Hurricane Earl Clinches 2004 Stacker2 National Championship!
The championship was in reach for Pearson if he could finish 5 positions ahead of Mars. Pearson again showed his consistency by staying in the top 5 throughout the race and came home a solid 4th place finish. Mars would advance from his 17th starting spot to finish 12th. After the smoke clears from the calculators, Pearson will head to the Stacker 2 National Finals in Knoxville, Iowa with a 106 point lead. The maximum points that Jimmy Mars could gain in the final event are 93 points. Pearson has to only start the feature event Saturday night at Knoxville and he will be crowned the 2004 Stacker 2 UMP/Xtreme DirtCar Series champion! “This is a huge relief to be able to go to Knoxville with the championship clinched. I have to thank my car owners, Carlton and Kemp Lamm, for giving me the opportunity to drive for one of the top race teams in the country”, stated Pearson after the race.
Pearson''s championship can be attributed to his tremendous consistency throughout the year. After 23 events, the Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports team has 4 wins, 18 top 5''s and 21 top 10 finishes on the Stacker 2 UMP/Xtreme DirtCar Series. “I have to give a lot of credit to Lucas Oil for their support and great products that enabled us to have such consistency. Our engine program this year with Larry Wallace engines gave us more horsepower than ever before and was a large part of our success this year”, stated Pearson. Pearson can now add a national championship to his 1997 “Rookie of the Year” accomplishment. The Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports has been very successful over the many years in racing, but this championship is the first national championship for the team. To learn more about the Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports team and driver “Hurricane” Earl Pearson Jr., visit the official website at www.dunnbensonfordmotorsports.com. ### Media Contact for Earl Pearson Jr. Wayne Castleberry WD Enterprises Inc.