Saturday July 11th, 2020 10:13PM

Owens wins LOLMDS Clash At The Mag at Magnolia

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COLUMBUS, Miss. - Jimmy Owens pocketed a $15,000 payday with a big win in Saturday night’s General Tire Clash for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi.

It’ marks the 67th career series victory for the Newport, Tennessee native, but his first in the Clash for the current series points leader.

The 100-lap main event saw three different leaders, with Owens regaining the top spot from Zebulon, Georgia’s Shane Clanton on lap 23. After several breakaway runs, Owens held off Clanton at the finish for his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the year.

Clanton finished just ahead of Josh Richards in third. Bobby Pierce finished in fourth, with Tyler Erb in fifth.

As the initial green flag dropped, Owens took the lead and Erb ran second for the first 13 circuits of the race. Clanton started fifth and made an early race challenge by climbing to the second spot around Erb on the 14th lap. Erb would pass both Clanton and the race leader, Owens on lap 16 to gain the top spot. Clanton then became the third new leader of the race as he went to the point on lap 18, but 4 laps later Owens powered around the leader, regaining the lead after a lap 22 restart.

Clanton and Erb chased down Owens as the leader was battling traffic. With the top three nose to tail and Clanton threatening to retake the lead, a caution came with 18 laps remaining. Clanton’s hopes for the win faded in the final laps as Owens went on to take the victory over Clanton by .570 seconds at the finish.

“This car was really just flawless this weekend,” said Owens. “We were so close to making it a sweep for the weekend. Thanks to all the fans who came out. When the track is slick like this, I think it makes for some better racing.

“We have a hard-working crew and it paid off in the end. Consistency is the key to our program this year. We’ve ended the last couple of seasons running great and we are really excited for the whole season. It is a whole lot better when you are running good. Maybe 2020 will be the year for car number 20.”

Kyle Bronson, Devin Moran, Jesse Stovall, Tanner English and Tim McCreadie rounded out the top 10.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS
General Tire Clash at the Mag – June 20, 2020

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $15,900
2 5 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $7,700
3 4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $5,800
4 3 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $4,000
5 2 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $4,200
6 10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $3,200
7 13 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $2,950
8 25 0 Jesse Stovall Billings, MO $2,000
9 24 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $2,600
10 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,500
11 8 18X Michael Page Winston, GA $1,700
12 11 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL $1,600
13 18 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR $1,500
14 20 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,450
15 17 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $2,100
16 15 1B Ross Bailes Clover, SC $1,350
17 28 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $400
18 26 36 Logan Martin West Plains, MO $1,250
19 22 1ST Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,200
20 14 21XXX Neil Baggett Columbus, MS $1,150
21 21 11J Drew Armstrong Alexander, AR $1,100
22 9 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,050
23 7 21M Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR $1,000
24 19 4M Michael Arnold Hattiesburg, MS $1,000
25 27 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $900
26 16 11H Spencer Hughes Meridian, MS $1,000
27 12 10J Joseph Joiner Milton, FL $1,000
28 23 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $1,700
29 29 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $100
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