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MARIBEL, WI (May 18, 2018) – Earl Pearson Jr. made the leap into the infield pond on Friday night, a tradition for first-time winners at 141 Speedway.

Pearson, in the Ronnie Stuckey-owned, Lucas Oil Products, Black Diamond Chassis passed race-long leader Bobby Pierce on lap 44 and then sped on to win his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on the season.

Pierce led the first 43 laps of the 50-lap main event until Pearson made his way underneath the 21-year-old driver of the Dunn Benson Ford, Campbell University, Rocket coming off of turn four. Pearson then quickly pulled away to claim his 34th career LOLMDS victory.

Hudson O’Neal’s Todd Burns-owned, Dyno One, Club 29 entry came home in third. Jimmy Mars gave his home state their best finish with a fourth-place run, in his career debut at the 141 Speedway. Darrell Lanigan came from 11th to finish in fifth.

Pierce grabbed the lead at the start of the race and was looking for his third win of the season. Pierce fought off the challenges of the younger O’Neal early on until he started to pull away. After a caution on lap 26, Pierce had to contend with O’Neal and Josh Richards in a side-by-side battle for several circuits. Pearson then began making his move on the leaders as he took second from O’Neal and started to track Pierce down. On several occasions, Pearson pulled to the rear quarter-panel of Pierce’s car but was only able to muscle his way around him with six laps to go.

“We got into lapped traffic and I don’t know if I could have done anything with him [Pierce]. We just rode around the bottom and you had to be patient. You just had to stay on those tires. He [Pierce] is one heck of a race-car driver. To run first and second tonight, this finish is for Carlton Lamm. I have a friend back home who is in pretty bad shape and this one’s for him as well,” said the 46-year-old veteran driver in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

“I hope the fans saw one heck of a show tonight. It was pretty racy for the first time being here. I think we all learned what to do next time we are here at this track. We just took our time and made all the right moves. All the Dunn-Benson Team does a great job. Whether he won, or I won I know it was for Carlton.”

Pierce commented on his race as well, “We had a good car here tonight. I don’t know what happened, the longer the race went I got looser and looser. That turn three was actually kind of tricky a few times. You had to miss the corner to come off good. I missed it way too much there at the end. Congrats to Earl on the win.”

Hudson O’Neal, who started alongside his father, Don in row two, enjoyed a podium finish. “I was pretty good there early in the race. I stayed there with Bobby for the first 25 laps of the race and then Josh [Richards] got up there and we had a good race. Thanks to my crew for all of the hard-work they have done on this car. To get another podium finish is great for the team.”

Rounding out the top ten were Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, Don O’Neal, Cade Dillard, and Jonathan Davenport.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, April 18th, 2018
Spring Shootout
141 Speedway – Maribel, WI

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Bobby Pierce / 13.040 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Josh Richards / 13.353 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Bobby Pierce, Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Tim McCreadie, Dennis Erb, Jr., Turk Letizia, Gregg Satterlee

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Mason Zeigler, Josh Richards, Kyle Bronson, Darrell Lanigan, Cade Dillard, Allen Murray, Brent Larson, Joey Moriarty

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Hudson O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Mars, Brett Swedberg, Nick Anvelink, Paul Parker, Mitch McGrath, Luke Goedert

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $12,800
2 1 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $6,300
3 3 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $4,200
4 9 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI $2,750
5 11 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,950
6 13 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $2,600
7 5 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,500
8 4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,100
9 14 97 Cade Dillard Robeline, LA $1,200
10 6 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,000
11 19 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,075
12 16 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,750
13 2 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,125
14 10 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,800
15 8 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $1,700
16 17 2M Allen Murray San Antonio, TX $1,000
17 20 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN $1,000
18 21 74m Mitch McGrath Waukesha, WI $1,000
19 12 3 Brett Swedberg Shawano, WI $1,000
20 25 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,700
21 22 D1 Turk Letizia Milwaukee, WI $1,000
22 15 15A Nick Anvelink Bonduel, WI $1,000
23 24 44 Luke Goedert Guttenberg, IA $1,000
24 18 10 Paul Parker DePere, WI $1,000
25 23 51M Joey Moriarty Phoenix, AZ $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 25
Lap Leaders: Bobby Pierce (Laps 1 – 43); Earl Pearson Jr. (Laps 44 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Earl Pearson Jr.
Margin of Victory: 1.056 seconds
Cautions: Luke Goedert (Lap 26)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dennis Erb Jr. (Advanced 8 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: Earl Pearson Jr.
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Mason Zeigler
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: Bobby Pierce (Lap #3 – 14.3070 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Bobby Pierce (43 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Joey Moriarty
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Bobby Pierce
Time of Race: 16 minutes 21 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 2970 $83,400
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2755 $67,800
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 2740 $61,900
4 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2695 $64,325
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2620 $40,675
6 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 2600 $53,900
7 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2505 $35,325
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2475 $36,375
9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 2465 $32,500
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 2390 $27,400
11 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 2375 $42,725
12 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 2220 $27,550
13 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 2215 $22,225
14 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 2180 $16,825

*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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