Moran Ends 2020
Campaign in $100,000 Dirt Track World Championship
18, 2020) Following a rare weekend off due to a pair
of rain-outs in Georgia, the 2020 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
season wrapped up on October 16-17 in the Buckeye State of Ohio.
The 40th edition of the storied 'Dirt Track World Championship'
took place at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and
63 competitors were on hand to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's
check. On Friday night, Devin Moran clicked off the twenty-first
fastest lap in Group A during qualifying before placing sixth
in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the second transfer spot
through his B-Main on Saturday evening, Devin rolled off from
the inside of the twelfth row in the 100-lap DTWC. During the
course of the extra-distance affair, the Dresden, Ohio ace was
moving forward in his season finale until drawing a pair of late
yellow flags (laps 76 & 83), which dropped him back to twenty-second
in the final finishing order. Devin wound up tied for seventh
in the final version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results
from the crown jewel extravaganza at PRP can be located by pointing
your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Devin Moran Leads
Majority of Pittsburgher 100 Until Flat Tire
4, 2020) Following a rain-out on Friday night at Raceway
7 in Conneaut, Ohio, Devin Moran returned to competition on Saturday
evening, October 3 at the sprawling Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor
Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series one again presided over the 32nd Annual 'Pittsburgher 100'
and 35 entrants signed into the pit area to vie for the whopping
$20,000 payday in the single-day shootout. Devin stopped the clock
third fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to picking up
a heat race triumph. After leading laps 1-16 and 36-81 from the
pole position in the 'Pittsburgher 100,' a flat left rear tire
on lap 82 forced Devin to head pitside for new Hoosier rubber.
The Dresden, Ohio ace, who still sits seventh in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings, rallied back from the tail late
in the 100-lapper to salvage a ninth place effort. Complete results
from last night at PPMS can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
in Posting Top Tens in Jackson 100 Weekend
27, 2020) Devin Moran and the #9 team were back in action
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the 41st Annual 'Jackson
100' weekend at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana on September 25-26. In Friday's $10,000 to win weekend
opener at the 1/4-mile oval, Devin won his heat race and led three
different times in the first eight circuits of the 40-lapper before
slipping to ninth at the unfurling of the checkered flag. At Brownstown
on Saturday evening, a stout 60 car field assembled at the southern
Indiana facility to vie for the $15,000 top prize in the 'Jackson
100.' Devin placed second in his loaded heat race and later wound
up posting another ninth place performance in the 100-lap mega-event.
The Dresden, Ohio ace now sits seventh in the latest version of
the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Hoosier State. Complete
results from the 'Jackson 100' weekend can be viewed by clicking
Devin Moran Grabs
Top Five in I-80 Nationals Prelim!
20, 2020) The Tye Twarog Racing (TTR) team headed west
to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from September 17-19 for
the three-day 'I-80 Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The action-packed weekend in the Cornhusker
State got underway with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary shows.
On Thursday night, Devin Moran clicked off the fastest lap in
Group A during qualifying, placed fifth in his inverted heat race,
and later wound up sixth in the final finishing order of the 30-lap
feature event. At I-80 on Friday evening in a similar event, Devin
finished second in his heat race prior to winding up fourth at
checkers of the 30-lapper behind only race winner Jimmy Owens,
Tim McCreadie, and Brandon Overton!
By virtue of racking up the seventh most points
during the prelims, Devin started Saturday's $30,000 to win 'I-80
Nationals' from the inside of the fourth row. The Dresden, Ohio
ace competed hard for a top ten showing in the mega-event, but
was officially placed eleventh in the final rundown of the 80-lap
contest. Devin still finds himself eighth in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings heading into Brownstown (IN) Speedway
next weekend. Complete results from the 'I-80 Nationals' weekend
can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Moran Runs into
Mechanical Issues in Fireball 50...
13, 2020) The #9 team headed back Atomic Speedway in
Alma, Ohio on Saturday evening, September 12 for the unsanctioned
'Fireball 50.' The single-day showdown in the Buckeye State drew
28 competitors to do battle for the $10,000 payday. Devin Moran
clicked off the quickest lap overall during the qualifying session
to earn Fast Time honors and later secured a heat race triumph.
After starting third on the feature grid, Devin was running in
the second spot during the 50-lapper when a broken oil line sent
him pitside. The mechanical woes dropped the Dresden, Ohio ace
to a disappointing thirteenth in the final finishing order of
the 'Fireball 50.' Complete results from last night at Atomic
Speedway can be accessed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.
Devin Moran Tackles
Labor Day Weekend Triple Shot
(September 7, 2020) Devin Moran and Tye Twarog
Racing (TTR) competed in a tripleheader from September 4-6 in
the states of Kentucky and Ohio. On Friday night in the annual
'John Bradshaw Memorial' at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City,
Kentucky, Devin placed fifth in his heat race, third in the B-Main,
and fifteenth in the $12,000 to win headliner. In a similar Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown on Saturday evening at Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Devin won his heat race in preliminary
action and was up to second in the $12,000 to win 'Bob Miller
Memorial River Days Rumble 50.' However, a flat left rear tire
on lap 32 forced him to the back of the stellar field and the
Dresden, Ohio ace eventually wound up fifteenth in the final finishing
A $6,700 top prize was then up for grabs on Sunday at Atomic
Speedway in Alma, Ohio. Devin qualified well and won his heat
race in preliminary action to earn the pole position for the 30-lap
feature event. After leading the first seventeen circuits, Devin
suffered yet another flat tire and had to restart at the tail
end of the field. He was able to race back towards the front and
eventually landed in the fifth finishing position behind only
race winner Devin Gilpin, Freddie Carpenter, Jared Hawkins, and
Andy Bond! Complete results from all three Labor Day weekend races
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com
Moran Makes Visit
to Port Royal for Rumble by the River
30, 2020) The lucrative month of August with the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up from August 27-29 in the
'Rumble by the River' at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.
The tripleheader weekend kicked off on Thursday night with a $10,000
to win program. Devin Moran claimed an impressive heat race triumph
and raced towards the front of the field early in the 30-lap sprint.
However, the Dresden, Ohio ace wound up slipping back to sixteenth
in the final finishing order.
Following a rain-out of the $12,000 to win show on Friday evening,
Saturday's grand finale in the Keystone State boasted a $15,000
top prize. Devin placed second in his loaded heat race and later
rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in the 50-lap finale.
At the end of the contest, Devin had unfortunately fallen to twentieth
in the final rundown. He currently finds himself seventh in the
latest version of the LOLMDS point standings heading into September.
Complete results from the entire 'Rumble by the River' weekend
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Devin Moran Seventh
in Lucas Oil Points After Topless 100
23, 2020) The #9 team ventured south to Batesville Motor
Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas from August 20-22 for the 28th
Annual COMP Cams 'Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series once again sanctioned the three-day extravaganza in the
Razorback State that kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary
programs. On Thursday night in the weekend lid lifter, Devin Moran
ran fourth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and seventeenth
in the 30-lap main event. At Batesville on Friday evening, Devin
placed fourth in his heat race and third in his B-Main prior to
winding up twenty-first in the final rundown of the 30-lapper.
In the crown jewel finale on Saturday, the Dresden, Ohio ace
earned the second transfer spot into the 100-lap headliner through
his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the tenth row
in the $40,000 to win 'Topless 100,' Devin was eventually scored
in the fifteenth finishing position and now sits seventh in the
latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings. Full results
from the Batesville biggie can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Moran Debuts New
Longhorn Chassis in Busy Florence Week
16, 2020) Next up on the racing calendar for Tye Twarog
Racing (TTR) was a visit to the venerable Florence Speedway in
Union, Kentucky on August 12-15 for a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series events. Things kicked off on Wednesday evening at
the 1/2-mile speedplant with the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham
Memorial,' which boasted a $12,000 paycheck. Devin Moran - piloting
a new Longhorn Chassis - earned Fast Time honors in qualifying,
won his heat race, and was running towards the front in the 50-lap
main event when an incident on lap 36 dropped him to an unfortunate
eighteenth place finish. At Florence on Thursday night in the
$10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Devin once again won his
heat race before slipping to twelfth in the final rundown of the
When Friday rolled around at the Cincinnati-area
facility, preliminary action got underway for the annual running
of the 'North/South 100.' Devin ran third in his first heat race,
but later fell back to eighth in his final prelim on Saturday
afternoon. Following a fourth place effort in his B-Main later
that evening, the Dresden, Ohio ace was forced to rely on a series
provisional to gain access into the $50,000 to win 'North/South
100.' Devin then picked off twelve competitors during the wild
100-lap crown jewel main event to wind up with a respectable twelfth
place effort. Complete results from the extended weekend in the
Commonwealth of Kentucky can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Devin Moran Competes
in Lucrative Silver Dollar Nationals
26, 2020) A hectic stretch with the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series concluded from July 23-25 in a lucrative weekend at
I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. The three-day spectacular
for the ground-pounding Super Late Models started on Thursday
night with the 'Dirt Track Bank Go 50,' which carried a $12,000
payday. Devin Moran placed third in his loaded heat race and later
started the 50-lap main event from the outside of the sixth row.
At the checkered flag in the entertaining contest, Devin found
himself in the eighteenth finishing position.
On Friday evening at the 4/10-mile speedplant, two
rounds of heat races were on tap to help set the stage for Saturday's
grand finale. Devin ran second in his first heat race of the night,
while he finished third in his final prelim. By virtue of racking
up the third most passing points during preliminary action, the
Dresden, Ohio ace earned the rights to the inside of the second
row for the start of the $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals.'
During Saturday's 101-lap crown jewel headliner, Devin ran inside
of the top ten early before unfortunately fading to a seventeenth
place showing. He currently finds himself seventh in the latest
version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Cornhusker State.
Full results from all three days at I-80 Speedway can be viewed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Four Top Tens in Hectic Week!
(July 20, 2020) Devin Moran and his #9 team
were extremely busy from July 13-19 in six different events with
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the DIRTcar Summer Nationals
across the states of Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. In
Lucas Oil Series competition, Devin finished tenth in a $10,000
to win program on Monday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa prior
to winning his heat race and placing seventh on Friday night at
Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. In a doubleheader
at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri,
Devin wound up twenty-third in Saturday's annual 'Show-Me 100,'
which boasted a hefty $20,000 payday, and thirteenth in the $12,000
to win 'Diamond Nationals' on Sunday. The Dresden, Ohio ace now
sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings.
In two "Hell Tour" shows, Devin posted a pair of strong
finishes in $5,000 to win specials at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth,
Indiana and Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois. On Tuesday
at Plymouth, Devin placed fourth in his loaded heat race prior
to blasting past seven competitors during the 40-lapper to secure
an impressive third place podium effort behind only race winner
Tyler Erb and runner-up Brian Shirley. At Spoon River on Thursday,
Devin once again ran fourth in his heat race and later steered
past nine racecars en route to a steady seventh place performance
in the 40-lap affair. Full results from each race can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com
Devin Moran Follows
Lucas Oil Tour to Florence Speedway
12, 2020) The Tye Twarog Racing (TTR) team made their
way to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on July 10-11 for
two more pivotal Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point races.
Despite getting rained-out at the Cincinnati-area speedplant on
Saturday evening, Friday's $12,000 to win 'Summer Sizzler Nationals'
opener went off without a hitch. Devin Moran placed second in
his stacked heat race to earn the inside of the fourth row in
the 50-lap main event. Unfortunately, the Dresden, Ohio ace suffered
issues during the A-Main and wound up nineteenth in the final
rundown. Devin now finds himself sixth in the latest version of
the LOLMDS point standings exiting the trip to the Commonwealth
of Kentucky. Complete results from Florence can be accessed online
at Muskingum County; Sixth at PRP!
5, 2020) The Independence Day holiday weekend for the
#9 team kept them in the Buckeye State for a pair of $12,000 to
win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs on July 3-4. On
Friday night at his hometown Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville,
Ohio, Devin Moran won his heat race prior to advancing up to second
late in the 50-lap main event to claim an impressive runner-up
effort behind only race winner Tyler Erb. At Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening in the 'Independence
50,' Devin placed third in heat race action and later worked his
way past five competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a steady
sixth place showing. The Dresden, Ohio star now finds himself
fifth in the latest LOLMDS point standings following the fireworks-filled
weekend. Complete results from both Ohio facilities can be viewed
by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.