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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.


August 31st, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Participates in Busy Labor Day Slate
Eddie Carrier Jr. began his Labor Day weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park (Attica, Ohio) in a $10,000-to-win event that drew a field of thirty-one entries to the oval. A second place finish in Eddie's heat race transferred him to the eighth starting spot for the feature. During the course of the main event he battled around the top ten before settling to a ninth place finish at the checkered flag.

The River Days Rumble was on tap for the Optima Batteries/Grover Motorsports team on Saturday night as the team took part in the $10,000-to-win program at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio). Thirty-four entries participated in the race at the 3/8 mile oval, and a third place finish in his heat race sent Eddie to the ninth starting spot for the 50 lap finale. Carrier Jr. passed four competitors to register a fourth place finish behind race winner Jackie Boggs, Steve Francis, and Jared Landers.

Sunday evening found Eddie entering the 46th Annual Hillbilly Hundred at I-77 Raceway Park (Ripley, West Virginia), which posted a $25,000 top prize. A stout field of forty-two entries took part in the LOLMDS program, and Carrier Jr. raced to a second place finish in his heat race to lock into the fifth starting spot for the 100 lap finale at the bullring. Eddie ran as high as second at times during the course of the event before facing to a solid eighth place finish in the final rundown.

Eddie is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the events and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


August 23rd, 2014 - Bad Luck for Eddie Carrier Jr. Over the Weekend
Eddie Carrier Jr. took to the 4/10 mile, high-banked oval at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) on Thursday evening as the 11th Annual Scorcher was contested with a $10,000 payday on the line.

Twenty-seven Super Late Models registered for action in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned event, and a heat race win positioned Carrier Jr. starting third in the main event. In the finale, Eddie was running in the top five when he was caught up in a multi-car wreck with just two laps scored. He was able to rejoin the tail of the field, only to be involved in another incident on lap 22. Carrier Jr. ultimately recorded a fourteenth place finish at the checkered flag.

Friday night was action free, while Saturday evening found the tour returning to competition at Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, Indiana) in the annual Whiskey City 50. Twenty-seven entries entered the program, and the night began with Eddie finishing sixth in his heat race to lock into the seventeenth starting spot for the feature. He advanced one position during the course of the main event to a sixteenth place finish.

Eddie is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the events and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


August 20th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Featured on DIRTcast
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series star Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salk Rock, WV joined Dirt Cast on the Renegade Racing Fuels hotline to talk about his 2014 season, not having the results he feels they should have, winning the North / South 100, what winning the event means to him, the huge boost of confidence that came from the win, his team, having Optima Batteries come on board, the upcoming Hillbilly 100, I-77 Speedway and his expectations for the rest of the season. Carrier drives the #28 Optima Batteries Rocket.

To listen visit: http://dirtcast.com/8gj7/sound-off-eddie-carrier-jr-lucas-oil-late-models-082014/


August 16th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Enters COMP Cams Topless 100
Eddie Carrier Jr. looked to carry the momentum from his biggest career victory one week ago into Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas), for the 22nd Annual COMP Cams Topless 100.

The crown-jewel event, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) and the Lucas Oil presents the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS), drew a field of sixty-three Super Late Models to the 3/8 mile oval.

In preliminary action on Friday night, Eddie missed the transfer into the $40,000-to-win finale via heat race action, sending him to a b-main on Saturday night.

Carrier Jr. failed to finish in a transfer position in the b-main, and had to utilize a series' provisional to lock into the 24th starting spot for the 100 lap feature. Despite starting at the back of the pack, Eddie progressively worked through the field to record a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Eddie is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the events and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


August 9th, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Makes Late Race Charge for Biggest Career Win!
After a much needed two-week break from the grueling Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) tour, Eddie Carrier Jr. and the Grover Motorsports team resumed competition over the weekend at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky).

Little did he know that his return to the seat of the #28 Grover Motorsports/Optima Batteries/Rocket/Grover Racing Engine Super Late Model would soon become the most memorable weekend of his 24-year racing career. (Steve Alcorn Photo)

With a new format in place for the 32nd running of the North/South 100, fifty-three entries put their name in that hat for a chance at the $50,000 top prize. Friday night's program was highlighted by double heat races, which used passing points to determine the line-up for Saturday's events. Eddie finished fourth in Round #1 and second in Round #2, which positioned him sixth in the overall standings.

As a result he would line-up third in the Outside Row Feature Line-Up Dash, and went to finish third to lock into the sixth starting spot for the finale. Carrier Jr. dropped back early in 100 lap main event, but worked his back into the top five later on as the laps were quickly winding down. Scott Bloomquist and Mike Marlar made contact in turn four on lap 89, which got Bloomquist out of shape and allowed Carrier Jr. drive underneath them both for second. The caution waved the next time around as Tim McCreadie slowed in turn four with a flat tire.

Jimmy Owens led the field back to green with Carrier Jr. looking to make a bid for the top spot. The duo raced side-by-side for several laps, rubbing several times as they battled for the lead. Carrier Jr. was scored the leader on lap 94, but Owens re-gained control one circuit later.

With 97 laps complete the two went door-to-door into turn one, and Owens drifted up the track and made contact with the wall as Carrier pulled ahead. Owens fought back down the back straightaway and retook the lead briefly into turn three before slowing at the exit of turn four to bring out the caution with flat right rear tire. Owens had to pit, and was able to rejoin the tail of the field, but his chances at victory were extinguished. (Steve Alcorn Photo)

Carrier Jr. pulled away on the restart and avoided any late race charges from Bloomquist to earn the richest payday of his career. Jimmy Mars finished third, followed by John Blankenship and Jared Landers rounding out the top five competitors.

“I can’t believe I just won the North South 100,” exclaimed Carrier. “I have been coming to this race for years. I’ve watched my dad run pretty good in this race and one day I wanted to say I was a North/South 100 Champion, and now I can,” said Carrier, who was given a standing ovation in victory lane from the huge crowd on hand.

Eddie's victory moved him up to fifth in the series' standings. Full results from the events and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


July 19th, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Competes with LOLMDS in Kansas & Nebraska
Eddie Carrier Jr. continued his busy schedule on Tuesday with a trip to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) for a $10,000-to-win event at the 1/2 mile oval. With thirty-one Super Late Models in competition Carrier Jr. used a heat race win to lock into the outside-front-row starting spot in the finale alongside Scott Bloomquist. During the course of the 50 lap feature Eddie battled amongst the top five for much of the event before settling into a sixth place finish in the final rundown.

Friday evening found the team competing at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) as they took part in the 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals, which posted a $30,000 top prize. With double heat races being used to determine the lineup Eddie finished second and third to earn the seventh starting spot for the 80 lap finale on Saturday night. In the feature Carrier Jr. raced in the top ten for much of the event before settling to an eleventh place finish.

Eddie is sixth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the events and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


July 12th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Back in Action with LOLMDS
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competition took Eddie Carrier Jr. and the Grover Motorsports team to Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) on Friday night for a $10,000-to-win program.

With thirty-seven Super Late Models on hand Eddie finished second in his heat race to lock into the sixth starting spot for the 50 lap feature. Carrier Jr. was battling amongst the top ten in the finale when a terminal failure brought his night to an early end, resulting in a 22nd place finish.

Saturday night found the team at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the $10,000-to-win, 8th Annual Diamond Nationals at the 3/8 mile oval. Forty-one entries registered for battle, and struggles in preliminary action forced Eddie to utilize a series provisional to lock into the 23rd starting spot for the main event. During the course of the 50 lap feature Carrier Jr. progressively worked his way forward to record a seventeenth place finish in the final rundown.

Eddie is now sixth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the events and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


July 5th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Enters Four Day Stretch with LOLMDS
After a much needed week away from the track, Eddie Carrier Jr. and Grover Motorsports resumed action with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Wednesday night at Roaring Know Motorsports Complex (Markleysburg, Pennsylvania). Thirty-seven Super Late Model entered the $10,000-to-win program, and with a second place finish in heat race action Eddie locked into the fifth starting spot for the 50 lap finale. He battled around the top five for much of the event before crossing the finish line in fourth behind race winner, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Scott Bloomquist. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

Thirty-three entries filled the pit area on Thursday evening at Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, Ohio) for a $10,000-to-win event at the 3/8 mile oval. Carrier Jr. started second in his heat race and went on to win it, earning him the third starting position on the feature grid. During the course of the 50 lap main event Eddie raced just inside the top five and ultimately finished fourth behind race winner, Jimmy Owens, Rick Eckert, and Don O'Neal.

Friday night saw action shifting to familiar territory for Eddie Carrier Jr. as the tour invaded Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) for the annual Independence 50. The $10,000-to-win program drew a field of thirty-three entries to the historic oval, and Eddie used a second place finish in heat race action to lock into the fifth starting spot on the feature grid. In the 50 lap finale Carrier Jr. battled around the top five for much of the event before settling to an eighth place finish in the final rundown.

The weekend drew to a close on Saturday night at 201 Speedway (Sitka, Kentucky) as the LOLMDS tour made their first ever visit to the Eastern Kentucky oval. Thirty-four Super Late Models filled the pit area, and Carrier Jr. charged to a heat race win to lock into the outside-front-row starting spot alongside Tim Dohm for the feature. Carrier Jr. assumed the point from the start of the race and looked to be on his way to his second victory of the season. Third starting Don O'Neal slowly began to close the gap on Carrier Jr. as the laps wound down. The caution waved on lap 44, and on the restart Carrier Jr., O'Neal, and Jimmy Owens went three-wide into turn one for the top spot. Owens came out on top with Carrier Jr. getting shuffled back to third. Owens led the final five laps for the victory with O'Neal finishing second and Carrier Jr. third. John Blankenship and Jackie Boggs rounded out the top five finishers.

Eddie is now fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the events and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


June 21st, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Enters LOLMDS at Cherokee & Smoky Mountain
Eddie Carrier Jr. took his #28 Grover Motorsports/Optima Batteries/Rocket/Grover Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina).

The $10,000-to-win, 16th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial was attended by twenty-eight competitors. Eddie finished second in the first heat race, earning him the fourth starting spot in the 50 lap finale. In the feature Carrier Jr. battled the handle on his entry to a tenth place finish in the finale rundown.

Saturday evening took the team to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee), as the LOLMDS made its first ever appearance at the oval. A field of twenty-seven entries were on hand for the $10,000-to-win program, and a heat race win positioned Carrier Jr. starting third in the 50 lap feature. Eddie raced around the top five throughout the event before mechanical issues on the final circuit relinquished him to a disappointing twelfth place finish.

Eddie is sixth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the program and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


June 14th, 2014 - Terminal Issues for Eddie Carrier Jr. at Magnolia
Eddie Carrier Jr. traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway over the weekend as he participated in the $20,000-to-win, Clash at the Mag, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).

Forty-four Super Late Models registered to try and tame the 3/8 mile oval, and Eddie started the weekend off by setting fast time in Group A during qualifications. As a results he started on the pole of his heat race and won, positioning him on the pole of the 100 lap finale on Saturday night, with Randy Weaver alongside.

In front of a capacity crowd and the Lucas Oil Production Studios cameras, Eddie had high hopes for the feature. Unfortunately, terminal issues on lap 33 brought his night to a disappointing early end.

Eddie is sixth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the program and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


June 7th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Competes in Dream 100 at Eldora
Eddie Carrier Jr. competed in the 20th Annual Dirt Late Model Dream 100 at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) over the weekend.

Action kicked off on Thursday evening as the field was divided into a pair of $2,500-to-win programs. Eddie started his night off on a strong note as he charged to Fast Time honors among the seventy-eight entries on hand for the event. After spinning a three on the inversion wheel Carrier Jr. would start third in his heat race. He went on to finish fourth in the heat which positioned him starting thirteenth on the grid for the 25 lap feature. During the course of the main event he raced his was to a ninth place finish in the final rundown.

Round #2 of the 20th Annual Dirt Late Model Dream 100 was contested on Friday evening, with the winner's purse increased to $5,000 as Twin 25 features were once again on tap. Eddie used a b-main win to lock into the seventeenth starting position for the 25 lap feature. In the main event Carrier Jr. advanced seven spots to a tenth place finish at the checkered flag.

The weekend concluded on Saturday night with the $100,000-to-win finale, as a heat race inversion of five left Carrier Jr. starting fifth in his heat race. Despite being inverted Carrier Jr. stormed to his heat race win to lock into the third starting spot for the 100 lap main event. In the feature Carrier Jr. assumed the point from leader Scott Bloomquist on lap seventeen. He held off a hard charging Bloomquist until lap 32 when Bloomquist regained the top spot. From that point Eddie slowly faded to ultimately register a seventh place finish.

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


May 31st, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Survives for Seventh Place Finish at Tazewell
Eddie Carrier Jr. and Grover Motorsports traveled to Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) on Friday evening for a $10,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event at the wicked fast, 4/10 mile oval.

Twenty-one entries were on hand for the program, and a fourth place finish in heat race action positioned him starting twelfth on the feature grid. The 50 lap finale would prove to be an attrition-filled event. However, Eddie would survive numerous caution periods and two red flag conditions for a solid seventh place finish.

Saturday evening took the team to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the 28th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial, which drew a strong field of thirty-six LOLMDS competitors the 1/2 mile oval. A fourth place finish in heat race action locked Eddie into the thirteenth starting spot for the 50 lap, $10,000-to-win finale. He would go on to race just outside the top ten for much of the event, and ultimately register an eleventh place finish in the final rundown.

Eddie is fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the weekend and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com


May 24th, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Competes in 22nd Annual Show Me 100
Eddie Carrier Jr. visited the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Thursday evening as he competed in the opening round of the 22nd Annual Lucas Oil Show Me 100. A $5,000 winner's check was posted for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) program, and via his qualifying efforts Eddie earned the sixth starting spot for the first heat race. He advanced to a second place finish in the heat, earning him a spot in the redraw for the 45 lap feature. After receiving the eighth starting position on the grid for the feature Carrier Jr battled his way to a fifth place finish behind race winner, Scott Bloomquist, Robert Baker, Chris Simpson, and Don O'Neal.

Full results from Thursday night's event are available at www.MLRARacing.com

On Friday evening preliminary action was held for the $30,000-to-win 22nd Annual Lucas Oil Show Me 100 for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors at Lucas Oil Speedway. A talented field of sixty-five entries were set to do battle in the big event, and time trials positioned Eddie starting seventh in his heat race, before advancing to a third place finish. As a results he would start eighteenth on the grid for the 100 lap finale on Saturday night. During the course of the feature he advanced six spots to a twelfth place finish in the final rundown.

Carrier Jr. is now fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the event and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com


May 17th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Finishes Eighth at LaSalle Speedway
It was back to business with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) over the weekend as the Grover Motorsports/OPTIMA® Batteries team traveled to LaSalle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) for what was scheduled to be a doubleheader of Super Late Model action.

Unfortunately, Friday night's program would fall victim to Mother Nature. As a result the weekend was reduced to a single $10,000-to-win race on Saturday evening as thirty-seven entries took to the 1/4 mile oval. The night started on a high note for the Salt Rock Express as he blazed to fast time honors in qualifications with a 12.404 seconds lap. A second place finish in heat race action positioned Carrier Jr. starting fifth in the feature. He battled amongst the top five early on before ultimately registering an eighth place finish.

Eddie sits fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the event and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com


May 8th, 2014 - Eddie Carrier Jr. and Grover Motorsports Welcome OPTIMA®
Eddie Carrier Jr. and Carl Grover Motorsports are proud to announce that OPTIMA® Batteries has joined the team as a principal sponsor on their #28 Rocket Super Late Model.

"We are truly blessed to have a car owner like Carl Grover behind us and to add OPTIMA® Batteries to the team is a really big deal for us," comments Carrier Jr.  "Adding OPTIMA®  to our list of great marketing partners is just awesome." 

Eddie is currently in his second year of competing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).  He's off to a great start to the year on the tour with several top ten finishes plus a win that came during the annual Winter Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) back in February.  Carrier Jr. currently sits fourth in the latest series standings.

"We learned a lot last year on the road with the Lucas Oil tour, and we've been able to apply it this season, which has show in our performances, " says Eddie.  "It's not cheap to go up and down the highway competing on a national tour, so support from great companies like OPTIMA® Batteries is a really big deal for us." 

He concludes by noting, "Carl Grover has really stuck his neck out for me over the years to give me the best of everything, and without him I definitely wouldn't be racing at such a high level with top-notch equipment.  Because of that I'll never be able to truly thank him enough.  In addition I can't thank OPTIMA® and all of our great sponsors enough for their support."

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Eddie Carrier Jr. will debut his OPTIMA® Batteries graphic scheme on his #28 Carl Grover Motorsports/Rocket during the upcoming $10,000-to-win, LOLMDS events at LaSalle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) on May 16th-17th. For more information on the events please visit www.LucasDirt.com .


May 3rd, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Competes in Lucas Oil Tripleheader
1Eddie Carrier Jr. took his #28 Grover Motorsports/Rocket/Grover Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle in the opening round of a tripleheader with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Thursday night at Macon Speedway (Macon, Illinois).

The $12,000-to-win St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at the 1/5 mile bullring was attended by thirty-one competitors, and a second place finish in his heat race locked Carrier Jr. into the fifth starting spot for the 100 lap finale. He would battle amongst the top five for the duration of the event before crossing the finish line in fifth behind race winner Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, Steve Francis, and Jimmy Owens.

Friday evening took the team to Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) for the annual Spring Classic, which drew a field of thirty-four LOLMDS competitors. A second place finish in Eddie's heat race locked him into the seventh starting spot for the 50 lap, $10,000-to-win finale, and he would go on to race just inside the top ten for much of the event before crossing the finish line in the ninth position.

Eddie concluded his weekend on Saturday night at Paducah International Raceway (Paducah, Kentucky) with a $10,000-to-win, LOLMDS event. Eddie suffered a flat tire in his heat race while in a transfer position, forcing him to run a b-main where he would fail to reach a transfer spot. The Salt Rock Express would have to utilize a series provisional to lock into the 23rd starting spot on the grid for the feature. In the 50 lap main event he charged from the back of the back to advance fourteen positions en route to a solid ninth place finish.

Eddie is now fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings, full results from the weekend and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com


April 19th, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Competes in OMG Spring Nationals Tripleheader
1The team returned to action over the weekend as they entered a tripleheader of events with Ray Cook's Old Man's Garage (OMG) Spring Nationals Series presented by Schaeffer's Oil.

On Thursday evening a $4,000-to-win event was held at 201 Speedway (Sitka, Kentucky), as thirty-two Super Late Models registered for battle. With the top eight qualifiers locking into the feature Eddie fail short of the mark, and had to run a b-main, where he finished second to lock into the thirteenth starting spot for the 40 lap feature. Despite passing being difficult, Carrier Jr. sliced through the field to a solid third place finish behind race winner Brandon Kinzer and Donald McIntosh.

On Friday night another $4,000-to-win event was contested, at Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky), with a talented field of twenty-seven competitors on hand. Eddie narrowly missed the transfer into the feature via qualifying, leaving him to run a b-main where he picked up the win to earn the ninth starting spot on the grid. In the 40 lap finale he advanced three spots to a sixth place finish behind race winner Mike Marlar, Eric Wells, Gregg Satterlee, Dustin Linville, and Billy Ogle Jr.

Eddie concluded his weekend on Saturday night at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) with a $5,000-to-win, Spring Nationals event at the 1/2 mile oval. In preliminary action, Carrier Jr. qualified third quickest in his group to lock into the pole position for the heat race where he went on to finish second. As a results he would start tenth in the 50 lap main event. During the course of the feature, Eddie battle amongst the top ten for much of the event before crossing the finish line in sixth behind race winner Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Gregg Satterlee, Dustin Linville, and Jeff Babcock.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com


April 5th, 2014 - Tough Break for Eddie Carrier Jr. at Ark-La-Tex
1Thanks to the wrath of Mother Nature, Eddie would enter only a single event over the weekend. The Grover Motorsports team traveled to Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) on Saturday evening for a $10,000-to-win event with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

Fifty-one entries were on hand for the event, and Carrier Jr. rocketed from the fifth starting spot to claim the win in the heat race, locking him into the third starting position for the main event. In the 50 lap feature, Eddie waged a three-way battle for the top spot early on before suffering a flat right rear tire on lap 21. The Salt Rock Express was able to return at the tail of the field and recovered to an eighteenth place finish.

Eddie remains third in current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Point Standings, 115 points behind leader Don O'Neal with Earl Pearson Jr. in second.

For more information, visit www.LucasDirt.com


March 22nd, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Continues Strong Start to 2014 Season
Eddie Carrier Jr. continued his strong start to the 2014 season on Saturday evening at the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) tour took him to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the 17th Annual Indiana Icebreaker.

A stout field of forty-five competitors were registered for the $10,000-to-win event at the historic 1/4 mile oval, and Eddie started the night off strong by posting the overall fastest lap during time trials. Carrier Jr. went on to win his heat race, locking him into the pole position for the 50 lap finale. When the feature went green, Carrier Jr. jumped to the race lead. The Salt Rock Express began to work lap traffic early allowing fifth starting Don O'Neal to close in. The pair waged a battle for top spot in lapped traffic before O'Neal took over the position for good on lap eleven. O'Neal built a comfortable lead in traffic and claimed the win while Carrier Jr. settled for close second. Steve Francis was third while Scott Bloomquist and Kent Robinson completed the top five.

Full results from the event are available at www.lucasdirt.com


March 11th, 2014 - Brand New Eddie Carrier Jr. Merchandise Now Available
Eddie Carrier Jr. has officially released his first batch of 2014 merchandise. Please visit the Apparel section to check out the items and to get yours today.

February 15th, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Continues Strong Showing at Easy Bay
The Grover Motorsports team continued their strong run at the 38th Annual East Bay Winternationals on Friday night. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event boosted a $10,000-to-win top prize and 48 competitors registered to chase the big payday. Eddie started third and finished third in his preliminary heart race which locked him into a ninth place starting spot for the 50 lap feature event. Carrier raced inside the top ten over the course of the feature before settling in to a ninth place finish.

Saturday's double header started with the make-up event from Wednesday night's rain out. Eddie posted the quickest lap in Group A during qualifying among the 35 competitors signed in and went on to finish third in his heat race, earning him a ninth place starting spot for the $7,000-to-win feature. During the course of the 35 lap affair, Carrier slowly worked his way forward, eventually crossing the finish line with a fifth place finish behind race winner Bobby Pierce, Greg Satterlee, and Steve Francis.

A successful 2014 Speedweeks campaign came to a close on Saturday night for Eddie Carrier Jr. Thirty-nine competitors registered to chase the $10,000 top prize. Eddie finished second in his heat race which locked him into an eighth starting spot for the 60 lap feature event. Carrier drove his #28 Grover Motorsports/Engines Inc/Rocket/Grover Racing Engine Super Late Model to a fourth place in the feature.

Complete results from the Georgia/Florida Speedweeks along with the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings are available at www.lucasdirt.com


February 13th, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Lands First Victory of 2014 at Easy Bay
The 38th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park kicked off on Monday evening, Eddie Carrier, Jr. and the Grover Motorsports team swept the event for their first win of the 2014 season. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

Eddie topped the 44 car field in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials with a blistering 13.971 seconds lap (new track record) and later went on to win his heat race, earning him the outside poll position for the 25 lap feature. Carrier took the lead on the initial start from pole sitter Devin Moran and never looked back from there, leading every lap in his Grover Motorsports, Engines Inc. #28 Rocket powered by a Grover Racing Engine. Moran finished a close second followed by Brandon Sheppard, Brian Shirley, and Billy Moyer, Jr. rounding out the top five.

Round #2 of the 38th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park drew 47 competitors and Eddie Carrier Jr. posted the quickest lap during Group A of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials. Later in the evening Eddie finished second in his heat race behind Brandon Sheppard, locking him into the $5,000-to-win feature event starting fifth. Carrier ran as high as third at times during the course of the 25 lap race before settling in for a solid fourth place finish behind race winner Billy Moyer, Steve Francis and Brandon Sheppard, while Don O'Neal rounded out the top five.

Eddie and the Grover Motorsports team returned to action in the 38th Winternationals on Thursday night after Wednesday night events were postponed due to weather. Eddie started fourth in his heat race and finished second behind John Blankenship earning him a seventh place starting spot for the $7,000-to-win feature. During the course of the 45 lap feature, Carrier stayed within the top ten before crossing the finish line with an eighth place finish.

For complete results, visit www.lucasdirt.com


February 8th, 2014 - Carrier Jr. Opens 2014 Season at Golden Isles
Eddie Carrier Jr. opened his version of the 2014 season with the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway Park in Brunswick, Georgia. Evening rain forced officials to postpone Thursday nights event, setting up a double header on Friday for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).

Friday's action got underway with the $5,000-to-win make-up event from Thursday night, and after suffering from terminal issues in his heat Carrier Jr. was forced to run a B-Main, but missed the transfer to the feature.

The night portion of the program offered up a $10,000 top prize for the 50 lap feature. Eddie finished third in his heat race locking him into a 10th place starting spot for the feature. During the course of the feature Carrier Jr. advanced two positions for a respectable eighth place finish.

The weekend drew to a close on Saturday night with the $10,000-to-win finale for the LOLMDS Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing. Eddie won his heat race which locked him into the 50 lap feature starting outside the front row. Carrier fell back to third during the course of the event but was able to climb back to second, and even challenge for the lead as the top three worked through lap traffic, before settling for a solid second place finish.

Complete results from all events can be found at www.lucasdirt.com