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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.