LM: Farley race summary

(Farley, IA) - Scott Bloomquist dominated the fifty-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series main event at Farley Speedway on Saturday, May 15, 2004. Despite a few late race caution flags, Bloomquist was never really challenged for the $10,000-win...

(Farley, IA) - Scott Bloomquist dominated the fifty-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series main event at Farley Speedway on Saturday, May 15, 2004. Despite a few late race caution flags, Bloomquist was never really challenged for the $10,000-win in Farley Speedway's Palace Ballroom 50.

Bloomquist, driver of the Miller Brothers Coal, Hawkeye Trucking, Ford powered Bloomquist Chassis racecar, set second fast time, won his heat, and finished second in the dash to earn a front row outside starting spot for the A-Main. When the green flag fell, Bloomquist jumped out to the early lead and dominated all night long. At one point, Bloomquist had a half-lap lead. Yellow flags on lap forty-five and forty-eight would allow a hungry pack to line up right behind him, but two good restarts never allowed anyone to try a pass for the win.

Darren Miller qualified for the main event through the B-Main. Starting seventeenth in the Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket Chassis number "32D," used the low groove around the track to charge through the pack.

"I think we made the right tire choice," stated Miller. "We were on a little different tire then I saw anyone else on, and that really helped us make the move on the bottom (of the track)."

With ten laps left, Miller had begun to work on passing second place running Chub Frank. He looked a few times underneath Frank, but Frank would maintain second. On the lap forty-five restart, Miller knew he had to try to get by Frank on then.

"I had a pretty good idea that I had to get him (Frank) on the start," Miller recalls. "I figured if I could get around on the bottom, he'd push, and I could get by." Miller would get by and finish second.

"I was too tight," informed Frank. The driver of the Corry Rubber Corp., All-Star Performance, Draime powered, Rocket Chassis number "1*" was happy with a third place finish. "There was a cushion up on top, and Darren (Miller) and Scott (Bloomquist) could run above it. I didn't dare get up in there, because I was too tight. Every time I touched that cushion, my car wanted to turn right into the wall, so I tried to stay off of it as best I could. If it (the racing groove) would have been around the bottom, I think we would have been okay."

Heat winners included: Bloomquist, Billy Moyer, Brian Birkhofer, and Jeff Bair. Rick Eckert set fast time.

RACE RESULTS:
World of Outlaws Late Model Series
Farley Speedway | Farley, IA
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Palace Ballroom 50 (50 Laps)
1. 0 Scott Bloomquist
2. 32D Darren Miller
3. 1* Chub Frank
4. 15B Brian Birkhofer
5. 15 Steve Francis
6. 24 Rick Eckert
7. 17M Dale McDowell
8. E1 Mike Balzano
9. 23 John Blankenship
10. 44 Clint Smith
11. 39 Tim McCreadie
12. 9S Dan Schlieper
13. 29 Darrell Lanigan
14. 45 Jeff Lave
15. 26 Steve Boley
16. 75 Bart Hartman
17. 50 Denny Eckrich
18. 18 Shannon Babb
19. 12X Steve Ace
20. 21 Billy Moyer
21. 12 Rick Aukland
22. 83 Scott James
23. 58 Dave Eckrich
24. 28B Jeff Bair.
FAST TIME: Rick Eckert 18.482

HEAT RACES: (Top 4 Transfer Winner To Dash)

HEAT RACE 1:
1. Brian Birkhofer
2. Rick Eckert
3. Denny Eckrich
4. Steve "Ace" Ihm
5. Dan Schlieper
6. Darrell Lanigan
7. Dave Eckrich
8. Johnny Johnson
9. Jeff Laue
10. Gary Crawford.

HEAT RACE 2:
1. Scott Bloomquist
2. Dale McDowell
3. Tim McCreadie
4. Steve Francis
5. Darren Miller
6. Brian Harris
7. Greg Peck
8. Steve Johnson
9. Keith Foss
10. Bart Hartman.

HEAT RACE 3:
1. Jeff Bair
2. Mike Balzano
3. Curt Martin
4. Steve Boley
5. Kerry Hansen
6. Clint Smith
7. Jay Johnson
8. Todd Davis
9. Ty Kleiner
10. Matt Furman.

HEAT RACE 4:
1. Billy Moyer
2. Chub Frank
3. Shannon Babb
4. Scott James
5. John Blankenship
6. Mike Miller
7. Clint Hines
8. Rick Aukland
9. Jeff Tharpe.

DASH RACE: (Determine A-Main Start Spot)
1. Billy Moyer
2. Scott Bloomquist
3. Jeff Bair
4. Brian Birkhofer.

B-MAIN WINNER TOP 10: (Top 6 Transfer)
1. Darren Miller
2. Dan Schlieper
3. John Blankenship
4. Darrell Lanigan
5. Clint Smith
6. Dave Eckrich
7. Mike Miller
8. Jay Johnson
9. Rick Aukland
10. Jeff Tharpe.

PROVISIONALS: (WoO LM Awarded)
Bart Hartman
Rick Aukland.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Scott Bloomquist , Rick Eckert , Brian Birkhofer , Mike Miller , Steve Johnson , Steve Francis , Tim McCreadie , John Blankenship