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Bobby Labonte Racing and Earl Pearson Jr. Heads to Kentucky Then Missouri Next
May 3, 2007 - updated May 3rd, 2007 4:08pm
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:May 3, 2007

Earl Pearson Jr. and the Bobby Labonte Racing Team will travel to Calvert City Kentucky this weekend and compete at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway. Earl the defending champion of the "Kentucky 99" will try to repeat his win from the 2006 season and take home the $24,999 first place prize for the second year in a row. This year's 99-lap feature event is sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and will draw a large field of drivers from all over the country. The Bobby Labonte Racing Team has been looking forward to this event ever since the schedule was released earlier this year. "Jason, Matt, Regan and Ben have been working hard this week to make sure our cars are ready to defend our win from last year. Were excited to go back as the defending race winner", stated Earl.

Earl and the team competed at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD last weekend in a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event. Earl finished 2nd in his heat race and was running in the top ten in the feature event when a left front brake rotor broke ending his night. Earl finished a disappointing 21st. Earl has one win on the series in 2007 and is currently 9th 130 points out of first place in a tight points battle among the top ten drivers. After this weekends series event in Kentucky Earl and the series will compete at the Lucas Oil Speedway on May11-12th in Wheatland, MO. The "Diamond of Dirt" series sanctioned event will pay $25,000 to the winner and an additional $10,000 bonus to a driver that wins the event if that driver has perfect attendance on the series in 2007. There are currently 19 drivers eligible for this bonus including Pearson Jr. To learn more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website of the series at www.lucasdirt.com.

The May issue of Dirt Late Model Magazine has just been released and includes a nice feature story about the new Bobby Labonte Racing Team and driver Earl Pearson Jr. Several nice pictures are included in the article including pictures of the BLR shops in Archdale, North Carolina where the team is based. To order this issue of DLM Magazine visit their website at www.mompub.com.

Earl and the Bobby Labonte Racing Team would like to thank all their sponsors for their support in 2007. They include: LifeLong Locks, Mopar, Lucas Oil, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mastersbilt Race Cars, Larry Wallace Engines, Allstar Performance, Tiger Rear End, BERT, Butlerbuilt, Hyperco, Moroso, SHY, Wilwood, Woodward, TWM, Dyers Top Rods, Weld, Hoosier Tire, PRC, Jones Racing Products, Stealth, Trick, Wrisco, Sparco, Bell, Mechanix Wear, Oakley, Cherrios, Coke, Dunn-Benson Racing Supply, ASI Racewear, WRT Web Designs, The Decal Source, Rick Schwallie Photography and WD Enterprises.

For more information about LifeLong Locks and the strongest locks on the market today, visit www.lifelonglocks.com. For more information about Earl Pearson Jr. and the Bobby Labonte Racing Team and to view new photos from recent events visit their official website at www.bobbylabontemotorsports.com.


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