2018news 07 06

GAFFNEY, S.C. (July 6, 2018) – Scott Bloomquist wheeled his way into Victory Lane for the fifth time this season during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, 20th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial, at Cherokee Speedway.

Bloomquist took the lead on lap 31 from Josh Richards and then held off a charging Brandon Overton in the final laps to score his 599th career victory. Overton came home in second followed by Josh Richards, Don O’Neal, and Dennis Erb Jr.

Hudson O’Neal led the opening lap from his outside front-row starting spot. Richards took over the point on the second lap and then led until Bloomquist forged ahead on lap 31.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane, Blomquist was complimentary of the track conditions and the enormous crowd on hand. “We were good on the restarts and that helped. This is probably the best shape I have ever seen this track in. We could run low, middle, or the top. We went to the top there towards the end and I think that helped us out a lot. The top was the place to be especially getting around those lapped cars.”

Overton was pleased with his podium finish. “I can’t thank Billy Franklin enough. Without him I wouldn’t be here. As the race went on we got stronger. That was a heck of a race up front there. I thought maybe I could catch Scott [Bloomquist] there at the end. He changed his line and that was the line I was more comfortable with coming up thru there. All-in-all it was a good race and we look forward to heading to Smoky Mountain tomorrow night.”

Richards, piloting the Best Performance Motorsports, Colt Firearms, Rocket, commented on his third-place finish. “Congratulations to Scott [Bloomquist] on the win. We had a real good race car. We are running more consistent now. Hudson was good early and then we got the lead. I tried to hold them off for as long a possible. Those cautions kind of hurt me a little because we had some good momentum built up”

The winner’s Sweet-Bloomquist car is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: New Direction Ag, Reece Monument Company, CatSpot, Sweet Manufacturing, Sorbera Chiropractic, Penske Shocks, Valvoline, Crossfit by Overton, Petroff Towing, and Horton Coal.

Completing the top ten were Dennis Franklin, Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr., and Gregg Satterlee.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, July 6, 2018
20th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial
Cherokee Speedway – Gaffney, S.C.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 15.061 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Hudson O’Neal / 15.212 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Bobby Pierce, Kyle Pierce, Brandon Overton, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tim McCreadie, Benji Hicks, Johnny Pursley-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Dennis Erb, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Ross Bailes, Tyler Millwood, Joey Coulter, Brent Dixon, Michael Brown

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Hudson O'Neal, Dennis Franklin, Jonathan Davenport, Darrell Lanigan, Donald Bradsher, Brett Hamm, Jim McNamara, Jimmy Owens

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Gregg Satterlee, Jeff Smith, Kyle Bronson, Mason Zeigler, Zach Cox, Justin Williams

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Donald Bradsher, Johnny Pursley, Joey Coulter, Benji Hicks, Justin Williams, Mason Zeigler, Jim McNamara, Tim McCreadie, Brett Hamm-DNS, Brent Dixon-DNS, Michael Brown-DNS, Zach Cox-DNS, Jimmy Owens-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $12,800
2 13 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $5,500
3 1 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,600
4 4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $3,550
5 3 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $2,250
6 6 2F Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC $1,800
7 14 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,200
8 24 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,100
9 17 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,000
10 8 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,800
11 11 87 Ross Bailes Clover, SC $1,075
12 25 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,850
13 16 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $1,025
14 10 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,900
15 23 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,700
16 20 2C Joey Coulter Troutman, NC $1,000
17 22 89 Justin Williams Concord, VA $1,000
18 12 00 Jeff Smith Bessemer City, NC $1,000
19 9 281 Kyle Pierce Statesville, NC $1,000
20 2 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,700
21 18 93 Donald Bradsher Burlington, NC $1,000
22 21 55 Benji Hicks Mt. Airy, NC $1,000
23 19 09 Johnny Pursley Clover, SC $1,000
24 15 31T Tyler Millwood Kingston, GA $1,000
25 5 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,700

Race Statistics
Entrants: 30
Lap Leaders: Hudson O’Neal (Lap 1); Josh Richards (Laps 2 – 30); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 31 –
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Margin of Victory: 0.570 seconds
Cautions: Bobby Pierce (Lap 2); Debris (Lap 7); Tyler Millwood (Lap 11); Benji Hicks (Lap 31); Jonathan Davenport (Lap37); Hudson O’Neal, Joey Coulter, Jeff Smith, Justin Williams, Kyle Pierce (Lap 37)
Series Provisionals: Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens
Series Emergency Provisionals: Mason Zeigler
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 16 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr.
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
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: Josh Richards (Lap #12 – 15.6442 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Josh Richards (29 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Tim McCreadie
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Josh Richards
Time of Race: 29 minutes 38 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4505 $121,900
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 4385 $104,550
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 4370 $139,200
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4140 $84,550
5 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 4085 $79,875
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4070 $65,250
7 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 4055 $92,800
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 4020 $79,425
9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 3925 $61,600
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 3765 $51,100
11 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 3690 $56,725
12 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 3590 $39,475
13 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 3560 $36,825
14 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 3550 $59,150

*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

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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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