Jump to content

Stone stops Bloomquist’s bid for win in Friday's Firecracker 100 p


Recommended Posts

Stone stops Bloomquist’s bid for Victory In Friday Night’s Firecracker 100 Presented by GottaRace.com Preliminary A-Main -

Pennsylvanian Earns Second World of Outlaws Late Model Series Win Of Career


SARVER, PA – June 29, 2012 – Dan Stone already knew what it felt like to win a World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main. Now he also knows what it feels like to hold off dirt Late Model legend Scott Bloomquist for a checkered flag on the national tour.


The 35-year-old driver from Thompson, Pa., pulled off another major upset on Friday night, turning back a last-lap challenge from Mooresburg, Tenn.’s Bloomquist to capture the second 30-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series preliminary A-Main of the Firecracker 100 Presented by GottaRace.com weekend at Lernerville Speedway.


A true underdog racer who is universally well-liked in the pit area, Stone reached Victory Lane on the WoO LMS for the first time since his memorable triumph on Sept. 2, 2007, at Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Pa. His first win came behind the wheel of a car owned by his father Warren, but his $6,000 score on Friday was earned in a Rocket machine fielded by Indianapolis’s Leo Milus and maintained outside Binghamton, N.Y., by noted DIRTcar big-block Modified mechanic Randy Kisacky.


“I never, ever drove for anybody before, so it’s pretty awesome when somebody puts their confidence in you to actually pull off something good for them,” said Stone, who is in his second season running selected special events for Milus’s Super Deuce Racing team. “It’s a thrill to run for this team. You’ve got a lot of great minds there and a lot of great people who have been around racing for years.”


Stone, who started third, led the race’s first lap before ceding the top spot to polesitter Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., on the second lap. The friendly racer known as ‘Big Brother’ slipped back in front on lap three and was never headed in an event that ran caution-free from start to finish in just 9 minutes, 37.558 seconds.


Bloomquist, 48, advanced from the ninth starting spot to place second, 0.459 of a second behind Stone at the finish. He was bidding to become the first driver to win both Firecracker 100 preliminary A-Mains since the three-night format was launched in 2010.


Smith, 35, settled for a third-place finish driving a Team Zero car built by Bloomquist. Second-starter Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., was fourth in the Sweeteners Plus Warrior – his 10th top-five finish in the last 12 WoO LMS events – and 16-year-old Tyler Reddick of DuQuoin, Ill., registered a career-best WoO LMS finish of fifth.


Stone survived a frantic late-race charge from Bloomquist, who broke into second with a lap-19 pass of Smith and caught Stone with three circuits remaining. Bloomquist pulled to the outside of Stone rounding turns three and four on lap 28 and again heading toward the white flag, but Stone stayed ahead at the line each tour.


Bloomquist attempted to drive to the inside of Stone exiting turn two on the final lap, but Stone dulled Bloomquist’s momentum just enough on the backstretch to provide the breathing room necessary to reach the finish line first.


“I never actually saw (Bloomquist), but we were in a whole bunch of lapped traffic and all of a sudden I could hear somebody,” said Stone, who began the 2012 season hoping to chase the WoO LMS Rookie of the Year award but was forced to curtail his travel plans after a rash of engine woes during the tour’s February swing through Georgia and Florida. “It sounded like they were on the outside, so I just kind of got wider and used up more of the straightaway – just to try to use up as much real estate as I could.”


The victory assured Stone of a pole position start in one of six heat races scheduled for the Saturday-night (June 30) finale of the Firecracker 100 weekend. A $30,000 first-place prize will be on the line in the sixth annual event.


“We were horrible last night,” said Stone, who finished 20th – the last driver on the lead lap – in Thursday night’s 30-lap A-Main. “Watching us last night you wouldn’t think we’d ever win a race this year, but we made a lot of changes today and they were right. I think we can actually make the car better for (the Firecracker 100).”


Bloomquist, who will also start from the pole in a heat on Saturday night, feels good about his chances of winning the Firecracker 100 for the second time in his career.


“The car was real good again tonight,” said Bloomquist. “I’d like to have had a few more laps out there tonight, but that’s the way it goes. We went with a little different tire combination and it took a little while to come in.


“We played with the car just a little bit tonight – nothing much – and I like what I felt. I think we’re in pretty good shape for tomorrow as long as we don’t have any bad luck.”


Two-time and defending Firecracker 100 winner Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., started and finished sixth. Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa., slipped backward from the fourth starting spot to place seventh; WoO LMS rookie Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., finished eighth; Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., was ninth; and defending WoO LMS champion Rick Eckert of York, Pa., rounded out the top 10.


WoO LMS points leader Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., had a rare off night in the midst of his spectacular campaign, finishing a season-worst 21 st after using a provisional to start the A-Main from the 25th spot.


Fifty-six cars were signed in for the program, which was slowed by a batch of light rain that began falling toward the end of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials. The start of heat racing was delayed an hour-and-a-half to 9:30 p.m., but through the cooperation of officials and racers the entire show was completed by 11 p.m.


Reddick was quickest in qualifying with a lap 16.386 seconds to earn his first-ever WoO LMS fast-time honor. At the age of 16 years, 5 months and 18 days, he’s the second-youngest driver in history to set fast time at a WoO LMS event, falling just short of Josh Richards, who was 16 years, 4 months and 13 days old when he was fastest on Aug. 3, 2004, at I-35 Speedway in Mason City, Iowa.


Heat winners were Reddick, Mars, McCreadie, Stone, Brady Smith and Satterlee. The B-Mains were captured by Ron Davies of Warren, Pa., Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., and Jared Miley of South Park, Pa.


The Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com concludes on Saturday (June 30) with a full day of activities. Following an afternoon of pre-race entertainment that includes driver/fan horseshoes and cornhole tournaments at 12 noon and a huge driver autograph session at 4 p.m., six heat races – lined up using entrants’ best finish from the two preliminary programs – are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.


Saturday’s program also includes B-Mains, the $3,000-to-win Uncle Sam 30 Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the Firecracker 100.


Details and ticket information on the Firecracker 100 can be obtained by logging on to www.lernerville.com.


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


Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .


Results of WoO Late Model Series Firecracker 100 Presented by GottaRace.com Preliminary A-Main No. 2 at Lernerville Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):



1. (3) Dan Stone/30 $6,000


2. (9) Scott Bloomquist/30 $3,150


3. (1) Brady Smith/30 $2,000


4. (2) Tim McCreadie/30 $1,900


5. (5) Tyler Reddick/30 $2,050


6. (6) Jimmy Mars/30 $1,250


7. (4) Gregg Satterlee/30 $1,150


8. (7) Bub McCool/30 $1,500


9. (12) Vic Coffey/30 $1,100


10. (14) Rick Eckert/30 $1,150


11. (15) Shane Clanton/30 $950


12. (16) Dale McDowell/30 $875


13. (18) Mike Marlar/30 $750


14. (24) Tim Fuller/30 $825


15. (11) John Garvin Jr./30 $700


16. (22) Austin Hubbard/30 $680


17. (20) Pat Doar/30 $770


18. (8) Jamie Lathroum/30 $660


19. (10) Bump Hedman/30 $690


20. (23) Eddie Carrier Jr./30 $620


21. (25) Darrell Lanigan/30 $750


22. (17) Jack Sullivan/30 $650


23. (19) Ron Davies/30 $600


24. (26) Clint Smith/29 $650


25. (21) Jared Miley/29 $600


26. (13) Chub Frank/21 $650


27. (27) Kent Robinson/20 $160


* Earnings include cash contingency award bonuses



Time of Race: 9 Mins., 37.558 Secs.


Margin of Victory: 0.459 Secs.


Yellow Flags: None


Lap Leaders: Stone (1); B. Smith (2); Stone (3-30)


Provisional Starters: Lanigan, C. Smith (WoO points); Robinson (WoO emergency)


Rookie of the Race: McCool ($250)


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


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



1. 11-Tyler Reddick/DuQuoin, IL 16.386


2. 6-Jamie Lathroum/Mechanicsville, MD 16.416


3. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 16.491


4. B22-Bump Hedman/Sugar Grove, PA 16.496


5. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, WI 16.550


6. 22s-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 16.597


7. 71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA 16.608


8. 28M-Jimmy Mars/Menomonie, WI 16.621


9. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 16.654


10. 2-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 16.662


11. J4-John Garvin Jr./Sarver, PA 16.694


12. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 16.700


13. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 16.705


14. 11H-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE 16.716


15. 11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, Wi 16.811


16. 41M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 16.830


17. H1-Jared Miley/South Park, PA 16.839


18. 1J-Davey Johnson/Latrobe, PA 16.854


19. 14-Corey Conley/Wellsburg, WV 16.869


20. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 16.888


21. F1-Coleby Frye/Dover, PA 16.890


22. 37-Jared Hawkins/Fairmount, WV 16.895


23. 72M-John Mason/Millersburg, OH 16.897


24. 5b-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 16.913


25. 76-Jason Rider/Clinton, PA 16.937


26. 31-Bryan Force/Indiana, PA 16.959


27. 3-Dan Swartzlander/Freeport, PA 16.997


28. 44H-Dave Hess Jr./Waterford, PA 17.036


29. 1s-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 17.058


30. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 17.096


31. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 17.099


32. 88-Chuck Sarver/W. Sunbury, PA 17.113


33. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 17.142


34.44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 17.166


35. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 17.175


36. 22-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA 17.192


37. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Longview, TX 17.223


38. 1c-Mike Pegher Jr./Wexford, PA 17.288


39. 28c-Eddie Carrier Jr./Salt Rock, WV 17.304


40. 56-Russell King/Bristolville, OH 17.306


41. 21-Matt Lux/Franklin, PA 17.309


42. C33-Chris Casner/Mifflintown, PA 17.341


43. 29s-Ken Schaltenbrand/Sarver, PA 17.349


44. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 17.380


45. 99B-Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs/Bear Lake, PA 17.398


46. 28-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 17.407


47. 10-Alex Ferree/Saxonburg, PA 17.426


48. 29K-Garrett Krummert/New Castle, PA 17.427


49. 27-Jeff Jones/Zelionople, PA 17.481


50. 2J-Mike Johnson/Imperial, PA 17.511


51. 41-Derrick Casner/Mifflintown, PA 17.689


52. 72-Michael Norris/Sarver, PA 17.711


53. 21M-Tony Mussolino/Scott Twp., PA 17.832


54. 7x-Herman Bertolini/Creighton, PA 18.049


55. 44s-Derek Stefanick/Oakdale, PA 19.126


56. 23T-Tony Burke/Sarver, PA N/T


Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Reddick, McCool, Frank, Conley, Rider, Davies, Bagley, Jones, K. Schaltenbrand, Stefanick



Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Mars, Lathroum, Eckert, Hubbard, Lanigan, Pegher, Force, M. Johnson, Sarver, Burke



Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): McCreadie, Bloomquist, Clanton, Doar, Briggs, Frye, Swartzlander, Carrier, D. Casner



Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Stone, Hedman, McDowell, Hawkins, C. Smith, Hess, King, Norris, Lobb



Heat No. 5 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): B. Smith, Garvin, Sullivan, Miley, Fuller, Mason, Lux, Mussolino (DNS) Ferree



Heat No. 6 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Satterlee, Coffey, Marlar, C. Casner, Krummert, Robinson, George, Bertolini (DNS) D. Johnson



B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Davies, Hubbard, Lanigan, Pegher, Conley, Jones, Bagley, Sarver, Force, K. Schaltenbrand, M. Johnson, Rider, Stefanick, Burke



B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Doar, Carrier, Briggs, Hawkins, C. Smith, King, Frye, Lobb, Swartzlander, D. Casner, Hess, Norris



B-Main No. 3 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Miley, Fuller, Mason, C. Casner, Lux, Mussolino, Krummert, George, Bertolini, Robinson (DNS) Ferree, D. Johnson



World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners:



Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 product certificate to 23rd-place finisher I n A-Main or next highest w/decal): Dave Hess Jr.


Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO team in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Dan Stone


Cometic Gasket ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Dale McDowell


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


Comp Cams ($50 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Dan Stone


Dominator ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


Eibach Springs (one free spring to each B-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Mike Pegher Jr./Pat Doar/Chris Casner


Gravely ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


JE Pistons ($50 cash to 16th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Pat Doar


JE Pistons (one compete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 11th-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Tim Fuller


JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 21st-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Jack Sullivan


Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash to 17th-place finisher or next highest finisher): Pat Doar


MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Tim McCreadie


MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Clint Smith


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


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


Quartermaster ($50 product certificate to 5th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tyler Reddick


Quartermaster ($25 product certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): John Garvin Jr.


Roush-Yates Performance Products ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tyler Reddick


Roush-Yates Performance Products (carburetor repair kit to 18th-place finish in A-Main or next highest w/decal - $100 value): Jack Sullivan


Roush-Yates Lap Leader Award (one pair of Wiley X Sunglasses to driver who leads most laps in A-Main): Dan Stone


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


SuperFlow ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tim Fuller


VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Vic Coffey


VP Racing Fuels ‘Nice Jugs Award’ (one VP 5-gallon container to fastest qualifier who misses A-Main or next highest with decal - $30 value): Davey Johnson


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


Wrisco Aluminum (three sheets of aluminum to A-Main winner if decal displayed - $200 value): Tim McCreadie


XS Power ($50 cash to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


XS Power ($60 product certificate to 8th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


XS ‘Power Move of the Race’ ($60 product certificate): Dan Stone


2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of June 29 – 21 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):



1. Darrell Lanigan 2984


2. Rick Eckert 2854 (-130)


3. Tim McCreadie 2802 (-182)


4. Chub Frank 2740 (-244)


5. Shane Clanton 2710 (-274)


6. Bub McCool 2606 (-378)


7. Clint Smith 2592 (-392)


8. Vic Coffey 2588 (-396)


9. Pat Doar 2454 (-530)


10. Tim Fuller 2420 (-564)


11. Kent Robinson 2348 (-636)


12. Jack Sullivan 2254 (-730)


13. John Lobb 2220 (-764)


14. Mike Marlar 1768 (-1216)


15. Greg Johnson 1390 (-1594)

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...