Overton Holds on Tuesday at East Bay


Brandon Overton earlier this year at Lancaster. (Blake Harris Photo)

May 26, 2020 at East Bay Raceway Park ($7,000 to win)


(Recap By Tyson Graves)

The second night of action at East Bay Raceway Park took place Tuesday for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. A field of 31 cars looked to top last night’s winner Jonathan Davenport. Tim McCreadie held on to the points lead with his podium finish. Every night of the reopen tour has produced a different winner so far.


In Group A qualifying it was Brandon Overton who put down the fastest lap at 14.546 seconds. The overall fast time came from group B as Jimmy Owens lapped the third mile oval at 14.495 seconds. Miller Welders qualifying set the stage for four heat races that would determine the line up for the 40 lap feature event paying $7,000 to win.


Heat race one went to the fast qualifier in Group A Brandon Overton. Monday night’s runner up Shane Clanton finished second. Third place went to Shanon Buckingham as he drove the last few laps with a flat left front tire. Josh Richards claimed the final transfer spot.


Jonathan Davenport took advantage of Devin Moran being penalized for jumping the start and inheriting the front row for the restart. Davenport jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back in heat race two. Rick Eckert finished second, Tyler Erb third and Devin Moran fourth.


The Newport Nightmare, Jimmy Owens took heat race number three in dominating fashion. Tyler Bruening in the Capital Race Car came home second. Steven Roberts and Jeff Matthews grabbed the other two transfer spots in to the nights feature event.


In the final heat race of the night point’s leader Tim McCreadie picked up the heat race win. Birthday boy Tanner English came home in the second spot. Florida driver Blake Spencer came home in the third spot and Billy Moyer Jr finished in the fourth and final transfer spot.


This left a pair of B-Main’s to determine the final starting spots in the feature event. Brian Shirley started on the pole and didn’t look back leading all 12 laps. Earl Pearson Jr finished second and Ross Robinson third picking up the final transfer spot. Nearby Brandon, Florida driver Kyle Bronson won the second B-Main. Stormy Scott and G.R. Smith picked up the final transfer spots into the 40 lap feature event. Provisional's went to Todd Brennan & Hudson O’Neal.


In the feature pole sitter Brandon Overton jumped out to the early race lead until the caution came out on lap 12 for flat tire on Tyler Bruening's #16 machine. On the restart Jonathan Davenport used the top side to jump from third to first. Then on lap 13 the yellow came back out as Stormy Scott came to a stop on the track. Davenport led the field on the restart. Kyle Bronson who started 18th, was up to the 9th spot by lap 13.


On lap 16 Brandon Overton retook the lead from Davenport. The yellow flew for the third time on lap 22 as Tyler Erb slowed with a flat right rear tire. Overton held on to the lead on the restart and led until the yellow flew once again on lap 26 for Brian Shirley who spun to a stop in turn three.


On the lap 27 restart Overton jumped out to a over second lead on Jonathan Davenport. Jimmy Owens hanging on to third. Brandon Overton held on in the closing laps as he dealt with traffic for the win. Jonathan Davenport came home runner up and Jimmy Owens third. Shane Clanton finished fourth and after starting 18th Kyle Bronson came home fifth.


The final night of action at East Bay will take place Wednesday. All the action can be seen on Lucas Oil Racing TV and Series Facebook page.


Feature

1 1 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 76

2 3 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 49

3 2 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 20

4 5 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 25

5 18 Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 40B

6 4 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 39

7 13 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 14

8 19 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 1

9 15 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 9

10 8 Tanner English Benton, KY 81E

11 9 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 50

12 20 Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 2S

13 14 Jeff Mathews Brandon, FL 33J

14 16 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 21

15 10 Steven Roberts Sylvester, GA 111

16 22 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC 89

17 6 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 16

18 23 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 71

19 21 Ross Robinson Georgetown, DE 7

20 7 Rick Eckert York, PA 0E

21 12 Blake Spencer St Augustine, FL 6S

22 24 Todd Brennan Zanesville, OH 20B

23 11 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 1T

24 17 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S


B-Main 1

1 1 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S

2 3 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 1

3 4 Ross Robinson Georgetown, DE 7

4 2 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W

5 6 Vic Hill Morristown, TN 1V

6 5 Todd Brennan Zanesville, OH 20B

DNS - Ken Monahan Lakeland, FL 311

DNS - Larry Grube Mauldin, SC 29


B-Main 2

1 1 Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 40B

2 4 Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 2S

3 2 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC 89

4 5 Blake Naylor Sardinia, OH 91S

5 3 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 71

6 6 Jeremy Conaway Springfield, IL F15

DNS - Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 25Z


Heat 1

1 1 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 76

2 2 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 25

3 3 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 50

4 5 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 14

5 4 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S

6 7 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 1

7 6 Todd Brennan Zanesville, OH 20B

8 8 Ken Monahan Lakeland, FL 311


Heat 2

1 4 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 49

2 1 Rick Eckert York, PA 0E

3 3 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 1T

4 2 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 9

5 6 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W

6 5 Ross Robinson Georgetown, DE 7

7 7 Vic Hill Morristown, TN 1V

DNS - Larry Grube Mauldin, SC 29


Heat 3

1 1 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 20

2 3 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 16

3 5 Steven Roberts Sylvester, GA 111

4 2 Jeff Mathews Brandon, FL 33J

5 6 Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 40B

6 7 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 71

7 8 Blake Naylor Sardinia, OH 91S

8 4 Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 25Z


Heat 4

1 1 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 39

2 2 Tanner English Benton, KY 81E

3 4 Blake Spencer St Augustine, FL 6S

4 3 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 21

5 5 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC 89

6 6 Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 2S

7 7 Jeremy Conaway Springfield, IL F15


Group A Time Trials

1 2 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 76 14.546

2 3 Rick Eckert York, PA 0E 14.654

3 16 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 25 14.807

4 15 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 9 14.843

5 7 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 50 14.847

6 5 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 1T 14.913

7 12 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S 14.921

8 9 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 49 14.929

9 8 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 14 14.946

10 13 Ross Robinson Georgetown, DE 7 14.963

11 14 Todd Brennan Zanesville, OH 20B 14.978

12 11 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W 15.146

13 4 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 1 15.154

14 10 Vic Hill Morristown, TN 1V 15.209

15 1 Ken Monahan Lakeland, FL 311 69.054

DNS - Larry Grube Mauldin, SC 29 69.054


Group B Time Trials

1 13 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 20 14.495

2 4 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 39 14.786

3 7 Jeff Mathews Brandon, FL 33J 14.815

4 8 Tanner English Benton, KY 81E 14.821

5 6 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 16 14.898

6 2 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 21 14.918

7 11 Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 25Z 15.007

8 1 Blake Spencer St Augustine, FL 6S 15.029

9 12 Steven Roberts Sylvester, GA 111 15.157

10 5 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC 89 15.158

11 10 Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 40B 15.204

12 9 Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 2S 15.253

13 3 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 71 15.312

14 15 Jeremy Conaway Springfield, IL F15 15.636

15 14 Blake Naylor Sardinia, OH 91S 15.851


(Results via My Race Pass)

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