This weekend, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will host their final event of the 2011 season; The Dirt Track World Championship. Not only is it a ‘Crown Jewel’ event in dirt late model racing world, but it also will host a points battle between arguably the two best dirt late model drivers in the country; Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens.
Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, will bring his 50 point lead into the 2-day season finale at KC Raceway in Chillicothe, OH, this weekend. Owens regained the point lead this past Sunday after Scott Bloomquist blew an engine with just thirteen laps to run. Bloomquist was vying for his second win in as many nights, but Owens would take the victory and the points lead.
Owens has won a total of twelve races this season with eight of them coming in Lucas Oil Series events; Bloomquist leads the series with fifteen A-Main wins. The two drivers have built up a rivalry over the season and have shown they are more than willing to rub fenders to get the needed edge. Saturday night, October 15th, Owens or Bloomquist will emerge with the $75,000 award for winning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship that started February 8th at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida.