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VERNON, NY (July 25, 2010) – Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY made it a repeat performance from a year ago on Wednesday Night in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at Utica-Rome Speedway.  McCreadie, who started eighth last year, started fourth this time around, and grabbed the lead on lap nine from Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL.

McCreadie then held off a furious challenge from Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN to capture the $10,000 victory.  Owens charged from his ninth starting spot and pulled even with McCreadie several times in the race, but couldn’t clear him for the lead.  Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, PA came from the 18th starting position to finish third, for his best career LOLMDS finish.  Pearson was fourth. Twenty-third starting Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN rounded out the top five.

Pearson started from the outside of the front row, and led the first eight circuits of the race. He was looking to win his first series race since July of 2010, but he couldn’t hold off McCreadie. “T-Mac” then had to withstand heavy traffic in front of him and a hard-charging Owens as the two went tooth-and-nail over the last half of the race. Owens pulled even with McCreadie in the turns, but McCreadie held the advantage at the flagstand.

“This is a great win for this team, they all work so hard. I have got some of my dad’s crew helping tonight. I want to thank Sweeteners Plus, Pro Power Racing Engines, and Warrior Race Cars for all of their help. To win again in front of these fans, it’s just awesome,” said the 38-year-old, who became the 11th different winner on the series tour in 2012.

Completing the top ten were Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; Billy Decker of Unadilla, NY; Vic Coffey of Leicester, NY; John Blankenship of Williamson, WV; and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN.

In preliminary action, Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Earl Pearson Jr., and Tim McCreadie won their respective heat races. Tim Fuller and Gregg Satterlee won their respective B-Mains.

Tomorrow night, July 25th, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will continue its swing through the state of New York at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, NY on Thursday, July 26th. Capping off a busy month of July, the Series will make its way down to Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, July 28th. Both events will feature Red Buck Cigars Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-lap main events. For more information, log onto www.fondaspeedway.com, and www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and be sure to follow the series at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Race Summary

Wednesday Night, July 25th, 2012 Utica-Rome Speedway – Vernon, NY

Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group A: Steve Francis / 18.728 seconds

Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group B: Gregg Satterlee / 18.736 seconds

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Steve Francis, Daniel Stone, Jimmy Owens, Tyler Reddick, Dylan Yoder, Bud Phillips, Ricky Elliott, Aaron Jacobs

U. S. Steel Second Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): John Blankenship, Eric Wells, Billy Decker, Vic Coffey, Austin Hubbard, Don O'Neal, Tim Fuller

Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., David Zona, Jared Landers, Larry Wight, Gregg Satterlee, Jon Rohacevich, Justin Wright

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, Jim Yoder, Alan Fink, John Lobb, Dale Caswell

JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Tim Fuller, Dylan Yoder, Austin Hubbard, Don O'Neal, Ricky Elliott, Bud Phillips, Aaron Jacobs

PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Gregg Satterlee, John Lobb, Alan Fink, Justin Wright, Dale Caswell, Jon Rohacevich

Feature Finish – 50 Laps

FINISH

START

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

1

4

39

Tim McCreadie

Watertown, NY

2

9

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

3

18

22s

Gregg Satterlee

Rochester Mills, PA

4

2

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

5

23

71

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

6

1

15

Steve Francis

Ashland, KY

7

11

91

Billy Decker

Unidilla, NY

8

15

32c

Vic Coffey

Caledonia, NY

9

3

23

John Blankenship

Williamson, WV

10

8

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

11

13

11T

Tyler Reddick

Corning, CA

12

14

99L

Larry Wight

Phoenix, NY

13

17

19

Tim Fuller

Watertown, NY

14

21

11h

Austin Hubbard

Seaford, DE

15

20

28

John Lobb

Frewsburg, NY

16

10

5

Jared Landers

Batesville, AR

17

24

88

Ricky Elliott

Seaford, DE

18

7

18e

Eric Wells

Hazard, KY

19

5

2d

Daniel Stone

Thompson, PA

20

19

24

Dylan Yoder

Selinsgrove, PA

21

12

15d

Jonathan Davenport

Blairsville, GA

22

16

27

Jim Yoder

Selinsgrove, PA

23

6

99z

David Zona

Montrose, PA

24

22

15a

Alan Fink

Central Square, NY

Race Statistics

Entrants: 29

Lap Leaders: Earl Pearson Jr. (Laps 1 – 8); Tim McCreadie (Laps 9 – 50)

Caution Flags:  Dan Stone (Lap 14); debris (Lap 31)

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Don O’Neal

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Provisionals: Ricky Elliott

Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Don O’Neal (Started 23rd; Finished 5th; Advanced 18 positions)

Allstar Performer of the Race: Don O’Neal

Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens

ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Jimmy Owens

Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Austin Hubbard

COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Pro Power Racing Engines

Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Bloomquist Race Cars

Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race:  Cody Mahoney (Don O’Neal)

Time of Race: 24 minutes 55 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

POINTS

1

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

5275

2

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

4915

3

71

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

4905

4

15

Steve Francis

Ashland, KY

4825

5

23

John Blankenship

Williamson, WV

4545

6

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

4510

7

15d

Jonathan Davenport

Blairsville, GA

4390

8

11T

Tyler Reddick

Corning, CA

4230

9

5

Jared Landers

Batesville, AR

4115

10

18e

Eric Wells

Hazard, KY

4080

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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