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WHEEL, TN (April 2, 2017) - The former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Don O'Neal outdueled defending National Champion, Scott Bloomquist on Sunday night at Duck River Raceway. O'Neal took the lead from Bloomquist for the final time on lap 38 to claim his first LOLMDS win of the season.

Trailing the two former series champions to the checkers was young-gun Tanner English - who recorded his best career LOLMDS finish. Brandon Overton came home fourth, followed by Dennis Erb Jr. rounding out the top five.

O'Neal made a clean sweep of the night - setting the overall fast time, winning his heat race, and claiming the 50-lap main event for his first series victory since April 2015. The 52-year-old, piloted a two-race old, Club 29 Race Car powered by a Clements Racing Engine for Clint Bowyer Racing.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the forty-second time in his career, O'Neal was estatic with his hard-fought victory. "The crew has worked so hard on this car, people don't realize how much work goes into these cars. Anthony Burroughs and "Big Snack," they don't get any days off it seems. Last night at East Alabama was the first time we ran this car. I never thought he [Bloomquist] would get around me on the outside and then he went to the bottom. When he did that I thought, I could do that as well and it worked out."

"I have had so much bad luck recently, it feels great to get back to victory lane again. Thanks to Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, Cometic Gasket, Club 29 Race Cars, Crawford Outdoor, Clint Bowyer Autoplex, Traeger Wood Fire Grills, Penske Racing Shocks and Sunoco Race Fuels."

O'Neal grabbed the lead at the start of the race and led the first four laps until Culp took over the top spot. Looking for his first-career LOLMDS victory, Culp held the top spot until O'Neal regained the lead on the nineteenth circuit. O'Neal then held the point until Bloomquist roared to the outside of him to take the lead on lap 36. The duo battled side-by-side for a several laps before O'Neal cleared Bloomquist for the final time.

Bloomquist who went with the harder LM40 for the main event nearly came home with the win. "It was a pretty good race. We got up there and my right rear sealed up a little bit. Everybody ran a good race tonight up front. There was a lot of give and take and everybody put on a good show. The harder compound hurt us early on. I had to try and stay out of the black. Once I got by him [O'Neal] I thought we could win it."

English was thrilled with his podium finish. "I was real close there a couple of times to getting the lead. I thought I could get O'Neal there a couple of times and then we had a caution. Then I saw Bloomquist rolling there on top and I thought we were all in trouble at that point because he had that harder tire on. To come in here and do this against these guys it means a lot. I want to thank Seay Motors and M&S Concrete for helping sponsor us."

Completing the top ten were Timothy Culp, Steve Francis, Darrell Lanigan, Dale McDowell, and Hudson O'Neal.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
Duck River Raceway Park - Wheel, TN

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Don O'Neal / 12.515 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Dale McDowell / 12.917 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Darrell Lanigan, Tanner English, Ricky Weiss, Hudson O'Neal, David Breazeale, Josh Richards, Carder Miller, Kayne Hickman

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Timothy Culp, Eric Hickerson, Brandon Overton, Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson, Jr., Boom Briggs, Billy Franklin, Colton Flinner

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Dennis Erb, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Tim McCreadie, Dale McDowell, Gregg Satterlee, Caleb Ashby, David Seibers, Austin Arnold

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Caleb Ashby, Boom Briggs, Billy Franklin, Kayne Hickman, David Seibers, Colton Flinner, Carder Miller, Austin Arnold

Feature Finish (50 Laps):


FINISH

START

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

EARNINGS

1

1

5

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

$11,000

2

6

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

$6,500

3

7

96

Tanner English

Benton, KY

$3,500

4

8

116

Brandon Overton

Evans, GA

$2,750

5

3

28E

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Carpentersville, IL

$2,950

6

2

C8

Timothy Culp

Prattsville, AR

$1,800

7

9

15

Steve Francis

Bowling Green, KY

$2,200

8

4

14

Darrell Lanigan

Union, KY

$2,000

9

15

17m

Dale McDowell

Chickamauga, GA

$1,200

10

13

71

Hudson O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

$1,800

11

14

49

Jonathan Davenport

Williamson, SC

$1,875

12

10

7w

Ricky Weiss

Headingley, MB

$1,050

13

16

54

David Breazeale

Starkville, MS

$1,025

14

19

1R

Josh Richards

Shinnston, WV

$1,700

15

17

1

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

$1,750

16

11

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

$1,725

17

22

17

Billy Franklin

Calera, AL

$900

18

24

18S

David Seibers

Chapel Hill, TN

$875

19

18

22

Gregg Satterlee

Rochester Mills, PA

$850

20

21

99B

Boom Briggs

Bear Lake, PA

$1,525

21

23

75

Colton Flinner

Allison Park, PA

$800

22

20

61

Caleb Ashby

Cunningham, TN

$800

23

12

39

Tim McCreadie

Watertown, NY

$1,500

24

5

98

Eric Hickerson

Linden, TN

$800


Race Statistics  

Entrants: 27
Lap Leaders: Don O'Neal (Laps 1 - 6); Timothy Culp (Laps 7 - 18); Don O'Neal (Laps 19 - 35); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 36 - 37); Don O'Neal (Laps 38 - 50)
Cautions: Colton Flinner (Lap 5); Eric Hickerson (Lap 8); Tim McCreadie (Lap 9); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 15); Caleb Ashby (Lap 16); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 31)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Colton Flinner
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: David Seibers
Wrisco Feature Winner: Don O'Neal
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dale McDowell (Started: 15th; Finished: 9th; Advanced 6 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Don O'Neal
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: n/a
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Pro Power Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Club 29 Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs (Don O'Neal)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Don O'Neal (Lap #2 - 13.9431 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Don O'Neal (36 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Don O'Neal
Time of Race: 34 minutes 47 seconds

Pure Pony
  1. Paul Teachout
  2. Mike Gaines
  3. Scott West
  4. Cody Rector
  5. Rusty West
  6. Cody Rogers
  7. Ben Yates
  8. Trey Horton
  9. Travis Yoes
  10. Jacob Sharp
  11.  Sam Ramsey

2 Barrel Late Model

  1. Christian Hanger
  2. Jeff Frame
  3. James Sullivan
  4. Roger Harmon
  5. Jimmy Nowlin
  6.  Robert Holman
  7. Chuck Lynch
  8. Hunter Sanders
Crate Late Model
  1. Jesse Lowe
  2. Clint Nichols
  3. Joe Denby
  4. Cody Bollard
  5. Mike Henn
  6. Phillip Cardin
  7. Dustin Harris
  8. Oakley Johns
  9. Chase Walls
  10. Ricky Knight Jr.
  11. Donald Johns
  12.  Alex Cervantes
  13.  Danny Gil
  14. Tanner Russell
  15.  Robert Ardry
  16. Jason Walker
  17.  Robert Stutts
  18. David Jackson
  19. David Brocato
  20. Michael Seibers
  21.  Jay Brinkley
  22. Justin Maxwell
  23. Leighton Hite
Street Stock
  1. Michael Kirby
  2. David Gentry
  3. Joel Landers
  4. Marcus McCrary
  5. Tim Merrit
  6. Mark Haddon
  7. Steve Hadley
  8. Kyle Lane
  9. Austin Blade
  10. Freddie Smtih
  11.  Kevin Whalely
  12.  Scotty Dial
  13.  Austin Cagle
  14. Jason Baker