Live Updates: Lucas Oil Late Models at Smoky Mountain(7-8-17)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race from Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. on Saturday evening, July 8, 2017. These updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).

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To follow along, simply scroll down and look under each heading for that particular class. Also, refresh the page frequently as new information will be added often.

Classes in action: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for $12,000-to-win, Sportsman for $1,200-to-win, and Classics for $1,000-to-win.

*Please Note: These updates will focus primarily on the LOLMDS race with limited updates for other classes.

General Information: Drivers meeting is set to begin at 7:00pm.

Chris Ferguson won his first career Lucas Oil race on Thursday night in Fayetteville, NC.

Brandon Overton won the Friday night event at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC.

After Friday’s race, Josh Richards leads the Lucas Oil standings over Scott Bloomquist, Tim McCreadie, Don O’Neal and Earl Pearson, Jr.

Weather is expected to warm with only a slight chance for a shower.

7:00- Drivers meeting underway.

7:32- Hot laps about to begin.

Roberts, Erb, Owens and Richards were fastest in their respective hot lap groups with Owens fastest overall.

Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.

Please also consider reading: Ferguson scores win while Richards takes Lucas Oil points lead in Fayetteville &  Brandon Overton captures Lucas Oil thriller at Cherokee

Live Updates:

Lucas Oil Late Models 

Car Count: 32 cars

Drivers Here: 0- Scott Bloomquist, 1P- Earl Pearson, Jr., 1R- Josh Richards, 4T- Tommy Kerr, 5- Don O’Neal, 7- Donald McIntosh, 9- Dusty Carver, 10- Chad Ogle, 14- Darrell Lanigan, 15- Steve Francis, 17- Dale McDowell, 20- Jimmy Owens, 21- Robby Moses, 22- Greg Satterlee, 22- GR Smith, 28- Dennis Erb, Jr., 31- Skip Arp, 31- Tyler Millwood, 31- Kenny Cobble, 39- Tim McCreadie, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 53- Ray Cook, 69- Carder Miller, 71- Hudson O’Neal, 97- Bobby Giffin, 97- Michael Chilton, 99- Boom Briggs, 101- Casey Roberts, 101- Forrest Trent, 116- Brandon Overton, 144- Chris Barton, 201- Billy Ogle, Jr.

Qualifying Results: The field will be divided into two groups for qualifying. No one will be locked into the feature from qualifying.

Group A Results- 1. Lanigan (15.820), 2. Pearson, 3. Cook, 4. Buckingham

Group B Results- 1. Owens (15.806), 2. Overton, 3. Bloomquist, 4. Richards

Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Lanigan, 2. Cook, 3. Erb, 4. C Roberts, 5. Moses, 6. Giffin, 7. S Roberts, 8. Trent

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Cook, 2. Lanigan, 3. C Roberts, 4. Erb … S Roberts, Moses

*Cook took the lead on the start while Lanigan challenged throughout.

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Pearson, 2. Buckingham, 3. McIntosh, 4. Francis, 5. Kerr, 6. B Ogle, 7. Miller, 8. Cobble

Heat 2 Finish- 1. Pearson, 2. Buckingham, 3. Francis, 4. McIntosh … Kerr, Miller

*Pearson dominated.

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Owens, 2. Bloomquist, 3. D O’Neal, 4. McCreadie, 5. Arp, 6. H O’Neal, 7. Barton, 8. Millwood

Heat 3 Finish- 1. Owens, 2. Bloomquist, 3. D O’Neal, 4. H O’Neal … Millwood, McCreadie

*Owens led all the way. McCreadie went high in turn one on the opening lap and fell back.

Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Overton, 2. Richards, 3. McDowell, 4. Carver, 5. Satterlee, 6. C Ogle, 7. Chilton, 8. Briggs

Heat 4 Finish- 1. Richards, 2. Overton, 3. McDowell, 4. Satterlee … Chilton, Carver

B-main Results: There will be two B-mains with the top-3 from each transferring to the feature.

B-main 1 Finish- 1. S Roberts, 2. Kerr, 3. Moses

B-main 2 Finish- 1. Chilton, 2. McCreadie, 3. Millwood

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup- 1. Cook, 2. Owens, 3. Pearson, 4. Richards, 5. Lanigan, 6. Bloomquist, 7. Buckingham, 8. Overton, 9. C Roberts, 10. D O’Neal, 11. McIntosh, 12. McDowell, 13. Erb, 14. H O’Neal, 15. McIntosh, 16. Satterlee, 17. S Roberts, 18. Chilton, 19. Kerr, 20. McCreadie, 21. Moses, 22. Millwood

10:16- Feature rolling out. 60 laps for $12000.

10:19- Four wide!

10:23- Green flag!

Lap 6 caution for S Roberts stopped on track. Owens leads Richards, Cook, Pearson, Lanigan, Bloomquist, Overton

D O’Neal pulls off under caution with a broken rear end.

Halfway- Owens leads Richards, Bloomquist, Cook, Pearson, Overton, Lanigan

Race ran caution free after lap 6. Owens dominant but great battles behind him. Great battle between Overton, Richards and Bloomquist late.

Overton put on a driving exhibition similar to the one he put on last night at Cherokee. Owens was too far in front by the time he got to second.

Feature Results: 1. Owens, 2. Overton, 3. Bloomquist, 4. Richards, 5. Lanigan, 6. McDowell, 7. Cook, 8. C Roberts, 9. Erb, 10. Pearson

Sportsman

Car Count: 14 cars

Qualifying Results: 1. Jaylon Shannon (17.083), 2. Zach Shannon, 3. Patrick Duggan, 4. Bradley Lewelling, 5. Jerry Moss, 6. Warren McMahan, 7. Jed Emert, 8. Jeremy Shannon, 9. Andy Ogle, 10. Ray Walls

Feature Results: 1. Jaylon Shannon, 2. Jed Emert, 3. Ray Walls, 4. Warren McMahan, 5. Patrick Duggan, 6. Chris Led better, 7. Andy Ogle

Josh Chesney beat out John Stevens and Adam Pressley to win the Classics feature.

Jimmy Owens will be among those racing at Smoky Mountain

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