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Tonight's St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway Postponed

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MACON, IL (April 30, 2016) - Saturday night's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, 3rd Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway has been postponed. With the forecast for continued rain throughout the day, Speedway and Series officials have been forced to postpone the event.

The 3rd Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 will now take place on Tuesday, July 26th. The event will feature an action-packed program that includes: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.

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Bloomquist Best in Budweiser 50 At Tri-City Speedway

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GRANITE CITY, IL (April 29, 2016) - Scott Bloomquist took the lead on the 42nd lap of the Budweiser 50 on Friday Night at Tri-City Speedway, and then went on to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. Bloomquist and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Jonathan Davenport, went toe-to-toe for several laps until Bloomquist pulled away at the end.
 
The 50-lap race went caution free as Bloomquist notched his third LOLMDS victory of the season. Davenport finished second despite losing his brakes and suffering a flat left rear tire. Dennis Erb Jr. came home in third, followed by Don O'Neal and Tim McCreadie.
 
One week after getting passed on the final lap at Hagerstown Speedway by Gregg Satterlee, Bloomquist made sure he crossed the finish line first tonight. "We had a good run. He [Davenport] got off to a good start and ran the top really well. I tried to make the bottom work, and I might have also gone too soft on tires. I took it kind of easy, because the car was rotating so well. I just tried to stay focused and get by the lapped cars," said the winner. Bloomquist now has 65 career LOLMDS wins, "this track was awesome tonight. They did a great job in prepping it after all the rain this week. There were several lanes to run on."
 
Davenport bolted from his outside front row starting spot to grab the lead at the start of the race. Bloomquist started right behind Davenport and caught up to the high flying Davenport in heavy lapped traffic. Bloomquist took the lead for the first time in the race on lap 18. Davenport then fought back while banging the outside wall several times in retaking the lead on lap 19. Davenport held the point until eight laps to go, when Bloomquist forged back ahead for the final time.
 
"I want to thank my sponsors: Crop Production Services, Reece Monument Company, Mark Martin Automotive, and everybody else with our race team. We cut into Davenport's points lead and we will just continue to improve as the season goes along." Bloomquist' Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car is powered by an Andy Durham Racing Engine.
 
When Davenport went to the scales after crossing the finish line, his left rear tire was completely flat. "With this tire going flat, I'm just glad we finished when we did. About halfway through I lost brakes, so I had to run the bottom. We are working on some stuff with these cars. I think it's going to be really good."
 
"I was just trying to take it easy when I lost my brakes. He [Bloomquist] showed me his nose. I split a couple of cars. I was trying to be aggressively patient. We pulled back away from him and it just got worse and worse and then the tire started going down. I couldn't hold him [Bloomquist] off. Good run for Scott and Dennis. It is always great to come here and race in front of such a large crowd!"
 
Erb was looking for a clean sweep of the night's activities as he set the Miller Welders Fast Time and won his heat race, but fell just short of the sweep. He passed Don O'Neal on the final lap to get third. "The car was good all night, and starting up front sure makes things a lot easier. I sort of lost track of the top two. We worked really hard on this car all week long, and we are making strides," said the driver of the Vomac Truck Sales and J.R. McBride Leasing Black Diamond Chassis.
 
Completing the top ten were Darrell Lanigan, Shannon Babb, Jimmy Owens, Bobby Pierce, and Jared Landers.
 
In preliminary action, Dennis Erb Jr. set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 35 entrants, with a lap of 14.350 seconds. Jonathan Davenport set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 14.508 seconds. Dennis Erb Jr., Jeff Herzog, Jonathan Davenport and Scott Bloomquist won their respective heat races. Jim Shereck and Billy Laycock won their respective B-Mains.
 
For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.
 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Budweiser 50
Tri-City Speedway - Granite City, IL
Feature Finish (50 Laps): 1. Scott Bloomquist, 2. Jonathan Davenport, 3. Dennis Erb Jr., 4. Don O'Neal, 5. Tim McCreadie, 6. Darrell Lanigan, 7. Shannon Babb, 8. Jimmy Owens, 9. Bobby Pierce, 10. Jared Landers, 11. Brandon Sheppard, 12. Michael Kloos, 13. Tim Manville, 14. Jeff Herzog, 15. Steve Francis, 16. Jason Feger, 17. Ryan Unzicker, 18. Hunter Rasdon, 19. Jim Shereck, 20. Bob Gardner, 21. Earl Pearson, Jr., 22. Colton Flinner, 23. Billy Laycock, 24. Gordy Gundaker, 25. Rusty Griffaw, 26. Kolby Vandenbergh, 27. Billy Faust.
    
Race Statistics
Entrants: 35
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 - 17); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 18); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 19 - 42); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 43 - 50)
Cautions: NONE
Time of Race: 13 minutes 37 seconds
 
Point Standings
1. Jonathan Davenport 2455
2. Scott Bloomquist 2355
3. Jared Landers 2165
4. Darrell Lanigan 2135
5. Brandon Sheppard 2090
6. Tim McCreadie 2040
7. Dennis Erb Jr. 2005
8. Jimmy Owens 1990
9. Don O'Neal 1980
10. Earl Pearson Jr. 1920
11. Steve Francis 1780
12. Colton Flinner 1160

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Stateline Speedway to open 60th Anniversary Season this Saturday

Busti, NY (April 28, 2016): Stateline Speedway by LiteHouse Auto will roar to life Saturday evening when all seven classes will run a regular program of heats and features.

Headlining the weekly program of racing will be the Overhead Door of Jamestown Super Late Models, the class highlighting the evening throughout the track’s 60 year history. Returning to defend his championship title will be Greg Oakes of Franklinville, NY.

But it won't be easy for Oakes to repeat with stiff competition from former champions Rob Blair of Titusville, PA, Rich Gardner of Waterford, PA, and two-time champion Dutch Davies of Warren, PA.

Joining the Super Late Models will be the RUSH Crate Late a models led by defending champion Jason Genco of Frewsburg, NY and two-time champion Damian Bidwell of Eldred, PA. Garland, PA’s Wyatt Scott and Jamestown, NY’s Matt Harvey will also be contending for the opening night win.

Busti, NY’s Greg Johnson will be back to defend his 2015 Sugar Grove Beverage Outlaw E-Mod championship and will be joined by Garland, PA’s David Scott and Warren, PA’s Butch Southwell, both multiple time champions.

New this year will be the Pro-Mods. 2015 Street Stock Champion Jason Covey will led the charge for the first ever Pro-Mod win. Justin Carlson, Zach Johnson, and Kelly Frederes will also be competing in the class, which will compete as a weekly division at Stateline this summer.

The Super Sportsmen will return for the 2016 season with defending champion Dan Nocero Jr expected to be in contention for the win. All five racing Kosinskis will likely be there to prevent Nocero from repeating.

The Street Stocks Championship will be wide open with 2016 champion Covey moving up to the new Pro-Mods. Tony Marotto, Guy Adams, Jason Dobson, and Mark Ramsey will be in tight action for the opening night win and the championship. Former class champion Mike Moore plans a comeback this season and plans to be at the front of the pack.

Tidioute, PA’s Andy Proper had a “career” year last summer, winning all but one feature in the Bailey’s Towing and Recovery Challenger division. A full field of the front-wheel drive compacts will be trying to stop his win-streak!

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Lucas Oil Late Models Return to the Midwest

WAYCROSS, GA (April 26, 2016) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will wrap up the month of April by visiting the Midwest for two thrilling events. The action will kick off on Friday, April 29th at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL. On Saturday, April 30th, the Series will return to Macon Speedway in Macon, IL.
 
For the first time, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will host the annual Budweiser 50 at Tri-City Speedway. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. In 2015, Scott Bloomquist fought off a late race charge from Earl Pearson Jr. to claim the victory. Brandon Sheppard finished third, followed by Don O'Neal, and Steve Francis. The Open Wheel Modifieds will compete for $1,000-to-win on Friday, April 30th. The B-Modified division will also be in competition. For tickets and more information, visit: www.tricityspeedway.net.
 
The 3rd Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway will cap off the weekend on Saturday, April 30th. The highly anticipated event at the 1/5-mile bullring will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. In 2015, Jimmy Owens went to victory lane over Jason Feger, Devin Moran, Shannon Babb, and Ryan Unzicker. The Open Wheel Modifieds and B-Modifieds will also be in competition. For tickets and more information, visit: www.maconracing.com.
 
Defending champion, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia leads two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist in the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings. Jared Landers is third, followed by Darrell Lanigan. Brandon Sheppard completes the top five in series standings. Sixth through eleventh are: Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Don O'Neal, and Steve Francis. Colton Flinner leads the Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year - Presented by Hot Rod Processing.
 
Track Information:
Tri-City Speedway
Phone Number: 618-931-7836
Track Promoters: Kevin & Tammy Gundaker -
(636) 448-9111
Location: 5100 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040
Website: www.tricityspeedway.net

Tire Rule for Tri-City Speedway - April 29th:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier 1320, LM20
Right Rear - Hoosier 02, LM20, 06, LM40
 
Tri-City Speedway April 29th Event Purse:
$10,000-to-win: 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800
 
Macon Speedway
Phone Number 217-764-3000
Track Promoter: Bob Sargent
Location: 205 North Wiles, Macon, IL 62544
Website: www.maconracing.com

Tire Rule for Macon Speedway - April 30th:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier 1320, LM20, 1640, LM40
Right Rear - Hoosier 02, LM20, 06, LM40

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SATTERLEE LEADS ONLY THE FINAL LUCAS-SCHETROMPF LAP TO POST FIRST LUCAS WIN WORTH $12,000

HAGERSTOWN, MD: Gregg Satterlee passed race leader Scott Bloomquist heading into turn one of the final lap and went on to win the Stanley Schetrompf Founders Day Classic on Saturday Night at Hagerstown Speedway. It was Satterlee’s first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and he becomes the ninth different winner in nine Lucas Series races at the “Capitol of Dirt Racing”.

Tim McCreadie came home in third, followed by current Lucas Series point leader; Jonathan Davenport and Rick Eckert.

“I couldn’t believe it; it is so hard to follow lapped cars here,” Satterlee said. ”He [Bloomquist] got a little crooked going into turn one and I just hit that corner perfectly. I was going to try going high into turn one to go around him, and at the last second I decided to go low, and it paid off. It was just one of those things, and I drove right by him.”

Jimmy Owens led the first 14 laps until Bloomquist took over the point. Bloomquist held the lead steadily for most of the race with the final caution coming out with 14 laps-to-go. On the final restart, Satterlee was third and had to pass Tim McCreadie to get to second.

He then set his sights on the high flying Bloomquist and closed the gap with each waning lap. Satterlee was a car length behind Bloomquist as the two drivers took the white flag and moments later he dove to the inside of turn one to take the lead and pending win.

“I have always wanted to win a Lucas Oil Series race,’ Satterlee said.  ”To beat such a stout field, and to pass Bloomquist on the last lap, I don’t think I could have written it any better. I just can’t thank my crew chief Robbie Allen enough; he is from right here in Hagerstown; I know this is a big win for him as well! Thanks to Mark Richards, these new XR1 cars we have are definitely fast! Hopefully it’s going to be a great season. They have been trying to run this race for the last two years and the weather has not been good. Thanks to the fans for coming out tonight. This is the biggest crowd I have ever seen here.”

Bloomquist was looking for back-to-back wins in Lucas competition and was disappointed that he let the win slip away.

“The left rear tire was giving up,” Bloomquist said. “He [Satterlee] ran a good race. We just got into the corner a little hot and I should have just stayed on the bottom. I didn’t know that he was that close to me.”

McCreadie continued to make strides in his Longhorn Chassis. He piloted his Sweeteners Plus entry to a solid third-place finish.

“He [Satterlee] got by me on that last restart,” McCreadie said. “I was so ‘caught-up’ looking at the leaders on that last lap, that I just about missed the corner when I saw Satterlee get underneath Scott! We had a good car all night! Without that last caution, I think that I probably would have finished second. We made all kinds of changes to the car this week and it paid off. Heading into Illinois next week, tonight’s run is a major confidence booster!”

Completing the top ten were Jared Landers, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, Don O’Neal and Darrell Lanigan.

In preliminary action, Earl Pearson Jr. set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 35 entrants, with a lap of 18.325 seconds. Gregg Satterlee set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 13.386 seconds. Jimmy Owens, Rick Eckert, Rick Eckert, and Scott Bloomquist won their respective heat races. Mason Zeigler and Andy Anderson won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary

Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series, Schetrompf Founders Day Classic (60 Laps):1.Gregg Satterlee, 2.Scott Bloomquist, 3.Tim McCreadie, 4.Jonathan Davenport, 5.Rick Eckert, 6.Jared Landers, 7.Earl Pearson Jr., 8.Jimmy Owens, 9.Don O’Neal, 10.Darrell Lanigan, 11.Scott Palmer, 12.Gary Stuhler, 13.Matt Cosner, 14.Brandon Sheppard, 15.Dennis Erb Jr., 16.Steve Francis, 17.Dan Angelicchio, 18.Colton Flinner, 19.Dylan Yoder, 20.Austin Hubbard, 21.Mason Zeigler, 22.Justin Kann, 23.Glenn Elliott, 24.Andy Anderson, 25. Marvin Winters ,

DNQ – Allen Brannon, Kyle Hardy, Lucas Masiello, Wayne Johnson, Brian Tavenner, Ross Robinson, Kenny Moreland, Luke Hoffner, DNS - Jamie Lathroum, Alex Ferree

Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 14); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 15 – 59); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 1)

In the Late Model Sportsmans, Justin Weaver picked up his first triumph of the season by leading every feature lap after he and Rodney Walls began on the front row.

“This car handles like a dream,” Weaver said.

There is no racing at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol this Saturday, April 30th. The speedway will host the

Late Model Sportsmans (20 Laps): 1.Justin Weaver, 2.Kyle Lee, 3.Rodney Walls, 4.Alan Sagi, 5.Travis Stickley, 6.Paul Cursey, 7.Donnie Farlling, 8.Kevin Palmer, 9.Matt Nailor, 10.Matt Murphy, 11.Eddie Cornett, 12.Larry Neiderer, 13.Joe Westerman, 14.Kadden Smith, 15.John Roland, 16.Elwood Sord, 17.Brayden Anderson DNS – Shaun Jones

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RAIN FORCES SHARON TO CANCEL LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL & RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR EVENT FRIDAY
By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH April 22, 2016 Friday night's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, "Steel Valley 50" along with the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series event at Sharon Speedway has been cancelled. With the forecast for continued rain on an already saturated track and facility, Speedway and Series officials have been forced to cancel the event. The event will not be rescheduled.

Anyone who purchased advanced tickets to the Steel Valley 50 will receive a refund. Please mail tickets along with name, address, and phone number to: Sharon Speedway, PO Box 159, Hartford, OH 44424.

Sharon will be resume action on Saturday, April 29 with the "Steel Valley Thunder" opener featuring the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Lyden/Red Line Oil RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Race time is 7 PM.

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Rick Schwallie Promoted to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director

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WAYCROSS, GA (April 20, 2016) - Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director, Ritchie Lewis and Lucas Oil Products proudly announce that former Assistant Series Director, Rick Schwallie will now fill the Series Director role of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Schwallie has worked full-time with the LOLMDS since the national tour was established in 2005 and has been deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of the Series.

"I want to thank Ritchie for his continued support over the years," commented Schwallie. "I've learned a lot from him and respect the leadership example he's instilled in me. I wish nothing more than to continue the same practices and goals we've always had for the Series. The Lucas Oil Products familiy is second to none, and the infrastructure provided by Lucas Oil will allow for us to continue the growth and success for years to come."

Lewis, whose recent duties have included Series Director for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, has worked hand-in-hand with Schwallie for several years, and has nothing but praise for his ability.

"Rick and the entire late model staff are a great group of people," said Lewis. "Now, with Rick at the helm, the series will continue to be the most professional, well organized late model dirt series in the country. We will continue to communicate and work together daily to ensure that Rick and his series are always in a good place. Rick is such a pleasure to work with. He's very intelligent and has a great passion for late model racing. I'm proud of Rick and how well we've worked together over the years. This makes it easy to hand off the day to day operations of the LOLMDS to Rick."

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Bloomquist Speeds Away with Bad Boy 98 Win at Batesville

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LOCUST GROVE, AR (April 16, 2016) - Scott Bloomquist took the lead on lap six from polesitter Wendell Wallace and  led the rest of the way to win the Bad Boy 98 on Saturday Night at Batesville Motor Speedway. Bloomquist earned $20,000 for his victory.
 
Earl Pearson Jr. came home in second, followed by 12th starting, Don O'Neal, Jared Landers, and Brandon Sheppard.
 
"We got the lead pretty early. The track was little bumpy in one and two tonight. This is a brand new car and it ran well all weekend. The Andy Durham engine also ran great. I want to thank Steve [Martin] at Crop Production Services, Mark Martin Automotive, and Dyna-Gro Seed. We wanted to put on a show for our hometown sponsors and we did," said Bloomquist who earned the 560th victory of his Hall-of-Fame racing career.
 
Bloomquist swept the entire weekend at Batesville. He set overall fast time and dominated his heat race on Friday Night to earn to outside front row starting spot for Saturday's finale.
 
"We set our own pace once we got the lead. I just wanted to make sure we didn't overdo it on the tires. The car was spectacular after the restarts, and there were a lot of them tonight. I had a chance to look at the left rear and it looked good. I haven't seen the other tires, but I am sure they are ok as well."
 
"I just wanted to stay in the low to middle, there were a bunch of crumbs up top. You have got to finish the race, so I went a little conservative at the end. I didn't know how close they were, but I didn't hear them," said the winner who took home his second LOLMDS win of the season and his all-time series leading 64th career victory.
 
Pearson had his best LOLMDS performance of the season with his runner-up finish. "It's been a tough year, but all the guys on the Dunn Benson Ford team have done a great job on this car. We changed several things today just to get our car a little better than last night. Mooney [Starr] did all he could do to get it smoothed out for us tonight. I think we were better at the start than at the end. The track cleaned up and made it hard to pass. Scott has been tough all year."
 
O'Neal charged through the field to finish third. "Our team really needed a good run. We have struggled here in the last month or two. We didn't qualify very well. We passed some cars tonight, and we all got strung out in the top five for a while. We stayed consistent and that was what was important. To get a top three is big for the Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil/ CBR Team right now because to run in the top three against these guys, you have done something. But we want to win and if you stay consistent its gonna happen sooner, rather than later."
 
Completing the top ten were Steve Francis, Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb Jr., Tim McCreadie, and Jack Sullivan.

In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 45 entrants, with a lap of 13.702 seconds. Wendell Wallace set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 13.813 seconds. Wendell Wallace, Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, and Jared Landers won their respective heat races. Chris Brown and Austin Rettig won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
Bad Boy 98
Batesville Motor Speedway - Batesville, AR

Feature Finish (98 Laps): 1. Scott Bloomquist, 2. Earl Pearson Jr., 3. Don O'Neal, 4. Jared Landers, 5. Brandon Sheppard, 6. Steve Francis, 7. Darrell Lanigan, 8. Dennis Erb Jr., 9. Tim McCreadie, 10. Jack Sullivan, 11. Jonathan Davenport, 14. Jimmy Owens, 13. Kyle Beard, 14. Garrett Alberson, 15. Chris Brown, 16. Colton Flinner, 17.  Gavin Landers, 18. Jeremy Payne, 19. Wendell Wallace, 20. Shannon Babb, 21. Billy Moyer, 22. Hunter Rasdon, 23. Billy Moyer Jr., 24. David Payne, 25. Austin Rettig, 26. Chandler Petty.

Race Statistics  
Entrants: 45
Lap Leaders: Wendell Wallace (Laps 1 - 5); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 6 - 98)

Time of Race: 70 minutes 46 seconds
 
Point Standings:
1. Jonathan Davenport 2005
2. Scott Bloomquist 1875
3. Jared Landers 1785
4. Brandon Sheppard 1755
4. Darrell Lanigan 1755
6. Dennis Erb Jr. 1620
7. Tim McCreadie 1615
8. Jimmy Owens 1610
9. Earl Pearson Jr. 1590
10. Don O'Neal 1585

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Batesville Motor Speedway Hosts Bad Boy 98

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WAYCROSS, GA (April 11, 2016) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first of two visits, in 2016, to Batesville Motor Speedway - this week. The lightning-fast 3/8-mile oval, located in Batesville, AR, will host the annual Bad Boy 98, Friday-Saturday, April 15th-16th. The event is co-sanctioned with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series - Presented by Lucas Oil.

The action will get underway on Friday night, April 15th with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Hot Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, and Heat Races, to set the starting field for the Bad Boy 98. On Saturday, April 16th, the festivities will begin with an autograph session for fans to meet the nation's top dirt late model drivers, as well as several regional standouts and other top drivers from around the country. Following the autograph session will be two B-Mains, to complete the starting grid for the 98-lap, $20,000-to-win main event. Other divisions in competition this weekend include: Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Factory Stocks, and Modifieds. For tickets and more information, visit: www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net or call the track office at: (870) 251-0011

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Saturday Night's Event at Brownstown Speedway Canceled

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WAYCROSS, GA (April 7, 2016) - Saturday night's 19th Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway has been canceled. With the continued rain and the forecast for unseasonably cold temperatures on Saturday night, Speedway and Series officials have been forced to cancel the event.
 
"Jim Price and the staff at Brownstown Speedway are always a pleasure to work with, they put their heart into every event. This was a tough decision to make, but we feel it was in the best interest of fans and drivers alike. We look forward to seeing everyone at Brownstown Speedway for the Jackson 100 in September," stated Assistant Series Director, Rick Schwallie.

Up next for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the Bad Boy 98 at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Arkansas. Action begins on Friday, April 15th with Miller Welders Time Trials, followed by heat races. The weekend will be cap off on Saturday night with B-Mains, and the 98-lap, $20,000-to-win Bad Boy 98 main event. For more information, visit www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net.

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PPMS Opener slated for May 7, UFo Championship 4th annual SLM Herb Scott Championship May 14

(Mars, PA)The UFo Championship will once again land at the “Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in 2016. Miley Motorsports has scheduled a pair of UFo Super Late Model events at their metro-area supertrack. The “Herb Scott Championship” will take place on Saturday, May 14 while the “Red Miley Rumble” is scheduled for Saturday, August 27. This allows the 2016 potential point funds to climb over $41,000 in addition to $440,000 in race payoffs.

PPMS has been the site of 18 UFo events since the inception of the tour. The wide, racey surface at PPMS has generated spectacular racing and wins from deep in the grid. The “Herb Scott Championship” will pay $3,000 to win. The “Red Miley Rumble” will pay $3,053 to the winner in honor of Red. Both features are initially scheduled to run 35 laps in distance.

Past UFo winners at PPMS include Gregg Satterlee, Jared Miley, Keith Barbara, Davey Johnson, Brandon Burgoon, Michael Davis, Josh Richards, Mike Johnson, John Flinner, Mark Banal, John Mollick, Bart Hartman, Steve Baker, and Al Atallah. With the return of PPMS, all original operating tracks of the first year of the UFo Championship in 2008 are on the 2016 tour.

The addition of the PPMS events has allowed a point fund increase. The UFo Super Late Model point fund has been revised and will now pay over $30,000 based on the current 22 race schedule. The UFo Super Late Model champion is slated to receive $7,000 if the full schedule is completed, with 8th place now receiving $2,000.

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Indiana Icebreaker Set for Saturday, April 9

WAYCROSS, GA (April 5, 2016) - The 19th Annual Indiana Icebreaker was postponed, due to inclement weather, on March 19th. The event, held at the historic Brownstown Speedway, will now take place on Saturday, April 9th.

The event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains - highlighted by a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event. In 2015, Earl Pearson Jr. claimed his third Indiana Icebreaker triumph over Scott Bloomquist, Devin Moran, Jimmy Owens, and Don O'Neal. The ILMS Pro Late Models and UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will both compete for $1,000-to-win on Saturday, April 9th. To purchase advanced tickets or find more information, visit: www.brownstownspeedway.com.

Defending champion, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia leads two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist in the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings. Jared Landers is third, followed by Darrell Lanigan. Brandon Sheppard completes the top five in series standings. Sixth through eleventh are: Jimmy Owens, Dennis Erb Jr., Tim McCradie, Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson Jr., and Steve Francis. Colton Flinner leads the Rookie of the Year standings.

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DJ Myers Wins and secures a guaranteed spot in AM Speedweek event at the Hagerstown Speedway

HAGERSTOWN, MD: The Hagerstown Speedway kicked off its 2016 season with a bang. DJ Myers who started 3rd in the Hoosier Tire Super Late Model feature, found his way to victory lane which also secured a spot in the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Series event on June 11.

Andy Anderson who started on the pole and was running away from the field lost a motor midway through the feature which allowed Myers to take the point. Matt Cosner who started 7th had made his way to 2nd was putting all the pressure he could to rattle Myers but in the end it was Myers claiming the victory. Kenny Pettyjohn started 10th made his way through the field to finish 5th which in return put pressure on Jaime Lathroum and Marvin Winters.

“This is a good win for us. We needed this.” Myers said. Myers also noted that his car needed a little bit more work but he would be back next week.

In the Cochran Auctioneers Late Model Sportsman feature Paul Cursey, Justin Weaver and Kyle Lear put on a spectacular show. Lap after lap Cursey was working the high line as Weaver controlled the lead. Lear was laying back in a very close 3rd ready to take advantage of any mishap. Finally midway through the feature Cursey takes the lead and never looks back. Alan Sagi who had a good run near the end of the feature started 8th finished 4th.

Logan Roberson dominated the MBH Crate Late Model feature by leading the most laps with pressure from Steve Lowery, Lindsey Barton and Tyler Bare. Roberson started on the outside front row and ran the outside line most of the race. Near the end Tyler Bare moved from 5th into 2nd but could not make the pass on the number 17 of Roberson.

“I hate not having my Dad here but he is always a big help,” Roberson said.

Chris Ebersole takes the checkered flag in the pure stocks. Ebersole who is the defending points champion noted in victory lane that he knew Jamie Zentmyer, Craig Parrill and Kyle Martin were pressuring him.

The Hagerstown Speedway will be back in action on April the 2nd with its first 2016 points race featuring the Super Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks and the All American Outlaws. Warm-ups will be at 7pm with racing at 7:30pm.

Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol Results

Late Models: 1.DJ Myers, 2.Matt Cosner, 3.Marvin Winters, 4.Jaime Lathroum, 5.Kenny Pettyjohn, 6.Scott Palmer, 7.Brad Omps, 8 Trever Feathers, 9.David Zona, 10.Andy Anderson, 11.Randy Burkholder

Late Model Sportsman: 1.Paul Cursey, 2.Justin Weaver, 3.Kyle Lear, 4.Alan Sagi, 5.Jimmy Jesmer Jr, 6.James Lichliter, 7.Eddie Cornett, 8.Brayden Anderson, 9.Larry Niederer, 10.Elwood Sord, 11.John Roland ,12.Sam Rail, 13.Zach Price, 14.Wayne Dillman Jr:, DNS – Ronnie Bottenfield, Rodney Walls, Chas Walls

Crate Late Models: 1.Logan Roberson, 2.Tyler Bare, 3.Transtan Stoner, 4.Wes Branner, 5.Scott Sweeney, 6.Kris Eaton, 7.Tyler Hoy, 8.Clinton Hersh, 9.Mike Franklin, 10.Matthew Hill, 11.Mike Wharton, 12.Jannae Piper, 13.Bryan Benton, 14.Darin Henderson, 15.Brad McGinnis, 16.Steve Lowery, 17.Even Hinkle, 18.Lindsey Barton, 19.Darrell Dow

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Two New Tracks Await Lucas Oil Late Model Competitors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WAYCROSS, GA (March 24, 2016) - In the week ahead, the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will face new challenges. The series will visit Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, GA on Friday, April 1st before trekking to East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL on Saturday, April 2nd.

In 2014, dirt late model standout, Dale McDowell and local business owner, David Duplissey acquired Boyd's Speedway. Since its rebirth, the historic 1/3-mile oval, located at the Tennessee-Georgia state line, has undergone extensive renovations to improve the fan and driver experience. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first ever appearance on Friday, April 1st for a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. For tickets and more information, visit: www.boydsspeedway.net.

East Alabama Motor Speedway stands as one of the south's most famous and longest running motorsports attractions. Founded in 1973 by the late Jimmy Thomas, East Alabama quickly became a weekly gathering place for much of the Southeast's top dirt late model talents. In recent years, a high quality lighting and sound system, an enlarged pit area - to accommodate nearly 400 race teams, along with box seating and VIP suites have been added to the speedway. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will converge on the 3/8-mile oval on Saturday, April 2nd for the 19th Annual Bama Bash. The tour's only stop in the state of Alabama includes a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. For tickets and more information, visit: www.eamsdirt.com.

Defending champion, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia leads the 2015 Rookie of the Year, Brandon Sheppard in the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings. Two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist is third, followed by Darrell Lanigan. Tim McCreadie completes the top five in series standings. Sixth through twelfth are: Jared Landers, Eddie Carrier Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Jimmy Owens, Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson Jr., and Steve Francis.

Track Information:
Boyd's Speedway
Phone Number: 706-891-6803
Tracks Promoter: Dale McDowell
Location: 1481 Scruggs Road, Ringgold, GA 30736
Website: www.boydsspeedway.net

Tire Rule for Boyd's Speedway April 1st:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1350
Right Rear - Hoosier 1350 DRS (LCB block), 03, 06, LM40

Boyd's Speedway April 1st Event Purse:
$10,000-to-win: 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800

East Alabama Motor Speedway
Phone Number: (334) 297-2594
Track Promoters: Billy Thomas, William Thomas, and Alexis Thomas
Location: 4238 US Hwy 80 West, Phenix City, AL 36870
Website: www.eamsdirt.com

Tire Rule for East Alabama Motor Speedway April 2nd:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1350
Right Rear - Hoosier 1350 DRS (LCB block), 03, 06, LM40

East Alabama Motor Speedway April 2nd Event Purse:
$12,000-to-win: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

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Davenport Takes Atomic Buckeye Spring 50

CHILLICOTHE, OH (March 18, 2016) – Jonathan Davenport successfully defended his Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway on Friday Night. Davenport withstood an early race battle with Brian Shirley to take his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season, in front of a packed house.

Davenport and Shirley battled for the first 18 laps of the 50 lap race until Davenport pulled ahead. Shirley then held off Jimmy Owens to finish second. Owens came home third, followed by Mike Marlar, and Darrell Lanigan.

“We had a great car tonight. We had some trouble in traffic, but overall we did well tonight. I can’t thank Kevin and Lee Roy Rumley enough for this opportunity to drive their car. Brian [Shirley] and I had a really good race for a long time. I threw that slider on him on the opening lap, but I give him credit, he fought back and got the lead back.”

“We haven’t raced since Speedweeks last month, so It feels good to be back behind the wheel of this car. Brian and I were running side-by-side there when we got up to traffic. I knew that I needed to get by him before traffic got too heavy. This is a new motor Lee Roy had in the car and I can’t say enough about how well it ran.”

“I would also like to thank Baird Transport, Elite Concrete, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Mac Trailer Sales, and everybody else on the car. We are off to another great start and I am looking to getting back here in May for the $50,000 to win race.”

Shirley kept a slight advantage over Davenport until lap 18 when Davenport forged ahead for good. Shirley tried to stay with Davenport through heavy lap traffic for the rest of the caution-free main event.

Shirley could not get close enough to challenge Davenport in the final ten laps as he was being pressured by Owens for third.

“We are really happy to run second against these guys. Davenport is the best in the business right now. He slid by me on that first lap, but I came right back and got back around him. Not too many people in the last couple of years can say they’ve passed him lately.”

“This Longhorn car fits my driving style really well. The track was good tonight. We started off the season so well. I would like to thank Arnie Ranta, Bob Cullen, Thomason Express, and everybody on my crew. Hopefully we will have a really good season,” said Shirley.

Driving with a new team this season, Owens, in the R&W Racing machine was extremely happy with his third place finish. “When we won that heat race it was like winning the World 100. The guys at R&W Racing have really stepped up. We had nothing right before we went to Georgia and Florida. We just announced this partnership before the new year.”

“We are taking baby steps. I would like to give a big thank you to Barry and Lance Wright, Custom Race Engines, E3 Spark Plugs, Red Line Oil, and everybody else who helps. We are looking forward to Boyd’s and East Alabama in a couple of weeks.”

Completing the top ten were Dustin Linville, Jeep Van Wormer, Duane Chamberlain, Scott Bloomquist, and Devin Moran.

In preliminary action, Jared Landers set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 50 entrants, with a lap of 13.786 seconds. Mike Marlar set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 14.040 seconds. Brian Shirley, Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, Mike Marlar, Jared Landers and Devin Moran won their respective heat races. Nick Latham and Jackie Boggs won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, March 18th, 2016
“Buckeye Spring 50”
Atomic Speedway – Chillicothe, OH

Feature (50 Laps): 1. Jonathan Davenport, 2. Brian Shirley, 3. Jimmy Owens, 4. Mike Marlar, 5. Darrell Lanigan, 6. Dustin Linville, 7. Jeep VanWormer, 8. Duane Chamberlain, 9. Scott Bloomquist, 10. Devin Moran, 11. Don O'Neal, 12. Earl Pearson, Jr., 13. Mason Zeigler, 14. Brandon Sheppard, 15. Eddie Carrier, Jr., 16. Steve Francis, 17. RJ Conley, 18. Nick Latham, 19. Dennis Erb, Jr., 20. Rod Conley, 21. Jared Landers, 22. Tim McCreadie, 23. Jackie Boggs, 24. Colton Flinner, 25. Chris Simpson, 26. James Rice.

Race Statistics
Entrants: 50
Lap Leaders: Brian Shirley (Laps 1 – 17); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 18 – 50)
Cautions: none
Time of Race: 13 minutes 40 seconds

Point Standings (3/19)
1. Jonathan Davenport 1370
2. Brandon Sheppard 1190
3. Scott Bloomquist 1180
4. Darrell Lanigan 1170
5. Tim McCreadie 1120
6. Jared Landers 1115
7. Eddie Carrier Jr. 1080
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 1060
9. Jimmy Owens 1040
10. Don O'Neal 1035

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MOTHER NATURE FAILS TO COOPERATE FOR HAGERSTOWN/DIRT CAPITOL OPENER

HAGERSTOWN, MD: Despite Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol promoter Ernie Davis moving the 2016 season opener ahead two additional weeks and also as Sunday is the first day of spring, Mother Nature still failed to cooperate as Winter Storm Regis made its way into the Tri-State area Saturday. With the combination of cold temperatures, rain and snow, any racing was out of the question and Davis was forced to cancel.

More than 70 racers were on hand last Saturday to make use of a practice session with drivers, crews and fans anxious to get underway.

Dirt Capitol will make another attempt to get underway Saturday, March 26 with Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, E Mods and Crate Late Models plus the Easter Egg Hunt for KIDS.

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Saturday's Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway Postponed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BROWNSTOWN, IN (March 18, 2016) - Saturday night's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, 19th Annual Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway has been postponed. With the forecast for mixed precipitation and unseasonably cold temperatures, Speedway and Series officials have been forced to postpone the event.

The 19th Annual Indiana Icebreaker will now take place on Saturday, April 9th. The event will feature an action-packed program that includes: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.

For tickets and more information, visit www.brownstownspeedway.com.

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Largest Schedule and Record Prize Money Highlights 2016 Season!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WAYCROSS, GA (March 16, 2016) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series - widely acknowledged as the nation's premier dirt late model sanctioning organization - is proud to offer its many fans and drivers the most exciting events in 2016.

Since its inception in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has more than doubled the amount of races on the annual schedule. The unique brand provided by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has led to more racing, bigger fields, closer competition, higher purses, and the ultimate fan and driver experience. In 2016, the series will break its previous records, boasting over $3.9 million dollars in prize money, points fund, winner's circle money, and contingencies - spanning over 53 events, at 33 different venues and across 19 states.

The 2016 series schedule includes thirteen events that will pay $20,000 or more to the winner, including: Bad Boy 98 ($20,000-to-win); Buckeye Nationals ($50,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 ($30,000-to-win); Ralph Latham Memorial ($30,000-to-win); Clash at the Mag ($20,000-to-win); Silver Dollar Nationals ($40,000-to-win); Sunoco North/South 100 ($50,000-to-win); COMP Cams Topless 100 ($40,000-to-win); Hillbilly Hundred ($25,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals ($40,000-to-win); Jackson 100 ($20,000-to-win); Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000-to-win); and the season finale - Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000-to-win).

Drivers that compete on the tour, in 2016, will be vying for the coveted title of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion - which includes over $75,000 in cash and other contingencies. The 2016 Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year - Presented by Hot Rod Processing will receive $10,000 in cash, plus other contingency awards.

Defending National Champion, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia leads the 2015 Rookie of the Year, Brandon Sheppard in the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings. Tim McCreadie is third, followed by two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist. Jared Landers completes the top five in series standings. Sixth through eleventh are: Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis, and Earl Pearson Jr.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced, and edited by the award-winning Lucas Oil Production Studios. Twenty-three televised events are scheduled in 2016, with over 50 hours of programing airing on five different networks, including: CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, MAVTV Motorsports Network, and the new LucasOilRacing.TV.

"The continued growth and success of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is a true testament to how devoted our fans, promoters, marketing partners, staff, and drivers are to this organization. The record prize money, large car counts, capacity crowds, and our TV package are just a few of the things that will continue to elevate the level of competition in this program," stated Ritchie Lewis, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director.

Following a successful Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will resume competition this week with a trip to Ohio and Indiana. The series will converge on Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH on Friday, March 18th before heading to Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN on Saturday, March 19th.

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Attica-Wayne County Late Model Series Challenge returns in 2016

ORRVILLE & ATTICA, Ohio - The Super Late Model Series between Attica Raceway Park and NAPA Wayne County Speedway will return for a third season.

This season’s series will be downsized from eight races the previous two years to a six race series in 2016. Attica Raceway Park’s three race dates for the series will be Friday, May 6th, Friday, July 8th and Saturday, September 3rd. The NAPA Wayne County Speedway dates are Saturday, May 7th, Saturday, July 8th and the finale will be on Saturday, September 24th.

Each of the six races will pay $1,200 to win with $180 to start the feature and $60 for non transfer cars. The winner of the series will collect $500 with the runner up getting $300 and third place will get $200 and all drivers finishing in the top 10 of the points will receive a $100 gift card from Summit Racing. The driver winning the most heat races will get a $250 discount on a wrap from Innovative Graphics. The same Hoosier Tire rule will be in effect from last year.

Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham won the series in 2014 while Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown swept the series for the 2015 crown.

For more information on the series and on the two tracks, go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.waynecountyspeedway.com

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April 29
1. J. Davenport 2455
2. S. Bloomquist 2355
3. Jared Landers 2165
4. Darrell Lanigan 2135
5. B. Sheppard 2090
6. Tim McCreadie 2040
7. Dennis Erb Jr. 2005
8. Jimmy Owens 1990
9. Don O'Neal 1980
10. Earl Pearson Jr. 1920

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