WAYCROSS, GA (March 10, 2012) – What has become a spring-time tradition in the Midwest will take place with the running of the “15thAnnual Indiana Icebreaker” on Saturday, March 24th w. The event is sponsored by Bryan Bowman Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge of Seymour, IN and will take place at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event will pay $10,000 to win and $800 to start. A large field of drivers from all over the country is expected to compete in the annual event with a strong group of both regional and national stars converging on the ¼ mile track.
The LOLMDS first sanctioned the event at the Tim and Farrah Keithley-promoted Jackson County Fairgrounds facility in 2006 with 4-time series champion, Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL scoring the victory. Pearson has been joined by other current LOLMDS regulars Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN, Terry Casey of New London, WI, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN and last year’s winner, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN in taking home the Indiana Icebreaker trophy.
Bloomquist will enter the race looking for his fourth consecutive win at the historic half-mile track. Bloomquist, who notched his 500th career win in the 2010 Jackson 100 at Brownstown, has captured the last two Jackson 100’s and the 2011 Indiana Icebreaker. He is coming off of a season where he set a LOLMDS record for victories in one season with 15.
It will be the LOLMDS first-event since the successful DART Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL last month was completed. Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, IL, will come into the event leading the LOLMDS championship point’s standings. 2011 LOLMDS Champion Jimmy Owens is currently in 2nd in the series national points standings and will be looking to earn his first series win of 2012.
While the nation’s premier dirt late model series brings several of the top drivers in the country to Brownstown on March 24th, there will be two competitors racing there for the first time. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA and Austin Hubbard of Seaford, DE who both will be LOLMDS tour regulars in 2012, will receive their Brownstown baptism against a strong field of national and regional competitors.
“We’re excited to be going back to Brownstown Speedway this year. Tim Keithley and his entire staff are really great to work with and that place always provides some great racing action. Were excited about the 2012 season and our talent pool of drivers that plan to follow the series this year. The level of competition continues to increase every year and it’s always exciting to see the national stars line up against some really tough regional and local racers as we travel across the country. Brownstown just might produce a big upset this year”, stated Ritchie Lewis, series director.
For more information about the “Indiana Icebreaker” you can visit the track website at www.brownstownspeedway.com or call the track phone at (812) 358-5332 or promoter Tim Keithley at (812) 569-1982.
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Previous Indiana Icebreaker Winners
1998 – Tony Izzo Jr.
1999 – Don O’Neal
2000 – Don O’Neal
2001 – Timmy Yeager
2002 – John Gill
2003 – Don O’Neal
2004 – John Gill
2005 – Dan Sturgeon
2006 – Earl Pearson Jr.
2007 – Billy Moyer
2008 – Terry Casey
2009 – Earl Pearson Jr.
2010 – Jimmy Owens
2011 – Scott Bloomquist
Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings
1. Dennis Erb Jr. (Carpentersville, IL) – 455
2. Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN) – 420
3. Steve Francis (Ashland, KY) – 415
4. Randy Korte (Highland, IL) – 395
5. Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA) – 390
6. Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) -390
7. Austin Hubbard (Seaford, DE) – 385
8. Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) – 360
9. Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH) – 360
10. Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN) – 345
2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule
Venue Track City, State To Win
13-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $5,000
14-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $5,000
15-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $7,000
16-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $7,000
17-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $10,000
18-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $10,000
24-Mar Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $10,000
30-Mar Jackson Motor Speedway Jackson, MS $10,000
31-Mar Lonestar Speedway Kilgore, TX $10,000
13,14-Apr Virginia Motor Speedway Saluda, VA $25,000
20-Apr Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex Markleysburg, PA $10,000
21-Apr Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD $10,000
4-May Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL $10,000
5-May Paducah International Raceway Paducah, KY $10,000
11-May Hartford Motor Speedway Hartford, MI $10,000
12-May La Salle Speedway La Salle, IL $10,000
18,19-May Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $20,000
25,26-May Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $30,000
1-Jun Tazewell Speedway Tazewell, TN $10,000
2-Jun Florence Speedway Florence, KY $10,000
22-Jun Cherokee Speedway Gaffney, SC $10,000
23-Jun Wythe Raceway Rural Retreat, VA $10,000
1-Jul Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $10,000
3-Jul Muskingum County Speedway Zanesville, OH $10,000
6,7-Jul Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $20,000
13-Jul Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL $10,000
14-Jul Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $10,000
20,21-Jul I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE $25,000
24-Jul Stateline Speedway Busti, NY $10,000
25-Jul Utica Rome Speedway Vernon, NY $10,000
26-Jul Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY $10,000
28-Jul Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD $10,000
10,11-Aug Florence Speedway Florence, KY $50,000
17,18-Aug Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $40,000
23-Aug Volunteer Speedway Bulls Gap, TN $10,000
25-Aug Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, IN $10,000
31-Aug, 1-Sep Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $20,000
2-Sep I-77 Raceway Park Ripley, WV $25,000
14,15-Sep Virginia Motor Speedway Saluda, VA $20,000
21,22-Sep Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $20,000
27-Sep Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $7,000
28-Sep Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $7,000
29-Sep Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $40,000
6-Oct Dixie Speedway Woodstock, GA $10,000
7-Oct Rome International Speedway Rome, GA $10,000
19,20-Oct Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $50,000
2012 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 – “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
Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MavTV – “The Official Men’s Network” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries – “The Official Battery” 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
U. S. Steel – “The Official Steel Manufacturer” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:
Allstar Performance, American Racer, Banshee Graphics, Barry Wright Race Cars, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Chizmark Larson Insurance, Cornett Racing Engines, Cruise with the Champions, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dyers Top Rods, Edlebrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Gaerte Engines, Hawk Performance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Chassis, Öhlins, Outerwears, PBM/Erson Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, PRC, 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 Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Vic Hill Race Engines, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.
James Essex, Public Relations Coordinator, email@example.com