On Wednesday a release from Dunn-Benson Motorsports revealed that the organization and driver Earl Pearson, Jr. had parted ways. Just one day later it has been reported by OneDirt.com’s Ben Shelton that the four-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion has joined forces with longtime chassis builder Ronnie Stuckey and his Stuckey Enterprises operation to pilot the Black Diamond Chassis house car in 2018.
According to Shelton’s report, the new team will compete on the LOLMDS tour with Lucas Oil products continuing their long-standing sponsorship of Pearson’s driving efforts. The team will employ power provided from Clements Racing Engines.
It will be the first time Black Diamond has fielded a house car.
Stuckey said in the report that he believes the benefits of having a house car will be great. He hopes that the information gained from running a touring series will add to the information his organization already receives from the various drivers and teams who run their cars. In the end, it is hoped that all will prove to be better equipped for success.
Pearson won three Lucas Oil Series races in 2017 while racing for Dunn-Benson on his way to a seventh place finish in the final series standings.