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    Jimmy Owens Captures Reece Monument Scorcher 50 at Volunteer on Thursday Night

    Lucas Oil Late Model SeriesBULLS GAP, TN (August 25, 2011) – Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN took the lead from Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA on lap 42 and led the rest of the way to win Thursday Night’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned Reece Monument Scorcher 50 at Volunteer Speedway. McDowell finished second followed by Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; and John Blankenship of Williamson, WV.

    McDowell took the lead at the start of the $10,000 to win race. Owens slipped to third on the opening lap. O’Neal moved into second to challenge McDowell early on, but Owens passed O’Neal for second on lap 15. With only one caution flag to slow the action, McDowell and Owens then had a terrific two-car race for the lead before the tremendous crowd that was on hand to witness the event.

    Owens stalked McDowell for several laps until he dove underneath of McDowell at the flag stand to complete lap 41. Owens then took the lead heading into turn number one. Owens raced through heavy lapped traffic as he went on to score his sixth series win of 2011 and extending his points lead over Bloomquist.

    “It’s good to win here in front of the fans. My car owner was here, Mike Reece and he sponsored the race, which makes it even more amazing to be able to bring home the win,” said Owens. “Dale had a real good car tonight, we slipped up there in turn four on that first lap, but we got it back in line and ran down O’Neal and then had a really great race with Dale.”

    “The track was really racy tonight, you could run anywhere on it. The lapped cars are always an issue here, but we just took our time and we were fortunate enough to get by Dale. He’s had a tough year and I’m sure he is trying hard to get that first win. Thanks to everybody for coming out tonight, I hope they enjoyed the show.”

    Owens drives a Bloomquist Race Cars Ford sponsored by Reece Monument Company, Gantte Appraisals, Midwest Sheet Metal, Red Line Oil, VP Race Fuels, Hoosier Tires and is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine.

    McDowell in one of his best runs of the year was grateful for his second place finish. “We are thrilled with second; Jimmy had the best car tonight. We led for a long time and I thought tonight maybe the night. With Clint Bowyer in the house, it would have been nice to get the win, but we’ll settle for second and head to the next race.”

    O’Neal started on the pole for the last two series events came home third. “We’ll take it, after the last two weeks, it feels good to finish up front. We didn’t get the results we wanted in the last two races, but we’ll take this and head to Indiana tomorrow.”

    Completing the top ten were Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; Vic Hill of Morristown, TN; Chris Madden of Gaffney, SC, and Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, GA.

    In preliminary action Jared Landers was the Red Buck Cigars Fast Qualifier among the 31 entrants. Heat races went to Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Don O’Neal. The B-Mains went to Brad Neat and Dan Schlieper.

    The Lucas oil Late Model Dirt Series heads to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, IN on Friday Night followed by a Saturday Night appearance at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY.

    Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
    Race Summary
    Thursday Night, August 25th, 2011
    “Reece Monument Scorcher 50”
    Volunteer Speedway – Bulls Gap, TN

    Red Buck Cigars Fast Time:
    Jared Landers / 12.180 seconds (Group A and Overall)
    John Blankenship / 12.292 seconds (Group B)

    Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Dale McDowell, Jared Landers, Earl Pearson Jr., Chris Madden, Brad Neat, Billy Ogle, Jonathan Davenport, Brett Miller

    Wiles Driveshafts Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Vic Hill, Mark Douglas, Tyler Reddick, Frank Heckenast Jr., Mike Marlar, Eric Jacobsen-DNS

    Sweet Manufacturing Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Jimmy Owens, John Blankenship, Ray Cook, Steve Casebolt, Dan Schlieper, Chad Ogle, Eric Wells, Jeff Maupin

    HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Don O’Neal, Shane Clanton, Michael Chilton, Tommy Kerr, Chris Ferguson, Mark Vineyard, John Tweed

    JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Brad Neat, Billy Ogle Jr., Tyler Reddick, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Brett Miller, Eric Jacobsen-DNS, Mike Marlar-DNS

    Wrisco Aluminum Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Dan Schlieper, Chris Ferguson, Mark Vineyard, Chad Ogle, Eric Wells, John Tweed, Jeff Maupin-DNS

    Feature Finish – 50 Laps

    FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
    1 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
    2 1 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA
    3 4 71 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN
    4 3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
    5 6 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
    6 7 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
    7 10 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
    8 11 1v Vic Hill Mosheim, TN
    9 13 44m Chris Madden Gaffney, SC
    10 8 25c Shane Clanton Locust Grove, GA
    11 12 97 Michael Chilton Salvisa, KY
    12 14 c9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN
    13 5 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
    14 17 s9 Dan Schlieper Sullivan, WI
    15 17 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
    16 19 201 Billy Ogle Knoxville, TN
    17 23 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
    18 21 11t Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
    19 16 4T Tommy Kerr Maryville, TN
    20 19 22 Chris Ferguson Mount Holly, NC
    21 9 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
    22 24 99jr Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL
    23 15 52d Mark Douglas Knoxville, TN
    24 21 4v Mark Vineyard Powell, TN

    Race Statistics
    Entrants: 31
    Lap Leaders: Dale McDowell (Laps 1 – 41); Jimmy Owens (42 – 50)
    Caution Flags: Mark Douglas (Lap 16)
    Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Eric Wells, and Frank Heckenast Jr.
    Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: none
    PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Chris Madden (Started 13th; Finished 9th; Advanced 4 positions)
    Allstar Performer of the Race: Dale McDowell
    K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Don O’Neal
    Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jared Landers
    COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
    Janowski Insurance Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
    Outerwears Challenger of the Race: Dan Schlieper
    Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Earl Pearson Jr.
    DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Dale McDowell)
    Time of Race: 14 minutes 17 seconds

    Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

    POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
    1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 5080
    2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 4900
    3 71 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 4415
    4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 4195
    5 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4025
    6 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 3940
    7 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 3900
    8 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC 3830
    8 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY 3830
    10 11t Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 3640
    11 57J Bub McCool Vicksburg, MS 3485
    12 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA 3460
    13 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 3280
    14 99jr Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL 3100

    NETWORK AIR DATE AIR TIME VENUE EVENT NAME LOCATION EVENT DATE
    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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