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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads West for Five Races in Eight Days

Lucas Oil Late Model SeriesWAYCROSS, GA (July 10 2013) -The premier national tour for dirt late models will head to the Midwest this weekend and next week, competing at five different venues over eight days, starting this Friday, July 12th. The first event of the western swing for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series begins with the “Battle at the Beach 50” at Tri-City Speedway Friday night in Pontoon Beach, IL. There will be a complete show with Hot-Laps, RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races and B-Mains, followed by the 50-Lap feature event – paying $10,000 to win. Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Tri-City Speedway include Modifieds and Pro Crate Late Models. For tickets and information about the event visit the track website at www.tricityspeedway.net.

The series will then travel to Wheatland, MO for the second time in 2013 for the 7th Annual “CMH Diamond Nationals” at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, July 13th. The event at Lucas Oil Speedway is also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series and will include a complete show with Hot-Laps, RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-lap feature event with the winner receiving $10,000 and a special Diamond Ring from Lucas Oil Speedway. Both events on Friday and Saturday nights will be filmed by the Lucas Oil Production Studios to air on several TV networks later this year. Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Lucas Oil Speedway include the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds. For tickets and information about the event visit the track website at www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

The LOLMDS will take a few days off after the Diamond Nationals on Saturday and travels to the state of Kansas on Tuesday night, July16th for a one day event at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. This year’s event at Lakeside Speedway will mark the first time the series has ever visited the pristine facility. NASCAR star and dirt late model team owner – Clint Bowyer will compete at Lakeside Speedway as a teammate to his two drivers – Steve Francis and Jared Landers. There will be a complete show with Hot-Laps, RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-Lap feature event paying $10,000 to win. Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Lakeside Speedway include the USMTS Touring Modified Series. For tickets and information about Lakeside Speedway visit the track website at www.lakesidespeedway.net.

The series will then travel to the state of Iowa on Wednesday night, July 17th and compete at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, IA. Hamilton County Speedway is another new venue on the series schedule in 2013 and will mark the first ever visit to the Iowa facility. There will be a complete show with Hot-Laps, RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races and B-Mains followed by the 50-Lap feature event paying $10,000 to win. Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Hamilton County Speedway include the USMTS Touring Modified Series. For tickets and information about Lakeside Speedway visit the track website at www.hamiltoncospeedway.com.

Following the two mid-week shows in Kansas and Iowa, the series returns to the state of Nebraska in 2013 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday July 18-20th for the running of the “Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. This crown jewel event gets underway on Thursday night, July 18th with an open practice for both the Super Late Models and USMTS Modifieds. Thursday night’s action includes a complete show for the SLMR Late Model/CDM Late Model Challenge, the Nebraska 360 Sprint Cars and B Mods.

Then on Friday night, July 19th the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will run Heat Races lined up by pill draw and using the passing points system. Each LOLMDS competitor will compete in two separate Heat Races on Friday night. The USMTS Modified Series will run a complete show on Friday night, in conjunction with the LOLMDS. Then on Saturday night July 20th the LOLMDS will run B-mains and a Belt Bash Non-Qualifiers Race paying $2,700 to win and $300 to start – to drivers failing to make the feature event. Following the B-Mains and Non-Qualifiers race on Saturday, the stars and cars of the LOLMDS will compete in the 100-lap Silver Dollar Nationals feature event that will pay $27,000 to the winner and $1,300 to start. The USMTS Modifieds will run a full show on Saturday night as well. For tickets and information about I-80 Speedway visit the track website at www.i80speedway.com.

LOLMDS marketing partner Scott Crawford of Crawford Supply/Traeger Grills has posted a special $1,000 cash bonus to the driver that earns the most series points at the Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway on July 13th and the Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway on July 20th.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at Lakeside Speedway (July 16th), Hamilton County Speedway (July 17th) and I-80 Speedway (July 19-20th) will be broadcast LIVE on the internet by pay per view on the popular website www.Dirtondirt.com. Fans can place their pay-per-view orders now at www.dirtondirt.com/liveEvents.php. Prices for the three-race broadcast are set at $18.99 for each event for DirtonDirt.com subscribers and non-DirtonDirt.com subscribers. Two-day packages are available for the Lakeside Speedway and Hamilton County Speedway events, as well as for both nights of I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals. DirtonDirt.com subscribers can order a two-night package for a discounted price of $35, while the price for non-subscribers is $37. Non-subscribers receive a free one-month DirtonDirt.com subscription with any pay-per-view broadcast order. For more information on how to purchase the pay per view broadcasts visit the website www.Dirtondirt.com.

“The series is excited to head west for 5 events over the next week. We are looking forward to seeing all the great fans in those areas as we travel across the Midwest. We’re also very thrilled to be going to two new venues in KS and IA next week and having Clint Bowyer race with us on Tuesday night at the track he grew up racing at. It will be a big week of racing and we invite all the great fans to travel with us and camp out at each venue with us. We also encourage fans that can’t make it to the races next week to purchase the pay per view broadcasts on dirtondirt.com and watch it live. Michael Rigsby and his staff do a great job producing those live broadcasts and it should be fun to watch”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, the reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, will lead the nation’s best dirt late model drivers into this weekend’s action. Owens will be displaying the Keyser Manufacturing Day-Glo Orange point leader spoiler as the series point’s leader heading into Friday’s event at Tri-City Speedway. John Blankenship of Williamson, WV has closed the gap on Owens and only trails by 65 points in the chase for the LOLMDS National Championship. Steve Francis (KY) sits in third place, followed by Don O’Neal (IN) and Earl Pearson Jr. (FL) who round out the top five in the series points standings.

Dennis Erb (IL), winner of four series events in 2013, sits in sixth place in the series points standings, followed by Jared Landers (AR), Eddie Carrier Jr. (WV), Billy Moyer Jr. (AR) and Jerry Lierly – rounding out the top ten drivers in the points standings. Billy Moyer Jr. leads the chase for the JRi Shocks Rookie of the Year, Presented by Dunn-Benson Ford.

For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series including the 2013 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series visit the LOLMDS official website at www.lucasdirt.com.

Follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on the social media outlets at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

Track Information- Friday July 12th

Tri-City Speedway
Location: 5100 Nameoki Road, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
Track Office Phone #: (618) 931-7836
Promoters: Kevin & Tammy Gundaker – (636) 448-9111
Website: www.tricityspeedway.net

Tire Rule

Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier 1320, LM20, 1640, LM40
Right Rear – Hoosier 02, LM20, 06, LM40

Track Information- Saturday July 13th

Lucas Oil Speedway
Location: 700 E Hwy 54, Wheatland, MO 65779
Track Phone #: (417) 282-5984
Promoter: Dan Robinson – (417) 282-5984
Website: www.lucasoilspeedway.com

Tire Rule

Fronts – Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear – Hoosier 1640, WRS55
Right Rear – Hoosier 06, WRS55

Track Information- Tuesday July 16th

Lakeside Speedway
Location: 5615 Wolcott Drive, Kansas City, 66109
Track Phone #: (913) 299-2040 Track
Promoter: Mike Johnson & Don Marrs
Website: www.lakesidespeedway.net

Tire Rule

Fronts – Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear – Hoosier 1640, WRS55
Right Rear – Hoosier 06, WRS55

Track Information- Wednesday July 17th

Hamilton County Speedway
Location: 1200 Bluff St., Webster City, IA 50595
Track Phone #: (515) 832-5382
Promoter: Hamilton County Fairgrounds
Website: www.hamiltoncospeedway.com

Tire Rule

Fronts – Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear – Hoosier 1640, WRS55
Right Rear – Hoosier 06, WRS55

Track Information- Thursday-Saturday July 18-20th

I-80 Speedway
Location: 13909 238th St Greenwood, NE 68366
Track Phone #: (402) 342-3453
Promoter: Ed Kosiski – (402) 659-3301
Website: www.i-80speedway.com/i80/

Tire Rule

Fronts – Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear – Hoosier 1640, WRS55
Right Rear – Hoosier 06, WRS55

Purse for All Events EXCEPT Silver Dollar Nationals

1. $10000, 2. $5500, 3. $3500, 4. $2750, 5. $2250, 6. $1800, 7. $1500, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1075, 12. $1050, 13. $1025, 14. $1000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.

Purse for Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway-July 20th

1. $27,000, 2. $12,000, 3. $7,000, 4. $6,000, 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $2,500, 8. $2,400, 9. $2,300, 10. $2,200, 11. $2,100, 12. $2,000, 13. $1,800, 14. $1,600, 15. $1,500, 16. $1,400, 17. $1,375, 18. $1,350, 19. $1,325, 20. $1,300, 21. $1,300, 22. $1,300, 23. $1,300, 24. $1,300, 25. $1,300, 26. $1,300, 27. $1,300, 28. $1,300, 29. $1,300, 30. $1,300, 31. $1,300, 32. $1,300

Purse for Belt Bash Non-Qualifiers Race-July 20th

1. $2,700, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,000, 4. $800, 5. $600, 6. $450, 7. $400, 8. $375, 9. $350, 10. $325, 11-20th-$300

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 47 events in 21 states in 2013 and receives national exposure through taped-delayed series events that are shown on CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC Sports and MAVTV.

About MAVTV American Real Network: MAVTV was founded in 2002 by four former Showtime Networks executives and was originally geared towards a male dominated audience. In 2011, Lucas Oil Products, an automotive lubricant manufacturer with a history in television production, purchased MAVTV. Lucas Oil was eager to employ the same growth strategies to transform MAVTV into a premier cable network that it employed to grow the lubricants business. MAV TV aims to become a broader scoped network, geared towards the modern American family. Lucas Oil is investing in programming, an updated on-air look, and increased production quality, all to add more value to the viewer experience. MAVTV is an acronym that stands for Movies, Action and Variety. MAVTV brings you plenty of never-before-seen high definition exclusives including Comedy, Movies, Action Sports, Adventure and More, all in fantastic HD detail. MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It’s a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high octane motorsports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. Learn more about MAVTV American Real 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, SPEED, and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at www.lucasoil.com.

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2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sponsors

ASI Racewear – “The Official Merchandise Vendor” 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

iON Cameras -“The Official Camera” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MAVTV “American Real”- “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 Serie
RED BUCK- “The Official Fast Time Sponor” of the Lucas Oil late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:
Allstar Performance, AR Bodies, Banshee Graphics, Barry Wright Race Cars, Bloomquist Race Cars, Borrowed Blue, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing, Crawford Supply, CV Products, Dart Machinery, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fuel Safe Fuel Cells, FK Rod Ends, Gaerte Engines, Georgia Boot, Hawk Performance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Kuntz Race Engines, Longhorn Chassis, Mann Merchant Processing, MasterSbilt Chassis, Öhlins, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Performance Rod and Custom, Pro Power Racing, Race Engine Design, Rayburn Race Cars, RED BUCK, Rick Schwallie Photography, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Traeger Grills, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.

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