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Three championships in one at Iowa Governor’s Cup!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

DAVENPORT, Ia. – There will be a lot on the line when the IMCA Late Models take to the track Friday at the Davenport Speedway. Three different titles will be up for grabs at the Iowa Governor’s Cup.

First, the winner of the Iowa Governor’s Cup is automatically the official the Late Model stock car champion, of the State of Iowa. Second, this is the season finale for the Deery Brothers Summer Series in 2018. Third, the Iowa Governor’s Cup is the final points paying race towards the IMCA Late Model National Championship.

Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa currently leads the Deery Brothers Summer Series point standings. Justin has 389 points to Ryan Dolan’s 361. Kay is looking for his third Deery Brothers title, having won in 2014 and 2015.

In the battle for the IMCA Late Model National Championship, Davenport’s Matt Ryan leads by one point over Todd Cooney of Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Jeremiah Hurst of Dubuque is third, only two points back. Bonus points for track championships have yet to be awarded.

Justin Kay is also the two-time defending Governor’s Cup champion. Justin won in a Late Model in 2016 and in a Modified in 2017.

Also racing at the Iowa Governor’s Cup will be IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods , and Street Stocks. Modifieds will run for a $1,000 top prize, $100-to-start, with a $25 entry fee. SportMods and Street Stocks will compete for $500-to-win, $50-to-start, with no entry fee.

Tickets for the Iowa Governor’s Cup are $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, children 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

Pit gates open at 3:30pm. Hot laps are at 5:30pm, with racing to follow.

Camping is available for the Iowa Governor’s Cup. For more information, visit the Davenport Speedway website “davenportspeedway.com”.

The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa.

Comp Cams Super Dirt Series Joins Lucas Oil MLRA for Fall Naionals 2018

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Wheatland, Missouri – As if a slim 24-point margin in the MLRA Championship battle wasn’t enough excitement, this year’s 5th Annual MLRA Fall Nationals looks to return more fire power to an already stellar event. The Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models will join forces with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series(CCSDS), for a pair of co-sanctioned shows Oct. 12th & 13th at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

The upcoming double-header weekend will mark the third such co-sanctioned event on the season for the regional super late model touring series. Those prior events averaged 35 cars, highlighted by a strong 40 car field at the Legit Motor Speedway, something that series officials hope to duplicate or better next month.

The two-day spectacle on dirt, will serve as championship weekend for the MLRA as they look to close out the season with one of the tightest points battles in recent years. Chad Simpson, in his final ride with long time car owners Bud & Denise Brinkman, will look to clinch his second series title. Simpson heads into the weekend with a 24-point advantage over a surging Will Vaught, who is seeking his first series crown and 4th win in a row.

On the other side of the equation lies the CCSDS, Present by Lucas Oil. Through 25 events thus far, the series has seen a total of 15 different winners highlighted by a series leading five wins by current point leader Jack Sullivan. Sullivan picked up the win is the series opener at the Springfield Raceway in early March and has been on top of the standings ever since, now seeking his fourth consecutive CCSDS crown.

CCSDS Director Chris Ellis, is proud of the parity his Arkansas based series brings to the starting line. “It’s kind of been our formula over the years, we have been fortunate to have a variety of winners. It’s good to have a number of different winners because it gives encouragement to more drivers that they can win with the series,” said Ellis.

Due to scheduling conflicts in 2017 the CCSDS was not able to be a part of the Fall Nationals as in past years, which was something that both sides wanted to change. Ellis is excited to again give his drivers the opportunity to compete at LOS and commented, “Dan(Robinson) and Ernie(Leftwich) worked it out this year to move it to the second weekend in October so we could be a part of this event, and we really wanted to be a part of it again. Two years ago we had like 63 cars there for this event, with the World 100 being rescheduled we may not do that, but I definitely think it’s got a chance to be a really good weekend.”

Jack Sulllivan (#18) will lead the CCSDS contingent into the 5th annual Fall Nationals Oct. 12th-13th. The event will pair the MLRA’s best against the stars of the CCSDS. Photo–Lloyd Collins, FastTrackPhotos

Bossier City, Louisiana driver BJ Robinson comes into the event 2nd in CCSDS points, and is anxious to return to the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” following an impressive run at the Show-Me 100. In just his 2nd appearance at the Show-Me, he was able to qualify into Saturday’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event via preliminary action. “Any time you can go race against the guys that race every weekend for a living and travel all over the country, and get locked in without using a provisional it helps a ton,” noted Robinson.

Robinson’s run at the Show-Me resulted in a solid lead lap finish of 16th against the nation’s best late model drivers. Possibly the biggest gain from the annual Memorial Day weekend event was the confidence it instilled into the entire team. “A run like that helps a ton, and gives you a boost of confidence that you can go out there and be competitive. All the stars might have to line up to be able to do it every weekend but it gives you confidence, the car owner, the team, and all the guys that help work on the car. It sure makes everyone feel like you’re moving in the right direction.”

The driver of the DP Motorsports Black Diamond Chassis, is in his second full season following the CCSDS. Robinson is also quick to note that getting a win with the CCSDS is not an easy task. Knowing that luck can go both ways in racing he joking noted, “I have run 2nd about 10-15 times, we have been leading some and always seemed to have flats or broke.” A flat forced him to give up the lead in the 2018 series opener, but the team stayed strong, which finally paid off with his first ever CCSDS win a few weeks later at Magnolia Speedway.

Grabbing his 2nd series win of the year during the Fall Nationals will not be easy, but it’s a challenge he is excited for. Ready for the increased completion that awaits, Robinson said, “Anytime you put two series together of the nature of MLRA/CCSDS in general you will have five to seven, maybe ten guys in each series that can win. So when you roll into the race track and all of a sudden there are 20 guys that legitimately have a shot to win, that’s pretty tough.”

Both the MLRA and CCSDS have been well respected series in their respective regions for many years, and as additional series with differing rules have popped up over time it leads these two super late model powers together for a big weekend. Ellis noted, “In our region of the country where super late model racings is, there are so many other options, with different shock and motor packages. Bringing us together to have the depth and quality of depth makes this show really attractive for the fans.”

Both nights will feature complete Late Model shows. Fridays 40 lapper will pay $3,000 to the winner, while Saturday will offer a 50 lap “A” Main with $5,000 on the line. Saturday night’s winner will also earn a special $500 bonus in memory of Ron Jenkins, the original builder of Wheatland Raceway, making it a $5,500 to win finale.

In addition to the Late Model showdown, fans will witness the Inaugural B-Mod Clash of Champions. Drivers will compete in a double heat qualifying format Friday night, setting the stage for Saturday nights $3,000 to win finale.

For additional details on the upcoming Fall Nationals fans are encouraged to visit www.lucasoilspeedway.com for event and camping info.

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

Fans may also “like” the Lucas Oil MLRA Facebook page by clicking www.Facebook.com/lucasoilmlra or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MLRA.

Hockett-McMillin Memorial fires up Thursday at Lucas Oil Speedway

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri – With record car counts expected and big money on the line, one of the nation’s elite open-wheel events of 2018 rolls into Lucas Oil Speedway this week for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

The three-night event begins on Thursday and features the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Cars and POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints. Full programs for all the ASCS Winged Sprints are set for Thursday and Friday, paying $3,000 to win the features and helping set the field for Saturday’s $10,000-to-win feature. Total purse for the ASCS cars is just over $60,000.

With a record number of pre-entries (78 as of Monday) already received for the POWRi WAR Sprints, the fields will be split with half running on Thursday and half on Friday. Drivers will be competing for points every single time they hit the track to gather points for Saturday, when the feature will pay $3,077. The features on Thursday and Friday will pay $1,377 to win.

“It’s a big event on so many levels as top sprint-car drivers, in both the winged and wingless divisions, will chase the prestigious Hockett/McMiillin trophy,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. “It’s not only top-quality open-wheel racing, but a time to pay tribute to two of the icons of the sport in this part of the country. Jesse and Daniel impacted the sport in so many positive ways and it’s an honor for us to recognize their contributions through this event.”

Hockett, from Warsaw, Missouri, was a star in both the winged and non-winged sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

The Hockett/McMillin Memorial quickly grew into a major event. Last year, Sam Haftertepe of Sunnyvale, Texas, captured his first Hockett/McMillin victory and he again will be the man to beat. Haftertepe is leading the ASCS points in pursuit of a third straight series title, but is just 16 in front of Seth Bergman of Snohomish, Washington.

Blake Hahn is only 79 points removed from the top spot. Wayne Johnson holds fourth with Johnny Herrera working back into the top-five over the last couple events.

For the POWRi WAR Sprints, drivers will be competing for points every single time they hit the track on the preliminary nights. Group qualifying, heat races, qualifiers, and feature all will be opportunities to gather points by passing cars and/or finishing at the front. Total purse will exceed $40,000, the most ever for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

Eighteen-year-old Riley Kreisel of Warsaw leads the POWRi WAR points by 137 over Quinton Benson of Sweet Springs, Missouri with Ty Hulsey of Owasso, Oklahoma 198 behind Kreisel.

For more information on the series, includng full schedules and point standings, visit ASCSracing.com or POWRi.com.

Gates open at 4 p.m. each day. On Thursday and Friday, hot lap are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. with racing at 7:05. On Saturday, hot laps begin at 5:45 with racing at 6:35.

LIVE PD Watch Party: As if Saturday night’s racing isn’t enough, there will be a watch party for the popular reality television program “Live PD” with televisions throughout the facility tuned to the show. Members of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, including Corporal James Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, will be on hand and they will be on the midway prior to the races for a meet and greet with fans.

The hit show, which airs on the A&E Network on Friday and Saturday nights from 8-11 p.m., features law enforcement officers from across the country during their nighttime patrols. The Greene County Sheriff’s office has been one of the agencies on the show since March with members like Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, plus Deputy Dustin Kendrick and K-9 Stark, becoming popular among viewers nationwide.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

September 20th-22nd, 2018: 8th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
The 8th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is set for Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 8th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, “Lake Lucas.” Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.

Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals continue on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri – The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Nationals got underway Friday night at Lucas Oil Speedway, with champions crowned in four of the divisions ahead of a big Saturday night finale in six more classes.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday with pulling set to begin at 7 p.m. Classes scheduled to be in action include Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Pro Modified 4WD Trucks and 10,000 Pro Stock Tractors.

Admission prices:
Adults $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22
Youth (ages 6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $50

As action got going on opening night, Jesse Knight of Lebo, Kansas, driving Hillbilly Bone, picked up the win and the Limited Pro Stock Diesel Truck Championship for the Western Series.

Justin Wagler of Morgantown, Ind., in Real Deere won the Limited Pro Stock Tractors on Friday night and that also gave him the 2018 Ag Protect 1 Series championship. Brian Buford in Thunderbuck, despite an 11th-place finish, wrapped up the Champion Seed Western Series title.

In the APR Lightweight Super Stocks, Roy Metz of Strykersville, N.Y., finished second in Get R Done, but that was enough to give him the season championship in the division. Brice Terry of Gallahn, Mo., driving Too Hy Strung, earned the win by less than a foot over Metz.

The Mini Rod season crown went to Richard Peters of Thornville, Ohio, in Buckeye Special. Peters was second on the night, behind Alley Leischner of Weldon, Illinois, in Bobcat Jr.

Visit ProPulling.com for more information on the series, including full schedules and the latest news and updates.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

September 14th-15th, 2018: Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals
The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals come to Lucas Oil Speedway, with pulling set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 8th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, “Lake Lucas.” Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

Tyler Erb Triumps at Knoxville

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

KNOXVILLE, IOWA – Tyler Erb scored his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win on Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway.

The 21-year-old Texan took the lead from Mason Zeigler with eight laps to go to become the eighteenth different winner on the series tour in 2018. Earl Pearson Jr. passed Chad Simpson on the final lap to finish in second. Jimmy Owens finished in fourth followed by Frank Heckenast Jr.

Zeigler, who leads the Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year chase, led the first sixteen laps of the race until he jumped the cushion in turn four, leaving the door open for Erb to take the top spot. Erb then pulled away to take the victory in night number one of the 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store.

An emotional Erb in Lucas Oil Victory Lane thanked a multitude of people for sticking with him this year. “Thanks to everyone who helps me. It’s been a long year and a lot of stuff has happened. Thanks to Wayne Childress and Steven Roberts. It feels like I have been racing forever and it has not been that long. This is the sweetest feeling I have ever had in my life.”

“I was pretty good there. I had a good run going on him [Zeigler] and I hit that burm in two. Once he [Zeigler] jumped the cushion I figured I had better go, it might have been my only shot. Words cannot even describe how I feel right now.”

Pearson slid in front of Chad Simpson off the final turn to finish runner-up to Erb. “That’s all my fault, Chad and I are real good friends. I miscalculated there on the slide job. I hit the black and just slid up in front of him. My apologizes to him and I am just glad it didn’t take out both of us. I don’t drive that way and like I said it was just a miscalculation on my part. I was riding around the top. We were not very good on the bottom. That last caution definitely helped us starting on the outside.”

Simpson, the current Lucas Oil MLRA points leader finished third. “We had a really good race car. I think early in the race when I was trying to take the lead I used up my right rear tire too much. There late in the race I was just kind of wheel spinning with it. I am sure it is all shredded up really good. It was a good night for us and a good finish. It should be a good point night for us.”

Erb’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: First Class Septic Systems, New Point Lighting and Design, Day Motorsports, KBC Graphics.com, Franklin Enterprises, Keyser Manufacturing, Toste Construction and Roberts Bee Company.

Completing the top ten were Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, Chris Simpson and Mason Zeigler.

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2018, the LOLMDS will sanction 60 events in 22 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.

About Lucas Oil Racing TV
The Future of Motorsports is HERE! Get Lucas Oil Racing TV and experience racing excitement like you’ve never seen! Lucas Oil Racing TV is the online app for all your favorite devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android Devices and more! No matter where you are or when you want to watch, you can stream the best and most exciting motor racing on the planet!

Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports – from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won’t see anywhere else! But that’s just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists… from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is the Exclusive, Unlimited, 24/7 All-Access Motorsports App and it’s available NOW! For more information or to sign up, go to: www.LucasOilRacing.TV.

About MAVTV Motorsports Network
Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV…MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.MAVTV.com.

About Lucas Oil Products
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at: www.LucasOil.com.