Lucas Oil Late Models Prepping for Southern Tripleheader

BATAVIA, OHIO – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heads south this week, tackling three different race tracks in three states along the way. With over $130,000 in prize money up for grabs, the weekend is sure to provide exciting, door-to-door racing action, lap after lap, as the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle a strong contingent of local and regional standouts.

The action kicks off on Thursday, July 5th at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C. The Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial – presented by Campbell University will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The night will also feature: Fayetteville Motor Speedway Late Model, Modified, Pure Stock, and U-Car divisions. For more information, visit: www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com.

Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. will host the 20th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial on Friday, July 6th. The late Clarence “Grassy” Smith is known throughout the stock car racing industry for his contributions to motorsports and his keen engine building skills. The event 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 the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The SECA Late Models, Limited Sportsmans, Renegades, and Thunders Bombers will serve as support divisions at Cherokee Speedway. Further information is available at: www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com.

Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. will cap off the blockbuster weekend on Saturday, July 7th with the 5th Annual Mountain Moonshine Classic. The action-packed event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The UCRA Crate Late Model division will compete for $2,000-to-win, while the UCRA 602 Sportsman will chase a $1,000 top prize. The Kajun Mini’s will also be in action, competing for $1,200-to-win. For more information, visit: www.smokymountainspeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:
POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS
TRAIL BY
1
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
4345
2
1R
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
4155
-190
3
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
4120
-225
4
1
Earl Pearson Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
3955
-390
5
32
Bobby Pierce
Oakwood, IL
3930
-415
6
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
3915
-430
7
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
3880
-465
8
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
3875
-470
9
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
3735
-610
10
14
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
3570
-775
11
22
Gregg Satterlee
Indiana, PA
3510
-835
12
25Z
Mason Zeigler ®
Chalk Hill, PA
3390
-955
13
40B
Kyle Bronson ®
Brandon, FL
3385
-960
13
28
Dennis Erb Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
3385
-960
® = Rookie of the Year Contenter
Track Information:
Fayetteville Motor Speedway
Phone Number: (910) 223-RACE (7223)
Tracks Promoter: Jim Long
Directions: I-95 Exit 46A, follow signs for N Carolina 87 S/Elizabethtown and merge onto NC-87 S, turn right onto Doc Bennett Rd, turn right onto Whitman Road, track is 1.6 miles on left.
Cherokee Speedway
Phone Number: 864-489-1969
Tracks Promoter: Scott Childress
Directions: I-85 to exit 96, then 0.2 mile south on SR 18, then 0.2 mile east on SR 329, then north.
Smoky Mountain Speedway
Phone Number: 865-856-8989
Tracks Promoter: Casey Moses
Directions: 4.5 miles southwest of US 129 on US411, then 1.6 miles south on Brick Mill Road.
Tire Rule for July 5th-7th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1350
Right Rear for Time Trials, Heats, and B-Mains – Hoosier 03
Right Rear for A-Main – Hoosier LM40
*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Main.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 3 new tires.
*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.
$10,000-to-win Event Purse: 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

$12,000-to-win 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, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000