
Heat 3 (10 Laps – Top 4 Advance) : 1. Jimmy Owens; 2. Tim McCreadie; 3. Michael Norris; 4. Rick Eckert; 5. Rusty Griffaw; 6. Rick Salter; 7. Austin Rettig; 8. Mike Hammerle;
Heat 4 (10 Laps – Top 4 Advance): 1. Earl Pearson Jr; 2. Josh Richards; 3. Hudson O’Neal; 4. Shanon Buckingham; 5. Gordy Gundaker; 6. Jesse Stoval;
B-Main 1 (12 Laps – Top 3 Advance): 1. Jonathan Davenport; 2. Tim Manville; 3. Shannon Babb; 4. Billy Moyer; 5. Daryn Klein; 6. Jeff Herzog; 7. Tony Jackson Jr; 8. Michael Kloos;
B-Main 2 (12 Laps – Top 3 Advance): 1. Gordy Gundaker; 2. Jesse Stoval; 3. Austin Rettig; 4. Rusty Griffaw; 5. Rick Salter; 6. Mike Hammerle;
Feature Race Results
July 11, 2019
A-Main (50 Laps – $12,000 to win):
Pos | Driver | Race Earnings
1. Tyler Erb
2. Mike Marlar
3. Tim McCreadie
4. Jimmy Owens
5. Earl Pearson Jr
6. Devin Moran
7. Chris Simpson
8. Hudson O’Neal
9. Scott Bloomquist
10. Stormy Scott
11. Gordy Gundaker
12. Shannon Babb
13. Rick Eckert
14. Josh Richards
15. Billy Moyer Jr
16. Austin Rettig
17. Kyle Bronson
18. Jonathan Davenport
19. Jesse Stovall
20. Tim Manville
21. Shanon Buckingham
22. Michael Norris
23. Billy Moyer
24. Michael Kloos
25. Daryn Klein
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 22); Tyler Erb (Laps 23 – 26); Jimmy Owens (Laps 27 – 29); Tyler Erb (Laps 30 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Margin of Victory: 0.738 seconds
Cautions: Tim Manville (Lap 2); Josh Richards (Lap 17); Don O’Neal (Lap 19); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 41); Kyle Bronson (Lap 45)
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Billy Moyer, Daryn Klein
Tri-City Speedway Provisional: Michael Kloos
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Shannon Babb (Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Devin Moran
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #1 – 16.050 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Tyler Erb (25 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tyler Erb
Time of Race: 28 minutes 23 seconds
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points
Pos | Driver | Earnings | Points
1. Jonathan Davenport
4360 | $153,225
2. Tyler Erb
4120 | $110,375
3. Josh Richards
3945 | $75,800
4. Earl Pearson Jr
3945 | $78,800
5. Tim McCreadie
3805 | $63,675
6. Jimmy Owens
3795 | $72,000
7. Devin Moran
3755 | $58,925
8. Hudson O’Neal
3660 | $77,550
9. Kyle Bronson
3310 | $52,750
10. Shanon Buckingham
3155 | $42,675
11. Billy Moyer Jr
3055 | $34,350
12. Stormy Scott
2900 | $25,475
13. Don O’Neal
2895 | $45,150
14. Scott Bloomquist
1985 | $16,350