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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 this event 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.

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.