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Dunn Benson Motorsports and Earl Pearson Jr Part Ways, 2018 Plans To Be Announced Soon
(November 15, 2017) Earl Pearson Jr. and the Dunn-Benson Motorsports Team have agreed to part ways for 2018. Earl notified Carlton and Kemp Lamm last week that he has decided to do something else next year and will not return as the driver of the Dunn Benson Motorsports #1 racecar. Earl and the Dunn Benson Motorsports Team won 3 races together and finished 7th in the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series national point standings in 2017. (Heath Lawson Photo)

“We’ve had a great relationship with Earl for 17 years now and we will still be great friends going forward. We have won a lot of races together including the World 100 and Three National Championships over the years we’ve been together. We wish him the best on his new endeavor, but at the same time we are very excited about our plans for 2018 for the Dunn Benson Motorsports Team”, stated Carlton and Kemp Lamm owners of Dunn Benson Ford and Dunn Benson Motorsports. | full story

Scheduling Conflict Keeps Dunn Benson Motorsports and EPJ from Competing at World Finals This Weekend in Charlotte
(October 30, 2017) Due to a scheduling conflict this weekend, the Dunn Benson Motorsports Team and Earl Pearson Jr. will not be competing at the World of Outlaws sanctioned World Finals in Charlotte NC this coming weekend. The MAVTV Network is in production of making a movie about dirt late model racing and will be filming different scenes with our driver Earl Pearson Jr. and our car this week in California. Carlton and Kemp Lamm owners of Dunn Benson Motorsports felt it was best that they support their sponsor Lucas Oil and the MAVTV Network in every way in assisting in the production of this movie this week.

“We would love to be racing this weekend in Charlotte with the Robert Yates Tribute car, but Earl was requested to participate in the making of this movie for the MAVTV Network this week. Our long relationship with Lucas Oil and MAVTV is our top priority and we will do everything to support their requests about making this movie. We are already preparing for the 2018 racing season and getting ready for our Clearance Sale/Swap Meet at the race shop on Friday and Saturday November 10-11th,” stated Kemp Lamm, Co-Owner of Dunn Benson Motorsports.

Dunn Benson Motorsports and EPJ Suffers Heart Break at the DTWC,  Finishes 7th in Final Series Point Standings to Close Out 2017
(October 23, 2017) Dunn Benson Motorsports and Earl Pearson Jr. were poised to finish the 2017 season with a strong showing at the Dirt Track World Championship in Portsmouth, OH this past weekend. Earl started 3rd in the 100-Lap $100,000 to Win DTWC feature event that drew 72 drivers from all over the country trying to win the coveted trophy and big check. EPJ would race inside the top 5 throughout the first 46 laps of the 100-lap feature event. EPJ would find a fast line around the Portsmouth Raceway using the cushion and high groove while running in 4th place and powered by Jonathan Davenport and Scott Bloomquist on the outside on the same lap to move into 2nd place on lap 45. While running 2nd on lap 46 Earl's car would suffer a mechanical failure and would fall out of the feature event with a 23rd place finish. The entire Dunn Benson Motorsports Team and Earl were dejected after the race knowing they had a good shot at winning this crown jewel event. (Heath Lawson Photo)
 
"We had a really good car the entire weekend and our car was really good in the feature. I hate it that we couldn't finish and battle those guys for the win. We put ourselves in contention and had a good shot at winning, but you always got to have a little luck in these big races and unfortunately we didn't get the luck Saturday night", stated Earl Pearson Jr. The Dunn Benson Motorsports Team ran a special Robert Yates #28 paint scheme as a tribute any memory of Robert after he passed away on Oct 2nd after losing his battle with cancer. | full story

Dunn Benson Motorsports to Honor Robert Yates at the DTWC this Weekend
(October 17, 2017) Dunn Benson Motorsports Team owners Carlton and Kemp Lamm with driver Earl Pearson Jr. will have a special throw-back paint scheme this weekend at the Dirt Track World Championship. The Lamm family have been a long-time close family friend of NASCAR legend Robert Yates who was a NASCAR Championship Car Owner, Engine Builder, and Owner of Robert Yates Racing Engines until his recent passing after battling cancer on October 2nd. In his honor and memory, Carlton and Kemp Lamm will have the famous #28 black and red paint scheme that Robert Yates fielded for his driver at that time Davey Allison at this weekend's Dirt Track World Championship in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Carlton and Kemp Lamm had known Robert Yates for over 35 years and considered him a very close friend. Robert was very instrumental to the Lamm's and their racing endeavors and businesses over the years. "We wanted to do something special for the Yates Family and we felt like this would be a great tribute to a great man that impacted the motorsports industry tremendously. This paint scheme was one of Robert's favorites and everyone will immediately recognize it as one of the iconic cars from NASCAR. We want to thank everyone at Lucas Oil Products for allowing us to do this tribute car and having their blessing to honor Robert Yates at the Dirt Track World Championship this weekend", stated Kemp and Carlton Lamm, Team Owners of Dunn Benson Motorsports. | full story

Pearson, Jr. Rallies to Fourth in $20,000 Pittsburgher 100!
(October 8, 2017) The penultimate event of the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season took the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team to the sprawling Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania on October 6-7 for the 29th edition of the 'Pittsburgher 100.' On Friday night during preliminary action, Earl Pearson, Jr. knocked down the ninth quickest time in Group A during qualifying prior to finishing fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main on Saturday evening, Earl streaked through the feature field in the $20,000 to win contest and eventually garnered an impressive fourth place showing in the 100-lapper behind only victor Don O'Neal, Darrell Lanigan, and Josh Richards! The Jacksonville, Florida star currently finds himself seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting PPMS. Complete results from the 'Pittsburgher 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Earl Pearson, Jr. Storms to Top Five in Rome Showdown in Georgia!
(October 2, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series dipped south into the Peach State and took the #1 team to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on September 30-October 1 for two more pivotal point battles. On Saturday evening in the $12,000 to win 'Dixie Shootout,' Earl Pearson, Jr. ran second in his heat race, but later drew an early caution during the 60-lap feature and eventually wound up twentieth in the final finishing order. In Sunday's annual 'Rome Showdown,' which boasted a $10,000 top prize, Earl finished fifth in his loaded heat race, won his B-Main, and later vaulted past thirteen competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a sterling fifth place effort behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Don O'Neal, Tim McCreadie, and Chris Madden! Complete results from the double-dip in Georgia can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Pearson, Jr. Lands Pair of Top Tens in Lucas Battles at Brownstown
(September 24, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. and the #1 team made their way to the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 22-23 for the 38th edition of the 'Jackson 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In the $7,000 to win weekend opener on Friday night, Earl laid down the eleventh fastest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to running third in his loaded heat race. Earl then steered past four competitors during the 30-lap sprint to bag a solid sixth place effort behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Devin Gilpin, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, and Darrell Lanigan!

At the 1/4-mile fairgrounds facility on Saturday evening, a $15,000 top prize was on the line in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Earl qualified eighth quickest in Group A during time trials and later finished second in his stacked heat race. The Jacksonville, Florida star then rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the 100-lap grind and ran amongst the top ten throughout the distance before eventually crossing underneath the checkers in the tenth position. He still finds himself sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Jackson 100.' Full results from both Brownstown shows can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Earl Pearson, Jr. Sixth in LOLMDS Point Standings Exiting Knoxville
(September 17, 2017) The Dunn-Benson Motorsports team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene from September 14-16 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as the 14th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world. Things got underway in the Hawkeye State with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs and 56 entrants made their way to the 1/2-mile speedplant to compete in the three-day crown jewel spectacular. On Thursday evening, Earl Pearson, Jr. broke a rear-end during his heat race, finished second in the C-Main, and advanced up to ninth in his B-Main, but was unable to crack the starting grid for the 25-lap feature. At Knoxville on Friday night, Earl placed fifth in his heat race and third in the B-Main before surviving an early wreck in the 25-lapper to salvage a thirteenth place showing.

By virtue of amassing the twenty-first most single-night points during the prelims, Earl rolled off from the inside of the eleventh row in Saturday's 100-lap grand finale. During the course of the $40,000 to win headliner, the Jacksonville, Florida star was able to improve seven positions and was officially placed fourteenth in the final rundown of the 'Knoxville Nationals.' He still sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from all three days at Knoxville Raceway can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Pearson, Jr. Grabs Top Five in World 100 Prelim; Transfers into 100-Lapper
(September 10, 2017) Earl Pearson, Jr. made his yearly September pilgrimage to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 7-9 for the 47th edition of the famed 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular started with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Earl won his heat race prior to slipping back to fifth at the checkers of the 25-lap main event to finish behind only victor Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, Don O'Neal, and Zack Dohm. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Earl placed second in his heat race before winding up sixteenth in the final rundown of the 25-lapper.

On Saturday at the Darke County facility, the largest crowd in the history of Eldora Speedway assembled to witness the 'World 100,' which boasted a gigantic $50,000 windfall. Earl ran second in his loaded heat race behind only winner Don O'Neal and later rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in the 100-lap headliner. The Jacksonville, Florida star then stayed on the lead lap during the 'World 100' to garner a thirteenth place showing in the most prestigious event in our sport. Full results from the 1/2-mile speedplant in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Earl Pearson, Jr. Runs in Top Five Early in Hillbilly Hundred
(September 4, 2017) Over a rainy Labor Day holiday weekend from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, Dunn-Benson Motorsports got one race into the record books - the $25,000 to win 'Hillbilly Hundred' on Sunday, September 3 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia. Earl Pearson, Jr. clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After starting sixth on the grid and running inside of the top five early in the 100-lap distance, Earl eventually wound up with a bent tie rod and faded back to fifteenth at the finish of the 'Hillbilly Hundred.' The Jacksonville, Florida star currently finds himself sixth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting the holiday weekend. Full results from Tyler County can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Pearson, Jr. Leaves Lawrenceburg Tenth in Whiskey City 60
(August 27, 2017) A rare single-race weekend for the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #1 team to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on Saturday evening, August 26. The annual running of the 'Whiskey City 60' drew a large contingent of fans to the Hoosier State facility and 32 drivers were focused on the $12,000 payday. Earl Pearson, Jr. knocked down the second fastest time in Group B during qualifying before scoring an impressive heat race triumph. After starting the 60-lap finale from the outside of the second row, Earl ran inside of the top ten throughout the distance and eventually landed in the tenth finishing position. The Jacksonville, Florida star still finds himself sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Lawrenceburg. Full results from the 'Whiskey City 60' can be located by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Late Flat Tire in Topless 100 Drops Pearson, Jr. in Final Finishing Order
(August 21, 2017) Next up on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule for the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team was a trip to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas from August 18-20 for the 25th Annual 'Topless 100.' The popular roof-less event drew 41 competitors to the Batesville-area to vie for the whopping $40,000 winner's check. Earl Pearson, Jr. timed in fourth quickest in Group A during Friday night's qualifying session and later placed second in his stacked heat race. After Saturday's action was pushed back to Sunday afternoon due to inclement weather, Earl rolled off from the inside of the third row in the 100-lap crown jewel event. The Jacksonville, Florida star then found himself inside of the top five throughout the majority of the daytime affair until a late flat tire dropped him back to fourteenth at the checkered flag. Complete results from the 'Topless 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Pearson, Jr. Sixth in North/South Shootout at Florence Speedway
(August 13, 2017) The #1 Dunn-Benson Motorsports team returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on August 10-12 at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The three-day weekend at the Cincinnati-area facility started on Thursday night with the 'North/South Shootout,' which paid $10,000 to the winner. Earl Pearson, Jr. stopped the clock tenth quickest in Group B during qualifying before running second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 50-lap feature, Earl was able to drive up to sixth in the caution-free affair to trail only winner Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, Hudson O'Neal, and Bobby Pierce at the checkered flag!

On Friday evening, preliminary action for the 35th edition of the 'North/South 100' got underway at the undersized 1/2-mile oval with a double set of qualifying heat races. Earl placed seventh in his first heat race prior to scoring a victory in his final prelim of the night. After finishing fourth in Saturday's consolation race, Earl relied on a series provisional to gain access into the $50,000 to win headliner. The Jacksonville, Florida star eventually wound up eighteenth in the final finishing order of the 100-lapper and currently sits sixth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Earl Pearson, Jr. Battles Outlaws Throughout Badger State...
(August 5, 2017) The 30th edition of the 'USA Nationals' concluded tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin and each driver had their sights firmly set on capturing the whopping $50,000 windfall. Earl Pearson, Jr. laid down the seventh quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session last night before finishing third in heat race action. When the 'USA Nationals' headliner went green earlier this evening, Earl started the 100-lap grind from the outside of the fifth row. At the checkers, the Jacksonville, Florida star was awarded a sixteenth place effort in the crown jewel extravaganza.

(August 4, 2017) The 'USA Nationals' finally kicked off tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and a $6,000 payday was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series show at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Earl Pearson, Jr. qualified sixth fastest in Group A during time trials prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 30-lap main event, Earl unfortunately slowed on lap twenty and was eventually paid for a fourteenth place performance.

(August 3, 2017) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'USA Nationals' preliminary event at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin has been rained-out and rescheduled for tomorrow evening. Also on tap tomorrow at CLS with the entire rain-postponed prelim program will be the regularly scheduled time trial session and heat races for Saturday's 'USA Nationals' headliner, which once again boasts a gigantic $50,000 winner's check.

(August 2, 2017) The #1 team made the overnight haul to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin tonight for the annual running of the 'Sun Drop Shootout,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The $10,000 to win event marked the eighth straight year that the national tour has hosted an event at the sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant. Earl Pearson, Jr. knocked down the fourth fastest time overall during qualifying and later ran second in his stacked heat race. After drawing the sixth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Earl was running in the sixth position when motor issues after only eighteen circuits relegated the Floridian to twenty-first in the final finishing order.

(August 1, 2017) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series made their first-ever stop to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin tonight and Moring Motorsports was in the pit area to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Earl Pearson, Jr. stopped the clock eighth quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the seventh row, Earl slipped back to eighteenth in the final rundown of the caution-free affair.

 

 


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