Pearson, Jr. a Solid
Seventh in Clash at the Mag; Fifth in Points (June
18, 2017) Next up for the #1 team was a visit to Magnolia
Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on June 16-17 for the annual
running of the 'Clash at the Mag.' Following a rain-out of Friday's
action, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie was condensed
into a single-day shootout on Saturday evening. Earl Pearson, Jr.
stopped the clock seventh fastest in Group B during qualifying prior
to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After
rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the $12,000 to
win main event, the Jacksonville, Florida star steered past seven
competitors during the 60-lap affair to bring home a solid seventh
place effort. Earl still sits fifth in the latest version of the
LOLMDS point standings following the 'Clash at the Mag.' Full results
from last night can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Full Throttle: Race
Team, Campbell University Team Up! (June
13, 2017) Campbell University president Bradley Creed is
something of a gearhead — his first car was a 1967 Ford Mustang
— so it came as no real surprise when he opted to team up
with a local race team that tours the country.
Last week, Creed and Dunn-Benson Motorsports announced
a partnership in which the school will become an associate sponsor
for driver Earl Pearson Jr., a four-time national champion, for
the rest of 2017. In return, the team will prepare a car decked
out in Campbell’s school colors (black, orange and white)
that will be used to promote the university at numerous events.
The car is expected to be rolled out for the first time Thursday,
July 6, at Fayetteville Motor Speedway when the track hosts the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event. The official name of the
race will be the Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial presented by Campbell University.
Earl Pearson, Jr. a
Fixture Inside Top Ten During DLM Dream Weekend (June
11, 2017) Dunn-Benson Motorsports traveled to the Buckeye
State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition of the 'Dirt Late
Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late Model competitors
signed in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and
all eyes were focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's share. Things
kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and Friday with
a pair of preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to
win respectively in Twin 25 lap sprints.
Earl Pearson, Jr. ran third in Thursday night's heat race prior
to advancing up to sixth in the 25-lap feature event. On Friday
evening, Earl once again placed third in heat race action before
knocking down a solid ninth place effort in the 25-lapper. The Jacksonville,
Florida star then finished second in Saturday's heat race and later
claimed another top ten performance during the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream.' Following 100 green flag circuits around the 1/2-mile, high-banked
facility, Earl found himself ninth in the final finishing order
after starting in the eighth position. Comprehensive coverage from
the crown jewel extravaganza over the weekend at Eldora can be viewed
by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Pearson, Jr. Runner-Up
in USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway! (June
4, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and the Dunn-Benson Motorsports
team traveled to the state-of-the-art Virginia Motor Speedway in
Jamaica, Virginia on Saturday evening, June 3 for the annual running
of the 'USA 100.' The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided
over the single-day throwdown, which carried a hefty $20,000 winner's
check. Earl stopped the clock fastest in his group during qualifying
prior to scoring the victory in heat race action. After rolling
off from the outside of the front row in the 60-lap main event,
the Jacksonville, Florida star slipped backwards early in the distance
before charging back up to second to bag an impressive runner-up
showing behind only victor Scott Bloomquist. Complete results from
last night at VMS can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
(Al Goulder Photo)
Dunn Benson Motorsports
Announces New Partnership with Campbell University (June
2, 2017) Dunn Benson Motorsports
owned by Carlton and Kemp Lamm with driver Earl Pearson Jr. are
excited to announce a new partnership/sponsorship with Campbell
University located in Buies Creek, NC. Founded in 1887 Campbell
University is inspired by its Baptist heritage and Christian values
and is considered one of the top private universities in the state
of North Carolina led by President Dr. J. Bradley Creed. Campbell
University also has a growing Athletic Department with multiple
sports programs and recently announcing the Football Program will
now offer scholarships and join the Big South Conference in 2018.
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Dunn Benson Motorsports
and EPJ Gets a Win and a 2nd Place During Show-Me 100 Weekend; Heads
to Virginia (May 31, 2017) The
Dunn Benson Motorsports Team owned by Carlton and Kemp Lamm with
driver Earl Pearson Jr. picked up a big Win at Lucas Oil Speedway
during the Show-Me 100 weekend over the Memorial Day weekend. With
67 cars entered on the first of three nights of the Lucas Oil Show-Me
100 presented by Hot Rod Processing, EPJ would start 3rd in the
45-lap feature event. (Heath
EPJ would bolt into 2nd place on the opening lap and
take the lead on lap 15 of the feature event. Earl would lead the
remaining 30 laps holding off Scott Bloomquist to win at the Lucas
Oil Speedway for the first time in eight years. The win was even
more satisfying for the Dunn Benson Motorsports Team with the event
broadcasted LIVE on the Teams primary sponsor Lucas Oil Racing TV.
The win would be Earl's 2nd Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win
of the season and 3rd win overall for the Dunn Benson Motorsports
Team in 2017. | full
Earl Pearson, Jr. Wins
$6,000 Prelim; Runner-Up in Show-Me 100! (May
29, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr.
and the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team celebrated in victory lane
for the third time in 2017 on Thursday night, May 25 to kick off
the extended 'Show-Me 100' weekend at the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri! Earl won his heat race in preliminary action
and later led laps 15-20 and 22-45 of the 'Cowboy Classic' feature
to bag the $6,000 winner's check over Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens,
Tim McCreadie, and Mike Marlar! In Friday's $6,000 to win preliminary
program, Earl placed second in his loaded heat race prior to starting
and finishing seventh in the 40-lap main event.
By virtue of racking up the third most points, the
Jacksonville, Florida ace rolled off from the inside of the second
row in the rain-postponed 'Show-Me 100' on Sunday evening, May 28.
Earl drove to the front of the stellar field to lead the third circuit
and held the point until Bobby Pierce wrestled it away on lap 87.
The "Hurricane" wound up an impressive runner-up in the
$30,000 to win crown jewel spectacular behind only winner Pierce.
Earl now finds himself fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings following the action-packed 'Show-Me 100' weekend.
Full results from the Show-Me State can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Pearson, Jr. Rallies
to Podium Effort in Last Night's Go 50 (May
24, 2017) The cars and stars
of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolled into I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska on Tuesday, May 23 for a special mid-week
battle, as a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the inaugural
running of the 'Go 50.' Earl Pearson, Jr. qualified twelfth fastest
in Group B during the time trial session prior to grabbing the fourth
and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the
50-lapper from the outside of the eighth row, Earl was able to streak
past thirteen competitors during the 'Go 50' on his way to a stellar
third place podium effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and
runner-up Mason Zeigler! Full results from last night at I-80 Speedway
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Earl Pearson, Jr. Heads
to Upper Midwest with Lucas Oil Series (May
21, 2017) With last night's
rain-out of the inaugural 'NAPA North Star Nationals' at Deer Creek
Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, the #1 team wound up competing
in a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts
on May 18-19 in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. On Thursday
night at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, Earl Pearson, Jr.
went for a scary flip in his heat race, but emerged unscathed from
the incident and later utilized a back-up car for the feature to
finish twenty-fourth. In the first-ever visit by the national touring
series to Luxemburg Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin on Friday evening,
Earl ran second in his heat race before knocking down a solid eighth
place effort in the 50-lap headliner. The Jacksonville, Florida
standout still finds himself sixth in the latest version of the
LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader in the Upper Midwest.
Complete results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Pearson, Jr. Rallies
to Sixth in $10,000 to win FALS Frenzy! (May
14, 2017) An off-weekend from the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grind took Earl Pearson,
Jr. and the Moring Motorsports team to the Land of Lincoln for a
pair of marquee MARS Dirt Car Series events on May 12-13 at Farmer
City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury American Legion
Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. On Friday night in the inaugural
'Farmer City 74,' Earl had a scrape in his heat race and finished
sixth prior to running third in his C-Main. Unfortunately, Earl
was not able to transfer into the $20,000 to win headliner, which
was eventually won by Bobby Pierce.
At Fairbury on Saturday evening in the annual running
of 'FALS Frenzy,' Earl timed in sixteenth fastest in Group A during
qualifying and later ran fourth in his loaded heat race. After grabbing
the second transfer spot through his B-Main, the Jacksonville, Florida
star was on the move early and often during the $10,000 to win main
event. EPJ blasted past fifteen competitors during the 50-lap contest
en route to a strong sixth place effort behind only winner Dennis
Erb, Jr., Chase Junghans, Ryan Unzicker, Don O'Neal, and Chris Ferguson.
Full results from both Mother's Day weekend specials can be viewed
online at www.farmercityracing.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Earl Pearson, Jr. Sixth
in Ralph Latham; Lands on Podium at the Taz! (May
8, 2017) Dunn-Benson Motorsports entered a pair of high-profile
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns in the states of Kentucky
and Tennessee on May 6-7. The lucrative doubleheader started on
Saturday night at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky,
as the Cincinnati-area facility played host to the 31st edition
of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial.' Earl Pearson, Jr. stopped the clock
fourth quickest in Group B during time trials prior to scoring the
victory in his heat race. After starting the $12,000 to win main
event from the outside of the second row, Earl hung around the front
of the stellar field before bringing home a solid sixth place effort
in the 60-lapper.
The doubleheader weekend then wrapped up on Sunday
evening at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee
with the annual 'Toyota of Knoxville 50,' which boasted a $10,000
payday. Earl clicked off the fifth fastest time overall during qualifying
and later placed second in his stacked heat race. The Jacksonville,
Florida star then advanced past two competitors during the 50-lap
headliner en route to a stellar third place podium performance behind
only race winner Jimmy Owens and runner-up Don O'Neal! Earl currently
sits sixth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings
exiting the Volunteer State. Complete results from both weekend
shows can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
and EPJ Earn 2nd Win of 2017 in Dublin, NC (May
4, 2017) The Dunn Benson Motorsports Team owned by Carlton
and Kemp Lamm with driver Earl Pearson Jr. picked up their 2nd Win
of 2017 this past weekend at Dublin Motor Speedway in Dublin, NC.
EPJ and the Dunn Benson Motorsports Team entered the Ultimate Super
Late Model Series sanctioned event this past Friday April 28th and
Saturday April 29th paying $10,000 to win.
Earl set the tone for the weekend with an impressive win in the
third Heat Race to earn the 3rd starting position for the feature
event. At the start of the 50-lap feature event Earl would move
into second place on lap one and took over the lead position on
lap two. Earl would build a sizable margin over the field and cruise
to the victory leading the remaining 48 laps in front of a huge
crowd in Eastern NC.
"It's always great to get a win but its extra special to do
it this close to our shop and the Dunn Benson Ford dealership in
front of so many of our friends and fans in the NC area. I want
to thank Carlton and Kemp Lamm for putting a great Team together
and giving me the opportunity to drive for them. Also want to thank
my crew, TC, Chad, Trey and Chris for all their hard work at the
track and during the week at the shop preparing our cars. It takes
a lot of time and work preparing these cars every week no matter
where we race, so big thanks to them guys. Also want to thank all
our sponsors that help us all year but especially Lucas Oil, Lucas
Oil Racing TV, MAVTV, Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Bob Patison,
Tom Fredrickson, Tom Bogner and everyone at Lucas Oil for their
continued support of Dunn Benson Motorsports. We are very blessed
to be associated with such a great company and great employees at
Lucas Oil," stated Earl Pearson Jr.
Earl Pearson, Jr. Victorious
in Rattlesnake Rumble to Pocket $10,000! (April
30, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and the Dunn-Benson Motorsports
team celebrated in victory lane for the second time in 2017 in the
annual 'Rattlesnake Rumble' on April 28-29 at Dublin Motor Speedway
in Dublin, North Carolina! On Friday night during preliminary action,
Earl clicked off the second quickest lap in his group during Ultimate
Super Late Model Series qualifying prior to picking up the victory
in his stacked heat race. Earl then started Saturday's 50-lap main
event from the inside of the second row and grabbed the point on
the second circuit. The Jacksonville, Florida star then held off
all challenges throughout the remainder of the feature distance
to bag the $10,000 winner's check over Casey Roberts, Dennis Franklin,
Chris Ferguson, and Russell Erwin! Full results from the 'Rattlesnake
Rumble' can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
(Joseph Swann Photo)
Earl Pearson, Jr. Grabs
Top Tens at Atomic & Port Royal (April
24, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grind heated
back up from April 20-23 with four scheduled events in the states
of Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The quadruple header kicked
off for the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team on Thursday night with
the annual 'Buckeye Spring 50,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's
check at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. Earl Pearson, Jr. finished
fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main before rolling off
from the inside of the eleventh row for the start of the 50-lapper.
Earl then vaulted past fourteen competitors during the main event
on his way to a strong seventh place showing.
On Friday evening, a rugged racetrack greeted the
#1 team at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio and series competitors
unanimously voted that the $10,000 to win special become a non-points
race due to the sub par track conditions. Earl ran fifth in his
heat race before retiring from the 50-lap feature in the fourteenth
position. Following a rain-out of Saturday's program at Hagerstown
Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland, the hectic weekend wrapped up
on Sunday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Earl
ran into troubles in his heat race and later took use of a provisional
to gain access into the $10,000 to win main event. The Jacksonville,
Florida star then moved up fourteen spots - even with a mid-race
pit stop - to salvage a solid ninth place effort and left the Keystone
State sixth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from
each of these races can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Pearson, Jr. Suffers
Mechanical Troubles Late in Bad Boy 98... (April
9, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and his #1 team found themselves
in the pit area at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas
on April 7-8 for the annual running of the 'Bad Boy 98.' The Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie drew 45 entrants to the Razorback
State for the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $20,000
winner's check. On Friday night, Earl timed in fifth quickest in
Group B during qualifying prior to placing third in his loaded heat
race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in Saturday's
98-lap main event, the Jacksonville, Florida star blasted all the
way up to third in the running order before suffering a mechanical
fuel issue with only three circuits remaining. Earl was dropped
to twenty-second in the final rundown of the 'Bad Boy 98' and now
sits fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings.
Complete results from Batesville Motor Speedway can be viewed by
clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Earl Pearson, Jr. Tames
Boyd's Speedway for $10,000 Victory! (April
3, 2017) The Dunn-Benson Motorsports team and driver Earl
Pearson, Jr. reached Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory lane
for the first time in 2017 on Friday evening, March 31 at Boyd's
Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia! Earl swept the racing activities
at the Chattanooga-area facility, as he clicked off the fastest
lap in his group during qualifying, won his heat race, and later
controlled the stellar field for all fifty circuits in the headliner.
The Jacksonville, Florida star bagged the $10,000 payday for besting
Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, and Darrell Lanigan!
Next up for the #1 team during the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series tripleheader was a visit on Saturday night to
the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama
for the $12,000 to win 'Alabama Shootout.' Earl timed in third quickest
overall during qualifying, won his heat race, and later wound up
third in the 60-lapper behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up
Jimmy Owens. In the $10,000 to win weekend finale on Sunday at Duck
River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee, Earl placed sixth in his
loaded heat race and fifteenth in the 50-lap main event. The popular
driver known as "The Hurricane" currently finds himself
fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete
results from all three weekend races can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.