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Friday December 6th, 2019 2:02PM

Mike Marlar, Tyler Erb race to LOLMDS feature victories

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Mike Marlar and Tyler Erb scored Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victories last week.

Marlar went to victory lane at Ohio’s Portsmouth Raceway Park on Thursday night, while Erb took the win on Friday night at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia.

After Wednesday night’s series event at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio was washed out, the series moved on to Portsmouth Raceway Park on Thursday night, where Mike Marlar ran away with the Independence 50.

It marked Marlar’s third series win of the season, and the 12th of his career.

At the drop of the green flag, Marlar sprinted to a comfortable lead and held the point for the entire race. Marlar had to withstand a five lap shootout to the finish with second place running Josh Richards and Jimmy Owens after a lap 45 caution.

Richards moved into the second spot on lap four and tried to stay within striking distance of Marlar, but at stages during the race Marlar held a more than a straightaway advantage over Richards. Owens, who started sixth moved into third past Hudson O’Neal on lap 33 as he tried to track down Richards inside the last ten laps of the race before settling for the third spot. O’Neal and Blairsville, Georgia’s Jonathan Davenport completed the top five.

Marlar commented that his third heat race win over his good friend Owens is what set the stage to get the victory.

“I want to thank Jimmy for running me clean in that heat race. We went back-and-forth for most of the race. It was probably one of the best heat races you will ever see. Jimmy could be standing here right now if he would’ve won that race. He had a really good race car tonight as well.”

On Friday night, Tyler Erb scored his first series victory since February as he wired the field en route to the win at Tyler County Speedway.

Erb became the tenth different winner in as many visits by the series at Tyler County Speedway. The victory didn’t come easy, as podium finishers Josh Richards and Devin Moran charged after Erb the entire 50-lap distance.

Moran and Erb led the field to green with Erb taking the lead on the initial lap. There was a tight battle the entire distance for second as three different drivers held that position during the race. Chris Ferguson, Moran, and Richards all had a turn in the runner-up position behind Erb.

Richards cleared Moran on lap 42, then set his sights on Erb, who was battling lapped traffic. Richards closed on Erb, but the 22-year-old made his move around a lapped car with two to go, and that allowed him to open up enough distance to cross the finish line as the winner for his first ever victory at Tyler County.

Richards took second just ahead of Moran, with Chris Ferguson and Tim McCreadie rounding out the top five.

“I am super-pumped!” exclaimed Erb in victory lane. “We have a super-fast racecar right now. This is the best car I have ever driven. It feels like a year since we won a race. This is one of my favorite tracks. We haven’t been here a lot, because it’s a long way from Texas.”

The series was slated to race on Saturday at Ohio’s Mansfield Motor Speedway, only to see the event rained out.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, visit LucasDirt.com.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio
Independence 50 – July 4, 2019

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 2 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $12,000
2 3 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $6,300
3 6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $4,300
4 10 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $3,450
5 7 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,350
6 9 17d Zack Dohm Cross Lanes, WV $1,800
7 5 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $2,300
8 8 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,000
9 4 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,900
10 22 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $1,100
11 13 12d Doug Drown Wooster, OH $1,075
12 18 8 Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,050
13 12 71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH $1,025
14 16 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,700
15 1 1M Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,700
16 23 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,900
17 24 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,700
18 14 17T Shannon Thornsberry Martin, KY $1,000
19 25 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $800
20 11 22F Chris Ferguson Mount Holly, NC $1,000
21 21 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN $1,000
22 19 71C RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH $1,000
23 15 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,000
24 17 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $1,000
25 20 4B Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY $1,000

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, WV
Race Results – July 5, 2019

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 2 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $12,800
2 3 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $6,300
3 1 1M Devin Moran Dresden, OH $4,200
4 4 22F Chris Ferguson Mount Holly, NC $2,750
5 5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,950
6 9 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,800
7 13 44B Colten Burdette Parkersburg, WV $1,500
8 10 87 Derek Doll Greenwood, WV $1,300
9 7 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,300
10 11 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,100
11 6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,875
12 18 8 Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,050
13 8 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,725
14 12 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $1,000
15 24 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,700
16 19 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,700
17 15 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,700
18 25 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $800
19 20 32 Travis Stickley Keyser, WV $1,000
20 14 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $1,000
21 23 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,900
22 16 57 Kyle Thomas Pennsboro, WV $1,000
23 17 5* Shane Hitt Buckhannon, WV $1,000
24 21 66c Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $1,000
25 22 17d Zack Dohm Cross Lanes, WV $1,000

 

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