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April 28, 2018 - Josh Richards Competes in Illinois with LOLMDS
1Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competition took Josh Richards and Best Performance Motorsports to Illinois over the weekend for a doubleheader.

The Gundaker family-owned, Tri City Speedway hosted the Busch 50 on Friday evening as a $12,000 top prize was posted. After finishing fourth in his heat race Richards locked into the 13th-starting spot for the 50-lap finale. Josh raced around mid-pack throughout the event before crossing the finish line in 13th.

Saturday night found the team tackling the ultra-tight confines of the "Mighty" Macon Speedway (Macon, Illinois). With 25 entries on hand Josh started the night with the fastest time around the 1/5-mile oval in qualifications with a 10.426-second lap.

In his heat race Richards battled with Babb before finishing second to earn the fourth-starting spot for the 100-lap feature. Josh ran in the Top-5 throughout the feature before crossing the line in fifth behind Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, Shannon Babb and Jonathan Davenport.

Josh is second in the latest LOLMDS points. For full results from the weekend as well as the latest series standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

April 23, 2018 - Josh Richards Bounces Back for Runner-Up Finish at Port Royal
1It was an up-and-down weekend of competition with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) for Josh Richards and the Best Performance Motorsports team.

After seeing Friday's slate at Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio) canceled by poor weather, the weekend opened on Saturday night at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, Maryland) with the $12,000-to-win, 37th annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic.

Struggles in preliminary action forced Richards to utilize a provisional to start the main event in the 23rd position. He would fight tooth-and-nail in the feature to surge to a 12th-place finish at the checkered flag.

On Sunday evening the team trekked to the sprawling confines of Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania) for the $10,000-to-win, Rumble by the River. Forty-three drivers took to the 1/2-mile oval, and a heat race win sent Josh to the 50-lap finale with the third-starting spot.

Richards raced in a podium position throughout the event and made a bid for the lead on a green-white-checkered finish before coming up just short of the win as he finished second behind Scott Bloomquist. Earl Pearson Jr., Tim McCreadie, and Darrell Lanigan rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

"We had a great car tonight; those restarts weren't very good for us, but we recovered and gave the Best Performance Team a good finish tonight," Richards said following his runner-up performance at Port Royal Speedway. "Last night at Hagerstown we had a rough night. We worked on some things today. If it could have gone caution free it might have been a different story. This place is so fun to drive on. Thanks to all the fans for coming out tonight. I wish we could race here tomorrow."

With the weekend's action in the books, Josh continues to sit second in the latest series standings. For full results from the events as well as the latest series standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

April 13, 2018 - Josh Richards Races to Top-10 Finish at Atomic; Brownstown Falls to Rain
1After losing the previous weekend's event to Mother Nature, Josh Richards was back in competition with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Friday night at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio). (Heath Lawson photo)

With 30 entries on hand, Josh earned the fifth-starting spot for his heat race via qualifying. A fourth-place finish in his heat race moved Richards onto the main event in the 14th-starting spot in his Best Performance Motorsports #1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

During the course of the 50-lap affair at the 3/8-mile oval Richard climbed seven spots to register a seventh-place finish.

Saturday night's event at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) fell victim to rain.

Josh continues to reside second in the latest LOLMDS standings, just 15 points out of the lead. For full results from the events as well as the latest series standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.