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February 13, 2020 - Pearson Jr. Attends DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia
On Wednesday night Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 51 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) for the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Coming two spot shy of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish, Earl transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Needing a 3rd place finish or better, Pearson Jr. logged a 10th place outing.

For the fourth round of the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday, Pearson Jr. posted a 7th place finish in his heat, sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 3 into the main event, Earl fell short with a 5th place finish.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

February 9, 2020 - Pearson Jr. Follows Lucas Oil Speedweeks to All-Tech
Earl Pearson Jr. followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) to East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) on Monday night for the 44th annual Wrisco Winternationals. Drawing a stout field of 62 cars for the six-day event, Earl followed up a 7th place finish in his heat with a 15th place outing in his B-Main. Relying on a provisional into the opening night feature, Pearson Jr. passed nine cars in the 30-lapper to register a 13th place finish.

The following night for another $5,000-to-win A-Main, Pearson Jr. fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 4th place finish. Coming in 2nd in his B-Main, Earl locked into the 22nd-starting position for the A-Main via a provisional. Gaining five spots, Earl Pearson Jr. logged a 17th place outing. (Heath Lawson photos)

On Wednesday evening for the third round of the Wrisco Winternationals, Earl failed to transfer out of his heat and B-Main, forcing him to rely on a provisional into the $7,000-to-win A-Main. Starting in 27th, Pearson Jr. improved six spots in the 40-lapper to place 21st.

On Thursday night, Pearson Jr. followed up a 7th place finish in his heat with a 2nd place finish in his B-Main. Transferring into the Berry Barn Strawberry Dash, Earl grabbed the 2nd and final transfer position into the feature. Starting in 16th, Earl Pearson Jr. passed 11 cars to register a 15th place finish.

After falling shy of a transfer spot in his heat race on Friday evening, Earl came in 4th in his B-Main. Using a provisional into the $12,000-to-win A-Main, Pearson Jr. dropped one spot to record a 23rd place outing.

For the final round of the 44th annual Wrisco Winternationals on Saturday, Pearson Jr. followed up a 6th place finish in his heat with a 5th place finish in his B-Main. Receiving a provisional into the $12,000-to-win finale, Earl dropped eight spots in the 50-lap affair to place 30th.

Sunday saw Pearson Jr. stop at All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Florida) for the $10,000-to-win Winter Nationals. In a field of 34 LOLMDS entries, Earl secured his spot into the finale with the 4th and final transfer position in his heat race. Bringing out a caution just two-laps into the feature, Earl Pearson Jr. slipped back to a 25th place finish.

For full results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 1, 2020 - EPJ Begins Lucas Oil Speedweeks at Golden Isles
After Mother Natured wiped out Friday night’s opener, Earl Pearson Jr. returned to Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) on Saturday evening for the  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing. With 45 cars registered in for action, Pearson Jr. fell short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 9th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main, Earl suffered a broken driveshaft while battling for a transfer position that forced him pitside. Receiving a provisional into the $12,000-to-win A-Main, Earl Pearson Jr. improved six spots to place 19th. (Heath Lawson photo)

For full results from this event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

January 19, 2020 - Top 10 Finish in Fifth Round of Wild West Shootout
For the third round of the Wild West Shootout on Wednesday evening at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona), Pearson Jr. got slammed into by another car in his heat that forced him pitside for the remainder of the evening. Other than a sore left-shoulder, Earl was able to climb out uninjured.

Returning to action on Friday evening, Earl grabbed the 4th and final transfer position in his heat which positioned him 14th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $5,000 on the line, Pearson Jr. was an early retiree from the 30-lapper on lap 21.

On Saturday night, Pearson Jr. followed up the third fastest lap in his time trial group with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in 11th, Earl gained one spot in the 30-lap affair to place 10th. (Tom Macht photo)

Wrapping up the 14th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Earl locked his spot into the $15,000-to-win finale with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard. Falling three spots shy of a Top-10 finish in the 50-lap affair, Pearson Jr. slipped back to a 13th place outing.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 12, 2020 - Pearson Jr. Begins Wild West Shootout in Arizona
Saturday night saw Earl Pearson Jr. return to action at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) for the 14th annual Wild West Shootout. In a field of 46 Super Late Models, Pearson Jr. fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 4th place finish. Streaking to a 12-lap consolation victory, Earl earned the 19th-starting position for the opening night feature. Gaining three spots in the 30-lap affair, Earl Pearson Jr. recorded a 15th place finish.

The following night, Earl laid down the fastest lap in his time trial group before placing 2nd in his heat behind Bobby Pierce. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in eighth, Pearson Jr. slipped back to an 18th place outing in the 40-lapper.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 5, 2020 - Top 10 Finish in Round Two of Battle at the Border
Kicking off the 2020 season, Earl Pearson Jr. and the Black Diamond Race Cars team invaded Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) on Friday evening for the inaugural Battle at the Border. Drawing 42 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries for the three-day event, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 14th, Earl dropped four spots in the 30-lapper to place 18th.  

On Saturday afternoon, Earl followed up the sixth fastest lap in his time trial group with a 3rd place finish in his heat. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Pearson Jr. gained two positions to register a 10th place finish. (Steve Schhars photo)

For the final round of the inaugural Battle at the Border on Sunday, Pearson Jr. posted an 8th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main for one last shot at the $15,000-to-win finale. Needing to place 3rd or better, Earl Pearson Jr. logged a 5th place outing.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

December 4, 2019 - Earl Pearson Jr. Bag Two-Win 2019 Season
Black Diamond Race Cars house driver Earl Pearson Jr. traveled to a total of 71 events during the 2019 season behind the wheel of the P&W Sales No. 1 driveETCH.com Late Model entry. Losing 16 of his scheduled dates to bad weather, Pearson Jr. recorded two wins, 16 Top-5 finishes, and 32 Top-10 outings. He also finished eighth in the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings.

October 19, 2019 - Pearson Jr. Closes Out Lucas Oil Season with DTWC at PRP
Earl Pearson Jr. and the Black Diamond Racecars teamed made the trip to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Friday evening for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale. Drawing 66 cars for the 39th annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship, Pearson Jr. suffered mechanical issues in his heat that saw him retire on the eighth lap.

Falling short of a transfer spot in his B-Main on Saturday night, Earl was granted a provisional into the $100,000-to-win main event. Rolling off 23rd, Pearson Jr. got caught behind a wreck on the fourth lap that saw him come to halt. Bringing out a caution on lap 80, Earl Pearson Jr. recorded an 18th place outing in the 100-lap affair.

Earl finished eighth in the final LOLMDS point standings. For full results from the event as well as the final series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

October 12, 2019 - EPJ Attends Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout
Following the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Earl Pearson Jr. traveled to Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) on Saturday night for the Dixie Shootout. With 39 Super Late Models registered in for action, Pearson Jr. fell short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 6th place finish. Coming one spot shy of a transfer spot in his B-Main, Earl was granted a provisional into the main event. With $12,000 on the line, Earl Pearson Jr. gained four spots to place 19th. (Kevin Prater photo)

Earl remains in eighth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. For full results from this event as well as the latest series standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

October 5, 2019 - Pearson Passes 21 Cars in Pittsburgh 100
Weekend Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action found Earl Pearson Jr. debuting a brand-new Black Diamond Racecars House Car/ Lucas Oil No. 1 Drive4Etch.com/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model house car. While the team got off to a slow start on Friday night at Ohio’s Raceway 7, Pearson Jr. turned on the afterburners on Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

The driver known as “The Hurricane,” advanced 21 spots to finish second in the 31st annual Pittsburgher 100.

“We weren’t that good early in the night, but we changed the setup for the feature and had a really good car. Around us guys we’re having wrecks and running out of gas, but we kept our nose clean and kept moving forward,” Pearson Jr. said. “All in all, it was a good night for our team. We’ve been struggling the past few months, but the guys at Black Diamond Race Cars and on our team have been busting their tails. We’ve got some new stuff that we are trying on the car and I think we are back headed the right direction.”

Following the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Earl Pearson Jr. traveled to Raceway 7 (Conneaut, Ohio) on Friday evening for the inaugural Great Lakes 50. In a field of 32 competitors, Earl logged a seventh-place finish in his heat race, sending him into the B-Main. Grabbing the third-and-final transfer spot in his B-Main, Pearson Jr. earned the 21st-starting position for the opening night feature. With $10,000 on the line, Earl Pearson Jr. gained three spots to cross the finish line in 18th. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) for the 31st annual Pittsburgher 100, Pearson Jr. fell short of a transfer spot in both his heat race and B-Main, forcing him to rely on a series provisional to start the $20,000-to-win finale.

Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Earl passed 21 cars in the 100-lap affair, reeling in a runner-up finish behind Don O’Neal with Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, and Gregg Satterlee rounding out the Top-5.

Earl is currently eighth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. For full results from these events as well as the latest series standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

September 21, 2019 - EPJ Follows Lucas Oil Series to Hoosier State
On Friday night Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 23 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries signed in at Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Indiana) for the Late Model Shootout. Recording a 4th place finish in his heat, Earl earned the 11th-starting position for the opening night feature. Holding his spot for all 50-laps, Pearson Jr. posted an 11th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Saturday evening at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the 40th annual Jackson 100, Pearson Jr. followed up a 6th place finish in his heat with an 8th place finish in his B-Main. Using a provisional into the $15,000-to-win A-Main, Earl passed ten cars in the 100-lapper to place 13th.

Earl sits in seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

September 14, 2019 - Top 10 Finish in Knoxville Nationals Finale
Earl Pearson Jr. returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) for the 16th annual Knoxville Nationals. In a field of 55 cars, Earl fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 4th place finish. Coming in 2nd in his B-Main behind Stormy Scott, Pearson Jr. earned the 21st-starting position for the preliminary feature. Gaining six spots, Earl Pearson Jr. logged a 15th place outing. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night, Pearson Jr. grabbed the 3rd and final transfer spot in his heat which positioned him 9th on the starting grid for the $7,000-to-win preliminary feature. Improving two spots in the 25-lap affair, Earl recorded a 7th place finish.

For the final night of the 16th annual Knoxville Nationals on Saturday, Earl locked into the 15th-starting position for the finale based off his best preliminary night between Thursday and Friday. With $40,000 on the line, Earl Pearson Jr. improved six spots in the 100-lapper reeling in a 9th place finish.

Earl remains in seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.