Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Set for Return to Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex this Friday


MARKLEYSBURG, PA   The nation’s premier touring series for Dirt Late Models will make its second appearance ever this Friday Night, April 20th at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA.
Last year the biggest crowd in the history of the race track was on hand to witness Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer driver, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN take the victory.
There will be a complete show on Friday Night at Roaring Knob with Red Buck Cigar Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and the $10,000 to win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  Also on the race card will be the FASTRAK Late Models paying $1,200 to win.
Bloomquist along with the national touring stars of the LOLMDS will take on the region’s best drivers in this special Friday Night race.  The series will race at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD on Saturday Night.
Among the drivers expected include Bloomquist, defending series champion, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, 4-time champion, Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, who drives for NASCAR’s Bobby Labonte and Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN, who leads the series with four wins this year.
Also on hand should be Steve Francis of Ashland, KY, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA, Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, IL, Jared Landers of Batesville, AR, Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA, Josh Richards of Shinnston, WV, 16-year-old phenom Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA, John Blankenship of Williamson, WV, Eric Wells of Hazard, KY and Austin Hubbard of Seaford, DE.
Among the local and regional stars expected include Jared Hawkins of Fairmont, WV who, drives for car owner, Bobby Lake of Uniontown, PA, Tim Senic of Elkins, WV, Jason Covert of York Haven, PA, Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, PA, Chuck Harper of Beverly, WV, Mason Zeigler of Chalk Hill, PA, L.C. Powers of Mt. Morris, PA, Sammy Stile of Charleroi, PA, Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV and Scott Rhodes of Somerset, PA.
Pit gates will open at 3 pm.  Grandstand gates will open at 4 pm.  There will be a special driver’s autograph session at 5 pm followed by hot laps at 6:45 pm.
Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex is located at 380 Fearer Road in Markleysburg, PA.  For more information visit the tracks website at www.roaringknob.com or you can call the track at (724) 329-0306.


 Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings


  1. Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN)  1315
  2. Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN) 1230
  3. Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA) -1210
  4. Steve Francis (Ashland, KY) 1200
  5. Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) 1160
  6. Dennis Erb Jr. (Carpentersville, IL) 1120
  7. Jared Landers (Batesville, AR) 1115
  8. Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN) 1090
  9. Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) 1075
  10. John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) - 990
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