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TAZEWELL, TN (June 3, 2016) - In a battle of two home-state Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rivals, Scott Bloomquist fought off all challenges by Jimmy Owens to win the Toyota Knoxville 50 at Tazewell Speedway on Friday.

Bloomquist led every lap; the only exception that his car was not in front of the pack is when Owens made a slide job in turn 2 with 12 laps-to-go to briefly take the lead. Owens could not make his car stick and Bloomquist went back around him to regain the top spot.

Trailing Bloomquist and Owens to the checkers were 12th place starter Steve Francis, Dennis Erb Jr., and Don O’Neal. O’Neal rallied after suffering a flat tire while running in fourth early in the race.

Bloomquist went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the fifth time this year and extended his all-time series win total to 67 victories. “We were just trying to be careful through traffic and then we went for it. Jimmy [Owens] did a little too much of a slide there and it took him a while to gather his momentum back up. We just turned under him and got back around him,” said the 52-year-old Hall of Famer.

“The Sweet-Bloomquist car ran so well, the Andy Durham Engine ran great, and everything was pretty smooth tonight. We didn’t qualify as well as we wanted to. It was too tight. Beating Jimmy was big for us in that heat. We made some adjustments for the feature. Traffic wasn’t too big of a deal tonight because of all of the cautions. The race track was really good tonight. You could race two-wide without any issues.”

Bloomquist also closed on point leader Jonathan Davenport, who failed to finish the event as he dropped out of the race with two laps remaining.

“I am glad that Mike Reece is here tonight. Thanks to all of our other sponsors, Crop Production Services, Mark Martin Automotive, Dyna-Gro Seed, Base Fuels, Penske Shocks, Lucas Oil, Petroff Towing, Horton Coal, and Sorbera Chiropractic.”

Owens was looking for his second straight LOLMDS victory after last weekend’s Show-Me 100 victory. “We had a good car tonight, but Scott was just a tick better. I slid by him that one time, but I just couldn’t get it straightened back out quick enough and he got back around me. I want to thank everybody for coming out tonight. This R&W Motorsports Team is really clicking right now. Scott beat us in that heat race and that was a big difference. I felt like we had a car that could have won, but to finish second here we will take that and head to Florence tomorrow night,” said Owens.

Francis; in the Optima Batteries/Black Diamond entry; charged from the outside of the sixth row to finish third. “We lost our brakes out there. It is tough enough here with brakes to run where we did. But the car handled really well and to come up through the field against these guys, we earned that finish for sure.”

“We had a good finish last week in the Show-Me and to carry the momentum over to tonight is a boost to our team. Thanks to Tim Logan and everybody who helps us out. We feel like we are building for a strong finish to the season.”

Completing the top ten were Jared Landers, Chad Ogle, Billy Ogle Jr., Brandon Sheppard and Donald McIntosh.

In preliminary action, Jimmy Owens set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time amongst the 25 entrants, with a lap of 11.380 seconds. Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal and Jonathan Davenport won their respective heat races.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Toyota Knoxville 50
Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, TN

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Jared Landers / 11.672 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 11.380 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Donald McIntosh, Darrell Lanigan, Billy Ogle Jr., Tommy Bailey, Colton Flinner, Steve Smith, Josh Henry-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Don O'Neal, Mack McCarter, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jeff Wolfenbarger, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dakotah Knuckles, Chad Ogle, Brian Smith-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, Jared Landers, Steve Francis, Jordon Horton, Brandon Sheppard, Chris Barton, Mitchell Burke

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $10,800
2 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $6,400
3 12 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $3,500
4 8 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $3,450
5 2 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $3,050
6 9 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR $2,500
7 20 10 Chad Ogle Sevierville, TN $1,500
8 13 201 Billy Ogle Jr. Knoxville, TN $1,300
9 18 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $1,900
10 7 7 Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA $1,100
11 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,775
12 17 21K Dakotah Knuckles Ewing, VA $1,050
13 16 11B Tommy Bailey Corbin, KY $1,025
14 14 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,800
15 11 28w Jeff Wolfenbarger Clinton, TN $950
16 3 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC $2,025
17 5 51 Mack McCarter Maryville, TN $900
18 19 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $975
19 10 15L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,550
20 21 144 Chris Barton Middlesboro, KY $825
21 15 56H Jordon Horton New Tazewell, TN $800
22 22 3s Steve Smith Powell, TN $800
23 24 7b Brian Smith Barbourville, KY $800
24 23 54 Mitchell Burke Tazewell, TN $800


Race Statistics
Entrants: 25
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 50)
Cautions: Don O’Neal (Lap 10); Tim McCreadie (Lap 11); Jeff Wolfenbarger (Lap 18); Debris (Lap 19); Darrell Lanigan (Lap 26); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 47)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: none
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: none
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Chad Ogle (Started: 20th; Finished: 7th; Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Don O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Colton Flinner
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Andy 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: Scott Bloomquist (Lap # 5 – 12.1016 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Steve Smith
Time of Race: 38 minutes 6 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 3460 $135,725
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3390 $164,075
3 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 3095 $65,675
4 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 3055 $61,525
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3040 $52,775
6 15L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 2975 $45,650
7 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 2960 $47,025
8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 2905 $80,825
9 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2850 $51,075
10 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 2725 $46,325
11 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 2630 $34,500
12 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 1880 $12,125


*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

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Championship Standings

 

lmd dlUpdated: 07/19/17

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 5635
2 0 Scott Bloomquist 5445
3 39 Tim McCreadie 5385
4 5 Don O'Neal 5095
5 20 Jimmy Owens 4965
6 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 4950
7 14 Darrell Lanigan 4770
8 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. 4705
9 22 Gregg Satterlee 4550
10 15 Steve Francis 4445

Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standings

Updated: 07/11/17 

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 159
2 5 Don O'Neal 134
3 20 Jimmy Owens 124
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 121
5 14 Darrell Lanigan 102
+Sunoco Race for Gas Points