Deer Creek Speedway Results: July 8, 2023 ($50k – Late Model)

Gopher 50 results for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

It’s the final night of the three-day Gopher 50 at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers are to set to battle for $50,000 to win.

View Deer Creek Speedway results below.

Chris Madden and Jonathan Davenport set the front row. 75 laps of dirt late model racing are up next…

Gopher 50

Green flag, Madden slides Davenport into turn one. Madden leads lap 1.

Lap 15, Madden has caught the tail of the field. Davenport and O’Neal close the gap in a hurry. O’Neal dives inside of Davenport to take 2nd away.

Lap 18, spin, caution.

Green, Madden leads O’Neal.

Lap 26, Spencer Hughes slows, caution.

Green, Madden leads O’Neal and Davenport as they both head for the bottom lane.

Lap 34, McCreadie works inside of Davenport for 3rd. Davenport lifts and gives him the lane off turn two, McCreadie to 3rd.

Lap 35, Madden slows, caution.

Green, Madden leads O’Neal. O’Neal heads for the cushion to build momentum and he crosses under into turn three. O’Neal slides Madden for the lead in turn three.

Madden crosses under him and slides him back into turn one. O’Neal crosses under him to retake the lead.

Lap 37, caution.

Green, O’Neal leads as McCreadie takes 2nd away. Bobby Pierce to 3rd. Madden launched from the cushion and he lost several spots.

Lap 38, Max Blair slow, caution.

Green, O’Neal leads as Pierce slides McCreadie for 2nd. McCreadie crosses under him.

As they return to turn one, Pierce slides him again. McCreadie can’t cross under him, Pierce to 2nd.

Lap 41, Tyler Erb slows, caution.

Green, O’Neal and Pierce knock the cushion.

27 to go

27 to go, car spins off turn four, caution.

Green, O’Neal leads as Brandon Sheppard slides Pierce for 2nd.

21 to go, Pierce slides Sheppard for 2nd. Sheppard crosses under him. Pierce slides him again. Sheppard slides him back.

20 to go, Devin Moran slows with a flat.

Green, O’Neal leads Pierce and Sheppard.

15 to go, the top 5 are glued to the cushion. All run just inches off the wall with sparks flying.

12 to go, O’Neal jumps the cushion in turn one. He bounces off the wall and Pierce closes to his bumper. Pierce has look to the inside but he can’t complete the pass.

10 to go, Ricky Thornton Jr slows with a flat tire, caution.

Green, O’Neal leads Pierce on the single file restart.

5 to go, O’Neal leads Pierce by two car lengths.

3 to go, O’Neal and Pierce bounce off the wall in turn four.

1 to go, O’Neal jumps the cushion in turn one. Pierce crosses under him. Pierce slides O’Neal into turn three!

O’Neal crosses under him off turn four and they run side by side to the line!

They are reviewing the finish and haven’t yet announced the winner. It was that close. And it’s a lengthy review…

Bobby Pierce wins by inches!

Deer Creek Speedway
July 8, 2023
Lucas Oil Late Models

View full 2023 results from the dirt track below.

Practice (B-Main)

Hot Laps – B-Main 1 : 1. 25C-Shane Clanton, 00:14.773[2]; 2. 1ST-Johnny Scott, 00:14.841[5]; 3. 32C-Chris Simpson, 00:14.888[3]; 4. 18D-Daulton Wilson, 00:14.910[1]; 5. 2S-Stormy Scott, 00:14.962[4]; 6. 14G-Trevor Gundaker, 00:15.002[10]; 7. 90-Lance Matthees, 00:15.128[11]; 8. 11L-Lance Hofer, 00:15.184[8]; 9. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck, 00:15.195[9]; 10. 15-Nick Anvelink, 00:15.272[6]; 11. 77-Jordan Yaggy, 00:15.362[7]

Hot Laps – B-Main 2 : 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr, 00:14.567[7]; 2. 16-Tyler Bruening, 00:14.693[1]; 3. 7-Ross Robinson, 00:14.750[10]; 4. 10-Garrett Smith, 00:14.760[4]; 5. 99B-Boom Briggs, 00:14.926[6]; 6. 8-Dillon McCowan, 00:14.946[3]; 7. 55C-Chad Mahder, 00:15.017[8]; 8. 15J-Justin Duty, 00:15.018[5]; 9. 10P-Paul Parker, 00:15.341[9]; 10. 49T-Jake Timm, 00:15.634[2]


B-Main 1 (Top 3 Advance) : 1. 25C-Shane Clanton[2]; 2. 18D-Daulton Wilson[1]; 3. 2S-Stormy Scott[4]; 4. 32C-Chris Simpson[3]; 5. 1ST-Johnny Scott[5]; 6. 77-Jordan Yaggy[7]; 7. 14G-Trevor Gundaker[10]; 8. 11L-Lance Hofer[8]; 9. 15-Nick Anvelink[6]; 10. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[9]; 11. 90-Lance Matthees[11]

B-Main 2 (Top 3 Advance) : 1. 16-Tyler Bruening[1]; 2. 8-Dillon McCowan[3]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[7]; 4. 15J-Justin Duty[5]; 5. 7-Ross Robinson[10]; 6. 10-Garrett Smith[4]; 7. 55C-Chad Mahder[8]; 8. 99B-Boom Briggs[6]; 9. 10P-Paul Parker[9]; 10. 49T-Jake Timm[2]

Deer Creek Speedway
Feature Race Results
July 6, 2023

A-Main (75 Laps – $50,000 to win):

Pos | Car | Driver | Start Pos | Race Earnings

1. 32-Bobby Pierce[10]

2. 1H-Hudson O’Neal[4]

3. 5-Brandon Sheppard[6]

4. 44-Chris Madden[1]

5. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]

6. 39-Tim McCreadie[5]

7. 58-Garrett Alberson[15]

8. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[16]

9. 28S-Dustin Sorensen[14]

10. 25-Chad Simpson[12]

11. 99-Devin Moran[3]

12. 76-Brandon Overton[7]

13. 32C-Chris Simpson[25]

14. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[22]

15. 15J-Justin Duty[28]

16. 18D-Daulton Wilson[19]

17. 16-Tyler Bruening[18]

18. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[26]

19. 25C-Shane Clanton[17]

20. 99B-Boom Briggs[24]

21. 8-Dillon McCowan[20]

22. 1T-Tyler Erb[8]

23. 157-Mike Marlar[13]

24. 111B-Max Blair[11]

25. 7-Ross Robinson[23]

26. 11-Spencer Hughes[9]

27. 14G-Trevor Gundaker[27]

28. 2S-Stormy Scott[21]

Race Statistics

Entrants: 38

Terminal Maintenance & Construction Pole Sitter: Chris Madden       

Lap Leaders: Chris Madden (Laps 1-36); Hudson O’Neal (Laps 37-74); Bobby Pierce (Lap 75)

Wieland Feature Winner: Bobby Pierce

Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup Feature Winner: Bobby Pierce

Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Bobby Pierce

Margin of Victory: 0.002 seconds

Gorsuch Performance Solutions Cautions: Stormy Scott (Lap 18); Spencer Hughes (Lap 26); Shane Clanton (Lap 35); Ross Robinson (Lap 37); Max Blair (Lap 38); Tyler Erb (Lap 41); Dillon McCowan (Lap 48); Devin Moran (Lap 55); Ricky Thornton, Jr. (Lap 65)

LOLMDS Provisionals:  Ross Robinson; Boom Briggs

LOLMDS Emergency Provisionals: n/a

MLRA Provisionals: Chris Simpson; Daniel Hilsabeck

MLRA Emergency Provisionals: Trevor Gundaker; Justin Duty

Track Provisional: n/a

Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Bobby Pierce, Hudson O’Neal, Brandon Sheppard

Penske Shocks Top 5: Bobby Pierce, Hudson O’Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Chris Madden, Jonathan Davenport

Todd Steel Buildings Hard Charger of the Race: Justin Duty (Advanced 13 Positions)

Wilwood Brakes Lucky 7th Place Feature: Garrett Alberson

Deatherage Opticians Lucky 13th Place Feature: Chris Simpson

Earnhardt Technologies Most Laps Led: Hudson O’Neal (38 Laps)

Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Hudson O’Neal

Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Race: Max Blair

Etchberger Trucking Fastest Lap of the Race: Chris Madden (Lap 8 – 14.485 seconds)

MD3 Tough Break of the Race: Ricky Thornton Jr.

Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Bob Pierce (Bobby Pierce)

ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Vic Hill Racing Engines

Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis

Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Ricky Thornton, Jr. (14.567 seconds)

Time of Race: 42 minutes 49 seconds

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points

Pos | Driver | Points | Earnings

1. Ricky Thornton Jr
4320 | $288,375

2. Hudson O’Neal
4145 | $173,300

3. Brandon Overton
3880 | $116,925

4. Tim McCreadie
3785 | $131,150

5. Jonathan Davenport
3700 | $106,825

6. Devin Moran
3685 | $130,250

7. Daulton Wilson
3470 | $83,400

8. Max Blair
3450 | $68,950

9. Tyler Erb
3425 | $74,900

10. Earl Pearson Jr
3370 | $62,775

11. Spencer Hughes
3325 | $71,925

12. Garrett Alberson
3145 | $58,900

13. Tyler Bruening
2935 | $40,450

14. Ross Robinson
2830 | $33,425

15. Jimmy Owens
2825 | $44,150

16. Boom Briggs
2355 | $25,475

Deer Creek Speedway
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