latemodelamerica.com - May 14 - Wythe Raceway Part 1
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Jimmy Owens - Bub McCool - Missita 

Jimmy Owens races past #57 Bub McCool for second place on lap two of the Lucas Oil Series event at Wythe Raceway, en route to his third straight win on the tour. (George Missita)

Unstoppable Owens Takes Wythe Win; Lucas Points Lead

By James Essex

RURAL RETREAT, Va. – May 15. Still red hot, Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn. came from his fifth starting spot to win Saturday’s first ever visit by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Wythe Raceway.  For Owens, it was a series record tying third consecutive win; it also enabled him to take over the points lead for the first time in his career.  Trailing Owens across the finish line was early-race leader Earl Pearson Jr., Dale McDowell, Steve Casebolt, and Scott Bloomquist.

Bub McCool and Pearson made up the front row for the 50-lap main event before a jammed -packed grandstands on the hillside at Wythe. Pearson took the lead at the drop of the green flag with McCool running second followed by Jonathan Davenport, Owens and Dennis Franklin.

Missy Wall - May 15

Missy Wall tops off husband Chris Wall's fuel cell before the Louisiana driver rolled to yet another fast time award at Wythe Raceway. (Rick Schwallie)

Schlieper-Bloomquist

Dan Schlieper (left) made the cut with a B-Main win at Wythe Raceway, but was the first out of the hunt in the feature.  Scott Bloomquist (right) raced to a fifth place finish. (Michael Moats) 

Shaver - Davenport

Steve Shaver looks under #49 Jonathan Davenport on his way to tenth place at Wythe Raceway. (George Missita)

Owens was on the move early after getting beaten in his heat race by McCool, Owens charged from the fifth spot past McCool on lap two to take the second spot. Pearson and Owens then started to pull away from the pack of cars that
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