Written By: Walters Web Design ST. LOUIS, MO (July 21st, 2008) -- Lucas traveled to Richmond, KY on July 18th for the Battle of the Bluegrass event at Richmond Raceway. Lucas started off his night with a solid top ten qualifying run. With 33 cars on hand for the event equally divided into four heat races this put Josh in the second row for the start of his heat race. This did not slow him down at all as he powered past the front row and was able to grab the heat race win and a strong starting position for the feature event. Lucas was able to grab the lead right off the bat for the 20 lap main event. However, Lucas would not hold the lead for long as Joey Kramer made a three-wide move for the lead splitting Lucas and Roberson giving Kramer the lead going into turn three followed by Roberson and Lucas. Many caution flags kept the field in a tight pack, this would work to Kelly Warren's advantage as he would grab the third spot from Lucas on the lap 6 restart. Then, Lucas would lose another spot on the lap 7 restart to Skylar Marlar putting Lucas in the fifth position. However, just a few laps later Marler would pull to the pits with mechanical problems forfeiting the fourth spot back to Lucas. The battle soon heated up for the third spot, while Don Adams pressured Lucas for fourth, Lucas also had his eyes on Warren for third. Just when you thought the action was coming to a close Warren's car rolls to a hault in turn four with right front suspension damage leaving a two lap shootout for the $1,500 check. On the restart the leaders would run off but the real battle was third thru fifth as you could put a blanket over all three of them. At the line Joey Kramer took the check while Dennis Roberson followed for a close second, Josh Lucas was able to hold on to the third position while Russ Gabbert took fourth in a photo finish over Don Adams. Event Results: Racing Optics Top Qualifier: Joey Kramer 15.830 Wayne Bowen Racing Supply 1st Heat (Top 4 Advance): Joey Kramer, Dennis Roberson, Delane Browning, Charlie Jude, Walt Mayabb, Doug Webb, Kevin Mayabb, Jared Reams (DNS- Corey McKenzie) K&N Performance Engineering 2nd Heat (Top 4 Advance): Josh Lucas, Kelly Warren, Russ Gabbert, Mick Sansom, Walt Neal, Cecil Cochran, Ryan Jarrell, Steven Gibson Graphic Impressions 3rd Heat (Top 4 Advance): Dennis Roberson, Don Adams, Robbie Gullion, Shawn Tolson, Joe David Turner, Josh Henry, Chad Barrett, Mike Taylor Real Racing Wheels 4th Heat (Top 4 Advance): Skylar Marlar, Wayne James, Victor Lee, Travis Preston, Michael Ward, Kenneth Reams, Dennis Barton (DNS-Keith Denny) 1st B-Main (Top 2 Advance): Walt Mayabb, Cecil Cochran, Jared Reams, Doug Webb, Walt Neal, Kevin Mayabb, Ryan Jarrell, Steven Gibson (DNS-Corey McKenzie) 2nd B-Main (Top 2 Advance): Michael Ward, Kenneth Reams, Joe David Turner, Chad Barrett, Mike Taylor, Josh Henry (DNS-Keith Denny, Dennis Barton) Series Provisional's: Kevin Mayabb, Joe David Turner Track Provisional's: Doug Webb, Jared Reams A-Main: Joey Kramer, Dennis Roberson, Josh Lucas, Russ Gabbert, Don Adams, Robbie Gullion, Shawn Tolson, Mick Sansom, Walt Mayabb, Kenneth Reams, Wayne James, Joe Turner, Cecil Cochran, Travis Preston, Kelly Warren, Charlie Jude, Skylar Marlar, Jimmy Crabtree, Michael Ward, Doug Webb, Victor Lee, Jared Reams, Delane Browning (DNS-Kevin Mayabb) To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities with Josh Lucas Racing, please visit the contact page on the new Josh Lucas Racing website. They would be happy to go in to detail with you about how motorsports marketing can help your business grow! The Josh Lucas Racing would like to thank the following marketing partners for their continued support: Lucas Oil Products, K&N Filters, Quick Fuel Technology, On Time Courier, Inc., Nukem Graphics, The Car Pool, Family Chiropractic, Dale Meers Racing Engines, D & R Oil, Boone Plumbing & Septic, Riggs Electrical, Inc., and WaltersWebDesign.com. For more information on the team please point your browser to the Josh Lucas Racing website at www.JoshLucas78.com!