Lucas Oil Series:
Bloomquist Completes Independence Weekend Sweep at Muskingum Co.
ZANESVILLE, Oh. – July 3. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. completed the
weekend sweep in the State of Ohio for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Sunday’s Bvictory in the
"Budweiser 50" event at Muskingum County Speedway. Bloomquist held off Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn.
and Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla. for the second night in a row to secure his eighth series win of the
“The car was really great again tonight, it’s great to come to tracks like this
that is raceable and you can pass on. There was plenty of passing all night long here, the track was
smooth and we could race anywhere on it,” said Bloomquist, who recorded the 33rd LOLMDS win of his
“I never saw Jimmy’s nose there at the end so I knew I had it, the traffic was
pretty hairy out there, but everyone raced each other clean and I hope the fans enjoyed the show. After the
month we have had to win two of these Lucas Oil races in a row against tough competition, I may give the crew a
few days off before we head to Columbus (Miss.) next weekend,” said Bloomquist, who now has 510 career
Bloomquist, who started fourth, grabbed the lead from Jared Landers on lap
four. Bloomquist held a several second lead over what turned out to be a great battle for second between
Owens and Pearson. Owens moved into second on lap 13, taking the spot from Landers, but he fell as much as
12 lengths behind Bloomquist at one point during the race.
In the last ten laps of the race, Owens closed to within a car length on two
occasions as Bloomquist was battling heavy lapped traffic. Owens was unable to get a full run on the
outside to pass Bloomquist, as Bloomquist held off Owens to cut Owens’ points lead to 70 points
July 3 - Lucas Oil Series at Muskingum Co
1) Scott Bloomquist, 2) Jimmy
Owens, 3) Earl Pearson, Jr., 4) Mike Marlar, 5) Steve Shaver, 6) Don O'Neal, 7) Jared Landers, 8)
Donnie Moran, 9) Eddie Carrier, Jr., 10) John Blankenship, 11) Josh McGuire, 12) Ray Cook, 13) Zack
Dohm, 14) Dale McDowell, 15) Tim Dohm, 16) Steve Francis (prov.), 17) Bub McCool, 18) Brad Neat
(prov.), 19) Jared Hawkins, 20) Tyler Reddick, 21) Devin Moran (prov.), 22) Frank Heckenast, Jr.,
23) Cody Parker, 24) Eric Wells (prov.), 25) Steve Casebolt, 26) Todd Brennan (prov.), 27) Doug
Fast Time (52 entries): Francis (15.826); Heat winners: Owens, Marlar, Landers,
Bloomquist. B-main winners: Parker, Casebolt.
Michael Moats photo