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702687_591699297522498_1059265447_n.jpgWAYCROSS, GA (February 1, 2013) – A pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers have dominated the racing action “down under” in Australia over the past month.  Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN and Steve Francis of Ashland, KY are undefeated in feature competition, with Owens wrapping up his trip this weekend. Francis captured the Australian National Title a year ago, and won every preliminary and feature event he participated in. He began this season’s trip back in December and ended his trip in late January. In commanding fashion, he led every lap in all of his events.  Francis, who will be piloting the Georgia Boot-sponsored, Barry Wright Race Cars #15, for Clint Bowyer Racing on the LOLMDS tour in 2013, drove for both Michael Holmes and Bruce McKenzie in Australia. The “Kentucky Colonel” kicked off the Wild West Tour on December 26th at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana, Western Australia. He quickly captured the opening preliminary feature event and then followed it up the following night by winning the main event.  Francis then ventured to Manjimup Speedway in Middlesex, Western Australia on December 29th. He ended up in victory lane once again after winning the feature event.  He wrapped up the Wild West Tour title by winning at Collie Speedway in Collie, Western Australia on January 5th, staying undefeated at that point of his trip. After taking a break, Francis arrived at Bunbury City Speedway in Bunbury, Western Australia for the Australian National Championship.  Again, he won the preliminary feature on January 11th. The next night, he continued to stay “red-hot” by claiming yet another main event triumph. On January 15th, he captured the feature win at Goulburn Speedway in Goulburn, AUS. With the win at Goulburn, he took home the New South Wales State Championship. His final event was at Sydney Speedway on January 25th and 26th.  Francis won the preliminary event on the 25th, and was scheduled to start on the pole of the finale on the 26th, but the race was rained out. Owens, the 2-time and defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, raced at Mountain Dew Ice Raceway in Hobart, Tasmania driving for David Nichols.  Owens piloted the USA#1 car and won a preliminary feature on January 26th. He followed that up on January 27th by winning the 50-lap main event. The “Newport Nightmare” will conclude his trip down under with events at Bendigo Bank Arena in Latrobe, Australia on February 1st and 2nd. “We’re very proud to have a couple of our series drivers representing the US in other countries and doing well. Both Jimmy and Steve are great ambassadors for our sport and represent our country with great dignity and respect. We’re excited for their success and look forward to having them back with the series again in 2013,” stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Francis and Owens will kick-off the 2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season with the 37th Annual DART Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL from February 10th-16th. To learn more about each driver visit their respective websites at www.stevefrancisracing.com and www.jimmyowens20.com. For more information on the 37th Annual “DART Winternationals”, log onto the track’s website at www.eastbayracewaypark.com. For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, visit the series’ website at www.lucasdirt.com . Be sure to visit the series on the social media outlets as well at http://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and http://twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt . 2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “37th Annual DART Winternationals” Schedule    East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL Sunday, February 10th – Open Practice Session – 6-9 PM Monday, February 11th – $5,000 to win Tuesday, February 12th – $5,000 to win Wednesday, February 13th – $7,000 to win Thursday, February 14th – $7,000 to win Friday, February 15th – $10,000 to win (points event) Saturday, February 16th – $10,000 to win (points event)

WAYCROSS, GA (November 16, 2012) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event from Portsmouth Raceway Park (OH), held October 20th, will air on SPEED this Sunday November 18th at 6PM (eastern). The RED BUCK DTWC - Presented by “Borrowed Blue” was filmed in High Definition by Lucas Oil Studios, a division of Lucas Oil Products, Inc.   Fans will want to tune in and watch this event, which was the season finale for the LOLMDS, as Jimmy Owens wrapped up his second consecutive series championship. The RED BUCK DTWC - presented by “Borrowed Blue” was filmed in front of a huge crowd and this mega event drew a stellar field of 94 drivers from all over the country to compete for a starting position in the $50,000 feature event. Famed promoter Carl Short and the entire staff at Portsmouth Raceway Park put together a great event for both racers and the fans with a free concert featuring the band “Borrowed Blue”. The broadcast will include the popular Heli-cam, driver interviews, in-car cameras, and technical segments.   “We are encouraging everyone to watch this great event from Portsmouth Raceway Park at 6PM EST on SPEED this Sunday. This event had some great racing action and we crowned the 2012 series champion and 2012 series Quarter Master Rookie of the Year at the conclusion of the event. Lucas Oil, our Team Lucas Partners and the series sponsors make it possible to bring dirt late model racing to numerous TV Networks in 2012. With the collective efforts of the many fine folks at Lucas Oil Studios, this event certainly made for a great dirt late model TV show,” stated Ritchie Lewis, Series Director.   SPEED can be found on DIRECTV on channel 607 and on DISH Network on channel 150. For people with cable service, check your local listings for channel information on where to find SPEED.   The entire 2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV schedule can be found on the series website www.lucasdirt.com under the schedule link.   For more information about Portsmouth Raceway Park visit their official website at: www.portsraceway.com.   For more information about the title sponsors of the event log onto their websites at www.redbuck.com and www.borrowedbluemusic.com.   For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com .   Follow the series on the social media outlets at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twtitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nations' premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. The series will sanction 44 events in 20 states in 2013 and receives national exposure through taped-delayed series events that are shown on CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC Sports and MAVTV.About Lucas Oil Products: Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA. In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, NBC Sports, SPEED, and MAVTV. More information on Lucas Oil Products, Inc. can be found by visiting lucasoil.com.

WAYCROSS, GA (November 14, 2012) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event from Lawrenceburg Speedway, held August 25th, will air on the MAVTV Network this Thursday, November 15th at 8PM EST. The General Tire Late Model National - Presented by Lucas Oil, was filmed for broadcast in High Definition by Lucas Oil Studios, a division of Lucas Oil Products, Inc.   Fans will want to tune in to watch this event that saw drivers from all across the country compete for the first place prize that paid $10,000. In front of a massive spectator crowd, this event had plenty of drama and a fierce battle for the lead among the country’s top dirt late model drivers. Numerous camera angles, driver interviews, in-car cameras, technical segments, along with the 50-lap feature event, will be included in the MAVTV broadcast. MAVTV can be found on Dish Network on channel 361. Fans with cable service should check their local listings to find the MAVTV network.   “We want to encourage all of our great fans to watch the LOLMDS event on MAVTV this Thursday. Lucas Oil Products and all of our Team Lucas partners have made it possible to bring dirt late model racing to TVs across the globe in 2012. We have a tremendous amount of quality within our shows and that’s a direct reflection of the leadership within Lucas Oil and Lucas Oil Studios, which makes for the best dirt racing on TV,” stated Ritchie Lewis, Series Director.   The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV package is being broadcast on 5 networks in 2012, including: CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, SPEED, and MAVTV. The entire 2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV schedule can be found on the series website www.lucasdirt.com under the schedule link.   For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series log onto: www.lucasdirt.com. . Be sure to visit the series on our social media outlets as well at: http://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and http://twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.   To learn more about Lucas Oil log onto www.lucasoil.com.   To learn more about the MAVTV Network visit their official website at www.mavtv.com. About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nations' premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. The series will sanction 44 events in 20 states in 2013 and receives national exposure through taped-delayed series events that are shown on CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC Sports and MAVTV.About Lucas Oil Products: Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA. In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, NBC Sports, SPEED, and MAVTV. More information on Lucas Oil Products, Inc. can be found by visiting www.LucasOil.com.

2012results_10-20.jpg   PORTSMOUTH, OH (October 20, 2012) – Jimmy Owens put an exclamation point on the final race of the season for the series by winning the $50,000 to win 32nd Red Buck Dirt Track World Championship presented by Borrowed Blue on Saturday Night at Portsmouth (OH) Raceway Park. Owens came into the crown jewel event already having clinched the 2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series title. 

Owens took the lead on lap two from defending DTWC winner, Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN and led the rest of the way to become the 23rd different driver to capture one of the sport’s most prestigious events. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN came home second, followed by O’Neal, Josh Richards of Shinnston, WV, and local driver Ben Adkins of West Portsmouth, OH.

“I don’t know what to say, putting my name on that trophy with all the great drivers that have won this race, means a lot to me and my crew. I have to thank my car owner, Mike Reece, we got together in 2007 and it’s been a tremendous relationship since,” said the 40-year-old. “I have to thank my crew we went with the right tire choice, the Cornett Engine ran strong and our goal was to win this race one day and we got it done.”

O’Neal, who was looking to become the first back-to-back winner of the race, charged to the lead at the start. O’Neal’s stay at the top was short-lived as Owens, got by O’Neal him on lap 2. O’Neal continued in the second position behind Owens until lap 13 when Bloomquist wrestled the position away from him.

Owens’ seventh Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the year came aboard the Reece Monument Company, Gantte Appraisals, Red Line Oil, Midwest Sheet Metal, Sunoco Race Fuels, C&C Trucking, Hoosier Tires, Keyser, and Ohlins sponsored Bloomquist Race Cars Ford.

Owens led the field through heavy traffic on several occasions, but timely cautions allowed a clear track in front of him on the restarts. Bloomquist tried to track down Owens in the final laps, but could never get closer than two car lengths.

“Jimmy ran a good race, congrats to him. Don has had a great year as well, it just tells you the strength of this series,” said Bloomquist a 2-time series champion. “We went with a harder left rear tire than anybody, but we just couldn’t get up to challenge Jimmy.”

O’Neal caught Owens and Bloomquist in the late stages of the race, but settled for third. “Jimmy did a great job, I thought maybe I could get by Scott, but neither one of them slipped out of the groove, our car was just too loose, but we finished the season strong.”

Completing the ten were Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; 24th starting, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; R.J. Conley of Wheelersburg, OH; Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, WV; and Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN. In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set the RedBuck Fast Time amongst the 94 entrants, with a lap of 14.735 seconds. Jimmy Owens set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.342 seconds. Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal, Dale McDowell, Jimmy Owens, RJ Conley, and Chub Frank won their respective Heat Races. Mike Marlar, Jackie Boggs, and Delmas Conley won their respective B-Mains.

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, October 20th, 2012 32nd Annual Red Buck Dirt Track World Championship presented by Borrowed Blue Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH

RedBuck Fast Time Group A: Jimmy Owens / 13.617 seconds RedBuck Fast Time Group B: Chris Madden / 13.392 seconds

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (20 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, Mike Marlar, Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb, Jr., Dustin Linville, Jon Hodgkiss, Doug Drown, Joe Ramey, Mike Unger, Brett Kennard, Tommy Carlton, Steve Casebolt , Dan Schlieper, Michael Chilton-DNS

U. S. Steel Second Heat (20 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Ben Adkins, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Tyler Reddick, Jared Landers, Jason Riggs, Kevin Wagner, Jared Hawkins, JT Conley, Mark Morrison, Jarrod Breeding, D.J. Wells, Danial Kattine, Shannon Thornsberry, Roy Roush

Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (20 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Dale McDowell, Steve Shaver, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Jackie Boggs, Eric Wells, Wayne Chinn, Mike Johnson, Stephen Breeding, Kenneth Howell, Paul Davis, Brandon Fouts, Raymond Nichols, Bob Adams, Josh Bivens, John Blankenship

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (20 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Zack Dohm, Jared Miley, Derek Fisher, Chris Combs, Greg Johnson, Chris Garnes, Bobby Pierce, Steve Lucas, Jamie Ferguson, Nick Bocook, Brian Daniels, Roger Stacy, Jason Montgomery , Darran Kattine, Matt Ginn

Wiles Driveshafts Fifth Heat (20 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): RJ Conley, Shane Clanton, Josh McGuire, Ray Cook, Billy Ogle Jr., Tim Dohm , Ty Dillon, Russ Frohnapfel, Mason Zeigler, Brad Malcuit, Mick Sansom, Wayne Maffett, Jr., George Lee, Rick Christian, Mike Meyers, Chris Carpenter-DNS

U. S. Steel Sixth Heat (20 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Chub Frank, Jimmy Mars, Brady Smith, Delmas Conley, Rod Conley, Steve Francis, Chris Wilson, Jerry Lierly, Butch Dowdy, Jeff Arnold, Josh Bocook, Chris Meadows, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Michael Howard-DNS, Kirk Phillips-DNS

JRi Shocks First B-Main (20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb, Jr., Doug Drown, Tyler Reddick, Jared Hawkins, Jason Riggs, D.J. Wells, Joe Ramey, Shannon Thornsberry, Kevin Wagner, Dustin Linville, JT Conley, Jarrod Breeding, Tommy Carlton, Mark Morrison, Brandon Sheppard, Brian Birkhofer, Danial Kattine, Brett Kennard, Jon Hodgkiss, Mike Unger, Dan Schlieper, Roy Roush, Steve Casebolt-DNS, Michael Chilton-DNS                                     PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer): Jackie Boggs, Eric Wells, Derek Fisher, Wayne Chinn, Chris Combs, Jason Montgomery , Greg Johnson, Chris Garnes, Nick Bocook, Bobby Pierce, Stephen Breeding, Mike Johnson, Steve Lucas, Paul Davis, Jamie Ferguson, Kenneth Howell, Brian Daniels, Josh Bivens, Roger Stacy, Bob Adams, Darran Kattine, Brandon Fouts-DNS, Raymond Nichols-DNS, Matt Ginn-DNS JRi Shocks Third B-Main (20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer): Delmas Conley, Steve Francis, Ray Cook, Tim Dohm, Mason Zeigler, Rod Conley, Ty Dillon, Russ Frohnapfel, George Lee, Wayne Maffett, Jr., Jeff Arnold, Mick Sansom, Josh Bocook, Rick Christian, Brad Malcuit, Jerry Lierly, Chris Wilson, Billy Ogle Jr., Butch Dowdy, Mike Meyers, Chris Meadows-DNS, Frank Heckenast, Jr.-DNS, Chris Carpenter-DNS, Michael Howard-DNS, Kirk Phillips-DNS Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers Race: Ray Cook, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jason Montgomery , Derek Fisher, Tim Dohm , Jared Hawkins, Chris Combs, Mason Zeigler, Rod Conley, Greg Johnson, Chris Garnes, Ty Dillon, D.J. Wells, Nick Bocook, George Lee, Russ Frohnapfel, Josh Bocook, Rick Christian, Jerry Lierly, Wayne Chinn, Jamie Ferguson, Doug Drown, Jason Riggs, Joe Ramey, Shannon Thornsberry, Steve Lucas-DNS

Feature Finish – 100 Laps

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
2 1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
3 3 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
4 7 1 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV
5 9 57 Ben Adkins West Portsmouth, OH
6 15 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
7 24 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
8 4 71c RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH
9 17 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
10 19 5b Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
11 27 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
12 11 6s Steve Shaver Vienna, WV
13 23 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
14 6 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA
15 12 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI
16 22 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
17 18 2 Brady Smith Solon Springs, WI
18 14 H1 Jared Miley South Park, PA
19 25 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
20 20 4b Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY
21 13 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
22 5 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA
23 8 17d Zack Dohm Charleston, WV
24 16 41 Josh McGuire Grayson, KY
25 26 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
26 21 71d Delmas Conley Wheelersburg, OH
27 10 25c Shane Clanton Fayetteville, GA

Race Statistics Entrants: 94 Lap Leaders: Don O’Neal (Lap 1); Jimmy Owens (Laps 2 – 100) Caution Flags:  Jared Landers (Lap 12); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 15); Tyler Reddick (Lap 16); Zack Dohm (Lap 36); Dale McDowell (Lap 37); Jackie Boggs (Lap 49) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: John Blankenship, Tyler Reddick Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none Jim Dunn Memorial Winner Provisional: Ray Cook Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Steve Francis (Started 24th; Finished 7th; Advanced 17 positions) Allstar Performer of the Race: Steve Francis Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Jimmy Owens Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jonathan Davenport COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Bloomquist Race Cars Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race:  Lance Wright (Steve Francis) Time of Race: 44 minutes 21 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 8110
2 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 7640
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 7630
4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 7430
5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 7015
6 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 6855
7 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 6610
8 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 6430
9 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 6320
10 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 6290

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

2012results_10-7.jpg   ROME, GA (October 7, 2012) – John Blankenship of Williamson, WV continued the best season of his racing career on Sunday Night as he captured the Rome Rumble at Rome International Speedway. Blankenship, who started seventh, roared to the lead on lap 21 and never looked back in winning his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season.

Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN survived a side-by-side duel with Chris Madden of Gaffney, SC to finish second in his Hawkeye Trucking, Bloomquist Race Cars Ford. Madden was third, followed by Steve Francis of Ashland, KY and 10th starting, Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN.

Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; the current series points leader and previous nights’ winner of the Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout; took the lead at the start of the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win feature event. Owens looked dominant in the early going until race traffic started to slow his momentum. When Owens caught traffic, so did Madden, Bloomquist, and Blankenship and they made it a four-way battle for the top spot.

At one point they were three-wide for second. Blankenship passed both Madden and Bloomquist on the same lap to take second. Then two laps later Blankenship made the inside pass of Owens for the lead on lap 21. On the same lap, Owens slowed with a right-rear flat tire.

On the restart, Blankenship received some pressure from Madden and Bloomquist, but that did not last long as Blankenship started to pull away from the field.  Madden held the second spot until lap 38 when Bloomquist took over that position. But by then, Blankenship was well out in front as he went on to capture his fourth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in convincing fashion.

“The crew got on me pretty good for the way I drove in the heat race,” said the 31-year-old. “We made some changes for the feature and the car was strong from the start, it was easy to drive, we went by Madden and then Scott (Bloomquist) and then when I got by Jimmy, I guess he had a flat, and we went on from there.”

“It was a little bit hairy in traffic near the end, but I guess we had a big enough lead over everybody else, this is the best year we have ever had, we want to finish in the top five of the points, we have three wins, I just wish we could start the season over. I have to thank Coal America’s Energy, Todd Case Trucking, Fast Lane, VP, Bear Cove Village, Integra, Cornett Engines and Rocket Chassis, and especially thanks to the fans for coming out tonight and supporting us and the series.”

Completing the top ten were Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN; Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, TN; Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA; and Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA. In preliminary action, Chris Madden set the RedBuck Fast Time amongst the 40 entrants, with a lap of 13.392 seconds. Jimmy Owens set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 13.617 seconds. Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Chris Madden and Don O’Neal won their respective Heat Races. Steve Casebolt and Eric Wells won their respective B-Mains.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will conclude its season on October 19th, and 20th at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH with the RedBuck Dirt Track World Championship. On Friday Night, action on the track will include RedBuck Time Trials and Heat Races. On Saturday Night, action on the track will include B-Mains, the Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers Race, and the 100-Lap, $50,000-to-win RedBuck Dirt Track World Championship. For more information on Portsmouth Raceway Park, log onto www.portsracing.com. For more information on the RedBuck Dirt Track World Championship, log onto www.dirttrackworldchampionship.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 Sunday Night, October 7th, 2012 Lucas Oil “Rome Rumble” Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA

RedBuck Fast Time Group A: Jimmy Owens / 13.617 seconds RedBuck Fast Time Group B: Chris Madden / 13.392 seconds

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Aaron Ridley, Luther Jenkins, Frank Ingram, Chip Brindle, Eddie Blackmon, Jared Landers, Jason Croft, D.J. Hayes

U. S. Steel Second Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, Tyler Millwood, Ray Cook, Steve Casebolt , Joe Armistead, Shane Clanton, Ricky Williams, Mario Gresham

Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Chris Madden, Steve Francis, Don O'Neal, Jason Hiett, Dillon Wood, Jake Knowles, Vic Hill, Jody Knowles, Michael Asberry, Thomas Maddox

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): Billy Ogle Jr., Tony Knowles, Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson, Jr., Eric Wells, Clint Smith, Tyler Reddick, Michael Page, Brian Reese, David Payne, Eric Jacobsen

JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Steve Casebolt, Shane Clanton, Joe Armistead, Jason Croft, Eddie Blackmon, Chip Brindle, Mario Gresham, D.J. Hayes, Frank Ingram, Jared Landers, Ricky Williams                                     PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): Eric Wells, Dillon Wood, Jake Knowles, Clint Smith, Tyler Reddick, Vic Hill, Jody Knowles, Eric Jacobsen, David Payne, Michael Asberry, Michael Page Brian Reese, Thomas Maddox-NR

Feature Finish – 50 Laps

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 7 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
2 3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
3 2 44m Chris Madden Gaffney, SC
4 6 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
5 10 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
6 5 5b Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
7 4 201 Billy Ogle Jr. Knoxville, TN
8 15 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
9 12 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
10 16 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
11 14 1J Jason Hiett Oxford, AL
12 23 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
13 8 26 Tony Knowles Tyrone, GA
14 18 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
15 24 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
16 1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
17 9 81 Aaron Ridley Chatsworth, GA
18 21 21A Joe Armistead Senoia, GA
19 13 3 Luther Jenkins Waleska, GA
20 22 66 Jake Knowles Tyrone, GA
21 17 c9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN
22 11 X Tyler Millwood Kingston, GA
23 20 1w Dillon Wood New Smyrna Beach, FL
24 19 25c Shane Clanton Fayetteville, GA

 

Race Statistics Entrants: 40 Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 20); John Blankenship (Laps 21 – 50) Caution Flags: Tyler Millwood, Jimmy Owens (Lap 21) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Tyler Reddick, Jared Landers Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none RedBuck Fast Time Provisional: none Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tyler Reddick (Started 23rd; Finished 12th; Advanced 11 positions) Allstar Performer of the Race: John Blankenship Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Earl Pearson Jr. ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: John Blankenship Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jonathan Davenport COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Race Cars Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race: Tom Buckingham (John Blankenship) Time of Race: 18 minutes 35 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 7850
2 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 7420
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 7390
4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 7235
5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 6880
6 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 6655
7 15d Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 6485
8 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 6305
9 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 6170
10 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 6125

 

*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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