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Owens, Bronson, Richards score Golden Isles wins

By Series PR
Posted 4:38PM on Friday 22nd May 2020 ( 2 days ago )

WAYNESVILLE, Ga. - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series restarted its season this week with a trio of races in the Peach State.

Jimmy Owens, Kyle Bronson, and Josh Richards each made trips to victory lane as the series ran on three different nights at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia.

On Tuesday night, Owens took the lead from Brandon Overton on lap 32, and then pulled away for his 65th career series win. Mason Zeigler got by Overton on the final lap to finish second. Overton was third followed by Josh Richards in fourth and Devin Moran in fifth.

“The car was a little bit freer than I wanted it to be,” said Owens. “It had a push, so I had to rotate it a lot through the center of the turns a lot more than I wanted to. We made a couple of changes right before the feature and I felt like it really messed us up, but the car is still really, really good right now.”

On Wednesday night, Kyle Bronson took advantage of some late race misfortune on lap 30 and went on to lead the final ten laps en route to the win.

Bronson was running third when leader Devin Moran broke in turn four and made contact with second-place running Josh Richards. Richards’ car sustained a flat right front tire which forced him to the hot pit for a tire change. Moran went to the pits as his night was done.

Bronson then pulled away from second-place running Tyler Erb to pick-up his first series win of the season.

Jimmy Owens, Shane Clanton and Tim McCreadie rounded out the top five.

“It was kind of tough out there tonight,” said Bronson. “I hate what happened when Moran broke and Josh got into him. It was one of those days when we had a pretty good car, and everything fell our way. I felt like we lost a bunch of races during Speedweeks in February when we had really good cars and things didn’t go our way and I felt like today everything just fell in place.”

On Thursday night, Josh Richards picked up his first series win of 2020.

He led most of the race, until Mason Zeigler took over the top spot, but ultimately luck was on Richards’ side when Zeigler got into the turn two wall with two laps remaining. That handed the lead back to Richards, leaving him a clear path to victory lane.

Tim McCreadie followed in second place, with Jimmy Owens in third, Mark Whitener in fourth and Devin Moran in fifth.

“He (Zeigler) has come a long way. I don’t know if I could have gotten back around him,” Richards said in victory lane. “I was kind of a sitting duck. I couldn’t roll the corners good as I wanted to. I was kind of using the right rear a little bit. I was trying to find a good rhythm and once he got by me I was trying to turn the wick back up. He made a mistake tonight and Mason slipped up a little bit and I was able to hold off McCreadie at the end.”

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

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Golden Isles Speedway – Waynesville, GA
Race Results – May 19, 2020

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $7,000
2 9 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $3,500
3 2 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $2,500
4 1 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,000
5 8 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,500
6 10 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,400
7 11 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $1,300
8 13 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $1,200
9 23 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,150
10 16 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $1,100
11 18 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,050
12 3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,000
13 21 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $975
14 7 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $950
15 17 5W Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL $925
16 5 111B Max Blair Centerville, PA $900
17 25 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL $175
18 28 89 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC $150
19 14 111 Steven Roberts Sylvester, GA $825
20 15 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $800
21 6 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $800
22 27 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $100
23 12 7F Jason Fitzgerald Middleburg, FL $800
24 26 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $100
25 20 72 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $800
26 22 1G Ryan King Seymour, TN $800
27 19 22F Chris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC $800
28 24 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $800

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Golden Isles Speedway – Waynesville, GA
Race Results – May 20, 2020

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 11 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $7,000
2 7 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $3,500
3 3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,500
4 6 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $2,000
5 19 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,500
6 8 111 Steven Roberts Sylvester, GA $1,400
7 5 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,300
8 14 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $1,200
9 18 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $1,150
10 17 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $1,100
11 23 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,050
12 16 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL $1,000
13 20 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $975
14 25 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $250
15 21 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $925
16 1 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $900
17 10 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $875
18 24 89 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC $850
19 15 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $825
20 12 5B John Baker Norman Park, GA $800
21 13 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $800
22 4 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $800
23 2 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $800
24 9 111B Max Blair Centerville, PA $800
25 22 72 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $800
26 26 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $100

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Golden Isles Speedway – Waynesville, GA
Race Results – May 21, 2020

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 3 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $7,800
2 2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $4,200
3 11 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $3,300
4 8 5W Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL $2,000
5 5 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $2,200
6 7 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,400
7 14 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $2,000
8 12 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $1,200
9 18 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,850
10 10 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $1,100
11 6 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $1,750
12 22 89 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC $1,000
13 17 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $975
14 23 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $1,650
15 20 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $925
16 9 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $900
17 15 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $1,575
18 19 1B Ross Bailes Clover, SC $850
19 13 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $825
20 21 8B Mike Benedum Salem, WV $800
21 4 111 Steven Roberts Sylvester, GA $800
22 16 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $800
23 24 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,500
24 1 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $800
Jimmy Owens (left), Kyle Bronson (center) and Josh Richards (right) all scored victories this week in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action at Golden Isles Speedway. Photos: Heath Lawson Photography (left, center), Josh Richards/Twitter (right)

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