InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race from Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Friday evening, July 6, 2018. These updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).
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Classes in action: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for $12,000-to-win.
*Please Note: These updates will focus primarily on the LOLMDS race.
General Information: Drivers meeting is set to begin at 7:00pm.
Weather is expected to warm with a chance for a shower.
Even with Thursday’s rain out in Fayetteville, NC, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is in the midst of a six races in eight days stretch that will conclude on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn.
Don O’Neal comes into this race on a roll having won two of the last three LOLMDS events.
Gregg Satterlee picked up his first series win of the season on Tuesday night in Ohio.
Jonathan Davenport lead the Lucas Oil standings over Josh Richards, Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr., Bobby Pierce, Tim McCreadie, Hudson O’Neal, Don O’Neal, Jimmy Owens and Darrell Lanigan.
There have been 14 different winners on the LOLMDS this year.
7:00- Drivers meeting underway.
7:20- Hot laps for all classes are underway.
Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.
Please also consider reading: Royce Fout enjoying time as Lucas Oil official
LOLMDS Super Late Models
Car Count: 30 cars
Drivers Here: 0- Scott Bloomquist, 00- Jeff Smith, 1- Josh Richards, 1- Earl Pearson, Jr., 1D- Brent Dixon, 2- Joey Coulter, 2F- Dennis Franklin, 5- Don O’Neal, 09- Johnny Pursley, 12- Zach Cox, 14- Darrell Lanigan, 18- Brett Hamm, 20- Jimmy Owens, 22- Gregg Satterlee, 23- Jim McNamara, 24D- Michael Brown, 25- Mason Zeigler, 28- Dennis Erb Jr., 31- Tyler Millwood, 32- Bobby Pierce, 39- Tim McCreadie, 40- Kyle Bronson, 49- Jonathan Davenport, 55- Benji Hicks, 71- Hudson O’Neal, 76- Brandon Overton, 87- Ross Bailed, 89- Justin Williams, 93- Donald Bradsher, 281- Kyle Pierce
Qualifying Results: Cars will be broken into two groups.
Group A Results- 1. Richards(15.061), 2. Brown, 3. Overton, 4. Dixon, 5. B Pierce, 6. Bailes, 7. K Pierce, 8. Bloomquist, 9. Hicks, 10. Erb
Group B Results- 1. H O”Neal (15.212), 2. Bronson, 3. Lanigan, 4. Satterlee, 5. Franklin, 6. J Smith, 7. Hamm, 8. D O’Neal, 9. Davenport, 10. Zeigler
Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Richards, 2. Overton, 3. B Pierce, 4. K Pierce, 5. Hicks, 6. Pearson, 7. McCreadie, 8. Pursley
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Richards, 2. B Pierce, 3. K Pierce, 4. Overton … Pearson
*Richards took the lead at the start and dominated.
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Brown, 2. Dixon, 3. Bailes, 4. Bloomquist, 5. Erb, 6. Millwood, 7. Coulter
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Erb, 2. Bloomquist, 3. Bailes, 4. Millwood … Coulter
*Both Brown and Dixon broke while leading. Brown before the completion of lap 1 and Dixon on lap 7.
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. H O”Neal, 2. Lanigan, 3. Franklin, 4. Hamm, 5. Davenport, 6. Bradsher, 7. Owens, 8. McNamara
Heat 3 Finish- 1. H O’Neal, 2. Franklin, 3. Davenport, 4. Lanigan.
*O’Neal dominated. Hamm had mechanical issues while running third with only one lap remaining. Owens pulled off before the finish and had to be pushed back to the pit area.
Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Bronson, 2. Satterlee, 3. Smith, 4. D O’Neal, 5. Zeigler, 6. Williams, 7. Cox
Heat 4 Finish- 1. D O’Neal, 2. Satterlee, 3. Smith, 4. Bronson … Williams
*Big jam up on the start allowed D O’Neal to grab the lead on the start.
B-main Results: There will be one B-main with the top-6 transferring to the feature.
1. Pearson, 2. Bradsher, 3. Pursley, 4. Coulter, 5. Hicks, 6. Williams
Feature Notes: Feature Lineup- 1. Richards, 2. H O’Neal, 3. Erb, 4. D O’Neal, 5. B Pierce, 6. Franklin, 7. Bloomquist, 8. Satterlee, 9. K Pierce, 10. Davenport, 11. Bailes, 12. Smith, 13. Overton, 14. Lanigan, 15. Millwood, 16. Bronson, 17. Pearson, 18. Bradsher, 19. Pursley, 20. Coulter, 21. Hicks, 22. Williams, 23. McCreadie, 24. Owens, 25. Zeigler
9:50- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $12,000.
9:53- Four wide!
9:55- Green flag!
Lap 2 caution for heavy smoke from B Pierce. Richards leads H O”Neal, Erb, D O’Neal, Bloomquist, Franklin, K Pierce, Davenport, Satterlee.
Lap 7 caution for debris. Richards leads H O”Neal, Bloomquist, Erb, D O’Neal.
Lap 11 caution for Millwood. Richards leads Bloomquist, H O’Neal, D O’Neal, Overton, Erb, Franklin, Satterlee, Bailes, K Pierce, Lanigan, Hicks, Davenport, Bronson.
Halfway- Richards and Bloomquist tight for the lead.
Lap 31 caution for Hicks. Bloomquist had just passed Richards for lead. Overton has a very fast car and is up to third. H O’Neal and D O’Neal battling for 4th and 5th. Franklin, Bailes, Erb, Satterlee and Lanigan run 6-10.
Lap 37 caution for Davenport. Bloomquist leads Richards, H O’Neal, Overton, D O’Neal, Franklin, Erb, Bailes.
Davenport returns to the track.
Caution on the lap 37 restart. H O’Neal goes to the hot pit from third. He may be done for the night.
Bloomquist had to hold off a hard charging Overton during the last 10 laps.
It was career win No. 599 for Bloomquist. He will seek No. 600 on saSaturd at Smoky Mountain.
Feature Results: 1. Bloomquist, 2. Overton, 3. Richards, 4. D O’Neal, 5. Erb, 6. Franklin, 7. Lanigan, 8. Owens, 9. Pearson, 10. Satterlee, 11. Bailes, 12. Zeigler, 13. Bronson, 14. Davenport, 15. McCreadie, 16.