Moran Steers Tommy Pope's Ride to National 100 Podium!
4, 2019) Devin Moran, of Dresden, Ohio, jumped behind the
wheel of Tommy Pope's #22 Longhorn machine on November 2-3 in the
45th Annual 'National 100' at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix
City, Alabama. On Saturday night during preliminary action, Devin
posted the seventh quickest lap overall during time trials before
placing second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the
outside of the second row in Sunday's 100-lap headliner, Devin had
his sole focus set on capturing the $15,000 top prize and bonus
lap money. He then flexed his muscle throughout the course of the
'National 100' and ran as high as second in the running order before
settling for a strong third place podium effort behind only victor
Chris Madden and runner-up Tyler Erb! Complete results from EAMS
can be viewed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
Moran Makes Final Start
for Dunn-Benson Motorsports in DTWC
20, 2019) Dunn Benson Motorsports and Devin Moran competed
in Portsmouth, OH this past weekend in the season finale event for
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at the Dirt Track World Championship.
Devin would start from the 22nd position in the 100-Lap feature
event on Saturday night and advanced to 9th place by the halfway
mark before suffering a cut right rear tire forcing Devin to pit
and rejoining the field at the tail. Devin would advance through
the field and finished in the 11th position at the checkered flag.
Devin and the Team would finish 6th place in the final Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series national point standings for 2019 and 2nd
place in the Rookie of the Year category. This was the last event
in 2019 for the Dunn Benson Motorsports Team.
Dunn Benson Motorsports and Devin Moran completed
59 events in 2019 together earning one (1) win at an unsanctioned
event at Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, MO back in May. Devin
and the DBM team earned 15 top 5 finishes and 34 top 10 finishes
together in 2019.
“I want to say Thank You to all our sponsors
that supported Dunn Benson Motorsports in 2019. Huge thanks to Big
River Steel and GETSCO for all their support and friendship this
past year. Special thanks to Bill and Josie Schlieper and everyone
at Pro Power Race Engines and Doug Yates at Roush Yates Engines
for all their support with our engine program. We had zero engine
issues, not even a broken valve spring all year which is a huge
testament to the great products Pro Power Engines puts out. Special
thanks to Mark Richards and Steve Baker at Rocket Chassis for tremendous
help and support all year with our cars. Running an entire National
Tour takes support from everyone small and big and I just want to
say Thank You again for all the support from all our partners”,
stated Kemp Lamm, owner of Dunn Benson Motorsports.
Devin Moran Gets Top
Ten in Caution-Free Dixie Shootout
14, 2019) With the rain-out of last night's annual 'Rome
Showdown' at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, Devin Moran competed
in only one event over the weekend on Saturday, October 12 at the
historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia. A stellar field of
39 competitors piled into the Atlanta-area venue to vie for the
$12,000 windfall in the 'Dixie Shootout.' Devin clicked off the
fifth fastest lap in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After
rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lap headliner,
which featured minimum passing, Devin wound up seventh in the final
finishing order of the caution-free affair. The Dresden, Ohio ace
still finds himself sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point
standings exiting the Peach State. Full results from Dixie Speedway
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Moran Back in Lucas Oil
Action in Ohio and Pennsylvania
6, 2019) The #1 team made their way to Raceway 7 in Conneaut,
Ohio and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania
on October 4-5 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns.
On Friday night in the first-ever stop by the national touring series
to Raceway 7, Devin Moran clicked off the fastest time in Group
B during the qualifying session before finishing third in heat race
action. In the $12,000 to win main event, which went fifty laps
in distance, Devin hung around the top ten throughout the contest
and eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the eleventh position.
At PPMS on Saturday evening, a hefty $20,000 paycheck
was on the line in the 31st Annual 'Pittsburgher 100.' Devin placed
third in his loaded heat race and started twelfth on the grid in
the 100-lap feature event. Unfortunately, the Dresden, Ohio ace
retired after bringing out a lap 55 caution and was officially placed
twenty-first in the final finishing order. Devin still finds himself
sixth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting PPMS. Complete
results from the doubleheader weekend can be obtained by clicking
Devin Moran Leads Good
Portion of Jackson 100; Finishes Runner-Up!
22, 2019) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the
Dunn-Benson Motorsports team to the Hoosier State for a doubleheader
weekend on September 20-21 at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana
and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. In the $12,000 to
win weekend lid lifter on Friday night at Kokomo, Devin Moran placed
third in his loaded heat race and later wound up eighth in the final
finishing order of the attrition-filled 50-lap main event. At Brownstown
on Saturday evening in the 40th Annual 'Jackson 100,' which carried
a $15,000 payday, Devin won his heat race in preliminary action,
led laps 1, 11-23, and 48-70 of the 100-lap mega-event before settling
for an impressive runner-up performance behind only victor Hudson
O'Neal! Complete results from the double-dip can be located online
Moran Blasts to Fourth
in First-Ever Knoxville Nationals!!
15, 2019) The #1 team made the trek west to the Hawkeye
State of Iowa from September 12-14 for the 16th edition of the 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel event
drew 55 competitors to the 1/2-mile, semi-banked Marion County fairgrounds
speedplant and action kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary
programs. On Thursday night in the weekend lid lifter, Devin Moran
- making his first career Knoxville start - ran third in his heat
race, led laps 2-4 of the 25-lap feature event, and eventually wound
up eighth in the final finishing order. At Knoxville on Friday evening
in a similar contest, Devin unfortunately missed out on the 25-lapper
after finishing fifth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main.
By virtue of racking up the seventeenth best point
night, Devin earned the rights to the inside of the ninth row for
the start of Saturday's 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.'
The Dresden, Ohio ace was on the move early and often during the
100-lap headliner and he eventually blasted up inside of the top
five to finish fourth behind only $40,000 victor Jimmy Owens, Brandon
Sheppard, and Hudson O'Neal. Devin still finds himself sixth in
the latest version of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point
standings. You can read more about each of the three shows from
Knoxville Raceway by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Moran Drives to Top Ten
in Annual Hillbilly Hundred
2, 2019) The #1 team headed to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction
City, Kentucky, Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, and
Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia from August
30-September 1 for a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns.
On Friday night in the 'John Bradshaw Memorial' at Ponderosa, Devin
Moran ran second in his heat race, but unfortunately lost a driveshaft
during the $12,000 to win feature event, which dropped him to a
disappointing nineteenth place effort.
Another $12,000 top prize was on the line on Saturday
evening at PRP in the 'Bob Miller Memorial' and Devin placed sixth
in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and fifteenth in the 50-lap
main event. In Sunday's annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' at Tyler County,
Devin finished fourth in his stacked heat race prior to blasting
past seven competitors during the $30,000 to win headliner to leave
the Mountaineer State with a solid ninth place performance. Complete
results from the Labor Day weekend triple shot can be viewed online
Devin Moran Transfers
into Lucrative Dirt Million at Mansfield
25, 2019) The 2nd Annual 'Dirt Million' took center stage
in the Dirt Late Model world from August 22-24, as the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series presided over the crown jewel spectacular
at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. A pair of $10,000
to win preliminary duels kicked off the three-day weekend in the
Buckeye State and Devin Moran placed eleventh in Thursday's 30-lap
opener, while he utilized a series provisional before blasting past
ten competitors in Friday night's 30-lapper to secure another eleventh
place showing. With a whopping $101,626 payday on the line in Saturday
evening's annual 'Dirt Million,' Devin finished third in his loaded
heat race and second in his B-Main, but was caught up in an early
wreck during the 100-lap headliner and retired in the twenty-eighth
position. Full results from throughout the 'Dirt Million' weekend
can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Moran Rebounds from Tail
to Salvage Eighth in Topless 100
18, 2019) Another crown jewel event was on tap from August
15-17, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided
over the 27th Annual 'Topless 100' at Batesville Motor Speedway.
The action at the Locust Grove, Arkansas facility kicked off with
a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary programs. In the roofless opener
on Thursday evening, Devin Moran ran fifth in his heat race and
won his B-Main prior to advancing to eleventh in the 30-lap feature
event. A similar story was told on Friday night, as Devin once again
finished fifth in his loaded heat race, won his B-Main, and climbed
past six competitors during the 30-lapper on his way to another
eleventh place effort.
After amassing the ninth most points during the two prelims, Devin
rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in Saturday's 100-lap
headliner. Gunning for the whopping $40,000 top prize in the 'Topless
100,' Devin was unfortunately involved in a first lap wreck and
was sent to the tail of the stellar field for the restart. The Dresden,
Ohio ace then blasted back inside of the top ten during the extra-distance
affair to eventually salvage a steady eighth place performance.
Devin now finds himself sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings. Full results from the long weekend in Batesville
can be located by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Devin Moran Flashes to
Fourth Place North/South 100 Finish!
11, 2019) Following a couple of idle weekends on the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule, the popular national touring
series took the #1 team to Florence Speedway from August 8-10 for
the 37th edition of the 'North/South 100.' The three-day extended
weekend in Union, Kentucky drew 53 entrants to the 1/2-mile speedplant
to do battle in the crown jewel extravaganza. On Thursday night
in the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Devin Moran placed
third in his loaded heat race, started sixteenth on the feature
grid, and later wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order
of the 50-lap weekend lid lifter after drawing a lap 29 caution
At Florence on Friday evening in the double set of qualifying heat
races, Devin ran fifth in his first heat race of the night before
driving to a runner-up effort in his final prelim. The Dresden,
Ohio ace earned the fourteenth most passing points, which landed
him the outside of the seventh row for the start of Saturday's $50,000
to win 'North/South 100.' Devin, who currently finds himself seventh
in the latest LOLMDS point standings, was on the move early and
often during the 100-lap headliner and eventually posted an impressive
fourth place performance behind only victor Chris Madden, Hudson
O'Neal, and Jimmy Owens! Full results from the entire weekend in
the Commonwealth of Kentucky can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.