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May 27, 2020 - Bruening Follows Reopening Tour to East Bay
1On Monday evening for the second half of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Reopening Tour, Tyler Bruening headed to East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) for the Geico East Bay Nationals. In a field of 35 cars, Bruening followed up a sixth place finish in his heat with a fourth place finish in his B-Main. Relying on a provisional into the A-Main, Tyler passed seven cars to register a 17th place outing.

The following night, Tyler laid down the fifth fastest time in his group before placing second in his heat behind Jimmy Owens. With $7,000 on the line in the feature, Bruening slipped back to a 17th place finish after suffering a flat right-rear tire while running in seventh on lap 12.

Closing out the Geico East Bay Nationals on Wednesday evening, Bruening edged his way into the $7,000-to-win finale with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Dropping eight spots in the 40-lap feature, Tyler logged a 22nd place finish.

He is in 17th in the latest LOLMDS point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

May 21, 2020 - Tyler Bruening Begins Golden Isles Nationals
Tuesday night found Tyler Bruening in action at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Ga.) as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Reopening Tour came to life. With 43 cars on hand for the Optima Batteries Golden Isles Nationals, Bruening laid down the third fastest time in his qualifying group before coming in second in his heat race behind Brandon Overton. Starting the opening night feature in sixth, Tyler ran in the Top-10 for the first half of the race but faded late in the 40-lapper to place 21st. (Heath Lawson photos)

1On Wednesday evening for another $7,000-to-win A-Main, Tyler followed up the second fastest lap overall in time trials with an 8-lap heat race victory. Earning the fourth-starting position for the A-Main, Bruening got caught behind a spinning competitor on lap 31 that left him nowhere to go but slamming into the side of the car. He was able to walk away unharmed.

For the final round of the Golden Isles Nationals on Thursday, Bruening edged his way into the $7,000-to-win finale with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 16th, Tyler dropped six spots in the 40-lap affair to register a 22nd place outing.

He is currently tied for 15th in the latest LOLMDS point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

May 9, 2020 - Bruening Charges to First Win of the Season at Hamilton County
After a three-month hiatus amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Tyler Bruening made a triumphant return to racing on Saturday night. (Tyler Rinken photo)

1Bruening traveled to Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) for the 1/2-oval’s 2020 season opener. A dominating performance in his Skyline Motorsports No. 16 Bennett Explosives/ Bruening Rock Products/ Capital Race Cars Super Late Model garnered Tyler his first win of the season.

“I have to thank our team for their hard work. It’s been three months since we last raced. To come back and get a win the first night says a lot about our team and these Capital Race Cars,” said Bruening. “I’m looking forward to the Lucas Oil events the next two weeks. Thanks to all the fans as well, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.”

After starting fourth, Tyler posted a second-place finish in his heat race behind Jeff Aikey, earning him the third spot on the feature grid. Outrunning polesitter Casey Skyberg in the 20-lap affair, Bruening rolled to his first win of the season over Skyberg, Jason Hahne, Todd Cooney, and Aikey.

For full results from this event, please visit www.HamiltonCoSpeedway.com.