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February 14th, 2015 - Carrier Jr. Claims Second LOLMDS Victory of 2015
The 39th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Florida) continued on Friday night.

Eddie Carrier Jr. won an exciting battle with Devin Moran to score the $10,000 payday, and his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) victory of the season.

In preliminary action, Eddie posted the fastest lap in Group B of LOLMDS time trials, earning him the pole position for his heat race. Carrier Jr. would later finish second in his heat race behind Jared Landers, which locked him into the sixth starting spot for the evening's 50 lap main event. Carrier Jr. took the lead from Moran on lap 31, only to see Moran assume the point again one circuit later. Eddie used lapped traffic to his advantage to take control for the final time on lap 44. He led the final six laps to the victory over Moran, Jimmy Owens, Jared Landers and Jonathan Davenport.

A successful 2015 Speedweeks drew to a close on Saturday night for Eddie Carrier Jr. and the Grover Motorsports/Optima Batteries team. Thirty-five Super Late Models filled the pit area, all chasing the $10,000 top prize. Eddie qualified third fastest in his respective group during time trials, lock into the second starting spot for his heat race. He slipped to a third place finish in heat race action, which would position him starting ninth in the 50 lap finale. Carrier Jr. raced around the top ten for the duration of the main event before crossing the finish line in tenth.

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

February 12th, 2015 - Eddie Carrier Jr. Competes in Winternationals
The 39th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Florida) kicked off on Tuesday evening, after Monday night's program was nixed by rain.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned the event, and with forty-two entries on hand Carrier Jr. posted the third quickest lap in his group during time trials. Unfortunately mechanical issues in heat race action forced Eddie to utilize a Fast Time Provisional to gain the 25th starting position for the $5,000-to-win feature. Despite starting near the back of the pack, Carrier Jr. sliced through the field to a ninth place finish, earning him the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race Award.

Round #2 of the 39th Annual Winternationals drew a field of forty-three competitors, and Eddie advanced from fourth to finish third in his heat race to lock into the eleventh starting spot for the 35 lap finale. Carrier Jr. went on to register an eleventh place finish in the $7,000-to-win main event aboard his #28 Optima Batteries/Rocket/Grover Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Thursday night's LOLMDS program boosted another $7,000 winner's check as forty-four entries registered for battle. Unfortunately, Carrier Jr. struggled with the setup on his #28 OPTIMA Batteries/Grover Motorsports/Rocket Super Late Model throughout and would ultimately fall just one spot short of qualifying for the 35-lap feature.

Full results from the events are available at

February 7th, 2015 - Carrier Opens 2015 Season with Golden Isles Victory!
Eddie Carrier Jr. enjoyed a strong start to his 2015 campaign on Thursday night with a $7,000 triumph in the opening round of the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway Park (Brunswick, Georgia). Rick Schwallie Photo

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event drew a field of thirty-three entries, and via time trials Carrier Jr. locked into the pole position for his heat race. He went on to win his heat race, earning him the third starting spot for the 30 lap feature. Carrier Jr. would lead the opening lap before Brandon Sheppard took control on the second circuit, shuffling Carrier Jr. back to third.

Eddie continued to battle at the front of the pack throughout the duration of the event and looked to be on his way to a solid runner-up performance. However, Sheppard's misfortune struck on the last lap as the right front of his nosepiece dug into the track causing him to nearly lose control of his car. As he entered turn three, Sheppard's car rode the cushion as Carrier Jr. slipped by underneath of him to take the win. Stormy Scott, Sheppard, Steve Francis and Scott Bloomquist rounded out the top five finishers.

"We worked all winter on our race program. Our last race of 2014 was the Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth. To come down here and win the first night out, it's just a tremendous honor to race against these guys; they are the best in the business!" said Carrier Jr.

Friday night saw the winner's check increasing to $10,000-to-win as thirty-three entries returned for action. Unfortunately, Carrier's luck would not be as good as the previous night. The team battled mechanical issues on their primary car and would ultimately have to switch to a backup care prior to heat race action. Eddie would only manage a seventh place finish in his heat race, which pinned him deep in a b-main where he failed to reach a transfer position. Carrier Jr. utilized a series provisional to lock into the 24th starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 50 lap finale Eddie advanced to an eighteenth place finish in the final rundown.

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. Thirty-two entries converged on the 3/8 mile oval and Eddie finished third in his heat race with locked him into ninth starting spot for the 50 lap feature. Carrier Jr. battled in the top ten for much of the event before settling to an eleventh place finish at the checkered flag.

Full results from the events are available at