Pierce Pulls Off Lucas Oil Win at Magnolia

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Bobby Pierce dominated the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series opening night of the 2020 General Tire Clash at the Mag – presented by Big River Steel on Thursday Night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Piece led wire-to-wire in the 25 lap feature to kick off the weekend.

 For the Illinois native, it was his first win of the season as he became the 11th different winner in 16 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events this year. Pierce had a healthy lead throughout the race and cruised to the victory. His win came ahead of a torrid battle for second on back that saw current series point leader Jimmy Owens finish in second followed by Ross Bailes, Shane Clanton, and Tyler Erb.

 Pierce got to the lead at the start of the race while the race for second raged on behind him. Owens and Bailes went back-and-forth several times in the race for second. Owens was finally able to wrestle second-place from Bailes on the 23rd lap.

 The 23-year-old Pierce went to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Victory Lane for the 11th time in his career. “The way the night started; I was not happy. We were bad in qualifying. All-in-all it was a great ending to the night, this is our first win of 2020. This Pierce car with Advanced Shocks has been working well. I want to thank my crew and my family.”

 “It feels great to get that first win, but it’s 100 laps here on Saturday, it’s going to be a little different.  We had just got to get a little better. I feel like when I got to those lapped cars I was struggling a little bit. I saw my dad giving me signals and the sticks were getting closer together at the end. I messed up a couple of times and with this type of field of cars, you cannot do that too many times. It feels to get that monkey off our back.”

 Owens finished in second, and was happy with another podium finish, “After they worked the track there were crumbs on the bottom and I didn’t get off to a good start. It did not pack in as good as the top. Me and Ross had a good race. We just raced around the top and really couldn’t move around like we wanted to.  We will come back tomorrow night and try to pick up one more spot.”

Bailes took home the third spot in the Lamm Autosports/Rocket. “Thanks to Kemp Lamm for letting me drive his car. I thought we had something for him [Pierce] in the beginning. Congrats to Bobby on the win and thank you to Jimmy for racing me clean.

” The winner’s Pierce Platinum Chassis is sponsored by Hoker Trucking, Premier Waste Services, Allgayer Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, Viper Risk Management, First Spear, and Advanced Racing Suspensions. 

Completing the top ten were Billy Moyer, Tim McCreadie, Timothy Culp, Hudson O’Neal, and Josh Richards.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
General Tire Clash at the Mag – presented by Big River Steel
Thursday, June 18th, 2020
Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS

Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Jimmy Owens / 13.23 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Frank Heckenast Jr. / 13.532 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):  1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 3. 9-Devin Moran[2]; 4. 49-Jonathan Davenport[4]; 5. 86B-Brian Rickman[5]; 6. R5-Hunter Rasdon[7]; 7. 84-Austin Smith[6]; 8. 1BJ-BJ Robinson[8]; 9. 3-Luke Bennett[9]; 10. (DNS) Z6-Zach Combs

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):  1. 1T-Tyler Erb[2]; 2. 10J-Joseph Joiner[3]; 3. 4M-Michael Arnold[1]; 4. 1ST-Johnny Scott[4]; 5. 1C-Chad Thrash[5]; 6. 14M-Morgan Bagley[6]; 7. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[7]; 8. 92M-Chad Mallett[9]; 9. 31-Nick Thrash[8]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 2. 21M-Billy Moyer Sr[4]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[5]; 4. 86R-Rick Rickman[1]; 5. 1G-Devin Gilpin[7]; 6. 00-Jesse Stovall[8]; 7. 34-Doug Sanchagrin[6]; 8. 86-Kyle Beard[3]; 9. 6R-Robbie Stuart[9]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[3]; 2. 90-Neil Baggett[4]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[2]; 4. 14-Josh Richards[8]; 5. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[1]; 6. 16-Tyler Bruening[5]; 7. 36-Logan Martin[6]; 8. 111-Steven Roberts[7]; 9. G4-Shelby Sheedy[9]

General Tire Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1B-Ross Bailes[1]; 2. C8-Timothy Culp[2]; 3. 71-Hudson O’Neal[3]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[5]; 5. 33-Scott Dedwylder[7]; 6. 54-David Breazeale[6]; 7. 21B-Chris Brown[4]; 8. 14G-Joe Godsey[8]; 9. 48-Jamie Elam[9]

Big River Steel Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 11J-Drew Armstrong[1]; 2. 11H-Spencer Hughes[2]; 3. 50-Shanon Buckingham[6]; 4. 18X-Michael Page[7]; 5. 2S-Stormy Scott[4]; 6. 212-Josh Putnam[5]; 7. 33C-Eric Cooley[3]; 8. 7D-David Payne[9]; 9. 25M-Justin Mcree[8]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer):  1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 1ST-Johnny Scott[2]; 3. R5-Hunter Rasdon[5]; 4. 1C-Chad Thrash[4]; 5. 84-Austin Smith[7]; 6. 14M-Morgan Bagley[6]; 7. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[8]; 8. 86B-Brian Rickman[3]; 9. 31-Nick Thrash[12]; 10. 92M-Chad Mallett[10]; 11. 1BJ-BJ Robinson[9]; 12. (DNS) 3-Luke Bennett; 13. (DNS) Z6-Zach Combs

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 14-Josh Richards[2]; 2. 86R-Rick Rickman[1]; 3. 16-Tyler Bruening[6]; 4. 00-Jesse Stovall[5]; 5. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[4]; 6. 1G-Devin Gilpin[3]; 7. 36-Logan Martin[8]; 8. 86-Kyle Beard[9]; 9. 111-Steven Roberts[10]; 10. G4-Shelby Sheedy[12]; 11. 34-Doug Sanchagrin[7]; 12. 6R-Robbie Stuart[11]

Arizona Sport Shirts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 33-Scott Dedwylder[3]; 2. 18X-Michael Page[2]; 3. 81E-Tanner English[1]; 4. 212-Josh Putnam[6]; 5. 54-David Breazeale[5]; 6. 2S-Stormy Scott[4]; 7. 21B-Chris Brown[7]; 8. 33C-Eric Cooley[8]; 9. 14G-Joe Godsey[9]; 10. 7D-David Payne[10]; 11. 48-Jamie Elam[11]; 12. (DNS) 25M-Justin Mcree

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (25 Laps): 

PosStartCar #CompetitorHometownPay
1232Bobby PierceOakwood, IL$5,000
2120Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$3,000
341BRoss BailesClover, SC$2,000
4525Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$1,500
531TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX$1,250
61121MBilly Moyer SrBatesville, AR$1,000
71739Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$950
810C8Timothy CulpPrattsville, AR$900
91671Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$850
102014Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$800
11890Neil BaggettColumbus, MS$700
12740BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$600
13910JJoseph JoinerMilton, FL$600
141949Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$600
151211HSpencer HughesMeridian, MS$600
161850Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$600
172418XMichael PageWinston, GA$550
18611JDrew ArmstrongAlexander, AR$500
19154MMichael ArnoldHattiesburg, MS$500
201421Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR$500
21139Devin MoranDresden, OH$500
22221STJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$500
232133Scott DedwylderVossburg, MS$500
242386RRick RickmanColumbus, MS$500

Race Statistics
: 55
Lap Leaders: Bobby Pierce (Laps 1 – 25)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Bobby Pierce
Margin of Victory: 1.404 seconds
Cautions: Devin Moran (Lap 4)
Series Provisionals: n/a
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Bobby Pierce, Jimmy Owens, Ross Bailes
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race
: Tim McCreadie (Advanced 10 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jimmy Owens
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Bobby Pierce (25 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: n/a
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Pierce Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Ross Bailes (Lap #3 – 15.3610 seconds)
STEEL-IT Tough Break of the Race: Devin Moran
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jimmy Owens
Time of Race: 09 minutes 29 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

PosCar #CompetitorHometownPointsPay
120Jimmy OwensNewport, TN2775$49,600
239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY2685$50,550
349Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA2635$53,300
41TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX2555$36,000
59Devin MoranDresden, OH2510$35,382
640BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL2485$37,075
714Josh RichardsShinnston, WV2455$35,575
825Shane ClantonZebulon, GA2410$30,350
921Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR2250$23,575
1081ETanner EnglishBenton, KY2075$17,300
111sBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL2055$52,700
121Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL2050$19,100
1371Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN1985$18,075
1450Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN1970$17,225
1516Tyler BrueningDecorah, IA1890$12,175
163sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL1865$19,375
1776Brandon OvertonEvans, GA1855$51,150
182SStormy ScottLas Cruces, NM1780$11,475

General Tire Clash at the Mag – presented by Big River Steel Point Standings:

PosCar #CompetitorHometownPoints
132Bobby PierceOakwood, IL250
220Jimmy OwensNewport, TN240
387Ross BailesClover, SC220
425Shane ClantonZebulon, GA210
51TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX205
621MBilly Moyer SrBatesville, AR200
739Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY195
8C8Timothy CulpPrattsville, AR190
971Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN185
1014Josh RichardsShinnston, WV180
1121xxxNeil BaggettColumbus, MS175
1240BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL170
1310JJoseph JoinerMilton, FL165
1449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA160
1511HSpencer HughesMeridian, MS155
1650Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN150
1718xMichael PageWinston, GA145
1811JDrew ArmstrongAlexander, AR140
194MMichael ArnoldHattiesburg, MS135
2021Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR130
2186RRick RickmanColumbus, MS125
211stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM125
2133Scott DedwylderVossburg, MS125
219Devin MoranDresden, OH125
25R5Hunter RasdonJonesboro, AR120
2599JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL120
2581ETanner EnglishBenton, KY120
2516Tyler BrueningDecorah, IA120
291CChad ThrashMeridian, MS115
290Jesse StovallBillings, MO115
29212Josh PutnamFlorence, AL115
3284Austin SmithRome, GA110
3254David BreazealeFour Corners, MS110
341GDevin GilpinColumbus, IN105
3414MMorgan BagleyGladewater, TX105
342SStormy ScottLas Cruces, NM105
371Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL100
3736Logan MartinWest Plains, MO100
3721BChris BrownSpring, TX100
4086Kyle BeardTrumann, AR95
4086BBrian RickmanColumbus, MS95
4033Eric CooleyFulton, MS95
4331Nick ThrashMeridian, MS90
4314GJoe GodseyEdinburgh, IN90
43111Steven RobertsSylvester, GA90
4692MChad MallettGreenbrier, AR85
46G4Shelby SheedyFrench Camp, MS85
467dDavid PayneCabot, AR85
4934Doug SanchagrinFlorence, MS80
491BJBJ RobinsonBossier City, LA80
4948Jamie ElamSenatobia, MS80
526RRobbie StuartDeridder, LA75
53Z6Zach CombsBay Minette, AL50
533Luke BennettEthel, LA50
5325MJustin McReeTuscaloosa, AL50

*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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