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Earl Pearson, Jr. Climbs Five Spots at Mighty Macon Speedway
(July 26, 2017) A hectic stretch for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series across the Midwest wrapped up on Tuesday night, July 25 in the $12,000 to win 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100' at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. A stout field of 25 competitors signed into the pit area at the 1/5-mile oval. Earl Pearson, Jr. clicked off the ninth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to finishing fourth in his stacked heat race. After starting the 100-lap grind from the outside of the sixth row, Earl was able to move past a handful of competitors on his way to a strong seventh place performance. Full results from last night at Mighty Macon can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Pearson, Jr. a Strong Sixth in Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway!
(July 23, 2017) Following the mid-week special in South Dakota, the #1 team crossed through the pit gate at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 21-22 for the 7th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The two-day Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series spectacular, which paid a record high $53,000 to the winner, started on Friday night with two rounds of qualifying heat races. Earl Pearson, Jr. ran third in his first heat race of the evening, while he claimed a strong runner-up effort in his final prelim. After racking up the fifth most passing points during the heat races, Earl started Saturday's 80-lap headliner from the inside of the third row. The Jacksonville, Florida star stayed in the top five for much of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' before winding up sixth in the final finishing order behind only victor Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, Kyle Bronson, Scott Bloomquist, and Shannon Babb! Earl is currently fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Cornhusker State. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Earl Pearson, Jr. Follows Lucas Oil Tour to South Dakota...
(July 19, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series made their first-ever visit to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Tuesday evening, July 18 for the 'Bullet Sportswear Shootout,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Earl Pearson, Jr. clicked off the ninth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to running fifth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the third transfer spot through the B-Main, Earl eventually guided his #1 Longhorn racecar to a seventeenth place showing in the action-packed race. Full results from last night in South Dakota can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Pearson, Jr. Ninth in Both Lucas Oil Series Stops Over the Weekend
(July 16, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and his #1 team continued their hectic month of July with two more Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on July 14-15. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win 'NAPA Know How 50' at Granite City, Earl ran second in his heat race prior to knocking down a solid ninth place effort in the 50-lap main event. At Wheatland on Saturday evening in the annual 'CMH Diamond Nationals,' which boasted a $12,000 winner's check, Earl placed third in his loaded heat race before bagging another ninth place performance in the 60-lapper. Complete results from both weekend shows can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Dunn-Benson Motorsports Bags Top Tens in Carolina's
(July 9, 2017) The Dunn-Benson Motorsports team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee from July 6-8 for a trio of pivotal point battles. Up first were two $10,000 to win programs at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. On Thursday night in the Dunn-Benson Ford 'Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial' presented by Campbell University at Fayetteville, Earl Pearson, Jr. placed third in his heat race prior to climbing three spots in the 50-lap feature on his way to a solid sixth place effort. At Cherokee on Friday evening in the annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial,' Earl ran third in heat race action and later advanced up to seventh in the 50-lapper.

Things wrapped up over the tripleheader weekend in the Southeast on Saturday in the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. Earl timed in second quickest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to scoring the victory in his loaded heat race. The Jacksonville, Florida ace later wound up slipping back to eleventh in the $12,000 to win main event, but still finds himself fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Pearson, Jr. Lands in Top Ten at Mansfield & Zanesville!
(July 4, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and the #1 team were back in competition with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July 1-3 in a triple shot of holiday racing action in the Buckeye State of Ohio. On Saturday in the annual running of the 'Independence 60' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Earl timed in thirteenth quickest overall prior to placing fifth in his loaded heat race. Earl then rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the $12,000 to win headliner before winding up sixteenth in the final finishing order at PRP.

The tripleheader then concluded with specials at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. Earl qualified third fastest in time trials and finished second in his heat race on Sunday night at Mansfield before bagging a solid seventh place performance in the $10,000 to win main event. In the $12,000 to win weekend finale on Monday evening at Zanesville, Earl ran second in his heat race and eighth in the 60-lap feature event. The Jacksonville, Florida star still finds himself fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the dirt-slinging competition leading into Independence Day can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.

Pearson, Jr. a Solid Seventh in Clash at the Mag; Fifth in Points
(June 18, 2017) Next up for the #1 team was a visit to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on June 16-17 for the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag.' Following a rain-out of Friday's action, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday evening. Earl Pearson, Jr. stopped the clock seventh fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the $12,000 to win main event, the Jacksonville, Florida star steered past seven competitors during the 60-lap affair to bring home a solid seventh place effort. Earl still sits fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the 'Clash at the Mag.' Full results from last night can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Full Throttle: Race Team, Campbell University Team Up!
Click to Enlarge!(June 13, 2017) Campbell University president Bradley Creed is something of a gearhead — his first car was a 1967 Ford Mustang — so it came as no real surprise when he opted to team up with a local race team that tours the country.

Last week, Creed and Dunn-Benson Motorsports announced a partnership in which the school will become an associate sponsor for driver Earl Pearson Jr., a four-time national champion, for the rest of 2017. In return, the team will prepare a car decked out in Campbell’s school colors (black, orange and white) that will be used to promote the university at numerous events. The car is expected to be rolled out for the first time Thursday, July 6, at Fayetteville Motor Speedway when the track hosts the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event. The official name of the race will be the Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial presented by Campbell University. | full story

Earl Pearson, Jr. a Fixture Inside Top Ten During DLM Dream Weekend
(June 11, 2017) Dunn-Benson Motorsports traveled to the Buckeye State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late Model competitors signed in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and all eyes were focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's share. Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and Friday with a pair of preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively in Twin 25 lap sprints.

Earl Pearson, Jr. ran third in Thursday night's heat race prior to advancing up to sixth in the 25-lap feature event. On Friday evening, Earl once again placed third in heat race action before knocking down a solid ninth place effort in the 25-lapper. The Jacksonville, Florida star then finished second in Saturday's heat race and later claimed another top ten performance during the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Following 100 green flag circuits around the 1/2-mile, high-banked facility, Earl found himself ninth in the final finishing order after starting in the eighth position. Comprehensive coverage from the crown jewel extravaganza over the weekend at Eldora can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Pearson, Jr. Runner-Up in USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway!
(June 4, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team traveled to the state-of-the-art Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia on Saturday evening, June 3 for the annual running of the 'USA 100.' The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day throwdown, which carried a hefty $20,000 winner's check. Earl stopped the clock fastest in his group during qualifying prior to scoring the victory in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 60-lap main event, the Jacksonville, Florida star slipped backwards early in the distance before charging back up to second to bag an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Scott Bloomquist. Complete results from last night at VMS can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com. (Al Goulder Photo)

Dunn Benson Motorsports Announces New Partnership with Campbell University
(June 2, 2017) Dunn Benson Motorsports owned by Carlton and Kemp Lamm with driver Earl Pearson Jr. are excited to announce a new partnership/sponsorship with Campbell University located in Buies Creek, NC. Founded in 1887 Campbell University is inspired by its Baptist heritage and Christian values and is considered one of the top private universities in the state of North Carolina led by President Dr. J. Bradley Creed. Campbell University also has a growing Athletic Department with multiple sports programs and recently announcing the Football Program will now offer scholarships and join the Big South Conference in 2018. | full story

Dunn Benson Motorsports and EPJ Gets a Win and a 2nd Place During Show-Me 100 Weekend; Heads to Virginia
(May 31, 2017) The Dunn Benson Motorsports Team owned by Carlton and Kemp Lamm with driver Earl Pearson Jr. picked up a big Win at Lucas Oil Speedway during the Show-Me 100 weekend over the Memorial Day weekend. With 67 cars entered on the first of three nights of the Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 presented by Hot Rod Processing, EPJ would start 3rd in the 45-lap feature event. (Heath Lawson Photography)

EPJ would bolt into 2nd place on the opening lap and take the lead on lap 15 of the feature event. Earl would lead the remaining 30 laps holding off Scott Bloomquist to win at the Lucas Oil Speedway for the first time in eight years. The win was even more satisfying for the Dunn Benson Motorsports Team with the event broadcasted LIVE on the Teams primary sponsor Lucas Oil Racing TV. The win would be Earl's 2nd Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season and 3rd win overall for the Dunn Benson Motorsports Team in 2017. | full story

Earl Pearson, Jr. Wins $6,000 Prelim; Runner-Up in Show-Me 100!
(May 29, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team celebrated in victory lane for the third time in 2017 on Thursday night, May 25 to kick off the extended 'Show-Me 100' weekend at the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri! Earl won his heat race in preliminary action and later led laps 15-20 and 22-45 of the 'Cowboy Classic' feature to bag the $6,000 winner's check over Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, and Mike Marlar! In Friday's $6,000 to win preliminary program, Earl placed second in his loaded heat race prior to starting and finishing seventh in the 40-lap main event.

By virtue of racking up the third most points, the Jacksonville, Florida ace rolled off from the inside of the second row in the rain-postponed 'Show-Me 100' on Sunday evening, May 28. Earl drove to the front of the stellar field to lead the third circuit and held the point until Bobby Pierce wrestled it away on lap 87. The "Hurricane" wound up an impressive runner-up in the $30,000 to win crown jewel spectacular behind only winner Pierce. Earl now finds himself fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the action-packed 'Show-Me 100' weekend. Full results from the Show-Me State can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

Pearson, Jr. Rallies to Podium Effort in Last Night's Go 50
(May 24, 2017) The cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolled into I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on Tuesday, May 23 for a special mid-week battle, as a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the inaugural running of the 'Go 50.' Earl Pearson, Jr. qualified twelfth fastest in Group B during the time trial session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the eighth row, Earl was able to streak past thirteen competitors during the 'Go 50' on his way to a stellar third place podium effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Mason Zeigler! Full results from last night at I-80 Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Earl Pearson, Jr. Heads to Upper Midwest with Lucas Oil Series
(May 21, 2017) With last night's rain-out of the inaugural 'NAPA North Star Nationals' at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, the #1 team wound up competing in a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts on May 18-19 in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. On Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, Earl Pearson, Jr. went for a scary flip in his heat race, but emerged unscathed from the incident and later utilized a back-up car for the feature to finish twenty-fourth. In the first-ever visit by the national touring series to Luxemburg Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin on Friday evening, Earl ran second in his heat race before knocking down a solid eighth place effort in the 50-lap headliner. The Jacksonville, Florida standout still finds himself sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader in the Upper Midwest. Complete results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Pearson, Jr. Rallies to Sixth in $10,000 to win FALS Frenzy!
(May 14, 2017) An off-weekend from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grind took Earl Pearson, Jr. and the Moring Motorsports team to the Land of Lincoln for a pair of marquee MARS Dirt Car Series events on May 12-13 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. On Friday night in the inaugural 'Farmer City 74,' Earl had a scrape in his heat race and finished sixth prior to running third in his C-Main. Unfortunately, Earl was not able to transfer into the $20,000 to win headliner, which was eventually won by Bobby Pierce.

At Fairbury on Saturday evening in the annual running of 'FALS Frenzy,' Earl timed in sixteenth fastest in Group A during qualifying and later ran fourth in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main, the Jacksonville, Florida star was on the move early and often during the $10,000 to win main event. EPJ blasted past fifteen competitors during the 50-lap contest en route to a strong sixth place effort behind only winner Dennis Erb, Jr., Chase Junghans, Ryan Unzicker, Don O'Neal, and Chris Ferguson. Full results from both Mother's Day weekend specials can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Earl Pearson, Jr. Sixth in Ralph Latham; Lands on Podium at the Taz!
(May 8, 2017) Dunn-Benson Motorsports entered a pair of high-profile Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee on May 6-7. The lucrative doubleheader started on Saturday night at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as the Cincinnati-area facility played host to the 31st edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial.' Earl Pearson, Jr. stopped the clock fourth quickest in Group B during time trials prior to scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting the $12,000 to win main event from the outside of the second row, Earl hung around the front of the stellar field before bringing home a solid sixth place effort in the 60-lapper.

The doubleheader weekend then wrapped up on Sunday evening at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee with the annual 'Toyota of Knoxville 50,' which boasted a $10,000 payday. Earl clicked off the fifth fastest time overall during qualifying and later placed second in his stacked heat race. The Jacksonville, Florida star then advanced past two competitors during the 50-lap headliner en route to a stellar third place podium performance behind only race winner Jimmy Owens and runner-up Don O'Neal! Earl currently sits sixth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings exiting the Volunteer State. Complete results from both weekend shows can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Dunn-Benson Motorsports and EPJ Earn 2nd Win of 2017 in Dublin, NC
(May 4, 2017) The Dunn Benson Motorsports Team owned by Carlton and Kemp Lamm with driver Earl Pearson Jr. picked up their 2nd Win of 2017 this past weekend at Dublin Motor Speedway in Dublin, NC. EPJ and the Dunn Benson Motorsports Team entered the Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioned event this past Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th paying $10,000 to win.

Earl set the tone for the weekend with an impressive win in the third Heat Race to earn the 3rd starting position for the feature event. At the start of the 50-lap feature event Earl would move into second place on lap one and took over the lead position on lap two. Earl would build a sizable margin over the field and cruise to the victory leading the remaining 48 laps in front of a huge crowd in Eastern NC.

"It's always great to get a win but its extra special to do it this close to our shop and the Dunn Benson Ford dealership in front of so many of our friends and fans in the NC area. I want to thank Carlton and Kemp Lamm for putting a great Team together and giving me the opportunity to drive for them. Also want to thank my crew, TC, Chad, Trey and Chris for all their hard work at the track and during the week at the shop preparing our cars. It takes a lot of time and work preparing these cars every week no matter where we race, so big thanks to them guys. Also want to thank all our sponsors that help us all year but especially Lucas Oil, Lucas Oil Racing TV, MAVTV, Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Bob Patison, Tom Fredrickson, Tom Bogner and everyone at Lucas Oil for their continued support of Dunn Benson Motorsports. We are very blessed to be associated with such a great company and great employees at Lucas Oil," stated Earl Pearson Jr.

Earl Pearson, Jr. Victorious in Rattlesnake Rumble to Pocket $10,000!
(April 30, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team celebrated in victory lane for the second time in 2017 in the annual 'Rattlesnake Rumble' on April 28-29 at Dublin Motor Speedway in Dublin, North Carolina! On Friday night during preliminary action, Earl clicked off the second quickest lap in his group during Ultimate Super Late Model Series qualifying prior to picking up the victory in his stacked heat race. Earl then started Saturday's 50-lap main event from the inside of the second row and grabbed the point on the second circuit. The Jacksonville, Florida star then held off all challenges throughout the remainder of the feature distance to bag the $10,000 winner's check over Casey Roberts, Dennis Franklin, Chris Ferguson, and Russell Erwin! Full results from the 'Rattlesnake Rumble' can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com. (Joseph Swann Photo)

Earl Pearson, Jr. Grabs Top Tens at Atomic & Port Royal
(April 24, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grind heated back up from April 20-23 with four scheduled events in the states of Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The quadruple header kicked off for the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team on Thursday night with the annual 'Buckeye Spring 50,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's check at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. Earl Pearson, Jr. finished fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main before rolling off from the inside of the eleventh row for the start of the 50-lapper. Earl then vaulted past fourteen competitors during the main event on his way to a strong seventh place showing.

On Friday evening, a rugged racetrack greeted the #1 team at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio and series competitors unanimously voted that the $10,000 to win special become a non-points race due to the sub par track conditions. Earl ran fifth in his heat race before retiring from the 50-lap feature in the fourteenth position. Following a rain-out of Saturday's program at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland, the hectic weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Earl ran into troubles in his heat race and later took use of a provisional to gain access into the $10,000 to win main event. The Jacksonville, Florida star then moved up fourteen spots - even with a mid-race pit stop - to salvage a solid ninth place effort and left the Keystone State sixth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from each of these races can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Pearson, Jr. Suffers Mechanical Troubles Late in Bad Boy 98...
(April 9, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and his #1 team found themselves in the pit area at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on April 7-8 for the annual running of the 'Bad Boy 98.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie drew 45 entrants to the Razorback State for the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $20,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Earl timed in fifth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to placing third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in Saturday's 98-lap main event, the Jacksonville, Florida star blasted all the way up to third in the running order before suffering a mechanical fuel issue with only three circuits remaining. Earl was dropped to twenty-second in the final rundown of the 'Bad Boy 98' and now sits fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from Batesville Motor Speedway can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Earl Pearson, Jr. Tames Boyd's Speedway for $10,000 Victory!
(April 3, 2017) The Dunn-Benson Motorsports team and driver Earl Pearson, Jr. reached Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory lane for the first time in 2017 on Friday evening, March 31 at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia! Earl swept the racing activities at the Chattanooga-area facility, as he clicked off the fastest lap in his group during qualifying, won his heat race, and later controlled the stellar field for all fifty circuits in the headliner. The Jacksonville, Florida star bagged the $10,000 payday for besting Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, and Darrell Lanigan!

Next up for the #1 team during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader was a visit on Saturday night to the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama for the $12,000 to win 'Alabama Shootout.' Earl timed in third quickest overall during qualifying, won his heat race, and later wound up third in the 60-lapper behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Jimmy Owens. In the $10,000 to win weekend finale on Sunday at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee, Earl placed sixth in his loaded heat race and fifteenth in the 50-lap main event. The popular driver known as "The Hurricane" currently finds himself fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from all three weekend races can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Chad Wells Photography)

 

 


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