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WHEATLAND, MO (May 28, 2011) – Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN held off Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN at the finish line to win the 19th Annual DART Show-Me 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Products on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway. Owens took home $30,000 for the victory in his Mike Reece-owned entry. Owens nearly gave away the win on the final lap when he pushed up the track in turn four, barely managing to hold off Bloomquist at the line to win by one-half car length in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt and Lucas Oil MLRA sanctioned event.

“That was one tremendous race from start to finish, the car was great all 100 laps. When I got by O’Neal, I knew we had a real good chance to win, but I nearly gave it away there in turn four. The car pushed up the track and he (Bloomquist) was right there, and I was afraid I had just thrown the $30,000 out the window,” said the 39-year-old, who picked up his first win in the Memorial Day weekend crown jewel event. Owens led three different times during the race; he led the first six laps of the race until Dan Schlieper took over the lead on a restart. Schlieper held the lead until Owens set up the veteran driver and maneuvered around him on lap 19. Don O’Neal then made the topside work to his advantage as he sailed around Owens to take over the lead on lap 38. O’Neal, Owens, and Bloomquist then pulled away from the field as the trio battled through heavy traffic. O’Neal continued to lead the field for most of the race as he held off several attempts from Owens. Owens was finally able to overhaul O’Neal for the lead on lap 83. With 12 laps to go, a caution came out for Jared Landers, who was running fourth, setting up a showdown between Owens, Bloomquist, and O’Neal. Owens darted away from the others, holding a two-car length lead over Bloomquist for most of the final circuits. It all came down to the last turn as Bloomquist made a final charge to overtake Owens; but it was Owens at the finish line after nearly slipping up in turn four on the final circuit. A late surge from Steve Casebolt vaulted the Rockstar Energy Drink/Makita Tools MasterSbilt into third place. Rounding out the top five were Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA in the J&J Steel MB Customs entry, and Chris Brown of Cleveland, TX in the Delta Flange, Bloomquist Race Cars entry. In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the second time this season, an elated Owens thanked his sponsors; “We couldn’t do this without Reece Monument Company, Gantte Appraisals, Red Line Oil, Ohlins and Hoosier Tires.” A Cornett Racing Engine powers his car. For Owens it was his 23rd career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.

Completing the top ten were: Don O’Neal of Martinsville; Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; Scott James of Lawrenceburg, IN; Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; and Jared Landers of Batesville, AR. On Friday Night, John Blankenship of Williamson, WV took the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time, of the 81 entrants. Chip Brindle of Chatsworth, GA; Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA; Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA; Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; and Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, WIcaptured the wins in heat race action. The night was capped off with the Ohlins Manufacturers Dash and ApplianceZone.com Race of Champions, both were taken by Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR.

Make sure to catch the action-packed 19th Annual DART Show-Me 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc. on the CBS Sports Spectacular, airing at 5 PM Eastern on Sunday, June 19th. Lucas Oil Studios was on hand to film the event for the broadcast. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will in action next weekend for three events at Cleveland (TN) Speedway on Thursday, June 2nd; Tazewell (TN) Speedway on Friday, June 3rd; and Florence Speedway in Union, KY on Saturday, June 4th.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary

 

Saturday Night, May 28th, 2011

 

19th Annual DART Show-Me 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

 

Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: John Blankenship /16.569 seconds (Group A and Overall)                                          Mike Marlar / 16.751 seconds (Group B)

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (20 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Chip Brindle, Darren Miller, Kent Robinson, Eddie Carrier Jr., John Blankenship, Kelly Boen, Chad Simpson, Brady Smith, Jon Kirby, Brian Shirley, Alan Vaughn, Shane Harris, Chris Smyser, Jason Utter

Wiles Driveshafts Second Heat (20 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Jared Landers, Scott Bloomquist, Scott James, Terry Phillips, Billy Moyer, Jesse Stovall, Wendell Wallace, Ray Moore, RC Whitwell, Jason Feger, Randy Zimmerman, Chris Spieker, Eric Turner

Sweet Manufacturing Third Heat (20 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Brian Birkhofer, Earl Pearson Jr., Chris Brown, Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Erb Jr., Chris Simpson, David Turner, Dave Eckrich, Jeremy Payne, Gary Christian, Matt Furman, Rylan Long, Matt Johnson

 

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (20 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Dale McDowell, Eric Wells, Mike Marlar, Stacy Taylor, Bub McCool, Brandon McCormick, Kyle Berck, Shannon Babb, RJ Conley, Frank Heckenast Jr., John Mason, Austin Siebert, Bryon Allison, Dustin Hapka

Wiles Driveshafts Fifth Heat (20 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Jimmy Owens, Tyler Reddick, Steve Francis, Tony Jackson JR., Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Al Purkey, Tim McCreadie, Austin Rettig, Brad Neat, Ray Cook, Jason Pursley, Dustin Walker, Reid Millard, Dewaine Hottinger

Sweet Manufacturing Sixth Heat (20 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Dan Schlieper, Don O’Neal, Steve Casebolt, John Anderson, Billy Moyer Jr., Chris Wall, Jimmy Mars, Eric Jacobsen, Brad Looney, Jack Sullivan, Jeff Floyd, Joe Walkenhorst, Brantlee Gotschall

OHLINS Shocks Manufacturers’ Dash: Billy Moyer, Jesse Stovall, Kyle Berck, Brian Shirley, Chris Simpson, Ray Cook, John Blankenship, Chip Brindle, Kent Robinson, Jeremy Payne, Scott Bloomquist

ApplianceZone.com Race of Champions: Billy Moyer, Scott Bloomquist, Ray Cook, Brian Birkhofer, Terry Phillips, Wendell Wallace

JRi Shocks First B-Main (20 Laps- Top 2 Advance): John Blankenship, Terry Phillips, Billy Moyer, Eddie Carrier Jr., Wendell Wallace, Kelly Boen, Shane Harris, RC Whitwell, Alan Vaughn, Ray Moore, Randy Zimmerman, Jesse Stovall, Chad Simpson-DNS, Brady Smith-DNS, Jon Kirby-DNS, Brian Shirley-DNS, Jason Feger-DNS, Chris Spieker-DNS, Chris Smyser-DNS, Eric Turner-DNS, Jason Utter-DNS

Wrisco Aluminum Second B-Main (20 Laps- Top 2 Advance): Jonathan Davenport, Bub McCool, Dennis Erb Jr., Stacy Taylor, David Turner, Chris Simpson, Frank Heckenast Jr., John Mason, Shannon Babb, Matt Johnson, Jeremy Payne, RJ Conley, Bryon Allison, Austin Siebert, Brandon McCormick, Dave Eckrich, Kyle Berck, Dustin Hapka, Gary Christian-DNS, Matt Furman-DNS, Rylan Long-DNS

JRi Shocks Third B-Main (20 Laps- Top 2 Advance): Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Tony Jackson Jr., Billy Moyer Jr., Jimmy Mars, Tim McCreadie, Eric Jacobsen, Brad Looney, Brantlee Gotschall, Jeff Floyd, Ray Cook, Al Purkey, Brad Neat, Austin Rettig, Jack Sullivan, Dewaine Hottinger, Chris Wall, Dustin Walker, John Anderson, Reid Millard, Joe Walkenhortst, Jason Pursley

19th Annual DART Show-Me 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc. Feature Finish – 100 Laps: Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Steve Casebolt, Brian Birkhofer, Chris Brown, Don O’Neal, Steve Francis, Scott James, Ray Cook, Jared Landers, Chip Brindle, Brad Neat, Mike Marlar, Darren Miller, Dale McDowell, Tyler Reddick, Dan Schlieper, John Blankenship, Kent Robinson, Eric Wells, Chris Wall, Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dennis Erb, Jr., Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Bub McCool, Jesse Stovall, Terry Phillips, Tony Jackson, Jr., Al Purkey

19th Annual DART Show-Me 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Feature Finish – 100 Laps

FINISH

START

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

1

2

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

2

9

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

3

18

c9

Steve Casebolt

Richmond, IN

4

4

15b

Brian Birkhofer

Muscatine, IA

5

17

21x

Chris Brown

Cleveland, TX

6

12

71

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

7

16

15

Steve Francis

Ashland, KY

8

15

81

Scott James

Lawrenceburg, IN

9

29

53

Ray Cook

Brasstown, NC

10

6

777

Jared Landers

Batesville, AR

11

1

21B

Chip Brindle

Chatsworth, GA

12

27

41n

Brad Neat

Dunnville, KY

13

14

36

Mike Marlar

Winfield, TN

14

7

32d

Darren Miller

Milledgeville, IL

15

5

17m

Dale McDowell

Chickamauga, GA

16

10

11t

Tyler Reddick

Corning, CA

17

3

s9

Dan Schlieper

Sullivan, WI

18

19

23

John Blankenship

Williamson, WV

19

13

7R

Kent Robinson

Bloomington, IN

20

8

18e

Eric Wells

Hazard, KY

21

30

71w

Chris Wall

Springfield, LA

22

20

49

Jonathan Davenport

Blairsville, GA

23

11

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

24

25

28e

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Carpentersville, IL

25

21

18R

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth

Northport, AL

26

23

57J

Bub McCool

Vicksburg, MS

27

28

00S

Jesse Stovall

Galena, MO

28

22

75

Terry Phillips

Springfield, MO

29

24

56

Tony Jackson, Jr.

Lebanon, MO

30

26

33

Al Purkey

Coffeyville, KS

Race Statistics

Entrants: 81

Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1-6); Dan Schlieper (Laps 7-18); Jimmy Owens (Laps 19-37); Don O’Neal (Laps 38-82); Jimmy Owens (Laps (83-100)

Caution Flags: Lap 6 (Al Purkey); Lap 7 (Tony Jackson Jr., Chris Wall); Lap 8 (Tony Jackson Jr., Chris Wall); Lap 26 (Mike Marlar); Lap 27 (Brad Neat); Lap 46 (Bub McCool); Lap 88 (Jared Landers)

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Dennis Erb Jr., Brad Neat

Lucas Oil MLRA Provisionals: Al Purkey, Jesse Stovall

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Ray Cook, Chris Wall

PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Ray Cook (Started 29th; Finished 9th; Advanced 20 positions)

Janowski Insurance Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens

Allstar Performer of the Race: Steve Casebolt

K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Jimmy Owens

Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jared Landers

COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines

Outerwears Challenger of the Race: Ray Cook

Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Jared Landers

DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Chris Fox (Jimmy Owens)

Time of Race: 60 minutes 42 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

POINTS

1

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

1720

2

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

1600

3

71

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

1515

4

15

Steve Francis

Ashland, KY

1345

5

36

Mike Marlar

Winfield, TN

1305

6

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

1290

7

17m

Dale McDowell

Chickamauga, GA

1270

8

41n

Brad Neat

Dunnville, KY

1260

9

777

Jared Landers

Batesville, AR

1240

10

28e

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Carpentersville, IL

1220

10

57J

Bub McCool

Vicksburg, MS

1220

12

53

Ray Cook

Brasstown, NC

1190

13

11t

Tyler Reddick

Corning, CA

1155

14

23

John Blankenship

Williamson, WV

1110

15

71w

Chris Wall

Springfield, LA

1105

16

18e

Eric Wells

Hazard, KY

1075

17

c9

Steve Casebolt

Richmond, IN

1030

18

99jr

Frank Heckenast, Jr.

Frankfort, IL

1015

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