WHEATLAND, MO -July 14, 2012-
Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN and John Blankenship of Williamson, WV kept the large crowd on their feet Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway. Owens held off Blankenship in his Weld Racing wheel equipped Dirt Late Model to gain the $10,000 win in the 6th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals.
Owens and Blankenship ran one-two from the 12th lap. Blankenship led briefly on laps 20 and 21, but Owens rebounded to retake the point on lap 22. The two drivers put on an exciting show constantly running side-by-side around the 3/8ths mile track.
Owens was still catching his breath in victory after a hard-fought 50 laps of racing. “The last two or three times we have been here, it has been a heck of a race! It’s great for the fans, it keeps them coming back, I want to dedicate this win to Chad Bryant one of our crew guys, whose father just passed away, he is in our thoughts and prayers,” said Owens, who also accepted a diamond ring for his win.