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2012results_8-26.jpg LAWRENCEBURG, IN (August 25, 2012) – Reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN picked up his fourth series win of the season on  Saturday Night.  Owens led every lap in capturing the “Whiskey City 50” presented by Sign-A-Rama before a huge crowd at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN finished second, followed by John Blankenship of Williamson, WV. Owens, who entered the event as the current series points’ leader, started on the outside of the front row and took the lead at the drop of the green flag. Eric Wells of Hazard, KY grabbed second for the first six laps behind Owens before yielding to Jared Landers of Batesville, AR. Landers appeared early on to be the only car who could hang with Owens, but Blankenship powered to second position on lap 16 around Landers. By that point of the race, Owens had already built a sizable advantage over the field. Blankenship tried to make-up ground on Owens and was closing in on the leader when a caution for debris slowed the action for the first and only time during the race. On the restart Owens had Blankenship and O’Neal lined up behind him in the double-file restart, but Owens then pulled out to a lead that carried him all the way to the checkers for his 33rd career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. “The car was just fantastic all night long, I have to thank Mike Reece, my car owner, and all the crew they did a great job on the car. We were disappointed with our race on Thursday at Bulls Gap, and it seems like forever since we have won a race,” said Owens, whose last series victory was last month, in the Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway. “We got into traffic and had to slow down a little bit there, I didn’t know who was coming up behind me. My crew was giving me signals, and then the caution came out! It’s great to win here in front of this big of a crowd, this is a very nice facility and we look forward to coming back.” “I have to thank my sponsors Reece Monument Company, Gantte Appraisal, Red Line Oil, Midwest Sheet Metal, Sunoco Race Fuels, C&C Trucking, Hoosier Tire South, Keyser and Ohlins,” said the 40-year-old driver who stretched his points lead out over O’Neal. “We had a third place car for most of the race,” said O’Neal, who won last year’s LOLMDS event at Lawrenceburg. “We were fortunate to get by John (Blankenship) there towards the end of the race.” Completing the top five behind Owens, O’Neal, and Blankenship were 10th starting, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY and 16th place starter, Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA. The remainder of the top ten at the finish were: Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, F; Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; and Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, WV. In preliminary action Scott Bloomquist set the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time amongst the 29 entrants, with a lap of 14.360 seconds. Jimmy Owens set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 14.540 seconds. Eric Wells, John Blankenship, Jimmy Owens, and Don O’Neal won their respective Heat Races. Tim Rivers and Scott James won their respective B-Mains. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action on Saturday, September 1st at Portsmouth Raceway Park for the Pepsi River Days Rumble 50. The event will feature Red Buck Cigars Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. On Sunday Night, September 2nd, the series will make its first appearance at I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, WV for Carl Short’s 44th Annual “Hillbilly Hundred”. The event will feature Red Buck Cigars Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the $25,000-to-win main event. For more information on these events, log onto www.portsraceway.com and www.racei77.com. For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and be sure to follow the series at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt SeriesRace Summary Saturday Night, August 25th, 2012 Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN  Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 14.360 secondsRed Buck Cigars Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 14.540 seconds  Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Eric Wells, D.J. Wells, Scott Bloomquist, Greg Johnson, Stephen Breeding, Tyler Allen, Eric Jacobsen U. S. Steel Second Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): John Blankenship, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jimmy Mars, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Robby Hensley, Tim Rivers, Jeff Simonton Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Jared Landers, Steve Francis, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Mike Marlar, Brad Neat, Joe Janowski HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Erb, Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Steve Casebolt, Scott James , Tim Prince, Tyler Reddick JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Tim Rivers, Stephen Breeding, Tyler Allen, Jeff Simonton, Robby Hensley-DNS, Eric Jacobsen-DNS PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Scott James, Mike Marlar, Joe Janowski, Steve Casebolt , Tyler Reddick, Brad Neat, Tim Prince   Feature Finish – 50 Laps

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
2 4 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
3 3 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
4 10 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
5 16 15b Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
6 7 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
7 9 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
8 6 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
9 1 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
10 14 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
11 12 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
12 23 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
13 8 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
14 22 6J Joe Janowski Carmel, IN
15 19 5bx Stephen Breeding Isom, KY
16 5 18w D.J. Wells Wooton, KY
17 17 46 Tim Rivers Salem, IN
18 15 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL
19 11 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI
20 18 81 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN
21 20 5b Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
22 24 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
23 21 T1 Tyler Allen Indianapolis, IN
24 13 24H Greg Johnson Bedford, IN

Race StatisticsEntrants: 29Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Lap 1 – 50)Caution Flags:  Debris (Lap 36)Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Tyler Reddick, Brad NeatLucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Provisional: noneOptima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Brian Birkhofer (Started 16th; Finished 5th; Advanced 11 positions) Allstar Performer of the Race: Brian BirkhoferSunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy OwensASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Jimmy OwensQuarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jonathan DavenportCOMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing EnginesOhlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Bloomquist Race CarsSweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race:  Chris Fox (Jimmy Owens)Time of Race: 19 minutes 24 seconds Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 6385
2 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 6065
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 5945
4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 5910
5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 5460
6 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 5365
7 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 5220
8 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 5135
9 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 5040
10 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 5015

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

2012results_8-24.jpg BULLS GAP, TN (August 23, 2012) – Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, TN pulled off a stunning win on Thursday Night at Volunteer Speedway in the 9th Annual Reece Monument Scorcher 50. Ogle passed race leader, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN on lap 46 and went on to capture his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win, worth $10,000. The 50-lap race went caution-free as Ogle and Bloomquist put on a dazzling display of driving talent. Bloomquist led the first 21 circuits of the race until Ogle made the pass on the bottom on the next lap. Ogle, Bloomquist, and Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN raced down to the wire in a tightly contested race. Even after Bloomquist got by him, Ogle never gave up. He chased the leader back down and eventually overtook the Hall-of-Famer with four laps to go on his way to the biggest win of his 25-year career. Up until Thursday Night, Ogle’s biggest win was a Hav-A-Tampa Series win in 1998 at Tazewell (TN) Speedway. “It feels great to win this, especially to be beat Scott (Bloomquist), he’s one of the all-time best. He got out in front, but I just bided my time and wanted to stay close to him and when he got behind the 41 car (TY Dillon) I saw my chance and went for it,” said the 48-year-old veteran who became the 12th different winner on the LOLMDS tour in 2012. “Once I fell to second, I just wanted to stay right there with him (Bloomquist), and left the door open there and that was just enough for me, I still can’t believe I won this,” said Ogle, who pulled away from Bloomquist and O’Neal in the waning laps to score the win. “I can’t thank my car owner Larry Garner enough for giving me the opportunity to drive his car. We have won three-in-a-row now and to beat the best in the business tonight, wow, I don’t know what to say. I want to thank my crew chief, David Bryant and all the crew, they did a great job with the car and I just drove it, the track was pretty good tonight and how about this crowd, this is so much fun.” “I have to thank all of my sponsors, Massey Electric Company, Stowers Cat, Cherokee Millwright and Mechanical, GEO Services, Blount Excavating, and Grady and King Construction.” Ogle’s Rocket Chassis car is powered by a Custom Race Engine. Trailing the top three of Ogle, Bloomquist and O’Neal to the line was Chris Madden of Gaffney, SC and 5-time Volunteer Speedway track champion, Vic Hill of Mosheim, TN. Completing the top ten was Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA; Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; John Blankenship of Williamson, WV; Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; and Steve Francis of Ashland, KY. In his first ever super late model race, NASCAR’s Trevor Bayne looked poised to transfer into the feature, but his night ended early as he spun in Turn 2 with another car taking out his right front. In preliminary action Scott Bloomquist set the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time amongst the 35 entrants, with a lap of 12.182 seconds. Billy Ogle Jr. set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 12.225 seconds. Scott Bloomquist, Chris Madden, Bill Ogle Jr., and Earl Pearson Jr. won their respective Heat Races.  Chad Ogle and Steve Francis won their respective B-Mains. On the docket next for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, IN on Saturday, August 25th. The event will feature Red Buck Cigars Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000 main event. For more information, check out www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com. For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and be sure to follow the series at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt SeriesRace Summary Thursday Night, August 23rd, 2012 Reece Monument “Scorcher 50”Volunteer Speedway – Bulls Gap, TNRed Buck Cigars Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 12.182 secondsRed Buck Cigars Fast Time Group B: Billy Ogle Jr. / 12.225 seconds Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Tyler Reddick, Casey Roberts, Eric Wells, Chad Ogle, Trevor Bayne, Mark Douglas, Ryan King, Eric Jacobsen U. S. Steel Second Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Chris Madden, Vic Hill, Dale McDowell, Ty Dillon, Jeff Maupin, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Jeff Neubert, Jason Welshan Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Billy Ogle Jr., Brad Neat, John Blankenship, Jared Landers, Steve Francis, Mark Vineyard, Josh Henry, Jonathan Davenport, Ray Cook HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Tommy Kerr, Brett Miller, David Watts, Steve Smith, D.J. Wells, Heath Alvey JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Chad Ogle, Mark Douglas, Jeff Maupin, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Jeff Neubert, Ryan King, Trevor Bayne, Jason Welshan-DNS, Eric Jacobsen-DNS   PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Steve Francis, Jonathan Davenport, Mark Vineyard, Brett Miller, D.J. Wells, Ray Cook, Josh Henry, Steve Smith, David Watts, Heath Alvey-DNS Feature Finish – 50 Laps

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 2 201 Billy Ogle Jr. Knoxville, TN
2 1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
3 8 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
4 3 44m Chris Madden Gaffney, SC
5 7 1v Vic Hill Mosheim, TN
6 5 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
7 13 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
8 10 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
9 12 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
10 18 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
11 23 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
12 6 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
13 14 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
14 4 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
15 15 41 Ty Dillon Lexington, NC
16 16 4T Tommy Kerr Maryville, TN
17 24 47 Brett Miller Greenville, TN
18 17 10 Chad Ogle Sevierville, TN
19 20 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
20 11 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA
21 9 101 Casey Roberts Toccoa, GA
22 22 4v Mark Vineyard Powell, TN
23 19 52d Mark Douglas Knoxville, TN
24 21 0m Jeff Maupin Greeneville, TN

  Race StatisticsEntrants: 35Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 21); Billy Ogle Jr. (Laps 22 – 38); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 39 – 46); Billy Ogle Jr. (Laps 47 – 50)Caution Flags:  noneLucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Ray CookLucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Provisional: Brett MillerOptima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Ray Cook (Started 23rd; Finished 11th; Advanced 12 positions) Allstar Performer of the Race: Billy Ogle Jr.Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy OwensASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Don O’NealQuarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jonathan DavenportCOMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Roush Yates Racing EnginesOhlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket ChassisSweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race:  BJ Hillman (Billy Ogle Jr.)Time of Race: 11 minutes 36 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 6125
2 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5835
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 5740
4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 5700
5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 5240
6 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 5165
7 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 5055
8 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 4965
9 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 4855
10 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 4825

 

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

2012results_8-18.jpg   LOCUST GROVE, AR (August 18, 0212) – Leading all 100 laps, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY dominated the 20th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 on Saturday Night at Batesville Motor Speedway. Francis, piloting the Valvoline, Barry Wright House Car collected $40,000 for his first win in the crown jewel event sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.   Former Topless 100 winner and hometown driver Jared Landers of Batesville, AR finished second followed by Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; and Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN.   Francis, who started on the pole, took the lead at the start and then had to withstand several caution flags on his way to a convincing win. At least three drivers took a shot at Francis during the race, but only Landers consistently stayed within striking distance of him.   “I have to thank Barry and Lance Wright, this car was fast from the time we unloaded here on Thursday, I was worried about tire wear, but the Hoosiers still look good after the race, so I am happy for that! This is Barry’s first win in this race, and I have only run it a handful of times in the past,” said the 44-year-old driver, who captured his fifth LOLMDS win of 2012.   “The track was great all race, we stayed up top for most of it, but I knew Jared (Landers) was going to be there, but the car handled so well in open space and in traffic, I just drove it, it feels good to finally capture another crown jewel event,” said Francis who moved to third in the championship points race.   “I know Barry would like to dedicate this win to Buck Simmons, who passed away last Sunday, Buck drove for Barry for ten years, and I know Buck would be proud of this team tonight,” said Francis, whose Barry Wright Race Cars Chevrolet is powered by a Clements Racing Engine. “I have to thank Nichols Plumbing, JRi Shocks, AES Racing, Mathis Farms and VP Fuels, without them this wouldn’t be possible.”   Landers, who scored a stunning win in the race two years ago, held the second position for a majority of the race, yielding to Owens and Wells for a brief time. Landers regained the runner-up position for good on lap 74. “Steve drove a heck of a good race, the track was excellent, we changed motors this afternoon, we are real happy with this finish, it has been a struggle here lately, and it feels good to be running back up front against these guys.”   Wells, whose third place run marked his best ever finish in a crown jewel race was elated with third. “We ran good, I thought I could get second, Jared and I had good battle for second, nobody had anything for Steve, he was the class of the field, but to come third in a TV race and crown jewel event it is a step in the right direction for our race team,” said Wells.   Completing the top ten were Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; Jesse Stovall of Galena, MO; Chris Madden of Gaffney, SC; Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL; and John Blankenship of Williamson, WV.   In preliminary action Scott Bloomquist set the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time amongst the 44 entrants, with a lap of 12.798 seconds. Chris Madden set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 12.841 seconds. Steve Francis, Jared Landers, Chris Madden, and Don O’Neal won their respective Heat Races. Eric Wells and Brandon Smith won their respective B-Mains.   On Thursday, August 23rd, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series invades Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN for the Reece Monument “Scorcher 50”, then on Saturday, August 25th, the series heads up to lay down the law at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, IN. Both events will feature Red Buck Cigars Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-lap, $10,000 main events. For more information, check out www.volunteerspeedway.com and www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com.   For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and be sure to follow the series at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.   Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Saturday Night, August 18th, 2012 20th Annual COMP Cams “Topless 100” Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, AR   Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 12.798 seconds Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group B: Chris Madden / 12.841 seconds   Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (12 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Steve Francis, Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer, Todd Hall, Klint Byars, Robbie Stuart, Terry Phillips, Chris Wall, Shane Harris, Chris Huckabay, Billy Moyer, Jr.   U. S. Steel Second Heat (12 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Jared Landers, Dale McDowell, John Blankenship, Morgan Bagley, Eric Wells, Shawn Knuckles, Curtiss Cook, Kyle Beard, Tyler Reddick, Odie Green, Travis Mosley   Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (12 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Chris Madden, Shannon Babb, Will Vaught, Wendell Wallace, Brandon Smith, Robert Baker, Neil Baggett, Jason McBride, Tommy Surrett, Keith Lawson, Braden Mitchell   HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (12 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Jesse Stovall, Jack Sullivan, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Jon Mitchell, Jeff Chanler, Timothy Culp, Jon Kirby, BJ Robinson   JRi Shocks First B-Main (15 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Eric Wells, Klint Byars, Robbie Stuart, Chris Wall, Shawn Knuckles, Terry Phillips, Curtiss Cook, Kyle Beard, Shane Harris, Chris Huckabay, Odie Green, Tyler Reddick, Billy Moyer, Jr.-DNS, Travis Mosley-DNS                                     PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (15 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Brandon Smith, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Robert Baker, BJ Robinson, Jon Mitchell, Neil Baggett, Tommy Surrett, Timothy Culp, Jon Kirby, Jeff Chanler, Jason McBride-DNS, Keith Lawson-DNS, Braden Mitchell-DNS   Feature Finish – 100 Laps

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 1 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
2 3 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
3 17 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
4 5 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
5 8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
6 4 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
7 12 00s Jesse Stovall Galena, MO
8 2 44m Chris Madden Gaffney, SC
9 6 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL
10 11 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
11 20 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
12 21 6r Robbie Stuart DeRidder, LA
13 22 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
14 15 14m Morgan Bagley Tyler, TX
15 16 1s Jack Sullivan Greenbrier, AR
16 18 115 Brandon Smith Floral, AR
17 19 5bx Klint Byars Calhoun City, MS
18 7 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA
19 23 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
20 13 99h Todd Hall Charleston, MO
21 24 5m Jon Mitchell Texarkana, TX
22 9 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
23 10 1v Will Vaught Crane, MO
24 14 6m Wendell Wallace Batesville, AR

  Race Statistics Entrants: 44 Lap Leaders: Steve Francis (Laps 1 – 100) Caution Flags:  Jack Sullivan (Lap 4); Will Vaught, Wendell Wallace (Lap 6); Don O’Neal (Lap 8); Dale McDowell, Tyler Reddick (Lap 24); Brandon Smith (Lap 53); Don O’Neal (Lap 72); Jimmy Owens (Lap 73); Jimmy Owens (Lap 76); Shannon Babb (Lap 81) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Tyler Reddick Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Provisional: Jon Mitchell Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Eric Wells (Started 17th; Finished 3rd; Advanced 14 positions) Allstar Performer of the Race: Eric Wells Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Steve Francis Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jonathan Davenport COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Racing Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Barry Wright Race Cars Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race:  Brian Leonberg (Jared Landers) Time of Race: 58 minutes 13 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 5940
2 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5615
3 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 5520
4 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 5500
5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 5050
6 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 5005
7 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4920
8 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 4765
9 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 4660
9 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 4660

 

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

2012results_8-11.jpg   UNION, KY (August 11, 2012) – Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN passed race leader, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN on lap 85 and then went on to capture his first career Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil on Saturday Night at Florence Speedway. With a record-setting crowd on hand, O’Neal captured the $50,000 to win event in his 14th attempt. Owens finished second followed by Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN; Rick Eckert of York, PA; and Steve Francis of Ashland, KY.   O’Neal and Owens started on the front row of the Bluegrass State’s richest dirt race with Owens grabbing the lead at the start. Owens set a blazing pace around the half-mile track leading O’Neal, Jewel, Eckert, and the 8th-starting Casebolt for the first 15 laps.   Eckert got around Jewell for third on lap 17 and then a circuit later, Casebolt made the same move, dropping Jewell to fifth. The race went green for the first 43 laps of the race until the first caution appeared. Owens held the lead, followed by O’Neal, Casebolt, Eckert and Francis.   O’Neal finally made a move and dove to the inside of Owens heading into turn three on lap 85, wrestling the lead away from Owens. O’Neal then had to wait through two caution flags in the final ten laps as he pulled away for the victory.   “It’s about time,” said O’Neal, who claimed his 11th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season. “I saw an opening there and decided I was going to go for it. I don’t know if we touched or not, but we race hard every week against each other,” said the 48-year-old driver who claimed his 30th career victory on the touring series.   “To finally win this race after trying so many times, and coming close a few years ago, it’s a relief to finally get this one. This place is close to home, and we have won about everything else here in the past and to get this one is quite an accomplishment,” said O’Neal, who drives the MasterSbilt House Car. It was the ninth win in the annual event for the chassis building company based in Crothersville, IN.   “I have to thank Jay Dickens Racing Engines and all my sponsors, Optima Batteries, Independence Lumber, Superior Cleaning, Tarpy Trucking, Jones Core, Seubert Calf Ranches, Jones Core, and all my product sponsors, without them this wouldn’t be possible.”   Owens maintains the LOLMDS points lead after his second place finish in the Reece Monument Company, Bloomquist Race Cars Ford. Owens was trying to become the first driver to win the event three years in a row and fourth overall. Casebolt in the Arizona Sport Shirts, MasterSbilt Chevrolet was a close third.   Completing the top ten were Mike Jewell of Scottsburg, IN; Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA; Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA; Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; and Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN.   In preliminary action Don O’Neal set the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time amongst the 64 entrants, with a lap of 16.501 seconds. Jimmy Owens set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 16.977 seconds. Don O’Neal, Rick Eckert, Ray Cook, Jimmy Owens, Mike Jewell, and RJ Conley won their respective Heat Races. Eddie Carrier Jr. and Billy Moyer won their respective B-Mains.   The COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR awaits the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, next weekend, August 17th and 18th. The crown jewel event will include Red Buck Cigars Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $40,000 to win, COMP Cams Topless 100. For more information, check out www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net.   For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and be sure to follow the series at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Friday Night, August 10th, 2012 30th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels “North South 100” presented by Lucas Oil Products Florence Speedway – Union, KY   Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group A: Don O’Neal / 16.501seconds Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 16.977 seconds   Red Buck Cigars Dash (8 Laps): Jimmy Owens, Randy Weaver, Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Greg Johnson   Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Michael Asberry, Dustin Linville, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Chad Stapleton, Morgan Bagley, Joe Janowski, John Mason, Josh McGuire, Brian Gray, Dustin Neat   U. S. Steel Second Heat (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Rick Eckert, Jason Jameson, Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson, Jr., John Blankenship, Chad Smith, Chris Combs, Tim Rivers, Danny Hatcher, Josh Scott, Mason Combs   Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Ray Cook, Scott Bloomquist, Jared Landers, Greg Johnson, Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Mars, Justin Rattliff, John Gill, James Rice, Mick Sansom   HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Steve Casebolt, Tyler Reddick, Josh Williams, Stephen Breeding, D.J. Wells, Tommy Carlton, Jesse Lay, Jim Price, Freddy Smith, Tim McCreadie   Wiles Driveshafts Fifth Heat (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Mike Jewell, Steve Francis, Brad Neat, Billy Moyer, Mike Marlar, Jason Barrett, Terry Lanigan, Nick Latham, Mike Unger, Kenny Hyde, Jr., Walker Arthur U. S. Steel Sixth Heat (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): RJ Conley, Randy Weaver, Robby Hensley, Steve Shaver, Eric Wells, Scott James , Tim Prince, David Spille, Vern LeFevers, Billy Gullion   JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps – Top 2 Transfer): Eddie Carrier Jr., Brian Birkhofer, John Blankenship, Joe Janowski, Earl Pearson, Jr., Greg Johnson, Chad Stapleton, Jimmy Mars, Morgan Bagley, Chad Smith, Justin Rattliff, James Rice, Josh McGuire, John Gill, John Mason, Danny Hatcher, Josh Scott, Brian Gray, Mick Sansom, Mason Combs, Chris Combs, Tim Rivers, Dustin Neat-DNS   PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (12 Laps – Top 2 Transfer): Billy Moyer, Steve Shaver, Eric Wells, Scott James , Josh Williams, Mike Marlar, Jesse Lay, Nick Latham, Freddy Smith, Tim McCreadie, D.J. Wells, David Spille, Jason Barrett, Billy Gullion, Jim Price, Tommy Carlton, Mike Unger, Stephen Breeding, Tim Prince, Kenny Hyde, Jr., Terry Lanigan-DNS, Vern LeFevers-DNS, Walker Arthur-DNS   Feature Finish – 100 Laps

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 1 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
2 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
3 8 c9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN
4 3 24 Rick Eckert York, PA
5 10 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
6 4 9J Mike Jewell Scottsburg, IN
7 15 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
8 14 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
9 5 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
10 12 116 Randy Weaver Crossville, TN
11 13 D8 Dustin Linville Lancaster, KY
12 24 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
13 26 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
14 11 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
15 17 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
16 6 71c RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH
17 16 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
18 18 21h Robby Hensley Walton, KY
19 23 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
20 19 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
21 9 12 Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN
22 7 360 Michael Asberry Crossville, TN
23 20 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
24 22 6s Steve Shaver Vienna, WV
25 21 15b Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
26 25 JJ2 Josh Williams W. Harrison, IN

 

  Race Statistics Entrants: 64 Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 84); Don O’Neal (Laps 85 – 100) Caution Flags: Debris (Lap 43); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 47); Robby Hensley (Lap 50); Jason Jameson (Lap 86); RJ Conley (Lap 90); Brad Neat (Lap 91) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: John Blankenship, Earl Pearson Jr. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: Eric Wells Florence Speedway Track Provisional: Josh Williams Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Eric Wells (Started 25th; Finished 13th; Advanced 12 positions) Allstar Performer of the Race: Don O’Neal Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Don O’Neal Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jonathan Davenport COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Jay Dickens Racing Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: MasterSbilt Race Cars Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race: Cody Mahoney (Don O’Neal) Time of Race: 46 minutes 03 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:  

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 5735
2 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5415
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 5280
4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 5270
5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 4870
6 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4830
7 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4755
8 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 4630
9 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 4440
10 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 4430

 

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

2012results_6-28.jpg   HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 28 2012) – Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN earned the victory in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 31st Annual “Conococheague 50” on Saturday Night at Hagerstown Speedway.   O’Neal withstood a furious rally by Steve Francis of Ashland, KY to take the $10,000 victory; his 10th series win of the year. Francis finished second followed by 12th starting, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; 18th starter, Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA; and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN.   O’Neal, who’s night started off on the wrong foot as he developed water pump problems in his main ride, had to bring out his back-up car in which he qualified third fastest in group A. O’Neal then finished second in his heat, earning the inside of the third row starting position for the feature event.   Francis, the pole sitter, led the first five laps of the race until O’Neal zipped past him on lap six for the lead. O’Neal pulled away from Francis as the two drivers opened up a several car length advantage over the rest of the field. Francis started to make a late-race charge as he went to the top side of the track, chasing down O’Neal, who kept his car on the bottom side of the track.   O’Neal and Francis then put on a show over the last ten laps of the race. O’Neal and Francis exchanged the lead at least a half-dozen times with Francis officially leading 8 laps. O’Neal regained the lead for good on lap 46 and pulled away from O’Neal and went on to become the seventh different winner in the seven Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at Hagerstown.   “I have to thank the crew, they did a tremendous job getting the back-up car ready after hot laps. I hadn’t run that car much since the Icebreaker at Brownstown back in March. We had to change a lot on the car, and it was fast all night, we took off real good and I knew when I got past Scott (Bloomquist) there early we would have a good car. I had to move up on the track there at the end, because he (Francis) was fast on the outside,” said O’Neal, who vaulted to second in the series points standings.   “I have to thank all my sponsors, Tarpy Trucking is here tonight, Optima Batteries, Independence Lumber, Seubert Calf Ranches, Superior Cleaning, Budda Bert Transmissions, Dragon Race Fuel and Ohlins.” O’Neal’s MasterSbilt House Car Chevrolet is powered by a Jay Dickens Racing Engines.   Completing the top ten were: Gary Stuhler of Greencastle, PA; Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; John Blankenship of Williamson, WV; Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, PA; and Jerry Bard of Shippensburg, PA.         In preliminary action Steve Francis, Scott Bloomquist, Steve Shaver, and John Blankenship won their respective Heat Races. Earl Pearson Jr. and Tyler Reddick won their respective B-Mains.   After taking next weekend off, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will get back in action to start the month of August off at Florence Speedway in Union, KY for the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc on Friday and Saturday August 10th and 11th. For more information, log onto www.florencespeedway.com.   For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and be sure to follow the series at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.   Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Saturday Night, July 28th, 2012 “Conococheague 50” Hagerstown Speedway – Hagerstown, MD   Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group A: Steve Francis / 18.337 seconds Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group B: / seconds   Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Steve Francis, Don O'Neal, Rick Eckert, Jamie Lathroum, Marvin Winters, Austin Hubbard, Alan Sagi, Roy Deese, Jr.   U. S. Steel Second Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Eric Wells, Jared Landers, Gregg Satterlee, Earl Pearson, Jr., Nick Dickson, Brandon Sheppard, Kenny Moreland   Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Steve Shaver, Jonathan Davenport, Daniel Stone, Ronnie DeHaven, Jr., Jerry Bard, Brian Tavenner, Rusty Sites, Pancho Lawler   HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): John Blankenship, Gary Stuhler, Jimmy Owens, Jeremy Miller, Tyler Reddick, Jason Covert, Frank Plessinger   JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Earl Pearson Jr., Marvin Winters, Austin Hubbard, Nick Dickson, Brandon Sheppard, Alan Sagi, Roy Deese, Jr., Kenny Moreland-NR   PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Tyler Reddick, Jerry Bard, Jason Covert, Brian Tavenner, Kenny Moreland, Frank Plessinger, Rusty Sites, Pancho Lawler   Feature Finish – 50 Laps

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 5 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
2 1 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
3 12 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
4 18 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
5 3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
6 8 23s Gary Stuhler Greencastle, PA
7 7 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
8 4 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
9 15 22s Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA
10 20 26 Jerry Bard Shippensburg, PA
11 9 24 Rick Eckert York, PA
12 6 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
13 10 2d Daniel Stone Thompson, PA
14 11 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
15 21 25h Austin Hubbard Seaford, DE
16 17 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
17 22 43a Jason Covert York Haven, PA
18 19 46 Marvin Winters McConnelleburg, PA
19 2 6s Steve Shaver Vienna, WV
20 13 6L Jamie Lathroum Mechanicsville, MD
24 24 7 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
22 16 1m Jeremy Miller Littlestown, PA
21 14 17d Ronnie DeHaven, Jr. Winchester, VA
23 23 81 Alan Sagi Hagerstown, MD

 

  Race Statistics Entrants: 31 Lap Leaders: Steve Francis (Laps 1 – 5); Don O’Neal (Laps 4 – 42); Steve Francis (Laps 43 – 45); Don O’Neal (Laps 46 – 50) Caution Flags: Austin Hubbard (Lap 16); Ronnie DeHaven (Lap 18); Jamie Lathroum (Lap 21) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: none Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Provisionals: Alan Sagi, Brandon Sheppard Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tyler Reddick (Started 18th; Finished 4th; Advanced 14 positions) Allstar Performer of the Race: Tyler Reddick Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Don O’Neal Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jonathan Davenport COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Jay Dickens Race Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: MasterSbilt Race Cars Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race: Cody Mahoney (Don O’Neal) Time of Race: 25 minutes 19 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN Points
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 5495
2 71 Don O”Neal Martinsville, IN 5155
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 5120
4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 5065
5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 4735
6 44 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4660
7 15D Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4560
8 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 4440
9 18E Eric Wells Hazard, KY 4275
10 5 Jared Landers  Batesville, AR 4275

 

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

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2020 Championship Points

Points as of 5/27/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1stTim McCreadie (392380
2ndJimmy Owens (202325
3rdJonathan Davenport (492285
4thDevin Moran (92230
5thKyle Bronson (40B2180
6thTyler Erb (1T2180
7thShane Clanton (252155
8thJosh Richards (142045
9thBilly Moyer (211930
10thBrian Shirley (3s1865

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