Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series results from Knoxville Raceway
It’s the final day of the three day show in Knoxville, Iowa. $40,000 is up for grabs to the feature winner of the dirt late model race. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series unloads for a one more night at Knoxville Raceway.
View 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals results below.
A brief rain shower rolled in during the B Main. It delayed the program by about an hour. The B Main picked up where it left off before the red.
But, that rain will likely change the track a bit in the feature. It’s going to be a lot heavier than originally expected. At least in the early portion of the feature race.
Late Model Nationals
Main Event – Report
Shane Clanton and Darrell Lanigan set the front row for the main event. They trail the pace truck onto the half-mile dirt track.
Tyler Bruening ran the crate late model feature just ahead of this race. He’ll start 8th with a few extra laps of practice.
100 laps of dirt late model racing is up next. The feature winner will hit the road with a check for $40,000.
The field lines up in a four wide salute for the Iowa dirt racing crowd as fireworks blast. They reform 2 by 2 and head to the starting line…
Green flag, Clanton leads on the bottom into turn one. Lanigan and Weiss run side by side for 2nd, Lanigan takes that spot.
Lap 5, Clanton moves to the top. He leads Lanigan by 10 car lengths.
Clanton is on the cushion at the entry to turn one. Lanigan is entering in the center of the corner, sliding up and catching the cushion. Lanigan is closing.
Lap 10, the caution is out as a driveshaft has fallen onto the track.
Green, Clanton leads. Weiss moves back to 2nd on the bottom.
Lap 11, trouble for Frank Heckenast Jr in turn four and the caution is back out.
Coming to the green, Davenport has stopped on the track. He has a flat right rear. The point leader heads to the pits for a new tire as the lights are back on.
Green, Clanton leads. Lanigan is under fire from Weiss. Lanigan holds the spot.
Lap 20, Clanton leads Lanigan by six car lengths.
Chris Madden and Tyler Erb run side by side for 5th. They remain side by side for several laps. Madden can pull even in the corners but Erb gets the momentum off the top and holds the position off the corner.
Lap 22, the caution is out for a slow car on the apron.
Green, Clanton leads Lanigan. Weiss and Erb run door to door for 3rd on his bumper.
Lap 29, Brandon Sheppard slides Tyler Erb for 3rd in turn one. Sheppard started 9th.
Lap 33, Red flag! Don O’Neal, Josh Richards and Tim McCreadie tangle in turn three. All drivers are alright.
Green, Clanton leads. Sheppard has a run on Lanigan and Erb. He drives it deep into turn three and pulls even with Lanigan for 2nd. Lanigan holds the spot.
Lap 40, Clanton leads Lanigan by a straightaway. Sheppard is on the bumper of Lanigan for 2nd.
Lap 45, the red is back out! Ricky Thornton Jr jumps the cushion in turn three. He climbs onto the wall, rides it and as he slows the car comes off the wall on the roof. The driver is ok.
Green, Clanton leads. Sheppard has a run on Lanigan off turn two. He drives it to the bottom in turn three and clear.
Lap 50, the caution is out. This is the fuel stop. Crews will head to the front stretch to refill the tanks.
Green, Clanton leads Madden. Sheppard moves to the cushion and he rolls by Madden.
Lap 55, Sheppard has found speed on the top. He’s on the bumper of the leader. Sheppard moves drops to the bottom. He pulls even but Clanton gets the drive off and holds the lead.
Lap 56, Tyler Erb is slow with a flat left rear and the caution is out.
Green, Sheppard to the lead in turn one! Bobby Pierce is around behind them and the caution is back out. Sheppard will have to do it again.
Green, Madden gets the jump on the inside as Clanton spins the tires. Madden leads on the bottom in turn one.
Lap 65, Madden leads Clanton by 10 car lengths. Weiss runs 3rd. The top three run the bottom. Sheppard knocks the cushion in 4th.
Lap 72, Sheppard is on his way back to the front. He drives by Weiss and now Clanton. Sheppard is back to 2nd.
Lap 73, Clanton has a flat and the caution is back out.
Green, Sheppard works to the outside of Madden in turn one. He leads into turn three.
20 to go, Sheppard leads. Owens is coming in a hurry. Owens runs right against the outside wall, spoiler on the fence.
14 to go, Owens has a run on Sheppard off turn two. He cuts to the bottom and slides Sheppard into turn three. Right across his nose and clear.
5 to go, Sheppard has closed back to the rear bumper of Owens. He drops to the bottom in turn one. Sheppard pulls even but Owens gets the run off the corner.
Back in turn one, Sheppard does it again. Owens holds it.
3 to go, Owens drops to the bottom. He leads by two car lengths.
Final lap, Sheppard has a run into turn three. He dives to the bottom. They run side by side off the final corner.
Jimmy Owens wins the race to the line and the $40,000 check at Knoxville Raceway!
Knoxville Raceway Results
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
September 14, 2019
View full 2019 Knoxville Raceway results from Knoxville, Iowa below.
The hot lap sessions below were for the cars that already transferred into the main event based on points from Thursday and Friday. These sessions were run after the C Main.
Transfer Cars – Group A (2 Laps): 1. Jimmy Owens (18.884); 2. Brandon Sheppard (19.165); 3. Don O’Neal (19.169); 4. Chris Simpson (19.199); 5. Josh RIchards (19.212); 6. Shane Clanton; 7. Kyle Bronson; 8. Frank Heckenast Jr; 9. Darrell Lanigan; 10. Tyler Erb; 11. Earl Pearson Jr; 12. Shanon Buckingham;
Transfer Cars – Group B (2 Laps): 1. Chris Madden (18.966); 2. Dennis Erb Jr (18.986); 3. Jonathan Davenport (18.989); 4. Hudson O’Neal (19.304); 5. Bobby Pierce ( 19.310); 6. Ricky Weiss; 7. Devin Moran; 8. Tyler Bruening; 9. Stormy Scott; 10. Ricky Thornton Jr; 11. Scott Bloomquist; 12. Chad Simpson;
C-Main 1 (15 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. Cody Laney; 2. JC Wyman; 3. Mike Fryer; 4. Reid Millard; 5. Junior Coover; 6. Brian Harris; 7. Corey Zeitner; 8. Charlie Zeitner; 9. David Webster; 10. Chad White; 11. Jonathan Brauns; 12. Tim Simpson; 13. Jared Landers;
B-Main 1 (20 Laps – Top 6 Transfer): 1. Brian Birkhofer; 2. Tim McCreadie; 3. Shannon Babb; 4. Chase Junghans; 5. Billy Moyer Jr; 6. Billy Moyer; 7. Johnny Scott; 8. Jeremy Grady; 9. Mike Mataragas; 10. Jason Feger; 11. Dave Eckrich; 12. Jake Neal; 13. Brent Larson; 14. Spencer Diercks; 15. Jeremiah Hurst; 16. Nick Marolf; 17. Cody Laney; 18. JC Wyman; 19. Dustin Nobbe; 20. Reid Millard; 21. Mike Fryer; 22. Jimmy Mars; 23. Charlie McKenna;
Feature Race Results
September 14, 2019
A-Main (100 Laps – $40,000 to win):
Pos | Driver | Race Earnings
1. Jimmy Owens | $40,800
2. Brandon Sheppard | $20,000
3. Hudson O’Neal | $10,700
4. Devin Moran | $9,550
5. Kyle Bronson | $8,200
6. Chris Madden | $7,000
7. Stormy Scott | $7,200
8. Ricky Weiss | $6,000
9. Earl Pearson Jr | $6,300
10. Frank Heckenast Jr | $5,000
11. Chris Simpson | $4,500
12. Darrell Lanigan | $4,000
13. Jonathan Davenport | $4,600
14. Scott Bloomquist | $3,400
15. Tyler Erb | $4,000
16. Shanon Buckingham | $3,900
17. Dennis Erb Jr | $3,100
18. Tyler Buening | $3,000
19. Chase Junghans | $2,900
20. Brian Birkhofer | $2,800
21. Shane Clanton | $2,700
22. Bobby Pierce | $2,600
23. Shannon Babb | $2,500
24. Ricky Thornton Jr | $2,500
25. Josh Richards | $3,300
26. Don O’Neal | $2,500
27. Tim McCreadie | $3,500
28. Billy Moyer | $2,500
29. Chad Simpson | $2,500
30. Billy Moyer Jr | $3,400
Lap Leaders: Shane Clanton (Laps 1 – 55); Chris Madden (Laps 56 – 72); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 73 – 85); Jimmy Owens (Laps 86 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Margin of Victory: 0.388 seconds
Cautions: Chad Simpson (Lap 9); Frank Heckenast Jr. (Lap 10); Chris Simpson (Lap 22); Don O’Neal, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards (Lap 33); Ricky Thornton Jr. (Lap 44); Fuel Stop (Lap 50); Tyler Erb (Lap 55); Bobby Pierce (Lap 55); Shane Clanton (Lap 72)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 17 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Stormy Scott
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Vic Hill 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: Shane Clanton (Lap #3 – 19.364 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Tim McCreadie
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Shane Clanton (55 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Shane Clanton
Time of Race: 87 minutes 23 seconds
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points
Pos | Driver | Points | Earnings
1. Jonathan Davenport
7130 | $258,162
2. Tim McCreadie
6520 | $139,665
3. Josh Richards
6515 | $169,862
4. Jimmy Owens
6395 | $202,552
5. Tyler Erb
6385 | $157,766
6. Devin Moran
6205 | $114,065
7. Earl Pearson Jr
6175 | $130,661
8. Hudson O’Neal
6050 | $142,077
9. Kyle Bronson
5555 | $88,090
10. Shanon Buckingham
5515 | $84,520
11. Stormy Scott
5220 | $65,480
12. Billy Moyer Jr
4960 | $59,115
13. Don O’Neal
4305 | $54,525
14. Scott Bloomquist
3740 | $73,733