Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Wraps Up 2011 Season this Weekend at U. S. Steel Dirt Track World Championship Presented by Sunoco at K-C Raceway

Lucas Oil Late Model SeriesWAYCROSS, GA (October 11, 2011) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will wrap-up it’s 2011 racing season in a big way this weekend with the 31st Annual U. S. Steel Dirt Track World Championship presented by Sunoco at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, OH.

Not only does the event pay $50,000 to win, but it will also decide the 2011 LOLMDS Championship between Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN and 2-time series champion, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN. Owens will head into the event with a 50-point advantage over Bloomquist. The series championship is worth $75,000 to win.

The U. S. Steel Dirt Track World Championship presented by Sunoco will officially start on Thursday October 13th with a special open wheel modified show. The modified division will qualify, run heat races and their B-mains on Thursday to set the field for the $3,000 to win open wheel modified feature event on Saturday October 15th.

Activities will get underway on Friday, October 14th for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Red Buck Cigar and DirtonDirt.com Time Trials with $1,000 on the line to the overall fastest qualifier. Also on Friday’s schedule will be Heat Races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event

On Saturday, October 15th starting at 7 PM will be the B-Mains followed by the 100-lap U. S. Steel Dirt Track World Championship Presented by Sunoco paying $50,000 to win and $2,000 to start. Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL is the defending race winner. Also on Saturday there will be a special Jim Dunn Non-Qualifiers race paying $3,000 to win with an option for the winner to tag the rear of the field for the 100-lap feature event.

“Were very excited to have the U. S. Steel DTWC presented by Sunoco as our season finale. Not only will there plenty of excitement surrounding this huge crown jewel event, but we have a tremendous points battle coming into the final race that will surely have everyone watching up until the checkered flag waves. We want to thank U. S. Steel and Sunoco for stepping up and being a part of this mega event”, stated Ritchie Lewis, series director.

31st Annual U. S. Steel Dirt Track World Championship Presented by Sunoco Payoff: $50,000, $15,000, $10,000, $7,000, $5,000, $3,500, $3,200, $3,000, $2,800, $2,500, $2,450, $2,400, $2,350, $2,300, $2,250, $2,200, $2,150, $2,100, $2,075, $2,060, $2,050, $2,040, $2,030, $2,020, $2,010, $2,000

For more information you can visit www.kc-raceway.com and www.dirttrackworldchampionship.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.

Previous Dirt Track World Championship Winners

1981 – Jim Dunn
1982 – Charlie Swartz
1983 – Freddy Smith
1984 – Jack Boggs
1985 – Freddy Smith
1986 – Billy Moyer
1987 – Larry Moore
1988 – Donnie Moran
1989 – John Mason
1990 – Jack Boggs
1991 – Freddy Smith
1992 – Ronnie Johnson
1993 – Freddy Smith
1994 – Ronnie Johnson
1995 – Jack Boggs
1996 – Billy Moyer
1997 – Marshall Green
1998 – Freddy Smith
1999 – Steve Francis
2000 – Wendell Wallace
2001 – Bart Hartman
2002 – Shannon Babb
2003 – Darrell Lanigan
2004 – Rick Eckert
2005 – Scott Bloomquist
2006 – Shannon Babb
2007 – Chub Frank
2008 – Brian Birkhofer
2009 – Jimmy Mars
2010 – Earl Pearson Jr.

NETWORK AIR DATE AIR TIME VENUE EVENT NAME LOCATION EVENT DATE

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