Scott Records First Career Lucas Oil LM Win

Tampa, FL — Stormy Scott raced to his first career win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Thursday Night at East Bay Raceway Park as the 31-year-old New Mexico native took the lead on lap seven and never yielded the point in winning the 40-lap main event. It was the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series’ 100th-sanctioned event at East Bay, dating back to 2005.

Scott, who started ninth in the field, came to the front quickly by passing Brian Shirley for the lead. Scott then marched on to become the fourth different winner in four series races this season. Kyle Bronson caught Scott in traffic but kept his line to finish second. Tim McCreadie had his first podium finish of the year taking third. Frank Heckenast Jr. was fourth, with Shirley taking fifth.

Scott in Lucas Oil Victory Lane was relieved to get his first career series win. “I can’t thank everybody enough for helping us get here, especially all of our sponsors and all of my crew. We have probably had the roughest two years in late models that anyone could ever have. We started at the highest level and everybody thought were fools for doing that. I just can’t stand defeat and every time we got kicked in the side we just kept going. I want to thank my grandparents for this opportunity. During the race, I knew when I moved up the track a little bit I couldn’t steer, and I started watching in front of me and nobody up there could steer as well. I stayed on the bottom and if somebody got by me then they deserved it more than me.”

Bronson finished second at his home track. “I think it was the hardest thing to do in my life to not leave that bottom. I feel like McCreadie is the best in the sport at hooking that bottom. I knew if I got off the bottom he [McCreadie] was going to get past me. Stormy did a heck of a job, he did everything he needed to do out there. I am pretty excited to see him win tonight, he has worked hard the last two years.”

McCreadie, in his best finish of the season took third.  “We just kind of persevered out there.  We were unbalanced. This is our second car. This is hard to do. You spent a lot of the night adapting to the way the track is. For us, we haven’t had a lot of side-bite and traction.”

The winner’s Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Rancho Milagro Racing, Mesilla Valley Transportation, KBC Graphics, Bilstein Shocks, and Eagle Moon Farm.

Completing the top ten were Mike Marlar, Ricky Thornton Jr., Ross Bailes, Brandon Overton, and Ashton Winger.

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winter Nationals – Presented by Lucas Oil
Thursday, January 28, 2021
East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL

Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tim McCreadie / 14.790 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Bobby Pierce / 14.773 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 99B-Boom Briggs[3]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[4]; 4. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[2]; 5. 49-Jonathan Davenport[6]; 6. 00H-Wil Herrington[8]; 7. 8-Kyle Strickler[5]; 8. 40C-Joel Callahan[7]; 9. 18X-Michael Page[11]; 10. 1G-Ryan King[9]; 11. 94M-Jason Miller[13]; 12. 8A-Rob Anderzack[10]; 13. 14R-Jeff Roth[12]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 3S-Brian Shirley[2]; 2. 2S-Stormy Scott[1]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar[9]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[6]; 5. 71-Hudson O’Neal[3]; 6. 7R-Ross Robinson[4]; 7. 54-David Breazeale[10]; 8. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[8]; 9. 111-Steven Roberts[7]; 10. 2X-Devin Dixon[5]; 11. J8-Jadon Frame[11]; 12. 29-Larry Grube[12]; 13. 3W-Brennon Willard[13]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 2. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[5]; 3. 76-Brandon Overton[6]; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens[3]; 5. 14-Josh Richards[1]; 6. 1ST-Johnny Scott[4]; 7. 81-Jason Riggs[7]; 8. 111M-Matthew Lux[9]; 9. 48-Colton Flinner[8]; 10. 995-Manny Falcon[11]; 11. 33-Jeff Mathews[10]; 12. KB0-Kerry King[12]; 13. (DNS) 11H-Spencer Hughes

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[5]; 4. 311A-Ashton Winger[3]; 5. 12D-Doug Drown[7]; 6. 18J-Chase Junghans[9]; 7. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[4]; 8. 66C-Matt Cosner[6]; 9. 27X-Ray Cook[11]; 10. 4S-Danny Snyder[13]; 11. 18S-David Seibers[10]; 12. 36-Matt Irey[8]; 13. 44H-Dave Hess Jr[12]

MyRacePass Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[7]; 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee[1]; 3. 24D-Michael Brown[4]; 4. 14B-John Baker[3]; 5. 6T-Tim Dohm[6]; 6. 2D-Dan Stone[10]; 7. 14G-Joe Godsey[5]; 8. C4-Freddie Carpenter[12]; 9. 6S-Blake Spencer[8]; 10. 51-Dean Carpenter[9]; 11. 4B-Richie Edwards[13]; 12. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich[11]; 13. 5-Mark Whitener[2]

Fast Shafts Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 2. 0E-Rick Eckert[2]; 3. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[4]; 5. 58-Ross Bailes[5]; 6. 9-Devin Moran[7]; 7. 00S-Jesse Stovall[9]; 8. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[6]; 9. 20B-Todd Brennan[8]; 10. 311-Ken Monahan[13]; 11. 51B-Brandon Carpenter[11]; 12. 27J-Joe Denby[10]; 13. (DNS) 212-Josh Putnam

LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 3. 8-Kyle Strickler[7]; 4. 54-David Breazeale[8]; 5. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[1]; 6. 18X-Michael Page[11]; 7. 40C-Joel Callahan[9]; 8. 00H-Wil Herrington[5]; 9. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[10]; 10. 3W-Brennon Willard[20]; 11. 94M-Jason Miller[15]; 12. 14R-Jeff Roth[19]; 13. 8A-Rob Anderzack[17]; 14. 1G-Ryan King[13]; 15. 2X-Devin Dixon[14]; 16. 71-Hudson O’Neal[4]; 17. 111-Steven Roberts[12]; 18. 7R-Ross Robinson[6]; 20. (DNS) 29-Larry Grube

UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 311A-Ashton Winger[2]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 3. 14-Josh Richards[3]; 4. 18J-Chase Junghans[6]; 5. 33-Jeff Mathews[15]; 6. 81-Jason Riggs[7]; 7. 12D-Doug Drown[4]; 8. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[8]; 9. 44H-Dave Hess Jr[20]; 10. 66C-Matt Cosner[10]; 11. 4S-Danny Snyder[14]; 12. 36-Matt Irey[18]; 13. 27X-Ray Cook[12]; 14. 995-Manny Falcon[13]; 15. 48-Colton Flinner[11]; 16. KB0-Kerry King[17]; 17. 1ST-Johnny Scott[5]; 18. 111M-Matthew Lux[9]; 19. J8-Jadon Frame[21]; 20. 18S-David Seibers[16]; 21. (DNS) 11H-Spencer Hughes

Wrisco Industries B-Main #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 16-Tyler Bruening[2]; 2. 58-Ross Bailes[4]; 3. 2D-Dan Stone[5]; 4. 00S-Jesse Stovall[8]; 5. 6T-Tim Dohm[3]; 6. 20B-Todd Brennan[12]; 7. 14G-Joe Godsey[7]; 8. 6S-Blake Spencer[11]; 9. 27J-Joe Denby[18]; 10. 212-Josh Putnam[19]; 11. 51B-Brandon Carpenter[16]; 12. 4B-Richie Edwards[15]; 13. 14B-John Baker[1]; 14. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[10]; 15. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich[17]; 16. C4-Freddie Carpenter[9]; 17. 9-Devin Moran[6]; 18. (DNS) 51-Dean Carpenter; 19. (DNS) 311-Ken Monahan; 20. (DNS) 5-Mark Whitener

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (40 Laps):

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 9 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $7,000
2 5 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $3,500
3 7 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,000
4 11 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL $1,500
5 3 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $1,400
6 15 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,300
7 14 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr Adel, IA $1,200
8 24 58 Ross Bailes Clover, SC $1,100
9 17 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $1,000
10 20 311A Ashton Winger Senoia, GA $950
11 22 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $900
12 18 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $850
13 6 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $800
14 26 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $750
15 28 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $225
16 2 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $700
17 21 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $700
18 23 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $700
19 16 24D Michael Brown Lancaster, SC $650
20 4 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $625
21 13 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $625
22 10 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $600
23 19 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $600
24 27 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $100
25 25 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $600
26 1 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $600
27 8 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $600
28 12 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $600
29 30 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $100
30 29 00H Wil Herrington Hawkinsville, GA $100


Race Statistics
Entrants
: 78
Lap Leaders: Bobby Pierce (Laps 1 – 2); Brian Shirley (Laps 3 – 6); Stormy Scott (Laps 7 – 40)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Stormy Scott
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Stormy Scott
Margin of Victory: 0.756 seconds
Cautions: Tyler Erb (Lap 4); Tyler Bruening (Lap 13); Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, Ken Monahan, Devin Moran, Tanner English, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson Jr., Hudson O’Neal (Lap 13); Josh Richards, Tyler Erb, Hudson O’ Neal (Lap 14)
Series Provisionals: Josh Richards, Devin Moran
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Hudson O’Neal, Wil Herrington, Chase Junghans
Track Provisionals: n/a
Berry Barn Pole Award: Boom Briggs
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Stormy Scott, Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie
Penske Shocks Top 5: Stormy Scott, Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Frank Heckenast Jr, Brian Shirley
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Ross Bailes (Advanced 16 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tyler Erb
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Stormy Scott (34 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Overton
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: n/a
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Stormy Scott (Lap #16 – 16.815 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Josh Richards
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Adam Hanfoosh (Stormy Scott)
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Brandon Overton
Time of Race: 36 minutes 11 seconds

 

-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Press Release
-Photo Credit: Longhorn Chassis

Scott Records First Career Lucas Oil LM Win