WHEATLAND, MO (May 24th, 2014) - Tony Jackson Jr. and Mike Marlar will make up the front row for Saturday Night's 22nd Annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. The Show-Me 100 will be the first crown jewel event this season at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" Lucas Oil Speedway.
A total of 65 drivers took part in Miller Welders Time Trials on Friday Night for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil Midwest Racing Association co-sanctioned event.
Jesse Stovall represented the Show-Me State well by capturing Fast Shafts Heat One. Stovall bolted from his third starting spot to pass fast qualifier Ryan Gustin as he went on for the victory in the 20-lap race. Trailing Stovall and Gustin to the finish line to earn the final transfer spot was former Show-Me winner, Terry Phillips.
The Eibach Springs Second Heat was taken by another Missouri driver, Tony Jackson Jr. The defending Lucas Oil MLRA Champion dominated his heat in a new Rocket Chassis by Frye. Garrett Alberson made his first ever Show-Me 100 by taking the runner-up spot ahead of Jason Bodenhamer, who qualified for his home-state's richest race.
Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Leader, Don O'Neal started third and quickly made his way to the front by capturing the Simpson Performance Products Heat Three win. Modified standout Rodney Sanders will make his first career start in the Show-Me as he finished second, well behind O'Neal. Will Vaught took the third and final transfer spot.
Jimmy Owens, the 3-time and defending LOLMDS Champion and attempting to win a record 4th straight Show-Me 100 took control of FK Rod Ends Heat Four after sprinting to a huge lead. Owens led every lap ahead of Billy Moyer Jr., and Shannon Babb, who rallied from his seventh starting spot to take third to transfer to the main event.
Mike Marlar took home the win in Fast Shafts Heat Five. Robert Baker continued his solid performance for the weekend in taking the second transfer spot. Three-time Show-Me 100 winner Billy Moyer rounded out the transfer cars by nabbing the third spot.
Scott Bloomquist was victorious in the Eibach Springs Heat Six as the 5-time Show-Me 100 victor held off young, Bobby Pierce for the win. Eddie Carrier, Jr. made a late-race charge from his seventh spot to pass Brian Shirley near the end to take the final transfer position.
After the heat races were complete there was a redraw for the top three finishers in each heat race to set the top 18 starters for tomorrow night's 100-lap feature event. Drivers redrew their starting position with their respective transfers. Tony Jackson Jr. and Mike Marlar will start on the front-row of the 100-lap $30,000-to-win event Saturday Night. Don O'Neal and Jesse Stovall will make-up row two, with Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens starting alongside each other in row three.
In preliminary action, Ryan Gustin set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 65 entrants, with a lap of 15.144 seconds. Jimmy Owens set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.442 seconds. Jesse Stovall, Tony Jackson Jr., Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, and Scott Bloomquist won their respective heat races. Don O'Neal won the HotRod Tracker Manufacturers Dash and Brian Birkhofer won the Crawford Supply Traeger Grills Race of Champions.
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Friday Night, May 23rd, 2014
22nd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com
Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO
Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Ryan Gustin /15.144 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 15.442 seconds
Fast Shafts Heat Race #1 Finish (20 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jesse Stovall, Ryan Gustin, Terry Phillips, Steve Francis, Wendell Wallace, Steve Casebolt, Dave Eckrich, Randy Roth, Scott Lewis, Reid Millard, Dustin Walker
Eibach Springs Heat Race #2 Finish (20 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tony Jackson, Jr., Garrett Alberson, Jason Bodenhamer, Jason Feger, Austin Siebert, Chris Brown, Austin Rettig, Junior Coover, Gavin Landers, Richard Kimberling, Joey Smith
Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (20 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Rodney Sanders, Will Vaught, Matt Furman, Bub McCool, Timothy Culp, Mark Dotson, Raymond Merrill, Jon Driskill, Scotty Bough, Justin Asplin-DNS
FK Rod Ends Heat Race #4 Finish (20 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Jr., Shannon Babb, John Blankenship, Chris Simpson, Brady Smith, Travis Dickes, Jack Sullivan, Bill Koons, David Deetz, John Anderson
Fast Shafts Heat Race #5 Finish (20 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Robert Baker, Billy Moyer, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jason Hughes, Chad Simpson, Jared Landers, Brantlee Gotschall, Brian Birkhofer, JC Wyman, Bryon Allison
Eibach Springs Heat Race #6 Finish (20 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Bobby Pierce, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Brian Shirley, Jeremy Payne, Jason Papich, Tommy Weder, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jeff Roth, Kyle Beard
HotRod Tracker Manufacturers Dash Finish (10 Laps): Don O'Neal, Jesse Stovall, Bobby Pierce, Ryan Gustin, Will Vaught, Rodney Sanders, Garrett Alberson, Billy Moyer, Scott Bloomquist, Wendell Wallace, Jeremy Payne
Crawford Supply Traeger Grills Race of Champions Finish (10 Laps): Brian Birkhofer, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Shannon Babb, Terry Phillips, John Anderson, Wendell Wallace, Tony Jackson Jr., Billy Moyer
JRi Shocks B-Main #1 (20 Laps, Top 2 Transfer) Line Up:
|Steve Francis||15||15||Jason Feger|
|Steve Casebolt||c9||21b||Chris Brown|
|Dave Eckrich||58e||94||Austin Rettig|
|Randy Roth||26R||10c||Junior Coover|
|Dustin Walker||14w||13||Joey Smith|
|Bub McCool||57J||23||John Blankenship|
|Matt Furman||51||32x||Chris Simpson|
|Timothy Culp||C8||2||Brady Smith|
|Mark Dotson||85d||6T||Travis Dickes|
|Raymond Merrill||12m||18x||Jack Sullivan|
|Jon Driskill||88||29||Bill Koons|
|Scotty Bough||47||12a||David Deetz|
|Justin Asplin||77a||21x||John Anderson|
|Earl Pearson, Jr.||44||81||Brian Shirley|
|Jason Hughes||12||186||Jeremy Payne|
|Chad Simpson||25c||91p||Jason Papich|
|Jared Landers||777||02||Tommy Weder|
|Gotschall||4G||28e||Dennis Erb, Jr.|
|Brian Birkhofer||15b||86||Kyle Beard|
|JC Wyman||4w||14R||Jeff Roth|
|Tony Jackson, Jr.||56||157||Mike Marlar|
|Don O'Neal||5||00s||Jesse Stovall|
|Scott Bloomquist||0||20||Jimmy Owens|
|Garrett Alberson||43||17m||Robert Baker|
|Billy Moyer, Jr.||21jr||19R||Ryan Gustin|
|Rodney Sanders||20x||32||Bobby Pierce|
|Jason Bodenhamer||2b||1V||Will Vaught|
|Terry Philips||75||21||Billy Doyer|
|Shannon Babb||18||28||Eddie Carrier, Jr.|
On Saturday night May 24th, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors not already locked into the 100-lap main event will attempt to work their way into the feature through B-Mains and the Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge. The winner of the Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge can take the first place prize of $2,000 or forfeit that prize and start the tail of the 100-Lap feature event.
Last year's Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge winner Mike Marlar drove from 32nd starting position and finished 7th in the 100-lap feature event. The Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 feature will follow the Show-Me Challenge event on Saturday as the fans will see the nation's best drivers compete for the $30,000 top prize and the coveted crown jewel trophy. The USRA Modifieds will round out the weekend action with a special $1,000 to win Main Event following the Show-Me 100 feature. To learn more about Midwest Sheet Metal visit their website at www.msmfab.com.
The Memorial Day Weekend in May and the Show-Me 100 have become a long standing tradition and a true crown jewel event experience for fans and racers alike. Activities at the Diamond of Dirt tracks during the Show-Me 100 week include; Camping in the sprawling 40 acres of wooded and cleared campsites, fishing on two lakes on the property, laser light show, Lucas Oil Skydivers, fireworks, a huge vendor midway and many more activities.
Tentative Saturday Event Schedule
3:30pm-Pits and Grandstand Gates Closed and Cleared
4:00pm-Pits and Grandstand Gates Re-open
4:15pm-Dirt Racing Outreach Service in Dining Room
5:00-5:45pm-Autograph Session Spectator Midway
7:00pm-LOLMDS Hot Laps
USRA Modifieds Hot Laps
LOLMDS B-Mains- (15 Laps)
USRA Modified B-Mains- (12 Laps)
LOLMDS Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge (20 Laps)
Intermission/Track Prep (20 Minutes)/10 Minute Call
LOLMDS Driver Introductions (Out of Car) and Pre-Race Ceremony
22nd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com- $30,000 to Win (100 laps)
Pitts Homes USRA Modified Feature-$1,000 to win (20 Laps)
1:30am-Diamond Bar Closes
Saturday Spectator Admission
Adults (16 and up) $30
Seniors (62 and up) $25
Youth (age 6 to 15) $10
Kids (age 5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $60
As the title sponsor of this marquee event Lucas Oil Products supports The Protect the Harvest campaign and their mission. Protect The Harvest was created to fight back and defend American families, farmers, hunters, and animal owners from the growing threat posed by the radical animal rights movement. They have three objectives: inform, protect, and respond. Protect The Harvest is a group of concerned citizens that is seeking to aggressively educate and communicate with the general public wherever those elements, including extremist animal rights groups, pose a threat to farmers, ranchers or hunters. To learn more about Protect the Harvest Campaign visit www.ProtectTheHarvest.com.
Advanced General Admission tickets are available at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com as well as the complete weekend schedule, pricing, and ticket information.
In addition, the Lucas Oil Production Studios will be on hand to tape the event to broadcast on three TV Networks in 2014 including CBS, NBC Sports and the MAVTV American Real Network.
For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the 2014 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series, visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.
For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil MLRA, including the 2014 tour schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series, visit the official website at: www.MLRAracing.com.
Lucas Oil Speedway
Track Phone #: (417) 282-5984
Promoter: Dan Robinson - (417) 282-5984
Location: 700 E Hwy 54, Wheatland, MO 65779
LOLMDS Tire Rule for MLRA Event and Show-Me 100
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear - Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55
22nd Annual Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com Event Purse
$30,000 to win- 1. $30,000, 2. $10,000, 3. $6,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,000, 6. $2,500, 7. $2,400, 8. $2,300, 9. $2,200, 10. $2,100, 11. $2,000, 12. $1,975, 13. $1,950, 14. $1,925, 15. $1,900, 16. $1,875, 17. $1,850, 18. $1,825, 19. $1,800, 20. $1,750, 21. $1,700, 22. $1,650, 23. $1,600, 24. $1,550, 25. $1,500, 26. $1,500, 27.$1,500, 28. $1,500, 29. $1,500
Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge for Non-Qualifiers Event Purse
$2,000 to win -1. $2,000, 2. $1,000, 3. $750, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $475, 7. $450, 8. $425, 9. $400, 10. $375, 11. $350, 12. $325, 13. $300, 14. $275, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250, 21. $250, 22. $250, 23. $250, 24. $250
Show your AAA Member Card at the gate to receive $3 off regular general admission prices. Advanced tickets are also available at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com. A limited number of VIP Suites are available for Saturday's event. Please contact LaRay Hankins at (417) 282-5984 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.
Race fans can go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway's 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.