Wheatland, MO – Jared Landers won his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway, the site of his first win back in May. Landers was the third different leader of the race. He took the lead on lap 13 and then held off a furious three-lap challenge from several drivers at the end of the race to take the win in the CMH Diamond Nationals. The event was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association.
Jared Landers and his family in victory lane in the Diamond Nationals. (Heath Lawson photo)

Jared Landers and his family in victory lane in the Diamond Nationals. (Heath Lawson photo)

After winning the Show-Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway back on Memorial Day Weekend, Jimmy Owens captured another podium finish, ending as the night’s runner-up. Jonathan Davenport came from seventh to finish third. Tim McCreadie was fourth, and Scott Bloomquist came home in fifth.

Just over 24 hours earlier, Jared Landers had gone end over end in a series of flips at Tri-City Speedway during Time Trials. “Scott [Bloomquist] builds an awesome race car, after what happened last night when I flipped, our team brought out the back-up car and had a Top-Ten finish last night. Our team is extremely thankful to back that up here tonight and with this win.”
“I thought to myself, just be patient. Stick to the line, and don’t try too hard. I stuck the right rear in one of those holes, and I figured if I needed to just slow down and set a good pace. I am usually the guy trying to blast to the lead. We have had some good runs and had a good chance to win the Show-Me back in May. My crew, Jason, and Jake have put together a great car that can run in the rough.”
Landers’ Sweet-Bloomquist, Andy Durham Racing Engines-powered entry is sponsored by Crop Production Services, Mark Martin Automotive, ASC Warranty, Bad Boy Mowers, and Penske Shocks.”
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO is the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks." (Heath Lawson photo)

Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO is the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks.” (Heath Lawson photo)

Owens owns several wins at LOS and was happy with his second place finish. “We had a really good hot rod tonight. Our hats are off to Jared [Landers] and his crew, they did a great job tonight. Coming back to win tonight after what happened to him last night says a lot about them [the Landers Team]. Keeping this E3 Spark Plugs, Cheap Cars, Barry Wright Race Car up front is thanks to my crew. We had a great car tonight, but we came up just a little bit short.”

Davenport earned his first podium finish since May by claiming the third spot. “There was probably a little bit of attrition that helped us out tonight. We never gave up; we are still quite a bit off on the car. We are missing something somewhere. It’s been a while since we’ve had a top three finish. Everybody goes through a slump. Kevin [Rumley] and I will put our heads together. We are getting a little better. We have got to build back up. We are now looking forward to I-80 next weekend.”
Completing the top ten were Brandon Sheppard, Tyler Erb, Earl Pearson Jr., Jake O’Neil, and Jesse Stovall.
In preliminary action, Robert Baker set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 41 entrants, with a lap of 15.300 seconds. Clay Daly set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.514 seconds. Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Jared Landers and Jimmy Owens won their respective heat races. Dave Eckrich and Brandon Overton won their respective B-Mains.
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
CMH Diamond Nationals
Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO
Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Robert Baker / 15.300 seconds

Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Clay Daly / 15.514 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, Jake O’Neil, Robert Baker, Randy Timms, Jason Papich, Don O’Neal, Bryon Allison, Rob Hail, Jon Binning, JC Wyman

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, Tad Pospisil, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dave Eckrich, Terry Phillips, Brad Looney, Dennis Erb, Jr., Tommy Weder, Josh Poe
Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jared Landers, Clay Daly, Tony Jackson, Jr., Tyler Erb, Payton Looney, Austin Siebert, Scott Crigler, RC Whitwell, Billy Moyer, Jr., Colton Flinner
QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Brantlee Gotschall, Jim Shereck, Brandon Overton, Jesse Stovall, Darrell Lanigan, Mark Dotson, Reid Millard, Jacob Magee
Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Dave Eckrich, Randy Timms, Don O’Neal, Jason Papich, Dennis Erb, Jr., Tommy Weder, Terry Phillips, Brad Looney, Bryon Allison, Rob Hail, JC Wyman, Jon Binning-DNS, Josh Poe-DNS
Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Brandon Overton, Jesse Stovall, Darrell Lanigan, Austin Siebert, Payton Looney, RC Whitwell, Mark Dotson, Scott Crigler, Colton Flinner, Jacob Magee, Reid Millard, Billy Moyer, Jr.-DNS
Feature Finish (60 Laps):
FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
EARNINGS
1
2
777
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
$12,700
2
4
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$6,300
3
7
6
Jonathan Davenport
Mount Airy, NC
$4,500
4
3
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$3,450
5
5
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
$3,150
6
1
B5
Brandon Sheppard
New Berlin, IL
$2,500
7
14
91
Tyler Erb
New Waverly, TX
$1,500
8
15
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
$2,100
9
9
J0
Jake O’Neil
Tucson, AZ
$1,200
10
20
00
Jesse Stovall
Billings, MO
$1,100
11
8
21
Billy Moyer
Batesville, AR
$1,075
12
21
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$1,850
13
23
28E
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
$1,725
14
12
4G
Brantlee Gotschall
Nevada, MO
$1,000
15
17
58E
Dave Eckrich
Oxford, IA
$1,000
16
11
04
Tad Pospisil
Norfolk, NE
$1,000
17
26
91P
Jason Papich
Nipomo, CA
$1,000
18
22
15L
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
$1,700
19
24
75
Colton Flinner
Allison Park, PA
$1,100
20
19
5T
Randy Timms
Wheatland, OK
$1,000
21
10
56
Tony Jackson, Jr.
Lebanon, MO
$1,000
22
6
32B
Clay Daly
Salinas, CA
$1,000
23
25
75P
Terry Phillips
Springfield, MO
$1,000
24
13
17m
Robert Baker
Alexander, AR
$1,000
25
18
76
Brandon Overton
Evans, GA
$1,000
26
16
17s
Jim Shereck
St. Charles, MO
$1,000
 
Race Statistics
Entrants: 41
Lap Leaders: Brandon Sheppard (Lap 1); Tim McCreadie (Laps 2 – 12); Jared Landers (Laps 13 – 60)
Cautions: Clay Daly (Lap 36); Randy Timms (Lap 42); Jason Papich (Lap 43); Debris (Lap 57)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Dennis Erb Jr.; Colton Flinner
Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association Provisionals: Terry Phillips; Jason Papich
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jared Landers
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jesse Stovall (Started: 20th; Finished: 10th; Advanced 10 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jared Landers
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: Jason Durham (Jared Landers)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Jared Landers (Lap #5 – 15.9273 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Jared Landers (48 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Jim Shereck
Time of Race: 33 minutes 7 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS
EARNINGS
1
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
5105
$223,075
2
6
Jonathan Davenport
Mount Airy, NC
4825
$155,800
3
777
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
4625
$101,925
4
B5
Brandon Sheppard
New Berlin, IL
4560
$83,425
5
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
4435
$70,975
6
28E
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
4285
$62,650
7
15L
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
4250
$69,050
8
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
4230
$71,625
9
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
4160
$102,675
10
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
4055
$64,675
11
15F
Steve Francis
Bowling Green, KY
3880
$46,175
12
75
Colton Flinner
Allison Park, PA
2905
$19,575
*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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