Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race results from Cherokee Speedway on July 6, 2018
Tonight, the tour heads to Gaffney, SC. The high banked 3/8-mile oval of Cherokee Speedway is set to host the Lucas Oil Late Models.
View full Cherokee Speedway race results below.
Hot Laps / Qual
Mason Zeigler tagged the turn 1 wall in hot laps. Right front and right rear damage.
Josh Richards was quickest in group A qualifying with a 15.061. Hudson O’Neal was quickest in group B with a 15.212.
Heat 1 – Report
Josh Richards and Brandon Overton will lead them to the start in the first heat race of the night. Green, Overton and Richards fight for space into turn 1.
Overton runs wide into turn 1. He falls to 3rd off turn 2. Pierce moves to 2nd but Richards pulls away.
Josh Richards wins heat race number 1!
Heat 2 – Report
Michael Brown and Brent Dixon set row one in heat race number two. Green, Brown leads on the bottom into turn 1. Bloomquist jumps the cushion and they all drive underneath him.
Problems off turn 4, the leader has broken. The caution is out and he heads for the pit area.
Green, Brent Dixon leads. Erb runs 2nd. Ross Bailes 3rd and Bloomquist fights for the final transfer spot.
Mechanical issues for Brown. The leader slows. Dennis Erb Jr assumes the lead.
Dennis Erb Jr drives off to win heat race number two!
Heat 3 – Report
Hudson O’Neal and Darrell Lanigan trail the pace truck ahead of heat race number three. Green, Hudson O’Neal leads into turn 1. Lanigan nearly tags the wall.
Lap 5, Davenport sits in the final transfer spot. Lanigan is closing on him. Brett Hamm lost a motor just in front of Davenport. Davenport is hard on the brakes. Lanigan pitches it sideways and runs into the back of Davenport. They’ll both continue.
Green, Hudson O’Neal leads Dennis Franklin by 3 car lengths into turn 1. He checks out and drives off to the win in heat three.
Heat 4 – Report
Kyle Bronson and Gregg Satterlee set the front row in the final heat race of the night. Green, Bronson and Satterlee run wide into turn 1.
Don O’Neal drives under the both of them. O’Neal is clear in the lead off turn 2.
Kyle Bronson has to jump on the brakes hard in turn 3 and wait for the car to rotate. He loses a position.
Zach Cox is slow down the back. The caution is out. Cox gets a tow to the pit area.
Green, Don O’Neal leads, Satterlee 2nd.
Don O’Neal drives off to win the final heat of the night!
Main Event – Report
Josh Richards and Hudson O’Neal will lead them to the start of the 50 lap main event. 4 wide salute and we’re ready.
Green flag, Hudson O’Neal wins the battle on the outside in turn 1. Richards runs 2nd off turn 2.
Lap 2, Hudson O’Neal runs wide in turn 1. Richards was already going for the slider anyway. He’s clear by 4 car lengths off turn 2.
Bobby Pierce is up in smoke. The caution is out.
Green, Richards leads by 3 car lengths into turn 1. Hudson O’Neal holds 2nd. Bloomquist is up to 3rd.
Lap 7, caution for debris.
Green, Richards leads. Bloomquist and O’Neal fight for 2nd. Bloomquist pinches him on the bottom into turn 1. He’s back on the gas, Bloomquist to 2nd off turn 2.
Lap 11, caution as Millwood slows.
Green, Hudson O’Neal retakes 2nd. Bloomquist takes it back by diving to the inside in turn 1.
The leaders race through lap traffic. They run nose to tail on the bottom with Overton coming quickly. Richards is searching, he moves to the high lane.
Bloomquist pulls the slider, he takes the lead. Caution for Benji Hicks.
Green, Bloomquist leads. The leaders run the middle of the track through turn 1.
Caution. Davenport to the pit area.
Green, Bloomquist leads them into turn 1. They run 4 wide for 6th. Crash, several cars collected including Hudson O’Neal.
Green, Overton takes over 2nd from Richards. He’s making a run for the lead.
Bloomquist moves to the cushion in turn 1. Overton follows. They run nose to tail for the lead.
2 to go, Bloomquist has opened the lead to 4 car lengths. 1 to go, Overton cuts it to 1 car lengths.
Bloomquist holds him off to take the win at Cherokee Speedway!
Next up, the week of racing comes to a close tomorrow night at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
View full Cherokee Speedway results below.
Qualifying A – Results
1. Josh Richards (15.061); 2. Michael Brown (15.208); 3. Brandon Overton (15.266); 4. Brent Dixon; 5. Bobby Pierce; 6. Ross Bailes; 7. Kyle Pierce; 8. Scott Bloomquist; 9. Benji Hicks; 10. Dennis Erb Jr; 11. Earl Pearson Jr; 12. Tyler Millwood; 13. Tim McCreadie; 14. Joey Coulter;
Qualifying B – Results
1. Hudson O’Neal (15.212); 2. Kyle Bronson (15.334); 3. Darrell Lanigan (15.372); 4. Gregg Satterlee; 5. Dennis Franklin; 6. Jeff Smith; 7. Brett Hamm; 8. Don O’Neal; 9. Jonathan Davenport; 10. Mason Zeigler; 11. Donald Bradsher; 12. Justin Williams; 13. Jimmy Owens; 14. Zach Cox; 15. Jim McNamara;
Heat 1 – Results
10 Laps: Top 4 Transfer
1. Josh Richards; 2. Bobby Pierce; 3. Kyle Pierce; 4. Brandon Overton; 5. Earl Pearson Jr; 6. Banji Hicks; 7. Tim McCreadie; 8. Johnny Pursley;
Heat 2 – Results
10 Laps: Top 4 Transfer
1. Dennis Erb Jr; 2. Scott Bloomquist; 3. Ross Bailes; 4. Tyler Millwood; 5. Joey Coulter; 6. Brent Dixon; 7. Michael Brown;
Heat 3 – Results
10 Laps: Top 4 Transfer
1. Hudson O’Neal; 2. Dennis Franklin; 3. Jonathan Davenport; 4. Darrell Lanigan; 5. Donald Bradsher; 6. Brett Hamm; 7. Jim NcNamara; 8. Jimmy Owens;
Heat 4 – Results
10 Laps: Top 4 Transfer
1. Don O’Neal; 2. Gregg Satterlee; 3. Jeff Smith; 4. Kyle Bronson; 5. Justin Williams; 6. Mason Zeigler; 7. Zach Cox;
B Main 1 – Results
12 Laps: Top 6 Transfer
1. Earl Pearson Jr; 2. Donald Bradsher; 3. Johnny Pursley; 4. Joey Coulter; 5. Benji Hicks; 6. Justin Williams; 7. Mason Zeigler; 8. Jim McNamara; 9. Tim McCreadie;
Main Event – Results
50 Laps: $12,000 to win
Pos | Driver | Race Earnings
1. Scott Bloomquist
2. Brandon Overton
3. Josh Richards
4. Don O’Neal
5. Dennis Erb Jr
6. Dennis Franklin
7. Darrell Lanigan
8. Jimmy Owens
9. Earl Pearson Jr
10. Gregg Satterlee
11. Ross Bailes
12. Mason Zeigler
13. Kyle Bronson
14. Jonathan Davenport
15. Tim McCreadie
16. Joey Coulter
17. Justin Williams
18. Jeff Smith
19. Kyle Pierce
20. Hudson O’Neal
21. Donald Bradsher
22. Benji Hicks
23. Johnny Pursley
24. Tyler Millwood
25. Bobby Pierce
Lap Leaders: Hudson O’Neal (Lap 1); Josh Richards (Laps 2 – 30); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 31 –
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Margin of Victory: 0.570 seconds
Cautions: Bobby Pierce (Lap 2); Debris (Lap 7); Tyler Millwood (Lap 11); Benji Hicks (Lap 31); Jonathan Davenport (Lap37); Hudson O’Neal, Joey Coulter, Jeff Smith, Justin Williams, Kyle Pierce (Lap 37)
Series Provisionals: Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens
Series Emergency Provisionals: Mason Zeigler
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 16 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr.
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Mason Zeigler
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Cody Mallory (Scott Bloomquist)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Josh Richards (Lap #12 – 15.6442 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Josh Richards (29 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Tim McCreadie
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Josh Richards
Time of Race: 29 minutes 38 seconds
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points
Pos | Driver
Points | Earnings
1. Jonathan Davenport
4505 | $121,900
2. Josh Richards
4385 | $104,550
3. Scott Bloomquist
4370 | $139,200
4. Earl Pearson Jr
4140 | $84,550
5. Don O’Neal
4085 | $79,875
6. Tim McCreadie
4070 | $65,250
7. Bobby Pierce
4055 | $92,800
8. Hudson O’Neal
4020 | $79,425
9. Jimmy Owens
3925 | $61,600
10. Darrell Lanigan
3765 | $51,100
11. Gregg Satterlee
3690 | $56,725
12. Dennis Erb Jr
3590 | $39,475
13. Mason Zeigler
3560 | $36,825
14. Kyle Bronson
3550 | $59,150