2019 Eldora Dirt Derby

The 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby was a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race held on August 1, 2019, at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Contested over 150 laps on the 0.500-mile (0.805 km) dirt track, it was the 15th race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season.

2019 Eldora Dirt Derby
Race details[1][2][3][4][5]
Race 15 of 23 in the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season
Date August 1, 2019 (2019-08-01)
Location Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio
Course Permanent racing facility
.500 mi (.804 km)
Distance 150 laps, 75 mi (121 km)
Pole position
Driver ThorSport Racing
Most laps led
Driver Chase Briscoe ThorSport Racing
Laps 93
Winner
No. 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

BackgroundEdit

TrackEdit

 
The speedway in September 2017.

Eldora Speedway is a 0.5 mi (804.672 m) high-banked clay dirt oval. Located north of Rossburg, Ohio in the village of New Weston, Ohio. Originally constructed as a 1/4-mile semi-banked clay dirt oval by track founder and legendary promoter Earl Baltes, Eldora was enlarged to a 3/8-mile length and later to the "half-mile" standard required by the United States Auto Club (USAC) for National Championship events featuring the stars of the Indianapolis 500.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
03 Jake Griffin Mike Affarano Motorsports Chevrolet
3 Carson Hocevar Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet
4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet
08 Tim Ward Kart Idaho Racing Toyota
8 Colt Gilliam NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet
12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford
16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota
17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
20 Landon Huffman Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet
24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet
27 Chase Briscoe (i) ThorSport Racing Ford
32 Devin Dodson Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
33 Mike Marlar Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota
34 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
38 Mark Smith Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
44 Jeffrey Abbey Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet
54 Kyle Strickler DGR-Crosley Toyota
74 Darwin Peters Jr. Lou Goss Racing Chevrolet
80 Justin Shipley Jacob Wallace Racing Ford
88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford
98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford
99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Chase Briscoe was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 19.257 seconds and a speed of 93.472 mph (150.429 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 27 Chase Briscoe (i) ThorSport Racing Ford 19.257 93.472
2 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 19.381 92.874
3 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 19.470 92.450

Final practiceEdit

Stewart Friesen was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 19.886 seconds and a speed of 90.516 mph (145.671 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 19.886 90.516
2 27 Chase Briscoe (i) ThorSport Racing Ford 19.933 90.303
3 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 19.980 90.090

Qualifying heat racesEdit

Chase Briscoe scored the pole for the race after winning the first qualifying heat race.

Race 1Edit

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 1 27 Chase Briscoe (i) ThorSport Racing Ford 10
2 2 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 10
3 4 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 10
4 6 8 Colt Gilliam NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 10
5 3 44 Jeffrey Abbey Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 10
6 5 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 10
7 7 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 10

Race 2Edit

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 1 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 10
2 2 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 10
3 4 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 10
4 3 51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 10
5 6 20 Landon Huffman Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 10
6 5 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 10
7 7 74 Darwin Peters Jr. Lou Goss Racing Chevrolet 9

Race 3Edit

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 1 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 10
2 2 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 10
3 5 3 Carson Hocevar Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 10
4 4 03 Jake Griffin Mike Affarano Motorsports Chevrolet 10
5 3 33 Mike Marlar Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota 10
6 6 32 Devin Dodson Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 9

Race 4Edit

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 1 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 10
2 2 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 10
3 3 80 Justin Shipley Jacob Wallace Racing Ford 10
4 4 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 10
5 5 38 Mark Smith Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 10
6 6 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet 10

Race 5Edit

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 2 54 Kyle Strickler DGR-Crosley Toyota 10
2 1 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 10
3 3 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 10
4 4 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 10
5 6 08 Tim Ward Kart Idaho Racing Toyota 10
6 5 34 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 0

"Last Chance" qualifying raceEdit

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 2 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 15
2 4 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet 15
3 5 34 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 15
4 6 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 15
5 7 74 Darwin Peters Jr. Lou Goss Racing Chevrolet 15
6 3 32 Devin Dodson Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 14
7 1 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 5

Starting lineupEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer
1 27 Chase Briscoe (i) ThorSport Racing Ford
2 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford
3 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet
4 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet
5 54 Kyle Strickler DGR-Crosley Toyota
6 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford
7 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
8 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
9 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford
10 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
11 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
12 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
13 3 Carson Hocevar Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet
14 80 Justin Shipley Jacob Wallace Racing Ford
15 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford
16 8 Colt Gilliam NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet
17 51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
18 03 Jake Griffin Mike Affarano Motorsports Chevrolet
19 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota
20 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
21 44 Jeffrey Abbey Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
22 20 Landon Huffman Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
23 33 Mike Marlar Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota
24 38 Mark Smith Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
25 08 Tim Ward Kart Idaho Racing Toyota
26 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
27 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet
28 34 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
29 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet
30 74 Darwin Peters Jr. Lou Goss Racing Chevrolet
31 32 Devin Dodson Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
32 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

Chase Briscoe started on pole and remained in the lead, winning Stage 1 despite cautions caused by Landon Huffman and Jake Griffin spinning on separate occasions. Harrison Burton later spun on the backstretch on lap 57. A huge crash occurred on lap 65 after Christian Eckes spun around and collected numerous others including Johnny Sauter, Mason Massey, and Jeffrey Abbey. Stage 2 was also won by Briscoe, who had continued his strong lead.

After Stage 2, Stewart Friesen took over the lead. Ross Chastain spun in front of the field, though did not cause any major damage. Kyle Strickler brought out the next caution after spinning out, while another crash collected Briscoe, Sauter, and Tyler Dippel. At the same time, Jennifer Jo Cobb got turned by Norm Benning and collected Devin Dodson.

Dippel failed an attempted slide job on Ben Rhodes late in the race, pushing Rhodes into the fence and dropping him six spots behind Dippel. After the race, Dippel rammed into Rhodes on the cool-down lap, leading Rhodes to attempt to drag Dippel out of his truck on pit road after the race before being pulled away by NASCAR officials. Dippel later called out Rhodes in an expletive-laced tirade, calling it "cool" that Rhodes would miss the playoffs and implying that Rhodes was scared of fighting him. Rhodes, in a calmer post-race interview, called Dippel a dirty driver.[6]

On the final restart, Friesen stayed out and was able to maintain his lead, holding off Sheldon Creed and Grant Enfinger to win the dirt derby. This was also Friesen's first win in the truck series.

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 40

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 27 Chase Briscoe (i) ThorSport Racing Ford 0
2 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 9
3 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 8
4 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 7
5 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 6
6 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 5
7 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 4
8 3 Carson Hocevar Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 3
9 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 54 Kyle Strickler DGR-Crosley Toyota 1

Stage Two Laps: 50

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 27 Chase Briscoe (i) ThorSport Racing Ford 0
2 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 9
3 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 8
4 54 Kyle Strickler DGR-Crosley Toyota 7
5 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 6
6 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 4
8 33 Mike Marlar Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota 3
9 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 1

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 60

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 4 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 150 54
2 10 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 150 42
3 15 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 150 40
4 23 33 Mike Marlar Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota 150 36
5 8 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 150 45
6 17 51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 150 31
7 1 27 Chase Briscoe (i) ThorSport Racing Ford 150 0
8 7 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 150 31
9 26 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 150 28
10 2 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 150 41
11 14 80 Justin Shipley Jacob Wallace Racing Ford 150 26
12 12 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 150 32
13 32 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 150 24
14 9 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 150 28
15 24 38 Mark Smith Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 150 22
16 25 08 Tim Ward Kart Idaho Racing Toyota 150 21
17 30 74 Darwin Peters Jr. Lou Goss Racing Chevrolet 150 20
18 5 54 Kyle Strickler DGR-Crosley Toyota 149 27
19 29 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 149 18
20 21 44 Jeffrey Abbey Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 147 17
21 6 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 145 16
22 27 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet 145 15
23 28 34 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 144 14
24 22 20 Landon Huffman Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 144 13
25 13 3 Carson Hocevar Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 143 15
26 18 03 Jake Griffin Mike Affarano Motorsports Chevrolet 143 11
27 16 8 Colt Gilliam NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 143 10
28 20 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 142 9
29 3 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 141 16
30 31 32 Devin Dodson Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 141 7
31 11 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 127 6
32 19 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 79 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Eldora Speedway". Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (July 29, 2019). "Entry List: Eldora Dirt Derby 150". Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "Eldora qualifying race lineups". July 31, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Walters, Shane (August 1, 2019). "Eldora Dirt Derby Lineups: August 1, 2019". Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Seelman, Jacob. "Rhodes & Dippel Come To Blows After Dirt Derby". Speed Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
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