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Big Weekend of Racing Awaits Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Tri-City and Lucas Oil Speedways

Lucas Oil Late Model SeriesWAYCROSS, GA (July 12, 2011) – A big weekend of racing is on tap for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this weekend with visits to Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

The biggest race in the history of Tri-City Speedway will take place starting Wednesday, July 13th with a special practice session from 6-9 PM.  On Thursday Night, July 14th the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series cars take to the track for Red Buck Cigar Time Trials and Heat Races.  On Friday Night, July 15th will be B-Mains and the 100-lap Budweiser-sponsored “Battle at the Beach” paying $20,000 to win and $1,000 to start.  The famous “Big Foot” Monster Truck will be on display both days at Tri-City Speedway as well. The event will be taped by Lucas Oil Studios and shown on the SPEED Channel on August 7th at 1 PM Eastern.

 

On Saturday Night, July 16th it will be the Fifth Annual CMH “Diamond Nationals” paying $10,000 to win.  There will be a complete show for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model competitors. With Red Buck Cigar Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and the Main Event.  The event will be taped by Lucas Oil Studios and shown on SPEED at a date and time to be announced in the future.

 

For more information on this historic event at Tri-City Speedway visit www.tricityspeedway.net or you can call (636) 448-9111.  Information regarding Lucas Oil Speedway can be found at www.lucasoilspeedway.com or by calling (417) 282-5984.

The series has a tights point’s battle on its hands with Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN holding a 15-point margin over 2-time and defending series champion, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN.  Bloomquist has won the last three LOLMDS events heading into this weekend.  Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN holds down third place in the championship points standings followed by Steve Francis of Ashland, KY and Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL.

 

Jared Landers of Batesville, AR is currently resting atop the Quarter Master Rookie of the Year points followed by Bub McCool of Vicksburg, MS, Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA, and Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, IL.

The 19thAnnual Rockstar Energy Drink Show-Me 100 presented by DART Machinery from Lucas Oil Speedway that was broadcasted on CBS June 19th is now on the website www.Youtube.com for fans to view. To view the entire CBS Broadcast of the event log onto this link at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66YUQ-KYvnY&feature=share.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series you can log onto www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503. You can also follow the series on facebook and twitter. For fans wanting to keep up with all the action during race events facebook users can follow us at http://facebook.com/lucasdirt and twitter users at http://twitter.com/lucasdirt.

 

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings

 

  1. Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN) – 3195
  2. Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN) – 3180
  3. Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN) – 2930
  4. Steve Francis (Ashland, KY) – 2660
  5. Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) – 2590
  6. Jared Landers (Batesville, AR) – 2540
  7. Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY) – 2470
  8. Ray Cook (Brasstown, NC) – 2425
  9. Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA) – 2415
  10. Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN) – 2415

 

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Quarter Master Rookie of the Year Points Standings

 

  1. Jared Landers (Batesville, AR) – 2540
  2. Bub McCool (Vicksburg, MS) – 2350
  3. Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) – 2270
  4. Frank Heckenast Jr. (Frankfort, IL) – 1960

 

 

NETWORK AIR DATE AIR TIME VENUE EVENT NAME LOCATION EVENT DATE
SPEED 7/31/11 1:00 PM Magnolia Motor Speedway Clash at the Mag Columbus, MS 7/9/11
SPEED 8/7/11 1:00 PM Tri-City Speedway Budweiser Battle at the Beach Pontoon Beach, IL 7/15/11
VERSUS 8/27/11 2:30 PM Batesville Motor Speedway Bad Boy 98 Batesville, AR 5/21/11
SPEED 9/4/11 11:00 AM Florence Speedway 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Florence, KY 8/13/11
MavTV 9/8/11 9:00PM Batesville Motor Speedway Bad Boy 98 Batesville, AR 5/21/11
SPEED 9/17/11 2:00 PM Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, IN 8/26/11
SPEED 10/2/11 1:00 PM Portsmouth Raceway Park River Days Rumble Portsmouth, OH 9/3/11
SPEED 10/9/11 1:00 PM Virginia Motor Speedway ASi Racewear USA 100 Saluda, VA 9/17/11
SPEED 10/23/11 6:00 PM Brownstown Speedway 32nd Annual Jackson 100 Brownstown, IN 9/24/11
SPEED 10/30/11 3:00 PM Dixie Speedway Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Woodstock, GA 10/8/11
VERSUS 12/18/11 6:00 PM Florence Speedway 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Florence, KY 8/13/11
MavTV 12/29/11 9:00PM Florence Speedway 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Florence, KY 8/13/11
SPEED TBA TBA Lucas Oil Speedway Diamond Nationals Wheatland, MO 7/16/11
SPEED TBA TBA Knoxville Raceway 8th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Knoxville, IA 10/1/11
MavTV TBA TBA Dixie Speedway Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Woodstock, GA 10/8/11
VERSUS TBA TBA Dixie Speedway Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Woodstock, GA 10/8/11

 

2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sponsors

 

ApplianceZone.com– “The Official Appliance Parts Retailer” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series   

ASI Racewear – “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 

Canidae Pet Foods – “The Official Pet Foods” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series   

DART Machinery – “The Official Engine Components” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

E3 Spark Plugs – “The Official Spark Plug” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series   

Geico Power Sports – “The Official Insurance” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

General Tire – “The Official Tire” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 

Hoosier Tire – “The Official Race Tire” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 

K&N Filters – “The Official Filter” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 

Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Magnaflow Exhaust – “The Official Exhaust” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

MavTV – “The Official Men’s Network” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 

R&L Carrier – “The Official Carrier” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series   

Rockstar Energy Drink – “The Official Drink” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series    

Speedco – “The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 

Sunoco Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

 

2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:

Allstar Performance, American Racer, Banshee Graphics, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, Cruise with the Champions, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dominator Race Products, Dyers Top Rods, ECR Race Engines, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Gaerte Engines, GRT Race Cars, Hawk Performance, Hypercoil, Janowski Insurance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Chassis, Öhlins, Outerwears, PBM/Erson Cams, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Pro Power Racing, Quarter Master, Race Engine Design, Red Buck Cigars, Rhyne Race Engines, Rick Schwallie Photography, Ringers Gloves, Rocket Chassis, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance, Safety Solutions, Sweet Manufactuing, Vic Hill Race Engines, Warrior Race Cars, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.

 

 

James Essex, Public Relations Coordinator, jessex@lucasdirt.com
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