Bloomquist Captures $20,000 to Win Clash at the Mag at Magnolia Motor Speedway

COLUMBUS, MS (July 9, 2011) - Two-time and defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN made it three-in-a-row on Saturday Night as he captured the "Clash at the Mag" at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The win was worth $20,000 to the 47-year-old Hall of Famer.  His arch-rival Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR finished second followed by Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL; and Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN.

On the start, Bloomquist bolted to the lead with Shane Clanton in tow.  Clanton was the among the first of four different drivers to hold the runner-up spot during the race, but his night ended on lap two as he headed to the pits.

Chris Brown picked up second until Owens took over the spot.  Owens then started to chase down Bloomquist when a caution came out for a slowing Mike Marlar on lap 26. Back under green, Bloomquist pulled away from Owens, who was battling door-to-door with Moyer. On lap 34, Moyer was finally able to clear. By this point Bloomquist had built a commanding lead over the field.  Moyer was gaining ground on Bloomquist near the halfway mark with Owens running third followed by Francis and Pearson, who was up to fifth after starting 19th.

Over the last quarter of the race Bloomquist held a comfortable lead. Moyer desperately tried to cut into Bloomquist' lead, but with three laps to go Moyer lost his breather on the front stretch, bringing out the final caution on the night.

Bloomquist kept his lead in the final three circuits as he held off Moyer to take his eighth series win of 2011.  Moyer in his Banner Valley Hauling, Clements-powered Moyer Victory Circle Chevrolet came home second, followed by a strong performance by Francis in his Valvoline, Estes Racing Engines, MasterSbilt entry.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 34th time in his career, Bloomquist complemented the track crew for getting the track in racing condition after the rain.  "Johnny Stokes does a  great job here, they have fought with the weather the last few days with the rain and heat. The car was just flawless again tonight, I can't say enough about how well we are running. We gained some more points tonight on Jimmy, he just hasn't had any problems, and we have had several in the last month. We feel good where we are at right now," said the winner, who closed to within 15-points of Owens.

"We went through some hard luck there for a while, crashes, wrecks and bad finishes and so on, but the crew has done a great job with preparing the car, the Roush-Yates Ford continues to run exceptionally well. We are running Lucas Oil in the motor this year for the first time and it has helped tremendously. I have to thank my sponsors Miller Brothers Construction, Base Racing Fuels, Hoosier Tires, Lane Automotive, Sweet Manufacturing and everyone else who helps out. It's also good to win a television race," noted Bloomquist.

Completing the top ten were Clint Smith of Senoia, GA,  Chris Brown of Cleveland, TX, Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA, Brad Neat of Dunnville, KY and Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN. 

The "Clash at the Mag" is sponsored by the Columbus/Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event will be shown on SPEED at 1 PM Eastern Time on July 31st.
Coming up next weekend, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be in action on Thursday and Friday Night, July 14th and 15th at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL for the "Battle at the Beach" paying $20,000 to win.  On Thursday Night there will Red Buck Cigar Time Trials and Heat Races. Then on Friday Night there will be B-Mains and the 100-lap main event.  On Saturday Night, July 16th, the series will appear at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO for the CMH Diamond Nationals paying $10,000 to win.

 

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, July 8th, 2011
"Clash at the Mag"
Magnolia Motor Speedway - Columbus, MS

Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: 
Scott Bloomquist / 14.909 seconds (Group A and Overall)
Ronny Lee Hollingsworth / 15.402 seconds (Group B)

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Ray Cook, Earl Pearson Jr., Brad neat, Frank Heckenast Jr., Eric Wells, Dean Carpenter, Jamie Tollison, Jason Brock-DNS

Wiles Driveshafts Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Chris Brown, Tyler Reddick, Eric Cooley, Dale McDowell, Don O'Neal, Scott Creel, Jimmy Cliburn, Jason McBride, Clint Logan, Dylan Ames-DNS

Sweet Manufacturing Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Chris Wall, Steve Francis, Stacy Taylor, Steve Casebolt, Brian Rickman, Bub McCool, Billy Ogle, Leon Henderson, Randy Polk

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Billy Moyer, Rodney Wing, Klint Byars, Scott Dedwylder, Chase Washington, David Breazeale, Wendell Wallace, Morgan Bagley, Eddie Rickman

Wiles Driveshafts Fifth Heat (10 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Shane Clanton, Chad Thrach, Will Vaught, Shep Lucas, Anthony Burroughs, Rick Rickman, Josh Putnam, Steve Bryan, Chris Hoomes

Sweet Manufacturing Sixth Heat (10 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Mike Marlar, Billy Moyer Jr., Clint smith, Jared Landers, John Blankenship, Jason Cliburn, Timothy Culp, Bo Gordon, Mark Green

JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 2 Advance): Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Casebolt, Frank Heckenast Jr., Dale McDowell, Brad Neat, Brian Rickman, Bub McCool, Scott Creel, Eric Wells, Jason McBride, Clint Logan, Randy Polk, Dean Carpenter, Jamie Tollison, Don O'Neal, Jimmy Cliburn-DNS, Billy Ogle-DNS, Leon Henderson-DNS, Jason Brock-DNS, Dylan Ames-DNS

Wrisco Aluminum Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 2 Advance): Klint Byars, Jared Landers, John Blankenship, Shep Lucas, Timothy Culp, Chase Washington, Chris Hoomes, Steve Bryan, Morgan Bagley, Mark Green, Anthony Burroughs, Scot Dedwylder, Eddie Rickman, Jason Cliburn-DNS, Josh Putnam-DNS, Wendell Wallace-DNS, Bo Gordon-DNS

Feature Finish - 100 Laps
 


FINISH

START

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

1

1

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

2

8

21

Billy Moyer

Batesville, AR

3

11

15

Steve Francis

Ashland, KY

4

19

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

5

7

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

6

18

44c

Clint Smith

Senoia, GA

7

3

21b

Chris Brown

Cleveland, TX

8

25

17m

Dale McDowell

Chickamauga, GA

9

24

41n

Brad Neat

Dunnville, KY

10

23

71

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

11

9

11t

Tyler Reddick

Corning, CA

12

13

53

Ray Cook

Brasstown, NC

13

26

57J

Bub McCool

Vicksburg, MS

14

16

1v

Will Vaught

Crane, MO

15

12

21JR

Billy Moyer, Jr.

Batesville, AR

16

6

1G

Mike Marlar

Winfield, TN

17

15

33c

Eric Cooley

Fulton, MS

18

5

71w

Chris Wall

Springfield, LA

19

17

27

Stacy Taylor

Jacksonville, AR

20

22

777

Jared Landers

Batesville, AR

23

21

c9

Steve Casebolt

Richmond, IN

21

2

18H

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth

Northport, AL

22

14

10W

Rodney Wing

Meridan, MS

24

10

1c

Chad Thrash

Meridian, MS

25

4

25c

Shane Clanton

Locust Grove, GA

26

20

5b

Klint Byars

Calhoun City, MS

Race Statistics

Entrants: 57
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 - 100)
Caution Flags: Debris (Lap 2), Chad Thrash (Lap 11), Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (Lap 17), Mike Marlar (Lap 26), Jared Landers, Chris Wall (Lap 29), Debris (Lap 30), Tyler Reddick (Lap 44), Will Vaught (Lap 53), Brad Neat (Lap 62), Bub McCool (Lap 76), Debris (Lap 97)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Don O'Neal, Brad Neat
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Dale McDowell, Bub McCool
PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Dale McDowell (Started 25th; Finished 8th; Advanced 17 positions)
Allstar Performer of the Race: Billy Moyer
K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Earl Pearson, Jr.
Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Tyler Reddick
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Roush Yates Race Engines
Janowski Insurance Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Outerwears Challenger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr.
Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Chris Wall
DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Dale McDowell)
Time of Race:  62 minutes 37 seconds

Clash at The MAG! Magnolia Motor Speedway July 9th

Super Late Models 57
NeSmith Late Models 43
Street Stocks 32
Mini Stocks 18


NeSmith Late Model

1- 39 T.K. King
2- 1s Jeremy Shaw
3- 232 Jamie Boland
4- 3 Shay Knight
5- c6 Chris Ragan
6- 25 Justin McRee
7- 50 Landon Frith
8- 18 Neil Baggett
9- 35 Tony Gary
10- 00 Terry Kelly
11- 13 Chad McCool
12- 09 Daniel Bridgmon
13- 18 Matt Dooley
14- 91 Billy Tedford
15- 95 Wesley Greene
16- 2 Mark Stokes
17- 118 Randy Boyd
18- F5 Lamar Furr
19- 33 Justin Carter
20- 17 Darrell Guess
21- 2 Lee Ray DNF
22- 1L Caleb Myers DNF
23- 73 Evan Ellis DNF
24- 14 Casey Haney DNF

Street Stocks
1- WFO Jeremy Idom
2- 11 Jamie Sudduth
3- Q3 Chris McDaniel
4- XG Wes Gray
5- 88 Scott Leach
6- 82 Calvin Cook
7- F1 Austin Flurry
8- B6 Martin Burke
9- K24 Tony Silvestri
10- 33c Mike Ladner
11- R1 Robbie Walls
12- 88 Joseph Hood
13- 3 Brent Mitchell
14- 7 Scott Gable
15- 05 Jason Byrd
16- 44 Adam Cheeks
17- Q32 Andrew Earnest
18- 41 Bill Sudduth
19- 4 Marvin Beard DNF
20- 53 James Ware DNF
21- 5 Matthew Dillard DNF
22- 72 Jacob Boughton DNF
23- F86 Marty Holtman DNF
24- 81 Mark Barnett DNS

Mini Stocks
1- 2 Mike Minor
2- 15 Heath Minor
3- 44 Eddie Pickett
4- 27 Brent Mayfield
5- R1 Greg Ruffin
6- 42 Allen Gilreath
7- 25 Billy Pate
8- 1 Bo Minor
9- 11 Aaron Peay
10- 12 Garrett Taylor
11- 51 Nick Deese
12- 94 James Inmon
13- 27 Phillip Hathcock
14- X1 Jonathan Cottington
15- G4 Glenn Sheedy
16- 83 Price Brian
17- 88 Taylor Evans
18- 88 Don Moncrief