GAFFNEY, S.C. – Scott Bloomquist wheeled his way into victory lane for the fifth time this season during the Grassy Smith Memorial for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.
Bloomquist took the lead on lap 31 from Josh Richards and then held off a charging Brandon Overton in the final laps to score his 599th career victory.
Overton came home in second, followed by Richards in third, Don O’Neal in fourth and Dennis Erb, Jr. in fifth.
Hudson O’Neal led the opening lap from his outside front-row starting spot. Richards took over the point on the second lap and then led until Bloomquist forged ahead on lap 31.
“We were good on the restarts and that helped,” Bloomquist said. “This is probably the best shape I have ever seen this track in. We could run low, middle, or the top. We went to the top there towards the end and I think that helped us out a lot. The top was the place to be especially getting around those lapped cars.”
Dennis Franklin, Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr. and Gregg Satterlee rounded out the top ten.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was slated to compete on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennesee, but the race was postponed due to substantial rain. A rescheduled date will be announced later.
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Cherokee Speedway – Gaffney, SC
Grassy Smith Memorial – July 6, 2018
|FINISH||START||CAR #||DRIVER NAME||HOMETOWN||EARNINGS|
|1||7||0||Scott Bloomquist||Mooresburg, TN||$12,800|
|2||13||76||Brandon Overton||Evans, GA||$5,500|
|3||1||1R||Josh Richards||Shinnston, WV||$4,600|
|4||4||5||Don O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||$3,550|
|5||3||28||Dennis Erb, Jr.||Carpentersville, IL||$2,250|
|6||6||2F||Dennis Franklin||Gaffney, SC||$1,800|
|7||14||14||Darrell Lanigan||Union, KY||$2,200|
|8||24||20||Jimmy Owens||Newport, TN||$2,100|
|9||17||1||Earl Pearson, Jr.||Jacksonville, FL||$2,000|
|10||8||22||Gregg Satterlee||Indiana, PA||$1,800|
|11||11||87||Ross Bailes||Clover, SC||$1,075|
|12||25||25Z||Mason Zeigler||Chalk Hill, PA||$1,850|
|13||16||40B||Kyle Bronson||Brandon, FL||$1,025|
|14||10||49||Jonathan Davenport||Blairsville, GA||$1,900|
|15||23||39||Tim McCreadie||Watertown, NY||$1,700|
|16||20||2C||Joey Coulter||Troutman, NC||$1,000|
|17||22||89||Justin Williams||Concord, VA||$1,000|
|18||12||00||Jeff Smith||Bessemer City, NC||$1,000|
|19||9||281||Kyle Pierce||Statesville, NC||$1,000|
|20||2||71||Hudson O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||$1,700|
|21||18||93||Donald Bradsher||Burlington, NC||$1,000|
|22||21||55||Benji Hicks||Mt. Airy, NC||$1,000|
|23||19||09||Johnny Pursley||Clover, SC||$1,000|
|24||15||31T||Tyler Millwood||Kingston, GA||$1,000|
|25||5||32||Bobby Pierce||Oakwood, IL||$1,700|