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Bloomquist Blasts to Career Win Number 506 Saturday Night at Brownstown

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BROWNSTOWN, IN (April 9, 2011) – Scott Bloomquist passed Steve Francis on lap eight and went on to lead the rest of the way in capturing the 14th Annual Indiana Icebreaker for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday Night at Brownstown Speedway.    Bloomquist, who won his 500th career feature race last September at Brownstown, earned $10,000 for the win.  Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN finished second as he held off 18th starting Earl Pearson Jr. for the runner-up spot.  Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA finished fourth followed by 15th place starter, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN.

In victory lane Bloomquist gave thanks and to his pit crew and the track preparers at Brownstown, after the event was held despite nearly two inches of rain which fell earlier in the day.  “The car was superb out there tonight, you could run anywhere, we went with the Chevrolet powered Roush-Yates engine tonight and it didn’t miss a beat, this was  a brand new car, we’ve always enjoyed coming up here to race, and with all the rain they had I didn’t know how it would turn out, but it was racy all night, we had a good race there with Francis for a while, and I was hoping there wouldn’t be any cautions the way we were running, we handled traffic pretty well, and everybody gave each other plenty of room,” said Bloomquist.

Bub McCool started on the pole and led the first two laps until Steve Francis took over the point.  Francis held the lead for five circuits, until Bloomquist, who started third grabbed the lead using the inside line of the race track.  Francis ran second just ahead of Mike Marlar for several laps until Marlar took second on lap 18.  O’Neal then charged to the front passing both Francis and Marlar as he grabbed the second slot on lap 20.

Bloomquist had built a sizable lead over O’Neal and Marlar. With twenty laps to go, he was firmly in command of the race.  Bloomquist then started to pick-up heavy traffic, allowing both O’Neal and Earl Pearson Jr., who was on the move after starting on the outside of the ninth row.

O’Neal and Pearson had quite a battle for second for the remainder of the race.  O’Neal was able to edge Pearson at the finish line for second place.

Completing the top ten were Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN; Bub McCool of Vicksburg, MS; Brad Neat of Dunnville, KY; Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA; and Chris Wall of Springfield, LA.

In preliminary action Rohn Moon was the red Buck Cigars Fast Qualifier with a lap of 14.264 seconds among the 49 entrants.  Heat race winners were Bub McCool, Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, and Don O’Neal.  The B-Mains were taken by John Blankenship and Earl Pearson Jr.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be in action on April 29th at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, PA and on Saturday Night, April 30th at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA. Both events will pay $10,000 to win.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary

Friday Night, April 9th, 2011

14th Annual “Indiana Icebreaker”

Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN

Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: Rohn Moon / 14.264 seconds (Group A)

Shannon Babb / 14.451seconds (Group B and Overall)

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Bub McCool, Mike Marlar, Scott James, Eric Wells, John Blankenship, Tim Isenberg, Dan Schlieper, Joe Janowski, Brian Gray, Rohn Moon, Jeep VanWormer, Matt Miller, Brian Wilhite-DNS

Wiles Driveshafts Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Brad Neat, Jimmy Owens, Steve Casebolt, Justin Rattliff, Kent Robinson, Frank Heckenast Jr., Sammy Stile, Chris Streeval, Keaton Streeval, Josh McGuire

Sweet Manufacturing Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Steve Francis, Shannon Babb, Brian Birkhofer, Ray Cook, Dennis Erb Jr., Kevin Claycomb, Tyler Reddick, Chris Brown, Chad Stapleton, Michael Chilton, Tim Rivers, Alan Magner

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Don O’Neal, Dale McDowell, Jared Landers, Dustin Neat, Earl Pearson Jr., Greg Johnson, Dillan White, Jeremy Hines, Jason Smith, Greg Kendall, James Griffith, Steve Godsey

JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): John Blankenship, Joe Janowski, Kent Robinson, Dan Schlieper, Steve Casebolt, Frank Heckenast Jr., Sammy Stile, Justin Rattliff, Rohn Moon, Keaton Streeval, Chris Streeval, Jeep VanWormer, Brian Gray, Tim Isenberg, Matt Miller-DNS, Josh McGuire-DNS

Wrisco Aluminum Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Earl Pearson Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Greg Johnson, Chad Stapleton, Jeremy Hines, Kevin Claycomb, Chris Brown, Tyler Reddick, Tim Rivers, Michael Chilton, Greg Kendall, Jason Smith, Alan Magner, Brian WIlhite, Steve Godsey, Dillan White, James Griffith

Feature Finish – 50 Laps

FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN

1
3
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN

2
4
71
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN

3
18
44
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL

4
10
15bx
Brian Birkhofer
Muscatine, IA

5
15
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN

6
5
36
Mike Marlar
Winfield, TN

7
1
57J
Bub McCool
Vicksburg, MS

8
11
41n
Brad Neat
Dunnville, KY

9
8
17m
Dale McDowell
Chickamauga, GA

10
7
71w
Chris Wall
Springfield, LA

11
14
53
Ray Cook
Brasstown, NC

12
20
28e
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL

13
2
15
Steve Francis
Ashland, KY

14
6
18
Shannon Babb
Mowequa, IL

15
17
23
John Blankenship
Williamson, WV

16
12
777
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR

17
9
81
Scott James
Lawrenceburg, IN

18
25
9t
Tim Isenberg
Marshfield, WI

19
24
c9
Steve Casebolt
Richmond, IN

20
27
54W
Dillan White
Crofton, KY

21
22
49
Greg Johnson
Bedford, IN

22
23
s9
Dan Schlieper
Sullivan, WI

23
26
11t
Tyler Reddick
Corning, CA

24
13
18e
Eric Wells
Hazard, KY

25
19
6J
Joe Janowski
Carmel, IN

26
21
7R
Kent Robinson
Bloomington, IN

27
16
25n
Dustin Neat
Dunnville, KY

Race Statistics
Entrants: 49

Lap Leaders: Bub McCool (Laps 1-2); Steve Francis (Laps 3-7); Laps (8-50) Scott Bloomquist

Caution Flags: Lap 7 (Tyler Reddick); Lap 17 (Steve Casebolt)

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals:  Steve Casebolt; Dan Schlieper

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Tim Isenberg; Tyler Reddick

PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Started 18th; Finished 3rd; Advanced 15 positions)

Allstar Performer of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr.

K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Jimmy Owens

Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Bub McCool

COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Race Engines

Outerwears Challenger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr.

Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Steve Francis

DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Fitzgerald (Earl Pearson Jr.)

Time of Race: 33 minutes 19 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS

1
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
690

2
71
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
680

3
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
660

4
44
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
605

4
28e
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
605

6
36
Mike Marlar
Winfield, TN
595

7
41n
Brad Neat
Dunnville, KY
565

8
17m
Dale McDowell
Chickamauga, GA
545

9
57J
Bub McCool
Vicksburg, MS
530

10
15
Steve Francis
Ashland, KY
505

11
71w
Chris Wall
Springfield, LA
490

11
777
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
490

13
53
Ray Cook
Brasstown, NC
480

13
11t
Tyler Reddick
Corning, CA
480

15
99jr
Frank Heckenast, Jr.
Frankfort, IL
470

16
9t
Tim Isenberg
Marshfield, WI
465

17
s9
Dan Schlieper
Sullivan, WI
460

18
23
John Blankenship
Williamson, WV
450

19
18e
Eric Wells
Hazard, KY
445

20
c9
Steve Casebolt
Richmond, IN
425

NETWORK
AIR DATE
AIR TIME
VENUE
EVENT NAME
LOCATION
EVENT DATE

VERSUS
4/16/11
5:00 PM
East Bay Raceway Park
35th Annual DART Winternationals Presented by Magnaflow (Fri)
Tampa, FL
2/11/11

MavTV
6/2/11
9:00PM
East Bay Raceway Park
35th Annual DART Winternationals Presented by Magnaflow (Fri)
Tampa, FL
2/11/11

SPEED
6/12/11
12:00 PM
Batesville Motor Speedway
Bad Boy 98
Batesville, AR
5/21/11

CBS
6/19/11
4:00 PM
Lucas Oil Speedway
19th Annual DART Show-Me 100
Wheatland, MO
5/28/11

SPEED
7/31/11
1:00 PM
Magnolia Motor Speedway
Clash at the Mag
Columbus, MS
7/9/11

SPEED
8/7/11
1:00 PM
Tri-City Speedway
Budweiser Battle at the Beach
Pontoon Beach, IL
7/15/11

VERSUS
8/27/11
2:30 PM
Batesville Motor Speedway
Bad Boy 98
Batesville, AR
5/21/11

SPEED
9/4/11
11:00 AM
Florence Speedway
29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil
Florence, KY
8/13/11

MavTV
9/8/11
9:00PM
Batesville Motor Speedway
Bad Boy 98
Batesville, AR
5/21/11

SPEED
9/17/11
2:00 PM
Lawrenceburg Speedway
Lawrenceburg, IN
8/26/11

SPEED
10/2/11
1:00 PM
Portsmouth Raceway Park
River Days Rumble
Portsmouth, OH
9/3/11

SPEED
10/9/11
1:00 PM
Virginia Motor Speedway
ASi Racewear USA 100
Saluda, VA
9/17/11

SPEED
10/23/11
6:00 PM
Brownstown Speedway
32nd Annual Jackson 100
Brownstown, IN
9/24/11

SPEED
10/30/11
3:00 PM
Dixie Speedway
Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout
Woodstock, GA
10/8/11

VERSUS
12/18/11
6:00 PM
Florence Speedway
29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil
Florence, KY
8/13/11

MavTV
12/29/11
9:00PM
Florence Speedway
29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil
Florence, KY
8/13/11

SPEED
TBA
TBA
Lucas Oil Speedway
Diamond Nationals
Wheatland, MO
7/16/11

SPEED
TBA
TBA
Knoxville Raceway
8th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals
Knoxville, IA
10/1/11

MavTV
TBA
TBA
Dixie Speedway
Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout
Woodstock, GA
10/8/11

VERSUS
TBA
TBA
Dixie Speedway
Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout
Woodstock, GA
10/8/11

2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sponsors

ApplianceZone.com- “The Official Appliance Parts Retailer” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

ASI Racewear – “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Canidae Pet Foods – “The Official Pet Foods” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

DART Machinery – “The Official Engine Components” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

E3 Spark Plugs – “The Official Spark Plug” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Geico Power Sports – “The Official Insurance” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

General Tire – “The Official Tire” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Hoosier Tire – “The Official Race Tire” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

K&N Filters – “The Official Filter” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Magnaflow Exhaust – “The Official Exhaust” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

MavTV – “The Official Men’s Network” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

R&L Carrier – “The Official Carrier” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Rockstar Energy Drink – “The Official Drink” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Speedco – “The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Sunoco Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:

Allstar Performance, American Racer, Banshee Graphics, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, Dominator Race Products, Dyers Top Rods, ECR Race Engines, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Gaerte Engines, GRT Race Cars, Hawk Performance, Hypercoil, Janowski Insurance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Chassis, Öhlins, Outerwears, PBM/Erson Cams, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Pro Power Racing, Quarter Master, Race Engine Design, Red Buck Cigars, Rhyne Race Engines, Rick Schwallie Photography, Rocket Chassis, Roush Yates Engines, Safety Solutions, Sweet Manufactuing, Vic Hill Race Engines, Warrior Race Cars, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, WD Enterprises, 5150 Race Trailers.