Owens Battles To Win 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50 At Atomic Speedway

Top 3: Brandon Shepherd, Jimmy Owens, and Jonathan Davenport (Photos courtesy of Jim DenHamer).

Jimmy Owens recovered from mechanical issues early on Thursday night to win the 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway. The Three-time National Champion led all 50 laps of the event for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season.

Jimmy Owens in Victory Lane.

Official Results: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Thursday, April 11, 2019. 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50. Atomic Speedway – Chillicothe, Ohio

Miller Welders Time Trials:

  • Fast Time Group A: Kyle Bronson / 13.459 seconds
  • Fast Time Group B: Josh Richards / 13.267 seconds (overall)

(20) Jimmy Owens and (1) Devin Moran.

Left: (21) Billy Moyer Jr., (28) Tyler Carpenter, and (71) RJ Conley. Right: (40) Kyle Bronson and (5) Don O’Neal.

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): RJ Conley, Tyler Erb, Kyle Bronson, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Stormy Scott, Freddie Carpenter, Ryan King, Derek Davis, Jackie Boggs

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Don O’Neal, Steve Casebolt, Billy Moyer, Jr., Rod Conley, Chris Garnes, Colten Burdette, Jason Brennan

(2) Stormy Scott and (21) Billy Moyer Jr.

Left: (49) Jonathan Davenport and (1) Earl Pearson Jr. Right: (71) Rod Conley and (4) Jackie Boggs.

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tyler Carpenter, Shanon Buckingham, Gregg Satterlee, Jonathan Henry, Kyle Thomas

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran, Jonathan Davenport, Hudson O’Neal, Tim McCreadie, Kody Evans, Jason Jameson, Todd Brennan, Colton Flinner

(71) Hudson O’Neal and (50) Shanon Buckingham.

Left: (1) Devin Moran and (1) Brandon Shepherd. Right: (71) Rod Conley and (71) RJ Conley.

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Colten Burdette, Stormy Scott, Rod Conley, Jackie Boggs, Freddie Carpenter, Ryan King, Jason Brennan, Derek Davis, Chris Garnes

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Kody Evans, Jason Jameson, Jonathan Henry, Gregg Satterlee, Kyle Thomas, Todd Brennan, Colton Flinner.

(50) Shanon Buckingham and (2) Stormy Scott.

Left: (9) Steve Casebolt and (1) Devin Moran. Right: (1) Devin Moran and (1) Brandon Shepherd.

Left: (9) Steve Casebolt and (44) Colten Burdette. Right: (99) Frank Heckenast Jr. and (71) Hudson O’Neal.

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps): 1. (3) #20 Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN, $12,800; 2. (6) #1S Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL, $5,500; 3. (8) #49 Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA, $4,600; 4. (16) #39 Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY, $3,450; 5. (10) #1 Earl Pearson, Jr., Jacksonville, FL, $3,050; 6. (4) #1M Devin Moran, Dresden, OH, $2,600; 7. (5) #1T Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX, $2,200; 8. (11) #C9 Steve Casebolt, Richmond, IN, $1,300; 9. (12) #71 Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN, $1,900; 10. (17) #44B Colten Burdette, Parkersburg, WV, $1,100; 11. (18) #50 Shanon Buckingham, Morristown, TN, $1,075; 12. (7) #5 Don O’Neal, Martinsville, IN, $1,850; 13. (13) #99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr., Frankfort, IL, $1,025; 14. (19) #2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruses, NM, $1,000; 15. (24) #4B Jackie Boggs, Grayson, KY, $1,000; 16. (14) #28 Tyler Carpenter, Parkersburg, WV, $1,000; 17. (23) #1Gk Ryan King, Seymour, TN, $1,000; 18. (15) #21 Billy Moyer, Jr., Batesville, AR, $1,700; 19. (1) #71C RJ Conley, Wheelersburg, OH, $1,000; 20. (9) #40B Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL, $1,700; 21 (22) #12J Jason Jameson, Lawrenceburg, IN, $1,700; 22. (21) #71R Rod Conley, Wheelersburg, OH, $1,000; 23. (2) #14 Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV, $1,900; 24. (20) #4G  Kody Evans, Camden, OH, $1,000.

(50) Shanon Buckingham and (28) Tyler Carpenter.

Left: (71) Hudson O'Neal and (5) Don O’Neal. Right: (20) Jimmy Owens and (1) Brandon Shepherd.

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Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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