Jimmy Owens became a 4-time winner of the Show-Me 100 by taking the $30,000 victory on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway. In front of a tremendous crowd and while closing out an absolutely action-packed race that was filled with drama, Owens picked up the lead for the final time when Scott Bloomquist lost a left rear wheel and Bobby Pierce had to pit with a flat tire.
Scott Bloomquist loses a wheel and the lead with under 10-laps to go at the Show-Me 100. (Heath Lawson photo)

Scott Bloomquist loses a wheel and the lead with under 10-laps to go at the Show-Me 100. (Heath Lawson photo)

After the final caution on lap 98 for Pierce, Owens led a 2-lap dash to the finish for the victory in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/Lucas Oil MLRA co-sanctioned event. Bloomquist fought back to finish second, followed by Jesse Stovall, Jonathan Davenport and Tony Jackson Jr.

“We felt we had the best car here all weekend. I started having rear brake problems. The car started to really push and it wouldn’t go through the corners. We had that final caution there near the end, and I was hoping to stay green. I would rather be lucky than good sometimes, and it’s going to be a great ride home. I want to thank everyone at R&W Motorsports, Barry and Lance Wright, and all the crew. They have all worked so hard for this. This is just awesome,” said Owens in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 54th time in his career.
“A big thanks to E3 Spark Plus, Wehrs Machine, and Ohlins Shocks, they all proved themselves tonight. Also thanks to a new sponsor; Cheap Cars. Thanks to Red Line Oil, and especially to Chris Davis of Midwest Sheet Metal. Thank God everybody had a safe night; there were some tough wrecks out there tonight. That highside was treacherous, but that’s where you had to be.”
Davenport bolted to the lead at the start of the race and led the first 44 circuits until Friday night’s winner, Jared Landers stormed to the point. Landers held the lead until Bloomquist forged ahead on lap 55.
Bloomquist held the point until Owens wrestled the lead from him. Bloomquist rebounded to take the lead with nine laps to go but as he was entering turn number one, he lost his left rear tire. The caution came out, and he pitted for a new tire and wheel.
“I felt a little vibration,” said Bloomquist on his left rear wheel. “I tried to stay on the bottom the best I could, but when Jimmy and Pierce went by me I thought I had better get up there with them. It’s just unfortunate that the wheel broke. To get a second place finish after what happened is pretty remarkable. Fortunately, there weren’t a lot of cars left on the lead lap so we restarted fifth, which helped.”
The biggest story of the race was the amazing performance by Bobby Pierce. Pierce won the Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge and charged from the 29th starting spot to take over the lead under the caution as Bloomquist pitted. Under that caution, Pierce’s right rear tire went flat, forcing him to pit as well.
Stovall came out late to the starting grid due to mechanical issues and quietly charged through the field. He was running second to Owens with nine laps remaining. “I was riding around in the early part of the race, and then cars started dropping out and I realized that I was up to 12th. I thought; let’s keep going and the next thing I knew I am up to second challenging for the lead.”
“On that last restart I thought about going low and sliding him [Owens], but it just wouldn’t stick down there and I ended up going to the top, but it wasn’t good enough. Then I lost it a little bit in turn four on the final lap and Bloomquist got by him. To finish third in this race feels great.”
Completing the top ten were Pierce, Steve Francis, Tim McCreadie, Dennis Erb Jr., and Chris Brown.
In preliminary action, Jason Papich, Chris Simpson, and Will Vaught won their respective B-Mains. Bobby Pierce won the Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, May 28th, 2016
24th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100-presented by ProctectTheHarvest.com
Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Jason Papich, Jake O’Neil, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jack Sullivan, Justin Kay, Hunter Rasdon, Mason Oberkramer, Robert Baker, Tommy Weder, Wendell Wallace, Colton Flinner-DNS, RC Whitwell-DNS, Brian Birkhofer-DNS

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Chris Simpson, Matt Furman, Bobby Pierce, Tyler Reddick, Payton Looney, Jacob Magee, Kyle Beard, Austin Siebert, Bryon Allison, Terry Phillips, Josh Poe, JC Wyman, Jeremy Payne-DNS

ProtectTheHarvest.com B-Main #3 Finish (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Will Vaught, Jesse Stovall, Brantlee Gotschall, Dave Eckrich, Scott Lewis, Tanner Kellick, Chris Spieker, Gavin Landers, Richard Kimberling, Tad Pospisil, Timothy Culp-DNS, Reid Millard-DNS, Brad Looney-DNS

Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge Finish (20 Laps): Jack Sullivan, Justin Kay, Brantlee Gotschall, Kyle Beard, Tanner Kellick, Austin Siebert, Tommy Weder, Mason Oberkramer, Bryon Allison, Josh Poe, Scott Lewis, Richard Kimberling, Chris Spieker, Gavin Landers, Tyler Reddick, Jacob Magee, Tad Pospisil, Payton Looney

Feature Finish (100 Laps):

FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
MONEY EARNED
1
1
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$32,300
2
8
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
$17,300
3
24
00
Jesse Stovall
Billings, MO
$10,000
4
2
6
Jonathan Davenport
Mount Airy, NC
$10,600
5
15
56
Tony Jackson, Jr.
Lebanon, MO
$6,000
6
29
32
Bobby Pierce
Oakwood, IL
$5,000
7
6
15F
Steve Francis
Bowling Green, KY
$5,500
8
7
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$5,200
9
4
28E
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
$4,950
10
11
21B
Chris Brown
Spring, TX
$2,600
11
30
6m
Wendell Wallace
Batesville, AR
$2,500
12
10
15L
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
$4,675
13
3
25
Chad Simpson
Mt. Vernon, IA
$2,450
14
26
75
Colton Flinner
Allison Park, PA
$4,025
15
25
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
$4,700
16
5
777
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
$4,575
17
9
B5
Brandon Sheppard
New Berlin, IL
$4,550
18
17
21
Billy Moyer
Batesville, AR
$2,325
19
14
18
Shannon Babb
Mowequa, IL
$2,300
20
13
F5
Garrett Alberson
Shreveport, LA
$2,250
21
21
1V
Will Vaught
Crane, MO
$2,200
22
22
J0
Jake O’Neil
Tucson, AZ
$2,150
23
23
51
Matt Furman
Portland, OR
$2,100
24
28
58E
Dave Eckrich
Oxford, IA
$2,050
25
16
19R
Ryan Gustin
Marshalltown, IA
$2,000
26
18
98
Jason Rauen
Farley, IA
$2,000
27
19
91P
Jason Papich
Nipomo, CA
$2,000
28
20
32X
Chris Simpson
Oxford, IA
$2,000
29
12
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$4,300
30
27
75P
Terry Phillips
Springfield, MO
$2,000
  
Race Statistics

Entrants: 57
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 – 44); Jared Landers (Laps 45 – 53); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 54 – 74); Jimmy Owens (Laps 75 – 90); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 91); Jimmy Owens (Lap 92)
Cautions: Chris Simpson (Lap 9); Will Vaught, Earl Pearson Jr., Terry Phillips (Lap 9); Chris Simpson, Dave Eckrich (Lap 10); Jason Papich (Lap 13); Brandon Sheppard (Lap 24); Colton Flinner (Lap 44); Jake O’Neil (Lap 44); Garrett Alberson, Jake O’Neil, Will Vaught (Lap 49); Debris (Lap 60); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 91); Bobby Pierce (Lap 98)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr.; Colton Flinner
Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association Provisionals: Terry Phillips; Dave Eckrich
Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge Provisional: Bobby Pierce
Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Past Champions Provisional: Wendell Wallace
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Bobby Pierce (Started: 29th; Finished: 6th; Advanced 23 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Scott Bloomquist
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Colton Flinner
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Andy Durham Racine Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Barry Wright Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Barry Wright (Jimmy Owens)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #10 – 15.7562 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (44 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Don O’Neal
Time of Race: 77 minutes 14 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Points Standings:

POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS
SEASON EARNINGS
1
6
Jonathan Davenport
Mount Airy, NC
3515
$133,700
2
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
3370
$153,275
3
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
3055
$51,000
4
777
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
3035
$63,175
5
B5
Brandon Sheppard
New Berlin, IL
3015
$59,625
6
15L
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
3010
$44,100
7
28E
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
2935
$43,575
8
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
2915
$74,425
9
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
2770
$48,025
10
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
2720
$44,525
11
15F
Steve Francis
Bowling Green, KY
2605
$31,000
12
75
Colton Flinner
Allison Park, PA
1900
$11,150

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

Story By: LOLMDS PR

Photo Credit: Heath Lawson

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