Earl Pearson Jr. and the Bobby Labonte Racing Team Heading to World 100, Finishes 2nd at Hillbilly 100
September 13, 2009
ARCHDALE, NC (September 10, 2009)- Earl Pearson Jr. and the Bobby Labonte Racing Team will travel to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and compete in the World 100 this weekend. Earl won this prestigious event back in 2006 and looks to contend for the win again this year. In last years event Earl was running a solid second place and closing on the leader with 15 laps to go when his right front tire went flat. Over 200 cars are expected to enter the event this year drawing drivers from all across the country. “Were excited about our chances this weekend to run well and maybe put ourselves in contention for a win. It would be great to win this event again to back up our win here in 2006″, stated Earl.
Earl and the team are coming off from a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned events this past weekend. On Saturday Earl competed at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio for a $10,000 to win sanctioned event. Earl struggled with his setup and finished a distant 11th in the final run down. Then on Sunday earl and the team traveled to Tyler County Speedway in WV for a one day $41,000 to win sanctioned event. Earl would start 10th in the feature and was leading by lap 21. Earl would pull out to a straightaway lead a t times but a lap 32 caution would bunch the field up Ray Cook would pass Earl for the lead and on lap 39 rains began to fall that postponed the event until the next day. Earl would hound Cook the remaining 60 laps but was never able to make the pass for the lead. Earl would finish 2nd to Cook in an event he won back in 2006 as well.
Earl and the Bobby Labonte Racing Team would like to thank all their sponsors in 2009 for their support including Lucas Slick Mist, Lucas Oil, Larry Wallace Engines, Mopar, Sunoco Race Fuels, Allstar Performance, Tiger Rear End, BERT, Butlerbuilt, Hyperco, SHY, Wilwood, Sweet, TWM, Dyers Top Rods, Weld, Hoosier Tire, PRC, Wiles Driveshafts, Wrisco, Sparco, Bell, Mechanix Wear, Oakley, Coke, Dunn-Benson Racing Supply, ASI Racewear, WRT Web Designs, The Decal Source, Rick Schwallie Photography and WD Enterprises.
For more information about Lucas Slick Mist and Lucas Oil Products visit www.Lucasoil.com. To purchase Earl Pearson Jr. merchandise and for more information about Earl Pearson Jr. and the Bobby Labonte Racing Team visit their official website at www.bobbylabontemotorsports.com.
8/28- Lawerenceburg Speedway- 6th
9/5- Portsmouth Raceway Park -11th
9/6- Tyler County Speedway- 2nd