All Eyes on Sunoco North/South 100 Weekend
Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS
Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS
BATAVIA, OH (August 3, 2017) – One of the most highly anticipated events of the season is just one week away. The 35th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil will take place August 10th-12th at Florence Speedway in Union, KY.
The action-packed weekend will kick off on Thursday, August 10th with the inaugural Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout – Presented by Lucas Oil. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains – highlighted by the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will also compete in a full program for $1,000-to-win.
Friday’s action will include: Hot Laps, double Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heat Races, along with Heat Races and B-Mains for the Modified division to kick off the 35th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil. The annual fan/racer appreciation party will follow Friday night’s on-track activities.
The 2017 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will kick off the festivities on Saturday, August 12th, followed by Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series B-Mains. Afterwards, the Modifieds will compete in their $2,000-to-win feature, before the 100-lap, $50,000-to-win Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 main event takes center stage. The 30-lap, $2,500-to-win Non-Qualifiers race will cap off the weekend.
The revised North/South 100 format has produced some of the most pulse-pounding, edge of your seat racing action in the history of the crown jewel event. Drivers will battle fiercely in two rounds of heat races on Friday night, earning passing points to determine Saturday night’s B-Main and Feature starting grids. Bobby Pierce claimed his first career North/South 100 victory – a year ago – with a late-race pass on Scott Bloomquist. Dale McDowell, Devin Moran, and Don O’Neal completed the top-five finishers.
Sunoco Race Fuels is the “Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and proud sponsor of the Sunoco North/South 100. Winning on today’s racing circuit requires more than being an exceptional driver and having a well-built car. It takes high-performance racing fuels that are willing to go the distance – fuels like those produced by Sunoco. With an expanded product line, Sunoco offers drivers more choices than ever before. For the performance your engine is designed to deliver, consistently choose Sunoco Race Fuels. To learn more, contact Sunoco Race Fuels at 1-800-RACE-GAS (1-800-722-3427), or visit their website at www.racegas.com.
Florence Speedway is located in Northern Kentucky, approximately 25 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio on US 42. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.florencespeedway.com, or call the speedway office at (859) 493-0034.
The Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway is the Hilton Cincinnati Airport, located at Exit 182 (Turfway Road) off I-75/71 in Florence, Kentucky. For reservations, call (859) 371-4400 and request the Florence Speedway rate, or book online at: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CVGCHHF-FSN-20170810/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Lucas Oil Championship Standings:
Earl Pearson Jr.
Dennis Erb Jr.
Gregg Satterlee ®
Rochester Mills, PA
Hudson O’Neal ®
Bowling Green, KY
Boom Briggs ®
Bear Lake, PA
Phone Number: 859-485-7591
Tracks Promoter: Josh King
Location: 12234 US Hwy 42, Walton, KY 41094
Tire Rule for Florence Speedway – August 10th-12th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 – 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)
Sunoco North/South Shootout Event Purse:
1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800