Bloomquist Facing LOLMDS Penalties

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Scott Bloomquist will be back in action this weekend during the Dirt Late Model Dream. (Al Steinberg photo)
Scott Bloomquist will be back in action this weekend during the Dirt Late Model Dream. (Al Steinberg photo)

GIBSONTON, Fla. — Scott Bloomquist is once again facing penalties from a sanctioning body, but this time it is from officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

It was announced during Thursday’s drivers meeting at East Bay Raceway Park that Scott Bloomquist is facing penalties and fines for infractions during Tuesday night’s Winternationals event at the third-mile track.

Bloomquist left the facility on Tuesday night after an incident in his heat race. He did not compete in the B main but accepted a series provisional to start the feature. Series officials later learned that Bloomquist was not piloting the No. 0 during the five laps the car completed during the feature before retiring from the event.

Bloomquist will face the following penalties and fines: disqualification from Tuesday’s event; loss of TV Race Challenge points earned; earnings from Tuesday’s event of $500 will be forfeited and paid to the next eligible provisional — Mike Benedum; a $1,000 fine; suspension from Thursday night’s program; and indefinite probation.

Bloomquist raced on Wednesday night at East Bay and started 11th and finished 20th.

Last year, Bloomquist was suspended by DIRTcar officials for twice failing to submit a sample for a mandatory drug test, and the previous season he was docked by DIRTcar for racing with “doctored” tires.