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Mike Marlar (Paul Arch photo)

Marlar & O’Neal Cash Eldora Checks

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Mike Marlar and Hudson O’Neal claimed 25-lap feature victories on night two of the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway.

Marlar started on the pole and dominated the opening event en route to a $12,000 payday.

Jonathan Davenport finished second, with Thursday-night winner Ricky Thornton Jr., Chris Ferguson and Kyle Strickler rounding out the top five.

Jimmy Owens was fast qualifier for the first group of late models.

O’Neal used a lap-10 restart to pass Tim McCreadie, who won one of Thursday’s features, for the lead and paced the final 15 laps for his $12,000 score. O’Neal held off Bobby Pierce who rode the rim around the half-mile track from seventh starting spot to finish second.

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Hudson O’Neal (Paul Arch photo)

McCreadie, fast-qualifier Joseph Joiner and Brandon Sheppard rounded out the top five.

Davenport came out on top of Eldora’s Every Lap Matters points that set the field for Saturday’s Dream.

Ninety-six cars took time on Friday night.

The finishes:

First Feature (25 laps): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 2. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[2]; 4. 22-Chris Ferguson[6]; 5. 8-Kyle Strickler[5]; 6. 8S-Brian Shirley[7]; 7. 20-Jimmy Owens[4]; 8. 40B-Kyle Bronson[9]; 9. 7R-Kent Robinson[12]; 10. 93-Carson Ferguson[10]; 11. 11H-Spencer Hughes[18]; 12. 99-Devin Moran[16]; 13. 12-Ashton Winger[8]; 14. 1ST-Johnny Scott[23]; 15. 25-Shane Clanton[17]; 16. 88-Trent Ivey[14]; 17. 2S-Stormy Scott[22]; 18. 48-Tim Lance[11]; 19. 58C-Tyler Clem[13]; 20. 99M-Cameron Marlar[15]; 21. 18D-Daulton Wilson[20]; 22. 31-Tyler Millwood[24]; 23. 55-Jeep Van Wormer[21]; 24. 111-Steven Roberts[19]

Second Feature (25 laps): 1. 1-Hudson O’Neal[4]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce[7]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 4. 10-Joseph Joiner[9]; 5. B5-Brandon Sheppard[3]; 6. 42-Carson Hocevar[10]; 7. 9-Nick Hoffman[8]; 8. 96V-Tanner English[24]; 9. 25S-Chad Simpson[13]; 10. 44-Chris Madden[22]; 11. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[6]; 12. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[20]; 13. 23-Cory Hedgecock[17]; 14. 17M-Dale McDowell[15]; 15. 24D-Michael Brown[21]; 16. 19R-Ryan Gustin[16]; 17. 55H-Benji Hicks[18]; 18. 11R-Josh Rice[12]; 19. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[5]; 20. 7-Ricky Weiss[14]; 21. 19M-Wil Herrington[23]; 22. 1T-Tyler Erb[2]; 23. O4-Tad Pospisil[19]; 24. 58-Garrett Alberson[11]