Busy Stretch Ahead for Lucas Oil Late Models

BATAVIA, OH – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are approaching one of their toughest stretches of the season as they head to the Midwest.
Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the second time this season on Friday, July 13th. The action-packed event includes a complete show of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds and B-Modifieds will also be in action on Friday, both chasing a $1,000 top prize.
Josh Richards returns as the defending NAPA Know How 50 Champion, after dominating the event in 2017. Richards fought off a late-race challenge by Tim McCreadie, who came home in second place, after starting in seventh. Don O’Neal charged to a third-place finish, with Brian Shirley edging out Jimmy Owens on the final lap to finish fourth.
For more information, visit: www.tricityspeedway.net.
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The festivities will shift to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. on Saturday for the 12th Annual Citizens Memorial Healthcare Diamond Nationals. The competitors of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA come together to chase the $12,000 winner’s share. The winner also receives a 10 karat total weight commemorative Diamond Nationals ring. The event will be a full program of Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap main event. In addition, the Open Wheel Modifieds will be in action with a full program, capped by a $1,000-to-win feature.
In 2017, Josh Richards completed the weekend sweep with his first-ever victory at Lucas Oil Speedway. Richards snared the lead from Jimmy Owens with just eight laps remaining and went unchallenged from there for the win. Owens later suffered mechanical issues that resulted in a fifteenth place finish. Don O’Neal finished second, followed by Darrell Lanigan, Hudson O’Neal, and Jesse Stovall.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
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Track 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.
Website: www.tricityspeedway.net

Tire Rule for Tri-City Speedway
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.

Lucas Oil Speedway Phone Number: 417-282-5984 Location: 700 E Hwy 54, Wheatland, MO 65779 Directions: 0.2 mile south of US 54 on SR 83, then east. Website: www.lucasoilspeedway.com

Tire Rule for Lucas Oil Speedway Fronts – Hoosier LM20
Rears – Hoosier LM40, WRS2




*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, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000