Jimmy Owens Gets Friday LOLMDS Steve Barnett Tribute......
BROWNSTOWN SPEEDWAY - 09/22/2017
Jimmy Owens bolted to the lead at the start of the 30-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series feature on Friday Night at the Brownstown Speedway as the 3-time series champion led all the way to score the win in the caution-free race. It was Owens’ fourth LOLMDS win of the season and his third career at Brownstown.
Devin Gilpin picked up the second spot from pole-sitter Tanner English on lap four and he stayed there the rest of the race to register his best career LOLMDS finish. Gilpin pulled to within two-car lengths a couple of times, and he appeared primed to catch Owens as Owens battled heavy traffic in the midway part of the race. Trailing Owens and Gilpin to the finish line were Tim McCreadie, points leader Josh Richards and Darrell Lanigan.
“I can’t’ thank my crew enough,” said the veteran Owens in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. The car was good all night. I looked around at the line-up and I noticed I was the only Lucas Oil regular starting in the first two rows. Our car was very maneuverable out there you could run anywhere on the track it was in really good shape tonight. Thanks to the track crew for helping us put on a good show for the fans tonight.”
Owens only experienced a few hiccups during the race as he was three-wide in lapped traffic for several laps before clearing those drivers and expanding his lead over Gilpin. It was Owens’ 58th career series win which keeps him second all-time to Scott Bloomquist.
Gilpin, who returned to Brownstown last weekend after suffering a broken collarbone in a rollover incident last month at the track. Gilpin came back with vengeance winning the weekly late model show at Brownstown last weekend in the Jim Beeman-owned MasterSbilt. Gilpin then recorded his first-career LOLMDS podium finish with his second-place run.
“I can’t’ believe I am up here on the podium with Jimmy Owens and Tim McCreadie. Jimmy Owens is one of my racing idols. We tried our best tonight to run him down. To comeback from the accident here last month and to get a win last week and a second tonight against the best in the country it’s just awesome. I want to thank Jim Beeman for giving me another chance to drive his car add we learned a lot tonight for tomorrow night’s 100 lap race.”
McCreadie a former Jackson 100 winner gained more points on current championship points leader Josh Richards who finished one spot behind him in fourth.” The race track was just awesome tonight. Hats off to the track crew. It just shows you don’t need a rough track with a big cushion to put on a show. There was a big crowd here tonight and I am sure tomorrow night the place will be packed.”
Owens’ Ramirez Motorsports-owned Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs, Power Rig, LLC, Red Bone Fishing and Rental, Boomtest Well Service, Keyser, Integra and Midwest Sheet Metal.
Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Tanner English, Jason Jameson and Don O’Neal.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series - Race Summary - Friday, September 22nd, 2017 = Tribute to Steve Barnett Brownstown Speedway - Brownstown, IN
Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Tanner English / 13.901 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 14.176 seconds
Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tanner English, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, Dennis Erb, Jr., Bobby Pierce, Nick Hoffman, Jeremy Hines, Austyn Mills-DNS
FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Gilpin, Hudson O'Neal, Jason Jameson, RJ Conley, Jeff Wilson, Michael Chilton, Matt Bex
Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, Earl Pearson, Jr., Steve Francis, Brian Shirley, Gregg Satterlee, Boom Briggs, Chad Stapleton
QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Cody Mahoney, Shannon Babb, Don O'Neal, Scott Bloomquist, Kent Robinson, Adam Bowman, Jared Bailey
Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Bobby Pierce, Nick Hoffman, Michael Chilton, Brian Shirley, Jeff Wilson, Kent Robinson, Gregg Satterlee, Boom Briggs, Adam Bowman, Matt Bex, Jared Bailey, Chad Stapleton, Jeremy Hines, Austyn Mills
Feature Finish (30 Laps): Jimmy Owens,
Earl Pearson Jr.,
Dennis Erb Jr.,
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 - 30)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Gregg Satterlee, Boom Briggs
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Started: 16th; Finished: 7th; Advanced 9 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Josh Richards
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Nick Hoffman
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Hudson O'Neal
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Devin Gilpin (Lap #2 - 15.3632 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (30 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tanner English
Time of Race: 8 minutes 14 seconds
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