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WOODSTOCK, GA (October 1, 2016) – Dale McDowell won his first Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout since 2001 on Saturday Night at Dixie Speedway. McDowell took the lead on lap 43 from race-long leader Tim McCreadie and then sprinted away for the win, his third in the annual event.

McCreadie who led the first 42 laps of the race came home second in the Sweeteners Plus/Longhorn - followed by 6-time Dixie Shootout winner and current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Scott Bloomquist in his Crop Production Services/Reece Monument Company/Sweet-Bloomquist entry. Completing the top five were Brandon Overton and Darrell Lanigan.

“First off I have to thank my brother, Shane, he does all the work. Hats off to he and the guys at the shop. Thanks also to Scott [Bloomquist], we have been base-lining off of them back-and-forth, it’s been pretty good,” said the winner in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the second time this season.

“Our mom passed away five years ago yesterday. This was one of her favorite places to come to. It’s awfully hard to stay in the lead at this track; he [McCreadie] was searching and searching to try to get around those lapped cars. Fortunately, we had that caution and it took us a couple of laps to get around him. I drove it in to turn one pretty hard a couple of times and it finally stuck and we were able to get by him.”

“The car was good; it was balanced properly. I have fed off of what Scott and Cody have been doing. I have to thank Bad Boy Off-Road, University of Northwestern Ohio, Klotz, Boyd’s Speedway, Boyd-Bilt, Cometic Gasket, and Clements Engines.”

McCreadie in his first-full year on the LOLMDS tour was left still looking for his first series win of the season. “It’s a little bit easier to take when you get beat by a better car. I moved up on the track, but he [McDowell] was just too good up there. It’s disappointing to lead that many laps and not get the win, but it’s another podium finish and a good points night.”

Completing the top ten were: Don O’Neal, Chris Madden, Casey Roberts, Ray Cook, and Brandon Sheppard.

In preliminary action, Brandon Sheppard set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 51 entrants, with a lap of 13.940 seconds. Chris Madden set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 14.282 seconds. Tim McCreadie, Darrell Lanigan, Donald McIntosh, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, and Don O’Neal won their respective heat races. Casey Roberts and Mike Marlar won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout
Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Brandon Overton / 13.940 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Chris Madden / 14.282 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Overton, Derek Ellis, David Payne, Will Roland, Justin Shipley, Steven Roberts, Colton Flinner

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Dale McDowell, Brandon Sheppard, Casey Roberts, Austin Horton, Jake Knowles, Cass Fowler, Wayne Echols, Ryan Crane

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Donald McIntosh, Ray Cook, Austin Kirkpatrick, Austin Tyler Smith, Ryan King, Lamar Haygood, Hunter Peacock, Jared Hawkins-DNS

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, Aaron Ridley, Luther Jenkins, Jason Hiett, Eric Granger, Mike McConnell, Dale Thurman, Todd Morrow-DNS

ASi Racewear Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Clint Smith, Dennis Erb, Jr., Mike Marlar, Michael Page, Jason Croft, TJ Reaid, Kayne Hickman

DirtOnDirt.com Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Steve Francis, Frank Ingram, Brian Ligon, Johnny Chastain, Austin Smith, Jerry Bradley

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Casey Roberts, Derek Ellis, Austin Tyler Smith, David Payne, Austin Horton, Will Roland, Ryan King, Lamar Haygood, Justin Shipley, Steven Roberts, Hunter Peacock, Cass Fowler, Colton Flinner, Ryan Crane, Wayne Echols, Jake Knowles-DNS, Jared Hawkins-DNS

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Frank Ingram, Michael Page, Jason Hiett, Brian Ligon, Austin Smith, Eric Granger, TJ Reaid, Johnny Chastain, Jason Croft, Kayne Hickman, Jerry Bradley, Luther Jenkins, Mike McConnell-DNS, Todd Morrow-DNS, Dale Thurman-DNS

Feature Finish (60 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 9 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $12,000
2 1 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $6,200
3 7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $4,400
4 13 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $2,750
5 3 15 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,950
6 6 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,600
7 8 44 Chris Madden Gaffney, SC $1,500
8 19 101 Casey Roberts Toccoa, GA $1,300
9 11 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC $1,200
10 15 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $1,800
11 17 11K Austin Kirkpatrick Ocala, FL $1,075
12 16 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,750
13 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,825
14 21 99 Derek Ellis Chatsworth, GA $1,000
15 5 7 Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA $1,000
16 20 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,000
17 12 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,800
18 14 81 Aaron Ridley Chatsworth, GA $1,000
19 18 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $1,700
20 23 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $1,100
21 24 1G Ryan King Seymour, TN $1,000
22 10 44C Clint Smith Senoia, GA $1,000
23 22 F9 Frank Ingram Woodstock, GA $1,000
24 2 116 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC $2,000


Race Statistics
Entrants: 51
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 – 42); Dale McDowell (Laps 43 – 60)
Cautions: Jonathan Davenport (Lap 9); Clint Smith (Lap 39)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Colton Flinner
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisional: Ryan King
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Casey Roberts (Started: 19th; Finished: 8th; Advanced 11 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Brandon Overton
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Darrell Lanigan
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Colton Flinner
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Shane McDowell (Dale McDowell)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Lap #3 – 15.7787 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Tim McCreadie (42 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Brake Award: Jonathan Davenport
Time of Race: 24 minutes 26 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 7740 $371,400
2 116 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 6995 $254,950
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 6750 $120,605
4 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 6710 $132,680
5 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 6705 $111,980
6 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 6580 $114,090
7 15 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 6395 $107,960
8 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 6160 $104,690
9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 6140 $144,005
10 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 5970 $114,275
11 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 5680 $69,285
12 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 4635 $35,375

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


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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

ASi Racewear - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Bad Boy Mowers - "The Official Mower" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Carlyle Tools by NAPA - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Fast Orange - “The Official Hand Cleaner” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
K&N Engineering - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Racing TV - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MAVTV Motorsports Network - "The Official TV Network" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Miller Welders - "The Official Welder" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
ProtectTheHarvest.com - "Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
RhinoAg - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Barry Wright Race Cars, Black Diamond Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, BRODIX, Clements Race Engines, COMP Cams, C&R Racing Inc., CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Georgia Boot, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Simpson Race Products, WELD Racing, Wrisco Aluminum, 5150 Race Trailers

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization.  In 2016, the LOLMDS will sanction 53 events in 19 states.  The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com

About Lucas Oil Racing TV

The Future of Motorsports is HERE! Get Lucas Oil Racing TV and experience racing excitement like you've never seen! Lucas Oil Racing TV is the online app for all your favorite devices and Smart TVs. No matter where you are or when you want to watch, you can stream the best and most exciting motor racing on the planet!

Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports - from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won't see anywhere else! But that's just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists... from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is the Exclusive, Unlimited, 24/7 All-Access Motorsports App and it's available NOW! For more information or to sign up, go to: www.LucasOilRacing.TV.

About MAVTV Motorsports Network

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series' from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don't have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV...MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.MAVTV.com.

About Lucas Oil Products

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products.  Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry.  Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy.  Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more.  Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television.  Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV.  More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at:  www.LucasOil.com

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