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LaSalle, IL (May 17, 2008) – The date was February 8, 2005 at East Bay Raceway Park, that was the last time Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY stood in victory circle in a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event, well three years later after battling several laps for the lead with Brady Smith of Solon Springs, WI he would eventually pull away from Smith as he went on to take the Spring Shootout on Saturday Night at LaSalle Speedway. McCreadie’s victory enabled him to become the 11th different winner in 15 events this year on the LOLMDS tour.  Smith finished second followed by ninth place starter John Blankenship of Williamson, WV, 11th starting Rick Eckert of York, PA and Steve Francis of Ashland, KY.

On a well-prepared race track, the 50 lap event saw up and coming Illinois driver Jason Feger and McCreadie start on the front row. Feger, who was seeking the first major win of his career, grabbed the lead at the start of the race with Brady Smith, McCreadie, Scott James and Francis in tow. There were only three caution flags during the race and the first came for 3-time series champion Earl Pearson Jr. who was sitting sideways on the race track on lap two to bring out the first yellow flag period.

On the restart Feger continued to show some muscle in his Bob Pierce Race Cars Chassis as McCreadie would displace Smith for second as a hotly contested race for the lead was well under way again. Smith made his car stick on the bottom of the racy ¼ mile track as he regained the second position from McCreadie two tours later.

With a spirited race for top five positioning on the track, Scott James, last year’s Lucas Oil Series points runner-up slapped the turn one wall on lap six but continued on despite loosing a couple of spots in the running order. While all eyes were on the race for the lead between Feger, Smith and McCreadie, the 2007 UMP Late Model Champion Dennis Erb Jr. was coming up through the field as the tenth place starter was up to fifth after only nine laps in the books had been recorded.

A four-car pileup in turn number two slowed the action for only the second time in the race.  When the race resumed Erb was on the prowl again taking fourth from Francis but two laps into a green flag run Erb suffered a mechanical issue heading into turn number two as a huge puff of smoke was coming from his car. Erb slowed and headed off the track and back to the pits after such a strong start.

With the track cleaned up the best it could be the event saw a single-file restart this time with Feger still on the point. The talented Bloomington, IL driver kept the lead until McCreadie who was using the upper top groove on the racing surface went by him on lap 14 to take over the lead. Smith followed suite taking the runner-up spot from Feger two circuits later.

McCreadie and Smith then really turned up the heat in the race for the lead going side-by-side for several laps around the track with each other giving themselves plenty of space.  Smith officially led lap 23, but a lap later McCreadie was scored in front as the race was too close to call at this point. The two continued to go wheel-to-wheel with Smith regaining the top spot by half a car length on lap 25 which marked the halfway point of the race.

It was at this time when both drivers were encountering some heavy lapped traffic in front of them and this kept the crowd’s interest at a peak. McCreadie then put two lapped cars between himself and Smith as he opened up some breathing room over Smith. McCreadie had a cushion of five lapped cars between himself and the 2007 Knoxville Late Model Nationals Champion. But Smith hung tough as he searched and found an outside lane as he swept those five other opponents setting up a clean shot at catching McCreadie.

But to McCreadie’s advantage was the fact that he too had a clear track in front of him and Smith was unable to get within striking distance of McCreadie as the former Chili Bowl Midget Winner kept a five-to-six car spread over Smith.

In the closing laps it was all McCreadie as the 34-year-old driver who burst onto the Dirt Late Model scene back in 2004 went on to score his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory taking home $10,000 for his efforts. Smith, in his AMSOIL/Vic Hill Engines/Bloomquist Race Cars Monte Carlo SS, who won his first career LOLMDS event back on May 3rd at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, settled for second at the end of the night.

Meanwhile Feger who had led the first 13 laps of the race was hanging on for dear life as he held the third spot from lap 16 until Blankenship, in the Don Blankenship/Busch Beer/Bloomquist Race Cars Monte Carlo SS passed him with five lap remaining in the race.

Feger unfortunately dropped two more spots in the final running order when Rick Eckert and Steve Francis got by him in the final handful of laps to gain the fourth and fifth place positions at the payoff window. Eckert in the Raye Vest Excavating/Custom Race Engines/C.J. Rayburn Cadillac had started 11th on the grid and Francis in the Dale Beitler Enterprises/Reliable Painting/Rocket GTO was the eighth place starter.

After doing a burnout re-entering the track McCreadie headed to the Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time in three years as the always excitable driver spoke of what this win meant to him. “It’s great to be back in the winner’s circle, I want to thank all the fans and everybody for coming out tonight, the track was great and you could drive anywhere out there and the car was just fantastic,” said McCreadie, who complemented his Coffey-McCreadie crew for their assistance.  McCreadie’s crew chief Al Stevens won the Integra Shocks Crew Chief of the Race. “Al and everyone on the crew I can’t thank them enough the car was perfect,” commented McCreadie who became the seventh different winner in seven LOLMDS appearances at LaSalle.

McCreadie, the 2006 World of Outlaws Series Champion, had been spending the last year in the driver development program for Richard Childress Racing in North Carolina and had some good finishes last year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, but due to lack of sponsorship McCreadie now appears to be back home getting his dirt program back on track.  McCreadie’s #39 Rocket Impala SS is sponsored by Sweeteners Plus and has a Pro Power Engine under the hood.

Completing the top ten were Feger, Jeep VanWormer, Earl Pearson Jr., Bart Hartman and Matt Miller.

In preliminary racing action Bart Hartman was the top man in PRC Time Trials with a fast lap of 12.842 seconds among the 39 entrants on hand. Jason Feger, Tim McCreadie, Brady Smith and Scott James were heat race winners with Hartman and Brian Birkhofer notching B-Main wins.

Pearson, who had to take a provisional for the second race in a row and is still driving with a cast on his fractured right wrist climbed to within five points of Steve Casebolt in the race for the 2008 Championship. Casebolt entered the LaSalle event with a 20 point lead.  Casebolt finished 11th on Saturday Night at LaSalle.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will take the Memorial Day Weekend Off and resume its $2.9 million season on Friday Night, May 30th with a first-time visit to Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, OH for a $7,000 to win event followed the next night on Saturday Night, May 31st for the Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway in Union, KY for a LOLMDS event which pays $10,000 to the victor.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series you can go to www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Race Summary Saturday Night, May 17, 2008 LaSalle Speedway—LaSalle, IL

PRC Fast Time: Bart Hartman/12.842 seconds

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Jason Feger, Tim Fuller, John Blankenship, Matt Miller, Bart Hartman, Frank Heckenast Jr., Billy Drake, Shane Clanton, Brian Claudnic, Tony Izzo Jr.

Hawk Brake Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Tim McCreadie, Steve Casebolt, Dennis Erb Jr., Brian Shirley, Ryan Dauber, Scott Schmitt, Wes Steidinger, Justin Rattliff, Jeremy Grady, Rich Bell

AFCO Racing Products Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Brady Smith, Kerry Hansen, Rick Eckert, Darren Miller, Brian Birkhofer, Freddy Smith, Earl Pearson Jr., Mike Mataragas, Vic Coffey, Ralph Markham

Tiger Rear Ends Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Scott James, Steve Francis, Jeep VanWormer, Wayne Chinn, John Mason, Dan Schlieper, Mark Burgtorf, Clint Smith, Terry Casey

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Bart Hartman, Ryan Dauber, Shane Clanton, Frank Heckenast Jr., Wes Steidinger, Brian Claudnic, Billy Drake, Rich Bell, Scott Schmitt, Justin Rattliff, Jeremy Grady – DNS, Tony Izzo Jr. – DNS

Quarter Master Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Brian Birkhofer, Dan Schlieper, John Mason, Freddy Smith, Clint Smith, Mark Burgtorf, Earl Pearson Jr., Mike Mataragas, Vic Coffey, Ralph Markham, Terry Casey – DNS

Spring Shootout Feature Finish (50 Laps): Tim McCreadie, Brady Smith, John Blankenship, Rick Eckert, Steve Francis, Jason Feger, Jeep VanWormer, Earl Pearson Jr., Bart Hartman, Matt Miller, Steve Casebolt, Dan Schlieper, Wayne Chinn, Scott James, Justin Rattliff, Ryan Dauber, Tim Fuller, Darren Miller, Dennis Erb Jr., Kerry Hansen, Brian Shirley, John Mason, Brian Birkhofer, Shane Clanton

Race Statistics

 

Entries:  39 Caution Flags: 3 Lap Leaders: Feger 1-13, McCreadie 14-22, Smith 23, McCreadie 24, Smith 25, McCreadie 26-50Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Justin RattliffPBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race:  Earl Pearson Jr. (Started 23rd and finished 8th-advanced 15 positions) Allstar Performance Performer of the Race: Brady Smith K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Tim McCreadie Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: John Blankenship ASI Racewear Lucky 7 Award:  Jeep VanWormer Integra Shocks Crew Chief of the Race:  Al Stevens (Tim McCreadie) Comp Cams Engine Builder of the Race:  Pro Power Racing Engines Time of the Race:  30 minutes

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings

1)    Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN) 2055

2)    Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) 2050

3)    Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY) 1870

4)    Bart Hartman (Zanesville, OH) 1870

5)    Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI) 1785

6)    Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN) 1745

7)    Terry Casey (New London, WI) 1670

8)    Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL) 1645

9)    Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH) 1495

10)  John Mason (Millersburg, OH) 1365

Quarter Master Rookie of the Year Points Standings

1)     Terry Casey (New London, WI) 1670

2)     Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH) 1495

3)     John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) 745

4)     Eric Jacobsen (Seacliffe Beach, CA) 75

5)     Tony Knowles (Tyrone, GA) 75

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FARLEY, IA (May 16,2008) – Homestate driver Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA grabbed the lead on lap 30 and then had to fight off a furious late race charge from Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL to win the Banner Valley Hauling 50 Friday Night at Farley Speedway for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  The victory was Birkhofer’s first with the series in 2008 as he became the 10th different winner in the first 14 events held.  It was also a special win for the Birkhofer family as his oldest son Cruz was at the track celebrating his sixth birthday. Shirley finished second as he barely held off Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpenterville, IL on the final lap.  Rounding out the top five were Billy Drake of Bloomington, IL and Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN who’s fifth place finish put him in the LOLMDS Championship Points Standings lead by 20 points.

The 50 lap main event saw more twists and turns than a Stephen King novel as a pair of Buckeye State drivers, Bart Hartman and Matt Miller, led from the front row.  A first lap altercation between Joel Callahan and Jeff Larson brought the field to a restart to begin the race after they brought out the first caution of the race on the opening circuit.

Hartman officially led the first lap as fifth place starter Billy Moyer was already knocking on his door for the lead as he was quickly up to second place as Casebolt, Shirley and Matt Miller held the top five in the running order.

Moyer then saw his chance to grab the lead from Hartman as the two completed lap five in a side-by-side duel heading into turn number one.  Moyer then shook Hartman off of turn two clearing him for the lead.  At the same time Shirley was all over Casebolt in the battle for third as the Illinois driver overtook Casebolt on lap six to gain third.

Once out in front Moyer started to immediately build his lead over the rest of the field, as the driver who came into the event leading the nation with ten A-main wins to his credit already in 2008, looked to take command of a race that was running caution free.

Moyer started to encounter lapped traffic by lap ten as Hartman was trying to hang on for second over Shirley with Casebolt and Erb breathing down his neck as the race completed 15 laps.  As Moyer was racing his way through traffic Brian Harris slowed on the front stretch with a flat tire bringing out the caution with 21 laps in the record books.

What followed next was some incredible set of circumstances. On the restart Moyer was out in front all by himself with Hartman and Shirley lined up side-by-side on the Delaware double-file restart.  Shirley got a good restart as he fired into turn number one with a full head of steam in his attempt to pass Moyer for the lead.  As the two raced hard into turn number two there was contact between the two racers with Moyer coming out on the worse end of the deal as his night would end on the back of a wrecker with left front damage to his car.

With the yellow flag being displayed the field reverted back to lap 21 and that meant Hartman was on the point and just when Moyer’s car was being towed off the track and the race was getting ready to go back green again Hartman darted into the pit area to change a flat tire that had developed on his car.

So with the top two runners out of the picture Shirley picked up the lead of the race with Erb, Casebolt, Birkhofer and Darren Miller the top five drivers at this point of the race.  On the restart Shirley gained some distance between himself and Erb and with the signal of the halfway mark given to the drivers Shirley was up to a three-car length advantage over last year’s UMP Late Model Champion.

Later with 29 laps scored another caution slowed the field as Shirley saw a now six-car length lead go by the wayside as Erb and Birkhofer were the drivers lined up behind him for the next restart.  Birkhofer, who started sixth, made his way around Erb and chose the outside line for the restart as Erb restarted on the inside.

When the green flag reappeared Birkhofer made the move for the lead which thrilled his home-state fans that had come to see him race at Farley.  Birkhofer took hold of the lead and quickly opened up the gap between him and Shirley and with 19 laps to go in the race it looked like he was going to be the man to beat now.

With no caution flags in sight Birkhofer built his lead to nearly a straightaway over Shirley as a competitive tussle for third was going on between Erb, Drake and Casebolt all wanting a top five or higher finish.

With ten laps to go, Birkhofer was in complete control of the race, but with some lapped traffic in front of him and a narrowing groove on the race track Birkhofer’s insurmountable lead was in jeopardy as Shirley started to close the gap on him and in fact with five laps remaining Shirley had closed to the deck-lid of Birkhofer as Birky’s fans became a bit nervous at this point.

Shirley took a couple of shots at Birkhofer but could not muster enough traction to pass him as Birkhofer was able to pull away in the waning laps to pick up his seventh career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory and the $10,000 that went with it.  Shirley than had to fight off Erb who made a last gasp effort on the final lap to see who was going to finish second as Shirley held him off.  Drake, in another strong effort coming from 12th, finished fourth with Casebolt in yet another consistently solid finish crossed the line fifth to take the series points lead after coming into the event tied with Earl Pearson Jr. atop the standings.

Climbing from his car in the Lucas Oil Victory Circle the 36-year-old Birkhofer pumped his fist to his cheering fans in the stands.  “That was pretty awesome out there, I was thinking when I got to second I thought about my son and this being his birthday how neat it would be to win this for him and it happened.” said the former World 100 winner who became the fourth different winner in the four Lucas Oil appearances at the Simmons Promotions, Inc. ran facility.

“Billy Moyer had the best car and I don’t really know what happened for sure with him and Shirley but they got together and the next thing you knew Billy was out and it was a whole new race.  I didn’t know what spot to pick there in traffic and I thought I messed up there once, but we were able to hang on, for a few laps we were driving not so smart, but it’s good to get a win in the Mars-Birkhofer car and I want to send my best wishes to Jimmy Mars and his family, his son Taylor is battling bacterial meningitis and looks like he will be in the hospital for another week.  And thanks to Jimmy and Chris Mars and all of my great sponsors who make this possible like Johnny Johnson, Jeff Daufeldt and Roger Simon.”

Birkhofer debuted the chassis, designed by himself along with brothers Jimmy and Chris Mars, a few weeks ago now has two wins with their new creation.  The familiar #15b is sponsored by Pro Power Engines, J&J Steel, Daufeldt Transport, ASI Racewear, McDonald’s of the Quad Cities, Simon Trucking, 34Raceway.com and Community Bank of Muscatine.

Second place finisher Brian Shirley felt good about his second place finish, his best of the season at any track. “We’ve been good several times this season, but just haven’t had the finishes to show for it.” said the driver of the Petroff Towing, Jayco Construction sponsored Rocket Chassis.  As far as the lap 22 restart as he and Moyer were going for the lead Shirley had this to say. “To me I felt I got a pretty strong restart on the bottom and actually it was the same when Birky got by me and I felt like I had the upper advantage on him (Moyer)  when I went through the center of the corner I was past him and I felt like when he came off the corner he just ran into the back on my quarter-panel and that he had some other options other than that, but after watching the replay on DirtonDirt.com I know I was in front of him.”  For Shirley it was his best Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finish since placing fourth in an event at LaSalle, IL in 2005.

Erb in his J&J Steel/Thomason Transportation/C.J. Rayburn Race Cars Impala SS had his best series finish of the year taking third with Drake in the Creative Kitchens and Baths/Steidinger Construction/MasterSbilt GTO taking his third top five finish in the last four events by coming home in fourth as Casebolt in his Dixie Chopper/Cornett Engines/Rocket GTO finishing fifth.

Completing the top ten were Brady Smith, Darren Miller, Chris Simpson, Earl Pearson Jr. and Brian Harris.

In preliminary action Billy Moyer set a new Farley Speedway track record in the PRC Time Trials with a lap of 18.775 seconds among the 40 entrants on hand.  Matt Miller, Steve Casebolt, Bart Hartman and Dan Schlieper won heat races.  Brian Harris and Jason Rauen took the B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Friday Night, May 16, 2008 Farley Speedway—Farley, IA

PRC Fast Time: Billy Moyer/18.775 seconds (NTR)

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Matt Miller, Billy Moyer, Darren Miller, Dennis Erb Jr., Brian Harris, John Mason, Curt Martin, Pete Parker, Rob Klein, Terry Casey

Hawk Brake Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Steve Casebolt, Brian Birkhofer, Brady Smith, Andy Eckrich, Justin Rattliff, Freddy Smith, Dave Eckrich, Chad Simpson, Andrew McKay, Alonzo Grosse

AFCO Racing Products Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Bart Hartman, Brian Shirley, Jason Utter, Joel Callahan, Jason Rauen, Jeff Larson, Marty Scheckel, Darin Duffy, George Scheffler, Wayne Chinn

Tiger Rear Ends Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Dan Schlieper, Scott James, Billy Drake, Kerry Hansen, Chris Simpson, Denny Eckrich, Jeremy Grady, Mike Mataragas, Jill George, Earl Pearson Jr.

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Brian Harris, John Mason, Curt Martin, Dave Eckrich, Justin Rattliff, Chad Simpson, Freddy Smith, Ron Klein, Pete Parker – DNS, Andrew McKay – DNS, Terry Casey – DNS, Alonzo Grosse - DNS

Quarter Master Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Jason Rauen, Chris Simpson, Jeff Larson, Wayne Chinn, Denny Eckrich, Jeremy Grady, Mike Mataragas, Jill George, Marty Schecker, Darin Duffy – DNS, George Scheffler – DNS, Earl Pearson Jr. - DNS

Banner Valley Hauling 50 Feature Finish (50 Laps): Brian Birkhofer, Brian Shirley, Dennis Erb Jr., Billy Drake, Steve Casebolt, Brady Smith, Darren Miller, Chris Simpson, Earl Pearson Jr., Brian Harris, Curt Martin, Matt Miller, Dan Schlieper, Scott James, Bart Hartman, John Mason, Jason Rauen, Justin Rattliff, Kerry Hansen, Billy Moyer, Jeff Larson, Jason Utter, Andy Eckrich, Joel Callahan

Race Statistics Entries:  40 Caution Flags: 7 Lap Leaders: Hartman 1, Moyer 2, Hartman 3-5, Moyer 6-21, Shirley 22-29, Birkhofer 30-50 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Justin Rattliff PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race:  Earl Pearson Jr. (Started 23rd and finished 9th-advanced 14 positions) Allstar Performance Performer of the Race: Brian Birkhofer K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Billy Drake Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: None ASI Racewear Lucky 7 Award:  Darren Miller Integra Shocks Crew Chief of the Race:  Heather Lyne (Dennis Erb Jr.) Comp Cams Engine Builder of the Race:  Pro Power Racing Engines Time of the Race:  40 minutes

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings 1)    Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN) 1880 2)    Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) 1860 3)    Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY) 1715 4)    Bart Hartman (Zanesville, OH) 1675 5)    Terry Casey (New London, WI) 1620 6)    Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI) 1615 7)    Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN) 1585 8)    Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL) 1540 9)    Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH) 1330 10)  Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH) 1290  Quarter Master Rookie of the Year Points Standings 1)     Terry Casey (New London, WI) 1620 2)     Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH) 1330 3)     John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) 520 4)     Eric Jacobsen (Seacliffe Beach, CA) 75 5)     Tony Knowles (Tyrone, GA) 75

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WHEATLAND, MO (May 11, 2008) – Shannon Babb can now add a Diamond Nationals victory and a diamond ring to his already impressive resume as the Mowequa, IL hotshoe led every lap en route to picking up the $40,000 paycheck.

 

A stellar field of 80 entries was trimmed to 26 for the 100-lap 2nd Annual Super Clean Diamond Nationals with Scott Bloomquist and Shannon Babb leading the field down to the green. Babb immediately showed his strength by powering ahead of the second place battle between Bloomquist, Moyer, and Pearson.

 

While a rash of early cautions kept Babb at bay, Bloomquist, Moyer, and Pearson swapped the second position back and forth, 20th-starting Steve Francis and 25th-starting Bart Hartman were slowly working their way through the field.  Francis ran as high as sixth before falling into the pits and Hartman cracked the top ten before being involved in a lap 39 caution which included Jimmy Mars, Will Vaught, Michael England, and Terry Casey among others.

 

The restart saw Babb on the point with Pearson, Bloomquist, Scott James, and Moyer in tow. As Babb weaved in and out of lapped traffic, Pearson shadowed his every move until lap 69 when a broken j-bar forced the defending Series champion to slow on the track.

 

When racing resumed, Babb led Bloomquist, Moyer, Darrell Lanigan, and Jimmy Owens down to the green as Bloomquist slipped high in turn four allowing several cars to pass. Moyer then gave chase to the race-long leader over the closing laps, but was never able to chase down the driver of the Clint Bowyer Motorsports #18. 

 

Babb was the first to cross the stripe in his Clements powered Rocket with Moyer crossing in second, Lanigan third, Owens fourth, and Steve Casebolt fifth.

 

“I’d just like to thank Clint Bowyer and this whole team for giving me a great race car,” Babb said in victory lane. “It’s awesome to get this win and I’d like to thank Forrest (Lucas) for all he does to make this event possible.”

 

Upon the conclusion of the race, Series officials reviewed the official score sheets and revised two positions in the final rundown of the track’s original electronic scoring.  Darrell Lanigan, who was originally scored one lap down in eighth position, was determined to be on the lead lap, thus revising his finishing position to third place.  In addition, John Blankenship was originally scored electronically in 14th place, but was later credited with a 13th place finish after a review of the official score sheets. 

 

You can find out more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series by logging on to www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503.

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Race Summary

Sunday Night, May 11, 2008

Lucas Oil Speedway—Wheatland, Missouri

 

PRC Fast Time: Scott Bloomquist/16.909 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Scott James, Jeremy Payne, Darrell Lanigan, Chad Simpson, Larry Campbell, Jesse Stovall, JD Hubert, Mark Voigt, Larry Clawson, Greg Larsen, Rickey Frankel – DNS, PJ Haskins - DNS

 

Hawk Brake Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Will Vaught, John Blankenship, Dan Schlieper, Chub Frank, Freddy Smith, Brian Shirley, Shanon Buckingham, Scott Drake, Alan Vaughn, Wayne Chinn, Chad Frewaldt, Billy Peden – DNS, Stacy Taylor – DNS, Larry D. Clawson - DNS

 

AFCO Racing Products Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Shannon Babb, Jimmy Owens, Terry Casey, Clint Smith, Chris Simpson, Brian Birkhofer, Dave Eckrich, Billy Drake, Brandon McCormick, Mark Burgtorf – DNS, Ryan Dauber – DNS, Aaron Seabaugh – DNS, Davis Thomas - DNS

 

Tiger Rear Ends Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Billy Moyer, Steve Casebolt, Michael England, Ray Cook, Wendell Wallace, Rusty Dukes, Denny Eckrich, Jack Sullivan, John Mason, Justin Fegers, Steve Hucovski, Don O’Neal – DNS, Brady Smith - DNS

 

Hawk Brake Fifth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Earl Pearson Jr., Rick Eckert, Josh Richards, Steve Francis, John Anderson, Bart Hartman, James Ward, Justin Rattliff, Larry Jones, Jeremy Grady, Peyton Taylor, Jason Sivils, Darren Miller – DNS, Bryant Goldsmith - DNS

 

Hawk Brake Sixth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Jimmy Mars, Eric Turner, David Turner, Brantlee Gotschall, Al Purkey, Terry Phillips, Andrew McKay, Denny Woodworth, Steve Rushin, Randy Zimmerman, Shawn Harker, Brad Neat

 

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (20 Laps-Top 2 Advance): Darrell Lanigan, Chub Frank, Clint Smith, Freddy Smith, Chad Simpson, Chris Simpson, Jesse Stovall, Brain Shirley, Larry Campbell, JD Hubert, Wayne Chinn, Larry Clawson, Chad Frewaldt, Mark Voigt, Scott Drake, Dave Eckrich, Brandon McCormick, Alan Vaughn, Greg Larsen, Brian Birkhofer, Billy Drake, Shanon Buckingham – DNS, Rickey Frankel – DNS, PJ Haskins – DNS, Billy Peden – DNS, Stacy Taylor – DNS, Larry D. Clawson – DNS, Mark Burgtorf – DNS, Aaron Seabaugh – DNS, David Thomas - DNS

 

Quarter Master Second B-Main (20 Laps-Top 2 Advance): Steve Francis, Wendell Wallace, Ray Cook, John Anderson, Brantlee Gotschall, Andrew McKay, Rusty Dukes, John Mason, Jack Sullivan, Peyton Taylor, Denny Woodworth, Larry Jones, Jeremy Grady, Steve Hucovski, James Ward, Justin Fegers, Al Purkey, Bart Hartman, Steve Rushin, Randy Zimmerman, Jason Sivils, Terry Phillips – DNS, Denny Eckrich – DNS, Justin Rattliff – DNS, Shawn Harker – DNS, Tommy Elston – DNS, Brad Neat – DNS, Don O’Neal – DNS, Brady Smith – DNS, Darren Miller – DNS, Bryant Goldsmith - DNS

 

2nd Annual SuperClean Diamond Nationals Feature Finish (100 Laps): Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Steve Casebolt, Scott James, Josh Richards, Scott Bloomquist, Dan Schlieper, Rick Eckert, Justin Rattliff, Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Mars, Bart Hartman, Will Vaught, Terry Casey, Michael England, Wendell Wallace, Chub Frank, Jeremy Payne, Terry Phillips, Eric Turner, Al Purkey, David Turner

 

Race Statistics

 

Entries:  80

Caution Flags: 9

Lap Leaders: Shannon Babb 1-100

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Justin Rattliff, Bart Hartman

Midwest Late Model Racing Association Series Provisionals: Al Purkey, Terry Phillips

PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race:  Darrell Lanigan (Started 19th and finished 3rd-advanced 16 positions)

Allstar Performance Performer of the Race: Darrell Lanigan

K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Bart Hartman

Quarter Master Rookie of the Race:  John Blankenship

ASI Racewear Lucky 7 Award:  Josh Richards

Integra Shocks Crew Chief of the Race:  Eric Killion (Steve Casebolt)

Comp Cams Engine Builder of the Race:  Clements Racing Engines

Time of the Race:  1 hour, 13 minutes

 

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings

 

1)      Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN) 1625

1)      Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) 1625

3)      Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY) 1525

4)      Terry Casey (New London, WI) 1520

5)      Bart Hartman (Zanesville, OH) 1470

6)      Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI) 1400

7)      Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN) 1375

8)      Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL) 1280

9)      Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH) 1240

10)    Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH) 1160

 

Quarter Master Rookie of the Year Points Standings

1)        Terry Casey (New London, WI) 1520

2)        Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH) 1160

3)        John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) 520

4)        Eric Jacobsen (Seacliffe Beach, CA) 75

5)        Tony Knowles (Tyrone, GA) 75

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CALVERT CITY, KY (May 3, 2008) – Brady Smith of Solon Springs, WI captured his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win on Saturday Night at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway winning the Third Annual “99” Extravaganza. Smith grabbed the lead away from Darren Miller on a lap 20 restart and then went on to lead the rest of the way to secure the win which was worth $9,999. Billy Drake of Bloomington, IL, who took a series provisional and pulled out a back-up car rallied from the 24th starting spot to finish second followed by Miller of Chadwick, IL, Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN and current series points leader Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL who placed fifth despite driving with a fractured right wrist.

Bart Hartman and Darren Miller got the 50 lap main event off on a resounding start as Hartman would nip Miller by inches to score the first lap of the race that would go the first ten laps without a caution flag. On the second circuit Miller would take over the point as Hartman slipped to second. Smith, who started third, remained in that position with Matt Miller and ’07 UMP Late Model Champion Dennis Erb Jr. in fifth.

Darren Miller would start to open up the lead over the field in the early going as the second place battle was getting real interesting as Hartman and Smith raced side-by-side for two circuits until Smith cleared Hartman to take over second. Erb then moved up one spot sliding into the fourth spot by Matt Miller.

The first caution appeared right after the tenth lapped was scored as it was for a slowing Kevin Claycomb. With the fast and furious action on the track slowed for the first time 23 of the original 24 starters were still on the race track with Kevin Cole being the only driver out of the race.

On the restart Darren Miller exploded to a six car length advantage over Smith and Hartman who put on quite a spirited race for second. The race shaped up to be a dandy as two and three wide racing toke place throughout the field. The second caution came out on lap 19 for fourth-place running Matt Miller who slowed and headed pit side for a tire change returning in time for the restart.

The great racing action the fans were witnessing saw a dramatic turn of events up front on the ensuing restart. With 22 of the 24 starters still around and all on the lead lap, Smith made a bold move in turn two as Darren Miller slipped up the track ever so slightly allowing Smith to get by to take over the lead.

With Smith now holding the point the race went eight consecutive laps of green flag racing with Darren Miller hanging on for second with Hartman, Erb and Jimmy Owens in hot pursuit. The fourth caution came out on lap 28 for Scott James who stopped up against the retaining wall heading into turn number one.

On the restart Don O’Neal who started dead last after missing the 10-minute lineup call roared through the field and with the help of caution flags and double-file restarts he was up to second by lap 29 challenging Smith for the lead as Erb moved into third.

With 20 laps to go the running order were Smith, O’Neal, Erb, Darren Miller and Earl Pearson Jr. who was driving in his first race since suffering a fractured wrist back on April 19th calmly running in the fifth slot.

With 31 terrific laps of racing in the books the race turned into a caution-fest starting with the completion of lap 32. O’Neal’s strong run to the front went go by the wayside as he suffered a flat tire. There were four straight yellows waving trying to restart for lap 33.

While all of this was going on, Smith kept his lead with Darren Miller moving back into second place as Erb, Pearson and now 24th starting Billy Drake in fifth. On the green flag restart Darren Miller slipped two spots back to fourth as Erb and Drake now set their sights on Smith as they grabbed the second and third positions in a New York minute.

But Darren Miller was not giving up as easily as he stormed back to second after a side-by-side tussle with Erb and Drake as Justin Rattliff made his first appearance in the top five for the first time nabbing fifth from Pearson.

With 40 laps in the books Bart Hartman brought out caution number eleven as he spun his mount in turn number four while running in sixth. Two laps later Brad Neat slowed, bringing out caution number ten with 42 scored and upon restart fourth place runner Wayne Chinn broke, ending a solid run on his part.

An eight lap shootout to the finish was now set up for Smith. With a clear race track in front of him, he still had to look over his shoulder as Drake, Darren Miller, Casebolt and Pearson took their final jabs at him.

With Smith’s car handling any groove he wanted, and despite a valiant effort by Drake, he would hold the field off to secure his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.  With his victory at KLMS, Smith becomes the eight different winner in the first 12 events the series has conducted in 2008.

“It’s been a long-time coming,” said the 30-year-old racer after the race as he stood in the Lucas Oil victory lane.  “I first off want to thank the series for doing such a great job and Lucas Oil for their involvement in the sport, I’ve got to thank AMSOIL, Big Red Motorsports and Mid-States Equipment for their support of the race team, it’s great to win a race like this against the competition that was here tonight.”

“Darren Miller is a great race car driver and he pushed up their a little bit in turn two and we were able to get around him,” commented Smith on the pass for the lead of the race which he never would relinquish.  “The track conditions were really impressive considering all the rain they had here yesterday (Friday), you could run anywhere out there and again we’re glad to be in the winner’s circle.”

Smith, who captured the WDRL title back in 2004, concluded by recalling a tip from his chassis builder (Scott Bloomquist), “I talked to him earlier in the evening and he gave me some set-up tips and they worked to perfection and I also have to thank my engine builder Vic Hill for such a great powerplant.”

Besides the aforementioned sponsorship help Smith’s number two ride is also sponsored by Willow River Saloon, Rick Gondik Attorney, Hood Loaders and Slashers, McFarland Pain Clinic, Como Oil and Propane, Matthees Enterprises and VP Racing Fuels.

Drake’s brilliant run for his provisional starting 24th spot came aboard his Creative Kitchens and Baths/Mullvain Motorsports/MasterSbilt GTO.  Miller in his NAPA/Pro Power Engines/Moyer Victory Circle Chassis led 18 laps during the race came home third followed by Casebolt, who pitted several times during the race but recovered nicely for a fourth place finish in his Dixie Chopper/Cornett Engines/Rocket GTO.  Pearson maintains his points lead over Casebolt as he took fifth in the Bobby Labonte Racing/LifeLong Locks/MasterSbilt Dodge Charger.

Completing the top ten were Terry English, Matt Miller, Wes Steidinger, Justin Rattliff and Jimmy Owens.

In preliminary action Dan Schlieper set fast time in the PRC Time Trials with a lap of 15.259 seconds.  Bart Hartman, Darren Miller, Matt Miller and Brady Smith won heat races with Wes Steidinger and Terry English capturing B-main triumphs.

The next Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event is slated for Friday and Saturday, May 9th and 10th with the $40,000 to win Second Annual SuperClean “Diamond Nationals” at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.  With a purse exceeding $133,000 the event is drawing interest from all the top racers in dirt late model racing.  For more information on the Second Annual SuperClean “Diamond Nationals,” or the open practice session for all competitors slated for Thursday, May 8th, go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com or check out www.lucasdirt.com.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Race Summary

  Saturday Night, May 3, 2008 Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway-Calvert City, KY

PRC Fast Time: Dan Schlieper/15.259 seconds

Hawk Brake First Heat (9 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Bart Hartman, Dan Schlieper, Brad Neat, Steve Casebolt, Jeff Walston, Jason Feger, Shon Flanary, Dylan Thompson, Todd Hall, Fred Perry, Joe Mike - DNS

Hawk Brake Second Heat (9 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Darren Miller, Kevin Cole, Terry Casey, Don O'Neal, Wes Steidinger, John Mason, Billy Drake, Tait Davenport, Ricky Gilbert, Justin Rattliff, Credence Mott - DNS

AFCO Racing Products Third Heat (9 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Matt Miller, Jimmy Owens, Scott James, Freddy Smith, Terry English, Kevin Claycomb, James Ward, Richie Hedrick, David Earl Gentry, Jason McBride, Don Edwards

Tiger Rear Ends Fourth Heat (9 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Brady Smith, Dennis Erb Jr., Earl Pearson Jr., Donnie Moran, Wayne Chinn, Frank Heckenast Jr., Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Matt Potter, William Simmons, John Tindal

Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Wes Steidinger, Jeff Walston, John Mason, Jason Feger, Todd Hall, Shon Flanary, Tait Davenport, Dylan Thompson, Joe Mike, Fred Perry, Billy Drake - DNS, Justin Rattliff - DNS, Credence Mott - DNS

Quarter Master Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Terry English, Wayne Chinn, Kevin Claycomb, Frank Heckenast Jr., James Ward, Richie Hedrick, Jason McBride, John Tindal, Matt Potter, Ricky Gilbert, William Simmons, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth - DNS, David Earl Gentry - DNS, Don Edwards - DNS

3rd Annual "99" Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Feature Finish (50 Laps): Brady Smith, Billy Drake, Darren Miller, Steve Casebolt, Earl Pearson Jr., Terry English, Matt Miller, Wes Steidinger, Justin Rattliff, Jimmy Owens, Dennis Erb Jr., John Mason, Wayne Chinn, Jeff Walston, Brad Neat, Bart Hartman, Dan Schlieper, Don O'Neal, Kevin Claycomb, Scott James, Terry Casey, Donnie Moran, Freddy Smith, Kevin Cole

Race Statistics

 

Entries:  43 Caution Flags: 11 Lap Leaders: Darren Miller 1-19, Brady Smith 20-50Series Provisionals: Justin Rattliff, Billy DrakePBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race:  Billy Drake (Started 24th and finished 2nd-advanced 22 positions) Allstar Performance Performer of the Race: Billy Drake K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Brady Smith Quarter Master Rookie of the Race:  Wayne Chinn ASI Racewear Lucky 7 Award:  Matt Miller Integra Crew Chief of the Race: Eric Fulwood (Billy Drake)  Comp Cams Engine Builder of the Race:  Vic Hill Racing Engines Time of the Race:  1 hour, 5 minutes

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings

1)     Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) 1515

2)     Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN) 1470

3)     Terry Casey (New London, WI) 1430

4)     Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY) 1400

5)     Bart Hartman (Zanesville, OH) 1370

6)     Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH) 1320

7)     Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI) 1265

8)     Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL) 1255

9)     Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN) 1225

10)   Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH) 1130

 

Quarter Master Rookie of the Year Points Standings

1)     Terry Casey (New London, WI) 1430

2)     Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH) 1130

3)     John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) 360

4)     Eric Jacobsen (Seacliffe Beach, CA) 75

5)     Tony Knowles (Tyrone, GA) 75

CHILLICOTHE, OH (April 12, 2008) – Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, WV went toe to toe with one of the all-time greats in dirt track racing and emerged victorious as he captured the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “Glockner 50” on Saturday Night at Jim Nier’s K-C Raceway.  Carrier and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN had a duel for the ages for most of the last half the event with Carrier withstanding a last lap effort by Bloomquist as he took a two car length victory earning $10,000 for his third career Lucas Oil Series win.  John Blankenship of Williamson, WV finished third followed by Billy Drake of Bloomington, IL and Earl Pearson, Jr. OF Jacksonville, FL

 

With the cameras of SPEED Channel on hand to tape the event Bloomquist and Carrier would start from the front row of the 50 lap main.  On the initial start of the race Don O’Neal got caught up in a bottleneck as he climbed the front stretch wall rolling one time and landed back on the wheels of the Harrod Farms/ Rayburn.  O’Neal would emerge from the wreck just fine, but his car had too much damage to continue in the race.

 

The second go round would see Bloomquist fire strong to the lead with Bart Hartman, Carrier, PRC fast timer Wayne Chinn and Terry Casey in tow.  Hartman running his familiar high line then stormed past Bloomquist on the outside on the second circuit taking over the lead much to the appreciation of his home state crowd.  The second caution would come out on lap four for a slowing Josh McGuire as a heated battle for the lead would be halted momentarily.

 

On the restart they would blast into an amazing four-wide for the lead with Hartman, Bloomquist, Carrier and Chinn exiting turn two on the wide and racy track as Hartman would still hold the point coming off of turn four to score lap five.

 

While the fans were enjoying an incredible tussle for the lead there would be a total of six caution flags over the next eight laps as the drivers could not get into the rhythm of things as cars were bringing out cautions by slowing down and not being able to get off the race track or a flat tire.

 

During this stretch run of yellows one of those involved Mike Marlar and Casey who were racing hard for the fourth slot got together on the backstretch with Marlar finally corralling his car before it went off the back side of the track entirely.  Casey would suffer too much damage on his C.J. Rayburn race car as he went pit side ending his night.

 

The race would see chief starter Kenny Blade’s green flag for four good laps of racing with Hartman, Bloomquist, and 17th starting Dan Schlieper who had moved all the way up to third with Carrier and Blankenship also in the hunt at this point of the race.

 

Hartman’s lead would last until lap 16 when Bloomquist would use his preferred low line to take over the lead.  Carrier, who then start to pick things up again right before the tenth caution (which was for Schlieper’s first flat) came out on lap 18 as he had overhauled Hartman for second.

 

On the restart to begin lap 19 Bloomquist was in front followed by Carrier, Hartman, Blankenship and Chinn, who was back in the top five after Schlieper pitted for fresh rubber.

 

The next set of green flag laps would take place from lap 19-23 and that would be a time that would set up the battle between Bloomquist and Carrier.  Carrier would rocket to the lead using the extreme topside of the track as he went by Bloomquist coming off of turn number four on lap 21.  Blankenship would race into third around Hartman with Chinn staying close in fifth.

 

Jeep VanWormer who was running inside the top ten would bring out caution number eleven on lap 23 as he would end up going to the pits and parking his car for the night.  The race would see green for two laps until finally hitting the halfway mark with Carrier and Bloomquist racing side by side around the high-banked 3/8th mile track.

 

The race not only for the lead was becoming a classic but for a position in the top five was more exciting as Blankenship, Chinn, Earl Pearson Jr. and Billy Drake were involved in a terrific race for the third thru sixth spots.

 

The race for the lead would change hands again this time Bloomquist would be scored the leader of the race on lap 30 edging out Carrier at the scoring line.  But Bloomquist’ car number atop the charts would last one lap as Carrier regained his momentum and went back in front just one lap later.

 

With a little over 15 laps to go in the race Chinn’s great effort would end as he made the sharp left turn into the infield on lap 34 giving up the position in the running order.  A long stretch of green flag racing would see all eyes glued on the Carrier and Bloomquist race for the lead as it looked it in patented fashion Bloomquist was just waiting for something to happen to Carrier in the portion of the race.

 

The final caution would come out on lap 43 and this would set up a seven lap dash to the finish.  The big question was could Carrier hold off one of the superstars in dirt track racing over the final seven laps?  Carrier would go hammer down in his Grover Motorsports #28 car and he was not going to be denied as he opened up a four car length lead with five to go and just when it looked like Carrier had shut the door on Bloomquist the leader of Team Zero would regroup and set up one final last lap effort to steal the victory from Carrier.

 

With Carrier maintaining the top side Bloomquist would close to a car length on the back stretch as the duo entered turn number three.  But Carrier had enough momentum and stayed off the wall and did not jump the cushion as he drove his car to the finish line to win by a little more than a car length over Bloomquist.  Blankenship would cross the finish line in third followed by Drake and Pearson.

 

A much anticipated victory lane celebration would follow with Carrier climbing from his car for the SPEED Channel post race interview and then he spoke to the cheering crowd after a hard-fought race.

 

“The car was working good, the Hoosier tires were great, the Grover Racing Engines performed superb, we built this motor a few weeks ago and put it on the Dyno and we were real happy with the numbers it turned, it seemed liked after winning the Hillbilly last year things have really come together,” said the 37-year old racer in the Lucas Oil victory lane

 

“I want to thank all the fans for coming out here tonight, I know it was cold, but I think they saw a real good show,” which drew a loud applause from the crowd.  “I kind of was laying back there at the start, I knew I didn’t want to get down there in the middle because it was kind of treacherous down there, I tried to stay up there on the top, actually the guys running bottom threw the dirt up there and made the top better,” said Carrier, whose biggest career win came last Labor Day Weekend when Carrier won the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned “Hillbilly 100” which paid $25,000 to win.

 

“If it wasn’t for my car owner Carl Grover, none of this would be possible we build our own engines there at the shop (in Ona, WV) and of course my dad he does a great job with the team,” as Lil’ Eddie he accepted the K&N Filters “Clean Pass of the Race” Award and his dad (Eddie, Sr.) took the Integra Crew Chief of the Race honors.

 

Carrier’s Grover Motorsports Rocket Ford Fusion is powered by a Grover Ford Engine and sponsored by Engines, Inc, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels and Blue Ridge Machinery and Tools.  Carrier’s win allowed him to become the 7th different winner in the first eleven Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events in 2008.

 

Bloomquist brought his Miller Brothers Coal/Vic Hill Racing Engines/Bloomquist Race Cars Chevrolet home second followed by Blankenship in the Don Blankenship/Busch Beer/Bloomquist Race Cars Monte Carlo SS, Drake in the Executive Homes/Mullvain Motors/MasterSbilt GTO and Pearson in the Bobby Labonte Racing/LifeLong Locks/MasterSbilt Dodge Charger.

 

Completing the top ten were Matt Miller, Donnie Moran, Bart Hartman, Dan Schlieper and Steve Casebolt.

 

In preliminary action at K-C, Wayne Chinn took his first career PRC Fast Time Award with a 14.483 clocking in qualifications among the 52 entrants on hand.  Chinn, Eddie Carrier Jr., Bart Hartman and Scott Bloomquist won heat races with Dan Schlieper and Doug Drown posting B-mains triumphs.

 

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will next be in action on Friday and Saturday, April 25th and 26th.  On Friday Night the series makes its first ever visit to Bedford Speedway in Bedford, PA for a $7,000 to win event and on Saturday Night heads to Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD for the $10,000 to win “Stanley Schetrompf Memorial”.

 

For up to date news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series you can log onto www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503.

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Race Summary

Saturday Night, April 12, 2008

K-C Raceway - Chillicothe, OH

 

PRC Fast Time: Wayne Chinn/14.483 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Wayne Chinn, Terry Casey, John Blankenship, Rick Combs, Dan Schlieper, Tim Dohm, Ben Adkins, Chris Garnes, Terry Hicks, Larry Kingseed, Kenny Christy, Damon Eller, Mike Meyers

 

Hawk Brake Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Eddie Carrier Jr., Mike Marlar, Jeep VanWormer, Mike Wilson, Shannon Thornsberry, Jeff Houser, Nick Corbitt, Rob Stambaugh, Steve Shaver, Chris Combs, Josh McGuire, Steve Francis, Jared Hawkins - DNS

 

AFCO Racing Products Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Bart Hartman, Billy Drake, Matt Miller, Justin Rattliff, Darrell Lanigan, Scott James, John Mason, Steve Casebolt, Rod Conley, Dean Boyd, Joe Ramey, Donnie Stewart, Brandon Fouts - DNS

 

Tiger Rear Ends Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, RJ Conley, Earl Pearson Jr., Donnie Moran, Doug Drown, Bobby Kitchen, Delmas Conley, KC Burdette, Greg Anderson, Don O'Neal, Rick Aukland, Russ Frohnapfel, Dan Shrigley

 

Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Dan Schlieper, Josh McGuire, Ben Adkins, Tim Dohm, Rob Stambaugh, Terry Hicks, Kenny Christy, Larry Kingseed, Mike Meyers, Shannon Thornsberry, Chris Garnes, Chris Combs, Steve Francis, Jeff Houser, Nick Corbitt, Steve Shaver - DNS, Damon Eller - DNS, Jared Hawkins - DNS

 

Quarter Master Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Doug Drown, Don O'Neal, Darrell Lanigan, John Mason, Delmas Conley, Greg Anderson, Rod Conley, Dean Boyd, Donnie Stewart, Joe Ramey, KC Burdette, Scott James, Rick Aukland, Steve Casebolt, Russ Frohnapfel, Bobby Kitchen, Brandon Fouts - DNS, Dan Shrigley - DNS

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Glockner 50 Feature Finish (50 Laps): Eddie Carrier Jr., Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, Billy Drake, Earl Pearson Jr., Matt Miller, Donnie Moran, Bart Hartman, Dan Schlieper, Steve Casebolt, Justin Rattliff, Ben Adkins, Wayne Chinn, Jeep VanWormer, Darrell Lanigan, RJ Conley, Mike Marlar, Rick Combs, Terry Casey, Mike Wilson, Josh McGuire, Doug Drown, Don O'Neal, Scott James

 

Race Statistics

 

Entries: 52

Caution Flags: 12

Lap Leaders: Bloomquist 1, 10, 16-20, 24, 30-31; Hartman 2-9, 11-15; Eddie Carrier Jr. 21-23, 28-29, 32-50

Series Provisionals: Steve Casebolt, Scott James

PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race:  Steve Casebolt (Started 23rd and finished 10th-advanced 13 positions)

Allstar Performance Performer of the Race: Billy Drake

K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race:  Eddie Carrier Jr.

Quarter Master Rookie of the Race:  John Blankenship

ASI Racewear Lucky 7 Award:  Donnie Moran

Integra Crew Chief of the Race:  Eddie Carrier Sr. (Eddie Carrier Jr.)

Comp Cams Engine Builder of the Race:  Grover Engines

Time of the Race: 1 hour

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings

 

1)        Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) 1210

2)        Terry Casey (New London, WI) 1205

3)        Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN) 1160

4)        Bart Hartman (Zanesville, OH) 1120

5)        Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY) 1115

6)        Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH) 1065

7)        Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI) 1010

8)        Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN) 995

9)        Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL) 925

10)      Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH) 865

 

Quarter Master Rookie of the Year Points Standings

1)        Terry Casey (New London, WI) 1205

2)        Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH) 865

3)        John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) 360

4)        Eric Jacobsen (Seacliffe Beach, CA) 75

5)        Tony Knowles (Tyrone, GA) 75

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5 20 Jimmy Owens 7720
6 39 Tim McCreadie 7645
7 32 Bobby Pierce 7640
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