Dominates River Days Rumble at Portsmouth
OH (September 5, 2015) - Scott Bloomquist dominated all
50 laps to win the Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble at Portsmouth
Raceway Park on Saturday Night. The win marks his fourth
straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.
Owens and 17th place-starter Jonathan Davenport completed
the podium finish. Don O'Neal was fourth, followed by
his Clint Bowyer teammate, Steve Francis.
car was just superb all night long. We are back in the
points chase and I hope we don't get any more rainouts
so we can settle it on the race track! If the track is
anything like this for the Dirt Track World Championship
next month, then the fans will be in for quite a show."
don't really know what they've done differently with the
race track, but it was different from when we were here
in July. We could all run anywhere on it. Our car handled
so well tonight. We replaced the rack last night and we
just tried to stay out front for the whole race. I didn't
abuse the tires too much. It was just a perfect night,
and it's hard to do that anymore with the type of competition
there is in this series."
want to thank Mark Martin, Lance Landers, Mike Reece,
Randy Sweet, everybody at Crop Production Services, Dyna-Gro,
Lucas Oil, Base Fuels, Hoosier Tires, Penske Shocks, Sorbera
Chiropractic, and Horton Coal," remarked the victor.
took the lead at the start of the 50 lap event. He was
never seriously challenged, even after several caution
flags. The win was the 60th for Bloomquist in LOLMDS competition,
which ranks him first all-time in wins.
saddened to learn of the recent passing of both Dow Carnahan
and Willie White, beloved members of the local racing community.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends
of these two wonderful gentlemen. Above is a photo of Dow
Carnahan, taken in January 2012 when he was inducted into
the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Hall of Fame.
Scott Bloomquist won the annual Pittsburgher 100 at
Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on August 29, 2015. Scott is the first 5-time winner of this event.
Bloomquist Wins Fifth Pittsburgher 100
(August 29, 2015) - Scott Bloomquist became the first 5-time
winner of the Pittsburgher 100 on Saturday Night at Pittsburgh's
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Bloomquist took the lead from
Jonathan Davenport on lap 85 and then held off Davenport
for the $20,000 win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned
event. Trailing Bloomquist and Davenport to the finish line
were Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Dennis Erb Jr.
is like the Talladega of dirt, it's big, its' fast, the
racing is close, and it's a fun track to race on. We won
the first time here in 1989 and we have loved coming here
ever since. You know how that track is always going to be,
slick fast is what I call it. I was just biding my time,
conserving my tires, and once we got around Davenport I
knew we were in good shape."
with six laps to go bunched the field up one final time,
but it didn't impact Bloomquist one bit. Bloomquist was
the fourth different leader of the race and in Lucas Oil
Victory Lane, he thanked his crew and sponsors, "I
am so thankful for Mike Reece of Reece Monument Company,
Crop Production Services, Mark Martin Automotive, Hawkeye
Trucking, Lucas Oil, Base Fuels, Sorbera Chiropractic, Horton
Coal, Dyna-Gro, and everyone else associated with our team.
The Andy Durham Racing Engine was great as well."
nearly spoiled the race for the top two drivers in the country
as he raced his way from 17th to third. At one point O'Neal
had wrestled second away from Davenport, but couldn't quite
make the slide job stick. "We won the first B-main
and the car felt awesome. When the race started I knew I
had a good handling car. The crew has changed everything
all weekend long and we needed to finish well this weekend,
that's for sure. When I slid into four and cleared Davenport
my momentum just carried me against the wall, and I couldn't
get enough grip to keep second. I hope the fans enjoyed
that show," said the driver of the Clint Bowyer Racing,
Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Barry Wright Race Cars entry.
the top ten were early leader, Josh Richards, Kent Robinson,
Steve Francis, Keith Barbara, and Mike Marlar.
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