Results from East Bay...
9, 2019) The final round of the 'Winternationals'
at East Bay Raceway Park paid out another $12,000 top prize tonight.
A strong field of 41 competitors signed in at the pit gate at the
Gibsonton, Florida facility to do battle in the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series special. The Jim Beeman Motorsports team decided to
unload the #1G again, but Devin Gilpin unfortunately could not make
his way into the 50-lap grand finale finishing eighth in his heat
race and twelfth in his B-Main.
(February 7, 2019) The
fourth leg of the 43rd annual 'Winternationals' greeted Jim Beeman
Motorsports tonight at East Bay Raceway Park and another $7,000
paycheck was on the line for the cars and stars racing with the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In qualifying at the Gibsonton,
Florida oval tonight, Devin Gilpin notched the eleventh fastest
lap in Group B and was running strong in his heat race until an
unfortunate wreck dropped him to a sixth place effort. Devin then
scratched from his B-Main and the #1G team is likely headed home
- ending their week in the Tampa area prematurely.
(February 6, 2019) Round
three of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida took place earlier tonight and all eyes in the pit area
were on capturing the $7,000 payday. Devin Gilpin qualified thirteenth
quickest in Group B during time trials, but later finished eighth
in his heat race and fifteenth in his B-Main. Devin was unfortunately
unable to make the start in the 40-lap main event that was eventually
won by Jonathan Davenport.
(February 5, 2019) Another
$5,000 windfall was up for grabs with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series tonight at East Bay Raceway Park. The Gibsonton, Florida
facility drew a stout 56 car field and Devin Gilpin started his
night off by clicking off the eighth quickest lap in Group A during
time trials. Devin unfortunately went for a spin in his heat race
to finish ninth and later scratched from his B-Main. After receiving
a Fast Time provisional to gain access into the 30-lap sprint, Devin
retired after only five circuits and settled for a twenty-fifth
(February 4, 2019) The
43rd annual 'Winternationals' kicked off tonight at East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Florida and 53 competitors showed up to do battle
for the $5,000 winner's check. Devin Gilpin posted the eighth fastest
lap in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
before battling hard for a transfer spot through his heat race.
Unfortunately, Devin lost fuel pressure late in his prelim and was
forced to scratch from the remainder of the program.
Super Bowl of Racing
Nightly Results from Golden Isles...
2, 2019) Another $12,000 payday was on the line
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight in the 'Super
Bowl of Racing' finale at Golden Isles Speedway. A stout 37 car
field signed into the pit area at the Brunswick, Georgia-area oval
and a large crowd was on hand to witness all of the ground-pounding
action. Devin Gilpin stopped the clock sixteenth
fastest in his group during time trials, but later finished ninth
in his heat race. After scratching from his B-Main, Devin was unfortunately
forced to watch the 50-lapper that was won by Earl Pearson, Jr.
(February 1, 2019) The
2019 edition of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season got
underway tonight in the 'Super Bowl of Racing' opener at Golden
Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. Most of the $12,000 to win
racing program was completed this evening, but the final B-Main
and the 50-lap headliner were pushed to Saturday afternoon after
inclement weather struck the southern Georgia speedplant. Devin
Gilpin, who was wheeling a Jim Beeman Motorsports entry, timed in
fifteenth fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing
the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race.
In the daytime main event, Devin started from the outside of the
seventh row and wound up being paid for a fifteenth place performance.
Gilpin and Jim Beeman
Back Together in 2019; Eye Speedweeks!
6, 2018) As the Performance Racing Industry (PRI)
trade show gets underway today in nearby Indianapolis, Indiana,
Devin Gilpin would like to announce that he will be returning behind
the wheel of the #1G entry for Jim Beeman Motorsports in 2019! The
combination was strong and steady throughout the 2018 campaign,
as Devin was able to claim the Super Late Model Track Championship
at both the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio and the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana.
Their biggest win of the year came back on April 21 at Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as they captured the $5,000 windfall
in a Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series contest. (Heath
"I am really excited for 2019 to get here and to be driving
once again for Jim (Beeman)," exclaimed Gilpin, who reached
victory lane on thirteen different occasions last season in both
Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified action. "Jim has great
equipment and we are adding a brand-new MasterSbilt racecar to the
arsenal this off-season. We started off real strong last spring
with several special event wins and then closed out the year by
leading a bunch of the World 100 at Eldora before winding up sixth.
The plan is to start in Georgia and Florida during Speedweeks, so
hopefully we can get off to a fast start against some great competition
and build on things from there!" |
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