Live Updates: Lucas Oil Late Models at Golden Isles Speedway(1-27-22)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the $10,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned ‘Super Clean Super Bowl of Racing Presented by eBay Motors’ event at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia on Thursday, January 27, 2022. The updates will be provided by Richard Allen(@RichardAllenIDR on Twitter and @RichardAllenIDR on Instagram).

These updates are brought to you by Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. Be sure to make plans now to attend the $50,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on the weekend of June 17-18, 2022.

Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with daytime highs in the 50’s and nighttime lows in the 40’s.

Time: Drivers meeting is set for 5:00pm with hot laps scheduled for 5:30.

Feature Payout: $10,000(40 laps)

Track Description: 4/10 mile clay oval

Other Classes: 602 & 604 Late Models

Pre-race Notes: This is the first race of the 2022 season for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

This is the first race of a three-day weekend at Golden Isles. The Friday and Saturday features will pay $12,000 and $15,000 respectively.

Tim McCreadie enters the 2022 season as the defending LOLMDS champion.

5:00- Drivers meeting underway.

5:40- Hot laps underway for all classes.

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Live Updates:

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Car Count: 47 cars

Drivers Here: 1- Tyler Erb, 1- Brandon Sheppard, 1- Josh Richards, 1st- Johnny Scott, 2D- Dan Stone, 2M- Allen Murray, 2s- Stormy Scott, 2x- John Henderson, 3s- Brian Shirley, 4A- Michael Arnold, 6- Blake Spencer, 7- Ross Robinson, 8- Kyle Strickler,  9- Devin Moran, 10- Garrett Smith, 11- Spencer Hughes, 14- Trey Mills, 16- Tyler Bruening, 18D- Daulton Wilson, 19M- Jason Hiett, 19R- Ryan Gustin, 20- Jimmy Owens, 25- Shane Clanton, 26- Jimmy Sharpe Jr., 28- Dennis Erb Jr., 33- Jeff Mathews, 40B- Kyle Bronson, 44- Chris Madden, 46- Earl Pearson Jr., 48- Colton Flinner, 49- Jonathan Davenport, 58- Garrett Alberson, 58w- Mark Whitener, 71- Hudson O’Neal, 76- Brandon Overton, 76B- Blair Nothdurft, 79- Ross Bailes, 89- Ashton Winger, 97- Cody Overton,  99B- Boom Briggs, 111- Steven Roberts, 157- Mike Marlar

Qualifying Results:

Group A Results- 1. Thornton(15.037), 2. T Erb, 3. D Wilson, 4. McCreadie, 5. Winger, 6. Bailes, 7. Canton, 8. Davenport

*Owens suffered significant damage after a crash in qualifying.

*Lots of attention being paid to the Overton car following its droop check. Will update further. B Overton’s fast time disallowed because of droop rule failure.

Group B Results- 1. Larson (15.008), 2. Moran, 3. Sheppard, 4. G Smith, 5. Gustin, 6. C Overton, 7. Bruening, 8. Shirley

*Pearson also failed post-qualifying tech which caused his 3rd place effort in Group B to be disallowed.

Heat Race Results: There will be six heat races with the top-3 from each transferring to the feature.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Thornton, 2. McCreadie, 3. Clanton, 4. Whitener, 5. Hughes, 6. J Scott, 7. Richards, 8. Briggs

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Thornton, 2. McCreadie, 3. Whitener … Richards, Hughes

*Second-running Clanton stopped after contact with McCreadie on lap 4.

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. T Erb, 2. Winger, 3. Davenport, 4. Madden, 5. D Erb, 6. Robinson, 7. Henderson, 8. Owens

Heat 2 Finish- 1. T Erb, 2. Davenport, 3. Winger … Madden, D Erb

*Davenport passed Winger on the last lap for second.

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. D Wilson, 2. Bailes, 3. O’Neal, 4. Strickler, 5. Junghans, 6. Costner, 7. Flinner, 8. B Overton

Heat 3 Finish- 1. D Wilson, 2. O’Neal, 3. Strickler … Bailes, Strickler

*B Overton made it up to 6th.

Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Larson, 2. G Smith, 3. Bruening, 4. Stone, 5. Bronson, 6. Hiett, 7. Arnold, 8. Murray

Heat 4 Finish- 1. Larson, 2. Bruening, 3. Bronson … G Smith, Arnold

*Larson led all the way.

Heat 5 Lineup- 1. Moran, 2.  Gustin, 3. Shirley, 4. Roberts, 5. Spencer, 6. Alberson, 7. Mathews, 8. Pearson

Heat 5 Finish- 1. Moran, 2. Gustin, 3. Shirley … Roberts, Pearson

*Pearson had a good initial start which allowed him to get to 5th from the tail.

Heat 6 Lineup- 1. Sheppard, 2. C Overton, 3. Marlar, 4. Scott, 5. Nothdurft, 6. Mills, 7. Sharpe

Heat 6 Finish- 1. Sheppard, 2. Marlar, 3. C Overton … S Scott, Nothdurft

*That race had the closest 1-2 finish of the six heats.

B-main Results: The top-2 from each B-main will make the feature.

B-main 1 Finish- 1. Madden, 2. Richards

*B Overton got to third and looked inside Richards but couldn’t make the pass.

B-main 2 Finish- 1. G Smith, 2. Roberts

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup- 1. Thornton, 2. Larson, 3. T Erb, 4. Moran, 5. D Wilson, 6. Sheppard, 7. McCreadie, 8. Bruening, 9. Davenport, 10. Gustin, 11. O’Neal, 12. Marlar, 13. Whitener, 14. Bronson, 15. Winger, 16. Shirley, 17. Strickler, 18. C Overton, 19. Madden, 20. G Smith, 21. Richards, 22. Roberts

9:07- Feature rolling out. 40 laps for $10,000.

Feature Results:

9:16- Four wide!

9:17- Green flag!

Lap 8 caution for flat on Shirley. T Erb had just passed Larson for the lead prior to the yellow. Thornton, Moran and Sheppard run 3-5. 

Lap 19 caution. Sheppard charged to the lead after that restart. Then Moran got by. Order is now Moran, Sheppard, T Erb, Thornton, Larson, Davenport, McCreadie, Bruening, O’Neal, Richards.

Lap 29 caution as Roberts slows following wall contact. Moran leads Sheppard, Larson, T Erb, Thornton, McCreadie, Richards, Davenport, O’Neal

Feature Finish: 1. Moran, 2. Sheppard, 3. Larson, 4. T Erb, 5. McCreadie, 6. Thornton, 7. Richards, 8. O’Neal, 9. Davenport, 10. Owens, 11. Bruening, 12. Wilson, 13. Pearson, 14. C Overton, 15. Alberson, 16. Madden, 17. Bronson, 18. Clanton

Tim McCreadie is the reigning LOLMDS champ

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