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IMPERIAL, PA (August 29, 2015) – Scott Bloomquist became the first 5-time winner of the Pittsburgher 100 on Saturday Night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Bloomquist took the lead from Jonathan Davenport on lap 85 and then held off Davenport for the $20,000 win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. Trailing Bloomquist and Davenport to the finish line were Don O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Dennis Erb Jr.

“This place is like the Talladega of dirt, it’s big, its’ fast, the racing is close, and it’s a fun track to race on. We won the first time here in 1989 and we have loved coming here ever since. You know how that track is always going to be, slick fast is what I call it. I was just biding my time, conserving my tires, and once we got around Davenport I knew we were in good shape.”

A caution with six laps to go bunched the field up one final time, but it didn’t impact Bloomquist one bit. Bloomquist was the fourth different leader of the race and in Lucas Oil Victory Lane, he thanked his crew and sponsors, “I am so thankful for Mike Reece of Reece Monument Company, Crop Production Services, Mark Martin Automotive, Hawkeye Trucking, Lucas Oil, Base Fuels, Sorbera Chiropractic, Horton Coal, Dyna-Gro, and everyone else associated with our team. The Andy Durham Racing Engine was great as well.”

Davenport maintained his points lead over Bloomquist in the championship standings. “We were gaining on Scott before that last caution and we sure didn’t need that yellow. We don’t have as many laps here as most of the guys, but my crew, Kevin and Lee Roy Rumley and Bryan Liverman worked hard all weekend on this car. I tried my best. It is a momentum track for sure. I want to thank TS Crane, Sundance Services, Sundance Flow Back Well Testing, and Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas. I hope the crowd enjoyed the show.”

O’Neal nearly spoiled the race for the top two drivers in the country as he raced his way from 17th to third. At one point O’Neal had wrestled second away from Davenport, but couldn’t quite make the slide job stick. “We won the first B-main and the car felt awesome. When the race started I knew I had a good handling car. The crew has changed everything all weekend long and we needed to finish well this weekend, that’s for sure. When I slid into four and cleared Davenport my momentum just carried me against the wall, and I couldn’t get enough grip to keep second. I hope the fans enjoyed that show,” said the driver of the Clint Bowyer Racing, Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Barry Wright Race Cars entry.

Completing the top ten were early leader, Josh Richards, Kent Robinson, Steve Francis, Keith Barbara, and Mike Marlar.

In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 36 entrants, with a lap of 18.376 seconds. Josh Richards set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 18.434 seconds. Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards, and Jonathan Davenport won their respective heat races. Don O’Neal and Kent Robinson won their respective B-Mains.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, August 29th, 2015
27th Annual Pittsburgher 100
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – Imperial, PA

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 18.376 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Josh Richards / 18.434 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Mike Marlar, Brandon Burgoon, Gregg Satterlee, Tommy Beck, Dan Angelicchio, Tony Musolino, Keith Barbara

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Dennis Erb, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Russ King, Don O'Neal, Alex Ferree, Steve Baker, John Flinner, Derek Stefanick

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Jared Landers, Chris Brown, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Kent Robinson, Devin Moran, Colton Flinner, Michael Davis, Jon Hodgkiss

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson, Jr., Davey Johnson, Jackie Boggs, Jared Miley, Mason Zeigler, Austin Hubbard, Tim Shaffer, Mike Pegher

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Gregg Satterlee, Alex Ferree, Steve Baker, Keith Barbara, Tommy Beck, Dan Angelicchio, John Flinner, Tony Musolino, Derek Stefanick

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Kent Robinson, Devin Moran, Mason Zeigler, Tim Shaffer, Colton Flinner, Austin Hubbard, Jared Miley, Jon Hodgkiss, Michael Davis, Mike Pegher-DNS

Feature Finish (100 Laps):

1 1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
2 4 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC
3 17 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
4 3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
5 7 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
6 2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV
7 18 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN
8 5 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
9 25 17b Keith Barbara South Park, PA
10 9 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
11 14 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
12 6 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
13 10 21B Chris Brown Spring, TX
14 8 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
15 11 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
16 22 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA
17 23 47 Tim Shaffer Alliquippa, PA
18 16 4b Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY
19 13 02 Brandon Burgoon McDonald, PA
20 19 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA
21 12 1J Davey Johnson Greensburg, PA
22 20 99m Devin Moran Dresden, OH
23 24 0b Steve Baker Fairmont, WV
24 21 10 Alex Ferree Valencia, PA
25 15 56 Russ King Bristolville, OH

Race Statistics
Entrants: 36
Lap Leaders: Josh Richards (Laps 1 – 15); Jimmy Owens (Laps 16 – 32); Josh Richards (Laps 33 – 37); Jimmy Owens (Laps 38 – 84); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 85 – 100)
Cautions: Debris (Lap 38); Chris Brown (Lap 41); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 47); Brandon Sheppard (Lap 75); Mike Marlar (Lap 96)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: n/a
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Tim Shaffer, Steve Baker
Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Provisional: Keith Barbara
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Keith Barbara (Started: 25th; Finished: 9th; Advanced 16 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performer of the Race: Don O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jonathan Davenport
Rookie of the Race: Chris Brown
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Kevin Rumley (Jonathan Davenport)
CV Products Fastest Lap of the Race: Josh Richards (Lap #6 – 18.6463 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (47 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Gregg Satterlee
Time of Race: 54 minutes 22 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 5255
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 5035
3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4970
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4860
5 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 4750
6 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 4610
7 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 4575
8 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV 4450
9 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 4445
10 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 4420
11 21B Chris Brown Spring, TX 4050

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

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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 09/18/19 - After Knoxville

1 49 Jonathan Davenport 7130
2 39 Tim McCreadie 6520
3 14 Josh Richards 6515
4 20 Jimmy Owens 6395
5 1T Tyler Erb ® 6385
6 1d Devin Moran ® 6205
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 6175
8 71 Hudson O'Neal 6050
9 40B Kyle Bronson 5555
10 50 Shanon Buckingham 5515