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Bloomquist Hits $20K Payday - NO RACING 4/9

Bloomquist Hits $20K Payday - NO RACING 4/9

4/3/2011

**SCHEDULE NOTE: We will NOT be racing next Saturday, April 9th, due to the first ever Saturday night NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway - our next race is set for Saturday April 23th with all three points classes and the Southern Thunder Sprint Series. THANK YOU to all of you that came out to our first ever Lucas Oil Series event - what a great crowd!

BLOOMQUIST HITS $20K PAYDAY:

KILGORE, TX (April 2, 2011) – Two-time and defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN took the lead with nine laps to go and went to win the first ever LOLMDS ever held in the state of Texas on Saturday Night at Lonestar Speedway. Bloomquist, who started tenth, earned $20,000 for his second series win of the year. Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, IL, who started 17th, finished second; followed by pole-sitter Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; and Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN.


Shannon Babb took the lead on the eighth lap and appeared to be on his way to a convincing win until a caution flag with 18 laps to go allowed the field to close up behind him. The caution allowed both O’Neal and Bloomquist to tighten the battle for the lead in a race that saw several cautions for flat tires.


Bloomquist passed O’Neal for second on lap 87 and then four circuits later he was all over Babb in the race for the lead and finally went by him heading into turn three with nine laps remaining. Babb then slowed with a flat tire with four laps to go, ending his bid to overtake Bloomquist. Bloomquist then went on to take the victory; his first in the Lonestar State.


“We just bided our time there for a while; we fired real well on the restarts. We got some breaks with the cautions and we new eventually it would be a tire game,” said the Hall-of-Famer, who’s right rear tire was bald as he stood in victory lane. “We had a good race there with O’Neal for a while, and once I got passed him, I knew there was enough time left to catch Shannon. We were fortunate enough to close quickly on him and he left the door open there just enough for us to get by,” said the driver of the Base Racing Fuels, Hawkeye Trucking, Roush-Yates Racing Engines sponsored Ford powered Bloomquist Race Cars entry.


Erb, who started on the inside of the ninth row charged through the field passing many cars and through some attrition wound up in the runner-up spot behind the driver that built his race car. O’Neal, who had a spirited battle with Bloomquist for several laps finished third at the finish to climb to within five points of series point’s leader. Jimmy Owens, gave up fourth on the final lap to Pearson.


Completing the top ten were Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN; Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR; Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA; Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA; and Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, IL.


The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be in action next Saturday Night, April 9th at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana for the $10,000 to win “Indiana Icebreaker.”


For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series log onto www.lucasdirt.com, or call the series’ office at (951) 532-2503.


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday Night, April 2nd, 2011
Lonestar Speedway – Kilgore, TX


Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: Don O’Neal / 15.711 seconds (Group A)
David Breazeale / 15.358 seconds (Group B and Overall)


Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Don O’Neal, Jared Landers, Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer Jr., Dan Schlieper, Steve Casebolt, Rob Litton, Robbie Stuart, Gary Christian, Jody Mayne, Timothy Culp, Wendell Wallace


Wiles Driveshafts Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Chris Wall, Bub McCool, Frank Heckenast Jr., Tim Isenberg, Dennis Erb Jr., John Lobb, BJ Robinson, Jack Sullivan, Josh Danzy, Jay Brunson, Kenneth Crowe, Leon Henderson


Sweet Manufacturing Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): David Breazeale, Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Eric Wells, Earl Pearson Jr., John Blankenship, Kenny Merchant, Ray Moore, Douglas Begnaud, Jeff Chanler, Kyle Beard


HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Shannon Babb, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Mike Marlar, Ray Cook, Tyler Reddick, Kelly Boen, Brad neat, Steve Francis, Morgan Bagler, Jon Mitchell, Ronny Adams, Dwight Falcon


JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Dennis Erb Jr., Steve Casebolt, Dan Schlieper, Gary Christian, Rob Litton, John Lobb, John Danzy, Jay Brunson, Robbie Stuart-DNS, Jack Sullivan-DNS, Jody Mayne-DNS, Timothy Culp-DNS, Kenneth Crowe-DNS, Wendell Wallace-DNS, Leon Henderson-DNS


Wrisco Aluminum Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Eric Wells, Tyler Reddick, Earl Pearson Jr., Kelly Boen, John Blankenship, Brad neat, Steve Francis, Morgan Bagler, Douglas Begnaud, Jon Mitchell, Ronny Adams, Kenny Merchant-DNS, Ray Moore-DNS, Jeff Chanler-DNS, Kyle Beard-DNS, Dwight Falcon-DNS


Feature Finish – 100 Laps


FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 10 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
2 17 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
3 1 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
4 22 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
5 14 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
6 12 36 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
7 9 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
8 6 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA
9 20 11t Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
10 11 99jr Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL
11 25 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
12 5 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
13 21 s9 Dan Schlieper Sullivan, WI
14 18 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
15 15 9t Tim Isenberg Marshfield, WI
16 7 57J Bub McCool Vicksburg, MS
17 3 71w Chris Wall Springfield, LA
18 4 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL
19 19 c9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN
20 24 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
21 2 54 David Breazeale Four Corners, MS
22 8 18 Ronny Lee Hollingsworth Northport, AL
23 16 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
24 23 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
25 13 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR


Race Statistics
Entrants: 48
Lap Leaders: David Brezeale (Laps 1-6); Shannon Babb (Laps 7-90); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 91-100)
Caution Flags: Lap 6 (Billy Moyer Jr., John Blankenship); Lap 21 (Brad Neat); Lap 31 (Ray Cook); Lap 49 (Ronny Lee Hollingsworth); Lap 50 (Debris); Lap 75 (Steve Casebolt); Lap 82 (Eric Wells); Lap 83 (Jared Landers); Lap 84 (Tim Isenberg); Lap 93 (Chris Wall); Lap 96 (Shannon Babb)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: John Blankenship, Brad Neat
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: Steve Francis
PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Started 22nd; Finished 4th; Advanced 18 positions)
Allstar Performer of the Race: Dennis Erb Jr.
K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Scott Bloomquist
Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Tyler Reddick
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Roush/Yates Racing Engines
Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: John Blankeship
DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Tommy Hicks (Scott Bloomquist)
Time of Race: 62 minutes 32 seconds

$20,000/win 100-lap FINALE TONIGHT!

$20,000/win 100-lap FINALE TONIGHT!

4/2/2011

KILGORE TX (4/2/11) by DarinShort.com. With last night's A-features getting weathered out from a narrow band of pesky precip, ALL of the purse money from Friday night's feature races from the Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks will be added directly into tonight's A-feature purses!

Plus the Lucas Oil Series Late Models have one qualifying race remaining to kick off the night, followed by their B-features and 100-lap, $20,000 to win championship feature. 48 Late Models were on hand, including drivers such as Billy Moyer, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Kelly Boen, Ray Moore, Ray Cook, Shannon Babb, Earl Pearson Jr., Jack Sullivan...it will make for a stellar night of racing on the 3/8 mile high banks. Click www.LucasDirt.com for more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Series.

Click this link to kick-start your heart on the type of racing action you will see tonight: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSmRaAo_xWw

The weather forecast shows beautiful, warm conditions with high's in the mid-80's and overnight lows in the mid-60's with a 10% chance of additional precip.

Here's how it's going to work for the MODS-LTDS-FS:

-MODIFIEDS: There were 12 Modifieds in attendance last night. The top 8 are locked in to the A-feature tonight. The remaining four cars will start at the front of the B-feature tonight (no heats). Any new drivers tonight will draw for position for the B-feature(s) behind those four drivers (if all four return). 12 modifieds will transfer from the B(s) to the A. There is no entry fee for new drivers coming tonight. A-FEATURE PAYBACK: $1000-600-400-320-280-240-200-160-160-160-160-160-160-150-150-120...through 20th. Cut-off for draw tonight is 6:45PM. Pit passes $35.

-LIMITED MODIFIEDS: There were 23 Limited Modifieds in attendance last night. The top 9 are locked in to the A-feature tonight (there were 3 heats). The remaining 14 cars will start at the front of the B-feature(s) tonight (no heats). Any new drivers tonight will draw for position for the B-feature(s) behind those returning drivers. 12 Limited Modifieds will transfer from the B(s) to the A. Note that the track is ADDING an additional starter to tonight's feature since they couldn't lock in just 8 cars from the 3 heats. There is no entry fee for new drivers coming tonight. A-FEATURE PAYBACK: $800-480-320-240-200-160-120-120-120-120-120-120-120-120-80..through 21st. Cut-off for draw tonight is 6:45PM. Pit passes $35.

-FACTORY STOCKS: There were 12 Factory Stocks in attendance last night. The top 8 are locked in to the A-feature tonight. The remaining four cars will start at the front of the B-feature(s) tonight (no heats). Any new drivers tonight will draw for position for the B-feature(s) behind those returning drivers. 12 Factory Stocks will transfer from the B(s) to the A. There is no entry fee for new drivers coming tonight. A-FEATURE PAYBACK: $400-300-250-200-160-120-80-80-80-80-60...through 20th. Cut-off for draw tonight is 6:45PM. Pit passes $35.

SATURDAY (4/2/11)...Gates Open 4PM...Races 7:30PM
Generall Admission $20 (all ages 13 and up)
Reserved Section $25 (all ages)
Ages 7-12 $10 (Genl Admn Section Only)
Ages 6 Under 'FREE' (Genl Admn Section Only)
All Pit Passes $35

Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for more event information, directions; etc. Email contact@LoneStarSpeedway.com for questions and they will do their best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Join us tonight for the biggest race of the year at LoneStar Speedway with the $20,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Series championship event, plus the exciting Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks!

LOLMDS @ LoneStar Speedway in Texas $20,000 to Win

LOLMDS @ LoneStar Speedway in Texas $20,000 to Win

3/30/2011

WAYCROSS, GA (March 28, 2011) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first appearance in the state of Texas this Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd at the Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, TX.

Activity at the newly re-designed 3/8ths mile high-banked will get underway with a special practice session on Thursday Night, March 31st. On Friday Night, April 1st the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will feature Time Trials and Heat Races, then on Saturday Night, April 2nd the consolation races along with the $20,000 to win/$1,000 to start feature event will take place.

With the postponement this past weekend of the Indiana Icebreaker until April 9th, the event at Lonestar Speedway will now mark the first stop after the DART Winternationals on the Sunoco Race Fuels Road to Wheatland in 2011 as 15 drivers with perfect attendance will be eligible for the $700 winners circle money once again as they make their way across America, heading to the 19th Annual DART Show-Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

Among the expected entrants for this weekend at Lonestar Speedway will be two-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN, 4-time series champion, Earl Pearson Jr., who drives for Bobby Labonte Racing, current series points leader, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC, Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN, Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA, who drives for NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer, and a new full-time driver to the series, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY, who has announced his intentions to race on the series tour for the rest of 2011.

Also expected to be on hand to contend for the $20,000 top prize if last year’s series rookie-of-the-year, Chris Wall of Springfield, LA, Brad Neat of Dunnville, KY, Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN, John Blankenship of Williamson, WV, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth of Northport, AL, Wendell Wallace of Batesville, AR, Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, AR, Eric Wells of Hazard, KY, Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN, Eric Jacobsen of Sea Cliffe, CA and Tim Isenberg of Marshfield, WI.

A strong contingent of 2011 Quarter Master Rookie of the Year contenders will be hand at Lonestar Speedway including Bub McCool of Vicksburg, MS, Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, IL, Jared Landers of Batesville, AR and 15-year-old sensation Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA, who already owns a series win this year.

The tire rule for this weekend’s visit by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Lonestar will be as follows; American Racer SD44 or any compound harder, SD44 must punch a minimum of 40, and Hoosier 1300 or any compound harder, 1300 must punch a minimum of 40.

For ticket information on the first ever appearance by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the state of Texas you can log onto www.lonestarspeedway.com or call (903) 986-9731.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series please visit our website at www.lucasdirt.com or you can call the series office at (951) 532-2503.

2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Event Results:

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park – Scott Bloomquist (Winner)

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park – Tyler Reddick (Winner)

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park – Billy Moyer (Winner)

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park – Brad Neat (Winner)

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park – Jimmy Owens (Winner)

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park – Tim McCreadie (Winner)

Upcoming Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule

April 1st-2nd – Lonestar Speedway, Kilgore, TX ($20,000 to win)

April 9th – Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, Indiana ($10,000 to win)

April 29th – Bedford Speedway, Bedford, PA ($10,000 to win)

April 30th – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, Markleysburg, PA ($10,000 to win)

Lucas Oil LateModel DirtSeries First Ever TX Visit

Lucas Oil LateModel DirtSeries First Ever TX Visit

3/27/2011

WAYCROSS, GA (March 24, 2011) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make its first ever appearance in the state of Texas on Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd. The nation's premier dirt late model series will be making its inaugural visit to Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, TX.

The two-day extravaganza will kick off on Thursday Night, March 31st with an open practice session. On Friday, April 1st there will be preliminary night action on the track for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Red Buck Cigars Time Trials and Heat Races. On Saturday, April 2nd the stars of the LOLMDS take to the track for the B-Mains followed by the 100-lap $20,000 to win feature event.

Lonestar Speedway first opened in 1983 and in November of 2008 Lisa and Sam Hafertepe, Sr. purchased the facility. The track has undergone a major facelift over this past winter as the Hafertepe's converted what was a ½ mile high banked oval down to a 3/8th mile high-banked race track that Lisa Hafertepe said was necessary for the long-term survival of the track.

"We listened to the local racers complain about how hard this track was on their equipment. After long deliberation we decided to shorten it and we are so happy we did," said Lisa Hafertepe. "We ran our first race on the new track a few weeks ago and it was really racy and all the drivers really liked it," said Hafertepe, whose son Sam Jr. is a well-known sprint car driver.

"Having the first race in Texas for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is quite an honor," proclaimed Lisa Hafertepe. "We are looking forward to some great racing by a professional organization, I know the entire area is abuzz about the Lucas Oil Series coming to Lonestar Speedway, the fans have requested it and we want to bring more big dirt late model races to East Texas," commented Lisa Hafertepe, whose track is located about two hours east of Dallas, TX.

"We started conversations with the Hafertepe's last year regarding them bringing the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to their track, and we felt that in 2011 we would be able to do it. I know that several people affiliated with the series have never been to Texas, and it will give the fans an opportunity to see the great racers that run our series," said Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director, Ritchie Lewis.

Lonestar Speedway has a seating capacity of 10,000 and when the Hafertepe's took over three years ago it had been stripped of all the wiring, needed new seats, painting needed to be done and now in 2011 they get to spotlight their facility by hosting the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for a $20,000 to win feature event.

For more information on Lonestar Speedway, visit the track's website at www.lonestarspeedway.com.

To keep informed on the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com or call the series' office at (951) 532-2503.

2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Event Results:

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park - Scott Bloomquist (Winner)

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park - Tyler Reddick (Winner)

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park - Billy Moyer (Winner)

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park - Brad Neat (Winner)

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park - Jimmy Owens (Winner)

East Bay (FL) Raceway Park - Tim McCreadie (Winner)

Upcoming Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule

March 26th - Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN ($10,000 to win)

April 1st-2nd - Lonestar Speedway, Kilgore, TX ($20,000 to win)

April 29th - Bedford Speedway, Bedford, PA ($10,000 to win)

April 30th - Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, Markleysburg, PA ($10,000 to win)

Practice & BBQ with Drivers on Playday(03/31/11)

3/26/2011

Are you excited, pumped about the races and want to take that next exciting step? Do we have a deal for you...mark your calendar for Thursday March 31, 2011 as LoneStar Speedway presents
more excitement. For $15 per person that entitles you to enter the pits, take pictures and Meet your favorite LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES driver before our big (2) day spectacular. This also entitles you to enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner fit for a 'WINNER' as you dine with your favorite LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES DRIVER in the cozy Piney
Woods of East Texas. Then, get ready for (2) nites of action packed wheel-to-wheel racing...the perfect end to a glorious weekend...hope to see everyone there. Just wanting to come sit and watch the action from the grandstands before the big 2 night event it will be $10 admission.