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ROME, GA (October 6, 2006)- Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, GA claimed the biggest win of his racing career on Friday night in the Rome Renegades Rumble at Rome Speedway.  Clanton earned $15,001 for his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win becoming the 16th different driver to win a Series event in 2006.  Clanton methodically worked his way from his 12th starting spot taking the lead on lap 31 and then held off a furious last lap charge from Scott Bloomquist to take the victory.   Clanton driving the Ronnie Dobbins owned/Stevens Plumbing and Mechanical/SAE Parts, Inc./RSD Enterprises/M&S Concrete/Speedy Graphics/PPM Racing Products/VP Racing Fuels/Weld Racing/Skillsaw Designs/Simpson/Custom Race Engines/Rocket GTO won by one car length over Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN who was driving the Miller Brothers Coal/Vic Hill Racing Engines/Bloomquist Chevrolet.  Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL in the Lucas Oil Products/Dunn Benson Ford/Larry Wallace Racing Engines/MasterSbilt Ford Fusion finished third to maintain the Series points lead. Clint Smith of Senoia, GA came from the tail to finish fourth in the JP Drilling/Racetek Race Engines/GRT GTO and Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL was fifth in the Petroff Towing/Pro Power Engines/C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo.    A total of 55 cars were on hand for the Series first visit to the Swims Family promoted historic facility.  The race was sponsored by the Rome Renegades,  a World Indoor Football League franchise whose owner Harry Pierce added $5,001 to the winners share of the purse just before the 50 Lap A-Main making the event $15,001 to win, rather than the $10,000 advertised for the winner.   Justin Rattliff and Earl Pearson, Jr. lead the field to green in front of a standing room only crowd as Pearson, who entered the night with a 325 point lead over Don ONeal, grabbed the lead at the start. Wendell Wallace would quickly go to second followed by Rattliff, Scott Bloomquist and Ray Cook.  Bloomquist made a pass on Rattliff for third on lap two as Cook following to fourth a lap later.   Pearson, Wallace and Bloomquist would put distance between themselves and the rest of the field over the first eight circuits.  But heavy traffic would allow Cook and Brian Shirley, who was fifth to close back to the top three.  Pearson was still holding the point with Bloomquist all over Wallace for second on lap 10, but Bloomquist would bypass Wallace for second on lap 12 to set up a battle at the point with Pearson.   The first caution of the race took place on lap 18 when Wallace slowed with a flat tire, forcing him to relinquish his third place spot in the running order.  On the restart Pearson would again show the way with Bloomquist in second followed by Cook, Shirley and 12th place starting Shane Clanton now up to fifth.  Clint Smith would bring out caution number two with a spin in turn 4 on lap 21 forcing him to restart on the tail.   The third caution on the event came out after two green flag laps for a slowing Ricky Arms on the backstretch.  With 25 laps scored Pearson and Bloomquist was battling for all the cash as the two drivers would cross the start finish side-by-side for four consecutive laps.  The fourth caution would come out on lap 27 for debris and on the restart Skip Arp brought out caution number five when he stopped on the race track with a flat tire.   With 30 laps scored Pearson was still in front with Bloomquist there looking to snare the lead.  Clanton would make a huge move on the outside taking second from Bloomquist with 20 to go.  A lap later the high flying Clanton stormed to the lead passing Pearson taking to the rim of the super fast speedway.  Bloomquist would pass Pearson for second on lap 33 as Clanton had started to stretch his lead over the field, but a lap 36 caution for a slowing Freddy Smith would bunch the field.   On the restart, Bloomquist would make a run on Clanton closing on the second generation Georgia driver.  The two would race side-by-side lap after lap with Clanton still holding the advantage at the scoring line.  With 46 laps scored the eighth and final caution would come out for a stalled Arp ending his night. Clanton would keep his lead over Bloomquist on the restart, with Bloomquist setting the stage for one final last lap charge.  Heading for the checkered flag Bloomquist would dive to the inside of Clanton in turn three and coming off turn four make contact as Clanton would get the run to the line to take his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph.   In victory lane a jubilant Clanton and crew celebrated a well deserved victory.  Starting 12th we just had to take some time to get up there, a couple of guys sort of cleared the top for me and I took advantage of that,  said Clanton afterwards.  Its a career win for us and Id like to thank Harry Pierce with the Rome Renegades for the extra money, it sure will come in handy.   Bloomquist would finish a car length back in second followed by Pearson, Smith, after going to the tail earlier in the race and Shirley would complete the top five.   The rest of the top ten were Don ONeal, Ray Cook, Chris Madden, Scott James and Wendell Wallace.   In preliminary action Shannon Babb was the Comp Cams fast timer with a lap of 13.675 seconds in qualifications.  The PBM Performance Products Heat Races went to Wendell Wallace, Earl Pearson, Jr., Ray Cook, Brian Shirley, Justin Rattliff and Scott Bloomquist. The Mason Racin Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main went to Chris Madden and the Penske Shocks Second B-Main was won by Clint Smith.   The K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race went to Matt Miller for his turn two pass of Shannon Babb to take over second in his Heat Race.  The K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race is awarded at each Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in 2006 and can take place during a Heat Race, B-main or the A-Main event.   The next Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event will be on Saturday Night, October 7th at the Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA for the 17th Annual Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout paying $15,000 to win. Shannon Babb is the two-time defending race winner.  Event Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Friday Night, October 6, 2006 Rome Speedway-Rome, GA   Comp Cams Fast Time:  Shannon Babb 13.675 seconds   PBM Performance Products First Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Wendell Wallace, Matt Miller, Shannon Babb, Gary McPherson, Jake Knowles, Rick Rogers, Joel Rice, Johnny Cloer, Jr., Doug Sanders   PBM Performance Products Second Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Earl Pearson, Jr., Randy Weaver, Damon Eller, Chris Madden, Derek Ellis, Tracy Pearson, Vernon Smith   PBM Performance Products Third Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Ray Cook, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Shane Tankersley, Steve Casebolt, Rodney Martin, Jonathan Davenport, Curtis Cline, Tim Day, Lee Sutton   PBM Performance Products Fourth Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Brian Shirley, Don ONeal, Ricky Arms, Wayne Echols, Rile Hickman, Dwayne Aldridge, Ricky Williams, Mike Head, Derrick Rainey   PBM Performance Products Fifth Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Justin Rattliff, Michael England, Skip Arp, Clint Smith, Tony Knowles, G.R. Smith, Don Jenkins, Danny Ferguson, Freddy Smith   PBM Performance Products Sixth Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Scott Bloomquist, Shane Clanton, Donnie Moran, Aaron Ridley, Ronnie Johnson, Scott James, Todd Morrow, Chris Combs, Zach Nichols   Mason Racin Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main: (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance):  Chris Madden, Steve Casebolt, Gary McPherson, Jonathan Davenport, Rodney Martin, Johnny Cloer, Jr., Derek Ellis, Rick Rogers, Joel Rice, Tim Day, Curtis Cline, Doug Sanders, Tracy Pearson   Penske Shocks Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance):  Clint Smith, Wayne Echols, Ronnie Johnson, Aaron Ridley, Scott James, Riley Hickman, Tony Knowles, Todd Morrow, Dwayne Aldridge, Derrick Rainey, Chris Combs, Freddy Smith, G.R. Smith, Don Jenkins, Zach Nichols, Ricky Williams   Rome Renegades Rumble A-Main:  (50 Laps):  Shane Clanton, Scot Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Clint Smith, Brian Shirley, Don ONeal, Ray Cook, Chris Madden, Scott James, Wendell Wallace, Donnie Moran, Steve Casebolt, Justin Rattliff, Michael England, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Shane Tankersley, Damon Eller, Skip Arp, Freddy Smith, Shannon Babb, Randy Weaver, Matt Miller, Ricky Arms, Wayne Echols  Event Statistics: Entries:  55 Caution Flags: 8 Red Flags:  0 Lap Leaders:  Earl Pearson, Jr. 1-30, Shane Clanton 31-50 Allstar Performance Performer of the Race:  Clint Smith (Started 20th and finished fourth, advanced 16 positions) K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race:  Matt Miller Hawk Brake Tough Break Award:  Skip Arp Quarter Master Move of the Race:  Scott Bloomquist On the Edge Graphics Fastest Non Qualifier:  Anthony White Weld Wheels Award:  Justin Rattliff Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Race:  Steve Casebolt Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Scott James and Freddy Smith  Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings (After October 6th)   1. Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-5480 2. Don ONeal (Martinsville, IN)-5135 3. Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-4835 4. Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-4315 5. Matt Miller (Waterville, OH)-4210 6. Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-4190 7. Freddy Smith (Seymour, TN)-3685 8. Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN)-3580 9. Michael England (Glasgow, KY)-3325 10. Darren Miller (Chadwick, IL)-2460

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MINERAL WELLS, WV (September 16, 2006)- Continuing a season that most race car drivers can only dream about Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN rolled to his eighth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event win of 2006 in leading the last 12 laps of the RaceFest World Championship Saturday Night at the West Virginia Motor Speedway as he pocketed $20,000 for his series leading 10th career win.  There have been 12 dirt late model events this season that have paid $20,000 or more to win and Bloomquist has won exactly half of those to push his first place winnings to nearly $400,000.    Bloomquist behind the wheel of his Bloomquist Race Cars Chevrolet powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by Miller Brothers Coal, Hawkeye Trucking, Allstar Performance, Sweet Mfg, Ohlins, KB Carburetors, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Tires and Perry County Tire withstood a four lap shootout after a caution flag late in the race and took the win over last week's World 100 winner, Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL in the Lucas Oil Products/Dunn Benson Ford/MasterSbilt Ford Taurus and Donnie Moran of Dresden, OH who came from the tail to finish third in the Donnie Moran Racing/Custom Cutters/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo.  Completing the top five were Rick Eckert of York, PA in the Raye Vest Excavating/Cornett Engines/Rocket Ford Fusion and Jeep VanWormer of Pinconning, MI in the Bayline Fire Protection/Cornett Engines/MasterSbilt Ford Taurus.  VanWormer like Moran came from the tail after making an early pit stop in the race.  A total of 45 cars were on hand before a huge hillside crowd at the BDS Racing Promotions promoted facility.   The 75 lap main event saw Bloomquist and Bart Hartman make up the front row with Hartman outdragging Bloomquist into turn number one at the drop of the green flag to take the lead.  Hartman would quickly open up a lead over Bloomquist with Mike Balzano, Earl Pearson, Jr. and Don O'Neal the top five runners.  The first caution came out on lap six for a slowing Jeep VanWormer, who went pit-side for some quick work on his race car.  On the restart Steve Shaver would slow bringing out the second consecutive caution flag before another lap was scored.  With the field set to fire again Hartman would be on the point with Bloomquist and Balzano side by side behind him on the Delaware double file restart.   Hartman again would quickly stretch his lead to three car lengths over Bloomquist with a side by side battle ensuing between Balzano and Pearson for third place.  Pearson would get by Balzano on lap 10 to take third as Hartman and Bloomquist were starting to pull away from the field.  Balzano's night would end on lap 12 when he brought out the caution with front end damage to his racer with Donnie Moran stopping on the track and having to go to the tail before the restart.   The lap 13 restart would see Hartman holding his lead followed still by Bloomquist and Pearson.  O'Neal then was starting to pick up some pressure from Steve Francis for the fourth spot.  The fourth caution would fly on lap 18 for a slowing Davey Johnson and under that caution O'Neal would leave the race parking his car for the night.  On the restart Hartman would again show his strength in front powering away from Bloomquist and opening up an eight car length advantage.  Scott James would roll to a stop on lap 26 bringing out caution number five slowing Hartman momentarily.   As the race hit the lap 30 mark Hartman was still looking like the man to beat holding his command over Bloomquist and Pearson.  Moran would make a great charge from the tail first passing Rick Eckert who was running fifth and then Francis who was holding down the fourth spot.  Moran was using the upper groove around the 5/8ths mile oval to come to the front. Hartman again would be up to a six car length lead over Bloomquist with 35 laps in the books.  The top five would remain Hartman, Bloomquist, Pearson, Moran and Francis as the frontrunners started to hit lapped traffic at the 42 lap mark.   Francis would slow coming off of turn number two on lap 50 as his night would end as he went pit-side.  After the sixth caution of the event for Francis that moved Eckert back into the fifth slot.  Hartman was still comfortably out in front, but Bloomquist was starting to find a line on the race track and was starting to measure up Hartman.  The seventh caution for a slowing Steve Casebolt came out with 57 laps in the books.  On the restart Bloomquist was able to keep Hartman in close range as Hartman was unable to pull away from Bloomquist.   Bloomquist was all over Hartman and coming off of turn four on lap 63 he made his move for the lead passing Hartman on the outside against the retaining wall.  Hartman would then slide to three car lengths behind Bloomquist with Pearson and Moran closing on him.  Bloomquist would sprint out to a 12 car length lead over everyone with nine laps remaining.  But with just four laps to go Hartman would slow and stop bringing out the eighth and final caution of the race and thus set up a four lap showdown between Bloomquist, Pearson and Moran.   With the green flag waving again to restart the final four laps Bloomquist would get away from Pearson and Moran as Moran briefly held the second spot over Pearson, but Pearson would fight back and retake second near the end of the race, but neither driver had anything for Bloomquist who went on to win his series leading eighth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season.  Pearson would finish second with Moran charging from the rear getting him a third place payday.  Eckert came home in fourth with a high flying VanWormer coming all the way from the back to earn a top five finish.   In victory lane amongst the fog, Bloomquist was quick to thank everyone for their help in getting him to the winner's circle once again in '06.  "The track was real good tonight, it got really foggy there at the end and was getting kind of hard to see, but the car performed well after that next to last restart and we were able to pass Bart and go on for the win."  "Bart was real good and we decided to try a line on the track that I thought was going to work and it did and we caught up to him and was able to make the pass coming off of four."  Bloomquist thanked his long time sponsor Bob Miller, who was present along with his wife, Barb.  "Bob and Barb Miller are here along with Randy Sweet, I can't thank them enough it's been a truly exceptional season so far and we hope to finish even stronger in the coming weeks."   Completing the top five finishers were Eddie Carrier, Jr., Josh Richards, Robbie Blair, Michael England and Jared Hawkins.   In Friday Night's Comp Cams Time Trials, Don O'Neal topped the 45 entrants on hand with a 19.66 second clocking.  The four PBM Performance Products Heat Races on Saturday Night went to Bart Hartman, Mike Balzano, Scott Bloomquist and Earl Pearson, Jr.  The Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main was won by Chuck Harper and Davey Johnson took top honors in the Penske Shocks Second B-Main.    The K&N Engineering "Clean Pass of the Race" once again this season went to Scott Bloomquist for his pass of Bart Hartman coming off of turn number four on lap 63 to take the lead for good.  The K&N Engineering "Clean Pass of the Race' is awarded at each Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event and can take place in a heat, consy or feature event.   The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be off for a few weekends and pick back up with a huge October race schedule.  On Friday Night, October 6 the series will visit for the very first time Rome International Speedway in Rome, GA for a $10,000 to win event and on Saturday Night, October 7 its the annual "Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout" at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA.  That event will pay $15,000 to win and also include a $5,000 bonus to any previous Shootout winner who came take home the win.    On Wednesday, October 11 the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visits the Dirt Track@Lowe's in Concord, NC for a special event and the 2006 season comes to a close with a visit to Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, KY on October 27 and 28 for a pair for $10,000 to win races.  For more information on all of these events and the latest happenings with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series you can visit the series website at www.lucasdirt.com.

Event Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Saturday Night, September 16, 2006 West Virginia Motor Speedway-Mineral Wells, WV Comp Cams Fast Qualifier: Don O'Neal 19.66 seconds PBM Performance Products First Heat: (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Bart Hartman, Don O'Neal, Steve Francis, Jeep VanWormer, Corey Conley, Steve Casebolt, Jared Hawkins, Brian Eaton, Freddie Carpenter, Richard Jarvis, Jeff Wood, Sonny Conley PBM Performance Products Second Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Mike Balzano, Petey Ivey, Mark Banal, Josh Richards, Chuck Harper, Dave Hess, Brent Rhebergen, Cody Parker, Curtis Cline, Chad Hina, Freddy Smith PBM Performance Products Third Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Scott Bloomquist, Steve Shaver, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Donnie Moran, Rick Aukland, Rod Conley, Kenny Johnson, Jason Flory, Rick Lucas, Buck Rine, Doug Eaton PBM Performance Products Fourth Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Earl Pearson, Jr., Rick Eckert, Robbie Blair, Michael England, Davey Johnson, Scott James, Chris Garnes, Tracy Fritter, Eric Myers, Rod Evans, Glynn Booth Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main: (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Chuck Harper, Steve Casebolt, Brent Rhebergen, Dave Hess, Jr., Jared Hawkins, Freddie Carpenter, Sonny Conley, Chad Hina, Cody Parker, Freddy Smith, Brian Eaton, Jeff Wood, Richard Jarvis, Corey Conley Penske Shocks Second B-Main:  (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Davey Johnson, Scott James, Rick Aukland, Rod Conley, Chris Garnes, Kenny Johnson, Jason Flory, Tracy Fritter, Doug Eaton, Buck Rine, Glynn Booth, Rick Lucas RaceFest World Championship Feature Event: (75 Laps):  Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Donnie Moran, Rick Eckert, Jeep VanWormer, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Josh Richards, Robbie Blair, Michael England, Jared Hawkins, Freddy Smith, Brent Rhebergen, Bart Hartman, Chuck Harper, Steve Casebolt, Steve Francis, Corey Conley, Scott James, Don O'Neal, Mark Banal, Davey Johnson, Mike Balzano, Petey Ivey, Steve Shaver, Rick AuklandEvent Statistics: Entries:  45 Yellow Flags:  8 Red Flags:  0 Lap Leaders:  Bart Hartman 1-62, Scott Bloomquist 63-75 Allstar Performance Performer of the Race:  Donnie Moran (started 15th and finished 3rd, advanced 12 positions) K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race:  Scott Bloomquist Hawk Brake Tough Break Award:  Bart Hartman Quarter Master Move of the Race:  Donnie Moran On the Edge Graphics Fastest Non Qualifier Award:  Rod Evans Weld Wheels Award:  Eddie Carrier, Jr. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Race:  Michael England Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Freddy Smith and Corey Conley West Virginia State Championship Provisional: Jared Hawkins

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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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2018 Championship Standings

 

lmd dlUpdated: 05/20/18 - After Deer Creek Speedway

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 3220
2 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 2910
2 1R Josh Richards 2910
4 0 Scott Bloomquist 2900
5 32 Bobby Pierce 2840
6 39 Tim McCreadie 2785
7 5 Don O'Neal 2715
8 71 Hudson O'Neal 2675
9 20 Jimmy Owens 2655
10 14 Darrell Lanigan 2575
11 40B Kyle Bronson 2515

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sunoco-standingsUpdated: 05/09/18 - After Tazewell

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 2790
2 1R Josh Richards 2550
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 2490
4 32 Bobby Pierce 2360
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