Bloomquist And O’Neal Record Lucas Oil Weekend Wins

Scott Bloomquist (left) and Don O’Neal (right), both seen here from earlier victories, both recorded Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wins over the weekend. Bloomquist won on Saturday night at East Alabama Motor Speedway, while O’Neal’s win came Sunday at Duck River Raceway. Photos: Kevin Prater/praterphoto.com (left) WoO Media (right)

Scott Bloomquist and Don O’Neal scored Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victories over the weekend.

Bloomquist took the win on Saturday night at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama, while O’Neal was victorious at Wheel, Tennessee’s Duck River Raceway on Sunday night.

On Saturday night, Bloomquist took the lead on the start of the feature, and went on to lead all 60 laps en route to the win.

Jimmy Owens made a late-race charge while Bloomquist was negotiating heavy lapped traffic, but fell short at the checkered flag. Earl Pearson, Jr. finished in third, with Don O’Neal in fourth and Tim McCreadie in fifth.

“It’s been so long since we’ve won a race this year, maybe they felt sorry for me,” joked Bloomquist after receiving several thunderous ovations from the huge crowd on hand. “I think they did the right thing in watering the track before we went out. Everbody was going to go out there with a hard-right rear tire. I know some changed tires after they watered the track.

“The car worked really well in the heat race. The car was a little tight at the start of the feature, but it really was working freely for most of the race. Every time you come here, there’s something a little different with the track surface.”

Steve Francis, Dennis Erb, Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Jonathan Davenport and Timothy Culp rounded out the top ten.

On Sunday, Don O’Neal outdueled Bloomquist for the victory 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. in fifth.

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 crew has worked so hard on this car, people don’t realize how much work goes into these cars,” O’Neal said. “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.”

Culp, Francis, Lanigan, Dale McDowell and Hudson O’Neal rounded out the top ten.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
East Alabama Motor Speedway – Phenix City, AL
Race Results – April 1, 2017

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $13,100
2 5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $6,300
3 3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $4,300
4 13 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $3,350
5 4 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $3,050
6 7 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $2,500
7 9 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $2,200
8 2 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,000
9 6 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,000
10 8 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR $1,100
11 12 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,875
12 14 44 Clint Smith Senoia, GA $1,050
13 15 18x Michael Page Villa Rica, GA $1,025
14 10 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,700
15 17 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,700
16 19 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $1,000
17 20 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $1,000
18 16 24 Zach Leonhardi Cartersville, GA $1,000
19 18 10 Ryan Crane Panama City, FL $1,000
20 21 91 Tod Darda LaGrange, GA $1,000
21 22 7F Jason Fitzgerald Middleburg, FL $1,000
22 11 1J Jason Hiett Oxford, AL $1,000

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Duck River Raceway – Wheel, TN
Race Results – April 2, 2017

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 Blairsville, GA $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

 

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