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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.