Bloomquist, Moyer, Wallace, and Owens Win Heats Friday Night at Magnolia

COLUMBUS, MS (July 6, 2012) - Hall of Famers, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN and Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR were among the four heat race winners on Friday Night in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Bloomquist and Moyer will be joined in the redraw tomorrow night by Wendell Wallace of Batesville, AR, and reigning series champion and current point's leader, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN.

A total of 50 cars were on hand for the Columbus Convention Center and Visitors Bureau Clash at the Mag which will pay $20,000 to win on Saturday Night.

Bloomquist dominated heat race number one leading all the way. Jared Landers of Batesville, AR and Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN battled for the runner-up spot for the entire race with Landers coming out ahead of O'Neal. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA the leading Quarter Master Rookie of the Year candidate in the LOLMDS made a late race charge to nab the fourth and final transfer spot.

In heat two, Moyer was the man to beat as he took the lead at the start, holding off Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN and Steve Francis of Ashland, KY for the victory. Francis, the hottest driver in the series has won two out of the last three feature events heading into this weekend at Magnolia. A terrific race for fourth saw hometown driver Rick Rickman capture the final transfer spot coming off of turn four as he took the final transfer position.

In the third heat race, Wallace jumped to the early lead and held a steady pace the rest of the way to earn the win. A tremendous battle for second went on the entire 10-lap race with Klint Byars of Calhoun City, MS finally taking over the second spot for good, near the end of the race. Scott Dedwylder of Vossurg, MS and Rodney Wing of Meridian, MS made the home state fans proud by taking the third and fourth spots at the finish. Both earned a spot in Saturday's main event.

In the fourth and final heat, Owens took the lead at the drop of the green as he and 16-year-old Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA ran one and two the entire 10-lap distance. The battle for third was hotly contested between Eric Cooley of Fulton, MS and Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, AR as those two ran side-by-side for the last half of the race with Cooley edging out Moyer Jr.

In preliminary action, Jared Landers set the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time amongst the 50 entrants with a lap of 13.852 seconds. Heat races were taken by: Bloomquist, Moyer, Wallace, and Owens.

The series will be back in action tomorrow night in the "Clash at the Mag" at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS on Saturday July 7th. Festivities will kick off at 5:30PM with the Dirt Racing Outreach Service in the Grandstands. Action on the track will begin with two B-Mains, and the 100-lap $20,000 "Clash at the Mag" main event will cap off the evening. For more information on the event, go to www.magnoliadirt.com.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday Night, July 6th, 2012
"Clash at the Mag"
Magnolia Motor Speedway - Columbus, MS

Red Buck Cigars Fast Time:
Jared Landers / 13.852 seconds (Group A)
Scott Dedwylder / 14.220 seconds (Group B)

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Jared Landers, Don O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, John Blankenship, Jamie Elam, Jimmy Cliburn, Scott Creel, Shane Harris, Joseph Joiner, Chris Hoomes, Bo Gordon, Chris Wall-DNS

U. S. Steel Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Billy Moyer, Mike Marlar, Steve Francis, Rick Rickman, Earl Pearson, Jr., Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Neil Baggett, Dillon Wood, Mark Green, Larry Boutwell, Ray Cook, Jered Smith-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Wendell Wallace, Klint Byars, Scott Dedwylder, Rodney Wing, Chad Thrash, BJ Robinson, Jason Cliburn, Brian Rickman, Shep Lucas, Ross Camponovo, Mike Palasini, Jr., Cale Finley, Richard Smith

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Jimmy Owens, Tyler Reddick, Eric Cooley, Billy Moyer, Jr., Eric Wells, Brad Neat, Timothy Culp, Robbie Stuart, Justin McRee, Leon Henderson, Todd Gray, Jason Wilson

JRi Shocks First B-Main Line Up (12 Laps - Top 3 Advance):


JRI Shocks - "B" MAIN #1 LINE UP

 

DRIVER

INSIDE

OUTSIDE

DRIVER

John Blankenship

23

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jamie Elam

12

18H

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth

Jimmy Cliburn

88c

21x

Neil Baggett

Scott Creel

31

1w

Dillon Wood

Shane Harris

0H

g19

Mark Green

Joseph Joiner

10J

58

Larry Boutwell

Chris Hoomes

00H

53

Ray Cook

Bo Gordon

34

71w

Chris Wall

Jered Smith

711

 

 

PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main Line Up (12 Laps - Top 3 Advance):


PAC Racing Springs - "B" MAIN #2 LINE UP

 

DRIVER

INSIDE

OUTSIDE

DRIVER

Chad Thrash

1c

18e

Eric Wells

BJ Robinson

F5

41n

Brad Neat

Jason Cliburn

888

C8

Timothy Culp

Brian Rickman

90

6r

Robbie Stuart

Shep Lucas

57

25

Justin McRee

Ross Camponovo

18c

10

Leon Henderson

Mike Palasini, Jr.

8

7G

Todd Gray

Cale Finley

F36

22

Jason Wilson

Richard Smith

7

 

 


Friday Night, July 6th, 2012
“Clash at the Mag”
Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS

Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series
Red Buck Cigars Fast Time:
Jared Landers / 13.852 seconds (Group A)
Scott Dedwylder / 14.220 seconds (Group B)

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Jared Landers, Don O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, John Blankenship, Jamie Elam, Jimmy Cliburn, Scott Creel, Shane Harris, Joseph Joiner, Chris Hoomes, Bo Gordon, Chris Wall-DNS

U. S. Steel Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Billy Moyer, Mike Marlar, Steve Francis, Rick Rickman, Earl Pearson, Jr., Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Neil Baggett, Dillon Wood, Mark Green, Larry Boutwell, Ray Cook, Jered Smith-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Wendell Wallace, Klint Byars, Scott Dedwylder, Rodney Wing, Chad Thrash, BJ Robinson, Jason Cliburn, Brian Rickman, Shep Lucas, Ross Camponovo, Mike Palasini, Jr., Cale Finley, Richard Smith

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Jimmy Owens, Tyler Reddick, Eric Cooley, Billy Moyer, Jr., Eric Wells, Brad Neat, Timothy Culp, Robbie Stuart, Justin McRee, Leon Henderson, Todd Gray, Jason Wilson

NeSmith Late Model Feature Results
1- 35 Tony Gray
2- 1 Johnny Stokes
3- 73 Evan Ellis
4- 6 TK King
5- 1s Jeremy Shaw
6- 48 Tody Ratcliff
7- 232 Jamey Boland
8- 79 Billy Flannagan Jr
9- 38 Chase Washington
10- 2 Kyle Shaw
11- 14 Chance Inman
12- 25 Jay Burchfield
13- 01 Nick Thrash
14- J8 Bobby Jordan
15- 91 Billy Tedford
16- 51 Randy Walters
17- 96 Trey Rickman
18- 19 Marcus Minga
19- 09 Daniel Bridgmon
20- 33 Justin Carter
21- 911 Chris Reed
22- 11 Shane Stephens
23- 11 Matt Bollinger
24- 88J Jason Michau

NeSmith B-Main 1
1- 19 Marcus Minga TRANSFER
2- 33 Justin Carter TRANSFER
3- 232 Jamey Boland TRANSFER
4- 51 Randy Walters TRANSFER
5- 11 Shane Stephens TRANSFER
6- 91 Billy Tedford TRANSFER
7- 88j Jason Michau TRANSFER
8- 440 Benji Houston
9- 27 Hunter Carroll
10- 7 Eric Pollan
11- 7 Peter Hazzard
12- 2 Tyler Burgess
13- 110 Brent Barrett

NeSmith B-Main 2
1- 79 Billy Flannagen Jr TRANSFER
2- 38 Chase Washington TRANSFER
3- J8 Bobby Jordan TRANSFER
4- 09 Daniel Bridgmon TRANSFER
5- 01 Nick Thrash TRANSFER
6- 96 Trey Rickman TRANSFER
7- 11 Matt Bollinger TRANSFER
8- 6 Jack Daughtrey
9- .00 JD Pass
10- 11 Tim Dees
11- 75 Phillip Stanley
12- 93 Jake Knight

Street Stock Feature Results
1- 44 Adam Cheeks
2- 53 James Ware
3- 9 Wesley Greene
4- 3 Mike Lander
5- 41 Bill Sudduth
6- 0 Jeremy Flurry
7- 25 Bryan Fortner
8- 72 Charlie Gardner
9- 2 Drew Holliday
10- XG Wes Gray
11- 2 Lee Ray
12- 21 Ryan Colby
13- 111 Wayne Medders
14- 8 Blaine Davis
15- 111 Martin Burke
16- 93 Heath Pritchett
17- 10 Rick Leverette
18- 07 Shane Johnson
19- 12 Carl Kilgore
20- 15 Jesse Barnett
21- 15 Time McNeese
22- 21 Bryan Kilgore
23- K24 Tony Silbestri