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Dirt Track World Championship Wraps Up 2018 Season

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Dirt Track World Championship Wraps Up 2018 Season Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (October 14, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is set to cap off an electrifying 2018 season with one of the most thrilling crown jewel events of the year. The 38th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries - will take place October 18th-20th, at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The weekend will get underway on Thursday night, October 18th with preliminary events for the Modified division. Friday, October 19th the Lucas Oil…

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Pierce Banks $20,000 Pittsburgher Prize

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Pierce Banks $20,000 Pittsburgher Prize Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS IMPERIAL, PA (October 7, 2018) - Making his first career start in the Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Bobby Pierce roared to the lead on lap 91 and then pulled away for the $20,000 victory. Pierce started tenth on the grid and pitted on lap 44 for a fresh right rear tire before charging through the field and finally overtaking Owens in the final nine laps of the race - securing his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Owens crossed the…

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Owens and Marlar Lead Pittsburgher 100 Field

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Owens and Marlar Lead Pittsburgher 100 Field Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS IMPERIAL, PA (October 5, 2018) - Jimmy Owens and Mike Marlar will make-up the front row for Saturday night's 30th Annual Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Owens earned the pole starting spot for the $20,000 main event by easily winning heat race number one on Friday night. The three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion sprinted to the lead at the start of the 10-lap heat race and was unchallenged the entire distance. The Miller Welders overall fast qualifier, Michael Norris finished…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Tackle Pittsburgh

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Lucas Oil Late Models Tackle Pittsburgh Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (October 2, 2018) - The nation's top dirt late model drivers are en route to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's monster half-mile oval for the 30th Annual Pittsburgher 100. The 30th Annual Pittsburgher 100 will kick off on Friday, October 5th, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series takes center stage for Miller Welders Time Trials and Heat Races. The RUSH Late Models and Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks will also compete in their preliminary events on Friday night. Following the on-track action on Friday night, Re Issue…

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Rome Showdown Goes to Chris Madden

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Rome Showdown Goes to Chris Madden Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS ROME, GA (September 30, 2018) - Chris Madden found his way to Victory Lane on Sunday night at Rome Speedway to become the twentieth different winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition this season. The South Carolina-native held off a charging Tim McCreadie to win the Lucas Oil Rome Showdown. Jonathan Davenport finished third, with Tyler Millwood and Dale McDowell rounding out the top five. Madden made a daring move around Jimmy Owens and race-leader Scott Bloomquist after a lap-eight restart to take control of…

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McDowell Captures Fourth Dixie Shootout

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McDowell Captures Fourth Dixie Shootout Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WOODSTOCK, GA (September 29, 2018) - Dale McDowell dominated the Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway. The Georgia native set the Miller Welders overall fast time, won his heat, and led all 50-laps to score his fourth-career win in the annual event. Jonathan Davenport finished second after making several charges at McDowell throughout the main event. Josh Richards finished in third after yielding second to Davenport on lap 18. Brandon Overton came across the finish line in fourth. Tim McCreadie notched his second-straight top…

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Peach State Awaits Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

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Peach State Awaits Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (September 27, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to the Peach State this weekend for two back-to-back, action-packed events at Dixie Speedway on September 29th and Rome International Speedway on September 30th. Dixie Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked, clay oval located in Woodstock, Ga. The Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout on Saturday, September 29th will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late…

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Late Pass Propels Pierce at Brownstown

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Late Pass Propels Pierce at Brownstown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BROWNSTOWN, IND. (September 23, 2018) - Bobby Pierce passed race leader Jonathan Davenport as the two headed to the white flag and held off Davenport on the final circuit to win Sunday afternoon's 39th Annual Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway. The win also marks Pierce's third trip to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Victory Lane this season and his first at the historic quarter-mile oval. Mason Zeigler led the first seventeen laps until Tim McCreadie powered to the point. McCreadie held the lead until lap 60…

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39th Annual Jackson 100 This Weekend

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39th Annual Jackson 100 This Weekend Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (September 19, 2018) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will converge in Brownstown, Ind. on Friday and Saturday for the 39th edition of the historic, Jackson 100. The festivities will kick off on Friday, September 21st with Hot Laps and Miller Welders Time Trials for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Racing action on Friday night will also include the 6th Annual Bowman 50, which pays $2,000 to win for Indiana Pro Late Models, as well as a complete…

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Owens Conquers Late Model Knoxville Nationals

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Owens Conquers Late Model Knoxville Nationals Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 15, 2018) - Three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion walked away with a $40,000 check after ruling the 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. Owens took the lead on lap 41 from Brandon Sheppard and held off a charging Bobby Pierce to score his first Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals victory. Don O'Neal fought off a late-race challenge from Josh Richards to finish second. Richards came home in third, followed by Scott Bloomquist and…

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Sheppard Romps from Nineteenth to Win at Knoxville

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Sheppard Romps from Nineteenth to Win at Knoxville Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 14, 2018) - From nineteenth on the grid, Brandon Sheppard charged through the field to win Friday night's portion of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. Sheppard used a late-race restart to take the top spot from Frank Heckenast Jr. and then sprinted away for his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of 2018 and his first-ever win at Knoxville. Heckenast led from the onset of the 25-lap main event as he looked for…

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Tyler Erb Triumps at Knoxville

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Tyler Erb Triumphs at Knoxville Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 13, 2018) - Tyler Erb scored his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win on Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. The 21-year-old Texan took the lead from Mason Zeigler with eight laps to go to become the eighteenth different winner on the series tour in 2018. Earl Pearson Jr. passed Chad Simpson on the final lap to finish in second. Jimmy Owens finished in fourth followed by Frank Heckenast Jr. Zeigler, who leads the Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year chase, led the…

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Knoxville Late Model Nationals On Deck

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Knoxville Late Model Nationals On Deck Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (September 10, 2018) - The 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals - Presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway is set to take to the track this weekend. As one of the most prestigious events of the season, on one of motorsport's biggest stages, the event will bring together the nation's top dirt late model drivers to the famed half-mile oval. Over $270,000 in purse money will be paid out over the course of the three-day, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt…

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Brandon Overton Scores Marquee Victory

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Brandon Overton Scores Marquee Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MIDDLEBOURNE, W.V. (September 2, 2018) - Brandon Overton won the richest one-day prize in dirt late model racing history, capturing the 50th Annual General Tire Hillbilly Hundred at Tyler County Speedway on Sunday night. The 27-year-old took the lead from home-state favorite, Jared Hawkins on lap 70 and led the rest of the way to the $50,000 payday. Hawkins managed to hold off Mason Zeigler for second. Zeigler came home in third with Jimmy Owens and Gregg Satterlee completing the top five drivers. Overton received congratulations from his…

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Sheppard Sails to Portsmouth Score

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Sheppard Sails to Portsmouth Score Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS PORTSMOUTH, OHIO (September 1, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard capitalized on his success in recent years at Portsmouth Raceway Park, winning the Bob Miller Memorial presented by Pepsi on Saturday night. Sheppard took the lead from Kyle Bronson on a lap-12 restart when Bronson jumped the cushion in turn number two. Sheppard then went unchallenged the rest of the way to take the win. Josh Richards held off Jonathan Davenport for the runner-up spot. Gregg Satterlee came from the 21st starting spot to finish fourth. Bobby Pierce rounded out…

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Carrier Cashes in at Ponderosa

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Carrier Cashes in at Ponderosa Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS JUNCTION CITY, KY (AUGUST 31, 2018) - Kentucky native Eddie Carrier Jr. took the lead from Earl Pearson Jr. on lap 28 and went on to win the rain-shortened John Bradshaw Memorial at Ponderosa Speedway. The win marks his tenth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. Carrier was born and raised just 20 miles from Ponderosa Speedway. His father, Eddie Carrier Sr. won a track championship and a multitude of feature events at the 3/8-mile bullring. Carrier led the first seven laps of the race until…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Set for Labor Day Tripleheader

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Lucas Oil Late Models Set for Labor Day Tripleheader Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (August 28, 2018) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are gearing up for a spectacular Labor Day weekend tripleheader. A band of the nation's top dirt late model drivers will tackle three tracks in three days across three different states, battling for their share of over $200,000 in prize money along the way. The three-day weekend kicks off on Friday, August 31st at Ponderosa Speedway. The 3/8-mile oval, known as "Kentucky's Baddest Bullring," will host the…

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Pearson Powers to Dirt Million Victory

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Pearson Powers to Dirt Million Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MANSFIELD, OHIO (August 25, 2018) - Earl Pearson Jr. added the Inaugural Dirt Million at the Mansfield Motor Speedway to his impressive list of career victories. His late-race pass around Bobby Pierce allowed him to take home the $202,993.50 first-place prize. The crowd erupted as he took the checkered flags ahead of the field. Pearson was the sixth and final leader of the thrilling 100-lap event. The capacity crowd were kept on the edge of their seats throughout the race, right up until the checkers flew. Pearson…

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Lanigan and Davenport Claim Dirt Million Duels

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Lanigan and Davenport Claim Dirt Million Duels Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MANSFIELD, OHIO (August 24, 2018) - Darrell Lanigan and Jonathan Davenport each won a feature event on Friday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway, kicking off the inaugural Dirt Million. Lanigan went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time in 2018 and became the sixteenth different winner in 38 events this season. Lanigan led all the way en-route to the win over Josh Richards, Mike Marlar, Mason Zeigler and Tyler Erb. Jonathan Davenport fought off challenges from Ricky Weiss and Don O'Neal to claim Duel…

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For the Industry. By the Industry. Our Dirt Million.

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For the Industry. By the Industry. Our Dirt Million. Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (August 21, 2018) - The nation's top dirt late model drivers will soon converge in Mansfield, Ohio to battle in the highest paying dirt late model event of the season. The inaugural Dirt Million, which takes place August 24th-25th at Mansfield Motor Speedway, boasts one of the richest purses in history. The total purse is currently in excess of $370,000, making the winners share of the 100-lap main event over $185,000. The 28-car field will pay over $3,700 to start, based on…

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Highly Anticipated COMP Cams Topless 100 Awaits

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Highly Anticipated COMP Cams Topless 100 Awaits Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (August 14, 2018) - One of the most highly anticipated events of the season awaits the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors this weekend. The 26th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions is slated for Thursday-Saturday, August 16th-18th, at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark. The crown jewel event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil. In 2018, for the first time in…

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Weiss Pockets $50,000 Sunoco North/South 100 Payday

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Weiss Pockets $50,000 Sunoco North/South 100 Payday Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, KY (August 11, 2018) - Ricky Weiss scored the biggest win of his racing career on Saturday night capturing the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway. Weiss withstood a battle with Hudson O'Neal in the final ten laps to record his first career crown jewel win and his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. Tim McCreadie made a late-race charge to take second from O'Neal. Jimmy Owens finished in fourth and current points leader Jonathan Davenport…

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McCreadie Stops Pierce for Florence Victory

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McCreadie Stops Pierce for Florence Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, KY (August 9, 2018) Tim McCreadie broke through on Thursday night at Florence Speedway to win his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season. McCreadie led all 50 laps, holding off Bobby Pierce in the final circuits to take the win in the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout presented by Lucas Oil. McCreadie, the reigning Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Champion flashed across the line just 0.759 seconds ahead of Pierce. Nick Hoffman, Josh Richards and Scott Bloomquist rounded out the…

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Hudson O’Neal Wins Rain-Shortened Ralph Latham Memorial

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Hudson O'Neal Wins Rain-Shortened Ralph Latham Memorial Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, KY (August 8, 2018) Hudson O'Neal picked up his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Wednesday night in the 32nd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway. O'Neal took control on lap six from Kyle Bronson and held the point until rain started to fall just a few laps shy of the halfway mark. Competitors were sent to their pits under a weather delay, returning shortly thereafter to complete the shortened race's final three circuits. When the race…

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Huge Weekend Ahead at Florence

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Huge Weekend Ahead at Florence Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (August 6, 2018) - A band of the nation's top dirt late model drivers will converge at Florence Speedway for one of the biggest weekends ever contested in the track's storied history. This year's blockbuster weekend will get underway on Wednesday, August 8th with the 32nd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial. The $12,000 to win event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was originally scheduled for May 5th but was postponed due to rain. The Ralph Latham Memorial will be a complete program of:…

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53,000 Silver Dollars for Davenport

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53,000 Silver Dollars for Davenport Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GREENWOOD, NEBR. (July 21, 2018) - Jonathan Davenport picked up his second-career, Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals victory at I-80 Speedway on Saturday night. Davenport passed Bobby Pierce for the lead on lap 77 after Pierce began to lose momentum due to mechanical problems under the hood. Pierce's car ultimately stopped for good on lap 78. Davenport then sailed to the $53,000 victory at the Kosiski Family promoted facility. Ricky Weiss settled for second with Jimmy Owens surviving a three-wide battle on the final lap to finish…

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Davenport Edges Bloomquist in a Photo Finish

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Davenport Edges Bloomquist in a Photo Finish Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GREENWOOD, NEBR. (July 19, 2018) - In one of the closest finishes in series history, Jonathan Davenport edged out Scott Bloomquist by just 15 milliseconds to win his seventh Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season on Thursday night at I-80 Speedway. Davenport took the lead from Bloomquist on lap 37 and stayed in front, with Bloomquist lurking closer and closer as the laps wound down. Davenport held off the final surge by Bloomquist at the line to win the Malvern Bank…

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Pearson Powers to Brown County Victory

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Pearson Powers to Brown County Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 17, 2018) - Earl Pearson Jr. charged from his eighth starting spot to win Tuesday night's Bullet SportsWear Shootout at Brown County Speedway. South Dakota veteran Scott Ward grabbed the lead at the start of the 50-lap main event and had the packed grandstands on their feet. Ward led the first seven laps of the race until Bobby Pierce took control. Ward fought back regaining the top spot a lap later. Pierce then moved ahead again on lap ten. Pierce and Ward ran…

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Lucas Oil Title Chase Heats Up

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Lucas Oil Title Chase Heats Up Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (July 17, 2018) - As the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series swing continues through the Midwest, the quest for the Lucas Oil National Championship is heating up. The 2015 National Champion, Jonathan Davenport, leads the tour's win tally this season with six victories and holds a 130-point lead in the current standings. Three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Scott Bloomquist and the defending National Champion, Josh Richards are tied for second-place. Four-time National Champion, Earl Pearson Jr, and Tim McCreadie…

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Bloomquist Celebrates 600th Career Victory

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Bloomquist Celebrates 600th Career Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WHEATLAND, MO (July 14, 2018) - Scott Bloomquist took the lead on lap 32 and then pulled away to his 600th career victory on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway during the CMH Diamond Nationals. The Hall-of-Fame driver picked up his sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season and his all-time series leading 92nd victory. Jimmy Owens led the first 31 laps of the race as he looked to capitalize on his past Lucas Oil Speedway success. Bloomquist, who re-started third on the…

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Pearson Snags NAPA Know How 50

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Pearson Snags NAPA Know How 50 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GRANITE CITY, ILL. (July 13, 2018) - Earl Pearson Jr. bolted from his ninth starting spot to win Friday night's NAPA Know How 50 at Tri-City Speedway. Pearson took the lead on lap 37 from Jimmy Owens and went on to his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Owens finished in second with Tim McCreadie coming home in third. Completing the top five were Mason Zeigler and Bobby Pierce. Tony Jackson Jr. grabbed the lead at the start of the main…

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Bloomquist Wins from Seventh at Cherokee

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Bloomquist Wins from Seventh at Cherokee Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GAFFNEY, S.C. (July 6, 2018) - Scott Bloomquist wheeled his way into Victory Lane for the fifth time this season during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, 20th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial, at Cherokee Speedway. Bloomquist took the lead on lap 31 from Josh Richards and then held off a charging Brandon Overton in the final laps to score his 599th career victory. Overton came home in second followed by Josh Richards, Don O'Neal, and Dennis Erb Jr. Hudson O'Neal led the opening lap from…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Prepping for Southern Tripleheader

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Lucas Oil Late Models Prepping for Southern Tripleheader Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (July 4, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heads south this week, tackling three different race tracks in three states along the way. With over $130,000 in prize money up for grabs, the weekend is sure to provide exciting, door-to-door racing action, lap after lap, as the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle a strong contingent of local and regional standouts. The action kicks off on Thursday, July 5th at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C.…

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Satterlee Sensational at Muskingum

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Satterlee Sensational at Muskingum Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS ZANESVILLE, OHIO (July 3, 2018) - Gregg Satterlee was in complete control from the start of the 50-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event on Tuesday night at Muskingum County Speedway. With the dominating victory, Satterlee becomes the 13th different winner this year on the LOLMDS tour and the 12th different winner in 13 appearances at the Donnie Moran-promoted facility. Satterlee jumped to the lead at the start of the main event and never looked back. There was only one caution that slowed the field and that was with…

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Don O’Neal Goes Back-to-Back in Ohio

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Don O'Neal Goes Back-to-Back in Ohio Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS HARTFORD, OH (July 2, 2018) - Don O'Neal made it back-to-back triumphs in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action in Ohio, winning the Steel Valley 50 on Monday night at Sharon Speedway. O'Neal took the lead on lap 14 from Mason Zeigler, who finished in second. Zeigler chased down O'Neal in the final laps but came up short in his bid for his first win of the season. Last year's winner, Josh Richards, finished in third. Current series point leader Jonathan Davenport crossed the line in…

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Don O’Neal Dominates at Mansfield

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Don O'Neal Dominates at Mansfield Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS 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…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Swing Through Ohio

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Lucas Oil Late Models Swing Through Ohio Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (June 27th, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series continues their season this weekend with a four-race swing through Ohio. The four events begin a busy July stretch comprised of 13 events from June 30th until July 21st. The Ohio invasion kicks off on Saturday, June 30th at Portsmouth Raceway Park, then continues to Mansfield Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sharon Speedway on Monday, and concludes with the traditional July 3rd event at Muskingum County Speedway on Tuesday. The weekend will include…

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Hudson O’Neal Earns First Lucas Oil Win

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Hudson O'Neal Earns First Lucas Oil Win Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, MS (June 16th, 2018) - Hudson O'Neal took the lead from defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Josh Richards with seven laps to go and held off a hard-charging Bobby Pierce to score the $20,000 victory in the Country Pleasin' "Clash at the Mag" at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The 17-year-old, third generation driver battled amongst the top five for most of the race before beginning his charge to the front. O'Neal moved around Tim McCreadie to take second and then tracked…

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Pearson Powers to Pole Position at Magnolia

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Pearson Powers to Pole Position at Magnolia Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, MS (June 15th, 2018) - Earl Pearson Jr. and Jimmy Owens will make up the front row for Saturday night's, $20,000 to win Country Pleasin' "Clash at the Mag" at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Pearson, who set the Miller Welders Overall Fast Time for the night, rallied to edge Kyle Bronson at the finish line in Eibach Springs Heat Race #1. Pearson, piloting the Ronnie and Terri Stuckey-owned, Lucas Oil Products, Black Diamond Chassis will be looking for his first win in the annual event since 2010. Bronson…

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Young Talents Emerge in Rookie Battle

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Young Talents Emerge in Rookie Battle Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (June 12th, 2018) - The battle for the Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year - Presented by Hot Rod Processing is heating up. Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Florida is looking to capitalize on his success in recent years, as he tackles the grueling demands of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The 27-year-old pilots the No. 40B Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car - powered by a Durham Racing Engine. He is sponsored by: Brandon Ford, Brandon Collision, RACECAR Engineering, Dirtwrap, Hoosier Racing Tires, and…

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CLASH AT THE MAG UP NEXT

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CLASH AT THE MAG UP NEXT Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (June 11th, 2018) - A band of the nation's top dirt late model drivers will soon converge at Magnolia Motor Speedway for the annual Country Pleasin' "Clash at the Mag." This blockbuster weekend, held June 14th-16th, will see the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, along with a talented group of local and regional standouts, in pursuit of a $20,000 top prize. The activities will get underway on Thursday, June 14th, with an open practice session for all divisions from 7:00pm…

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Bloomquist Bags Sixth Show-Me 100

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Bloomquist Bags Sixth Show-Me 100 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WHEATLAND, MO (May 26, 2018) - Scott Bloomquist took over the lead on lap 70 and never looked back en route to his sixth career Show-Me 100 on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. Jimmy Owens held the point until contact with another car sent him spinning in turn four to bring out a caution flag. Owens then had to go to the tail-end of the lead lap. He later would drop out of the race for a disappointing 23rd-place finish. Mike Marlar forged ahead in the…

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Owens Back in Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Speedway

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Owens Back in Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Speedway Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WHEATLAND, MO (May 25, 2018) - Jimmy Owens claimed his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season in the Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson on Friday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. A torrid five-car battle for the lead took place in the first 13 laps of the 40-lap main event. Zeigler led the first 13 laps until Owens, who started eighth roared to the lead. Owens then maintained a steady pace until the finish holding a comfortable margin…

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Bloomquist Masters Cowboy Classic

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Bloomquist Masters Cowboy Classic Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WHEATLAND, MO (May 24, 2018) - Scott Bloomquist led all 45 laps to win the 5th Annual Cowboy Classic on Thursday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. The 54-year-old three-time, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion picked up his third series win of the season and the 596th of his career. Bloomquist had to hold off current Lucas Oil MLRA points leader, Chad Simpson after a late-race caution for the victory. Hudson O'Neal finished in third followed by 16th starting Mike Marlar and 18th starting Brian Shirley. Bloomquist…

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Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge Back at Show-Me 100

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Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge Back at Show-Me 100 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (May 23, 2018) - The goal is simple, win, and you're in. The Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge will again offer Show-Me 100 non-qualifiers a last chance to chase the big prize. "At the end of the day, there's a lot of guys loading up their stuff and we're giving 24 of them another opportunity," said Midwest Sheet Metal owner Chris Davis. The winner of the 20-lap, Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge has the choice of keeping their $2,500 winnings, or forfeiting their earnings…

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Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Up Next

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Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Up Next Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (May 21, 2018) - One of dirt late model racing's crown jewel events will take center stage this weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway. The nation's top dirt late model drivers will invade the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile oval, May 24-26 for the 26th edition of the Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. The event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA). Full programs are scheduled for three consecutive nights, culminating with Saturday's 100-lap,…

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Davenport Shines in NAPA North Star Nationals

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Davenport Shines in NAPA North Star Nationals Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS SPRING VALLEY, MN (May 19, 2018) - Jonathan Davenport fended off a late race charge from Bobby Pierce on Saturday night to find Victory Lane in the inaugural NAPA Auto Parts North Star Nationals at Deer Creek Speedway. Pierce settled for a runner-up finish for the second consecutive night, just 0.281 seconds behind the race winner. Chad Simpson finished in third, with Don O'Neal and Scott Bloomquist rounding out the top five. Jimmy Mars bolted to the lead at the start of the main event…

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Late Pass Propels Pearson at 141 Speedway

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Late Pass Propels Pearson at 141 Speedway Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS 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…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Drivers Ready for Midwest Tripleheader

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Lucas Oil Late Model Drivers Ready for Midwest Tripleheader Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (May 15, 2018) - In the week ahead, the warriors of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will tackle three states in three days, with three action-packed events along the way. 141 Speedway in Maribel, WI will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time on Friday, May 18. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Street Stocks and Sport Modifieds will serve as…

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Owens’ Misfortune Spells Victory for Davenport

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Owens' Misfortune Spells Victory for Davenport Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAZEWELL, TN (May 4, 2018) - The fastest car doesn't always win the race and that was the case in the Toyota Knoxville 50 on Friday night at Tazewell Speedway. Jonathan Davenport inherited the lead when Jimmy Owens left the race on lap 46 with terminal issues. Davenport then held off a hard-charging Tim McCreadie for his fifth series win of the season. McCreadie finished a close second, with Don O'Neal coming home in third. Dennis Erb Jr. and Earl Pearson Jr. rounded out the top…

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