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 7, 2017. 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 $10,000-to-win.
*Please Note: These updates will focus primarily on the LOLMDS race.
General Information: Drivers meeting is set to begin at 7:00pm.
Chris Ferguson won his first career Lucas Oil race on Thursday night in Fayetteville, NC.
After Thursday’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 about to begin.
7:45- Hot laps underway.
8:06- Qualifying about to begin. Richards, Pursley, Brown and Davenport were fastest in their respective groups during hot laps with Richards being 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
LOLMDS Super Late Models
Car Count: 29 cars
Drivers Here: 0- Scott Bloomquist, 1D- Brett Dixon, 1P- Earl Pearson, Jr., 1R- Josh Richards, 2- Dennis Franklin, 5- Don O’Neal, 7- Josh Langley, 09- Johnny Pursley, 10- Ryan Crane, 14- Darrell Lanigan, 15- Steve Francis, 20- Jimmy Owens, 22- Chris Ferguson, 22- Greg Satterlee, 22- GR Smith, 24D- Michael Brown, 28- Dennis Erb, Jr., 31- Tyler Millwood, 39- Tim McCreadie, 42- Doug Sanders, 49- Jonathan Davenport, 71- Hudson O’Neal, 93- Donald Bradsher, 99- Boom Briggs, 101- Casey Roberts, 116- Brandon Overton, 281- Kyle Pierce, 421- Anthony Sanders
Qualifying Results: Cars will be split into two groups.
Group A Results- 1. Bloomquist (15.328), 2. Ferguson, 3. Pursley, 4. McCreadie
*McCreadie time disallowed because he was light at the scales.
Group B Results- 1. Overton (15.408), 2. Owens, 3. Davenport, 4. Briggs
Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Bloomquist, 2. Pursley, 3. Richards, 4. D O’Neal, 5. Francis, 6. Satterlee, 7. D Sanders, 8. McCreadie
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Bloomquist, 2. Richards, 3. D O’Neal, 4. Francis … McCreadie, Satterlee
*Bloomquist was dominant. McCreadie made a nice move from 8th to 5th.
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Ferguson, 2. Bailes, 3. Pearson, 4. Millwood, 5. Erb, 6. A Sanders, 7. H O’Neal
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Ferguson, 2. Bailes, 3. Pearson, 4. Erb … Millwood, A Sanders
*Ferguson won by about 4 car lengths. Bailes and Pearson exchanged second a couple of times. Bailes seemed to show a little displeasure with Ferguson on the cool down lap.
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Overton, 2. Davenport, 3. Brown, 4. Lanigan, 5. Dixon, 6. Langley, 7. Franklin
Heat 3 Results- 1. Davenport, 2. Overton, 3. Brown, 4. Dixon … Lanigan, Franklin
*Great race as Davenport and Overton exchanged the lead twice.
Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Owens, 2. Briggs, 3. Roberts, 4. GR Smith, 5. Bradsher, 6. Pierce, 7. Crane
Heat 4 Results- 1. Owens, 2. Briggs, 3. Bradsher, 4. GR Smith … Roberts, Pierce
*Bradsher and Crane tangled on the initial start. Bradsher went from 5th to 2nd on the second start but eventually gave second back after hard racing with Briggs.
B-main Results: There will be one B-main with the top-6 transferring to the feature.
1. McCreadie, 2. Lanigan, 3. Roberts, 4. Millwood, 5. Franklin, 6. Satterlee
Feature Lineup- 1. Bloomquist, 2. Davenport, 3. Ferguson, 4. Owens, 5. Richards, 6. Overton, 7. Bailes, 8. Briggs, 9. D O’Neal, 10. Brown, 11. Pearson, 12. Bradsher, 13. Francis, 14. Dixon, 15. Erb, 16. GR Smith, 17. McCreadie, 18. Lanigan, 19. Roberts, 20. Millwood, 21. Franklin, 22. Satterlee
10:15- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $10,000.
10:20- Four wide!
10:21- Green flag!
Lap 3 caution as Lanigan looses a wheel. Davenport leads Bloomquist, Ferguson, Richards and Owens.
Lap 18. Davenport leads Bloomquist, Ferguson, Richards, Owens, Overton, Bailes, Brown, D O’Neal. Everyone single file on the bottom.
Lap 19 caution for flat tire on third place running Ferguson. Still Davenport over Bloomquist, Richards, Owens, Overton.
Lap 30- Davenport leads Richards, Owens, Overton, Bailes, Bloomquist
Lap 46 for spin and crash by Davenport, who was running third. This race turned freaking amazing after the lap 19 caution. Overton took the lead on lap 40 by splitting between Richards and Davenport. Overton leads Richards, Owens, Bloomquist, Bailes, D O’Neal, Pearson, Francis
On the lap 19 restart, Richards and Bloomquist were racing hard for second and Bloomquist went up the track and fell to 5th.
It was an awesome second half after a single file first 19 laps.
Feature Results: 1. Overton, 2. Richards, 3. Owens, 4. Bloomquist, 5. Bailes, 6. D O’Neal, 7. Pearson, 8. Francis, 9. Brown, 10. McCreadie, 11. Dixon, 12. Erb, 13. Satterlee, 14. Briggs, 15. Smith, 16. H O’Neal, 17. Bradsher, 18. Davenport, 19. Ferguson, 20. Millwood, 21. Pursley, 22. Lanigan, 23. Roberts, 24. Franklin