Bloomquist Bests Outlaws in Mountain Outlaw 50
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Scott Bloomquist Bests Outlaws in Mountain Outlaw 50 Win

Richards and Madden battle side-by-side the entire race

MARYVILLE, Tenn.– May 7, 2016 – Scott Bloomquist stole the show Saturday night, winning The Mountain Outlaw 50 at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Bloomquist joins Dale McDowell and Willie Milliken as non-series opponents to beat the full time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series drivers, a streak that is now extended to three-straight race weekends.

But Bloomquist is also in good company within the series. The former World of Outlaws wheelman captured his 29th win in the series, tying him for sixth all-time – it is his first series win in 2016. Bloomquist won the event last season.

“We’ve been working pretty hard here,” said Bloomquist, who started third. “We tried a lot of different stuff. Last year we had a good year, but not quite what we really wanted. Fortunately, it forces you to get to work.”

Bloomquist began the 50-lap feature on the inside and seldom left the most-inner groove. It was not until lap 9 when Bloomquist’s No. 0 Crop Production Services/ Reese Monument Co. machine made its way toward the lead. Bloomquist, who secured the bottom line, undertook Josh Richards for second place. Richards fell to fourth the next lap, while Bloomquist used lapped traffic to bypass leader Casey Roberts, to take the number-one spot.

Bloomquist used a lapped car as separation from Roberts’ No. 101 Bad Boy Buggies/ Cushman Paint & Body Longhorn car. Bloomquist and Roberts left turn 4 three-wide – however, Bloomquist built more speed heading into turn 1 and prevailed.

Thereon, Bloomquist expanded his lead, at one point, four seconds over second place.

Bloomquist however, did not finish the race unscathed.

“Right there at the end with Darrell Lanigan…he came down pretty hard,” said Bloomquist about the contact in turn 1. “We got a little damage on the right side from that but other than that, we had no incidents.  We could run anywhere on the race track.”

Madden on the other hand, had neither separation nor an easy road for the runner-up position. When Richards’ No. 1 Valvoline/ Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket machine fell back to fourth place on lap 10, it linked the two together for the remainder of the race.

“We didn’t get a good start – spun the tires which put us behind,” said Madden, who started sixth. “Me and Josh must’ve ran the whole 50 laps side-by-side. Every time I looked down I saw him.”

The two swapped positions several times throughout the race but uncharacteristic to the Bloomquist-Roberts battle, never lost ground to lapped traffic. With 20 laps to go, Madden nearly wedged his car under a lapped car to create the separation, but Richards maintained the fraction-of-a-second distance.

Though they were side-by-side at most points in the race, Richards could not capitalize and settled for a third place finish.

“We had a really great battle,” said Richards, who started second. “We were able to run up with Chris and Scott, and keep them in our sights. I feel like we had a second-place car. We were at the wrong angle when I thought I had him a couple times.”

Richards said it was a slow start to the evening, eventually making up for it outside of the first “five or six” laps. But Richards, who rarely competes at larger courses, was satisfied with the finish on the 4/10-mile oval.

The World of Outlaws will travel to Moler Raceway Park (Ohio) Friday, May 27, and then to Tyler County Speedway (W.V.) for a two-night showing of the Jackpot 100 on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. .

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World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Statistical Report; May 7, 2016; Smoky Mountain Speedway; Maryville, Tenn.

A-Main (25-laps): 1. 0- Scott Bloomquist [3][$10,000]; 2. 44- Chris Madden [6][$5,050]; 3. 1- Josh Richards [2][$3,850]; 4. 157- Mike Marlar [7][$3,000]; 5. 101- Casey Roberts [1][$2,050]; 6. 7m- Donald McIntosh [5][$1,700]; 7. 17M- Dale McDowell [9][$1,400]; 8. 15- Steve Francis [17][$1,400]; 9. 7- Rick Eckert [11][$1,750]; 10. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr. [8][$2,100]; 11. 15L- Darrell Lanigan [10][$1,200]; 12. 76- Brandon Overton [11][$1,750]; 13. 1w- Ricky Weiss [12][950]; 14. 18- Eric Wells [13][$1,650]; 15. 88- Greg Johnson [16][$900]; 16. 25- Shane Clanton [23][$1,400]; 17. 14M- Morgan Bagley [19][$1,320]; 18. 1*- Chub Frank [20][$1,300]; 19. C9- Steve Casebolt [27][$660]; 20. 18c- Chase Junghans [25][$610]; 21. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr. [26][$660]; 22. 5- Don O’Neal [18][$700]; 23. 2c- Joey Coulter [14][$700]; 24. 777- Jared Landers [22][$700]; 25. 3s- Brian Shirley [24][$1,250]; 26. 11b- Ray Cook [15][$725]; 27. [19][$700]

Last-Chance Showdown No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. 15- Steve Francis; 2. C5- David Crabtree; 3. 14M- Morgan Bagley; 4. 25- Shane Clanton; 5. 128- Skip Arp; 6. 22- Gregg Satterlee; 7. 91- Tyler Erb; 8. 51- Mack McCarter; 9. 11- Skylar Marlar; 10. 56H- Jordon Horton; 11. 201- Billy Ogle Jr.; 12. H3- Kayne Hickman; 4T- Tommy Bailey, (DNS); 28- Jeff Wolfenbarger, (DNS); 11s- Austin Smith, (DNS)

Last-Chance Showdown No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Don O’Neal; 2. 1*- Chub Frank; 3. 777- Jared Landers; 4. 18c- Chase Junghans; 5. 3s- Brian Shirley; 6. C9- Steve Casebolt; 7. 4- Mark Vineyard; 8. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr.; 9. 97- Bobby Giffin; 10. 52D- Mark Dougles; 11. 11T- Tommy Bailey; 12. 21m- Robby Moses; 13. Todd Darda

Qualifying Group A: 1. 44- Chris Madden, 15.797; 2. 2c- Joey Coulter, 16.015; 3. 7- Rick Eckert, 16.021; 4. 128- Skip Arp; 5. 17M- Dale McDowell, 16.075; 6. 101- Casey Roberts, 16.132; 7. 15- Steve Francis, 16.141; 8. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr., 16.165; 9. 18- Eric Wells, 16.209; 10. 15L- Darrell Lanigan, 16.238; 11. 11s- Austin Smith, 16.333; 12. C5- David Crabtree, 16.397; 13. 25- Shane Clanton, 16.408; 14. 51- Mack McCarter; 15. 14M- Morgan Bagley, 16.425; 16. 22- Gregg Satterlee, 16.430; 17. 11- Skylar Marlar, 16.509; 18. 56H- Jordon Horton, 16.527; 19. 4T- Tommy Kerr, 16.541; 20. 28-Jeff Wolfenbarger, 16.556; 21. H3- Kayne Hickman, 16.672; 22. 91- Tyler Erb, 16.787; 23. 201- Billy Ogle Jr., 16.817

Qualifying Group B: 1. 0- Scott Bloomquist, 16.037; 2. 1- Josh Richards, 16.142; 3. 157- Mike Marlar, 16.230; 4. 1w- Ricky Weiss, 16.276; 5. 11b- Ray Cook, 16.316; 6. 7m- Donald McIntosh, 16.332; 7. 76- Brandon Overton, 16.362; 8. 18c- Chase Junghans, 16.366; 9. 777- Jared Landers- 16.394; 10. 88- Greg Johnson, 16.414; 11. 1*- Chub Frank, 16.423; 12. 21- Shanon Buckingham, 16.459; 13. 97- Bobby Giffin, 16.504; 14. 3s- Brian Shirley, 16.532; 15. 5- Don O’Neal, 16.535; 16. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr., 16.612; 17. 91D- Todd Darda, 16.643; 18. C9- Steve Casebolt, 16.644; 19. 4- Mark Vineyard, 16.773; 20. 21m- Robby Moses, 16.787; 21. 52D- Mark Douglas, 16.818; 22. 11T- Tommy Bailey, 17.449

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 44- Chris Madden; 2. 7- Rick Eckert; 3. 17M- Dale McDowell; 4. 18- Eric Wells; 5. 15- Steve Francis; 6. 14M- Morgan Bagley; 7. 25- Shane Clanton; 8. 4T- Tommy Kerr; 9. 11- Skylar Marlar; 10. H3- Kayne Hickman; 11. 201- Billy Ogle Jr.; 12. 11s- Austin Smith

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr; 2. 101- Casey Roberts; 3. 15L- Darrell Lanigan; 4. 2c- Joey Coulter; 5. C5- David Crabtree; 6. 128- Skip Arp; 7. 22- Gregg Satterlee; 8. 51- Mack McCarter; 9. 91- Tyler Erb; 10. 56H- Jordon Horton; 11. 28- Jeff Wolfenbarger

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 0- Scott Bloomquist; 2. 157- Mike Marlar; 3. 76- Brandon Overton; 4. 11b- Ray Cook; 5. 5- Don O’Neal; 6. 1*- Chub Frank; 7. 777- Jared Landers; 8. 4- Mark Vineyard; 9. 97- Bobby Giffin; 10. 52D- Mark Dougles; 11. 91D- Todd Darda

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 1- Josh Richards; 2. 7m- Donald McIntosh; 3. 1w- Ricky Weiss; 4. 88- Greg Johnson; 5. 3s- Brian Shirley; 6. 18c- Chase Junghans; 7. C9- Steve Casebolt; 8. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr.; 9. 21m- Robby Moses; 10. 11T- Tommy Bailey; 11. 21- Shanon Buckingham

World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Comp Cams – $50 Product certificate : Josh Richards
MSD – $50 Cash: Josh Richards
QuarterMaster – $100 Product certificate: Chris Madden
Wrisco Aluminum – 3 Sheets of aluminum: Chris Madden
Penske Shocks – TBD Product certificate: Casey Roberts
JE Pistons – $50 Cash: Casey Roberts
VP Racing Fuels – $50 Cash: Rick Eckert
Edelbrock – $50 Cash: Rick Eckert
Comp Cams – $50 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.
Morton Buildings – $50 Cash: Darrell Lanigan
Cometic Gasket – $50 Cash: Brandon Overton
JRI Shocks – $50 Cash: Greg Johnson
SuperFlow – $50 Cash: Eric Wells
QuarterMaster – $25 Product certificate: Greg Johnson
JE Pistons – Set of rings: Morgan Bagley
QuarterMaster – $50 Product certificate: Billy Moyer Jr.
Arizona Sport Shirts – $100 Product certificate: Frank Heckenast Jr.
JE Pistons – Set of rings: Frank Heckenast Jr.
MSD – $25 Cash: Ray Cook
QA1 – $50 Cash: Chris Madden
Bonus Bucks – $500 Cash: Mike Marlar
Rookie Bonus – $250 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.
Craftsman Bonus – $200 Cash: Josh Richards
Craftsman Bonus – $100 Cash: Scott Bloomquist
Craftsman Bonus – $200 Cash: Rick Eckert
Craftsman Bonus – $200 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.
Craftsman Bonus – $200 Cash: Brandon Overton
Craftsman Bonus – $200 Cash: Eric Wells
 

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Point Standings as of May 7 – 12 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/residence/points/deficit to leader):

Pos. Car # Driver Residence Earnings Points Trail By
1 1 Josh Richards Clarksburg, WV $77,675 1744 0
2 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $47,925 1600 144
3 7 Rick Eckert York, PA $32,800 1582 162
4 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $24,060 1534 210
5 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $18,295 1484 260
6 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR $19,860 1478 266
7 C9 Steve Casebolt  Richmond, IN $15,120 1464 280
8 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA $20,060 1458 286
9 14M Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX $15,580 1450 294
10 18 Eric Wells Hazard, KY $14,650 1418 326
11 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. Frankfort, IL $15,370 1416 328
12 18C Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $12,215 1398 346
13 2C Joey Coulter Union Grove, NC $5,710 1222 522
14 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $5,770 1218 526
15 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $10,110 1070 674
16 77 Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN $2,865 892 852
17 2F Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC $6,630 834 910

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel) and DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.