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Perfect Performance: Bloomquist Sweeps Pair Of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events During DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH

 

 

 

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 19, 2011 – Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., completed an unprecedented sweep of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series events during the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio, holding off Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., to capture Saturday night’s 50-lap A-Main at Volusia Speedway Park.

 

 

 

 

Duplicating his triumphant performance in the national tour’s season opener on Thursday night, Bloomquist advanced from the fourth starting spot to pass Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., for the lead on lap 31 and was never headed. He spent the final 15 circuits repelling intense pressure from Smith to become the first driver to win both WoO LMS features that are annually part of the mid-winter racing extravaganza at the half-mile oval outside Daytona Beach.

 

 

 

 

“This is a tough field,” Bloomquist said after pocketing $10,000 for his 21st WoO LMS victory since 2004. “This is a tough place this week – very demanding on the car, drivers, engines. It feels good to do what we’ve done this week.”

 

 

 

 

Smith, 33, settled for his second consecutive runner-up WoO LMS finish to the builder of his Team Zero by Bloomquist car. The winner of last year’s World of Outlaws finale during the DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH was just 0.637 of a second behind Bloomquist at the checkered – nearly two seconds closer than he was at the end of Thursday night’s 50-lapper.

 

 

 

 

The 53-year-old Moyer slipped to third in the final rundown after surging forward from the third starting spot to lead laps 1-30. Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, Wis., who started 13th, scored a DCN-best placing of fourth, WoO LMS regular Rick Eckert of York, Pa., was fifth after starting seventh and 11th-starter Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., finished sixth.

 

 

 

 

Of the top six finishers, only Moyer was not behind the wheel of a Team Zero chassis constructed by Bloomquist. That fact added even more significance to Bloomquist’s victory.

 

 

 

 

“It makes me feel good,” said Bloomquist, who owns four career WoO LMS wins at Volusia. “I think it pretty much takes any doubt away from anyone’s mind about the level that I try to help the guys who get our cars. I try to give as much advice and do as much as I can for them.

 

 

 

 

“If I would’ve gotten beat by one of my own cars – hey, so be it. I really like the group of guys that I’ve got and enjoy working with them, and I enjoy the respect that they give me back. I think when you see ‘Team Zero,’ you can see that it means something.”

 

 

 

 

Bloomquist, 47, had to withstand an especially strong assault from Smith, one of his customers/pupils. Smith, who started sixth, overtook Moyer for second on lap 33 and two circuits later began bidding for the lead.

 

 

 

 

Smith made repeated attempts to pass Bloomquist over the late stages of a race that ran caution-free from lap seven to the finish. He drew to the outside of Bloomquist at least twice and even got close enough to bump the rear bumper of the 2004 WoO LMS champion’s car rounding turn four on lap 37, but Bloomquist stuck to the inside groove and didn’t make a mistake.

 

 

 

 

“I think I was faster on that end (turns three and four) but on this end (one and two) he was a little bit better than I was,” said Smith. “I could get in and to the middle better than him, but just coming off the corner, if you were up the racetrack, there was nothing there compared to what the bottom was. When you were on the bottom you could just mash the gas coming off the corner. The bottom had more traction than the middle or the top.

 

 

 

 

“I drove as hard as I could – that’s how I race,” he added. “But he’s Scott Bloomquist – there’s a reason he’s the best. He’s not gonna be easy to pass. I felt like we had a car that could do it, but at the same time I feel like I did everything I could do so maybe we were the second-place car.”

 

 

 

 

Bloomquist enjoyed engaging in a tight, down-to-the-wire battle with one of his boys.

 

 

 

 

“I think they all will race me as hard as I’ll race them,” said Bloomquist, whose car was powered by a Roush-Yates Ford engine. “None of us are gonna give anybody nothing, and that’s what I like. But we’re also not gonna take somebody out or race in a fashion that we consider wrong. I feel comfortable when I’ve got one of my guys behind me, but I also know I better not make a mistake either.”

 

 

 

 

Four caution flags and one red flag slowed the race – all during by lap seven.

 

 

 

 

The most significant crash was a multi-car incident on lap seven in which Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark., rolled once in turn four but wasn’t injured. WoO LMS regular Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., tour Rookie of the Year contender Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa., and Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., were also involved in the tangle.

 

 

 

 

Finishing in positions 7-10 was Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., who started 18th; two-time defending WoO LMS champion Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., who climbed as high as third from the eighth starting spot before getting shuffled backward on a lap-seven restart; 2010 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del.; and Brent Robinson of Smithfield, Va., who was the last driver on the lead lap at the checkered flag.

 

 

 

 

A field of 60 was signed in for the final night of the DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH.

 

 

 

 

Marlar led the way in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials with a lap of 16.142 seconds.

 

 

 

 

Heat winners were Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., Bloomquist, teenager Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., Moyer, Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, W.Va., and Brady Smith. The B-Mains were captured by Marlar, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., who returned to action after missing Thursday night’s WoO LMS opener because a health issue put him in the hospital, and Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga.

 

 

 

 

Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., closed the evening’s action – and the 12 nights of the DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH – with a $300 victory in the 12-lap ‘Bulrush Dash’ for non-qualifiers.

 

 

 

 

The WoO LMS will be off for a month before returning to action at Columbus (Miss.) Speedway, which hosts the inaugural $20,000-to-win ‘Cash Cow 100’ on March 18-19. A special pre-sale ticket deal is available on-line at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets.

 

 

 

 

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

 

 

 

 

Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH’ Night No. 1 at Volusia Speedway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

 

 

 

 

1. (4) Scott Bloomquist/50 $10,225

 

 

2. (6) Brady Smith/50 $5,000

 

 

3. (3) Billy Moyer/50 $3,200

 

 

4. (13) Dan Schlieper/50 $2,500

 

 

5. (7) Rick Eckert/50 $2,050

 

 

6. (11) Chris Madden/50 $1,700

 

 

7. (18) Don O’Neal/50 $1,900

 

 

8. (8) Josh Richards/50 $1,450

 

 

9. (22) Austin Hubbard/50 $1,250

 

 

10. (12) Brent Robinson/50 $1,150

 

 

11. (2) Eddie Carrier Jr./49 $1,050

 

 

12. (21) Clint Smith/49 $1,050

 

 

13. (24) Dennis Erb Jr./49 $950

 

 

14. (23) Jonathan Davenport/49 $900

 

 

15. (20) Darrell Lanigan/49 $1,000

 

 

16. (10) Tim McCreadie/49 $950

 

 

17. (14) Tyler Reddick/49 $770

 

 

18. (29) Tim Fuller/49 $50

 

 

19. (25) Steve Francis/49 $880

 

 

20. (5) Jason Feger/49 $750

 

 

21. (1) Brandon Sheppard/48 $700

 

 

22. (30) Chub Frank/48 $50

 

 

23. (26) Shane Clanton/32 $750

 

 

24. (9) Ricky Weiss/31 $700

 

 

25. (15) Dan Stone/6 $700

 

 

26. (28) Jack Sullivan/6 $700

 

 

27. (19) Mike Marlar/6 $700

 

 

28. (16) Pat Doar/6 $950

 

 

29. (27) Jimmy Mars/1 $700

 

 

30. (17) Ryan Unzicker/0 $825

 

 

 

 

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

 

 

 

 

Time of Race: 32 Mins., 57.583 Secs.

 

 

Margin of Victory: 0.637 Secs.

 

 

Yellow Flags: 4 (Laps 0, 0, 3, 5)

 

 

Red Flags: 1 (Lap 7)

 

 

Lap Leaders: Moyer (1-30); Bloomquist (31-50)

 

 

Provisional Starters: Francis, Clanton, Fuller, Frank (WoO); Mars (DCN); Sullivan (UMP)

 

 

Rookie of the Race: Doar ($250)

 

 

WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: O’Neal ($500)

 

 

 

 

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

 

 

 

 

1. 36-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 16.142

 

 

2. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 16.175

 

 

3. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 16.195

 

 

4. 21M-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 16.206

 

 

5. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 16.260

 

 

6. 1d-Don O’Neal/Martinsville, IN 16.265

 

 

7. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL 16.268

 

 

8. 777-Jared Landers/Batesville, AR 16.327

 

 

9. 21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 16.330

 

 

10. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 16.338

 

 

11. 44M-Chris Madden/Gray Court, SC 16.342

 

 

12. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, WI 16.347

 

 

13. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 16.397

 

 

14. 15-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY 16.398

 

 

15. 49-Jonathan Davenport/Blairsville, GA 16.420

 

 

16. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 16.421

 

 

17. 28c-Eddie Carrier Jr./Salt Rock, WV 16.428

 

 

18. 2x-John Henderson/Aiken, SC 16.437

 

 

19. 9s-Dan Schlieper/Sullivan, WI 16.438

 

 

20. 11R-Tyler Reddick/Corning, CA 16.441

 

 

21. 7-Ricky Weiss/St. Francis Xavier, MAN 16.472

 

 

22. 28M-Jimmy Mars/Menomonie, WI 16.512

 

 

23. 44P-Earl Pearson Jr./Jacksonville, FL 16.522

 

 

24. 28e-Dennis Erb Jr./Carpentersville, IL 16.522

 

 

25. 19F-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 16.524

 

 

26. 1R-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 16.526

 

 

27. 56-Russell King/Bristolville, OH 16.529

 

 

28. 1V-Will Vaught/Crane, MO 16.530

 

 

29. 24U-Ryan Unzicker/El Paso, IL 16.531

 

 

30. 3-Brent Robinson/Smithfield, VA 16.532

 

 

31. 54-Dillan White/Hopkinsville, KY 16.536

 

 

32. 19H-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE 16.544

 

 

33. 25c-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 16.551

 

 

34. 11d-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI 16.568

 

 

35. M14-Brandon Thirlby/Traverse City, MI 16.571

 

 

36. 23-John Blankenship/Williamson, WV 16.589

 

 

37. 33-Brian Reese/Sharpsburg, GA 16.624

 

 

38. 71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA 16.664

 

 

39. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 16.675

 

 

40. 99L-Larry Wight/Phoenix, NY 16.684

 

 

41. 18W-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 16.693

 

 

42. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 16.706

 

 

43. 16b-Tyler Bruening/Decorah, IA 16.716

 

 

44. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 16.749

 

 

45. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 16.755

 

 

46. 25z-Mason Zeigler/Chalk Hill, PA 16.759

 

 

47. 16R-Justin Rattliff/Campbellsville, KY 16.760

 

 

48. 17M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 16.779

 

 

49. 15H-Jon Henry/Ada, OH 16.792

 

 

50. 1JL-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 16.823

 

 

51. 77-Jason McBride/Carbondale, IL 16.892

 

 

52. J4-John Garvin Jr./Sarver, PA 16.929

 

 

53. 99B-Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs/Bear Lake, PA 17.029

 

 

54. 47-Tyler Ivey/Tallahassee, FL 17.034

 

 

55. 72M-John Mason/Millersburg, OH 17.096

 

 

56. 1s-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 17.143

 

 

57. 22-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA 17.199

 

 

58. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck/Kingsley, PA 17.444

 

 

59. 16H-Mike Hammerle/St. Charles, MO 18.111

 

 

60. 911-Jerry Perine/Cowell, OH 19.449

 

 

 

 

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Feger, Eckert, Schlieper, Marlar, Fuller, White, Bruening, Henry, Mason, Reese

 

 

 

 

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Bloomquist, Richards, Reddick, Hubbard, Coffey, Landers, Francis, Sullivan, Lobb, Davies

 

 

 

 

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Sheppard, Weiss, Stone, Davenport, Clanton, Frank, K. Robinson, King, George, McBride

 

 

 

 

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Moyer, McCreadie, Doar, Lanigan, Vaught, Zeigler, Wight, Garvin, Hollenbeck, Mars

 

 

 

 

Heat No. 5 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Carrier, Madden, Unzicker, C. Smith, Wells, Pearson, Rattliff, Thirlby, Briggs, Hammerle

 

 

 

 

Heat No. 5 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): B. Smith, B. Robinson, O’Neal, Erb, Blankenship, McDowell, Ivey, Henderson, Perine (DNS) Roberts

 

 

 

 

B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Marlar, Hubbard, Coffey, Bruening, Landers, Fuller, Francis, White, Reese, Mason, Lobb, Davies, Sullivan, Henry

 

 

 

 

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Lanigan, Davenport, Vaught, Frank, Clanton, Zeigler, Wight, K. Robinson, George, McBride, Hollenbeck, King, Garvin (DNS) Mars

 

 

 

 

B-Main No. 3 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): C. Smith, Erb, McDowell, Blankenship, Wells, Ivey, Briggs, Henderson, Thirlby, Hammerle, Perine (DNS) Pearson, Rattliff, Roberts

 

 

 

 

‘Bulrush Dash’ Finish (12 laps): 1. Vic Coffey, 2. Tyler Ivey, 3. Kent Robinson, 4. Tyler Bruening, 5. Jill George, 6. John Henderson, 7. Chad Hollenbeck

 

 

 

 

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners:

 

 

 

 

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 apparel certificate to 22nd fastest qualifier): Tim Fuller

 

 

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO team in A-Main w/decal): Billy Moyer

 

 

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Brent Robinson

 

 

Eibach Springs (one free spring to each B-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Brian Reese/Kent Robinson/Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs

 

 

JE Pistons ($50 cash to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer

 

 

JE Pistons (one set of Pro Seal rings to 11th-place or next highest w/decal, redeemable w/next purchase of one complete set of rings): Clint Smith

 

 

JE Pistons (one set of Pro Seal rings to 21st-place or next highest w/decal, redeemable w/next purchase of one complete set of rings): Brandon Sheppard

 

 

MSD Ignition ($75 cash to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Scott Bloomquist

 

 

MDS Ignition ($25 cash to last-place in A-Main or next lowest w/decal): Ryan Unzicker

 

 

Ohlins Pole Award ($50 cash to fast qualifier or next highest w/decal): Scott Bloomquist

 

 

Quartermaster ($100 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer

 

 

Quartermaster ($50 product certificate to 5th-place or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert

 

 

Quartermaster ($25 product certificate to 15th-place or next highest w/decal): Tyler Reddick

 

 

RacingJunk.com Hard Luck Award ($100 cash): Ryan Unzicker

 

 

R2C Performance ($100 certificate to highest-finishing driver w/decal or $100 cash if race winner is using R2C filter and decal is displayed): Billy Moyer

 

 

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer

 

 

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 7th-place in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Austin Hubbard

 

 

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to winner or Heat 1 or next highest w/decal): Jason Feger

VP Racing Fuels ‘Nice Jugs Award’ (one five-gallon plastic fuel jugs to fastest qualifier who does not make the A-Main or next highest w/decal): Russell King

 

 

WIX Filters ($50 cash to 13th-place in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Darrell Lanigan

 

 

Wrisco Aluminum (Three sheets of aluminum to A-Main winner w/decal): Scott Bloomquist

 

 

 

 

2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Feb. 19 – 2 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

 

 

 

 

1. Scott Bloomquist 300

 

 

2. Brady Smith 292 (-8)

 

 

3. Billy Moyer 282 (-18)

 

 

4. (tie) Austin Hubbard 276 (-24)

 

 

4. (tie) Don O'Neal 276 (-24)

 

 

6. Chris Madden 264 (-36)

 

 

7. Rick Eckert 264 (-36)

 

 

8. Josh Richards 256 (-44)

 

 

9. (tie) Jason Feger 238 (-62)

 

 

9. (tie) Dennis Erb Jr. 238 (-62)

 

 

11. (tie) Shane Clanton 236 (-64)

 

 

11. (tie) Tim McCreadie 236 (-64)

 

 

13. Dan Schlieper 230 (-70)

 

 

14. (tie) Steve Francis 228 (-72)

 

 

14. (tie) Tyler Reddick 228 (-72)

 

 

14. (tie) Jonathan Davenport 228 (-72)

 

 

14. (tie) Clint Smith 228 (-72)

 

 

18. (tie) Jared Landers 226 (-74)

 

 

18. (tie) Chub Frank 226 (-74)

 

 

18. (tie) Eddie Carrier Jr. 226 (-74)

 

 

 

 

FOLLOW THE ACTION ON TWITTER: Fans can keep up-to-date with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series online and through text messages on cell phones via Twitter, the internet’s fast-growing social-networking and micro-blogging website. Updates are provided to Twitter ‘followers’ of the WoO LMS throughout each race night, and fans also receive breaking news and interesting notes from the tour.

 

 

 

 

More than 3,000 fans are now WoO LMS ‘followers’ on Twitter. To sign-up and receive updates anywhere at anytime, visit http://twitter.com/WoOLateModels.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN ONLINE: If fans can’t get to a track to see the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, they can experience the excitement of the nation’s premier tour live on DIRTvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network.

 

 

 

 

To listen to the free audio broadcasts, log on to www.dirtvision.com and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo.

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