GIBSONTON, Fla. — Eddie Carrier Jr. made a clean sweep of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series racing action on Monday Night at East Bay Raceway Park.
Carrier set a track record during Miller Welders Time Trials, won his heat and led all 25 laps of the third-mile dirt track for the victory in his Carl Grover Motorsports/Rocket Ford.
Carrier earned his first career win at East Bay over Devin Moran, Brandon Sheppard, Brian Shirley and Billy Moyer, Jr.
“If we didn’t win tonight, we may never have another chance like this,” Carrier said. “When you set a new track record, win your heat and lead every lap in the feature, it’s really awesome. It says a lot about our race team.
“My car owner, Carl Grover and my dad (Eddie Carrier Sr.) have been so instrumental in my career, I can’t thank them enough. This car has been so good out of the box this year, Rocket Chassis worked real hard at the end of last year on this design and this year it’s been super fast.”
Moran held his own for most of the distance, fighting off challenges from several drivers.
“To run second with this group of drivers says a lot,” said the 19-year-old. “My dad (Donnie) told me to be patient. To out run guys like Billy Moyer, his son, Sheppard, and everybody else here… wow is all I can say.”
After a late caution, Sheppard got things going, passing several cars in the waning laps. He took the Rocket House Car to a podium finish.
“We have continued to work on this car every day,” Sheppard said. “It was really good late. We started eighth and worked our way up there. We will come back tomorrow and try to make it even better.”
Carrier’s track record lap during qualifying was 13.971 seconds.
Eddie Carrier Jr., Devin Moran, Brandon Sheppard, Brian Shirley, Billy Moyer Jr., Gregg Satterlee, Billy Moyer, Ray Cook, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb Jr., Eric Jacobsen, Jason Papich, Mike Benedum, Ricky Weiss, Bob Gardner, Bobby Pierce, Chad Hollenbeck, Kenny Pettyjohn, Davey Johnson, Mark Whitener, Dustin Mitchell, Justin Rattliff, John Mollick, Jason Hughes, Dennis Franklin, Jimmy Owens.