Richards Captures Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Truck Country 50 Monday At 300 Raceway

Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – FARLEY, IA – 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
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