WHEATLAND, Mo. – May 28. On
opening night of the DART "Show Me 100", with 73 Late Model drivers converging on Lucas Oil Speedway for
the co-sanctioned 18th annual version of the event, Jimmy Owens opened the evening by setting fast time with a 16.037
second lap around the clay oval, then went on to win the first heat race to earn the pole position for
Saturday's finale. He picked up the win over Jesse Stovall and Jared Landers, who both also transferred to
the main event.
was the fastest of 73 during time trials for the "Show-Me 100" at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Lloyd Collins)
Afco Heat Race #2 saw 1999 "Show Me 100"
winner Terry Phillips take off from the pole position and build a straight away lead early on before Jimmy Mars
caught him late in the race to battle for the lead. Phillips held Mars off for the win as the pair raced
away from the field, but behind them, a physical battle was held between Will Vaught and Steve Casebolt.
Vaught, who was running second early in the race, when he briefly lost control in turn four, allowing several
cars to race past, made a daring move to the inside of Casebolt entering turn one on the white flag lap.
The duo made contact, with Vaught clearing Casebolt down the backstretch as he went on to claim the third and
final transfer spot.
Billy Moyer and son Billy Moyer, Jr. wound up matched up on the
front row of the final heat race. The pair finished one-two, and Moyer the younger had made it
into the biggest show of his young career.(Lloyd
A second place finish in the second heat
gave Wisconsin's Jimmy Mars (#28) a shot at a big race win, while #74 Jeremy Payne would have to wait for the
next days B-Mains after finishing one position shy of a transfer in his heat race. (Ron
All Star Performance Heat Race #3
once again saw the pole sitter run away and hide from the field as Martinsville, Indiana’s Don O’Neal put on a
driving clinic to take the win by a full straightaway. The main story of the event would be sixth starting
Ray Cook. While most of the competitors were committed to the low line, Cook opted for the middle of the
track and spent the first half of the event in a battle with Brad Neat for the final transfer spot. By lap
12, Cook cleared Neat and two laps later, would race past Jeremy Payne to take second. Neat slipped past
Payne in the closing laps for the final transfer spot.
Super Flow Heat Race #4 saw Brandon
Kinzer jump to the early lead with outside polesitter Chris Hall quickly falling backward as Earl Pearson, Jr.
and Scott Bloomquist moved up to the second and third positions. By lap five, Kinzer’s handling was
beginning to fade as Pearson took over control of the lead. Over the next few laps, Kinzer would endure a
freefall through the field, with Bloomquist moving up to second and fifth starting Dan Schlieper advancing
to third. As Pearson cruised to the win over Bloomquist, Schlieper withstood a late race challenge
from Eric Wells for the final transfer position.
Dale McDowell and Eric Jacobsen battled
side by side early in Wiles Drive Shaft Heat Race #5 before McDowell set sail from the field. Jacobsen settled
into a comfortable second position while Wendell Wallace, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Chris Wall hosted a spirited
battle for the final transfer spot. Three-time "Show Me 100" winner Wallace claimed the spot.
Chris Wall tracks Dennis Erb, Jr. while
fending off #57 Bub McCool and #25 Jason Feger in heat race #5. Wall prevailed among the threesome, but
the his fifth place finish was a "n'yet" for the standout from Louisiana. (Lloyd Collins)
AFCO Heat Race #6 saw a front row
that piqued the interest of the crowd as Billy Moyer and son Billy Moyer Jr. battled side by side for the
top spot during the first two laps before the elder Moyer finally began to inch away. By the race’s midway
point Moyer, Jr. began to fight a slightly tight racecar as Shannon Babb and Brian Birkhofer reeled in the
second place runner. However, over the last few laps Moyer, Jr. would recover to claim second, while Babb
took the final transfer spot over Birkhofer.
The COMP Cams Race of Champions Presented
By Quarter Master saw six of the event’s previous eight winners in action. Via pill draw, Scott Bloomquist
and Wendell Wallace started on the front row for the $1,000 to win affair, with Bloomquist taking the early
lead. By lap three, Wallace pulled even with Bloomquist and two laps later, would take over the top spot
as Ray Cook and Brian Birkhofer battled side by side for third. With a late caution lining up the
field for a four lap shootout, Wallace quickly disposed of Bloomquist to lead the last laps to claim the win and
bragging rights for GRT Race Cars. Bloomquist, Birkhofer, Cook, Terry Phillips, and Billy Moyer rounded
out the field.
and #25 Jason Feger warm up in earnest befgore competing in the third and fourth heat races at Lucas Oil
Speedway. (Ron Mitchell)
Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary
Friday Night, May 28th, 2010
18th Annual DART Show-Me 100 Presented by Lucas Oil
Lucas Oil Speedway
Red Buck Cigars Fast Time:
Jimmy Owens / 16.037 seconds
Wiles Driveshaft’s First Heat (20 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Jimmy Owens, Jesse Stovall, Jared Landers, Mike Marlar,
Tim Isenberg, Brad Looney, Chris Smyser, Al Purkey, Stacy Taylor, Ed Mueller, Dave Eckrich, Joe Kosiski, Michael
AFCO Racing Products Second Heat (20 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Terry Phillips, Jimmy Mars, Will Vaught, Keith Foss,
Steve Casebolt, Ray Moore, Jay Johnson, Evan Hubert, Austin Dillon, Justin Asplin, Rylan Long, Bill Koons
Allstar Performance Third Heat (20 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Don O’Neal, Ray Cook, Brad Neat, Jeremy Payne, Jack
Sullivan, John Blankenship, Jason Hughes, Chris Brown, Mike Collins, Dewaine Hottinger, Zac Simmons, Chris
SuperFlow Fourth Heat (20 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Dan Schlieper, Eric Wells,
Josh McGuire, Brandon Kinzer, Chris Simpson, Kyle Beard, Gary Christian, Shane Harris, Andrew Kosiski, Chris
Wiles Driveshaft’s Fifth Heat (20 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Dale McDowell, Eric Jacobsen, Wendell Wallace, Dennis Erb
Jr., Chris Wall, Jason Feger, John Anderson, Bub McCool, J.D. Hubert, Jon Kirby, John Mason, Larry Jones
AFCO Racing Products Sixth Heat (20 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer Jr., Shannon Babb, Brian
Birkhofer, Eric Turner, Chad Simpson, David Turner, Raymond Merrill, Tyler Reddick, Alan Vaughn, Austin Rettig,
Comp Cams Race of Champions Presented by Quarter Master (12 Laps): Wendell Wallace, Scott Bloomquist, Brian
Birkhofer, Ray Cook, Terry Phillips, Billy Moyer
Wendell Wallace headed off Scott
Bloomquist for a $1,000 "Race of Champions" win at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Lloyd Collins)