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Bronson, O’Neal take Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt victories

By Series PR
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Kyle Bronson and Don O’Neal both made trips to victory lane in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action over the weekend.

Bronson scored the win on Friday at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, while O’Neal scored the win in Saturday’s Pittsburgher 100 at Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania.

On Friday night, Kyle Bronson took advantage of race leader Jimmy Owens’ misfortune on lap 45 and then went on to win his third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race on Friday night at Raceway 7.

The feature saw a dramatic ending as Owens’ dominance of the race came to an end after he slowed suddenly. With four laps to go he pulled pit side, ending his bid for a fifth series victory of the season.

Bronson led the first nine laps of the race before yielding the lead to Owens. Upon inheriting the lead back from Owens’ misfortune, the Florida native then quickly pulled away from second-place-running Tim McCreadie to win the event.

“These races are so tough to win. I feel terrible for Jimmy, he was the class of the field tonight,” Bronson said. “He was gone and in another zip code. Jimmy and his guys have been helping me a lot lately. I hate it for those guys as well. I knew when they said over race control McCreadie was second, that I just needed to hit my marks and take care of my race car, because he would race me clean.”

Josh Richards finished in third, with Hudson O’Neal in fourth, and Blairsville, Georgia’s Jonathan Davenport in fifth.

On Saturday night, Don O’Neal won his second Pittsburgher 100 in the last three years on at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

In taking home the $20,000 first place prize, he also earned his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of 2019 and became the 18th different Series winner this season.

Jonathan Davenport led from the start of the race and appeared to be on the way to his first Pittsburgher 100 victory. Throughout the latter half of the event, he fought off O’Neal’s constant challenges, but was pulling away when a caution came out for a stalled car in turn four. Under the lap 93 caution, Davenport slowed to a stop in the middle of the backstretch, and was pushed back to the hot pit area to add fuel to his car.

“Man, I needed this win bad,” said O’Neal. “We have a had a good car over the last month. I am pumped! Our car was better on the long green flag runs. I thought I could get by Jonathan a couple times late in the race. I tried to make him (Davenport) run a little bit harder than he wanted to and I wanted him to know I was there. My car kept wanting to die on the last caution, so I am glad the race ended when it did.”

Earl Pearson, Jr. finished second, with Tim McCreadie third, Jimmy Owens in fourth and Gregg Satterlee in fifth.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Raceway 7 – Conneaut, OH
Race Results – October 4, 2019

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 2 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $12,700
2 5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $6,200
3 1 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,300
4 8 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $3,450
5 4 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,350
6 7 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,800
7 12 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $1,500
8 6 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $2,100
9 15 111 Max Blair Centerville, PA $1,200
10 16 12d Doug Drown Wooster, OH $1,100
11 10 1m Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,775
12 13 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,750
13 14 10 Jared Miley South Park, PA $1,025
14 19 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,000
15 23 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,000
16 17 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,700
17 18 1st Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,000
18 21 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,800
19 22 22b Darrell Bossard Centerville, PA $1,000
20 3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,900
21 11 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,700
22 9 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA $1,000
23 20 8 Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,000
24 24 M1 Chad Wright Springboro, PA $1,000

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – Imperial, PA
Pittsburgher 100 – October 5, 2019

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 6 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $20,000
2 23 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $10,800
3 5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $6,700
4 8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $4,800
5 7 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $3,500
6 17 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $3,300
7 11 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $2,800
8 20 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $2,000
9 2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,000
10 4 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $2,450
11 15 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,450
12 1 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $2,300
13 18 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA $1,550
14 24 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $2,200
15 16 10 Jared Miley South Park, PA $1,450
16 19 1st Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,400
17 14 48 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $1,350
18 10 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $2,000
19 13 12 Ryan Montgomery Fairmont, WV $1,250
20 21 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,200
21 12 1m Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,900
22 9 8 Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,200
23 22 119 Bryan Bernheisel Jonestown, PA $1,200
24 3 72 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $1,200
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