CARRIER WINS EXCITING WINTERNATIONALS FRIDAY EVENT AT EAST BAY

Eddie Carrier Jr. driving the Optima Batteries #28 won an exciting battle with Devin Moran in Friday Night’s $10,000-to-win main event at East Bay Raceway Park. Carrier held the lead on lap 31, quickly lost it again on the next circuit and used a lapped car to his advantage as he snuck by Moran once again on lap 44.Carrier would led the remaining 6 laps and wind up in victory lane in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. Following Carrier and Moran at the finish were Jimmy Owens, Jared Landers, and Jonathan Davenport.

 

“That was a great race,” exclaimed Carrier in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the second time in his career at East Bay. “The track crew did a great job, they moved the tires out in the corners, and we drivers didn’t know what to think, but it worked out real well. It was nice of Devin to let one of us old guys win tonight,” Carrier jokingly said.

 

“We had to diamond off the corners to get a run down the straight-aways. Both Devin and I had trouble with a lapped car. I used the outside line to get by him coming off of turn four. He saw what I did and used the same line to get by him. I was fortunate enough to find enough room coming off of turn two to get the lead back.”

 

“I want to thank my car owner, Carl Grover. He gave me the chance several years ago to drive his cars, and it has been the best thing to ever happen to me other than marrying my wife, Jamie. I have to thank Engines Inc, Optima Batteries, Sunoco Race Fuels and all of my sponsors, my crew, and especially my dad [Eddie Carrier Sr.] for all he does. He works his tail off every day on this car.”

 

Moran, the 20-year-old son of Hall-of-Fame driver, Donnie Moran equaled his best East Bay finish. Ironically in the last year’s Winternationals opener it was Carrier who denied Moran his first career victory at “The Clay by the Bay.”

 

Earl Pearson Jr. led the first 23 laps of the race, until contact with a car he was lapping dropped him several spots in the running order. Moran pounced on the opportunity to take the lead.

 

“Congratulations to Eddie for the win, he deserved it. He was better than me. I hate it for Earl. He was really fast tonight. I just couldn’t get by that lapped car. I could have moved him out of the way, but I don’t drive like that. I was too patient with him. But we will take second after the week we have had. I would like to thank my sponsors, Donnie Moran Driving School, Eddie’s Sunoco, and Performance Bodies, and MasterSbilt Race Cars for all of their assistance.”

 

Owens; the 3-time LOLMDS National Champion; had his best points finish of the young season. “Our car rolled around the top early on, and we were passing cars. No doubt it’s the best we have run all week. I think I used up the edges of the tires getting to the front, and from then on I couldn’t stay with Eddie and Devin,” said the driver of the Rowland Racing, Widow Wax Car Care Products, Club 29 Ford.

 

Completing the top ten were Brandon Sheppard, Mason Zeigler, Bobby Pierce, Steve Francis, and Dan Stone.

 

BILLY MOYER WINS MAKE-UP WINTERNATIONALS EVENT AT EAST BAY

Billy Moyer took the lead at the start of tonight’s 25-lap Monday Make-Up Winternationals event at East Bay Raceway Park and never looked back. Brandon Sheppard closed the gap in the second half of the race, and challenged Moyer on several occasions, but could never quite pull even with the veteran from Batesville, Arkansas. Following Moyer and Sheppard to the finish were Billy Moyer Jr., Gregg Satterlee, and Devin Moran.

 

“We just missed the set-up in that first race tonight; we had just enough time to make some adjustments for this race. We won that first heat so that put us on the pole. The car was really good. I had a little bit of a push getting into turn two, but otherwise, the car was not a handful like the previous nights. I was hoping maybe Jr. could get up there so we could take first and second.”

 

“I have so many people to thank; Messilla Valley Transportation, Henderson Motorsports, Watters Auto Land, Clements Engines, Longhorn Chassis, and everybody else who helps us. Of course, Stevie Norris, he has been with me a long-time and the rest of the crew. We have had a good couple of weeks, and we hope to end the week on a strong note.”

 

Sheppard continued his strong Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Georgia-Florida Speedweeks with his runner-up finish. “Ever since we unloaded last Thursday at Golden Isles this car has been strong. If not for some bad luck we could have had a win or two. To finish second to Billy Moyer tonight is awesome. He is one of the best ever. I want to thank Kid’s Castle Learning Center, Valvoline, Pro Power Engines, and Rocket Chassis for all of their help.”

 

Moyer Jr. came home third in his Crop Production Services, Messilla Valley Transportation, Longhorn had his best finish of the Georgia-Florida Speedweeks. “I really wanted that second spot tonight. I raced Brandon hard and I have a lot of respect for him and his family. We can build on this and get ready for the Saturday Night finale.”

 

Rounding out the Top Ten were Stormy Scott, Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, Tim Dohm, and Mason Zeigler.

 

In preliminary action, Dennis Erb Jr. set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 33 entrants, with a lap of 15.983 seconds. Brandon Sheppard set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.984 seconds. Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Gregg Satterlee won their respective heat races. Davey Johnson won the B-Main.

 

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Friday Night Results

East Bay Raceway Park – February 13, 2015

FINISH

START

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

1

6

28

Eddie Carrier, Jr.

Salt Rock, WV

2

4

99m

Devin Moran

Dresden, OH

3

7

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

4

2

777

Jared Landers

Batesville, AR

5

10

6

Jonathan Davenport

Mount Airy, NC

6

14

B5

Brandon Sheppard

New Berlin, IL

7

16

25Z

Mason Zeigler

Chalk Hill, PA

8

12

32

Bobby Pierce

Oakwood, IL

9

11

15

Steve Francis

Ashland, KY

10

5

21d

Dan Stone

Thompson, PA

11

8

21

Billy Moyer

Batesville, AR

12

3

1

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

13

22

2s

Stormy Scott

Las Cruses, NM

14

26

21b

Chris Brown

Spring, TX

15

9

7w

Ricky Weiss

Headingley, MB

16

17

21jr

Billy Moyer, Jr.

Batesville, AR

17

23

91p

Jason Papich

Nipomo, CA

18

20

5

Don O’Neal

Martinsville, IN

19

13

28e

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Carpentersville, IL

20

15

22

Gregg Satterlee

Rochester Mills, PA

21

19

1b

Doug Blashe

Marion, WI

22

18

6T

Tim Dohm

Charleston, WV

23

21

2m

Allen Murray

San Antonio, TX

24

1

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

25

25

1J

Davey Johnson

Greensburg, PA

26

24

7H

Vic Hill

Mosheim, TN

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Make-Up Race Results

East Bay Raceway Park – February 13, 2015

Feature Finish (25 Laps):

FINISH

START

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

1

1

21

Billy Moyer

Batesville, AR

2

2

B5

Brandon Sheppard

New Berlin, IL

3

3

21jr

Billy Moyer, Jr.

Batesville, AR

4

4

22

Gregg Satterlee

Rochester Mills, PA

5

5

99m

Devin Moran

Dresden, OH

6

9

2s

Stormy Scott

Las Cruses, NM

7

12

6

Jonathan Davenport

Mount Airy, NC

8

11

777

Jared Landers

Batesville, AR

9

10

6T

Tim Dohm

Charleston, WV

10

19

25Z

Mason Zeigler

Chalk Hill, PA

11

8

21d

Dan Stone

Thompson, PA

12

15

D8

Dustin Mitchell

Princeton, NC

13

17

28e

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Carpentersville, IL

14

14

4-Ds

Chad Hollenbeck

Montrose, PA

15

13

40b

Kyle Bronson

Brandon, FL

16

21

1J

Davey Johnson

Greensburg, PA

17

6

c4

Freddie Carpenter

Parkersburg, WV

18

20

25

Mike Benedum

Salem, WV

19

7

7w

Ricky Weiss

Headingley, MB

20

22

96

Terry English

Benton, KY

21

23

85d

Mark Dotson

Cameron, MO

22

26

44J

James O’Hara

Covington, PA

23

18

32

Bobby Pierce

Oakwood, IL

24

24

92

Nick Davis

Millsboro, DE

25

16

2m

Allen Murray

San Antonio, TX

26

25

77

Wendell Wallace

Batesville, AR

Carrier, Moyer Pocket Lucas Oil Late Model Wins at East Bay