Each of the four drivers eligible to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series title in the Dirt Track World Championship at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on the weekend of October 20-21 will be profiled here on this site in the days leading up to the $100,000-to-win event.
The series championship will pay $200,0000 to the winner with second place receiving $150,000 while third and fourth will take home $125,000 and $100,000 respectively. The driver who finishes highest in the running order on Saturday night among Jonathan Davenport, Devin Moran, Hudson O’Neal and Ricky Thornton Jr. will be crowned as the champion.
Driver: Devin Moran
Team: Double Down Motorsports
Season Statistics: Moran was 4th in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings following the Pittsburgher at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway with 2 series wins along with 22 top-5s and 44 top-10s. Overall, ‘The Mailman’ scored a total of 5 feature wins including the Show-Me 100 at Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway as well as the the first two races on the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series schedule at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park.
He Can Be Considered a Favorite Because: Talk about getting hot at the right time, Moran and his No. 99 crew have finished 18 of their last 19 starts in the top-10, including seven podiums, with most of those results coming in Lucas Oil Series competition. The Dresden, Ohio native has shown that he can run up front at Eldora having finished the Eldora Million race in 2022 in the third position.
Quote: “The other guys might say that they’re not going to be thinking about it, but I can promise you the top-4 are all going to be thinking about it no matter what. I mean that’s $200,000 on the line. If I’m in third or fourth, and I know them guys, if I can look at the board and see that the second guy in line is in seventh, then I might race a little bit smarter. But if he’s in second and I’m in fourth, I know I’m going to have to race harder and not quite as smart to do what I can to get up through there. So it’s one of them deals where, maybe they won’t be, but I will definitely be paying attention to them. It’s kind of a race within the race. You’ve got to do what you can to put yourself in position to try to win, and if you’re not good enough to win, you’ve got to do what you can to get in front of the other three.”
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