After sitting out nearly four months due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, Scott Bloomquist will return to action this weekend at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway.
Bloomquist’s return to the driver’s seat comes on the heels of an announcement earlier this week. The statement revealed that the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer was going to engage in a private test session on Tuesday evening to determine if he was physically ready to return to action. The test session revealed that the Tennessee racer was indeed ready to return to competition.
“I fully expected to be ready and up to speed, but I still wanted to make sure my range of motion and comfortability was where it needed to be” Bloomquist commented. “It just seems meant to be. I wouldn’t want to return anywhere else or at any other event if I had a choice [than the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway].”
In typical Bloomquist fashion, he closed out his comments with a smirk and said, “I wanted to make sure nobody got a freebie.”
While Bloomquist recovered from his injuries, he tabbed Shannon Babb to pilot his team’s car in the Show Me 100 and the Dirt Late Model Dream. Unfortunately the Show Me 100 fell victim to Mother Nature. Babb will now make his debut in a Scott Bloomquist Racing team car at this weekend’s 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway.
“The test was unbelievable, when you have a car that feels so much different and has that kind of speed it certainly makes it hard to think about not being able to finish the deal” Shannon Babb stated. “Of course you want Scott to return, so it’s bitter sweet when that happens, but thankfully Scott and Cody [Sommer] have given me the opportunity to run the car at the Dream. I couldn’t be more excited about this weekends race.”