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Don O'Neal Tops 64 Cars in Red Buck Cigar Time Trial at Florence

Sunday August 12, 2012


Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN put down the fastest lap amongst the 64 cars that entered in Red Buck Cigar Time Trials for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Friday Night at Florence Speedway. O’Neal turned a fast lap of 16.501 seconds around the half-mile oval in night number one of the 30th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil.

Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point’s leader; won the six-car Red Buck Cigars Dash. Owens led all the way for the victory. On Saturday Night Owens will attempt to become the first driver to ever win the crown jewel event four times.

Heat race pole sitters for Saturday Night’s six 12-lap heat races include; Dustin Linville of Bryantsville, KY; Tim Rivers of Salem, IN; Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; Freddy Smith of Seymour, TN; Mike Jewell of Scottsburg, IN; and R.J. Coley of Wheelersburg, OH. The top three finishers from each heat will advance to the 100-lap feature event.

In preliminary action Steve Francis, Scott Bloomquist, Steve Shaver, and John Blankenship won their respective Heat Races. Earl Pearson Jr. and Tyler Reddick won their respective B-Mains.

In preliminary action Don O’Neal set the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time amongst the 64 entrants, with a lap of 16.501 seconds. Jimmy Owens set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 16.977 seconds.

Tomorrow, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will get back in action at Florence Speedway in Union, KY with (6) Heat Races, (2) B-Mains, and the 30th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil Products. For more information, log onto www.florencespeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and be sure to follow the series at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary

Friday Night, August 10th, 2012
30th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels “North South 100” presented by Lucas Oil Products

Florence Speedway – Union, KY

Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group A: Don O’Neal / 16.501seconds

Red Buck Cigars Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 16.977 seconds

Red Buck Cigars Dash (8 Laps): Jimmy Owens, Randy Weaver, Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Greg Johnson

Wiles Driveshafts – Heat Race #1


Dustin Linville D8 32s Chad Stapleton
Don O’Neal 71 25n Dustin Neat
Eddie Carrier, Jr. 28 6J Joe Janowski
Josh McGuire 41 72 John Mason
Michael Asberry 360 14m Morgan Bagley
Brian Gray 3b

U.S. Steel – Heat Race #2


Tim Rivers 46 24 Rick Eckert
Jonathan Davenport 15d 44 Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jason Jameson 12 19c Chad Smith
John Blankenship 23 47 Chris Combs
Josh Scott 30JS 6h Danny Hatcher
Mason Combs 98

Simpson Performance Products – Heat Race #3


Ray Cook 53 0 Scott Bloomquist
Greg Johnson 24H 16 Justin Rattliff
Brian Birkhofer 15b 5 Jared Landers
Jimmy Mars 28m 11R James Rice
John Gill 75G 20m Mick Sansom

Hawk Performance – Heat Race #4


Freddy Smith 00 c9 Steve Casebolt
Jimmy Owens 20 JJ2 Josh Williams
Jesse Lay 78 39 Tim McCreadie
Tyler Reddick 11T 5bx Stephen Breeding
D.J. Wells 18w P51 Jim Price
Tommy Carlton 17c

Wiles Driveshafts – Heat Race #5


Mike Jewell 9J 41n Brad Neat
Steve Francis 15 21 Billy Moyer
Walker Arthur 87 5b Mike Marlar
Terry Lanigan 29 31 Nick Latham
Mike Unger 23m B5 Jason Barrett
Kenny Hyde, Jr. 47b

U.S. Steel – Heat Race #6


RJ Conley 71c 6s Steve Shaver
Randy Weaver 116 18e Eric Wells
Robby Hensley 21h 81 Scott James
David Spille 711 P1 Tim Prince
Billy Gullion 11G 1c Vern LeFevers

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