Lucas Oil Series: Pearson Sees Personal
Best With Fourth Straight at Tri-City
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. - July 16.
Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida won a series record, fourth straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
event, tonight at Tri-City Speedway. He took home the $10,000 payday in winning the “Budweiser 50”.
Pearson withstood a mid-race challenge from several drivers as
he went on to lead all 50 laps of the event. It was his seventh series win of the year.
|Earl Pearson, Jr. and crew at Tri-City. (Jimmy Dearing photo)
Finishing second was Billy
Moyer, followed by series point’s leader, Scott Bloomquist. Completing the top five were Brian Birkhofer of
Muscatine, Ia. and Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn.. Birkhofer managed to get by Owens as the duo approached the
finish line on the final lap.
Billy Moyer battled #0 Scott Bloomquist hard before
claiming the runner up position at Tri-State. (Drew
Tri-City Speedway Lucas Oil “Budweiser 50”
?> 1. Earl Pearson, 2. Billy
Moyer, 3. Scott Bloomquist, 4. Brian Birkhofer, 5. Jimmy Owens, 6. Don O'Neal, 7. Dale McDowell
(prov.), 8. John Blankenship, 9. Jimmy Mars, 10. Ray Cook, 11. Steve Casebolt, 12. Chris Wall, 13.
Brady Smith, 14. Brad Neat, 15. Tim Isenberg, 16. Terry Phillips, 17. Wendell Wallace, 18. Mark
Burgtorf, 19. Eric Wells, 20. Chad Zobrist, 21. Dan Schlieper, 22. Craig Smith (prov.), 23. Bub
McCool, 24. Tyler Reddick (prov.), 25. Billy Moyer, Jr.
Fast Time: (42 entries) Pearson;
Heat winners: Pearson, Casebolt, IN; Moyer, O’Neal. B-Main winners: McCool, Neat.
Drew England photo