The inaugural Gateway Dirt Nationals took place on Friday and Saturday night at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. $20,000 was on the line on Saturday night for the Dirt Late Models, and it was the “Dirt Track Dominator” Scott Bloomquist who took home the big check after letting the win slip away in the late stages of Friday’s feature race.
Bloomquist led all 40 laps in Saturday’s feature from the pole, holding off Don O’Neal on a rough race track to take the win. Brandon Sheppard finished third after starting ninth.
Bloomquist told DirtonDirt.com that the track was a little rough and that his car was “like a bucking bull out there,” but overall he said he loved the event.
“It was really phenomenal racing all weekend,” Bloomquist told DirtonDirt.com. “You can really hear the echo, the crowd. It’s nice. It’s real bright. Just the whole feel of the place was fun and enjoyable. The temperatures were great. It’s awful cold outside but it’s awful nice in here.”
Saturday’s Late Model A-Main was slowed by seven cautions. 13 of the 22 starters finished the 40-lap race on the lead lap.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount
-Photo Credit: Heath Lawson Photo
40-Lap Dirt Late Model Saturday A-Main
|7||Billy Moyer Jr.|
|17||Tony Jackson Jr.|
30-Lap Dirt Modified Saturday A-Main
|1||Tommie Seets Jr.|