Bloomquist tests reveal arthritis clearing way to race throughout 2018


The famed No. 0 car of Scott Bloomquist will remain on track in 2018

After an unusual last several days in which it looked as if Scott Bloomquist’s 2018 racing season might be over, the legendary driver’s Twitter account has revealed that such may not in fact be the case. It appears as if the winner of this season’s Dirt Late Model Dream and Show-me 100 does not have a torn rotator cuff, as was originally believed, which opens the way for him to stay on track.

On Friday the @Bloomquist_0 account posted the following message:

“Scott’s MRI results determined severe arthritis, he has been cleared to race the remainder of 2018 and will be reevaluated at the end of the season. Stay tuned to @DirtonDirt for further details – Team Zero”

After a fall at Eldora Speedway during the Dream weekend, Bloomquist reported to an emergency room for treatment. The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame member left the Firecracker 100 last weekend at Lernerville Speedway one night before the feature was set to run due to a poor result in a heat race that he stated was largely due to pain in his shoulder.

As has been widely reported, the 54-year-old Bloomquist missed a drug test to have been required by World Racing Group after being randomly selected at Eldora. His trip to the ER that weekend prevented that proposed test.

Bloomquist then missed another WRG drug test at Lernerville after having left the track, thinking his weekend was done and the test was no longer required.

As a result of the second missed test, WRG labelled the test as a failure and suspended Bloomquist for 90 days. That will apply to races that fall under the sanctions of either the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the UMP.

However, Bloomquist may still compete on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series since the suspension from WRG does not apply to that series. He currently sits second in the LOLMDS standings behind leader Jonathan Davenport.


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