MINERAL WELLS, W.V. (September 5) - Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN won his first career Hillbilly Hundred on Sunday Night at West Virginia Motor Speedway. The defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion collected $42,000 for his win, which came before one of the largest crowds in the track's history. Bloomquist took the lead from Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN on lap 82 and raced unchallenged the rest of the way. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA finished second, followed by Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV. O'Neal and Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, WV completed the top five.
In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the seventh time this season, the 46-year-old Hall of Famer celebrated with his crew as he graciously accepted the winner's check from promoter Carl Short. "A hundred laps here are kind of tough on equipment, I can't say enough about the Hoosier Tires, they held up real well tonight. We were a little cautious through traffic, and O'Neal was running hard on the cushion and I saw that and backed off a little bit and then his tires went away and we were able to get by him for the win," said Bloomquist, who maintained his series points lead with his victory.
"I have to thank Bob and Barb Miller of Miller Brothers Construction and Hawkeye Trucking, Roush-Yates Racing Engine and VP Fuels. I am proud to win this race for myself and my crew and I especially want to thank the fans for coming out here tonight, its fun to race in front of so many people and we look forward to coming back here."
Bloomquist started on the outside of the front row and jumped to the lead at the start of the race. Dale McDowell, who had won two of the previous three LOLMDS events ran a solid second to Bloomquist for the first 14 laps, until O'Neal was able to get around him for second.
Bloomquist held his lead through heavy traffic as O'Neal pressured him for the top spot. O'Neal was finally able to make the pass for the lead on lap 29. O'Neal held the lead through several caution flag periods as Bloomquist maintained the second spot. At the halfway mark it was O'Neal, Bloomquist, Shaver, Bart Hartman, and Davenport running in the top five.
O'Neal continued to stay out front until Bloomquist raced past him after a restart on lap 82. O'Neal's tires went away as he slowed in turn four to bring out the final caution of the race. On the restart it was all Bloomquist until the checkered flag fell as no one was able to muster a late-race challenge.
Completing the top ten were Zack Dohm of Cross Lanes, WV; Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; John Blankenship of Williamson, WV; Kennie Compton of Bland, VA; and Tim Isenberg of Marshfield, WI.
In preliminary action Steve Shaver topped the 49 entrants in Red Buck Cigar Time Trials. Heat race winners were Dale McDowell, Bart Hartman, Scott Bloomquist and Don O'Neal. The B-Mains went to Freddy Smith and Brad Neat.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Late Model Dirt Series will take next weekend off and resume its' 2010 racing schedule on Friday Night, September 17th at Greg Gunter's Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA for a $10,000 to win event. On Saturday Night, September 18th the series will visit Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, VA for the $15,000 to win "USA 100".
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunday Night, September 5th, 2010
42nd Annual Hillbilly Hundred
West Virginia Motor Speedway - Mineral Wells, WV
Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: Earl Pearson Jr. / seconds (Overall and Group B)
Jonathan Davenport / seconds (Group A)
Wiles Driveshaft's First Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Dale McDowell, Jonathan Davenport, Zack Dohm, Chris Madden, Freddy Smith, Anthony Huber, Gary Stuhler, Lewis Hudson, Ty Myers, Jimmy Owens, Dan Schlieper, Freddie Carpenter, Bryan Lillibridge
AFCO Racing Products Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Bart Hartman, Tim Isenberg, Vic Coffey, Kennie Compton, Bub McCool, Stephen Evans, Mark Banal, Mick Sansom, Marshall Wiblin, Jimmy Mars, Chris Parsons, Darryl Hills
Allstar Performance Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Davey Johnson, Donnie Moran, Steve Shaver, John Blankenship, Donald Bradsher, Bopper Bare, Tyler Reddick, Chris Wilson, Jacob Hawkings, Steve Casebolt
Superflow Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Don O'Neal, Chris Wall, Earl Pearson Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Brad Neat, Ray Cook, Chuck Harper, Jamie Lathroum, Devin Friese, Tim Dohm, Keith Tish, Brian Birkhofer
Hawk Brake First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Freddy Smith, Stephen Evans, Mark Banal, Lewis Hudson, Dan Schlieper, Ty Myers, Bryan Lillibridge, Mick Sansom, Chris Parsons, Anthony Huber, Gary Stuhler, Bub McCool-DNS, Marshall Wiblin-DNS, Jimmy Owens-DNS, Jimmy Mars-DNS, Freddie Carpenter-DNS, Darryl Hills-DNS
Performance Rod and Custom (PRC) Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Brad Neat, John Blankenship, Ray Cook, Chuck Harper, Donald Bradsher, Tyler Reddick, Devin Friese, Jacob Hawkins, Tim Dohm, Chris Wilson, Keith Tish, Jamie Lathroum, Steve Casebolt, Booper Bare, Eric Wells-DNS, Brian Birkhofer-DNS
Feature Finish - 100 Laps
1 2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
2 5 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA
3 14 6 Steve Shaver Vienna, WV
4 4 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
5 16 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
6 9 17d Zack Dohm Cross Lanes, WV
7 23 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
8 20 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
9 15 10c Kennie Compton Bland, VA
10 7 9t Tim Isenberg Marshfield, WI
11 22 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
12 12 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
13 8 71w Chris Wall Springfield, LA
14 13 44m Chris Madden Gaffney, SC
15 24 c9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN
16 10 99 Donnie Moran Dresden, OH
17 18 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
18 1 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA
19 3 75 Bart Hartman Zanesville, OH
20 19 92 Stephen Evans Tyner, NC
21 6 1J Davey Johnson Greensburg, PA
22 11 32c Vic Coffey Caledonia, NY
23 25 37J Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV
24 26 6T Tim Dohm Cross Lanes, WV
25 27 18 Chris Parsons Parkersburg, WV
26 21 T8 Mark Banal St. Clairsville, OH
27 17 0 Freddy Smith Seymour, TN
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1-29); Don O'Neal (Laps 30-81); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 82-100)
Caution Flags: Ray Cook (Lap 30); Chris Wall (Lap 32); Donnie Moran (Lap 38); Earl Pearson Jr, Kenny Compton, Stephen Evans (Lap 57); Brad Neat (Lap 62); Debris (Lap 73); Chris Madden (Lap 81); Don O'Neal (Lap 83)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Jimmy Owens, Steve Casebolt
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none
West Virginia Motor Speedway Provisionals: Jacob Hawkins, Tim Dohm, Chris Parsons
PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Steve Shaver (Started 14th; Finished 3rd; Advanced 11 positions)
Ohlin's Shocks Performer of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Don O'Neal
Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Tim Isenberg
Comp Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Roush Yates Racing Engines
Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Brad Neat
2010 Point Standings
1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 6465
2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 6270
3 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 6200
4 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC 5860
5 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5790
6 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA 5605
7 c9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN 5045
8 71w Chris Wall Springfield, LA 5035
9 s9 Dan Schlieper Sullivan, WI 4975
10 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV 4945
11 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY 4840
12 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY 4765
13 9t Tim Isenberg Marshfield, WI 4255
14 11t Tyler Reddick Corning, CA 3725