Richards Rules the LOLMDS at 300 Raceway

Farley, Iowa – Josh Richards made a daring three-wide pass for the lead on lap 17 and went on to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Truck Country 50 on Monday Night at 300 Raceway. Richards, Jimmy Owens, and Kyle Bronson went 3-wide down the main straightaway as Richards split both Owens and Bronson to take the lead heading into turn one on lap 16. From there Richards maintained a steady pace to the checkers as he bested Owens by .872 seconds to become the sixth different winner in six appearances by the LOLMDS.

Tim McCreadie charged from the back after pitting for a flat tire to finish in third place. Kyle Bronson led the first part of the race but finished in fourth followed by Tyler Erb, who rounded out the top five finishers.

Richards was thankful his right rear tire held up as flat tires derailed some of his top competition. “Man, I was hoping the tires would hold up tonight. I can’t thank everyone enough with this race car: Brad, Cody, and Big Dog; they do a phenomenal job. Thanks to my dad and Steve Baker at Rocket Chassis. We have had a lot of speed, and we just tweaked some things. We were a lot better tonight. I knew last year the track dried up pretty quick. They tilled it up quite a bit tonight, so we kind of left the car alone. The car was snug tonight. The last couple of laps the right front wouldn’t steer at all. I was fortunate enough to have a scoreboard in turn three to help with how many laps I had left.”

Owens notched yet another top five finish this year. “Josh drove an awesome race. He made a heck of a move to get the lead. It was great to come out with another podium finish. They did a great job on prepping the track before the feature. It was good racing all-night long.”

McCreadie passed several cars in the closing laps to round out the podium. “This is two years in a row we have had flats here. Hats off to everybody in the pit to get both back tires changed. When I got to third, I thought I was getting another flat. We had a nice rebound and are looking forward to the next race.

The winner’s Clint Bowyer Racing Rocket Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by iRacing, Big River Steel, DEKALB Seed, Crawford Outdoor, FORD Performance, Cometic Gasket, and Integra Shocks.

Completing the top ten were Jonathan Davenport, Tanner English, Shane Clanton, Tyler Bruening, and Devin Moran.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Truck Country 50
Monday, July 13th, 2020
300 Raceway – Farley, IA

Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 15.082 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Stormy Scott / 14.992 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): 1. 14-Josh Richards[2]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[4]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 4. 32S-Chris Simpson[6]; 5. 1ST-Johnny Scott[5]; 6. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[7]; 7. 2S-Stormy Scott[1]; 8. 40-Joel Callahan[8]; 9. 71-Hudson O'Neal[9]

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[1]; 2. 16-Tyler Bruening[2]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 4. 15B-Brian Birkhofer[4]; 5. 58-Jeremiah Hurst[5]; 6. 29D-Spencer Diercks[8]; 7. 50-Shanon Buckingham[7]; 8. 59-Garrett Alberson[6]; 9. T22-Tegan Evans[9]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): 1. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 3. 0E-Rick Eckert[4]; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie[6]; 5. 1C-Chad Simpson[5]; 6. 9-Devin Moran[2]; 7. 81E-Tanner English[7]; 8. 111-Matthew Lux[8]; 9. 44W-David Webster[9]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 2S-Stormy Scott[1]; 2. 71-Hudson O'Neal[7]; 3. 111-Matthew Lux[6]; 4. 44W-David Webster[9]; 5. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 6. 40-Joel Callahan[4]; 7. T22-Tegan Evans[8]; 8. (DNS) 50-Shanon Buckingham; 9. (DNS) 59-Garrett Alberson

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 1 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $10,800
2 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $6,300
3 12 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $4,200
4 2 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $3,450
5 7 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $2,950
6 8 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,800
7 23 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $2,200
8 6 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $2,000
9 5 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $1,200
10 18 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,800
11 9 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $1,075
12 20 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,050
13 15 1C Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA $1,025
14 24 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,700
15 3 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $1,650
16 17 29D Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA $925
17 22 44W David Webster Monroe, WI $900
18 11 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA $875
19 16 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,650
20 13 1ST Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $825
21 21 111 Matthew Lux Franklin, PA $800
22 19 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $800
23 10 32S Chris Simpson Oxford, IA $800
24 14 58 Jeremiah Hurst Dubuque, IA $800

Race Statistics
Entrants: 27
Lap Leaders: Kyle Bronson (Laps 1 – 16); Josh Richards (Laps 17 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Josh Richards
Margin of Victory: 0.872 seconds
Cautions: Hudson O’Neal (Lap 4); Tyler Bruening (Lap 18); David Webster (Lap 19); Shanon Buckingham (Lap 21); Chris Simpson (Lap 23); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 38); Shane Clanton (Lap 39)
Series Provisionals: Tanner English, Shanon Buckingham
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tanner English (Advanced 16 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jimmy Owens
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Josh Richards (34 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tanner English
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Brian Leonberg (Josh Richards)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Josh Richards (Lap #2 – 15.011 seconds)
STEEL-IT Tough Break of the Race: Johnny Scott
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Josh Richards
Time of Race: 37 minutes 35 seconds

Lucas Oil Point Standings:

Pos Car # Competitor Hometown Points Pay
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4370 $123,200
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 3930 $79,100
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3895 $69,700
4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3870 $69,825
5 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 3870 $66,150
6 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 3785 $57,050
7 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 3780 $55,407
8 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 3615 $52,800
9 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 3455 $39,525
10 81E Tanner English Benton, KY 3380 $32,425
11 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 3215 $40,300
12 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 3190 $30,500
13 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3140 $29,950
14 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 2990 $18,375
15 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 2730 $16,775

- Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Press Release

Richards Rules the LOLMDS at 300 Raceway