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Late Model/358 Modified Doubleheader at Little Valley Set for September 13th

LITTLE VALLEY, NY –
The final event on a rain-plagued Little Valley Speedway schedule, with 40% of the season lost to the elements, is slated for Saturday, September 13th when the Super Late Models and 358 Modifieds share top billing in the annual Super Late Model/358 Modified Doubleheader, sponsored by Killbuck Outlet. The Super Lates will race 30 laps for $3,000 to win, while the Modifieds will run 25 laps for $2,000 to win. Also on the busy card will be the BRP Cam 360 Late Model Series, paying $1,000 to win, the Crate Late Models vying for a $750 first place check, and the Street Stocks, running for $500 to win. The Crates were a late addition and do not appear on the original schedule The rain date for this event is Sunday, September 14th.

Gates open at 3:30, with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:30. Adult admission is $14, with those under 12 admitted free. Little Valley Speedway is located on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds on Rt. 353 in Little Valley, NY. The facility is just a few miles north of the Salamanca exit of I-86, and eight miles west of the resort town of Ellicottville on US Rt. 219. Other attractions in the area are the Seneca Casino in Salamanca, Alleghany State Park, the jewel of the New York State Park system, and the Kinzua Dam and reservoir, known for its boating, fishing, and camping.

Fan amenities at the Speedway include free camping with hookups, a covered grandstand with stadium seats, and great food, including the famous Campi's Pizza, with its generous slices and two-hand fried dough. To its legion of followers, Campi's was missing from the previous show on Sunday, August 24th, due to the change in schedule, but will be raring to go on the 13th.

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ANDERSON POSTS $3,000 DIRT CAPITOL LATE MODEL WIN

Justin Weaver wins Late Model Sportsman Small Car Qualifier

HAGERSTOWN, MD: Andy Anderson became the third different leader in the $3,000 to win Late Model event at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol on J.G. Cochran Auctioneer Night while becoming the 12th different winner this season. It also was a career 19th triumph at Hagerstown triumph and first since June 2009 for the Bunker Hill, WV driver.

“I’ve picked up wins just about everywhere with Jack Bland, except for here,” Anderson said. “We’ve come up short two or three times this year.  I’m just glad he gave me the opportunity to run late models.”

Justin Weaver reclaimed the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model Sportsman lead and led the final two laps of the Small Car Qualifier to guarantee a starting spot in the Nationals in two weeks. It was his fourth win of the season.  

Another small car qualifying event winner was Mike Corbin in the K. Lynn Management Pure Stocks but as he won a qualifier earlier in the year, second place Darrin Younker was given the qualifying position. The win was Corbin’s 12th of the season. Jason Sarver’s second consecutive win was the qualifier for the Mason Dixon Auto Auction Hobby Stocks while Frankie Gordon’s first ever Hagerstown win was the Cochran Associates Four Cylinder qualifier.    

Gary Stuhler charged around the topside of turn two to speed away with the Late Model lead over Trever Feathers with Steve Axtell Jr. advancing from fifth into the runner up spot following a third lap restart.

Following the caution, Stuhler continued to set the pace while Axtell, Feathers and Andy Anderson were battling for the next positions as Axtell closed on Stuhler to get under and take the top spot on the 11th circuit.

Anderson got under Stuhler on the 15th spot and lined up the challengers behind him, Feathers, Stuhler and Kyle Hardy who had closed on front runners after coming from ninth.

With the green flag still waving, Anderson saw an opportunity as they were going into the rear cars and charged around the top of turn four when Axtell got slowed behind one as Anderson went ahead on the 28th lap. Axtell rebounded quickly but Anderson saw $3,000 dollar signs and sped past the checkered by .235 second to the good. Feathers ended third with Stuhler and Hardy next. Feathers and Stuhler were the heat winners.

“I was in the right place at the right time,” Anderson said. “I was running the top and he got around me on the bottom and I knew the bottom was way better. I moved up in the middle of the race and could run with him a little bit but then he got away from me. I had to get back to the bottom. I run him back down and then I just played the lapped car in my favor.”

The Late Model Sportsman feature went off with a four car invert with Kyle Lee taking charge from the outside over Jeff King, Justin Weaver and Chad Myers. Weaver moved into the runner up spot on the fourth lap while Lee was out front nearly a half straightaway. Lee had to surrender the advantage when the caution was displayed on lap 13 and Paul Cursey quickly grabbed the lead but Weaver was on the gas and pulled past him to lead the 15th lap while Scott Palmer was up from 13th and passed Cursey when another yellow came out with three to go. Palmer grabbed the lead as Weaver again went on offense and came back to lead the final two and hold Palmer off by .565 seconds. Lee held onto the third position over Cursey and Charlie Schaffer who came from 14th.  

“I just made the passes at the right time,” Weaver said. “This thing was awesome on the bottom.  I knew Scott has been fast for weeks. I knew if I could stay to his door and getting up off the corner this thing was so good, we could hang in there. I had to get up on the wheel the last couple laps.”

Myers, Cursey and Lee were the heat winners.

HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY/DIRT CAPITOL LLC RESULTS

Late Models, 25 Laps:
1.Andy Anderson, 2.Steve Axtell Jr., 3.Trever Feathers, 4.Gary Stuhler, 5.Kyle Hardy, 6.Roy Deese Jr., 7.Marvin Winters, 8.Devin Friese, 9.Tanner Kerr, 10.Ross Robinson, 11.Tyler Castle, 12.Wayne Johnson, 13.Barry Miller, 14. Frankie Plessinger

Late Model Sportsman, 20 Laps:
1.Justin Weaver, 2.Scott Palmer, 3.Kyle Lee, 4.Paul Cursey, 5.Charlie Schaffer, 6.Chad Myers, 7.Kris Eaton, 8.Jonathan DeHaven, 9.Bobby Beard, 10.Mike Walls, 11.Bruce Kane, 12.Jamie Lichliter, 13.Keith Walls, 14.Richard Walls, 15.Scott Cline, 16.Jeff King, 17.Elwood Sord, 18.Joe Westerman Jr., 19.Brayden Anderson, 20.Kyle Martin, 21.Steve Lowery, 22.Terry Flaherty, 23.Rick Hulson, DNS - Kyle Lear

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Jackie Boggs Blasts to Lucas Oil Victory on Saturday Night at Portsmouth Raceway Park
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PORTSMOUTH, OH (August 30, 2014) -
Jackie Boggs blasted from third to first on a late restart and went on to win the Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble on Saturday Night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. Scott Bloomquist was in control of the race before a caution with 40 laps complete, setting up a thrilling finish in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event.

Bloomquist had the dominant car from the start of the event, then over the last ten laps he developed fuel-pressure issues. He gave up the lead to Boggs on lap 43. Boggs brought the huge crowd to its feet with his high-side pass of Bloomquist as he pulled away for his third career LOLMDS victory. Steve Francis finished second for the third consecutive time in LOLMDS competition. Jared Landers finished third, followed by Eddie Carrier Jr., and Bloomquist, who faded to fifth at the finish.

"This car was just a frame on Monday morning, we worked all-week on this new Swartz car and I will tell you, this thing is fast," said the winner, afterwards. "I think the paint just dried on the car today," Boggs excitedly said. "We had gone so long without a caution. I was just content to hang on for third. But then the caution came out with ten to go and I thought well maybe we had another chance at Bloomquist."

"I am not sure what happened to him [Bloomquist], but Steve [Francis] and I stayed right with him. His car was either not running right or it had a tire going down, not sure, but we went to the top and drove around him. It's great win for our team, and I see from the crowd reaction, they liked it too. I can't wait until the Dirt Track World Championship Race here in October. We had a real good car here last year and nearly won it... I think this car is better. I want to thank Audie Swartz, Kenny Hemman Racing Engines, McCoy Brothers Logging, Samuel Coal, Brown Medical, Matney's Truck and Trailer, The Weld Shop and BPM Performance."

Francis, who continues his late-season surge, backed up his runner-up finishes at Lawrenceburg and Attica at one of his favorite venues tonight. "We had another solid finish tonight for the Clint Bowyer Racing Team. If I could have gotten by Scott sooner, I might have had a chance at Jackie, but he was gone by the time I cleared Scott. I have to thank Georgia Boot, Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Barry Wright Race Cars, and all of my crew. We are going to get back to victory lane here soon."

Landers rallied to a third-place finish in the last few laps. "We had a good car all night. I really liked that cushion up top. We keep digging here and we are going to get a win. I have to thank Crop Production Services, Bad Boy Mowers, Mark Martin Automotive, and Big Dog Motorsports."

Completing the top ten were John Blankenship, Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Brian Birkhofer, and Earl Pearson Jr.

In preliminary action, Jackie Boggs set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 34 entrants, with a lap of 14.394 seconds. Earl Pearson Jr. set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 14.427 seconds. Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Jackie Boggs, and Jimmy Owens won their respective heat races. Chris Combs and Don O'Neal won their respective B-Mains.

Feature Finish (50 Laps):
1. Jackie Boggs, 2. Steve Francis, 3. Jared Landers, 4. Eddie Carrier Jr., 5. Scott Bloomquist, 6.  John Blankenship, 7. Don O'Neal, 8. Jimmy Owens, 9. Brian Birkhofer, 10. Earl Pearson Jr., 11. Jason Papich, 12. Rod Conley, 13. Dennis Erb Jr., 14. Jason Hughes, 15. Steve Lucas, 16. Mason Zeigler, 17. RJ Conley, 18. Shannon Thornsberry, 19. Chris Combs, 20. Delmas Conley, 21. Jason Montgomery, 22. Kevin Wagner, 23. Kenneth Howell, 24.  Audie Swartz.

Race Statistics
Entrants: 34
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 - 42); Jackie Boggs (Laps 43 - 50)
Time of Race: 24 minutes 13 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Jimmy Owens 6490
2. Don O'Neal 6445
3. Scott Bloomquist 6270
4. Steve Francis 5830
5. Eddie Carrier Jr. 5655
6. Earl Pearson Jr. 5635
7. John Blankenship 5385
8. Jared Landers 5315
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 4950
10. Jason Hughes 4510

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

Bloomquist survives late-race charge for Attica win

ATTICA, OH (August 29, 2014) -
Making his first ever visit to Attica Raceway Park, Scott Bloomquist survived a two-lap dash to the finish for his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season. Bloomquist led all 50-laps in his Ole Smoky Moonshine, Lucas Oil Products sponsored Sweet-Bloomquist entry. Bloomquist earned his 51st career LOLMDS victory out dueling Steve Francis, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Mason Zeigler to round out the top five.

"This is our first time here; everyone knows our winning percentage at new tracks in my career is pretty good. This is really a nice track. I hoped the fans enjoyed this show," said the 50-year-old veteran. "The front-stretch had some issues early in the night, but they went out and tried to fix it. I thought I felt a vibration or something going wrong on that last restart. We sure didn't need that final caution. The car fired great nonetheless and we were able to pull away."

"We are a little short of help this weekend, but everybody did a great job. I had to groove the tires and do some other things, but overall the car handled so well all night long. We have been so close to winning other races this year; I was determined to win this tonight. I have to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine, Penske Shocks, Hawkeye Trucking, Base Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, and Durham Race Engines."

Both Francis and Pearson took a shot at Bloomquist in the final two circuits, but they came up short of going to victory lane. "It's our second straight runner-up finish," said Francis, who brought his Clint Bowyer Racing, Georgia Boot, Barry Wright Race Cars entry across the line for another podium finish. "We are really running well here lately. It's great to be back in the mix for a win. Scott was too tough tonight. I slipped back to fifth at one point, and the car was so much better up top. We just didn't have anything for Scott on that final restart. The way it turned out, we were fortunate to hold off Earl for second."

Pearson finished third in his Bobby Labonte Racing, Lucas Oil Products, Longhorn Chevrolet. "With the way our season has gone this year, I didn't know what was going to happen on that final restart. The car was good all race long, it would run better down low on the track. I thought I was going to get by Steve there a couple of times, but we will take this finish and head to Portsmouth tomorrow night."

Completing the top ten were Don O'Neal, Brian Birkhofer, John Blankenship, Eddie Carrier Jr. and Jared Landers.

In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 31 entrants, with a lap of 14.329 seconds. Steve Francis set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 14.563 seconds. Scoot Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Francis, and Jimmy Owens won their respective heat races. Jason Papich won the B-Main.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday Night, August 29th, 2014
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
Feature (50 laps):
1. Scott Bloomquist, 2. Steve Francis, 3. Earl Pearson Jr., 4. Jimmy Owens, 5. Mason Zeigler, 6. Don O'Neal, 7. Brian Birkhofer, 8. John Blankenship, 9. Eddie Carrier Jr., 10. Jared Landers, 11. Dennis Erb Jr., 12. Jason Hughes, 13. Ryan Markham, 14. Matt Irey, 15. Jason Papich, 16. Chris Keller, 17. Devin Moran, 18. Shane McLoughlin, 19. Mike Bores, 20. Jeff Babcock, 21. Rocky Owens, 22. Ryan Missler, 23. Larry Kingseed, 24. John Bores, 25. Steve Casebolt.

Race Statistics
Entrants: 31
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (1 - 50)
Time of Race: 26 minutes 38 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Jimmy Owens 6300
2. Don O'Neal 6250
3. Scott Bloomquist 6065
4. Steve Francis 5600
5. Earl Pearson Jr. 5445
5. Eddie Carrier Jr. 5445
7. John Blankenship 5185
8. Jared Landers 5095
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 4785
10. Jason Hughes 4350
 
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Carolina Clash Set to Run Three Races in Seven Days; Opens with Cherokee Speedway "Hall of Fame" Celebration

Clary's Speedway Friday, September 5 then Fayetteville Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 6, 2014

By Mark Huey, Carolina Clash PR

The Cherokee Speedway will host the Carolina Clash for the second round of the chase for the 2014 championship, this Sunday, September 1, 2014, as they induct a new slate of Hall of Fame members for the Gaffney, SC track. The Carolina Clash Super Late Models will pay $4000 to win, while an excellent slate of support class features will add much excitement to the already exciting evening of racing paying large winners purses. The SECA Late Models compete for $2000 to win ($100 entry, paying $200 to start), Crate Sportsman $800 (HLQ & Heats), Stock 4 $1000 (HLQ & Heats), Young Guns RWD & FWD, Extreme 4 NC/SC State FWD Championship $800 to win. (Highest race finish average between Harris Speedway Sat. nite & Cherokee Speedway Sun. nite= $200 bonus)

Zack Mitchell, who is currently 7th in chase points (trails Franklin by 11), was the 2013 winner of the Carolina Clash Hall of Fame Race at Cherokee Speedway. Mitchell hopes to repeat that success and close the gap on the top two in the point standings.

Gates open 4:00- Drawing and Registration 5:00-6:30- Drivers Meeting 7:00

Hall of Fame Ceremony starts at 5:40.
 
Clary's Speedway and Fayetteville Motor Speedway Double-header

Clary's Speedway will host the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series for the first time in eight years on Friday Night, September 5, 2014, at the 3/10 mile oval located near Littleton, NC, in the rural community of Brinklyville, NC. The last time the Carolina Clash visited Clary's was on June 28, 2008 when Ray Tucker captured the checkered-flag in the 26-car field. Prior to that event, Booper Bare captured the win on May 28, 2006 in a thrilling last-lap pass over Jack Pennington. The event on August 2, 2014 was cancelled due to rain. Clary's Speedway, traditionally a Friday night venue, is a 3/10 mile oval, dirt track located in Brinkleyville, NC.

The series will then move to Fayetteville Motor Speedway on September 6, 2014 for the third race of the season there. Luke Roffers took top honors in the second event of 2014 at Fayetteville. Jonathan Davenport picked up the win at the Ed Gibbons Memorial Race in April, in a surprise visit by the K&L Rumley #6 AES Racing Longhorn top Fayetteville, the second in a row at that time.

Points contention heats up after Lancaster Super Speedway event

Recently, Dennis Franklin has surged to the top of the Carolina Clash point standings after picking up two wins in a row on the tour. Franklin entered the chase for the championship in sixth in points, but emerged as the point leader after a triumph at the opening chase race at Lancaster.

Franklin is the only driver in the championship contest with a feature win on the season, which rewarded him with bonus points for his two wins in the regular season. The other drivers who attended every race in the regular season, were also given bonus points for loyalty. The top five received bonus points for their successful finishes during the regular season.

Kennie Compton was the regular season points leader, but is now sitting in third, behind Johnny Pursley and Dennis Franklin. Pursley trails Franklin by one point.

The 2014 Rookie of the Year by Renegade Race Fuels points competition became very competitive after the Lancaster event, as Kevin Wilson claimed two Safety-Kleen Hard Charger of the Race awards in a row, giving him two bonus points for each award.

Anthony Sanders is now leading the point contention for the rookie of the year at 255 points. Jonathan Edwards had led the points all season, but a terrible stretch of bad luck in the previous two events derailed his great run thus far. Edwards has 252 points, while Kevin Wilson is closing strong with 245 points.

For more information about the Carolina Clash series history and statistics, visit www.carolinaclash.com
Carolina Clash Tire Rule: (www.carolinaclash.com)
22. Tires: (Tire Rules) (A) The following tire rule is in effect for 2014:
American Racer racing tires - 44, 48, 56 (both front and rear)
Hoosier racing tires - 1300, 1350, 1600 (both front and rear)

Steel-block - steel-head engines (365 cubic inch maximum) & Brodix SUPR SPEC head engines (365 cubic inch maximum), CT 525, GM 602, GM 604 - American Racer SPEC 12 and Hoosier SPEC 1250 ARE ALLOWED - both front and rear.

Carolina Clash Championship Chase
Dennis Franklin 1039
Johnny Pursley 1038
Kennie Compton, Jr. 1035
Kevin Wilson 1033
Kyle Pierce 1032
Anthony Sanders 1029
Zack Mitchell 1028
Scott Shirey 1025
Doug Sanders 1019
Jonathan Edwards 1014

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Berck Leads NCRA Late Models to Belleville This Sunday Night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – August 26, 2014 -
Former two time series champion Kyle Berck of Marquette, Nebraska leads the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products late model division to their annual Labor Day, Sunday (August 31) appearance at the Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas this coming weekend.

Also competing will be the series’ sprint car and modified divisions in an “all NCRA” event. Also, late models utilizing spec heads will also be welcome to compete.

Through the eight events that have been completed thus far this season, Berck has claimed four feature victories, bringing his career total to thirty – 29 behind all time feature winner Kelly Boen. Only other driver to have reached victory lane have been Ryan Gustin (3) and Chase Junghans, who won here at the Belleville High Banks when the series last visited back over the 4th of July weekend.

Berck has a commanding 415 point lead over Jeremy Petty with just two races remaining. Chris Kratzer currently sits third in the standings, followed by Wylan Petrie and Bill Layton.

Gates open Belleville High Banks at 5:00 PM with race time slated for a 7:30 PM start time. The Belleville High Banks is located 2.0 miles north of US 36 on US 81, then 0.4 mile southeast on M St. to 7th St., then 0.1 mile east (near the water tower, at the North Central Kansas Fairgrounds). Grandstand general admission is just $20 for adults and $10 for kids.

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Don O'Neal Wins Whiskey City 50 at Lawrenceburg Speedway
 
LAWRENCEBURG, IN (August 23, 2014) -
Don O'Neal returned to his home-state of Indiana on Saturday Night and won the Whiskey City 50 at Lawrenceburg Speedway. It was O'Neal's sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season, and is continues to close the gap on current point leader, Jimmy Owens, who came home sixth.

O'Neal grabbed the lead on lap four from his Clint Bowyer Racing teammate, Steve Francis, and charged to his 39th career LOLMDS victory. Francis finished second followed by pole-sitter, Scott Bloomquist. Steve Casebolt drove by Earl Pearson Jr. on the final lap to take fourth, as Pearson Jr. would round out the top five.

"The car was on a rail tonight, no doubt," said O'Neal. "I have to thank Lance and Barry Wright, Jeremy Justice, and Tony Trent for all of the hard work they do. Clint's going to be real happy with this one-two finish here tonight."   

"We started fifth and the bottom was working real well there early on. I had a few moments there in traffic, but everybody gave each other plenty of room. It's good to come back here and win, especially after missing last year's race. I didn't know how far Steve (Francis) was behind me, I was just concentrating on the traffic ahead."

"We had a pretty good car last week at Batesville, led a lot of laps, but finished fifth. Then Thursday Night, we wound up sixth. We took last night off and the crew went over everything on the car. It handled really well tonight from start to finish. I am real proud of everyone with the CBR Team. I have to thank Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply-Traeger Grills, Cometic Gasket, Ohlins, Georgia Boot, Toyota, Clements Racing Engines and of course, Barry Wright Race Cars."

Francis, who was victorious in this race a year ago, was extremely happy with his second place finish. "We had a really good car tonight. Our setup was not all that different from Don's. Congrats to him on the win, and he deserves it. He ran a really good race. We tried to stay with him and I thought I may have a shot at him in traffic, but he was able to get through it cleanly. I want to thank Georgia Boot, Peak Antifreeze, Crawford Supply, and everyone else on the CBR Team. We hope to finish up the season strong."

In victory lane, Bloomquist commented on his podium finish, "Another third place finish, what else can I say. The track was really good. Don always runs well here. I think I had something for Steve, but he got away from me in traffic and I lost sight of him. It was another strong finish for the Ole Smoky Moonshine, Sweet-Bloomquist car. We'll go home and get ready for next weekend."

Completing the top ten were Jimmy Owens, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb Jr., Scott James, and John Blankenship.

In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time amongst the 28 entrants, with a lap of # seconds. Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, and Jared Landers won their respective heat races. Mike Marlar won the B-Main.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday Night, August 23rd, 2014
Whiskey City 50
Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, IN

Feature Finish (50 Laps):
  1. Don O'Neal, 2. Steve Francis, 3. Scott Bloomquist, 4. Steve Casebolt, 5. Earl Pearson Jr., 6. Jimmy Owens, 7. Jared Landers, 8. Dennis Erb Jr., 9. Scott James, 10. John Blankenship, 11. Duane Chamberlain, 12. Eric Jacobsen, 13. Jason Hughes, 14. Brandon Overton, 15. Dustin Linville, 16.  Eddie Carrier Jr., 17. Brandon Kinzer, 18. Dan Schlieper, 19. Jason Papich, 20. Zak Blackwood, 21. Bill Blair Jr., 22. Kent Robinson, 23. Mike Marlar, 24. Ted Nobbe.  

Race Statistics
Entrants: 28
Lap Leaders: Steve Francis (1 - 3); Don O'Neal (4 - 50)
Cautions: Mike Marlar (Lap 3)
Time of Race: 15 minutes 43 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings
1. Jimmy Owens 6090
2. Don O'Neal 6050
3. Scott Bloomquist 5805
4. Steve Francis 5360
5. Eddie Carrier Jr. 5260
6. Earl Pearson Jr. 5225
7. John Blankenship 4995
8. Jared Landers 4915
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 4610
10. Jason Hughes 4180

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

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WITH TIME REMAINING, ELDORA’S WORLD 100 PRE-ENTRY LIST AT 82

Monday is Deadline to Take Advantage of Money-Saving Offer for September 4, 5,  & 6 Event

ROSSBURG, OH (August 21)
–With Monday’s (August 25) money-saving pre-entry deadline still several days away, 82 drivers have already submitted their intentions of competing in Eldora Speedway’s 44th annual running of the famous World 100, September 4, 5 and 6.

The intrigue of capturing dirt Late Model’s highest honor, the famed globed trophy, has attracted entries from 19 states and two foreign countries to date; with Illinois leading the way at 18.   While the celebrated trophy is the ultimate goal,  just earning one of the 32 starting positions into Saturday’s (September 6) century grind over a talent-laden field of entrants is considered a victory by many drivers.   A total of 35 of the pre-registered drivers to date will be shooting to etch their name into the World 100 history books for the first time.

Drivers filing prior to the August 25 deadline are entitled to a complimentary three-day World 100 pit pass, valued at $89, plus save $25 on the entry fee over those that file after August 25; representing a savings of $114.  Entry forms may be downloaded from the track’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be faxed or mailed as per the instructions on the form.

Tickets and campsites for the World 100 and remaining 2014 Eldora events, including the Baltes Classic presented by Coors Light on the Sunday prior to the World 100, are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets and campsites may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815 or on race day.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to Tennessee and Indiana this Week  
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WAYCROSS, GA (August 19, 2014) -
The premier national touring series for super dirt late models will visit the states of Tennessee and Indiana this week.  The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete at a special mid-week show on Thursday, August 21st in East Tennessee at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN.  The LOLMDS will sanction the 11th Annual "Scorcher"- Presented by Reece Monument Co. of Tazewell and O'Reilly Auto Parts.  This annual event is run in conjunction with the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway, just up the road from Volunteer Speedway.  Activities will include LOLMDS Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-mains and a 50-Lap $10,000 to win feature event.  The Modified Hobby Class will run as a support class to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Previous winners of the "Scorcher" are: Randle Chupp (2004), Rick Eckert (2005), Scott Bloomquist (2006), Chris Madden (2007), Jimmy Owens and Shane Clanton (2008), Tim McCreadie (2009), Jimmy Owens and Scott Bloomquist (2010), Jimmy Owens winning his third Scorcher in 2011,Billy Ogle Jr. winning in 2012 and Chris Madden winning in 2013.  For tickets and more information about the event and Volunteer Speedway visit www.volunteerspeedway.com or call the business office at (423) 378-5942.

Following Thursday night's show at Volunteer Speedway, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will travel to the state of Indiana and visit Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, IN on Saturday August 23rd. The LOLMDS sanctioned event "Whiskey City 50 - Presented by Sign-A-Rama will be the seventh appearance at the immaculate facility promoted by Dave and Kim Rudisell.  In the previous five races at "The Burg", there have been six different winners including:  Darren Miller, Brian Birkhofer, Dale McDowell, Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens and last years winner Steve Francis.  The event Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway will be taped by the award winning, Lucas Oil Production Studios, to be aired on MAVTV later this year.

Saturday's event at Lawrenceburg Speedway will include LOLMDS Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-mains and a 50-Lap $10,000 to win feature event.  The Budweiser Modified division will run as a support class to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  For tickets and more information about the event and Lawrenceburg Speedway visit www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com or call 812-539-4700.

"The series is looking forward to racing in front of the loyal fans of the East TN region this Thursday night and in the Tri-State area of IN, OH and KY this coming Saturday night.  We encourage everyone to attend these two exciting events and see some great racing action at both tracks", stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN will lead the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series into TN Thursday. Owens, the defending LOLMDS Champion, leads the series with the most wins with eight in 2014 and sits atop the series championship point standings.  Don O'Neal currently sits in second, followed by Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis and Eddie Carrier Jr., who round out the top five in the championship point standings.  Jason Hughes leads the chase for the 2014 Dunn-Benson Ford Rookie of the Year title over Jason Papich.

Track Information- Thursday August 22nd
Volunteer Speedway
Track Phone #: (423) 235-5020
Promoters: Joe & Phyllis Loven - (423) 378-5942
Location: 14095 W Andrew Johnson Hwy., Bulls Gap, TN 37711
Website: www.volunteerspeedway.com

Tire Rule
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1300, 1350
Right Rear - Hoosier 01, 03, 05, LM30S

Event Purse $10,000 to win- 1. $10000, 2. $5500, 3. $3500, 4. $2750, 5. $2250, 6. $1800, 7. $1500, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1075, 12. $1050, 13. $1025, 14. $1000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.

Track Information- Saturday August 24th
Lawrenceburg Speedway  
Track Phone #: (812) 539-4700
Promoter: Dave Rudisell - (812) 539-4700
Location: 351 E. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Website: www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com

Tire Rule
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1300, 1350
Right Rear - Hoosier 01, 03, 06, LM40

Event Purse $10,000 to win- 1. $10000, 2. $5500, 3. $3500, 4. $2750, 5. $2250, 6. $1800, 7. $1500, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1075, 12. $1050, 13. $1025, 14. $1000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.

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Lucas Oil Late Model
Aug. 30
1. Jimmy Owens 6490
2. Don O'Neal 6445
3. Scott Bloomquist 6270
4. Steve Francis 5830
5. Eddie Carrier Jr. 5655
6. Earl Pearson Jr. 5635
7. John Blankenship 5385
8. Jared Landers 5315
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 4950
10. Jason Hughes 4510
 
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