Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Announces Record 3.2 Million Dollars Up for Grabs in 2012


WAYCROSS, GA(January 30, 2012) – Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series arepleased to announce that the series will offer drivers over 3.2 million dollarsin cash and contingencies in 2012. Theamount is a new record for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Since itsinception in 2005, the series maintains its place as the premier nationaltouring dirt late model series in the country. In 2011, the series averaged an industry highof 49 cars per event. Record-breaking crowds watched many of the most excitingraces of the year. The 2012 series schedule includes 46 events in 19 differentstates at some of the top racing facilities in the country.

Drivers thatcompete on the series in 2012 will be racing for more than 2.5 million in pursemonies alone. The series also added a purse increase to all the $10,000 and$20,000 to win shows in 2012. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will pay outover $300,000 in cash awards to the top ten drivers in the nationalchampionship point’s standings along with $10,000 cash awarded to the QuarterMaster Rookie of the Year at the series year-end awards banquet.

The serieswill sanction a record thirteen (13) events paying $20,000 to win or more in2012. They include: the Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway-$25,000 towin, Apr 13-14[SUP]th[/SUP]; the Bad Boy 98 at Batesville Motor Speedway-$20,000to win, May 18-19[SUP]th[/SUP]; the DART Show-Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway-$30,000to win, May 25-26[SUP]th[/SUP]; the Clash at the Mag at Magnolia Motor Speedway-$20,000to win, Jul 6-7[SUP]th[/SUP]; the Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway-$25,000to win, Jul 20-21[SUP]st[/SUP]; the Sunoco North/South 100 at FlorenceSpeedway-$50,000 to win, Aug 10-11[SUP]th[/SUP]; the COMP Cams Topless 100 at BatesvilleMotor Speedway-$40,000 to win, Aug 17-18[SUP]th[/SUP]; the River Days Rumble atPortsmouth Raceway Park-$20,000, Aug 31-Sep 1; Hillbilly Hundred-$25,000 to win,Sep 2nd; the USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway-$20,000 to win, Sep 14-15[SUP]th[/SUP];the Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway-$20,000 to win, Sep 21-22[SUP]nd[/SUP];the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Speedway-$40,000 towin, Sep 27-29[SUP]th[/SUP]; and the season finale, the Dirt Track WorldChampionship -$50,000 to win, Oct. 19-20[SUP]th[/SUP].

“The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is veryproud of the growth we have made in our over-all program in a few short years.The record prize money, large car counts and our TV package are just a few of thethings that will continue to elevate the level of competition in our program.Our fans, race teams, track promoters, and marketing partners will be the onesto benefit as we continue this steady growth pattern. We are very thankful thatwe have so many promoters, sponsors, and racers that believe in our program andcontinue to support us each year,” stated Ritchie Lewis, Series Director.

The Lucas OilLate Model Dirt Series will kick off the season at the famed “Clay by the Bay”for the 8th consecutive year. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series willsanction the 36[SUP]th[/SUP] Annual DART Winternationals at East Bay RacewayPark in Tampa, FL from Sunday, February 12th through Saturday, February 18th.

For moreinformation on the 36th Annual East Bay “DART Winternationals”, log onto thetrack’s website at

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2012 LucasOil Late Model Dirt Series/East Bay “DART Winternationals” Schedule

East BayRaceway Park-Tampa, FL

Sunday,February 12th – Open Practice Session – 6-9 PM
Monday,February 13th – $5,000 to win
Tuesday,February 14th – $5,000 to win
Wednesday,February 15th – $7,000 to win
Thursday,February 16th – $7,000 to win
Friday,February 17th – $10,000 to win (points event)
Saturday, February18th – $10,000 to win (points event)