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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.

September 7, 2019 - EPJ Attends World 100 Weekend at Eldora Speedway
Oh Thursday evening Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 98 Super Late Models signed in at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) kicking off the 49th annual World 100. After falling shy of a transfer spot in his heat with a 7th place finish, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with the 2nd and final transfer spot in his B-Main. Improving three positions in the 25-lap affair, Earl recorded a 21st place finish.

Returning on Friday afternoon for another round of preliminary features, Earl came one spot short of transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Posting a runner-up finish in his consolation event behind Chris Simpson, Pearson Jr. locked into the 24th-starting position. With $10,000 on the line, Earl Pearson Jr. jumped up two spots to place 22nd.

Wrapping up the 49th annual World 100 on Saturday, Pearson Jr. recorded a 7th place finish in his heat giving him one last shot at the $52,000-to-win finale with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 5 into the show, Earl logged a 9th place outing.

Full results from these events are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

September 1, 2019 - Top 10 Finish in John Bradshaw Memorial at Ponderosa Speedway
Friday night saw Earl Pearson Jr. in action at Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky) competing in a field of 27 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries for the John Bradshaw Memorial. Recording a 5th place finish in his heat, Earl locked into the 14th-starting position for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top-10, Pearson Jr. improved four spots in the 50-lapper to place 10th.

The following night at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) for the Bob Miller Memorial, Pearson Jr. edged his way into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 15th, Earl gained four spots recording an 11th place finish.

For the final night of the Labor Day weekend, Earl headed to Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, West Virginia) for the 51st annual Hillbilly 100. Following a 6th place finish in his heat, Pearson Jr. came in 5th in his B-Main forcing him to rely on a provisional into the $30,000-to-win finale. Jumping two spots in the 100-lap affair. Earl Pearson Jr. logged a 21st place outing.

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

August 24, 2019 - Podium Finish in Night Two of Dirt Million at Mansfield
Earl Pearson Jr. invaded Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) on Thursday night for the second annual Dirt Million. Drawing 56 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries for a pair of preliminary features, Pearson Jr. locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win show with a 4th place finish in his heat. Starting in 12th, Earl held his spot for all 30-laps registering a 12th place finish.

Returning on Friday afternoon for another round of preliminary features, Earl recorded the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Jimmy Owens before placing 2nd in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard. With $10,000 on the line in the A-Main, Pearson Jr. jumped up one spot scoring a 3rd place finish behind Brandon Sheppard and Jimmy Owens with Brandon Overton and Hudson O’Neal rounding out the Top-5. (Heath Lawson photo)

Starting on the pole of his heat race on Saturday afternoon, Pearson Jr. streaked to a 10-lap victory which positioned him 7th on the starting grid for the $101,626-to-win Dirt Million. Falling short of a Top-10 finish in the 100-lap affair, Earl slipped back to a 16th place outing.  

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


August 17, 2019 - Top 10 Finish in Topless 100 Opener at Batesville
Following the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 46 cars signed in at Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Arkansas) on Thursday night for the three-day Topless 100. Coming in 2nd in his heat behind Chris Madden, Earl earned the 6th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature. Dropping three spots in the 30-lap affair, Pearson Jr. recorded a 9th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night for another $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Pearson Jr. edged his way into the show with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 15th, Earl improved seven spots reeling in a 7th place finish.

With his spot already locked into Saturday night’s $40,000-to-win Topless 100, Earl Pearson Jr. slipped back to a 16th place outing after brining out a caution on lap 91.

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

August 10, 2019 - 19th Place Finish in North/South 100 at Florence
On Thursday night Earl Pearson Jr. returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the North/South Shootout at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky). Drawing 52 cars, Pearson Jr. came in 6th in his heat before placing 8th in his B-Main. Using a provisional into the opening night feature, Earl passed 11 cars in the 50-lapper reeling in a 13th place outing.

Returning on Friday afternoon for a pair of heat races, Pearson Jr. came in 6th in his first heat before charging to a 12-lap win. Sitting in a four-way tie for 13th in passing points, Earl was locked into Saturday’s North/South 100.

Starting in 16th, Earl Pearson Jr. fell three spots in the 100-lapper logging a 19th place finish.

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

August 3, 2019 - Pearson Jr. Pilots Moring Motorsports Ride in USA Nationals
Earl Pearson Jr. made the trek to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) on Thursday night powering the Larry Moring-owned No. 1 Super Late Model for the 32nd annual USA Nationals. In a field of 45 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Pearson Jr. came one spot short of a transfer position into the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature with a 5th place finish in heat. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Earl locked into the 17th-starting position for the A-Main. Dropping two spots in the 30-lap affair, Earl Pearson Jr. logged a 19th place outing.

The following night for two rounds of heat races, Earl followed up a 5th place finish in his first heat with a 12-lap victory in his second heat. Sitting 11th overall in total passing points, Pearson Jr. was locked into the 11th-starting position for the main event on Saturday night. (Todd Boyd photo)

With $50,000 on the line, Earl Pearson Jr. slipped back to a 23rd place finish after drawing a caution on lap 52.

Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

July 20, 2019 - EPJ Begins Western Swing with Bullet Sportswear Shootout
On Tuesday night Earl Pearson Jr. was one 24 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries on hand at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota) for the Bullet Sportswear Shootout. Following a 3rd place finish in his heat, Pearson Jr. slipped back to a 7th place outing in the opening night feature. (Heath Lawson photo)

After Mother Nature rained out Wednesday’s program at Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, Minnesota), Earl followed the LOLMDS to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) on Thursday for the Malvern Bank Go 50. After coming in 7th in his heat, Pearson Jr. logged a 4th place finish in his B-Main forcing him to rely on a provisional into the show. Rolling off 3rd, Earl improved four spots to place 19th.

On Friday evening for the two-day ninth annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals, Pearson Jr. followed up a heat race victory in his first round with a 4th place finish in his second attempt. Starting the $53,000-to-win finale in 11th on Saturday night, Earl Pearson Jr. dropped six spots in the 100-lap affair logging a 17th place outing.

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

July 14, 2019 - Pearson Jr. Records a Trio of Top 5 Finishes
Earl Pearson Jr. followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) to Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) on Thursday evening kicking off the four-day weekend. With 31 cars on hand for the Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50, Earl locked his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory. Starting in 4th, Pearson Jr. dropped one spot registering a 5th place finish behind Tyler Erb, Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, and Jimmy Owens.

On Friday night for the NAPA Know How 50, Pearson Jr. recorded a 4th place finish in his heat which positioned him 15th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Earl passed 12 cars in the 50-lapper reeling in a runner-up finish behind Jimmy Owens with Josh Richards, Stormy Scott, and Tim McCreadie rounding out the Top-5. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night brought 39 cars to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the CMH Diamond Nationals opener which was co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil MLRA. Streaking to a 10-lap heat race win, Earl earned the 2nd-starting position for the A-Main. With $15,000 on the line, Earl held his spot for all 60-laps to place 2nd behind Jimmy Owens with Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, and Jonathan Davenport trailing them to the checkers.

Wrapping up the four-day stint on Sunday, Pearson Jr. came in 7th in his heat before placing 2nd in his B-Main behind Josh Richards. Passing seven cars in the 60-lap feature, Earl Pearson Jr. notched a 12th place finish.

Earl jumped up to third in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

July 5, 2019 - EPJ Follows Lucas Oil Series Over Independence Day Weekend
After Mother Nature wiped out Wednesday’s opener at Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, Ohio), Earl Pearson Jr. and the Black Diamond Race Cars teamed traveled to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Thursday. In a field of 29 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries, Pearson Jr. failed to complete a lap in both his heat and B-Main. Using a provisional for the feature, Earl passed eight cars to place 16th.

On Friday night at Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, West Virginia) for the Topless 50, Earl came in 6th in his heat before placing 5th in his B-Main. Relying on a provisional into the $12,000-to-win A-Main, Pearson Jr. jumped up two spots logging a 21st place outing.

Saturday’s LOLMDS finale at Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) fell victim to Mother Nature.

Earl is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

June 29, 2019 - Podium Finish in LOLMDS Stop at Tazewell Speedway
Friday night brought 27 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors to Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) for the $12,000-to-win opener. Coming in 4th in his heat, Earl Pearson Jr. earned the 10th-starting positon for the opening night feature. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Earl improved seven spots to place 3rd behind Shanon Buckingham and Jared Hawkins with Hudson O’Neal and Jimmy Owens rounding out the Top-5.

The following night at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the Ralph Latham Memorial, Earl grabbed the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat which positioned him 14th on the starting grid for the finale. With $12,000 on the line, Pearson Jr. gained five spots reeling in a 9th place finish.

Earl has climbed to second in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

June 15, 2019 - 7th Place Finish in Big Daddy 60 at Smoky Mountain
Earl Pearson Jr. returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Thursday evening at Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) for the Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial. In a field of 30 cars, Pearson Jr. scored a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 9th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Dropping two spots in the 50-lap affair, Earl logged an 11th place outing.

On Friday evening at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the Grassy Smith Memorial, Earl posted a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Ross Bailes locking him into the 6th-starting position for the A-Main. With $12,000 on the line, Pearson Jr. dropped back to a 13th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Big Daddy 60, Pearson Jr. came in 6th in his heat before placing 2nd in his B-Main behind Kyle Strickler. Passing 12 cars in in the 60-lap feature, Earl Pearson Jr. reeled in a 7th place finish.

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

June 8, 2019 - EPJ Records 6th Place Finish in Dream Opener at Eldora
On Thursday night the Black Diamond Racecars team and Earl Pearson Jr. headed to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. Drawing a stout field of 92 Super Late Models, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting in 7th, Earl jumped up one spot in the 25-lapper to place 6th. (Zachary Yost Photography)

The following night for another round of preliminary features, Earl laid down the fastest time overall in qualifying before recording a 4th place finish in his heat. With $10,000 on the line in A-Main, Pearson Jr. fell back to a 24th place outing after getting in a tangle on the second lap.

Wrapping up the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream on Saturday, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the $125,000-to-win finale with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Kyle Bronson. Rolling off 10th, Earl slid past race-leader Kyle Strickler on lap-48 while weaving through lap-traffic. Holding the lead for the next 23 circuits, Earl brought out a caution on lap-71 with a flat-tire after running over track debris. Rejoining the field from the tail, Earl Pearson Jr. was charging through the field until a tangle on lap-87 that dropped him back to a 19th place outing.  

Full results from these events are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

June 1, 2019 - 5th Place Finish in Clash at the Mag at Magnolia
Following the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Earl Pearson Jr. traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Thursday night for the opening night of the Geico Clash at the Mag. Recording a 3rd place finish in his heat, Pearson Jr. earned the 9th-starting position for the opening night feature. Passing three cars in the 25-lap affair, Earl posted a 6th place finish.

Returning on Friday for another $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Pearson Jr. posted a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Gaining one spot, Earl logged a 9th place outing.

With his spot already locked into the Geico Clash at the Mag on Saturday, Earl rolled off 8th for the $15,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top-5, Pearson Jr. jumped up three spots to place 5th behind Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, and Josh Richards. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

May 18, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in TruAcre 50 at 34 Raceway
Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 35 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries signed in at 34 Raceway (Burlington, Iowa) on Thursday night for the TruAcre 50. Streaking to a 10-lap heat race victory, Pearson Jr. earned the 3rd-starting position for the opening night feature. Losing two spots in the 50-lap affair, Earl notched a 5th place finish behind Hudson O’Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, and Kyle Bronson.

The following night at 300 Raceway (Farley, Iowa) for the Truck Country 50, Earl secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jonathan Davenport. Rolling off 5th, Pearson Jr. fell one spot in the 50-lapper to place 6th. (Heath Lawson photo)

Saturday’s NAPA North Star Nationals at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) was rained out.

Earl remains in second in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

April 26, 2019 - EPJ Tops MLRA Field at Thunderbird Speedway
Friday night saw Earl Pearson Jr. in action at Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, Oklahoma) for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) sanctioned contest. In a field of 12 cars, Pearson Jr. posted a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Mitch McGrath positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the A-Main. Slipping past Polesitter Will Vaught on the opening lap, Earl led wire-to-wire en route to his second win of the season over Vaught, Payton Looney, Mitch McGrath, and Logan Martin. He pocketed a $3,000 payday for his dominant performance in the 25-lap affair. (Lloyd Collins photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.MLRARacing.com.

April 13, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in Atomic Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series kicked off the four-day slate on Thursday evening at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) for the fifth annual Buckeye Spring 50. Coming in 3rd in his heat, Earl Pearson Jr. earned the 10th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-5, Earl improved five spots to place 5th behind Jimmy Owens, Brandon Sheppard, Jonathan Davenport, and Tim McCreadie.

After losing Friday’s program at Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio), Pearson Jr. traveled to Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, Maryland) on Saturday for the Stanley Schetrompf Classic. In a field of 37 cars, Earl started the night off with a heat race victory positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $12,000 on the line, Pearson Jr. dropped two spots in the 50-lapper to place 6th.

Sunday’s LOLMDS finale at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania) fell victim to Mother Nature.

Earl jumped up to second in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

April 6, 2019 - EPJ Bags 5th Place Finish in LOLMDS Action at North Georgia
Friday night saw the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series return to action at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for the Tennessee’s Action Track 50. In a field of 29 cars, Earl Pearson Jr. recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat positioning him 10th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Holding his spot for all 50-laps, Pearson Jr. posted a 10th place outing.

On Saturday evening at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia), Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Breaking into the Top-5, Earl passed 11 cars in the 50-lap feature to place 5th behind Jonathan Davenport, Don O’Neal, Josh Richards, and Devin Moran. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

March 16, 2019 - Top 10 Finish in Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway
Earl Pearson Jr. followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) to Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) on Friday night for the Buckeye Spring 50. Shortly after qualifying kicked off, Mother Nature rolled in a postponed the event to April 11.

The following night at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the Indiana Icebreaker, Earl edged his way into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat. Rolling off 14th, Pearson Jr. improved six spots in the 50-lapper to place 8th. (Michael Hamilton photo)

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

March 1, 2019 - Earl Pearson Jr. Welcomes Unique Marketing Partner for 2019 Season
Shreveport, Louisiana (03/01/19) – Earl Pearson Jr. recently put a wrap on his 2019 edition of Speedweeks in his Black Diamond Racecars House Car/ Lucas Oil #1 Drive4Etch.com/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The driver known as “The Hurricane” enjoyed a solid tour of Georgia and Florida. Along the way he amassed one win, five Top-5 finishes and six Top-10 finishes. He also exited Speedweeks third in the latest Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) standings. <<MORE>>

February 16, 2019 - Pearson Jr. Visits Volusia for DIRTcar Nationals
Wednesday night saw Earl Pearson Jr. and the Black Diamond Race Cars team travel to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) for the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. With 52 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand, Pearson Jr. gained one spot in his heat logging a 7th place finish. Needing a 3rd place finish or better to make the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Earl fell short with a 10th place outing.

On Thursday evening, Earl slipped back to a 9th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main for one last shot at the main event. Rolling off 12th, Pearson Jr. passed four cars to place 8th but failed to transfer into the show.

Returning on Friday night, Pearson Jr. followed up a 7th place finish in his heat race with an 8th place finish in his heat B-Main.

Bringing the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals to a close on Saturday, Earl logged an 8th place finish in his heat giving him one last shot at the $10,000-to-win finale with a B-Main appearance. Slated to start 7th, Pearson Jr. was a scratch from the 10-lap consolation event.

Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

February 9, 2019 - Earl Follows LOLMDS to East Bay for Winternationals
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) returned to action on Monday at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) for the 43rd annual Wrisco Winternationals. In a field of 42 cars, Earl Pearson Jr. came up two spots short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 5th place finish. Falling one spot shy of a transfer position in his B-Main with a 3rd place finish, Earl was granted a provisional into the show. With $5,000 on the line, Pearson Jr. improved 12 spots to place 11th. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night for another $5,000-to-win A-Main, Pearson Jr. recorded the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group before charging to a 10-lap heat race victory. Rolling off on the pole, Earl dropped one position in the 30-lapper to place 2nd behind Tyler Erb with Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Jimmy Owens completing the Top-5 finishers.

On Wednesday night in a field of 52 cars, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the $7,000-to-win A-Main with the 3rd and final transfer spot in his heat. Breaking into the Top-10, Earl passed six cars reeling in a 7th place finish.

For the fourth round of the Wrisco Winternationals on Thursday, Earl came in fourth fastest time in his qualifying group before picking up a heat race win. Starting the main event in 2nd, Pearson Jr. held a steady pace throughout the 40-lapper until he slipped under Tyler Erb for the lead on lap 38. Battling with Hudson O’Neal for the top spot in a two-lap shootout, Earl Pearson Jr. came up short at the line to place 2nd behind O’Neal with Tyler Erb, Devin Moran, and Kyle Bronson rounding out the Top-5 finishers.

Returning on Friday for the $12,000 top prize, Pearson Jr. followed up the fastest time in his qualifying group with a heat race victory. Rolling off on the front row, Earl dropped one spot notching a 3rd place finish behind Jonathan Davenport and Tyler Erb with Scott Bloomquist and Devin Moran trailing them to the checkers.

Wrapping up the 43rd annual Wrisco Winternationals on Saturday, Earl locked his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with a 10-lap heat race win. Starting in 2nd, Pearson Jr. dropped back to a 13th place outing after bringing out a caution on lap-47.

Mother Nature wiped out Sunday’s LOLMDS Speedweeks finale at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida).

After the completion of Speedweeks, Earl is currently in third in the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

February 2, 2019 - Pearson Jr. Wins Night Two of Super Bowl of Racing at GIS
Earl Pearson Jr. enjoyed a great start to the 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) 2019 campaign during the weekend’s RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing. The pilot of the Black Diamond Racecars House Car/ Lucas Oil #1 DriveEtch.com/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model raced to a runner-up finish in the opener before surging to the $12,000 victory in the finale.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane on Saturday night, Pearson first dedicated the win to his car owner Ronnie Stuckey. "He's been awful sick the past few months, but he’s turned the corner and is feeling a lot better. This one's for him. It's always great to win here for my home fans. Me, Scott [Bloomquist] and [Jonathan] Davenport had a heck of a race," said Pearson before the cheers of the fans at the track, which is less than an hour from his home in Jacksonville, Florida.

"Scott just got caught up there with all the lapped traffic. Our car has been good all weekend. Thanks to Lucas Oil and Sunoco and all my guys who came out to help with weekend. It's a dream come true to win here again at Brunswick. I have seen so many guys that I used to race with down here. It is kind of like a home coming for us."

Pearson Jr. went on to talk about the great handling on his car for both shows at Golden Isles Speedway.

"Just like today when we got on top up there and kind of cleaned off the top. Our car worked great up top, we weren't as good on the bottom. The car has been good every time we have unloaded it this weekend."

On Friday night Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 42 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) for the series opener. Registering the second-fastest time in his qualifying group behind Hudson O’Neal, Pearson Jr. went on to pick up a 10-lap heat race victory, positioning him third on the starting grid for the feature.

With Mother Nature delaying the main event until Saturday afternoon, Earl improved one spot in the 50-lapper to cross the stripe in second behind Tyler Erb with Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, and Brandon Sheppard rounding out the Top-5 finishers. (Heath Lawson photo)

Returning on Saturday night, Earl secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Scott Bloomquist. Starting the feature fifth on the grid, Pearson Jr. blasted past Scott Bloomquist for the lead on lap 33 and held the top spot for the remaining 17 circuits to capture his first win of the season and a $12,000 payday. Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Tyler Erb, and Brandon Sheppard completed the Top-5 finishers in the 50-lap affair.

With three events in the books, Pearson Jr. currently leads the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the weekend are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

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.

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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)

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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.