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November 7th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Thanks Supporters for a Phenomenal 2014 Season
Eddie Carrier Jr. recently concluded a successful and memorable 2014 campaign behind the wheel of his Grover Motorsports #28 Optima Batteries/Rocket/Grover Racing Engine Super Late Model. Rick Schwallie Photo

Three weeks ago Carrier Jr. put a wrap on the season with a second place finish in the 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio). With the finish he clinched a fifth place finish in the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) standings.

Eddie enjoyed a stellar year, which included his first career win at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) in February as well as a coveted $50,000 win in the annual North/South 100 at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) in early August. In 53 events entered in 2014, Carrier Jr. recorded 2 wins, 15 top-five-finishes, and 34 top-ten-finishes.

“What an exciting year we had in 2014,” said Carrier Jr. with a big smile. “We learned so much about our Rocket cars this year, and I feel like we improved by leaps and bounds after a lot of struggles on the road in 2013. I really feel like we can be a contender for the championship with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series next year.”

Eddie’s great season was largely made possible by support from several great companies and supporters.

“Without the amazing support from folks like Grover Motorsports, OPTIMA Batteries, and dozens of other great people, there is no way that I could’ve accomplished what I did,” Eddie noted. “From the very bottom of my heart I have to thank all of my great sponsors, supporters, and fans. Hopefully I can give them many more lasting memories in 2015!”

Eddie Carrier Jr. would like to thank his sponsors and marketing partners including Carl Grover Motorsports, OPTIMA® Batteries, Engines Inc, Grover Racing Engines, Cox Wrecker Service, Hess Stewart and Campbell PLLC, Blue Ridge Machinery and Tools, Integra Shocks and Springs, Port City Racing, Hoosier, Rocket, VP Racing Fuels, CV Products, Poske's  Performance Parts, Dyers Top Rods, Octane Racing Products, Race Tec Pistons, COMP Cams, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, Pro Fabrication, PRO FABrication Racing Exhaust Systems, Rapture Carburetors, Cizmar Racing, All Star Performance, Frankland Rear Ends, Jones Racing Products, Brinn Transmissions, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, Real Racing Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, ASi Racewear, Impact Sign & Apparel, The Joie of Seating, Powers Performance Starters, B&D Trucking, Shain Custom Signs & Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.


October 19th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Runner-Up in DTWC
Eddie Carrier Jr. wrapped up the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) campaign over the weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) with the 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at the 3/8 mile oval. Rick Schwallie Photo

On Friday night a strong field of eighty-nine entries registered for competition, and via time trials Carrier Jr. earned the pole position for his heat race. Eddie stormed to the heat race win, which earned him a spot in the redraw where he received the pole position for Saturday night's $50,000-to-win finale with Billy Moyer alongside.

Rain on Saturday would however force the program to be pushed to Sunday afternoon. The 100 lap feature found Carrier Jr. sliding back early in the event before charging back in the closing laps to a second place finish behind race winner, Scott Bloomquist. Jimmy Owens, Don O'Neal and Jason Feger rounded out the top five finishers.

"We started the year off pretty good, but had some challenges along the way. It has been a great season though, especially with winning the North/South 100. We are learning week-to-week with these Rocket cars and we feel we can come back next year and compete for a championship,” said Carrier Jr. following his runner-up finish.

Eddie finished fifth in the final LOLMDS standings. Full results from the program as well as the final series standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com


October 5th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Struggles in Georgia
Eddie Carrier Jr. found Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) action taking him to Georgia over the weekend for a pair of events.

On Saturday night the opening event was held at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) as a strong field of forty-five entries entered the $10,000-to-win, Dixie Shootout.

Heat race struggles would ultimately force Eddie to utilize a series provisional to start the main event in the 23rd position. He would go on to record a sixteenth place finish in the 50 lapper.

Sunday evening found the team competing at Rome International Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for another $10,000-to-win race. Carrier Jr. fell one spot short of the transfer in his heat race but, he later won the b-main to lock into the seventeenth starting spot on the feature grid. He advanced to a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Eddie is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the program as well as the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


September 27th, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Competes in Knoxville Late Model Nationals
Eddie Carrier Jr. opened the 11th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals on Thursday evening at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) with a $7,000-to-win, preliminary event that drew seventy-nine entries to the legendary, 1/2 mile oval.

Eddie posted the fastest lap in his group during time trials, and with the top eight cars being inverted for heat race action, Carrier Jr. started eighth in his heat race before advancing to a third place finish. As a result he started eighth on the feature grid, and battled amongst the top ten throughout the race, ultimately crossing the finish line in eighth.

Friday night found another $7,000-to-win program being held as part of the mega-event, and via time trials Eddie started sixth in his heat race before racing to fourth place finish, sending him to a b-main. He started sixth in the b-main but faded to an eight place finish, failing to reach a transfer position and bringing his night to an early end.

Via his preliminary night performances Eddie started seventh on the grid for Saturday evening's 100 lap, $40,000-to-win finale at the 1/2 mile oval. Carrier Jr. raced in the top ten early on before the handle on his #28 entry began to fade and he slide back to a seventeenth place finish in the final rundown.

Eddie is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the program as well as the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


September 20th, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Tackles Brownstown Speedway
Eddie Carrier Jr. participated in a single event over the weekend with a trip to the historic Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the 35th Annual Jackson 100 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).

The $20,000-to-win event drew a field of forty-seven entries to the 1/4 mile oval. In preliminary action on Friday night, Eddie qualified seventh in Group B of time trials to lock into the fourth starting spot for his heat race on Saturday night.

When action got underway on Saturday, Carrier Jr. slipped to a fifth place finish in his heat race which left him one spot short of the transfer. As a result he would have to run a b-main where he finished second to Jason Hughes, earning him the 20th starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 100 lap finale, Carrier Jr. advanced to a sixteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Eddie is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the program as well as the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


September 6th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Competes in 44th Annual World 100
Eddie Carrier Jr. made the trek to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) over the weekend for the 44th Annual World 100 at the famed oval. (Zach Yost Photo)

Festivities began on Thursday night with 117 cars in the pit area as the field was divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win events. He earned the pole position for his heat race via qualifications, and went on to race to a second place finish to lock into the 25 lap, preliminary feature in the eleventh starting spot. Carrier Jr. raced around the top ten early on before slipping to an eighteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Friday's program again found the field divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win races, and after qualifying 35th fastest he started second in his heat race before charging to the win, which positioned him starting on the pole for the 25 lap finale. Carrier Jr. once again faded throughout the race, ultimately crossing the finish in the eighth position.

The weekend drew to a close on Saturday evening with the final night of the crown jewel. With heat race line-ups being determined by a driver's performance on the preliminary nights Eddie started on the pole of his heat race and finished second to transfer to the twelfth starting spot for the 100 lap finale. Unfortunately, a broken driveshaft brought his night a disappointing early end, resulting in a 31st place finish.

Full results from the program are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.