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Allgaier, Schrader, Wallace Set For Midweek Shows At Macon & Paducah NASCAR Stars An Added Attraction To Popular Late Model Events

August 27th, 2015

Two huge events are on tap as midweek shows, this week, as the UMP Super Late Models are coming to Macon IL Speedway on Wednesday, August 26 then making the trip to Paducah KY International Speedway for the Thursday, August 27 show. As an added attraction, NASCAR stars, Justin Allgaier, Kenny Wallace, and Ken Schrader will be competing in the UMP Modifieds at both events.

Justin Allgaier, a Riverton native and former regular at Macon Speedway, will be returning to his roots to race in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds in his first visit this season. Allgaier is competing in his second full season in the Brandt Chevrolet in Sprint Cup. He will be joined by NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, a pair of Macon Speedway co-owners who just can’t get enough of dirt track racing. The B-Mods will also race in addition to the two high powered divisions.

The Herald & Review 100 serves as the crown jewel of racing at Macon Speedway but it was rained out in July. The race will be the 35th running of the storied event. The race will likely attract the sport’s biggest names. Bobby Pierce claimed the Hell Tour Series championship but will be competing on Wednesday night. Pierce is coming off of an impressive second place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora’s Mudsummer Classic.

Schrader, Wallace, and Allgaier will also be competing on Thursday, August 27 at Paducah International Raceway in Kentucky as part of the USA World 50-Chris Smith Memorial show. The highly popular Super Late Model event is also a rescheduled event as the Hell Tour was postponed at Paducah in June. The event will see racing in the Modifieds, with the NASCAR stars facing off in addition to the Kentucky Vintage Racing.

The Herald & Review at Macon will be paying $5,000 to win and should draw a stellar field of cars. The Super Late Models were last in action at the track on August 1 and drew 34 competitors for the KERBYSTRONG 100. Tickets will be sold for $25 at the gate, while children 11 and under are $5. Pits open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.

The USA World 50-Chris Smith Memorial at Paducah will see pit gates opening at 2:00 Thursday, grandstands at 3:00, hotlaps at 6:15, and racing at 7:30. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25, while children 11 and under are $5.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series May 4th Event at Paducah International Raceway Has Been Canceled

May 5th, 2013

PADUCAH, KY – Tomorrow’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event scheduled at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, KY has been canceled. With the upcoming predicted Friday Night & Saturday forecasts of heavy rain, an agreement has been reached between Paducah International Raceway and LOLMDS officials to cancel the event.

“We feel for all the great fans in the Midwest as we lost both events this weekend to rain. The weather has been difficult to say the least so far this year”, stated Series Director, Ritchie Lewis.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be back in action next weekend with two shows at the Izzo family promoted LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL. The weekend kicks off Friday Night May 10th with a complete show with RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-Lap feature event paying $10,000 to win and $800 to start. Then on Saturday Night May 11th the series returns to LaSalle Speedway for the second event of the double header at the ΒΌ mile bull ring with another complete show of RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-Lap feature, paying $10,000 to win and $800 to start.

For more information on Paducah International Raceway and their remaining 2013 schedulevisit their official website at www.paducahracing.com.

For more information about next weekend’s LOLMDS events log onto the LaSalle Speedway website at www.lasallespeedway.com.
For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, check out www.lucasdirt.com or catch us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt.

Rocket Man’ Josh Richards Wins $20,000 in NDRL Debut at Paducah

April 15th, 2013

Paducah, Kentucky — On a cool April evening the National Dirt Racing League came to fruition as the series hosted their inaugural event at Paducah International Raceway (Paducah, Kentucky). A near capacity crowd and a pit area that saw the
overflow parking overflowing with drivers from approximately twenty states set the tone for the night.

The night began with Shannon Babb claiming the Keyser Manufacturing Fast Qualifier honor by registering a lap of 14.531 seconds around the 3/8 mile oval over the fifty-five car field. Heat race action was topped by Eric Wells, Josh Richards, Don O’Neal, Steve Francis, Jared Landers, and Scott Bloomquist, and the redraw for the feature positioned Landers and Richards on the front row for the 75 lap finale.

Landers blazed to the lead at the drop of the green flag and held down the top spot until turn one on the fourth lap, when Richards used a slide job to take over the lead. Once out front Richards motored away from the field as Landers, Don O’Neal, and Scott Bloomquist mixed it up in the top five. By lap 10 O’Neal and Landers were side by side for second, while Richards maintained a comfortable lead until caution flew on lap 12 for a slowing Craig Smith.. The race returned to green flag conditions briefly until lap 15 when Smith slowed again with mechanical issues.

A few laps later the race’s complexion took another dramatic change when fourth running John Blankenship (started seventeenth) retired abruptly from the race on lap 29, and two laps later Don O’Neal saw his night come to a sudden end with his own issues as he drew the yellow flag.

At the time of the caution the top five running order consisted of Richards, Babb, Owens, Moyer, and Bloomquist. On the ensuing restart Owens shot to second on the restart, and over the next several laps began to pressure Richards for the lead. The battle for the lead would continue to rage for the next several laps before Richards began to stretch his advantage over the final twenty laps.

Despite a handful of cautions in the final laps Richards pulled away to a straightaway win over Jimmy Owens, Jimmy Mars, Billy Moyer, and Scott Bloomquist.

In victory lane Richards commented on the hard work of the track staff. “This race was really fun tonight, and while the track was a little rough in some areas, the track crew did a great job after the monsoons that fell here yesterday.”

He was quick to note how fun the racing was with his competitors. “O’Neal and Owens really drove me clean tonight, and I’ve got to thank them for that.” He concluded by noting, “This car was awesome tonight, and I have to give so much credit to my crew. They really made my job easier tonight.”

In the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds a talented field of thirty-seven competitors were on hand, and Mike Harrison charged from his third starting spot to take the lead on lap five from Josh Harris. Once out front he checked out from the field in
the caution-free event to claim the win over Ken Schrader, Chad Kinder, Jason Krohn, and Matt Mevert.

Moyer Marches to First Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Win of the Year at Paducah

May 7th, 2012

PADUCAH, KY – Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR grabbed the lead at the start of the 50-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event and never looked back. He went on to pocket $10,000 for his win on Saturday Night at Paducah International Raceway. It was Moyer’s first LOLMDS win of the season and the 14th of his career.

Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, the current series point’s leader, registered yet another runner-up finish. Owens out dueled Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN after the lap 34 restart. Bloomquist finished third as he moved to second in the points. Steve Francis of Ashland, KY finished fourth, followed by Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL.

The race got off to a rocky start when Shannon Babb and last night’s winner, Don O’Neal, got together triggering a huge pile-up on the initial start that eliminated several drivers.

Moyer and Bloomquist ran one-and-two for the first 34 circuits as Bloomquist tried several different lines to get around Moyer in traffic. A caution for Jason Feger’s blown right rear tire was the break that Moyer was looking for. Feger was running fifth as his tire let go. Moyer benefitted from a clear racetrack in front of him as he went unchallenged by either Owens or Bloomquist. Moyer became the seventh different winner this season on the LOLMDS tour.

Moyer returned to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time since of February of 2011 at East Bay Raceway Park. He was extremely happy with his car’s performance tonight. “The car was just awesome all night long. I could drive it anywhere on the track. We had a rough time at Tri-City last night, and the crew had to work hard to get ready for tonight. I have to give the thanks to them,” said Moyer.

“I knew starting where we did tonight that we would have an advantage here. The car really exited the corners well, but when we got in all that traffic, I saw Scott there once and I knew I had better get going. I got behind Reddick and followed him for several laps, at that point I was afraid that Scott was going to get by me, but the caution came at the right time for us,” said the 54-year-old veteran.

Moyer was especially thankful to Sunoco Race Fuels for powering his way to victory lane tonight.

Owens finished second in the Mike Reece, Reece Monument Company, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bloomquist Race Cars Ford, and extended his points lead to 175-points over Bloomquist. Completing the top ten were Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA; Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; John Blankenship of Williamson, WV; and Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA.

In preliminary action, Jason Feger set the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time amongst the 42 entrants with a lap of 15.690 seconds. Heat races were taken by Jason Feger, Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, and Don O’Neal. Dennis Erb Jr. and Brian Birkhofer won their respective B-Mains.

Up next for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be a pair of $10,000 to win showdowns next weekend. On Friday Night, May 11th, the series will make its first appearance at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, MI. Then, on Saturday, May 12th, the series returns to LaSalle Speedway in La Salle, IL. Both events will feature Red Buck Cigars Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-Lap main events. For more information on Hartford Motor Speedway or La Salle Speedway, check out the tracks’ websites at www.hartfordmotorspeedway.net and www.lasallespeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com.

Mother Nature Wins Paducah International Raceway Lucas Oil Weekend

May 3rd, 2010

PADUCAH, KY – With the continuation of severe storms battering the surrounding Paducah International Raceway areas, Lucas Oil and Paducah officials have cancelled round five of the Sunoco Race Fuels Road to Wheatland scheduled for this weekend. Officials are looking at alternate dates and should have a decision in the near future.

The next event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be the sixth round of the Sunoco Race Fuels Road to Wheatland for 2010. The series will be headed to Beckley Motor Speedway on May 14, 2010 followed by a visit to Wythe Raceway on May
15, 2010.

Please remember all of the folks who were in the path of these storms overnight.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, go to www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Sanction Event at Paducah International Raceway

December 18th, 2008

Corona, CA (December 14, 2008)- Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials have announced a new stop on the 2009 tour, Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, KY. Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Paducah International Raceway have agreed to sanction an event in 2009 scheduled for May 2nd, paying $10,000 to win.

“We look forward to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series coming to Paducah,” stated Promoter Bob Sargent, “the Lucas Series is one of the most asked about series from our fans, and we are fortunate to have a weekend that works out well with our schedule and theirs, so that we can bring them to the speedway.”

Paducah International Raceway was built in 1972 and quickly rose to become one of the elite facilities in the region. In November 2005, Cup Stars Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kenny Schrader, and Midwest Promoter Bob Sargent purchased PIR. In 2006, former Cup Champion, Tony Stewart, joined in the partnership.

“We are definitely excited to have Paducah added to our schedule, especially to be part of the 2009 ‘Road to Wheatland,” stated Series Director Ritchie Lewis, “it is an exciting place to watch a race and definitely one of the most competitive tracks in the country, and I can’t wait to bring our show into the mix”

The event scheduled for May 2nd, 2009 will be the first ever appearance of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in history. It
will also become the final stop on the 2009 “Road to Wheatland” leading up to the 3rd Annual “SuperClean Diamond Nationals”.

For more information on Paducah International Raceway, log onto www.paducahinternationalraceway.com, www.paducahracing.com, or call theraceway office at (270)898-7469.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951)532-2503.

Cole Lewis, Event Coordinator, cole@lucasdirt.com