WAYCROSS, GA (July 9, 2014) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, coming off four exciting races in front of record spectator crowds last week, will head back to the Midwest this weekend for a pair of single day shows. The premier national tour for dirt late models will make its second visit of the year in Pontoon Beach, IL this Friday, July 11th for the 10th Annual “Battle at the Beach 50” at Tri-City Speedway. The event is also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA. There will be a complete show with Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races and B-Mains, followed by the 50-Lap feature event – paying $10,000 to win. Steve Francis of Ashland, KY is the defending race winner. Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Tri-City Speedway include Modifieds and Pro Crate Late Models. For tickets and information about the event visit the track website at www.tricityspeedway.net.
“The series is thrilled to return to the Midwest this weekend and see all of the great loyal fans out there. We always enjoy coming to Tri-City Speedway and working with the Gundakers and their great staff. The racing there is always amazing and the fans really come out to support us when we’re at their track. Having the Lucas Oil MLRA drivers there as well will make for a great show this year, as always”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
The LOLMDS will then travel to Wheatland, MO for the second time in 2014 for the 8th Annual “CMH Diamond Nationals” at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, July 12th. The event at Lucas Oil Speedway is also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA and will include a complete show with Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-lap feature event, with the winner receiving $10,000 and a special Diamond Ring from Lucas Oil Speedway. John Blankenship won last year’s “Diamond Nationals” and will be looking to capture another victory at the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks”. Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Lucas Oil Speedway includes the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds. Both events on Friday and Saturday will be filmed by the Lucas Oil Production Studios to air on several TV networks later this year. For tickets and information about the event visit the track website at www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
“Lucas Oil Speedway is always a great place to go and Dan Robinson and his staff truly are wonderful people to work with. We look forward to seeing all the great fans in the Midwest this weekend and watching some exciting racing action at two great tracks this weekend”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Don O’Neal, will lead the LOLMDS stars into this big weekend of racing with a slim 10 point lead in the series championship point standings over the hottest driver in the country right now, Jimmy Owens. Scott Bloomquist, coming off a big win at Portsmouth Raceway Park on July 4th, sits in third in the chase for the LOLMDS National Championship, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb Jr., and Jason Hughes rounds out the top ten in the series championship point standings.
Jason Hughes holds a slim lead over Jason Papich in the chase for the 2014 Dunn-Benson Rookie of the Year title. Both rookie drivers continue to improve each week, as they compete at new tracks for the first time this year on the series.
For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the 2014 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series, visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.
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Track Information- Friday, July 11th
Track Phone #: (618) 931-7836
Promoters: Kevin & Tammy Gundaker – (636) 448-9111
Location: 5100 Nameoki Road, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
Tire Rule for Tri-City – July 11th
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier 1320, LM20, 1640, LM40
Right Rear – Hoosier 02, LM20, 06, LM40
Track Information- Saturday July 12th
Lucas Oil Speedway
Track Phone #: (417) 282-5984
Promoter: Dan Robinson – (417) 282-5984
Location: 700 E Hwy 54, Wheatland, MO 65779
Tire Rule for Lucas Oil Speedway – July 12th
Fronts – Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear – Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear – Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55
Purse for Both Events
$10,000 to win- 1. $10000, 2. $5500, 3. $3500, 4. $2750, 5. $2250, 6. $1800, 7. $1500, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1075, 12. $1050, 13. $1025, 14. $1000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:
ASi Racewear – “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs – “The Official Spark Plug” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Fast Orange- “The Official Hand Cleaner” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO – “The Official Insurance” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
General Tire – “The Official Tire” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hoosier Tire – “The Official Race Tire” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
iON Cameras – “The Official Camera” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MAVTV “American Real” – “The Official TV Network” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries – “The Official Battery” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Ole Smoky Moonshine – “The Official Moonshine” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
ProtectTheHarvest.com-”The Official Protect the Harvest Campaign” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean- “Official Cleaner-Degreaser” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:
Allstar Performance, AR Bodies, Bad Boy Mowers, Barry Wright Race Cars, Black Diamond/Club 29 Chassis, Bloomquist Race Cars, Brodix, Clements Race Engines, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing Inc., Crawford Supply, CJ Rayburn Race Cars, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fast Orange, Fuel Safe Fuel Cells, FK Rod Ends, Georgia Boot, Grover Race Engines, Hawk Performance, Hedman Hedders, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, Industrial Pressure Washers (IPW), Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Kuntz Race Engines, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Pro Power Racing Engines, RaceTec Pistons, Revelution Race Cars, Rick Schwallie Photography, Rocket Chassis, Roush Yates Parts, Simpson Race Products, Total Seal, Traeger Grills, Vic Hill Race Engines, Weld Racing Wheels, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers