ST. LOUIS — Scott Bloomquist did it in the Dome Saturday night.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion started on the pole and turned in a dominant performance to bank the $20,000 top prize in the inaugural Gateway Dirt Nationals inside the Dome at America’s Center.
Seven caution flags slowed the pace on the tight indoor dirt track, but Bloomquist was up to the challenge on restart after restart to hold back Don O’Neal for the victory.
Brandon Sheppard raced from ninth on the grid to finish third, while Bobby Pierce, who started 12th, and Hunter Rasdon rounding out the top five.
Ninety-seven late models were on hand for the three-night program.
Tommie Seets Jr. won $10,000 for winning the UMP modified feature earlier in the program.
Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, Hunter Rasdon, Chad Zobrist, Billy Moyer Jr., Nick Hoffman, Ryan Unzicker, Justin Kay, Gordy Gundaker, Joey Coulter, Kent Robinson, Casey Roberts, Michael Kloos, Jason Feger, Tony Jackson Jr., Chris Simpson, Shannon Babb, Devin Moran, Darrell Lanigan, Kevin Weaver.