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Excitement Builds as Drivers Commit to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Weekend

Lucas Oil Late Model SeriesWAYCROSS, GA (April 19, 2012) – Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are excited about this weekend’s upcoming events. The LOLMDS travels to the northeast this weekend visiting Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA and Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD for a pair of $10,000 to win events this Friday and Saturday.

This weekend Team Dillon Racing (TDR) drivers Austin Dillon and teammate Dale McDowell will make their first LOLMDS appearance in 2012. Austin Dillon, the 2011 NASCAR Truck Series Champion and current driver of the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) #3 NASCAR Nationwide Series car in 2012 will be behind the wheel of his dirt late model mixing it up with McDowell and the nation’s biggest stars of the LOLMDS.

This weekend is shaping up to be great for the fans with numerous dirt late model stars expected to compete in the upcoming events. The stars of the LOLMDS expected to enter include 2011 series champion Jimmy Owens, Don O’Neal, Steve Francis, Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson Jr, Dennis Erb, Jared Landers, Scott Bloomquist, Tyler Reddick, John Blankenship, Austin Hubbard, and Eric Wells. Other drivers that have indicated that they will enter this weekend include; Rick Eckert, Brian Birkhofer, Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, John Lobb, Tim Fuller, Jason Covert, Dan Stone, Jared Hawkins along with other local and regional stars from the northeast.

“We’re really excited about how this weekend is shaping up with a great mixture of drivers from all over the country coming this weekend. The weather forecast looks solid and “arguably” the best fans in the country will see great racing action both nights. This will be an interesting weekend to watch many of the nations top drivers, mixing it up against some of the toughest local and regional talent the LOLMDS drivers will compete against all year”, stated Ritchie, Lewis, series director.

There will be a complete show both nights with Red Buck Cigar Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a $10,000 to win main event. Joining the LOLMDS at Roaring Knob will be the FASTRAK Pro Late Models paying $1,200 to win. Hagerstown Speedway will have a special Pure Stock feature event to go along with the LOLMDS main event on Saturday night.

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex is located at 380 Fearer Road in Markleysburg, PA. For more information you can visit the track’s website at www.roaringknob.com or by calling the track phone on race day at (724) 329-0306.

Hagerstown Speedway is located at 15112 National Pike in Hagerstown, MD. For more information you can visit the track’s website at www.hagerstownspeedway.com or by calling the track phone at (301) 582-0640.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series check out www.lucasdirt.com. Be sure and visit the series on social media outlets as well at http://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and http://twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings
1. Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN) – 1315
2. Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN) – 1230
3. Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA) – 1210
4. Steve Francis (Ashland, KY) – 1200
5. Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) – 1160
6. Dennis Erb Jr. (Carpentersville, IL) – 1120
7. Jared Landers (Batesville, AR) – 1115
8. Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN) – 1090
9. Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) – 1075
10. John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) – 990

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nations’ premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. It currently sanctions 46 events in 19 states in 2012 and receives national exposure through taped-delayed series events that are shown on CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC Sports and MAVTV.

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 and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the number one selling fuel treatment and additive products manufacturer in America and Canada. Lucas Oil Products has long been directly involved in the American racing industry at all levels through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing events.

About Lucas Oil Production Studios: Owned by Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Lucas Oil Production Studios produces and edits over 300 hours of original, high quality HD television programming yearly. Located in Corona, CA, the studio employs a full-time staff of professional directors, producers, HD video editors, videographers, engineers and graphic artists. The studio creates original, state-of-the-art, HD television action sports and other unique programming for broadcast on 5 major national networks. For more information please visit www.LucasOil.com.

2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV Schedule

NETWORK AIR DATE AIR TIME VENUE EVENT NAME EVENT DATE
SPEED 5/13/2012 6:00 PM Virginia Motor Speedway Commonwealth 100 4/14/2012
MAVTV 6/9/2012 7:30 PM Virginia Motor Speedway Commonwealth 100 4/14/2012
NBC Sports 6/10/2012 6:00 PM Virginia Motor Speedway Commonwealth 100 4/14/2012
CBS 6/24/2012 2:00 PM Lucas Oil Speedway DART Show-Me 100 5/26/2012
SPEED 7/8/2012 4:00 PM Lucas Oil Speedway DART Show-Me 100 5/26/2012
MAVTV 7/26/2012 12:00 AM Lucas Oil Speedway DART Show-Me 100 5/26/2012
CBS Sports 12/8/2012 8:00 PM Lucas Oil Speedway DART Show-Me 100 5/26/2012
SPEED 8/12/2012 1:00 PM Magnolia Motor Speedway Clash at the Mag 7/7/2012
NBC Sports 9/2/2012 6:00 PM Magnolia Motor Speedway Clash at the Mag 7/7/2012
MAVTV 9/6/2012 12:00 AM Magnolia Motor Speedway Clash at the Mag 7/7/2012
SPEED 8/18/2012 4:00 PM Tri-City Speedway Battle at the Beach 7/13/2012
MAVTV 9/8/2012 7:30 PM Tri-City Speedway Battle at the Beach 7/13/2012
SPEED 8/25/2012 2:00 PM Lucas Oil Speedway Diamond Nationals 7/14/2012
NBC Sports 9/9/2012 6:00 PM Lucas Oil Speedway Diamond Nationals 7/14/2012
MAVTV 9/13/2012 12:00 AM Lucas Oil Speedway Diamond Nationals 7/14/2012
SPEED 9/15/2012 4:00 PM Florence Speedway Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil 8/11/2012
MAVTV 11/24/2012 7:30 PM Florence Speedway Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil 8/11/2012
SPEED 9/22/2012 4:00 PM Batesville Motor Speedway COMP Cams Topless 100 8/18/2012
MAVTV 12/6/2012 12:00 AM Batesville Motor Speedway COMP Cams Topless 100 8/18/2012
SPEED 9/30/2012 3:00 PM Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg 50 8/25/2012
MAVTV 12/15/2012 7:30 PM Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg 50 8/25/2012
SPEED 11/3/2012 4:00 PM Knoxville Raceway Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals 9/29/2012
MAVTV 2/21/2013 12:00 AM Knoxville Raceway Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals 9/29/2012
SPEED 11/18/2012 2:00 PM Portsmouth Raceway Park Dirt Track World Championship 10/20/2012
MAVTV 3/2/2013 7:30 PM Portsmouth Raceway Park Dirt Track World Championship 10/20/2012

DISH DIRECTV CABLE
• CBS Local Listings Local Listings Local Listings
• CBS Sports CH-158 CH-613 Local Listings
• NBC Sports CH-151 CH-603 Local Listings
• SPEED CH-150 CH-607 Local Listings
• MAVTV CH-361 Local Listings

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 TV 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,Crawford Supply, 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, Rick Schwallie Photography, Ringers Gloves, Rocket Chassis, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Traeger Grills, Vic Hill Race Engines, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wiley X Sunglasses, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.

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

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