CORONA, CA (October 7, 2008) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has issued a formal apology to Scott Bloomquist for an error in Saturday Night’s 19th Annual Dixie Shootout at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA.

 

Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens were battling for the lead when the two made contact in turns one and two.  In the aftermath Bloomquist’s car appeared to have stopped briefly on the race track which would have relegated him to the tail.  Bloomquist was told by Lucas Oil officials to go to the tail, according to the rulebook “the car, or cars involved in the incident that come to a stop on the race track, will be sent to the rear of the field.”

 

After review of the incident via DirtonDirt.com internet video, Bloomquist did not stop on the track and therefore should have not been sent to tail, but back to the front of the field for the restart.

 

“It appeared from our vantage point in the tower that he (Bloomquist) stopped on the track, if it was only for a split second, and that was my call,” said Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series official Rick Schwallie. 

 

“The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wishes to apologize to Scott Bloomquist, Bloomquist Racing, his sponsors, his fans and all the fans that were at Dixie Speedway. Ritchie (Lewis) pushes us hard as an organization to conduct our events in a professional manner without any type of unfair judgment calls. We are making adjustments in our roles of responsibility, all the while striving to prevent such instances in the future,” said Schwallie.

 

Series Director Ritchie Lewis states, “We have supported and coached Rick Schwallie through this process. We win as a team and we fight through adversity as a team.”  Lewis continued, “We feel as though this is a ball and strike kind of call. It comes without any instant replay technology that can be used in real time during an event.”

 

“Times are changing and accountability is growing daily with all the media outlets surrounding our sport today. I have spoken to Mr. Bloomquist on several occasions this week and yes, he (Bloomquist) is unhappy about the call, but he is also a man that can handle the truth and knows we are not out to get him,” expressed Lewis.

 

“When we make a mistake it comes with high emotions and uncertain costs. Once you get through the emotions you can find common ground and begin to resolve any issue that may arrive. Mr. Bloomquist could not be on tonight’s Internet Broadcast show; however he has accepted our offer to be on our next show. He will speak candidly about the Dixie race, and we also plan to ask him about his take on the state of the sport in general as well as his vision on the economy and the effect it is having on DLM racing,” concludes Lewis.

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 8170
2 39 Tim McCreadie 7700
3 14 Josh Richards 7660
4 1t Tyler Erb ® 7590
5 20 Jimmy Owens 7540
6 1m Devin Moran ® 7305
7 71 Hudson O'Neal 7235
8 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7160
9 40b Kyle Bronson 6525
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