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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bloomquist Takes Third Career Hillbilly Hundred at Tyler County

Photo and report from Lucas Oil Media

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.”

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 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):
120Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$25,900
256Jonathan DavenportMount Airy, NC$12,500
34B5Brandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$8,200
4151MMike BenedumSalem, WV$5,000
5126tTim DohmCharleston, WV$3,500
6928EDennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$3,450
7105Don O'NealMartinsville, IN$3,050
81499mDevin MoranDresden, OH$1,750
9327Michael LakeUniontown, PA$1,500
101972Jason CovertYork Haven, PA$1,400
11134BJackie BoggsGrayson, KY$1,300
12839Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$1,950
131715LDarrell LaniganUnion, KY$1,925
142157Kyle ThomasPennsboro, WV$1,200
1511Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$2,075
162475Colton FlinnerAllison Park, PA$1,250
172315FSteve FrancisBowling Green, KY$1,825
18261HJared HawkinsFairmont, WV$1,100
191120Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$1,875
201825ZMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA$1,050
21613Jacob HawkinsFairmont, WV$1,025
22205*Shane HittBuckhannon, WV$1,000
231628cTyler CarpenterParkersburg, WV$1,000
24787Derek DollGreenwood, WV$1,000
252214Corey ConleyWellsburg, WV$1,000
26258Daniel HillMorgantown, WV$1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 44
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 100)