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July 14, 2018 - Pearson Jr. Wins NAPA Know How 50 at Tri-City Speedway
1Friday night saw the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) in action at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) for the NAPA Know How 50. In a field of 26 cars, Pearson Jr scored a 3rd place finish in his heat locking him in the 9th-starting spot for the opening night feature. Pacing his way to the front, Earl slipped by race-leader Jimmy Owens on lap-37 and held off the field in the remaining 13 circuits to capture his fourth win of the season over Owens, Tim McCreadie, Mason Zeigler, and Bobby Peirce. Pearson Jr. was awarded a $12,000 payday for his late-race victory. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the CMH Diamond Nationals, Earl landed a 2nd place finish in his heat positioning him 5th on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win finale. Passing two cars in the 50-lap affair, Pearson Jr. scored a 3rd place finish behind Scott Bloomquist and Mason Zeigler with Will Vaught and Jimmy Owens completing the Top-5 finishers.

Earl sits in fourth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

July 6, 2018 - EPJ Follows Lucas Oil Series During Fourth of July; 9th Place Finish in Grassy Smith Memorial at Cherokee
On Monday night Earl Pearson Jr. returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio) for the Steel Valley 50. With 27 Super Late Models registered in for action, Pearson Jr. started the night off with a heat race victory positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the feature. With $12,000 on the line, Earl dropped five spots to place 7th.

The following night at Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, Ohio), Earl came up one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main, Pearson streaked to a 12-lap consolation victory locking him into the 17th-starting position for the feature. Running into trouble near the halfway point of the feature, Earl Pearson Jr. brought out the lone caution of the race on lap-39 dropping him back to a 21st place outing.

1After Mother Nature postponed Thursday’s event at Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina), Pearson Jr. visited Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) on Friday for the Grassy Smith Memorial. In a field of 30 cars, Earl logged a 5th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 6 into the show, Pearson Jr. scored a 12-lap consolation victory positioning him 17th on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Earl Pearson Jr. improved eight spots in the 50-lapper to place 9th. (Heath Lawson photo)

Earl remains in fourth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

July 1, 2018 - Top 5 Finish in Freedom 50 at Mansfield Motor Speedway
Following the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Earl Pearson Jr. made the trek to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Saturday night for the Independence 50. In a field of 38 cars, Earl locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jason Jameson. Starting the feature in 5th, Pearson Jr. got collected in a tangle early that dropped him back to an 18th place outing.

1On Sunday 35 LOLMDS followers headed to Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) for the Freedom 50. Starting the night off with a 10-lap heat race win, Earl earned the 4th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Holding his spot for all 50-laps, Earl Pearson Jr. notched a 4th place finish behind Don O’Neal, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens with Hudson O’Neal coming in 5th. (Heath Lawson photo)

Earl is currently fourth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

June 16, 2018 - Pearson Jr. Lands 6th Place Finish in Clash at the Mag
1 Friday night brought Earl Pearson Jr. to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Clash at the Mag. In a field of 28 Super Late Models, Pearson Jr. laid down the fastest time overall in qualifying before capturing a heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the $20,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night, Earl dropped five spots in the 100-lapper registering a 6th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

June 9, 2018 - EPJ Wins Late Night Thriller at Eldora Speedway
After Mother Nature wiped out Thursday night’s opener, Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 78 Super Late Models signed in at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Friday kicking off the 24th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. Following the seventh fastest time overall in qualifying, Pearson Jr. held his spot in his 10-lap heat race to place 4th. Earning the 16th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Earl passed six cars in the 25-lapper reeling in a 10th place outing.

1Later that evening for another round of preliminary features, Earl registered the third fastest time overall in qualifying before landing a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jon Henry. Rolling off 7th for the main event, Pearson Jr. worked his way into a podium spot by the halfway mark and set his eyes on race-leader Jonathan Davenport in the final 15 circuits. Slidding past Davenport on lap-17, Earl Pearson Jr. paced the field in the final laps to pick up his third win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Davenport, Dale McDowell, Don O’Neal, and Tim McCreadie completed the Top-5 finishers in the 25-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Saturday for the final night of the 24th annual Dirt Late Model Dream, Earl locked his spot into the $100,000-to-win finale with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Josh Richards. Rolling off 7th, Pearson Jr. slipped back to a 16th place outing in the 100-lapper.

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

May 26, 2018 - 13th Place Finish in Show-Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway
Kicking off the tripleheader with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Earl Pearson Jr. traveled to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Thursday evening for the Cowboy Classic. With a stout field of 65 Super Late Models registered in for action, Earl came up one spot shy of a transfer position in his heat with a 4th place finish. Needing to place in the Top 2 in his B-Main to make the opening night feature, Pearson Jr. fell one spot short with a 3rd place outing.

1On Friday night for the Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson, Earl locked his spot into the final $6,000-to-win preliminary feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 13th, Pearson Jr. dropped five spots in the 40-lapper to place 18th. (Heath Lawson photo)

Wrapping up the Show-Me 100 weekend on Saturday, Earl rolled off on the front row of his B-Main for one final shot at the $30,000-to-win finale. Transferring the Top-2, Pearson Jr. streaked to a 15-lap consolation victory positioning him 20th on the starting grid for the feature. Coming three spots shy of a Top-10 finish, Earl Pearson Jr. improved seven positions in the 100-lapper to place 13th.

Earl is currently fourth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

May 19, 2018 - Earl Pearson Jr. Scores Second Win of the Season at 141 Speedway; Sits in Second in Lucas Oil Standings
1 Earl Pearson Jr. made the trek to 141 Speedway (Maribel, Wisconsin) on Friday evening kicking off the three-day stretch with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). In a field of 25 Super Late Models, Earl locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Earning the 7th-starting position, Pearson Jr. was battling for a podium finish in the early stages until a lap-26 restart when Earl passed Hudson O'Neal for second and had his eyes set on race-leader Bobby Pierce. Overtaking Pierce on lap 44, Earl Pearson Jr. held the top spot for the final six circuits to capture his second win of the season and a $12,000 payday. Pierce, Hudson O’Neal, Jimmy Mars, and Darrell Lanigan completed the Top-5 finishers. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the NAPA Auto Parts North Star Nationals, Earl locked his spot into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with a 10-lap heat race win. Starting in 4th, Pearson slipped back to a 12th place outing in the 50-lap affair.

Sunday night’s Go-50 at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) was postponed to July 19th by Mother Nature. 

Earl has jumped up to second in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

May 4, 2018 - 5th Place Finish in Toyota Knoxville 50
1 On Friday evening Earl Pearson Jr. followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) to Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) for the Toyota Knoxville 50. With 28 Super Late Models registered in for action, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Starting in 9th, Earl passed four cars in the 50-lapper reeling in a 5th place spot behind Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, Don O’Neal, and Dennis Erb Jr. (Heath Lawson photo)

Saturday’s Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) was postponed by Mother Nature.

Earl remains in fourth in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

April 28, 2018 - Pearson Jr. Follows Lucas Oil Series to Land of Lincoln
1Friday night brought Earl Pearson Jr. to Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Busch 50. In a field of 34 Super Late Models, Pearson Jr. fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main, Earl landed a 2nd place spot behind Hudson O’Neal locking him into the 19th-starting position for the feature. With $12,000 on the line, Earl Pearson Jr. jumped up three spots to place 16th. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night at Macon Speedway (Macon, Illinois) for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with a 5th place finish in his heat. Rolling off 13th, Earl dropped two spots in the 100-lap affair logging a 15th place outing.

Earl remains in fourth in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

April 22, 2018 - Podium Finish With LOLMDS at Port Royal Speedway
With Mother Nature wiping out Friday’s opener at Sharon Speedway (Sharon, Ohio), Earl Pearson Jr. headed to Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, Maryland) on Saturday evening for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Stanley Schetrompf Classic. With 38 cars registered in for action, Pearson Jr. logged a 7th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top-3, Earl landed a 2nd place finish behind Don O’Neal positioning him 20th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Earl Pearson Jr. streaked through the field 14 spots reeling in a 6th place finish.

1On Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania), Earl locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting in 10th, Pearson Jr. gained seven spots in the 50-lap affair to place 3rd behind Scott Bloomquist and Josh Richards with Tim McCreadie and Darrell Lanigan completing the Top-5 finishers. (Heath Lawson photo)

Earl remains in fourth in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

April 13, 2018 - Pearson Jr. Attends Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic
Earl Pearson Jr. traveled to Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) on Friday evening for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned Buckeye Spring 50. In a field of 30 cars, Earl recorded the fastest time overall in his qualifying group before placing 2nd in his heat race behind Don O’Neal. Earning the 5th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main, Earl was running in 8th when he got spun out by another competitor. He salvaged a 23rd place outing in the final laps.

Saturday night’s Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) was ousted by Mother Nature.

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

March 24, 2018 - EPJ Wins on Last-Lap Pass Over Bloomquist at Boyd's
1 After losing Thursday’s opener at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee), Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 44 Super Late Models on hand at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) on Friday evening for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned The Shamrock. Losing one spot in his heat race, Pearson posted a runner-up finish behind Don O’Neal positioning him 6th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Making his way to the front in the final 10 circuits, Earl overtook Chris Madden for 2nd on lap-47 and had his eyes set on race-leader Scott Bloomquist in the final three laps. Passing Bloomquist on the final lap, Earl Pearson Jr. streaked to his first win of the season and a $12,000 payday. The win marked his second straight victory in The Shamrock at the famed 1/3-mile located on the border of Tennessee and Georgia. Bloomquist, Chris Madden, Brandon Overton, and Hudson O’Neal completed the Top-5 finishers in the 50-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Saturday night at East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) for the Bama Bash, Earl secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting the feature in 9th, Pearson Jr. dropped one spot in the 50-lap affair to place 10th.

Earl sits in third in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 17, 2018 - 2nd Place Finish in LOLMDS Speedweeks Finale at BRP
1 Sunday night brought Earl Pearson Jr. to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) competing in the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned event of speed-weeks. With 37 cars on hand for the Bubby Army Winternationals, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jonathan Davenport. Rolling off 7th, Earl advanced through the field five spots to place 2nd behind Davenport with Hudson O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Kyle Bronson rounding out the Top-5 finishers. (Heath Lawson photo)

After two nights off, Earl Pearson Jr. traveled to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Wednesday night for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series season opener. In a field of 51 cars, Pearson Jr. dropped two spots in his heat to place 6th. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the feature, Earl landed a runner-up finish behind Mason Zeigler locking him into the 24th-starting spot for the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Earl Pearson Jr. improved eight spots reeling in a 16th place outing.

The following night, Pearson Jr. recorded the 17th fastest time in his qualifying group earning him the 9th-starting position for his heat. Making hard contact with the wall while battling for a transfer spot, Earl scratched from his consolation event to prepare for the final two nights.

In a field of 46 cars on Friday evening, Earl logged a 8th place finish in his heat giving him one final shot at the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 3 into the show, Pearson Jr. came two spots shy with a 5th place outing.

Wrapping up the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday, Pearson Jr. registered a 7th place finish in his heat race sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 3 to make the $10,000-to-win finale, Earl fell short with a 7th place finish.

Earl is currently in fourth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com and www.WoOLMS.com.

February 10, 2018 - Podium Finish in Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park
1 Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 40 Super Late Models signed in at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) on Monday for the opening night of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals. Moving up one spot in his heat, Pearson Jr. landed a 2nd place finish behind Devin Moran positioning him 7th on the starting grid for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned A-Main. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Earl jumped up four positions to place 3rd behind Brandon Sheppard and Devin Moran with Jonathan Davenport and Scott Bloomquist completing the Top-5 finishers. (Heath Lawson photos)

The following night in a field of 46 Super Late Models, Pearson Jr. came up one spot shy of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the feature, Earl captured a 12-lap consolation victory earning him the 18th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top 10, Earl Pearson Jr. jumped up nine spots to place 9th.

On Wednesday night, Pearson Jr. logged a 6th place finish in heat giving him final last shot at the $7,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Coming short of a 3rd place finish or better, Earl had to rely on a provisional to make the feature. Pulling out his secondary car for the 40-lapper, Earl Pearson Jr. improved seven positions registering a 17th place outing.

Drawing 53 Super Late Models on Thursday night, Pearson Jr. logged a 7th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Failing to place in the Top 3, Earl was granted a provisional into the A-Main. Coming from the tail of the field, Earl Pearson Jr. streaked through the field 15 spots reeling in a 8th place finish.

Following the second fastest time in his qualifying group on Friday, Earl cruised to a 10-lap heat race win locking him into the 3rd-starting spot for the feature. Hanging on to a Top-10 finish, Pearson Jr. posted a 10th place outing in the 50-lap affair.

1Closing out the Wrisco Industries Winternationals on Saturday evening, Earl followed up the sixth fastest time in his group with a heat race win. Rolling off 5th for the 60-lapper, Pearson Jr. held his spot to place 5th behind Kyle Bronson, Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, and Josh Richards.

Earl is currently in fifth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 3, 2018 - Earl Pearson Jr. Lands 6th Place Finish in LOLMDS Opener at GIS
1On Friday night Earl Pearson Jr. kicked off the 2018 season aboard the Black Diamond Race Car #1 Super Late Model for the Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia). With 41 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand for the two-day event, Pearson timed in fifth fastest in his qualifying group before posting a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Josh Richards. Earning the 6th-starting position for the opening night feature, Earl held his spot for all 50-laps notching a 6th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Returning on Saturday night for the $12,000 top prize, Earl logged a 7th place finish in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main. Needing the place in the Top 3 to make the show, Pearson came up two spots short with a 5th place outing. Receiving one of the four provisionals into the finale, Earl Pearson Jr. charged through the field 14 spots in the 60-lap affair to place 12th.

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

January 29, 2018 - Black Diamond Race Cars and Earl Pearson Jr. Launch New Site
1Black Diamond Race Cars and Earl Pearson Jr. are the newest addition to the MSR Mafia team, and a brand-new site has been launched at www.RaceBlackDiamond.com.

The championship-winning chassis manufacturer has launched a house-car program for the 2018 campaign, and has tabbed five-time national champion, Earl Pearson Jr. to be behind the wheel.

The potent combo will be pursuing the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) crown with their Black Diamond Race Car #1 Lucas Oil Products/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The championship chase kicks off this Friday and Saturday at Georgia's Golden Isles Speedway. On Friday evening a $10,000-to-win program will be contested, while Saturday night will see a $12,000-to-win event on tap.

Check back often as new information and details are added to the site!