Jimmy Owens Claims 2020 GEICO TV Race Challenge

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This year’s winner of the GEICO TV Race Challenge on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, had eight wins, 25 top five finishes, and 29 top ten finishes – out of the 38 events included in this point category. The 2020 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, added a $10,000 bonus to his overall season earnings by winning this point category in 2020.  

“I appreciate the opportunity to earn more money with the GEICO TV Race Challenge.  It’s a nice bonus at the end of the year,” stated this year’s National Champion. “I would also like to thank my crew, Cody Mallory, Jeff “Mullett” Strope, and Kurt Owens. I would also like to thank Melissa and Nathan, Leon, Becky, and Dereck Ramirez, Gary Williams, Justin Talley, Chris Fox, and all of my sponsors.” Owens’ Ramirez Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and is sponsored by Reece Monument Company, Tommy Pope Construction, Boomtest Well Service, General Tire, Red Line Oil, Ohlins Shocks, Champion Spark Plugs, and Midwest Sheet Metal

. The TV Race Challenge awarded points to drivers at the 38 televised events, within the series schedule. Owens will receive a $10,000 bonus for his win in this point category, while Tim McCreadie and Josh Richards, who finished second and third behind Owens, will also receive $2,500 and $1,500 respectively.

 To learn more about GEICO, visit their website at: www.geico.com. To learn more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit www.lucasdirt.com.  

2020 GEICO TV Race Challenge Events:February 1st – Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing presented by General Tire – Golden Isles Speedway – $12,000 – Tim McCreadie

February 3rd – 44th Annual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil – East Bay Raceway Park – $5,000 – Devin Moran

February 4th – 44th Annual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil – East Bay Raceway Park – $5,000 – Brandon Sheppard

February 5th – 44th Annual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil – East Bay Raceway Park – $7,000 – Tim McCreadie

February 6th – 44th Annual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil – East Bay Raceway Park – $7,000 – Brandon Sheppard

February 7th – 44th Annual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil – East Bay Raceway Park – $12,000 – Mason Zeigler

February 8th – 44th Annual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil – East Bay Raceway Park – $12,000 – Brandon Sheppard

February 9th –  Lucas Oil Winternationals presented by GEICO – All-Tech Raceway – $10,000 – Jonathan Davenport

May 19th – Lucas Oil Reopen Tour – Golden Isles Speedway – $7,000 – Jimmy Owens

May 20th – Lucas Oil Reopen Tour – Golden Isles Speedway – $7,000  – Kyle Bronson

May 21st – Lucas Oil Reopen Tour – Golden Isles Speedway – $7,000 – Josh Richards

May 25th – Lucas Oil Reopen Tour – East Bay Raceway Park – $7,000 – Jonathan DavenportMay 26th – Lucas Oil Reopen Tour – East Bay Raceway Park – $7,000 – Brandon Overton

May 27th – Lucas Oil Reopen Tour – East Bay Raceway Park – $7,000 – Brandon Overton


June 12th – 22nd Annual Grassy Smith Memorial – Cherokee Speedway – $12,000 – Ross Bailes

June 13th – Mountain Moonshine Classic – Smoky Mountain Speedway – $15,000 – Brandon Overton


June 18th – Clash at the Mag presented by Big River Steel – Magnolia Motor Speedway – $5,000 – Bobby Pierce


June 19th – Clash at the Mag presented by Big River Steel – $5,000 – Jimmy Owens


June 20th – Clash at the Mag presented by Big River Steel – $15,000 – Jimmy Owens


July 10th – General Tire Summer Sizzler Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs – Florence Speedway – $12,000 – Earl Pearson Jr.


July 13th – Truck Country 50 – 300 Raceway – $10,000 – Josh Richards

July 17th – NAPA Know How 50 – Tri-City Speedway – $12,000 – Tyler Erb

July 18th – 28th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 – Lucas Oil Speedway – $20,000 – Payton Looney

July 19th – 14th Annual Diamond Nationals – Lucas Oil Speedway – $12,000 – Chris Ferguson

July 23rd – Dirt Track Bank Go 50 – I-80 Speedway – $12,000 – Jimmy Owens


July 24th & 25th – 10th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals – I-80 Speedway – $53,000 – Brandon Sheppard


August 12th – 34th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial – Florence Speedway – $12,000 – Jimmy Owens

August 13th – Sunoco North/South Shootout – Florence Speedway – $10,000 – Mike Marlar


August 14th & 15th – 38th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 – Florence Speedway – $50,000 – Tim McCreadie

August 20th – 28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 – Batesville Motor Speedway – $5,000 – Tim McCreadie

August 21st – 28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 – Batesville Motor Speedway – $5,000 – Jimmy Owens


August 22nd – 28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 – Batesville Motor Speedway – $40,000 – Jimmy Owens

August 27th – The Rumble by the River #1 – Port Royal Speedway – $10,000 – Tim McCreadie


August 29th – The Rumble by the River #3 – Port Royal Speedway – $15,000 – Kyle Larson


September 17th – Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals – I-80 Speedway – $7,000 – Kyle Strickler

September 18th – Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals – I-80 Speedway – $7,000 – Jimmy Owens


September 19th – Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals – I-80 Speedway – $30,000 – Tim McCreadie


October 16th & 17th – 40th Annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima Batteries – Portsmouth Raceway Park – $100,000 – Brandon Sheppard

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Lucas Oil Championship Points:

PosCar #CompetitorHometownPointsPay
120Jimmy OwensNewport, TN7940$280,950
239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY7560$249,200
349Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA7375$145,320
414Josh RichardsShinnston, WV7295$144,460
51TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX7110$125,814
625Shane ClantonZebulon, GA6780$103,450
740BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL6690$97,015
89Devin MoranDresden, OH6690$96,940
981ETanner EnglishBenton, KY6455$71,755
101Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL6390$108,525
1121Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR6375$86,355
1216Tyler BrueningDecorah, IA5650$47,275
1371Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN5505$60,930
142sStormy ScottLas Cruces, NM5375$40,145

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