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July 16, 2018

Scott Bloomquist Claims Career Win #600 in LOLMDS Diamond Nationals
Busy Week of LOLMDS Competition on Tap

Mooresburg, Tennessee (07/16/18) – Scott Bloomquist achieved another monumental feat over the weekend in his Reece Monuments #0 New Direction Ag/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The Mooresburg, Tennessee racer claimed the $12,000 victory with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) in Saturday night's CMH Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway. With the triumph he officially registered his 600th career win.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane on Saturday night, Bloomquist stated that there were so many people to thank as he reached his milestone 600th career victory.

"It seems like it's been a few years since we got number 500 at Brownstown. It's basically been me and Cody Mallory the last few years. We put in so many hours in the shop. It was a good race for the fans. They may have finally got the track to where it's right up there with the best in the country. We are going to keep working hard and maybe we can get to 700 someday."

With 32 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers entered into the event at the state-of-the-art oval, Scott locked into the third-starting spot for Saturday night’s feature, via his performance in preliminary action. The Tennessee racer took advantage of a lap-31 restart to storm past Jimmy Owens and Mason Zeigler to the lead and went on to pace the field for the final 19 circuits on his way to his ninth win of the season and the 600th of his career.

He was followed across the finish line by Zeigler, Earl Pearson Jr., Will Vaught and Jimmy Owens.

One night earlier the weekend opened at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois) with the $12,000-to-win, NAPA Know How 50. Scott started his night by earning the third-starting spot for the feature. Unfortunately, luck wouldn't be on his side in the 50-lap finale. While running second, he would dart into the pits during an early-race caution flag. He rejoined the field, but would only be able to manage an 18th-place finish.

Scott is now tied for the second position in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from the event are available at .

This week – July 17-21 – will be a busy time for Scott Bloomquist as he looks to add to his win tally and make up ground in the LOLMDS point’s chase. On Tuesday night he’ll be in action at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota) in a $10,000-to-win program before invading Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, Minnesota) on Wednesday night for another $10,000-to-win event.

Thursday finds the team thundering into Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway for the $10,000-to-win, Go 50. Friday and Saturday the eighth annual Silver Dollar Nationals comes to life with preliminary action slated for Friday night and the $53,000-to-win finale scheduled for Saturday.

Scott Bloomquist would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Reece Monuments, New Direction AG, Sweet Manufacturing, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Petroff Towing, Penske Racing Shocks, Sorbera Chiropractic, Go Lithium, Brown Miller Racing Solutions,, Arizona Sport Shirts, Valvoline, CrossFit Overton, VP Racing Fuels, Allstar Performance, Midwest Mobile Tech Inc., Wilwood, E3 Spark Plugs, Cat Spot Litter, Hoosier Tire, Miller Welders, Hyperco, Wrisco, Brinn Industries Inc., Brinn, Strange Oval, Design 500, Bell Helmets, QA1, Beyea Custom Headers, COMP Cams, K-B Carburetors, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Five Star Racecar Bodies, KRC, Aurora, Durham Racing Engines, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Scott Bloomquist, please visit and the team’s social media channel at .

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July 16, 2018

Black Diamond Racecars and Earl Pearson Jr. Top LOLMDS at Tri-City
LOLMDS Four-Race Week Up Next

Shreveport, Louisiana (07/16/18) – Earl Pearson Jr. piloted the Black Diamond Racecars House Car/ Lucas Oil #1 P&W Sales/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $12,000 victory on Friday night at Tri City Speedway.

The victory was his fourth of the 2018 season.

“Jimmy [Owens] was awful good tonight. I watched him in the heat race and knew he would be hard to beat tonight. I just married myself to the bottom,” said the 46-year-old Pearson in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. “He [Owens] slipped up just a little bit down there in the corner and I held my line around the bottom. Thanks to my crew: J.C. Wright, Garrett Alberson, and Marshall Hooter, they all did a great job tonight.

“I told Kevin Gundaker on the stage during driver’s introductions that a hurricane was about to blow into Tri-City tonight so watch out. They had a little ring around the bottom and I just stayed there. The track was in great shape tonight. You could run anywhere on the track. Hats off to Kevin and his entire track crew. I know the fans saw a terrific race.”

Friday night found the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) returning to action at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) with the NAPA Know How 50. In a field of 26 competitors, Pearson Jr scored a third-place finish in his heat race, locking him into the ninth-starting spot for the opening night feature.

Pacing his way to the front, Earl slipped by race-leader Jimmy Owens on lap-37 and held the field at bay for the remaining 13 circuits to capture his fourth win of the season. Owens, Tim McCreadie, Mason Zeigler, and Bobby Pierce completed the Top-5 finishers.

Pearson Jr. was awarded a $12,000 payday for his victory.

On Saturday night the team rolled into Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) where they competed in the annual CMH Diamond Nationals. Earl landed a runner-up finish in his heat race, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win finale. Passing two cars in the 50-lap affair, Pearson Jr. scored a third-place finish behind Scott Bloomquist and Mason Zeigler with Will Vaught and Jimmy Owens completing the Top 5.

Earl currently sits in fourth in the latest Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For complete standings and more results from these events, please visit .

This week – July 17-21 – will see the team competing in four events in five days with the LOLMDS. On Tuesday night a $10,000-to-win event will be held at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota), while Wednesday finds the tour rolling into Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, Minnesota) for the first time.

On Thursday evening the rescheduled Go 50 will be held at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska). Friday and Saturday will see Pearson Jr. looking to claim his first-career Silver Dollar Nationals crown as the $53,000-to-win event is held at I-80 Speedway.

Black Diamond Racecars and Earl Pearson Jr. would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Lucas Oil, P&W Sales, Tegeler Wrecker & Crane,, DP Motorsports, Midwest Sheet Metal, Performance Bodies & Parts, Papich Construction, J&C Properties, Peterson Fluid Systems, Penske Racing Shocks, Hot Rod Processing, Allstar Performance, Hoosier Race Tires, Lone Star Super Gas Sunoco, Five Star Shop Service, Go Lithium, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod, Moring Motorsports, FSR Racing Products, ASi Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Fast Shafts, QuickCar Racing Products, Beyea Headers, Quarter Master, Sweet Manufacturing, Stealth Industry Custom Fab, TWM Racing Products, Swift Springs, Out-Pace Racing Products, Brown Miller Racing Solutions, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Butlerbuilt, MSD, COMP Cams, PRP Suspension, Bert Transmission, Winters Performance Products, Simpson Racing Products, Clements Racing Engines, Fuel Safe Systems, and Marketing Services.

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July 16, 2018

Dale McDowell Wires Wythe Field for $10,000 Southern Nationals Win

Mooresburg, Tennessee (07/16/18) –
Dale McDowell led all 53 laps on Saturday night to pick up the $10,000 victory at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals.

The win was the sixth of 2018 for the driver of the Shane McDowell Racing #17m New Era Industrial/ Will Kinzer Foundation/ Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“I missed a little bit qualifying, but we were still pretty competitive right there,” McDowell said after the race. “In the heat race I was able to get the start. That’s what it’s about. The competition level is so close. You’ve got to capitalize on situations like that. This place is so fast. You make a little bitty mistake and it turns into something big. So just being careful through that. But it ended up with the good Lord shinning on us tonight. This was our night.”

On Saturday night Dale McDowell made the trip to Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) where the opening round of the 2018 edition of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series was being contested.

With 31 Super Late Models registered for action, Dale qualified third fastest in his group before charging to an 8-lap heat race victory.

Earning the pole position for the feature, McDowell led flag-to-flag, capturing his sixth win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Vic Hill, Eric Wells, Ross Bailes, and Casey Roberts completed the Top-5 finishers in the 53-lap affair.

Full results from the event are available at .

The team is currently watching weather forecasts and evaluating options on where they will race next. For the latest team updates, please point your browsers to .

Shane McDowell Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and marketing partners including Textron Off Road, Kinzer Drilling, Quality Natural Gas, New Era Industrial, C&S Transportation, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Will Kinzer Foundation, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Clements Race Engines-Chevrolet, FK Rod Ends, Go Lithium, Penske Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, TWM, All Star Performance, Performance Bodies, Five-Star Bodies, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, Weld Racing Wheels, Butlerbuilt Seats, DMI Racing Products, Jones Racing Products, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Art’s Radiator & Welding, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Dyers Top Rods, QuickCar, PEM Racing, Walker Filterations, DeCal Design, Mark IV ATV's, Winters Rearends, QuarterMaster, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, and Marketing Services.

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Donny Schatz earns unprecedented third consecutive Kings Royal title

Wins Brad Doty Classic for a fourth time, Knight Before the Kings Royal


Date: Tuesday, July 10th
Event: Brad Doty Classic
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Attica Raceway Park (Attica, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (4th)

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, July 12th - 14th
Event: 35th Annual Kings Royal
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start):
Jokers Wild (July 12th): 3rd (3rd)
Knight Before the Kings Royal (July 13th): 1st (3rd)
Kings Royal (July 14th): 1st (4th)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 7/16/2018): 1st - 5306 points (158-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 16, 2018) - Capturing a total winner's share equalling $72,000 in less than a week, Fargo, North Dakota's Donny Schatz concluded his recent four-race stretch with four straight podium finishes, three of which resulting in trips to victory lane. Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car, earned his trio of recent victories during action at Attica Raceway Park and Eldora Speedway, respectively, increasing his World of Outlaws win total to 14 on the season, 17 overall, and concluding his week with an unprecedented third consecutive Kings Royal victory at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

“I have the privilege of working with the best team in sprint car racing. I'm just the lucky guy who gets the drive the car,” Donny Schatz said at Eldora Speedway. “To win events like the Kings Royal is really special. I'm not so sure we were the best car, especially during the last ten laps of the feature, but things worked out how they were supposed to for us. The format really acted in our favor tonight. All we can do now is move forward and work to keep this momentum going in the right direction.”

Donny Schatz kicked-off his stretch of action in the Buckeye State with a victory at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 10, claiming a fourth-career Brad Doty Classic title. The nine-time and defending World of Outlaws champion started fourth on the feature grid, taking the top spot officially on lap 22 of 40 after race-long leader Brent Marks suffered from a flat right-rear tire. Schatz earned his second row starting spot after winning his respective heat race and finishing second during the second dash.

Schatz continued his Ohio swing with three nights of Kings Royal competition at Eldora Speedway on Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14. After a third place finish to kick-off the weekend on Thursday during the Jokers Wild program, Schatz doubled-up with back-to-back wins on Friday and Saturday, first earning $12,000 during the Knight Before the Kings Royal program after starting third on the feature grid. Schatz took command early, working around former Knoxville Raceway champion, Brian Brown, on lap 10 of 30.

The weekend concluded in a big way for the current World of Outlaws championship point leader, dominating heat race competition before capturing an unprecedented third consecutive Kings Royal title worth $50,000. Although impressive, starting fourth and taking the lead from pole-sitter Trey Starks as early as lap 15, Schatz was not completely invincible during the 40-lap weekend finale, forced to withstand last lap pressure from Kasey Kahne Racing's Brad Sweet and Wooster, Ohio's Sheldon Haudenschild. Utilizing the bottom groove while Sweet worked the top, Schatz crossed under the final checkers less than a car length ahead of the California native. There were 51 cars in attendance.

Up next on the agenda, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will continue the “Month of Money” with four stops in the Keystone State, first visiting Lernerville Speedway in Sarver for the annual Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 17. Schatz is the defending Silver Cup champion at the Western Pennsylvania venue, taking command over Sheldon Haudenschild with five circuits remaining in 2017.
The weekend will continue on Thursday, July 19, with the rescheduled Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway, followed by the two-day Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 20 & 21. The Summer Nationals finale will award a $20,000 top prize.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at, as well as at

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

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Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru July 16, 2018)
Total Races: 40
Total Wins: 17
Total Top-5s: 32
Total Top-10s: 38

World of Outlaws Races: 37
World of Outlaws Wins: 14
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 29
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 35


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Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
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Rico Abreu hard charges to top-ten during Kings Royal, finishes fourth during Brad Doty Classic


Date: Tuesday, July 10th
Event: Brad Doty Classic
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Attica Raceway Park (Attica, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 4th (5th)

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, July 12th - 14th
Event: 35th Annual Kings Royal
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start):
Jokers Wild (July 12th): 13th (21st)
Knight Before the Kings Royal (July 13th): 17th (10th)
Kings Royal (July 14th): 9th (24th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 16, 2018) - Rico Abreu's three-day visit to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, was capped with success, not only earning a top-ten finish during the 35th Annual Kings Royal, but doing so from the outside of row 12, capturing the KSE Hard Charger Award in the process. The St. Helena, Calif., native earned main event starts during all three nights of competition at The Big E, finishing no worse than 17th against the Greatest Show On Dirt.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Rhino Wipe/Lucas Oil/Alpinestars/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, kicked-off his three-day Kings Royal campaign with a 13th place finish during the Jokers Wild preliminary program on Thursday, July 12, climbing ahead from inside of row 11. Unfortunately for Abreu, the former Eldora winner was forced to do things the hard way on Thursday night, eventually winning the evening's Last Chance Showdown before lining-up 21st on the Jokers Wild feature grid.

A heat race victory, followed by a fifth place finish during the second of two World of Outlaws dashes, allowed Abreu to start tenth on the feature grid on Friday during the Knight Before the Kings Royal preliminary program. Abreu drove on to finish 17th at the final checkers, not improving on his starting position, but still bettering most of the 51 competitors signed-in for competition.

Certainly the best, as well as his most dramatic result of the weekend, Abreu's performance during the 35th Annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, July 14, was more than impressive, rallying from 24th to finish ninth at the end of 40 circuits around Eldora's half-mile. It was Abreu's 18th top-ten finish of the 2018 season and his fifth against the Greatest Show On Dirt.

Abreu was forced to start 24th after failing to transfer through his respective heat race, ultimately clinching the fourth and final Last Chance Showdown transfer position with a last lap pass over Shark Racing's Logan Schuchart.

Before visiting Eldora Speedway for Kings Royal weekend, Abreu joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park for the annual Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday, July 10. Abreu's night ended in almost perfect fashion; winning his respective heat race before finishing third during the first of two dashes, eventually finishing fourth during the 40-lap Brad Doty Classic main event. The result was Abreu's second World of Outlaws top-five finish of the season and his fifth overall.

“I can't thank my team enough for their hard work. We've been having some up and down results so far this year, but the attitude and work ethic never changes,” Rico Abreu explained. “We haven't been racing a very easy schedule the last month or so. I think our Kings Royal result will act as a positive boost for us. We intended to follow the Outlaws east this weekend, but I think we are going to change things up a little bit. We'll see what happens over the next few days.”

Rico Abreu's upcoming plans are still in the works. A final decision will be made in the coming days.

Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

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2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru July 16, 2018)
Total Races: 45
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 5
Total Top-10s: 18
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu Racing
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