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Black Diamond Racecars and Earl Pearson Jr. Win Dream Prelim

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Black Diamond Racecars and Earl Pearson Jr. Win Dream Prelim Reply with quote

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Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
June 12, 2018

Black Diamond Racecars and Earl Pearson Jr. Win Dirt Late Model Dream Prelim
Magnolia Motor Speedway’s Clash at the Mag Up Next

Shreveport, Louisiana (06/12/18 ) – Earl Pearson Jr. and the Black Diamond Racecars house car competed in the 24th annual Dirt Late Model Dream over the weekend at Eldora Speedway.

During the three-day affair Earl picked up a $10,000 victory in a preliminary feature in his Lucas Oil #1 P&W Sales/ Black Diamond Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“I know it’s late, but I’m sure them fans just seen one hell of a race,” Pearson Jr. said in Victory Lane at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning. “Don (O’Neal) and Jonathan (Davenport) were battling it out up there and they got bottled up in turn two. I just got a run and went in there and slid them. Me and Jonathan traded positions there a couple times. But we drove each other clean. I’m proud to be able to get a win for this whole Black Diamond race team. This is a big deal for us.”

After Mother Nature wiped out Thursday night’s opener, Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 78 Super Late Models signed in at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Friday afternoon, as the 24th annual Dirt Late Model Dream came to life.

Earl started the night by laying down the seventh-fastest time in qualifying. He went on to record a fourth-place finish in his 10-lap heat race. Earning the 16th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Earl passed six cars in the 25-lapper to reel in a 10th-place finish.

Later that evening with another round of preliminary features on the docket, Earl registered the third-fastest time in qualifying before landing a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Jon Henry.

Rolling off seventh on the grid for the main event, Pearson Jr. worked his way into a podium spot by the halfway mark of the 25 lapper and set his eyes on race-leader Jonathan Davenport in the final 15 circuits. Sliding past Davenport on lap-17, Earl Pearson Jr. paced the field in the final laps to pick up his third win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Davenport, Dale McDowell, Don O’Neal, and Tim McCreadie completed the Top-5 finishers in the 25-lap affair.

On Saturday evening the final night of the 24th annual Dirt Late Model Dream was held, and Earl locked his spot into the $100,000-to-win finale with a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Josh Richards.

Rolling off the grid seventh, Pearson Jr. made several trips to the pit area throughout the finale to tweak his setup before ultimately registering a 16th-place finish in the 100-lapper.

“We didn’t have the run that we would’ve liked in the finale, but top to bottom it was still a good weekend for our team. Hopefully when we come back for the World 100 in September we can take what we’ve learned and do even better,” Pearson Jr. concluded.

For more results from the crown jewel weekend, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com .

This weekend – June 15-16 – Earl will return to action with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) with a trip to Johnny Stokes’ Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi). The annual Clash at the Mag posts a $20,000 winner’s check.

Earl is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings.

For more information on the event, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

Black Diamond Racecars and Earl Pearson Jr. would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Lucas Oil, P&W Sales, Tegeler Wrecker & Crane, DriveWFX.com, DP Motorsports, Midwest Sheet Metal, Performance Bodies & Parts, Papich Construction, J&C Properties, Peterson Fluid Systems, Penske Racing Shocks, Hot Rod Processing, Allstar Performance, Hoosier Race Tires, Lone Star Super Gas Sunoco, Five Star Shop Service, Go Lithium, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod, Moring Motorsports, FSR Racing Products, ASi Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Fast Shafts, QuickCar Racing Products, Beyea Headers, Quarter Master, Sweet Manufacturing, Stealth Industry Custom Fab, TWM Racing Products, Swift Springs, Out-Pace Racing Products, Brown Miller Racing Solutions, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Butlerbuilt, MSD, COMP Cams, PRP Suspension, Bert Transmission, Winters Performance Products, Simpson Racing Products, Clements Racing Engines, Fuel Safe Systems, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information Black Diamond Racecars and Earl Pearson Jr., please visit www.RaceBlackDiamond.com .
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