Tyler Erb Gets Seventh Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Win Of ’21 Friday At Brownstown

Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BROWNSTOWN, IN – In a wild Night Before the Jackson Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event, Tyler Erb emerged for his series-leading seventh win of 2021 on Friday Night at the Brownstown Speedway.

Erb took over the top spot when race-leader Josh Rice slowed with a right rear flat tire on lap 29. Erb went on for his first ever win at Brownstown. Current LOLMDS Championship point leader, Tim McCreadie, finished in second followed by Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, and Tanner English.

Scott James started from the pole, as the veteran Indiana racer was looking for his first LOLMDS win since 2009. James would lead the first three laps before yielding the top spot to fellow front row starter, Josh Rice.

Rice, the 2021 Ralph Latham Memorial winner at Florence Speedway in May, held the race lead until Erb passed him on lap 13 for the top spot. Rice would then use the high side to his advantage retaking the point from Erb on lap 17. Erb and Rice came across the line side-by-side with Erb narrowly edging out Rice. Suddenly, Rice slowed coming off turn number two with a flat right rear tire which forced a caution flag and a trip to the hot pit for a tire change. Erb went on to lead the rest of the race for the $10,000 victory.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 16th time in his career and his third in the last four series races, Erb said, “It feels great to win here at Brownstown. They did a great job from yesterday to today to give us a good racetrack. I have a great time. We had to bring out two cars yesterday. I have a great crew and great car owners. We had a good car tonight and it gives us confidence for tomorrow night.”

The defending Jackson 100 winner, McCreadie, finished second in Friday Night’s event. “It was really wild out there. You’d think it was the beginning of the year the way some of them raced tonight. They’re really hungry, I guess. I just tried to stay out of their way. This place is so much fun to race on when it gets like tonight. It was cool and a lot of fun tonight.”

Sheppard rounded out the podium as the Illinois drive, who won the Indiana Icebreaker on Thursday night, will be looking for his first Jackson 100 victory on Saturday Night. “It was pretty crazy there for a while for sure. We were fortunate to keep our nose clean there and hang on for a third-place finish. Our car was good, we probably need do a few things different for tomorrow night.”

The winner’s Best Performance Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by M&W Transport, Roberts Bee Company, First Class Septic, Bazell Race Fuels, Posi Flow, Lucas Oil Products, Go Lithium, Midwest Sheet Metals, Keyser Manufacturing, and KBC Graphics.

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Billy Moyer Jr., Steve Casebolt, Josh Rice, and Shane Clanton.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Night Before the Jackson
Friday, September 24th, 2021
Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN

Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Mike Marlar / 13.385 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Josh Rice / 13.653 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 83-Scott James[3]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[4]; 3. 81E-Tanner English[6]; 4. 25-Shane Clanton[5]; 5. 16-Justin Rattliff[7]; 6. 28JS-Jeff Shackelford[9]; 7. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[2]; 8. 21H-Robby Hensley[8]; 9. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 10. 14B-Britan Godsey[10]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 71-Hudson O’Neal[1]; 2. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[3]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[2]; 4. 6-Ashton Winger[6]; 5. 11H-Spencer Hughes[4]; 6. 12J-Jason Jameson[5]; 7. 22L-Skyller Lewis[7]; 8. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[8]; 9. 14W-Quentin White[9]; 10. 79-Troy Worrick[10]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 11R-Josh Rice[1]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[2]; 3. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[5]; 4. 76-Shelby Miles[7]; 5. 2S-Stormy Scott[3]; 6. 97-Michael Chilton[6]; 7. C9-Steve Casebolt[8]; 8. 40B-Kyle Bronson[4]; 9. 66C-Matt Cosner[9]; 10. 1CJ-Casey White[10]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 1G-Devin Gilpin[2]; 3. 1ST-Johnny Scott[3]; 4. 9-Devin Moran[4]; 5. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[6]; 6. 14-Josh Richards[5]; 7. 14G-Joe Godsey[7]; 8. 17D-Zack Dohm[8]; 9. 14R-Jeff Roth[9]; 10. (DNS) 13W-Brayton Laster

LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[5]; 2. 11H-Spencer Hughes[2]; 3. 16-Justin Rattliff[1]; 4. 22L-Skyller Lewis[6]; 5. 21H-Robby Hensley[9]; 6. 12J-Jason Jameson[4]; 7. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[8]; 8. 79-Troy Worrick[12]; 9. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[7]; 10. 28JS-Jeff Shackelford[3]; 11. 14B-Britan Godsey[11]; 12. 14W-Quentin White[10]

UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 2S-Stormy Scott[1]; 2. C9-Steve Casebolt[5]; 3. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[2]; 4. 97-Michael Chilton[3]; 5. 40B-Kyle Bronson[7]; 6. 14-Josh Richards[4]; 7. 17D-Zack Dohm[8]; 8. 14G-Joe Godsey[6]; 9. 66C-Matt Cosner[9]; 10. 14R-Jeff Roth[10]; 11. 1CJ-Casey White[11]; 12. (DNS) 13W-Brayton Laster

Night Before the Jackson Feature Finish (40 Laps):

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 6 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $10,000
2 5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $5,500
3 7 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $3,500
4 16 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $2,700
5 9 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $2,500
6 10 46 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $2,300
7 11 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $2,200
8 20 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN $2,100
9 2 11R Josh Rice Verona, KY $2,050
10 13 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $2,000
11 22 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL $1,600
12 25 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $700
13 18 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,200
14 24 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. Adel, IA $1,000
15 3 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $950
16 15 6 Ashton Winger Senoia, GA $925
17 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $900
18 8 1G Devin Gilpin Columbus, IN $875
19 1 83 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN $850
20 27 22L Skyller Lewis Brownstown, IN $825
21 12 1ST Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $800
22 17 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $800
23 21 16 Justin Rattliff Campbellsville, KY $800
24 23 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $800
25 26 66C Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $100
26 19 11H Spencer Hughes Meridian, MS $800
27 14 76 Shelby Miles Bloomington, IN $800

Race Statistics
Entrants
: 40
Lap Leaders: Scott James (Laps 1-3); Josh Rice (Laps 4-12); Tyler Erb (Laps 13-16); Josh Rice (Laps 17-28); Tyler Erb (Laps 29-40)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1.810 seconds
Cautions: Spencer Hughes (Lap 2); Kyle Bronson (Lap 3); Hudson O’Neal (Lap 4); Debris (Lap 6); Scott James (Lap 26); Josh Rice (Lap 29); Devin Gilpin, Jimmy Owens (Lap 30); Ashton Winger (Lap 34); Hudson O’Neal (Lap 35)
Series Provisionals: Kyle Bronson, Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Josh Richards, Matt Cosner
Track Provisionals: Skyller Lewis
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tyler Erb, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard
Penske Shocks Top 5: Tyler Erb, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Tanner English
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Josh Richards (Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Josh Rice (21 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Hudson O’Neal (Lap # 2 – 14.735 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Josh Rice
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Hudson O’Neal – 12.846 seconds
Time of Race: 34 minutes 32 seconds

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