WAYCROSS, GA (October 15, 2012) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wraps up the 2012 season this weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park with the running of the 32nd Annual RED BUCK Dirt Track World Championship – Featuring “Borrowed Blue”. The Newport Nightmare, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN and his supporting cast will be celebrating their second consecutive LOLMDS National Championship. Owens heads into the weekend without any points pressure, although he’s working hard to take the 50K back to Newport and add to his list of accomplishments in dirt late model racing. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA will enter this weekend’s event with the Quarter Master Rookie of the Year title in hand. The Clint Boyer Racing team, sponsored by Georgia Boot, will be celebrating a great season and marching through the competition, trying to get their hands on the 50K first place prize.
In the previous 31 events there have been 22 different drivers to capture the event. Dating back to the inaugural running in 1981, there have been five drivers to win the prestigious event more than once. Hall of Famer – Freddy Smith of Seymour, TN leads the way with five wins, followed by the late Jack Boggs of Grayson, KY, who won the race three times. The other three drivers with more than one win in the event are each two-time DTWC winners, including: Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR: Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN; and Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL. Babb is the latest repeat winner, dating all the way back to 1998.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series star Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN will have two things on his mind when the 32nd Annual RED BUCK Dirt Track World Championship – Featuring “Borrowed Blue” takes place this weekend at Portsmouth (OH) Raceway Park. O’Neal is trying to become the first driver in the history of the event to win in back-to-back years. He is also trying to secure second place in the LOLMDS Championship Points Standings. In winning last year’s $50,000 event, O’Neal added another crown-jewel victory to what has become a Hall-of-Fame career. O’Neal comes into the season finale for the LOLMDS just 30 points ahead of Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN in the battle for second place in this year’s final points standings. O’Neal has finished second twice in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points and leads the series with 11 wins this year.
While O’Neal is trying to make history this weekend at Portsmouth, three other LOLMDS series regulars are hoping to join the two-time winners club including; Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; and Steve Francis of Ashland, KY.
Activity for the 32nd Annual Red Buck Dirt Track World Championship – Featuring “Borrowed Blue” will get underway on Thursday, October 18th with Modified Qualifying, Heat Races and B-Main Events. On Friday, October 19th, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will take to the track for Red Buck Time Trials and Heat Races. Then on Saturday, October 20th, the schedule will have the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series B-Mains up first, followed by the $3,000 to win Modified Feature, the $50,000 to win/$2,000 to start RED BUCK DTWC – Featuring “Borrowed Blue” main event and the $3,000 to win CV Products Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers race.
Drivers are reminded that they don’t have to pre-enter the race and that you can enter the event on the day that your division will qualify.
Included at this year’s mega event will be a free concert. Anyone purchasing a race ticket will get to see one of the nations top rising bands in the country. Kentucky’s own, country-rock band “Borrowed Blue” will perform a free concert for fans on Saturday, in front of the main grandstands at 5PM. “Borrowed Blue” is an up and coming band sponsored by Red Buck Entertainment, who just released their debut single entitled “Porch People” as a formal introduction to radio and its listeners on September 18, 2012.
To keep up with all the latest news and to learn more about the RED BUCK Dirt Track World Championship featuring “Borrowed Blue” visit the event website atwww.dirttrackworldchampionship.net or visit the track website atwww.portsraceway.com.
To learn more about the band “Borrowed Blue” visit their official website atwww.borrowedbluemusic.com. Also follow the band on Facebook as they travel to several venues leading up to the Red Buck Dirt Track World Championship featuring” Borrowed Blue” athttps://www.facebook.com/borrowedbluemusic.
To learn more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website atwww.lucasdirt.com.
To keep up with all the action “Live” as it happens, click on Roush Yates Performance Parts live timing and scoring page at www.lucasdirt.com/live.
Be sure to visit the series on our social media outlets as well at: http://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and http://twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.
Previous Dirt Track World Championship Winners
1981 – Jim Dunn
1982 – Charlie Swartz
1983 – Freddy Smith
1984 – Jack Boggs
1985 – Freddy Smith
1986 – Billy Moyer
1987 – Larry Moore
1988 – Donnie Moran
1989 – John Mason
1990 – Jack Boggs
1991 – Freddy Smith
1992 – Ronnie Johnson
1993 – Freddy Smith
1994 – Ronnie Johnson
1995 – Jack Boggs
1996 – Billy Moyer
1997 – Marshall Green
1998 – Freddy Smith
1999 – Steve Francis
2000 – Wendell Wallace
2001 – Bart Hartman
2002 – Shannon Babb
2003 – Darrell Lanigan
2004 – Rick Eckert
2005 – Scott Bloomquist
2006 – Shannon Babb
2007 – Chub Frank
2008 – Brian Birkhofer
2009 – Jimmy Mars
2010 – Earl Pearson Jr.
2011 – Don O’Neal
Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings
Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN) – 7850
Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN) – 7420
Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN) – 7390
Steve Francis (Ashland, KY) – 7235
John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) – 6880
Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) – 6855
Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA) – 6485
Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) – 6305
Jared Landers (Batesville, AR) – 6170
Eric Wells (Hazard, KY) – 6125
Current Portsmouth Raceway Park Late Model Points Standings
R. J. Conley (Wheelersburg, OH) – 1310
Jackie Boggs (Grayson, KY) – 1060
Nick Bocook (Wheelersburg, OH) – 1005
Delmas Conley )Wheelersburg, OH) – 885
Mark Frazier (Chillicothe, OH) – 850
Josh McGuire (Grayson, KY) – 770
Josh Bocook (Wheelersburg, OH) – 755
Billy Gullion (Waverly, OH) – 710
Rod Conley (Wheelersburg, OH) – 705
Lee Logan (Catlettsburg, KY) – 696
About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nations’ premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. It currently sanctions 46 events in 19 states in 2012 and receives national exposure through taped-delayed series events that are shown on CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC Sports and MAVTV.
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, NBC Sports, SPEED, and MAVTV. More information on Lucas Oil Products, Inc. can be found by visiting www.LucasOil.com.
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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 TV Network” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries – “The Official Battery” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
ProtectTheHarvest.com- “The Official Protect the Harvest Campaign 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,Crawford Supply, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, 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, Rick Schwallie Photography, Ringers Gloves, Rocket Chassis, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Traeger Grills, Vic Hill Race Engines, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wiley X Sunglasses, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.
James Essex, Public Relations Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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