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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. 23
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
 
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