WAYCROSS, GA- The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has expanded an already aggressive 2016 slate. The updated tour schedule now features a record-breaking 53 events at 33 different venues across 19 states.
Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL will host their first-ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Sunday, February 14th. The 50-lap, $10,000-to-win Winternationals becomes the tenth event on the 2016 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks docket. For tickets and more information, visit: www.bubbaracewaypark.com.
Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH will also host their first-ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event, in 2016. The Steel Valley 50 will be a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event on Friday, April 22nd. The Steel Valley 50 precedes the 35th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic, a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win event, on Saturday, April 23rd at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD. For tickets and more information, visit: www.sharonspeedway.com.
Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH will host their biggest event in the 60+ year history of the 3/8-mile oval. The inaugural Buckeye Nationals will take place May 13th-14th, and boast an impressive $50,000 payday. This blockbuster weekend will kick off on Friday, May 13th with Time Trials and Heat Races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
The action on Saturday, May 14th will include B-Mains, followed by the “10 Not In” Non-Qualifier Race. The top 10 drivers that did not transfer into the Buckeye Nationals (via preliminary events) will be eligible to start the $3,000-to-win, $300-to-start, non-qualifiers race – held prior to the main event. The winner of the “10 Not In” has the choice of keeping their $3,000 winnings, or forfeiting their earnings to start last in the main event. The 75-lap, $50,000-to-win, $3,000-to-start, Buckeye Nationals main event will cap off the weekend action.
“The hard work of the entire Atomic Speedway staff has led us to be able to give the best fans in motorsports the biggest event in the track’s history. I want to thank the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for believing in the quality of the events that we can produce at Atomic Speedway,” stated Brad McCown, Atomic Speedway Promoter. For tickets and more information, visit: www.atomicspeedway.net.
I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE will host their first of two Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events, in 2016, on Tuesday, May 24th. For tickets and more information on the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event, visit: www.i80speedway.com.
The 24th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 – Presented by ProtectTheHarverst.com will see a bigger, richer format in 2016. The new format features the 3rd Annual Cowboy Classic, on Thursday, May 26th and the Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson on Friday, May 27th. Both events will be 40 laps, paying $6,000-to-win, $600-to-start, followed my the 100-lap, $30,000-to-win Show-Me 100 on Saturday, May 28th. The preliminary features will have more meaning than money. While some details remain to be finalized, the first 18 starters in the Show-Me 100 will be determined by the average finish from Thursday and Friday. Previously, those positions were set through time trials and heat races on a feature-less Friday.
The total purse for the weekend, which is co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA), will grow to nearly $170,000. “The evolution of the Show-Me 100, which included the addition of the popular Cowboy Classic on Thursday night, in recent years, precipitated the changes. Friday’s action, which has consisted of Show-Me 100 time trials, heat races, Manufacturers Dash and Past Champions race – but no main event – left a void,” said Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager, Dan Robinson.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
2016 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule: Date Track Event Title Location To Win Laps
February 4 Golden Isles Speedway Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing Brunswick, GA $7,000 30
February 5 Golden Isles Speedway Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing Brunswick, GA $10,000 50
February 6 Golden Isles Speedway Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing Brunswick, GA $15,000 60
February 8 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $5,000 25
February 9 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $5,000 25
February 10 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $7,000 35
February 11 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $7,000 45
February 12 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $10,000 50
February 13 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $12,000 60
February 14 Bubba Raceway Park Winter Nationals Ocala, FL $10,000 50
March 18 Atomic Speedway Buckeye Spring 50 Chillicothe, OH $10,000 50
March 19 Brownstown Speedway 19th Annual Indiana Icebreaker Brownstown, IN $12,000 60
April 1 Boyd’s Speedway Ringgold, GA $10,000 50
April 2 East Alabama Motor Speedway Phenix City, AL $12,000 60
April 15, 16 Batesville Motor Speedway Bad Boy 98 Batesville, AR $20,000 98
April 22 Sharon Speedway Steel Valley 50 Hartford, OH $10,000 50
April 23 Hagerstown Speedway 35th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic Hagerstown, MD 12,000 60
April 29 Tri-City Speedway Spring Spectacular Granite City, IL $10,000 50
April 30 Macon Speedway St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 Macon, IL $12,000 100
May 13, 14 Atomic Speedway Buckeye Nationals Chillicothe, OH $50,000 75
May 20 Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway Spring Shootout Oshkosh, WI $10,000 50
May 21 LaSalle Speedway Spring Shootout LaSalle, IL $12,000 60
May 24 I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE $10,000 50
May 26 Lucas Oil Speedway 3rd Annual Cowboy Classic Wheatland, MO $6,000 40
May 27 Lucas Oil Speedway The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson Wheatland, MO $6,000 40
May 28 Lucas Oil Speedway 24th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Wheatland, MO $30,000 100
June 3 Tazewell Speedway Toyota Knoxville 50 Tazewell, TN $10,000 50
June 4 Florence Speedway 30th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial Union, KY $30,000 75
June 16, 17, 18 Magnolia Motor Speedway Clash at the Mag Columbus, MS $20,000 100
July 1 201 Speedway Bob Miller Memorial Sitka, KY $10,000 50
July 2 Portsmouth Raceway Park Independence 60 Portsmouth, OH $12,000 60
July 3 Muskingum County Speedway Zanesville, OH $12,000 60
July 7 Fayetteville Motor Speedway Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial Fayetteville, NC $10,000 50
July 8 Cherokee Speedway 18th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial Gaffney, SC $10,000 50
July 9 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville, TN $12,000 60
July 15 Tri-City Speedway NAPA Auto Parts 50 Granite City, IL $10,000 50
July 16 Lucas Oil Speedway 10th Annual Diamond Nationals Wheatland, MO $12,000 60
July 21, 22, 23 I-80 Speedway 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals Greenwood, NE $40,000 80
August 11, 12, 13 Florence Speedway 34th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Union, KY $50,000 100
August 18, 19, 20 Batesville Motor Speedway 24th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville, AR $40,000 100
August 26 Ponderosa Speedway 13th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial Junction City, KY $10,000 50
August 27 Lawrenceburg Speedway Whiskey City 50 Lawrenceburg, IN $12,000 60
September 2 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH $10,000 50
September 3 Portsmouth Raceway Park River Days Rumble Portsmouth, OH $12,000 60
September 4 I-77 Raceway Park 48th Annual Hillbilly Hundred Ripley, WV $25,000 100
September 15 Knoxville Raceway 13th Annual Late Model Nationals Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
September 16 Knoxville Raceway 13th Annual Late Model Nationals Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
September 17 Knoxville Raceway 13th Annual Late Model Nationals Knoxville, IA $40,000 100
September 23, 24 Brownstown Speedway 37th Annual Jackson 100 Brownstown, IN $20,000 100
October 1 Dixie Speedway Dixie Shootout Woodstock, GA $12,000 60
October 2 Rome Speedway Rome Showdown Rome, GA $10,000 50
October 7, 8 Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway 28th Annual Pittsburgher 100 Imperial, PA $20,000 100
October 14, 15 Portsmouth Raceway Park 36th Annual Dirt Track World Championship Portsmouth, OH $100,000 100
For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.
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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 2016, the LOLMDS will sanction 53 events in 19 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.
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.
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