2019news 07 13

WHEATLAND, Mo. (July 13, 2019) – Jimmy Owens continues his mastery of Lucas Oil Speedway by capturing the first night of the CMH Diamond Nationals – Presented by Super Clean on Saturday night.

In a race that saw three different leaders, Owens fought off several challenges from Earl Pearson Jr. to secure his second straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory and his fourth-career Diamond Nationals. Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win event marked Owens’ 63rd LOLMDS win.

Scott Bloomquist; the defending CMH Diamond Nationals winner; started from the pole and led the first 10 laps until Owens charged to the lead after starting fifth. Pearson moved by Bloomquist on lap 20 using the top groove and within just a few laps caught the front-running Owens.

Owens and Pearson then dueled side-by-side for several laps as the two went back-and-forth for the top spot. Owens eventually pulled away from Pearson in heavy lapped traffic and he went on the record his ninth career win at Lucas Oil Speedway.

For the second night in a row, Pearson ran second to Owens. Mike Marlar edged out Bloomquist in the waning laps to secure the third spot. Bloomquist was fourth, with current LOLMDS point leader Jonathan Davenport coming home in fifth after starting in 13th.

“We are rolling right now,” Owens said. “This is a big win for us! My car owner Leon Ramirez is here. My crew has worked their tails off in the last week. I didn’t want to see any cautions. We are still struggling on restarts. It’ll be awesome to get to back here tomorrow night and race. The crew is pumped up. It’s a great feeling to get back to victory lane at Lucas Oil Speedway.”

“We couldn’t get off the corner,” commented Pearson. “Everybody knows that Jimmy is so good here. He has won countless times here before. We tried to run with him for 12 to 15 laps. He could move around a lot better than us. We finished second to Jimmy last night and again here tonight. We’ll come back tomorrow night and give it another shot.”

Marlar continued his streak of solid finishes with the LOLMDS by coming home in third. “We changed some stuff on the car before the feature. It was a fun track to race on tonight. We went with something out of the ordinary and it worked. Congrats to Jimmy on the win, he deserves this win. It was good to race against Scott [Bloomquist] again, and it’s good to see him back. He and I battled the whole race.”

The winner’s Leon Ramirez-owned, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and is sponsored by: Rhino Ag, Boomtest Well Service, Reece Monument Company, Tommy Pope Construction, FK Rod Ends, Sunoco Race Fuels, Integra Shocks, Red Line Oil, and Midwest Sheet Metal.

Completing the top ten were Shanon Buckingham, Billy Moyer, Jesse Stovall, Rick Eckert, and Hudson O’Neal.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, July 13, 2019
CMH Diamond Nationals – Presented by Super Clean
Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 15.846 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Earl Pearson Jr. / 16.467 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Terry Phillips, Gavin Landers, Kaeden Cornell, Mitch McGrath, Al Humphrey, Reid Millard

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jake Neal, Billy Moyer, Mason Oberkramer, Logan Martin, Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Jr., Jon Binning, Josh Richards, Will Vaught, Devin Moran ®

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Kyle Bronson, Jesse Stovall, Hudson O'Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Tyler Erb ®, Joseph Gorby, Raymond Merrill, Joey Moriarty, Michael Norris

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tony Jackson, Jr., Rick Eckert, Stormy Scott, Payton Looney, Austin Rettig, Tim McCreadie, Austin Siebert, RC Whitwell, Jason Sivils-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Terry Phillips, Gavin Landers, Billy Moyer, Jr., Kaeden Cornell, Josh Richards, Will Vaught, Mitch McGrath, Al Humphrey, Devin Moran ®, Jon Binning, Reid Millard

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Tim McCreadie, Tyler Erb ®, Austin Rettig, Raymond Merrill, Austin Siebert, Michael Norris, Joey Moriarty, RC Whitwell, Joseph Gorby, Jason Sivils

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (60 Laps):

1 5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $15,000
2 2 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $6,500
3 9 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $3,500
4 1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $3,000
5 13 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,600
6 18 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,900
7 7 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $1,700
8 10 00 Jesse Stovall Billings, MO $1,600
9 8 2e Rick Eckert York, PA $1,550
10 14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,500
11 4 56 Tony Jackson, Jr. Lebanon, MO $1,450
12 20 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,400
13 6 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,350
14 17 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $1,300
15 23 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,200
16 22 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $1,200
17 25 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $200
18 24 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $1,000
19 12 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,100
20 11 93 Mason Oberkramer Broseley, MO $1,000
21 21 77 Gavin Landers Batesville, AR $1,000
22 28 74m Mitch McGrath Waukesha, WI $1,000
23 3 14J Jake Neal Omaha, NE $1,000
24 15 36 Logan Martin West Plains, MO $1,000
25 16 15P Payton Looney Republic, MO $1,000
26 19 75 Terry Phillips Springfield, MO $1,000
27 27 1V Will Vaught Crane, MO $1,000
28 26 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 39
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 10); Jimmy Owens (Laps 11 – 23); Earl Pearson Jr. (Laps 24 – 25); Jimmy Owens (Laps 26 – 60)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Margin of Victory: 4.206 seconds
Cautions: Stormy Scott (Lap 1); Logan Martin (Lap 20)
Series Provisionals: Josh Richards; Devin Moran
Series Emergency Provisionals: Billy Moyer Jr; Michael Norris
Florence Speedway Track Provisionals: Will Vaught; Mitch McGrath
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Shanon Buckingham (Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Mike Marlar
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #2 – 16.349 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Stormy Scott
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (48 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Scott Bloomquist
Time of Race: 25 minutes 12 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4715 $157,925
2 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 4425 $113,275
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4375 $91,225
4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 4320 $81,300
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4295 $99,800
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4175 $67,575
7 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 4100 $62,975
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 4020 $80,850
9 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 3635 $55,800
10 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 3530 $46,350
11 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 3355 $36,250
12 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 3245 $30,025
13 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3045 $45,150
14 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2400 $20,550

*Results 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:

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
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Holmatro - Mastering Power
Hoosier Tire - Tires Designed for Champions
K&N Engineering - "Make your Move" to K&N Performance Filters
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Miller Welders - WE BUILD With You
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Optima Batteries - The Ultimate Power Source
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RhinoAg - Born to Lead
Rugged Radios - “The Official Communications” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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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

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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
7thKyle Bronson (#40B)6690
8thDevin Moran (#9)6690
9thTanner English (#81E)6455
10thEarl Pearson (#1)6390

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