A wet n' heavy racetrack greeted the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series for the third and final night of the 2020 season reboot at Golden Isles Speedway on the South Georgia coast as rains swept through the area around 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. With help from the Lucas Oil Racing TV helicopter, series and track officials went to work drying out the track for the nights $7,000 midweek finale.
Up front proved not the place to be during the 40-lap A-main feature as first Georgian Brandon Overton broke while leading, before Pennsylvania's Mason Zeigler crashed while holding the #1 spot late in the race.
In the end, Josh Richards (aka. Kidd-Rocket) of Shinnston, West Virginia, piloted NASCAR's Clint Bowyer's owned (#14) "iRacing, Cometic, Peak Antifreeze, Dekalb, Crawford Outdoor, Ford Performance, Michael Ross Foundation, Ditzfeld Transfer Inc" sponsored Clements powered/Rocket Super Late Model race car to General Tire Victory Lane.
Tim McCreadie of New York finished second and unofficially took over the points lead on the over $125,000 series. Tuesday night's winner Jimmy Owens of Tennessee was third with Florida's Mark Whitner fourth and 24th starting Devin Moran of Ohio fifth.
Most SLM teams will stay two days in South Georgia with a chance at a $6,000 prize Saturday night in Normal Park at Needmore Speedway. Others may head to Minnesota for a pair of World of Outlaw Late Model series races Friday and Saturday at the Jackson Motorplex.
Monday the LODLM series begins another three-race swing in Florida at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park which will again be broadcast live on Lucas Oil Racing TV and on Facebook Live. The races on the LODLM tour will be rebroadcast later this year on MavTV nationally.
Monday Tennessee's 411 Motor Speedway hosts SLM's for the annual $10,052 to-Win "Scott Sexton Memorial" race in Seymour near Gatlinburg live on DirtonDirt.com and FloRacing.com.