Leader Jimmy Owens gets a mid-race challenge from #29 Darrell Lanigan in
the "My Kentucky Home Shootout" at Bluegrass Speedway. Lanigan suffered some damage from contact with
the leader and later dropped to third as Steve Francis took the runner up spot (Michael
Owens Shows The Way In 'My Old Kentucky Home Shootout'
At Bluegrass Speedway
By Kevin Kovac
BARDSTOWN, Ky. - May 8. Jimmy Owens joined the ever-growing list of 2010 World of Outlaws Late Model
Series winners on Saturday, rolling to victory in the 50-lap 'My Old Kentucky Home Shootout' at Bluegrass
Owens, 38, of Newport, Tenn., grabbed the lead from Steve Francis on lap two and never looked back in the national
tour's inaugural visit to the high-banked, half-mile oval. He later survived a stern mid-race challenge from
Jimmy Owens after his "My Kentucky Home Shootout" win at Bluegrass
While Don O'Neal set a new track qualifying record and finished fourth, #19
Tim Fuller took sixth place just ahead of fellow New Yorker Tim McCreadie at Bluegrass. (Michael
Kentuckian, Darrell Lanigan, to become the 11th different victor in 12 WoO LMS events this season.
It was the third career triumph on the WoO LMS for Owens, who has won three times and hasn't finished worse than
third in the five starts he's made since late-March.
Steve Francis, #71 Don O'Neal, and #39 Tim McCreadie keep it very close
before Francis advanced to second in the final circuits at Bluegrass. O'Neal garnered fourth, while
McCreadie settled back to seventh at the finish. (Michael
Francis, who started from the pole position but fell back to fifth after a lap-two restart, rallied to finish
second. He snatched the spot from Lanigan on lap 43 but never challenged Owens, crossing the finish line 1.725
seconds behind at a track that is promoted by his in-laws David and Anita Ferrell.