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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 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.

During his Speedweeks endeavors, racers and fans alike took notice that Pearson Jr. was donning a new sponsor on his familiar entry. Etchberger Trucking adorned the quarter panels of his Black Diamond Racecars House Car.

After first becoming involved with the team late in 2018, the Illinois-based company became a primary sponsor for the 2019 campaign. Their target goal is to attract the attention of potential, new OTR Hazmat drivers for their rapidly growing company.

“We’ve been involved in sponsoring Dirt Late Model teams throughout the years,” Etchberger Trucking’s Ryan Etchberger noted. “We decided to get involved again last year and especially this year to hopefully generate new applicants for our trucking business. We are looking for drivers nationwide, and what better way to try and get their attention than to be on the side of a championship-caliber Dirt Late Model that competes in events all over the place.”

Etchberger Trucking has a home office in Freeport, Illinois and also has a satellite terminal in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company currently has more than 30 OTR tankers and is looking to expand further. They specialize in hauling Hazmat materials.

“As most trucking companies will tell you, there is a dire need for drivers right now,” Etchberger continues. “This is especially true for a company like ours, who specializes in Hazmat materials. We’re hoping that there will some perspective truck drivers in the stands at our events, who at the very least will file an application with us. We are a family-based company, and we treat our drivers just the same.”

Perspective drivers are encouraged to please contact Etchberger Trucking at 815-235-7100 or via their web home at

For the Black Diamond Racecars team, having a sponsor like Etchberger Trucking coming on board as a marketing partner is a major deal.

“It’s not cheap to enter close to 100 events a year and run up and down the highway for eleven months,” Earl Pearson Jr. noted. “We are extremely gracious to have the folks at Etchberger Trucking supporting our program. This has been a major boost for our operation. I ask that any-and-all interested truck drivers to please reach out to them, and let them know where you heard about their awesome company.”

Pearson Jr. will return to action on March 15-16 with a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events at Atomic Speedway (Alma, Ohio) and Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana).

For more information on the events, please visit

Black Diamond Racecars and Earl Pearson Jr. would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Lucas Oil, P&W Sales, Tegeler Wrecker & Crane,, DP Motorsports, Etchberger Trucking, Midwest Sheet Metal, Performance Bodies & Parts, Papich Construction, J&C Properties, Peterson Fluid Systems, Penske Racing Shocks, Hot Rod Processing, Allstar Performance, Hoosier Race Tires, Lone Star Super Gas Sunoco, Five Star Shop Service, Go Lithium, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod, Moring Motorsports, FSR Racing Products, ASi Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Fast Shafts, QuickCar Racing Products, Beyea Headers, Quarter Master, Sweet Manufacturing, Stealth Industry Custom Fab, TWM Racing Products, Swift Springs, Out-Pace Racing Products, Brown Miller Racing Solutions, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Butlerbuilt, MSD, COMP Cams, PRP Suspension, Bert Transmission, Winters Performance Products, Simpson Racing Products, Clements Racing Engines, Fuel Safe Systems, and Marketing Services.