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2012results_9-1.jpg   PORTSMOUTH, OH (September 1, 2012) – Jackie Boggs of Grayson, KY led all the way as he went on to win the Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble on Saturday Night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. For Boggs, it was his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win as he beat Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN and 17th starting John Blankenship of Williamson, WV to the finish line. He scored $10,000 for the victory. 

Boggs was virtually unchallenged the entire distance as he thrilled his home-track fans with the victory in the annual event. The win was Boggs’ sixth this year at PRP, where he is a two-time track champion.

“Not bad for a car that has parts about ten years old on it,” said the second-generation driver, “we should have won last night, but didn’t, but I would have much rather won this one,” said Boggs who was leading Friday Night’s $7,000 to win event until he lost a wheel.

“The car was fast and to beat Scott (Bloomquist), I don’t know what to say, he and my dad (the late Jack Boggs) wouldn’t tell each other the truth on race set-ups, but I have shared info with him and I beat him tonight. It feels great,” said the 43-year-old racer whose lone career LOLMDS came in 2005 at Charlotte, NC.

“Oh I remember that win at Charlotte, that was special for me, but to win here tonight in front of my fans and to beat the guys that we beat tonight, it’s just a compliment for my team, and what happened here a few years ago with the bad wreck, and now to come back and win this race, it’s special.”

“I have to thank all my sponsors, of course Swartz Race Cars, Trick Shot, Miller Brothers Construction, The Weld Shop, McDonald’s, and CMW Racing.” Boggs’ winning car is powered by a Jay Dickens Racing Engine.

Boggs was challenged early on by Doug Drown and then Jonathan Davenport. Davenport moved into third after starting eighth on lap five and was able to stay close to Boggs on restarts, but Boggs managed to get away each time. 

Davenport and 14th starting, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY battled side-by-side for several laps until Francis slowed and headed to the pit area on lap 34. Bloomquist then picked up the challenge for second, finally overhauling Davenport on lap 36.

The final caution of the race came out for defending PRP champion Chris Wilson from Louisa, KY, who showed smoke and slowed with 41 laps complete. The last restart saw Boggs pull away from Bloomquist at the end as he went on to become the 13th different winner in LOLMDS competition in 2012.

Davenport held on for fourth, just ahead of points’ leader, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN in the final rundown.

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, who came back from a flat tire to finish sixth; Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, WV was seventh; followed by Drown; Jason Montgomery of Jackson, OH; and Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA.In preliminary action Doug Drown set the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time amongst the 34 entrants, with a lap of 15.083 seconds. Jackie Boggs set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.087 seconds. Jackie Boggs, Steve Casebolt, Doug Drown, and Jared Landers won their respective Heat Races. John Blankenship and Rod Conley won their respective B-Mains.

Tomorrow 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, log onto 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 Series Race Summary Saturday Night, September 1st, 2012 “Pepsi River Days Rumble 50” Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH

Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group A: Jackie Boggs / 15.087 seconds Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group B: Doug Drown / 15.083 seconds

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Jackie Boggs, Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., RJ Conley, John Blankenship, Jason Montgomery, Bob Adams, Justin Rattliff, Kirk Phillips-DNS

U. S. Steel Second Heat (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Steve Casebolt, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Don O'Neal, Nick Bocook, Chris Wilson, Mark Frazier, Butch Dowdy

Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Doug Drown, Shannon Thornsberry, Delmas Conley, Steve Francis, Rod Conley, Kenneth Howell, Tyler Reddick, Kevin Wagner, Ray Cook-DNS

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Jared Landers, Jonathan Davenport, D.J. Wells, Ben Adkins, Eric Wells, Brian Birkhofer, Michael Howard, Mick Sansom

JRi Shocks First B-Main (10 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): John Blankenship, Jason Montgomery, Nick Bocook, Chris Wilson, Justin Rattliff, Mark Frazier, Butch Dowdy, Bob Adams, Kirk Phillips                                                       PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (10 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Rod Conley, Eric Wells, Brian Birkhofer, Ray Cook, Kenneth Howell, Michael Howard, Mick Sansom, Kevin Wagner, Tyler Reddick-DNS

Feature Finish – 50 Laps

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 1 4b Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY
2 5 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
3 17 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
4 8 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
5 11 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
6 9 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
7 7 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
8 2 63 Doug Drown Wooster, OH
9 19 21m Jason Montgomery Jackson, OH
10 23 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
11 18 71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH
12 12 18w D.J. Wells Wooton, KY
13 15 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
14 13 71c RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH
15 14 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
16 25 17 Chris Wilson Louisa, KY
17 24 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
18 16 57 Ben Adkins West Portsmouth, OH
19 3 c9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN
20 20 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
21 22 15b Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
22 10 71d Delmas Conley Wheelersburg, OH
23 6 17t Shannon Thornsberry Martin, KY
24 21 1B Nick Bocook Wheelersburg, OH
25 4 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR

Race Statistics Entrants: 34 Lap Leaders: Jackie Boggs (Laps 1 – 50) Caution Flags: Steve Casebolt (Lap 4); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 10); Rod Conley, Nick Bocook (Lap 19); Tyler Reddick (Lap 26); Tyler Reddick (Lap 32); Debris (Lap 33); Steve Francis (Lap 34); Chris Wilson (Lap 41) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Tyler Reddick, Ray Cook Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Provisional: none Portsmouth Raceway Park Track Provisional: Chris Wilson Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: John Blankenship (Started 17th; Finished 3rd; Advanced 14 positions) Allstar Performer of the Race: John Blankenship Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Scott Bloomquist 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: Bloomquist Race Cars Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race: Tom Buckingham (John Blankenship) Time of Race: 41 minutes 16 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 6590
2 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 6230
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 6175
4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 6065
5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 5680
6 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 5565
7 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 5430
8 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 5315
9 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 5170
10 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 5140

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

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*

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2020 Championship Points

Points as of 10/17/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1stJimmy Owens (#20)7940
2ndTim McCreadie (#39)7560
3rdJonathan Davenport (#49)7375
4thJosh Richards (#14)7295
5thTyler Erb (#1T)7110
6thShane Clanton (#25)6780
7thDevin Moran (#9)6690
8thKyle Bronson (#40B)6690
9thTanner English (#81E)6455
10thEarl Pearson (#1)6390

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All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Thursday, October 22
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Thursday, October 29
9:00 PM
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Sunday, November 1
3:30 PM
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- Batesville, AR
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