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Illinois Doubleheader Set for Lucas Oil Late Models

BATAVIA, OHIO (April 23, 2019) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series hits the road again this weekend, returning to the “Land of Lincoln” for two action-packed, $12,000-to-win events.

 

The weekend doubleheader to wrap up the month of April will kick off on Friday, April 26 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill, followed by an appearance at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill on Saturday, April 27. At both venues, the nation’s top dirt late model drivers are expected to challenge a strong field of local and regional standouts.

 

Tri-City Speedway is a 3/8-mile oval located just north of St. Louis, MO. The Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. For more information, visit: www.tricityspeedway.net.

 

The action will shift to Macon Speedway on Saturday night for the highly-anticipated Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 100. The 1/5-mile bullring is accustomed to some of the most thrilling, door-to-door racing action of the season. The event will feature Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains, highlighted by a 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. To learn more, visit: www.maconracing.com.

 

The defending National Champion, Jonathan Davenport continues to set the pace in the current Lucas Oil championship chase, 235-points ahead of four-time National Champion, Earl Pearson Jr. Tyler Erb is third, followed by Devin Moran and Josh Richards rounding out the top five in championship standings.

 

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS DIFFERENCE
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 2110  
2 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1875 -235
3 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 1850 -260
4 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 1730 -380
5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1670 -440
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1650 -460
7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1620 -490
8 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 1525 -585
9 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN 1510 -600
10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 1450 -660
11 21 Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR 1345 -765
12 12J Jason Jameson ® Lawrenceburg, IN 1325 -785
13 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 1320 -790
  1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN 1320 -790
15 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 1215 -895
16 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 1185 -925

® = Rookie of the Year Contenders

 

Track and Event Information:

Tri-City Speedway

Phone Number: 618-931-7836

Location: 5100 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040

Directions: I-270 to exit 4, then 0.5 mile south on SR 203.

Website: www.tricityspeedway.net

 

Macon Speedway

Phone Number: 217-764-3000

Location: 205 North Wiles, Macon, IL 62544

Directions: US 51 to north side of Macon, then 0.6 miles west on Andres Street, then south on Wiles (WSR).

Website: www.maconracing.com

 

Tire Rule for April 26-27:

Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier LM20
Right Rear – Hoosier LM20, LM40

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Main.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use a new right rear tire.

*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.

 

Event Purse: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

 

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