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Kyle Bronson strikes gold in LOLMDS East Bay finale

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TAMPA, Fla. - Kyle Bronson raced to the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finale of the Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida.

Bronson lives only a short distance from the race track and managed to defend his home turf valiantly. He took the lead on lap 55 and then held off Blairsville, Georgia’s Jonathan Davenport for the win in front of a capacity grandstand.

Bronson scored his first career series win after charging from the tenth starting spot. The $12,000 payday was the richest in the 27-year-old’s career-to-date.

Davenport and Billy Moyer, Jr. started on the front row with Davenport grabbing the early lead. Moyer, Jr. gained the top spot from Davenport on the fourth lap. Scott Bloomquist became the third leader of the race on lap ten. Bloomquist held the top spot until Richards took charge on lap 27.

A caution with 20 laps to go bunched the field up, allowing Brandon Overton to take the lead on lap 42. Bronson began to make his move as he quickly closed in on Overton. After a lap 53 caution and restart, Bronson took just two laps to gain the lead, driving around Overton coming off turn two.

Bronson had to withstand one more caution with 57 laps complete to seal the deal. Davenport closed the gap on Bronson in the final laps but fell just short at the checkers.

Davenport finished in second, with Overton in third, Josh Richards in fourth and Earl Pearson, Jr. in fifth.

Scott Bloomquist, Devin Moran, Brandon Sheppard, Darrell Lanigan, and Gregg Satterlee rounded out the top ten.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL
East Bay Winternationals – February 10, 2018

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $12,000
2 1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $5,500
3 14 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $3,500
4 3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $3,850
5 5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $3,050
6 6 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $2,600
7 9 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,500
8 7 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $1,300
9 19 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,900
10 4 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,800
11 21 51M Joey Moriarty Phoenix, AZ $1,075
12 16 1G Ryan King Seymour, TN $1,050
13 13 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,725
14 24 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,700
15 20 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,800
16 8 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,700
17 12 7MM Michael Maresca Hannawa Fallls, NY $1,000
18 25 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,700
19 2 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,100
20 26 25B Mike Benedum Salem, WV $1,000
21 11 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $1,000
22 15 14m Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX $1,000
23 22 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
24 23 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,700
25 17 d8 Dustin Mitchell Selma, NC $1,000
26 18 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $1,000
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