Jimmy owens takes first career jackson 100 saturday night at brownstown in lolmds

BROWNSTOWN, IN (September 22, 2012) - Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, solidified his points lead in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series by sweeping the weekend at Brownstown Speedway. The defending series champion took home $20,000 for winning the 33rd Annual Jackson 100 on Saturday night. Owens led all 100 laps in the Industrial Solutions Technology LLC--sponsored event.

Steve Francis of Ashland, KY, was the only car capable of staying with Owens early on in the race, but Owens' margin of victory was nearly half a lap at the finish. Francis finished second, just ahead of 4-time Jackson 100 winner Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN, who placed third. Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN, survived a spirited battle with Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, and Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN, to claim the fourth spot.

Owens, who started off the weekend by setting fast time on Friday night, withstood a side-by-side battle with Terry Casey of New London, WI, in the first heat to earn the pole starting spot. Owens took the lead at the start of the race with pressure from Francis for the first 24 laps until the first caution came out.

The restart was beneficial for Owens because he had reached lapped traffic which was allowing Francis to stay close. Pearson, who started ninth, climbed into third, and was in the hunt as he began battling Francis for third.

There were three more cautions in the race past the halfway mark, but none could slow Owens. Pearson got by Francis for second on lap 63 and held that position until Francis was able to get back around him on a lap-72 restart.

Owens continued to stretch his lead out over Francis in the final 25 circuits as he went on to capture his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race of the season and his 34th all-time in series competition. He joins Hall of Famers Bloomquist and Jeff Purvis as fellow Tennesseans to win the prestigious event.

"The car was great all weekend from the time we unloaded it, said the 40-year-old Owens, who extended his points lead over the sixth-place finishing O'Neal. “The track was good all night; it took a while to get going. I know it was cold out here, but the crew picked the right tires and I just drove it, we had no problems whatsoever.

“I want to thank Mike Reece, my car owner, Reece Monument Company, Gantte Appraisals, Red Line Oil, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Sheet Metal, Ohlins, Hoosier, Keyser and everybody else for making this possible," said Owens, whose winning car is a Bloomquist Race Cars Ford powered by a Cornett Racing Engine.

"I was a little worried when they moved those tires out there on the track during that one caution,” he continued.” I set up the car to run low in the moisture, so we had to change our line entering the corner in turn one, but it didn't really matter, we were able to pull away from everybody, it feels good to win here at Brownstown again."

In preliminary action, Jimmy Owens set the Red Buck Fast Time amongst the 40 entrants, with a lap of 15.281 seconds. Jared Landers set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.563 seconds. Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Jared Landers and  Steve Francis won their respective heat races. John Blankenship and Jonathan Davenport won their respective B-Mains.

Next weekend, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action with the 9th Annual Lucas Oil "Late Model Knoxville Nationals" at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 27th - 29th. For more information, log onto www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Race Summary

Saturday Night, September 22nd, 2012
33rd Annual Industrial Solutions Technology "Jackson 100"
Brownstown Speedway - Brownstown, IN

Red Buck Fast Time Group A: Jimmy Owens / 15.281 seconds

Red Buck Fast Time Group B: Jared Landers / 15.563 seconds

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps - Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Terry Casey, Earl Pearson, Jr., Greg Johnson, Tyler Reddick, Chad Stapleton, Dustin Neat, Joe Godsey, Jeremy Hines, Brandon Kinzer

U. S. Steel Second Heat (10 Laps - Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Eric Wells, Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, John Blankenship, Wayne Chinn, Tim Rivers, Zak Blackwood, Brian Birkhofer, Matt Boknecht-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer): Jared Landers, Billy Moyer, Jr., Dustin Linville, Joe Janowski, Jonathan Davenport, Shelby Miles, Scott James, Justin Rattliff, Josh McGuire, Alan Magner

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps - Top 4 Transfer): Steve Francis, Brad Neat, Shannon Babb, Mike Jewell, Chris Streeval, Greg Kendall, Steve Barnett, Matt Patus, David Ross, Steve Casebolt

JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps - Top 3 Transfer): John Blankenship, Dustin Neat, Tyler Reddick, Wayne Chinn, Joe Godsey, Tim Rivers, Brian Birkhofer, Jeremy Hines, Brandon Kinzer, Zak Blackwood, Chad Stapleton, Matt Boknecht-DNS

PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (12 Laps - Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Shelby Miles, Scott James, Josh McGuire, Steve Barnett, Greg Kendall, Alan Magner, Matt Patus, Steve Casebolt, David Ross, Justin Rattliff, Chris Streeval

Brownstown Speedway Track Provisional Dash (6 Laps - Winner Transfers): Jeremy Hines, Steve Barnett, Greg Kendall, Chad Stapleton, Matt Patus, Chris Streeval

Feature Finish - 100 Laps

FINISH

START

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

1

1

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

2

4

15

Steve Francis

Ashland, KY

3

11

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

4

3

5b

Mike Marlar

Winfield, TN

5

9

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

6

15

71

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

7

2

5

Jared Landers

Batesville, AR

8

5

42c

Terry Casey

New London, WI

9

7

18e

Eric Wells

Hazard, KY

10

6

21JR

Billy Moyer, Jr.

Batesville, AR

11

22

P1

Scott James

Lawrenceburg, IN

12

17

23

John Blankenship

Williamson, WV

13

20

76

Shelby Miles

Bloomington, IN

14

25

5H

Jeremy Hines

Seymour, IN

15

21

11T

Tyler Reddick

Corning, CA

16

13

24H

Greg Johnson

Bedford, IN

17

18

15d

Jonathan Davenport

Blairsville, GA

18

14

6J

Joe Janowski

Carmel, IN

19

24

46

Tim Rivers

Salem, IN

20

23

15b

Brian Birkhofer

Muscatine, IA

21

19

25n

Dustin Neat

Dunnville, KY

22

10

D8

Dustin Linville

Lancaster, KY

23

8

41n

Brad Neat

Dunnville, KY

24

12

18

Shannon Babb

Mowequa, IL

25

16

9J

Mike Jewell

Scottsburg, IN

Race Statistics

Entrants: 40

Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 - 100)

Caution Flags: Dustin Neat (Lap 29); Tyler Reddick (Lap 54); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 61); Jeremy Hines (Lap 71)

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Brian Birkhofer, Tim Rivers

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: none
Red Buck Fast Time Provisional: none
Brownstown Speedway Track Provisional: Jeremy Hines

Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Don O'Neal (Started 15th; Finished 6th; Advanced 9 positions)

Allstar Performer of the Race: Don O'Neal

Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens

ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Jimmy Owens

Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jonathan Davenport

COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines

Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Bloomquist Race Cars

Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race: Chris Fox (Jimmy Owens)

Time of Race: 42 minutes 00 seconds

 

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
 

POS

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

POINTS

1

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

7235

2

71

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

6870

3

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

6820

4

15

Steve Francis

Ashland, KY

6615

5

23

John Blankenship

Williamson, WV

6245

6

44

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

6185

7

15d

Jonathan Davenport

Blairsville, GA

5890

8

11T

Tyler Reddick

Corning, CA

5795

9

5

Jared Landers

Batesville, AR

5735

10

18e

Eric Wells

Hazard, KY

5630

 

 

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*


Related Links 

 

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2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV Schedule 

 

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2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sponsors

    

ASI Racewear - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

      

Canidae Pet Foods - "The Official Pet Foods" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series     

 

DART Machinery - "The Official Engine Components" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series     

 

E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series     

 

Geico  - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series       

 

General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 

Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

   

Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 

MAVTV - "The Official TV Network" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series   

Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

ProtectTheHarvest.com- "The Official Protect the Harvest Campaign of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Speedco - "The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center" of the  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series       

 

Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 

U. S. Steel - "The Official Steel Manufacturer" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 

2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:

 

Allstar Performance, American Racer, Banshee Graphics, Barry Wright Race Cars, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Chizmark Larson Insurance, Cornett Racing Engines,Crawford Supply, CV Products,DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edlebrock,  Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Gaerte Engines, Hawk Performance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Chassis, Öhlins, Outerwears, PBM/Erson Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, PRC, Pro Power Racing, Quarter Master, Race Engine Design, Red Buck Cigars, Rick Schwallie Photography, Ringers Gloves, Rocket Chassis, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Traeger Grills, Vic Hill Race Engines, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wiley X Sunglasses, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.