PORTSMOUTH, OH – Scott Bloomquist led the final 39 laps to win his second career Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship -Presented by NAPA Auto Parts. Bloomquist earned $50,000 for the victory in his Ole Smoky Moonshine, Hawkeye Trucking, Durham Racing Engines, Sweet-Bloomquist entry. The event concluded the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season.
“The race track turned out a whole lot better than most people were thinking it was going to be. They came out and re-worked it for a good hour. It was really racy for all 100 laps, and worth all of that effort by the track crews. We have been on a roll over the last month. I hate to see the season coming to end because we are running so well,” said Bloomquist, who started fourth. Bloomquist was the fourth different leader of the race after a torrid battle for the lead with Jimmy Owens. He cleared Owens for the final time on lap 61, and maintained his blistering pace, right to the end.
“Everything is working well with the car. If we had not had some back luck while leading a lot of these Lucas Oil races, we would have been right there battling with Don and Jimmy tonight for the championship. I want to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine for coming on board this season; hopefully they will be back next year. I want to thank Bob and Barb Miller with Hawkeye Trucking; they have been with me a long time. Thanks to everybody at Penske Shocks, Base Fuels, and Lucas Oil Products. A big thanks to the fans for coming out this weekend. We enjoy running in front of these large crowds, and it’s great to win another one of these crown jewel events. They are so tough to win anymore”, stated Bloomquist.
Everyone at Hyperco and MW Industries congratulates Scott and the entire team on another incredible season. As always, Scott relies on Hypercoil suspension springs for the performance needed to win consistently at this level of competition.