UNION, KY (May 31, 2014) – Jimmy Owens led a Club 29 Race Cars sweep of the top two spots Saturday Night at Florence Speedway. Owens took the lead from Duane Chamberlain just past the half-way mark and went on to win his third career Ralph Latham Memorial Race sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Darrell Lanigan, who builds the Club 29 Race Cars out of his shop just a few miles from the race track finished second to Owens followed by Don O'Neal, Scott Bloomquist, and John Blankenship.
"The car was just rolling," said the winner who has now captured three of out the last four LOLMDS events. "I was thankful they went out and re-did the bottom of the race track. Starting seventh, I felt a little bit better at my chances. The fans here always get to see a good show. He (Chamberlain) was running the top and I decided I could run the low line better during the mid-part of the race. Once I got by him, I moved back to the top. Last week we moved to the bottom and it kind of bit us."
TAZEWELL, TN (May 30, 2014) – In a classic battle between two Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champions, Jimmy Owens and Scott Bloomquist, Owens emerged victorious over Bloomquist Friday night at Tazewell Speedway. Owens passed Bloomquist on the 36th lap and then sailed away for his second series win of the season in front of a huge crowd at the Toyota Knoxville 50.
Bloomquist led the first 36 laps of the event until he got trapped behind a lapped car and Owens swept by him on the outside coming off of turn number four. Bloomquist then had to hold off hard-charging Chris Madden to finish second. Current series point’s leader, Don O’Neal came home fourth, followed by 2-time track champion, Billy Ogle, Jr.
“The car was just great all night,” said the driver of the Club 29 Chassis owned by Mike Reece. “”The race got off to a rough start; I think it was a little bit slimy down low there in one and two, and when I saw Scott catch the traffic, I figured I might as well go in harder in turns three and four up top. It worked out for us! It has been a long day, my mom had surgery this morning, and they may have to re-do it again tomorrow, so my thoughts are with her.”
HOHENWALD, TN–The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series returned to the ¼ mile Tennessee National Raceway for the first time since 1993 and the huge crowd on hand did not leave disappointed as Todd Morrow of East Ridge, TN., came form his 10th stating spot to take over the lead with less than 10 laps remaining to get his second win of the season with the series and a $4,000 paycheck.
Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., and Anthony Burroughs of Minden, LA., led both groups in White Performance qualifying and started on the front row. Skinner jumped out and led the first two laps with Burroughs getting under Skinner to take over the top spot and then pull ahead a few car lengths over the rest of the field, until a caution came out and bunched the field back up behind Burroughs.
Burroughs brought the field aback around for the restart and then had a full pack of cars behind him with Dane Dacus of Lakeview, TN., making a strong charge to the front from his 5th starting spot and he took over the top spot from Burroughs on lap 21. Dacus who was looking for his second career win with the series looked to be the man to beat as he continued to stretch his lead over the rest of the field.
Jake Wilson - The Open Wheel Modifieds, sponsored by J.D. Byrider took to the high banks of Desoto Speedway for Twin 35 lap features. The field was set from an inversion of the heat races starting Travis Roland on the pole alongside Dalton Nelson. A nice stretch of green flag racing came to a halt as the first and second place cars, #10 of Travis Roland and the #0 of Josh Todd would tangle in turns 3 and four. Nick Hernandez in the 37 machine, who has had nothing but bad luck so far this year took advantage of the restarts to work through the field and pick up a huge win. The 03 of Kyle Bookmiller took second while Josh Todd in the 0 recovered to take third.
WHEATLAND, MO (May 24, 2014) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points leader, Don O’Neal captured his first career Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway. O’Neal fought off some stiff competition, including Jimmy Owens, who was trying to win the event for the fourth consecutive year.
After the final caution on lap 57, O’Neal found himself battling Owens who made his way around O’Neal to take over the lead. O’Neal over took Owens for the final time on lap 64, then pulled away from Owens and never relinquished the lead again. O’Neal earned $30,000 for the win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association co-sanctioned event.
Earl Pearson Jr. held the fans attention for most of the race as he came from the 24th starting spot to finish second. Bobby Pierce made his way to third in his second ever Show-Me 100 after starting 12th. Scott Bloomquist made his way around Owens in the final laps to grab fourth spot. Owens faded to finish fifth in the final run-down.
What started back around 1990 with a School Bus Demolition Derby promoted by then track owner Clyde Hart has now grown into Crash-A-Rama, a twice-a-year event at Orlando SpeedWorld that attracts top daredevil drivers from around the State of Florida and the latest version will take the green flag this Saturday night at the three-eighths mile oval east of Orlando. Crash-A-Rama has become so popular that it has left it's roots at Orlando SpeedWorld with several other dates scheduled for later in the year at other tracks in Florida as well as speedways in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia before wrapping up it's season with the traditional day after thanksgiving event at SpeedWorld on .
night, fans will be treated to a variety of wild events including the traditional School Bus Figure-8 race as well as an appearance by the world-famous monster truck "Gunslinger." Also on tap will be an RV Demolition Derby, Front Wheel Drive Demolition Derby, Flag Pole race, the "Gauntlet," Skid Car race, three car team Roller Derby race and a Boat/Camper Trailer race plus a few surprises along the way. Adult admission is $25 with kids aged 7-11 getting in for $10. All kids aged 6 and under will be admitted free of charge. Discounted tickets are available on-line by going to www.tourofdestruction.com. Grandstand gates will open evening at with the events getting under way at . Be sure to arrive early to get the best seats as a big crowd (as usual) is expected.
Stock car racing action returns to Orlando SpeedWorld on Friday night, May 30. In action will be the Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro Trucks, Legend Cars, Strictly Stocks, Four Cylinder Stocks and Bandoleros.
WAYCROSS, GA (May 21, 2014) – This year’s ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by Dirtondirt.com point standings starts this weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway with the running of the Lucas Oil Show-Me 100. The Crown Jewel Cup program will award points to drivers at the nine (9) crown jewel cup races within the series schedule that pay more than $10,000 to win. The driver that maintains perfect attendance throughout the season and earns the most points within these nine races will receive a $10,000 bonus at the championship awards banquet. Drivers finishing second and third in the CJC points will also receive cash awards, compliments of DirtonDirt.com. Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN won last year’s Crown Jewel Cup point standings and took home the one of a kind trophy and the cash award.
“We are thrilled to be associated with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Crown Jewel Cup program. The added bonus really gets everyone pumped up a little more at the big races and we enjoy recognizing these drivers. Michael Rigsby of DirtonDirt.com and I partnered together on this Crown Jewel Cup program and we hope to grow it every year. We are looking forward to another great year on the tour and seeing all the great fans of the series at the ASi trailer at the events in 2014,” stated Gene Ullman, owner of ASi Racewear.
FAYETTEVILLE, TN–The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will be making it’s sixth stop of the 2014 season Saturday night May 24th at the Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, TN., for a 40 lap $4,000 to win event that will feature a special Memorial Day weekend celebration. The series will be returning to the west Tennessee track for the first time since 1993, the first event held there was in 1991 as Mike Head of Ellenwood, GA., took the win then in the 1992 and 1993 season Rex Richey of Ringgold, GA., and scored the victories. This Saturday night there will be a new name to put on the list as the Southern All Star winner at the ¼ mile oval.
Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN., will be on leading the series drivers into the return trip to Tennessee National as he holds a 64 point lead over second place driver Dylan Ames of Harvest, AL., third place in points just 14 points behind Ames is Josh Putnam of Florence, AL., and tied for fourth place in points is Bo Shirley of Gadsden, AL., and leading Cruise with the Champions/Dirt On Dirt Rookie of the Year Chris Wilson of Crossville, TN., all of these drivers will be in action for the series return.
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