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January 16, 2022 - Garrett Alberson inches to Wild West Shootout victory at Vado Speedway Park
Garrett Alberson and Roberts Motorsports hit the ground running during their season-opening Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway park. (Mike Ruefer photo)

In fact, Alberson piloted the Ken & Beth Roberts-owned No. 58 Nutrien Ag Solutions / Roemer Machine & Welding / Mesilla Valley Transportation / Black Diamond Chassis / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to his first-career Wild West Shootout victory on Wednesday.

Garrett’s first event win was worth $5,000.

“We’ve been trying for so long to get one of these (Wild West Shootout win), so to be able to get one of these in front of my hometown crowd… it just means more than I can begin to describe,” Alberson said. “The Roberts family and all of my great supporters are allowing me to live my dreams, and I could never begin to thank them enough for that.

“We honestly had a great car all week, and probably should’ve had more than one win, but we’ll take what we accomplished and get ready for Speedweeks.”

Taking part in the 16th annual Wild West Shootout in his home-state of New Mexico, Garrett Alberson visited Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) on Saturday, January 8 to pilot the Roberts Motorsports No. 58 Late Model. With 31 Late Models entered, Garrett edged his way into the opening night feature with the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. Carrying a steady pace throughout the 40-lap affair, Alberson recorded a 16th-place outing.

For another $5,000-to-win A-Main on Sunday, January 9, Alberson topped the 34-car field in time trials before dashing to an eight-lap heat race win. After pacing the field early from the pole in the 40-lap feature, Garrett came up short in a late-race battle with Brandon Sheppard to place third. He followed Sheppard and Tyler Erb across the line with Mike Marlar and Jake Timm rounding out the Top-5.

For the third round of the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly on Wednesday at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, NM), Garrett Alberson's 14.665-second lap in time trials earned him the fast time honors. Outdueling Jason Papich in his heat race, Alberson locked into the second-starting position for the 30-lap feature. After fading back to third early in the race, Garrett stayed within striking distance as polesitter Mike Marlar paced the field amid lapped-traffic. Sneaking from third-to-first on the final corner, Alberson soared to his first win of the season, which came ahead 0.101 seconds ahead of Mike Marlar, with Tyler Erb, Earl Pearson Jr., and Brandon Sheppard rounding out the Top-5. He claimed $5,000 for the late-race triumph.

On Friday, Garrett followed up the fastest time in his group with a heat race win. Slipping four spots in the 30-lap feature, Alberson recorded an eighth-place finish.

With $5,000 on the line again in Saturday night’s main event, Alberson’s second-place finish in his heat race positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the feature. Closing in on race-leader Mike Marlar late in the race, Garrett came 0.369 seconds short at the line in the 40-lapper to finish second. Earl Pearson Jr., Ricky Weiss, and Tyler Erb completed the Top-5 finishers.

To wrap up the 16th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Garrett secured his spot into the $25,000-to-win finale with a second-place finish in his heat. Starting in fifth, Alberson ran in the top-five the majority of the race but was collected in a multi-car tangle in the final 10 circuits that resulted in an early exit. He was credited with a 15th-place finish.

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

January 9, 2022 - Podium finish in round two of Wild West Shootout at Vado
Newly announced Race Black Diamond House Car pilot Garrett Alberson visited Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) on Saturday afternoon to enter the Roberts Motorsports No. 58 Late Model into battle for opener of the 16th annual Wild West Shootout. With 31 Late Models on hand, Garrett edged his way into the opening night feature with the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. Carrying a steady pace throughout the 40-lap affair, Alberson recorded a 16th-place outing. (Mike Ruefer photo)

For another $5,000-to-win A-Main on Sunday, Alberson topped the 34-car field in time trials before dashing to an eight-lap heat race win. After pacing the field early from the pole in the 40-lap feature, Garrett came up short in a late-race battle with Brandon Sheppard to place third. He followed Sheppard and Tyler Erb across the line with Mike Marlar and Jake Timm rounding out the Top-5.

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

September 4, 2021 - 11th-place finish in River Days Rumble
Taking part in a Labor Day weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Earl Pearson Jr. traveled to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Saturday afternoon for the Pepsi River Days Rumble 50. With a third-place finish in his heat race placing him ninth on the starting grid for the $15,000-to-win A-Main, Pearson Jr. dropped two spots in the 50-lapper to finish 11th.

Sunday’s Hillbilly 100 at Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, W.V.) fell victim to Mother Nature.

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

September 2, 2021 - Black Diamond Race Cars House Car Team and Earl Pearson Jr. Ending Tenure
Earl Pearson Jr. will make his final start in the Lucas Oil No. 1 P&W Sales/ Drive4Etch.com/ Clements Racing Engine/ Black Diamond Chassis House Car during this weekend’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events. MORE

August 27, 2021 - EPJ scores sixth-place finish in Rumble by the River prelim
Thursday saw Earl Pearson Jr. back on the road with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) as the three-day Rumble by the River got underway at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.). With 43 Late Models entered, Earl was forced to take a provisional into the preliminary feature after failing to qualify in his heat race and B-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Pearson gained six spots to finish 19th. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night, Pearson came in sixth in his heat before picking up a 10-lap consolation victory. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 17th, Earl passed 11 cars in the 40-lapper to register a sixth-place finish.

Mother Nature won Saturday's $30,000-to-win Rumble by the River finale.

Earl remains in 11th in the latest LOLMDS point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

August 21, 2021 - 17th-place finish in Topless 100 at Batesville
After Mother Nature condensed the three-day event into a two-day program, Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 47 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Ark.) on Friday for the 29th annual Comp Cams Topless 100. Following a sixth-place finish in his heat, Pearson Jr. logged a sixth-place finish in his B-Main, ending his night early. (Heath Lawson photo)

With his performance on Friday relegating him into the B-Main on Saturday, Earl passed five cars to score a runner-up finish. Starting the $40,000-to-win Topless 100 in 19th, Pearson Jr. clawed forward two spots in the 100-lapper to place 17th.

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

August 14, 2021 - EPJ begins North/South weekend at Florence Speedway
Earl Pearson Jr. returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Thursday afternoon at Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) for the Sunoco North-South Shootout. In a field of 46 cars, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with a third-place finish in his heat. Rolling off 11th, Earl dropped four spots in the 50-lapper to finish 15th. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Friday afternoon for a pair of heat races, Earl followed up a fourth-place finish in his first round with another fourth-place finish after sitting out a lengthy rain storm.

With passing points aligning him 16th on the starting grid for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win North/South 100, Earl Pearson Jr. faded one position in the 100-lap affair to record a 17th-place outing.

Earl sits in 11th in the latest Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings. For full results from this event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.