2018news 03 23

RINGGOLD, GA (March 23, 2018) – In a battle between two former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champions, Earl Pearson Jr. passed Scott Bloomquist on the final lap to win “The Shamrock” on Friday night at Boyd’s Speedway. Pearson started sixth, kept a steady pace for most of the race, and then passed four cars in the final three laps to gain the victory. The win marks his first for the newly formed Black Diamond Race Team and Ronnie Stuckey.

The polesitter, Chris Madden, led the first 25 laps until Bloomquist forged ahead on lap 26. The entire 50 lap feature was run under green flag conditions, with no caution flags. Bloomquist looked to be in control of the race, looking for his first series win of the season. Stretching his lead out over the field, Bloomquist easily worked lapped cars, but Pearson had other ideas as the four-time series champ readied himself before his last lap charge.

As the two drivers took the white flag, Bloomquist’s car drifted out of turn two up against the wall and Pearson ran on the bottom. As the duo entered turns three and four Pearson had the momentum on the bottom side and he was able to pass Bloomquist coming off turn four to become the sixth different winner this season for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour.

Bloomquist finished in second followed by Chris Madden, Brandon Overton, and Hudson O’Neal.

Pearson who led all 50 laps in winning the Shamrock 50 a year ago at Boyd’s, led only lap on Friday night for the win. “I knew our car was good around the bottom. Those guys were running in the middle for most of the race. My hats off to Black Diamond Chassis, Ronnie Stuckey and all the guys back at the shop. J.C. Wright and Garrett Alberson for their help. They worked their tails off all day. Our car has been good all day. Everything just came to us and to pass Scott at the end, what a heck of a finish.”

“We could turn around the bottom pretty well. Our car could move around a little bit out there for a long time. It was a heck of a race. [Dale] McDowell and his crew did a great job with the race track tonight. I appreciate all the fans coming out and I think they saw a whale of a show.”

Bloomquist said his car was really good as the veteran driver entered the night fifteenth in points and in the need of a good finish. “If we would have had one caution I think we would have been saved. Everytime I carried the momentum into the turn the car would drift out. I didn’t realize he [Pearson] was quite that close. It’s just the way it goes sometimes. I felt like we had the best car tonight.”

Madden came home in third and said he had gone with the wrong tire choice, which kept him from ending the race with the win. “We just went with the wrong tire. Overall, we had a good car tonight. Thanks to all the fans for coming out tonight they saw a great show and thanks to all to all the sponsors of this Barry Wright car.

The winning Black Diamond Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Lucas Oil Products, P&W Sales, Tegeler Wrecker and Crane, David Peterson Motorsports, DriveWFX.com, Midwest Sheet Metal, Sunoco Race Fuels and Papich Construction.

Completing the top ten were Dale McDowell, Cory Hedgecock, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, and Bobby Pierce.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, March 23rd, 2018
The Shamrock
Boyd’s Speedway – Ringgold, GA

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Chris Madden / 13.988 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Earl Pearson Jr. / 14.053 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Chris Madden, Ricky Weiss, Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Shanon Buckingham, Casey Roberts, Jason Hiett, Austin Tyler Smith, Ray Cook, Jadon Frame, Robby Moses

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brandon Overton, Bobby Pierce, Darrell Lanigan, Kyle Bronson, Michael Page, John Ownbey, Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, Joey Coulter, Justin Duty, Michael Maresca

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Hudson O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr.,Brandon Sheppard, Jason Jameson, Josh Richards, Frank Ingram, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jason Croft, Billy Ogle Jr., Boom Briggs, Eric Webber, Johnny Cloer-DNS

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Cory Hedgecock, Dale McDowell, Tyler Millwood, Mason Zeigler, Billy Moyer, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, Ryan King, Will Roland, Blake Spencer

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, John Ownbey, Shanon Buckingham, Jason Hiett, Casey Roberts, Tim McCreadie, Austin Tyler Smith, Joey Coulter, Ray Cook, Robby Moses, Justin Duty, Jadon Frame, Michael Maresca, Michael Page

Fast Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Mason Zeigler, Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer, Jr., Frank Ingram, Jason Croft, Gregg Satterlee, Dennis Erb, Jr., Ryan King, Boom Briggs, Eric Webber, Blake Spencer, Billy Ogle Jr., Will Roland-DNS, Johnny Cloer-DNS

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 6 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $12,800
2 4 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $5,500
3 1 44 Chris Madden Gaffney, SC $3,500
4 3 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $3,450
5 2 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,950
6 12 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,800
7 8 9 Cory Hedgecock Loudon, TN $1,500
8 10 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $2,000
9 5 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB $1,200
10 7 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,100
11 11 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,075
12 13 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,050
13 24 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,725
14 14 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $1,000
15 9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,800
16 17 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
17 18 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,000
18 19 J0 John Ownbey Cleveland, TN $1,000
19 22 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,900
20 16 31T Tyler Millwood Kingston, GA $1,000
21 21 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,000
22 20 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $1,000
23 23 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,700
24 15 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,700
25 25 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $800
26 26 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $100

Race Statistics
Entrants: 45
Lap Leaders: Chris Madden (Laps 1 – 25); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 26 – 49); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 50)
Cautions: none
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Gregg Satterlee, Tim McCreadie
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Dennis Erb Jr., Boom Briggs
Wrisco Feature Winner: Earl Pearson Jr.
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Started: 24th; Finished: 13th; Advanced 11 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Kyle Bronson
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Earl Pearson Jr.
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: N/A
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Black Diamond Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Garrett Alberson (Earl Pearson Jr.)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Chris Madden (Lap #2 – 14.968 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Chris Madden (25 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Justin Duty
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Chris Madden
Time of Race: 13 minutes 14 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 1295 $41,400
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1255 $44,575
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1245 $31,850
4 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 1160 $26,000
5 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 1130 $27,325
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1085 $15,000
7 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1080 $18,475
8 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 1035 $19,925
9 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 1030 $22,200
10 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1015 $11,225
11 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 985 $10,150
12 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 980 $15,025
13 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 975 $12,700
14 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 965 $11,525
15 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 950 $12,550
16 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 880 $8,675
17 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 840 $7,350
18 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN 760 $5,025
18 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 760 $11,100
20 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 730 $8,150
20 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN 730 $3,275

*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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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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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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