The Common Denominator - Winning with Late Model Plus
ALMA, OH (Aug. 22, 2009) Things have changed quickly for Chub Frank, as he continued his sudden transformation from struggling traveler to red-hot racer with his second World of Outlaws Late Model Series win in two days. Saturday’s win was good for $20,600 in the ‘Buckeye 100’ at K-C Raceway and followed his victory Thursday at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, OH. In the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Jimmy Owens outran Scott Bloomquist to win $10,000 at the Knoxville 75 at Tazewell Speedway Friday for his third series win of the season while Tim McCreadie rolled to victory Thursday in the Sixth Annual Scorcher 100 at Volunteer Speedway. It was McCreadie’s first Lucas Oil victory of the season, worth $20,000.  All three winning drivers were powered by VP’s Late Model Plus racing fuel.

Frank’s wins ended a frustrating 15-month-long, 62-race winless streak on the national tour and $20,600 payoff also marked the first time he earned a five-figure race check since October 2007 when he pocketed $50,000 for winning the Dirt Track World Championship. “It’s funny how fast things can turn around,” said Frank, who registered his 16th career WoO LMS victory. “But I’m glad they did. We needed this bad. Now I’ll be able to pay some bills and make some people happy.”

In the Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the third time in 2009, Owens thanked a multitude of supporters including his car owner, Mike Reece, who hails from Tazewell and was on hand to watch his driver win.  "I’m glad that we could win here in front of Mike and all the great fans we have. Scott and I had a real good race out there, it seemed like we got into traffic quite a bit which happens a lot here, but we got a timely yellow when we needed it, the lapped cars did a great job of letting us by. It's tough out there on this track with traffic, but our car was just really good on the restarts," said the 37-year old driver as he recorded his 12th career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win. 

At Volunteer Speedway, McCreadie was thankful for the opportunity to race again following his injuries at the Chili Bowl back in January.  "Man I can't thank the fans enough for their support when I was hurt, it's been a frustrating road to get here, but I feel we have turned the corner, this track is tough not only on the body but the car was well, but the track was in great shape tonight, thanks to my crew they did a great job with the car, I feel bad for Don O'Neal and MasterSbilt they had a great car tonight and he was just running off with this thing until he broke, I want to thank Rocket Chassis, Pro Power Engines, VP Racing Fuels and everybody else for their help, thanks for everyone coming out tonight," said the 35-year old racer.