Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL will host their first-ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Sunday, February 14th. The 50-lap, $10,000-to-win Winternationals becomes the tenth event on the 2016 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks docket. For tickets and more information, visit: www.bubbaracewaypark.com.
Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH will also host their first-ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event, in 2016. The Steel Valley 50 will be a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event on Friday, April 22nd. The Steel Valley 50 precedes the 35th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic, a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win event, on Saturday, April 23rd at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD. For tickets and more information, visit: www.sharonspeedway.com.
Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH will host their biggest event in the 60+ year history of the 3/8-mile oval. The inaugural Buckeye Nationals will take place May 13th-14th, and boast an impressive $50,000 payday. This blockbuster weekend will kick off on Friday, May 13th with Time Trials and Heat Races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
The action on Saturday, May 14th will include B-Mains, followed by the “10 Not In” Non-Qualifier Race. The top 10 drivers that did not transfer into the Buckeye Nationals (via preliminary events) will be eligible to start the $3,000-to-win, $300-to-start, non-qualifiers race – held prior to the main event. The winner of the “10 Not In” has the choice of keeping their $3,000 winnings, or forfeiting their earnings to start last in the main event. The 75-lap, $50,000-to-win, $3,000-to-start, Buckeye Nationals main event will cap off the weekend action.
“The hard work of the entire Atomic Speedway staff has led us to be able to give the best fans in motorsports the biggest event in the track’s history. I want to thank the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for believing in the quality of the events that we can produce at Atomic Speedway,” stated Brad McCown, Atomic Speedway Promoter.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.atomicspeedway.net.
I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE will host their first of two Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events, in 2016, on Tuesday, May 24th. For tickets and more information on the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event, visit: www.i80speedway.com.
The 24th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 – Presented by ProtectTheHarverst.com will see a bigger, richer format in 2016. The new format features the 3rd Annual Cowboy Classic, on Thursday, May 26th and the Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson on Friday, May 27th. Both events will be 40 laps, paying $6,000-to-win, $600-to-start, followed by the 100-lap, $30,000-to-win Show-Me 100 on Saturday, May 28th. The preliminary features will have more meaning than money. While some details remain to be finalized, the first 18 starters in the Show-Me 100 will be determined by the average finish from Thursday and Friday. Previously, those positions were set through time trials and heat races on a feature-less Friday.
The total purse for the weekend, which is co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA), will grow to nearly $170,000. “The evolution of the Show-Me 100, which included the addition of the popular Cowboy Classic on Thursday night, in recent years, precipitated the changes. Friday’s action, which has consisted of Show-Me 100 time trials, heat races, Manufacturers Dash and Past Champions race – but no main event – left a void,” said Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager, Dan Robinson.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
2016 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:
|Date||Track||Event Title||Location||To Win||Laps|
|February 4||Golden Isles Speedway||Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing||Brunswick, GA||$7,000||30|
|February 5||Golden Isles Speedway||Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing||Brunswick, GA||$10,000||50|
|February 6||Golden Isles Speedway||Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing||Brunswick, GA||$15,000||60|
|February 8||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL||$5,000||25|
|February 9||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL||$5,000||25|
|February 10||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL||$7,000||35|
|February 11||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL||$7,000||45|
|February 12||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL||$10,000||50|
|February 13||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL||$12,000||60|
|February 14||Bubba Raceway Park||Winter Nationals||Ocala, FL||$10,000||50|
|March 18||Atomic Speedway||Buckeye Spring 50||Chillicothe, OH||$10,000||50|
|March 19||Brownstown Speedway||19th Annual Indiana Icebreaker||Brownstown, IN||$12,000||60|
|April 1||Boyd’s Speedway||Ringgold, GA||$10,000||50|
|April 2||East Alabama Motor Speedway||Phenix City, AL||$12,000||60|
|April 15, 16||Batesville Motor Speedway||Bad Boy 98||Batesville, AR||$20,000||98|
|April 22||Sharon Speedway||Steel Valley 50||Hartford, OH||$10,000||50|
|April 23||Hagerstown Speedway||35th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic||Hagerstown, MD||$12,000||60|
|April 29||Tri-City Speedway||Spring Spectacular||Granite City, IL||$10,000||50|
|April 30||Macon Speedway||St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100||Macon, IL||$12,000||100|
|May 13, 14||Atomic Speedway||Buckeye Nationals||Chillicothe, OH||$50,000||75|
|May 20||Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway||Spring Shootout||Oshkosh, WI||$10,000||50|
|May 21||LaSalle Speedway||Spring Shootout||LaSalle, IL||$12,000||60|
|May 24||I-80 Speedway||Greenwood, NE||$10,000||50|
|May 26||Lucas Oil Speedway||3rd Annual Cowboy Classic||Wheatland, MO||$6,000||40|
|May 27||Lucas Oil Speedway||The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson||Wheatland, MO||$6,000||40|
|May 28||Lucas Oil Speedway||24th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100||Wheatland, MO||$30,000||100|
|June 3||Tazewell Speedway||Toyota Knoxville 50||Tazewell, TN||$10,000||50|
|June 4||Florence Speedway||30th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial||Union, KY||$30,000||75|
|June 16, 17, 18||Magnolia Motor Speedway||Clash at the Mag||Columbus, MS||$20,000||100|
|July 1||201 Speedway||Bob Miller Memorial||Sitka, KY||$10,000||50|
|July 2||Portsmouth Raceway Park||Independence 60||Portsmouth, OH||$12,000||60|
|July 3||Muskingum County Speedway||Zanesville, OH||$12,000||60|
|July 7||Fayetteville Motor Speedway||Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial||Fayetteville, NC||$10,000||50|
|July 8||Cherokee Speedway||18th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial||Gaffney, SC||$10,000||50|
|July 9||Smoky Mountain Speedway||Maryville, TN||$12,000||60|
|July 15||Tri-City Speedway||NAPA Auto Parts 50||Granite City, IL||$10,000||50|
|July 16||Lucas Oil Speedway||10th Annual Diamond Nationals||Wheatland, MO||$12,000||60|
|July 21, 22, 23||I-80 Speedway||6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals||Greenwood, NE||$40,000||80|
|August 11, 12, 13||Florence Speedway||34th Annual Sunoco North/South 100||Union, KY||$50,000||100|
|August 18, 19, 20||Batesville Motor Speedway||24th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100||Batesville, AR||$40,000||100|
|August 26||Ponderosa Speedway||13th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial||Junction City, KY||$10,000||50|
|August 27||Lawrenceburg Speedway||Whiskey City 50||Lawrenceburg, IN||$12,000||60|
|September 2||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, OH||$10,000||50|
|September 3||Portsmouth Raceway Park||River Days Rumble||Portsmouth, OH||$12,000||60|
|September 4||I-77 Raceway Park||48th Annual Hillbilly Hundred||Ripley, WV||$25,000||100|
|September 15||Knoxville Raceway||13th Annual Late Model Nationals||Knoxville, IA||$7,000||25|
|September 16||Knoxville Raceway||13th Annual Late Model Nationals||Knoxville, IA||$7,000||25|
|September 17||Knoxville Raceway||13th Annual Late Model Nationals||Knoxville, IA||$40,000||100|
|September 23, 24||Brownstown Speedway||37th Annual Jackson 100||Brownstown, IN||$20,000||100|
|October 1||Dixie Speedway||Dixie Shootout||Woodstock, GA||$12,000||60|
|October 2||Rome Speedway||Rome Showdown||Rome, GA||$10,000||50|
|October 7, 8||Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway||28th Annual Pittsburgher 100||Imperial, PA||$20,000||100|
|October 14, 15||Portsmouth Raceway Park||36th Annual Dirt Track World Championship||Portsmouth, OH||$100,000||100|
For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.
About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2016, the LOLMDS will sanction 53 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.Lucasdirt.com.
Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.
MAVTV also knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV…MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.mavtv.com.
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, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.
In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at: www.lucasoil.com.