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ROME, GA (October 2, 2016) Scott Bloomquist raced to his 15th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the 2016 season on Sunday night at Rome International Speedway. Bloomquist led every lap, but had to fight off a late-race challenge from Don O’Neal to pick up the win in the Lucas Oil Rome Showdown - piloting his Crop Production Services/Mark Martin Automotive/Reece Monument Company/Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis.

Trailing Bloomquist and O’Neal to the checkers were Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, and Jonathan Davenport.

“The car was awesome tonight! It [the car] was as smooth as could be and our Andy Durham engine ran great. When we got into traffic we had a few issues. The car wouldn’t get off the corners like I wanted it to. I never saw O’Neal at the end. I just tried to stay focused the best I could,” said Bloomquist.

Bloomquist was challenged early on by Ray Cook and then by Chris Madden. Madden was closing on Bloomquist in heavy lapped traffic. After a caution on lap 27, O’Neal snuck under Madden to take the second position away from him. O’Neal started to close the gap on Bloomquist until lap 38 when the third and final caution of the race came out.

Following the restart, O’Neal stayed with Bloomquist. With ten laps to go, he finally took a shot at the leader coming out of turn two. He pulled even, but Bloomquist seized the opportunity to thwart any thoughts that O’Neal had of taking over the lead. Bloomquist charged hard into turn three and recaptured the top spot.

“We had a good car tonight. The crew had this car up front all night. I wanted to win so bad for them and Clint Bowyer Racing. We gave it our best shot, but came up a little short. I thought I could take him once coming off of turn two, but I couldn’t quite clear him,” said O’Neal.

Overton made a late race charge to finish in third. “My car really started to go late in the race. I want to thank Billy Moyer and everybody associated with him in building this car. To run third with these guys says a lot about how far our program has come the last few years.”

Completing the top ten were Ray Cook, Tim McCreadie, Derek Ellis, Darrell Lanigan, and Jimmy Owens.

In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 35 entrants, with a lap of 13.547 seconds. Ray Cook set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 13.615 seconds. Ray Cook, Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, and Brandon Overton won their respective heat races. Dale McDowell and David Payne won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Lucas Oil Rome Showdown
Rome International Speedway – Rome, GA

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Ray Cook / 13.615 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Scott Bloomquist / 13.547 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Ray Cook, Don O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Donald McIntosh, Dale McDowell, Jason Hiett, Austin Smith, Brandon Sheppard, Ryan King

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Chris Madden, Jimmy Owens, Austin Kirkpatrick, Luther Jenkins, Jason Croft, Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar, Will Roland, Earl Pearson, Jr.
Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Derek Ellis, Clint Smith, Darrell Lanigan, David Payne, Austin Horton, Jake Knowles, Frank Ingram, Colton Flinner

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brandon Overton, Casey Roberts, Dennis Erb, Jr., Steve Francis, Aaron Ridley, Hunter Peacock, Jared Hawkins, Austin Tyler Smith

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Dale McDowell, Jason Croft, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, Austin Smith, Will Roland, Ryan King, Jason Hiett, Earl Pearson, Jr.

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): David Payne, Austin Horton, Aaron Ridley, Frank Ingram, Austin Tyler Smith, Hunter Peacock, Jake Knowles, Jared Hawkins, Colton Flinner

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $11,000
2 5 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $6,300
3 4 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $3,500
4 3 44 Chris Madden Gaffney, SC $2,750
5 9 116 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC $3,250
6 1 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC $1,800
7 21 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,200
8 6 99 Derek Ellis Chatsworth, GA $1,300
9 14 15L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,900
10 7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,900
11 12 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,775
12 17 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,050
13 19 9J Jason Croft Woodstock, GA $1,025
14 11 11K Austin Kirkpatrick Ocala, FL $1,000
15 13 7 Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA $950
16 23 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $1,625
17 24 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,700
18 18 8 David Payne Murphy, NC $875
19 16 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $1,550
20 10 44C Clint Smith Senoia, GA $825
21 20 16 Austin Horton Whitesburg, GA $800
22 8 101 Casey Roberts Toccoa, GA $800
23 15 3 Luther Jenkins Waleska, GA $800
24 22 81 Aaron Ridley Chatsworth, GA $800


Race Statistics
Entrants: 35
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 50)
Cautions: Jonathan Davenport (Lap 3); Dale McDowell (Lap 27); Casey Roberts (Lap 38)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson Jr.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Started: 21st; Finished: 7th; Advanced 14 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jason Crawford
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Don O’Neal
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Colton Flinner
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Andy Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeremy Justice (Don O’Neal)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #5 – 15.0584 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Brake Award: Brandon Sheppard
Time of Race: 22 minutes 05 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 8000 $382,400
2 116 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 7200 $258,200
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 6945 $122,805
4 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 6880 $113,755
5 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 6860 $134,305
6 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 6810 $120,390
7 15L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 6580 $109,860
8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 6320 $145,905
9 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 6305 $106,390
10 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 6045 $114,275
11 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 5815 $70,835
12 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 4730 $35,475

*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
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Carlyle Tools by NAPA - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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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
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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
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Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" 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, 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.

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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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Championship Standings

lmd dlFINAL Updated: 10/23/17

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 8345
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
10 22 Gregg Satterlee 6795
11 15 Steve Francis 6610
12 99B Boom Briggs ...

Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standings

FINAL Updated: 10/31/17

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 266
2 20 Jimmy Owens 219
3 5 Don O'Neal 219
4 14 Darrell Lanigan 193
5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. ...