Jimmy Owens Wins Thrilling Hatfield & McCoy Feuding 50 at 201 Speedway!

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SITKA, KY (July 5, 2014) – Jimmy Owens charged from his seventeenth starting spot to win the 2nd Annual Hatfield & McCoy Feuding 50 on Saturday night at 201 Speedway in front of a record breaking crowd. The hard charging Owen’s topped a 3-wide battle for the top spot with five laps to go in the 50 lapper for his first career victory at the Eastern Kentucky oval. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

Eddie Carrier Jr. held the point from the start of the 50 lapper and looked like the car to beat. Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point’s leader Don O’Neal closed the gap on Carrier as the laps wound down. The caution waved on lap 44 to bunch the field back up and set the stage for a five-lap shootout to the end. On the restart Carrier Jr., O’Neal, and Owens went three-wide into turn one as Owens came out ahead.

Don O’Neal finished second, followed by Eddie Carrier, Jr. who came home third despite leading the most laps. John Blankenship was fourth followed by Jackie Boggs. Completing the top ten were Tim Dohm, Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Francis, Mike Marlar, and Zack Dohm.

In preliminary action, Tim Dohm set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 34 entrants, with a lap of 13.780 seconds. Earl Pearson Jr. set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 13.995 seconds. Tim Dohm, Don O’Neal, Eddie Carrier Jr., and Mike Marlar won their respective heat races. Jimmy Owens and Shannon Thornsberry won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday Night, July 5, 2014
“Hatfield & McCoy Feuding 50”
201 Speedway – Sitka, KY

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Tim Dohm / 13.780 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Earl Pearson Jr. / 13.995 seconds

Fast Shafts Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim Dohm, Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Zack Dohm, Brandon Kinzer, Steve Stollings, Michael Howard

Eibach Springs Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O’Neal, Scott Bloomquist, Jason Hughes, Tommy Bailey, Dustin Linville, Victor Lee, Daniel Williams, Craig Vosbergen, Roger Stacy

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Eddie Carrier, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Rod Conley, Jared Landers, Rick Eckert, Jason Papich, Anthony Adams, Brandon Mason, Brandon Fouts-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Jackie Boggs, Kenneth Howell, Stephen Breeding, Paul Davis, Shannon Thornsberry, Tyler King, Josh Hall

JRi Shocks B-Main #1 (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer) Finish: Jimmy Owens, Zack Dohm, Brandon Kinzer, Victor Lee, Craig Vosbergen, Michael Howard, Daniel Williams, Steve Stollings, Roger Stacy, Dustin Linville

CV Products B-Main #2 (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer) Finish: Shannon Thornsberry, Rick Eckert, Jason Papich, Anthony Adams, Paul Davis, Josh Hall, Brandon Mason, Tyler King, Brandon Fouts-DNS

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1
17
20
Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
2
3
5
Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
3
2
28
Eddie Carrier Jr. Salt Rock, WV
4
9
23
John Blankenship Williamson, WV
5
8
4b
Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY
6
1
6T
Tim Dohm Charleston, WV
7
6
44
Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL
8
5
15
Steve Francis Ashland, KY
9
4
157
Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
10
19
17d
Zack Dohm Charleston, WV
11
14
777
Jared Landers Batesville, AR
12
7
0
Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
13
10
71R
Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH
14
16
5b
Stephen Breeding Isom, KY
15
22
91p
Jason Papich Nipomo, CA
16
18
17T
Shannon Thornsberry Martin, KY
17
20
1
Rick Eckert York, PA
18
11
12
Jason Hughes Watts, OK
19
13
28e
Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL
20
21
18k
Brandon Kinzer Allen, KY
21
24
8
Craig Vosbergen Perth, W. Australia
22
15
88b
Tommy Bailey Corbin, KY
23
12
21h
Kenneth Howell Lovely, KY
24
23
26
Josh Hall Prestonsburg, KY

Race Statistics
Entrants: 34
Lap Leaders: Eddie Carrier Jr. (Laps 1 – 45); Jimmy Owens (Laps 46 – 50)
Cautions: Kenneth Howell (Lap 1); Josh Hall (Lap 32); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 34); Kenneth Howell (Lap 44)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: n/a
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Josh Hall, Craig Vosbergen
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Started: 17th; Finished: 1st; Advanced 16 Positions)
Keyser Mfg Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Don O’Neal
Allstar Performer of the Race: Eddie Carrier Jr.
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Dunn Benson Ford Rookie of the Race: Jason Papich
Midwest Sheet Metal Highest Finishing Rookie: Jason Papich
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Club 29 Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Chris Fox (Jimmy Owens)
HAWK Performance Fastest Lap of the Race: Eddie Carrier Jr. (Lap #2 – 15.186 seconds)
Time of Race: 23 minutes 44 seconds

Summary of Results
201 Speedway – Sitka, Kentucky
July 5, 2014

Open Wheel Modifieds (20 entries)
Feature Finish: Dan Ebert, Jody Pucket, Ervin Vance, Scott LeMaster, Jim Barnett, Jeremy Hayes, Camron Marlar, Matt Halcomb, Kevin Harkins, Bobby Branham, Brandon Russell, Andy Mason, Jimmy Collins, Curtis Mounts, Justin Jacobs, Josh Ross, Christian Crider, Jason Hall, Jim LeMaster, Josh Sexton.

Bombers (21 entries)
2nd Annual Bill McCloud Memorial Feature Finish: Jamie Adams, Eddie Stewart, Brandon Hutchinson, Tim Mason, Ryan Robertson, Coby Taylor, Jarrod Blair, Logan Burke, Eulis Combs, Justin Jaynes, James Crowe, Charlie Bates, Richard Brewer, Car #2A, Jason Hall, Gary Neil Pennington, Greg Hensley, Car #51, Brian Campton, Car #56, Billy Webb

 

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