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Live updates: Owens nabs Show-Me 100 victory

May 28, 2011, 6:09 pm
By Joshua Joiner
DirtonDirt.com staff writer

WHEATLAND, Mo. (May 28) — The second night of the 19th annual Dart Show-Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway is set to get underway Saturday night. Consolation races and the $30,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned main event is part of Saturday's action (all results are unofficial):

12:40 p.m.: Official finish

Pos. Driver (car no.), hometown, chassis, earnings
1. Jimmy Owens (20), Newport, Tenn., Bloomquist, $30,000
2. Scott Bloomquist (0), Mooresburg, Tenn., Bloomquist, $10,000
3. Steve Casebolt (9), Richmond, Ind., MasterSbilt, $6,000
4. Brian Birkhofer (15B), Muscatine, Iowa, MB Customs, $4,000
5. Chris Brown (21), Spring, Texas, Bloomquist, $3,000
6. Don O'Neal (71), Martinsville, Ind., MasterSbilt, $2,000
7. Steve Francis (15), Ashland, Ky., MasterSbilt, $1,850
8. Scott James (83), Lawrenceburg, Ind., Rocket, $1,800
9. Ray Cook (53), Brasstown, N.C., MasterSbilt, $1,750
10. Jared Landers (10), Batesville, Ark., Rocket, $1,700
11. Chip Brindle (21B), Chatsworth, Ga., Barry Wright, $1,650
12. Brad Neat (41), Dunnville, Ky., Longhorn, $1,600
13. Mike Marlar (36), Winfield, Tenn., Rocket, $1,550
14. Darren Miller (32D), Milledgeville, Ill., Victory Circle, $1,500
15. Dale McDowell (17m), Chickamuaga, Ga., Rocket, $1,450
16. Tyler Reddick (11), Corning, Calif., Bloomquist, $1,400
17. Dan Schlieper (9), Oak Creek, Wis., Bloomquist, $1,350
18. John Blankenship (23), Williamson, W.Va., Rocket, $1,300
19. Kent Robinson (7r), Bloomington, Ind., MasterSbilt, $1,250
20. Eric Wells (18), Hazard, Ky., Rocket, $1,200
21. Chris Wall (71), Springfield, La., Longhorn, $1,200
22. Jonathan Davenport (49), Blairsville, Ga., Barry Wright, $1,200
23. Earl Pearson Jr. (44), Jacksonville, Fla., Longhorn, $1,200
24. Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., Bloomquist, $1,200
25. Bub McCool (57j), Vicksburg, Miss., Victory Circle, $1,200
26. Jesse Stovall (00), Galena, Mo., Larry Shaw, $1,200
27. Terry Phillips (75), Springfield, Mo., GRT, $1,200
28. Tony Jackson Jr. (56), Lebanon, Mo., Rocket, $1,200
29. Al Purkey (33), Coffeyville, Kan., Larry Shaw, $1,200
Fast qualifier (among 81 cars): Blankenship, 15.569 seconds. Heat race winners: Brindle, Landers, Birkhofer, McDowell, Owens, Schlieper. Consolation winners: Blankenship, Davenport, Hollingsworth. Provisional starters: Erb, Neat, Purkey, Stovall, Cook, Wall.

11:33 p.m.: Owens holds off Bloomquist

Jimmy Owens held off Scott Bloomquist in a side-by-side finish for his first Show-Me 100 victory.

11:30 p.m.: Owens, Bloomquist battle

Jimmy Owens leads Scott Bloomquist in a tight battle with 10 laps remaining.

11:27 p.m.: Landers spins

Jared Landers spun while running fourth, bringing out the caution with 12 laps remaining. Jimmy Owens had opened up a slight lead before the caution while Scott Bloomquist moved by Don O'Neal for second. Chris Brown runs fourth for the restart with Brian Birkhofer fifth. Steve Casebolt is up to sixth from 18th.

11:24 p.m.: Owens to lead in traffic

Jimmy Owens moved back to the lead on lap 83 when Don O'Neal got stuck behind the slower car of Eric Wells.

11:21 p.m.: O'Neal taking control

Don O'Neal has opened a slight gap between himself and Jimmy Owens with 25 laps remaining. Scott Bloomquist is pressuring Owens for second.

11:16 p.m.: O'Neal continues to lead

Don O'Neal remains the leader at lap 60, but is feeling heavy pressure from Jimmy Owens. Scott Bloomquist is just behind the top two leaders as they race through slower traffic. Jared Landers holds fourth with Chris Brown up to fifth.

11:15 p.m.: Schlieper to pit area

Dan Schlieper gave up the sixth position to go to the pits under the lap-46 caution. He rejoined the tail of the field for the restart.

11:12 p.m.: On the move

Defending Show-Me winner Ray Cook is up to 12th under the lap-46 caution after starting 29th. Chirs Brown is another driver on the move. He's up to seventh from the 17th-starting position.

11:09 p.m.: McCool brings out lap-46 caution

Don O'Neal continues to lead at a lap-46 caution for Bub McCool's slide into the turn-four wall. Jimmy Owens moved up the track and was chasing O'Neal through heavy traffic before the caution. Scott Bloomquist is up to third with Jared Landers wrestling an ill-handling race car in the fourth position. Brian Birkhofer is back to fifth with Dan Schlieper sixth.

11:04 p.m.: O'Neal to lead

Don O'Neal has moved to the lead, using the high side to pass both Brian Birkhofer and Jimmy Owens. With 40 laps complete, the leaders are in heavy traffic.

10:57 p.m.: Three-wide racing among leaders

The field only completed on more lap before another caution waved, but nearly every position among the top ten was changed besides the leader during that lap. Dan Schlieper is back up to second with Brian Birkhofer third. Don O'Neal moved up to fourth while Jared Landers slid back to fifth. Scott Bloomquist is sixth.

10:55 p.m.: Birky pressuring Owens

Brian Birkerhofer moved by Dan Schlieper for the second position and was pressuring Jimmy Owens for the lead before Mike Marlar brought out the caution with 26 laps complete. Schlieper is third with the high-running Jared Landers up to fourth. Don O'Neal runs fifth with Dale McDowell back to sixth. Scott Bloomquist is up to seventh.

10:53 p.m. Owens back to lead

Jimmy Owens drove around Dan Schlieper at the completion of lap 19 to move back out front. He has caught the tail of the field. Jared Landers is up to fourth using the high side.

10:50 p.m.: Owens chases Schlieper

Dan Schlieper continues to lead Jimmy Owens at lap 15 as the two drivers have broken away from the pack. Brian Birkhofer is up to third.

10:43 p.m.: Third caution

Dan Schlieper led the field through one more lap before John Blankenship spun into the infield on the front straightaway and tagged a U-tire with the rear of his car. Brian Birkhofer moved by Chip Brindle for the fourth position before the caution.

10:40 p.m.: Schlieper to lead

Jimmy Owens got a horrible jump on the restart allowing Dan Schlieper to pull to the lead from the third position. The field completed one lap before Tony Jackson Jr. and Chris Wall tangled in turn four. Owens is second on lap seven with Dale McDowell third, Chip Brindle fourth and Brian Birkhofer fifth.

10:37 p.m.: Owens out front

Front-row starters Jimmy Owens and Chip Brindle raced side-by-side for the first three laps of the race before Owens finally pulled ahead. Al Purkey came to a stop just off turn four bringing out the caution on lap six. Dan Schlieper runs third with Brian Birkhofer fourth and Dale McDowell fifth.

10:32 p.m.: Polesitter to pits

Chip Brindle ducked into the pit area to swap tires once the field rolled. He's back and will still start from the pole.

10:25 p.m.: Engines fired

Driver intros are complete and the command to start the engines has been given. The field is getting set to roll.

10:07 p.m.: Show-Me feature on track

The starting field for the 19th annual Show-Me 100 feature is on the track, and the polesitter is nervous. "I'm feeling some nerves right now," rookie Super Late Model driver Chip Brindle said shortly before climbing in his Barry Wright Race Car and leading the 30-car field on to the track for driver introductions. "We're just gonna go out here and see what we can do. It's a long race and we're just gonna try to be there at the end."

10:02 p.m.: Jackson happy to survive consy mishap

When he slid high while attempting to lap a slower car midway through the third consolation race, race-long leader Tony Jackson Jr. thought his chance of making the Show-Me 100 feature might have been over. Ronny Lee Hollingsworth raced by for the lead, and Jackson was sure more race cars would be coming. “I was waiting for whoever was back there to come by and knock us out of the transfer,” Jackson said after the race. But Jackson and Hollingsworth had built such a large lead over third-running Billy Moyer Jr. and the rest of the field that he was able to get back in line and continue on to the runner-up finish. He’ll start 24th in the main event, but hopes to advance forward in his Rocket Chassis he recently purchased from former World of Outlaws champion Darrell Lanigan. “We’re happy to be in the show first of all. We’re starting on back there, but the car’s been good. Darrell has helped us with some stuff here lately and we’ve got something we’re gonna try. I think we’ll be good if we can stay on the lead lap early.”

9:50 p.m.: Provisionals set

Show-Me 100 provisionals are set and 30 drivers will start tonight's main event. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series provisionals went to Dennis Erb Jr. and Brad Neat while Al Purkey and Jesse Stovall received Lucas Oil MLRA provisionals. Ray Cook and Chris Wall took emergency Lucas Oil Series provisionals.

9:35 p.m.: More track prep

With support division prelims complete, track crews are taking a few minutes to rework the track surface. The Show-Me 100 feature is up next.

8:58 p.m.: Hollingsworth, Jackson transfer

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth led the second half of the third consy to score the victory while early leader Tony Jackson Jr. recovered from a mishap in traffic to finish second and also transfer to the feature. Billy Moyer Jr. finished third, meaning neither Moyer will start tonight's Show-Me 100 feature.

Third consolation finish (cars on track): Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Tony Jackson Jr., Billy Moyer Jr., Jimmy Mars, Tim McCreadie, Eric Jacobsen, Brad Looney, Brantlee Gotschall, Jeff Floyd.

8:54 p.m.: Hollingsworth to lead

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth moved to the lead of the third consy when Tony Jackson Jr. slipped high amid traffic on lap 12. Jackson holds on to second at a lap-16 caution while Billy Moyer Jr. still runs third. Tim McCreadie is up to fourth.

8:48 p.m.: Jackson leads third consy

Tony Jackson Jr. holds the early lead in the third consolation race while fourth-starting Billy Moyer Jr. is pressuring Ronny Lee Hollingsworth for second.

8:43 p.m.: Third consy lineup

Third consolation
Row 1: Tony Jackson Jr., John Anderson
Row 2: Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Billy Moyer Jr.
Row 3: Al Purkey, Chris Wall
Row 4: Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Mars
Row 5: Austin Rettig, Eric Jacobsen
Row 6: Brad Neat, Brad Looney
Row 7: Ray Cook, Jack Sullivan
Row 8: Jason Pursley, Jeff Floyd
Row 9: Dustin Walker, Joe Walkenhorst
Row 10: Reid Millard, Brantlee Gotschall
Row 11: Dewaine Hottinger

8:39 p.m.: Davenport takes second consy

Jonathan Davenport cruised to the second consy victory while fourth-starting Bub McCool raced by Stacy Taylor and Dennis Erb Jr. late in the race to also transfer into the feature. McCool nearly spun out after passing Taylor for third, but he recovered and moved by Erb for second on the high side with three laps remaining.

Second consolation finish (cars on track): Jonathan Davenport, Bub McCool, Dennis Erb Jr., Stacy Taylor, David Turner, Chris Simpson, Frank Heckenast Jr., Shannon Babb, John Mason, Jeremy Payne, Matt Johnson, Bryon Allison,R.J. Conley, Austin Siebert.

8:31 p.m.: Davenport out front early

Jonathan Davenport leads the second consolation race over Dennis Erb Jr. and Stacy Taylor after a six-car pileup brought out the caution with one lap complete. Shannon Babb, R.J. Conley and Jeremy Payne were among the drivers involved in the wreck. All six drivers continued.

8:27 p.m.: Second consy lineup

Second consolation
Row 1: Jonathan Davenport, Stacy Taylor
Row 2: Dennis Erb Jr., Bub McCool
Row 3: Chris Simpson, Brandon McCormick
Row 4: David Turner, Kyle Berck
Row 5: Dave Eckrich, Shannon Babb
Row 6: Jeremy Payne, R.J. Conley
Row 7: Gary Christain, Frank Heckenast Jr.
Row 8: Matt Furman, John Mason
Row 9: Rylan Long, Austin Siebert
Row 10: Matt Johnson, Bryon Allison
Row 11: Dustin Hapka

8:25 p.m. Blankenship, Phillips transfer

John Blankenship, Friday night's fast qualifier, raced to a convincing victory in the first consolation race while Terry Phillips held off a hard-charging Billy Moyer throughout the second half of the 20-lap race to also transfer to the feature. Moyer, a three-time Show-Me 100 winner, will not make tonight's feature.

First consolation finish (cars on track): John Blankenship, Terry Phillips, Billy Moyer, Eddie Carrier Jr., Wendell Wallace, Kelly Boen, Shane Harris, R.C. Whitwell, Alan Vaughn.

8:19 p.m.: Blankenship leads first consy

John Blankenship leads the first consolation race at a lap-nine caution. Billy Moyer got shuffled back to seventh on the opening lap, but has worked his way back to third. He was catching second-running Terry Phillips before the caution.

8:15 p.m.: Ready to go

After rolling in the track for a number of laps, the first consolation is finally getting ready to roll.

8:00 p.m.: First consolation

The first consolation race is on the track and about to get underway. The top two finishers transfer to tonight's feature. Here's the lineup:

First consolation
Row 1: Eddie Carrier Jr., Terry Phillips
Row 2: John Blankenship, Billy Moyer
Row 3: Kelly Boen, Jesse Stovall
Row 4: Chad Simpson, Wendell Wallace
Row 5: Brady Smith, Ray Moore
Row 6: Jon Kirby, R.C. Whitewell
Row 7: Brian Shirley, Jason Feger
Row 8: Alan Vaughn, Randy Zimmerman
Row 9: Shane Harris, Chris Spieker
Row 10: Chris Smyser, Eric Turner
Row 11: Jason Utter

7:38 p.m.: Track prep continues

Racing action has been delayed shortly as track crews finish prepping the Lucas Oil Speedway surface. The track has gone from one extreme to the other over the past two nights. Rough and fast conditions greeted drivers for Thursday night's practice while Friday's track surface was rubbered-up and locked-down in the bottom groove. Officials are hoping for a happy medium tonight.

7:30 p.m.: Consolation races coming up

The pre-race festivities are complete and the first of three consolation races is getting ready to roll.

Pre-race notes

Saturday’s action is set to get underway with Late Model consolation races at 7:30 p.m. The three races will be 15 laps with the top two finishers from each race transferring into the Show-Me 100 feature. ... Chip Brindle of Chatsworth, Ga., will start from the pole of the 100-lap feature thanks to the top-six redraw. Jimmy Owens of Newport Tenn., will start second. ... The Show-Me is the first event where the new Lucas Oil Series rule against chemically altered tires is in effect. Under the new rule, any driver found to be competing with tires that have been chemically altered will be suspended from the series indefinitely, even for a first time offense. “We’re confident the guys who support the Lucas Oil Series and the guys who run around 80 percent of our races aren’t soaking any tires," series director Ritchie Lewis said Saturday. "Those are the guys we’re trying to look out for. What we don’t want are guys who only run a race or two to come into a show thinking they have nothing to lose and try to get away with it.” ... Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., wasn’t very happy about the three-car inversion used for Friday’s heat races. Moyer qualified third in his group and would have started from the pole of a heat race if not for the inversion, but instead started third. He ended up fifth and will have to start fourth in a consolation race. “If they line us up like normal, I win our heat and I’m in the redraw,” Moyer said Saturday afternoon. “Instead, I’m stuck starting in the second row of a B-main. I hit my marks in qualifying and those guys who started on pole didn’t. It’s a joke. With how the track was last night, the guys who qualify up front deserve to start up front.” ... Hall of Fame chassis builder Barry Wright was impressed by rookie driver Chip Brindle’s heat race victory in one of his Barry Wright Race Cars Friday night. “Chip’s a good driver. To come out here for the first time and run like that, that’s impressive,” Wright said of the 25-year-old driver. What he’s not impressed with is the racing surface at Lucas Oil Speedway so far this weekend. “For as much as you hear about this place, I haven’t been much impressed. Maybe it’ll be better tonight.” Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., will start the Barry Wright House Car from the pole of a consolation race Saturday night. ... Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., wasn’t too happy with Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., after the two drivers made contact in turn three on the first lap of a heat race Friday night. Moyer accused Bloomquist of driving too hard into the corner. Bloomquist’s reply Saturday: “There’s three lanes out there on that track and I only wanted one of them. I can’t help it was the better lane. He wanted it, but I was already there.” ... Among drivers not returning to Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday were Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., and Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill. Both drivers were scheduled to start mid-pack in consolation races.

Consolation race lineups

First consolation
Row 1: Eddie Carrier Jr., Terry Phillips
Row 2: John Blankenship, Billy Moyer
Row 3: Kelly Boen, Jesse Stovall
Row 4: Chad Simpson, Wendell Wallace
Row 5: Brady Smith, Ray Moore
Row 6: Jon Kirby, R.C. Whitewell
Row 7: Brian Shirley, Jason Feger
Row 8: Alan Vaughn, Randy Zimmerman
Row 9: Shane Harris, Chris Spieker
Row 10: Chris Smyser, Eric Turner
Row 11: Jason Utter
Second consolation
Row 1: Jonathan Davenport, Stacy Taylor
Row 2: Dennis Erb Jr., Bub McCool
Row 3: Chris Simpson, Brandon McCormick
Row 4: David Turner, Kyle Berck
Row 5: Dave Eckrich, Shannon Babb
Row 6: Jeremy Payne, R.J. Conley
Row 7: Gary Christain, Frank Heckenast Jr.
Row 8: Matt Furman, John Mason
Row 9: Rylan Long, Austin Siebert
Row 10: Matt Johnson, Bryon Allison
Row 11: Dustin Hapka
Third consolation
Row 1: Tony Jackson Jr., John Anderson
Row 2: Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Billy Moyer Jr.
Row 3: Al Purkey, Chris Wall
Row 4: Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Mars
Row 5: Austin Rettig, Eric Jacobsen
Row 6: Brad Neat, Brad Looney
Row 7: Ray Cook, Jack Sullivan
Row 8: Jason Pursley, Jeff Floyd
Row 9: Dustin Walker, Joe Walkenhorst
Row 10: Reid Millard, Brantlee Gotschall
Row 11: Dewaine Hottinger

Feature lineup

Row 1: Brindle, Owens
Row 2: Schlieper, Birkhofer
Row 3: McDowell, Landers
Row 4: Miller, Wells
Row 5: Bloomquist, Reddick
Row 6: Pearson, O’Neal
Row 7: Robinson, Marlar
Row 8: James, Francis
Row 9: Brown, Casebolt
Row 10: Blankenship, Davenport
Row 11: Hollingsworth, Phillips
Row 12: McCool, Jackson
Row 13: Erb, Purkey
Row 14: Neat, Stovall
Row 15: Cook, Wall

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