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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 and www.fairburyspeedway.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. (MRM Racing Photo)

Dunn-Benson Motorsports 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. (Chad Wells Photography)

Pearson, Jr. Seventh in Spring Nationals Finale at Senoia Raceway
(March 26, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and the #1 team made the trek to Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on March 24-25 for the annual running of the 'Spring Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series. On Friday evening in the $4,000 to win weekend opener, Earl won his consolation race before battery issues early in the 40-lap headliner dropped him to twenty-second in the final finishing order. At Senoia on Saturday night in the $6,000 to win finale, Earl timed in fifth quickest in Group A during qualifying, finished second in his B-Main, and later climbed to seventh in the 50-lapper. Full results from the Senoia doubleheader can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

 

 


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