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WOODSTOCK, GA (April 8, 2006)- Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC scored his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event win on Saturday Night at the Dixie Speedway in thrilling fashion as he passed the three frontrunners in front of him on lap 46 and then went on to capture the 50 Lap $10,000 to win Jimmy Mosteller Classic.  The 34 year old driver with the win becomes the seventh different series winner in the first eight races as he drove his Youngblood Concrete/Jacky Jones Automotive/Arvil Cook Investment Properties/Bill Elliott Motorsports/Engines, Inc. /Performance Rod and Custom/Grover Racing Engines/MasterSbilt Ford Fusion.  Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, GA finished second in the RSD Enterprises/SAE Parts/Custom GTO with Earl Pearson Jr of Jacksonville, FL taking third in the Lucas Oil Products/Dunn-Benson Ford/MasterSbilt Ford Taurus.  Completing the top five were Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN in the Miller Brothers Coal/Vic Hill Racing Engines/Bloomquist Race Cars Chevrolet and Jake Knowles of Tyrone, GA in the Mike Stewart/Walker Concrete/Rocket Grand Prix.  A total of 60 cars were on hand for the Series third ever visit to the Mike Swims promoted facility.   Matt Miller and Marshall Green would make up the front row for the 24 car starting field, but as the cars took the green flag to start the race there would be contact between Miller and Green heading into turn number one resulting in the first caution of the night as both cars were finished for the night.  Jake Knowles and Earl Pearson Jr. would make up the new front row starting lineup on the restart with Pearson taking the point on the first lap followed by Knowles, David Payne, Scott Bloomquist and Shane Clanton.  Clanton would pass Bloomquist for fourth on lap two as Pearson started to build his lead over Knowles.  The caution would come with five laps complete for Phil Coltrane and then on the ensuing restart Knowles would drop from second place all the way to fifth as Payne, Clanton and Bloomquist would go by him.   A few laps into the restart Pearson was up to a three car length advantage with Payne holding on for second as Clanton and Bloomquist were battling it out for third place.  The second caution of the race on lap nine for Skip Arp would slow the field.   A lap later into the restart Clanton would pass Payne for second and now was within striking range of Pearson who was directly in front of him on the race track.  On lap 12 Clanton would pass Pearson to take over the point as Bloomquist moved by Payne for third.  Clanton was up to a six car length lead over Pearson and Bloomquist by the 17th lap as those three started to distance themselves from the rest of the field.   By the 23rd lap Clanton was beginning the get into some heavy traffic in front of him as Pearson and Bloomquist were racing for second with eighth place starting Ray Cook up to fourth with Knowles holding down the fifth slot.  With 20 laps remaining Clanton started to see is lead evaporate as Pearson and Bloomquist had closed to with three car lengths in heavy traffic.  With no caution flags to clear the track in front of him Clanton would have to try and maneuver his way around cars that were in his racing line and that would allow Pearson, Bloomquist and eventually Cook to close right on him.   With less than ten laps to go Clanton would have Pearson and Bloomquist breathing down his neck as the tension started to build up front as Cook was making his presence known as he would make it a four car chase to the checkers as the top four would go bumper to bumper.  As the cars crossed the start-finish line to complete lap 45 Pearson pulled alongside Clanton at the flag stand and the two went side by side into turn number one.  They would run side by side through the corner and coming off of turn two there was contact between Clanton and Pearson and that forced Bloomquist who was right behind them to check up just enough as to where Cook would go by all three drivers to take over the lead on the 46th lap.   From that point Cook would sprint to the finish line and come home the winner with Clanton, Pearson, Bloomquist and Knowles completing the top five drivers.  It feels great to get a win here at Dixie, said Cook in a jubilant victory lane.  Our car got real good there towards the end of race and I just saw an opening there when Shane and Earl got together and I made it through just fine and here we are.  I want to thank Brownie Brown and all of my great sponsors, the Grover Ford ran great and I cant thank them and Tader Masters enough for all of their help with our race team.   Completing the top ten were Donnie Moran, Ricky Williams, Don ONeal, Steve Shaver and Rodney Martin.    In preliminary action Shane Clanton topped the Comp Cams Time Trials with a lap of 14.865 seconds among the 60 entrants.  The PBM Performance Heat Races went to Earl Pearson, Jr., Matt Miller, Marshall Green, Scott Bloomquist, Jake Knowles and David Payne.  The Mason Racin Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main was won by Clint Smith and the Penske Shocks Second B-Main went to Brandon Rose.    Race Summary  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Dixie Speedway-Woodstock, GA Saturday Night, April 8, 2006   Comp Cams Fast Time:  Shane Clanton 14.865 seconds   PBM Performance Products First Heat: (Top 3 Advance):  Earl Pearson Jr., Shane Clanton, Wayne Echols, Joe Armistead Jr., Skip Arp, Jeremy Clements, Lamar Haygood, Scott Knowles, Bobby Giffin , William Burton   PBM Performance Products Second Heat: (Top 3 Advance):  Matt Miller, Ray Cook, Don ONeal, Clint Smith, Scott James, Kenneth Westmoreland, Damon Eller, Terrence Nowell, Gary McPherson, Randall Walker   PBM Performance Products Third Heat:  (Top 3 Advance):  Marshall Green, Ricky Williams, Phil Coltrane, Billy Ogle Jr., Derrick Rainey, Michael England, Lavon Sparks, Doug Horton, David McCoy   PBM Performance Products Fourth Heat:  (Top 3 Advance):  Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell, Rodney Martin, Brandon Rose, Frank Ingram, Steve Casebolt, Tony Knowles, Laddie Fulcher, Steve Hillard, Sam Ruff   PBM Performance Products Fifth Heat:  (Top 3 Advance): Jake Knowles, Steve Shaver, Johnny Cloer Jr., Derek Nichols, Scott Howard, James Roulette, Brady Smith, Jamey Cagle, Tim Day, Tracy Pearson   PBM Performance Products Sixth Heat:  (Top 3 Advance):  David Payne, Donnie Moran, Freddy Smith, Dennis Erb Jr., Greg Johnson, Randy Weaver, Brandon Kinzer, Ken Rupp, Lee Sutton, Tim Dohm    Mason Racin Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main: (Top 2 Advance):   Clint Smith, Skip Arp, Joe Armistead Jr., Derrick Rainey, Billy Ogle Jr., Michael England, Scott James, Lamar Haygood, Lavon Sparks, Kenneth Westmoreland, Terrence Nowell, Damon Eller, Gary McPherson, Doug Horton, Corey Conley, Bobby Giffin, Jeremy Clements, Scott Knowles, William Burton, Randall Walker, David McCoy   Penske Shocks B-Main: (Top 3 Advance):  Brandon Rose, Derek Nichols, Greg Johnson, Randy Weaver, Frank Ingram, Dennis Erb Jr., Scott Howard, Steve Casebolt, Brady Smith, Ken Rupp, James Roulette, Tony Knowles, Brandon Kinzer, Jamey Cagle, Laddie Fulcher, Lee Sutton, Sam Ruff, Tracy Pearson, Tim Dohm, Tim Day, Steve Hillard   Jimmy Mosteller Classic Feature (50 Laps):  Ray Cook, Shane Clanton, Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Jake Knowles, Donnie Moran, Ricky Williams, Don ONeal, Steve Shaver, Rodney Martin, Freddy Smith, Dennis Erb Jr., Johnny Cloer Jr, Doug Horton, Brandon Rose, Clint Smith, Wayne Echols, David Payne, Derek Nichols, Phil Coltrane, Dale McDowell, Skip Arp, Matt Miller, Marshall Green    Race Statistics Entries:  60 Yellow Flags:  2 Red Flags:  0 Lap Leaders:  Earl Pearson Jr. 1-11, Shane Clanton 12-45, Ray Cook 46-50 All-Star Performance Products Performer:   Dennis Erb Jr (Started 23rd and Finished 12th)  Advanced 11 Positions K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race:  Scott Bloomquist Hawk Brake Tough Break Award:  Marshall Green Quarter Master Move of the Race:  Ray Cook Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Dennis Erb Jr. and Doug Horton  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points Standings (After April 8th)   1) Earl Pearson Jr (Jacksonville, FL)-1025 2) Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-1005 3) Don ONeal (Martinsville, IN)-950 3) Dennis Erb Jr (Carpentersville, IL)-950 5) Doug Horton (Bruceton Mills, WV)-875 6) Matt Miller (Waterville, OH)-835 7) Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-790 7) Steve Francis (Ashland, KY)-790 9) Tim Dohm (Cross Lanes, WV)-760 10) Rick Eckert (York, PA)-715 11) Freddy Smith (Seymour, TN)-685 12) Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL)-645 13) Brady Smith (Solon Springs, WI)-640 14) Michael England (Glasgow, KY)-620 15) Corey Conley (Wellsburg, WV)-605 16) Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-590 16) Darren Miller (Chadwick, IL)-590 18) Brian Birkhofer (Muscatine, IA)-580 18) Eddie Carrier Jr (Salt Rock, WV)-580 20) Jimmy Mars (Menomonie, WI)-545


BROWNSTOWN, IN (April 1, 2006)- Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL passed race leader Darrell Lanigan on lap 61 of the 75 lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event on Saturday Night at the Brownstown Speedway and then went on to score his first series win of 2006 as the defending series champion captured the Ninth Annual "Indiana Icebreaker" sponsored by Jones Core.  The win was Pearson's third career on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and earned the 34 year old driver $10,000 as he came from the 10th starting spot to take the win aboard the Carlton and Kemp Lamm owned, Lucas Oil Products, Dunn-Benson Ford, K&N Engineering, Inc., Sunoco Race Fuels, All-Star Performance, Larry Wallace Racing Engines, MasterSbilt Ford Taurus.  Lanigan of Union, KY would finish second after starting 14th in the Lanigan Autosports/ Ford Taurus with Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN placing third in the Randall Eller/Independence Lumber/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo.  Completing the top five were Greg Johnson of Bedford, IN in the John Hall/J&H Construction/Intimidator Grand Prix and Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA in the J&J Steel/Pro Power Engines/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo.  A standing room only crowd was on hand as 68 cars were entered in the night's events.   Front row starters Greg Johnson and Rick Eckert would lead the field to the green flag with Eckert taking the lead heading into turn number one with Johnson right on his heels.  Tim Dohm was third with Don O'Neal and Darren Miller running in the top five after one completed lap.  Dohm would make a charge from third to second around Johnson by the fourth circuit, but a lap later Johnson made his back by Dohm to regain the spot.  Eckert was building up to a five car length lead over the field when the first caution came out on lap six for Matt Miller and Shannon Reed.  The restart was costly for Eckert as going into turn two he would slip up the track allowing several cars to get by falling all the way back to tenth place.  Johnson would pick up the lead and the race would go green for a complete lap until Scott James brought out the second caution on lap seven.  On the restart Johnson would show the way with O'Neal now running in second followed by Dohm, Jimmy Mars and Darren Miller.   Mars would then be the man on the move climbing to third in the race to challenge O'Neal for second.  On lap 14 Mars' race would suddenly end as something happened to his race car heading into number one as he ended up over embankment and came to a halt.  Mars' nice run was done as he was towed back to the pit area after coming from the 12th starting spot to third.  Johnson again would be on the point for the restart with O'Neal still in second with Pearson now in the hunt from tenth to run third at this point in the race.  O'Neal and Pearson would then run side by side for at least three laps with O'Neal hanging on for second place.  Birkhofer was now showing some strength using the top groove of the track as he was fourth in the race with pressure from Lanigan.   The race would stay green until lap 22 when Brad Neat stopped on the front stretch and an ensuing restart would see Steve Barnett, Eckert and Brad Barrow involved in a caution in turn number two.  Those would be the last cautions of the race and that would set up a showdown in the 53 laps of racing between four drivers.  Johnson would lead lap 23 on the restart, but on lap 24 O'Neal would take his turn leading the race grabbing the point with Lanigan following him to second.  O'Neal and Lanigan would then dice it out for the lead until Lanigan would finally clear O'Neal taking his first lead of the race on lap 27.  Pearson then got in the act going side by side with O'Neal for a few laps in the race for second.  While O'Neal and Pearson were slugging it out Lanigan had pulled out to a six car length lead over the pair.  With 30 laps scored by was Lanigan showing the way followed by O'Neal, Pearson, Johnson and Doug Horton.   Heavy traffic started to play a role in the race for the first time as Lanigan would catch up to the tail of the pack by lap 33.  At this time Pearson was finally able to wrestle second from O'Neal and set his sights on Lanigan.  Pearson would eventually catch up to Lanigan by lap 38 with O'Neal still running in third with Horton now fourth as he had gotten by Johnson.  With 30 laps to go it was still Lanigan and Pearson showing the way.  Lanigan was about two to three car lengths ahead of Pearson as the two were still battling through some heavy traffic in front of them.  Johnson then went by Horton to regain the fourth spot and he was catching up to O'Neal trying to make a race of it for the third position.  Now with 20 laps remaining the crowd was on their feet as Pearson saw an opening on the inside of Lanigan and he made the pass on the 61st lap to take over the lead.  Pearson was the fifth different driver to lead this race, but Lanigan was not through yet as he was not about to settle for second place.   With ten laps to go Lanigan was all over Pearson for the lead as Pearson was encountering some traffic in front of him.  With the roles reversed Pearson now had to fight to maintain the lead knowing one mistake and Lanigan would be by him.  With five laps to go Lanigan was on the rear of Pearson's racer, but Pearson was able to withstand Lanigan's challenges and cross the finish in first to claim his first ever win at Brownstown Speedway.  Lanigan came home a close second followed by O'Neal, Johnson and Birkhofer.   In victory lane Pearson thanked a multitude of people who have helped him get off to an excellent start in 2006.  "My new crew chief Jason Fitzgerald, my car owners Carlton and Kemp Lamm and all the crew they've done a great job this year, we are really running well and it feels good to win here at Brownstown, probably one of the toughest tracks to ever win a race at."  "I caught Lanigan there in traffic and I knew if I could get a run on him and get to the inside I might have a shot at passing him and it worked out real well and we were able to get by him, I don't know if I could have beat him without the lapped traffic, he had a real good car tonight."   Completing the top ten were Doug Horton, Rick Eckert, 24th starting Scott James, Donnie Moran and Shannon Babb.   In preliminary action Steve Francis set a new Brownstown Speedway track record with a fast lap of 13.546 seconds to earn the Comp Cams fast time award among the 68 cars on hand.  The PBM Performance Products heat races were won by Brian Birkhofer, Tim Dohm, Greg Johnson, Darren Miller, Rick Eckert and Don O'Neal.  The Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno first B-Main went to Shannon Babb with the Penske Shocks second B-Main belonging to Corey Conley.   The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to action this Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9 with a visit to the Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA on Saturday Night for the "Jimmy Mosteller Classic" and a first ever trip to the Cherokee Super Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Sunday Night awaits the series participants.  Both events will pay $10,000 to win.    Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, Indiana Saturday Night, April 1, 2006   Comp Cams Fast Time:  Steve Francis 13.546 seconds (New Track Record)   PBM Performance Products First Heat:  (Top 3 advance):  Brian Birkhofer, Steve Francis, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Mike Watson, Brady Smith, Brad Barrow, Bret Sievert, Damon Eller, C.J. Rayburn, Ryan Eads, Bryan Barber, Doug Ault   PBM Performance Products Second Heat: (Top 3 advance):  Tim Dohm, Michael England, Darrell Lanigan, Shannon Babb, Dan Schlieper, Kevin Weaver, Billy Drake, Matt Miller, Tim Prince, Brian Wilhite, Justin Rattliff, Mike Marlar   PBM Performance Products Third Heat: (Top 3 advance):  Greg Johnson, Doug Horton, Dennis Erb, Jr., Steve Casebolt, Rick Aukland, Jeep VanWormer, Scotty Earl, Steve Hillard, Jayme Zidar, Justin Robinson, Scott Wenell   PBM Performance Products Fourth Heat: (Top 3 advance):  Darren Miller, Earl Pearson, Jr., Patrick Sheltra, Chad Kinder, Marty O'Neal, Brent Londeree, Rickey Riggle, Jeremy Masters, Shannon Reed, Scott James, John Mason   PBM Performance Products Fifth Heat: (Top 3 advance): Rick Eckert, Steve Barnett, Donnie Moran, Corey Conley, Johnny Wheeler, Mike Jewell, Duane Chamberlain, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jordan Bland, Gary Harden, Brad Erwin   PBM Performance Products Sixth Heat:  (Top 3 advance):  Don O'Neal, Jimmy Mars, Brad Neat, Freddy Smith, Tim Tungate, Justin Blackwell, Steve Godsey, Randy Riggle, Aaron Hatton, Kerry Hansen, Daniel Bohall   Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main: (Top 2 advance):  Shannon Babb, Dan Schlieper, Rick Aukland, Billy Drake, Steve Casebolt, Steve Hillard, Bret Sievert, Jayme Zidar, C.J. Rayburn, Justin Robinson, Tim Prince, Damon Eller, Brian Wilhite, Scott Wenell, Jeep VanWormer, Mike Watson, Brady Smith, Roy Mitchell, Justin Rattliff, Scotty Earl, Ryan Eads, Kevin Weaver, Brad Barrow, Bryan Barber, Matt Miller   Penske Shocks Second B-Main: (Top 2 advance):  Corey Conley, Tim Tungate, Freddy Smith, Johnny Wheeler, Justin Blackwell, John Mason, Marty O'Neal, Duane Chamberlain, Kerry Hansen, Frank Heckenast Jr., Steve Godsey, Gary Harden, Rickey Riggle, Jeremy Masters, Jordan Bland, Randy Riggle, Chad Kinder, Brent Londeree, Mike Jewell, Scott James, Shannon Reed, Daniel Bohall, Brad Erwin   Ninth Annual "Indiana Icebreaker" Feature:  (75 Laps):  Earl Pearson Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Don O'Neal, Greg Johnson, Brian Birkhofer, Doug Horton, Rick Eckert, Scott James, Donnie Moran, Shannon Babb, Corey Conley, Tim Dohm, Steve Francis, Darren Miller, Patrick Sheltra, Michael England, Eddie Carrier Jr, Tim Tungate, Steve Barnett, Dan Schlieper, Dennis Erb Jr., Shannon Reed, Brad Barrow, Brad Neat, Jimmy Mars, Matt Miller  Race Statistics Entries:  68 Yellow Flags:  5 Red Flags:  0 Lap Leaders:  Rick Eckert 1-6  Greg Johnson 7-23  Don O'Neal 24-26  Darrell Lanigan 27-60  Earl Pearson Jr.  61-75 All-Star Performance Performer of the Race:  Scott James (Started 24th and finished 8th) advanced 16 positions K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race:  Earl Pearson Jr. for taking the lead from Darrell Lanigan Hawk Brake Tough Break Award:  Brady Smith Quarter Master Move of the Race:  Don O'Neal Weld Racing Wheels Award:  Tim Tungate Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Race:  Doug Horton Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Matt Miller and Scott James    Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points Standings (After April 1)   1.  Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-805 1.  Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-805 3.  Steve Francis (Ashland, KY)-790 4.  Dennis Erb Jr. (Carpentersville, IL)-780 5.  Don O'Neal (Martinsville, IN)-760 6.  Doug Horton (Bruceton Mills, WV)-715 6.  Rick Eckert (York, PA)-715 8.  Matt Miller (Waterville, OH)-710 9.  Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-690 10.Tim Dohm (Cross Lanes, WV)-685 11.Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL)-645 12.Darren Miller (Chadwick, IL)-590 13.Brian Birkhofer (Muscatine, IA)-580 13.Eddie Carrier Jr. (Salt Rock, WV)-580 15.Jimmy Mars (Menomonie, WI)-545 15.Brady Smith (Solon Springs, WI)-545 17.Corey Conley (Wellsburg, WV)-530 18.Michael England (Glasgow, KY)-515 19.Freddy Smith (Seymour, TN)-510 20.Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR)-505


TAMPA, FL (February 11, 2006)- Ashland, Kentucky’s Steve Francis would put on a dominate performance on the last night of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 30th Annual Winter Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park. Francis driving the Valvoline/ Freeport Recycling Center/ Banshee Graphics/ MOPAR Performance/ Moring Motorsports/ MDI Environmental Services/ Hoosier Tires sponsored Rocket Dodge Charger number 15 powered by a Gary Stanton Racing Engine would take the lead on the first lap and he would go on to lead all but one lap of the $12,000 to win event. The win would mark back to back victories for Francis who also won the Friday night $10,000 to win event. “It’s really a tribute to my guys. We started off this week on a bad foot, but those guys worked hard to get us back to where we needed to be,” the 39 year old Francis said after his third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.   Francis would grab the early lead from his pole position over Jackie Boggs and Anthony White.  Boggs would see early race trouble when his car would come to a stop on the front stretch ending his race with a broken driveshaft. When the field returned to green Francis would jump out in front while Shannon Babb, Dennis Erb, Jr. and White battled for the second position. Erb would move into second place spot and Donnie Moran would go into the fourth position as the field worked lap 17. The field would come under caution once again when Brian Birkhofer would get into the second turn wall. When the field saw green again Moran would put on a charge for the lead coming out of turn two to take the temporary lead over Francis. Moran would not be able to hold the lead for long though as Francis would be able to mount a charge and take back the lead on the next lap.   Francis would guard his lead until Don O’Neal came to a stop on the track and brought out the night’s sixth caution. Erb would be the man on the move when the field came back to green. Erb was able to move around Moran and challenge Francis for command of the field. Francis would fall behind Erb for a little under a lap before once again charging back into the number one spot.   Francis would begin to pull away on lap 35. By the half way point of the event Francis had put almost a half track lead over the second running car of Erb. By lap 40 York Pennsylvania’s Rick Eckert who started in the eleventh position was beginning to mount his charge to the front on the high side of the race track. After lap caution on lap 60 Eckert would continue to work his way around traffic. A major pile up on the backshute with five laps to go would bring out a red flag condition on the track. As the race would go green the rest of the way Francis would take his car all the way to the checkered flag unchallenged. The Petroff Towing/Malcuit Engines/ Rayburn Monte Carlo of Erb would finish in the second position and wrap up the DART Machinery Winternationals Points Championship.  Eckert made his way to the third position from the eleventh starting position on the grid in the Raye Vest Excavating/Rocket Ford Taurus. Billy Moyer in the J&J Steel/Rayburn GTO would hang onto the fourth spot and Donnie Moran in the PBM Performance Products/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo would round out the top five. Terry English finished sixth followed by Justin Rattliff, Tim Dohm, Brady Smith, and John Mason would round out the top ten.   66 Cars were on hand for Sunday night’s Lucas Oil 30th Annual East Bay Raceway Park Winter Nationals finale with Jackie Boggs setting fast time. Heat races were won by Steve Francis, Anthony White, Billy Moyer, Jackie Boggs, Donnie Moran, and Shannon Babb. B-Mains were won by Tim Dohm, John Blankenship, and Tim McCreadie.   The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Car Series will return to action on Saturday April 1. for the “Indiana Icebreaker” paying $10,000 to win at the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana.    Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sunday Night, February 11, 2006 East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL   COMP Cams Fast Time:  Jackie Boggs 15.169 seconds   PBM Performance Products First Heat:  Jackie Boggs, Dennis Erb Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Tim Dohm, Ricky Arms, Doug Horton, Don O’Neal, Scott James, Sonny Conley, Christian Rayburn   PBM Performance Products Second Heat:  Donnie Moran, Mat Miller, Brady Smith, John VanDenBerg, Jimmy Mars, Steve Hillard, Freddy Smith, Jordan Bland, Dan Stone   DART Machinery Third Heat:  Anthony White, Justin Rattliff, Anthony Rushing, John Blankenship, Brent Robinson, Corey Conley, Michael England, Marshall Austin, Jr., Bob Geiger, Ray Cook   DART Machinery Fourth Heat:  Steve Francis, John Mason, Terry English, Randy Korte, Gerald Davis, Rodney Melvin, Wendell Wallace, George Lee, Steve Casebolt, C.J. Rayburn   Sunoco Race Fuels Fifth Heat:  Billy Moyer, Rick Eckert, Don Hammer, Darren Miller, Tim McCreadie, Garrett Durrett, Marshall Green, Damon Eller, Joey Tanner, Frank  Heckenast Jr., Steve Hucovski   Sunoco Race Fuels Sixth Heat:  Shannon Babb, Earl Pearson Jr., Jared Landers, Eddie Carrier Jr., Davey Johnson, Justin Flory, Steve Drake, Charlie Duncan, Bart Hartman, Jimmy Owens   Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main:  Tim Dohm, John VanDenBerg, Doug Horton, Ricky Arms, Freddy Smith, Jordan Bland, Dan Stone, Sonny Conley, Christian Rayburn, Jimmy Mars, Steve Hillard, Don O’Neal, Scott James   Penske Shocks Second B-Main:  John Blankenship, Randy Korte, Michael England, Corey Conley, Steve Casebolt, Rodney Melvin, Ray Cook, George Lee, Bob Geiger, C.J. Rayburn, Brent Robinson, Wendell Wallace, Gerald Davis   Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno Third B-Main:  Tim McCreadie, Darren Miller, Eddie Carrier Jr., Garrett Durrett, Davey Johnson, Marshall Green, Jason Flory, Damon Eller, Steve Hucovski, Charlie Duncan, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jimmy Owens, Joey Tanner   Feature (75 Laps):  Steve Francis, Dennis Erb Jr., Rick Eckert, Billy Moyer, Donnie Moran, Terry English, Justin Rattliff, Tim Dohm, Brady Smith, John Mason, Anthony Rushing, Earl Pearson Jr., Matt Miller, Darren Miller, Anthony White, Don O’Neal, Shannon Babb, Brian Birkhofer, Scott James, Randy Korte, John Blankenship, John VanDenBerg, Don Hammer, Tim McCreadie, Jared Landers, Jackie Boggs    Race Statistics: Entries: 66 Cautions:  9 Red Flags: 1 All-Star Performance Performer of the Race:  Tim Dohm (started 19th and finished 8th) advanced 11 positions K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race:  John Mason Hawk Brake Tough Break of the Race:  Brent Robinson Quarter Master Move of the Race:  Rick Eckert  Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points Standings after 2/12/06   1.       Dennis Erb Jr (Carpentersville, IL)-655 2.       Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)- 620 3.       Steve Francis (Ashland, KY)-615 4.       Matt Miller (Waterville, OH)-585 5.       Earl Pearson Jr (Jacksonville, FL)-555 6.       Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN)-540 7.       Rick Eckert (York, PA)- 520 8.       Tim Dohm (Cross Lanes, WV)-515 9.       Doug Horton (Bruceton Mills, WV)-515 10.   Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR)-505  Final 2006 DART Machinery Winternationals Points Fund   1.       Dennis Erb Jr.-1220 2.       Donnie Moran-1200 3.       Earl Pearson Jr.-1195 4.       Billy Moyer-1085  5.       Steve Francis-1040 6.       Matt Miller-1040 7.       Rick Eckert-1015 8.       Tim McCreadie-1010 9.       Doug Horton-975 10.   Don O’Neal-950


TAMPA, FL (February 10, 2006)- Ashland Kentucky's Steve Francis brought home the win at the Friday night edition of The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series' 30th Annual Winter Nationals at the East Bay Raceway Park. Francis driving the Valvoline/ Freeport Recycling Center/ Banshee Graphics/ MOPAR Performance/ Morning Motorsports/ MDI Environmental Services/ Hoosier Tires sponsored Rocket Dodge Charger would make his heart stopping pass for the win on the last corner of the last lap over Don O'Neal. "I knew that I was going to have to make it happen on the top when O'Neal dove to the bottom with about three to go. I drove it into turn three as hard as I could and it was wide open all the way to the flag stand," an extremely happy Francis would say as he climbed from his car after the event. The cameras of Speed Channel were there to catch every minute of the heart stopping feature event, which will air at a later date. The feature began with Rick Eckert taking the early lead off of turn two. The rest of the field would scatter while going four wide for the second position. The caution flag would fly when Darren Miller and Anthony Rushing would make contact resulting in a flat tire for Miller and suspension problems for the car of Rushing. When the field again saw green Scott James would make contact with Steve Francis causing a multi-car pileup in turn two. Don O'Neal would be the man on the move when the field saw green once more as he moved to the outside of Steve Francis and pulled to the inside of race leader Eckert to take the lead on lap 5. The field would run that way until a lap 15 yellow for the slowing cars of Shannon Babb and Robbie Blair would group the field back together. The restart would see Francis make his move on Eckert and pull into the second spot to begin challenging O'Neal. Jimmy Mars would also pull around Eckert putting him in the third position. The duo of O'Neal and Francis would battle side by side for the next eight laps until the slowing car of Robbie Blair would bring out the nights fourth caution. When green flag racing resumed the two would continue their door to door battle while Jimmy Mars would make ground running in the third spot. As the laps wound down O'Neal would dive to low side of the track as the leaders encountered lap traffic. On the last lap Francis would swing to the high side of the track and find ground to move around O'Neal, winning by a nose at the line. Following Francis and O'Neal to the line was Jimmy Mars, 22nd starting Doug Horton, and Dennis Erb. Rounding out the top ten were Tim Dohm, 21st starter Donnie Moran, Davey Johnson, Scott James, and Rick Eckert. 95 cars entered the fifth night of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series' 30th Annual Winter Nationals action at East Bay Raceway Park. Donnie Moran captured his third COMP Cams Fast Time Award with a 15.332 second lap around the 3/8 oval. Earlier heat winners included Rick Eckert, Tim Dohm, Scott James, Don O'Neal, Steve Francis, Garrett Durrett, Jimmy Mars, and Robbie Blair. B-Main winners were Shannon Babb, Josh Richards, Michael England, and Chub Frank. The cameras of Speed will be rolling once again to catch the action at East Bay Raceway Park for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 30th Winter National's 75 lap $12,000 to win finale from East Bay Raceway Park.Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Friday Night, February 10, 2006 East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL Comp Cams Fast Time: Donnie Moran 15.332 seconds PBM Performance Products Heat Race #1- Jimmy Mars, Brady Smith, Donnie Moran, Bart Hartman, Daniel Stone, Ricky Elliott, Jeff Cooke, Bob Geiger, Steve Hucovski, Joe Morris, Anthony White, Mike Johnson PBM Performance Products Heat Race #2- Don O'Neal, Anthony Rushing, Shannon Babb, Clint Smith, Steve Hillard, Ricky Arms, Damon Eller, Matt Miller, CJ Rayburn, Gerald Davis, Freddy Smith DART Machinery Heat Race #3- Tim Dohm, Davey Johnson, Steve Casebolt, Doug Horton, Marshall Green, Bryan Collins, Wendell Wallace, Don Hammer, Randy Weaver, Dean Carpenter, Kristin Flory, Lee Thomason DART Machinery Heat Race #4- Robbie Blair, Darren Miller, Josh Richards, Eddie Carrier Jr, Terry English, Ray Cook, John Mason, Tony Morris, Terry Casey, Jeff Gress, Justin Rattliff, Josh McGuire Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #5- Scott James, Earl Pearson Jr, John VanDenBerg, Dan Schlieper, Shane Clanton, Jackie Boggs,. David Scott, Jordan Bland, Sonny Conley, Ronnie DeHaven Jr., Chris Henson, Brad Neat Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #6- Rick Eckert, Dennis Erb Jr, Michael England, Randy Korte, Brian Birkhofer, Rodney Melvin, Kevin Cole, Scott Dedwylder, Tim Fuller, Christian Rayburn, Ellis Parker, Evan Harrell K&N Engineering Heat Race #7- Garrett Durrett, Corey Conley, Bo Feathers, Brent Robinson, Jason Montgomery, Vic Coffey, Joey Tanner, Jason Flory, Charles Duncan, Jimmy Owens, Tim Senic K&N Engineering Heat Race #8- Steve Francis, Billy Moyer, Jared Landers, Dale McDowell, Chub Frank, Tim McCreadie, Wade Witherspoon, Butch McGill, Brian Shirley, Marshall Austin Mason Racin' Rebel Shocks Dyno B-Main #1- Shannon Babb, Donnie Moran, Bart Hartman, Clint Smith, Ricky Elliott, Jeff Cooke, Steve Hillard, Damon Eller, Gerald Davis, Daniel Stone, Bob Geiger, CJ Rayburn, Steven Hucovski, Anthony White, Freddy Smith, Mike Johnson, Matt Miller, Ricky Arms Penske Shocks B-Main #2- Josh Richards, Doug Horton, Steve Casebolt, Eddie Carrier Jr, Terry English, Marshall Green, John Mason, Randy Weaver, Don Hammer, Ray Cook, Dean Carpenter, Justin Rattliff, Wendell Wallace, Tony Morris, Kristin Flory, Bryan Collins, Lee Thomason, Jeff Gress Mason Racin' Rebel Shocks Dyno B-Main #3- Michael England, John VanDenBerg, Dan Schlieper, Brian Birkhofer, Randy Korte, Jackie Boggs, Rodney Melvin, Tim Fuller, Jordan Bland, David Scott, Sonny Conley, Evan Harrell, Ronnie DeHaven Jr, Chris Henson, Ellis Parker, Scott Dedwylder, Christian Rayburn, Shane Clanton, Kevin Cole Penske Shocks B-Main #4- Chub Frank, Jared Landers, Tim McCreadie, Dale McDowell, Bo Feathers, Jason Montgomery, Brent Robinson, Charles Duncan, Jason Flory, Butch McGill, Brian Shirley, Marshall Austin, Vic Coffey, Joey Tanner, Wade Witherspoon Gulf Coast Produce Strawberry Dash- Evan Harrell, Bryan Collins, John Mason, Ray Cook, Steve Hucovski, Jeff Gress, Ronnie DeHaven Jr, Charlie Duncan Feature (50 Laps)- Steve Francis, Don O'Neal, Jimmy Mars, Doug Horton, Dennis Erb Jr, Tim Dohm, Donnie Moran, Davey Johnson, Scott James, Rick Eckert, Brady Smith, Matt Miller, Michael England, Garrett Durrett, Earl Pearson Jr, Jared Landers, Robbie Blair, Corey Conley, Josh Richards, Freddy Smith, Chub Frank, Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Anthony Rushing, John VanDenBerg, Darren MillerRace Statistics: Entries: 95 Cautions: 6 Red Flags: 0 Lap Leaders: Rick Eckert 1-5, Don O'Neal 6-49, Steve Francis 50 All-Star Performance Performer of the Race: Doug Horton (started 22nd and finished 4th) advanced 18 positions Quarter Master Cool Move of the Race: Doug Horton K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race: Steve Francis Hawk Brake Tough Brake Award: Jimmy Owens


TAMPA, FL (February 9, 2006)- The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series started its’ 2006 Season in spectacular fashion on Thursday evening with Waterville Ohio driver Matt Miller picking up the first win of the season and third of his career. Miller would take the early lead in his McCullough Industries/ Performance Rod & Custom/LoTemp Brazing/Banshee Graphics/Whaley & Son Collision/McDonald Refrigeration sponsored Rocket Chassis/Russell Baker Racing Engines Grand Prix number 7 to collect the $7,000 payday in the fourth night of action at the 30th Annual East Bay Winter Nationals. “I really didn’t need to see that last caution, but I was committed to the bottom. If I was going to get beat someone was going to have to do it on the top,” The 34 year old Miller would say as he climbed from the Dirt Shop, Inc. racing entry with another packed house on hand to watch the competitive event.

Miller jumped from his outside front row starting position to the early lead off turn 2 over the 26 car starting field. Miller and the PBM Performance Products sponsored MasterSbilt of Dresden Ohio’s Donnie Moran would battle for several racing laps as the Lucas Oil/MasterSbilt Ford car driven by defending champion Earl Pearson Jr. would race with Scott James and Shannon Babb for the third position. A caution on lap seven for the car of Jason Montgomery would see the field stack up for a three car battle for the lead between Miller, Pearson, and Moran while the Sweetners Plus Rocket of Tim McCreadie would take to the high side and move into the top 5.

The field would again come under caution on lap 12 for Gerald Davis. When the field saw green again McCreadie would make his move on the outside to jump into the third. By the half way point Miller was feeling a charge from Earl Pearson and Tim McCreadie who was able to make the move around Pearson for the second position. Lap 38 would see McCreadie avoid near disaster when the Davis would spin ahead of McCreadie and set the stage for a two lap shootout for the win.

The field would come around to get the green with 2 laps remaining. As Moran would make an unbelievable charge off turn 2 in-between McCreadie and Pearson. Moran would continue this charge into the final corner when he would tag the wall and leave Miller all alone to take the victory. Earl Pearson would finish second in front of Dennis Erb who made another charge through the field to finish third from the 14th starting spot on the grid. Moran would hang on the fourth position while McCreadie would be shuffled back to the fifth position. Eddie Carrier, Jr. finished sixth ahead of Shannon Babb, Terry English, Doug Horton, and Scott James to finish off the top 10.

Heat winners included Scott James, Matt Miller, Donnie Moran, Bart Hartman, Shannon Babb, Bryan Collins, Earl Pearson Jr., and Jason Montgomery. B-Mains were won by Jeff Cooke, Vic Coffey, Billy Moyer and Randy Korte. The Strawberry Dash was won by Josh McGuire.

The cameras of Speed will be in the house on Friday night as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series raises the bar again with a $10,000 to win 50 lap main event.

Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series  Thursday Night, February 9, 2006  East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL

Comp Cams Fast Time: Tim McCreadie 15.412 seconds

PBM Performance Products Heat #1-Jason Montgomery, Tim McCreadie, Randy Weaver, Tim Fuller, Jeff Cooke, Dean Carpenter, Joe Morris, Sonny Conley, Charles Duncan, Richard Wheelihan, Bob Geiger, Jimmy Mars

PBM Performance Products Heat #2- Scott James, Eddie Carrier Jr, Anthony White, Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Owens, Clint Coffman, Evan Harrell, Josh McGuire, Corey Conley, Butch McGill, Joey Tanner, Brady Smith, Scott Riggs

DART Machinery Heat #3- Bart Hartman, Steve Casebolt, Michael England, David Scott, Tim Dohm, Jason Flory, Marshall Austin, Justin Rattliff, Steven Hucovski, Ellis Parker, Dale McDowell, Steve Hillard

DART Machinery Heat #4- Matt Miller, Gerald Davis, Vic Coffey, Eric Jacobsen, Jackie Boggs, Clint Smith, Roger Lucas, Dan Schlieper, Danny Mitchell, Wendell Wallace, Larry Smith, Brad Neat

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat #5- Earl Pearson Jr, Chub Frank, Anthony Rushing, Rick Eckert, John VanDenBerg, Bo Feathers, Randy Lucas, Daniel Stone, Freddy Smith, Rodney Melvin, Terry Casey, Jeff Gress

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat #6- Donnie Moran, Dennis Erb Jr, Doug Horton, Billy Moyer, Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Rusty Dixon, Wade Witherspoon, Brian Shirley, Freddie Carpenter, Damon Eller, Kristin Flory

K&N Engineering Heat #7- Shannon Babb, Don O’Neal, Jared Landers, Darren Miller, Davey Johnson, Garrett Durrett, Ricky Arms, Ray Cook, Christian Rayburn, Brent Robinson, Mike Johnson, Wayne Johnson

K&N Engineering Heat #8- Bryan Collins, Terry English, Randy Korte, Don Hammer, Robbie Blair, CJ Rayburn, John Mason, Jordan Bland, Lee Thomason, Scott Dedwylder, Ricky Elliott, Michael Jackson

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno B-Main #1- Jeff Cooke, Tim Fuller, Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Mars, Brady Smith, Josh McGuire, Corey Conley, Randy Weaver, Butch McGill, Joey Tanner, Bob Geiger, Anthony White, Jimmy Owens, Dean Carpenter, Sonny Conley, Clint Coffman, Tim Senic, Evan Harrell, Charles Duncan

Penske Shocks B-Main #2- Vic Coffey, Jackie Boggs, Marshall Austin, David Scott, Clint Smith, Eric Jacobsen, Dan Schlieper, Justin Rattliff, Wendell Wallace, Jason Flory, Michael England, Roger Lucas, Danny Mitchell, Steven Hucovski, Ellis Parker, Tim Dohm, Steve Hillard

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno B-Main #3- Billy Moyer, Doug Horton, Rick Eckert, Steve Francis, Anthony Rushing, John Blankenship, Daniel Stone, Bo Feathers, Rusty Dixon, Damon Eller, Freddie Carpenter, Kristin Flory, Wade Witherspoon, Freddy Smith, Rodney Melvin, John VanDenBerg, Brian Shirley Penske Shocks B-Main #4- Randy Korte, Darren Miller, Jared Landers, Davey Johnson, Ray Cook, Ricky Elliott, Brent Robinson, John Mason, Mike Johnson, Ricky Arms, Christian Rayburn, CJ Rayburn, Robbie Blair, Don Hammer, Lee Thomason, Wayne Johnson, Jordan Bland, Garrett Durrett

Gulf Coast Produce Strawberry Dash- Josh McGuire, Steve Hillard, Brian Birkhofer, Jared Landers, Rick Eckert, Jason Flory, Brent Robinson, CJ Rayburn, Freddie Carpenter, Anthony White

Feature (40 Laps) Matt Miller, Earl Pearson Jr, Dennis Erb Jr, Donnie Moran, Tim McCreadie, Eddie Carrier Jr, Shannon Babb, Terry English, Doug Horton, Scott James, Chub Frank, Billy Moyer, Vic Coffey, Don O’ Neal, Freddy Smith, Steve Casebolt, Darren Miller, Bryan Collins, Gerald Davis, Jackie Boggs, Randy Korte, Tim Dohm, Jeff Cooke, Tim Fuller, Bart Hartman, Jason Montgomery

Race Statistics Entries: 99  Cautions: 4  Red Flags: 0  Lap Leaders: Matt Miller 1-40  All-Star Performer of the Race: Doug Horton (started 23rd and finished 9th) Advanced 14 positions  Quarter Master Move of the Race: Donnie Moran  Hawk Brakes Tough Break Award: Jason Montgomery  K&N Engineering Clean Pass of the Race: Bryan Collins

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points Standings After 2/9/06

1. Matt Miller (Waterville, OH) 250  2. Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) 230  3. Dennis Erb, Jr. (Carpentersville, IL) 220  4. Tim McCreadie (Watertown, NY) 215  5. Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH) 210  6. Eddie Carrier Jr (Salt Rock, WV) 200  7. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL) 195  8, Terry English (Benton, KY) 190  9. Doug Horton (Bruceton Mills, WV) 185  10. Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN) 180

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2021 Championship Points

Points as of 10/16/2021
Pos Competitor Points
1stTim McCreadie (#39)7355
2ndHudson O'Neal (#71)6815
3rdJonathan Davenport (#49)6640
4thJimmy Owens (#20)6515
5thTyler Erb (#1T)6445
6thKyle Bronson (#40B)6410
7thRicky Thornton (#20RT)6230
8thJosh Richards (#14)6165
9thShane Clanton (#25)5905
10thEarl Pearson (#46)5875

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Television Schedule

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Thursday, December 2
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Portsmouth, OH
Saturday, December 25
1:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Portsmouth, OH
Sunday, January 2
8:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Knoxville, IA
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