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2012results_9-15.jpg   JAMAICA, VA (September 15, 2012) – Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, MD a former track champion at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway captured the biggest victory of his racing career on Saturday Night. He took home the $20,000 first place in the 33rd Annual USA 100. Lathroum took over the lead on lap 18 and held off Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN for the win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event.

Steve Francis of Ashland, KY led the first 15 laps of the race until Lathroum forged under him coming off of turn four. Francis then jumped the cushion and was forced to stop on the track before contact with the inside guardrail. On the restart, Lathroum picked up the lead, but a big wreck in turn four involving four cars changed the complexion of the top five.

Lathroum maintained the top spot with Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL and John Blankenship of Williamson, WV running in third. Lathroum built his lead over Pearson and Blankenship as the drivers approached the halfway mark of the race.

Blankenship squeezed by Pearson for second as he began to run down the leader, Lathroum. Blankenship closed the gap in a hurry as he closed to within a car length of Lathroum, who was having difficulty negotiating lapped car. Blankenship tried to pass Lathroum several times, but could never get a good enough run.

Lathroum meanwhile stretched his lead out to a comfortable margin over Blankenship, who was now receiving pressure from the duo of Pearson and Bloomquist. Bloomquist moved into the third spot on lap 43 as he tracked down Blankenship and overhauled him on lap 46.

Bloomquist then tried to diamond-off the corners in an effort to catch the high-flying Lathroum, but it was to no avail as Lathroum hit his marks lap after lap as he took his car to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time in his career. He becomes the 15th different winner this year in series competition.

“This is just awesome,” said Lathroum, who emerged from his MasterSbilt by Huey with tears in his eyes. “This is the biggest win of my career and to outrun Bloomquist, O’Neal, and the rest of these guys is just unbelievable! I have to thank my crew, everybody here at Virginia Motor Speedway, my family and the fans,” said the 33-year-old, whose biggest win before tonight was a $10,000 victory in 2009.

Lathroum, who captured the late model track title at VMS back in 2005, said keeping his car away from the bumps and cushion was critical to his success. “I tried to stay away from all of that, there were guys jumping the cushion, it would bite you if you let it. I just tried to be smooth lap after lap and we got it done,” said the driver of the Three Mules Welding, Claar Logging, Superior Tank, The Bowles Boys, Lathroum’s Seafood, Integra, Abell Auto Glass and Eugene Copsey’s Plumbing. His car is powered by an Eatmon Racing Engine.

Bloomquist came home in second, followed by Blankenship, Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN;and Pearson rounded out the top five.

Completing the top ten were: Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA; Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; Dan Stone of Thompson, PA; and Walker Arthur of Forest, VA.

In preliminary action, Jimmy Owens set the Red Buck Fast Time amongst the 25 entrants, with a lap of 17.456 seconds. David Williams set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 17.673 seconds. Steve Shaver and Steve Francis won their respective Heat Races. David Williams won the B-Main.

Next weekend, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the Jackson 100. The event will be a two-day show with Red Buck Time Trials on Friday and Heats, B-Mains, and the 100-Lap $20,000-to-win feature on Saturday. For more information, log onto www.brownstownspeedway.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 15th, 2012 “USA 100” Virginia Motor Speedway – Jamaica, VA

Red Buck Fast Time Group A: Jimmy Owens / 17.456 seconds Red Buck Fast Time Group B: David Williams / 17.673 seconds

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (25 Laps – Top 8 Transfer): Steve Shaver, Jared Landers, Chris Madden, Dale McDowell, Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Kenny Moreland, Dean Bowen, Ricky Elliott , Eric Wells, Walker Arthur, Tyler Reddick

U. S. Steel Second Heat (25 Laps – Top 8 Transfer): Steve Francis, Jamie Lathroum, Jonathan Davenport, John Blankenship, Don O'Neal, Austin Hubbard, Jerry Bard, Jeremy Miller, David Williams, Matt Quade, David Watts, Daniel Stone

JRi Shocks B-Main (15 Laps – Top 6 Transfer): David Williams, Dean Bowen, Eric Wells, Ricky Elliott , Tyler Reddick, Daniel Stone, David Watts, Billy Tucker, Matt Quade-DNS, Walker Arthur-DNS

Feature Finish – 50 Laps

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 4 6L Jamie Lathroum Mechanicsville, MD
2 11 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
3 8 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
4 10 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
5 9 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
6 21 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
7 13 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
8 3 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
9 22 21d Daniel Stone Thompson, PA
10 23 87 Walker Arthur Forest, VA
11 12 11h Austin Hubbard Seaford, DE
12 24 04 David Watts Buchanan, VA
13 15 24m Kenny Moreland Waldorf, MD
14 2 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
15 25 Bad 1 Billy Tucker King George, VA
16 6 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
17 1 6s Steve Shaver Vienna, WV
18 20 88 Ricky Elliott Seaford, DE
19 19 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
20 14 26 Jerry Bard Shippensburg, PA
21 5 44m Chris Madden Gaffney, SC
22 7 2 Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA
23 16 1m Jeremy Miller Littlestown, PA
24 18 5n Dean Bowen Whiteville, NC

Race Statistics Entrants: 26 Lap Leaders: Steve Francis (Laps 1 – 17); Jamie Lathroum (Laps 18 – 50) Caution Flags: Eric Wells (Lap 4); Don O’Neal (Lap 7); Kenny Moreland (Lap 7); Dean Bowen (Lap 10); Chris Madden, David Watts (Lap 11); Steve Francis (Lap 17); Steve Francis (Lap 42) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: none Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none Red Buck Fast Time Provisional: Walker Arthur, David Watts Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tyler Reddick (Started 21st; Finished 6th; Advanced 15 positions) Allstar Performer of the Race: Don O’Neal Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Earl Pearson Jr. ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Scott Bloomquist Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Austin Hubbard COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Racing Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: MasterSbilt Race Cars Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race: Huey Wilcoxon (Jamie Lathroum) Time of Race: 48 minutes 47 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 6975
2 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 6670
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 6600
4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 6385
5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 6075
6 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 5980
7 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 5745
8 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 5640
9 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 5530
10 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 5445

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

2012results_9-2.jpg   RIPLEY, WV (September 2, 2012) – Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN stormed from the 24th and last starting position to win the 44th Annual Hillbilly 100 on Sunday Night at I-77 Raceway Park. Marlar, who won the race in 2004, took the lead on lap 77 from Don O’Neal and then pulled away for the $25,000 victory in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event. Marlar made the race by a LOLMDS provisional, and did not know he was in the starting line-up until five minutes before the cars rolled out on the race track. “I have to thank the Lord, it wasn’t a good day for us, we just found out we were in the race right before the grid rolled out on the race track. We bolted on the softest tire we could per the rules,” said Marlar. O’Neal led the first 76 laps, most of it unchallenged until Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA; and Marlar caught up to O’Neal as O’Neal’s car started to get loose. Marlar’s charge to the lead was dramatic as he passed Cook for second on lap 73. Marlar then quickly ran down O’Neal coming off of turn four as 77th lap was scored. Marlar had to wait through two cautions in the final 15 laps to take the victory. “I have to thank my car owner Norman Bryson and Rocket Chassis; the car was just great, it moved around all over the place, I want thank all of my sponsors for their support.” O’Neal finished second followed by Cook, Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL and Birkhofer. The remainder of the top ten in the finishing order were: Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA, track champion, Chris Garnes of Evans, WV; and LOLMDS points’ leader Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN. In preliminary action, Doug Drown set the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time amongst the 52 entrants, with a lap of 14.087 seconds. Ray Cook set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 14.219 seconds. Don O’Neal, Tim Dohm, Ray Cook, and Brian Birkhofer won their respective Heat Races. Doug Drown and Dale McDowell won their respective B-Mains. Next stop for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be the USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA on September 14th and 15th. For more information, log onto www.vamotorspeedway.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 Sunday Night, September 2nd, 2012 44th Annual Hillbilly Hundred I-77 Raceway Park – Ripley, WV  Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group A: Doug Drown / 14.087 secondsRed Buck Cigars Fast Time Group B: Ray Cook / 14.219 seconds  Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Steve Francis, Freddie Carpenter, John Blankenship, Doug Drown, Jared Hawkins, Steve Shaver, David Gibson, Jr., Marshall Wiblin, Ryan Casto, Dallas Carpenter, Nathan Parker, Rickey Strattis-DNS U. S. Steel Second Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Tim Dohm, Jacob Hawkins, Chuck Harper, Eric Wells, Tyler Reddick, Jared Landers, Frankie Hall, Anthony Huber, Nathan Harrison, Jeff Lilly, Darin Roush, Robbie Jewell, Mick Sansom Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Ray Cook, Chris Carpenter, Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport, Kenny Newhouse, Travis Brookover, Freddy Smith, Mike Marlar, Dennis Erb, Jr., Chris Meadows, Brock Morris, Nelson Freshour, Randy Armes HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Brian Birkhofer, Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Dale McDowell, Zack Dohm, Chris Garnes, Rick Williams, Scott James, Harold Redman, Jr., David Brown, Eric Monk, Scott Peltz-DNS JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Doug Drown, Jared Landers, Jared Hawkins, Steve Shaver, Tyler Reddick, Frankie Hall, Anthony Huber, Nathan Harrison, Dallas Carpenter, Ryan Casto, Jeff Lilly, Marshall Wiblin, Darin Roush, Nathan Parker, Robbie Jewell, Rickey Strattis, David Gibson, Jr.-DNS, Mick Sansom-DNS                                    PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Dale McDowell, Chris Garnes, Dennis Erb, Jr., Zack Dohm, Freddy Smith, Kenny Newhouse, Rick Williams, Scott James , Mike Marlar, Travis Brookover, David Brown, Chris Meadows, Nelson Freshour, Brock Morris, Eric Monk, Harold Redman, Jr., Randy Armes, Scott Peltz-DNS Feature Finish – 100 Laps

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 24 5b Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
2 1 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
3 2 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
4 8 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
5 4 15b Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
6 19 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
7 12 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
8 18 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA
9 20 42g Chris Garnes Evans, WV
10 10 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
11 13 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
12 16 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
13 14 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
14 5 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
15 21 37 Jared Hawkins Fairmont, WV
16 22 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
17 3 6T Tim Dohm Charleston, WV
18 15 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
19 7 37H Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV
20 9 c4 Freddie Carpenter Parkersburg, WV
21 17 63 Doug Drown Wooster, OH
22 11 00h Chuck Harper Beverly, WV
23 6 18 Chris Carpenter Parkersburg, WV
24 23 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA

  Race StatisticsEntrants: 52Lap Leaders: Don O’Neal (Laps 1 – 76); Mike Marlar (Laps 77 – 100)Caution Flags:  Freddie Carpenter (Lap 9); Chuck Harper, Dennis Erb Jr. (Lap 11); Tim Dohm, Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis, Jonathan Davenport (Lap 11 Restart); Eric Wells (Lap 44); Freddie Carpenter (Lap 87); Tim Dohm (Lap 90)Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Tyler Reddick, Mike MarlarLucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Provisional: noneOptima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Mike Marlar (Started 24th; Finished 1st; Advanced 23 positions) Allstar Performer of the Race: Mike MarlarSunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Earl Pearson Jr.ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Don O’NealQuarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jonathan DavenportCOMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Jay Dickens Racing EnginesOhlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race: Josh Davis (Mike Marlar)Time of Race: 50 minutes 52 seconds Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 6770
2 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 6460
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 6370
4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 6225
5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 5855
6 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 5775
7 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 5595
8 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 5440
9 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 5340
10 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 5310

 

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

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*

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2020 Championship Points

Points as of 9/25/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1stJimmy Owens (#20)7500
2ndTim McCreadie (#39)6925
3rdJonathan Davenport (#49)6770
4thJosh Richards (#14)6765
5thTyler Erb (#1T)6555
6thShane Clanton (#25)6260
7thDevin Moran (#9)6195
8thKyle Bronson (#40B)6195
9thTanner English (#81E)5905
10thBilly Moyer (#21)5890

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Thursday, October 1
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
Saturday, October 3
TBD
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Imperial, PA
Friday, October 9
9:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Wheatland, MO
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