Tyler Erb Gets First Lucas Oil Win of the Season at Muskingum County
(July 3, 2020) Tyler Erb earned his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of 2020 on Friday Night at the Muskingum County Speedway. The reigning series rookie-of-the-year took the lead from Jonathan Davenport on lap 44 and withstood a caution flag with two laps to go for the victory. He becomes the 12th different winner this year on the series tour. Devin Moran finished in second followed by Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Carpenter, and Hudson O'Neal.

Davenport started on the pole was hindered from running away with the first portion of the race as four cautions came out within the first nine laps of race. The race finally saw a long green flag stretch, and Davenport encountered heavy traffic quickly. Erb and several other drivers closed the gap on him, bringing chase as they maneuvered through the field of lap cars. Davenport held the point for the first 43 laps of the race until Erb passed him in traffic a lap later. Moran was able to also slip past Davenport on the same lap to gain the runner-up position.

With the win at Muskingum County, Erb becomes the 13th different winner in 14 appearances by the series at the Moran family-promoted facility. "I want to thank all of my crew. This deal is tough, it's not easy. In all honestly, I think we have had a better year as far as being consistent than last year. We are going to keep digging, we want to get that orange spoiler before the end of the year."

"This is almost one of my home tracks, I've stayed with Devin [Moran] several times. I have made many laps here with Donnie [Moran] to help me get better, but this is the first time I have turned competitive laps here. It seems like I've made 10 million laps here. I just want to thank the Moran family for everything they have done for me. This was my home shop for a while. This is just awesome," said the 23-year-old Texas native.

Moran was pleased with his runner-up finish before his hometown fans. "The track was pretty good; it's been 95 degrees all week. I was kind of hoping JD and Tyler would get into each other. I was going to roll around the top or diamond off the corner. Congrats to Tyler, he's been like my brother for like the last four years. He's never raced here, but people don't realize he's made a lot more laps than a lot of those other guys here tonight. I thought I might have had a chance with that last caution, but he [Erb] was so much better on the restarts."

Davenport, the 3-time and reigning series champion came home in third after leading the most laps during the race. "When I got to those couple of lap cars, they moved up to the top where I was running which was the fast line to be in. Even so, we had a really good car tonight. I think it's the best finish we have ever had here, so we will take it and move on to Portsmouth tomorrow night."

The winner's Eric and Kelly Brock/Best Performance Motorsports owned Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by Roberts Bee Company, First Class Septic, Franklin Enterprises, Industrial Resourcing Group, Integra, and Valvoline.

Completing the top ten were Jimmy Owens, Steve Casebolt, Tanner English, Billy Moyer Jr., and Kyle Bronson.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Freedom 50
Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Muskingum County Speedway - Zanesville, OH

Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Jimmy Owens / 15.204 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Tyler Erb / 15.544 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]; 2. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[4]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[6]; 4. 2S-Stormy Scott[3]; 5. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 6. 12D-Doug Drown[9]; 7. 71R-Rod Conley[7]; 8. 81-Jason Riggs[5]; 9. 88-Dustin Smith[8]

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 9-Devin Moran[1]; 2. 50-Shanon Buckingham[4]; 3. 28X-Tyler Carpenter[6]; 4. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[3]; 5. 20B-Todd Brennan[7]; 6. 16J-Jason Jameson[5]; 7. 2K-Kevin Smith[8]; 8. 57-Mike Marlar[2]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 1T-Tyler Erb[1]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[3]; 3. 72-Michael Norris[4]; 4. C9-Steve Casebolt[2]; 5. 16-Tyler Bruening[5]; 6. 40B-Kyle Bronson[6]; 7. 111-Matthew Lux[7]; 8. 24-Jerry Aber[8]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 14-Josh Richards[1]; 2. 71-Hudson O'Neal[3]; 3. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 4. 59M-Shane McLoughlin[6]; 5. 79-Kyle Hardy[4]; 6. 18C-Mitch Caskey[8]; 7. 17E-Lance Elson[5]; 8. 14M-Reid Millard[7]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 12D-Doug Drown[3]; 3. 57-Mike Marlar[8]; 4. 71R-Rod Conley[5]; 5. 16J-Jason Jameson[4]; 6. 88-Dustin Smith[9]; 7. 2K-Kevin Smith[6]; 8. 81-Jason Riggs[7]; 9. 20B-Todd Brennan[2]

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 79-Kyle Hardy[2]; 2. 16-Tyler Bruening[1]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 4. 18C-Mitch Caskey[4]; 5. 111-Matthew Lux[5]; 6. 24-Jerry Aber[7]; 7. 14M-Reid Millard[8]; 8. 17E-Lance Elson[6]

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 2 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $12,700
2 3 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $6,200
3 1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $4,500
4 11 28X Tyler Carpenter Parkersburg, WV $2,750
5 8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,250
6 17 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,700
7 14 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN $1,500
8 12 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $2,100
9 5 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $1,900
10 22 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,800
11 15 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,875
12 7 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,750
13 4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,825
14 20 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $1,000
15 24 16J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $1,000
16 19 12D Doug Drown Wooster, OH $1,000
17 9 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,700
18 10 72 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $1,000
19 21 57 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,000
20 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,700
21 25 20b Todd Brennan Zanesville, OH $1,000
22 13 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,000
23 26 18C Mitch Caskey North Lawrence, OH $1,000
24 23 81 Jason Riggs College Grove, TN $1,000
25 16 59M Shane McLoughlin Zanesville, OH $1,000
26 18 79 Kyle Hardy Stephens City, VA $1,000

High Side Apparel Modifieds
1) 5s Cody Parker, 2) 11* Kyle Moore, 3) 5 Jess Hartman, 4) 65 Jesse Wisecarver, 5) c7 Casey Fritz, 6) 12r Ty Rhoads, 7) 71d Ron Davies, 8) 5m Jaime McCloud, 9) c8 Cole Perine, 10) 39s Ronald Schmit, 11) 15 Larry Jarrett, 12) 00k David Boodkins, 13) 01 Denny Benjamin, 14) 21r Randy Bauknecht, 15) 85 Robin Duston, 16) 8 Daniel Hill, 17) 89 Jason King, 18) s25 Pete Caplinger, 19) 9 Kevin Crawford, 20) p11 Tim Penley, 21) 16 Jason Brennon, 22) 9g Richard Grogg, 23) 23d Dustin Daugherty

TM Garage Doors Mod-Lites
1) 59 Tracy Fritter, 2) 280 Jimmy Smith, 3) 59m Tanner McLaughlin, 4) 33 Tyler Stockdale, 5) 11h Darrick Hubbard, Jr., 6) 0 Tim Callahan, 7) 34 Emmet Myers, 8) 23b Reece Bollinger, 9) 44 Levi Lease, 10) 1 Blake Morris, 11) 01 Colton Shaw, 12) 2 Joey Anderson, 13) 05 Ray Leslie, 14) 112 Seth Torrens, 15) 11rj Justin Pierce, 16) 39 Jeremy Paden, 17) 48s Jordan Snyder, 18) 48w Shawn Wince, 19) 11d Darrick Hubbard, Sr., 20) 23 Darrell Mayer

DMR Driving School Sport Mods
1) 1* Ryan Commeons, 2) 3b Blake Sheets, 3) 99 CJ Kinneer, 4) 34 Cole Elkins, 5) 18c Miles Cook, 6) 49 Larry Holbrook, 7) 60 Dwight Henry, 8) 14 Troy Wells, 9) 14 Tony Paynter, 10) 1 Jason Ammons, 11) 19s Jason Schott, 12) d4 Kevin Doyle, 13) 0 Tim Morris, 14) 7w Steve Wolford, 15) 12 Landin Wetzel, 16) 25s Tim Siddle, 17) 29 Scott Smith, 18) 309 Norm Aronhalt, 19) w1 Cory Workman, 20) 101 Jerry Adkins

4-Cylinders
1) 2 Bill Tennant, 2) 41 Cory Allen, 3) 777 Howard Rock, Jr., 4) 2L Phillip Bubeck, 5) 34 Darrin Thornsley, 6) 9 Kevin Graap, 7) 21b Jeremy Balsey, 8) 60 Nicholas Dustin, 9) 15 Zach Medley, 10) 7L Nick Lero, 11) 66s Shawn Scott, 12) x1 Dana Decker, 13) 13t Josh Twyman, 14) 24 Name Unknown, 15) 40 Ryan Dewitt, 16) 75x Chris Gaunder, 17) 3* Eric Star, 18) 11 Tom Wilson, 19) 19 Denny Moss, 20) 4 Ryan Dewitt, 21) 14 Andy McMahon, 22) 37g Travis Gamble, 23) 57 Dale Batison, 24) 77x Jeff Keith, 25) 6b Terry Medley, 26) 44 Wayne Lauvray, 27) f17 Justin Freeman, 28) 5n James Nesbitt

 

 

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