BATAVIA, OH – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will venture to Tennessee and Kentucky next week for an action-packed doubleheader. The Series returns to Tazewell Speedway on Friday, May 5th before heading to Florence Speedway on Saturday, May 6th.
Tazewell Speedway, better known as “The Bad Fast Taz,” is accustomed to thrilling, edge of your seat racing action, lap after lap. Regional standouts such as Billy Ogle Jr., Donald McIntosh, Chad Ogle, Dakotah Knuckles, Jeff Wolfenbarger, and others are expected to battle the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the “Toyota Knoxville 50.” The event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. Also on the racing program for Friday, May 5th are the Sportsman, Super Streets, and Classic Cars.
In 2016, a battle of two home-state Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers saw Scott Bloomquist fight off challenges by Jimmy Owens to win the Toyota Knoxville 50. Steve Francis finished third, followed by Dennis Erb Jr. and Don O’Neal.
The Tazewell Motor Lodge is the Official Host Hotel of Tazewell Speedway and the “Toyota Knoxville 50.” For more information or to make reservations, visit their website at www.tazewellmotorlodge.com or call (423) 626-7229.
Tazewell Speedway is located just two miles northwest of Tazewell, Tennessee off US 25-E on Bacchus Road. For additional information, visit www.tazewellspeedway.net or call (423) 626-2222.
Florence Speedway will host the 31st Annual Ralph Latham Memorial, in honor of the late Ralph Latham. Latham, a long-time Cincinnati area racer, lost his battle with cancer in August of 1986. The historic, 1/2-mile oval has produced some of the most memorable events in series history. Scott Bloomquist will return as the defending race winner. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains – highlighted by the 60-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds and Crate Late Models will also be in action on Saturday, May 6th.
The Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway is the Hilton Cincinnati Airport, located at Exit 182 (Turfway Road) off I-75/71 in Florence, Kentucky. For reservations, call (859) 371-4400 and request the Florence Speedway rate or book online at: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1
Florence Speedway is located in Northern Kentucky, approximately 25 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio on US 42. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.florencespeedway.com, or call the speedway office at (859) 493-0034.
Tazewell Speedway Phone Number: 423-626-2222
Tracks Promoter: Gary Hall
Location: 1400 Bacchus Road, Tazewell, TN 37879
Tire Rule for Tazewell Speedway – May 5th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)
Tazewell Speedway May 5th 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
Phone Number: 859-485-7591
Tracks Promoter: Josh King
Location: 12234 US Hwy 42, Walton, KY 41094
Tire Rule for Florence Speedway – May 6th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)
Florence Speedway May 6th 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, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000
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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.
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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.