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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
LOCUST GROVE, AR (August 14, 2015) - A total of 57 cars entered the preliminary night for the 23rd Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Crop Production Services. Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader Jonathan Davenport was the Miller Welders overall and Group A Fast Qualifier by one-thousandth of a second over Mike Marlar. Jimmy Owens was the Miller Welders Fast Qualifier in Group B.

In the first heat race, Earl Pearson, Jr. jumped to the lead at the start and dominated all 15 laps. The Carlton and Kemp Lamm-owned Dunn-Benson Ford, Lucas Oil Products Black Diamond Chassis led Jonathan Davenport and Shannon Babb across the finish line.

Former COMP Cams Topless 100 (2004) winner Dale McDowell sprinted to the top spot on the opening lap and held off Mike Marlar to score the win in heat number two. He drove the Team Dillon Racing, Bad Boy Buggies Warrior Race Cars entry to the victory over Marlar and 1998 Topless 100 winner Wendell Wallace to advance to the redraw.

Chris Brown powered to the lead at the start of heat race number three and never looked back as he took the win in the Mark Brown-owned, Lonestar Hydro and Maintenance Club 29 entry. Eddie Carrier Jr. started fifth and advanced to second, followed by Arkansas driver, Hunter Rasdon, who made his first-career Topless 100.

Two-time and defending Topless 100 winner, Jimmy Owens, powered around 2013 event winner Terry Phillips with five laps-to-go to claim heat number four. He drove the Bryan Rowland-owned Widow Wax sponsored Club 29 #20. Phillips finished second, followed by leading LOLMDS Rookie of the Year candidate Brandon Sheppard.

Jared Landers; the 2010 COMP Cams Topless 100 victor; held off a furious last-lap challenge from Scott Bloomquist to win heat number five. Landers in the Lance Landers Motorsports, Crop Productions Services-sponsored 777 beat Bloomquist to the finish line by one-car length. Trailing Landers and Bloomquist to the finish line was Billy Moyer, Jr. who earned the final transfer spot.

In the sixth heat race, Garrett Alberson raced his way into the $40,000 main event on Saturday as he drove the Raymond Childress-owned Childress Fishing and Rental Black Diamond to victory lane. Defending LOLMDS National Champion Don O'Neal finished third followed by Jesse Stovall.

The six heat race winners re-drew afterwards with Jared Landers drawing the pole. Chris Brown drew the number two spot. Jared Landers drew the 3rd starting spot, Jimmy Owens drew the fourth starting spot, Dale McDowell will start fifth, and Garrett Alberson will start sixth.

In preliminary action, Jonathan Davenport set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 57 entrants, with a lap of 13.434 seconds. Jimmy Owens set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 13.448 seconds. Earl Pearson Jr., Dale McDowell, Chris Brown, Jimmy Owens, Jared Landers, and Garrett Alberson won their respective heat races.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, August 14th, 2015
23rd Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 presented by Crop Production Services
Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Jonathan Davenport / 13.434 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 13.448 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Shannon Babb, Steve Francis, Jon Mitchell, BJ Robinson, Travis Ashley, Charlie LaPlant, Payton Looney, Brandon Smith

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Dale McDowell, Mike Marlar, Wendell Wallace, Chris Simpson, Austin Siebert, Billy Moyer, Tony Jackson, Jr., Ray Moore, Larry Campbell, Robby Moore

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Chris Brown, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Hunter Rasdon, David Payne, Robbie Stuart, Dwight Falcon, Brad Looney, Tommy Surrett, Shannon Scott

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Terry Phillips, Brandon Sheppard, Jeremy Payne, Chandler Petty, Dennis Erb, Jr., Justin Asplin, Ryan Gustin, Austin Rettig, Shane Harris

COMP Cams Heat Race #5 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jared Landers, Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer, Jr., Stacy Taylor, Allen Tippen, Robert Baker, Raymond Merrill, Jamie Elam, Timothy Culp

Crop Production Services Heat Race #5 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Garrett Alberson, Don O'Neal, Jesse Stovall, Tyler Erb, Kyle Beard, Clay Fisher, Gavin Landers, Jack Sullivan, Cole Farmer

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Line Up (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer):


DRIVER

INSIDE

OUTSIDE

DRIVER

Steve Francis

15

R5

Chris Simpson

David Payne

7d

5m

Jon Mitchell

Austin Siebert

16A

6r

Robbie Stuart

BJ Robinson

1R

21

Billy Moyer

Dwight Falcon

F4

997

Travis Ashley

Tony Jackson, Jr.

56

14L

Brad Looney

Charlie LaPlant

3c

93m

Ray Moore

Tommy Surrett

27s

15L

Payton Looney

Larry Campbell

15x

4F

Shannon Scott

Brandon Smith

115

66

Robby Moore

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Line Up (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer):


DRIVER

INSIDE

OUTSIDE

DRIVER

Jeremy Payne

186

27T

Stacy Taylor

Tyler Erb

91

47

Chandler Petty

Allen Tippen

71A

17m

Robert Baker

Kyle Beard

86

28e

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Clay Fisher

99

77A

Justin Asplin

Raymond Merrill

56M

77

Gavin Landers

Ryan Gustin

19R

1X

Jamie Elam

Jack Sullivan

18s

94

Austin Rettig

Timothy Culp

C8

26F

Cole Farmer

Shane Harris

0H

 

 

Feature Line Up (100 Laps):


DRIVER

INSIDE

OUTSIDE

DRIVER

Jared Landers

777

21B

Chris Brown

Earl Pearson, Jr.

1

20

Jimmy Owens

Dale McDowell

17m

F5

Garrett Alberson

Jonathan Davenport

6

75

Terry Phillips

Mike Marlar

157

0

Scott Bloomquist

Eddie Carrier, Jr.

28

5

Don O'Neal

Shannon Babb

18

R5x

Hunter Rasdon

Brandon Sheppard

B5

6m

Wendell Wallace

Billy Moyer, Jr.

21jr

00

Jesse Stovall

B-MAIN 1 - 1ST

19TH

20TH

B-MAIN 2 - 1ST

B-MAIN 1 - 2ND

21ST

22ND

B-MAIN 2 - 2ND

Series Provisional

23RD

24TH

Series Provisional