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TAMPA, FL (February 17, 2017) – Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Scott Bloomquist held off series newcomer Josh Richards to win the Friday night edition of the 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals – presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. It was Bloomquist’s eighth career win at the 3/8-mile oval and the 78th of his career in LOLMDS competition.

Bloomquist took the lead on lap 19 from Don O’Neal and then held off Richards and Jonathan Davenport, who had come from ninth to challenge Bloomquist late in the race. The previous night’s winner Tim McCreadie charged from 17th to finish fourth in the Sweeteners Plus, Longhorn Chassis – while O’Neal crossed the finish line fifth in the Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, Club 29 Race Car for Clint Bowyer Racing.

O’Neal led the first lap of the race before Doug Drown charged to the lead on lap two. O’Neal then regained the top spot and held off Bloomquist until lap 16, when Bloomquist got around him just before the caution flag waved.

Bloomquist attributed his win to a multitude of people, including Randy Sweet who helped design the Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis that he drove to the victory. “We have a bunch of help this weekend that Randy brought down for us. It takes a more people to get this done than it used to.”

“I definitely have to thank Reece Monument Company, Crop Production Services, Mark Martin Automotive, Sorbera Chiropractic, Crossfit Overton, Penske Shocks, Horton Coal, Petroff Towing, Base Racing Fuels, and Andy Durham Race Engines. The motor ran perfect,” said the three-time LOLMDS champion in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

Richards’ Best Performance Motorsports, Dargie Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis entry came home in second as he embarks on his first full-season with the LOLMDS.

“If the cautions didn’t come out we may have gotten him [Bloomquist]. Once the cautions came out there at the end I just had to protect the bottom. I ventured up the track in three and four that one lap and I figured I had better get back down. We just wanted to salvage second for a good night. We got behind in the heat race, we had a shock issue that messed us up some and I was riding wheelies out there,” said the 28-year-old Richards.

Davenport’s new Barry Wright Icon Chassis was impressive in its second run at East Bay Raceway Park this week. “When we went to the top, the car was really good. Dor the first part of the race we were just trying to save our stuff - I should have stayed up top for another lap. I thought my right rear was getting too hot. When I dropped down low that’s when he [Richards] got by me.”

Completing the top ten were Steve Francis, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, Austin Hubbard, and Hudson O’Neal.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, February 17th, 2017
Wrisco Industries Winternationals – presented by E3 Spark Plugs
East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Jonathan Davenport / 14.907 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Scott Bloomquist / 14.940 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Doug Drown, Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, Tim McCreadie, Doug Horton, Bobby Pierce, Michael Lake, Pancho Lawler, Boom Briggs, John Gardner-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Hudson O'Neal, Steve Francis, Jared Miley, Kenny PettyJohn, Nick Davis, Mason Zeigler, GR Smith, Brian Ligon, Freddie Carpenter-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Tim Dohm , Kyle Bronson, Corey Conley , Austin Hubbard, Ricky Weiss, David Breazeale, Gordy Gundaker, Chad Hollenbeck, Colton Flinner, Todd Frank

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Zack Dohm, Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Dennis Erb, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Dustin Linville, Timothy Culp, Bob Gardner, Davey Johnson, Austin Rettig

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Kenny PettyJohn, Bobby Pierce, Doug Horton, Mason Zeigler, Boom Briggs, GR Smith, Pancho Lawler, Nick Davis, Brian Ligon, Michael Lake-DNS, John Gardner-DNS, Freddie Carpenter-DNS

Fast Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Austin Hubbard, Dustin Linville, Timothy Culp, Earl Pearson, Jr., Ricky Weiss, David Breazeale, Gordy Gundaker, Bob Gardner, Austin Rettig, Colton Flinner, Chad Hollenbeck, Todd Frank, Davey Johnson

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $10,100
2 8 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $5,500
3 9 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamson, SC $3,600
4 17 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,750
5 1 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,250
6 11 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $1,800
7 23 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,500
8 12 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,300
9 18 11 Austin Hubbard Bridgeville, DE $1,200
10 7 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,100
11 6 6T Tim Dohm Cross Lanes, WV $1,075
12 13 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $1,050
13 16 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,025
14 21 11b Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,000
15 10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $950
16 5 240 Doug Drown Wooster, OH $925
17 15 H1 Jared Miley South Park, PA $900
18 14 14c Corey Conley Wellsburg, WV $875
19 24 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $850
20 25 92 Nick Davis Millsboro, DE $825
21 19 38 Kenny PettyJohn Millsboro, DE $800
22 3 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $800
23 4 17d Zack Dohm Cross Lanes, WV $800
24 22 c81 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR $800
25 26 27H Doug Horton Wiamauma, FL $800
26 20 D8 Dustin Linville Lancaster, KY $800


Race Statistics
Entrants: 42
Lap Leaders: Don O’Neal (Lap 1); Doug Drown (Lap 2); Don O’Neal (Laps 3 – 15); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 16 – 50)
Cautions: Bobby Pierce (Lap 16); Debris (Lap 16); Debris (Lap 17); Zack Dohm (Lap 23); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 30); Kenny PettyJohn (Lap 45)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Colton Flinner
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Wrisco Winternationals Provisional: Nick Davis
Strawberry Dash Provisional: Doug Horton
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Started: 23rd; Finished: 7th; Advanced 16 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: n/a
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Bobby Pierce
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: n/a
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Andy Durham Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Cody Mallory (Scott Bloomquist)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Don O’Neal (Lap #3 – 16.0505 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (35 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Don O’Neal
Time of Race: 37 minutes 14 seconds

Wrisco Industries Championship Chase Standings:

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 1190
2 39 Tim McCreadie 1130
3 20 Jimmy Owens 1010
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 870
5 15 Steve Francis 845
6 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. 815
7 71 Hudson O'Neal 815
8 240 Doug Drown 790


Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 680 $27,750
2 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamson, SC 640 $9,900
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 620 $18,100
4 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 615 $18,600
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 560 $9,100
6 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 525 $8,675
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 500 $8,600
8 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 480 $13,700
9 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 470 $4,700
9 240 Doug Drown Wooster, OH 470 $3,525
11 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 460 $5,100
12 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 455 $4,300
13 38 Kenny PettyJohn Millsboro, DE 445 $4,425
14 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 435 $5,425
15 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 410 $2,400
16 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 375 $9,975
17 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 370 $2,450
18 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA 365 $2,150
18 22* GR Smith Statesville, NC 365 $2,100
20 11 Austin Hubbard Bridgeville, DE 360 $4,950


*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
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
Nitro-Bee PLUS - "The Official Race Receiver" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Ram Mounts - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Safecraft - "The Official Fire Suppression System" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Spray Nine - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Black Diamond Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, BRODIX, Capital Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, 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, Sweet Manufacturing, Wallace Engines, WELD Racing, 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

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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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