Illinois Doubleheader Set for Lucas Oil Late Models

BATAVIA, OH – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series hits the road again this weekend, returning to the “Land of Lincoln” for two action-packed, $12,000-to-win events.
The weekend doubleheader to wrap up the month of April will kick off on Friday, April 26 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill, followed by an appearance at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill on Saturday, April 27. At both venues, the nation’s top dirt late model drivers are expected to challenge a strong field of local and regional standouts.
Tri-City Speedway is a 3/8-mile oval located just north of St. Louis, MO. The Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. For more information, visit:www.tricityspeedway.net.
The action will shift to Macon Speedway on Saturday night for the highly-anticipated Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 100. The 1/5-mile bullring is accustomed to some of the most thrilling, door-to-door racing action of the season. The event will feature Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains, highlighted by a 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. To learn more, visit:www.maconracing.com.
The defending National Champion, Jonathan Davenport continues to set the pace in the current Lucas Oil championship chase, 235-points ahead of four-time National Champion, Earl Pearson Jr. Tyler Erb is third, followed by Devin Moran and Josh Richards rounding out the top five in championship standings.
Lucas Oil Championship Standings:
POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS
DIFFERENCE
1
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
2110
2
1
Earl Pearson Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
1875
-235
3
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
1850
-260
4
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
1730
-380
5
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
1670
-440
6
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
1650
-460
7
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
1620
-490
8
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
1525
-585
9
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
1510
-600
10
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
1450
-660
11
21
Billy Moyer Jr.
Batesville, AR
1345
-765
12
12J
Jason Jameson ®
Lawrenceburg, IN
1325
-785
13
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
1320
-790
1Gk
Ryan King
Seymour, TN
1320
-790
15
2s
Stormy Scott
Las Cruses, NM
1215
-895
16
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
1185
-925
® = Rookie of the Year Contenders
Track and Event Information:
Tri-City Speedway
Phone Number: 618-931-7836
Location: 5100 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040
Directions: I-270 to exit 4, then 0.5 mile south on SR 203.
Macon Speedway
Phone Number: 217-764-3000
Location: 205 North Wiles, Macon, IL 62544
Directions: US 51 to north side of Macon, then 0.6 miles west on Andres Street, then south on Wiles (WSR).
Tire Rule for April 26-27:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier LM20
Right Rear – Hoosier LM20, LM40

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Main.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use a new right rear tire.

*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.

Event Purse: 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, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000