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Lucas Oil Series at La Salle Speedway - 5/12 Results
05/13/12 at 4:35am
 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
La Salle Speedway
May 12, 2012
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O'Neal Continues Hot Streak with Seventh Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Win at La Salle



by James Essex
La Salle, IL (May 12, 2012) - Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN continued his recent hot streak on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour by winning for the third time in his last four races. O'Neal grabbed the lead at the start of the race. He cruised to the $10,000 victory in the Jeff's Engine Masters-sponsored Spring Shootout at La Salle (IL) Speedway. O'Neal has now won seven series events in 2012.

Defending series champion and current point's leader Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN battled with Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA to grab the runner-up spot. Steve Francis of Ashland, KY finished fourth followed by Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN.

O'Neal completed completed a clean sweep the last night at Hartford Motor Speedway and brought out the broom again at La Salle setting fast time and winning his heat and leading every lap in the main event for his 26th career LOLMDS victory.

O'Neal sprinted to the lead at the start of the 50-lap main event and was quickly into traffic by the tenth circuit. Birkhofer ran second for several laps and restarted behind O'Neal after a caution came out on lap 22 for Shawn Toczek. With the field bunched up for the restart O'Neal pulled away from Birkhofer, increasing his lead with each scored lap.

Owens started eighth and challenged Birkhofer for second as the two raced side-by-side for several circuits as Owens finally cleared Birkhofer for second. The final caution of the race came out on lap 36 for Jonathan Davenport who stopped in turn two after climbing as high as fifth in the running order.

On the restart O'Neal pulled away from the field, stretching his lead out to several car lengths as Owens and Birkhofer continued to battle for second. Nobody had anything for O'Neal as he sped on for another appearance in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.



"The car was awesome again all night long; we are just on a roll right now! Jimmy had another good finish, he's so consistent, that's what we have to develop to win this points title. The track was absolutely tremendous tonight and a big thanks for the fans for coming out tonight and supporting us," said the 47-year-old who cut Owens' points lead to 145-points.

O'Neal in the Keith and Tader Masters, MasterSbilt House Car Chevrolet is sponsored by Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Optima Batteries, Independence Lumber, Tarpy Trucking, Seubert Calf Ranches, O'Neal Mulch, Superior Cleaning Services, Jones Core, Budda Bert Transmissions, Dragon Race Fuels and Ohlins Shocks.

Owens in the Reece Monument Company, Cornett Racing Engines, Bloomquist Race Cars Ford, edged Birkhofer in the J&J Steel, Pro Power Racing Engines, MB Customs Chevrolet for second.

Completing the top ten were Austin Hubbard of Seaford, DE; Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL; Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA; and Jason Feger of Bloomington, IL.

In preliminary action O'Neal was the Red Buck Cigars Fast Qualifier among the 30 entrants. Heat race winners were O'Neal, Babb, Birkhofer and Heckenast. Jared Landers and Shawn Toczek were B-Main winners.
 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday Night, May 12th, 2012
"Spring Shootout 50"
LaSalle Speedway - La Salle, IL

A-Main  
1 1 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $10,000
2 8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
3 2 15b Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
4 10 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
5 5 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
6 13 11 Austin Hubbard Seaford, DE
7 3 18 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL
8 7 18 Eric Wells Hazard, KY
9 14 44 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL
10 12 11t Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
11 9 25 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
12 15 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL
13 11 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
14 6 15 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
15 17 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
16 22 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
17 4 99jr Frank Heckenest Orland Park, IL
18 20 21b Rich Bell Sheffield, IL
19 24 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL
20 18 55T Shawn Toczek Hebron, IN
21 23 5s Bret Sievert Mukwanago, IL
22 16 42 Terry Casey New London, WI
23 19 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA
24 21 28 Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL

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B-Main #1 (top 3 transfer)
1 1 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
2 4 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA
3 7 28 Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL
4 2 89 Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL
5 6 7B Mark Burgtorf Quincy, IL
6 3 5s Bret Sievert Mukwanago, IL
7 5 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL

B-Main #2  
1 3 55T Shawn Toczek Hebron, IN
2 4 21b Rich Bell Sheffield, IL
3 1 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
4 2 32J Jason Jaggers Wyanet, IL
5 5 27M Mike Provenzano Aurora, IL
6 6 11 Steve Dimmick Joliet, IL
dns 7L Jerry Lierly Camp Point, IL

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Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)
1 1 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
2 5 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
3 2 25 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
4 7 11 Austin Hubbard Seaford, DE
5 4 5 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
6 3 5s Bret Sievert Mukwanago, IL
7 6 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL
8 8 28 Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL

Heat #2  
1 2 18 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL
2 1 18 Eric Wells Hazard, KY
3 3 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
4 4 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL
5 7 89 Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL
6 5 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA
7 6 7B Mark Burgtorf Quincy, IL

Heat #3  
1 1 15b Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
2 3 15 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
3 4 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
4 2 44 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL
5 5 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
6 7 55T Shawn Toczek Hebron, IN
7 6 27M Mike Provenzano Aurora, IL
8 8 11 Steve Dimmick Joliet, IL

Heat #4  
1 2 99jr Frank Heckenest Orland Park, IL
2 1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
3 4 11 Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
4 7 42 Terry Casey New London, WI
5 6 32J Jason Jaggers Wyanet, IL
6 3 21b Rich Bell Sheffield, IL
7 5 7L Jerry Lierly Camp Point, IL

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Fast Time Group A: Don O’Neal 12.764
Fast Time Group B: Brian Birkhofer 12.792


Next weekend the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series head to Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR for the "Bad Boy 98". The event will take place from May 18th to 19th and will be the final event before the "DART Show Me 100" at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. The "DART Show Me 100" will take place from May 25th to 26th. For more information on each event, log onto their respective websites at www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net and www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and be sure to follow the series at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.
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