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Inaugural ‘Firecracker 100’ At Lernerville Speedway Becomes Latest Big-Money Victory For Bloomquist 6.20


Inaugural ‘Firecracker 100’ At Lernerville Speedway Becomes Latest Big-Money Victory For Bloomquist


 

SARVER, PA – June 30, 2007 – Scott Bloomquist added another big-money victory to his bulging resume, capturing Saturday night’s inaugural ‘Firecracker 100’ at Lernerville Speedway.

The 43-year-old superstar from Mooresburg , Tenn. , wrestled the lead from Steve Shaver of Vienna , W.Va. , on lap nine and never looked back in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event. He pocketed $30,463 (including lap money) for his first-ever triumph at the four-tenths-mile oval.

Bloomquist, who started from the pole position, fought off several challenges from Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. , and a late-race bid by Shane Clanton of Locust Grove , Ga. , to register his second WoO LMS win of 2007 and the 16th of his career.

Madden, who set fast time on Friday night, settled for second place in a Bloomquist Chassis car. He also was runner-up to Bloomquist in the WoO LMS-sanctioned Circle K Colossal 100 on April 21 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville , Fla. , ran in the lead pack for the entire distance and finished a close third. Jimmy Owens of Newport , Tenn. , who was also behind the wheel of a Bloomquist car, charged forward from the 20th starting spot to finish fourth, and Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., placed fifth.

Clanton used the extreme outside of the track to vault past Pearson and Madden for second on lap 88 and looked ready to run the lane by Bloomquist moments later. But when Bloomquist made a fortuitous switch to the top groove through turns three and four on lap 89, Clanton lost his momentum and began a tumble backward that left him sixth at the finish.

Steve Francis of Ashland , Ky. , moved into the WoO LMS points lead thanks to a seventh-place finish and the misfortune of Senoia , Ga. ’s Clint Smith, who retired from the race with apparent distributor problems on lap 11 and finished 28th.

Francis, who entered the ‘Firecracker 100’ tied with Smith for the WoO LMS points lead, will carry a slim two-point edge over Frank into Tuesday night’s (July 3) tour stop at Missouri’s Lebanon I-44 Speedway.

Josh McGuire of Ashland , Ky. , pocketed $3,000 for winning the Uncle Sam 30, which featured the drivers who finished 4-15 in the twin B-Mains.

Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘Firecracker 100’ Results (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):
1. (1) Scott Bloomquist/100 $30,463
2. (3) Chris Madden/100 $15,600
3. (6) Earl Pearson Jr./100 $8,000
4. (20) Jimmy Owens/100 $6,500
5. (10) Chub Frank/100 $5,000
6. (5) Shane Clanton/100 $4,500
7. (12) Steve Francis/100 $4,000
8. (13) Tim Fuller/100 $3,750
9. (4) Josh Richards/100 $3,000
10. (15) Dale McDowell/100 $2,900
11. (9) Dave Hess Jr./100 $2,800
12. (26) Brian Shirley/100 $2,700
13. (17) Brian Birkhofer/100 $2,600
14. (16) Darrell Lanigan/99 $2,500
15. (11) Jimmy Mars/99 $2,400
16. (25) Rick Eckert/99 $2,300
17. (22) Donnie Moran/99 $2,200
18. (18) Robbie Blair/99 $2,100
19. (14) Jeremy Miller/99 $2,050
20. (27) Alex Ferree/98 $2,000
21. (24) Rick Briggs/97 $2,000
22. (21) Bart Hartman/72 $2,000
23. (7) Doug Horton/66 $2,000
24. (2) Steve Shaver/53 $2,080
25. (19) Dutch Davies/52 $2,000
26. (21) David Scott/33 $2,000
27. (28) Mike Blose/18 $2,000
28. (8) Clint Smith/11 $2,050

Time of Race: 44 Mins., 16.145 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.731 Secs.
Yellow Flags: 3 (Laps 11, 11, 74)
Lap Leaders: Shaver (1-5); Bloomquist (6); Shaver (7-8); Bloomquist (9-100)
Provisional Starters: Eckert, Shirley (WoO); Ferree, Blose (Track)
Rookie of the Race: Tim Fuller ($250)
WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Jimmy Owens ($500)
National Interstate Insurance Fast Time Award: Chris Madden ($100)
National Interstate Insurance Hard Luck Award: Clint Smith ($50)

Uncle Sam 30 Results: 1. Josh McGuire $3,000; 2. Chad Ruhlman $2,000; 3. Matt Lux $1,500; 4. Jason Covert $1,200; 5. Jared Miley $1,000; 6. Mike Balzano $800; 7. Rick Aukland $700; 8. Sam Stile $600; 9. Ken Schaltenbrand $500; 10. Billy Decker $400; 11. Bob Close $300; 12. Lynn Geisler $300; 13. Brent Rhebergen $300; 14. Jeremy Clements $300; 15. Gregg Satterlee $300; 16. Chuck Harper $300; 17. John Flinner $300; 18. Dan Stone $300; 19. Dan Swartzlander $300; 20. Dane Laraway $300; 21. Nick Jones $300; 22. Davey Johnson $300; 23. Rick Strong $300; 24. Dick Barton $300

C-Main (10 laps – Top 6 Transfer To B-Mains): Rick Strong, Dan Stone, Pete Alspaugh, Tony Musolino, Dan Swartzlander, Jared Miley, Jim Kurpakus, Kerry Jackson, Brian Shirley, Roy Mitchell, Chris Hackett (DNS) Mel Minnick Jr.

B-Main No. 1 (20 laps – Top 3 to A-Main; 4-15 to Uncle Sam 30): 1. Dutch Davies, 2. Bart Hartman, 3. David Scott, 4. Jason Covert, 5. Davey Johnson, 6. Sam Stile, 7. Matt Lux, 8. Jeremy Clements, 9. Dane Laraway, 10. Chad Ruhlman, 11. Lynn Geisler, 12. John Flinner, 13. Rick Strong, 14. Dick Barton, 15. Dan Swartzlander, 16. Rick Eckert, 17. Mike Blose (DNS) Pete Alspaugh

B-Main No. 2 (20 laps – Top 3 to A-Main; 4-15 to Uncle Sam 30): 1. Jimmy Owens, 2. Donnie Moran, 3. Rick Briggs, 4. Rick Aukland, 5. Ken Schaltenbrand, 6. Nick Jones, 7. Josh McGuire, 8. Brent Rhebergen, 9. Jared Miley, 10. Mike Balzano, 11. Chuck Harper, 12. Gregg Satterlee, 13. Bob Close, 14. Dan Stone, 15. Billy Decker, 16. John Blankenship, 17. Tony Musolino, 18. Alex Ferree

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