Dirt Late Models

2020 Lucas Dirt Speedweeks Preview

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2020 Lucas Dirt Speedweeks Preview Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (January 14, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season is upon us, with two states, three tracks, and nine days of racing. The 2020 season starts off with return visits to Golden Isles Speedway, for the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing - Presented by General Tire, and on January 30th-February 1st, and East Bay Raceway Park for the 44th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - Presented by Lucas Oil February 2nd-8th. The Series will make its first ever visit to All-Tech Raceway in…

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THRILLER NIGHT: Dillard Stuns Sheppard at Vado for First World of Outlaws Win

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THRILLER NIGHT: Dillard Stuns Sheppard at Vado for First World of Outlaws Win Lanigan, Bloomquist, Weiss all surge forward in wild slide-job-filled Feature Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Adam Mollenkopf VADO, NM – Jan. 5, 2019 – He’s known as Thriller, and on Sunday night at Vado Speedway Park in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series inaugural Battle at the Border finale, Robeline, LA’s Cade Dillard lived up to his nickname and then some. With two-time and defending Series champion Brandon Sheppard setting the pace, Dillard battled side-by-side with three-time Series champion Darrell Lanigan on almost…

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FIRST AT LAST: Canadian Holds Off Sheppard at Vado for First World of Outlaws Victory

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FIRST AT LAST: Canadian Holds Off Sheppard at Vado for First World of Outlaws Victory Defending champ challenges Weiss after surging from 7th in battle with Madden Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: James Adams VADO, NM – Jan. 4, 2019 – At last, the wait is over. Ricky Weiss has finally achieved his long-overdue goal of becoming a World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Feature winner, and he did it in style on Saturday night, taking home the trophy in the second round of the inaugural Battle at the Border at Vado Speedway Park. Making a brilliant…

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SMOKE IN THE DESERT: Madden Scores in Season Opener at Vado

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SMOKE IN THE DESERT: Madden Scores in Season Opener at Vado Madden bags first of the year for SBR; Team Drydene captures three of top four positions Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: James Adams VADO, NM – Jan. 3, 2020 – Throughout the final six months of the 2019 racing season, Chris Madden showed the entire Dirt Late Model world why he is the hottest driver in the country with his basket of wins in several big-money races and other national and regional tour events. Now only three days into the new decade, Madden is right back at it…

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BACK TO WORK: Outlaws Make First Hot Laps at Vado

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BACK TO WORK: Outlaws Make First Hot Laps at Vado The field readies themselves for first big racing weekend of the year as Sheppard tops chart Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim Adams VADO, NM – Jan. 2, 2020 – The first Hot Laps of the decade for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series were turned in on Thursday night at Vado Speedway Park in preparation for the season opener, the inaugural Battle at the Border. Forty-two cars took to the track for an extended practice session to shake-down the setups and get a first look…

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Tyler Erb Claims LOLMDS Rookie of the Year

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Tyler Erb Claims Rookie of the YearStory By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (December 19, 2019) - Tyler Erb started off the 2019 season by winning the first night out and taking the honor of displaying the Midwest Sheet Metal orange spoiler to signify the points lead. Erb finished out the year as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year and taking fourth in Championship points. "I'm super happy to be able to win Rookie of the Year for Best Performance Motorsports. We had a goal to win that, and to…

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PALMETTO STATE PUMMELING: Mitchell Dominates at Lavonia, SC Drivers Cover Podium

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PALMETTO STATE PUMMELING: Mitchell Dominates at Lavonia, SC Drivers Cover Podium Zack Mitchell wins first career Xtreme Series race, Madden retains points lead Story By: Jordan DeLucia/Xtreme DIRTcar Series Photo By: Richard Barnes LAVONIA, GA – Dec. 15, 2019 – Zack Mitchell powered to a 40-lap Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series victory on Sunday afternoon at Lavonia Speedway, halting a two-race win streak by points leader Chris Madden. Kid Quick held off the entire field en route to his first career Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series win with a strong display of car control and patience, giving the South Carolina native an…

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Drydene to be Madden’s title sponsor and major sponsor of Bloomquist

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Drydene to be Madden’s title sponsor and major sponsor of BloomquistStory By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Legendary Dirt Late Model racer Scott Bloomquist and Chris Madden, one of the country’s hottest Dirt Late Model stars, are both returning to the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series full time in 2020 with backing from Drydene Performance Products. Their campaign is set to start in January at Vado Speedway Park for the Inaugural Battle at the Border before they head to the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, Volusia Speedway Park in February. Bloomquist’s list of accomplishments is staggering and includes the…

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$30,000-to-win Hawkeye 100 is the Newest Premier Event on the 51-race World of Outlaws Schedule

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2020 SCHEDULE: New Boone Speedway Event Keys Tour $30,000-to-win Hawkeye 100 is the Newest Premier Event on the 51-race World of Outlaws Schedule Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Kirk Schroll/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Dec. 9, 2019 – Iowa’s legendary Boone Speedway is known for huge events, but the inaugural Hawkeye 100 on May 1-2 featuring the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will be the richest in track history. The new two-day extravaganza includes preliminary features on Friday with a 100-lap, $30,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event on Saturday. The overall purse makes the Hawkeye 100 one of the…

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Skyline Motorsports Set for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series ’20 Assault

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Skyline Motorsports Set for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series ’20 AssaultTeammates, Shane Clanton and Tyler Bruening Venture into New Territory Story By: Ben Shelton/MSR Photos By: December 9, 2019 - Skyline Motorsports teammates, Shane Clanton and Tyler Bruening, are preparing to venture into new territory in 2020. Both drivers have made the decision to compete fulltime on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). For Clanton, it marks the first season since 2005 that he hasn’t been a regular with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series, and for Bruening it will be his first…

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SMOKE AT THE GAP: Madden Goes Two-For-Two at Volunteer

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SMOKE AT THE GAP: Madden Goes Two-For-Two at Volunteer Team Zero pilot makes winning move on Strickler, increases points lead Story By: Jordan DeLucia/xTREME DIRTcar Series Photo By: Chad Wells BULLS GAP, TN – Dec. 7, 2019 – Make it two in-a-row for Team Zero’s newest southern sensation. Chris Madden played his cards perfectly on Saturday night to win Volunteer Speedway’s inaugural running of the Grinch 40, making a fantastic move to the inside of runner-up Kyle Strickler for the lead on lap 23 to pick up his second Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series win in-a-row. Madden now extends his points…

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Jonathan Davenport Wins Third National Championship

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Jonathan Davenport Wins Third National Championship Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (November 26, 2019) - The 2015 and 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jonathan Davenport, has joined Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens as three-time National Champions, just one behind Earl Pearson Jr. Davenport finished out the season with 12 feature wins, 30 top five and 40 top ten finishes, allowing him to maintain the points lead for most of the season. After the banquet, Davenport and his Lance Landers Motorsports team will have banked over $370,000 this year, including event winnings,…

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PEACH STATE PRIDE: Winger Set to Make 2020 Rookie Run

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PEACH STATE PRIDE: Winger Set to Make 2020 Rookie Run Georgia’s brightest young Super Late Model star learned from Clanton, backed by Franklin EnterprisesStory By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Richard Barnes CONCORD, NC – Nov. 27, 2019 – With just 37 days until the kickoff of the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season on Jan. 3 at Vado Speedway Park’s inaugural Battle at the Border, the first 2020 Rookie of the Year prospects are stepping into the spotlight. Ashton Winger has been one of the brightest rising stars in the Southeastern Super Late Model scene in…

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Madden Wins Inaugural Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series Race at Cherokee

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A SIX-PACK FOR SMOKEY: Madden Wins Inaugural Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series Race at Cherokee Story By: Jordan DeLucia/Xtreme Dirtcar Series Photo By: Chris Dolack GAFFNEY, SC – Nov. 24, 2019 – From the spectator line forming outside Cherokee Speedway at 9:30 a.m. waiting to get in, to announcer Rick Eshelman’s The Most Extreme Super Late Models in the Southeast four-wide call, the inaugural race of the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series lived up to its hype with the huge crowd, terrific car count and great racing on Sunday afternoon at the 29th annual Blue Gray 100. Thirty-eight of the Southeast’s best…

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Weiss conquers his first World of Outlaws season in record fashion

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USA Nationals Saturday Weiss conquers his first World of Outlaws season in record fashion Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jacy Norgaard CONCORD, NC – Nov. 23, 2019 – Now that he’s had a few weeks to let it sink in, 2019 Rookie of the Year Ricky Weiss has done a bit of reflecting back on the remarkable first season he completed aboard the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. At this point, the “rookie” denotation he wore throughout the 41 contested races might have been the most unfitting word to describe his first year on a national…

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Drydene Named Xtreme DIRTcar Series Title Sponsor

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Drydene Named Xtreme DIRTcar Series Title Sponsor$45k Point Fund, $4k Guarantee + Unique Point System Story By: Jordan DeLucia/Xtreme DIRTcar Series CONCORD, NC — Nov. 15, 2019 — DIRTcar Racing Officials announced today Drydene Performance Products has been named title sponsor of the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series ahead of its winter season opener on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Cherokee Speedway for the Blue Gray 100. An all-new series logo in the familiar red-and-white Drydene colors has been unveiled and Drydene will be posting a number of product awards at each of the Series’ events, including five $5,000-to-win, $500-to-start, 40-lap Features…

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Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway Launches 2019-20 Xtreme Season

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Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway Launches 2019-20 Xtreme Season Story By: Jordan DeLucia/Xtreme Dirt Car Series GAFFNEY, SC – Nov. 13, 2019 – The first race of the inaugural Xtreme DIRTcar Series winter tour kicks off next Sunday, Nov. 24 with the running of the 29th annual Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway. This storied event hosts some of the best Super Late Model talent from across the Southeast, coming together in a 100-lap battle for $10,000 to win. The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series has sanctioned the year-end racing extravaganza since 2015 but will co-sanction this year’s…

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Sheppard Pops the Question and the Champagne at Year-End banquet

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Sheppard Pops the Question and the Champagne at Year-End banquet Sheppard’s marriage proposal adds to championship celebration for World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenHamer CONCORD, NC – Nov. 11, 2019 – Wrapping up what will forever be engrained as one of the greatest seasons in World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series history, Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing owner Mark Richards held their championship trophies high on Sunday night as they and their fellow competitors were all honored at the World of Outlaws awards banquet. A season of blood,…

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CHAMPION-SHEPP: Rocket1 and Sheppard Celebrate 2nd Crown at Can-Am World Finals

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CHAMPION-SHEPP: Rocket1 and Sheppard Celebrate 2nd Crown at Can-Am World Finals Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Chris Owens CONCORD, NC – Nov. 9, 2019 – Racing journalists, industry professionals, statistical experts… all of their writings, findings and compilations have contributed to one common theme seen across the Dirt Late Model world in 2019. The driver-owner-crew combination of Brandon Sheppard, Mark Richards and all of Rocket1 Racing have just completed one of the greatest seasons in dirt track racing history. The money won, to the statistical records broken, to the numerous appearances in Victory Lane, Sheppard & Co. have been…

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World of Outlaws Racers Claw for Every Position As Team Zero Dominates

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World of Outlaws Racers Claw for Every Position As Team Zero Dominates Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Chris Owens CONCORD, NC – Nov. 8, 2019 – Brandon Sheppard has the 2019 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series crown already clinched, but on Friday night in the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, there were plenty of drivers fighting for every position, some for a point fund check and some for a fallen friend and supporter. Shane Clanton used his seventh-place run to vault from fourth to second in the championship points heading into Saturday’s…

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Sheppard’s Quest for 19th World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Win This Season Still on Track at Can-Am World Finals

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Sheppard’s Quest for 19th World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Win This Season Still on Track at Can-Am World Finals Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2019 – The 2019 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte kicked off on Thursday with 69 of “The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet” stacking the pit area for the Can-Am World Finals. Joined by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Super DIRTcar Series, each getting set to cap…

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Big Money on the Line This Weekend at Can-Am World Finals

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Big Money on the Line This Weekend at Can-Am World Finals Drivers second through fifth in points battling for huge swing in final paycheck Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 4, 2019 – What would you do for an additional $30,000 in your paycheck? Well, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series racers currently second through fifth in the championship point standings will settle that question during this weekend’s Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Nov. 7-9. While Brandon Sheppard already has the $100,000 championship check locked…

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Sheppard Secures Third Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth

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Sheppard Secures Third Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (October 19, 2019) - Brandon Sheppard captured the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned 39th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries on Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. He earned $100,000 for his third career DTWC victory and also marked his 25th victory of 2019. Sheppard was one of four different race leaders in the 100-lap event. Mike Marlar finished in second, with 2019 Eibach Rookie of the Year, Tyler Erb finishing in third. Rounding…

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56-Race Schedule for Lucas Oil Late Models in 2020

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56-Race Schedule for Lucas Oil Late Models in 2020 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, Ohio (October 19, 2019) - The 2020 season, 56-race schedule of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was announced today during the tour's season finale at Portsmouth (OH) Raceway Park.  Showcasing the talents of the nation's elite dirt late model teams, the 2020 schedule will visit 32 different venues across 18 states. The 2020 tour will launch with nine events during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks and concludes October 16th-17th with the 40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park.  For the first time All-Tech…

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Michael Page Wins Second Career Dixie Shootout

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Michael Page Wins Second Career Dixie Shootout Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WOODSTOCK, GA (October 12, 2019) - Georgia's Michael Page defended his home turf for the second time in the last three years as he won the Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout, on Saturday Night at the Dixie Speedway. With the victory in one of the Southeast's most prestigious dirt late model events, Page became the 19th different winner this season on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. Page, driving the only Stinger Race Car in the field, took the lead at the start of…

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Dirt Track World Championship One Week Away

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Dirt Track World Championship One Week Away Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (October 11, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is set to cap off the 2019 season with one of the most anticipated events of the year. The 39th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries - will take place October 17th-19th, at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The weekend will get underway on Thursday night with preliminary events for the Open Wheel Modifieds. On Friday, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will Hot Lap, Time Trial, and…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Head South to Georgia

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Lucas Oil Late Models Head South to Georgia Story By: Jeremy Shield/LOLMDSPhotos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (October 8, 2019) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have Georgia on their minds. The tour returns to the Peach State this weekend for two back-to-back events at Dixie Speedway on Saturday and Rome International Speedway on Sunday. Dixie Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked, clay oval, located in Woodstock, Ga. The Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout on Saturday, October 12th will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event…

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Overton Wins at 411 and Takes Back-to-Back Features Vs. Outlaws

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Overton Wins at 411 and Takes Back-to-Back Features Vs. Outlaws The Southeast favorite now has 4 Series wins in the region in 2019 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenHamer SEYMOUR, TN – Oct. 5, 2019 – Rum Runner Racing team owner Joey Coulter was quoted in a World of Outlaws press release last week, commenting “At this point, that place owes him a win.” “That place” was 411 Motor Speedway and that “him” is none other than Coulter’s driver aboard the Schaeffer’s Racing Oil #2, Brandon Overton. On Saturday night, Overton got that win at that very track,…

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Don O’Neal Wins Second Career Pittsburgher

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Don O'Neal Wins Second Career Pittsburgher Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS IMPERIAL, PA (October 5, 2019) - Don O'Neal won his second Pittsburgher 100 in the last three years on Saturday Night at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. In taking home the $20,000 first place prize, he also earns his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of 2019 and became the 18th different Series winner this season. Davenport led from the start of the race and appeared to be on the way to his first Pittsburgher 100 victory. Throughout the latter half of the event, he…

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Overton Dominates Mike Duvall Memorial at Cherokee

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RUM RUNAWAY: Overton Dominates Mike Duvall Memorial at Cherokee World of Outlaws win #3 for Overton in 2019 comes in memory of the Flintstone F1yer Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photo By: Justin Wilson GAFFNEY, SC – Oct. 4, 2019 – Like the late Dirt Late Model racing legend Mike Duvall did many times over in his historic career, Brandon Overton drove with the tenacity and endurance of a true Southeastern champion on Friday night and put it in Victory Lane at Cherokee Speedway. For the third time this season, he and the Rum Runner Racing team have defeated the Outlaws…

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Bronson Takes First Lucas Oil Appearance at Raceway 7

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Bronson Takes First Lucas Oil Appearance at Raceway 7 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS CONNEAUT, OH (October 4, 2019) - Kyle Bronson took advantage of race leader Jimmy Owens' misfortune on lap 45 and then went on to win his third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race on Friday night at Raceway 7. The event is the biggest dirt late model race in 16 years at the Northeast Ohio facility and was held in front of a packed grandstand. The A-Main saw a dramatic ending as Owens' dominance of the race came to an end…

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Over $120,000 Up for Grabs in Weekend Doubleheader

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Over $120,000 Up for Grabs in Weekend Doubleheader Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (October 1, 2019) - A two-day, two-race swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania this weekend will offer dirt late model teams over $120,000 in purse money. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first-ever stop at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio on Friday, October 4th. The action shifts to Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Penn. on Saturday, October 5th. Friday night's event at Raceway 7, dubbed the Great Lakes 50, will boast a $12,000 top prize. The Lucas Oil…

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Fierce Battle for Crown Jewel Cup Title

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Fierce Battle for Crown Jewel Cup Title Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (September 30, 2019) - As the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season nears to a close, the battle for the Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup - Presented by DirtonDirt.com is far from over. The mini-series within the full Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule is comprised of events that pay a minimum of $15,000 to the winner. With just two Crown Jewel Cup events remaining in 2019, the Pittsburgher 100 and the Dirt Track World Championship, the battle for this…

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Dirt Track World Championship Advance Ticket Sales End October 1st

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Dirt Track World Championship Advance Ticket Sales End October 1st Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (September 24, 2019) - One of the most highly anticipated events of the season is just around the corner. Carl Short's 39th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries will take place October 17th-19th at Portsmouth Raceway Park. The deadline to purchase advance discount tickets for this marquee event is quickly approaching. Advance tickets are on sale now through Tuesday, October 1st. Advance three-day admission tickets (by October 1st) are just $50 for adults (ages 18 & up); $30…

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Lanigan Gets First Tour Win in Over 4 Years at Selinsgrove

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Lanigan Gets First Tour Win in Over 4 Years at Selinsgrove Hard work in the shop for team DLR pays off, Weiss gets yet another runner-up finish Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick Neff SELINSGROVE, PA – Sept. 21, 2019 – When “The Bluegrass Bandit” Darrell Lanigan set out on the road back in February for a return to the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour this year, he and his crew had one goal set higher than any other – win as many races as possible. Now, after 36 Series starts this season, they’ve finally…

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Hudson O’Neal Captures First Career Jackson 100

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Hudson O'Neal Captures First Career Jackson 100 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (September 21, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal captured one of the biggest wins of his racing career at his home track on Saturday night. The 19-year-old Indiana native was victorious in the 40th Annual Jackson 100 at the Brownstown Speedway. O'Neal took the lead on lap 71 from Devin Moran and sped to victory in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event before a capacity crowd. Moran tried to track down O'Neal in the late-going, but O'Neal held him off in the battle…

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Clanton Collects Win #4 of 2019 at Outlaw, Sheppard Still in Search of Record

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BULLDOG BITES ROCKET: Clanton Collects Win #4 of 2019 at Outlaw, Sheppard Still in Search of Record Clanton leads all 50 laps in the 2nd of 3 races in the final Northeast swing of 2019 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com DUNDEE, NY – Sept. 20, 2019 – Since the driver change just over three months ago, Skyline Motorsports has really turned their season around with veteran pilot Shane Clanton behind the wheel of the #25 Capital Race Car. Outrunning the record-chasing Brandon Sheppard for the third time this season, Clanton kept his cool on a restart with…

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Tyler Erb Scores Kokomo Thriller

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Tyler Erb Scores Kokomo Thriller Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KOKOMO, Ind. (September 20, 2019) - Tyler Erb won the biggest late model race in the 72-year history of the Kokomo Speedway on Friday night in front of a packed house. The race proved to be a barnburner as Erb passed Hudson O'Neal on the 47th lap and then held off Jimmy Owens to score his sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Owens charged from the fourteenth starting spot to finish right behind Erb at the checkers. Hudson O'Neal had taken the…

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Blair Dominates the Outlaws for Second Tour Win at Stateline

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Max-imum Strength: Blair Dominates the Outlaws for Second Tour Win at StatelineNortheast locals showed the Outlaws how it's done on their home turf, Sheppard waits another day to make history Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Kirk Schroll/RacersGuide.com JAMESTOWN, NY – Sept. 19, 2019 – A sea of his fans dressed in black-and-green racing apparel adorned with the locally famous “111” graphics on them filled Victory Lane. Newly crowned two-time Stateline Speedway Super Late Model Track Champion Max Blair had just beaten the Outlaws at their own game, a clean sweep of the night. Blair turned the quickest lap of…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Duel in Doubleheader

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Lucas Oil Late Models Duel in Doubleheader Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (September 17, 2019) - With 16th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals in the books, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shifts focus to a pair of events at Kokomo Speedway and Brownstown Speedway this weekend. The doubleheader will kick off on Friday, September 20 in Kokomo, Ind. with the highly anticipated Kokomo Late Model Shootout. A complete program is on tap that includes: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale for the Lucas Oil Late Model…

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Owens Repeats as Late Model Knoxville Nationals Champ

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Owens Repeats as Late Model Knoxville Nationals Champ Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 14, 2019) - Jimmy Owens became just the second driver in the history of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals to win the $40,000 event in back-to-back years. The 47-year-old Tennessee veteran did the trick on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Owens joins fellow Volunteer State driver Mike Marlar as the only drivers in the 16-year-history of the crown jewel event to win in consecutive years. Owens took the lead from Brandon Sheppard on lap 86 and held off one…

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Weiss Powers to Knoxville Triumph

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Weiss Powers to Knoxville Triumph Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 13, 2019) - Ricky Weiss passed Chris Madden on lap sixteen and went on to record his first career win at Knoxville Raceway on Friday night. The 30-year-old Canadian racer became the 17th different winner on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour this season. Weiss started on the pole but fell to second behind Madden on the opening lap - trailing the South Carolina racer for the first fifteen laps of the 25-lap main event. Madden got bogged down in heavy traffic…

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Shane Clanton Scores at Knoxville

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Shane Clanton Scores at Knoxville Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 12, 2019) - Shane Clanton came from the seventh starting spot to win Thursday night's preliminary event at Knoxville Raceway. For the 44-year-old Georgia native, it was his first-ever win at the historic venue. He also became the sixteenth different winner this season on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. Clanton was the fourth different leader of the 25-lap race. The A-Main was slowed by only one caution flag for Jonathan Davenport on lap four. Ricky Thornton Jr. led the first lap…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Up Next

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Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Up Next Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (September 9, 2019) - The 16th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway kicks off on Thursday. One of the most prestigious events, set for September 12th-14th, on one of motorsport's biggest stages, the event will bring together elite dirt late model drivers from around the nation. Over $270,000 in purse money will be paid out over the course of the three-day, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event. The activities on Thursday and Friday, September 12th-13th will feature a complete program of:…

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IT PAYS TO PLAY: Eldora Veterans Erb Jr. and Davenport Rule Night #2 of World 100 Prelims

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IT PAYS TO PLAY: Eldora Veterans Erb Jr. and Davenport Rule Night #2 of World 100 Prelims Story By: Jordan DeLucia/DIRTcar Photo By: Jim DeHamer ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 6, 2019 – While the age gap might have been a big highlight of Thursday night’s World 100 preliminary Feature winners, veteran experience was certainly the theme of Friday night’s twin-25 main events. 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream victor Dennis Erb Jr. and two-time World 100 champion Jonathan Davenport each found their way back to Eldora Speedway’s Victory Lane in convincing fashion, showing exactly how valuable the number of laps they’ve…

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THE WORLD AWAKENS: Moyer and Hudson O’Neal Earn Eldora’s First Two Prelim Victories

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THE WORLD AWAKENS: Moyer and Hudson O'Neal Earn Eldora's First Two Prelim Victories Story By: Jordan DeLucia/DIRTcar Photo By: Rick Neff ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 5, 2019 – If any race fan out there ever needed a sign that the future of Dirt Late Model racing and its longevity in the motorsports world are alive and well, let Thursday night’s World 100 preliminary Feature results be it. Billy Moyer, 61, of Batesville, AR, and Hudson O’Neal, 19, of Martinsville, IN, collected victories in qualifying Feature action at Eldora Speedway on Thursday night, displaying the potential for domination at any age…

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Dirt Track World Championship Returns to Time Trial Format

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Dirt Track World Championship Returns to Time Trial Format Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (September 4, 2019) - Hall-of-Fame promoter, Carl Short recently announced that the 39th edition of the Dirt Track World Championship, set for October 18th-19th at Portsmouth Raceway Park will return to a Time Trial format for Super Late Models. Since 2015, a double-heat race format, with a passing-points system, has transferred drivers into the main event. This year, Friday night will include Time Trials and a single set of 15-lap heat races with a six car invert. Competitors will earn points based on Time Trials…

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Richards Scores First Hillbilly Hundred Triumph

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Richards Scores First Hillbilly Hundred Triumph Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MIDDLEBOURNE, W.V. (September 1, 2019) - West Virginia native Josh Richards won his first career Hillbilly Hundred on Sunday night at the Tyler County Speedway. The 31-year-old grew up coming to the track, and tonight, led all 100 laps to score the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory worth $30,000 in front of a capacity crowd. Richards' third Lucas Oil win of the season came over the defending Hillbilly Hundred winner Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, 20th starting Shanon Buckingham, and Jimmy Owens. Richards fought off…

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Davenport Controls Bob Miller Memorial at Portsmouth

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Davenport Controls Bob Miller Memorial at Portsmouth Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (August 31, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport went to Victory Lane for the twelfth time in 2019 on Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. Davenport took the lead at the start of the 50-lap, Bob Miller Memorial, and held off a charging Josh Richards before pulling away for the victory. A torrid battle for second place ensued in the final circuits with several drivers taking a shot at Richards, but the two-time Dirt Track World Champion held them off and finished for the runner-up…

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SHEPPARD SHINES AT SHARON: ROCKET1 RACING TAKES BATTLE AT THE BORDER NIGHT #1

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SHEPPARD SHINES AT SHARON: ROCKET1 RACING TAKES BATTLE AT THE BORDER NIGHT #1 Sheppard ties his own record for single-season wins, now looks for history on Saturday night Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Todd Battin HARTFORD, OH – Aug. 30, 2019 – Most drivers to ever compete in at least one race on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series circuit would agree that it takes an incredible amount of skill and tenacity just to finish inside the top five on any given night, let alone win a single Feature. With his victory at Sharon Speedway on…

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