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    O’Neal and Babb on Front Row for COMP Cams Topless 100 Saturday Night at Batesville

    Lucas Oil Late Model SeriesLOCUST GROVE, AR (August 19, 2011) – Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN and Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL will make up the front row for Saturday Night’s 19th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event will pay $40,000 to win.

    In preliminary action, 15-year-old Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA earned his second career Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Award. He recorded the fastest qualifying time among the 55 entrants. Heat race winners were Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; Don O’Neal; Shannon Babb; and Wendell Wallace of Batesville, AR.

    The six heat race winners and the six second-place finishers in each heat redrew for their starting spots in front of the large Friday Night crowd tonight at BMS. O’Neal and Babb drew the number one and two starting positions for Saturday Night’s main event.

    Activities on Saturday will get underway with a driver’s autograph session from 6-7 PM behind the main grandstand area. B-Mains will follow and the weekend will be capped off with the 100-lap 19th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100.

    For more information on Saturday Night’s activities, visit the track’s website at www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net.

    For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com or call the series’ office at (951) 532-2503.

    Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
    Race Summary
    Friday Night, August 19th, 2011
    19th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100
    Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, AR

    Red Buck Cigars Fast Time:
    Tyler Reddick / 13.869 seconds (Group A and Overall)
    Don O’Neal / 14.121 seconds (Group B)

    GROUP “A”
    POS CAR# DRIVER Q. Time
    1 11t Tyler Reddick 13.869
    2 1s Jack Sullivan 13.986
    3 20 Jimmy Owens 14.007
    4 18e Eric Wells 14.022
    5 0 Scott Bloomquist 14.137
    6 74 Jeremy Payne 14.180
    7 27 Stacy Taylor 14.238
    8 65 Dewaine Hottinger 14.290
    9 R5 BJ Robinson 14.299
    10 21cb Chris Brown 14.349
    11 c9 Steve Casebolt 14.361
    12 00S Jesse Stovall 14.362
    13 777 Jared Landers 14.376
    14 53 Ray Cook 14.383
    15 7R Kent Robinson 14.390
    16 11k Jon Kirby 14.411
    17 33x Eric Turner 14.454
    18 21 Billy Moyer 14.517
    19 601 Curtiss Cook 14.528
    20 94 Austin Rettig 14.532
    21 F5 Chad Dupont 14.534
    22 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. 14.553
    23 k0 Kelly Hanvey 14.595
    24 10 Leon Henderson 14.727
    25 0H Shane Harris 14.749
    26 21x Neil Baggett 14.788
    27 14m Morgan Bagley 14.840
    28 60L Jon Mitchell 14.843

    GROUP “B”
    POS CAR# DRIVER Q. Time
    1 71 Don O’Neal 14.121
    2 18 Shannon Babb 14.223
    3 88 Wendell Wallace 14.309
    4 49 Jonathan Davenport 14.341
    5 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. 14.349
    6 75 Terry Phillips 14.355
    7 57J Bub McCool 14.412
    8 23 John Blankenship 14.430
    9 54x Dane Dacus 14.435
    10 s9 Dan Schlieper 14.493
    11 F1 Jeff Floyd 14.497
    12 17m Dale McDowell 14.499
    13 99jr Frank Heckenast, Jr. 14.598
    14 54 David Breazeale 14.626
    15 6r Robbie Stuart 14.650
    16 41n Brad Neat 14.656
    17 71w Chris Wall 14.676
    18 86 Kyle Beard 14.682
    19 15 Steve Francis 14.700
    20 38 Chase Washington 14.734
    21 1s Brian Shirley 14.753
    22 96T RC Whitwell 14.815
    23 1v Will Vaught 14.821
    24 71m Andrew McKay 14.833
    25 115 Brandon Smith 14.871
    26 14c Henry Cooper 14.944
    27 23B Jay Brunson 15.149

    Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Eric Wells, Jared Landers, Tyler Reddick, Jon Kirby, Stacy Taylor, Earl Pearson Jr., Curtiss Cook, Shane Harris, Jon Mitchell, Chris Brown

    Wiles Driveshafts Second Heat (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Jack Sullivan, Steve Casebolt, Ray Cook, Eric Turner, Dewaine Hottinger, Austin Rettig, Neil Baggett, Kelly Hanvey

    Sweet Manufacturing Third Heat (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Jimmy Owens, Jeremy Payne, Billy Moyer, BJ Robinson, Kent Robinson, Jesse Stovall, Morgan Bagley, Chad Dupont, Leon Henderson
    HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Don O’Neal, Bub McCool, Steve Francis, Dan Schlieper, Jonathan Davenport, Frank Heckenast Jr., RC Whitwell, Brad Neat, Brandon Smith

    Wiles Driveshafts Fifth Heat (12 Laps – Top 3 Advance): Shannon Babb, John Blankenship, Billy Moyer Jr., Jeff Floyd, Chris Wall, Chase Washington, Will Vaught, Henry Cooper, David Breazeale

    Sweet Manufacturing Sixth Heat (12 Laps – Top 3 Advance): Wendell Wallace, Dale McDowell, Terry Phillips, Dane Dacus, Robbie Stuart, Andrew McKay, Brian Shirley, Kyle Beard, Jay Brunson

    Top 6 Redraw for Feature Lineup: Don O’Neal, Shannon Babb, Eric Wells, Scott Bloomquist, Wendell Wallace, Jimmy Owens

    Positions 7 – 12 Redraw for Feature Lineup: Jeremy Payne, Dale McDowell, John Blankenship, Jared Landers, Jack Sullivan, Bub McCool

    NETWORK AIR DATE AIR TIME VENUE EVENT NAME LOCATION EVENT DATE

    SPEED 8/21/11 5:00 PM Lucas Oil Speedway 5th Annual Diamond Nationals Wheatland, MO 7/16/11

    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

    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 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

    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, CV Products, 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, JE Pistons, 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, Ringers Gloves, Rocket Chassis, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance, Safety Solutions, Sweet Manufactuing, Vic Hill Race Engines, Warrior Race Cars, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.

    James Essex, Public Relations Coordinator, jessex@lucasdirt.com

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