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January 13, 2018 - 6th Place Finish in Wild West Shootout Finale
Earl Pearson Jr. returned to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Wednesday night for the second round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. In a field of 45 cars, Earl came up two spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a 6th place finish. Needing a 4th place finish or better in his B-Main to make the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Pearson Jr. scored a 3rd place spot positioning him 21st on the starting grid for the feature. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Earl Pearson Jr. improved 13 spots in the 30-lap affair to place 8th.

On Friday night, Pearson Jr. timed in third fastest in his qualifying group before grabbing the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 15th, Earl gained one spot in the 30-lapper to place 14th.

Returning on Saturday for the doubleheader, Earl followed up the fastest time in his qualifying group with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Earning the 16th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Pearson Jr. dropped seven spots in the 30-lap affair logging a 23rd place outing.

Later Saturday night, Earl laid down the fastest time in his group before coming in 3rd in his heat. Reeling in a Top-10 finish in the feature, Pearson Jr. posted a 10th place spot. (Tom Macht photo)

Wrapping up the 13th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the $14,000-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Falling one spot shy of a Top-5 finish in the main event, Earl Pearson Jr. notched a 6th place outing.

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

January 5, 2018 - Pearson Jr. Lands 6th Place Finish in Wild West Shootout Opener
Kicking off the 2019 season, Earl Pearson Jr. made the trek to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Saturday night for the 13th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. With 45 Super Late Models registered in for action, Pearson Jr. timed in third fastest in his qualifying group before placing 4th in his heat race. Earning the 13th-starting position for the opening night feature, Earl improved seven spots in the 40-lapper reeling in a 6th place finish.

(Tom Macht photo)

Sunday night's program was postponed by Mother Nature to January 12th.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.


November 27, 2018 - Earl Pearson Jr. Ends 2018 Season With Six Wins
The 2018 season saw Earl Pearson Jr. compete in a total of 63 events while capturing six wins aboard the Black Diamond Racecars House Car/ Lucas Oil #1 P&W Sales/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. With the weather determining the outcome of 12 of his scheduled dates, Pearson Jr. collected 40 Top-10 outings and 19 Top-5 finishes. He also finished fourth in final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings.

November 3, 2018 - Top 10 Finish in World Finals Finale at Charlotte
On Thursday evening Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 76 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series entries signed in at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) kicking off the 12th annual World Finals. Competing in one round of qualifying on Thursday, Pearson Jr. laid down the fifth fastest time in his group locking him into the 2nd-starting position for his heat on Friday.

Falling short of a transfer spot into the opening night feature with a 7th place finish in his heat, Earl transferred into the B-Main for one last shot at the A-Main. Needing to place 2nd or better, Pearson Jr. fell two spots short with a 4th place outing.

Returning on Saturday, Earl started the night off with a heat race victory positioning him on the pole for the $12,000-to-win finale. Hanging on to a Top-10 finish, Pearson Jr. posted a 9th place spot in the 50-lap affair.

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

October 27, 2018 - Podium Finish in Fall Classic at Whynot Motorsports Park
1 Friday night found Earl Pearson Jr. in action at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) for the 24th annual Coors Light Fall Classic. With 43 Super Late Models on hand for the two-day event, Pearson Jr. registered the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind Dane Dacus before placing 2nd in his heat behind Neil Baggett. Earning the 6th-starting position for the $15,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening, Earl overtook Tyler Erb for the lead on lap 33 until Erb wrestled back the top spot three laps later. Jumping back into the lead on lap 41, Pearson Jr. held the top spot for the next 13 circuits when Erb jumped back into the lead. Passing Erb for the lead on lap 71, Earl looked to distance himself from the field in the final four circuits but was passed on the last lap to place 3rd behind Devin Moran and Brandon Overton with David Breazeale and Tyler Erb completing the Top-5 finishers. (R. Victory photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com.

October 21, 2018 - EPJ Bags 8th Place Finish in DTWC at PRP; Finishers 4th in LOLMDS Point Standings
1Earl Pearson Jr. put a wrap on the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) season over the weekend in his Black Diamond Racecars House Car/ Lucas Oil #1 P&W Sales/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. He claimed a Top-10 finish in the 38th annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship, and with the performance secured the fourth position in the final LOLMDS standings. (Heath Lawson photo)

“It would’ve been nice to end the Lucas Oil season with a win, but we’ll take a Top 10 – especially after the way that the weekend started,” Pearson Jr. said. “What a first season for this Black Diamond Racecars Team. There were some doubters out there, when we announced the new team, but I think we proved them all wrong. We’ve had a great season, and I’m really proud to have finished fourth. With what we learned this year and the pieces we have in place, I’m confident that we can make a run at the championship next year.

“Thanks so much to all of the sponsors and fans who support our program. It means a lot to our whole team.”

On Friday night Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 49 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors on hand at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) for the 38th annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship.

Finishing fifth in both rounds of his heat races, Pearson Jr. scratched from his B-Main and relied on a series’ provisional starting spot for the $100,000-to-win finale. With Mother Nature moving Saturday’s finale to Sunday afternoon, Earl Pearson Jr. passed 13 cars in the 100-lap affair to record an eighth-place finish.

Earl finished fourth in the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from this event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

October 13, 2018 - Top 10 Finish in Rescheduled World 100 at Eldora Speedway
On Saturday morning Earl Pearson Jr. returned to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the rescheduled World 100. Drawing 103 Super Late Models, Pearson Jr. followed up the 15th fastest time overall in qualifying with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Shane Clanton. Starting the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature in 5th, Earl held his spot for all 25-laps to place 5th behind Josh Richards, Chris Madden, Mike Marlar, and Don O’Neal.

Returning on Saturday night, Earl recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat race positioning him 18th on the starting grid for the $51,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top-10, Earl Pearson Jr. passed nine cars in the 100-lap affair reeling in a 9th place finish.

For more results from this event, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.