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October 29, 2020 - Earl Pearson Jr. Celebrates 20 Years of Sponsorship with Lucas Oil Products
Earl Pearson Jr. and the Lucas Oil Products partnership has been a mainstay in the dirt late model racing industry since the year 2000 when Earl was hired by the Dunn-Benson Motorsports Team in Dunn, NC to drive their cars. Lucas Oil was the primary sponsor of Dunn-Benson Motorsports and Earl soon developed a close relationship with Forest Lucas that would grow into one of the longest driver/sponsor relationships in the sport. This year, 2020, marks twenty years that Earl has been sponsored by Lucas Oil Products based in Corona, CA. In those twenty years, Earl has driven for Dunn-Benson Motorsports, Bobby Labonte Racing and currently with Black Diamond Racecars owned by Ronnie and Terri Stuckey. Lucas Oil has been a sponsor with each car owner and those teams over the past twenty years. <<MORE>>

October 24, 2020 - Runner-up finish in Powell Memorial at All-Tech Raceway
Friday night found Earl Pearson Jr. in action at All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.) piloting the Lucas Oil No. 1 Late Model for the two-day Powell Memorial. In a stout field of 70 Late Models, Pearson Jr. laid down the fifth fastest lap overall before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

After Mother Nature postponed Saturday night’s $20,000-to-win Powell Memorial to Sunday afternoon, Earl slipped outside the Top-5 early in the race but rebounded late to finish second behind Mark Whitener with Michael Brown, Michael Page, and Kyle Bronson rounding out the Top-5.

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October 17, 2020 - Pearson Jr. records 13th place finish in DTWC, finishes 10th in LOLMDS point standings
On Friday night Earl Pearson Jr. returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) for the season finale. Drawing 63 cars for the 40th annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship, Pearson Jr. came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth place finish, sending him into the B-Main on Saturday night.

Transferring the Top 2 into the $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship, Earl streaked to a 15-lap consolation victory, which positioned him 20th on the starting grid for the main event. Gaining seven spots in the 100-lap affair, Earl Pearson Jr. reeled in a 13th place outing.
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Earl finished in 10th in the final LOLMDS point standings.

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October 3, 2020 - EPJ scores fourth straight Top-5 finish in Pittsburgher 100
Earl Pearson Jr. stood on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series podium for the second straight week Saturday. (Heath Lawson photo)

Pearson drove the Lucas Oil No. 1 P&W Sales/ Clements Racing Engine/ Black Diamond Chassis House Car to a third-place finish in the 32nd Annual Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. It was his third straight Top-5 finish.

After an unfavorable forecast doomed Friday’s event at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, the team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa. Saturday.

In a field of 35 cars, Earl laid down the eighth fastest time in his qualifying group. Grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race, he earned the 16th-starting position for the $20,000-to-win Pittsburgher 100.

Pearson methodically worked his way through the field after pitting on lap 40 of the 100-lapper for a tire change. Taking advantage of Shane Clanton’s deflating right-rear tire during the green-white-checkered finish, Pearson took third place behind Ricky Thornton Jr. and Josh Richards.

“I knew that Clanton was in trouble, so I was like, ‘I’m gonna see what happens here,’” said Pearson. “He must have have a 13-and-a-quarter (1325 compound tire) and was just trying to save it. He was just getting slower and slower, and on that restart I just said, ‘Hell with it. We can go for it and see what takes place.’

“I just took chance and it worked out for us. Once we come in and changed tires and went back out there it was just pretty much single-file. I know a couple guys had flat tires here and there, but still, I never dreamed of getting all the way back to third.”

Stormy Scott and Michael Norris rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

With the cancellation of this weekend’s Georgia doubleheader, Earl Pearson Jr. shifts his focus to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale October 16-17 at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park. The 40th annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship boast a $100,000-to-win top prize.

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