2018news 04 13

CHILLICOTHE, OH (April 13, 2018) - Scott Bloomquist lead flag-to-flag to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway. The 54-year-old, Hall-of-Famer became the seventh different winner this season on the LOLMDS tour.

Don O’Neal and Tim McCreadie tracked down Bloomquist late in the race as the leader was negotiating lapped traffic, but Bloomquist pulled away in the last few laps for the victory. O’Neal had his best LOLMDS finish of the season with tonight’s second-place showing for the Clint Bowyer Dirt Motorsports, Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, Club 29. McCreadie finished third in the Sweeteners Plus, Pro Power, Longhorn. Completing the top five were Brandon Sheppard and Jonathan Davenport. Davenport was also the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race, after starting 23rd.

Don O’Neal and Bloomquist started on the front row together. Bloomquist stormed to the lead at the start. The race for second-place lasted all 50-laps as O’Neal and McCreadie swapped the position several times during the race.

McCreadie was taking a run at Bloomquist until a caution came out on the 20th circuit. After each caution flag, Bloomquist managed to pull away from the field. No one got close to him until the final six laps when O’Neal and McCreadie were gaining on him in lapped traffic. Neither could get close enough to challenge Bloomquist for the win in the waning laps.

“We had a good night. We started out good in qualifying and the rest of the night the car was just awesome. The track got pretty slick and blacked off. At the end I just decided to set it high and let it sail. The car got through traffic pretty good. All-in-all I can’t say enough about the car and engine combination. Everything was great. This Sweet-Bloomquist car was sweet tonight and the Andy Durham Engine ran perfect. It was another good points night.”

“It was a good solid run, but definitely not what we wanted,” said O’Neal who has now garnered two podium finishes in the last two events. “The zero car was just better than us. He was better through traffic. My team’s been working hard. We are making progress no doubt. McCreadie and I had a lot of good restarts. You didn’t know whether to pick the inside or the out on the restart. We all were pretty equal it was just the case whoever got out in front was going to win.”

“It was nice to be near the front tonight,” said McCreadie afterwards. “This run is a credit to all the guys back at the shop and all the hard work they do. We’ve been looking for some things since they massaged the rules a little bit. We had to change our stuff around. Hopefully that’s all over with it and now we can show what we can do the rest of the season.”

The winner’s car is sponsored by New Direction Ag, Reece Monument Company, Sweet Manufacturing, Sorbera Chiropractic, Penske Shocks, Valvoline, All-Star Performance, Cross-Fit by Overton, Petroff Towing, and Catspot.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Buckeye Spring 50
Atomic Speedway – Chillicothe, OH

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Earl Pearson Jr. / 13.763 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Scott Bloomquist / 13.501 seconds (overall)

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jared Hawkins, Mason Zeigler, Tyler Carpenter, Kyle Bronson, Kody Evans, Mark Frazier

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Hudson O'Neal, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Michael Maresca, RJ Conley, Dennis Erb, Jr.

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Gregg Satterlee, Bobby Pierce, Josh Richards, Jeep VanWormer, Darrell Lanigan, Boom Briggs

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran, Dave Hess, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Steve Casebolt, Jackie Boggs, Jonathan Davenport, Rod Conley

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Tyler Carpenter, Kyle Bronson, Darrell Lanigan, Jackie Boggs, Rod Conley, Dennis Erb, Jr., Michael Maresca, Jonathan Davenport, Jeep VanWormer, Kody Evans, Mark Frazier, Boom Briggs, Steve Casebolt , RJ Conley-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $12,900
2 1 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $6,300
3 3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $4,200
4 12 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $3,450
5 23 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,150
6 4 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,800
7 14 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,500
8 10 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $2,000
9 7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,000
10 13 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,200
11 16 10C Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV $1,075
12 6 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,050
13 21 71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH $1,025
14 9 11H Jared Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,000
15 11 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,700
16 22 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,000
17 24 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,000
18 18 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $1,700
19 25 7MM Michael Maresca Hannawa Fallls, NY $100
20 26 44F Mark Frazier Chillicothe, OH $1,000
21 15 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL $1,000
22 20 4B Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY $1,000
23 5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,800
24 19 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,700
25 17 28C Tyler Carpenter Parkersburg, WV $1,000
26 8 44 Dave Hess, Jr. Waterford, PA $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 30
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Margin of Victory: 1.211 seconds
Cautions: Tyler Carpenter (Lap 4); Dave Hess (Lap 14); Hudson O’Neal (Lap 17); Earl Pearson Jr., Darrell Lanigan (Lap 17); Kyle Bronson (Lap 20); Frank Heckenast Jr. (Lap 27)
Series Provisionals: Jonathan Davenport, Boom Briggs
Series Emergency Provisionals: Mike Maresca
Atomic Speedway Provisional: Mark Frazier
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Advanced 18 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Don O’Neal
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Mason Zeigler
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Cody Mallory (Scott Bloomquist)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #3 – 14.5591seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (50 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Kyle Bronson
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Don O’Neal
Time of Race: 33 minutes 53 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 1660 $46,450
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1645 $49,375
3 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 1620 $42,150
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1560 $35,550
5 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 1525 $39,125
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1445 $18,825
7 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1430 $22,375
8 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 1425 $30,725
9 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1415 $21,325
10 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 1365 $16,500
11 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1360 $17,125
12 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 1300 $13,850
13 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 1275 $17,775
14 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 1250 $14,550
15 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 1200 $23,950
16 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 1165 $9,775
17 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 1150 $8,650

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

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

ASi Racewear - The Only Choice for Premium Quality Merchandise
Bad Boy Mowers - Mow with an Attitude
Bilstein Shocks - "The Official Shock" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
CatSpot Organic Litter - Litter as Mother Nature Intended
DirtonDirt.com - All Late Models. All The Time.
Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - Born to Burn
GEICO - Saving People Money on More than Just Car Insurance
General Tire - Anywhere is Possible
Hoosier Tire - Tires Designed for Champions
K&N Engineering - "Make your Move" to K&N Performance Filters
Lucas Oil Products - Made in America, SOLD to the World
MAVTV Motorsports Network - MAVTV is Motorsports
Miller Welders - WE BUILD With You
Nitro-Bee PLUS - "The Official Race Receiver" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - The Ultimate Power Source
ProtectTheHarvest.com - Standing up for America's Farmers, Hunters, and Animal Owners
RockAuto.com - All the Parts Your Car Will Ever Need
RhinoAg - Born to Lead
Rugged Radios - “The Official Communications” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Steel-It - Stainless Steel Coating in a Can
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - Super Easy, Super Fast!
Wrisco Aluminum - 100 Years of Industry Experience

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX, COMP Cams, CV Products, Dirty Girl Racewear, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, SRI Performance Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Sweet Manufacturing, and 5150 Race Trailers

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization.  In 2018, the LOLMDS will sanction 60 events in 22 states.  The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com

About Lucas Oil Racing TV

The Future of Motorsports is HERE! Get Lucas Oil Racing TV and experience racing excitement like you've never seen! Lucas Oil Racing TV is the online app for all your favorite devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android Devices and more! No matter where you are or when you want to watch, you can stream the best and most exciting motor racing on the planet!

Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports - from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won't see anywhere else! But that's just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists... from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

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About MAVTV Motorsports Network

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series' from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don't have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV...MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.MAVTV.com.

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, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV.  More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at:  www.LucasOil.com

2020 Championship Points

Points as of 10/17/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1stJimmy Owens (#20)7940
2ndTim McCreadie (#39)7560
3rdJonathan Davenport (#49)7375
4thJosh Richards (#14)7295
5thTyler Erb (#1T)7110
6thShane Clanton (#25)6780
7thDevin Moran (#9)6690
8thKyle Bronson (#40B)6690
9thTanner English (#81E)6455
10thEarl Pearson (#1)6390

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