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LOCUST GROVE, Ark. (August 16, 2019) – On a historic night for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the tour’s all-time winningest driver Scott Bloomquist won his first series event since July 2018.

The 55-year-old Hall-of-Fame driver captured the 30-lap feature on the eve of the 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions on Friday night.

The 600th event in the series history saw a battle for the lead between Bloomquist and his Team Zero teammate Chris Madden go down to the finish as Bloomquist held off Madden. Madden entered the race with a three-race LOLMDS win streak. With their 1-2 finish on Friday night, Madden and Bloomquist will make up the front row for the $40,000-to-win crown jewel event on Saturday night.

Bloomquist; who missed over three months of racing earlier this season due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident back; won for his all-time series leading 94th time. Claim the victory over Madden, Jonathan Davenport, Shanon Buckingham, and Mike Marlar.

Bloomquist started on the pole alongside Madden and held the lead from the start, but he and Madden raced side-by-side for a several of laps after a lap 8 caution flag for Josh Richards’ flat tire. Bloomquist never relinquished his lead from then on. After a caution with nine laps to go, he sprinted to a healthy lead for the rest of the event.

Bloomquist is the only driver to win the Topless 100 five times and will be gunning for his sixth victory in the event. Madden; who has won two straight crown jewel events over the last two weeks; will be seeking his first Topless 100 win on Saturday Night. His best finish in the annual August race was a 4th place finish in 2013.

It was an emotional victory for Bloomquist who earned the 604th victory of his career, which began in 1980. “There was a whole lot that went through my mind after the accident happened,” said Bloomquist. “The doctors don’t want to tell you anything positive to give you false hope. They told me you better just focus on getting better and not racing anymore this year or anytime soon. Finally, they told me it would be 12 weeks to stay off of my leg and then they told me the bones were healed and I asked them, what can keep me from racing? They said they didn’t think I could handle the pain and I said, well then I am going to race.”

“The car got bent in June and we didn’t know it,” Bloomquist added. “We took it to get it jigged. We put a new clip on it this week. I said well hopefully I can give Chris some competition. We ran pretty good tonight and we are looking forward to tomorrow. I was struggling there for a while when I came back. I thought it was the car and now we have the car fixed. It was never a cake-walk out there,” said Bloomquist who has now won a race every year since the series inception.

Madden now has three wins and two runner-up finishes in the last five LOLMDS events. He joined Bloomquist on the podium for the second night in a row. “We had a good race car tonight. I was trying to set a healthy pace and not overwork myself. I thought I might have something at the end for him [Bloomquist], we went door-to-door for a while. We had a right-rear tire going down at the end and we were just trying to hang on for second.”

Davenport will also be seeking his first career Topless 100 on Saturday night. His best career finish in the event is a third-place finish in 2014. “We have to have a good showing here. Steve Martin with Nutrien Ag Solutions is here, and this is Lance Landers’ home-track. We got a little better than last night. We didn’t qualify as good tonight, then we ran second in our heat. We started eighth and passed some cars tonight. We slowed up a little bit at the end. We might have been too conservative with our tires tonight.”

The winner’s Bloomquist Race Cars Chassis is powered by a Custom Race Engine and sponsored by: Great America Steak America, STEEL-IT, Lucas Oil Products, Petroff Towing, Sorbera Chiropractic, Crossfit by Overton, Sweet Manufacturing, VP Fuels, and Penske Shocks.

Completing the top ten were Michael Norris, Stormy Scott, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Shannon Babb.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, August 16, 2019
Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, Ark.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 14.331 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Chris Madden / 14.276 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Shanon Buckingham, Timothy Culp, Tyler Erb ®, Jack Sullivan, Billy Moyer, Jr., Kyle Bronson, Hudson O'Neal, Gavin Landers, Jon Mitchell, Brandon Overton, Scott Crigler-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Michael Norris, Josh Richards, Shannon Babb, Earl Pearson, Jr., Devin Moran ®, Jimmy Owens, Kyle Beard, Nathan Brown, Chad Mallett, Zach McMillan, Wendell Wallace

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Chris Madden, Billy Moyer, Johnny Scott, Neil Baggett, Raymond Merrill, Tim McCreadie, Hunter Rasdon, Brian Rickman, Jared Landers, Robbie Stuart, Brad Couch, David Payne

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Stormy Scott, Robert Baker, BJ Robinson, Tony Jackson, Jr., Mason Oberkramer, Austin Rettig, Morgan Bagley, Logan Martin, Jake Davis

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran ®, Jack Sullivan, Jimmy Owens, Kyle Bronson, Hudson O'Neal, Brandon Overton, Billy Moyer, Jr., Kyle Beard, Gavin Landers, Chad Mallett, Jon Mitchell, Nathan Brown, Zach McMillan, Wendell Wallace-DNS, Scott Crigler-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Raymond Merrill, Mason Oberkramer, Tony Jackson, Jr., Hunter Rasdon, Morgan Bagley, Brian Rickman, BJ Robinson, Logan Martin, Austin Rettig, Robbie Stuart, Jared Landers, David Payne, Jake Davis, Brad Couch

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (30 Laps):

1 1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $5,000
2 2 0m Chris Madden Gray Court, SC $3,000
3 8 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,000
4 5 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,500
5 4 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,250
6 3 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $1,000
7 12 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $950
8 15 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $900
9 21 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $850
10 11 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $800
11 17 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $700
12 19 18X Jack Sullivan Greenbrier, AR $600
13 7 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $600
14 13 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $600
15 9 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR $600
16 18 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $600
17 16 71m Robert Baker Alexander, AR $550
18 10 1st Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $500
19 24 56 Tony Jackson, Jr. Lebanon, MO $500
20 22 93 Mason Oberkramer Broseley, MO $500
21 23 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $500
22 14 21xxx Neil Baggett Columbus, MS $500
23 20 12M Raymond Merrill Sallisaw, OK $500
24 6 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $500

Race Statistics
Entrants: 46
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Margin of Victory: 1.305 seconds
Cautions: Josh Richards (Lap 8); Billy Moyer (Lap 15); Johnny Scott (Lap 21)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jimmy Owens
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Michael Norris
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Custom Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Rob Jette (Scott Bloomquist)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #2 – 15.513 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Billy Moyer
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (30 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Scott Bloomquist
Time of Race: 16 minutes 49 seconds

Saturday Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Line Up (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):

Stormy Scott 2s 21xxx Neil Baggett
Timothy Culp C8 1st Johnny Scott
Kyle Bronson 40B 1B BJ Robinson
Logan Martin 36 14M Morgan Bagley
Hunter Rasdon R5 77 Gavin Landers
Chad Mallett 92M 3N Nathan Brown
Wendell Wallace GRT1 5C Brad Couch
Jake Davis 7d

Saturday FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Line Up (15 Laps, Top Transfer):
Billy Moyer 21 1T Tyler Erb
Billy Moyer Jr. 21JR 93 Mason Oberkramer
Austin Rettig 94 71M Robert Baker
Brian Rickman 90 12M Raymond Merrill
Jon Mitchell 5M 14z Zach McMillan
David Payne 7P 6R Robbie Stuart
Kyle Beard 86 777 Jared Landers
Scott Crigler 12

Saturday COMP Cams Feature Line Up (100 Laps):
Chris Madden 0M 0 Scott Bloomquist
Jonathan Davenport 49 157 Mike Marlar
Jimmy Owens 20 1 Earl Pearson Jr.
Josh Richards 14 5 Michael Norris
Devin Moran 1M 2 Brandon Overton
Shanon Buckingham 50 71 Hudson O'Neal
Tony Jackson Jr. 56 18X Jack Sullivan
Tim McCreadie 39 18 Shannon Babb
B-MAIN #1 1st 1st B-MAIN #2
B-MAIN #1 2nd 2nd B-MAIN #2
B-MAIN #1 3rd 3rd B-MAIN #2
LOLMDS Provisional #1 LOLMDS Provisional #2
CCSDS Provisional #1 CCSDS Provisional #2
Emergency Provisional Emergency Provisional

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

Arizona Sport Shirts - The Original Racing Shirt
DirtonDirt.com - All Late Models. All The Time.
Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO - Saving People Money on More than Just Car Insurance
General Tire - Anywhere is Possible
Holmatro - Mastering Power
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
SRI Performance - Your One Stop Shop for All Things Racing
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, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, Dirty Girl Racewear, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pro Power Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Sweet Manufacturing, Swift Springs, Xcelydne Valvetrain, 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 2019, the LOLMDS will sanction 65 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.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is the Exclusive, Unlimited, 24/7 All-Access Motorsports App and it's available NOW! For more information or to sign up, go to: www.LucasOilRacing.TV.

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

2021 Championship Points

Points as of 5/29/2021
Pos Competitor Points
1stTim McCreadie (#39)2640
2ndHudson O'Neal (#71)2615
3rdJonathan Davenport (#49)2420
4thJosh Richards (#14)2400
5thRicky Thornton (#20RT)2395
6thShane Clanton (#25)2360
7thMike Marlar (#157)2360
8thKyle Bronson (#40B)2360
9thTyler Erb (#1T)2340
10thJimmy Owens (#20)2260

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