A social media announcement posted by Custom Race Engines on Friday afternoon revealed that the Knoxville based power plant builder will once again supply engines for National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame member Scott Bloomquist. This is a reunification of sorts as the Larry Clark owned company prepared motors for ‘Black Sunshine’ in the early 2000’s when he won championships on the Hav-a-Tampa Dirt Late Model Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.
Bloomquist has, for the past several seasons, used Roush-Yates Engines and that company’s successor Durham Racing Engines.
Bloomquist finished third in the final standings on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2018. The legendary driver scored multiple wins with his unprecedented eighth victory in the $100,000 Dirt Late Model Dream proving to be his biggest triumph of the season.
Here is the Facebook post made by Custom Racing Engines on Friday:
“Custom Race Engines and “The Voodoo Child”, Scott Bloomquist will reunite once again for the 2019 season. Custom Race Engines will build the RY45 platform engines for Bloomquist Racing.”
While no formal announcement has been made regarding the 55-year-old driver’s 2019 schedule, it would seem likely that he will again follow the Lucas Oil tour in the upcoming year.