The cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are set for a busy race weekend that will finish up at Paducah International Raceway on Saturday, May 2. The Paducah event will be 50 laps for $10,000 to win.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the nation’s premier Late Model sanctioning organization, has 50 events scheduled in 19 different states in 2015. The best of the best compete on a race-to-race basis with the series, which will be racing at Macon IL Speedway Thursday night, Tri-City Speedway Friday, and Paducah Saturday. Don O’Neal set quick time last year with a 15.445, besting 31 other competitors. Bloomington, IL driver Jason Feger took the victory, fending off challenges from Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer, and Jimmy Owens.
The current championship standings have Jonathan Davenport leading the way by 20 over Earl Pearson, Jr. Don O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. round out the top five. Currently finishing up the top ten are Steve Francis, Devin Moran, Brandon Sheppard, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb, Jr. and Scott Bloomquist.
Joining the Late Models Saturday night will be the UMP Modifieds and the Crate Late Models. The Lucas Oil Late Models will be utilizing a Hoosier Tire rule of 1320’s and LM20’s on the left rear/fronts, while the right rear can be 02, LM 20, 06, or LM40.
Pit gates open Saturday at 2:00, grandstands at 3:00, hotlaps at 6:15, and racing action will begin at 7:30. Grandstand admission is $25 for adults, while children 11 and under are $5.
For more information, visit PIR online at www.paducahracing.com or TE at www.trackenterprises.com. Updates are also available by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200 or Paducah International at (270) 898-7469.