Erb is Superb in Winning Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway

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BROWNSTOWN, IN (March 23, 2013) – Dennis Erb, Jr. came from the eighth starting spot to win the 16th Annual Indiana Icebreaker sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday Night at Brownstown Speedway. Erb, took the lead on lap six from Josh McGuire and went unchallenged the rest of the way for the $10,000 victory.
 
Erb’s fifth career LOLMDS win tonight was also his first series win outside of East Bay Raceway Park in Florida. Don O’Neal finished second, followed by Greg Johnson, Jared Landers, and Bobby Pierce.
 
“The car was amazing all night; we didn’t change much at all! This was probably the best car I have had here at Brownstown. In the feature, the track was racy from top to bottom. We started on the outside of the fourth row and the top was great, so that’s where I stayed and it didn’t take us long to get to the front,” said Erb, who earned his fourth career win at the South-Central Indiana track.
 
“The car was good all week at East Bay last month, if not for a few blown tires, we would have won the points, but we had a good night tonight and we want to stay with the series all year, if we can find some more funding then that’s what we will do,” said the 40-year-old Erb.
 
Once Erb was in front there was no catching him. The only caution of the race came out with 20 laps complete, but on the restart, Erb pulled away from his nearest competitors. “I have to thank Bloomquist Race Cars, Kuntz and Company, J&L Scrap Metals and McBride Leasing, and of course my Crew Chief, Heather Lyne.”
 
Completing the top ten were Darrell Lanigan; Mike Marlar; John Blankenship; Jimmy Owens; and Josh Richards.
 
In preliminary action, Bobby Pierce set the overall Time (Group A) amongst the 37 entrants, with a lap of 14.798 seconds. Jared Landers set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.046 seconds. Bobby Pierce, Steve Francis, Josh McGuire, and Brandon Sheppard won their respective Heat Races. Jimmy Owens and Mike Marlar won their respective B-Mains. 
 
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action on Friday, April 6th, with the Southern 50 at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS. The following night, Saturday, April 7th, the series makes its way to Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, TX for the annual High Banks Havoc. Both events will pay $10,000-to-win, and will include RedBuck Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-Lap main events. For more information, log onto www.jacksonmotorspeedway.com and www.lonestarspeedway.com
 
For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and follow the series on www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 
Race Summary
Saturday Night, March 23rd, 2013
"Indiana Icebreaker"-Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN
 
RED BUCK Fast Time Group A: Bobby Pierce / 14.798 seconds
RED BUCK Fast Time Group B: Jared Landers / 15.046 seconds
 
Wiles Drive Shafts Heat Race #1 (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Bobby Pierce, Don O'Neal, Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, Chad Stapleton, Jimmy Owens, Kent Robinson, Jeremy Hines, Aaron Ridley, Tim Prince-NR
 
Eibach Springs Heat Race #2 (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Steve Francis, Greg Johnson, Michael Asberry, Jason McBride, Michael Chilton, Jeff Babcock, Jerry Lierly, Justin Rattliff, Austin Hubbard
 
Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh McGuire, Earl Pearson Jr., Jared Landers, Eddie Carrier Jr., Billy Moyer Jr., Josh Richards, Tim Rivers, Tim Tungate, Tyler Allen
 
FK Rod Ends Heat Race #4 (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb Jr., Joe Janowski, John Blankenship, Mike Marlar, Devin Gilpin, Mike Benedum, Marty O'Neal, Greg Kendall
 
CV Products B-Main #1 (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Chad Stapleton, Michael Chilton, Jeff Babcock, Justin Rattliff, Kent Robinson, Austin Hubbard, Jerry Lierly, Jeremy Hines, Aaron Ridley, Tim Prince-DNS
 
Wrisco Aluminum B-Main #2 (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Josh Richards, Tim Rivers, Billy Moyer Jr., Devin Gilpin, Tyler Allen, Tim Tungate, Mike Benedum, Marty O'Neal, Greg Kendall

Feature Finish (50 Laps):
 
FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
1
8
28e
Dennis Erb Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
2
5
71
Don O'Neal
Martinsville, IN
3
7
15J
Greg Johnson
Bedford, IN
4
10
5
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
5
1
32
Bobby Pierce
Oakwood, IL
6
9
29
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
7
18
5b
Mike Marlar
Winfield, TN
8
16
23
John Blankenship
Williamson, WV
9
17
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
10
20
1
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
11
3
15
Steve Francis
Ashland, KY
12
13
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
13
14
28
Eddie Carrier Jr.
Salt Rock, WV
14
6
44
Earl Pearson Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
15
11
360
Michael Asberry
Crossville, TN
16
4
B5
Brandon Sheppard
Berlin, IL
17
25
21JR
Billy Moyer Jr.
Batesville, AR
18
2
41
Josh McGuire
Grayson, KY
19
27
5H
Jeremy Hines
Seymour, IN
20
19
32s
Chad Stapleton
Edinburgh, IN
21
24
1b
Jeff Babcock
St. Marys, OH
22
12
6J
Joe Janowski
Carmel, IN
23
26
7L
Jerry Lierly
Camp Point, IL
24
15
77
Jason McBride
Carbondale, IL
25
23
11h
Austin Hubbard
Seaford, DE
26
21
97
Michael Chilton
Salvisa, KY
27
22
46
Tim Rivers
Salem, IN
 
 
Race Statistics
 
Entrants: 37
Lap Leaders: Josh McGuire (Laps 1 – 5); Dennis Erb Jr. (Laps 6 – 50)
Caution Flags: Michael Asberry (Lap 20)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Austin Hubbard, Jeff Babcock (Fast Time)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Billy Moyer Jr., Jerry Lierly
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Mike Marlar (Started: 18th, Finished: 7th, Advanced: 11 positions)
Allstar Performer of the Race: Jared Landers
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
JRi Shocks/Dunn Benson Ford Rookie of the Race: n/a
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Kuntz Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Gary Engle (Greg Johnson)
HAWK Performance Fastest Lap of the Race: Dennis Erb Jr. (Lap# 5; 16.101 seconds)
Time of Race: 16 minutes 46 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
 
POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS
1
71
Don O'Neal
Martinsville, IN
710
2
28e
Dennis Erb Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
640
3
44
Earl Pearson Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
620
4
32
Bobby Pierce
Oakwood, IL
615
5
5
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
585
6
23
John Blankenship
Williamson, WV
570
6
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
570
6
15
Steve Francis
Ashland, KY
570
9
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
530
10
28
Eddie Carrier Jr.
Salt Rock, WV
465
11
21JR
Billy Moyer Jr.
Batesville, AR
450
12
7L
Jerry Lierly
Camp Point, IL
420
13
11h
Austin Hubbard
Seaford, DE
415
14
63
Doug Drown
Wooster, OH
380
15
32s
Chad Stapleton
Edinburgh, IN
375
15
77
Jason McBride
Carbondale, IL
375
 



*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*
 
 

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