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MARYVILLE, TN (July 9, 2016) – Dale McDowell debuted a new Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway, and put it in victory lane by winning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Mountain Moonshine Classic.

McDowell’s seventh career LOLMDS win came before a record-setting crowd at the famed 4/10-mile, speed-plant. He led a Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis sweep of the top three finishers. Jared Landers came from sixth to finish second, followed by LOLMDS point-leader Scott Bloomquist in third. Tim McCreadie and Steve Francis completed the top five.

McDowell started on the pole and quickly bolted to the lead at the start of the main event. He was already into lapped traffic by the tenth circuit.

“First off, I need to thank my brother Shane, and Scott [Bloomquist], we have been talking about this since Knoxville last year over a beer,” said the 50-year-old driver, who picked up his first LOLMDS win of the season, ending Bloomquist’s three-race win streak.

“I have been looking forward to working with Scott. We were both on slightly different set-ups tonight. Our driving styles are a lot alike. Coming to this track and not knowing what to change on this new car; I didn’t change anything. I hope he can learn from that, and I hope that I can learn as well. A big thanks to all of the fans, our sponsors, and to Lucas Oil for putting on this show.”

“Since we are working with Scott and Jared [Landers], and they are already familiar with these cars, we will put our heads together and go from here. I am sure that I am going to be on the other end at times, but if you can get a top five with this bunch, that’s a great night! Scott has worked his tail off to build what he has,” said the driver of the Bad Boy Off-Road, Klotz, Cometic Gasket, University of Northwestern Ohio, Clements-powered entry.

Bloomquist held the second spot behind McDowell for most of the race. He stayed there until a lap 50 restart when Landers passed him for second. Landers then tried to track down McDowell, but McDowell opened his lead up as he headed to the checkers.

Landers dedicated his second place finish to his crew chief Jason Durham who has been battling kidney stones all weekend. “We had a good car. Dale was tough tonight. This track is extremely fast and wide-open. I want to thank Crop Production Services, Mark Martin Automotive. Bad Boy Mowers, Big Dog Motorsports and ASC Warranty.”

Bloomquist maintains the series points lead with his finish tonight and was pleased with the efforts of his Sweet-Bloomquist counterparts. “It feels good to see our cars run so well. Dale is a very experienced driver, and with him and his brother, I thought it was good choice to get him in one of our cars. I wish we could have won tonight, but great job to Dale and Jared.”

Completing the top ten were Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson Jr., Derek Ellis, Donald McIntosh and Darrell Lanigan.

In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 30 entrants, with a lap of 15.679 seconds. Casey Roberts set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.874 seconds. Dale McDowell, Don O’Neal, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens won their respective heat races. Derek Ellis and Skip Arp won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, July 9th, 2016
Lucas Oil Mountain Moonshine Classic
Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, TN

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Casey Roberts / 15.874 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Scott Bloomquist / 15.679 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Dale McDowell, Casey Roberts, Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb, Jr., Derek Ellis, Robby Moses, Tommy Kerr, Colton Flinner

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar, Darrell Lanigan, Craig Vosbergen, Ryan King, Chad Ogle

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Jared Landers, Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson, Jr., Skip Arp., Donald McIntosh, Mark Vineyard, Shanon Buckingham-DNS

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Chris Madden, Steve Francis, Billy Ogle Jr., Skylar Marlar, Kayne Hickman, Bobby Giffin

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Derek Ellis, Craig Vosbergen, Chad Ogle, Robby Moses, Colton Flinner, Ryan King, Tommy Kerr

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Skip Arp, Donald McIntosh, Skylar Marlar, Mark Vineyard, Kayne Hickman, Bobby Giffin, Shanon Buckingham-DNS

Feature Finish (60 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $12,000
2 6 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR $6,200
3 2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $4,500
4 7 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $3,450
5 12 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $2,950
6 9 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $2,500
7 14 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,500
8 17 99 Derek Ellis Chatsworth, GA $1,300
9 20 7 Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA $1,200
10 15 15L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,800
11 16 201 Billy Ogle Jr. Knoxville, TN $1,075
12 23 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $1,150
13 19 8 Craig Vosbergen Perth, W. Australia $1,025
14 3 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
15 13 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,700
16 11 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,000
17 10 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC $2,000
18 5 101 Casey Roberts Toccoa, GA $1,000
19 8 44 Chris Madden Gaffney, SC $1,000
20 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,800
21 22 11M Skylar Marlar Winfield, TN $1,000
22 24 H3 Kayne Hickman Soddy Daisy, TN $1,000
23 18 128 Skip Arp Georgetown, TN $1,000
24 21 10 Chad Ogle Sevierville, TN $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants: 30
Lap Leaders: Dale McDowell (Laps 1 – 60)
Cautions: Darrell Lanigan (Lap 30); Chris Madden (Lap 49); Jonathan Davenport, Casey Roberts (Lap 50); Dennis Erb Jr. (Lap 52)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Colton Flinner
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisional: Kayne Hickman
Wrisco Feature Winner: Dale McDowell
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Donald McIntosh (Started: 20th; Finished: 9th; Advanced 11 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Brandon Sheppard
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jared Landers
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: Dale McDowell (Lap #3 – 16.6763 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Dale McDowell
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Jimmy Owens
Time of Race: 34 minutes 35 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 4650 $209,025
2 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 4405 $148,500
3 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 4185 $87,225
4 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 4150 $77,475
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4030 $65,325
6 15L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 3960 $65,725
7 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 3905 $57,975
8 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3840 $65,475
9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 3800 $94,750
10 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 3660 $44,575
11 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3635 $57,075
12 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 2645 $17,575

*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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Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Sunday, December 10
4:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Knoxville, IA
Sunday, December 17
3:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Imperial, PA
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2 39 Tim McCreadie 8280
3 0 Scott Bloomquist 8230
4 5 Don O'Neal 7675
5 20 Jimmy Owens 7665
6 14 Darrell Lanigan 7495
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7400
8 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. 6985
9 71 Hudson O'Neal 6915
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