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January 31
Golden Isles Speedway,
Brunswick, GA
Sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing) - $12,000
Information provided by: Todd Turner (last updated February 1, 2:19 pm)
Rain spoils Lucas Oil opener at Golden Isles
Key notes: The doubleheader at Golden Isles kicks off Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, which runs through Feb. 15 with events for multiple sanctioning bodies at six tracks. ... Ohio's Best Performance Motorsports has scored victories at Golden Isles each of the last three seasons (with drivers Josh Richards and Tyler Erb). ... Lucas Oil action continues Feb. 3-8 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla., and Feb. 9 at All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Fla.
Who to watch: Home-state driver Shane Clanton of Zebulon, who has switched to the Lucas Oil Series this season after running with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series since 2005.
Points chase: Golden Isles opens the season with Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., gunning for his third consecutive series title.
Current weather: Cloudy, 52°F
Car count: 44
Next series race: February 1, Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, GA) $12,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
By Todd Turner
DirtonDirt.com

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Updates and results from Friday’s first round of the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway, a $12,000-to-win event on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (results unofficial):

Rained out

Persistent rain at Golden Isles Speedway forced the cancellation of the first round of the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing. The event, halted amid evening hot laps, won't be made up. Saturday's action will go on as scheduled for hot laps 5 p.m. for the $12,000-to-win program that becomes the Lucas Oil Series opener.

Prerace notes

It’s a gloomy, wet day in south Georgia but officials are forging ahead with Friday’s program despite a drizzle for the last few hours. … Keeping moisture in the track won’t be a problem. … The 44 entries are two more than last season at Golden Isles and the most since the track drew 52 cars in 2017. … Don’t miss DirtonDirt.com’s RaceDay and Speedweeks Minute entries in the video section. … Most of the cars in the pits have been covered by tarps until the moments before tracks were sent to the track for hot laps about 5:20 p.m., about 20 minutes later than scheduled. ... The track's local Limited Late Model division is the only other division in action with 27 cars entered.

Friday’s prerace setup

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is set to get underway Friday at Golden Isles Speedway with the first round of the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing. Two-time and reigning series champion Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., will be among drivers chasing the $12,000 winner’s purse at the 4/10-mile oval.

The first of two weekend races is expected to draw near 50 racers with plans for time trials, heat races, consolation races and 50-lap main event. Four drivers transfer from each of four heats and three drivers transfer from each of two consolation races with two provisional starters filling the 24-car field.

Golden Isles hosts the first two races among nine Lucas Oil Speedweeks events continuing at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. (Feb. 3-8) and All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Fla. (Feb. 9). A drivers’ five best finishes will be counted toward points standings provided they maintain perfect attendance through Speedweeks; all other drivers will be awarded 50 points per night.

Time trial order

Driver (car no.), hometown
Group A
Mason Zeigler (25z), Chalk Hill, Pa.
Shane Clanton (25), Zebulon, Ga.
Tim McCreadie (39), Watertown, N.Y.
Hudson O’Neal (71), Martinsville, Ind.
Steven Roberts (111), Jesup, Ga.
Chase Junghans (18), Manhattan, Kan.
Brandon Overton (76), Evans, Ga.
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill.
Mike Marlar (157), Winfield, Tenn.
Josh Richards (14), Shinnston, W.Va.
Earl Pearson Jr. (1), Jacksonville, Fla.
Jesse Stovall (00), Billings, Mo.
Tanner English (81e), Benton, Ky.
Brian Shirley (3S), Chatham, Ill.
Johnny Scott (1st), Las Cruces, N.M.
Pearson Lee Williams (2), Dublin, Ga.
Billy Moyer Jr. (21jr), Batesville, Ark.
Mark Whitener (5), Middleburg, Fla.
Brandon Sheppard (1), New Berlin, Ill.
Joel Callahan (40), Dubuque, Iowa
Jonathan Davenport (49), Blairsville, Ga.
Stacy Boles (11B), Clinton, Tenn.
Group B
John Blankenship (23), Williamson, W.Va.
Logan Roberson (17), Waynesboro, Va.
Shanon Buckingham (50), Morristown, Tenn.
Rick Eckert (0), York, Pa.
Todd Brennan (20B), Zanesville, Ohio
Matt Cosner (66c), Ridgeley, W.Va.
Chris Blackwell (6B), Grays Creek, N.C.
Chris Garnes (42), Evans, W.Va.
Dalton Polston (00B), Lithia Springs, Ga.
Ross Bailes (87), Clover, S.C.
Boom Briggs (99B), Bear Lake, Pa.
Brent Larson (B1), Lake Elmo, Minn.
Blair Nothdurft (76), Sioux Falls, S.D.
Stormy Scott (2s), Las Cruces, N.M.
Kyle Bronson (40B), Brandon, Fla.
G.R. Smith (89), Cornelius, N.C.
Coleby Frye (F1), Dover, Pa.
Charles Powell (94), Brookville, Pa.
Tyler Bruening (16), Decorah, Iowa
Devin Moran (9), Dresden, Ohio
Tyler Erb (1), New Waverly, Texas
Jimmy Owens (20), Newport, Tenn.

Friday’s schedule

4:30 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
5 p.m. - Hot laps
- Lucas Oil Series
- Local Late Models
Time trials
- Lucas Oil Series
- Local Late Models
7 p.m. - Invocation/national anthem
7:10 p.m. - Racing begins
- Lucas Oil heats (10 laps)
- Lucas Oil consolations (12 laps)
- Lucas Oil main event (50 laps)
- Local Late Model consolation (10 laps)
- Local Late Models main event (40 laps)

Feature lineup

Row 1: Heat winners
Row 2: Heat winners
Row 3: Heat runners-up
Row 4: Heat runners-up
Row 5: Heat third place
Row 6: Heat third place
Row 7: Heat fourth place
Row 8: Heat fourth place
Row 9: Consy transfers
Row 10: Consy transfers
Row 11: Consy transfers
Row 12: Provisional starters

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