Banging doors for $53,000 to win at I-80 Speedway!
Tonight, it’s the final night at I-80 Speedway for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The 4/10-mile oval is set for a 80-lap main event that will pay $53,000 to the dirt late model winner.
Two B Mains and a feature race are on the ticket tonight. Lineups were set following two rounds of heat races last night.
B Main 1 – Report
Nick Deal and Josh Richards set row one in the first b main of the night. Green, Richards leads into turn one. Bronson exits turn two in 2nd.
Lap 4, Bronson has closed to the rear bumper of the leader. Richards picks up the pace and opens the cap to two car lengths. Each of them run the middle of the track in turns one and two.
Lap 8, car around in turn four and the caution is out.
Green, spin in turn three and the yellow is back out.
Green, Bronson drives it hard to the bottom in turn one. He’s clear but Richards crosses under him off turn two to retake the lead.
Dale McDowell has joined them at the front. McDowell looks under Bronson for 2nd and takes the spot.
3 to go, McDowell is on the bumper of the leader. He rolls the bottom and pulls to his number but Richards holds him off with the momentum off the top.
Blown tire at the back. Debris is scattered on the track and the caution is out. 2 laps to go, single file restart.
Green, Richards leads by two car lengths into turn one. McDowell is under fire from Bronson.
Josh Richards wins the first B Main of the night. Bronson and McDowell were door to door at the line, Bronson by a nose.
B Main 2 – Report
Shanon Buckingham and Ricky Weiss lead them to the flag stand for the final b main of the night. Green, Weiss wins the race into turn one.
Lap 3, Billy Moyer Jr climbs to 2nd. Buckingham jumps the cushion behind him abd drops two spots.
5 to go, Weiss opens the gap to Moyer. Buckingham is working the bottom on Babb for 4th. He completes the pass into turn three for the final transfer
Ricky Weiss takes the win in B Main number two!
Main Event – Report
Mason Zeigler and Tim McCreadie will set the front row for tonight’s feature event.
$53,000 is on the line for the race winner. 80 laps of dirt late model racing is up next.
The field lines up in a four wide salute for the fans at the Nebraska dirt track. Fireworks blast and we’re off.
Green flag, several cars stack up in the back. Richards and Madden each collect minor left rear damage. The yellow is out, complete restart.
Green, Zeigler noses ahead on the bottom into turn one. McCreadie knocks on the cushion and wins the race off the top with the momentum.
Lap 3, slow car down the back and the caution is out.
Green, McCreadie leads. Owens claims 2nd but Zeigler grabs it right back.
Four cars battle for 3rd. Pierce drives it way deep in turn one. He loses all his momentum and they all pass him right back. Owens holds 3rd.
69 to go, Pierce to 3rd. He’s glued to the wall, flying around the top. Trouble in turn four and the caution is out.
Green, McCreadie leads. Zeigler holds 2nd after a fight with Pierce.
63 to go, slow car and the caution is out.
Green, McCreadie leads. Pierce slides Zeigler for 2nd. He slid just ahead of his nose but he has to slow down to avoid the wall off turn two. Davenport looks to the inside if Pierce in turn three, Zeigler cuts to the middle and retakes 2nd.
Zeigler loses several spots as Davenport moves to 2nd
55 to go, debris in turn four and the yellow is out.
Green, McCreadie leads. Pierce and Davenport run side by side for 2nd. Pierce takes the spot.
50 to go, Pierce is on the bumper of the race leader. Pierce throws it to the bottom in turn three. He’s barely clear off turn four. McCreadie gets into his right rear as they make contact.
The yellow is out for a slow car in turn two. McCreadie has heavy left front damage. McCreadie and Pierce pull side by side to throw sign language under the yellow. They make more contact as McCreadie turns into him in turn four.
Green, Madden moves to 2nd. He’s on the bumper of McCreadie into turn three. Madden to the bottom and clear. Madden takes the lead.
42 to go, Pierce is flying around the top once again. He’s run down Madden. The leader heads to the bottom in turn three and Pierce is on the gas around the top. They run even off turn four and Pierce wins the race into turn one.
Tyler Erb is slow and the caution is back out.
Green, McCreadie cuts to the bottom in turn one. He moves to the lead. Pierce fights back around the top. Pierce retakes the lead into turn three.
38 to go, Hudson O’Neal has a flat and the yellow is back out.
Green, Pierce holds the lead. Madden and McCreadie fight for 2nd. Zeigler has a flat and the caution is out.
Green, McCreadie has a run. He looks to the inside in turn one. They fight for space off turn two and McCreadie puts him in the wall! Pierce falls to 4th.
Chris Madden is on the bumper of McCreadie for the lead. He takes the lead. Bloomquist moves to 2nd.
28 to go, Bloomquist is closing on the leader. Pierce is all over the bumper of Bloomquist for 2nd. Pierce takes 2nd away on the outside.
21 to go, Pierce is on the bumper of the leader. Madden and Pierce head for the top in turn three. Madden cuts it off the bottom to diamond the exit. Pierce stays on the cushion and works to his right rear off the corner. They run even off turn four and Pierce completes the pass in turn one.
20 to go, the caution is back out. Moyer Jr went up in smoke heading into turn three!
Green, slow restart again for Pierce. Madden works to his outside and takes the lead at the flag stand.
15 to go, Madden leads but Pierce is all over him once again. They both head for the top in turn three. Madden leaves just enough room for Pierce to for between him and the wall, he fills that hole. Pierce leads off turn four!
8 to go, Pierce leads by 10 car lengths. He remains against the cushion as sparks fly off the right rear from light contact with the wall.
Bobby Pierce drives off to win the Silver Dollar Nationals!
“That guy gets mad when you barely touch him. Screw him,”
Pierce says in victory lane.
I-80 Speedway Results
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
July 18, 2019
View full 2019 I80 Speedway results from Greenwood, Nebraska below.
B-Main 1 (17 Laps – Top 4 Advance): 1. Josh Richards; 2. Kyle Bronson; 3. Dale McDowell; 4. Cody Laney; 5. Nick Deal; 6. Ben Schaller; 7. Dave Eckrich; 8. Allan Hopp; 9. Tad Pospisil; 10. Jake Timm; 11. Billy Moyer; 12. Jeremy Grady; 13. Al Humphrey; 14. Chase Junghans; 15. Rece Vaught;
B-Main 2 (17 Laps – Top 4 Advance): 1. Ricky Weiss; 2. Billy Moyer Jr; 3. Dennis Erb Jr; 4. Shanon Buckingham; 5. Shannon Babb; 6. Terry Phillips; 7. Chris Simpson; 8. JC Wyman; 9. Josh Leonard; 10. Andrew Kosiski; 11. Blair Nothdurft; 12. Jesse Sobbing; 13. Scott Ward; 14. Junior Coover; 15. Stormy Scott;
The follow hot lap sessions include all the cars that already transferred into the main event. This session was run after the B Mains.
Hot Laps A (2 Laps – 9 Transfer Cars): 1. Mason Zeigler (17.725); 2. Chris Madden (17.949); 3. Devin Moran (18.241); 4. Corey Zeitner (18.277); 5. Tyler Erb (18.310); 6. Tim McCreadie (18.390); 7. Chad Simpson (18.459); 8. Scott Bloomquist (18.463); 9. Bill Leighton (19.052);
Hot Laps B (2 Laps – 9 Transfer Cars): 1. Jonathan Davenport (17.881); 2. Earl Pearson Jr (17.927); 3. Hudson O’Neal (18.402); 4. Brandon Sheppard (18.766); 5. Mike Marlar (18.891); 6. Jimmy Owens (19.061); 7. Michael Norris (20.949); 8. Bobby Pierce (23.988); Tyler Briening (–);
Non Qualifiers Race (17 Laps): 1. Terry Phillips; 2. Billy Moyer; 3. Jake Timm; 4. JC Wyman; 5. Chase Junghans; 6. Andrew Kosiski; 7. Tad Pospisil; 8. Allan Hopp; 9. Chris Simpson; 10. Dave Eckrich; 11. Shannon Babb; 12. Jesse Sobbing; 13. Jeremy Grady; 14. Junior Coover; 15. Scott Ward;
Feature Race Results
July 20, 2019
A-Main (80 Laps – $53,000 to win):
Pos | Driver | Race Earnings
1. Bobby Pierce
2. Chris Madden
3. Brandon Sheppard
4. Scott Bloomquist
5. Dale McDowell
6. Jonathan Davenport
7. Tim McCreadie
8. Mike Marlar
9. Devin Moran
10. Dennis Erb Jr
11. Jimmy Owens
12. Shanon Buckingham
13. Stormy Scott
14. Ricky Weiss
15. Hudson O’Neal
16. Josh Richards
17. Earl Pearson Jr
18. Kyle Bronson
19. Ben Schaller
20. Chad Simpson
21. Corey Zeitner
22. Cody Laney
23. Tyler Bruening
24. Billy Moyer Jr
25. Tyler Erb
26. Mason Zeigler
27. Michael Norris
28. Terry Phillips
29. Bill Leighton Jr
30. Josh Leonard
31. Nick Deal
32. Jake Timm
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 – 30); Bobby Pierce (Lap 31); Tim McCreadie (Lap 32); Chris Madden (Laps 33 – 38); Bobby Pierce (Laps 39 – 43); Chris Madden (Laps 44 – 59); Bobby Pierce (Lap 60); Chris Madden (Laps 61 – 65); Bobby Pierce (Laps 66 – 80)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Bobby Pierce
Margin of Victory: 3.382 seconds
Cautions: Nick Deal (Lap 12); Bill Leighton Jr. (Lap 17); Debris (Lap 25); Ricky Weiss (Lap 32); Tyler Erb (39); Hudson O’Neal (Lap42); Mason Zeigler (Lap 43); Billy Moyer Jr (Lap 60)
Series Provisionals: Stormy Scott
Miller Welders Highest Passing Points Provisional: Nick Deal
I-80 Speedway Track Provisionals: Ben Schaller, Josh Leonard
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dale McDowell (Advanced 18 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Brandon Sheppard
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Pro Power Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Shane McDowell (Dale McDowell)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Lap #1 – 19.0259 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Tim McCreadie
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Chris Madden (31 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mason Zeigler
Time of Race: 58 minutes 55 seconds
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points
Pos | Driver | Earnings | Points
1. Jonathan Davenport
5640 | $196,235
2. Josh Richards
5110 | $99,950
3. Tyler Erb
5025 | $121,275
4. Tim McCreadie
4975 | $84,550
5. Earl Pearson Jr
4960 | $99,925
6. Jimmy Owens
4940 | $109,750
7. Devin Moran
4885 | $76,925
8. Hudson O’Neal
4675 | $89,600
9. Kyle Bronson
4240 | $63,800
10. Shanon Buckingham
4235 | $57,900
11. Stormy Scott
3960 | $40,625
12. Billy Moyer Jr
3930 | $43,650
13. Don O’Neal
3345 | $45,150
14. Scott Bloomquist
3000 | $30,900