Kemp Lamm, who is the owner of Dunn Benson Motorsports announced on Thursday afternoon that he will be fielding a second car at the second annual Dirt Million. The mega-event paid a whopping $202,939 to win in 2018. For the 2019 edition Eddie Carrier Jr. is joining Dunn Benson Motorsports driver, Devin Moran in a team car. The race is set for Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) on August 22, 23 and 24.
Eddie Carrier Jr brings a resume with a long list of accomplishments over his 30 years of driving both Modifieds and Super Late Models. The 48-year-old driver originally hails from Salt Rock, West Virginia, but now resides near Shinnston, West Virginia. Carrier Jr. announced his semi-retirement prior to the 2019 season as he turned his attention to a technical role with Rocket Chassis.
Over his career, Eddie has won several track championships as well as multiple national, touring series events. His signature victory came in the 2014 edition of the North/South 100 at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky). When the checkered flag dropped on the crown jewel he pocketed a $50,000 payday with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
“I’m very excited to field a second car for Eddie to drive at the Dirt Million as a teammate to Devin. We felt we could field two cars for this event and give both Devin and Eddie a really great chance to win after finishing second [with Bobby Pierce] at this event last year,” noted Lamm. “Eddie is very talented and his resume speaks for itself. This along with his knowledge of the Rocket cars really helps our chances. Devin is excited to have Eddie as a teammate as well. It also gives all our great partners additional publicity and exposure at this big event.”
Devin Moran will be behind the wheel of his familiar No. 1 Big River Steel/ GETSCO/Dunn Benson Ford Rocket Chassis / Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model at the Dirt Million. Dunn Benson Motorsports will field a second entry in the event with Eddie Carrier Jr as the driver of a Rocket Chassis powered by a Ford RY45 Pro Power Racing Engine. The car number and sponsors for Carrier Jr. are being finalized and will be announced soon.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to drive for Kemp Lamm and the Dunn Benson Motorsports Team,” Carrier Jr. noted. That team has been supporting Dirt Late Model racing for a long time, and I’ve always had great respect for them. “I’m looking forward to working with Devin and all their guys and hopefully we can put both cars in the front for this big event.”