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PORT ROYAL, PA (April 22, 2018) – Scott Bloomquist continued his hot-streak on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, winning Sunday night’s Rumble by the River at Port Royal Speedway. Bloomquist took the lead on lap two and never looked back en route to his 88th career series victory.

Josh Richards fought back to finish in second with Earl Pearson Jr. taking third. Tim McCreadie and Darrell Lanigan completed the top five drivers.

Jimmy Owens led the first lap until Bloomquist, who started fourth on the grid, wrestled the lead away from him on the second circuit. Owens maintained the second spot until a coil spring broke on lap 17, ending his night. McCreadie picked up the second spot as he and Richards then dueled it out for the runner-up position.

The final caution of the race bunched the field up with 2 laps remaining. Richards tried valiantly in the green-white-checker finish, but Bloomquist was just too strong as he held on for his first career win at Port Royal Speedway. “We have run really well since Florida. Last weekend, we had a win and a second-place finish, and this weekend a second and a win. The car, the engine, the shocks, everything is working well,” said the 54-year-old Bloomquist in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

“We had good rotation, it carried around the high-line tonight. The car could work low, the middle, or high. I tried to run up high in three and four because my momentum would be really good off the turn-4 corner. When we had to go to the bottom to pass lapped cars we could. Thanks to Randy Sweet and everybody at Sweet Manufacturing.”

“This really is a great race track. We hadn’t had a victory here, but I really enjoyed running on it. There were some crumbs on the track early. It has a lot of character, and you really have to be up on the wheel to drive this place. I think I figured out the high-line pretty good tonight.”

Richards maintains second-place in the points with his runner-up finish. “We had a great car tonight; those restarts weren’t very good for us, but we recovered and gave the Best Performance Team a good finish tonight. Last night at Hagerstown we had a rough night. We worked on some things today. If it could have gone caution free it might have been a different story. This place is so fun to drive on. Thanks to all the fans for coming out tonight. I wish we could race here tomorrow.”

It was a hard-fought third-place finish for Pearson. “Josh and I had a good race for second there at the end. McCreadie and him ran side-by-side there for a long-time. Thanks to everybody here at Port Royal and thanks to all the fans who came out on a Sunday night to watch us race. This is a heck of a race track, wish we could do a two-day show here.”

The winner’s Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis is powered by an Andy Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: New Direction Ag, Reece Monument Company, Sweet Manufacturing, Sorbera Chiropractic, Horton Coal, Penske Shocks, Valvoline, Crossfit by Overton, CatSpot, Petroff Towing, and VP Fuels.

Completing the top ten were 18th starting Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, Hudson O’Neal, Alex Ferree, and Mason Zeigler.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Rumble by the River
Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Dan Stone / 19.306 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Austin Hubbard / 19.179 seconds (overall)

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Trent Brenneman, Alex Ferree, Dan Stone, Michael Maresca, Hudson O'Neal, Chris Casner, Matt Cosner, Dave Brouse, Jr., Justin Kann, Austin Berry-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Rick Eckert, Kenny Moreland, Don O'Neal, Jeff Rine, Mike Lupfer, Colton Flinner, Gregg Satterlee, Hayes Mattern, Brett Schadel, Coleby Frye-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Austin Hubbard, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dylan Yoder, Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Bare, Jason Covert, Tim Smith, Jr., Dennis Erb, Jr., Daniel Green, Reese Masiello

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Bobby Pierce, Darrell Lanigan, Mason Zeigler, Kyle Bronson, Kyle Lee, Bryan Bernheisel, Matt Cochran, Tim Wilson, Michael Lake

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Hudson O'Neal, Colton Flinner, Mike Lupfer, Michael Maresca, Dave Brouse, Jr., Gregg Satterlee, Matt Cosner, Hayes Mattern, Brett Schadel, Chris Casner, Jeff Rine, Justin Kann-DNS, Austin Berry-DNS, Coleby Frye-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Jason Covert, Kyle Bronson, Kyle Lee, Tyler Bare, Matt Cochran, Tim Smith, Jr., Dennis Erb, Jr., Daniel Green, Reese Masiello, Tim Wilson, Bryan Bernheisel, Michael Lake-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 4 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $10,800
2 3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $6,500
3 10 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $4,300
4 1 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $3,450
5 12 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,950
6 18 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,700
7 8 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $2,200
8 17 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,000
9 9 4 Alex Ferree Valencia, PA $1,200
10 16 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,200
11 13 2 Dan Stone Thompson, PA $1,075
12 20 72C Jason Covert York Haven, PA $1,050
13 7 7 Rick Eckert York, PA $1,025
14 23 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,700
15 22 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $1,650
16 14 24 Dylan Yoder Selinsgrove, PA $925
17 21 06 Mike Lupfer Shermansdale, PA $900
18 5 33 Trent Brenneman Port Royal, PA $875
19 19 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $850
20 24 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $825
21 15 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,600
22 6 11 Austin Hubbard Bridgeville, DE $800
23 11 24m Kenny Moreland Waldorf, MD $800
24 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,600
25 25 39T Tim Smith, Jr. McVeytown, PA $800


Race Statistics
Entrants: 43
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Lap 1); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 2 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Margin of Victory: 0.976 seconds
Cautions: Jimmy Owens (Lap 17); Austin Hubbard (Lap 28); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 38); Don O’Neal (Lap 38); Dennis Erb Jr. (Lap 48)
Series Provisionals: Gregg Satterlee, Dennis Erb Jr.
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Port Royal Speedway Provisional: Tim Smith
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Mason Zeigler
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing 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: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #3 – 20.612 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (49 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Kyle Bronson
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tim McCreadie
Time of Race: 35 minutes 02 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 2120 $62,150
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2045 $57,925
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2005 $56,225
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1980 $42,450
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1780 $24,025
6 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1745 $26,075
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1745 $22,300
8 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 1720 $20,400
8 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1720 $24,825
10 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 1715 $34,075
11 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 1695 $18,800
12 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 1630 $21,675
13 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 1620 $42,150
14 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 1535 $12,200
15 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 1530 $16,375

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


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Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX, COMP Cams, CV Products, Dirty Girl Racewear, 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, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, SRI Performance Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Sweet Manufacturing, and 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 2018, the LOLMDS will sanction 60 events in 22 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 like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android Devices and more! 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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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

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Sunday, November 25
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Portsmouth, OH
Thursday, December 13
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Portsmouth, OH
Sunday, January 27
8:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
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2018 Championship Standings

 

lmd dlUpdated: 10/22/18 - FINAL After Portsmouth

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 8480
2 1R Josh Richards 8195
3 0 Scott Bloomquist 7885
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7850
5 20 Jimmy Owens 7720
6 39 Tim McCreadie 7645
7 32 Bobby Pierce 7640
8 5 Don O'Neal 7520
9 14 Darrell Lanigan 6980
10 22 Gregg Satterlee 6890
11 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. ...

Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standingsUpdated: 10/22/18 - FINAL After Portsmouth

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 8405
2 1R Josh Richards 8130
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7890
4 32 Bobby Pierce 7670