WAYCROSS, GA (August 6, 2013) – As the premier national tour for dirt late models heats up in the month of August, this weekend’s Sunoco North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil will pay a whopping $50,000 to the winner Saturday night. This event will also award valuable points in two separate point categories that will pay cash bonuses for each category. Both point categories, The ASi Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by DirtonDirt.com and the SWEET Mfg TV Challenge – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs will award points at this weekend’s North/South 100
The ASi Crown Jewel Cup -Presented by DirtonDirt.com is a nine race mini-series within the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series that awards points to drivers at these crown jewel events on the series schedule. The driver that earns the most points in these nine special events will be awarded a $10,000 cash bonus at the series year-end awards banquet. Heading into this weekend’s mega event, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN leads the quest for the ASi Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by DirtonDirt.com point standings over John Blankenship and Steve Francis.
“We really appreciate what the series has done to put together these additional bonuses for us, the drivers to compete for. Having ASi and DirtonDirt step up and sponsor this program is a huge plus for us, the series and the fans. Hopefully we not only can win another North/South 100, but increase our lead in the Crown Jewel Cup points as well”, stated Jimmy Owens, driver of the #20 Mike Reese owned dirt late model.
To see the current points standings and learn more about the ASi Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by DirtonDirt.com visit http://www.lucasdirt.com/point-standings/dirtondirt-com-crown-jewel-cup/
For more information about the companies sponsoring this bonus program, visit their respective websites at www.asiwear.com and www.dirtondirt.com.
This weekend’s North/South 100 will also be taped for broadcast on TV by the award winning Lucas Oil Production Studios. This event will air on NBC Sports, SPEED and the MAVTV American Real Networks in 2013. This event is also part of the SWEET Mfg TV Challenge – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs that will award points to drivers at the TV races on the series schedule. The driver that earns the most points at the TV races in 2013 will receive a $10,000 bonus at the series year-end awards banquet. John Blankenship of Williamson, WV leads the Sweet Mfg TV Challenge – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs points standings over Steve Francis and Jimmy Owens.
“It’s a really cool deal to be leading the points standings in the TV races. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has a great TV package and to have a separate point category to race for in the TV races is an added bonus. Hopefully we can get that Keyser Mfg point leader spoiler back this weekend and knock Jimmy off the series points lead as well. We appreciate having SWEET Mfg and E3 Spark Plugs sponsor the TV Challenge and hopefully we can win that bonus money as well”, stated John Blankenship, driver of the #23 Coal Energy dirt late model.
To see the current points standings and learn more about the SWEET Mfg. TV Challenge – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs, go to: http://www.lucasdirt.com/point-standings/e3-spark-plugs-challenge/ .
For more information about the companies sponsoring this bonus program, visit their respective websites at www.sweetmfg.biz and www.E3sparkplugs.com.
Jimmy Owens, the two-time defending series champion currently leads the championship points standings in a tight battle among the top five in series points. Owens will head to Florence Speedway this weekend, displaying the Keyser Mfg Day-Glo Orange Point Leader Spoiler after taking the championship points lead back from John Blankenship at the series’ last event at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex on July 26th. Owens now leads Steve Francis of Ashland, KY by a mere 20 points, followed by John Blankenship, Don O’Neal and Earl Pearson Jr. Sixth through tenth in the championship points standings include: Dennis Erb, Jared Landers, Eddie Carrier Jr., Billy Moyer Jr. and Jerry Lierly.
In the chase for the JRi Shocks Rookie of the Year – Presented by Dunn-Benson Ford, Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, AR leads the rookie points standings. The series Rookie of the Year will receive $10,000 in cash and numerous product awards at the series year-end awards banquet. For more information about the title sponsor and presenting sponsors of the Rookie of the Year Program visit their respective websites at www.jrishocks.com and www.dunnbensonford.com.
The 31st Annual Sunoco North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil will get underway on Thursday night August 8th with an open practice session starting at 5 PM. Friday August 9th activities will include: LOLMDS Hot-Laps, RED BUCK Time Trials and the RED BUCK Fast Dash. Modifieds and Pure Stocks will run as support classes on Friday night. Following Friday night’s events, there will be a fan/racer appreciation party at the track. Then on Saturday August 10th activities include: driver autograph session, LOLMDS Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap feature event followed by a $1,000 to win modified feature.
For tickets, camping and all the information about the 31st Annual Sunoco North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil, visit www.florencespeedway.com or call the track office at (859)485-7591.
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 series 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 .
Location: 12234 US Hwy 42, Walton, KY 41094
Track Phone #: (859) 485-7591 or Office – (859) 493-0034
Promoter: Jerry King: – Track – (859) 485-7591 or Office – (859) 493-0034
Tire Rule for North/South 100
Hoosier Only-Left Rear / Fronts – Rib 1300, 1350, 1640, LM40
Hoosier Only-Right Rear – 01, 03, 06, LM40
1. $50,000, 2. $10,000, 3. $7,000, 4. $5,000, 5. $4,000, 6. $3,800, 7. $3,600, 8. $3,400, 9. $3,200, 10. $3,000, 11. $2,750, 12. $2,700, 13. $2,650, 14. $2,625, 15. $2,600, 16. $2,575, 17. $2,550, 18. $2,525, 19. $2,500, 20. $2,500, 21. $2,500, 22. $2,500, 23. $2,500, 24. $2,500.
2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tour Schedule
2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV Schedule
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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.