WAYCROSS, GA (May 27, 2015) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will venture to Tennessee and Kentucky this weekend for two action-packed events. The series returns to Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on Friday, May 29th before heading to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday, May 30th. Both events include a complete show of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event.
Tazewell Speedway, better known as “The Bad Fast Taz,” is accustomed to thrilling, edge of your seat racing action. Regional standouts such as Billy Ogle Jr., Vic Hill, and Donald McIntosh will battle the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the “Toyota Knoxville 50.” In 2014, Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tennessee emerged victorious over Scott Bloomquist following a classic battle around the lightning-fast, 1/3-mile oval. Also on the racing program for Friday, May 29th are the Sportsman, Classic Cars, Super Stocks, and Four Cylinders.
The Tazewell Motor Lodge is the Official Host Hotel of Tazewell Speedway and the “Toyota Knoxville 50.” For more information or to make reservations, visit their website at www.tazewellmotorlodge.com or call (423) 626-7229.
Tazewell Speedway is located just two miles northwest of Tazewell, Tennessee off US 25-E on Bacchus Road. For additional information, visit www.tazewellspeedway.net or call (423) 626-2222.
Florence Speedway will host the 29th Annual “Ralph Latham Memorial,” in honor of the late Ralph Latham. Latham, a long-time Cincinnati area racer, lost his battle with cancer in August of 1986. The historic, 1/2-mile oval has produced some of the most memorable events in series history. Jimmy Owens completed the weekend sweep with his third-career “Ralph Latham Memorial” victory in 2014. The Open Wheel Modifieds and Crate Late Models will also be in action on Saturday, May 30th.
The Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway is the Hilton Cincinnati Airport, located at Exit 182 (Turfway Road) off I-75/71 in Florence, Kentucky. For reservations, call (859) 371-4400 and request the Florence Speedway rate.
Florence Speedway is located in Northern Kentucky, approximately 25 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio on US 42. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.florencespeedway.com
, or call the speedway office at (859) 493-0034.
Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida leads the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship point standings over defending series national champion, Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Indiana. Jimmy Owens (TN), Jonathan Davenport (GA), and Devin Moran (OH), round out the top five in series championship point standings. Sixth through tenth in the current series standings include: Scott Bloomquist (TN), Brandon Sheppard (IL), Dennis Erb Jr. (IL), Eddie Carrier Jr. (WV), and Steve Francis (KY).
Phone Number: 423-626-2222
Track Promoter: Gary Hall
Location: 1400 Bacchus Road, Tazewell, TN 37879
Phone Number: 859-485-7591
Track Promoter: Jerry King
Location: 12234 US Hwy 42, Walton, KY 41094
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rules:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, 05
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1300, 1350, 1640, LM40
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 03, 06, LM40
Event Purse for Both Events: $10,000 to win- 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.
For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2015 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.
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About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.Lucasdirt.com.
Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.
MAVTV also knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV…MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV 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 and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at: www.lucasoil.com.