Scott Bloomquist Wins 3rd Hillbilly Hundred at Tyler County Speedway

Scott Bloomquist Wins 3rd Hillbilly Hundred at Tyler County Speedway

MIDDLEBOURNE, WV (September 4, 2016) – Scott Bloomquist picked up his third career Hillbilly Hundred win on Sunday night at Tyler County Speedway. Bloomquist led all 100 laps and scored his 13th LOLMDS win of the season, worth $25,000.

Bloomquist survived the event, despite a broken water pump that nearly derailed his victory. For most of the last half of the race, smoke from Bloomquist’s car became more noticeable under each caution flag as he barely made it to the finish. Jonathan Davenport finished in second, followed by Brandon Sheppard. Completing the top five were home state drivers Mike Benedum and Tim Dohm.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane Bloomquist said he was fortunate to make it to the finish line. “We either lost the water pump or the front of it broke off. The engine was running hot, and under those caution flags, I was hoping they would hurry up because I knew time was running out on us. It’s a good thing Andy Durham builds some stout engines because the temperature was way past what we wanted.”

Davenport stayed right with Bloomquist for the entire race, but with everyone running the bottom Davenport tried to step up to the outside after a late-race restart and quickly realized that wasn’t going to work. “I thought there might be enough grip to get by Scott, but I had to quickly get down low to save the spot. We have had a good weekend with two wins and a second.”

Sheppard tried the outside several times during the mid-part of the race. “I don’t think anyone had any tires left after it was over. I could tell Earl’s [Pearson] and McCreadie’s tires were in bad shape and they may not last. Then they both got flats.”

Completing the top ten were Dennis Erb Jr., Don O’Neal, Devin Moran, Michael Lake and Jason Covert.

In preliminary action, Earl Pearson Jr. set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 44 entrants, with a lap of 12.653 seconds. Zack Dohm set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 12.722 seconds. Earl Pearson Jr., Michael Lake, Scott Bloomquist, and Brandon Sheppard won their respective heat races. Darrell Lanigan and Mason Zeigler won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Sunday, September 4th, 2016 48th Annual Hillbilly Hundred Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, WV

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Earl Pearson Jr. / 12.653 seconds Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Zack Dohm / 12.722 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jackie Boggs, Jason Covert, Kyle Thomas, Kyle Hardy, Jeremy Berwanger, Robbie Scott, Ronnie Whitt, Jeffrey Lilly-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Michael Lake, Derek Doll, Jimmy Owens, Mike Benedum, Darrell Lanigan, Steve Weigle, Daniel Hill, Kenney Newhouse, Freddie Carpenter, Byron Meeks, Jared Hawkins

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Jacob Hawkins, Don O’Neal, Devin Moran, Shane Hitt, John Wyer, C.A. Wentz, Brandon Francis, Cody Rogers, Zack Dohm, Dylan Bledsoe

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Tim Dohm , Tyler Carpenter, Mason Zeigler, Corey Conley, Steve Francis, Colton Flinner, Joe Cox, Jeff Maxwell, Rick Williams

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Jason Covert, Kyle Thomas, Jeremy Berwanger, Kenney Newhouse, Ronnie Whitt, Steve Weigle, Freddie Carpenter, Jeffrey Lilly, Byron Meeks, Daniel Hill, Kyle Hardy, Robbie Scott-DNS, Jared Hawkins-DNS

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Mason Zeigler, Shane Hitt, Corey Conley , Steve Francis, Colton Flinner, Brandon Francis, Zack Dohm, John Wyer, Dylan Bledsoe, Cody Rogers, Jeff Maxwell, C.A. Wentz, Joe Cox, Rick Williams-DNS

Feature Finish (100 Laps):

1 2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $25,900
2 5 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC $12,500
3 4 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $8,200
4 15 1M Mike Benedum Salem, WV $5,000
5 12 6t Tim Dohm Charleston, WV $3,500
6 9 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $3,450
7 10 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $3,050
8 14 99m Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,750
9 3 27 Michael Lake Uniontown, PA $1,500
10 19 72 Jason Covert York Haven, PA $1,400
11 13 4B Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY $1,300
12 8 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,950
13 17 15L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,925
14 21 57 Kyle Thomas Pennsboro, WV $1,200
15 1 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,075
16 24 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $1,250
17 23 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $1,825
18 26 1H Jared Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,100
19 11 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,875
20 18 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $1,050
21 6 13 Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,025
22 20 5* Shane Hitt Buckhannon, WV $1,000
23 16 28c Tyler Carpenter Parkersburg, WV $1,000
24 7 87 Derek Doll Greenwood, WV $1,000
25 22 14 Corey Conley Wellsburg, WV $1,000
26 25 8 Daniel Hill Morgantown, WV $1,000

Race Statistics Entrants: 44

Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 100)

Cautions: Jackie Boggs (Lap 13); Tyler Carpenter, Derek Doll (Lap 13); Tyler Carpenter (Lap 59); Jared Hawkins (Lap 82); Jason Covert, Steve Francis, Kyle Thomas, Jared Hawkins (Lap 87); Tim McCreadie (Lap 92); Steve Francis (Lap 96); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 97)

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Steve Francis, Colton Flinner Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a Hillbilly 50 Provisional: Daniel Hill Hillbilly Qualifier Provisional: Jared Hawkins

Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist

Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Mike Benedum (Started: 15th; Finished: 4th; Advanced 11 Positions)

Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist

Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Mike Benedum

Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jonathan Davenport

Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Colton Flinner

COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Andy Durham Racing Engines

Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars

Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards

Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #4 –13.3375 seconds)

Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (100 Laps)

PFC Brakes Tough Brake Award: Jimmy Owens

Time of Race: 52 minutes 41 seconds