Bloomquist Best In LOLMDS Jackson 100 At Brownstown

Scott Bloomquist scored the victory in Saturday night’s Jackson 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Brownstown Speedway. Photo: LOLMDS Media/Twitter

When Scott Bloomquist entered his first race at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway in the late 1980’s, he took an immediate liking to the quarter-mile oval.

Saturday night, for the13th time in his career, he went to Victory Lane at the Southern Indiana venue, capturing a record-extending seventh Jackson 100 event.

Jason Jameson made a late-race charge to close the gap on Bloomquist, but could never get close enough to challenge for the win in the final laps. Hudson O’Neal, the leading rookie driver on the LOLMDS tour, started on the outside of the front row and finished in third. Jimmy Owens finished in fourth, with Gregg Satterlee in fifth.

“I don’t know why they boo me so much here, I guess it’s because they have had so many good drivers from this area,” Bloomquist said. “I must give it up for Hudson (O’Neal), he has really impressed me this year. What can you say about Don (O’Neal), he has always been a great competitor and he has been racing a long time. They have had a lot of good cars from this area as well. We respect everybody out here.

“After the track crew went out and re-worked the track, I wasn’t worried about changing anything. We never considered it. The track had more traction than I thought it would. We bottomed out a few times during the race. The car was perfect and I could keep turning it and throttling it through the corners. There was plenty room to pass. You don’t have eyes in the back of your head, so you just try to do the best you can.”

Jameson put himself in contention to try and steal the win away from Bloomquist but was unable to get to within striking distance.

“I want to thank the fans for coming out,” Jameson said. “I hope they enjoyed the races this weekend. I want to thank James Rattliff for giving me a chance to drive his car. Thanks to Jeff Gullett and Tim Tungate and everybody else on the crew for their help.

“He (Bloomquist) was so good on the bottom. When I got to second, I thought I had a shot at him. If we would have had another caution I think we had a good shot at him. The car was firing off well on restarts. I couldn’t steer the car early on because the track was so fast. We weren’t set-up for it early on.”

Hudson O’Neal made his first Jackson 100 just one year ago, and ran second for most this race, before coming home in third place.

“We are happy with this finish after last night’s run,” he said. “I can’t thank everybody enough on the crew for getting this car up front tonight. The crew spent most of last night going through notes to make the car better for tonight and sure enough they did it.”

Tim McCreadie, Darrell Lanigan, Bobby Pierce, Don O’Neal and Earl Pearson, Jr. rounded out the top ten.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN
Jackson 100 – September 23, 2017

1 1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $16,200
2 6 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $6,500
3 2 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $5,300
4 8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $4,300
5 3 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $3,200
6 10 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,700
7 9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $2,600
8 12 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,700
9 5 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $2,300
10 7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,150
11 14 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,075
12 17 2h Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC $1,250
13 13 96 Tanner English Benton, KY $1,225
14 21 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $1,900
15 18 4 Cody Mahoney Hanover, IN $1,175
16 19 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,850
17 16 71c RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH $1,125
18 20 77 Adam Bowman Seymour, IN $1,100
19 24 32S Chad Stapleton Edinburgh, IN $1,075
20 15 97 Michael Chilton Salvisa, KY $1,050
21 22 55 Jeff Wilson Butlersville, IN $1,025
22 11 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $1,000
23 23 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,700
24 25 24 Jared Bailey Bedford, IN $1,000
25 4 1G Devin Gilpin Columbus, IN $1,000


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