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April 23, 2019

Jeff Taylor Collects First Win of 2019 with Legit Speedway Triumph
Batesville Motor Speedway and Legit Speedway Double Dip on Deck

Cave City, Arkansas (04/23/19) – Saturday night found Jeff Taylor reaching Victory Lane for the first time in 2019. His maiden voyage to the winner’s circle came aboard his Industrial Electric No. 5 Spur Bar/ Wehrs Machine/ Provence Construction/ Taylor Chassis Modified at Legit Speedway.

“It’s been a little bit slower start to the year than I would’ve liked. We haven’t been bad, but we just have been a tick off and luck hasn’t been on our side,” Taylor commented. “On Saturday night at West Plains we put it altogether and got the win. I’m really happy with the car, and we’ve got some other things we are working on within our program that has me real excited for the rest of the year.

“I just want to thank all of my great supporters for everything they do. This win is for them.”

Jeff Taylor traveled to Legit Speedway Park (West Plains, Missouri) on Saturday night, where he was competing in a field of 23 Open Wheel Modifieds. Gaining one spot in his heat race, Taylor posted a runner-up finish behind Robert Powers, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the feature.

Outrunning second-starting Robert Powers, Taylor streaked to his first win of the season in the 20-lapper. Powers, Bryce Clark, Mikey Bell, and Carl Murphy rounded out the Top-5 finishers at the line.

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Taylor is now gearing up for a doubleheader weekend of action. This Friday night he’ll be at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas). On Saturday night Taylor will look to top the competition at Legit Speedway for the second-straight week.

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Jeff Taylor would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Industrial Electric, Spur Bar, HTS, McSheer Trucking, A-to-Z Precision Performance, Provence Construction, Friesen Chevrolet, Wehrs Machine, Fury Energy, Performance Bodies, Bassett Wheels, Afco, Hoosier Tire, Midwest Sheet Metal, All-Star Performance, Sweet Manufacturing, Fast Shafts, Speedway Motors, Total Power, DMI, Brinn, Willy’s Carbs, Keyser Manufacturing, RoFab, Fike Fabrication, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Wilson Farms, Karl Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Hypercoil, MSD Performance, O.H. Hendricks, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Jaz Cells, Tom Cat Performance, PPM Racing Products, Velocita Suits, A&A Manufacturing, Davenports, Bell Helmets, Bumper-To-Bumper and Marketing Services.

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April 23, 2019

Earl Pearson Jr. Ready to Return to Competition with LOLMDS
Illini State Double Header on Deck

Shreveport, Louisiana (04/23/19) – After enjoying an off weekend, Earl Pearson Jr. is eager to return to competition this weekend – April 26-27 – with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) in his Black Diamond Racecars House Car/ Lucas Oil No. 1 Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Pearson Jr. has climbed into the second spot in the series standings as he pursues his fifth LOLMDS title.

“We’re really looking forward to getting back to action this weekend,” Pearson Jr. said. “We don’t have the number of wins that I would like to have at this point, but our consistency is getting better and better, and that’s allowed us to climb to second in the points. Jonathan [Davenport] is running awfully good right now, so we know we’ve got to be on top of our game if we are going to make up ground on him in the points.

“Even though we didn’t race last weekend, my crew busted tails around the shop making sure our equipment is fresh and ready to go. You always know it’s going to be a challenge when you roll into Illinois and have to face not only the talented Lucas Oil guys but also the talented regional guys from that area. I’m confident that our team is up to the challenge though.”

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) was last in action two weekends ago with a run through the Northeast. While two events were nixed by rain, the series was able to complete two races. On Thursday, April 11 Earl finished fifth at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio), and on Saturday, April 12 he recorded a sixth-place finish at Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, Maryland).

Via his performances he moved from third to second in the series standings.

This weekend, Earl travels to the Land of Lincoln for a pair of $12,000-to-win events. Action opens on Friday night at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois) before shifting to the ultra-tight confines of Macon Speedway (Macon, Illinois).

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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, Etchberger Trucking, 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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