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    Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to Knoxville Raceway for the Late Model Knoxville Nationals this Weekend

    Lucas Oil Late Model SeriesWAYCROSS, GA (September 27, 2011) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heads to Knoxville, IA for the 8th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores at the famed Knoxville Raceway. The three day event boasts a total purse of over $260,000 making it the largest paying dirt late model event in the country with the winner receiving $40,000. The three day event includes two 25-lap $7,000 to win feature events on Thursday and Friday as qualifier events for the 100-lap $40,000 to win feature event on Saturday.

    The Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores is scheduled to begin on Thursday September 29th with a full show of Red Buck Cigar Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 25-lap $7,000 to win feature event. Then on Friday night September 30th the schedule includes another complete show with Red Buck Cigar Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and the Feature Event both nights Red Buck Cigar Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and another 25-lap $7,000 to win feature.

    Then on Saturday October 1st the 100-lap $40,000 to win feature event will be set based on points earned from Thursday and Friday nights events and two last chance races to set the field of 30 drivers. Last year’s winner Billy Moyer from Batesville, AR swept all three nights of racing action and will return to defend his title along with a strong field of national stars from all over the country. Scott Bloomquist will enter the event 40 points ahead of Jimmy Owens in the battle for the series point’s championship and is a two time Late Model Knoxville Nationals winner winning in 2005 and 2009.

    Race fans will have plenty to do over the three day event as numerous activities will take place at and around the facility over the three days. The special fan and trade show will run from 1 pm to 7 pm each day with exhibits on the Midway and at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. Numerous T-Shirt vendors and merchandise vendors will fill the midway all three days of the event. On Friday morning there will be a charity golf tournament to benefit theMarion County Humane Society at the Pine Knolls Golf and Country Club in Knoxville. The tournament is a 4 person best ball event with a 9 am start with several Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers participating in the event.

    On Saturday race fans will also have an opportunity to participate in a special Celebrity Luncheon and auction to be held at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum behind turn two. Items to be auctioned off include driver and team donated items. A special meet and greet autograph session will be held on Saturday after the Celebrity Luncheon and Auction. The autograph session will begin at 3PM in the Dyer-Hudson Hall off the Midway that will include top Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers. Fans are encouraged to bring their favorite apparel and photos for the drivers to autograph!

    This event will also be taped in High Definition by Lucas Oil Studios, a division of Lucas Oil Products, Inc. and will air on SPEED later this year. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will have numerous events broadcasted on several networks in 2011 including CBS, SPEED, VERSUS and MavTV. The entire 2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV schedule can be found on the series website www.lucasdirt.com under the schedule link.

    For more information on this weekend’s Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores visit the tracks’ website at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

    For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series you can find them at www.lucasdirt.com or you can call the series office at (951) 532-2503. Follow the series on the social media outlets as well at https://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and http://twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

    NETWORK AIR DATE AIR TIME VENUE EVENT NAME LOCATION EVENT DATE

    SPEED 10/2/11 1:00 PM Portsmouth Raceway Park River Days Rumble Portsmouth, OH 9/3/11
    SPEED 10/9/11 1:00 PM Virginia Motor Speedway ASi Racewear USA 100 Saluda, VA 9/17/11
    SPEED 10/23/11 6:00 PM Brownstown Speedway 32nd Annual Jackson 100 Brownstown, IN 9/24/11
    SPEED 10/30/11 3:00 PM Dixie Speedway Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Woodstock, GA 10/8/11
    VERSUS 12/18/11 6:00 PM Florence Speedway 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Florence, KY 8/13/11
    MavTV 12/29/11 9:00PM Florence Speedway 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Florence, KY 8/13/11
    SPEED TBA TBA Knoxville Raceway 8th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Knoxville, IA 10/1/11
    MavTV TBA TBA Dixie Speedway Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Woodstock, GA 10/8/11
    VERSUS TBA TBA Dixie Speedway Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Woodstock, GA 10/8/11

    2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sponsors

    ASI Racewear – “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    Canidae Pet Foods – “The Official Pet Foods” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    DART Machinery – “The Official Engine Components” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    E3 Spark Plugs – “The Official Spark Plug” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    Geico Power Sports – “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

    K&N Filters – “The Official Filter” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
    Magnaflow Exhaust – “The Official Exhaust” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    MavTV – “The Official Men’s Network” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    R&L Carrier – “The Official Carrier” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    Rockstar Energy Drink – “The Official Drink” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    Speedco – “The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    Sunoco Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

    2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:

    Allstar Performance, American Racer, Banshee Graphics, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, Cruise with the Champions, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dominator Race Products, Dyers Top Rods, ECR Race Engines, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Gaerte Engines, GRT Race Cars, Hawk Performance, Hypercoil, Janowski Insurance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Chassis, Öhlins, Outerwears, PBM/Erson Cams, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Pro Power Racing, Quarter Master, Race Engine Design, Red Buck Cigars, Rhyne Race Engines, Rick Schwallie Photography, Ringers Gloves, Rocket Chassis, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance, Safety Solutions, Sweet Manufactuing, Vic Hill Race Engines, Warrior Race Cars, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.

    James Essex, Public Relations Coordinator, jessex@lucasdirt.com

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