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Dirt Track World Championship Goes Back in Time with ‘Throwback Weekend’

BATAVIA, OH – Another historic celebration of the sport is in store for fans during the 37th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries on Oct. 20-21 at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series announced a ‘Throwback Weekend’ theme for the $100,000-to-win crown jewel event that closes the national tour’s 2017 schedule. During the huge two-day racing program participating drivers – including the Lucas Oil Series’ superstar regulars – will unveil “throwback” paint schemes and wraps mirroring the look of memorable cars they drove earlier in their careers, adding a healthy dose of nostalgia to one of Dirt Late Model racing’s most prestigious events.

“Our history defines us,” said Rick Schwallie, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director. “Without history, we wouldn’t know where we’ve come from or where we’re going. Legendary drivers and loyal fans have all played a role in defining our sport, and seeing all the throwback schemes out there racing at Portsmouth Raceway Park will bring back plenty of memories. We’re looking forward to an exciting weekend for fans and drivers alike.”

As part of the ‘Throwback Weekend’ campaign, a silent auction will take place the afternoon of Sat., Oct. 21, in PRP’s vendor midway area during which attendees will have the opportunity to bid on the throwback door panels used by participating drivers. Following that evening’s 100-lap DTWC finale, the drivers will remove the doors from their cars and autograph them for auction winners.

All proceeds from the DTWC silent auction, which will include other various items, will be donated to a relief fund benefitting victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

“We encourage all competitors to participate and donate to this worthy cause,” Schwallie said. “With the recent devastation in Texas and Florida we wanted to bring our racing family together to support everyone in those affected areas.”

Advance tickets to the 37th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries, which includes a double-heat qualifying program for the Lucas Oil Series on Fri., Oct. 20, are on sale now through Oct. 11. Advance three-day general-admission tickets are just $50 for adults (ages 18-and-up); $30 for students (ages 12-17); and $15 for children (ages 7-11). Advance three-day all-access pit passes are $60.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thedtwc.com or call (740) 858-6661.
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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.
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.

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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.

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