Lucas LM Port Royal Rumble by the River for 50 Grand

BATAVIA, OH. – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series return to Port Royal Speedway, August 26th-27th for the 3rd Annual Rumble by the River. This year’s crown jewel will boast an event record $50,000 payday, up from $30,000 in 2021.

A strong contingent of local and regional standouts are expected to battle the elite in dirt late model racing at the half-mile oval known as “The Speed Palace.” Friday’s preliminary program includes Dirt Draft Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and two $5,000-to-win A-Mains for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

On Saturday, the on-track action includes Dirt Draft Hot Laps, Heat Races (which will be lined up based on cumulative points from Friday’s preliminary A-Mains), B-Mains, and the 50-lap, $50,000-to-win, Rumble by the River A-Main. The Mid-Atlantic Modifieds will serve as support with a complete program each night.

All gates will open at 4:00 PM ET each night. A driver’s meeting will take place at 5:30 PM ET on Friday, followed by Hot Laps at 6:00 PM ET, and racing at 7:00 PM ET. On Saturday, a Dirt Racing Outreach Service is scheduled for 2:00 PM ET, with on-track action beginning at 6:30 PM ET with Hot Laps.

For more information on Port Royal Speedway and the 3rd Annual Rumble by the River, please visit www.PortRoyalSpeedway.com.




Tim McCreadie leads the current Lucas Oil Championship Standings over Brandon Sheppard. Ricky Thornton Jr. is third, followed by Hudson O’Neal and Tyler Erb. Garrett Alberson tops the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Year chase. Complete Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

Track Information:
Port Royal Speedway
Phone Number: 717-527-2303
Location: 308 W. 8th St., Port Royal, PA 17082
Directions: two miles south of US Rt. 322 just off of PA Rt. 75 in Port Royal. Pit entrance on Fourth St., General Admission on Sixth and Eighth St.
Website: www.portroyalspeedway.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rules:
Friday, August 26th:
Left Front – Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300 or harder
Right Front/Left Rear – Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300
Right Rear – Hoosier (29.0) 1300 NRM, (29.0) 1300 NRMW, (29.0) 1425 NRM, (29.0) 1425 NRMW
*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use a new right rear tire.
*Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position.

Saturday, August 27th:
Left Front – Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300 or harder
Right Front/Left Rear – Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300, (28.5) 1425
Right Rear – Hoosier (29.0) 1300 NRM, (29.0) 1300 NRMW, (29.0) 1425 NRM, (29.0) 1425 NRMW
*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Heat Races, and B-Mains.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 3 new tires.
*Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position.

Purses:
Friday, August 26th: 1. $5,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $950, 8. $900, 9. $850, 10. $800, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $550, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500, 21. $500, 22. $500, 23. $500, 24. $500 = $25,000 each x 2 = $50,000 Total

Saturday, August 27th:
B-Main Purses: 1st Non-Transfer (after provisionals) $300, 2nd. $275, 3rd. $250, 4th. $225, 5th. $200, 6th. $200, 7th. $200, 8th. $200, 9th. $200, 10th. $150, 11th. $100, 12th. $100, = $2,400 each x 2 = $4,800 Total

A-Main Purse: 1. $50,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $8,000, 5. $7,000, 6. $6,000, 7. $4,500, 8. $4,000, 9. $3,800, 10. $3,600, 11. $3,400, 12. $3,200, 13. $3,000, 14. $2,500, 15. $2,400, 16. $2,300, 17. $2,200,18. $2,100, 19. $2,000, 20. $2,000, 21. $2,000, 22. $2,000, 23. $2,000, 24. $2,000 = $150,000