Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race results from the NAPA Know How 50 at Tri-City Speedway on July 13, 2018
Tonight, the tour unloads across the river from St. Louis, Missouri. Tri-City Speedway is set to host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on the 3/8-mile dirt track in Pontoon Beach, Illinois.
View full NAPA Know How 50 results below.
The track put some new dirt down over the winter. After the Summer Nationals event they decided to flip it and mix the new dirt with the old. They cut down 18 inches and mixed it all together this week.
Kyle Bronson is debuting a brand new race car tonight. He’s gone back to blue and back to Rocket Chassis.
Hot Laps / Qualifying
Earl Pearson Jr went quickest in hot laps. He was the only driver in the 14 second bracket. He turned a 14.960.
Josh Richards is quickest in qualifying. He turned a 14.798.
Heat 1 – Report
Josh Richards and Mason Zeigler set the front row in the first heat race of the night. Green, Richards leads into turn 1. He heads for the bottom.
Zeigler is under pressure from Tim Manville, he holds him off.
Richards opens up a gap on the field. He’s entering high in turn 3. He then makes a late apex off the bottom of turn 4. Zeigler has begun to run him down.
He closes a few car lengths but Richards wins heat race number one.
Heat 2 – Report
Tony Jackson Jr and Dennis Erb Jr trail the pace truck in heat race number two. These two drivers battled for the Summer Nationals win here last session. Erb took that win off the final corner.
Green, Jackson noses ahead at the jump. He slides up the hill, Erb is on the brakes. Hudson O’Neal and Tim McCreadie both cut to the bottom. They run 3 wide for 2nd. Erb takes the position off turn 2.
Several car lengths ahead, Jackson leads. McCreadie is running the cushion and chasing down Erb. He’s there, McCreadie takes 2nd on the outside if turn 4.
Tony Jackson Jr drives off to win heat race number two.
Heat 3 – Report
Scott Bloomquist and Earl Pearson Jr will lead them to the start in the final heat race of the night. Green, Bloomquist leads into turn 1.
Jimmy Owens dives to the bottom to battle Pearson for 2nd. Pearson fights back on the outside of turn 3. Owens takes the position.
Lap 2, Bloomquist slides up the hill in turn 3 with squelching tires. Owens closes quickly. Owens is all over the back bumper off turn 4.
Lap 4, Owens has a run into turn 1. Bloomquist drives is deep on the outside. He holds the position and drop to the bottom. Owens has to find a new way around.
Owens explores the surface but Bloomquist opens up a gap. Bloomquist wins the final heat race of the night!
Main Event – Report
Track officials have dropped some water on the race track ahead of tonights main event. No B main tonight, all 26 cars have qualified.
Josh Richards and Tony Jackson Jr trail the pace truck ahead of the 50 lap main event. The race winner will hit the road with a check for $12,000. 4 wide salute, fireworks and we’re off!
Green flag, Jackson takes the lead on the high side into turn 2. Richards slides from the bottom to the top on the exit of turn 2.
Zeigler has to jump on the brakes as Richards takes his line away. Bloomquist gets a run on both of them.
Bloomquist to 2nd in no time. Lap 4, Bloomquist is on the back bumper of Jackson. He’s looking for a hole on the bottom.
Bloomquist jumps to the top in turn 1. He gets a run off the corner but not enough to get to the inside in turn 3.
As Bloomquist explores the track, Mason Zeigler is there. Zeigler looks to the inside for 2nd. Bloomquist is back in the throttle hard, he defends the position into turn 3 and goes back to the bottom.
Lap 15, Bloomquist, Zeigler and Owens race through lapped traffic. Jackson leads by 10 car lengths. Pierce has knocked off the rear spoiler on the right rear.
Lap 18, Kyle Bronson is slow on the track. The caution is out and he heads to the pit lane. Bronson is back out. Bloomquist has to get a push start.
Green, Bloomquist can’t get going. Jimmy Owens takes over 2nd. Caution as Lanigan tags the wall.
Green, Jackson leads and Owens holds second. Bloomquist jumped back on track at the last second, he’s half a track back.
Lap 31, McCreadie, Richards and Pierce are in a hell of a battle for 5th. Richards is trying all lanes to get by McCreadie. Pierce is glued to the wall with light sparks flying. McCreadie holds the position as things settle down.
Meanwhile, Jackson is in heavy lap traffic. Earl Pearson takes the lead, Owens is through to 2nd. Jackson fades.
Earl Pearson Jr checks out by 10 car lengths. He cruises to the win at Tri-City Speedway!
Next up, the tour heads further west for Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade Lucas Oil Speedway for the 2018 Diamond Nationals.
View full Tri-City Speedway results below.
Qualifying – Results
1. Josh Richards (14.798); 2. Tony Jackson Jr (14.948); 3. Scott Bloomquist (15.070); 4. Mason Zeigler; 5. Dennis Erb Jr; 6. Earl Pearson Jr; 7. Tim Manville; 8. Tim McCreadie; 9. Jimmy Owens; 10. Don O’Neal; 11. Hudson O’Neal; 12. Bobby Pierce; 13. Jonathan Davenport; 14. Gregg Satterlee; 15. Austin Rettig; 16. Joey Moriarty; 17. Rickey Frankel; 18. Kyle Bronson; 19. Darrell Lanigan; 20. Clay Daly; 21. Daryn Klein; 22. Kolby Vandenbergh; 23. Billy Laycock; 24. Blaze Burwell; 25. Scott Hanseler;
Heat 1 – Results
10 Laps: Top 6 Transfer
1. Josh Richards; 2. Mason Zeigler; 3. Don O’Neal; 4. Tim Manville; 5. Jonathan Davenport; 6. Darrell Lanigan; 7. Kolby Vandenbergh; 8. Joey Moriarty; 9. Scott Henseler;
Heat 2 – Results
10 Laps: Top 6 Transfer
1. Tony Jackson Jr; 2. Tim McCreadie; 3. Dennis Erb Jr; 4. Hudson O’Neal; 5. Gregg Satterlee; 6. Rickey Frankel; 7. Billy Laycock; 8. Clay Daly; 9. Mike Hammerle;
Heat 3 – Results
10 Laps: Top 6 Transfer
1. Scott Bloomquist; 2. Jimmy Owens; 3. Earl Pearson Jr; 4. Bobby Pierce; 5. Kyle Bronson; 6. Daryn Klein; 7. Austin Rettig; 8. Blaze Burwell;
Main Event – Results
NAPA Know How 50
50 Laps: $12,000 to win
Pos | Driver | Race Earnings
1. Earl Pearson Jr
2. Jimmy Owens
3. Tim McCreadie
4. Mason Zeigler
5. Bobby Pierce
6. Josh Richards
7. Don O’Neal
8. Tony Jackson Jr
9. Jonathan Davenport
10. Hudson O’Neal
11. Dennis Erb Jr
12. Gregg Satterlee
13. Tim Manville
14. Kyle Bronson
15. Clay Daly
16. Kolby Vandenbergh
17. Joey Moriarty
18. Scott Bloomquist
19. Blaze Burwell
20. Austin Rettig
21. Daryn Klein
22. Darrell Lanigan
23. Billy Laycock
24. Scott Henseler
25. Rickey Frankel
26. Mike Hammerle
Lap Leaders: Tony Jackson Jr. (Laps 1 – Lap 33); Jimmy Owens (Laps 34 – 36) Earl Pearson Jr. (Laps 37 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Earl Pearson Jr.
Margin of Victory: 3.491 seconds
Cautions: Kyle Bronson (Lap 18); Darrell Lanigan (Lap 19)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Bobby Pierce
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Earl Pearson Jr.
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Mason Zeigler
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Black Diamond Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Garrett Alberson (Earl Pearson Jr.)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #2 – 15.675 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Tony Jackson Jr. (33 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Clay Daly
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tony Jackson Jr.
Time of Race: 21 minutes 48 seconds
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points
Pos | Driver
Points | Earnings
1. Jonathan Davenport
4740 | $124,000
2. Josh Richards
4645 | $107,450
3. Scott Bloomquist
4560 | $141,000
4. Earl Pearson Jr
4440 | $97,350
5. Tim McCreadie
4340 | $69,450
6. Don O’Neal
4330 | $82,175
7. Bobby Pierce
4310 | $95,750
8. Hudson O’Neal
4250 | $81,225
9. Jimmy Owens
4205 | $67,900
10. Darrell Lanigan
3940 | $52,800
11. Gregg Satterlee
3910 | $58,475
12. Mason Zeigler
3830 | $39,675
13. Dennis Erb Jr
3815 | $41,250
14. Kyle Bronson
3760 | $60,150