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Lucas Oil Late Model Stars Ready for Silver Dollar Nationals

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BATAVIA, OH (July 20, 2017) - The nation's fastest growing crown jewel event, now boasting a $53,000 top prize, will take place this weekend at I-80 Speedway. The 7th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals is set for this Thursday-Saturday, July 21st-23rd. The largest auto racing event in the state of Nebraska is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association.
 
It is customary for I-80 Speedway to provide some of the most thrilling, door-to-door racing action, lap after lap. Along with the nation's elite dirt late model teams, the United States Modified Touring Series will bring the best of the best in dirt modifieds to tackle the 4/10-mile oval.
 
This year's blockbuster event will get underway on Thursday, July 21st with an open practice for the LOLMDS/Lucas Oil MLRA and United States Modified Touring Series competitors. Thursday night's action also includes a complete program for the Malvern Bank Super Late Models, NE 360 Sprints, and B-Mods.
 
Friday night's preliminary action is highlighted by two thrilling rounds of heat race action for the LOLMDS/Lucas Oil MLRA, and the USMTS. Passing points from each round will determine the line-ups for Saturday night's events.
 
On Saturday night, B-Mains for the LOLMDS/Lucas Oil MLRA, and the USMTS will be held - plus the $3,000-to-win Belt Bash non-qualifiers race. The top-three finishers of the Belt Bash have the choice of keeping their $3,000 winnings, or forfeiting their earnings to start in the main event. The USMTS will chase a $5,000 top prize in the 40-lap main event before the 80-lap Silver Dollar Nationals finale takes center stage.

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Bloomquist Survives Epic Battle to Win at Brown County
 

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ABERDEEN, SD (July 18, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series' first-ever visit to the Dakotas will go down as a memorable one. Scott Bloomquist survived several challenges to win Tuesday night at Brown County Speedway. Josh Richards came from the ninth starting spot to finish second with Tim McCreadie, who led a number of laps, ultimately came home in third. Completing the top five were Hudson O'Neal and Brandon Sheppard.
 
With his sixth LOLMDS win of the year, Bloomquist now has 584 career victories. Bloomquist took the lead for good with nine laps to go from McCreadie and then had to hold off a hard-charging Richards at the end.
 
"Man, it feels good to get back to victory lane. We have had trouble with the car vapor-locking. We dropped out of four races, and the decent point lead we had went south on us in a hurry with those. We are just glad to be back on top here tonight. The car ran well all night tonight. The Andy Durham engine was as smooth as it could be," said the 53-year-old driver.
 
Bloomquist was able to find traction in the middle line and top line of the race track after he and McCreadie raced side-by-side for several laps in heavy lapped traffic. "Yes, I think that helped me. We pretty much stayed there the rest of the race. We might have went low a few times. There were a couple of rough spots, but all-in-all, the track was really good after they went out and worked on it."
 
McCreadie jumped to the lead in his Sweeteners Plus, Longhorn and led the first 16 laps of the race. Bloomquist who started alongside McCreadie on the front row then caught McCreadie in traffic as he would take over the lead on lap 17. For the next 17 laps, the two put on a show for the lead going back and forth for the top spot. A caution on lap 34 allowed McCreadie some breathing room as all lapped cars restarted on the tail.
 
McCreadie led until lap 37 when Bloomquist forged ahead again. Bloomquist, McCreadie and fast-qualifier, Mike Marlar then staged a three-car battle for the lead, with Hudson O'Neal gaining on the leaders and bringing several others to join the fight for the lead with him. A caution on lap 41 set-up a nine-lap dash to the finish in which Bloomquist held off all challengers for the win.
 
Bloomquist's Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car is sponsored by Reece Monument Company, Crop Production Services, Mark Martin Automotive, Sweet Mfg., Base Racing Fuel, Horton Coal, Sorbera Chiropractic, Petroff Towing, and Crossfit by Overton.
 
Richards maintains his LOLMDS points lead with his second-place finish in his Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket. "It was a little hairy at the start. I got into Darrell [Lanigan] there and everybody was jammed up. It looked like it was going to be one-lane on the bottom, but the groove moved up fortunately for us. If we could have restart the race near the end I think we could have been good. We were just able to get by Mikey [Marlar] and Timmy [McCreadie] there at the end."
 
McCreadie was credited with a third-place finish after Richards got around him late in the race. "We had a lot of fun out there. It got to be where I just couldn't steer as well through the center. I was a little bit of a sitting duck. The car just wasn't comfortable running up top."
 
Completing the top ten were Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Kent Arment, Don O'Neal, and Darrell Lanigan.
 
Feature Finish (50 Laps):
1. Scott Bloomquist
2. Josh Richards
3. Tim McCreadie
4. Hudson O'Neal
5. Brandon Sheppard
6. Jimmy Owens
7. Mike Marlar
8. Kent Arment
9. Don O'Neal
10. Dennis Erb Jr.
11. Darrell Lanigan
12. Boom Briggs
13. Terry Phillips
14. Gregg Satterlee
15. Steve Francis
16. Kyle Bronson
17. Earl Pearson Jr.
18. Clay Daly
19. Scott Ward
20. Tony Jackson Jr.
21. Jesse Stovall
22. Brantlee Gotschall
23. David McDonald
24. Rodney Sanders
25. JC Wyman

Race Statistics   
Entrants: 29
Time of Race: 35 minutes 53 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings
1. Josh Richards 5635
2. Scott Bloomquist 5445
3. Tim McCreadie 5385
4. Don O'Neal 5095
5. Jimmy Owens 4965
6. Earl Pearson Jr. 4950
7. Darrell Lanigan 4770
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 4705
9. Gregg Satterlee 4550
10. Steve Francis 4445
11. Hudson O'Neal 4405
12. Boom Briggs 4090

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*  

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Overton Dominant in Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Stop at Tri-County Race Track

By Michael Despain

BRASSTOWN, NC - July 17, 2017 - The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV would visit Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC for event number two of the 2017 series points chase and Brandon Overton of Evans, GA would turn in a dominant performance as he would all thirty-five laps of the event on his way to a $3,500 payday.

Brandon Overton would jump to the lead at the start of the 35 lap Schaeffer Oil A-Main contest, with Donald McIntosh and Steve Casebolt giving chase, while Craig Vosbergen and Shanon Buckingham would battle for the fourth position. Overton would stretch his lead in the early going and would start working slower traffic by lap six. Buckingham would finally win the battle for fourth with Vosbergen and claim the position on lap seven. As Overton continued to motor away from the field and work traffic with a magic touch, the first of three caution flags waved on lap eleven when a multi-car tangle on the frontchute would eliminate Jason Welshan from competition. The restart would see Overton and McIntosh pull away from the field, while Buckingham would challenge Casebolt for the third spot and take it on lap thirteen. Overton would start working traffic again by lap fifteen as Casey Roberts would make his way into the top five and grab fourth from Casebolt on lap sixteen.

As Overton continued to sit a torrid pace at the point, Roberts begin to mount a charge toward the front as Roberts would snag the third position from Buckingham on lap twenty-three and immediately challenge McIntosh for second and grab the runner-up position on lap twenty-seven. Roberts charge to the front would be aided by a caution flag on lap thirty when Levi Hicks would stop in turn one with mechanical issues, while third place running McIntosh would enter the work area to replace a flat left-rear tire and return. Overton would pull away from Roberts on the restart and it looked to be smooth sailing, but a final caution on lap thirty-three for a spin by Jason Walker would close the field up one final time. The final restart would see Overton not be denied on this night and he would see the checkered flag first, with Roberts and Buckingham claiming the final two podium positions as they would finish second and third respectively. Vosbergen and Casebolt would complete the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Jake Knowles, Kenny Collins, Donald McIntosh, Robby Moses, and Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.

The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV next event will be Tuesday July 18 at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN, paying $3,500 to win.

Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals, and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on July 17, 2017
1. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
2. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
3. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
4. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Western Australia
5. Steve Casebolt-Richmond, Ind.
6. Jake Knowles-Rome, Ga.
7. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
8. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
9. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
10. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-Ocala, Flor.
11. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
12. Shane Tankersley-Blue Ridge, Ga.
13. Farrel Skelton-Mount Pleasant, Tenn.
14. Jason Walker-Culleoka, Tenn.
15. Johnny Chastain-Murphy, NC
16. Jamie Oliver-Murphy, NC
17. Levi Hicks-Murphy, NC
18. Craig Greer-Cleveland, Tenn.
19. Shawn Chastain-Murphy, NC
20. George Mashburn-Murphy, NC
21. Jason Welshan-Maryville Tenn.
22. David Doherty-Sidney, Australia
23. Justin Winters-Cleveland, Tenn.

Time of Race: 20 minutes, 13 seconds

Current Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series Points (after Tri-County)
1. Brandon Overton-396
2. Shanon Buckingham-386
3. Steve Casebolt-384
4. Donald McIntosh-372
5. Craig Vosbergen-368
6. Kenny Collins-366
7. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-358
8. Farrel Skelton-346
9. Robby Moses-340
10. Stacy Boles-334

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Feature Results for Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, VA on July 15, 2017

1. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
2. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
3. Steve Casebolt-Richmond, Ind.
4. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
5. Johnny Pursley-Clover, S.C.
6. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
7. Donald Bradsher-Burlington, N.C.
8. Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, Ga.
9. Ross Bailes-Clover, S.C.
10. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
11. Ivedent Lloyd-Ocala, Fla.
12. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Western Australia
13. Ben Nicastri-Sydney, Australia
14. Farrel Skelton-Mount Pleasant, Tenn.
15. Ben Watkins-Lancaster, S.C.
16. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
17. Brandon Umberger-Rural Retreat, Va.
18. Dennis Franklin-Gaffney, S.C.
19. Chris Ferguson-Mount Holly, N.C.
20. Billy Hicks-Mount Airy, N.C.
21. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
22. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
23. Billy Ogle, Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
24. Mason Massey-Douglasville, Ga.
25. Travis Greer-Marion, Va.
26. Chris Combs-Isom, Ky.
27. Jason Walker-Culleoka, Tenn.
Did Not Start- Jason Johnson-Woodlawn, Va.

Time of Race: 54 minutes, 12 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.802 seconds

Top Ten Points (after July 15, 2017):
1. Vic Hill-200
2. Brandon Overton-196
3. Steve Casebolt-194
4. Shanon Buckingham-192
5. Johnny Pursley-190
6. Donald McIntosh-188
7. Donald Bradsher-186
8. Jonathan Davenport-184
9. Ross Bailes-182
10. Kenny Collins-180

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MILEY MAKES HISTORY WITH WIN IN FIRST ULTIMATE NE RACE AT PPMS

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IMPERIAL, PA – Jared Miley of Pittsburgh, PA made history Saturday night by taking the $3,000 victory in the first-ever ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series North East Region 30-lap Main Event on Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway driving the Colussy Chevrolet Rocket.   

Along with the history making win in the first-ever ULTIMATE NE race, Miley will now be a guaranteed starter in PPMS’ premier event, the $20,000-to-win 29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 on October 6-7.    

Miley took the lead on lap 14 and then never looked back to take the checkered flag with a 5.501 second margin of victory.  Keith Barbara of South Park, PA finished second in the Viper Risk Management Black Diamond, and Alex Ferree of Valencia, PA took the third spot in the Frankland Racing Supply Rocket.

 Tommy Beck of Sewickley, PA came home in the fourth spot after starting tenth driving the Delmont Instant Oil Change Rocket, and picked up a $100 bonus as the Dave Poske’s Performance Parts Hard Charger of the Race Award.  Tommy Schirnfoffer of Dormont, PA in the Leo Phillips Racing Rocket was fifth.  

Tony Mussolino of Scott Township, PA finished sixth in the Deep Well Services Rocket and seventh went to Jon Hodgkiss of Kennedy, PA driving the Hodgkiss Construction Pierce.  Matt Dobnak of West Mifflin, PA drove the Dobb’s Automotive Special to an eighth-place finish, and Chris Schneider of Lower Burrell, PA was ninth in the Schneider Racing Special.  Steve Pyeritz of Brentwood, PA rounded out the top ten in the Horhut Tree Experts Rocket.

In preliminary action, Miley was the Fast Qualifier with a lap around the ½-mile dirt oval in 18.627 seconds.  Miley picked up a $125 Product Certificate from Keyser Manufacturing.  The two eight-lap Heat Races were won by Ferree and Barbara.  

Ferree was also the Group 1 Fast Qualifier to earn the pole position for the main event, with Group 2 Fast Qualifier Miley starting on the outside of row one.  Ferree took the lead at the start of the race followed by Miley, Barbara, Mussolino, and Beck, who made quick work of moving from the tenth starting spot and into the top five.  

The first of four caution flags came out on lap nine for a serious accident involving Chad Hollenbeck of Kingsley, PA.  Hollenbeck complained of neck pain, so extra time and effort was taken to carefully extricate him from his Jamie Griffin Logging Black Diamond, and he was transported to a local medical facility.

On the restart, Schirnhoffer was able to get by Beck to take over the fifth spot behind Ferree, Miley, Barbara, and Mussulino.  As the race approached the halfway point, Miley moved up to challenge Ferree for the lead.

Miley passed Ferree for the lead on lap 14, but before he could put any distance on Ferree, the caution flag came out on lap 15.  The restart was disastrous for Ferree, as he dropped from second to fifth.  The field was slowed by caution two more times on lap 21 and on lap 22.  On the restart to begin the eight lap dash to the finish, Mussolino fell from fourth the sixth.

Miley checked out on the field, while Ferree came back to get by Beck in the closing laps to take a top three finish.  The next race for the ULTIMATE NE Region will be right back at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday night, August 26 for a 30-lap, $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start race.

Feature (30 laps)
1.  Jared Miley
2.  Keith Barbara
3.  Alex Ferree
4.  Tommy Beck
5.  Tommy Schirnhoffer
6.  Tony Mussolino
7.  Jon Hodgkiss
8.  Matt Dobnak
9.  Chris Schneider
10. Steve Pyeritz
11. Bill Yohey
12. John Wayne Weaver
13. Chris Ladner
14. Colton Flinner
15. Chad Hollenbeck

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Richards Takes Second Straight Lucas Oil Victory

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WHEATLAND, MO (July 15, 2017) - Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Josh Richards extended his lead over his competitors as he won the CMH Diamond Nationals on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. For the 29-year-old driver in his first season of following the tour, it was his seventh series win of the year and his first ever at the Wheatland, MO facility.
 
Jimmy Owens looked to be on his way to another victory at the track, but Richards, tracked him down and took the lead with 8 laps to-go. Owens then got too high in turn four while trying to get back around Richards and his car stalled with three laps remaining in the race. Richards then went unchallenged for the win.
 
"We weren't very fast in hot laps or qualifying. We basically went with the same set-up as last night, and then we made some adjustments. We weren't that great at the beginning, but the longer the race went, the tires on the car felt good; I hate it for Jimmy though. I saw that he tried to get back by me on the outside and he got up close to the wall and the car must have stalled or something."
 
The race went the first 57 laps caution-free until Owens brought out the only caution of the race. The long green-flag conditions helped Richards out he said. "Jimmy was pretty good early, and he was so far out there, but he eventually came back to us. We just have to focus on being fast, the last two nights helped a lot. It can turnaround in a heartbeat."
 
The Eric and Kelly Brock-owned Best Performance Motorsports Rocket is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by Bulk Material Lift.com, Peoples National Bank, Corey Frazier-State Farm Insurance, Valvoline, Keyser, Riggs Motorsports, Integra, Sunoco, and Alexander Lawn and Garden.
 
Hudson O'Neal started on the outside of row number one and trailed Owens for the first 37 laps of the race until Richards went by him. At one-point Hudson O'Neal had pulled to within two car lengths of Owens in traffic, but Owens pulled out to a straightaway lead after that.
 
Don O'Neal made a late-race charge, passing his son to move into third-place. After the caution for Owens, O'Neal fought off challenges from his son and his Clint Bowyer Racing-teammate, Darrell Lanigan, who came home in third.
 
"We still have some work to do to catch the number 1 car, but we are getting there," said the 2014 LOLMDS National Champion, Don O'Neal. "We have a third last night and a second tonight, so we are getting close to having this Peak Antifreeze and Coolant and Cometic Gasket car back to Victory Lane.
 
"We keep coming up short, but we have got to keep digging. We were good out in the open and with traffic. This was a new car last night and we are happy to keep getting these podium finishes. If we keep running like this, the wins will come."
 
Lanigan commented on his podium finish as well. "Tonight was a good night for the Clint Bowyer team. On that final restart, I thought I could roll the top and go by those guys ahead of me, but it just didn't work out as I had planned."
 
Completing the top ten were Tim McCreadie, Dennis Erb Jr., Jake O'Neil, Earl Pearson Jr. and Steve Francis.
 
Feature Finish (60 Laps)
1. Josh Richards
2. Don O'Neal
3. Darrell Lanigan
4. Hudson O'Neal
5. Jesse Stovall
6. Tim McCreadie
7. Dennis Erb Jr.
8. Jake O'Neil
9. Earl Pearson Jr.
10. Steve Francis
11. Will Vaught
12. Scott Bloomquist
13. Rodney Sanders
14. Payton Looney
15. Jimmy Owens
16. Brian Shirley
17. Clay Daly
18. Logan Martin
19. Randy Timms
20. Gregg Satterlee
21. Boom Briggs
22. Jason Papich
23. Jacob Magee
24. Jeremy Grady
25. Terry Phillips
26. Tony Jackson Jr.

Point Standings
1. Josh Richards 5405
2. Scott Bloomquist 5185
3. Tim McCreadie 5165
4. Don O'Neal 4910
5. Earl Pearson Jr. 4805
6. Jimmy Owens 4765
7. Darrell Lanigan 4595
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 4525
9. Gregg Satterlee 4390
10. Steve Francis 4290
11. Hudson O'Neal 4195
12. Boom Briggs 3920

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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Richards Knows How; Wins at Tri-City Speedway

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GRANITE CITY, IL (July 14, 2017) - Josh Richards scored his first career Tri-City Speedway win on Friday night in the NAPA Know How 50 - Presented by Spray Nine. Richards fought off a late-race challenge by Tim McCreadie, who came home in second place after starting in seventh. Don O'Neal charged to a third-place finish, with Brian Shirley edging out Jimmy Owens on the final lap for to finish fourth.
 
In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the sixth time this season, Richards was thrilled with another win, "This is only about the third or fourth time I have ever run here. There is no doubt that it's a fun track to race on. There is plenty of room out there. I must thank my crew; Randall and Tyler; for the set-up on this Rocket Chassis. Our team gelled pretty quick and it's only gotten better, especially in the last few weeks we have been running extremely well and a lot of that success goes to Andy Durham of Durham Race Engines," said the 29-year-old.
 
With the victory, Richards extended his lead in the championship standings to 140 points over Scott Bloomquist.  "It got a bit slick out there for a while. I kept searching for a line that would work best for me. With not a lot of experience here, you just don't know where to run at certain times during the race.   In this points deal, if you are going to win it, you should be consistent. You can't run fifth every time out and expect to win a championship, you need to win races."
 
Richards took the lead at the start of the main event and was never seriously challenged for that spot until with less than ten laps to go when McCreadie started to close the gap. McCreadie pulled to within a car length before a caution with five laps to go hurt his momentum. On the restart Richards pulled away from McCreadie and took the Best Performance entry to Victory Lane before a record-breaking crowd of spectators.
 
McCreadie was pleased to return to a podium finish. "We struggled in a few races last weekend, so we went back to the baseline we had been using, and it helped tremendously. The car was fast right from the start. At the start of the race, we were all running close together and there was some beating and banging, but that's all a part of it. We got it going there once we cleared Jimmy [Owens] and I thought I had a shot at Josh, but he's so tough to beat. To bring the Sweeteners Plus Longhorn home in second is definitely a step forward after last weekend."
 
O'Neal; who started alongside his 16-year-old son Hudson; made a late-race charge inside the top five to garner a third-place finish in the Peak Antifreeze and Coolant entry for Clint Bowyer Racing. "We have been up and down, but the crew has worked their tails off, we aren't going to quit, that's for sure. The car was good all night and to come up through there like we did, we have to be pleased with that. A podium finish is great, but we are here to win races. This group of cars is just so tough to beat, but we'll get there."
 
Completing the top ten were Shannon Babb, Hudson O'Neal, Gregg Satterlee, Earl Pearson Jr., and Billy Moyer.

Feature Finish (50 Laps)
1. Josh Richards
2. Tim McCreadie
3. Don O'Neal
4. Brian Shirley
5. Jimmy Owens
6. Shannon Babb
7. Hudson O'Neal
8. Gregg Satterlee
9. Earl Pearson Jr.
10. Billy Moyer
11. Dennis Erb Jr.
12. Timothy Culp
13. Chris Simpson
14. Steve Francis
15. Billy Laycock
16. Billy Drake
17. Boom Briggs
18. Austin Rettig
19. Clay Daly
20. Scott Bloomquist
21. Darrell Lanigan
22. Logan Martin
23. Rick Salter
24. Jeff Herzog
25. Tony Jackson Jr.

Race Statistics   
Entrants: 32
Lap Leaders: Josh Richards (Laps 1 - 50)
Time of Race: 31 minutes 54 seconds
    
Point Standings
1. Josh Richards 5155
2. Scott Bloomquist 5015
3. Tim McCreadie 4965
4. Don O'Neal 4670
5. Earl Pearson Jr. 4620
6. Jimmy Owens 4610
7. Darrell Lanigan 4375
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 4330
9. Gregg Satterlee 4260
10. Steve Francis 4110
11. Hudson O'Neal 3985
12. Boom Briggs 3795

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THE CLOSEST POINT BATTLE IN DIRT LATE MODEL RACING HEADS FOR SCREVEN

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CARNESVILLE, GA – The closest Championship point battle in all of dirt late model racing heads to Screven Motorsports Complex on Saturday night, July 22 when the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Series South East Region will compete in the $2,000-to-win, $250-to-start Rebel Yell race.  How close is this Champion point battle?  The top two drivers in FASTRAK SE points are tied.

The complete payout for Round 7 of the 2017 FASTRAK SE Tour at the Screven Motorsports Complex Rebel Yell on Saturday night, July 22 is as follows:  1. $2,000; 2. $1,000; 3. $700; 4. $600; 5. $500; 6. $450; 7. $400; 8. $375; 9. $350; 10. $325; 11. $315; 12. $300; 13. $275; 14. $265; 15th through 24th $250.  

Benji Hicks of Mt. Airy, NC and Jensen Ford of Piney Flats, TN share the top of the FASTRAK SE standings with 183 points apiece.  Hicks leads the tie-breaker with two FASTRAK wins to one for Ford.  Hicks has four top five finishes and five top six finishes in six races.  Ford has two top five finishes and six top eight finishes in six races.

The two FASTRAK SE wins on Hicks’ scorecard so far this season came on April 1 in the season opener at Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, GA and on June 3 at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA in the USA 100.  Ford’s FASTRAK SE win so far this season came on June 17 at Toccoa Raceway.

Not only are Hicks and Ford close on the points sheet, but they are also close in what they do away from the track and what they both bring to their respective racing teams.  During the week, Hicks works building race cars at Longhorn Chassis in Trinity, NC.  On the FASTRAK SE Tour, Hicks drives the T&K Enterprises Longhorn.

Ford builds race cars at a shop he grew up at, TNT Race Cars in Piney Flats, TN.  TNT Race Cars is owned by Ford’s parents, Tony and Teresa Ford, who were inducted into the FASTRAK Hall of Fame at the Annual Awards Banquet in January.  Jensen Ford drives the Tim Byrd Motorsports TNT.

Another stat that makes the FASTRAK SE a hotly contested Championship battle is just 21 points separate the top five divers in the points chase.  Matthew Nance of Ronda, NC is eight points back in the third spot with 175 points.  Nance picked up his first career FASTRAK Touring win on July 3 at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA in the Charlie Mize Memorial Race.

A pair of former FASTRAK Champions are sitting in the next two spots of the FASTRAK SE point standings, and are still in the 2017 title hunt.  Ron Parker of Belwood, NC is fourth in the standings with 172 points, and the defending FASTRAK SE Champion Cla Knight of North Augusta, SC is fifth with 162 points.

Phillip Thompson is sixth overall in the FASTRAK SE point standings and he also leads the 2017 Rookie of the Year standings with 140 points.  He has a seven point advantage in both the overall standings and the Rookie of the Year standings over Dylan Lewis of Oakland, MD, who has 133 points.

Frankie Beard of Hartwell, GA is eighth in the standings with 111 points, and Tyler Bare of Rockridge Baths, VA is ninth with 98 points.  Four-time FASTRAK Champion David Smith of Inman, SC rounds out the top ten of the FASTRAK SE standings with 96 points.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Invades South Dakota

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BATAVIA, OH (July 13, 2017) - For the first time since the inception of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2005, the nation's premier dirt late model sanction will invade South Dakota. Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD will host the Bullet SportsWear Shootout, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

The event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA). A talented group of local and regional standouts are expected to battle the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at the 1/3-mile oval.

The Bullet SportsWear Shootout will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains, highlighted by a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The Street Stocks and Super Stocks will also be in competition on Tuesday, July 18th.

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Super Bowl of Racing 2018 Dates Announced

BATAVIA, OH (July 11, 2017) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, in conjunction with Golden Isles Speedway, are pleased to announce the dates for the 2018 Super Bowl of Racing.
 
The annual tradition to kick off the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season will take place one-week earlier in 2018. The Super Bowl of Racing will begin with an open practice on Thursday, February 1st, followed by two action-packed nights of racing on Friday-Saturday, February 2nd-3rd.
 
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 2017 Super Bowl of Racing saw a talented field of fifty-two entries - with Brandon Overton and Josh Richards scoring early-season victories.
 
Golden Isles Speedway recently ended their 2017 season to begin scheduled improvements in anticipation of the 2018 season. The 4/10-mile oval will undergo numerous improvements throughout the off-season, including a new clay track surface and raising the height of the frontstretch wall.
 
Golden Isles Speedway is located off Highway 82 in Waynesville, GA, just 12 miles west of I-95 at Exit 29. For tickets or more information, visit: www.gisdirt.com or call the track office at (916) 386-0061.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Charges West

BATAVIA, OH (July 11, 2017) - The pulse-pounding action of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to the Midwest this weekend.
 
Tri-City Speedway, in Granite City, IL, will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the 13th Annual NAPA KNOW HOW "Battle at the Beach 50" on Friday, July 14th. The action-packed event includes a complete show of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. Scott Bloomquist returns as the defending champion. The Open Wheel Modifieds and B-Modifieds will also be in action at Tri-City Speedway on July 14th. For tickets and more information, visit: www.tricityspeedway.net.
 
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The festivities will shift to Lucas Oil Speedway, in Wheatland, MO, on Saturday, July 15th. The 11th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals includes a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will also be in action at Lucas Oil Speedway on July 15th. For tickets and more information, visit: www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
 
In 2016, Jared Landers claimed the CMH Diamond Nationals over Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, and Scott Bloomquist. The event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA, and the usual array of local standouts are expected, including: Jesse Stovall, Terry Phillips, Tony Jackson Jr., and more!
 
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FIRST-EVER ULTIMATE NE RACE ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT PPMS

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CARNESVILLE, GA – The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series North East Region Tour will have its first-ever $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start event this Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, PA.  The ULTIMATE NE Tour is the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series’ newest Region in its family of four Regions.

The complete payout for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series North East Region race at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 15 is as follows:  1. $3,000; 2. $1,500; 3. $1,000; 4. $800; 5. $700; 6. $600; 7. $550; 8. $525; 9. $500; 10. $475; 11. $450; 12. $425; 13. $410; 14. $400; 15. $400; 16. $400; 17. $400; 18. $400; 19. $400; 20. $400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400.

A star-studded field of the top Super Late Model driver in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio has shown a lot of interest in the new ULTIMATE NE Tour, which was announced in February and designed to give weekly racers an opportunity to run bigger paying races without having to travel a long distance to do so.

Colton Flinner of Allison Park, PA, Alex Ferree of Saxonburg, PA, Jon Hodgkiss of Pittsburgh, PA, Bobby Rohrer of Waterford, PA, Chris Ladner of Pittsburgh, PA, Michael Lake of Uniontown, PA, Steve Pyeritz of Pittsburgh, PA, Keith Barbara of South Park, PA, Ryan Montgomery of Fairmont, WV, John Wayne Weaver of Pittsburgh, PA, Tony Musolino of Pittsburgh, PA, Russ King of Bristolville, OH, John Mollick of Toronto, OH, and John Flinner Jr. of Zelienople, PA are among the drivers looking to compete in the Inaugural ULTIMATE NE race.

The winner of the July 15 ULTIMATE NE Region Race at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will be a guaranteed starter in PPMS’ premier event, the $20,000-to-win 29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 on October 6-7.  The July 15 race will be the first of two ULTIMATE NE races this season at PPMS, with the second $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start race on the schedule for August 26.

“The excitement is building for this race, as more and more drivers call us to ask questions and tell us they’ll be there,” ULTIMATE NE Director Rose Compton said.  “We’re glad we’re having this race at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway because this has historically been one of the strongest tracks in the area, and their staff and management has been great to work with.  We just can’t wait for Saturday to get here!”

Since most tracks had already set their season schedules by the time the ULTIMATE NE Region was formed in February of this year, the series will run a non-points, non-points fund-paying Pilot Introductory 2017 season  designed to give the series, the tracks and the competitors an opportunity to get to know each other.  

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Dane Dacus Scores 2nd Career Southern All Star Win At Thunderhill

LAWRFENCEBURG, TN--The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series made its second stop of the 2017 season at the Thunderhill Raceway in Lawrenceburg, TN., and Lakeland, TN., driver Dane Dacus got his second career Southern All Star in front of a record standing room only crowd at Thunderhill Raceway. 

Dacus & Brad Skinner battled for the top spot midway through the race with Dacus finally taking command on lap 25 and then he had to battle lapped traffic to get the win and the $4,000 check. 

Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., battled with current Southern All Star points leader Austin Horton of Newnan, GA., for the second spot with Skinner finally getting the spot late in race, Horton came home in third place, fourth  went to Riley Hickman and fifth to Jason Welshan of Maryville, TN., in his second race with the series this year.

Sixth place went to Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., seventh to Tristan Sealy of Moultrie, GA., eighth to Billy Franklin of Calera, AL., in his first start with the Southern All Stars, ninth to another first time starter with the series Jadon Frame of Decherd, TN., and rounding out the top ten Scott Cook of Winchester, TN.

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Dane Dacus; 2.Brad Skinner; 3.Austin Horton; 4.Ricly Hickman; 5.Jason Welshan; 6.Eric Hickerson; 7.Tristan Sealy; 8.Billy Franklin; 9.Jadon Frame; 10.Scott Cook; 11.Joeseph Faulkner; 12.Trey Wood; 13.Farrel Skelton; 14.Kitt Sealy; 15.Jason Walker; 16.David Seibers; 17.Josh Putnam; 18.David Brannon; 19.Ray McElhiney; 20.Mitch Thornton; 21.Jay Brinkley; 22.James Neal; 23.Mark Dowdy

The next Southern All Stars event will be on Saturday night July 15th at the Magnolia Speedway in Columbus, MS., and the Governors Cup paying $4,000 to win for the 40 lap event.  Also on Friday night July 14th there will be a open practice session from 7pm-10pm.

2017 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Austin Horton 922; 2.Tristan Sealy 804; 3.Eric Hickerson 776; 4. T J Reaid 732; 5.Brad Skinner 606; 6.Bo Shirley 466; 7.Casey Roberts 458; 8.Riley Hickman 418; 9.Clint Smith 402;  10.Matt Perry 356;  

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Owens Prevails in Lucas Oil Win at Smoky Mountain

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MARYVILLE, TN (July 8, 2017) For the second time in 2017, Jimmy Owens dominated the competition at one of his home-state tracks by winning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Mountain Moonshine Classic on Saturday Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
 
Owens grabbed the lead at the start of the 60-lap main event and led all the way before a packed grandstand. Brandon Overton was looking for his second straight LOLMDS win and charged from the eighth starting spot to finish second. Scott Bloomquist overtook Series point-leader, Josh Richards late in the race to finish third. Richards came home in fourth and Darrell Lanigan rounded out the top five.
 
Owens wrestled the lead away from pole-sitter Ray Cook at the start of the race and Owens bolted away from the field. The only thing that slowed Owens was the only caution of the race, which came out on lap six. Owens held more than a straightaway lead over the field for the remainder of the race.
 
"Man, I can't thank my crew enough, they have worked their tails off on this car. We have been away from home the last week or two and we needed to get things sorted out. It's good to know a lot of hard work has paid off. Thanks to Shannon and Jeff for making this car go."
 
With a multitude of Owens' supporters on hand, the three-time LOLMDS National Champion responded to their support. "Without the fans we are nothing, they are what makes this sport great. We love them all and appreciate their support over the years."
 
"The track was in great shape; the pits, those I am not so sure of, and we may have the hauler stuck out there. But after the rain they had this afternoon it was good to see the sunshine and the great crowd on hand. I didn't want to see a caution after that first one they had.   I am glad I didn't have to contend with the 116 [Overton] car at the end."
 
The Ramirez Motorsports, Rocket Chassis entry is powered by an Andy Durham engine and sponsored by: E3 Spark Plugs, Red Bone Fishing and Rental, Power Rig LLC, Red Line Oil, and Boomtest Well Service.
 
Overton; the previous night's LOLMDS winner at Cherokee Speedway; made another late race charge, but this time came one spot short of victory. "Yes, I would have like to have had a caution there at the end, but that's the way it goes sometimes. Congrats to Jimmy on the win. We just got it going too late tonight to win it. But to run second with these guys, it's all well worth it."
 
Bloomquist rebounded for a third-place finish - passing Richards to gain valuable championship points. "Overton was really good at the end. We got a little bit tight at the end, we just had to hang in there. It looked like one time we were coming on, but then we picked up a push. I am sure if we would have had a caution, we might have had something for them. Everything is running good again so hopefully we will be back up front again."
 
Completing the top ten were Dale McDowell, Ray Cook, Casey Roberts. Dennis Erb Jr, and Shanon Buckingham.
 
Feature Finish (60 Laps):
1. Jimmy Owens
2. Brandon Overton
3. Scott Bloomquist
4. Josh Richards
5. Darrell Lanigan
6. Dale McDowell
7. Ray Cook Brasstown
8. Casey Roberts
9. Dennis Erb Jr.
10. Shanon Buckingham
11. Earl Pearson Jr.
12. Hudson O'Neal
13. Michael Chilton
14. Tim McCreadie
15. Gregg Satterlee
16. Robby Moses
17. Boom Briggs
18. Dusty Carver
19. Steve Francis
20. Tommy Kerr
21. Donald McIntosh
22. Tyler Millwood
23. Don O'Neal
24. Steven Roberts

Race Statistics   
Entrants: 32
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 - 60)
Time of Race: 21 minutes 14 seconds

Standings:
1. Josh Richards 4895
2. Scott Bloomquist 4885
3. Tim McCreadie 4735
4. Don O'Neal 4450
5. Earl Pearson Jr. 4435
6. Jimmy Owens 4405
7. Darrell Lanigan 4250
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 4155
9. Gregg Satterlee 4070
10. Steve Francis 3950
11. Hudson O'Neal 3790
12. Boom Briggs 3650

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*  

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Overton Charges to Lucas Oil Win at Cherokee Speedway

GAFFNEY, SC (July 7, 2017) - Brandon Overton came from the seventh starting spot to pass race leader Jonathan Davenport on lap 41 and then went on to win his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series feature event of the season on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway.
 
Overton's Chip Stone and Randy Weaver-owned, Longhorn Chassis rallied in the last 15 laps of the race to get the win. Overton overcame a side-by-side duel with Scott Bloomquist and then he passed four cars in front of him on his way to victory lane.
 
Josh Richards; in his first-ever appearance at Cherokee Speedway; came home in second in the Best Performance Motorsports, Durham-powered Rocket Chassis. With his runner-up finish, Richards maintains the championship points lead over Scott Bloomquist and Tim McCreadie heading into the series' next race on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee.
 
Jimmy Owens was third in the Ramirez Motorsports, E3 Spark Plugs, Durham Racing Engines, Rocket. Bloomquist; who ran as high as second; crossed the line in fourth, with Ross Bailes completing the top five.
 
In Lucas Oil Victory Lane, Overton was grateful for the chance to drive for the Stone/Weaver Team. "Chip Stone was coming down tonight, but he had a flat tire and Randy [Weaver] stayed at home tonight. So, it was ironic we got to victory lane and our left rear tire was flat. Man, that was an exciting race. We went with a harder compound on the right rear than most. A lot of them went softer and for those that did it kind of brought them back to me in the last ten laps or so," said the 26-year-old in Victory Lane.
 
Overton's SWR Racing entry is sponsored by A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services, Crossfit by Overton, Henderson Motorsports, Mission Transport, Outlaw Racing Southeast, VP Fuels, and Ted Brown's Quality Paint and Body Shop.
 
Davenport led the first 40 laps of the race before being overtaken by Overton. Davenport's night then ended a few laps later up against the turn one wall. Richards then picked up the challenge for the lead, but fell just short of his sixth series win of the season.
 
"We had a really good car," said Richards. "For this being our first-time here that's pretty good. Just seeing this place on video doesn't do it justice. It is a lot bigger than you think. You must learn where to let off the accelerator and get back on the gas here. It took us a while, but I think we adapted well. It was a good points night. Congratulations to Brandon on the win."
 
Owens was glad to be in the hunt for the win in the final ten laps. "Our car was good all night, we tried our best to hang in there, those two in front of me were just a little bit better than us. The track was in really good shape, we have run here enough, but Overton picked the right tire obviously and that's why he won the race."
 
Completing the top ten were Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Francis, Michael Brown, and Tim McCreadie.
 
Feature Finish (50 Laps):
1. Brandon Overton
2. Josh Richards
3. Jimmy Owens
4. Scott Bloomquist
5. Ross Bailes
6. Don O'Neal
7. Earl Pearson Jr.
8. Steve Francis
9. Michael Brown
10. Tim McCreadie
11. Brent Dixon
12. Dennis Erb Jr.
13. Gregg Satterlee
14. Boom Briggs
15. GR Smith
16. Hudson O'Neal
17. Donald Bradsher
18. Jonathan Davenport
19. Chris Ferguson
20. Tyler Millwood
21. Johnny Pursley
22. Darrell Lanigan
23. Casey Roberts
24. Dennis Franklin

Race Statistics   
Entrants: 29
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 - 40); Brandon Overton (Laps 41 - 50)
Time of Race: 25 minutes 25 seconds
    
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Josh Richards 4685
2. Scott Bloomquist 4665
3. Tim McCreadie 4575
4. Don O'Neal 4325
5. Earl Pearson Jr. 4260
6. Jimmy Owens 4145
7. Darrell Lanigan 4035
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 3970
9. Gregg Satterlee 3915
10. Steve Francis 3815
11. Hudson O'Neal  3620
12. Boom Briggs 3505

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Brady Wonderling Wins ULMS Super Late Model Spectacular at Genesee
 
Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (July 6, 2017)- Brady Wonderling might not have felt like he had the best car all night long, but as the laps in the ULMS Super Late Model Feature wore down, he put himself in a position to capitalize on his opportunity to score a popular victory.

Wonderling, of Scio, made his rare appearance in a super late model pay off, leading the final seven laps to win the 30-lap, $3,000-to-win feature.  A man of few words, he simply stated his big win in Victory Lane.

“This is awesome,” he declared after getting out of his car.  “We don’t make many super late starts, and every time we have been out this year we’ve been terrible, but we stumbled on something tonight.”

Local favorite Dave DuBois led the field to green and held command for the opening eight laps until he slipped over the banking in turn three, lost two spots, and handed over the lead to frontrunner Max Blair.  Blair, who had run lap times as low as 15.75 earlier in the night, appeared poised to run away to the win, but just after halfway on a lap 16 restart Wonderling made a bid for the lead underneath Blair but was unable to complete the pass.  Blair learned something and altered his line in turns one and two and began to pull away.  The Centerville, PA driver was on cruise control when the right rear tire grenaded on the No. 111, forcing him pitside and handing the lead over to Wonderling.

In what would be the final restart of the event, Wonderling pulled back away from the pack and held a healthy lead to claim the $3,000 top prize.  On the final lap, Charlie Powell would nip Greg Oakes at the line for second by inches.  Series point leader Dave Hess would rally from a pit stop on lap two to finish fourth while Blair would climb back up to complete the top five.

Kyle Inman, of Darien, won the 20-lap, $1,000-to-win Sportsman Feature, but the defending track champion and current point leader was quick to recognize he got lucky making it to Victory Lane.  Inman led the opening seven laps, but on a lap eight restart, Ricky Newton began to pester the No. 20k, taking the lead for a moment before taking it for good on a lap 11 restart.  Newton appeared poised to claim the win, but on the final lap had trouble navigating a lapped car, resulting in contact and causing that car to spin, as well as knocked the shock tower off the Newton No. 11N.  Newton attempted to hang on for the one-lap restart, but Inman dove to the bottom heading in to turn one and out-muscled the leader to take back the top spot to score his third win at Genesee in the last four events. In Victory Lane, Inman admitted that Newton caught a tough break with the lapped car as he deserved the win.  Things only got worse for Newton after he got passed for the lead, as he drifted back to finish in fourth.  Andrew Smith was one of the drivers to get by Newton, rebounding from an early-race trip to the pits to drive back up to finish in second.  Ray Smith would also get by to finish in third.  Newton and Greg Mrzywka completed the top five.

ULMS Super Late Model Feature (30 Laps)- BRADY WONDERLING, Charlie Powell, Greg Oakes, Dave Hess, Max Blair, Brent Rhebergen, Dave DuBois, John Weaver, Mikey Wonderling, Billy DuBois, Breyton Santee, Doug Eck, Bob Dorman, Cody Egner, TJ Downs.

Lap Leaders- D. DuBois 1-8, Blair 9-23, B. Wonderling 24-30.

Sportsman Feature (20 Laps)- KYLE INMAN, Andrew Smith, Ray Smith, Ricky Newton, Greg Mrzywka, Tony Muscato, Zach Sam, Sarah Johnson, Luke Carleton, Carl Inman, James Michael Friesen, Tony Pangrazio, Shane O’Grady, Ray Bliss Jr., Alan Bratek, Chuck Kuhn, Tim Downs, Brett Clarke, Dan Machaud, Jeff Sonnenberg, Ray Bliss, Matt Steffenhagen, T.J. Newton.

Lap Leader- K. Inman 1-7, R. Newton 8, K. Inman 9-10, R. Newton 11-19, K. Inman 20.

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Ferguson Scores First-Career Lucas Oil Victory at Fayetteville

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (July 6, 2017) Chris Ferguson made his home-state fans proud on Thursday night as he won his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in the Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial - presented by Campbell University at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. The 27-year-old completed a dream night by setting fast time, winning his heat, and leading all the way to become the 15th different driver to win a LOLMDS race in 2017.
 
Gregg Satterlee; in his first ever appearance at the track; came home in second, and he was followed by G.R. Smith, who recoded his best career LOLMDS finish with a third place. Completing the top five drivers were Josh Richards and Steve Francis. With his finish tonight, Richards has taken over the points lead from Scott Bloomquist by just 10 points heading into Cherokee Speedway on Friday night.

Ferguson emerged from his car in victory lane and hugged a multitude of people to the cheers of the large crowd on hand for the event, and thanked several people and sponsors for their help in finally getting to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time.
 
"Man, thank you all so much, thanks to the fans for coming out tonight. I wasn't sure about passing McCreadie, Once I couldn't get to his outside I just rode around there.   I slowed my pace down there towards the end. It's taken a lot of hard work and sweat to get here [to Victory Lane]. I nearly won a Lucas Oil race at Cherokee back in '09, but finished second or third. Hats off to my crew, my friends and family, and all my fans for sticking with us. There's been a lot of ups and downs but they have always stuck with me," said Ferguson.
 
Ferguson fought off all challenges from Satterlee and Smith to get the win. Despite heavy late-race traffic, Ferguson held a manageable lead until the finish. "I have to thank Mark Richards at Rocket Chassis, and this is a brand-new Clements Racing Engine. Thanks to Lucas Oil and the track for putting this on. I have to actually get up and go work tomorrow, but we will be at Cherokee tomorrow night to try and make it two-in-a-row."
 
Ferguson's car is sponsored by Diff-Ron Machining, Live Oak Dentistry, Carver and Sons Roofing, K&K Trucking, Champion Spark Plugs, Big A's, Harley Racing, RPM Trailer Sales
 
Satterlee's second place finish was well-deserved after he suffered issues on Monday Night at Muskingum County Speedway where he failed to complete a lap. "We put a new Durham engine in the car today and it performed very well. This was my first time here and I thought the track was good. Congrats to Chris on the win. I believe that was three Rocket XR1's in the top three."
 
Smith who narrowly lost out to Ferguson for overall fast time had his best career LOLMDS finish. "Oh, we are extremely happy. That's our best run with these guys. They are the best in the business and it's an honor to race with them."
 
Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Dustin Mitchell, Kyle Pierce, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens.
 
Finish (50 Laps)
1. Chris Ferguson  
2. Gregg Satterlee
3. GR Smith
4. Josh Richards
5. Steve Francis
6. Earl Pearson Jr.
7. Dustin Mitchell
8. Kyle Pierce
9. Scott Bloomquist
10. Jimmy Owens
11. Boom Briggs
12. Don O'Neal
13. Tim McCreadie
14. Darrell Lanigan
15. Justin Williams
16. Donald Bradsher
17. Hudson O'Neal
18. Mike Parker
19. Dennis Erb Jr.
20. Willie Milliken
21. Zach Cox
22. Roger Lucas
23. Dennis Franklin
24. Doug Sanders
25. Jonathan Davenport

Race Statistics
Entrants: 25
Lap Leaders: Chris Ferguson (Laps 1 - 50)
Time of Race: 18 minutes 03 seconds
 
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Josh Richards 4455
2. Scott Bloomquist 4445
3. Tim McCreadie 4395
4. Don O'Neal 4125
5. Earl Pearson Jr. 4065
6. Jimmy Owens 3925
7. Darrell Lanigan 3910
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 3800
9. Gregg Satterlee 3750
10. Steve Francis 3625
11. Hudson O'Neal 3470
12. Boom Briggs 3345

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day* 

ULTIMATE BATTLE OF THE BLUEGRASS SERIES RETURNS TO BROWNSTOWN ON JULY 15

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CARNESVILLE, GA – The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Battle of the Bluegrass Region will make its second appearance of the 2017 season at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for a $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start race on Saturday night, July 15.  Tanner English of Benton, KY took the win on April 1 at Brownstown Speedway in the ULTIMATE BoB season opener

 The complete payout for the ULTIMATE BoB RACE ON July 15 at Brownstown Speedway is as follows:  1. $3,000; 2. $1,500; 3. $1,000; 4. $800; 5. $700; 6. $600; 7. $550; 8. $525; 9. $500; 10. $475; 11. $450; 12. $425; 13. $410; 14. $400; 15. $400; 16. $400; 17. $400; 18. $400; 19. $400; 20. $400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400.

Some of the top drivers entered for the July 15 ULTIMATE BoB race at Brownstown Speedway include the defending ULTIMATE BoB Champion Jeremy Hines of Seymour, IN, plus Jered Bailey of Bedford, IN, Adam Bowman of Seymour, IN, and the defending Brownstown Speedway Late Model Champion Joe Godsey of Edinburgh, IN.

Hines leads the ULTIMATE BoB standings in quest of his second straight title with 54 points.  English is second with 35 points, and Bailey is third with 34 points.  Jason Jameson of Lawrenceburg, IN is fourth with 33 points, and Bowman is fifth with 32 points.  Chad Singleton of Edinburgh, IN is sixth with 31 points, and Britan Godsey of Mitchell, IN is seventh with 29 points.

Matt Bex of Avoca, IN is eighth in the ULTIMATE BoB standings with 28 points, and John Whitney of Clarksville, OH is ninth with 27 points.  John Baker Jr. of French Lick, IN rounds out the top ten in the ULTIMATE BoB standings with 26 points.

Brownstown Speedway is located at 476 East County Road 100 South, Brownstown, IN  47220.  For more information call 812-358-5332, or visit the track web site at www.brownstownspeedway.com.  You can like them on Facebook at Brownstown Speedway, or follow them on Twitter @btownspeedway.

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Three Days, Three States, Three Big Events

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BATAVIA, OH (July 5, 2017) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will tackle three different race tracks in three different states in the week ahead. 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 6th at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C. The Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial - presented by Campbell University will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The night will also feature: Fayetteville Motor Speedway Late Models, Modifieds, Super Streets, Pure Stocks, and U-Car divisions. For more information, visit: www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com.
 
Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. will host the 19th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial on Friday, July 7th. The late Clarence "Grassy" Smith is known throughout the stock car racing industry for his contributions to motorsports and his keen engine building skills. The event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The SECA Late Models, Limited Sportsman, Stock 4, and Renegades will serve as support divisions at Cherokee Speedway. Further information is available at: www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com.
 
Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN will cap off the blockbuster weekend on Saturday, July 8th with the 4th Annual Mountain Moonshine Classic. The action-packed event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Sportsman Late Model division will compete for $1,200-to-win, while the Classic Cars will chase an $1,000 top prize. For more information, visit: www.smokymountainspeedway.com.

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Southern All Stars Set For RETURN To Thunderhill Raceway

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series returns to the Thunderhill Raceway in Lawrenceburg, TN., for a 40 lap $4,000 to win super late model event that will feature top regional stars from across the area to battle it out on the high banked ¼ mile oval.

This will be the second of three Southern All Stars events at the Ricky Spurgeon operated facility and if the last race is any indication track conditions should be ultra smooth as Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., took the win on front of the hometown crowd as he, Dane Dacus and Riley Hickman put on great show for the near capacity crowd, all three of these drivers are expected be in action.

Current Southern All Stars and Cruise with the Champions Dirt on Dirt points leader Austin Horton of Newnan, GA., who’s last race at Thunderhill missed qualifying due to a flat won B Main and then charged his way to a fourth place finish on a track that he had never seen till then.  Horton is ready for his return to the Tennessee oval as he is looking forward to his return.  Second place in points is T J Reaid of Acworth, GA., who sat on outside pole at Senoia last week only to have mechanical problems knock him out of the race on the first lap.  Reaid still is in second spot in points as he lost the points that he gained from Smoky Mt event.  Third place is Tristan Sealy of Moultrie, GA., along with Horton & Reaid he too had never seen Thunderhill until the May visit and now all three are ready to return.  Fourth is no stranger to the Thunderhill area fans as Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., is fourth in series points and is only 140 out of first so a good run by Hickerson will throw him back into he mix and he has several wins at the west Tennessee facility.

Pit gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 6:30pm with racing to follow.  Thunderhill Raceway information can be found at www.thunderhillracewaypark.com

Entry Fee: $110.00   Transponder Rental $25.00

Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350/1600/70

 Purse: 1. $4,000; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5.$800; 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$525; 10.$500; 11.$450; 12.$425; 13.$400; 14.$400; 15.$400; 16.$400; 17.$400; 18.$400; 19.$400; 20.$400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400

2017 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Austin Horton 828; 2.T J Reaid 732; 3.Tristan Sealy 718; 4.Eric Hickerson 688; 5.Brad Skinner 510; 6.Bo Shirley 466; 7.Casey Roberts 458; 8.Clint Smith 402;  9.Matt Perry 356; 10.Riley Hickman 326

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Knowles Breaks Through for NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series victory During "Salute to America Nationals" at East Alabama Motor Speedway

By: Wesley Outland – NeSmith PR – East Alabama Motor Speedway "Salute to America Nationals" Race Recap – July 3rd 2017

(PHENIX CITY, ALABAMA) – The race got under way with pole sitter #52 Ryan Carter leading the opening laps, and that would change after passes were contested by #23 Cory Hedgecock, #18 Chase Edge,  and  local hot shoe “Big Sky” #55 Montana Dudley. The opening sequence would stay under green until lap 19 when #27 Terrance Nowell slowed at the top of turn four. Another yellow would fall for debris on lap 37. On the restart #18 Chase Edge was able to muster by #23 Hedgecock and #52 of Ryan Carter after he slipped losing momentum out of turn four. Problems would arise for the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series Touring points leader and February winner at EAMS when Hedgecock would have some issues and have to take it behind the wall ending his evening early while contending in the top 5.. While Chase Edge was still out in front beginning to work lapped traffic, Knowles and another family member #66K Dylan Knowles were closing fast. The final yellow would fall on lap 41 when #22 Jimmy Thomas spun solo out of four. On the restart Knowles made his move getting around Edge on the restart taking the lead in the late rally and cruising to Victory Lane for his first NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series victory of 2017.

OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS from Salute to America Nationals at East Alabama Motor Speedway
1st  Jake Knowles
2nd  Chase Edge
3rd Dylan Knowles
4th  Montana Dudley
5th  Jordy Nipper
6th  Todd Morrow
7th  Jimmy Thomas
8th  Ahnna Parkhurst
9th  Colton Horner
10th Grant Garrison
11th  David Duplissey
12th  Ryan Carter
13th Cody Smith
14th  Cory Hedgecock
15th  Matt Henderson
16th  Will Herrington
17th Terrence Nowell
18th  Andy Picklesimer
19th Roderick Dykes
20th  Shep Lucas
21st  Shane Riner
22nd  Brandon Williams
23rd  Jimmy Elliott
24th  Austin Horton

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NANCE SWEEPS LAVONIA FOR FIRST FASTRAK CAREER WIN

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LAVONIA, GA – Matthew Nance won his first career FASTRAK Pro Late Model Series South East Region Tour race by being hotter than a firecracker on the July 4th Weekend.  Nance drove the Diversified Finishers Longhorn to Fast Time honors, won his eight-lap Heat Race, and then led all 40 laps of the feature to sweep the 6th Annual Charlie Mize Memorial at Lavonia Speedway.

While the Ronda, NC driver looked like he had the dominant race car, lapped traffic made things interesting on the last lap.  For most of the race, Nance was able to maintain a 2.5 second lead over Brent Dixon of Elberton, GA.  

In the last two laps of the race, Dixon was able to cut that deficient in half, and close to within a couple of car lengths as the lead duo took the white flag.  Nance hung on for the win, with Dixon finishing second in the Jacky Jones Club 29.

“I was trying to be as patient as I could be with the lapped cars on the final lap of the race because I knew if I wasn’t, I could have thrown it all away,” Nance said.  “I kept waiting to see someone alongside of me, but there was no one there.  I’ve ran this series for two years, and FASTRAK has the best Pro Late Model drivers in the country.  This is really special to win one of these races.”

Former FASTRAK Champion Ron Parker of Belwood, NC finished third in the Schaeffer Oil Rocket, and Danny Sanders of Athens, GA took the fourth spot in the Coors Light Longhorn.  Frankie Beard of Hartwell, GA was fifth in the Jessica Cornett Racing/CMP Automotive Mastersbilt, and Benji Hicks of Mt. Airy, NC drove the T&K Enterprises Longhorn to a sixth-place finish.

Will Beard of Hartwell, GA finished seventh in the Old 29 Golf Carts Rocket, and Jensen Ford of Piney Flats, TN was the Hard Charger of the Race after starting 14th in the Tim Byrd Motorsports TNT and finished eighth.  Peyton Freeman of Commerce, GA was ninth in the Freeman Plumbing Longhorn, and Phillip Thompson of Knoxville, TN rounded out the top ten in the Milmax Filtration Warrior and was the Rookie of the Race.

Ford came into the Charlie Mize Memorial Race with a two point lead over Hicks in what has become one of the closest championship point battles in motorsports this season.  It couldn’t get any closer, right?  Don’t take that bet!  Ford and Hicks left Lavonia Speedway on Monday night sharing the FASTRAK SE point lead.

After the first six races of the 2017 FASTRAK SE season, the championship point lead has either changed or been shared after every race.  In preliminary action on Monday night at Lavonia Speedway, Nance out-timed the 22-car field with a lap in 16.780 seconds.  Along with Nance, the other two eight-lap heat races were won by Dixon and Parker.

Nance took control of the race from the drop of the green flag, as he charged from his outside front row starting spot to take the lead from polesitter Dixon, with Parker, defending FASTRAK SE Champion Cla Knight of North Augusta, SC in the Augusta Aquatics Longhorn, and Beard trailing in the top five.

The race leader set a fast pace in the opening laps, has he jumped out to a 12 car-length lead by lap four, and stretched that out to a half-straightaway lead over Dixon by lap six.  Nance began to encounter the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on the tenth circuit, but Dixon could not close the gap.

The two second lead Nance built up on Dixon at the halfway point of the race went away on lap 23 when the first of three caution flags came out for Will Harris of Maysville, GA, who stalled his AFCO Rocket in turn two.  When the field doubled up for the restart, Nance chose the inside, while Dixon took the outside to the right of the leader.

Parker chose the inside from the third spot to restart behind Nance.  Traditionally, Knight would have went to the outside of Parker, but since FASTRAK rules state a driver has the option to go to the inside or the outside, Knight decided to try a different strategy and he chose the inside to restart behind Parker.  Beard, from the fifth spot, filled the position outside of Parker.

The green light for the restart quickly gave way to the yellow caution bulb, as Knight ended up against the outside guardrail in turn one.  Knight retired for the evening with damage on the right-front corner of his race car.  Sam Hicks of Hartwell, GA slowed the field down for the final time on lap 24 when he spun the Old 29 Golf Carts Barry Wright in turn four.

Nance led Dixon, Parker, Sanders, Frankie Beard, Will Beard, Adam Partain of Hartwell, GA in the Partain Farms Barry Wright, Benji Hicks, Thompson and Ford down for the double-file restart.  Hicks got up on the wheel when the green flag came out, as he advanced from eighth to sixth, a move that would end up putting him at the top of the points list with Ford at the end of the race.

With ten laps to go, Nance had a 1.855 second lead over Dixon, and it at first appeared lapped cars would not play a role in the race outcome.  That all changed with two laps to go, as three lapped cars were racing each other for position as Nance closed in.  Nance took the white flag behind them with no place to go.  That also meant that Dixon, who closed fast, also had no place to go.

The next race for the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Series South East Region Tour will take place on Saturday night, July 22 at Screven Motorsports Complex in Sylvania, GA with the $2,000-to-win, $250-to-start Rebel Yell 40.

Check out the official website for the FASTRAK Racing Series at   www.fastrakracing.com and continue to follow our social media networks for the FASTRAK Racing Series.  Like and Follow our Fan Page on Facebook plus follow @FASTRAK_SE and/or @FASTRAK_MOV on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available.

Finish
1. Matthew Nance
2. Brent Dixon
3. Ron Parker
4. Danny Sanders
5. Frankie Beard
6. Benji Hicks
7. Will Beard
8. Jensen Ford
9. Peyton Freeman
10. Phillip Thompson
11. David Smith
12. Derrek Harvey
13. Dylan Lewis
14. Drew Benfield
15. Sam Hicks
16. Larry Waters
17. Adam Partain
18. Cla Knight
19. Will Harris
20. Eric Veal
21. Adam Smith
22. Cole Hardy

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Southern Nationals Bonus Series Event at North GA Speedway Postponed Until August 19th

BRASSTOWN, N.C. (July 4, 2017)-Officials with the North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Ga. and the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV have decided to postpone the series visit for July 4th paying $10,000-to-win to its new date of Saturday August 19th due to the high percentages of rain today and into the evening.

Forecasted heavy afternoon and evening rains have forced the second postponement of the Southern Nationals Bonus Series this season. The event will be made up on Saturday August 19th paying $10,000-to-win. There have been five different winners in five series events so far this season. Tim McCreadie, Tyler Carpenter, Donald McIntosh, Eddie Carrier Jr. and Vic Hill have all secured victories this season.

Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points:
1. David Payne-908
2. Donald McIntosh-906
3. Jamie Oliver-524
4. Joey Standridge-518
5. Zack Dohm-386
6. Eddie Carrier Jr.-370
7. Jason Welshan-368
8. Shanon Buckingham-366
8. Jeff Neubert-366
10. Jason Jameson-360
10. Billy Ogle Jr.-360

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Carrier Cashes in at Muskingum County Speedway

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ZANESVILLE, OH (July 3, 2017) - Eddie Carrier Jr. took over the lead on lap 25 when Devin Moran suffered heartbreaking mechanical issues. He then went on to dominate the remainder of the race to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event on Monday Night at the Muskingum County Speedway. It was Carrier's ninth career LOLMDS victory.
 
Carrier becomes the 14th different winner this season on the LOLMDS tour, in his Keaton's Collision Center, Durham-powered Longhorn Chassis entry. The 46-year-old driver withstood several charges from Scott Bloomquist who left the race under caution on lap 48. Afterwards, Carrier went unchallenged the rest of the way.
 
Hudson O'Neal collected his second-straight podium finish with a career best runner-up finish in the Todd Burns-owned, Club 29 entry as he out-dueled Tim McCreadie in the Sweeteners Plus, Longhorn. Don O'Neal and Josh Richards completed the top five.
 
"Thank you to Longhorn Chassis, as well as Rick and Jake Keaton for giving me such a good car. I am a big guy and to find a car that fits is tough sometimes, but we have had something special going on the last two weeks. We won at Florence last week and to come here and beat these guys, that's huge."
 
"Scott's [Bloomquist] going to race you clean; he and I have run together so much over the years that we know what to expect out of each other. I was fighting and trying to hold him off."
 
Hudson O'Neal closed the gap on fellow LOLMDS Rookie of the Year candidate Gregg Satterlee, who finished in 24th. "What an amazing race track and race, Donnie [Moran] knows what he's doing. Tim [McCreadie] and I had good race, once I cleared him I thought I had a shot at Eddie. I have to go down there [to the pits] and thank my crew. They have given me a great race car the last two nights."
 
McCreadie with his third-place finish closed the gap on the top-two in points. "Man, when I passed little O'Neal I thought I had a good shot at the win, but he came back and got back around me. The bottom just never took off all night. He [O'Neal] and Devin [Moran] are respectful on and off the race track. It's hard to find that nowadays there are some that forget where there right rear quarter-panel is."
 
Completing the top ten were Rod Conley, Boom Briggs, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Mason Zeigler.
 
Feature Finish (60 Laps):
1. Eddie Carrier
2. Hudson O'Neal
3. Tim McCreadie
4. Don O'Neal
5. Josh Richards
6. Rod Conley
7. Boom Briggs
8. Earl Pearson Jr.
9. Jimmy Owens
10. Mason Zeigler
11. Scott Bloomquist
12. Dennis Erb Jr.
13. Ben Mott
14. Devin Moran
15. Freddie Carpenter
16. Steve Francis
17. Steven Kester
18. Doug Drown
19. John Wyer
20. Rick Mardis
21. RJ Conley
22. Darrell Lanigan
23. Jared Hawkins
24. Gregg Satterlee

Race Statistics   
Entrants: 31
Lap Leaders: Devin Moran (Laps 1 - 24); Eddie Carrier Jr. (Laps 25 - 60)
Time of Race: 33 minutes 34 seconds
    
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1. Scott Bloomquist 4260
2. Josh Richards 4245
3. Tim McCreadie 4230
4. Don O'Neal 3955
5. Earl Pearson Jr. 3865
6. Darrell Lanigan 3750
7. Jimmy Owens 3745
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 3665
9. Gregg Satterlee 3510
10. Steve Francis 3420
11. Hudson O'Neal 3325
12. Boom Briggs 3170

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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Cat Daddy Clint Smith Back In Southern All Star Victory Lane

RACE RECAP: SENOIA, GA—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series returned  to the Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA., Saturday night for the Michael Head Jr Memorial and a familiar name with the Southern All Stars Series as well as the fans was in victory lane for the first time since a 2009 and that was 4 time Southern All Star Champion  

Clint Smith of Senoia, GA., who battled with series points leader Austin Horton of Newnan, GA., to get his first series since his last win at the Cleveland Speedway.  Smith took the lead once but a caution flew before the lap was completed and had to go back to second but a few laps later Smith worked his by Horton to capture his 13th series.

Smith was elated in victory lane about the win and was honored to win the race that was dedicated to the son of one of his biggest rivals on the series Mike Head who won the series championship in 1991.

Horton padded his series points lead a few more markers as he came home in the second spot, third went to Cody King in his best run with the series, fourth to another two time Southern All Star Champion Ivedent Lloyd and Tristan Sealy fifth.

Finishing in the sixth spot was Eric Hickerson, seventh to Riley Hickman from his 7th starting spot, 8th to Michael Page, ninth went to Landon Bagby of Lithia Springs, GA., in first run with the series this year and in tenth was Dillon Tidmore from his 24th starting spot.

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Clint Smith; 2.Austin Horton; 3.Cody King; 4.Ivedent Lloyd; 5.Tirstan Sealy; 6.Eric Hickerson; 7.Riley Hickman; 8.Michael Page; 9.Landon Bagby; 10.Dillon Tidmore; 11.todd Morrow; 12.Casey Roberts; 13.Bubba Pollard; 14.Brad Skinner; 15.Ashton Winger; 16.Matt Parry; 17.Shane Fulcher; 18.Heath Hindman; 19.Dusty Carver; 20.Tod Darda; 21.Dalton Cook; 22.T J Reaid; 23.Jason Fitzgerald; 24.Kitt Sealy

2017 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Austin Horton 828; 2.T J Reaid 732; 3.Tristan Sealy 718; 4.Eric Hickerson 688; 5.Brad Skinner 510; 6.Bo Shirley 466; 7.Casey Roberts 458; 8.Clint Smith 402;  9.Matt Perry 356; 10.Riley Hickman 326

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Super Late Models Soar in to Genesee Speedway Thursday for Massive Week of Racing

Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (July 3, 2017)- For the first time in 27 years, super late models are set to invade the Genesee County Fairgrounds, with a special show slated for Thursday.  In addition, a full card of racing is also staged for Saturday Night action to make two big nights of action in three days.

The ULMS Super Late Model Tour will make their first appearance at the Genesee Speedway this Thursday, July 6.  The tour features top names such as Dave Hess, Greg Oakes and Max Blair, who will challenge against drivers with Genesee experience like Damian Bidwell and Super Late Model rookie Dave DuBois, who is a multi-time 360 Late Model champion at the track.  The ULMS competitors are expected to turn some of the fastest laps of the season on the 1/3-mile. S&S Limousines will present the night of action, which has a special 7:00 P.M. start time and will feature a special fireworks presentation.

In addition to the late model excitement, the sportsman will compete in a $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start special.  Kyle Inman has won 2 of the last 3 Cornerstone Eye Associates Sportsman features to grow his point lead, but Andrew Smith, Ray Bliss and a host of others will be looking to steal the 4-figure payday in the ultra-competitive division.

Also on the card will be a special $250-to-win Pellegrino Auto Sales Mini Stock feature.  James Gayton still leads the standings but only by three points over Dante Mancuso.  Brad Shepard won the last race in his familiar No. 1p and the three-time champion looks to stay hot with a larger payday on the line. The DML Driveway Sealing Bandits will complete the classes for the special Thursday event.  Jessica Traxler won her fourth event in the last five races and keeps building the point lead.  

Just after the dust settles Thursday night, there will be a fast turnaround for the sportsman, mini stock and bandit teams to get ready for Saturday night, when Carquest features a Super 6 at 6:00 program.  The MHL Performance Crate Late Models will be back with their incredibly competitive action.  JJ Mazur took the point lead back off the strength of his second win of the year last race, but Bill Holmes and Zack Carley are both within five points of the top spot.

The Ken’s Charcoal Pits 360 Late Models are still riding high after a 4-way battle for the lead with Brian Kotarski coming out on top for his first win in two years.  The division now features four wins in the five races thus far this year, with point leader Tommy Kemp the only repeat winner.

The Yasses Trucking and Construction Street Stocks shook it up a little bit last race, surviving a torrential downpour in the middle of their event. Mike Jackson got his first win in over a year and now closing in on the top two in points.  Byron Dewitt continues to lead Butch Zimmerman by 20 points.

Thursday’s admission will include a coupon of $3 that can be used for Saturday Night’s event.  Genesee Speedway is located just east of the Batavia city limit on Route 5 at the Genesee County Fairgrounds.  For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com.
 

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Richards Goes Back to Back in Lucas Oil Action from Ohio

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MANSFIELD, OH (July 2, 2017) - The first ever visit to Mansfield Motor Speedway on Sunday Night by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was a huge success. There was a tremendous crowd combined with a spectacular racing surface saw the fans witness Josh Richards winning for the second night in row.
 
Richards took the lead at the start of the race and led every lap for the second night in a row, but behind Richards there was two-wide racing for most of the 50 lap feature deep into the field. Gregg Satterlee out-dueled fellow Rookie of the Year contender, Hudson O'Neal to take the second spot as he joined Richards on the podium for the second night in a row. O'Neal - the 16-year-old son of former series champion, Don O'Neal - made his first LOLMDS podium appearance with a third-place finish.
 
Completing the top five were Darrell Lanigan and Tim McCreadie. Current LOLMDS point leader Scott Bloomquist started 11th and finished in sixth to maintain the series points lead.
 
"This is one awesome track," said the 29-year-old in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for this fifth time this season and for the 17th time in his career. "I was fortunate enough to come here and run an ARCA race for Venturini Motorsports like seven years ago. To have another dirt track come onboard, you don't see that very often. It's cool to see them put the effort out and with such a facility like this it's neat to win here."
 
"I can't thank the crowd and the track crew enough. I was a little skeptical from the races earlier this year on how the track conditions would be, but they did a phenomenal job getting the track worked in. The car moved around really well. I could pass cars pretty much at will, I had a few close calls, but other than that, the car was exceptional."
 
Richards' Eric and Kelly Brock owned, Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket is sponsored by Bulk Material Lift, Corey Frazier-State Farm, Valvoline, Keyser, Riggs Motorsports, Integra, Sunoco Fuels, and Alexander Lawn and Landscaping.
 
The battle for second went on for several laps between Satterlee and Hudson O'Neal. Satterlee was finally able to clear O'Neal with a little more than ten laps to go.
 
"It an awesome race, just glad to get on the podium two nights in a row," said Satterlee. "They haven't raced here a lot. Our hats are off to the promoter and everyone who put this show on tonight. There was a huge crowd here tonight. We always like racing in front of a big crowd it's always a lot of fun. We had a great car again, but we have some more tweaking to do to catch this green number 1 car."
 
"Good job to Hudson, he's only 16 and he is going to be a threat for years to come. I enjoyed racing with him side-by-side tonight, hopefully we can all get to do this again tomorrow night in Zanesville. This is a beautiful facility and we could race all over the track. I look forward to coming back," said the driver of the Satterlee Petroleum, Durham Racing Engines, Rocket.
 
Hudson O'Neal was ecstatic for his first career LOLMDS podium finish. "It was a blast out there. Congratulations to Josh on the win. I am just happy to be here and run inside the top three. I can't wait to call my car owner Todd Burns and tell him, he is going to be so excited. It's so much fun racing with all of these guys. It's a whole team effort. I look to coming back here next year it races phenomenal," said the driver of the Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Vermeer Midwest, Mark Martin Automotive, Kimball Midwest by Krissie sponsored Club 29 entry.
 
Completing the top ten were Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis, and Dennis Erb Jr.
 
Feature Finish (50 Laps):
1. Josh Richards
2. Gregg Satterlee
3. Hudson O'Neal
4. Darrell Lanigan
5. Tim McCreadie
6. Scott Bloomquist
7. Earl Pearson Jr.
8. Jimmy Owens
9. Steve Francis
10. Dennis Erb Jr.
11. Don O'Neal
12. Steven Kester
13. Jason Montgomery
14. Boom Briggs
15. Rod Conley
16. Doug Drown
17. Kody Evans
18. Matt Irey
19. Robert Anderzack
20. Ryan Markham
21. Ben Mott
22. Bob Mayer
23. Larry Bellman Jr.
24. Dave Hornike
25. Mike Bores

Race Statistics   
Entrants: 25
Lap Leaders: Josh Richards (Laps 1 - 50)
Time of Race: 25 minutes 13 seconds

 Point Standings
1. Scott Bloomquist 4085
2. Josh Richards 4030
3. Tim McCreadie 4010
4. Don O'Neal 3745
5. Earl Pearson Jr. 3675
6. Darrell Lanigan 3625
7. Jimmy Owens 3560
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 3495
9. Gregg Satterlee 3385
10. Steve Francis 3270
11. Hudson O'Neal 3095
12. Boom Briggs 2975

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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Richards Returns to Lucas Oil Victory Lane with Win at Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, OH (July 1, 2017) - Josh Richards returned to Lucas Oil Victory Lane on Saturday night by winning the Independence 60 at Portsmouth Raceway Park. It was Richards' fourth series win of the season and his first at Portsmouth Raceway Park since July of 2008 when he drove a car owned by Ernie Davis.

Richards helmed the Eric and Kelly Brock, Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket at the event - leading all 60 laps for the win. Tim McCreadie; in the Sweeteners Plus, Pro Power Racing Engines, Longhorn; made a late-race charge on Richards and closed to within two car lengths, but fell just short in the end.

Gregg Satterlee finished third in the Satterlee Petroleum, Durham Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis. Clint Bowyer Racing teammates, Darrell Lanigan and Don O'Neal completed the top five finishers.

Richards made a clean sweep of the racing activities as he set the overall Miller Welders fast time, and won his heat to earn the PFC Brakes Pole Award for the feature race.

"We haven't done a whole lot of racing lately. We only had one Lucas Oil race in June, but we have a busy schedule for July so it's a good way to kick off the month. We have been working extremely hard on this car over the last month. I can't thank everyone enough at Best Performance Motorsports for this opportunity. It's been awesome and a lot of fun," said the 29-year-old Richards.

"I want to thank Randall and Tyler and everyone back at the shop. I want to thank my wife for her support and I think we have hit on somethings that is going to help us moving forward." said the driver of the Sunoco, Integra, Hoosier Tires, Riggs Motorsports, Valvoline, Corey Frazier-State Farm, and Alexander Lawn and Landscaping sponsored car.
 
"I thought the track would become bottom dominant, but hats off to the track crew for making it racy, it was a really good night. Now we're off to Mansfield tomorrow night."
 
McCreadie withstood a battle with Satterlee over the last 15 laps of the race to garner a second-place finish and close the gap on Scott Bloomquist in the Championship standings. Bloomquist failed to finish the event and was credited with an 18th place finish.
 
"I didn't need to those three guys running in front of Josh near the end," said McCreadie. "We were gaining on him, but we just couldn't get close enough to make a strong run for the lead. Josh deserved the win and we're happy with second. We gained a bunch of points tonight, and we had a good car tonight. The top was good early on, then some crumbs started to develop up there and the traction started going away. Gregg [Satterlee] and I had a good battle for second for a long time as well."
 
Satterlee continued his season-long improvement by coming home in third. "We got off to a good start in the feature. We went up in that loose dirt and the car felt good and we gained some spots quickly. Timmy [McCreadie] and I went at for second. We raced each other clean and that's the way it should be. Congrats to Josh on the win."
 
Completing the top ten were Jimmy Owens, R.J. Conley, Steve Francis, Eddie Carrier Jr., and Brandon Fouts.

Feature Finish (60 Laps):
1. Josh Richards
2. Tim McCreadie
3. Gregg Satterlee
4. Darrell Lanigan
5. Don O'Neal
6. Jimmy Owens
7. RJ Conley
8. Steve Francis
9. Eddie Carrier Jr.
10. Brandon Fouts
11. Rod Conley
12. Hudson O'Neal
13. Boom Briggs
14. Dennis Erb Jr.
15. Jason Montgomery
16. Earl Pearson Jr.
17. Audie Swartz
18. Scott Bloomquist
19. Ben Adkins
20. Shannon Thornsberry
21. Chris Shannon
22. Jackie Boggs
23. Charlie Jude
24. Craig Wolford

Race Statistics   
Entrants: 24
Lap Leaders: Josh Richards (Laps 1 - 60)

Point Standings:
1. Scott Bloomquist 3885
2. Tim McCreadie 3805
3. Josh Richards 3780
4. Don O'Neal 3570
5. Earl Pearson Jr. 3480
6. Darrell Lanigan 3415
7. Jimmy Owens 3370
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 3315
9. Gregg Satterlee 3145
10. Steve Francis 3085
11. Hudson O'Neal 2865
12. Boom Briggs 2815

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*  

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Southern All Stars Set For Michael Head Jr Memorial At Senoia July 1st

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series returns to the Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA., Saturday night July 1st for the Michael Head Jr Memorial a 54 lap event that will be pay $5,454 to the winner of the 20th annual event along with a huge fireworks show.

Woody Wood of Wood Motorsports has put up $154 for the overall fastest qualifier in SUNOCO Race Fuel qualifying for the night.

Also a four lap dash has been added to the program compliments of Five Star Hyundai of Warner Robbins, GA., and the winner of the dash will get $250 compliments of these fine folks.  The dash will be made up of the top two qualifiers in each group and their finishing position will determine their starting spot and will take place after the B mains.

The last five winners of the event include Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., Todd Morrow of East Ridge, TN., Randy Weaver a two time winner from Crossville, TN., and William Thomas of Phenix City, AL.

Newnan, GA., driver Austin Horton is currently the leader in the series standings as the top three in points are from the state of Georgia with T J Reaid of Acworth, GA., second and Tristan Sealy of Moultrie, GA., third, fourth place is Tennessee driver Eric Hickerson.  All these drivers plus many more regional stars from across the southeast are expected to be in action this Saturday night.

Pit gates will open at 4 pm with hot laps at 6:30pm with racing to follow.  Senoia Raceway information can be found at www.senoiaraceway.com

Entry Fee: $110.00   Transponder Rental $25.00

Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350/1600/70

Purse: 1.$5,454; 2.$2,500; 3.$1,500; 4.$1,000; 5.$800; 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$540; 10.$530; 11.$520; 12.$510; 13.$500; 14.$490; 15.$480; 16.$470; 17.$460; 18.$450; 19.$440; 20.$430; 21.$420; 22.$410; 23.$400; 24.$400

2017 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Austin Horton 646; 2.T J Reaid 584; 3.Tristan Sealy 552; 4.Eric Hickerson 518; 6.Bo Shirley 466; 7.Casey Roberts 382; 8.Brad Skinner 376; 8.Clint Smith 302;  9.Matt Perry 288; 10.Tyler Crowder 246;

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ULTIMATE SE MAKES FIRST VISIT TO LAURENS COUNTY SPEEDWAY SINCE 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CARNESVILLE, GA – The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series South East Region Tour will return to the track known as The Darlington of Dirt, Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, SC this Saturday night for the first time since 2011 to remember a legendary driver.  The Ronnie Brookshire Memorial Race will pay $4,014-to-win and $400-to-start.

The complete payout for the ULTIMATE SE Ronnie Brookshire Memorial Race will be as follows:  1. $4,014; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,350; 4. $1,000; 5. $875; 6. $775; 7. $700; 8. $600; 9. $500; 10. $450; 11. $425; 12. $400; 13. $400; 14. $400; 15. $400; 16. $400; 17. $400; 18. $400; 19. $400; 20. $400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400.  M&W Transport will put up $200 for the Fast Time Award.

The battle for the 2017 ULTIMATE SE Championship is tight with just 17 points separating the top two drivers and only 35 points separating the top three in the 2017 ULTIMATE SE point standings after the first ten races of the season.  

Tyler Millwood of Cartersville, GA leads the ULTIMATE SE standings and the Autolite/Fram/DirtOnDirt.com Rookie of the Year standings with 305 points and Jason Welshan of Maryville, TN is second with 288 points.  The defending and two-time ULTIMATE Champion Dennis “Rambo” Franklin of Gaffney, SC is third with 270 points.  

Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA is fourth with 233 points, and three-time ULTIMATE Champion Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA is fifth with 178 points.  Brett Hamm of Newberry, SC is sixth in the ULTIMATE SE standings and second in the Autolite/Fram/DirtOnDirt.com Rookie of the Year standings with 157 points.

G.R. Smith of Statesville, NC is seventh in the ULTIMATE SE standings with 141 points, and two-time 2017 ULTIMATE race winner Brandon Overton of Evans, GA is eighth with 138 points.  Another two-time 2017 ULTIMATE race winner, Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA is ninth with 137 points, and 2011 ULTIMATE Champion Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, NC rounds out the top ten with 135 points.

Saturday night’s ULTIMATE SE race will be run in memory of Ronnie Brookshire, who passed away on March 21, 2014.  Brookshire is a legendary driver at Laurens County Speedway and was a multi-time Late Model Champion at the track.  The Clinton, SC driver was known as “The Hustler” and his legacy lives on through his two sons-in-law.

Brookshire’s son-in-law Mike Measamer is also a multi-time Late Model track champion at Laurens County Speedway driving a race car that is wrenched by another Brookshire son-in-law Bobby Thomas.

In ULTIMATE’s previous visit to Laurens County Speedway in 2011, Ross Bailes of Clover, SC was the winner of the Shrine Race.  Laurens County Speedway is located at 435 Race Track Road, Laurens, SC  29360.  For more information call 864-984-2427, or visit the track web site at www.laurensspeedway.com.  You can also like their Facebook page at Laurens County Speedway-The Darlington of Dirt and on Twitter @SpeedwayLaurens.

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