Ferguson, Overton, Owens Score LOLMDS Weekend Wins

Chris Ferguson (left), Brandon Overton (center), and Jimmy Owens (right) all recorded victories this past weekend in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Photo: LOLMDS Media/Twitter

Chris Ferguson, Brandon Overton, and Jimmy Owens all made trips to victory lane in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action over the weekend.

Ferguson recorded a home-state win on July 6 at North Carolina’s Fayetteville Motor Speedway, while Overton won at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on July 7 and Owens was victorious at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee.

On Thursday night, Ferguson won set fast time, won his heat and led every lap en route to his first career series victory at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.

“Man, thank you all so much, thanks to the fans for coming out tonight,” the 27-year-old Mount Holly, North Carolina native said. “I wasn’t sure about passing (Tim) McCreadie, once I couldn’t get to his outside I just rode around there. I slowed my pace down there towards the end. It’s taken a lot of hard work and sweat to get here (to Victory Lane).

“I nearly won a Lucas Oil race at Cherokee back in ’09, but finished second or third. Hats off to my crew, my friends and family, and all my fans for sticking with us. There’s been a lot of ups and downs but they have always stuck with me.”

Gregg Satterlee; in his first ever appearance at the track, came home in second, with G.R. Smith third, Josh Richards fourth, and Steve Francis fifth.

On Friday night, it was a battle of Peach State drivers, as Evans, Georgia’s Brandon Overton passed Blairsville, Georgia’s Jonathan Davenport on lap 41, and went on to win his second career series event at Cherokee Speedway.

Overton rallied in the last 15 laps of the race to get the win, first winning out in a side-by-side duel with Scott Bloomquist, and then passing four cars in front of him on his way to victory lane.

In victory lane, Overton was grateful for the chance to drive for the Chip Stone and Randy Weaver owned Team.

“Chip Stone was coming down tonight, but he had a flat tire and Randy (Weaver) stayed at home tonight,” Overton said. “So, it was ironic we got to victory lane and our left rear tire was flat. Man, that was an exciting race. We went with a harder compound on the right rear than most. A lot of them went softer and for those that did it kind of brought them back to me in the last ten laps or so.”

Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Bloomquist, and Ross Bailes rounded out the top five.

On Saturday night, Tennessee native Jimmy Owens dominated to score the win in the Mountain Moonshine Classic at Tennesse’s Smoky Mountain Speedway.

Owens grabbed the lead at the start of the 60-lap main event from pole sitter Ray Cook and led all the way en route to the victory. Brandon Overton was looking for his second straight series win and charged from the eighth starting spot to finish second. Scott Bloomquist overtook Series point-leader, Josh Richards late in the race to finish third. Richards came home in fourth and Darrell Lanigan finished in fifth.

“Man, I can’t thank my crew enough, they have worked their tails off on this car,” Owens said. “We have been away from home the last week or two and we needed to get things sorted out. It’s good to know a lot of hard work has paid off. Thanks to Shannon and Jeff for making this car go.”

With a multitude of Owens’ fans on hand, the three-time series National Champion responded to their support.

“Without the fans we are nothing, they are what makes this sport great. We love them all and appreciate their support over the years.”

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Fayetteville Motor Speedway – Fayetteville, NC
Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial – June 6, 2017

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 22F Chris Ferguson Mount Holly, NC $10,000
2 3 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $6,300
3 2 22* GR Smith Statesville, NC $3,500
4 4 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $3,450
5 6 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $2,950
6 9 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,600
7 5 32 Dustin Mitchell Princeton, NC $1,500
8 11 281 Kyle Pierce Statesville, NC $1,300
9 7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $2,200
10 10 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,900
11 8 99B Boom Briggs ® Bear Lake, PA $1,775
12 12 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,850
13 15 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,725
14 16 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,700
15 14 89 Justin Williams Concord, VA $950
16 23 93 Donald Bradsher Burlington, NC $925
17 18 71 Hudson O’Neal ® Martinsville, IN $1,600
18 22 72 Mike Parker Eastover, NC $875
19 13 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,550
20 24 1M Willie Milliken Roakone Rapids, NC $825
21 25 12 Zach Cox Lumberton, NC $800
22 19 79 Roger Lucas Benson, NC $800
23 17 2F Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC $800
24 21 42 Doug Sanders McAdenville, NC $800
25 20 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $800

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Cherokee Speedway – Gaffney, SC
Grassy Smith Memorial – July 7, 2017

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 6 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $10,000
2 5 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $6,300
3 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $4,300
4 1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $3,850
5 7 87 Ross Bailes Clover, SC $2,250
6 9 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $2,600
7 11 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,300
8 13 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $2,000
9 10 24d Michael Brown Pageland, SC $1,200
10 17 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,800
11 14 1d Brent Dixon Elberton, GA $1,075
12 15 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,750
13 22 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $1,825
14 8 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,700
15 16 22* GR Smith Statesville, NC $950
16 23 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,625
17 12 93 Donald Bradsher Burlington, NC $900
18 2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $975
19 3 22F Chris Ferguson Mount Holly, NC $850
20 20 31T Tyler Millwood Kingston, GA $825
21 24 9 Johnny Pursley Clover, SC $800
22 18 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,500
23 19 101 Casey Roberts Toccoa, GA $800
24 21 2F Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC $800

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, TN
Mountain Moonshine Classic – July 8, 2017

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $13,000
2 8 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $5,500
3 6 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $4,500
4 4 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $3,550
5 5 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,950
6 12 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,800
7 1 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC $1,500
8 9 101 Casey Roberts Toccoa, GA $1,300
9 13 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,900
10 7 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,100
11 3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,875
12 14 71 Hudson O’Neal ® Martinsville, IN $1,850
13 18 97 Michael Chilton Salvisa, KY $1,025
14 20 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,700
15 16 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $1,700
16 21 21 Robby Moses Maryville, TN $1,000
17 23 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,700
18 24 9c Dusty Carver Englewood, TN $1,000
19 11 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $1,700
20 19 4T Tommy Kerr Maryville, TN $1,000
21 15 7m Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA $1,000
22 22 31T Tyler Millwood Kingston, GA $1,000
23 10 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
24 17 111 Steven Roberts Jesup, GA $1,000

 

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