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.: June 18, 2016 Results:.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
COLUMBUS, MS (June 18, 2016) - Darrell Lanigan came from the sixth starting spot to win his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the year on Saturday Night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Lanigan passed race leader Jimmy Owens with 12 laps to go for his second career LOLMDS victory.

It was Lanigan's first series win since September of 2013, when he won a preliminary at the Knoxville Nationals. Owens finished second, followed by pole sitter Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, and Jared Landers.

Lanigan debuted a new Georgia Boot/Peak Antifreeze/ Club 29 Race Car for Clint Bowyer Racing and kept a steady pace during the first-half of the race before gradually picking off the top five in front of him during the caution-free 60 lap feature.

"We saved our tires there early on. My car really came on. We built this piece this week. When we hot lapped here on Thursday night it was really in the ground. I'd like to thank Clint and Casey Bowyer for giving me this chance," said the 46-year-old, who was making his first appearance at the track in ten years.

Lanigan; in his first full season running the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for Clint Bowyer Racing; moved into second on lap 34 overtaking Landers for that position. He then tracked down Owens in heavy lapped traffic using the inside lane of the track while Owens stayed up against the wall.

"I think we have one of the best crews out there working on these cars, Anthony, Cory, and everybody else at the race shop. Like I said, I can't thank those guys enough. We can definitely build on this. I have told these guys all year, we need to be in the ground. We have had a lot of wheel spin this year. We changed a lot on the cars this week and it definitely showed here tonight."

Owens had another podium finish in the R&W Motorsports/E3 Spark Plugs/Barry Wright Race Cars number 20. He led from lap four until he was overtaken by Lanigan on lap 49.

"I stayed up on the topside too long", said Owens. "The bottom started coming into it and he [Lanigan] had a run on me and I couldn't hold him off. I was trying to clear that last lapped car and he cut in front of me and it just killed my momentum. We had a good car here tonight. Congratulations to Darrell and his crew. They deserved the win. We will hopefully build off of these finishes for the rest of the year."

Sheppard in another strong run for the Best Performance Motorsports team came home in third.   "I think we had a pretty good car all night long. Both Darrell and Jimmy had good cars tonight. I moved back up to the top and was gaining on those guys. I had a pretty maneuverable car. We definitely made some good strides tonight," said last year's LOLMDS Rookie of the Year.

Completing the top ten were Dennis Erb Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Wendell Wallace, Don O'Neal and Earl Pearson Jr.

In preliminary action, Jared Landers set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 45 entrants, with a lap of 13.482 seconds. Brandon Sheppard set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 13.768 seconds. Brandon Sheppard, Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, and Jimmy Owens won their respective heat races. Jake O'Neil and Ronny Lee Hollingsworth won their respective B-Mains.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Country Pleasin' Clash at the Mag
Magnolia Motor Speedway - Columbus, MS

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Brandon Sheppard / 13.768 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jared Landers / 13.482 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Wendell Wallace, Garrett Alberson, Dylan Ames, Jake O'Neil, Hunter Rasdon, Shay Knight, Jamie Tollison, Brent Barrett, Tanner Kellick, Doug Showah, Zach Edwards

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Cliburn, Chris Brown, Chad Thrash, BJ Robinson, Colton Flinner, Brett White, Austin Arnold, Keith House, Josh Putnam, Kayne Hickman

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jared Landers, Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Eric Cooley, David Breazeale, Jason Cliburn, Leon Henderson, Gavin Landers, Dwight Falcon, Jr., Rick Rickman

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, Steve Francis, Tim McCreadie, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Kyle Cummings, Allen Tippen, Dwight Falcon, Robbie Stuart, Lance Johnson-DNS

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jake O'Neil, Hunter Rasdon, Shay Knight, BJ Robinson, Colton Flinner, Brett White, Brent Barrett, Jamie Tollison, Tanner Kellick, Austin Arnold, Keith House, Josh Putnam-DNS, Doug Showah-DNS, Kayne Hickman-DNS, Zach Edwards-DNS

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Tim McCreadie, Eric Cooley, Jason Cliburn, Allen Tippen, Kyle Cummings, David Breazeale, Leon Henderson, Gavin Landers, Robbie Stuart, Dwight Falcon, Jr., Dwight Falcon, Rick Rickman-DNS, Lance Johnson-DNS

Feature Finish (60 Laps):


FINISH

START

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

EARNINGS

1

6

15L

Darrell Lanigan

Union, KY

$12,700

2

4

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

$6,300

3

1

B5

Brandon Sheppard

New Berlin, IL

$4,200

4

8

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

$3,150

5

2

777

Jared Landers

Batesville, AR

$3,050

6

10

28E

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Carpentersville, IL

$2,500

7

3

6

Jonathan Davenport

Mount Airy, NC

$2,600

8

5

6m

Wendell Wallace

Batesville, AR

$1,300

9

12

5

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

$2,000

10

14

1

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

$1,900

11

7

21B

Chris Brown

Spring, TX

$1,075

12

20

39

Tim McCreadie

Watertown, NY

$1,750

13

16

15F

Steve Francis

Bowling Green, KY

$1,025

14

18

18H

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth

Northport, AL

$1,000

15

9

F5

Garrett Alberson

Shreveport, LA

$1,000

16

13

77A

Dylan Ames

Harvest, AL

$1,000

17

21

3

Shay Knight

Columbus, MS

$1,000

18

22

33B

Eric Cooley

Fulton, MS

$1,000

19

23

75

Colton Flinner

Allison Park, PA

$1,100

20

17

J0

Jake O'Neil

Tucson, AZ

$1,000

21

19

R5x

Hunter Rasdon

Jonesboro, AR

$1,000

22

15

1C

Chad Thrash

Meridian, MS

$1,000

23

11

88

Jimmy Cliburn

Star, MS

$1,000

24

24

212

Josh Putnam

Florence, AL

$1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 45
Lap Leaders: Jared Landers (Laps 1 - 3); Jimmy Owens (Laps 4 - 47); Darrell Lanigan (Laps 48 - 50)
Cautions: none
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Colton Flinner
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisional: Josh Putnam
Wrisco Feature Winner: Darrell Lanigan
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Started: 20th; Finished: 12th; Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Dennis Erb Jr.
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Darrell Lanigan
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Colton Flinner
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Barry Wright Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs (Darrell Lanigan)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #3 - 15.2020 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (44 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Colton Flinner
Time of Race: 16 minutes 34 seconds

Country Pleasin' Clash at The MAG RESULTS

Car Count 157
Super Late Models 45
NeSmith Late Models 47
Street Stocks 27
Factory Stocks 18
602 Late Model Stock 17

Super Late Model Winner Darrell Lanigan
Complete Results can be found at lucasdirt.com

NeSmith Late Models
1- 38 Chase Washington
2- 73 Evan Ellis
3- 00 Monte Skinner
4- 110 Brent Barrett
5- 4 Micheal Arnold
6- 1s Jeremy Shaw
7- 222 Mike Boland
8- 147 Hunter Carroll
9- 11F Keith Flurry
10- 8 Grant Pearl
11- 77 Greg Fore
12- 1 Neil Baggett
13- 232 Jamey Boland
14- 34 Doug Sanchagrin
15- 57 Shep Lucas
16- 2s Kyle Shaw
17- 13 Chad McCool
18- 14 Casey Haney
19- 1c Nich Thrash
20- 84 Randall Beckwith
21- 7p Peter Hazzard
22- J8 Bobby Jordan
23- 1 Johnny Stokes
24- 25 Justin McRee

Non-Qualifers
1 Bryant Marsh
311 Henry Pullen
215 Howard Kimbrough
114 Nicholas Curole
18 DeWayne Lott
181 Chad Williams
10 Steven Jones
D8jr Christopher Showah
21 Jamie Pickard
44 Heath Johnson
1j Jay Downs
91 Justin Carter
3 Anthony Andrews
72 Eric Cooley
4G Shelby Sheedy
2 Tyler Burgess
44 Peyton Wilkerson
56jr Colton Horner
99 DJ Brasfield
100 Doug Heavener
4c Aaron Cummings
21 Jason Roberts

Street Stocks
1- 17 Ronald Dunn
2- 11 Spencer Hughes
3- 2 Lee Ray
4- 25 Jay Burchfield
5- 93 Johnny Stokes
6- 10 Michael Blade
7- 1k Dewayne Estes
8- 1s John Smart
9- 53 Scooter Ware
10- 16 Terry Taylor
11- 93 Heith Pritchett
12- 15 Shane Hawkins
13- 11 Jamie Sudduth
14- 70 Steve Hadley
15- 14 Ben Keith
16- 41 Bill Sudduth
17- 74 Chase Pennington
18- 25 Brodey Elfring
19- 25 Billy Pate
20- 12 Darrell Goings
21- 30 Billy Ellington
22- 66 Chambers McGilberry
23- 119 Michael Williams
24- 6 TK King
25- 17 Mark Haddon
26- 23 Garrett McDonald
27- 14 Corey Adank

Factory Stocks
1- 22 John Beard
2- 4 John Johnson
3- 77 Brandon Whitley
4- 47 Brad Gable
5- 83 Logan Showah
6- 9 Ellie Hughes
7- 1 Ryan Colby
8- 16 Robert Eaton
9- 04 Jennifer Byrd
10- 93 Jacob Fargo
11- 13 Austin Blade
12- 1 Colby Taylor
13- 69 Jame Head
14- 5 Logan Lux
15- 7 Zack Shelton
16- 12 Josh Lawley
17- 3 Josh Carpenter
18- 5 Heath Beard

602 Late Model Stocks
1- 63 Joey McKinney
2- 9 Austin Steele
3- 3 Tony Shleton
4- 00 Brooke Carter
5- 95 Wesley Greene
6- 21 Daniel Gann
7- 17 Will Ross
8- 12 Felix George
9- 28 Chance Duckworth
10- 84 1/2 Logan Beckwith
11- 18 Russell Conn
12- 7 Todd Talley
13- 38 Adam Anderson
14- 6 Bill Spann
15- 1 Johnny Smith
16- 3jr Tony Shelton Jr.