Earl Pearson Jr. and Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports on Speed Channel Nov. 13

Earl Pearson Jr. and Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports on Speed Channel Nov. 13

Earl Pearson Jr. and Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports on Speed Channel Nov. 13

by Wayne Castleberry , Earl Pearson Jr. & Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 2004 Stacker 2 Xtreme DirtCar National Finals held at the world famous Knoxville Raceway held October 14-16th, 2004 will be shown this Saturday November 13 at 2:00pm EST on Speed Channel. Earl Pearson Jr. and the Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports Team will get plenty of camera coverage during this 2-hour broadcast.

Before this event Earl had never raced or seen the famous Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. It didn''t take long for Earl to figure out how to get around the speedway as he set a new track record and was the fastest qualifier out of the 98 cars entered in the event. Under the unique format for the event, Earl would start last in his heat race and put on a driving clinic as he roared to the front and crossed the finish line in a photo finish for first place with Jeep Van Wormer. After the officials reviewed the tape it was Van Wormer who barely edged out Earl for the heat race win. Earl would start the feature in the fourth position as a result of his fourth place finish in the dash. In the Thursday night preliminary feature event Earl would charge to the front and battle race leader Darren Miller through most of the race trading the lead back and forth. On a restart with 5 laps to go, Earl shot underneath Miller coming off of turn four and the two made contact. Earl had to check up to avoid spinning Miller out. As Earl checked up Matt Miller was able to get by Earl for second place. Earl would finish third in the preliminary feature, a solid top five finish.

Because of the unique point system format Earl earned enough points to start on the pole position for the 2004 Stacker 2 Xtreme DirtCar Finals feature event. Before the exciting feature event took place Earl conducted several interviews for the Speed Channel cameras, including an in-depth interview with Earl inside the Knoxville Sprint Car Museum. Earl talks candidly about his career, his team, his family and what it meant to win the 2004 Stacker 2 Xtreme DirtCar Series Championship.

After all the interviews, Earl and the Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports Team got down to business as they have all year long contending for a win at every event. Earl would lead the first 24 laps before falling back to 6th position about halfway into the race. Earl always charging, changed his driving line and roared back to the second place position where he would finish in the final event for 2004. “Fans will see an awesome facility with awesome racing action when they watch this race on Speed channel. I was really impressed with the facility and the way they managed their track prep was awesome. You could race three and sometimes four wide around this place all three nights” stated Earl from his home in Jacksonville.

The Speed Channel will air this Stacker 2 Xtreme DirtCar National Finals from Knoxville Raceway several times in the month of November. Nov13 @2pm EST, Nov 14 @1am EST, Nov 16 @3am EST, and on Thanksgiving Day Nov 25 @12pm EST.

Earl and the Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports Team would like to thank all their sponsors that helped them win the 2004 Stacker 2 Xtreme DirtCar Series National Championship, Lucas Oil, Larry Wallace Engines, Rocket Chassis, Comp Cams, T&D Rockers, CP Pistons, Moroso, Sunoco Race Fuels, Tiger Rear Ends, Bert, Weld Wheels, Afco, Wilwood, Shy Racing Suspensions, Stuckey Enterprises, ButlerBuilt, Simpson, CV Products, Xtreme Graphics, Cizmar, Goodyear Tires, Stealth Carburetors, Woodward, Coca Cola Of Fayetteville and all the people at Stacker2 for their support of the Xtreme DirtCar Series.