Citing safety concerns for competitors due to rough track conditions that contributed to three rollover accidents during qualifying events, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Brownstown Speedway officials postponed the remainder of Saturday night’s Indiana Icebreaker to Sun., May 2.
The decision came after the driver who races under the pseudonym Fast Eddy of Lebanon, Ohio, flipped wildly during the first of two B-mains and was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. According to a social media post by the Lucas Oil Series, he was awake and alert when he left the track in an ambulance after safety crews removed him from his car.
Earlier in the program, Larry Greer of Bowling Green, Ky., rolled during the first heat and Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., flipped in the third prelim. Both drivers climbed from their cars under their power and did not appear to be injured.
Heat race results
First heat: Josh Richards, Tony Jackson Jr., Tim McCreadie, Billy Moyer Jr., Shelby Miles, Chris Simpson, Tristan Chamberlain, Michael Wesselman, Devin Gilpin, Frank Heckenast Jr., Larry Greer.
Second heat: Kyle Bronson, Jimmy Owens, Hudson O’Neal, Mike Marlar, Josh Rice, Tyler Erb, Darrell Lanigan, Fast Eddy, Zack Burton, Jared Bailey, Mark Robbins.
Third heat: Brandon Sheppard, Steve Casebolt, Shane Clanton, Kyle Strickler, Robby Hensley, Jeff Roth, Britan Godsey, Cameron Marlar, Justin Ratliff, Brian Shirley, Dennis Erb Jr.
Fourth heat: Devin Moran, Tanner English, Earl Pearson Jr., Ricky Thornton Jr., Joe Godsey, Dustin Linville, Todd Brennan, Jeffrey Ledford, Ryan Gustin, Brayton Laster, Greg Johnson.
Driver (car no.), hometown
1. Josh Richards (14), Shinnston, W.Va., 12.509
2. Kyle Bronson (40B), Brandon, Fla., 12.518
3. Tony Jackson Jr. (56), Lebanon, Mo., 12.645
4. Jimmy Owens (20), Newport, Tenn., 12.660
5. Billy Moyer Jr. (21jr), Batesville, Ark., 12.681
6. Hudson O’Neal (71), Martinsville, Ind., 12.715
7. Tim McCreadie (39), Watertown, N.Y., 12.742
8. Mike Marlar (157), Winfield, Tenn., 12.747
9. Devin Gilpin (1G), Columbus, Ind., 12.826
10. Tyler Erb (1), New Waverly, Texas, 12.868
11. Frank Heckenast Jr. (99jr), Frankfort, Ill., 12.872
12. Josh Rice (11R), Verona, Ky., 12.953
13. Shelby Miles (76), Bloomington, Ind., 13.073
14. Darrell Lanigan (29V), Union, Ky., 13.132
15. Chris Simpson (32s), Oxford, Iowa, 13.291
16. Jared Bailey (24), Bedford, Ind., 13.313
17. Larry Greer (9G), Bowling Green, Ky., 13.489
18. Fast Eddy (316), Lebanon, Ohio, 13.625
19. Tristan Chamberlain (20TC), Richmond, Ind., 13.916
20. Mark Robbins (14M), Shoals, Ind., 14.057
21. Michael Wesselman (418), Bargersville, Ind., 14.352
22. Zack Burton (3Z), Edinburgh, Ind., 14.390
1. Brandon Sheppard (1), New Berlin, Ill., 12.620
2. Devin Moran (9), Dresden, Ohio, 12.754
3. Steve Casebolt (C9), Richmond, Ind., 12.772
4. Tanner English (81E), Benton, Ky., 12.833
5. Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 12.839
6. Ryan Gustin (19R), Marshalltown, Iowa, 12.854
7. Kyle Strickler (8), Mooresville, N.C., 12.896
8. Ricky Thornton Jr. (20rt), Chandler, Ariz., 12.946
9. Cameron Marlar (57M), Winfield, Tenn., 12.982
10. Earl Pearson Jr. (1), Jacksonville, Fla., 13.023
11. Brian Shirley (3s), Chatham, Ill., 13.024
12. Jeffrey Ledford (18A), Pontiac, Ill., 13.150
13. Robby Hensley (21H), Walton, Ky., 13.195
14. Joe Godsey (14G), Bentonville, Ark., 13.226
15. Shane Clanton (25), Zebulon, Ga., 13.424
16. Greg Johnson (17J), Bedford, Ind., 13.491
17. Jeff Roth (14R), Bentonville, Ark., 13.551
18. Dustin Linville (D8), Lancaster, Ky., 13.791
19. Britan Godsey (14B), Bedford, Ind., 13.944
20. Brayton Laster (13W), Greenwood, Ind., 15.925
21. Justin Rattliff (16), Campbellsville, Ky., 16.537
22. Todd Brennan (20), Zanesville, Ohio, 16.537
Correction: Fixes Fast Eddy's hometown to Lebanon, Ohio.