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Ricky Weiss Scores Podium at the Gap; Smoky Mountain Next

June 20th, 2016

Sandblasting #7 Longhorn Chassis/Vic Hill Racing Engine Late Model to a podium finish on Saturday evening with the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series at Volunteer Speedway.

Back behind the wheel of the Vic Hill Racing Engine #7 Super Late Model, Ricky Weiss was one of 26-Super Late Models signed in at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) for the $4,000-to-win, Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series event. Posting the fastest time in qualifying, Weiss earned the pole position starting spot for the feature. Battling to a podium finish, Ricky slipped two spots in the 40-lapper recording a 3rd place finish behind race winner, Chad Ogle and Ray Cook with Vic Hill and Donald Bradsherrounding out the top five.

For full results from this event, please visit
www.CarolinaClash.com .

Thursday’s Event at Volunteer Speedway Postponed

August 21st, 2015

BULLS GAP, TN – Thursday night’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, 12th Annual “Scorcher” at Volunteer Speedway has been postponed. With the forecast for continued rains on an already heavily saturated track and facility, Speedway and Series officials have been forced to postpone the event. Officials are exploring a suitable make-up date.The LOLMDS will now head to Lawrenceburg, IN for the “Whiskey City 50″ at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday night. The event will feature an action-packed program that includes: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event.

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2015 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com. Follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on your favorite Social Media outlets at: www.facebook.com/lucasdirt, www.twitter.com/lucasdirt, and www.instagram.com/lucasdirt.

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 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 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. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.Lucasdirt.com.

About MAVTV
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.

Riley Hickman Races to Fourth Win of ’15; Smoky Mountain Next

April 23rd, 2015

Cleveland, Tennessee- Riley Hickman pulled double duty on Saturday night at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee), where he came away with his fourth triumph in 2015 in his BIF Motorsports #R1 Hickman Manufacturing Company/CVR entry.

Hickman rolled to his fourth victory of the season in the Limited Late Model division, earning $2,000 for his efforts. Riley locked into the 40-lap main event after posting the eighth fastest lap in time trials. In the main event he took the lead from race-long pacesetter, Cory Hedgecock on the 28th circuit and never looked back. He took the checkered flag ahead of Hedgecock, Jason Trammell, Stanley Donahoo, and Trevor Sise.

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned the annual Spring Thaw, which boosted a $6,000 winner’s check. With the top ten qualifiers once again locking into the main event, Hickman fell just short of the mark and had to run a b-main. He went on to win his b-main, earning him the eleventh starting position on the feature grid. Riley ultimately retired early from the 50-lap finale to a disappointing 22nd place finish.

Full results from the event are available at www.VolunteerSpeedway.com and www.CarolinaClash.com.

The upcoming weekend, April 24th-25th, will take the team to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for a pair of big events. On Friday night the Southern All Star (SAS) Super Late Model tour will sanction a $5,000-to-win event, while Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals will contest a $6,000-to-win program on Saturday evening. For more information on the events, please visit www.SASDirt.com and www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

Riley Hickman would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hickman Manufacturing Company, American Billet, RH Designs, CVR Race Cars, Austin Trucking, A-1 Towing and Recovery, Competition Racing Equipment, MRC Racing Components, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Performance Masters Inc., All-Star Graphix, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hoosier Racing Tires, JRI Shocks, VP Race Fuels, Comp Cams, Weld Wheels, FSR Racing Products, Design 500, Fel-Pro, KRC Power Steering, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, Old Mans Garage, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Riley Hickman, please visit www.RileyHickman.com.

Dale McDowell Streaks to Scorcher Win at Volunteer

August 29th, 2014

Welcome, North Carolina- Dale McDowell piloted his #17m TDR/Warrior/ECR Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $10,000 win on Thursday night in the Scorcher at Volunteer Speedway.

It was back to business on Thursday night for Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing. Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) was the destination for a $10,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) program.

Twenty-seven Super Late Models filled the pit area at the lightning fast 4/10 mile oval. Dale timed in fifth fastest overall during qualifications, positioning him starting second in his heat race. McDowell stormed to the heat race win over Chris Madden, earning him the outside-front-row starting spot for the 50 lap finale, alongside Scott Bloomquist.

Bloomquist assumed the point at the drop of the green flag, but slowed in turn four with just two laps scored, causing a multi-car wreck behind him. With only minor damage to his #17m, McDowell then inherited the top spot, and went unchallenged for the next 48 circuits to take the checkered flag ahead of Mike Marlar, John Blankenship, Bloomquist, and Jared Landers. The victory marked his seventh of 2014.

“Our night didn’t start off so well, but we made some changes and the car was fast all night after that,” said McDowell following his first LOLMDS victory since September 4th, 2010 at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio).

“I want to thank everyone with Team Dillon Racing, my brother Shane, and everybody else on the crew. This Warrior Race Car handled so well tonight. The track was in really good shape; fortunately we didn’t encounter any lapped traffic tonight. It feels good to be back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane, it has been a while,” he added.

Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com

The team will not race anywhere this weekend as McDowell turns his attention to the 44th Annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio), which will be held September 4th-6th at the famed oval. McDowell will pursue his second-career title in the mega event. For more information please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com .

Team Dillon Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors marketing partners including Warrior Race Cars, ECR Engines-Chevrolet, National Boiler Service, Ferris Commercial Mowers, Bad Boy Buggies, BruceLowrie.com Chevrolet, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, University of Northwestern Ohio, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Bass Pro Shops, Cometic Gaskets, DOW, FK Rod Ends, Mastersbilt Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, TWM, All Star Performance, Turbo Start, FSR racing supplies (Level 3-product) Brinn Transmissions, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, Weld Racing Wheels, Butlerbuilt Seats, GW Performance, Mark IV ATV’s, Racing Optics, Winters Rearends, QuarterMaster, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Team Dillon Racing please visit www.TeamDillonRacing.com .

McDowell Scorches Competition, Wins at Volunteer Speedway

August 22nd, 2014

BULLS GAP, TN – Dale McDowell came home the winner in Thursday Night’s 11th Annual Scorcher 50 – Presented by Reece Monument and O’Reilly Auto Parts at Volunteer Speedway. McDowell picked up the lead when Scott Bloomquist blew a right rear tire with two laps scored. McDowell then led the rest of the race for his sixth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory, in front of an enormous crowd.

Mike Marlar wound up second at the finish, followed by John Blankenship. Bloomquist, who pitted twice, managed to rebound with a fourth place finish. Rounding out the top five finishers was 16th starting Jared Landers.

“Our night didn’t start off so well, but we made some changes and the car was fast all night after that. I don’t think we would have had anything for Scott [Bloomquist] tonight, had he stayed out front. I don’t know if he ran over something or what happened to him, but it started off of turn two and continued to the fourth corner. We were lucky to get through that. Then there was another wreck and I barely made it through that one too. It tore up the door on my car pretty good,” said the 48-year-old, afterwards.

“I want to thank everyone with Team Dillon Racing, my brother Shane, and everybody else on the crew. This Warrior Race Car handled so well tonight. The track was in really good shape; fortunately we didn’t encounter any lapped traffic tonight. It feels good to be back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane, it has been a while. I have to thank my sponsors: ECR Engines, Bad Boy Buggies, Big Dog Motorsports, Cometic Gasket, Ferris Mowers, Klotz Lubricants, National Boiler Services, and everyone else. Thank you to all these fans for coming out here tonight.”

Bloomquist led the first two circuits, and then slowed in turn four, causing a multi-car wreck behind him. McDowell then inherited the top spot. Blankenship held onto the runner-up position until Marlar got around him on lap 29. Marlar and Blankenship then tried to track down McDowell, who was setting a blistering pace out front. With no caution flags and traffic not being a factor, McDowell went on to become the 15th different winner in LOLMDS competition in 2014. McDowell’s win was his first LOLMDS win since September 4, 2010 at Portsmouth (OH) Raceway Park.

Marlar had a strong run in the Sunoco North South 100 a few weeks ago had his best series finish of the season taking home second place money. “We had a real good race for second there at the end. I wasn’t going to rundown Dale, he had too good of a car. We’ve won here before in a Modified, but never in a Late Model, but we will be back and try to get one more spot next time,” said the driver of the Ronnie Delk, Delk Equipment, Rocket Chassis-Chevrolet.

Blankenship, like McDowell and Marlar, was looking for his first LOLMDS win of the season was satisfied with his third place finish. “This is almost a home track for us, our race shop is just down the road, so it was good to run as well as we did. We will take third place with this field of cars here tonight. It feels good to be running up front again, maybe we can get a win at Lawrenceburg on Saturday Night,” said the driver of the Coal World’s Energy Rocket Chassis.

Completing the top ten were Don O’Neal, Billy Ogle Jr., Eric Jacobsen, Dennis Erb Jr., and Jason Papich. In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time amongst the 27 entrants, with a lap of 12.242 seconds. Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. won their respective heat races. Jimmy Owens won the B-Main.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and follow the series on www.facebook.com/lucasdirt  and www.twitter.com/lucasdirt.

Madden Holds Off Ogle, Wins Scorcher at Volunteer Speedway

August 24th, 2013

BULLS GAP, TN – Chris Madden held off defending Scorcher winner, Billy Ogle Jr. to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Thursday Night at Volunteer Speedway. Madden led all 50 laps for the $10,000 victory. The win marked his second series win of the season. Ogle stayed within striking distance of Madden over the last half of the race, but Madden proved to be too strong. For the third consecutive LOLMDS event, Dale McDowell finished third. Scott Bloomquist came home fourth, followed by 5-time track champion, Vic Hill.

“That was a demanding 50 laps! Joe (Loven) gave us a heck of a racetrack tonight; I thought it was in better shape tonight than it has been in a long time! I slowed up for a little bit, and I couldn’t figure out why I was so loose getting into the corners,” said the driver of the Clements Racing Engines, Bloomquist Race Cars Chevrolet.

“I had a great race car tonight, and we just picked up where we left off at Batesville last week. We made a few adjustments and the car was awesome from the time we unloaded it! I have to thank Century Plastics, Hamricks of Gaffney, Cushman Paint and Body, Henderson Amusement, Hoosier, Ohlins, and everybody else who helps out,” said the 38-year-old racer who recorded his fourth career LOLMDS win.

The most serious incident happened when point’s leader Jimmy Owens slowed on the frontstretch with a flat tire on lap 12 and several drivers piled-up in turn two. Don O’Neal tumbled down the track. O’Neal was checked out as a precautionary measure.

Ogle made the move for second when he past McDowell on lap 24 and then hounded Madden the rest of the distance. “I tried to cut the corners on him (Madden), but he was just too strong tonight. I thought maybe starting on the front row, we could win this race two years in a row, but it wasn’t meant to be. Congrats to him on the win!” said the driver of the Blount Excavating, Rocket Chassis entry.

McDowell had to fight off Bloomquist over the last part of the race to finish third. “I had a good race with Scott tonight and held him off. We are going to keep digging and get us a victory soon,” said the driver of the Team Dillon Warrior Race Cars Chevrolet.

Completing the top ten were Eddie Carrier Jr., John Blankenship, Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis, and Dennis Erb Jr.

In preliminary action, Chris Madden set the overall time (Group A) amongst the 33 entrants, with a lap of 12.438 seconds. Billy Ogle Jr. set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 12.488 seconds. Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Billy Ogle Jr., and Dale McDowell won their respective heat races. Steve Casebolt and Mark Douglas won their respective B-Mains.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action on Saturday, August 24th, with the “Whiskey City 50″ from Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, IN. The event will feature RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 50-Lap main event. For more information, log on to www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and follow the series on www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

Dale McDowell Conquers the Gap; Smoky Mountain Speedway Next

March 22nd, 2013

Welcome, North Carolina – Team Dillon Racing and their drivers, Dale McDowell and Ty Dillon, traveled to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) over the weekend to compete in the inaugural events for the newly formed, Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals, and along the way McDowell scored his second win of the season in his #17m Team Dillon Racing/Mastersbilt/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

On Friday night a $4,000-to-win event was held, and with twenty-nine entries on hand McDowell registered the fastest time in the field with a 12.912 circuit around the 4/10 mile oval to lock into the pole position with Billy Ogle Jr. joining him on the front row. As the feature went green McDowell shot to the lead and never looked back on his way to his second straight victory, which was worth $4,000. Ogle Jr., Steve Casebolt, Chris Madden, and David Payne rounded out the top five.

Via preliminary action Ty Dillon locked into the eleventh starting spot for the finale in his #41 Warrior/ECR Racing Engine Super Late Model. With passing being difficult Dillon would advance to a tenth place finish.

On Saturday night the winner’s purse was increased to $10,000, and McDowell started his night by earning the third starting spot for his heat via time trials. A third place finish in the heat sent McDowell to the ninth starting spot for the 60 lap feature, and in the finale he would finish ninth.

Ty qualified third fastest in his group to earn the second starting spot for his heat race, and after finishing second he started fifth. After battling in the top five early in the event he crossed the finish line in the seventh position.

Full results from both events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

This weekend Team Dillon Racing will participate in a single event as Dale McDowell invades Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Saturday night for a $5,000-to-win, Southern All Stars (SAS) Super Late Model program. For more information on the event please visit www.SASDirt.com.

McDowell will pursue his second win of the season this weekend, March 15th-16th, when he travels to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) for the opening rounds of the brand-new, Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals. On Friday night a $4,000-to-win feature will be held, while Saturday’s program will be headlined by a $10,000-to-win finale. For more information, please visit www.VolunteerSpeedway.com

Team Dillon Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors marketing partners including Warrior Race Cars, ECR Engines-Chevrolet, Xinergy Corp., WTW Enterprises, www.youarehollywood.com, Ferris Commercial Mowers, University of Northwestern Ohio, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Bass Pro Shops, Cometic Gaskets, BigDog Motorsports, Mark Martin Chevrolet, FK Rod Ends, Mastersbilt Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, TWM, All Star Performance, Turbo Start, FSR racing supplies (Level 3-product) Brinn Transmissions, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, Weld Racing Wheels, ButlerBuilt Seats, GW Performance, Mark IV ATV’s, Racing Optics, Winters Rearends, QuarterMaster, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Team Dillon Racing please visit www.TeamDillonRacing.com.