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    Bloomquist over Owens in Portsmouth Raceway Park Duel

    Lucas Oil Late Model SeriesPOS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS

    1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 5710
    2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 5600
    3 71 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 5120
    4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 4780
    5 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 4510
    6 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4465
    7 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY 4405
    8 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 4350
    9 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC 4280
    10 11t Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 4190
    11 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA 4025
    12 57J Bub McCool Vicksburg, MS 3840
    13 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 3775
    14 99jr Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL 3625
    15 c9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN 3135
    PORTSMOUTH, OH (September 3, 2011) – Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN withstood all of Jimmy Owens’ challenges to win the Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble on Saturday Night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. Owens started 22nd and finished just behind Bloomquist at the stripe. He was followed by 14th place starter, Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; Brad Neat of Dunnville, KY; and Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, WV.

    Scott James grabbed the lead at the start of the $10,000 to win race. He was in control for most of race, holding a good-sized lead through traffic. A heated race for second place was going on between last year’s winner, Dale McDowell and Bloomquist who eventually seized the spot.

    Bloomquist then caught James as the two ran side-by-side for a dozen laps with Bloomquist leadingfor the first time on lap 39. A lap later it was James at the stripe. Then a caution came out for a flat tire on Ray Cook’s car. On the restart, Bloomquist gained the point in turn two as James’ left rear tire went flat forcing the final caution of the race.

    This set up a nine-lap shootout between Bloomquist and Owens. On the restart Bloomquist led Owens, but Owens closed right on Bloomquist’ rear with five laps to go. Bloomquist changed his line on the track to prevent Owens from stealing the win away from him. He went on for his 11th series win of 2011. The win for Bloomquist cut Owens’ points lead to 110.

    “The track was great all night, we started in the fourth row and it only took a couple of laps to get to the front,” said Bloomquist, who earned career win number 514 with the triumph. “You could run anywhere on this track. We had a real good race there with Scott [James], we ran side-by-side without touching, I don’t know if he thought I got into him or what, it was accidental if I even did. Then he had the flat and went out. Holding off Jimmy there at the end was tough because he was coming on strong from where he started.”

    Bloomquist in his Bloomquist Race Cars Ford is sponsored by Roush-Yates, Base Racing Fuels, Ohlins, Miller Brothers Construction and Sweet Manufacturing.

    Owens came into the event with a 130-point lead over Bloomquist and was excited with his finish. “I just started too far back, the car was great at the end, but Scott was just a little bit better,” said the driver of the Mike Reece-owned, Reece Monument Company, Bloomquist Race Cars Ford.

    Completing the top ten were Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA; Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, IL; and John Blankenship of Williamson, WV.

    In preliminary action, Rod Conley was the Red Buck Cigars Fast Qualifier among the 51 entrants on hand. The heat race winners were Doug Drown, Don O’Neal, Scott James, and Dale McDowell. The B-mains went to Chris Brown and Ben Adkins.

    Tomorrow night, September 4th, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be back in action at Portsmouth Raceway Park for the 43rd Annual Hillbilly Hundred paying $25,000 to win. For more information log onto www.portsraceway.com.

    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) 496-0107.

    Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
    Race Summary
    Saturday Night, September 3rd, 2011
    Pepsi 75 River Days Rumble
    Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH

    Red Buck Cigars Fast Time:
    Doug Drown / 14.897 seconds (Group A)
    Rod Conley / 15.824 seconds (Group B and Overall)

    Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Doug Drown, Frank Heckenast Jr., Bub McCool, Kenny Christy, Chris Brown, Delmas Conley, Jackie Boggs, Russ Frohnapfel, Larry Martin Jr., Lee Logan, James Watson, Paul Davis, Josh Bivens

    Wiles Driveshafts Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Don O’Neal, Steve Casebolt, Josh Bocook, Mark Frazier, Greg Johnson, Ray Cook, Casey Noonan, Kenneth Howell, Jerry Mustain, Butch Dowdy, Michael Howard, Steve Francis

    Sweet Manufacturing Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Scott James, Brad Neat, Tyler Reddick, Jared Landers, John Blankenship, Eric Wells, Nick Bocook, Josh McGuire, John Mason, Chris Wilson, Kevin Wagner, Rod Conley, Chad Stapleton-DNS
    HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Jason Montgomery, Eddie Carrier Jr., Ben Adkins, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr., Eric Jacobsen, RJ Conley, Larry Ferrell, Paul Harris, Justin Rattliff-DNS, Billy Guillion-DNS

    JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Chris Brown, Jackie Boggs, Ray Cook, Casey Noonan, Delmas Conley, Greg Johnson, Russ Frohnapfel, Lee Logan, Larry Martin Jr., James Watson, Jerry Mustain, Steve Francis, Kenneth Howell, Michael Howard, Josh Bivens, Butch Dowdy-DNS, Paul Davis-DNS

    Wrisco Aluminum Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Ben Adkins, Eric Wells, Jimmy Owens, Eric Jacobsen, Rod Conley, RJ Conley, Chris Wilson, Larry Ferrell, Josh McGuire, John Blankenship, Earl Pearson Jr., John Mason, Paul Harris, Kevin Wagner, Nick Bocook, Chad Stapleton, Justin Rattliff-DNS, Billy Guillion-DNS

    Feature Finish – 50 Laps

    FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
    1 8 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
    2 22 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
    3 14 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
    4 6 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
    5 16 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
    6 4 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA
    7 3 71 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN
    8 23 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
    9 5 99jr Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL
    10 26 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
    11 9 57J Bub McCool Vicksburg, MS
    12 25 71c RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH
    13 20 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
    14 21 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
    15 13 c7 Kenny Christy Vanceburg, KY
    16 12 21m Jason Montgomery Jackson, OH
    17 10 11t Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
    18 19 4b Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY
    19 24 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
    20 17 21b Chris Brown Cleveland, TX
    21 2 81 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN
    22 18 b7 Ben Adkins West Portsmouth, OH
    23 11 B1 Josh Bocook Wheelersburg, OH
    24 1 12 Doug Drown Wooster, OH
    25 7 c9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN
    26 15 9F Mark Frazier Chillicothe, OH

    Race Statistics
    Entrants: 51
    Lap Leaders: Scott James (Laps 1 – 38); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 39); Scott James (Lap 40); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 41 – 50)
    Caution Flags: Josh Bocook (Lap 1); Tyler Reddick (Lap 28); Ray Cook (Lap 40); Ben Adkins (Lap 40 restart); Scott James (Lap 41)
    Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Steve Francis, Earl Pearson Jr.
    Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: John Blankenship
    Portsmouth Raceway Park Track Provisional: RJ Conley
    PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Started 22nd; Finished 2nd; Advanced 20 positions)
    Allstar Performer of the Race: Jared Landers
    K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Jimmy Owens
    Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jared Landers
    COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Roush Yates Racing Engines
    Janowski Insurance Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
    Outerwears Challenger of the Race: Jimmy Owens
    Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Scott James
    DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Tommy Hicks (Scott Bloomquist)
    Time of Race: 33 minutes 34 seconds

    Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

    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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