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MANSFIELD, OH (July 1, 2018) - Don O’Neal brought the Clint Bowyer Racing, Club 29 to Victory Lane for the first time this season in dominating fashion. The former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion led all 50 laps of the Freedom 50 on Sunday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

O’Neal took the lead at the start of the race and never looked back, going unchallenged for his 44th career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win. It was his first Series win since the Pittsburgher 100 last October. Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens battled for second for several laps with Bloomquist finally able to pull away from Owens in the last half of the race. Earl Pearson Jr. finished in fourth followed by Hudson O’Neal in fifth.

Starting on the outside front row, Don O’Neal was slowed by a handful of cautions. He closed out the race with an over four second margin of victory over Bloomquist. In the series championship points standings, O’Neal becomes the eighth driver in the top ten to earn a win in 2018.

“It seems like a long time since we have been in Victory Lane. My hat is off to the whole crew, they worked so hard getting us headed in the right direction. Anthony Burroughs [Crew Chief] and my team, they have never given up this season. They are making us better every week. My crew was signaling me so I knew I had a pretty good lead, but I didn’t know it was as much as it was.”

Bloomquist completed his second straight podium finish and was able to close the gap on points leader, Jonathan Davenport, who finished 12th. “He [O’Neal] was a little better tonight. We had some issues with our carburetor. Don was good and we couldn’t run with him. We will take this second place and head to the next race. Everything we learned tonight is geared toward the Dirt Million here in August.”

Owens took third in a competitive run as he and Bloomquist battled for second for several laps. “We had a good hot rod tonight, but tightened up the car a bit too much. Congrats to Don O’Neal and his crew for a great run tonight.”

The winner’s Clint Bowyer Racing, Clements Racing Engines-powered entry is sponsored by: Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, iRacing.com, Crawford Outdoor, Cometic Gasket, Penske Racing Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Clint Bowyer Autoplex.

Completing the top ten were RJ Conley, Dennis Erb Jr., Devin Moran, Dale McDowell, and Josh Richards.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Freedom 50 presented by Summit Racing Equipment
Mansfield Motor Speedway – Mansfield, OH

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Hudson O’Neal / 16.507 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Don O’Neal / 16.732 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Hudson O'Neal, Dale McDowell, Jon Henry, Zack Dohm, Doug Drown, Rob Anderzack, Jackie Boggs, Mason Zeigler

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Darrell Lanigan, Rod Conley, Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Kody Evans, Austin Rettig, Jerry Aber, Jason Jameson

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O'Neal, RJ Conley, Dennis Erb, Jr., Bobby Pierce, Tyler Carpenter, Matt Cosner, Matt Irey, Ryan Markham, JR Gentry

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Gregg Satterlee, Jonathan Davenport, Devin Moran, Kyle Bronson, Kyle Moore, Ryan Scott, Jeff Warnick

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Zack Dohm, Kody Evans, Jackie Boggs, Doug Drown, Mason Zeigler, Jason Jameson, Rob Anderzack, Jerry Aber, Austin Rettig, Tim McCreadie-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Tyler Carpenter, Kyle Moore, Ryan Markham, Ryan Scott, Matt Cosner, Matt Irey, JR Gentry, Jeff Warnick

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 2 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $12,800
2 3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $6,300
3 1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $4,300
4 4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $3,550
5 5 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $3,050
6 6 71c RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH $1,800
7 10 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,500
8 16 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,300
9 9 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,200
10 15 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,100
11 8 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,775
12 12 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,950
13 18 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $1,825
14 21 4B Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY $1,000
15 24 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,000
16 23 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,700
17 20 28C Tyler Carpenter Parkersburg, WV $1,000
18 11 71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH $1,000
19 19 4G Kody Evans Camden, OH $1,000
20 22 11* Kyle Moore Mansfield, OH $1,000
21 7 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,700
22 13 15H Jon Henry Ada, OH $1,000
23 14 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,700
24 17 17d Zack Dohm Cross Lanes, WV $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 35
Lap Leaders: Don O’Neal (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Don O’Neal
Margin of Victory: 4.130 seconds
Cautions: Kyle Moore (Lap 6); Bobby Pierce (Lap 14); Darrell Lanigan (Lap 23)
Series Provisionals: Tim McCreadie, Mason Zeigler
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Devin Moran (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Josh Richards
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Don O’Neal
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Kyle Bronson
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Club 29 Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs (Don O’Neal)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Don O’Neal (Lap #1 – 18.3851 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Don O’Neal (50 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Kyle Bronson
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jimmy Owens
Time of Race: 32 minutes 35 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 3915 $111,550
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3820 $122,775
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3715 $91,100
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3635 $78,050
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3545 $59,400
6 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 3530 $86,250
7 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3520 $72,725
8 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3455 $61,275
9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 3340 $54,500
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 3135 $39,750
11 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 3100 $40,175
12 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 3090 $33,825
13 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 3085 $56,100
14 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 2955 $27,325

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


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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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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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