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BROWNSTOWN, IN (March 27, 2010) - Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN dominated the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned 13th Annual Indiana Icebreaker on Saturday Night at Brownstown Speedway for his 14th career series win. Owens led all 50 laps.  Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL finished second, followed by series points leader, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; Bart Hartman of Zanesville, OH; and Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN.   Owens and first- time Brownstown visitor, Chris Wall started on the front row of the $10,000 to win event, which was held before a standing room only crowd.  Owens got the jump on the field at the drop of chief starter Eric Roll's green flag.  Pearson took the second slot followed by Wall, Bloomquist and Hartman.   Owens quickly built his lead over the field as Pearson and Bloomquist battled for second.  Owens had a five-car length lead as the first caution appeared for a three-car pileup in turn two.  On the restart, Owens continued to show his prowess as he pulled away from the field. Bloomquist moved into second as Steve Casebolt climbed to third, just ahead of Pearson.   Pearson then regrouped after the restart as he and Casebolt went door-to-door for two laps before eventually clearing him on lap 12 to re-take third. With 15 laps in the books Owens had a straightaway lead over Bloomquist, who was still running second with Pearson third followed by Casebolt and Hartman. By Lap 17, Owens picked up the tail end of the field as he now battled cars running two and three wide in front of him.  Bloomquist couldn't gain any ground on Owens..   At the halfway mark Owens was putting on a clinic has he developed a huge lead over the field with 20 laps remaining.   Bloomquist was still keeping Pearson at bay for second as Hartman ramped up his effort and got by Casebolt to take over fourth. Thirteenth starting Shannon Babb was beginning to make a charge into the top five.   With 40 laps recorded, Owens was up to a half-a-lap lead over Bloomquist as Owens was still fighting his way through traffic. Pearson was pressuring Bloomquist for second with ten to go.  Pearson kept the heat on Bloomquist and with five laps to go, Pearson finally cleared Bloomquist to take over the runner-up spot.   Owens was still on cruise control as he went on unchallenged to record his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of 2010.  Owens had previously won two open wheel modified features at Brownstown and took home his first ever Late Model win at the historic Jackson County Fairgrounds track.   In the Lucas Oil Victory Lane, Owens emerged in front of the cheering crowd to talk about his domination from start to finish.  "The car was great right of the box, we didn't have to do anything to it, we put the right tire on, I want to thank Chris (Fox, his crew chief), I want to thank Mike Reece, Reece Monuments, Gantte Appraisals and all of our other sponsors, we needed this win, we struggled at Bulls Gap and Cherokee, this crew we've have all been together since we started racing, it means a lot to win here and it was a good points night," said Owens who climbed to second behind Bloomquist in the championship points standings.   Owens' Mike Reece owned Bloomquist Race Cars Ford Fusion and Cornett Racing Engines powered entry is sponsored by Reece Monument Company, Gantte Appraisals, Red Line Oil, VP Racing Fuels, Byrd's Radiator and C&C Trucking.   Pearson, who finished second, saw his two-race Lucas Oil Series win streak at Brownstown end also wound with a good points' night in the Bobby Labonte Racing Racing/Lucas Oil Products/MasterSbilt Dodge Charger.  "Jimmy was gone tonight, we did what we could to stay with him, but we couldn't, I finally got around Scott there at the end and the way we ran at Bulls Gap and Cherokee a few weeks ago we will definitely take this finish,"   Bloomquist finished third, he said afterwards.  "Congratulations to Jimmy on the win, we had the same tires on as he did and then elected to change and go to the hard stuff, but Jimmy had us all covered tonight, we'll just move onto the next one," said the 2009 series champion in his Miller Brothers Construction/Vic Hill Racing Engines/Bloomquist Race Cars Monte Carlo SS.   Hartman in his first race of the season placed fourth in The912Project.com/Cornett Racing Engines/Rocket Aero followed by O'Neal in the Superior Cleaning/Jay Dickens Racing Engines/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo SS put on a late race charge to take fifth.   Completing the top ten were Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL, Greg Johnson of Bedford, IN, Wayne Chinn of Bradford, OH, Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN and Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN.   Brad Neat was officially credited with an 11th place finish after originally being scored in 23rd place. A transponder error was found after the finish and his final position was determined to be 11th Place.   For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log on to www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503.Race Summary Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Saturday Night, March 27th, 2010 "13th Annual Indiana Icebreaker" Brownstown Speedway - Brownstown, IN   Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: Jimmy Owens / 15.418 seconds   Wiles Driveshaft's First Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Jimmy Owens, Steve Casebolt, Shannon Babb, Dale McDowell, Wayne Chinn, Dennis Erb Jr., Mike Collins, Brad Neat, Scott James, Sammy Epling, Brandon Webber   AFCO Racing Products Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advances): Earl Pearson Jr., Josh McGuire, Matt Miller, Tyler Reddick, Chad Stapleton, Ryan Unzicker, Dillan White, Brandon Thirlby, Marty O'Neal, Brian Wilhite   Allstar Performance Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Tim Isenberg, Eric Wells, Steve Barnett, Jeep VanWormer, Patrick Sheltra, Dona Marcoullier, Brad Eitinear, Michael Walker, Mitchell Lankford   Wrisco Aluminum Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):Chris Wall, Jason Feger, Rohn Moon, Will Vaught, Mike Marlar, Bub McCool, Dustin Neat, Tim Rivers, Kevin Weaver, Jimmy Fairbanks   Wiles Driveshaft's Fifth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Transfer): Bart Hartman, Don O'Neal, Dan Schlieper, John Blankenship, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Eric Jacobsen, Jason Smith, Joe Janowski, Tim Prince, Tim Dohm   AFCO Racing Products Sixth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Transfer): Eddie Carrier Jr., Greg Johnson, Ray Cook, Justin Rattliff, Zack Dohm, Chris Streeval, Mike Jewell, Mark Andersen, Doug Dodd, Kenny Carmichael   Hawk Brake First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 2 Transfers): Dale McDowell, Wayne Chinn, Steve Barnett, Mike Collins, Chad Stapleton, Jeep VanWormer, Dillan White, Ryan Unzicker, Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Thirlby, Dona Marcoullier, Tyler Reddick, Brad Eitniear, Michael Walker, Patrick Sheltra, Brandon Webber, Brad Neat, Marty O'Neal, Brian Wilhite, Scott James   Performance Rod and Custom (PRC) Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 2 Transfers):  Mike Marlar, Will Vaught, Bub McCool, Justin Rattliff, Chrs Streeval, Kevin Weaver, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jason Smith, Mark Andersen, Sammy Epling, John Blankenship, Joe Janowski, Tim Rivers, Tim Dohm, Mike Jewell, Dustin Neat, Eric Jacobsen, Mitchell Lankford, Tim Prince, Kenny Carmichael, Doug Dodd, Zack Dohm, Jimmy Fairbanks  "13th Annual Indiana Icebreaker" Feature Finish - 50 Laps

FINISH

START

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

1

1

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

2

3

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL 

3

5

0

Scott Bloomquist

 Mooresburg, TN

4

4

75

Bart Hartman

 Zanesville, OH

5

10

71

Don O'Neal

 Martinsville, IN

6

13

18

Shannon Babb

 Moweaqua, IL

7

12

15

Greg Johnson

 Bedford, IN

8

21

1c

Wayne Chinn

 Bradford, OH

9

20

157

Mike Marlar

 Winfield, TN

10

7

C9

Steve Casebolt

 Richmond, IN

11

26

41n

Brad Neat

 Dunnville, KY

12

9

41

Josh McGuire

 Grayson, KY

13

22

1

Will Vaught

 Crane, MO

14

16

S9

Dan Schlieper

 Sullivan, WI

15

23

28e

Dennis Erb, Jr.

 Carpentersville, IL

16

8

25f

Jason Feger

Bloomington, IL 

17

15

7

Matt Miller

 Watertown, OH

18

19

17m

Dale McDowell

 Chickamauga, GA

19

2

71w

Chris Wall

 Holden, LA

20

14

56

Rohn Moon

 Greenwood, IN

21

25

89

Steve Barnett

Franklin, IN 

22

18

53

Ray Cook

 Brasstown, NC

23

11

9t

Tim Isenberg

 Marshfield, WI

24

6

28

Eddie Carrier, Jr.

 Salt Rock, WV

25

24

23

John Blankenship

 Williamson, WV

26

17

18e

Eric Wells

 Hazard, KY

Race StatisticsEntrants: 61 Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1-50) Caution Flags: Lap 7 (Dale McDowell, Eric Wells, John Blankenship) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Dennis Erb Jr., John Blankenship Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: Brad Neat Brownstown Speedway Track Provisional: Steve Barnett PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Wayne Chinn (Started 21st; Finished 8th; Advanced 13 positions) Ohlin's Shocks Performer of the Race: Don O'Neal K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Will Vaught Comp Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Eric Wells DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Chris Fox E3 Spark Plugs TV Challenge All stars: Jimmy Owens Time of Race: 17 minutes, 19 secondsLucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

POINTS

1

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN 

925

2

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

835

3

71

Don O'Neal

 Martinsville, IN

805

4

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

 Jacksonville, FL

735

5

17m

Dale McDowell

 Chickamauga, GA

730

6

71w

Chris Wall

 Holden, LA

725

7

s9

Dan Schlieper

 Sullivan, WI

715

8

53

Ray Cook

 Brasstown, NC

710

9

157

Mike Marlar

 Winfield, TN

670

9

c9

Steve Casebolt

 Richmond, IN

670

11

28e

Dennis Erb, Jr.

 Carpentersville, IL

655

12

18e

Eric Wells

 Hazard, KY

610

13

41n

Brad Neat

 Dunnville, KY

600

14

23

John Blankenship

 Williamson, WV

595

15

25f

Jason Feger

 Bloomington, IL

550

16

57j

Bub McCool

 Vicksburg, MS

530

17

9t

Tim Isenberg

 Marshfield, WI

505

18

5

Eric Jacobsen

 Seacliffe Beach, CA

500

19

16

Justin Rattliff

 Campbellsville, KY

495

20

11t

Tyler Reddick

 Corning, CA

490

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GAFFNEY, SC (March 7, 2010) - Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN passed race leader Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA in turn four of the final lap as he outsprinted McDowell to the checkered flag in winning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned March Madness race Sunday at Cherokee Speedway.  Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN crossed the stripe in third followed by 16th starting Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN and Chris Madden of Gaffney, SC rounded out the top five.

A wild first lap saw Bub McCool and Ray Cook get together on the backstretch with Cook suffering heavy damage to his car.  Cook went pit-side and fell several laps down as his crew made repairs to the car.  While the race was under red outside front row starter Dan Schlieper went to the pits for the night after fluid began leaking out from under his car.  So that put Madden to the outside of polesitter John Blankenship. The second time would be a charm to get the race underway. Madden took the lead, followed by McDowell, Blankenship, Chris Wall, and Johnny Pursley.  Wall, who was making his first appearance at Cherokee, climbed to third on lap three as Blankenship fell to fourth.

McDowell then started to put the heat on Madden for the lead pulling even with him on lap ten as the two crossed the start-finish line.  McDowell pulled ahead of Madden on lap 11 as Wall maintained third.  The second caution of the race flew on lap 12 as McCool slowed on the backstretch.

The restart saw McDowell on the point of the Delaware double-file restart as Madden and Wall lined up side-by-side ready for the return of chief starter Bruce Coyle's green flag.  McDowell showed his power; but Madden did not giving up easily as the hometown favorite closed to the bumper of McDowell's mount with 16 laps complete. Bloomquist, who started seventh, was now in the hunt. He was running in the fourth spot bringing Randy Weaver with him.  Bloomquist and Weaver then began to pressure Wall for third, but Wall, who was the Red Buck Cigars fast qualifier for the night was doing a good job in fighting off the challenges of the two.

McDowell continued to show the way as he and Madden raced through traffic through the mid-point of the race.  Madden then pulled dead even with McDowell on lap 27 as the crowd came to its collective feet.  McDowell led lap 28, but a circuit later Madden was scored as the race leader. The torrid battle for the lead had all eyes on the two frontrunners. Madden then took a five-car length lead over McDowell on lap 32 as it looked like he was going to be the car to beat in the remaining laps of the race, but McDowell re-grouped and closed quickly on Madden as the two continued to race through some heavy lapped traffic.

With ten laps to go Madden was still showing the way, followed by McDowell.  Bloomquist and Weaver had managed to get around Wall back on lap 38 to take over third and fourth places, but they looked to be too far out of it to make a run in the final laps. Bloomquist was out to prove the naysayers wrong as he put on a charge in the last five laps that would give him a shot at the win.

Bloomquist went around Madden on lap 45 as he set his sights on McDowell.  A caution with four laps to go for Casey Roberts bunched the field for a four-lap shootout to the finish.  McDowell was under constant pressure from Bloomquist as the two went side-by-side coming off of turn number two. McDowell managed enough momentum to maintain the lead. As the two drivers took the white flag, McDowell was a car length ahead of Bloomquist and going into turn number two he moved up just enough out of the groove to allow Bloomquist room on the bottom to pull even with him as Bloomquist carried that momentum as the two were still side-by-side in turn three.

Bloomquist slid up in front of McDowell in turn four and led him on a drag race down the frontstretch as the two headed to the checkered flag. Bloomquist got the win by one car length as a stunned crowd looked on as Bloomquist had recorded another come from behind victory for his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the year.

In the Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 20th time in his Hall of Fame Career, the reigning series champion was out of breath in his post-race interview.  "Well the car was super, it just got better and better as the race went on, everything went well today for us, Chris (Madden)is good at this place, we share a lot of information, if he would have had my tire combination on he would have won," said the 46-year-old driver who is quickly approaching 500 career wins.

"We had out a Jay Dickens Engine in today, what can I say, everything went good for us. Dale and I had a great race, we raced each other clean, before that last caution I was catching them and I didn't know if the caution was good or bad for us, the car just fired up real good on the restart, this race track was real good today, everybody was giving each other room, there was some good racing going on out there. Dale and I have raced together several times in the past and it was going to be tough to get around him," said the winner who continues to lead the series points standings heading into the next event on March 27th at Brownstown (IN) Speedway.

Bloomquist' Jay Dickens Racing Engine powered Bloomquist Race Cars Monte Carlo SS is sponsored by Miller Brothers Construction, Hawkeye Trucking, Sweet Mfg, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Tires, Arizona Sport Shirts, Ohlins and Lane Automotive.

McDowell in the Clint Bowyer Racing/Dollar General/Warrior Race Cars Impala SS moved to third in the points after his runner-up finish.  Weaver was third in the BKW Disaster, Recovery and Rebuilding/Race Engine Design/Bloomquist Race Cars Corvette.  Fourth went to the hard charger of the race Don O'Neal in the Superior Cleaning/Jay Dickens Racing Engines/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo SS as Madden took fifth in the Century Plastics/Cornett Racing Engines/Bloomquist Race Cars Monte Carlo SS.

Completing the top ten were Chris Wall of Holden, LA, Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, IL, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, Clint Smith of Senoia, GA and Johnny Pursley of Clover, SC.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Sunday Night, March 7th, 2010 "March Madness VIII" Cherokee Speedway - Gaffney, SC   Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: Chris Wall / 16.381 seconds   Wiles Driveshaft's First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): John Blankenship, Jimmy Owens, Casey Roberts, Jeff Smith, Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Eric Jacobsen, Freddy Smith, Tim Isenberg, Justin Rattliff, Wayne Chinn   AFCO Racing Products Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advances): Johnny Pursley, Scott Bloomquist, Eric Wells, Dennis Erb Jr., Steve Casebolt, Steve Shaver, Chris Ferguson, Jordan Bland, Ray Cook, Brent Dixon, Danny Howell   Allstar Performance Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Dan Schlieper, Dale McDowell, Chris Wall, Clint Smith, Jason Feger, Will Vaught, Tyler Reddick, Donald Bradshear, Jim Rasey, Brad Neat, Michael Walker   Wrisco Aluminum Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Chris Madden, Jeff Cooke, Randy Weaver, Don O'Neal, Bub McCool, Mike Collins, Earl Pearson Jr., Daniel Baggerly, Mike Gault, Tim Rivers, John Henderson   Hawk Brake First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Transfers): Mike Marlar, Steve Shaver, Jonathan Davenport, Eric Jacobsen, Steve Casebolt, Freddy Smith, Tim Isenberg, Ray cook, Chris Ferguson, Justin Rattliff, Wayne Chinn, Jordan Bland, Brent Dixon, Danny Howell   Performance Rod and Custom (PRC) Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Transfers):  Jason Feger, Will Vaught, Bub McCool, Tyler Reddick, Jim Rasey, Daniel Baggerly, Mike Gault, Tim Rivers, Mike Collins, Donald Bradsher, Michael Walker, Earl Pearson Jr.-DNS, Brad Neat-DNS, John Henderson-DNS  "March Madness VIII" Feature Finish - 50 Laps

Finish - Start - Car Number - Driver Name - Hometown

 

1

7

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

2

6

17m

Dale McDowell

Chickamauga, GA

3

12

116

Randy Weaver

Crossville, TN

4

16

71

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

5

4

44m

Chris Madden

Gaffney, SC

6

10

71w

Chris Wall

Holden, LA

7

15

28e

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Carpentersville, IL

8

5

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

9

14

44c

Clint Smith

Senoia, GA

10

3

09

Johnny Pursley

Clover, SC

11

17

157

Mike Marlar

Winfield, TN

12

1

23

John Blankenship

Williamson, WV

13

8

99c

Jeff Cooke

Gaffney, SC

14

19

6

Steve Shaver

Vienna, WV

15

21

49

Jonathan Davenport

Blairsville, GA

16

13

18m

Jeff Smith

Gastonia, NC

17

20

1

Will Vaught

Crane, MO

18

26

00

Freddy Smith

Seymour, TN

19

23

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

20

11

18e

Eric Wells

Hazard, KY

21

25

41n

Brad Neat

Dunnville, NC

22

22

57j

Bub McCool

Vicksburg, MS

23

9

101

Casey Roberts

Toccoa, GA

24

18

25f

Jason Feger

Bloomington, IL

25

24

53

Ray Cook

Brasstown, NC

26

2

s9

Dan Schlieper

Sullivan, WI

Race StatisticsEntrants: 39 Lap Leaders: Chris Madden (Laps 1-10); Dale McDowell (Laps 11-28); Chris Madden (Laps 29-41); Dale McDowell (Laps 42-49); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 50) Caution Flags: Bub McCool, Ray Cook (Start); Bub McCool (Lap 12); Casey Roberts (Lap 46) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Ray Cook Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: Brad Neat PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race:  Don O'Neal (Started 16th; Finished 4th; Advanced 12 positions) Ohlin's Shocks Performer of the Race: Dale McDowell K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Scott Bloomquist Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: none Comp Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Jay Dickens Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Dan Schlieper DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Tommy Hicks E3 Spark Plugs TV Challenge All stars: n/a Time of Race: 35 minutes, 41 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings: 1. #0 Scott Bloomquist - Mooresburg, TN 700 2.  #71 Don O'Neal - Martinsville, IN 595 3. #17m Dale McDowell - Chickamauga, GA 585 4. #71w Chris Wall - Holden, LA 575 4. #53 Ray Cook - Brasstown, NC 575 6. #20 Jimmy Owens - Newport, TN 570 7. #s9 Da n Schlieper - Sullivan, WI 545 7. #28 Dennis Erb - Carpentersville, IL   545 9. #44 Earl Pearson Jr. - Jacksonville, FL 500 10. #c9 Steve Casebolt - Richmond, IN 375

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BULLS GAP, TN (March 6, 2010) - Taking the lead on lap 36, Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC raced to the win on Saturday Night at Volunteer Speedway. Cook outdueled Chris Madden of Gaffney, SC in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned Spring Thaw 60. Cook, along with car owners Danny Dishman and Ronald Ivey earned $10,000 for their first Lucas Oil Series win of 2010.  Trailing Cook and Madden to the checkers were Skip Arp of Georgetown, TN; Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, WI; and Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN.   Arp and Madden earned front row starting spots by virtue of their heat race victories. Madden sprinted out to the early lead over Arp and Casebolt.  Madden quickly opened up a three-car length advantage over Arp, who was running his first event of the season.  The battle for third was close with Casebolt, holding off Cook, who had started fifth. Madden started to pick-up the tail end of the field by lap 11, allowing the trailing cars of Arp, Casebolt, Cook, and Schlieper to close ground on him.  The race for first was heating up as Cook went by Casebolt for third on lap 17 and then he tracked down Arp a lap later, going side-by-side with the veteran.   The first caution of the race came out with 20 laps complete as Mike Marlar came to a halt on the frontstretch to bring out the yellow.  On lap 20 Cook had made his way around Arp to take over the second spot, lining up there for the restart. Madden continued to show his strength on the restart, bolting out to a two-car length lead over Cook. A caution slowed the action on lap 22 for John Blankenship.  The restart again saw Madden on the point followed by Cook, Arp, Casebolt and Schlieper.   On this restart Cook was able to stay close to Madden as the two were running two different lines around the high-banked oval.  Cook kept the pressure on Madden as two again picked up the tail end of the field with 30 laps in the record books. The halfway mark showed the top seven cars all on the same straightaway. Cook dove low in the corners and took a peek at Madden several times leading up to his pass on lap 36 which put him in the lead for good.    Cook and Madden would still have lapped traffic to contend with as they were having trouble getting by the cars on the tail of the lead lap.  Cook changed his lines several times in closing the door on Madden as the duo fought a spirited and clean race for the lead. Madden tried the high line on the track in an attempt to overhaul Cook. Madden tried lap after lap in the final ten laps, but every time Cook thwarted Madden's moves as he held him off to take his sixth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win and his first ever at Bulls Gap. The win also moved Cook into a first-place tie in the Lucas Oil Championship Points standings with reigning series champion, Scott Bloomquist, who finished sixth.   In the Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time in 2010, Cook thanked a multitude of people.  "It's great to get our first win here at Bulls Gap, my car owners are from Tennessee, John King from Fairway Ford is here, thanks to him and Tader Masters for such a great race car, he (Madden) fired well on the restart, I think our right front tire was better than his, our car was better on the long runs," said the 38-year old Cook, who is coming off the best year of his racing career in 2009 when he won 12 feature events including a career-high purse in winning the Hillbilly 100.   "As far as the points are concerned we are taking them week-to-week, you never know what could happen tomorrow you might fall out of a race and drop back in points, we've got an awesome race team, car, engine, tires, shocks, I mean the whole thing is just clicking right now, I'm just real fortunate just to be able to drive the car. It's fun when you are running this well , you just have to enjoy it while you can, cause it could change the next race, thanks to the fans for coming out tonight, the show was well run and we're glad to be in victory lane."   Cook's D&R Racing Team #53 MasterSbilt Race Cars Monte Carlo SS is powered by Race Engine Design motor and sponsored by Hicks & Ingle Co General Contracting, PRC, A+ Moving and Storage, American Racer Tires, Wyatt Builders, Integra Racing Shocks, Star Grafix, PPM, VP Race Fuels, K&N Filters, Real Racing Wheels, B&M Concrete and Fairway Ford.   Madden took second in his Xtreme Custom and Cycles/Cornett Engines/Bloomquist Race Cars Monte Carlo SS with Arp finishing third in his Stanley Best Heating and Air/Vic Hill Racing Engines/GRT.  Completing the top five were Schlieper in his Rockstar Energy Drink/Pro Power Racing Engines/Bloomquist Race Cars Ford Fusion and Casebolt in the Bob Harris/Dixie Chopper/Rocket GTO.   Rounding out the top ten were Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; Stacy Boles of Clinton, TN; Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA; and Eric Wells of Hazard, KY.   To find out more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log on to www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503.Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Saturday Night, March 6th, 2010 "Spring Thaw 60" Volunteer Speedway - Bulls Gap, TN  Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: Jimmy Owens / 12.522 seconds   Wiles Driveshaft's First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Skip Arp, Ray Cook, Dale McDowell, Chris Wall, Clint Smith, Brad neat, Bub McCool, tim Rivers, Eric Jacobsen, Dennis Erb Jr, David Crabtree   AFCO Racing Products Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advances): Steve Casebolt, Will Vaught, Randy Weaver, Rick Rogers, Tyler Reddick, Shanon Buckingham, Shon Flanary, Jason Feger, Tim Isenberg, Michael Walker   Allstar Performance Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Chris Madden, Dan Schlieper, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Kerry Jones, Don O'Neal, Steve Smith, Justin Rattliff, Michael Smith, Mark Douglas   Wrisco Aluminum Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Stacy Boles, Eric Wells, Tommy Kerr, John Blankenship, Earl Pearson Jr., Mark Vineyard, Vic Hill, Scott Sexton, Mike Collins, Chad Ogle, Jordan Bland   Hawk Brake First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Transfers): Clint Smith, Brad Neat, Bub McCool, Tyler Reddick, Shon Flanary, Tim Isenberg, Eric Jacobsen, Jason Feger, Dennis Erb Jr., Michael Walker, Shanon Buckingham, Tim Rivers-DNS, David Crabtree-DNS   Performance Rod and Custom (PRC) Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Transfers):  Earl Pearson Jr., Mike Marlar, Kerry Jones, Vic Hill, Justin Rattliff, Mike Collins, Chad Ogle, Mark Vineyard, Mark Douglas, Don O'Neal, Michael Smith, Steve Smith, Scott Sexton, Jordan Bland-DNS  Spring Thaw 60 Feature Finish - 60 Laps

Finish (Start) Car Number Driver Name - Hometown

1

5

53

Ray Cook

Brasstown, NC

2

2

44m

Chris Madden

Gaffney, NC

3

1

31

Skip Arp

Georgetown, TN

4

6

s9

Dan Schlieper

Sullivan, WI

5

3

c9

Steve Casebolt

Richmond, IN

6

10

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

7

14

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

8

4

11b

Stacy Boles

Clinton, TN

9

9

17m

Dale McDowell

Chickamauga, GA

10

8

18e

Eric Wells

Hazard, KY

11

11

116

Randy Weaver

Crossville, TN

12

13

71w

Chris Wall

Holden, LA

13

12

4T

Tommy Kerr

Maryville, TN

14

7

1

Will Vaught

Crane, MO

15

23

71

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

16

15

44x

Rick Rogers

Knoxville, TN

17

18

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

18

17

44c

Clint Smith

Senoia, GA

19

20

157

Mike Marlar

Winfield, TN

20

19

41n

Brad Neat

Dunnville, KY

21

24

5

Eric Jacobsen

Seacliffe Beach, CA

22

21

57j

Bub McCool

Vicksburg, MS

23

22

6

Kerry Jones

Bristol. TN

24

16

23

John Blankenship

Williamson, WV

25

25

64

Michael Walker

Franklin, TN

Race Statistics Entrants: 43 Lap Leaders: Chris Madden (Laps 1-35); Ray Cook (Laps 36-60) Caution Flags: Lap 20 (Mike Marlar); Lap 22 (John Blankenship) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Don O'Neal, Eric Jacobsen Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: Michael Walker PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Don O'Neal (Started 23rd; Finished 15th; Advanced 8 positions) Ohlin's Shocks Performer of the Race: Ray Cook K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Ray Cook Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: none Comp Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Race Engine Design Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Jimmy Owens DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Chris Fox (Jimmy Owens) E3 Spark Plugs TV Challenge All stars: n/a Time of Race: 22 minutes, 13 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings: 1. #0 Scott Bloomquist - Mooresburg, TN 455 2. #53 Ray Cook - Brasstown, NC 450 3. #s9 Da n Schlieper - Sullivan, WI 430 4.  #71 Don O'Neal - Martinsville, IN 390 5. #20 Jimmy Owens - Newport, TN 385 6. #c9 Steve Casebolt - Richmond, IN 375 7. #71w Chris Wall - Holden, LA 370 7. #44 Earl Pearson Jr. - Jacksonville, FL 370 9. #17m Dale McDowell - Chickamauga, GA 360 10. #18e Eric Wells - Hazard, KY 355

TAMPA, FL (February 12, 2010) - For the sixth consecutive year, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the 34th Annual DART Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. At the end of the six days of racing, Dennis Erb Jr. had claimed his second DART Winternationals Points Championship.  The 37-year-old, second generation racer from Carpentersville, IL earned a check for $5,000 and a nice trophy for his accomplishments.  Erb also won the title back in 2006. ...

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Don O'Neal Rallies for Victory in the Final Night of the 34th Annual DART Winternationals at East Bay

TAMPA, FL (February 6, 2010) – Taking the lead on lap 40 when race leader Scott Bloomquist jumped the cushion in turn one, Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN led the remaining 35 circuits to win the final night of the 34th Annual DART Winternationals for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at East Bay Raceway Park. He earned $12,000 for the win. Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, WI finished second, followed by Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, IL; and Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, WI. Erb tallied the most DART Winternationals Championship Points for the week to earn a $5,000 bonus from DART Machinery.

Red Buck Cigar Fast Qualifier and new track record holder, Chris Wall earned the pole starting position. Alongside Wall was the Zero machine of Scott Bloomquist, who was coming off a win in the afternoon event that preceded the night's finale. Bloomquist stormed to the point from the drop of the green over Wall, O'Neal and Schlieper. By the seventh lap Bloomquist had opened up a straightaway lead over the field and he began approaching the tail end of the field.

Bloomquist moved into traffic by lap nine. O'Neal was hounding Wall for second as the two went go side-by-side for a lap until O'Neal made the pass on Wall for second on the tenth circuit. Justin Rattliff remained in the thick of things holding the fourth spot followed by tenth place starter, Mike Marlar; who was on the move as a caution came out for debris on the track with 14 laps complete. O'Neal got sideways coming out of turn two on lap 20 as well as Wall, who spun to avoid running into O'Neal. Wall lost five spots in the running order. Mark Andersen slowed on the frontstretch with 21 laps complete to bring out caution number three.

Bloomquist remained in front, followed by O'Neal, Schlieper, Erb and Jimmy Mars. The top five remained the same until Erb got by Schlieper for third on lap 28. Erb then slip out of the groove allowing both top five newcomer Ray Cook and Mars to get by him with 30 laps down. O'Neal was dancing a treacherous top line around the track and on lap 31 he lost three spots, falling from second to fifth in a matter of one lap. Up front, Bloomquist was almost a straightaway ahead of Schlieper, who was now second with Cook running in third followed by Mars and O'Neal. A red flag came out with 39 laps complete for a multi-car pileup on the frontstretch. The incident eliminated the cars of Brady Smith and Ricky Weiss.

On the fateful lap 40 restart, Bloomquist headed into turn one and jump the cushion. Both O'Neal and Schlieper went him as Bloomquist was relegated to third place. O'Neal pounded the gas with Schlieper in tow. Another caution waived, this time for Justin Rattliff, who pulled out of the race. O'Neal jumped at the chance to lead the race; Bloomquist and Schlieper went at it for second. Bloomquist moved back into the runnerup slot on lap 44.

O'Neal stretched his lead to ten car lengths over Bloomquist and Schlieper. Steve Francis was now in the hunt for the first time in the race. He finally climbed from his 19th starting spot to run fourth by lap 46.  Cook then rebounded; passed Francis for fourth.  O'Neal was looking solid and was comfortably in front of Bloomquist when the caution came out for Francis on lap 57. The top five stayed in that running order as O'Neal looked to be on cruise control. Following O'Neal was a terrific battle for second between the cars of Bloomquist, Schlieper and Erb. Bloomquist jumped the cushion in turns one and two again. Schlieper slipped by him on lap 64.  Schlieper then started to track down O'Neal who had no traffic in front of him, but Schlieper slowly closed the gap with five laps to go. O'Neal sped on to pick the big check for his not only his 13th career win at East Bay, but his 13th career win on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour.

In the Lucas Oil Victory Lane the 45-year-old racer who has twice finished runner-up in the Lucas Oil Series; was happy to be there. He thought he had thrown the chance away when he jumped the cushion back on lap 31. "I thought I had really messed up there, we had a really good car from the start and I thought I had lost my chance to win. 75 laps is a lot of laps here, things can happen so quick here; people come and go to the front so often that you lose and gain track position all the time. When I saw Scott jump the cushion up there on that restart, I thought this was my chance to redeem myself," said O'Neal.

"That cushion was tough, but after we got out in front I tried to avoid as many of the rough spots as possible and keep the car straight so we wouldn't lose a tire out there. Man it feels good to get back to victory lane here at East Bay, we've always run well here and I have to thank my crew, Tader, Doug, Mark and Tim for all their help. It's a good win for MasterSbilt and Jay Dickens," said O'Neal who won before the cameras of SPEED Channel. SPEED was on hand to film the event to be shown at a later date.

The rest of the sponsors on O'Neal's car include; Superior Cleaning, O'Neal Mulch, Independence Lumber, Jones Core, Hanzo Logistics, Sunoco Race Fuels, Ohlins Shocks, Budda Bert Transmissions and Brownstown Speedway and Hoosier Racing Tires.

Schlieper came across the line in second his Rockstar Energy Drink/DART Machinery/Bloomquist Race Cars Ford Fusion; followed by Bloomquist in his miller Brothers Construction/Vic Hill Racing Engines/Bloomquist Race Cars Monte Carlo SS. The rest of the top finishers were Erb in his Thomason Express LLC/Vic Hill Racing Engines/Rayburn Impala SS and Mars in the Ernie and Connie Davis/Ernie D's/Rocket Impala SS.

Completing the top ten were Jason Feger of Bloomington, IL who pitted for a flat tire and returned to finish sixth followed by Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; Rick Eckert of York, Pa; Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; and Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL.

By virtue of his fourth place finish, Erb captured the 2010 34th Annual DART Winternationals Championship. Erb took home a $5,000 check for his efforts during the week as won by a 55-point margin over O'Neal.

Race Summary

Saturday Night, February 6th, 2010
"34th Annual DART Winternationals"
East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL

  • Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: Chris Wall / 14.022 seconds ***New Track Record***
  • Wiles Driveshaft's First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Chris Wall, Ray Cook, Dennis Erb, Jr., Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Matt Miller, Shannon Babb, Austin Hubbard, Dale McDowell, Kyle Berck, Robert Geiger, Earl Pearson, Jr., Shan Smith
  • AFCO Racing Products Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advances): Don O'Neal, John Blankenship, Rick Eckert, Jason Feger, Steve Francis, Dillan White, Eric Jacobsen, Billy Moyer, Steve Casebolt, Travis Varnadore, Tim Dohm, Lee Thomason 
  • Allstar Performance Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Dan Schlieper, Mike Marlar, Ricky Weiss, Jason McBride, Brad Neat, Tim Fuller, Tim Isenberg, Bub McCool, Jordan Bland, Mike Collins, Leon Henderson
  • Wrisco Aluminum Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Justin Rattliff, Brady Smith, Jimmy Mars, Mark Andersen, Eric Wells, Daniel Stone, Russ King, Tyler Reddick, Danny Mitchell, Michael Walker, James O'Hara, Tommy Kerr
  • Hawk Brake First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Transfers): Matt Miller, Steve Francis, Shannon Babb, Dillan White, Eric Jacobsen, Billy Moyer, Austin Hubbard, Tim Dohm, Dale McDowell, Travis Varnadore, Steve Casebolt, Robert Geiger, Earl Pearson, Jr., DNS Kyle Berck, Shan Smith
  • Performance Rod and Custom (PRC) Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Transfers): Daniel Stone, Eric Wells, Tim Fuller, Bub McCool, Michael Walker,  Leon Henderson, Mike Collins, Russ King, Tim Isenberg, Jason McBride, Danny Mitchell, James O'Hara, Lee Thomason, Brad Neat, Tyler Reddick, DNS Jordan Bland, Tommy Kerr 
  • PRC Strawberry Dash (Track Provisional Winner Transfers): Steve Casebolt, Tim Dohm, Tim Isenberg, Travis Varnadore, DNS Jason McBride, Eric Jacobsen, Dale McDowell, Billy Moyer
  • 34th Annual DART Winternationals Saturday (Night) Feature Finish (75 Laps): Don O'Neal, Dan Schlieper, Scott Bloomquist, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jimmy Mars, Jason Feger, Steve Francis, Rick Eckert, Ray Cook, Earl Pearson, Jr., Chris Wall, John Blankenship, Tim Fuller, Eric Wells, Eric Jacobsen, Tim McCreadie, Justin Rattliff, Brady Smith, Matt Miller, Ricky Weiss, Daniel Stone, Shannon Babb, Mark Andersen, Mike Marlar, Steve Casebolt, Jimmy Owens, Dillan White

Finish Start Driver Name Hometown
1 3 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
2 6 Dan Schlieper Sullivan, WI
3 2 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
4 9 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
5 12 Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI
6 15 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
7 19 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
8 11 Rick Eckert York, PA
9 5 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
10 24 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
11 1 Chris Wall Holden, LA
12 7 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
13 22 Tim Fuller Watertown, NY
14 20 Eric Wells Hazard, KY
15 27 Eric Jacobsen Seacliffe Beach, CA
16 13 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY
17 4 Justin Rattliff Campbellsville, KY
18 8 Brady Smith Solon Springs, WI
19 17 Matt Miller Waterville, OH
20 14 Ricky Weiss Winnipeg, Manitoba
21 18 Daniel Stone Thompson, PA
22 21 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL
23 16 Mark Andersen Blanchard, MI
24 10 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
25 26 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN
26 23 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
27 25 Dillan White Crofton, KY

Race Statistics

  • Entrants: 49
  • Lap Leaders: 1-39 Scott Bloomquist, 40-75 Don O'Neal
  • Caution Flags: (Lap 18) Mike Marlar; (Lap 28) Debris; (Lap 29) Daniel Stone; (Lap 38) Eric Wells; (Lap 39) Brady Smith, Ricky Weiss, Earl Pearson, Jr.; (Lap 43) Justin Rattliff; (Lap 57) Steve Francis; (Lap 63) Jason Feger
  • Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson, Jr.
  • Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: Eric Jacobsen
  • DART Fast Pass Provisional: Dillan White
  • PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson, Jr. (Started 24th; Finished 10th; Advanced 14 positions)
  • Ohlin's Shocks Performer of the Race: Dan Schlieper
  • K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Don O'Neal
  • Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: None
  • Comp Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Jay Dickens Racing Engines
  • Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Dale McDowell
  • DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Tader Masters (Don O'Neal)
  • E3 Spark Plugs TV Challenge All stars: Don O'Neal, Dan Schlieper, Scott Bloomquist
  • Time of Race: 52 minutes, 43 seconds

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2019 Championship Points

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 6195
2 14 Josh Richards 5625
3 39 Tim McCreadie 5575
4 1T Tyler Erb ® 5515
5 20 Jimmy Owens 5435
6 1M Devin Moran ® 5420
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 5410
8 71 Hudson O'Neal 5275
9 50 Shanon Buckingham 4755
10 40B Kyle Bronson 4705