Tyler Erb Wins Tuesday Thriller at East Bay

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series,

Tyler Erb made a late-race pass on Brandon Overton to win Tuesday Night’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at East Bay Raceway Park. A caution flew on the final lap for Brandon Sheppard just before the checkered flag, setting up a duel between Erb and Overton for the top of the podium. The victory for Erb was his 10th career win in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Competition, his third career win at “The Clay by the Bay”, and his third overall win of 2021. 

Shirley jumped to the lead at the start of the race and led the first nine laps. Overton moved up from his fifth starting spot to grab the lead. A three-car battle for the lead ensued between Overton, Shirley, and Erb for the remainder of the race. 

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time this season Erb commented that the finish would have made for a great television ending. “I thought that would have made a great tv thing. We were able to pull through. It made my heart skip a beat when I headed to the checkered and then the caution came out. I was not happy about that. We definitely had to work for everything we have gotten this week. I can’t thank the crew enough for all they do. Eric Brock gave me the opportunity of a lifetime to drive his car and we hope to be in for a long time.” 

Overton was in the hunt once again for a victory at the 1/3 mile oval track. “It’s just hard to make that right call every night on the car because the track changes so much. We just want to keep it on the podium.” 

Shirley was the overall fastest qualifier for the 74 entrants and was looking for his first career win in the series and at East Bay but came home third. “I don’t have a ton of experience here. We have run just a few times up front. It is not one of my better tracks. I was set up for the track to get a little blacker where I could steer a little better. I couldn’t hug the corners where I needed to.” 

The winner’s Eric and Kelly Brock-owned Best Performance Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and is sponsored by Industrial Resourcing Group, Roberts Bee Company, First Class Septic, Bazell Race Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, Sunoco Race Fuels, Keyser, Franklin Enterprises, KBC Graphics, Boxo, and Corey Frazier State Farm Insurance.  

Completing the top ten were Tanner English, Johnny Scott, Hudson O’Neal, Devin Moran, and Tyler Bruening.


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winter Nationals – Presented by Lucas Oil
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL

Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tanner English / 14.499 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Brian Shirley / 14.256 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 81E-Tanner English[1]; 2. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[2]; 3. 16-Tyler Bruening[3]; 4. 49-Jonathan Davenport[5]; 5. 7R-Ross Robinson[4]; 6. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[10]; 7. 36-Matt Irey[6]; 8. 14R-Jeff Roth[13]; 9. 29-Larry Grube[12]; 10. J8-Jadon Frame[7]; 11. 33J-Jeff Mathews[9]; 12. 17D-Zack Dohm[8]; 13. C4-Freddie Carpenter[11]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[4]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 4. 157-Mike Marlar[3]; 5. 11H-Spencer Hughes[7]; 6. 111-Steven Roberts[8]; 7. 19R-Ryan Gustin[5]; 8. 2D-Dan Stone[6]; 9. 4B-Richie Edwards[11]; 10. 111M-Matthew Lux[12]; 11. 99B-Boom Briggs[10]; 12. 1G-Ryan King[9]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 2. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[2]; 3. 9-Devin Moran[4]; 4. 54-David Breazeale[3]; 5. 14-Josh Richards[5]; 6. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[7]; 7. 00H-Wil Herrington[9]; 8. 00S-Jesse Stovall[6]; 9. 48-Colton Flinner[12]; 10. 311-Ken Monahan[8]; 11. 18J-Chase Junghans[10]; 12. 7T-Drake Troutman[11]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 3S-Brian Shirley[1]; 2. 71-Hudson O’Neal[3]; 3. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[4]; 4. 8-Kyle Strickler[5]; 5. 0E-Rick Eckert[2]; 6. 12D-Doug Drown[6]; 7. 14B-John Baker[8]; 8. 66C-Matt Cosner[7]; 9. 51-Dean Carpenter[10]; 10. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[9]; 11. 3W-Brennon Willard[12]; 12. 94M-Jason Miller[11]; 13. (DNS) 212-Josh Putnam
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 Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee[4]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[2]; 4. 311A-Ashton Winger[5]; 5. 20-Jimmy Owens[3]; 6. 20B-Todd Brennan[6]; 7. 81-Jason Riggs[7]; 8. 4S-Danny Snyder[8]; 9. 27J-Joe Denby[12]; 10. 2S-Stormy Scott[10]; 11. 8A-Rob Anderzack[9]; 12. 995-Manny Falcon[11]
Fast Shafts
 Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 3. 1ST-Johnny Scott[6]; 4. 40C-Joel Callahan[5]; 5. 385-Mark Whitener[7]; 6. 44H-Dave Hess Jr[3]; 7. 14G-Joe Godsey[9]; 8. 18S-David Seibers[8]; 9. 6S-Blake Spencer[11]; 10. 24D-Michael Brown[4]; 11. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich[10]; 12. 51B-Brandon Carpenter[12]

LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[2]; 2. 11H-Spencer Hughes[4]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[5]; 5. 7R-Ross Robinson[3]; 6. 111M-Matthew Lux[14]; 7. 36-Matt Irey[7]; 8. 4B-Richie Edwards[12]; 9. 99B-Boom Briggs[16]; 10. 14R-Jeff Roth[9]; 11. 33J-Jeff Mathews[15]; 12. 1G-Ryan King[18]; 13. 19R-Ryan Gustin[8]; 14. 111-Steven Roberts[6]; 15. J8-Jadon Frame[13]; 16. 2D-Dan Stone[10]; 17. 29-Larry Grube[11]; 18. (DNS) 17D-Zack Dohm; 19. (DNS) C4-Freddie Carpenter

UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 8-Kyle Strickler[2]; 2. 14-Josh Richards[3]; 3. 0E-Rick Eckert[4]; 4. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[5]; 5. 14B-John Baker[8]; 6. 51-Dean Carpenter[12]; 7. 12D-Doug Drown[6]; 8. 00H-Wil Herrington[7]; 9. 18J-Chase Junghans[15]; 10. 00S-Jesse Stovall[9]; 11. 48-Colton Flinner[11]; 12. 311-Ken Monahan[13]; 13. 94M-Jason Miller[18]; 14. 66C-Matt Cosner[10]; 15. 3W-Brennon Willard[16]; 16. 54-David Breazeale[1]; 17. 7T-Drake Troutman[17]; 18. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[14]; 19. (DNS) 212-Josh Putnam

Wrisco Industries B-Main #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 385-Mark Whitener[4]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[3]; 3. 311A-Ashton Winger[1]; 4. 2S-Stormy Scott[13]; 5. 40C-Joel Callahan[2]; 6. 27J-Joe Denby[11]; 7. 8A-Rob Anderzack[15]; 8. 6S-Blake Spencer[12]; 9. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich[16]; 10. 18S-David Seibers[10]; 11. 14G-Joe Godsey[8]; 12. 4S-Danny Snyder[9]; 13. 51B-Brandon Carpenter[18]; 14. (DNS) 44H-Dave Hess Jr; 15. (DNS) 81-Jason Riggs; 16. (DNS) 24D-Michael Brown; 17. (DNS) 995-Manny Falcon; 18. (DNS) 20B-Todd Brennan

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (30 Laps): 

PosStartCar #CompetitorHometownPay
191TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX$5,000
2576Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$3,000
323SBrian ShirleyChatham, IL$2,000
42314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$1,500
5340BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$1,000
6181ETanner EnglishBenton, KY$800
7181STJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$750
8871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$700
9179Devin MoranDresden, OH$650
101316Tyler BrueningDecorah, IA$600
111125ZMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA$550
122999JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL$100
132856JRTony Jackson JrLebanon, MO$100
142549Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$500
15776BBlair NothdurftRenner, SD$500
161521Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR$500
173000HWil HerringtonHawkinsville, GA$100
182211HSpencer HughesMeridian, MS$500
1941SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$500
201620RTRicky Thornton JrAdel, IA$500
21208Kyle StricklerMooresville, NC$500
22272SStormy ScottLas Cruces, NM$100
23261Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL$500
24625Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$500
2521385Mark WhitenerMiddleburg, FL$500
262420Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$500
2719157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$500
281239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$500
291022Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA$500
301428EDennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL$500

Race Statistics
Entrants
: 74
Lap Leaders: Brian Shirley (Laps 1 – 9); Brandon Overton (Laps 10 – 27); Tyler Erb (laps 28 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Margin of Victory: 0.200 seconds
Cautions: Tim McCreadie, Frank Heckenast Jr., Shane Clanton, Gregg Satterlee, Mark Whitener, Tyler Bruening (Lap 1); Mike Marlar (Lap 2); Jimmy Owens, Frank Heckenast Jr., Kyle Strickler (Lap 3); Shane Clanton (Lap 8); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 14); Brandon Sheppard (Lap 29)
Series Provisionals: Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson Jr.
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Stormy Scott, Tony Jackson Jr., Frank Heckenast Jr., Wil Herrington
Track Provisionals: n/a
Berry Barn Pole Award: Tanner English
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tyler Erb, Brandon Overton, Brian Shirley
Penske Shocks Top 5: Tyler Erb, Brandon Overton, Brian Shirley, Josh Richards, Kyle Bronson
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Josh Richards (Advanced 17 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Devin Moran
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Brandon Overton (18 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: n/a
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Brandon Overton (Lap #16 – 14.830  seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Brandon Sheppard
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb)
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Hudson O’Neal
Time of Race: 29 minutes 59 seconds

Lucas Oil Point Standings:

PosCar #CompetitorHometownPointsPay
11TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX655$8,350
276Brandon OvertonEvans, GA640$6,500
39Devin MoranDresden, OH625$9,350
471Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN575$6,700
51sBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL570$6,000
6157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN540$4,650
756JRTony Jackson JrLebanon, MO540$1,950
840BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL525$3,750
981ETanner EnglishBenton, KY525$3,200
103sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL520$3,850
1114Josh RichardsShinnston, WV495$3,800
1249Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA480$3,400
131Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL475$3,300
1499JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL465$1,600
1520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN460$5,100
1622Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA455$2,300
1725Shane ClantonZebulon, GA450$3,000
1825zMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA420$1,150
1900HWil HerringtonHawkinsville, GA415$700
2018Chase JunghansManhattan, KS410$2,000

Wrisco Winternationals Point Standings:

PosCar #CompetitorHometownPointsPay
11TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX655$8,350
276Brandon OvertonEvans, GA640$6,500
39Devin MoranDresden, OH625$9,350
471Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN575$6,700
51sBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL570$6,000
6157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN540$4,650
756JRTony Jackson JrLebanon, MO540$1,950
840BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL525$3,750
981ETanner EnglishBenton, KY525$3,200
103sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL520$3,850
1114Josh RichardsShinnston, WV495$3,800
1249Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA480$3,400
131Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL475$3,300
1499JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL465$1,600
1520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN460$5,100
1622Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA455$2,300
1725Shane ClantonZebulon, GA450$3,000
1825zMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA420$1,150
1900HWil HerringtonHawkinsville, GA415$700
2018Chase JunghansManhattan, KS410$2,000

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

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