Lucas Oil Late Models Return to Action Next Week

BATAVIA, OH – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will resume competition next week with a visit to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH on Friday, March 17th – followed by Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN on Saturday, March 18th.

A strong contingent of local and regional standouts are expected to battle the elite drivers of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the 3rd Annual Buckeye Spring 50. In 2016, Jonathan Davenport claimed his second Buckeye Spring 50 victory over Brian Shirley, Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, and Darrell Lanigan.

The Friday, March 17th event at Atomic Speedway will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will compete for $1,000-to-win.

The Atomic Speedway season opener will award a minimum of $10,000 on Friday night, but carries the potential to award even more if the super late model car count exceeds 75 entries. “To kick off the year with a major Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event like this is really special,” Brad McCown, promoter of Atomic Speedway explained. “With that said, we would like to do something even more for the drivers that plan to make the trip to Atomic Speedway on March 17th. If the total car count reaches a minimum of 75, we will bump the purse from $10,000-to-win to $12,000-to-win, as well as guarantee $1,000 to each main event starter. We want this event to be massive; give the fans something to talk about for a long time.”

For tickets and more information, visit: www.atomicspeedway.net.


Brownstown Speedway will host the 20th Annual Indiana Icebreaker on Saturday, March 18th. Located inside the Jackson County Fairgrounds – the 1/4-mile dirt oval is accustomed to thrilling, edge of your seat racing action lap-after-lap. The nation’s top dirt late model talents will tackle an always-stout group of local and regional drivers.

The event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains – highlighted by a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The ILMS Pro Late Models and UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will both compete for $1,000-to-win on Saturday, March 18th.

To purchase advanced tickets or find more information, visit: www.brownstownspeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:
POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS TRAIL BY
1 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 870
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 855 -15
3 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamson, SC 825 -45
4 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 820 -50
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 715 -155
6 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 710 -160
7 28E Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 655 -215
8 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 650 -220
9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 630 -240
10 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 625 -245
11 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 600 -270
12 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 595 -275
13 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN 590 -280
14 38 Kenny PettyJohn Millsboro, DE 570 -300
14 240 Doug Drown Wooster, OH 570 -300
16 11 Austin Hubbard Bridgeville, DE 525 -345
17 22* GR Smith Statesville, NC 495 -375
17 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 495 -375

Track Information:
Atomic Speedway
Phone Number: 740-703-9749
Tracks Promoter: Brad McCown
Location: 2535 Blain Hwy, Waverly, OH 45690
Website: www.atomicspeedway.net

Tire Rule for Atomic Speedway March 18th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1300
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 04 (no cutting, no siping)

Atomic Speedway March 17th Event Purse:
$10,000-to-win: 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800

Brownstown Speedway
Phone Number: 812-358-5332
Tracks Promoter: Jim Price
Location: 476 East CR 100, Brownstown, IN 47220
Website: www.brownstownspeedway.com

Tire Rule for Brownstown Speedway March 19th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)

Brownstown Speedway March 18th Event Purse:
$12,000-to-win: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000