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BARDSTOWN, KY (August 25, 2007)-Maybe Bluegrass Speedway promoters David and Anita Ferrell could consider changing the “Bluegrass Classic” to the “Bloomquist Classic” as 43-year-old Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN won his third consecutive event on Saturday Night.  The $10,000 to win race was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and it marked Bloomquist’ fourth series win of the season and extended his all-time series wins total to 15.  Bloomquist took the lead from Earl Pearson Jr. on lap 27. Brad Neat drove from the 20th starting spot to finish second followed by 17th starting Billy Drake, Terry English and Justin Rattliff.

 

It would be the Miller Brothers Coal sponsored cars of Dan Schlieper and Scott Bloomquist making up the front row for the 60 lap event which was held before a packed grandstand and the cameras of SPEED Channel.  At the waving of the green flag by honorary starter and former University of Kentucky basketball player, Richie Farmer it was Schlieper who got the jump on the field grabbing the point heading off of turn number two with Mike Marlar quickly moving to second just in front of Bloomquist and Don O’Neal. 

 

O’Neal would drop to fifth as current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point’s leader Earl Pearson Jr. would pass him for that spot.  Then three laps later O’Neal would bring out the first caution of the race when his car went up in smoke coming down the backstretch on lap five.  With five laps in Schlieper would be on the point for the Delaware double file restart.

 

As the race went green again Schlieper would maintain a slim margin over the Tennessee duo of Marlar and Bloomquist with Pearson holding down fourth and Wendell Wallace was now running in the spot formerly occupied by O’Neal.

 

Scott James, who had started ninth on the grid, was working his way to the front as he raced by Wallace on lap nine to take over the fifth spot.  It was an exciting race for the lead with Schlieper now being challenged by Marlar on the inside by lap 11.  Pearson was on the prowl as well as he went by Bloomquist on the same lap as the caution would wave for Freddy Smith on lap 12.

 

On the restart Schlieper would keep the lead to himself using the top groove on the half-mile oval with Pearson hugging the bottom which enabled him to slip by Marlar on lap 13 to go to second.  Pearson then drag raced Schlieper off the turns as the two would race side by side for three laps much to the enjoyment of the large crowd on hand.

 

Pearson was finally able to clear Schlieper for the lead on lap 18, but Pearson’s lead lasted for only three circuits until Schlieper powered back by on lap 21.  A dandy of race for the lead would see James move up to third as he passed both Bloomquist and Marlar to gain the third spot.  James then looked like he would gain the advantage on either Schlieper or Pearson as he closed to within a car length of them.

 

The third caution would come out on lap 24 for debris on the race track.  The caution marked a dramatic change in the direction of the race as Schlieper would go pit side after a shock had broken and punctured the rear end cap which caused oil to leak out.  So with Schlieper out Pearson would inherit the lead.  At this same point Marlar who was running in third pitted to change a deflating tire.

 

This really mixed up the running order on the restart with Pearson in front now followed by Bloomquist, James, Billy Drake and Brad Neat who both would appear in the top five for the first time in the race.  On the restart Bloomquist would really turn up the wick as he passed Pearson for the lead on lap 27 to gain the lead for the first time in the race.

 

James would then get into the act as he passed Pearson for second.  Johnny Wheeler, who had been quiet for most of the first half of the race then started to show his experience at the Bluegrass Speedway as he came up to third and was challenging James for second going door to door with the driver who is in second in the Lucas Oil Series points.

 

The yellow flag would reappear again on lap 31 for a slowing Dustin Neat on the main straightaway.  On the restart Pearson would clear James and Wheeler and get back into second place behind Bloomquist.  Caution number six would come out for sixth place running Jimmy Owens who spun on lap 33 resulting in yet another restart.

 

On this restart Bloomquist would fire off of turn number four and hold Pearson and James at bay for a couple of laps until he slowly started to pull away from them.  The race would go nine straight green flag racing laps with Drake and Neat getting around Wheeler, who was slipping back at this point in the race.

 

James, who was running third, would give up his third position as he developed a flat tire on lap 42 bringing out caution number seven of the race.  On the restart Neat would really jump on the gas as he sprinted by Drake and Pearson to take over the second slot on lap 43.  Drake then would take the low side of Pearson gaining the third spot by lap 45.

 

By the 48th lap Bloomquist had a comfortable eight car length lead over Neat with Drake in third and Tim Tungate, who was up to fourth in the running order after starting 22nd. With 48 laps scored Pearson would slow with a flat tire ending his possibility for a top five finish as he quickly headed pit side for a new tire.

 

With ten laps to go Bloomquist was showing the way as Neat and Drake staged a side by side duel for the runner-up spot.  Bloomquist stretched his lead out again to about eight car lengths over Neat and Drake with Tungate running in fourth followed by Terry English, who was making a late race bid for a good finish.

 

With five laps left it was still Bloomquist racing unchallenged for the lead with Neat gaining some clearance over second running Drake. On the white flag lap Bloomquist would negotiate the track just as he had done the previous 33 laps and sweep to the checkered flag for his third SPEED Channel win this season.  His other TV wins came at East Bay in Florida and Columbus, MS.  Neat would finish a solid second followed by Neat, English and Justin Rattliff who got the fifth spot on the last lap when Tungate lost several spots with a flat tire.

 

In the Lucas Oil victory lane, Bloomquist was highly complimentary of the track conditions, his crew and his engine builder, Vic Hill who was on hand for the race. “We’ve actually been doing a lot of testing this year with Jimmy Owens, Chris Madden, Brady Smith and Michael England, we built them proven cars like my old one and we’ve been messing with a lot of new stuff, you know our cars have been winning a lot here lately and having gotten beaten by them here lately, all I can say is the game is on” said the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer.  “I love the night races here, its fun to race here and I hope the fans enjoyed the show” stated the ever smiling veteran.

 

Bloomquist victory came in his own self designed Bloomquist Race Cars Chevrolet with a Vic Hill Racing Engine under the hood. His car is sponsored by Miller Brothers Coal, Hawkeye Trucking, Allstar Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Sweet Mfg., Hoosier Tires and VP Racing Fuels.

 

Neat was pleased with his second place finish.  “Our team really needed this finish, we qualified horrible and the heat race was nothing to write home about, we were better in the consy and that helped us in the feature,” said the 27 year old University of Kentucky graduate who is 11th in Lucas Oil points.  “I don’t know if we would have had a shot at him (Bloomquist) maybe if we could have got to the front sooner, but we started so far back it was going to be real tough, Billy and I had a good clean race and we got lucky and avoided the flat tires that some of the other guys had.”  Neat was aboard the Greg Neat/Neat’s Service Center/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo.

 

Drake finished third in his Steve Drake/The Wells Family/MasterSbilt GTO with English coming fourth in his Triple AAA Fence/ARC Engines #96 and Rattliff rounded out the top five the James Rattliff/Rattliff Motors/C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo.

 

Completing the top ten were Steve Casebolt, Jason Keltner, Mike Marlar, Damon Eller and Earl Pearson Jr.

 

In preliminary action Earl Pearson Jr. nabbed the LifeLong Locks Fast Time Award with a quick lap of 14.896 seconds in qualifications among the 46 entrants.  Earl Pearson Jr., Dan Schlieper, Scott Bloomquist and Mike Marlar won the Hawk Brake and Quarter Master sponsored heat races.  The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks B-Mains were won by Billy Drake and Freddy Smith.  Brad Neat took the Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race advancing 18 positions to a second place finish after starting 20th.

 

The next Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event will be on Saturday Night, September 1st with the “Hillbilly 100” from Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV.  It is the nation’s oldest dirt late model event having been contested since 1967.  This year’s edition of the race will pay $25,000 to win.  For more information you can visit www.tylercountyspeedway.net and www.lucasdirt.com

 

 

Race Summary

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Bluegrass Speedway-Bardstown, KY

Saturday Night, August 25, 2007

 

LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier:  Earl Pearson Jr. 14.896 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Earl Pearson Jr., Johnny Wheeler, Scott James, Whitney McQueary, Billy Drake, Aaron Hatton, Jason Keltner, Steve Casebolt, Greg Kendall, Tommy Carlton, Dave Groves Jr., Cody Mahoney

 

Quarter Master Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Dan Schlieper, Don O’Neal, Donnie Moran, Damon Eller, Victor Lee, Bryan Barber, John Gill, Garrett Durrett, Bobby Carrier Jr., Ed Behn, C.J. Rayburn

 

Hawk Brake Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Scott Bloomquist, Wendell Wallace, Jimmy Owens, Dustin Neat, Freddy Smith, Jerry Rice, Tim Tungate, Joey Daniel, Lee DeVasier, D.J. Wells, Larry Greer

 

Quarter Master Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Mike Marlar, Michael England, Terry English, Justin Rattliff, Jeff Watson, Brad Neat, Mike Jewell, Chris Combs, Jordan Bland

 

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Billy Drake, Victor Lee, Jason Keltner, John Gill, Garrett Durrett, Aaron Hatton, Greg Kendall, Bobby Carrier Jr., Cody Mahoney, Tommy Carlton, Dale Groves Jr., Ed Behn, C.J. Rayburn, Steve Casebolt, Bryan Barber

 

Penske Shocks Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Freddy Smith, Brad Neat, Tim Tungate, Jerry Rice, Chris Combs, Mike Jewell, Jordan Bland, D.J. Wells, Joey Jones, Joey Daniel, Larry Greer

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Bluegrass Classic Finish (60 Laps): Scott Bloomquist, Brad Neat, Billy Drake, Terry English, Justin Rattliff, Steve Casebolt, Jason Keltner, Mike Marlar, Damon Eller, Earl Pearson Jr., Garrett Durrett, Tim Tungate, Donnie Moran, Joey Daniel, Dustin Neat, Freddy Smith, Tommy Carlton, Johnny Wheeler, Wendell Wallace, Scott James, Jimmy Owens, Dan Schlieper, Michael England, Whitney McQueary, Victor Lee, Don O’Neal

 

Race Statistics:

 

Entries:  46

Yellow Flags:  10

Lap Leaders:  Dan Schlieper 1-17, Earl Pearson, Jr. 18-20, Schlieper 21-24, Pearson 25-26, Scott Bloomquist 27-60

Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race:  Brad Neat (Started 20th and Finished 2nd-Advanced 18 Positions)

K&N Clean Pass of the Race:  Brad Neat

Allstar Performance Performer of the Race:  Billy Drake 

COMP Cams Rookie of the Race:  Brad Neat

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Steve Casebolt and Garrett Durrett

Track Provisionals:  Joey Daniel and Tommy Carlton

Time of Race: 55 min.

 

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings (After August 25, 2007)

 

1)     Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-5115

2)     Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-4900

3)     Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-4790

4)     Terry English (Benton, KY)-4435

5)     Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-4380

6)     Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-4235

7)     Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL)-4170

8)  Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI)-4055

9)     Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-3620

10) Freddy Smith (Seymour, TN)-3300

Current COMP Cams Rookie of the Year Points Standings (After August 25, 2007)

 

1)  Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-4235

2)  Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-3620

3)  Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-2885

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BROWNSTOWN, IN (August 18, 2007)-Matt Miller of Waterville, Oh ruled the 28th Annual Jackson 100 sponsored by Bob Poynter Ford on Saturday Night at Brownstown Speedway as the 36 year old led all 100 laps in scoring the $15,000 first place victory.  The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event would be Miller’s fourth career series win as he becomes the 17th different winner in 30 races so far this year.  Josh McGuire had a couple of chances to get by Miller but Miller drove a near perfect race in holding off McGuire for the win.  Steve Francis finished third followed by Donnie Moran and Billy Drake.

 

Francis and Miller would draw the number one and two starting spots out of the six heat race winners as a multi car accident in turn two would negate the first lap.  On the restart Miller would pounce on the second opportunity as he would grab the lead from Francis on the opening circuit with Moran, McGuire and Drake the top five with one lap in the books.

 

McGuire, who started fifth, was up to third by the second go around passing Moran for third. Miller was already building a lead over Francis as the frontrunners approached traffic by lap 11 as that would allow McGuire, who was making his first appearance at Brownstown over the weekend to close on them.

 

McGuire did indeed close up on Miller and Francis and he was able to get by Francis on lap 16 moving into the second spot.  But Miller was opening up an eight car length lead at this point with the top five remaining the same with 25 laps scored.

 

With McGuire facing a eight car length deficit he would start to cut Miller’s lead down lap after lap as he would follow Miller’s tire tracks around the quarter-mile oval as Miller was faced with traffic just in front of him.

 

Ads the drivers took the crossed flags indicating the halfway mark Miller was still sporting the lead with McGuire right on his heels.  Francis, Moran and Drake continued in positions three through five in the running order.

 

Just past the halfway mark of the race the caution flew for debris in turn three, bunching up an already tight race for the first seven spots. On the restart McGuire hung right with Miller as he took a couple of stabs at the former Eldora “Dream” winner running right up to his left rear quarter panel coming off of turn number two for three laps in a row.

 

As those two continued to battle the second caution would come out for Damon Eller’s flat tire on lap 70.  With a clear track in front of him Miller would try and open up some breathing room between himself and McGuire, but the youngster was not going away as he continued to hound Miller for the lead.  The final caution for a slowing Rick Aukland would come out on lap 89 and that would set up an eleven lap race to the finish.

 

Miller would get a good restart and stretch his lead out by three car lengths over McGuire as the laps wound down.  McGuire would stay two to three car lengths behind Miller as the two took the white flag, but McGuire was not close enough to Miller to try a last lap move to try and overtake Miller.  Miller would negotiate the final circuit just like he had done on the previous 99 laps as he would exit turn four to score his biggest win since taking the $100,000 to win Dream in 2005. 

 

Miller would be fortunate because after taking the checkered flag his right rear tire would go flat causing him to spin in turn number one.  Miller was able to drive his familiar #7 to the scale and make weight to officially make him the champion of the biggest race at Brownstown. 

 

In the Lucas Oil victory lane, Miller did his post race interview the with SPEED Channel who was on hand to tape the race and felt relieved the race was over because with one more lap he would not have made it.  “We had a real good car tonight, we got the lead on the start and I learned a long time ago how to be smooth in the rubber and it paid off tonight,” said Miller who had not raced much in the last two months due to car owner Larry Moring’s business commitments.  “I want to thank Larry Moring, Randall Walker and Ronnie Stuckey for all of their help and assistance, we haven’t run as much as would have like to, but this is a big win for the team and hopefully we can keep up the momentum here at the end of the season.”

 

Miller’s win in the Moring Motorsports MasterSbilt by Stuckey Enterprises is powered by a Larry Wallace Racing Engine and sponsored by MDI Environmental/Freeport Recycling Centers/Graphic Arts Design/Performance Rod and Custom/Sunoco Race Fuels/Lo-Temp Brazing and Banshee Graphics.

 

McGuire in his best career finish on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was very happy with his performance at Brownstown.  “I feel really good, it’s great to get to run up front in a big race like this, this is only about my third 100 lap race of my career and the experience I gained will pay off in the future.”  The 26 year old Grayson, KY driver was honored to finish second to Miller a driver he has followed for several year.  “He’s won the “Dream” before, I mean he’s good, I followed him for most of the race and I’m telling you he only messed up once that I can think of, but we’ll take second to him and go on down the road and maybe get one of these big paydays soon.”  McGuire’s second place finish earned him $7,500 which was a career high for one night of winnings.

 

McGuire’s runner up performance came in the Expert Glass and Door/GCP Racing Engines/C.J. Rayburn #41.  Francis took third in the Tim Logan Racing/Morehead Auto Truck Parts Sales/Rocket Monte Carlo with Moran in the Custom Cutters/Vic Hill Racing Engines/MasterSbilt Impala SS finishing fourth followed by Drake in the Steidinger Construction/Mullvain Motors/MasterSbilt GTO.

 

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson, Jr., Dan Schlieper, Greg Johnson, Patrick Sheltra and John Gill.

 

In preliminary action Mike Marlar took the LifeLong Locks Fast Time award among the 56 entrants with a lap of 16.194 seconds around the quarter-mile oval.  Billy Drake, Steve Francis, Earl Pearson, Jr., Matt Miller, Donnie Moran and Josh McGuire won the Hawk Brake and Quarter Master sponsored heat races.  The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks B-mains went to Steve Casebolt and Scott James.  The Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race was Scott James, who started 20th and finished 11th, advancing nine positions.

 

With seven points races remaining in the 2007 season for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Pearson has a 155 point lead over James with Steve Casebolt, Terry English and Donnie Moran the top five in points headed to the next event which will be on Saturday Night, August 25th at the Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY for the Seventh Annual “Bluegrass Classic” paying $10,000 to win.  The cameras of SPEED Channel will be on hand to tape the event which will be shown on a date and time to be announced in the future.  For more information you can visit www.bluegrass-speedway.com and www.lucasdirt.com.

 

 

Race Summary

Lucas Oil Lat

e Model Dirt Series

Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, Indiana

Saturday Night, August 18, 2007 

  LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier:  Mike Marlar 16.194 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Billy Drake, Freddy Smith, Bart Hartman, Mike Marlar, Steve Casebolt, Terry Casey, Victor Lee, Joe Godsey, Wayne Chinn, Jason Smith

 

Quarter Master Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Steve Francis, Dennis Erb, Jr., Steve Barnett, Bryan Barber, Justin Rattliff, Joe Janowski, Jesse Lay, Scottie Jones, Dustin Neat, Frankie Coomer

 

Hawk Brake Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Earl Pearson, Jr., Greg Johnson, Rohn Moon, Brandon Kinzer, Justin Blackwell, Jason McBride, Zach Carney, Rickey Riggle, Marty O’Neal

 

Quarter Master Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Matt Miller, Rick Aukland, John Gill, Scott James, Don O’Neal, Tim Tungate, John Mason, Derek Ramp, Tim Prince

 

Hawk Brake Fifth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Donnie Moran, Dan Schlieper, Mike Jewell, Damon Eller, Jim Curry, Brian Wilhite, Justin Shaw, Chad Stapleton, Jacob Webber

 

Quarter Master Sixth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Josh McGuire, Patrick Sheltra, Cody Mahoney, Terry English, Rick Corbin, Greg Kendall, C.J. Rayburn, Shannon Reed

 

 

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance):  Steve Casebolt, Mike Marlar, Brandon Kinzer, Justin Rattliff, Terry Casey, Victor Lee, Jason McBride, Justin Blackwell, Wayne Chinn, Joe Janowski, Zach Carney, Jesse Lay, Marty O’Neal, Scottie Jones, Jason Smith, Rickey Riggle, Joe Godsey, Bryan Barber

 

Penske Shocks Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance):  Scott James, Terry English, Don O’Neal, Tim Tungate, Damon Eller, Rick Corbin, Jim Curry, C.J. Rayburn, Shannon Reed, Brian Wilhite, John Mason, Jacob Webber, Derek Ramp, Justin Shaw, Chad Stapleton, Greg Kendall, Tim Prince

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Jackson 100 Finish (100 Laps): Matt Miller, Josh McGuire, Steve Francis, Donnie Moran, Billy Drake, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dan Schlieper, Greg Johnson, Patrick Sheltra, John Gill, Scott James, Mike Marlar, Steve Casebolt, Mike Jewell, Justin Rattliff, Rohn Moon, Damon Eller, Terry English, Steve Barnett, Freddy Smith, Rick Aukland, Dennis Erb, Jr., Cody Mahoney, Shannon Reed, Bart Hartman

 

Race Statistics:

 

Entries:  56

Yellow Flags:  3

Lap Leaders:  Matt Miller 1-100

Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race:  Scott James (Started 20th and Finished 11th-Advanced 9 Positions)

K&N Clean Pass of the Race:  Josh McQuire

Allstar Performance Performer of the Race: Matt Miller 

COMP Cams Rookie of the Race:  Justin Rattliff

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Justin Rattliff and Damon Eller

Track Provisional:  Shannon Reed

Time of Race: 40 minutes

 

 

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings (After August 18, 2007)

 

1)     Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-4925

2)     Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-4770

3)     Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-4590

4)     Terry English (Benton, KY)-4225

5)     Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-4215

6)     Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-4030

7)     Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL)-3950

8)  

Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI)-3930

9)     Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-3435

10) Freddy Smith (Seymour, TN)-3150

 

 

Current COMP Cams Rookie of the Year Points Standings (After August 18, 2007)

 

1)  Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-4030

2)  Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-3435

3)  Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-2655

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KANKAKEE, IL (August 17, 2007)-The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series made their first ever visit to the Kankakee Motor Speedway on Friday Night and it will turn out to be a night that the race fans will not soon forget as some of the best racing seen anywhere this year took place as two-time and defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL used the bottom line to come from the 13th starting spot to win his fifth series event of the season.  Pearson took the lead with 15 laps to go as he had to withstand a three wide battle for the lead.  Scott James, who is second in points finished in the runner-up spot followed by Mike Marlar, Dan Schlieper and Billy Drake.

 

Jason Feger competing in his first Lucas Oil event of the season roared to the lead from his outside pole starting spot with James, Marlar, Frank Heckenast, Jr. and LifeLong Locks Fast Timer, Terry Casey in hot pursuit.  By the second time around Marlar had raced past James to grab the second slot with three and sometimes four wide racing standard in the early going.

 

The first caution would come out on lap five when Richie Hedrick and Russ Scheffler would get together in turn number four putting the race under a red flag to clean up the wreckage as both cars were severely damaged and were done for the night.  Both drivers checked out o.k. after the incident.  During this time Heckenast who was running in fourth went to the pits and gave up his spot when he returned to the race track.

 

On the restart Feger was looking strong with Marlar, James and Casey putting on a show for second.  Casey climbed to third on lap six and went door to door with James until James got back by him on the tenth lap.  It was truly an exciting first ten laps of the race as drivers were jockeying for position lap after lap, but all were seeing the back of Feger’s car as he looked to be the prime contender for the race win.

 

With a fast and furious 15 laps in the books veteran Kevin Weaver would spin in turn one with a flat tire forcing him pit side after he had a top ten run going.  On the restart Feger would be out in front, but for the first time in the race there would be a new leader when lap 16 was scored and it was a fast moving Marlar.  Marlar overhauled Feger going down the backstretch putting his #34 in front by a car length.

 

Casey then put the pedal to the metal hugging the bottom side of the racy track as he moved up to second on lap 17 as Feger slipped back to third.  Pearson, who started on the inside of row number seven then quietly worked the bottom shelf entering the top five for the first time on lap 17.

 

With 20 laps in the books Marlar was still showing the way with Casey in second.  Pearson had moved up to third by Feger by then and was setting his sights on the two frontrunners.  But Pearson had to contend with Casey who was running his same preferred line on the track.  The two were nip and tuck in the race for second while all along not letting Marlar get away from them.  At the halfway mark Marlar was flying on the outside lane of the track with Casey and Pearson duking it out for second with Feger in fourth followed closely by James.

 

Just after the 25th lap was scored Steve Casebolt spun to a stop on the front stretch bringing out the third and what would be the final caution of the race. Casebolt would pit and re-enter the race on the tail.  On the last Delaware double file restart of the race Marlar still had the point with Pearson finally getting by Casey for second on the restart.

 

With 30 laps in the books it still a hotly contested race for the lead with Marlar in front as Pearson and now James who was back in the hunt going three wide for the lead on several occasions coming off of turn four.  The wide and ultra fast surface was giving the large grandstand crowd on hand quite a performance as Marlar would see James come from third to lead lap 34, but a lap later Pearson would power into the lead taking over the point for the first time on lap 35.

 

Pearson would stay glued to the bottom of the track as James and Marlar were throwing slide jobs at each other seemingly every lap until the finish.  With no caution flags and very little lapped traffic in front of him Pearson kept the hammer down as he pulled away in the final ten laps to open up enough breathing room between himself and the torrid battle for second.

 

James and Marlar would go back and forth much to the delight of the crowd as Marlar looked like he was going to finish second, but James was able to clear him on the final lap to nail the second place finish.  With Pearson winning it would open up a 130 point lead for Pearson over James with eight point’s races left in the season.

 

Dan Schlieper, who started eighth and Billy Drake, who started 11th made their bid for a top five finish in the last 15 laps of the race as they joined in on the excitement as they made their way to fourth and fifth at the pay window.

 

In the Lucas Oil Victory Lane Pearson climbed on the door of his Bobby Labonte owned #44 to the cheers of the crowd.  “Right before the feature we talked about and decided to change to a softer tire and I want to thank my crew for this win, because it was their call and worked out great, my car was set up to run the inside of the track and really had to work for that one, the people in the stands surely had to like that, that was a great race,” said the 35 year old racer looking for a record fourth consecutive national championship. “I got up to third there and was watching the race between Scott James and Marlar as they were using the middle and top side, so I just kept it down low where the car seemed to work the best and it paid off.  I want to thank Bobby Labonte, my crew chief Jason Fitzgerald and Matt Langston and everybody with the team it was a team victory and I couldn’t have done it without them.”

 

Second place finisher Scott James also felt like he had a car to win.  “That was one heck of  race, Earl was good on the bottom and my car was super up top, that’s where I like to run here, I just got caught up there in the race with Marlar and it cost me a shot at the win, because Earl just went by both of us, I thought we had a great chance for the win where we were starting at (on the pole), but we’ll take second, we were hoping to gain some more points on Earl, but we’ll be right there at the end I feel.”

 

Marlar in his best finish with the Lucas Oil Series this season was extremely happy with the performance of his car.  “We were right there for the win,” said Marlar who led 18 laps in the feature.  “Scott and I were going back and forth and we didn’t even touch, I felt I raced him clean, but Earl just snuck in there and passed both of us.”

 

Pearson and Labonte’s winning MasterSbilt Dodge Charger is powered by a Larry Wallace Racing Engine and sponsored by LifeLong Locks, MOPAR, Lucas Oil Products, Sunoco Race Fuels, Allstar Performance and Dunn Benson Motorsports.  It was Pearson’s tenth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory which moved him into second place all-time in series career wins.

 

James behind the wheel of his familiar Powell Motorsports/Jay Dickens Racing Engines/Rocket GTO finished second for the fifth time this season in series competition.  Marlar took third in the Stephens Motorsports/Estes Racing Engines/C.J. Rayburn GTO.  Schlieper came home fourth in his Miller Brothers Coal/Pro Power Engines/C.J. Rayburn Ford Fusion with Drake picking up fifth in the Creative Kitchens and Baths/Mullvain Motorsports/MasterSbilt GTO.

 

Completing the top ten were Jason Feger, Steve Francis, Donnie Moran, Terry Casey and Terry English.

 

Terry Casey took the LifeLong Locks Fast Time Award with a quick lap of 13.772 second among the 36 entries on hand.  John Provenzano, Scott James, Jason Feger and Mike Marlar won the Hawk Brake and Quarter Master sponsored heat races.  The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks B-Mains were won by Scott Schmitt and Richie Hedrick.  Earl Pearson, Jr. took the Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race passing twelve cars on his way to his win.

 

 

Race Summary

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Kankakee Motor Speedway-Kankakee, Illinois

Friday Night, August 17, 2007

 

LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier:  Terry Casey 13.772 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  John Provenzano, Terry Casey, Kevin Weaver, Earl Pearson, Jr., George Scheffler, Scott Schmitt, Ted Loomis, Eric Kwasigroh, Don Hilleary

 

Quarter Master Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Jason Feger, Terry English, Billy Drake, Damon Eller, Richie Hedrick, Mike Mataragas, Kerry Mathew, Steve Dimmick

 

Hawk Brake Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Scott James, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Steve Francis, Steve Casebolt, Russ Scheffler, Justin Rattliff, Tony Izzo, Jr., Rusty Pleasant

 

Quarter Master Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Mike Marlar, Dan Schlieper, Donnie Moran, Ryan Dauber, Mike Provenzano, Ryan Unzicker, Garrett Slager, Matt Schultz, Shawn Toczek

 

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Scott Schmitt, Russ Scheffler, George Scheffler, Tony Izzo, Jr., Eric Kwasigroh, Ted Loomis, Don Hilleary, Justin Rattliff, Steve Thorsten

 

Penske Shocks Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Richie Hedrick, Shawn Toczek, Mike Mataragas, Kerry Mathew, Ryan Unzicker, Mike Provenzano, Garrett Slager, Matt Schultz, Freddy Smith, Steve Dimmick

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Steel Mart Feature Finish (50 Laps):  Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott James, Mike Marlar, Dan Schlieper, Billy Drake, Jason Feger, Steve Francis, Donnie Moran, Terry Casey, Terry English, Justin Rattliff, Steve Casebolt, Shawn Toczek, Damon Eller, George Scheffler, Mike Provenzano, Ryan Dauber, Frank Heckenast, Jr., John Provenzano, Kevin Weaver, Freddy Smith, Mike Mataragas, Scott Schmitt, Russ Scheffler, Richie Hedrick

 

Race Statistics:

 

Entries:  36

Yellow Flags:  3

Lap Leaders:  Jason Feger 1-15, Mike Marlar 16-33, Scott James 34, Earl Pearson, Jr. 35-50

Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race:  Earl Pearson, Jr. (Started 13th and Finished 1st-Advanced 12 Positions)

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

Allstar Performance Performer of the Race:  Scott James

COMP Cams Rookie of the Race:  Justin Rattliff

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Justin Rattliff and Freddy Smith

Track Provisional:  Mike Provenzano

Time of Race:  23

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DUBUQUE, IA (August 7, 2007)-Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN finally broke through with his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the year as he passed race leader, Terry Casey on lap four and then went on to score the $10,000 victory on Tuesday Night at Dubuque Speedway.  O’Neal’s ninth career Lucas Oil Series triumph made him the 16th different winner in 28 series events this season.  The 43-year-old two-time series point’s runner-up led Matt Miller, Earl Pearson, Scott James and Dennis Erb, Jr. across the line in a fast and furious night of racing.

 

Billy Moyer and LifeLong Locks fast Timer, Terry Casey made up the front row of the “Steel Mart” sponsored 50 lap affair.  Casey, who was making his first ever appearance at Dubuque bolted to the lead at the start of the race that was called back once due to a multi-car accident in turn two which eliminated Freddy Smith.

 

An unbelievable battle for top five positioning occurred right from the outset with three and four wide racing prevalent on the well prepared racing surface.  O’Neal, who started fifth on the grid quickly, worked his way to the front grabbing the second spot from Moyer on the third circuit. 

 

Casey’s lead lasted for just three laps when O’Neal went by him in a hurry to take over the point on lap four.  Matt Miller, who started seventh, was also on the move as he came to the second spot by the fifth lap overhauling both Casey and Moyer for that spot.

 

With ten laps in the books it was still a wicked pace for the field as O’Neal was leading followed by Miller, Moyer, Casey and Donnie Moran.  On the 12th lap the caution would fly for the first time for a stalled Jeremiah Hurst in turn number one.  The current Dubuque point’s leader and last year’s runner-up in the Lucas Oil Series race at the track would restart on the tail.

 

On the Delaware double file restart O’Neal would be out in front by himself with Miller and Moyer lined up side by side for the restart.  O’Neal would briefly lose the lead to Miller on the restart, but O’Neal recovered quickly and retook the lead soon thereafter.  The top runner would have a new competitor to deal with after the caution as two-time series champion; Earl Pearson, Jr. was climbing up from his tenth starting position as he entered the top five around Moran on the 14th lap.

 

O’Neal and Miller would start to encounter some lapped traffic by the 22nd lap and with three laps left until the halfway signal was given O’Neal was starting to put some distance between himself and Miller with at least two lapped cars between the pair.

 

With 25 laps in the books it was still O’Neal looking to open up some more breathing room between himself and Miller, but Miller was not about to let O’Neal get away from him as the two sliced through traffic.  Pearson was up to third as he displaced both Casey and Moyer to move into third.

 

The second and final caution would come out on lap 28 for Brian Birkhofer who slowed on the track and headed pit side out of the race.  On the final restart of the race there was some bumping and rubbing as several cars got out of shape when the green came back out again.  All of the drivers regrouped and continued on without any race stoppage as O’Neal continued to show the way.

 

With 20 laps remaining in the race Miller was still in the thick of things as he was hounding O’Neal for the lead with Pearson, Dan Schlieper and Scott James now the top five combatants.

 

James, who started in the 22nd position, was high tailing it on the top side as he and Jimmy Mars were on the move in the last 20 circuits.  James would pull up alongside of Pearson several times and try to make the pass on the series point’s leader, but could not quite clear him for third.  Schlieper was hanging on for fifth as he would see Mars go by in a hurry on lap 39.

 

With ten laps to go O’Neal was showing his strength as he was working his way around the 3/8ths mile high banked oval in smooth fashion as he was keeping Miller at bay.  The battle for third was more hotly contested and that would last until the finish between Pearson, James and Mars. 

 

With no more caution flags to slow him O’Neal would take his familiar yellow #71 to the finish line crossing ahead of Miller to take his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the year.  Miller in his return to the Lucas Oil Series had his best finish of the season with his previous best being a third place finish at East Bay on February 10th.  Pearson would edge out the heavily smoking car of James to take third and now has a 110 point lead over James in the race for the ’07 Lucas Oil Series Championship.  Dennis Erb, Jr. would finish in fifth.

 

In victory lane for the ninth time in his career O’Neal was glad he was finally able to break through on the ultra-competitive series tour.  “We’ve been running really well here in the last half of the year, I want to thank my car owner, Jerry Jones and my crew, Zach Frields, Justin Shaw and Budda for all of their help, the car was fast all night, the track was real racy, maybe a little too racy because everybody was real close tonight, I was afraid Matt (Miller) was going to come in there and get the lead from me at the end, but I kept that lapped car between us to give us some room there just in case.”

 

O’Neal’s victory came aboard the Jones Core, Valley Hancock Core, Cockerham’s Signs, Allstar Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Jay Dickens Racing Engines powered C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo.

 

Miller was behind the wheel of the Larry Moring/MDI Environmental Services/MasterSbilt by Stuckey Monte Carlo.  Pearson took third in the Bobby Labonte Racing/LifeLong Locks/MasterSbilt Dodge with James in the Powell Motorsports/Jay Dickens Racing Engines/Rocket GTO and Erb in the Thomason Transportation/Malcuit Racing Engines/C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo completing the top five

 

Completing the top ten were Jimmy Mars, Terry English, Dan Schlieper, Billy Moyer and Steve Casebolt.

 

The LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier was Terry Casey with a new track record of 15.204 seconds.  Terry Casey, Damon Eller, Donnie Moran and Billy Moyer won the Hawk Brake and Quarter Master sponsored heat races.  The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks B-Main winners were Ace Ihm and Steve Casebolt.

 

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will next be in action on Friday Night, August 17th at Kankakee Motor Speedway in Kankakee, IL for a $10,000 to win event and on Saturday Night, August 18th at the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the 28th Annual “Jackson 100” paying $15,000 to win.  Fore more information on these events you can log on to www.lucasdirt.com.

 

Race Summary

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway-Dubuque, IA

Tuesday Night, August 7, 2007

 

LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier:  Terry Casey 15.204 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Terry Casey, Don O’Neal, Kerry Hansen, Dan Schlieper, Ace Ihm, Denny Eckrich, Jeff Larson, Jeep VanWormer, Jason Rauen

 

Quarter Master Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Damon Eller, Darren Miller, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Boone McLaughlin, Curt Martin, Jeremiah Hurst, George Scheffler, Ron Klein

 

Hawk Brake Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Donnie Moran, Matt Miller, Dennis Erb, Jr., Terry English, Steve Casebolt, Jason McBride, Scott James, Chad Simpson, Fred Remley

 

Quarter Master Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Billy Moyer, Freddy Smith, Jimmy Mars, Justin Rattliff, Darren Mish, Billy Drake, Mike Mataragas, Chris Smyser

 

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Ace Ihm, Curt Martin, Jeremiah Hurst, Denny Eckrich, Jason Rauen, Jeep VanWormer, George Scheffler, Boone McLaughlin, Ron Klein, Jeff Larson

 

Penske Shocks Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Steve Casebolt, Chad Simpson, Scott James, Jason McBride, Darren Mish, Billy Drake, Mike Mataragas, Chris Smyser, Fred Remley

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Steel Mart Feature Finish (50 Laps):  Don O’Neal, Matt Miller, Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott James, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jimmy Mars, Terry English, Dan Schlieper, Billy Moyer, Steve Casebolt, Donnie Moran, Curt Martin, Darren Miller, Justin Rattliff, Jeremiah Hurst, Ace Ihm, Damon Eller, Terry Casey, Brian Birkhofer, Billy Drake, Jeep VanWormer, Chad Simpson, Kerry Hansen, Freddy Smith

 

Race Statistics:

 

Entries:  35

Yellow Flags:  2

Lap Leaders:  Terry Casey 1-3, Don O’Neal 4-50

Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race:  Scott James (Started 22nd and Finished 4th-Advanced 18 Positions)

K&N Clean Pass of the Race:  Don O’Neal

Allstar Performance Performer of the Race:  Terry English

COMP Cams Rookie of the Race:  Justin Rattliff

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Billy Drake and Jeep VanWormer

Time of Race:  26 Minutes

 

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings (After August 7, 2007)

 

1)     Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)-4475

2)     Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)-4365

3)     Steve Casebolt (Richmond, IN)-4255

4)     Terry English (Benton, KY)-3905

5)     Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)-3815

6)     Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-3700

7)     Billy Drake (Bloomington, IL)-3540

8)  Dan Schlieper (Sullivan, WI)-3525

9)     Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-3130

10) Freddy Smith (Seymour, TN)-2895

 

 

Current COMP Cams Rookie of the Year Points Standings (After August 7, 2007)

 

1)  Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)-3700

2)  Damon Eller (Crumpler, NC)-3130

3)  Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)-2655

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La SALLE, IL (August 6, 2007)-Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN laid his eyes on La Salle Speedway for the very first time on Monday Night and he definitely liked what he saw as the 35-year-old driver notched his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season taking the SPEED Channel taped “Illinois Valley Challenge” earning $10,000 for the win leading all 50 laps.  It marked the sixth appearance at La Salle Speedway for the Lucas Oil Series and Owens became the sixth different driver to enter victory circle at the track.  Scott James finished second followed by Darren Miller, Wendell Wallace and Tim McCreadie.

 

James and Owens would start from the front row after the redraw for the four heat race winners was complete.  Owens would immediately shoot into the lead at the drop of the green flag with James, Dennis Erb, Jr., Darren Miller and McCreadie running in the top five spots with one lapped scored.

 

Owens who took an immediate liking to the quarter-mile high banked oval showed his pleasure by opening up a seven car lead length lead over James in the early laps as Darren Miller would race past Erb taking over the third slot on lap two as the Chadwick, IL driver was making his first start in an event since Mid-June as he had sat out the last two months due to a thyroid condition.  Miller who nipped Wallace on the final lap of the first heat of the night was now glued to the bumper of James’ car in a bid to overtake him for the second position.

 

With Owens on cruise control it was only a matter of time before he would start to pick up the tail end of the field.  By the 11th lap he had done so as James, Miller, Erb and Wallace were hoping that this would slow Owens as they were attempting to close ground on the four-time UMP Modified Champion.

 

Owens would put three cars between himself and James as James was fending off all challenges from Miller in a close battle for second.  Owens’ big lead would go away with the first caution of the race on lap 20 as Garrett Durrett came to a halt on the back stretch.

 

Not only did the first yellow of the race allow the field to restart right behind him on the green restart, but all lapped cars would go the rear allowing James and Miller a good vantage point on the restart.

 

With a clear track in front of him and the competition now breathing down his neck Owens would show that his growing experience in dirt late models would start to pay off as he would again pull away from the torrid race for second on the restart.  Owens would begin to open up another good sized lead over the field as there was some very good racing for second place on back.

 

At the halfway mark (25 laps) Owens was in control of the race with James, Miller, Wallace and McCreadie the top five runners as Owens was quickly making his way into some more lapped traffic.

 

James was starting to get away from Miller as Miller would have Wallace all over him in the contested race for third.  The heated action on a hot night would be slowed for the second and final time for a slowing Ryan Dauber on lap 36.

 

With 14 laps to go Owens again would have the field on his rear bumper as the Delaware double file restart would provide a trading paint moment for several drivers as there was some bumping inside the top ten that saw some spots gained and lost.

 

But up front Owens was just not going to be denied on this night as he would smoothly follow his same running line lap after lap until the finish where he would win by a comfortable margin.  James would finish a solid second and close to within 100 points of Earl Pearson, Jr. in the race for the 2007 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship.  Pearson who ran as high as eighth in the field fell back to 12th at the finish after a rough final restart that saw him lose some spots.

 

Miller would take the third place money with Wallace, the ’07 Show-Me 100 winner finishing a close fourth followed the McCreadie the 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champion.

 

In the Lucas Oil victory lane Owens was highly complimentary of the track he was racing at for the very first time in his career.  “We were fortunate enough to get a good draw for the feature,” said Owens who now equals Pearson with four series wins this year.  “It’s first time we’ve ever run here, I really like this place, the car was good all night,” said the soft spoken driver who has raced a modified and a late model at several tracks across the country.  “The car was just super tonight, I want to thank my car owner Mike Reece of Tazewell, TN and of course Scott (Bloomquist) and Bloomquist Race Cars we really had the car dialed in tonight.

 

James, who recorded his fourth second place finish of the season in Lucas Oil Series competition, continues his drive to overtake Pearson in the chase for the ’07 series title. “It was really nice to get a good point night, we said before the race we just need to take care of business and we feel we have a good shot at the championship, Earl obviously knows how to close out a points deal and myself and (Steve) Casebolt are still relatively new at it, but we feel we can give him a run in the remaining races,” commented the 35-year-old second generation driver afterwards.  “It’s what the second time this season I’ve finished second to Owens, he has run really well in some of our races and he had a better car tonight, so I congratulate him for the win.”

 

Miller, who was running in his first event since June 16 while out battling a thyroid condition that took a month for the doctors to find out exactly what was wrong with him finished third to Owens and James said it felt good to be back in a race car after the layoff.  “It was definitely good to be back racing, the car was really good all night, it was good to be competitive after being off for that long, we had a good solid run, I felt like we had a good shot at winning, but Jimmy and Scott were just a little better than us tonight.”

 

Completing the top ten were Don O’Neal, Matt Miller, Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Mars and Jeep VanWormer.

 

In preliminary action Wendell Wallace was the LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier with a lap of 14.355 seconds among the 36 entrants on hand.  Darren Miller, Jimmy Owens, Dennis Erb, Jr. and Scott James won the Hawk Brake and Quarter Master Heat races.  The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks B-Mains were taken by Steve Casebolt and Donnie Moran.  The Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race was Dan Schlieper, who advanced nine positions during the 50 lap main event.    

 

Race Summary

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Monday Night, August 6, 2007

La Salle Speedway-La Salle, IL

 

LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier:  Wendell Wallace 14.355 seconds

 

Hawk Brake First Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Darren Miller, Wendell Wallace, Don O’Neal, Jeep VanWormer, Damon Eller, Billy Moyer, Jason McBride, Kerry Hansen, Steve Morgan

 

Quarter Master Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Steve Casebolt, Garrett Durrett, Mike Provenzano, George Scheffler, Tony Izzo, Jr.

 

Hawk Brake Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Dennis Erb, Jr., Terry English, Matt Miller, Billy Drake, Freddy Smith, Mike Mataragas, Steve Dimmick, Scott Schmitt, Brian Claudnic

 

Quarter Master Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance):  Scott James, Ryan Dauber, Jimmy mars, Justin Rattliff, Donnie Moran, Shawn Toczek, Dan Schlieper, Aaron Ricketts

 

Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Steve Casebolt, Garrett Durrett, Damon Eller, Kerry Hansen, George Scheffler, Jason McBride, Mike Provenzano, Billy Moyer, Tony Izzo, Jr., Steve Morgan

 

Penske Shocks Second B-Main (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance):  Donnie Moran, Freddy Smith, Dan Schlieper, Shawn Toczek, Aaron Ricketts, Mike Mataragas, Scott Schmitt, Steve Dimmick

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “Illinois Valley Challenge” Feature Finish (50 Laps):  Jimmy Owens, Scott James, Darren Miller, Wendell Wallace, Tim McCreadie, Don O’Neal, Matt Miller, Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Mars, Jeep VanWormer, Dennis Erb, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Dan Schlieper, Terry English, Donnie Moran, Justin Rattliff, Billy Drake, Ryan Dauber, Steve Casebolt, Freddy Smith, Mike Mataragas, Damon Eller, Billy Moyer, Garrett Durrett

 

Race Statistics:

 

Entries:  36

Yellow Flags:  2

Lap Leaders:  Jimmy Owens 1-50

Edelbrock Hard Charger of the Race: Dan Schlieper (Started 22nd and Finished 13th-Advanced 9 Positions) 

K&N Clean Pass of the Race: 

Allstar Performance Performer of the Race:  Scott James

COMP Cams Rookie of the Race:  Justin Rattliff

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Billy Moyer and Mike Mataragas

Time of Race:  20 Minutes

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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 10/14/19 - After Dixie

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