Pearson and Wells on Front Row for Clash at the Mag Saturday Night at Magnolia Motor Speedway

COLUMBUS, MS (July 9, 2010) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series converged on Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS on Friday Night for the "Clash at the Mag" Presented by the Columbus (MS) Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Preliminary activities on Friday Night included Red Buck Cigar Time Trials and heat races.  A near-capacity crowd was on hand for night one of the event at the Johnny Stokes-promoted facility.
 
In preliminary action, Eric Wells of Hazard, KY set the overall Red Buck Cigars Fast Time among the 55 drivers on hand for the event.  Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL earned the pole position for tomorrow night's $20,000 to win main event.  Joining Pearson on the front row will be the winner of heat race number three, Eric Wells. Other heat race winners were Billy Moyer, Scott Bloomquist, Stacy Taylor and Jimmy Owens.
 
On Saturday, activities will begin with a Dirt Racing Outreach worship service at 4:00 PM in front of the main scoring tower.  Following the service will be a driver's autograph session at 5 PM in the same location.  Action on the track will get underway with the two 12-lap Hawk Performance Brake Pads and Performance Rod and Custom B-mains. The top two finishers in each B-main will advance to the $20,000 to win Clash at the Mag Main Event on Saturday Night.  The event is being taped by SPEED and will be shown on July 31st.
 
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday Night, July 9th, 2010
"Clash at the Mag" Presented by the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau
Magnolia Motor Speedway - Columbus, MS
 
Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: Eric Wells / 14.364 seconds (Overall and Group B)
                                     Earl Pearson Jr. / 14.381 (Group A)
 
Wiles Driveshaft's First Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Earl Pearson Jr., Ray Cook, Dan Schlieper, Tim Isenberg, John Blankenship, Dane Dacus, Chad Winkles, Chis Hoomes, Scott Dedwylder, Daniel Moore
 
AFCO Racing Products Second Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Billy Moyer, Don O'Neal, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Wendell Wallace, Rick Rickman, Jim McDuffie, Robbie Stuart, Leon Henderson, Tony Shelton
 
Allstar Performance Third Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Brad neat, Bub McCool, Chris Ragan, Chris Brown, Jeremy Glasgow, Steve Bryan, Jay Burchfield, Terry Atkins
 
SuperFlow Fourth Heat (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Eric Wells, Chris Wall, David Breazeale, Steve Casebolt, Tyler Reddick, Randy Boyd, Klint Byars, Clint Logan, Hunter Carroll
 
Wiles Driveshaft's Fifth Heat (10 Laps - Top 3 Advance): Stacy Taylor, Dale McDowell, Terry Phillips, Brian Rickman, Jimmy Cliburn, Jeremy Payne, Patrick Michel, Josh Putnam, Keith House
 
AFCO Racing Products Sixth Heat (10 laps - Top 3 Advance): Jimmy Owens, Jason Cliburn, Rodney Wing, Chad Thrash, Jeremy Shaw, Jason Brock, Wade Byars, Dewayne Estes, Mark Green

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings

POS

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

POINTS

1

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

3750

2

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

3580

3

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

3445

4

53

Ray Cook

Brasstown, NC

3325

5

71

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

3240

6

17m

Dale McDowell

Chickamauga, GA

2990

7

c9

Steve Casebolt

Richmond, IN

2910

8

71w

Chris Wall

Holden, LA

2880

9

s9

Dan Schlieper

Sullivan, WI

2845

10

18e

Eric Wells

Hazard, KY

2815

11

23

John Blankenship

Williamson, WV

2705

12

41n

Brad Neat

Dunnville, KY

2585

13

9t

Tim Isenberg

Marshfield, WI

2190

14

11t

Tyler Reddick

Corning, CA

2065



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