Posted: Feb 18, 2015
OPTIMA-sponsored Eddie Carrier Jr. Takes Second Win of the season at East Bay
OPTIMA Batteries sponsored late model racer, Eddie Carrier Jr. continued his red-hot start to the 2015 season by powering his Grover Motorsports #28 OPTIMA Batteries/Rocket/Grover Racing Engine Super Late Model to a victory worth $10,000 at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) on Friday night during the 39th Annual Winternationals with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). The victory marked his second of the 2015 season.
“I want to thank my car owner, Carl Grover. He gave me the chance several years ago to drive his cars, and it has been the best thing to ever happen to me, other than marrying my wife, Jamie,” said Carrier Jr. “I have to thank OPTIMA Batteries, Engines Inc, Sunoco Race Fuels and all of my sponsors, my crew, and especially my dad (Eddie Carrier Sr.) for all he does. He works his tail off every day on this car," says Carrier Jr.
In preliminary action, Eddie posted the fastest lap in Group B of LOLMDS time trials, earning 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, taking control for the final time on lap 44. He led the final six laps en route to victory over Moran, Jimmy Owens, Jared Landers and Jonathan Davenport.
Throughout the course of the week at East Bay Raceway Park, Carrier Jr. posted three top-ten finishes including the victory. The team now turns their attention to March 20th-21st, when LOLMDS competition resumes with events at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) and Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana).
Eddie is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the events as well as the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com. Eddie Carrier Jr. would like to thank his sponsors and marketing partners including OPTIMA® Batteries, Carl Grover Motorsports, Engines Inc, Grover Racing Engines, Cox Wrecker Service, Hess Stewart and Campbell PLLC, Blue Ridge Machinery and Tools, Integra Shocks and Springs, Port City Racing, Hoosier, Rocket, Sunoco Race Fuels, CV Products, Poske's Performance Parts, Dyers Top Rods, Octane Racing Products, Race Tec Pistons, COMP Cams, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, Pro Fabrication, PRO FABrication Racing Exhaust Systems, Rapture Carburetors, Cizmar Racing, All Star Performance, Frankland Rear Ends, Jones Racing Products, Brinn Transmissions, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, Real Racing Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, ASi Racewear, Impact Sign Apparel, The Joie of Seating, Powers Performance Starters, BD Trucking, Shain Custom Signs Graphics, Bazell Race Fuels, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.