Lucas Oil Late Models Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship this Weekend

BATAVIA, OH – In one week, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will cap off one of the most exciting seasons in the history of the national tour. The 2017 season finale, 37th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries, will take place October 19th-21st, at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH.

This weekend will get underway on Thursday night, October 19th with preliminary events for the Modified division. Action on Friday night, October 20th will include the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Hot Laps and two rounds of qualifying Heat Races – with the passing points total from both rounds determining Saturday night’s B-Main and Feature line-ups.

On Saturday night, a driver autograph session will take place in the vendor midway area. Afterwards, consolation events for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be held, followed by the $4,000-to-win Modified main event and the Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifier Race. The top-26 drivers that did not transfer into the Dirt Track World Championship (via preliminary events) will be eligible to start the $3,000-to-win, $200-to-start, non-qualifiers race – held prior to the main event. The winner of the 30-lap, Jim Dunn Memorial has the choice of keeping their $3,000 winnings, or forfeiting their earnings to start last in the main event. The 100-lap, $100,000-to-win, Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries – main event will cap off the weekend’s on-track action.

After Saturday night’s main event, the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion will be crowned. Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, and Scott Bloomquist are locked in an unprecedented three-man battle for the national championship – separated by just 75-points in the championship standings, heading into the season finale.

The 2017 Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year – Presented by Hot Rod Processing will also be decided on Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. A margin of 85-points separate Hudson O’Neal and Gregg Satterlee in the current Rookie of the Year standings.




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Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS TRAIL BY
1 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 8135
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 8095 -40
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 8060 -75
4 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 7545 -590
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 7540 -595
6 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 7310 -825
7 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 7275 -860
8 28e Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 6805 -1330
9 71 Hudson O’Neal ® Martinsville, IN 6755 -1380
10 22 Gregg Satterlee ® Rochester Mills, PA 6670 -1465
11 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 6485 -1650
12 99 Boom Briggs ® Bear Lake, PA 5800 -2335

 

Track Information:
Phone Number: 740-354-3278
Tracks Promoter: Donna Rayburn
Location: 25648 State Route 73, West Portsmouth, OH 45663
Website: www.portsraceway.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 – 1300, 1425
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 04, LM40 (no cutting, no siping, no needling)

37th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries Event Purse: 1. $100,000, 2. $20,000 3. $10,000, 4. $7,000 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $3,200, 8. $3,000, 9. $2,800, 10. $2,500, 11. $2,450, 12. $2,400, 13. $2,350, 14. $2,300, 15. $2,250, 16. $2,200, 17. $2,150, 18. $2,100, 19. $2,075, 20. $2,060, 21. $2,050, 22. $2,040, 23. $2,030, 24. $2,020, 25. $2,010, 26. $2,000

DirtonDirt.com Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifier Event Purse: 1. $3,000, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,250, 4. $1,000, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. $500, 12. $400, 13. $350, 14. $300, 15. $250, 16. $200, 17. $200, 18. $200, 19. $200, 20. $200, 21. $200, 22. $200, 23. $200, 24. $200, 25. $200, 26. $200

Previous Dirt Track World Championship Winners:
1981 – Jim Dunn
1982 – Charlie Swartz
1983 – Freddy Smith
1984 – Jack Boggs
1985 – Freddy Smith
1986 – Billy Moyer
1987 – Larry Moore
1988 – Donnie Moran
1989 – John Mason
1990 – Jack Boggs
1991 – Freddy Smith
1992 – Ronnie Johnson
1993 – Freddy Smith
1994 – Ronnie Johnson
1995 – Jack Boggs
1996 – Billy Moyer
1997 – Marshall Green
1998 – Freddy Smith
1999 – Steve Francis
2000 – Wendell Wallace
2001 – Bart Hartman
2002 – Shannon Babb
2003 – Darrell Lanigan
2004 – Rick Eckert
2005 – Scott Bloomquist
2006 – Shannon Babb
2007 – Chub Frank
2008 – Brian Birkhofer
2009 – Jimmy Mars
2010 – Earl Pearson Jr.
2011 – Don O’Neal
2012 – Jimmy Owens
2013 – Brandon Sheppard
2014 – Scott Bloomquist
2015 – Scott Bloomquist
2016 – Brandon Sheppard