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MIDDLEBOURNE, WV (September 2, 2006)- "The Hurricane" Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL took the biggest win of his racing career on Sunday Night as he captured the 38th Annual "Hillbilly 100" at the Tyler County Speedway.  Pearson earned $25,000 for his win in the prestigious event and in doing so extended his Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship points lead to 240 points over Don O'Neal.  Pearson took the lead for good on lap 84 from Mike Benedum and then went on for his first ever victory in the nation's oldest dirt late model event.  The 34 year old Pearson in the Carlton and Kemp Lamm owned/Lucas Oil Products/Dunn-Benson Ford/K&N Engineering/Sunoco Race Fuels/Allstar Performance/Tiger Rear Ends/Larry Wallace Racing Engines/MasterSbilt Ford Taurus entered victory lane for the third time this season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN finished a solid second in the Dale Beitler Racing/Reliable Painting/Rocket GTO followed by Benedum of Salem, WV in the Lyle Benedum Motorsports/Benedum and Sons Inc/Rocket Grand Prix.  Completing the top five were Rick Aukland of Zanesville, OH on his K&E Trucking/Malcuit Engines/C.J. Rayburn Dodge Charger and Davey Johnson of Latrobe, PA in the Brad Malcuit/Malcuit Engines/C.J. Rayburn Race Cars entry.  A total of 57 cars were on hand for the BDS Promotions and Carl Short promoted event before a huge crowd.   The 100 lap event would have Rick Williams and three time Hillbilly 100 champion, Davey Johnson lead the 24 car starting field to the green flag with Johnson quickly sprinting to the point.  Third place starting Don O'Neal would race his way to second on the opening lap with Williams, Steve Shaver and Kenny Johnson the top five with one lap in the books.  On the second lap Pearson, who started eighth vaulted from eighth to fourth with Shaver moving to third dropping Williams out of the top five.  Another car on the move early on was Corey Conley, who started 10th and was up to fifth by the third circuit.   Johnson was putting distance between himself and O'Neal early on and by the fifth time around he was already up to a ten car length lead.  Shaver, the 1998 Hillbilly 100 winner went around O'Neal on lap seven to gain the second spot, but Johnson was already a straightaway ahead of him when he made the pass on O'Neal.  Pearson then dropped O'Neal another spot to fourth after those two ran side by side for three laps.  Shaver meanwhile was picking up the pace as he had cut Johnson's lead to just five car lengths when the first caution of the race came out on lap 12 for Danny Pugh.   On the restart Johnson would maintain the lead but Pearson dispatched Shaver for second a lap into the green flag run.  With 15 laps scored it was Johnson, Pearson, Shaver, Steve Casebolt from seventh and Conley the top five contenders.  A battle for second would get going again with Shaver pulling alongside of Pearson on lap 16 as the two veteran drivers went at it side by side for two more circuits. While the race for second was interesting Johnson was again trying to distance himself from the field.  With 20 laps scored it was Johnson and then the tight battle for second still going on between Pearson and Shaver with Casebolt and Conley racing side by side for fourth.   Johnson started to enter some heavy traffic by lap 26 but all eyes were on local star Mike Benedum, who had to take a provisional to make the race.  Benedum who lined up 23rd on the starting grid was rapidly driving through the stout field and was up to fourth by lap 25 and third a lap later.  Benedum had passed Conley, Shaver and Casebolt and was now up to the leader Johnson and second place running Pearson challenging them for the lead.  On the 31st lap Pearson would go underneath of Johnson for lead heading into turn four with Benedum going to second as Johnson would spin and do a 360 on the race track losing several spots in the running order.   The second caution of the race on lap 36 for a slowing Sonny Conley would momentarily put a halt to a great race up front.  When the race restarted Pearson and Benedum put on a show for the fans on hand as the local contingent was cheering for Benedum to pass Pearson for the lead.  On lap 44 it finally happened as Benedum went to the point for the first time in the race six laps shy of the halfway mark.  Benedum would then encounter some heavy traffic as Pearson and Casebolt, who was running third closed the gap. The third caution came out on lap 48 for a slowing Keith Barbara would bunch the field once more.  The cars would run two laps until the halfway signal was given with Benedum out in front followed by Pearson, Casebolt, Conley and Johnson.  Benedum would build a five car length lead over Pearson and Casebolt by lap 52.   With 40 laps to go Benedum looked to be in control of the race as Pearson and Casebolt were fighting it out for second place.  More traffic by lap 63 would see Pearson and Casebolt again close the margin on Benedum.  A car making his way to the front was the veteran Rick Aukland.  Aukland who started 12th was up to fifth by lap 64 and took fourth from Johnson two laps later.  With 30 laps now left in the race Benedum was still holding his own leading Pearson and Casebolt by three lengths.   By lap 75 it was now a four car dogfight with Benedum, Pearson, Casebolt and Aukland all on his tail.  They would stayed bunched up until the fourth caution on lap 83 for a stopped Doug Horton would set up a potential 17 lap shootout to the end.  The race would restart as both Pearson and Casebolt would take full advantage as Benedum slipped up high on the race track coming off of turn number two.  The fifth caution for a stalled car on the backstretch would take place on lap 89.  On the restart Benedum would get the advantage over Casebolt and back into second place behind Pearson. The sixth and final caution would come out on lap 93 for Conley whose fine run ended when he went pit side.   With seven laps to go in he race Pearson would then have to contend with both Casebolt and Benedum again as Casebolt got by Benedum for second a lap into the final restart of the race.  Pearson would then pull away from Casebolt in the closing laps and go on to record his third series win of the year extending his points lead.  Casebolt and Benedum would cross the line second and third with Aukland finishing fourth in front of Johnson.   Afterwards in victory lane Pearson thanked his car owners, crew and sponsors, but really put in a good word for Casebolt and Benedum.  "The 25 car (Benedum) was the best car out there tonight, he was real good and probably should have won the race, he slipped up a little coming off of two that one time and I went by him."  "We just hung in there and the car was real strong towards the end and that's when you want to be."  "Steve (Casebolt) is the most improved driver I have seen this year with the series, he gets better every time out in his new ride and he's going to win in that car soon."   Completing the top ten in the exciting race was Scott Bloomquist, Scott James, Freddy Smith, Don O'Neal and Steve Shaver.   In preliminary action Mike Benedum was the Comp Cams Fast Timer Award Winner for the 57 entries on hand as he clocked a 12.61 second lap around the speedy quarter-mile oval.  The PBM Performance Products Heats Races were won by Steve Shaver, Rick Williams, Don O'Neal and Davey Johnson.  The Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main went to Donnie Moran and the Penske Shocks Second B-Main was won by Tim Dohm.    The K&N Engineering "Clean Pass of the Race" went to Earl Pearson, Jr. for his pass on Davey Johnson on lap 29 giving him his first lead of the race.  The K&N Engineering "Clean Pass of the Race" is awarded at each Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event during the season and can take place during a heat, B-main or the main event.   The next Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16 at the West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, WV.  On Friday Night there will be Comp Cams Time Trials and on Saturday will be the PBM Performance Products Heat Races, Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks B-Mains and the $20,000 to win and $1,000 to start "Racefest World Championship."  For more information you can log on to www.wvspeedway.com and www.lucasdirt.com.  Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sunday Night, September 3, 2006 Tyler County Speedway-Middlebourne, WV  Comp Cams Fast Qualifier:  Mike Benedum  12.61   PBM Performance Products First Heat:  (15 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Steve Shaver, Scott Bloomquist, Gerald Davis, Steve Weigle, Donnie Moran, Freddy Smith, Freddie Carpenter, Lance Elson, Rick Conley, Billy Brown, Dan Shrigley, Jason Brookover, Mike Benedum, Phil Jeffries, Tim Senic   PBM Performance Products Second Heat:  (15 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Rick Williams, Kenny Johnson, Corey Conley, Sonny Conley, Greg Baumberger, Robbie Scott, Chuck Harper, Richard Frazier, Roy Roush, Joel Prosser, Danny Pugh, Rick Lucas, Michael England, Jeremy Blake   PBM Performance Products Third Heat:  (15 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Don O'Neal, Steve Casebolt, Mark Banal, Butch McGill, Doug Horton, Doug Eaton, Paul Wilmoth, Chris Garnes, D.J. Pellen, Rodney Phillips, Gary Knollinger, Jim Quaigg, Brandon Russell   PBM Performance Products Fourth Heat:  (15 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Davey Johnson, Earl Pearson, Jr., Rick Aukland, Keith Barbara, Tim Dohm, Scott Irvin, Scott James, Dan Morrison, Danny Mitchell, Buck Rine, Glynn Booth, Matt Flesher, Joe Loudin   Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main:  (20 Laps-Top 2 Advance):  Donnie Moran, Chuck Harper, Greg Baumberger, Robbie Scott, Freddy Smith, Richard Frazier, Rick Coinley, Mike Benedum, Joel Prosser, Rick Lucas, Billy Brown, Dan Shrigley, Jason Brookover, Roy Roush, Danny Pugh, Michael England, Lance Elson, Jeremy Blake   Penske Shocks Second B-Main:  (20 Laps-Top 2 Advance):  Tim Dohm, Doug Horton, Scott James, Chris Garnes, Joe Loudin, Rodney Phillips, Gary Knollinger, Dan Morrison, Matt Flesher, Jim Quaigg, D.J. Pellen, Brandon Russell, Doug Eaton, Scott Irvin, Buck Rine   38th Annual Hillbilly 100 Finish:  Earl Pearson, Jr., Steve Casebolt, Mike Benedum, Rick Aukland, Davey Johnson, Scott Bloomquist, Scott James, Freddy Smith, Don O'Neal, Steve Shaver, Tim Dohm, Donnie Moran, Mark Banal, Gerald Davis, Corey Conley, Steve Weigle, Doug Horton, Danny Pugh, Rick Williams, Sonny Conley, Keith Barbara, Butch McGill, Chuck Harper, Kenny Johnson  Race Statistics Entries:  57 Caution Flags:  6 Red Flags:  0 Lap Leaders:  Davey Johnson 1-28, Earl Pearson, Jr. 29-43, Mike Benedum 44-83, Pearson 84-100 Allstar Performance Performer of the Race:  Mike Benedum (Started 23rd and finished 3rd, advanced 20 positions) K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race:  Earl Pearson, Jr. Hawk Brake Tough Break Award:  Corey Conley Quarter Master Move of the Race:   Steve Casebolt On the Edge Graphics Fastest Non Qualifier:  Michael England Weld Wheels Award: Doug Horton Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Scott James and Freddy Smith Track Provisionals:  Mike Benedum and Danny Pugh  Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Point Standings (After September 3) 

1.  Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-5030 2.  Don O'Neal (Martinsville, IN)-4790 3.  Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-4440 4.  Matt Miller (Waterville, OH)-4085 5.  Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-3990 6.  Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-3865 7.  Freddy Smith (Seymour, TN)-3375 8.  Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg,. TN)-3100 9.  Michael England (Glasgow, KY)-2980 10. Darren Miller (Chadwick, IL)-2460  Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year Standings (After September 3)

1.  Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-3865 2.  Michael England (Glasgow, KY)-2980 3.  Brady Smith (Solon Springs, WI)-2265

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BARDSTOWN, KY (August 26, 2006)- In a spectacularly entertaining Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Saturday Night at the Bluegrass Speedway, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN notched his seventh series win of 2006 as he took home $10,000 for his second straight win in the "Bluegrass Classic."  Bloomquist who started on the pole did not take the lead until lap 47 of the 60 lapper and then pulled away for the victory which puts him over $370,000 in total winnings so far in '06.    Bloomquist behind the wheel of his Bloomquist Race Cars Chevrolet sponsored by Vic Hill Racing Engines/Miller Brothers Coal/Hawkeye Trucking/Allstar Performance/Sweet Mfg/Hoosier Tires/Ohlins/VP Racing Fuels and KB Carburetors picked up his all time series leading ninth win.  Darren Miller of Chadwick, IL made a late race charge to finish second in his Greg Greenhill Construction Company Inc./Pro Power Engines/ Rocket Ford Taurus with Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL finishing third in the Bill Moyer Racing/Car City/Racetek Engines/C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo.  Completing the top five were 21st starting Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC in the Arvil Cook Investment Properties/Grover Engines/MasterSbilt Ford Fusion and 19th starting Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN in the Harrod Racing/Central Painting/C.J. Rayburn Grand Prix.  A total of 48 cars from 11 states were on hand before a jammed packed crowd at the David and Anita Ferrell promoted facility.   With Bloomquist going from the pole and Shannon Babb starting alongside the 6th Annual Bluegrass Classic was shaping up to be a good one.  And in indeed it turned out that way.  Babb would get the lead coming off of turn number two on the opening lap with Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brian Birkhofer and Jimmy Mars taking the top five spots.  Mars would make the first move for position change in the top five as he passed Birkhofer for fourth on the fourth circuit.  With Babb barely in front by a car length Bloomquist and Pearson would go door to door for second with Pearson edging ahead of Bloomquist on lap six.   By the eighth lap Babb and the rest of the challengers for the lead would start to get into some heavy traffic.  Babb, Pearson and Bloomquist were all three using different lines around the well groomed 1/2 mile high banked track.  Babb would be on the high side, Pearson down low and Bloomquist running right in the middle.  The three wide battle for the lead intensified even further in traffic with Pearson scored the leader on lap 10 a lap later Babb would retake the point. With 11 laps scored Birkhofer who was running fifth would slow with a flat tire bringing out the first caution of the race.   On the restart Babb would be on the point with Pearson, Bloomquist, Mars and now 17th starting Don ONeal the top five in the running order.  Brad Neat would slow with a flat on lap 14 as the second caution flag of the race would wave.  A wild restart would see Pearson grabbed the lead once more with Mars now in the hunt running in third place as Bloomquist would fall another spot back as O'Neal went around him.  Pearson would hold the top spot until lap 18 when Babb roared back by him on the top side.  Bloomquist then recovered from falling two spots as he went past both O'Neal and Mars to get back into third place.  The top four cars were putting on quite a show for the huge crowd on hand as Pearson would bring his car to the front again taking the lead on lap 21.   This back and forth action was breathtaking as Pearson and Babb were side by side for the lead and Bloomquist and Mars were side by side in the race for third.  The third caution of the race for Steve Casebolt on lap 23 would slow to torrid pace once more.  On the restart the race would go green for two more laps until Freddy Smith slowed bringing out the fourth yellow flag of the event. On the restart the heated battle would go on for eight more laps until back to back cautions would bring as halt to the excitement.   With 35 laps in the books Pearson would be scored the leader with Babb in second followed by Bloomquist, O'Neal and Mars.  On the 39th lap Babb would take over the lead again from Pearson with Bloomquist going to second.  The seventh caution of the race on lap 40 would set up another unbelievable restart with Babb in front.  A driver making his way up to put his name in contention was Darren Miller.  Miller who had started sixth, but had lost some positions early in the race fought his way back into a top spot on lap 40.  With 20 laps to go Babb, Bloomquist and Pearson were dueling it out three wide at times for the lead of the race.  Pearson then started to slow and on lap 44 he would bring out a caution as he had suffered a flat tire.  While Pearson pitted for fresh rubber it looked like Babb and Bloomquist would be left to settle it.   But Miller would begin to flex his strength as Babb, Bloomquist and Miller exited off of turn number two on the lap 45 restart it would be a replay on early action as they raced three wide for the lead.  On Lap 47 Bloomquist would make his move for the lead on Babb firing a slide job heading into turn four to go by Babb and take the lead for the first time in the race.  Then three laps later Miller would get by Babb to take over second place.  Bloomquist would at this point begin to pull away from Miller and Babb and for the first time in the entire race someone was leading by more than a car length.   Bloomquist built his lead to five car lengths over Miller and Babb with Ray Cook, who started 21st passing O'Neal for fourth on lap 53.  O'Neal was hanging on at this point as Jimmy Owens would start to challenge him for fifth.  Up front Bloomquist had set sail and was gaining a bigger advantage over Miller and Babb and he would take it all the way to the checkers for his seventh Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season.  Miller finished second followed by Babb, Ray Cook and Owens who passed O'Neal on the final lap was fifth.   After the race in victory lane on the front-stretch, Bloomquist talked about his strategy during the race. "Shannon was good up high; we knew we were faster than him and the other guys running up there." "I saw Darren Miller on the bottom and knew he probably had hard tires on as well, so I thought I better get going and get this thing over with."   "I want to thank Bob and Barb Miller, they couldn't be here tonight and I can't say enough about Vic Hill and his motors and for what he has done for our engine program."  "We've got our act together."   Completing the top ten were O'Neal, Jimmy Mars, Chris Combs, Matt Miller and Brad Neat.   In preliminary action it was Brian Birkhofer pacing the way in the Comp Cams Time Trials with a 15.023 second lap besting the 48 entrants on hand.  The PBM Performance Products Heat Races were won by Brian Birkhofer, Shannon Babb, Earl Pearson, Jr. and Scott Bloomquist.  The Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main was won by Don O'Neal and the Penske Shocks Second B-Main went to Davey Johnson.     The K&N Engineering "Clean Pass of the Race" went to Scott Bloomquist for his pass to take the lead from Shannon Babb on lap 47.  The K&N Engineering "Clean Pass of the Race" is awarded at each Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event and can take place during a heat race, B-main or the feature event.   The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be action twice this upcoming Labor Day weekend with the $10,000 to win "All American 50" at the Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, VA on Friday Night, September 1.  The cameras of SPEED Channel will be on hand to tape the action.  The next night the series heads to the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV for the running of the "Hillbilly 100" paying $25,000 to win.  For more information you can log on to www.lucasdirt.com.   Race SummaryLucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Saturday Night, August 26, 2006 Bluegrass Speedway-Bardstown, KY   Com Cams Fast Qualifier:  Brian Birkhofer 15.023 seconds   PBM Performance Products First Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Mars, Matt Miller, Justin Rattliff, Don O'Neal, David Webb, Jimmy Owens, Ray Cook, Greg Lucas, Joey Daniel, Brandon Kinzer   PBM Performance Products Second Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Shannon Babb, Daren Miller, Brad Neat, Aaron Hatton, Jason Keltner, Mike Marlar, Patrick Sheltra, Jordan Bland, Greg Johnson, Timmy Yeager, Ben Adkins   PBM Performance Products Third Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Earl Pearson, Jr., Donnie Moran, Scott James, Tim Tungate, Davey Johnson, Bobby Wolter, Jr., Mike Watson, Doug Horton, Steve Casebolt, Terry English, Michael England, John Gill   PBM Performance Products Fourth Heat: (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Scott Bloomquist, Freddy Smith, Dan Schlieper, Whitney McQueary, Jeff Watson, John Mason, Jerry Rutherford, Johnny Wheeler, Chris Combs, Mike Jewell, Rick Combs   Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main:  (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Ray Cook, Brandon Kinzer, David Webb, Jason Keltner, Greg Lucas, Ben Adkins, Joey Daniel, Patrick Sheltra, Mike Marlar, Timmy Yeager   Penske Shocks Second B-Main:  (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Davey Johnson, Chris Combs, Jeff Watson, Bobby Wolter, Jr., Doug Horton, Terry English, John Mason, Jerry Rutherford, Mike Watson, Michael England, Steve Casebolt, Johnny Wheeler   6th Annual Bluegrass Classic A-Main:  (60 Laps):  Scott Bloomquist, Darren Miller, Shannon Babb, Ray Cook, Jimmy Owens, Don O'Neal, Jimmy Mars, Chris Combs, Matt Miller, Brad Neat, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tim Tungate, Michael England, Justin Rattliff, Dan Schlieper, Steve Casebolt, Freddy Smith, Joey Daniel, Jason Keltner, Aaron Hatton, Scott James, Mike Watson, Whitney McQueary, Davey Johnson, Brian Birkhofer, Donnie Moran  Race Statistics:Entries:  48 Caution Flags:  9 Red Flags:  0 Lap Leaders:  Shannon Babb 1-9, Earl Pearson, Jr. 10, Babb 11, Pearson 12-17, Babb 18-20, Pearson 21-38, Babb 39-46, Scott Bloomquist 47-60 Allstar Performance Performer of the Race:  Ray Cook (Started 21st and finished 4th, advanced 17 positions) K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race:  Scott Bloomquist Hawk Brake Tough Break Award:  Earl Pearson, Jr. Quarter Master Move the Race:  Shannon Babb On the Edge Graphics Fastest Non Qualifier:  Mike Marlar Weld Wheels Award:  Justin Rattliff Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Race:  Michael England Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Steve Casebolt and Michael England Track Provisionals:  Jason Keltner, Mike Watson and Joey Daniel  Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings (After August 26)1.  Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-4780 2.  Don O'Neal (Martinsville, IN)-4605 3.  Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-4270 4.  Matt Miller (Waterville, OH)-4085 5.  Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-3795 6.  Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-3635 7.  Freddy Smith (Seymour TN)-3185 8.  Michael England (Glasgow, KY)-2905 9.  Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN)-2900 10. Darren Miller (Chadwick, IL)-2460  Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year Standings (After August 26)1.  Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-3635 2.  Michael England (Glasgow, KY)-2905 3.  Brad Smith (Solon Springs, WI)-2265

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BROWNSTOWN, IN (August 19, 2006)- An incredible and action packed 27th Annual Jackson 100 on Saturday Night at the Brownstown Speedway, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series regular Don O'Neal from Martinsville, IN came from the tail to capture his third Jackson 100 and his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of 2006 no doubt earning the $15,000 first place money.    O'Neal who was leading the 27th Annual Jackson 100 on lap 29, brought out a yellow when he spun in turn one, he then restarted on the tail and eventually got back into the lead on lap 75 passing Greg Johnson and then proceeded to stave off Johnson and Brady Smith for his 43rd career win at Brownstown.   O'Neal drove the Randall Eller Motorsports/Independence Lumber/Foxfire Realty LLC/Allstar Performance/Jones Core/Hancock Core/Grayson Farm and Leasing/Budda Bert Transmission/Jay Dickens Racing Engines powered MasterSbilt Monte Carlo to the win becoming the 15th different winner in 26 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events this season.    Brady Smith of Solon Springs, WI would outduel Greg Johnson to the finish line to take second in his AMSOIL/Pro Power Engines/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo with Johnson of Bedford, IN taking third in the John Hall Racing/J&H Construction/Intimidator Grand Prix.    Completing the top five were Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL in the Carlton and Kemp Lamm/Lucas Oil Products/MasterSbilt Ford Taurus and Billy Drake of Bloomington, IL in the Steve Drake/Steidinger Construction/MasterSbilt GTO. A standing room only crowd was on hand as 65 cars were in attendance at the Tim Keithley and Jerry Jones promoted facility.  The event was sponsored by Bob Poynter Ford in Seymour, IN.   OH's Bart Hartman and KY's Dustin Neat would start from the front row in the 100 lapper with Hartman quickly grabbing the lead at the start with Dennis Erb, Jr. and Brady Smith in tow.  The first caution of the race would come on lap two when Dustin Neat would get crossways coming off of turn number two collecting several cars.  The cars of Neat, Justin Rattliff and Patrick Sheltra would take the brunt of the wreck as all three were eliminated from the event with just one lap completed.  On the restart Hartman would again rocket to the point with Smith now running second.  Don O'Neal, who started sixth, would gain the second slot racing past Smith on lap four.   With five laps in the books Hartman would see O'Neal on the inside as the two would race side by side for the lead with O'Neal forging ahead on lap seven.  Hartman who was using the very top line of the well prepared quarter-mile oval would battle back nosing ahead down the straight-aways but O'Neal would lead at the start/finish line.  The second caution on lap nine for Steve Casebolt and Tim Tungate would slow the field momentarily.   On the restart O'Neal would maintain the advantage over Hartman with Smith in the hunt as well.   Greg Johnson, who started alongside O'Neal in row number three, would start to make some noise as he was up to fourth with Darrell Lanigan charging to fifth after starting 17th.  With 15 laps scored O'Neal was pulling away from Hartman with Smith still third and Lanigan up to fourth in the running order.  Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Earl Pearson, Jr. was up to fifth after battling with Johnson for a few circuits.   O'Neal would see Hartman close the gap as the two would once again race side by side for the lead in front of the capacity crowd.  Lanigan and Pearson would do the same for the fourth spot.  By the 22nd lap O'Neal would start to open up a five car length lead over Hartman. Johnson raced back in the thick of the battle passing Pearson for fifth on lap 23.   O'Neal was beginning to catch lap traffic with a quarter of the race complete. He held a six car length lead over the rest of the field as Lanigan was threatening Smith for third.  O'Neal would see his lead derailed on the almost fatal lap 29 as he spun in turn number one and was thus being charged for the third caution of the event.  With O'Neal now relegated to the tail Hartman would inherit the lead with Smith, Johnson, Lanigan and Pearson the top five in the lineup.   Hartman who had been a contender for the lead would jump at the opportunity to head the field, but Smith and Johnson were going to make it three party dance for the lead.  Johnson would get by Smith on lap 35 to take second and then he methodically worked his way to Hartman going underneath him for the lead on lap 42.  As the cars approached the halfway mark Johnson was showing the fast line around with Hartman, Lanigan and Smith in the hunt for the win.  But all eyes were on O'Neal, who had to restart 22nd on the grid as he quickly got back into the top ten then made his way to the top five three laps shy of the halfway point.  O'Neal was on the move passing Lanigan for third on lap 48 and remarkably he was up to second around Hartman at the 50 lap halfway mark of the event.   It looked like just a matter of time before ONeal would challenge Johnson for the lead, but Johnson was running a career race that O'Neal would still be three to four lengths behind him as the two entered lapped traffic.  The fourth caution of the race came out for Freddy Smith on lap 57 and would allow O'Neal and Hartman to restart on Johnsons bumper.  When the race went green Johnson would hold the lead with O'Neal and Hartman just as they did earlier in the race going door to door, this time for second. On lap 68 a caution for Michael England would bunch the field once more.   On the restart Johnson was still in front and with 30 laps remaining in the race he would hold a two car length lead over O'Neal and Hartman.  A driver positioning himself in a spot to steal the win was Matt Miller.  Miler who started 16th was up to fourth by lap 69.  As two more cautions would slow Johnson's momentum on lap 72 and 73 Miller would challenge on the restarts for the lead going to the outside of O'Neal to take second and then just as he was about to overhaul Johnson for the lead the right front of his nosepiece would dig into turn four forcing steering problems which caused him to slow on the front straight and bring out a caution.  Miller would pit as his crew thought they had fixed the problem but Miller would not complete another lap after the green came back out as he went pit-side and was done for the night after a strong effort to get to the front.   With 74 laps complete it was Johnson with the lead looking ahead to possibly the biggest payday of his racing career, but O'Neal would have something to say about that and on the lap 75 restart O'Neal blistered by Johnson on the outside coming off of turn four to take over the lead in front of the very vocal capacity crowd.  Johnson and Smith would then see O'Neal start to pull away with Pearson running in fourth followed by Lanigan.  With ten circuits left it looked good for O'Neal as Johnson and Smith would race all over the track in an attempt to catch O'Neal.  When the five to go signal was given Johnson and Smith would have a shot at O'Neal.  Both had caught back up to him and were giving him all he wanted in the closing laps.   With two laps to go Johnson was right behind O'Neal with Smith on the outside quarter panel of O'Neal's car.  Smith would get great runs off the turns almost pulling even with O'Neal as the trio took the white flag.  Smith and Johnson would make one last ditch effort to take the win from O'Neal but both fell just short as O'Neal held his line to the finish line and the loud roar from the crowd.  Smith would finish second by one car length just ahead of Johnson in an incredible finish to a well contested race.  Pearson would hold off Billy Drake to finish fourth.   In victory lane O'Neal was joined by his mother, his wife Becky and sons Houston and Hudson and several well wishers.  After his interview with SPEED Channel O'Neal was still excited over his comeback win.  "I just said to myself keep your cool and I knew I had a good enough car to get back up there." said O'Neal after having to go the tail for his spin on lap 29.  "I never stopped on the track, but I guess they threw the caution for me and sometimes that's the way it goes, but I knew there were a lot of laps left and I just took my time and everything fell our way after that."  "I just want to thank my crew, especially Gary DeWitt, Sr. and his son and everyone else, they have worked their tails off on this car and it was super fast all weekend here."   Completing the top ten were Lanigan, Brad Neat, Scott James, Donnie Moran and John Gill.   In preliminary action Earl Pearson, Jr. took the Comp Cams Fast Time with a lap of 14.585 seconds among the 65 entrants.  The six PBM Performance Products Heat Races were won by Brady Smith, Dustin Neat, Bart Hartman, Dennis Erb, Jr., Greg Johnson and Don O'Neal.  The Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main was captured by Steve Casebolt and the Penske Shocks Second B-Main went to Billy Drake.    The K&N Engineering "Clean Pass of the Race" would have several drivers contending for that honor, but Don O'Neal would take the award as he twice lead the Jackson 100 taking the lead for good passing Greg Johnson 25 laps from the finish.  The K&N Engineering "Clean Pass of the Race" is awarded at each and every Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in 2006 and can occur during a heat race, consy or the main event.   Pre-race festivities for the 27th Annual Jackson 100 sanctioned for the first time by they Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series would include appearances by Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders, along with Jackson Co Indiana native Forrest Lucas and his wife Charlotte Lucas, owners of Lucas Oil Products. During on track pre-race driver introductions Forrest Lucas presented promoters Tim & Farah Keithley and Jerry & Bonnie Jones with tickets to an Indianapolis Colts football game for their efforts and dedication to the historic Brownstown Speedway in 2006.   The next Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event will take place on Saturday Night, August 26 at the Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY.  The 6th Annual "Bluegrass Classic" will pay $10,000 to win and $700 to start the main event.  For more information you can visit www.bluegrass-speedway.com and www.lucasdirt.com.  Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Saturday Night, August 19, 2006 Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, Indiana   Comp Cams Fast Qualifier:  Earl Pearson, Jr. 14.585 seconds   PBM Performance Products First Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Brady Smith, Earl Pearson, Jr., Michael England, Kerry Hansen, Josh Richards, Mike Marlar, Jimmy Owens, Bryan Barber, Josh Williams, Randey Riggle, Scottie Jones   PBM Performance Products Second Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Dustin Neat, Justin Rattliff, Donnie Moran, Steve Casebolt, Doug Ault, Scott James, Jeremy Masters, Jason Jameson, Marty O'Neal, Tim Prince, Mark Bechelli   PBM Performance Products Third Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Bart Hartman, Steve Francis, John Gill, Jesse James Lay, John Mason, Brad Neat, Brad Erwin, Wayne Chinn, Matt Huddleston, Steve Hillard, Mike Jewell   PBM Performance Products Fourth Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Dennis Erb, Jr., Freddy Smith, Matt Miller, Tim Tungate, C.J. Rayburn, Chad Kinder, Jordan Bland, Frankie Coomer, Dan Sturgeon, Rickey Riggle, Blake Chinn   PBM Performance Products Fifth Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Greg Johnson, Chris Combs, Darrell Lanigan, Billy Drake, Bodine Massengill, Shannon Reed, Steven Godsey, Mark Barber, Ryan Eads, Greg Ault, Justin Blackwell   PBM Performance Products Sixth Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Don O'Neal, Patrick Sheltra, Steve Shaver, Kevin Weaver, Chad Smith, Brad Barrow, Jeep VanWormer, Gary Harden, Cody Mahoney, Steve Barnett   Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main:  (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance):  Steve Casebolt, Kerry Hansen, Jesse James Lay, Mike Marlar, Doug Ault, Wayne Chinn, Marty O'Neal, Tim Prince, Jimmy Owens, Brad Erwin, Josh Williams, Mark Bechelli, Jeremy Masters, Jason Jameson, Scottie Jones, Randey Riggle, Matt Huddleston, John Mason, Josh Richards, Scott James, Brad Neat, Bryan Barber   Penske Shocks Second B-Main:  (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance):  Billy Drake, Tim Tungate, Jeep VanWormer, Bodine Massengill, Chad Kinder, Steve Barnett, Shannon Reed, Steven Godsey, Justin Blackwell, Chad Smith, Frankie Coomer, Cody Mahoney, Rickey Riggle, C.J. Rayburn, Gary Harden, Ryan Eads, Jordan Bland, Greg Ault, Kevin Weaver, Dan Sturgeon, Brad Barrow, Mark Barber   27th Annual Jackson 100 Finish:  Don O'Neal, Brady Smith, Greg Johnson, Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Drake, Darrell Lanigan, Brad Neat, Scott James, Donnie Moran, John Gill, Freddy Smith, Steve Shaver, Tim Prince, John Mason, Matt Miller, Bart Hartman, Dennis Erb, Jr., Michael England, Chris Combs, Kerry Hansen, Steve Casebolt, Steve Francis, Tim Tungate, Dustin Neat, Justin Rattliff, Patrick Sheltra  Race Statistics: Entries:  65 Yellow Flags:  8 Red Flags:  1 Lap Leaders:  Bart Hartman 1-6, Don O'Neal 7-28, Hartman 29-41, Greg Johnson 42-74, O'Neal 75-100 Allstar Performance Performer of the Race:  Brad Neat (Started 25th and finished 7th-advanced 18 positions) K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race:  Don O'Neal Hawk Brake Tough Break:  Matt Miller Quarter Master Move of the Race: Greg Johnson  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Race:  Brady Smith Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Scott James and John Mason Track Provisionals:  Brad Neat (From Friday Night's Preliminary) and Tim Prince (Points) On the Edge Graphics Fastest Non-Qualifier:  Jeep VanWormer Weld Wheels Award:  Chris Combs

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DUBUQUE, IA (August 8, 2006)- Muscatine, IA's Brian Birkhofer defended his home turf once more against some of the best dirt late model drivers in the nation on Tuesday Night at the Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway as he won his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of '06 pocketing another $10,000 paycheck.  Birkhofer started sixth in the strong field of entrants and grab the lead from Steve Boley with five laps to go for the win.  Birkhofer then had to hold off up and coming driver, Jeremiah Hurst for the win.    34 year old Birkhofer took his J&J Steel/Simon Trucking Driver Recruitment/ Daufeldt Transport/TB&Company/Bryant Roofing/McDonald's of the Quad Cities/S&S Concrete/Pratt Motorsports/ASI Racewear/Community Bank of Muscatine/J.C. Dubil Race Parts/Pro Power Engines/Rocket Chevrolet to victory lane just one car length in front of Hurst who hails from Dubuque, IA and drives the Capri College/Dubuque Federation of Labor/Rocket Monte Carlo as he came from the 19th starting spot to claim second.  Steve Boley of West Liberty, IA who led the most laps in the feature was third in the Iowa-Illinois Taylor Insulation/Triple R Performance Engines/MasterSbilt Ford Taurus with Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN coming back from a pit stop to take fourth in the Randall Eller Motorsports/Independence Lumber/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo and Donnie Moran would complete the top five in the Donnie Moran Racing/Custom Cutters/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo. A total of 28 cars were on hand for the series' first ever vist to the Simmons Promotions, Inc. promoted facility.  The event was sponsored by J.P. Schermann Inc. of Farley, IA and Bobcat of Waterloo.   Steve Francis and Don O'Neal made up the front row for the 50 lap A-Main, but they would not stay there long as Steve Boley roared from his third starting spot to grab the lead from O'Neal on the second go round. Earl Pearson, Jr. was already up to second with O'Neal falling to third as Francis and Brian Birkhofer would be the top five with four laps scored.  A caution after four laps was scored would slow the fast paced action round the speedy 3/8ths mile high banked track.   There would be two more green flag laps until another yellow came out for Francis, who was running fourth at the time as he suffered a flat tire.  On the restart Steve Casebolt would get crossed up as he had to check up for another car and that would bring out the yellow once more.  It would cause a huge jumble in the top five running order as Pearson who was running in second and O'Neal who was in third both pitted and rejoined the field on the tail.  That would move Birkhofer into second behind Boley.    Scott Bloomquist, who started eighth, was one of the benefactors of Pearson and O'Neal pit stops as he would be third on the restart in front of Scott James and Ace Ihm.  As the green flag racing action would pick back up again as Boley would pull away from Birkhofer on the restart.  The fifth caution for a slowing Pearson would once again stop the hotly contested event on lap 11.  On the restart James would get by Bloomquist for third with Ihm hot on their heels.  With 15 laps down it was Boley still showing the way with Birkhofer, James, Bloomquist and the 15th starting Ihm trying to track down Boley.   By the 16th lap Boley's lead had disintegrated as Birkhofer was now right on him in the race for the lead.  But once Birkhofer began to challenge on the top side Boley would pull back away from Birkhofer using the low line on the race track and extend his lead to three car lengths by lap 19.  Lap traffic would start to enter the picture as Boley picked up the tail end of the field for the first time in the race by lap 21.  Boley would handle traffic very well and in fact he would stretch his lead over Birkhofer to six lengths.  The sixth caution of the event would come out on lap 23 when the high flying Ihm would lose fluid on the race track and see his night end on the back of a wrecker after a strong effort.   At the halfway mark Boley was still the man in charge as the veteran driver would hold onto to the lead with Birkhofer still running in second, Bloomquist now back to third and O'Neal and Francis back from the tail to enter the top five.  Boley by the 27th circuit was on a roll extending his lead to as many as ten car lengths over Birkhofer.  O'Neal would slid past Bloomquist for third on the 27th lap and two laps later the seventh caution of the race would come out for a flat tire on James' car.   On the restart to begin lap 30 O'Neal would get by Birkhofer for second with Francis now up to fourth.  A car on the move was that of Jeremiah Hurst as the local driver who was making his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series start was on the charge from 19th as he would be running fifth by lap 32.  Hurst was not done yet as he whipped past Francis a lap later for fourth place.  The ninth and final caution of the race for a Francis flat on lap 37 would set the stage for an exciting finish.   On the final restart Boley would again sprint ahead of the field as Birkhofer continued to work the outside groove.  By lap 39 Boley was at a two car length advantage over Birkhofer.  O'Neal who was passed by Birkhofer after the final restart would see Hurst all over him for third.  Hurst would get by O'Neal on lap 41 for the third spot.  As the cars crossed the line to complete lap 44 Birkhofer was all over Boley in the race for the lead with Hurst closing quickly on the leaders. Birkhofer would switch lines on the race track and slid to the inside of Boley as the cars began lap 45.  Birkhofer would make the slid job work as he took the lead coming off of turn number two.   Hurst would then pass Boley for second with four to go and start to track down Birkhofer.  As the cars came off of turn four headed to the finish line Hurst would try the inside route but come up just one car length short of a career best win after a valiant effort. Boley would finish in third with O'Neal and Donnie Moran getting by Pearson with three laps to go to take a top five finish.   "That was crazy" said the former World 100 winner in a post race interview. "Steve Boley was great the whole race and I didn't know if we could get him or not, there at the end we changed lines and that made the difference, because he was going to commit to the bottom no matter what," said Birkhofer.  "On the slide job, I don't think I touched him and he gave me room and I appreciate that," said Birkhofer who was joined in victory lane by his wife Allysa and sons Cruz and Creed.  "That Jeremiah Hurst is some kind of racer, he's going to be real good, I thought he might get me there on that last lap but hats off to him for driving a great race."   The rest of top ten in finishing order were, Earl Pearson, Jr., Curt Martin, Andy Eckrich, Gary Webb and Frank Heckenast, Jr.   In preliminary action Scott James nabbed the Comp Cams Fast Qualifier Award with a quick lap of 15.65 seconds among the 28 entrants.  The PBM Performance Products Heat Races went to Don O'Neal, Steve Francis and Steve Boley.  The Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno B-Main was won by Michael England.    The K&N Engineering "Clean Pass of the Race" went to Brian Birkhofer for his winning slide job pass of Steve Boley with just five laps to go in the feature.  The K&N Engineering "Clean Pass of the Race" is awarded at each and every Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series show in 2006 and can be awarded for a pass in the heat race, B-main or the feature event.   The next Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event will take place on Saturday Night, August 19 at the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the 27th Annual Jackson 100 which will pay $15,000 to win.  The cameras of SPEED Channel will be on hand to tape the event.  It will be shown on a date and time to be announced in the future.  Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tuesday Night, August 8, 2006 Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway-Dubuque, IA   Comp Cams Fast Time:  Scott James - 15.65 seconds   PBM Performance Products First Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 5 Advance):  Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott James, Matt Miller, Curt Martin, Jason Rauen, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Gary Webb, Rick Wendling, Matt Leibfried   PBM Performance Products Second Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 5 Advance):  Steve Francis, Kerry Hansen, Scott Bloomquist, Dennis Erb, Jr., Andy Eckrich, Ron Barker, Michael England, Matt Furman, Jeff Larson   PBM Performance Products Third Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 5 Advance):  Steve Boley, Brian Birkhofer, Steve Casebolt, Freddy Smith, Steve "Ace" Ihm, Donnie Moran, Boone McLaughlin, Bobby Moyer, Jeremiah Hurst   Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno B-Main:  (12 Laps-Top 7 Advance):  Michael England, Ron Barker, Donnie Moran, Jeremiah Hurst, Boone McLaughlin, Gary Webb, Jason Rauen, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Bobby Moyer, Rick Wendling, Jeff Larson, Matt Furman   Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series A-Main:  (50 Laps):  Brian Birkhofer, Jeremiah Hurst, Steve Boley, Don O'Neal, Donnie Moran, Earl Pearson, Jr., Curt Martin, Andy Eckrich, Gary Webb, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Matt Furman, Boone McLaughlin, Steve Francis, Scott Bloomquist, Dennis Erb, Jr., Matt Miller, Steve Casebolt, Scott James, Steve "Ace" Ihm, Freddy Smith, Jason Rauen, Michael England, Kerry Hansen, Ron Barker  Race Statistics Entries:  28 Caution Flags:  9 Red Flags:  0 Lap Leaders:  Don O'Neal 1  Steve Boley 2-44  Brian Birkhofer 45-50 Allstar Performance Performer of the Race:  Jeremiah Hurst (Started 19th and finished 2nd-advanced 17 positions) K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race:  Brian Birkhofer Hawk Brake Tough Break:  Freddy Smith Quarter Master Move of the Race:  Donnie Moran On the Edge Graphics Fastest Non Qualifier:  Matt Leibfried Weld Wheels Award:  Matt Miller Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Race:  Steve Casebolt Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Frank Heckenast, Jr. and Matt Furman  Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings (After August 8) 1.  Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-4385 2.  Don O'Neal (Martinsville, IN)-4155 3.  Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-3960 4.  Matt Miller (Waterville, OH)-3745 5.  Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-3480 6.  Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-3360 7.  Freddy Smith (Seymour, TN)-2865 8.  Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN)-2650 9.  Michael England (Glasgow, KY)-2600 10. Darren Miller (Chadwick, IL)-2230  Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year Standings (After August 8) 1.  Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-3360 2.  Michael England (Glasgow, KY)-2600 3.  Brady Smith (Solon Springs, WI)-2035 4.  Corey Conley (Wellsburg, WV)-1690 5.  Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-1175

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NEW RICHMOND, WI (August 3, 2006)- Darren "The Thriller" Miller led from start-to-finish Thursday night to win the Masters 50, a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series co-sanctioned event at Cedar Lake Speedway. The event originally schedule as part of the traditional Masters weekend in June, but was postponed due to rain following the completion of qualifying races.   The Milledgeville, Illinois driver started on the inside pole and flawlessly worked through lapped traffic over the final circuits to score his first career Lucas Oil Dirt Series win.   We had a good race car again tonight, commented Miller.  Since we came up here in June and won at Menomonie (June 14), weve had top threes and top fives every night out in this car. Actually, the car was a little too tight to run through the black well, added the winner.  But overall, I would say it was right for tonight.   Millers NAPA Auto Parts/Rocket/Pro Power Ford Taurus powered to the advantage at the drop of the green flag, with outside front row starter Brian Birkhofer running in his tracks as the pair raced through turns one and two on the opening circuit.   A three-car tangle, involving Brady Smith, Chris Simpson and Al Humphrey, slowed the field on lap two, but when racing resumed, Miller again darted to the advantage, with Birkhofer, Indiana driver Scott James, and Brian Harris in hot pursuit.   The front-runners moved in on slower traffic by lap ten, with Miller continuing to hold a slim advantage over the second-place running Birkhofer.  The pair used the top side of the well-groomed three-eights mile race track to move through traffic, with Miller racing to an advantage of a half-dozen car lengths by the races midpoint.   With Miller continuing to widen his lead in congested traffic, local favorite Jimmy Mars, who had started eleventh, powered to the inside of James to grab third on lap 26.   By lap 30, the 29-year old Illinois chauffer had roared to a seemingly comfortable advantage of ten car lengths, before Birkhofer began a late-race charge in his Daufelt Transport/Rocket/Pro Power Chevrolet Monte Carlo.  With a half-dozen laps remaining, Birkhofer pulled in behind the race leader as the duo powered through turns three and four, and then, with a pair of laps to go, mounted a strong run out of turn two to challenge Miller in heavy traffic in turn three.   Miller was able to use the slower cars to his advantage though, and stormed out of turn four a pair of car lengths ahead of Birkhofer as the white flag was displayed.   You never know whats going on behind you, noted Miller of Birkhofers late-race challenge.  Its always easier to run second than be out there in the lead.   We were in such heavy traffic there and you hate to get into trouble with lapped cars, he added.  Its way easier chasing a guy than leading in that situation and I really dont know if he (Birkhofer) was better in the end or if we were better, but we got the paycheck and thats what counts.   Miller took the checkers a short distance ahead of Birkhofer to grab the $10,000 win, with Mars finishing a comfortable distance ahead of James and Donnie Moran for third.   The event was co-sanctioned by the World Dirt Racing League.  Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, WI August 3, 2006   Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main:  (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance): 1. Kerry Hansen (Spencer, WI), 2. Jimmy Owens (Newport, IN), 3. Scott Cramer (Random Lake, WI), 4. Brent Laursen (Osceola, WI), 5. Steve Hucovski (Maple Grove, MN), 6. Mike Nutzman (New Richmond, WI), 7. Al Humphrey (Giltner, NE), 8. Eric Pember (Pittsville, WI), 9. Denny Eckrich (Tiffin, IA), 10. Rob Moss (Iowa City, IA), 11. Andrew McKay (Edina, MN), 12. Tom Nesbitt (Thunder Bay, ON), 13. Jeff Provanzino (Hibbing, MN), 14. Brent Larsen (Lake Elmo, MN).   Penske Shocks Second B-Main:  (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance):1. Pat Doar (New Richmond, WI), 2. Lance Matthees (Winona, MN), 3. Jeep VanWormer (Pinnconing, MI), 4. Brady Smith (Solon Springs, WI), 5. Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN), 6. Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI), 7. Chris Simpson (Marion, IA), 8. John Seitz (Bemidji, MN), 9. Michael England (Slick Rock, KY), 10. Jeff Keeney (River Falls, WI), 11. Stewart Hayward (Calgary, AB), 12. Jason Utter (Columbus Junction, IA), 13. Trent Follmer (Elk River, MN), 14. Mike Hesselink (Deer Park, WI).   Pole Dash: 1. Darren Miller (Milledgeville, IL), 2. Brian Birkhofer (Muscatine, IA), 3. Brian Harris (Davenport, IA), 4. Scott James (Bright, IN), 5. Steve Laursen (Cumberland, WI), 6. Donnie Moran (Dresen, OH), 7. Matt Miller (Waterville, OH), 8. Justin Fegers (Mound, MN).   Masters 50: 1. Darren Miller, 2. Birkhofer, 3. Jimmy Mars (Menomonie, WI), 4. James, 5. Moran, 6. Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 7. Harris, 8. Matt Miller, 9. Owens, 10. Steve Laursen, 11. Fegers, 12. Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN), 13. Joey Jensen (Forest Lake, MN), 14. Kyle Berck (Marquette, NE), 15. Dave Eckrich (Cosgrove, IA), 16. Denny Eckrich, 17. Doar, 18. Hansen, 19. Freddy Smith (Seymour, TN), 20. Matthees, 21. Brady Smith, 22. England, 23. Bloomquist, 24. Don O'Neal (Martinsville, IN), 25. Humphrey, 26. Simpson.  Race Statistics: Number of Entrants: 47 Lap Leaders: Darren Miller (1-50) Time of Race: 22:30.603 Margin of Victory: .791 Caution Flags: 1 (lap 2) Red Flags: 1 (lap 2) All-Star Performance Performer of the Race: Darren Miller K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race: Jimmy Owens Weld Wheels Award: Michael England Hawk Brake Tough Break Award: Jason Utter Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie-of-the-Race: Steve Casebolt Lucas Oil Provisionals: Brady Smith, Michael England (Based on June 16 Series Points) WDRL Provisionals: Denny Eckrich, Al Humphrey (Based on June 16 Series Points) Track Provisionals: Scott Bloomquist, Chris Simpson (Based on August 3 Points)

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