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Lucas Oil Late Model Series Drivers Closes out the Month of March in Mississippi and Texas

Lucas Oil Late Model SeriesWAYCROSS, GA (March 17, 2012) – The nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning body heads to Mississippi and Texas to end the month of March. The national stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and many regional hot shoes will compete against each other in two highly contested single day events.

On Friday Night, March 30th, the LOLMDS will make its first ever appearance at the Don Cliburn-promoted Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS. The ‘Southern 50″ is shaping up to be one of the biggest events at Jackson Motor Speedway in years. Then on Saturday Night, March 31st, the series heads to Texas for the second year in a row to the Sam Hafertepe Jr. promoted LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX for the running of the “High Banks Havoc”. Scott Bloomquist won last year’s inaugural visit to LoneStar in front of a capacity crowd. There will be a complete show both nights for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Red Buck Cigar Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a $10,000 to win/$800 to start main event at both venues.

Defending LOLMDS National Champion, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN will lead the field of the nation’s best and brightest stars into the Jackson and LoneStar sanctioned events. Owens along with 2-time series champion, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; 2011 Quarter Master Rookie of the Year, Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; and 4-time series champion, Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, who drives for Texas native and 2000 NASCAR champion, Bobby Labonte are all expected to challenge some of the top regional racers from that area.

Other drivers expected to compete in Mississippi and Texas include John Blankenship of Williamson, WV; 16-year-old phenom, Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA; Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; and Terry Casey of New London, WI. Also joining the star studded line-up of drivers that run the series will be two drivers running the series full-time this year as Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA and Austin Hubbard of Seaford, DE will compete at both events.

“2012 is shaping up to be one of most competitive seasons we have ever had on the LOLMDS since its inception in 2005. Last year’s points battle came down to the last race between two drivers but this year’s field could produce a first time series champion and a tight point’s battle all season long. We’re excited about our season and look forward to putting on our show in front of the great race fans in both Mississippi and Texas”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Series Director.

For more information on what promises to be exciting weekend of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series racing action, logon to each track’s respective websites at www.jacksonmotorspeedway.net and www.lonestarspeedway.com.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series next event is the “Indiana Icebreaker” on March 24th at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN. Series officials wants to remind everyone about the early start times for the Indiana Icebreaker on Saturday, March 24th. Driver Registration is from: 1:00PM – 4:15PM. Driver Autograph Session: 3:15PM – 4:00PM. Drivers Meeting: 4:15PM and Hot Laps begin at 4:45PM.For more information about the “Indiana Icebreaker” you can visit the track website at www.brownstownspeedway.com or call the track phone at (812) 358-5332 or promoter Tim Keithley at (812) 569-1982.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, visit the series’ website at www.lucasdirt.com.

Be sure and visit the series on social media outlets as well at http://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and http://twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule
Venue Track City, State To Win
13-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $5,000
14-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $5,000
15-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $7,000
16-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $7,000
17-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $10,000
18-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $10,000
24-Mar Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $10,000
30-Mar Jackson Motor Speedway Jackson, MS $10,000
31-Mar Lonestar Speedway Kilgore, TX $10,000
13,14-Apr Virginia Motor Speedway Saluda, VA $25,000
20-Apr Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex Markleysburg, PA $10,000
21-Apr Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD $10,000
4-May Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL $10,000
5-May Paducah International Raceway Paducah, KY $10,000
11-May Hartford Motor Speedway Hartford, MI $10,000
12-May La Salle Speedway La Salle, IL $10,000
18,19-May Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $20,000
25,26-May Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $30,000
1-Jun Tazewell Speedway Tazewell, TN $10,000
2-Jun Florence Speedway Florence, KY $10,000
22-Jun Cherokee Speedway Gaffney, SC $10,000
23-Jun Wythe Raceway Rural Retreat, VA $10,000
1-Jul Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $10,000
3-Jul Muskingum County Speedway Zanesville, OH $10,000
6,7-Jul Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $20,000
13-Jul Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL $10,000
14-Jul Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $10,000
20,21-Jul I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE $25,000
24-Jul Stateline Speedway Busti, NY $10,000
25-Jul Utica Rome Speedway Vernon, NY $10,000
26-Jul Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY $10,000
28-Jul Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD $10,000
10,11-Aug Florence Speedway Florence, KY $50,000
17,18-Aug Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $40,000
23-Aug Volunteer Speedway Bulls Gap, TN $10,000
25-Aug Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, IN $10,000
31-Aug, 1-Sep Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $20,000
2-Sep I-77 Raceway Park Ripley, WV $25,000
14,15-Sep Virginia Motor Speedway Saluda, VA $20,000
21,22-Sep Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $20,000
27-Sep Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $7,000
28-Sep Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $7,000
29-Sep Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $40,000
6-Oct Dixie Speedway Woodstock, GA $10,000
7-Oct Rome International Speedway Rome, GA $10,000
19,20-Oct Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $50,000

2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sponsors

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 – “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

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

U. S. Steel – “The Official Steel Manufacturer” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:

Allstar Performance, American Racer, Banshee Graphics, Barry Wright Race Cars, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Chizmark Larson Insurance, Cornett Racing Engines, Cruise with the Champions, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dyers Top Rods, Edlebrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Gaerte Engines, Hawk Performance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Chassis, Öhlins, Outerwears, PBM/Erson Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, PRC, 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 Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Vic Hill Race Engines, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.

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

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