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TAZEWELL, TN (July 6, 2007)-Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN had to withstand a late race challenge from Scott James and Scott Bloomquist to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “Toyota of Knoxville 75” on Friday Night at Tazewell (TN) Speedway.  The record crowd that was in attendance saw Owens dominate for most of the race holding a half a lap lead for a good portion of the $10,000 to win main event.  But a late race caution allowed James and Bloomquist to pressure Owens until the checkers fell with Owens winning by just one car length over James.  The 35 year old racer earned his third series win of the season in winning over James, Bloomquist, Brady Smith and Steve Casebolt.

 

Among the four heat race winners eligible for the redraw Owens and current Tazewell points leader Steve Smith would draw the front row starting assignment. Among the delight of his home area fans Owens would sprint to the lead at the drop of the green flag with Smith, Vic Hill, James and Brandon Kinzer the top five after a lap was complete.

 

Owens exploded to a good early lead which was up to as much as a five car advantage over Smith with just five laps scored.  By the tenth circuit Owens was already up to the tail end of the field and with the high speeds around the 1/3rd mile oval Owens would have to choose his avenue in putting those cars a lap down.

 

While Owens was well out in front at this juncture of the race the battle for second was a fierce one between several drivers.  Smith was holding his own as he running in second but Hill, James and Kinzer were hounding him every step of the way.

 

Brady Smith then began to make his presence known as he moved by Kinzer on lap 16 to take over the fifth slot.  James then would finally get by Hill on lap 19 after those two had run side by side for two laps.  James then tried several times to pass Smith diving to the inside of the veteran driver in the turns, but he couldn’t get by him.

 

By the 25th lap Owens was a half a lap ahead of the field as a three wide duel was going on well behind him for second.  Scott Bloomquist, who started tenth then finally got into the top five and began to apply the heat using the top side of the race track.

 

Bloomquist passed Brady Smith and James to take over the third spot and then on lap 31 he overhauled Steve Smith for second.  At this point Bloomquist was still a half a track behind Owens who was having no problems lapping cars as he kept up a torrid pace.

 

The first caution of the race came out on lap 42 when Rodney Kiker slowed on the track with a smoking car.  On the restart Owens would have now a clear track in front of him but Bloomquist and Scott Smith would be lined up right behind him on the Delaware double file restart and it would be a whole new ballgame in the race for the lead.

 

But on the restart even with the field closer to him than they had been in quite some time Owens was able to spurt away again as Bloomquist was running second and now James was back in the hunt as he passed Steve Smith for third after the restart.

 

With 50 laps down Owens was holding a three to four car length advantage over Bloomquist as the second caution of the event came out on lap 53 for a slowing Anthony White.  This again would bunch the field up for the restart with Bloomquist and James lined up door to door behind the race leader, Owens.

 

On this restart James would be the one to take full advantage of the double file restart as he passed Bloomquist on the inside heading into turn number one to go to second place. Owens would again pull out to a three to four car length lead with James, Bloomquist, Brady Smith and Steve Casebolt in the top five running order.  Casebolt had made his way through the field after starting in the 18th position.

 

The third and final caution would come out for Steve Smith on lap 64 as he slowed on the backstretch. With this restart things would get interesting real quick as James and Bloomquist were able to keep a short distanced between themselves and Owens.

 

With less than five laps to go James would really start to stalk Owens as he tracked him down in a hurry and was right on his bumper with three laps to go.  James would be all over Owens taking a peak to the left side of his quarter panel on a couple of occasions.  Bloomquist was right on James as the record setting crowd on hand were really getting stirred up.

 

As the frontrunners took the white flag James would dive down low in turn one, but Owens would keep his car in the racing line and not get out of the groove which James had hoped for as the two raced hard and clean to the finish line with Owens getting the win by just one car length over James.  Bloomquist would finish right on James’ bumper with Brady Smith and Casebolt completing the top five.

 

In front of an excited crown in the Lucas Oil victory lane Owens was out of breath in describing his narrow victory at the end. “We just wanted to keep everyone behind us there at the end, I didn’t want lapped traffic to play an effect on the finish so I kind of slowed down a little and they caught up to me in a hurry.”

 

“As long as we didn’t mess up I figured we were going to be alright if we didn’t get out of the lane we were running, if you got out of the groove there it was a whole new race track.  I really like racing here, the key is you have to watch out for lapped traffic, things happen here so fast, that you can get into trouble real quick,” said Owens who also thanked car owner Mike Reece, who is a Tazewell resident and gave his mom a hug as she was attending her first race in a long time.

 

Owens’ fourth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win came aboard the Reece Monuments/Gantt Appraisals/Redline Oil/Performance Rod and Custom/Byrd’s Radiators/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tires/Cornett Racing Engines sponsored Bloomquist Race Cars Ford Fusion.

 

James by virtue of his second place finish took over the championship points standings in his Powell Motorsports/Jay Dickens Racing Engines/Rocket GTO.  Bloomquist was third in his Miller Brothers Coal/Vic Hill Racing Engines/Bloomquist Race Cars Chevrolet.  Brady Smith claimed the fourth spot in his AMSOIL/Vic Hill Racing Engines/Bloomquist Race Cars Monte Carlo and Casebolt, who claimed the Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race Award grabbed fifth after starting 18th in the Dale Beitler/Reliable Painting/Rocket GTO.

 

Completing the top ten were Brandon Kinzer, Chris Madden, Vic Hill, Billy Ogle, Jr. and Dan Schlieper.

 

Preliminary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action saw Ricky Arms take the LifeLong Locks Fast Time Award with a fast lap of 12.089 seconds among the near Tazewell record 40 entries.  The all-time record car count for the track is 41 Late Models.  The Hawk Brake and Quarter Master Heat Race sponsored heat races were won by Steve Smith, Scott James, Jimmy Owens and Vic Hill.  The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks B-mains were taken by Ray Cook and Steve Casebolt.  The K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race went to Billy Drake and the Allstar Performance Performer of the Race was awarded to Scott James.

Race Summary

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell. TN

Friday Night, July 6, 2007

 

LifeLong Locks Fast Time:  Ricky Arms  12.089  seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat: (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Steve Smith, Rick Rogers, Justin Rattliff, Rodney Kiker, Ray Cook, David Crabtree, Tommy Bailey, Ricky Arms, Randy Weaver, Freddy Smith 

 

Quarter Master Second Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Scott James, Brandon Kinzer, Scott Bloomquist, Billy Ogle, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Anthony White, Brad Neat, Billy Drake, Michael Chilton, Shane Roberts 

 

Hawk Brake Third Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Jimmy Owens, Brady Smith, Donnie Moran, Brad Hall, Brian Smith, John Blankenship, David Payne, Jason Trammell, Jeff Neubert, Jeff Wolfenbarger 

 

Quarter Master Fourth Heat:  (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Vic Hill, Dale McDowell, Dan Schlieper, Chris Madden, Steve Casebolt, Terry English, Tommy Kerr, Troy Eads, Damon Eller, Eric Wells 

 

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main: (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Ray Cook, Anthony White, David Crabtree, Freddy Smith, Tommy Bailey, Brad Neat, Earl Pearson, Jr.

 

Penske Shocks Second B-Main: (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Steve Casebolt, John Blankenship, Terry English, Tommy Kerr, Brian Smith, David Payne, Damon Eller, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Jeff Neubert, Jason Trammell, Eric Wells, Billy Drake

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “Toyota of Knoxville 75” Feature Finish: (75 Laps) Jimmy Owens, Scott James, Scott Bloomquist, Brady Smith, Steve Casebolt, Brandon Kinzer, Chris Madden, Vic Hill, Billy Ogle, Jr., Dan Schlieper, Justin Rattliff, Donnie Moran, Rick Rogers, Terry English, John Blankenship, Earl Pearson, Jr., Damon Eller, Steve Smith, Anthony White, Brad Hall, Ray Cook, Rodney Kiker, David Crabtree, Dale McDowell

 

Race Statistics:

 

Entries:  40

Yellow Flags: 3 

Red Flags:  0

Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens 1-75

Edelbrock Hard Charger Award:  Steve Casebolt (Started 18th and Finished 5th-Advanced 13 Positions)

K&N Clean Pass of the Race Award:  Billy Drake

Allstar Performance Performer of the Race: Scott James 

Comp Cams Rookie of the Race: Justin Rattliff

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Terry English and Damon Eller

 

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings (After July 6, 2007)

 

  1. Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-3030
  2. Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-3025
  3. Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-3020
  4. Terry English (Benton, KY)-2700
  5. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-2505
  6. Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-2495
  7. Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL)-2350
  8. Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI)-2275
  9. Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-2205
  10. Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-2095

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series COMP Cams Rookie of the Year Points Standings (After July 6, 2007)

 

  1. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-2505
  2. Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-2205
  3. Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-2095
  4. Garrett Durrett (Simsboro, LA)-870
  5. Mike Mataragas (De Kalb, IL)-355
  6. Ricky Arms (Moss, TN)-350

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ZANESVILLE, OH (July 3, 2007) - Had there been just one more lap to go, in the “Crenos 50” at Muskingum County Speedway Tuesday night, for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, there may have been a different winner in victory lane.  Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN would barely make it to the finish line as he nursed a heavily smoking car to victory.  In front of a packed grandstand, Casebolt took his second Lucas Oil Series win of 2007 and closed within 50 points of points leader Earl Pearson, Jr.. The victory was worth $10,000 to Casebolt and car owner Dale Beitler.  The remaining top five were Scott James, Justin Rattliff, Pearson and Bart Hartman.

 

National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer and LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier Freddy Smith and leading COMP Cams Rookie of the Year contender Justin Rattliff would make up the front row for the 50 lap main event.  Rattliff would take the lead at the drop of the green flag with Casebolt, who started fourth and moved to second on the opening lap.  With one lap scored, fifth place, Donnie Moran would slow in turn two when his throttle linkage broke, forcing him to pit and make repairs.  Moran would re-enter the race at the restart.

 

With one lap in the books, Rattliff would set the pace opening up a two to three car length lead over Casebolt, with Pearson running third, followed by Hartman and Smith.  The second caution of the race would come out for Jared Hawkins, whose car went over the turn three embankment, forcing the yellow.

 

At the restart, Rattliff would remain on the point. Ninth place starter Scott James   joined the lead pack, passing both Hartman and Smith, on lap eight, taking the fourth position.  The third caution came on lap 17, when Josh McGuire came to a halt on the back straightaway.  At the restart, Jeremy Miller, who had made his way into the top ten, went over the turn two bank, bringing out a caution period.

 

With the resulting restart, Rattliff, was feeling the pressure from Casebolt, who was now hounding him for the lead.  James had made his way around Pearson for third and was trying to make it a three car race for the lead.

 

Casebolt pulled even several times with Rattliff during the course of laps 20-25, with Rattliff officially leading those laps but the margin at just half a car length at the scoring line.  After starting 20th, and making his way up to tenth place, Davey Johnson brought out the fifth caution on lap 24.

  

Four laps past the halfway mark, Casebolt would dive underneath Rattliff coming off of turn two and take the lead.  Once Casebolt was in front, he pulled away from Rattliff and James who were in a showdown for second place.  Rattliff and James would run side by side on occasions with James, leaving Rattliff behind for good on lap 31.

 

Casebolt would encounter some traffic by lap 35, but James would be unable to close the gap.  Meanwhile, Rattliff was in another dogfight for position as Pearson was on the prowl.  Those two would go door to door for several circuits while Rattliff maintained the spot.

 

With seven laps to go, Casebolt’s car started to smoke when he got on the gas down the straight-aways.  With less than five laps to go, Casebolt held a sizable lead over James, with several lapped cars between the two.  Casebolt’s car started to sound like trouble was near, but he would see the white flag and had built enough of a lead to limp around the track to the finish.  On the final lap, Casebolt had enough power left in the motor to take the checkered flag, and come to  a stop on the backstretch.  Casebolt had to be pushed to the scales for the post race weigh in, and then helped back to the Lucas Oil victory lane.

 

 “I think it was about seven or eight laps to go.  Something in the engine let go and I was just a sitting duck”, said the winner, who was about to celebrate his 29th birthday on July 4th.  “It was a good thing we had a good lead.  We couldn’t have gone an inch further.  It’s definitely tore up (the motor).  I knew I had a car to win.  Justin was tough to get by. He was running good, and I want to thank him for running me clean.  You know, it’s good to get this win after winning The Dream.  There were some people calling that a fluke or whatever, but we showed them tonight.  We are a team to be reckoned with the rest of the season in this Lucas Oil points race.”

 

Casebolt was behind the wheel of the Reliable Painting/Sunoco Race Fuels/American Racer Tires/Arizona Sport Shirts/T.C. Race Cars/All-Star Performance/AFCO Racing Products/American Racer Tires/Cornett Racing Engines/Rocket GTO.

 

James finished second in the Powell Motorsports/Jay Dickens Racing Engines/Rocket GTO.  Rattliff was third in the James Rattliff/Rattliff Motors/C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo with Pearson coming home fourth in the Bobby Labonte Racing/LifeLong Locks/MasterSbilt Charger and Hartman would round out the top five in the Gress Oil/Cornett Racing Engines/Rocket Monte Carlo.

 

Completing the top ten were: defending Muskingum County Speedway track champion Larry Moran, who earned the Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race as he took a track provisional and finished sixth after starting 25th.  After Moran it was Freddy Smith, Jason Montgomery, Brad Neat and Billy Drake.

 

In preliminary results, Freddy Smith took the LifeLong Locks Fast Time Award with a time of 17.443 seconds among the 42 entrants on hand.  The Hawk Brake and Quarter Master Heat Race winners were: Freddy Smith, Steve Casebolt, Earl Pearson, Jr. and Justin Rattliff.  The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks B-Main winners were:  Josh McGuire and Damon Eller.  The K&N Clean Pass of the Race award went to Steve Casebolt for his pass of Justin Rattliff for the lead on lap 28.  The Allstar Performance Performer of the Race was Freddy Smith, who registered his first career Lucas Oil fast time award, won his heat race and finished seventh in the feature.

 

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visits the Volunteer State of Tennessee for two shows this upcoming weekend.  On Friday Night, July 6th it will be the series’ third visit to Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN. Saturday Night, July 7th will be the much anticipated first trip to Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN.  Both races will pay $10,000 to win and $700 to start.  The cameras of SPEED Channel will be on hand at Bulls Gap  with the event to be shown on a date and time to be announced at a later date.

 

Race Summary

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Tuesday Night, July 3, 2007

Muskingum County Speedway-Zanesville, OH

 

LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier:  Freddy Smith 17.443 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Freddy Smith, Tracy Fritter, Scott James, Billy Drake, Brad Neat, Mark Banal, Sean Cosgrove, Terry English, Jeff Esbenshade, Russell Frohnapfel, Jeff Gress

 

Quarter Master Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Steve Casebolt, Donnie Moran, Bart Hartman, Eric Myers, Josh McGuire, Rick Aukland, John Mason, Larry Moran, Rob Stambaugh, Cody Barrack, Norman Aronhalt

 

Hawk Brake Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Earl Pearson, Jr., Steve Shaver, Bobby Kitchen, Chad Hina, Damon Eller, Davey Johnson, Keith Berner, Kyle Bates, Danny Mitchell, Doug Dodd, Brandon Morrow

 

Quarter Master Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Justin Rattliff, Jason Montgomery, Shane McLoughlin, Jeremy Miller, Cody Parker, Jared Hawkins, Sam Lovejoy, Corey Conley, Jeff Abrams, Paul Devoll, Brandon Russell

  

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Josh McGuire, Brad Neat, Rick Aukland, Mark Banal, Sean Cosgrove, Terry English, John Mason, Rob Stambaugh, Russell Frohnapfel, Jeff Esbenshade, Larry Moran, Jeff Gress, Norman Aronhalt

 

Penske Shocks Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Damon Eller, Davey Johnson, Jared Hawkins, Corey Conley, Doug Dodd, Kyle Bates, Jeff Abrams, Sam Lovejoy, Danny Mitchell, Brandon Russell, Keith Berner, Cody Parker, Brandon Morrow, Paul Devoll

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “Crenos 50” Feature Finish (50 Laps):  Steve Casebolt, Scott James, Justin Rattliff, Earl Pearson, Jr., Bart Hartman, Larry Moran, Freddy Smith, Jason Montgomery, Brad Neat, Billy Drake, Shane McLoughlin, Rick Aukland, Bobby Kitchen, Donnie Moran, Steve Shaver, Jared Hawkins, Eric Myers, Chad Hina, Norman Aronhalt, John Mason, Damon Eller, Tracy Fritter, terry English, Davey Johnson, Josh McGuire, Jeremy Miller

 

Race Statistics:

 

Entries:  42

Yellow Flags:  5

Lap Leaders:  Justin Rattliff 1-27, Steve Casebolt 28-50

Edelbrock Hard Charger Award:  Larry Moran (Started 25th and Finished 6th-Advanced 19 Positions)

All-Star Performance Performer of the Race: Freddy Smith

K&N Clean Pass Award: Steve Casebolt

COMP Cams Rookie of the Race:  Justin Rattliff

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Terry English and John Mason

Track Provisionals:  Larry Moran and Norman Aronhalt

 

 

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings (After July 3, 2007)

 

1)     Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-2870

2)     Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-2820

3)     Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-2800

4)     Terry English (Benton, KY)-2540

5)     Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-2330

6)     Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-2325

7)     Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL)-2265

8)  

Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI)-2095

9)     Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-2060

10) Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-1985

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series COMP Cams Rookie of the Year Points Standings (After July 3, 2007)

 

  1. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-2330
  2. Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-2060
  3. Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-1985
  4. Garrett Durrett (Simsboro, LA)-870
  5. Mike Mataragas (DeKalb, IL)-355
  6. Ricky Arms (Moss, TN)-290

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PORTSMOUTH, OH (July 1, 2007)-Another new winner emerged with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2007 as veteran driver Steve Francis of Ashland, KY became the 14th different winner in 19 Lucas Oil Series events this year as the former World 100 and Dirt Track World Champion took the top honors on Sunday Night at Portsmouth (OH) Raceway Park leading all the way in the “Pepsi 75”.  The 39 year old racer teamed with car owner Tim Logan to take home the $10,000 first place prize in the series first ever visit to the 3/8th mile speed plant.  Francis led all 75 laps to take his fourth career Lucas Oil Series win over Billy Drake of Bloomington, IL, Jackie Boggs of Grayson, KY, Clint Smith of Senoia, GA and Rod Conley of Wheelersburg, OH rounded out the top five finishers.

 

After the redraw for six heat race winners Drake and Francis would start on the front row of the main event.  When the race went green the drivers would get one lap scored before eighth place starter Jimmy Mars slowed in turn four with a flat tire.  Mars would head pit side to replace the tire and rejoined the field on the tail.

 

On the restart Francis would grab the point followed by Drake, Boggs, Smith and Conley.  Francis would pull out to a two car length lead over Drake, but Drake would hang tough with Francis as he and Boggs would put the heat on Francis as the cars completed eight laps.

 

With the top three in a tightly contested battle for the race lead the second caution of the race would fly on lap ten for Donnie Moran who slowed in turn four with a flat tire.  Moran had been running in the tenth position.  This time on the restart Francis would scurry away from Drake opening up a four length lead over the Illini pilot, but a lap 14 caution for Brian Shirley would once again bunch the field back up for a restart.

 

The top five would remain the same as Francis would start to pick up the tail end of the field by lap 26.  This would allow both Drake and Boggs to keep a close eye on Francis as they would close to within a car length of him.  By the 30th circuit the top three were in a close knit group with Drake taking a peek on Francis coming off of turn number two pulling even with Francis. 

 

Just as it looked like there may be the first lead change of the race the fourth caution would come out for Jimmy Owens just as 30 laps went in the record books.  With still 45 laps remaining in the race Francis would led a double file restart to the line and head into turn number one still holding the lead.

 

The top five would remain Francis, Drake, Boggs, Smith and Conley.  There was some good racing among the other participants in the top ten as Scott James, Steve Casebolt and Earl Pearson, Jr. were duking it out as the top three in the points standings were all running together.

 

Just as the top three were about to lap a few cars Brian Birkhofer would pull his car to the top side of turn number three and came to a stop bringing out caution number five.  With that break Francis would again have a clear race track in front of him and no lapped cars to contend with.

 

With 25 laps to go Francis was still showing the way with Drake trying on a few occasions to take a look on the inside of Francis, but Francis would always shut the door in a clean manner on Drake never allowing him to get past.

 

With the laps winding down Francis would maintain his steady pace with Drake and Boggs still right there to jump to the lead if Francis would slide up out of the groove.  With 71 laps complete sixth place running Josh McGuire slowed suddenly in turn two coming to a stop ending what would have been his best ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finish.

 

As the final restart of the race fired off of turn number four all Francis had to do in the final four laps was hit his marks and the race would be his to win.  Francis did just that as Drake was unable to mount a last lap ditch effort to pass as he would finish two car lengths behind Francis at the checkers.  Boggs would finish a close third followed by Smith and Conley who ran their own competitive race for the fourth and fifth spots.

 

Francis who came into the race with three career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victories scored his first series win of the year and his first outside of the state of Florida.  All of Francis’ previous series wins were at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL.  In victory lane Francis was elated to win the event in front of his fans and family.  “I’ve got to give credit to Tim and Lee Logan and Judy for their help, this car has a Russell Baker Engine in it, Rocket Chassis, Valvoline, Port City /Integra Shocks, Hoosier Tires we can’t do it without them. We’ve haven’t got to run this car this year as much as we would have liked to, we won at Kentucky Lake back in March with this car.”  “It’s nice to win in front of the home town crowd, my Uncle Jim is in from Florida, my aunts and uncles were here and some of my other family and friends, it’s nice to race close to home for a change and we’re excited to get this Lucas Oil Series win,” said Francis afterwards.

 

The Tim Logan Racing #11 Rocket Chassis Monte Carlo with a Russell Bake Racing Engine under the hood is sponsored by Morehead Auto Truck Parts Sales/Valvoline/Rick’s Body Shop, Hoosier Racing Tires and J&M Grafix.

 

Second place finisher Billy Drake equaled his best series finish of the season in the Steve Drake/Creative Kitchens and Bats/C.J. Rayburn GTO.  Third place finisher Jackie Boggs was behind the wheel of the Miller Brothers Coal/Pro Power Engines/Swartz Chassis GTO with Clint Smith’s fourth place finish coming in his Cliburn Tank Lines/RaceTek Race Engines/GRT GTO with Rod Conley fifth at the finish in the Conley Trucking/Draime Engines/Rocket Monte Carlo.

 

Completing the top ten were Brandon Kinzer, Scott James, Steve Casebolt, Chris Madden and Earl Pearson, Jr.

 

In preliminary results Steve Shaver was the LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier Award winner among the 66 entries with a fast lap of 15.112 seconds.  The Hawk Brake and Quarter master sponsored heat race winners were Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Drake, Jackie Boggs, Rod Conley, Clint Smith and Steve Francis.  The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks sponsored B-Mains were won by Brian Birkhofer and Scott James.

 

The Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race was Scott James, who started 20th and finished seventh.  The K&N Clean Pass of the Race was awarded to Chris Madden as he finished ninth after starting 22nd.  The Allstar Performance Performer of the Race was Billy Drake, who finished second.  It matched his best finish of the year.

  

Race Summary

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Sunday Night, July 1, 2007

Portsmouth Raceway Park-Portsmouth, OH

 

LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier:  Steve Shaver 15.112 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Earl Pearson, Jr., Steve Shaver, Brandon Kinzer, Freddy Smith, Terry Hicks, Jimmy Owens, John Mason, D Jay Miller, Terry English, Chris Stotts, Tony Ruby

 

Quarter Master Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Billy Drake, Jimmy Mars, Tim Dohm, Wayne Chinn, Doug Drown, Shawn Holliday, Greggie Oliver, Bobby Kitchen,  Craig Leist, Jared Teegarden, Marty Huntley

 

Hawk Brake Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Jackie Boggs, Josh McGuire, R.J. Conley, Brian Birkhofer, Jason Covert, Justin Rattliff, Delmas Conley, Tim Tungate, Chuckie May, Tim Dillow, Rick Aukland

 

Quarter Master Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, Paul Harris, Scott James, John Blankenship, Ben Adkins, Kenny Christy, Eric Wells, Sean Cosgrove, Mark Frazier, Rob Stambaugh

 

Hawk Brake Fifth heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Clint Smith, Donnie Moran, Steve Casebolt, Chris Madden, Barry Bragdon, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Shannon Thornsberry, Whitney McQueary, Audie Swartz, Ralph Withem, Joe Ramey

 

Quarter Master Sixth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Steve Francis, Brian Shirley, Damon Eller, Michael England, Kevin Wagner, Brad Neat, Anthony Adams, Arnie Fields, Josh Bocook, Nick Bocook

 

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance): Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Owens, Jason Covert, Freddy Smith, Justin Rattliff, Delmas Conley, Greggie Oliver, Craig Leist, Shawn Holliday, Doug Drown, Bobby Kitchen, John mason, Terry Hicks, Marty Huntley, Tim Dillow, Chris Stotts, Wayne Chinn, D Jay Miller, Tim Tungate, Terry English

 

Penske Shocks Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance):  Scott James, Chris Madden, John Blankenship, Shannon Thornsberry, Michael England, Kenny Christy, Audie Swartz, Kevin Wagner, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Ben Adkins, Anthony Adams, Brad Neat, Eric Wells, Whitney McQueary, Barry Bragdon, Mark Frazier, Arnie Fields, Joe Ramey, Sean Cosgrove, Ralph Withem, Rob Stambaugh, Josh Bocook, Rick Combs

  

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “Pepsi 75” Feature Event (75 Laps):  Steve Francis, Billy Drake, Jackie Boggs, Clint Smith, Rod Conley, Brandon Kinzer, Scott James, Steve Casebolt, Chris Madden, Earl Pearson, Jr., R.J. Conley, Justin Rattliff, Tim Dohm, Terry English, Paul Harris, Donnie Moran, Jason Montgomery, Damon Eller, Josh McGuire, Brian Birkhofer, Steve Shaver, Jimmy Owens, Jimmy Mars, Brian Shirley

 

Race Statistics:

 

Entries:  66

Yellow Flags:  6

Lap Leaders:  Steve Francis 1-75

Edelbrock Hard Charger Award:  Scott James (Started 20th and Finished 7th-Advanced 13 Positions)

All-Star Performance Performer of the Race: Billy Drake

K&N Clean Pass Award: Chris Madden

COMP Cams Rookie of the Race:  Justin Rattliff

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Terry English and Justin Rattliff

 

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings (After July 1, 2007)

 

1)     Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-2660

2)     Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-2570

3)     Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-2570

4)     Terry English (Benton, KY)-2415

5)     Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-2165

6)     Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-2110

7)     Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI)-2095

8)   Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL)-2085

9)     Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-1935

10) Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-1800

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series COMP Cams Rookie of the Year Points Standings (After July 1, 2007)

 

  1. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-2110
  2. Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-1935
  3. Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-1800
  4. Garrett Durrett (Simsboro, LA)-870
  5. Mike Mataragas (DeKalb, IL)-355
  6. Ricky Arms (Moss, TN)-290

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SALUDA, VA (June 23, 2007)-Early on in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway it looked like COMP Cams “Rookie of the Year” points leader Justin Rattliff was going to steal the spotlight from some of the best in dirt late model racing as the 20 year old driver led the first 12 laps of the “All-American 50” Presented by Thurston’s Spring Service, but eventually the veterans would take over as two-time and defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL would survive a three wide two lap battle for the lead taking over the point on lap 14 and then holding off several repeated challenges from Donnie Moran to take the $10,000 victory on Saturday Night.  Pearson’s third series win of the season also vaulted him into the points lead for the first time in ’07. Moran would finish second followed by Jeremy Miller, Scott Bloomquist and Terry English.

 

With the youngster Rattliff setting the pace early on grabbing the lead on the opening lap and with the cameras of SPEED Channel taping the event Rattliff would set a blistering pace around the fast half-mile track with Pearson, Miller, Dan Schlieper and English holding the top five spots with four laps in the books.

 

Rattliff would have a six car length lead over the field by the fifth circuit with the first change inside the top five occurring when English went by Schlieper for fourth on lap five. The top three of Rattliff, Pearson and Miller would start to pull away from the fourth place battle as the trio would start to pick up the tail end of the lineup by lap 12.  Rattliff’s lead would dissipate with Pearson and Miller closing the gap quickly as Rattliff was starting to deal with slower traffic.

 

Pearson and Miller would catch Rattliff and an amazing two laps would ensue with a three wide race for two consecutive circuits with room to spare around the racy surface.  This was happening even whIle they had to contend with lapped traffic.  Pearson would nose ahead on lap 13 to take over the lead with Rattliff and Miller staying right there in the hunt.

 

The hotly contested battle for the lead would have the fans cheering each pass in front of the main grandstand.  The excitement of the race would be tempered on lap 14 when the first caution of the race would slow the racing action as Scott James would come to a halt in turn number four.

 

On the restart Pearson would be out in front with Rattliff and Miller lined up side by side.

Pearson would refire coming off of turn four with Miller going in front of Rattliff to take over second as the due would have a new contender for the lead as two-time Virginia Motor Speedway Super Late Model champion Booper Bare was hugging the bottom side of the race and was quickly making up time on Pearson and Miller.

 

Bare would challenge Miller for the runner-up slot and would rocket by him on lap 20 after a two straight cautions have been displayed on the track.  Bare strong effort was going well as he was about to pass Pearson for the lead coming off of turn number two on lap 22 mechanical issues would force his car to slow as he made a sharp left turn into the infield ending his night.

 

Pearson thought he was breathing a little bit easier now with Bare out of the race but veteran Donnie Moran would start to pick up the challenge now.  Moran, who started ninth on the grid would bolt into the top five by the 21st lap, to third a lap later and then when Bare went out he would take over the second spot.

 

With the halfway signal given Moran was all over Pearson in the race for the top spot.  Miller was still holding third with Rattliff and Scott Bloomquist battling it out for fourth.  The top five would remain the same until Bloomquist found the outside groove to his liking passing Rattliff on lap 30 to go to fourth.

 

It looked like a patented late race run by Bloomquist as there were still 20 laps remaining and plenty of time to catch up to the frontrunners.  Pearson and Moran would encounter some heavy traffic with 33 laps scored.  This would enable Moran to pull to the inside of Pearson on a couple of occasions and just when it looked like Moran was going to grab the lead from Pearson,  Pearson would split two cars that had been running side by side in front of him for two laps.

 

This would put the two lapped cars between Pearson and Moran and allow some breathing room for reigning “World 100” Champion.  English would then start to mount a charge coming to fifth with 15 to go as he was knocking on the door for fourth.

 

With ten laps to go Pearson would hold a two car length lead over Moran with Miller, Bloomquist and English trying to run them down.  The fourth caution of the race would come out for Jeff Pilkerton on lap 41 and a lap later Deane Guy would bring out the fifth and final caution when he slowed on the race track.

 

With 42 laps completed an eight lap shootout would be set up as a host of drivers would take one last shot at Pearson.  English would fire the first shot coming from fifth to third after the green waved for the restart.  Bloomquist would come right back however passing both English and Miller with five to go to come up to third.

 

Now with five laps to go Pearson would again take Moran’s best efforts as the veteran would slingshot off of turn two with the momentum closing right on the rear on Pearson’s car heading into the third turn, but each time Pearson would fend off Moran as the race behind them was just as close.  Miller would return to the third spot passing both Bloomquist and English with four to go.

 

As the frontrunners took the white flag Moran would try once more to diamond off the corner and try and gain the momentum off of turn on Pearson.  But on the final lap Pearson would get off of the second turn very well and that would be enough to take his car around the remaining two corners and the main straightaway to pick up his third series win of 2007.  Pearson was behind the wheel of the Bobby Labonte Racing/LifeLong Locks/Lucas Oil Products/MOPAR/Sunoco Race Fuels/All-Star Performance/Dunn Benson Motorsports/Larry Wallace Racing Engines/MasterSbilt Dodge Charger.  Pearson’s eighth career series win came in a brand new race car prepared by crew chief Jason Fitzgerald.

 

In victory lane the 35 year old Pearson was very pleased with the performance of his new racer. “I’ll tell you what my crew did a heck of a job, this is a brand new race car, first time on the race track and we gambled on tires before we started the race and changed to the soft stuff, the track was in excellent condition all night,” said Pearson.  “The car worked up top there early and that’s how we were able to get by Rattliff and then we had the three wide race up front for a couple of laps.”

 

“I want to thank Bobby Labonte for all of help and support, he never lets us get down and the crew works their tails off and does a great job, I also want to say thanks to Carlton and Kemp Lamm my former car owners they are here tonight as well to watch.”

 

Moran’s second place finish was his best of the season in the Custom Cutters/PBM Performance Products/MasterSbilt Impala SS.  Miller from Littlestown, PA had his best career Lucas Oil finish placing third in the Buckler Motorsports/Complete Flooring/Rocket GTO.  Bloomquist from Mooresburg, TN took fourth in his Miller Brothers Coal/Vic Hill Racing Engines/Bloomquist Chevrolet with English of Benton, KY having a strong run to take fifth at the pay window after he brought out a back up car after time trials.

 

Completing the top ten were Billy Drake, Jimmy Owens, Jason Covert, Justin Rattliff and Steve Casebolt. 

 

In preliminary events Earl Pearson, Jr. was the LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier for the 29 entrants with a lap of 17.677 seconds.  The Hawk Brake and Quarter Master Heat Races were won by Dan Schlieper, Jeremy Miller and Justin Rattliff.  The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno B-Main went to Brad Neat.  The Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race was Steve Casebolt who had to use a provisional to get into the race.  Casebolt would start 23rd in the lineup and finish tenth advancing an impressive 13 spots.  The K&N Clean Pass of the Race went to Donnie Moran.

 

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series now heads to the Buckeye State if Ohio for two major events.  On Sunday Night, July 1st the series makes its first ever visit to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH and on Tuesday Night, July 3rd it will be the third appearance for the premier touring dirt late model series at Ronnie Moran’s Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, OH.  Both shows will pay $10,000 to win.  For more information you can log on to www.lucasdirt.com.

 

 

Race Summary

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Saturday Night, June 23, 2007

Virginia Motor Speedway-Saluda, VA

 

LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier:  Earl Pearson, Jr. 17.677 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 6 Advance):  Dan Schlieper, Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Jamie Lathroum, Jimmy Owens, Darryl Hills, Brad Neat, Brandon Galloway

 

Quarter Master Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 6 Advance):  Jeremy Miller, Damon Eller, Terry English, Scott James, Sean Cosgrove, Jeff Pilkerton, Austin Hubbard, Louis Littlepage

 

Hawk Brake Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 6 Advance):  Justin Rattliff, Billy Drake, Donnie Moran, Roland Mann, Booper Bare, David Williams, Jason Covert, Steve Casebolt, Deane Guy

 

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 5 Advance):  Brad Neat, Jason Covert, Austin Hubbard, Walker Arthur, Deane Guy, Louis Littlepage, Brandon Galloway, Steve Casebolt

 

All-American 50 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Feature Finish (50 Laps):  Earl Pearson, Jr., Donnie Moran, Jeremy Miller, Scott Bloomquist, Terry English, Billy Drake, Jimmy Owens, Jason Covert, Justin Rattliff, Steve Casebolt, Jamie Lathroum, Sean Cosgrove, Damon Eller, Darryl Hills, Dan Schlieper, Scott James, Jeff Pilkerton, Walker Arthur, Austin Hubbard, Deane Guy, Rolland Mann, Brad Neat, Booper Bare, David Williams

 

Race Statistics:

 

Entries:  29

Yellow Flags:  5

Lap Leaders:  Justin Rattliff 1-12, Earl Pearson, Jr. 13-50

Edelbrock Hard Charger Award:  Steve Casebolt (Started 23rd and Finished 10th-Advanced 13 Positions)

All-Star Performance Performer of the Race:  Terry English

K&N Clean Pass Award: Donnie Moran

COMP Cams Rookie of the Race:  Justin Rattliff

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisional:  Steve Casebolt

 

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings (After June 23, 2007)

 

1)     Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-2480

2)     Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-2380

3)     Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-2375

4)     Terry English (Benton, KY)-2255

5)     Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI)-2095

6)     Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-2015

7)     Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-1940

8)    Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL)-1855

9)     Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-1795

10) Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-1725

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series COMP Cams Rookie of the Year Points Standings (After June 23, 2007)

 

  1. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-1940
  2. Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-1795
  3. Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-1725
  4. Garrett Durrett (Simsboro, LA)-870
  5. Mike Mataragas (DeKalb, IL)-355
  6. Ricky Arms (Moss, TN)-290

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (June 22, 2007)-Before one of the largest recorded crowds in the history of Fayetteville Motor Speedway Jeff Smith of Dallas, NC became the 13th different winner in 17 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events as Smith snapped Jimmy Owens’ two race series win streak on Friday Night.  For Smith it was his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory as he earned $10,000 for the win which was his fifth consecutive at the track.  Smith took the lead on the 14th lap from Owens and then held off all of the challenges that Owens had to offer.  Owens who had won the two previous Lucas Oil events at North Georgia and Talladega Short Track finished second followed by Earl Pearson, Jr., Randle Chupp and Jeremy Clements.

 

With the four heat race winners redrawing for the first two rows in the main event Chupp and Owens would draw the front row for the 50 lap race.  Chupp would get the good jump at the start of the race which was negated when Bodine Massengill spun in turn number one.  On the next start Owens would be the driver who got the advantage heading into turn one grabbing the lead over Chupp, Jeff Smith, Pearson and Scott Autry.

 

Smith, who started on the outside of the second row vaulted into second past Chupp on the second circuit as he quickly would run down Owens who had built a slight lead over the field.  Owens and Smith would start to pull away from the third place running Chupp and Pearson who was still in fourth.

 

By the eighth lap Owens and Smith started to pick up the tail end of the field with Smith all over Owens trying to find an avenue around him.  As the two frontrunners raced through the traffic Smith would be able to find some running room to pass Owens for the lead coming off of turn number two on lap 14.  Two laps later the first caution of the race came out for G.R. Smith.

 

With 15 laps in the books Smith would be out in front on the Delaware double file restart with Owens and Chupp lined up door to door. When the green flew to restart the race Chupp would be the benefactor of the double file restart as he moved his car into the second slot behind Smith just as the yellow came out this time for Scott Neighbors.

 

On the ensuing restart Smith would still have the lead with Chupp and Owens lined up side by side.  This time Owens would not let Chupp get the jump on him as he powered his car to the inside heading into turn number one retaking the second spot.  At this same time leading COMP Cams Rookie of the Year candidate Justin Rattliff would enter the top five for the first time passing Autry.

 

With 25 laps scored it was still Smith much to the enjoyment of the partisan crowd on hand as he was bidding to upset many of the top stars in dirt late model racing.  Owens was grinding away in second staying right on Smith’s bumper with Chupp and Pearson running nose to tail in their own personal race for third.  Caution number four would come out on lap 38 for Billy Drake’s flat tire and on the restart a pileup in turn number one would halt the action once more.

 

The race for the lead was a good one as Smith and Owens would fight it out tooth and nail with Owens pulling alongside the left rear quarter panel of Smith comingoff of turn number two and exiting the fourth corner, but Owens was never able to officially lead another lap in the race.

 

With ten laps remaining the tremendous tussle for the point was still going on with Smith holding never more than a car length advantage over Owens with Chupp and Pearson fighting it out for third as those two drivers were starting to track down the leaders in the waning laps of the race.

 

When the five to go signal was given Owens was tucked right in behind Smith as he was trying to drive his car harder into the turns hoping he would come out of the turn with the momentum to pass Smith on the inside.  But Smith was having none of it as Smith was able to keep his car in front of Owens at all times.

 

Misfortune would strike the fifth place running Rattliff as he developed a flat tire on lap 47 bringing out the final caution of the race.  There would now be a four lap shootout to determine the winner with Smith, Owens and Pearson, who was up to third now as he had gotten around Chupp after a nearly race long hard fought battle.

 

With the white flag waving Owens would have one more shot on Smith as he drove into turn one harder than he had the entire race as he kept it clean not bumping Smith, but Smith held his line nicely and would get the run off of turn number two that would be the key to defeating Owens as Owens would make one last stab coming of the final corner but Smith would have enough of a lead that he was able to beat Owens to the line winning by just one car length for his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph in his Starlets Trucking/Norton Stereo/Creative Bridge Design/Banks Brokerage/VP Racing Fuels/J&J Race Cars/AFCO/American Racer Tires shod Gaerte powered Rocket Impala SS.

 

In victory lane a huge smile was still evident on the 41 year old son of racing legend Freddy Smith, who was on hand in the post race celebration celebration.  The soft spoken Smith thanked Jack Starrette, his crew and all of the fans that came out to watch the first ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at Fayetteville.  “Oh man that was tough, Jimmy was right there all the way and our car have just been so good here lately I can’t believe that we’ve won five in a row here and to beat these guys that are something special.”  In Smith’s career he had two previous $10,000 victories and both had come at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC.  It also marked the third win in five series races for American Racer Tires, a tire choice that Smith has run for quite some time.  “The American Racers really performed well tonight, we’ve got this track pretty well figured out with them and I can’t thank them enough for their support.”

 

Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN in his Mike Reece/Reece Monuments/Bloomquist Race Cars Fusion took second place money followed by Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL in the Bobby Labonte Racing/LifeLong Locks/MasterSbilt Charger.  Fourth place was Randle Chupp from Troutman, NC in the Premier Motorsports/Starrette Trucking/Rocket Monte Carlo with a career best Lucas Oil finish for ARCA/REMAX driver Jeremy Clements of Spartanburg, SC in the Hamrick’s of Gaffney/Bloomquist Race Cars entry.

 

Completing the top ten were Scott James, Terry English, Scott Bloomquist, Dan Schlieper and Damon Eller.

 

Jimmy Owens was the LifeLong Locks Fast Time Award winner with a lap of 18.114 seconds around the 4/10ths size track.  There were 38 entrants on hand.  The Hawk Brake and Quarter Master Heat Race winners were Jimmy Owens, Randle Chupp, Jeff Smith and Earl Pearson, Jr. The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks B-Main victors were Terry English and Dan Schlieper.  Terry English earned the Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race after starting 17th and finishing in seventh.  Earl Pearson, Jr. would garner the K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race grabbing the third spot away from Randle Chupp near the end of the race.

 

Race Summary

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Fayetteville Motor Speedway-Fayetteville, NC

Friday Night, June 22, 2007

 

LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier:  Jimmy Owens  18.114 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Jimmy Owens, Justin Rattliff, Scott James, Shawn Beasley, Damon Eller, Brent Robinson, J.C. Clary, Zack Cox, Freddy Smith, Derek Francis

 

Quarter Master Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Randle Chupp, Scott Autry, Jeremy Clements, Travis Hair, Terry English, Billy Drake, David Taylor, Brad Neat, Junior Pearce

 

Hawk Brake Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Jeff Smith, Donnie Moran, Scott Bloomquist, Scott Neighbors, Steve Casebolt, Michael Mason, Neal Sykes, Austin Dillon, Craig Miller

 

Quarter Master Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Earl Pearson, Jr., G.R. Smith, Bodine Massengill, Dean Bowen, Dan Schlieper, Timmy Blackwell, Roger Lucas, Bruce Cline, Randy Lucas

 

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Terry English, Damon Eller, Billy Drake, Brent Robinson, David Taylor, J.C. Clary, Junior Pearce, Brad Neat, Zack Cox

 

Penske Shocks Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Dan Schlieper, Steve Casebolt, Michael Mason, Timmy

Blackwell, Roger Lucas, Bruce Cline, Craig Miller, Neal Sykes, Randy Lucas, Austin Dillon

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Feature Event Finish (50 Laps):  Jeff Smith, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson, Jr., Randle Chupp, Jeremy Clements, Scott James, Terry English, Scott Bloomquist, Dan Schlieper, Damon Eller, Billy Drake, Donnie Moran, Travis Hair, Justin Rattliff, Michael Mason, Brad Neat, Scott Neighbors, Scott Autry, Steve Casebolt, Shawn Beasley, David Taylor, Bodine Massengill, Dean Bowen, G.R. Smith, Freddy Smith

 

Race Statistics: 

 

Entries:  38

Yellow Flags:  6

Lap Leaders:  Jimmy Owens 1-13, Jeff Smith 14-50

Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race:  Terry English (Started 17th and Finished 7th-Advnced 10 Positions)

K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race Award: Earl Pearson, Jr.

All-Star Performance Performer of the Race:  Scott James

COMP Cams Rookie of the Race:  Damon Eller

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Brad Neat and Freddy Smith

Track Provisional:  David Taylor

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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 10/14/19 - After Dixie

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 8045
2 39 Tim McCreadie 7575
3 14 Josh Richards 7450
4 20 Jimmy Owens 7380
5 1T Tyler Erb ® 7370
6 1m Devin Moran ® 7130
7 71 Hudson O'Neal 7050
8 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7020
9 40B Kyle Bronson 6345
9 50 Shanon Buckingham 6345
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