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GRANITE CITY, IL (April 29, 2016) – Scott Bloomquist took the lead on the 42nd lap of the Budweiser 50 on Friday Night at Tri-City Speedway, and then went on to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. Bloomquist and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Jonathan Davenport, went toe-to-toe for several laps until Bloomquist pulled away at the end.

The 50-lap race went caution free as Bloomquist notched his third LOLMDS victory of the season. Davenport finished second despite losing his brakes and suffering a flat left rear tire. Dennis Erb Jr. came home in third, followed by Don O’Neal and Tim McCreadie.

One week after getting passed on the final lap at Hagerstown Speedway by Gregg Satterlee, Bloomquist made sure he crossed the finish line first tonight. “We had a good run. He [Davenport] got off to a good start and ran the top really well. I tried to make the bottom work, and I might have also gone too soft on tires. I took it kind of easy, because the car was rotating so well. I just tried to stay focused and get by the lapped cars,” said the winner. Bloomquist now has 65 career LOLMDS wins, “this track was awesome tonight. They did a great job in prepping it after all the rain this week. There were several lanes to run on.”

Davenport bolted from his outside front row starting spot to grab the lead at the start of the race. Bloomquist started right behind Davenport and caught up to the high flying Davenport in heavy lapped traffic. Bloomquist took the lead for the first time in the race on lap 18. Davenport then fought back while banging the outside wall several times in retaking the lead on lap 19. Davenport held the point until eight laps to go, when Bloomquist forged back ahead for the final time.

“I want to thank my sponsors: Crop Production Services, Reece Monument Company, Mark Martin Automotive, and everybody else with our race team. We cut into Davenport’s points lead and we will just continue to improve as the season goes along.” Bloomquist’ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car is powered by an Andy Durham Racing Engine.

When Davenport went to the scales after crossing the finish line, his left rear tire was completely flat. “With this tire going flat, I’m just glad we finished when we did. About halfway through I lost brakes, so I had to run the bottom. We are working on some stuff with these cars. I think it’s going to be really good.”

“I was just trying to take it easy when I lost my brakes. He [Bloomquist] showed me his nose. I split a couple of cars. I was trying to be aggressively patient. We pulled back away from him and it just got worse and worse and then the tire started going down. I couldn’t hold him [Bloomquist] off. Good run for Scott and Dennis. It is always great to come here and race in front of such a large crowd!”

Erb was looking for a clean sweep of the night’s activities as he set the Miller Welders Fast Time and won his heat race, but fell just short of the sweep. He passed Don O’Neal on the final lap to get third. “The car was good all night, and starting up front sure makes things a lot easier. I sort of lost track of the top two. We worked really hard on this car all week long, and we are making strides,” said the driver of the Vomac Truck Sales and J.R. McBride Leasing Black Diamond Chassis.

Completing the top ten were Darrell Lanigan, Shannon Babb, Jimmy Owens, Bobby Pierce, and Jared Landers.

In preliminary action, Dennis Erb Jr. set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 35 entrants, with a lap of 14.350 seconds. Jonathan Davenport set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 14.508 seconds. Dennis Erb Jr., Jeff Herzog, Jonathan Davenport and Scott Bloomquist won their respective heat races. Jim Shereck and Billy Laycock won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Budweiser 50
Tri-City Speedway – Granite City, IL

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Dennis Erb Jr. / 14.350 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jonathan Davenport / 14.508 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Dennis Erb, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Michael Kloos, Jason Feger, Jim Shereck, Billy Faust, Darrel Moser, Jr., Dewayne Kiefer, Reid Millard

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jeff Herzog, Darrell Lanigan, Ryan Unzicker, Bobby Pierce, Bob Gardner, Colton Flinner, Mike Hammerle, Chris Simpson

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Shannon Babb, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Billy Laycock, Jared Landers, Rusty Griffaw, Hunter Rasdon

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Tim Manville, Don O'Neal, Steve Francis, Earl Pearson, Jr., Gordy Gundaker, Kolby Vandenbergh, Brian Diveley

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jim Shereck, Bob Gardner, Billy Faust, Colton Flinner, Dewayne Kiefer, Darrel Moser, Jr., Mike Hammerle, Chris Simpson-DNS, Reid Millard-DNS

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Billy Laycock, Kolby Vandenbergh, Hunter Rasdon, Gordy Gundaker, Rusty Griffaw, Brian Diveley, Jared Landers, Earl Pearson, Jr.-DNS

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 4 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
2 2 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC
3 1 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
4 12 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
5 10 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY
6 7 15L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY
7 6 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL
8 14 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
9 15 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
10 23 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
11 5 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
12 9 6k Michael Kloos Trenton, IL
13 8 33T Tim Manville St. Jacob, IL
14 3 11H Jeff Herzog Herculaneum, MO
15 16 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY
16 13 25F Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
17 11 24x Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL
18 22 R5x Hunter Rasdon Jonesboro, AR
19 17 17s Jim Shereck St. Charles, MO
20 19 4G Bob Gardner Washington, IL
21 24 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
22 25 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA
23 18 82 Billy Laycock Marine, IL
24 26 11 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO
25 27 10x Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
26 20 15V Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL
27 21 33c Billy Faust Lebanon, IL


Race Statistics
Entrants: 35
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 – 17); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 18); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 19 – 42); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 43 – 50)
Cautions: NONE
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Jared Landers, Earl Pearson Jr.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Colton Flinner
Tri-City Speedway Track Provisionals: Gordy Gundaker, Rusty Griffaw
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jared Landers (Started: 23rd; Finished: 10th; Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Scott Bloomquist
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jonathan Davenport
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Colton Flinner
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Cody Mallory (Scott Bloomquist)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #6 – 15.1444 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (41 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Jared Landers
Time of Race: 13 minutes 37 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 2455
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2355
3 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 2165
4 15L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 2135
5 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 2090
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2040
7 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 2005
8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1990
9 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1980
10 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1920
11 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 1780
12 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 1160


*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*


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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

ASi Racewear - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Bad Boy Mowers - "The Official Mower" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Carlyle Tools by NAPA - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Fast Orange - “The Official Hand Cleaner” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
K&N Engineering - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Racing TV - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MAVTV Motorsports Network - "The Official TV Network" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Miller Welders - "The Official Welder" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
ProtectTheHarvest.com - "Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
RhinoAg - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Barry Wright Race Cars, Black Diamond Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, BRODIX, Clements Race Engines, COMP Cams, C&R Racing Inc., CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Georgia Boot, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Simpson Race Products, WELD Racing, Wrisco Aluminum, 5150 Race Trailers

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization.  In 2016, the LOLMDS will sanction 53 events in 19 states.  The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com

About Lucas Oil Racing TV

The Future of Motorsports is HERE! Get Lucas Oil Racing TV and experience racing excitement like you've never seen! Lucas Oil Racing TV is the online app for all your favorite devices and Smart TVs. No matter where you are or when you want to watch, you can stream the best and most exciting motor racing on the planet!

Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports - from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won't see anywhere else! But that's just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists... from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is the Exclusive, Unlimited, 24/7 All-Access Motorsports App and it's available NOW! For more information or to sign up, go to: www.LucasOilRacing.TV.

About MAVTV Motorsports Network

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series' from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don't have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV...MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.MAVTV.com.

About Lucas Oil Products

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products.  Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry.  Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy.  Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more.  Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television.  Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV.  More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at:  www.LucasOil.com

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Sunday, December 10
4:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Knoxville, IA
Sunday, December 17
3:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Imperial, PA
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Championship Standings

lmd dlFINAL Updated: 10/23/17

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 8345
2 39 Tim McCreadie 8280
3 0 Scott Bloomquist 8230
4 5 Don O'Neal 7675
5 20 Jimmy Owens 7665
6 14 Darrell Lanigan 7495
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7400
8 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. 6985
9 71 Hudson O'Neal 6915
10 22 Gregg Satterlee 6795
11 15 Steve Francis 6610
12 99B Boom Briggs ...

Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standings

FINAL Updated: 10/31/17

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 266
2 20 Jimmy Owens 219
3 5 Don O'Neal 219
4 14 Darrell Lanigan 193
5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. ...