Home | Help | Search | Login

Welcome, Guest. Please Login 11/17/19 at 9:45am


KEIZER



Pages: 1
Lucas Oil Series at East Bay Raceway Park - 2/16 Results (1) (Read 7340 times)
LMR
LMR Admin
*****
Offline

Latemodelracer.com

Posts: 14878
United States
Lucas Oil Series at East Bay Raceway Park - 2/16 Results (1)
02/16/13 at 3:24pm
 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
East Bay Raceway Park
February 16, 2013
________________________________________

Owens Overtakes O'Neal to Win Day Race at East Bay Raceway Park



LOLMDS PR
TAMPA, FL (February 16) - Jimmy Owens passed race leader, Don O'Neal on lap 16 and went on the take the $7,000 main event at East Bay Raceway Park Saturday afternoon. The race was originally scheduled for Thursday Night, but was rained out. The win marks the second victory at EBRP for the 2-time and reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion.
 
O'Neal and Dennis Erb Jr. battled it out for the first 15 laps, with Erb officially leading lap 9. Erb had a flat on lap 15, bringing out the first caution of the race. Owens, who started fifth passed O'Neal on the outside after the restart. Owens then led the rest of the race and picked up his second career win at East Bay and the 37th series win of his career. O'Neal came home in second, followed by Eric Jacobsen, John Blankenship, and Vic Coffey.
 
"For a day race, the track was really great! The crew went out and worked it after the rain delay and there were enough crumbs out there to give everybody traction for the first part of the race," said the driver of the Mike Reece-owned, Reece Monument Company, Bloomquist Race Cars Ford. "From where we started, I figured that I needed to get to the front before the track took rubber. I saw Erb running up top and I don't know what happened to him. John (Blankenship) and I had a really good race for second. I was finally able to clear him and was able to catch O'Neal and pass him for the lead."
 
O'Neal was looking for his second straight win week, but came up just a car-length short. He commented: "I left the door open in turn one and I knew I was in trouble. Our car has really been great this week, I knew once Owens was in front it was going to be hard to pass him back. We will take second and work towards tonight's race!"


 
Jacobsen recorded his second podium finish of the week with a solid third place. "We have got this place figured out, but we just can't seem to close the deal and get a win here. I haven't run as much over the few years as these [Lucas Oil] guys. They race so much more than me, but the car feels good and maybe tonight we can end the week on a good note."

In preliminary action, Jimmy Owens set the overall RedBuck Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 34 entrants, with a lap of 15.346 seconds. Dennis Erb Jr. set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.672 seconds. Don O'Neal, John Blankenship, Dennis Erb Jr., and Eric Jacobsen won their respective Heat Races. Jared Landers and Tyler Reddick won their respective B-Mains. Leon Henderson was the PRC Strawberry Dash-Draw Winner, Henderson was drawn at random from a pool of eligible drivers due to rain delay and condensed format.
 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday Day (Thursday's Make-Up Event), February 16th, 2013
37th Annual DART Winternationals
East Bay Raceway Park - Tampa, FL

A-Main
1 5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $10,000
2 1 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
3 4 5J Eric Jacobsen Watsonville, CA
4 3 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
5 6 32c Vic Coffey Caledonia, NY
6 9 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
7 20 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR
8 10 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
9 16 28 Eddie Carrier Jr. Salt Rock, WV
10 8 7L Jerry Lierly Camp Point, IL
11 18 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
12 21 54 David Breazeale Philadelphia, MS
13 7 11h Austin Hubbard Seaford, DE
14 25 4-Ds Chad Hollenbeck Montrose, PA
15 14 32s Chad Stapleton Edinburgh, IN
15 22 1B Doug Blashe Marion, WI
17 13 99 Donnie Moran Dresden, OH
18 11 64 Braden Mitchell Russellville, AL
19 2 28e Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL
20 15 81JR Jason Riggs Harrisburg, IL
21 24 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB
22 23 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
23 26 10 Leon Henderson Laurel, MS
24 12 16 Justin Rattliff Campbellsville, KY
25 19 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
26 17 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis, Donnie Moran, David Breazeale, Jared Landers, Devin Moran, Nick Davis
 
Heat Race #2 (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): John Blankenship, Austin Hubbard, Braden Mitchell, Jason Riggs, Jason McBride, Scott Bloomquist, Chad Hollenbeck, Brad Malcuit, James O'Hara
 
Heat Race #3 (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Dennis Erb Jr., Vic Coffey, Bobby Pierce, Chad Stapleton, Billy Moyer Jr., Doug Blashe, Doug Drown, Scott Phillips, Bob Geiger
 
Heat Race #4 (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Eric Jacobsen, Jerry Lierly, Justin Rattliff, Eddie Carrier Jr., Tyler Reddick, Ricky Weiss, Stormy Scott, Leon Henderson
 
B-Main #1 (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jared Landers, Scott Bloomquist, David Breazeale, Jason McBride, Devin Moran, Nick Davis, Chad Hollenbeck, James O'Hara, Brad Malcuit-DNS

B-Main #2 (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tyler Reddick, Billy Moyer Jr., Doug Blashe, Ricky Weiss, Doug Drown, Stormy Scott, Leon Henderson, Scott Phillips, Bob Geiger
 
PRC Strawberry Draw Winner: Leon Henderson

Fast Time Group A: Jimmy Owens / 15.346 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Dennis Erb Jr. / 15.672 seconds
Back to top
 
 

WWW   IP Logged
LMR
LMR Admin
*****
Offline

Latemodelracer.com

Posts: 14878
United States
Re: Lucas Oil Series at East Bay Raceway Park - 2/16 Results (1)
Reply #1 - 02/17/13 at 12:51am
 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
East Bay Raceway Park
February 16, 2013
________________________________________

Event Photos courtesy of Mike Ruefer















Back to top
 
 

WWW   IP Logged
LMR
LMR Admin
*****
Offline

Latemodelracer.com

Posts: 14878
United States
Re: Lucas Oil Series at East Bay Raceway Park - 2/16 Results (1)
Reply #2 - 02/17/13 at 1:03am
 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
East Bay Raceway Park
February 16, 2013
________________________________________

Event Photos courtesy of Rick Warren















Back to top
 
 

WWW   IP Logged
Pages: 1






Latemodelracer.com » Powered by YaBB 2.2.3!
YaBB © 2000-2008. All Rights Reserved.