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June 27, 2020 - EPJ visits 411 and Talladega with LOLMDS
Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 38 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon for the Tennessee’s Action Track 50. Dropping two spots in his heat, Pearson Jr. posted a seventh place finish, sending him into the B-Main. Failing to place third or better, Earl was granted a provisional into the opening night feature. With $12,000 on the line, Earl Pearson Jr. passed 10 cars in the 50-lapper to place 16th.

On Saturday evening at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Ala.) for the EZ-Go 50, Earl secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with a third place finish in his heat. Losing six spots in the 50-lap affair, Pearson Jr. logged a 17th place outing. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

June 20, 2020 - Pearson Jr. Follows LOLMDS to Magnolia for Clash at the Mag
Thursday night found Earl Pearson Jr. in action at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.) for the three-day General Tire Clash at the Mag. Drawing 55 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries, Pearson Jr. posted a seventh place finish in his heat, transferring him into the B-Main. Needing a second place finish or better to make the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Earl came short with a seventh place outing.

The following night for another $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Earl logged a sixth place finish in his heat, sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 2 into the show, Pearson Jr. came two spots shy with a fourth place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Failing to place second or better in his B-Main on Saturday night, Pearson Jr. received a provisional into the $15,000-to-win General Tire Clash at the Mag A-Main. Rolling off 27th, Earl clawed forward two spots in the 100-lapper to place 25th.

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

June 13, 2020 - Top 5 Finish in Mountain Moonshine Classic at Smoky Mountain
A struggling start to the season for Earl Pearson Jr. and the Black Diamond Chassis House Car team turned a corner over the weekend.

On Friday, Pearson Jr. drove the Lucas Oil No. 1 P&W Sales/ Drive4Etch.com/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a tenth-place finish at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. on Saturday, Earl recorded his first Top-5 of the season.

“We done a lot of changes through the week there and come to Gaffney, which that ain’t my favorite place to be at, but anyway we had a good solid run there,” said Pearson after finishing fifth at Smoky Mountain. “Then we come over here (to Smoky Mountain) and got us a top-five out of that. So we’re proud to have that. It’s been a struggling year for us with Black Diamond Chassis and all that, but I think we’ve turned a corner here.”

With 37 cars on hand Friday night for the 22nd Annual Grassy Smith Memorial, Pearson Jr. secured his spot into the opening night feature with a third-place finish in his heat. Improving two positions in the 50-lap feature, Earl posted a 10th place finish.

Heading west to Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday evening for the Mountain Moonshine Classic, Earl laid down the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group before placing second in his heat behind Jimmy Owens.

Starting the $15,000-to-win A-Main in sixth, Pearson Jr. jumped up one spot in the 50-lapper to register a fifth-place finish behind Brandon Overton, Brandon Sheppard, Owens, and Josh Richards. (Michael Moats photo)

This week the team welcomed Anthony Burroughs of Athens, Ala. as Crew Chief. It’s a change that Pearson Jr. considers as a step in the right direction. “We’ve got some new crew guys and I think that’s gonna work out good,” Pearson said. “Anthony has come on board with us, working side-by-side with (Black Diamond Chassis founder and co-owner Ronnie) Stuckey at the shop.”

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

June 6, 2020 - Earl Pearson Jr. Get Invite to Dirt Late Model Stream
On Thursday evening Earl Pearson Jr. was one of 48 Late Models invited to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational after the 26th annual Dirt Late Model Dream was postponed to 2021. Locking the Top 4 finishers from each heat race into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature, Pearson Jr. logged a 11th place finish, sending him into the B-Main. Needing a third place finish or better to make the show, Earl fell short with a 10th place outing.

The following night for another $10,000-to-win preliminary feature, Earl came short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 10th place finish, transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 3 into the show, Pearson Jr. recorded a 10th place finish.

For the final round of the Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational on Saturday, Pearson Jr. earned the 10th-starting spot for his heat via preliminary points. Failing to place fourth or better, Earl had one last shot at the $50,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Need to place in the Top 3, Earl Pearson Jr. registered a 10th place outing, bringing a disappointing end to his weekend.

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