October 2018 archive

LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES UNVEILS 2019 SCHEDULE

BATAVIA, OHIO (October 29, 2018) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is proud to announce the 2019 schedule, with a lineup featuring a record-breaking 65 feature events. The ambitious schedule is set to visit 37 different venues across 22 states, showcasing the talents of the nation’s top dirt late model drivers along the way.

The 2019 tour will launch with nine events during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, including February 1st-2nd at Golden Isles Speedway; February 4th-9th at East Bay Raceway Park; and February 10th at Bubba Raceway Park. As is tradition, the 2019 championship battle will conclude October 18th-19th at the 39th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

Three tracks on the 2019 tour will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time, including: 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. on April 5th, Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. on September 20th, and Raceway 7 in Monroe Center, Ohio on October 4th.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Ga. for the first time since June 2009, on April 6th. 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa also returns to the Lucas Late Model Dirt Series slate, for the first time since May 2010, on May 16th. On May 17th, for the first time since May 2008, the tour will visit Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa.

The 2019 campaign will be highlighted by a generous number of the industries richest events, including: Lucas Oil Speedway’s Show-Me 100 ($30,000 to win); I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000); Florence Speedway’s North/South 100 ($50,000); Batesville Motor Speedway’s Topless 100 ($40,000); Mansfield Motor Speedway’s Dirt Million ($100,000+); Tyler County Speedway’s Hillbilly Hundred ($30,000); Knoxville Raceway’s Late Model Nationals ($40,000); Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway’s Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000); and Portsmouth Raceway Park’s Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000).

“To be crowned Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, the driver must be able to master a diversified race schedule that truly challenges the best of the best,” said Rick Schwallie, Series Director.

“The 2019 schedule will offer drivers and teams the test of conquering a mix of traditional favorites and all-new venues – while providing race fans around the world the most thrilling events of the season,” Schwallie added. “None of this would be possible without the infrastructure that Lucas Oil provides and all the support of our tracks, promoters, marketing partners, race teams, car owners, and fans.”

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2019 tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tour Schedule:

Date Event Name Track To Win Laps
Feb 1 Super Bowl of Racing Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA $12,000 50
Feb 2 Super Bowl of Racing Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA $12,000 50
Feb 4 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $5,000 30
Feb 5 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $5,000 30
Feb 6 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $7,000 40
Feb 7 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $7,000 40
Feb 8 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $12,000 50
Feb 9 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $12,000 50
Feb 10 Winter Nationals Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL $10,000 50
Mar 15 Buckeye Spring 50 Atomic Speedway Chillicothe, OH $12,000 50
Mar 16 22nd Annual Indiana Icebreaker Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $12,000 50
Apr 5 Tennessee’s Action Track 50 411 Motor Speedway Seymour, TN $12,000 50
Apr 6 North Georgia Speedway Chatsworth, GA $12,000 50
Apr 12 Steel Valley 50 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH $12,000 50
Apr 13 38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD $12,000 50
Apr 14 The Rumble by the River Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA $10,000 50
Apr 26 Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 Tri-City Speedway Granite City, IL $12,000 50
Apr 27 St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 Macon Speedway Macon, IL $12,000 100
May 3 Toyota Knoxville 50 Tazewell Speedway Tazewell, TN $12,000 50
May 4 33rd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial Florence Speedway Union, KY $12,000 50
May 16 34 Raceway Burlington, IA $10,000 50
May 17 Farley Speedway Farley, IA $12,000 50
May 18 NAPA North Star Nationals Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN $12,000 50
May 23 6th Annual Cowboy Classic Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $6,000 45
May 24 The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $6,000 40
May 25 27th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $30,000 100
May 30 Clash at the Mag Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $5,000 25
May 31 Clash at the Mag Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $5,000 25
Jun 1 Clash at the Mag Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $15,000 100
Jun 13 Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial Fayetteville Motor Speedway Fayetteville, NC $10,000 50
Jun 14 21st Annual Grassy Smith Memorial Cherokee Speedway Gaffney, SC $12,000 50
Jun 15 Big Daddy 75 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville, TN $15,000 75
Jul 3 Muskingum County Speedway Zanesville, OH $12,000 50
Jul 4 Independence 50 Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $12,000 50
Jul 5 25th Annual Topless 50 Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne, WV $12,000 50
Jul 6 Freedom 50 Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $12,000 50
Jul 12 NAPA Know How 50 Tri-City Speedway Granite City, IL $12,000 50
Jul 13 13th Annual Diamond Nationals Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $12,000 50
Jul 16 Bullet SportsWear Shootout Brown County Speedway Aberdeen, SD $10,000 50
Jul 17 Jackson Motorplex Jackson, MN $10,000 50
Jul 18 Go 50 I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE $12,000 50
Jul 19-20 9th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE $53,000 80
Aug 8 Sunoco North/South Shootout Florence Speedway Union, KY $10,000 50
Aug 9-10 37th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Florence Speedway Union, KY $50,000 100
Aug 15 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $5,000 30
Aug 16 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $5,000 30
Aug 17 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $40,000 100
Aug 22 Dirt Million Duels Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $10,000 x2 25
Aug 23 Dirt Million Duels Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $10,000 x2 25
Aug 24 Dirt Million Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $100,000 + 100
Aug 30 15th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial Ponderosa Speedway Junction City, KY $12,000 50
Aug 31 Bob Miller Memorial Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $12,000 50
Sep 1 51st Annual Hillbilly Hundred Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne, WV $30,000 100
Sep 12 16th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
Sep 13 16th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
Sep 14 16th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $40,000 100
Sep 20 Late Model Shootout Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN $12,000 50
Sep 21 40th Annual Jackson 100 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $15,000 100
Oct 4 Great Lakes 50 Raceway 7 Monroe Center, OH $12,000 50
Oct 5 31st Annual Pittsburgher 100 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA $20,000 100
Oct 12 Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Dixie Speedway Woodstock, GA $12,000 50
Oct 13 Lucas Oil Rome Showdown Rome Speedway Rome, GA $10,000 50
Oct 18-19 39th Annual Dirt Track World Championship Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $100,000 100

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2018 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

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Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway 2018 Banquet Date & Location Announced

Big Ten Series To Also Celebrate At January 19 Event

(Macon, IL) With the 2018 racing season in the rear view mirror and drivers looking ahead to 2019, officials from the Track Enterprises office have announced the awards banquet date for Macon Speedway as well as Lincoln Speedway.  This year’s ceremony will include both tracks as well as the three Midwest Big Ten Series. The event will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel.

On the Lincoln Speedway side, Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, claimed this year’s Pro Late Model championship. Brian Lynn, of Mason City, IL, edged his son, Austin, in a tight battle for this year’s Modified championship.  In the Nutech Seed DII Midgets by Bailey Chassis class, Mason City’s Andy Baugh will take top honors.  In the Hornet class, Decatur, IL driver, Jeremy Reed, took the championship.

Taylor also claimed the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model championship at Macon Speedway, while Tommy Sheppard, Jr. won the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified title.  In B-Mod action, Cody Stilwell of Godfrey, IL will take top honors, while Tim Bedinger, of Taylorville, took the tiebreaker over Scott Williams in the Sportsman class.  In Street Stock action, Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL was champion, while Mike Eskew, of Springfield, IL, squeaked a close one out over Jeremy Reed.

Midwest Big Ten Action this year saw New Berlin, IL’s Jose Parga win the Super Late Model championship.  Guy Taylor ended with the clean sweep in Pro Late Model action, winning the Big Ten title in addition to his track championships.  Rounding things out, Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols took yet another Street Stock title.

In addition to the champions, drivers who met the attendance eligibility requirements and finished in the top ten in those classes will also be honored.  Invitations will be sent to those who have awards coming to them at the January 19 affair.  In addition to those being honored, anyone is welcome to attend the banquet including drivers, fans, crew members, officials, and sponsors.

The Decatur Conference Center and Hotel will provide the delicious buffet style meal that includes salad, fried chicken, roast beef, pasta salad, au gratin potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, and desserts.  Coffee, tea, and water is also included while other drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Cost to attend the banquet is $20 per person for those who call to RSVP with payment by January 14th.  Anyone paying after January 14th will pay $25 per person.  A block of hotel rooms are also available for any guests wishing to stay overnight following the awards ceremony.  Reservations for rooms must be made directly through the hotel.

Doors will open at 6:00 for cocktail hour, dinner will be served at 7:00, and awards will be handed out at 8:00.

For more information or to RSVP with payment, call 217-764-3200.

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