Dennis Erb Jr. Gets Icebreaker Victory...
Gilpin, Cain and Ditton Also Victorious...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

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 fastest 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.

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): Dennis Erb Jr. , Don O'Neal , Greg Johnson , Jared Landers , Bobby Pierce , Darrell Lanigan , Mike Marlar , John Blankenship , Jimmy Owens , Josh Richards , Steve Francis , Scott Bloomquist , Eddie Carrier Jr. , Earl Pearson Jr. , Michael Asberry , Brandon Sheppard , Billy Moyer Jr. , Josh McGuire , Jeremy Hines , Chad Stapleton , Jeff Babcock , Joe Janowski , Jerry Lierly , Jason McBride , Austin Hubbard , Michael Chilton , Tim Rivers

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

UMP MODIFIEDS (37 Entries)

HEAT ONE: Ryan Thomas , Jeff Babcock , Matt Hamilton , Elliot Despain , Anthony Cooley , Jeff Stith , Kenny Carmichaele , Scotty Kincaid , Eli Johnson , Keith Smith

HEAT TWO: Kent Robinson , Devin Gilpin , Nick Allen , Joey Kramer , Dennis Boknecht , Derek Groomer , Cody Bauman , Chad Maurer , Chad Combs

HEAT THREE: Paul Miles , Brad Barrow , Brian Shaw , Brock Bauman , Dona Marcoullier , Richie Dawson , Josh Klein , Joshua Hesson , David Mielke

HEAT FOUR: Matt Boknecht , Randy Shuman , Jacoby Hines , Jason Thomas , Jamie Lomax , Rocky Wilson , Tyler Nicely , Bryson Clark , Richie Shirey

B-MAIN 1: David Mielke , Dona Marcoullier , Josh Klein , Kenny Carmichaele , Jeff Stith , Scotty Kincaid , Richie Dawson , Anthony Cooley , Keith Smith , Eli Johnson , Joshua Hesson

B-MAIN 2: Jamie Lomax , Derek Groomer , Chad Combs , Dennis Boknecht , Cody Bauman , Chad Maurer , Rocky Wilson , Bryson Clark , Richie Shirey , Tyler Nicely

FEATURE: Devin Gilpin , Ryan Thomas , Kent Robinson , Matt Hamilton , David Mielke , Matt Boknecht , Nick Allen , Brian Shaw , Jacoby Hines , Derek Groomer , Dona Marcoullier , Jason Thomas , Joey Kramer , Jamie Lomax , Elliot Despain , Paul Miles , Brock Bauman , Randy Shuman , Jeff Babcock , Brad Barrow

SUPER STOCKS (20 Entries)

HEAT ONE: Roy Bruce Jr , Tim Clark , Greg Owens , Troy Clark , Tim Schumpe , Aaron Fields , Paul Ortman , Kenny Carmichael Jr , Levi Lokey , Tyler Loughmiller

HEAT TWO: Tyler Cain , Bubba Woods , Steve Peeden , Marty Cooper , Danny Hupp , Rick Gumm , Jason Hehman , Josh Turner , Jake Leitzman , Sean Mikels

FEATURE: Tyler Cain , Jason Hehman , Roy Bruce Jr , Tim Clark , Aaron Fields , Tim Schumpe , Rick Gumm , Steve Peeden , Levi Lokey , Marty Cooper , Paul Ortman , Josh Turner , Jake Leitzman , Danny Hupp , Greg Owens , Sean Mikels , Troy Clark , Kenny Carmichael Jr , Tyler Loughmiller , Bubba Woods

PURE STOCKS (21 Entries)

HEAT ONE: Donnie Wilson , Rob Wilson , Chris Mc Coy , Willie Sallee , Scotty Beeler , Jason Basham , Timothy Cummings , Kevin Gadberry , Allen Cook , David Shepherd , Rusty Smiley

HEAT TWO: Curt Bennett , Mickey Hines , April Ditton , Chris Branum , Mike Tuell , Chris Workman , Junior Shepherd , Branden Carr , Dusten Carr , Ross Smith

FEATURE: April Ditton , Curt Bennett , Rob Wilson , Chris Mc Coy , Willie Sallee , Donnie Wilson , Chris Workman , Mike Tuell , Timothy Cummings , Junior Shepherd , Jason Basham , Branden Carr , Scotty Beeler , Dusten Carr , Chris Branum , Kevin Gadberry , Ross Smith , David Shepherd , Mickey Hines-DNS , Allen Cook-DNS , Rusty Smiley-DNS