Stormy Scott Records First Career Lucas Dirt Win Thursday at East Bay

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Stormy Scott raced to his first career win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Thursday Night at East Bay Raceway Park as the 31-year-old New Mexico native took the lead on lap seven and never yielded the point in winning the 40-lap main event. It was the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series’ 100th-sanctioned event at East Bay, dating back to 2005.

 Scott, who started ninth in the field, came to the front quickly by passing Brian Shirley for the lead. Scott then marched on to become the fourth different winner in four series races this season. Kyle Bronson caught Scott in traffic but kept his line to finish second. Tim McCreadie had his first podium finish of the year taking third. Frank Heckenast Jr. was fourth, with Shirley taking fifth. 

Scott in Lucas Oil Victory Lane was relieved to get his first career series win. “I can’t thank everybody enough for helping us get here, especially all of our sponsors and all of my crew. We have probably had the roughest two years in late models that anyone could ever have. We started at the highest level and everybody thought were fools for doing that. I just can’t stand defeat and every time we got kicked in the side we just kept going. I want to thank my grandparents for this opportunity. During the race, I knew when I moved up the track a little bit I couldn’t steer, and I started watching in front of me and nobody up there could steer as well. I stayed on the bottom and if somebody got by me then they deserved it more than me.” 

Bronson finished second at his home track. “I think it was the hardest thing to do in my life to not leave that bottom. I feel like McCreadie is the best in the sport at hooking that bottom. I knew if I got off the bottom he [McCreadie] was going to get past me. Stormy did a heck of a job, he did everything he needed to do out there. I am pretty excited to see him win tonight, he has worked hard the last two years.

” McCreadie, in his best finish of the season took third.  “We just kind of persevered out there.  We were unbalanced. This is our second car. This is hard to do. You spent a lot of the night adapting to the way the track is. For us, we haven’t had a lot of side-bite and traction.” 

The winner’s Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Rancho Milagro Racing, Mesilla Valley Transportation, KBC Graphics, Bilstein Shocks, and Eagle Moon Farm. 

Completing the top ten were Mike Marlar, Ricky Thornton Jr., Ross Bailes, Brandon Overton, and Ashton Winger.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winter Nationals – Presented by Lucas Oil
Thursday, January 28, 2021
East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL
Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tim McCreadie / 14.790 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Bobby Pierce / 14.773 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 99B-Boom Briggs[3]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[4]; 4. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[2]; 5. 49-Jonathan Davenport[6]; 6. 00H-Wil Herrington[8]; 7. 8-Kyle Strickler[5]; 8. 40C-Joel Callahan[7]; 9. 18X-Michael Page[11]; 10. 1G-Ryan King[9]; 11. 94M-Jason Miller[13]; 12. 8A-Rob Anderzack[10]; 13. 14R-Jeff Roth[12]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 3S-Brian Shirley[2]; 2. 2S-Stormy Scott[1]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar[9]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[6]; 5. 71-Hudson O’Neal[3]; 6. 7R-Ross Robinson[4]; 7. 54-David Breazeale[10]; 8. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[8]; 9. 111-Steven Roberts[7]; 10. 2X-Devin Dixon[5]; 11. J8-Jadon Frame[11]; 12. 29-Larry Grube[12]; 13. 3W-Brennon Willard[13]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 2. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[5]; 3. 76-Brandon Overton[6]; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens[3]; 5. 14-Josh Richards[1]; 6. 1ST-Johnny Scott[4]; 7. 81-Jason Riggs[7]; 8. 111M-Matthew Lux[9]; 9. 48-Colton Flinner[8]; 10. 995-Manny Falcon[11]; 11. 33-Jeff Mathews[10]; 12. KB0-Kerry King[12]; 13. (DNS) 11H-Spencer Hughes

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[5]; 4. 311A-Ashton Winger[3]; 5. 12D-Doug Drown[7]; 6. 18J-Chase Junghans[9]; 7. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[4]; 8. 66C-Matt Cosner[6]; 9. 27X-Ray Cook[11]; 10. 4S-Danny Snyder[13]; 11. 18S-David Seibers[10]; 12. 36-Matt Irey[8]; 13. 44H-Dave Hess Jr[12]
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 Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[7]; 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee[1]; 3. 24D-Michael Brown[4]; 4. 14B-John Baker[3]; 5. 6T-Tim Dohm[6]; 6. 2D-Dan Stone[10]; 7. 14G-Joe Godsey[5]; 8. C4-Freddie Carpenter[12]; 9. 6S-Blake Spencer[8]; 10. 51-Dean Carpenter[9]; 11. 4B-Richie Edwards[13]; 12. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich[11]; 13. 5-Mark Whitener[2]

Fast Shafts Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 2. 0E-Rick Eckert[2]; 3. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[4]; 5. 58-Ross Bailes[5]; 6. 9-Devin Moran[7]; 7. 00S-Jesse Stovall[9]; 8. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[6]; 9. 20B-Todd Brennan[8]; 10. 311-Ken Monahan[13]; 11. 51B-Brandon Carpenter[11]; 12. 27J-Joe Denby[10]; 13. (DNS) 212-Josh Putnam

LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 3. 8-Kyle Strickler[7]; 4. 54-David Breazeale[8]; 5. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[1]; 6. 18X-Michael Page[11]; 7. 40C-Joel Callahan[9]; 8. 00H-Wil Herrington[5]; 9. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[10]; 10. 3W-Brennon Willard[20]; 11. 94M-Jason Miller[15]; 12. 14R-Jeff Roth[19]; 13. 8A-Rob Anderzack[17]; 14. 1G-Ryan King[13]; 15. 2X-Devin Dixon[14]; 16. 71-Hudson O’Neal[4]; 17. 111-Steven Roberts[12]; 18. 7R-Ross Robinson[6]; 20. (DNS) 29-Larry Grube

UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 311A-Ashton Winger[2]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 3. 14-Josh Richards[3]; 4. 18J-Chase Junghans[6]; 5. 33-Jeff Mathews[15]; 6. 81-Jason Riggs[7]; 7. 12D-Doug Drown[4]; 8. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[8]; 9. 44H-Dave Hess Jr[20]; 10. 66C-Matt Cosner[10]; 11. 4S-Danny Snyder[14]; 12. 36-Matt Irey[18]; 13. 27X-Ray Cook[12]; 14. 995-Manny Falcon[13]; 15. 48-Colton Flinner[11]; 16. KB0-Kerry King[17]; 17. 1ST-Johnny Scott[5]; 18. 111M-Matthew Lux[9]; 19. J8-Jadon Frame[21]; 20. 18S-David Seibers[16]; 21. (DNS) 11H-Spencer Hughes

Wrisco Industries B-Main #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 16-Tyler Bruening[2]; 2. 58-Ross Bailes[4]; 3. 2D-Dan Stone[5]; 4. 00S-Jesse Stovall[8]; 5. 6T-Tim Dohm[3]; 6. 20B-Todd Brennan[12]; 7. 14G-Joe Godsey[7]; 8. 6S-Blake Spencer[11]; 9. 27J-Joe Denby[18]; 10. 212-Josh Putnam[19]; 11. 51B-Brandon Carpenter[16]; 12. 4B-Richie Edwards[15]; 13. 14B-John Baker[1]; 14. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[10]; 15. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich[17]; 16. C4-Freddie Carpenter[9]; 17. 9-Devin Moran[6]; 18. (DNS) 51-Dean Carpenter; 19. (DNS) 311-Ken Monahan; 20. (DNS) 5-Mark Whitener

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (40 Laps): 

PosStartCar #CompetitorHometownPay
192SStormy ScottLas Cruces, NM$7,000
2540BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$3,500
3739Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$2,000
41199JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL$1,500
533SBrian ShirleyChatham, IL$1,400
615157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$1,300
71420RTRicky Thornton JrAdel, IA$1,200
82458Ross BailesClover, SC$1,100
91776Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$1,000
1020311AAshton WingerSenoia, GA$950
112281ETanner EnglishBenton, KY$900
12181SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$850
1361TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX$800
14269Devin MoranDresden, OH$750
152871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$225
16232Bobby PierceOakwood, IL$700
172116Tyler BrueningDecorah, IA$700
182320Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$700
191624DMichael BrownLancaster, SC$650
20425ZMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA$625
211321Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR$625
221022Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA$600
231949Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$600
24271Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL$100
252514Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$600
26199BBoom BriggsBear Lake, PA$600
27825Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$600
28120ERick EckertYork, PA$600
293018JChase JunghansManhattan, KS$100
302900HWil HerringtonHawkinsville, GA$100

Race Statistics
Entrants
: 78
Lap Leaders: Bobby Pierce (Laps 1 – 2); Brian Shirley (Laps 3 – 6); Stormy Scott (Laps 7 – 40)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Stormy Scott
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Stormy Scott
Margin of Victory: 0.756 seconds
Cautions: Tyler Erb (Lap 4); Tyler Bruening (Lap 13); Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, Ken Monahan, Devin Moran, Tanner English, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson Jr., Hudson O’Neal (Lap 13); Josh Richards, Tyler Erb, Hudson O’ Neal (Lap 14)
Series Provisionals: Josh Richards, Devin Moran
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Hudson O’Neal, Wil Herrington, Chase Junghans
Track Provisionals: n/a
Berry Barn Pole Award: Boom Briggs
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Stormy Scott, Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie
Penske Shocks Top 5: Stormy Scott, Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Frank Heckenast Jr, Brian Shirley
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Ross Bailes (Advanced 16 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tyler Erb
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Stormy Scott (34 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Overton
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: n/a
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Stormy Scott (Lap #16 – 16.815 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Josh Richards
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Adam Hanfoosh (Stormy Scott)
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Brandon Overton
Time of Race: 36 minutes 11 seconds

Lucas Oil Point Standings:

PosCar #CompetitorHometownPointsPay
176Brandon OvertonEvans, GA825$7,500
21TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX820$9,150
39Devin MoranDresden, OH785$10,100
440BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL755$7,250
51sBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL740$6,850
6157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN740$5,950
771Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN730$6,925
83sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL725$5,250
981ETanner EnglishBenton, KY700$4,100
1099JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL675$3,100
1156JRTony Jackson JrLebanon, MO650$2,050
1214Josh RichardsShinnston, WV620$4,400
1339Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY610$4,700
1449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA605$4,000
1520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN600$5,800
161Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL600$3,400
172sStormy ScottLas Cruces, NM590$7,300
1822Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA580$2,900
1925Shane ClantonZebulon, GA575$3,600
2025zMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA550$1,775

Wrisco Winternationals Point Standings:

PosCar #CompetitorHometownPointsPay
176Brandon OvertonEvans, GA825$7,500
21TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX820$9,150
39Devin MoranDresden, OH785$10,100
440BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL755$7,250
51sBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL740$6,850
6157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN740$5,950
771Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN730$6,925
83sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL725$5,250
981ETanner EnglishBenton, KY700$4,100
1099JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL675$3,100
1156JRTony Jackson JrLebanon, MO650$2,050
1214Josh RichardsShinnston, WV620$4,400
1339Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY610$4,700
1449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA605$4,000
1520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN600$5,800
161Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL600$3,400
172sStormy ScottLas Cruces, NM590$7,300
1822Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA580$2,900
1925Shane ClantonZebulon, GA575$3,600
2025zMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA550$1,775

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

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