CORONA, CA (October 29, 2010) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Family would like to send out their sincere condolences to Earl Pearson Jr. and the entire Pearson family in wake of the passing of Mrs. Gloria Pearson, Earl’s mother. Mrs. Pearson born January 20, 1941 passed away on Wednesday October 27, 2010 after battling Alzheimer’s disease for the past six years. Mrs. Pearson is survived by her husband Earl Pearson Sr., five children including Karen Thompson, Chester Wright, Lee Capps, Mike Capps and Earl Pearson Jr. along with eight grand children and one cousin Dorothy Tyson.

Earl Pearson Jr., the four-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion grew up in a family full of racers including Earl Sr., and all his brothers. But Gloria Pearson has always been their biggest fan and supporter. She was a mainstay at the races from go-karting to dirt cars when ever the family raced. As the brothers grew up together at the races and battled for wins, sometimes crashing each other, it would be Mrs. Pearson that would have to keep peace among the brothers some times. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s six years ago Mrs. Pearson hasn’t been able to attend any racing but continued to be Earl’s biggest fan from their home in Jacksonville. Mrs. Pearson also coached girls youth softball teams for ten years and was an avid member of the local PTA for the kids and grandchildren schools and contributed to numerous school activities in Jacksonville.

The funeral arrangements have been set for Monday November 1st for the viewing from 6-8pm at the Riverside Memorial Park Town and Country Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Florida and the funeral graveside at the same location on Tuesday at 10am. The family is accepting flowers but has also mentioned that if anyone would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers that donations be made to ‘Community Hospice” of Jacksonville in the name of Gloria Gray Pearson by calling (904) 407-7300.

Earl Jr. and Missy Pearson have also signed up a team for the “Memory Walk 2010” to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association in Jacksonville Florida. The special charity walk will take place on November 13 in Jacksonville and persons that would like to make donations to Earl and Missy’s team can do so by logging onto the website To make a donation enter Melissa Pearson and the team “Earl Pearson Jr. Inc” will come up to accept donations for the charity walk. 

The address of the funeral home that will be handling all the arrangements is:

Gloria Gray Pearson Riverside Memorial Park Town and Country 7242 Normandy Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32205

To learn more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series contact the series office at (951) 532-2503 or visit the official website of the series at

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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 07/23/19 - After I-80 Speedway

1 49 Jonathan Davenport 5640
2 14 Josh Richards 5110
3 1T Tyler Erb ® 5025
4 39 Tim McCreadie 4975
5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 4960
6 20 Jimmy Owens 4940
7 1M Devin Moran ® 4885
8 71 Hudson O'Neal 4675
9 40B Kyle Bronson 4240
10 50 Shanon Buckingham 4235