Series: Bloomquist In Hillbilly Heaven
After Big Win at WVMS
MINERAL WELLS, W.V. – Sept. 5. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tennessee, won his first career
"Hillbilly Hundred" on Sunday at West Virginia Motor Speedway. The defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series National Champion collected $42,000 for his win after taking the lead from Don O’Neal on lap 82 and
racing unchallenged the rest of the way.
Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the seventh time this season, the 46-year-old celebrated with his crew as he
graciously accepted the winner’s check from promoter Carl Short.
Teammates Brad Neat (#41) and Earl Pearson, Jr. race back at
midfield at WVMS. (Rick
hundred laps here are kind of tough on equipment, I can’t say enough about the tires. They held up real well. We
were a little cautious through traffic, and O’Neal was running hard on the cushion. I saw that and backed off a
little bit and then his tires went away and we were able to get by him for the win,” said Bloomquist, who
maintained his series points lead with his victory.
Bloomquist started on the outside of the front row and jumped to the lead at the start of the
race. Dale McDowell, who had won two of the previous three LOLMDS events, ran a solid second to Bloomquist
for the first 14 laps, until O’Neal was able to get around him for second.
qualifier Steve Shaver gives way to #49 Jonathan Davenport in the battle for second place at WVMS.
Bloomquist held his lead through heavy traffic as O’Neal pressured him for the top spot.
O’Neal was finally able to make the pass for the lead on lap 29. O’Neal held the lead through several
caution flag periods as Bloomquist maintained second. At the halfway mark it was O’Neal, Bloomquist, Steve
Shaver, Bart Hartman, and Jonathan Davenport running in the top six.
O’Neal continued to stay out front until Bloomquist raced past him after a restart on lap 82.
O’Neal’s tires went away as he slowed in turn four to bring out the final caution of the race. On the
restart it was all Bloomquist until the checkered flag fell as no one was able to muster a late-race
In preliminary action Steve Shaver topped the 49 entrants in Red Buck Cigar Time Trials.
Heat race winners were Dale McDowell, Bart Hartman, Scott Bloomquist and Don O’Neal. The
B-Mains went to Freddy Smith and Brad Neat.
“Hillbilly Hundred” - West Virginia Motor
1) Scott Bloomquist, 2) Jonathan
Davenport, 3) Steve Shaver, 4) Don O'Neal, 5) Eddie Carrier, Jr., 6) Zack Dohm, 7) Jimmy Owens, 8) John
Blankenship, 9) Kennie Compton, 10) Tim Isenberg, 11) Ray Cook, 12) Earl Pearson, Jr., 13) Chris Wall,
14) Chris Madden, 15) Steve Casebolt, 16) Donnie Moran, 17) Brad Neat, 18) Dale McDowell, 19) Bart
Hartman, 20) Stephen Evans, 21) Davey Johnson, 22) Vic Coffey, 23) Jacob Hawkins, 24) Tim Dohm, 25)
Chris Parsons, 26) Mark Banal, 27) Freddy Smith.
Fast Time (49 entries): Pearson; Heat
Winners: McDowell, Hartman, Bloomquist, O’Neal; B-Main winners: Smith, Neat.