- July 31 - Hagerstown Speedway by Sam Holbrooks


Lucas Oil Series: Schlieper Ends Winless Period at Hagerstown

James Essex

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - July 31.  Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, Wis. grabbed the lead on lap 16 and never looked back as he went on to win his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event since 2008 on Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway.  Schlieper earned $10,000 for an emotional win.

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“It’s been a long dry spell,” said the veteran driver in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.  “We’ve had a tough year and it feels great to be back in victory lane, this track [Hagerstown] has always been a thorn in our side, we put on four new Hoosier tires for the feature after talking with Scott.  I have to thank Rockstar Energy Drink, DART, Pro Power Racing Engines and Bloomquist Race Cars; and my crew chief, Jason Palubicki.”

Don O’Neal took the lead from his outside pole starting position and led the first 15 laps of the race.  Schlieper fell back to third early on behind Dan Stone.  Schlieper passed Stone after a restart on lap 15 and a lap later passed O’Neal around the outside coming down the frontstretch to take over the lead.

Schlieper then waited through one more caution flag as he remained unchallenged over the final 34 laps to take the win.  His last Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory was July 3, 2008 at Muskingum County Speedway.  Tonight’s win for Schlieper was the fifth series triumph of his career.

O’Neal in the Independence Lumber, Roush-Yates Racing Engines, MasterSbilt Monte Carlo SS came home in second.  Stone had his best career series finish in third, followed by Scott Bloomquist and John Blankenship


World of Outlaws - Hagerstown Speedway
1) Dan Schlieper, 2) Don O'Neal, 3) Daniel Stone, 4) Scott Bloomquist, 5) John Blankenship, 6) Earl Pearson, Jr., 7) Jason Covert, 8) Ray Cook, 9) Eric Wells, 10) Dale McDowell, 11) Jimmy Owens, 12) Vic Coffey, 13) Jamie Lathroum, 14) Tim Isenberg, 15) J.T. Spence, 16) Brad Neat, 17) Alan Sagi, 18) Steve Casebolt (prov.), 19) Chris Wall (prov.), 20) Frank Plessinger (prov.), 21) Devin Friese, 22) Brian Booze, 23) Gary Stuhler, 24) Roy Deese, Jr., 25) Ronnie DeHaven, Jr.
Fast Time (39 entries): Don O’Neal (19.721 secs.); Heat winners: Schlieper, Stone, O’Neal, Bloomquist; B-Main winners: Isenberg, Owens.

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