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Four-Race Swing for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Four-Race Swing for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (July 1, 2019) - Beginning Wednesday, the teams of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will have a busy Independence weekend with four straight nights of racing. The blockbuster weekend kicks off with the traditional July 3rd event at Muskingum County Speedway, then continues to Portsmouth Raceway Park on Thursday, Tyler County Speedway on Friday, and concludes at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday. Wednesday's annual July 3rd event at Muskingum County Speedway, Presented by Kendrick Excavating and Dow Cameron Oil & Gas,…

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Harrison Collects Win #3

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Harrison Collects Win #3 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/DIRTcar Photo By: Jim DenHamer HIGHLAND, IL – June 29, 2019 – Defending DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Champion Mike Harrison put away another field of 26 other cars on Saturday night at the Highland Speedway to earn his third tour victory of the year. Put simply, Harrison dominated. Leading all 25 laps, he put the distractions of the fireworks behind him and dazzled his hometown crowd for the win over Chad Sellers and Robbie Eilers. As for the rest of Harrison’s competition, the podium may have included the likes of Tyler…

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Babb Is Back!

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Babb Is Back! Story By: Jordan DeLucia/DIRTcar Photo By: Rick Neff HIGHLAND, IL – June 29, 2019 – Three-hundred sixty-nine days ago, Shannon Babb picked up his 97th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” win at the Spoon River Speedway on June 25, 2018. Tonight, as Series Announcer Ruben Mireles declared in Victory Lane, “Babb is Back!” as he emerged victorious for the 98th time in his Summer Nationals career Saturday night at the Highland Speedway. Billy Moyer, the only driver with more Hell Tour wins than Babb at 100, held strong all race long to claim the runner-up spot.…

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Davenport Goes Flag to Flag at Florence

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Davenport Goes Flag to Flag at Florence Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, Ky. (June 29, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport posted a flag-to-flag victory in Saturday night's 33rd annual Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway. Davenport held off a furious late-race challenge from Jimmy Owens for a $12,000 payday. Davenport's triumph marked his eighth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Davenport and Owens ran first and second the entire 50 laps, battling nose-to-tail in the early stages of the race. Hudson O'Neal; the defending race winner; and Josh Richards exchanged the third spot…

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Long Ride Pays Off with $3,500 ‘Clash for Cash’ Victory for Jamie Lathroum

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Long Ride Pays Off with $3,500 ‘Clash for Cash’ Victory for Jamie Lathroum Story By: Chris Moore/Georgetown Speedway GEORGETOWN, DE – Jamie Lathroum had a hard time just getting to Georgetown Speedway on Friday night. Lathroum’s drive from his hometown of Mechanicsville, Md., is normally just over two-and-a-half hours. However, summer beach traffic – combined with a crash that shut down the Chesapeake Bay Bridge during the afternoon – lengthened Lathroum’s trip to five hours, 40 minutes. He arrived just in time for the drivers’ meeting. “I about fell out of the seat just getting here,” he said with a…

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Sheppard Continues 2019 Onslaught, Dominates at Terre Haute for Ninth Win

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Sheppard Continues 2019 Onslaught, Dominates at Terre Haute for Ninth Win Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick Neff TERRE HAUTE, IN – June 28, 2019 – It just doesn’t seem to matter what track or who the competition is, Brandon Sheppard and the Rocket1 Racing team are just plain dominant. Even when pitted up against the most seasoned drivers of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Friday night at the Terre Haute Action Track, Sheppard doesn’t flinch. For the ninth time this season on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour, Sheppard…

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Shanon Buckingham and Crew Celebrate in Victory Lane

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Shanon Buckingham and Crew Celebrate in Victory Lane Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAZEWELL, Tenn. (June 28, 2019) - Shanon Buckingham took over the lead on a lap 44 caution, after Tyler Erb and Dale McDowell both suffered flat tires, and went on to claim his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. For the 46-year-old Tennessee native, the Toyota Knoxville/Secret City Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram/Ted Russell Ford 50 on Friday night at Tazewell Speedway marked the biggest win of his Super Late Model career. Buckingham held off first-time Tazewell visitor, Jared Hawkins for the victory…

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Marlar Cashes in at Brownstown!

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Marlar Cashes in at Brownstown! Story By: Ruben Mireles/DIRTcar Photo By: Jim DenHamer BROWNSTOWN, Ind. - June 27th, 2019 - Mike Marlar holds off a hard charging Darrell Lanigan for the win at the Brownstown Speedway! Marlar from the seventh starting position would claim his fifth DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory for $5,000.00. The 40-lap feature started with a rookie-veteran front row. Cade Dillard from Robeline, Louisiana set the pace with Batesville, Arkansas Hall of Famer Billy Moyer Sr. At the start, Dillard pulled away from Moyer to lead the opening laps. Marlar, from the seventh starting position, would jump to…

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World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Opens Next Season with ‘Battle at the Border’ Jan. 2-5 in New Mexico

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2020 Kicks Off at Brand New Vado Speedway Park World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Opens Next Season with ‘Battle at the Border’ Jan. 2-5 in New Mexico Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs VADO, N.M. — June 26, 2019 — Vado Speedway Park is the nation’s newest state-of-the-art dirt track venue, and Jan. 2-5 it will launch the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series championship. The inaugural four-night Battle at the Border presented by GottaRace.com, Rancho Milagro Racing, Barnett Harley Davidson and Mesilla Valley Transportation promises to be the event everyone is talking about as not…

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Lucas Late Models Return to Tazewell and Florence

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Lucas Late Models Return to Tazewell and Florence Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (June 25, 2019) - After previously being postponed due to inclement weather, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will visit Tazewell (TN) Speedway and Florence (KY) Speedway this Friday and Saturday, June 28-29. Both blockbuster events will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Tazewell Speedway, widely known for its high-banks and lightning fast speeds, produces thrilling, edge of your seat racing…

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Indiana Racer Kent Robinson Takes on World of Outlaws and Summer Nationals Stars Friday at Terre Haute

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DRIVEN TO SUCCEED: Indiana Racer Kent Robinson Takes on World of Outlaws and Summer Nationals Stars Friday at Terre Haute Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TERRE HAUTE, IN — June 24, 2019 — As a former World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Rookie of the Year contender in 2012, Kent Robinson is certainly no stranger to strong competition. In fact, it drives the Indiana native to do better at the track in front of his friends, family and fans. “When you get to the World of Outlaws level, those guys are all professional, so you’ve…

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HIGH GROOVE HEROICS: McCreadie Charges from 11th to $30,000 Firecracker 100 Victory at Lernerville

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HIGH GROOVE HEROICS: McCreadie Charges from 11th to $30,000 Firecracker 100 Victory at Lernerville Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick Neff SARVER, PA — June 22, 2019 — As much as Tim McCreadie likes Lernerville Speedway, he had come up empty in the track’s premier World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Firecracker 100. Finally, a four-lap charge to the checkers in front of packed grandstands on Saturday night changed all that. McCreadie, the 2006 Series Champion from Watertown, N.Y., started 11th and methodically worked his way forward, pacing himself perfectly over 100 laps to steal the lead…

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TWO-FOR-02: NORRIS DEFEATS THE OUTLAWS AGAIN IN NIGHT 1 OF FIRECRACKER 100 ACTION

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TWO-FOR-02: NORRIS DEFEATS THE OUTLAWS AGAIN IN NIGHT 1 OF FIRECRACKER 100 ACTION Two starts, two wins for "The Crusher Kid" in a new ride at Lernerville Speedway Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photo By: Rick NeffSARVER, PA – June 21, 2019 – For the second consecutive year, “The Crusher Kid” Michael Norris outdueled the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series stars on his home dirt in the Friday night Feature at Lernerville Speedway’s Firecracker 100 weekend. This time it was a different car, but the same winning ambition and driving skill his Western Pennsylvania fans are so accustomed…

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Lernerville Speedway’s Firecracker Weekend is as Much About Off-Track Fun as the Intense On-Track Action

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For Many Fans, Lernerville Speedway’s Firecracker Weekend is as Much About Off-Track Fun as the Intense On-Track Action Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Lernerville Speedway’s annual Firecracker 100 has a reputation for producing the best Dirt Late Model racing in Pennsylvania over the past 13 years. Equally as important, the weekend also has a reputation for the best camping, partying, fan-driver interaction, communal generosity and overall entertainment experience money can buy. Time and time again, the always-packed camping lot proves itself to be the best way to stay local and enjoy a weekend at the races. Friends…

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Race Week – Firecracker 100

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Race Week - Firecracker 100 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com SARVER, PA — June 17, 2019 — First came the Firecracker, then came the party. Now in the 13th year, the two are synonymous. For three nights at Lernerville Speedway beginning this Thursday, race fans will set up camp for the biggest Dirt Late Model event in Pennsylvania and party all day around the races each night. There’s a concert on Thursday and Friday, kickball on Saturday, autograph sessions, weenie roasts, cornhole and horseshoes, and of course some of the most imaginable ways to keep cool on…

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Hudson O’Neal Bags $15,000 at Smoky Mountain

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Hudson O'Neal Bags $15,000 at Smoky Mountain Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MARYVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal wrestled the lead from Mike Marlar on lap 30 and then cruised on to his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The Big Daddy 60 was the biggest paying single-day event in Smoky Mountain Speedway history with a first-place prize of $15,000 up for grabs. Ricky Weiss crossed the finish line in second, but he was several car lengths behind the winner. Weiss moved by…

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Marlar Rockets to Cherokee Score

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Marlar Rockets to Cherokee Score Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GAFFNEY, S.C. (June 14, 2019) - Mike Marlar ran away with the 21st Annual Grassy Smith Memorial on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway. Marlar led flag-to-flag for his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. A terrific battle for the second spot took place between several drivers in the last five laps of the race. Davenport held Ross Bailes to secure the second spot finish at the checkers. Jimmy Owens came from the eighth starting position to finish in third. Completing the top…

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Bronson Banks $10,000 at Fayetteville

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Bronson Banks $10,000 at Fayetteville Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2019) - Kyle Bronson battled to re-take the lead from Brandon Overton on lap 44 and then cruised to his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Thursday night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. With the win, Bronson becomes the tenth different winner this season on the tour. A healthy crowd was on hand for the Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial - presented by GETSCO. Trailing Bronson and Overton across the finish line were Tyler Erb, Hudson O'Neal, and Jonathan…

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Keystone State’s Biggest Dirt Late Model Event Set for June 20-22 at Lernerville Speedway

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CRUSHIN’ IT: Pennsylvania’s Michael Norris Aims to Build on Firecracker Glory Keystone State’s Biggest Dirt Late Model Event Set for June 20-22 at Lernerville Speedway Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com SARVER, PA – June 13, 2019 – The spoiler on the rear of his car reads “CRUSHER” in bold, block letters with his Rocket XR1 Chassis still donning the now-iconic black/red/yellow #72 color scheme. The young gun from Sarver, PA had always dreamt of standing atop a racecar in Lernerville Speedway’s Victory Lane since he was a child. And once upon a time, that dream got fulfilled.…

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Racing Returns to Georgetown Speedway Friday, June 29 with Sunoco Super Late Model ‘Clash for Cash’

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Racing Returns to Georgetown Speedway Friday, June 29 with Sunoco Super Late Model ‘Clash for Cash’ Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Richard Jester & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – After what has felt like an eternity for First State fans, Georgetown Speedway finally returns to action on Friday, June 29. The top Sunoco Super Late Model drivers from the Mid-Atlantic Region descend on the Sussex County half-mile oval for the ‘Clash for Cash’ 30-lap feature paying a handsome $3,500 to win and $350 to take the green flag. No racing has taken place at Georgetown since an event…

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Tripleheader Weekend Next for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Tripleheader Weekend Next for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (June 10, 2019) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action June 13th-15th for three action-packed events at three different venues, across three states. The weekend will ignite on Thursday, June 13th, with a visit to Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Thursday's Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial - Presented by GETSCO will be a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win feature for the Lucas Oil Late Model…

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Sheppard Edges McDowell at the Stripe to Earn Rocket1 Racing’s First Career Crown Jewel at Eldora

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A DREAM COME TRUE: Sheppard Edges McDowell at the Stripe to Earn Rocket1 Racing's First Career Crown Jewel at Eldora Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick NeffROSSBURG, OH – June 8, 2017 – After decades of coming to Eldora Speedway, after numerous Dirt Late Model Dream entries and no big trophy to show for it, Mark Richards and the Rocket Chassis house team have finally put their car in Victory Lane, a winner of a crown jewel event at “The World’s Greatest Dirt Track.” Brandon Sheppard continued his season of dominance behind the wheel of the Rocket1 Racing machine…

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Dreams of Redemption Turn to Reality for Davenport and Clanton at Eldora

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Dreams of Redemption Turn to Reality for Davenport and Clanton at Eldora Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick NeffROSSBURG, OH – June 7, 2019 – Redemption seemed to be the theme of the Friday night portion of Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream. Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, GA, grabbed a feature win just one night after giving it away on the last lap, and Shane Clanton, of Zebulon, GA, dominated the competition in his feature event and went to Victory Lane for the first time in Dream action since his $100,000 win in the 2012 finale. Group A Competition…

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Lanigan and Weiss Headline Thursday Night Action at #DLMDream25

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Lanigan and Weiss Headline Thursday Night Action at #DLMDream25 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick NeffROSSBURG, OH – June 6, 2019 – The 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream started out with everything the Dirt Late Model world was hoping for on a Thursday night – clear skies, warm weather and a record car-count not seen in 7 years. The only thing left on the list was some incredible racing from the industry’s best competitors. And boy, did they ever deliver on that. 92 of the best DIRTcar Late Model drivers in the world packed the pit…

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Eight ‘Em Up: Sheppard Bags Win #8 of the Season

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Eight 'Em Up: Sheppard Bags Win #8 of the SeasonSeries debut at Lancaster goes well for Sheppard and the locals Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Justin WilsonNo other track the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series has visited so far this year has been able to display the true rocket-like speed of the “Rocket Shepp” Brandon Sheppard quite like Lancaster Motor Speedway did in its Series debut on Saturday night. Sheppard and his blazing speeds around this big half-mile in the Morton Buildings Feature propelled him to his eighth win of the season and 45th overall, granting…

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Marlar Shines in Magnolia 100 Lapper

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Marlar Shines in Magnolia 100 Lapper Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, Miss. (June 1, 2019) - Mike Marlar charged from his fifth starting spot to win Saturday night's GEICO Clash at the Mag - presented by Big River Steel at Magnolia Motor Speedway. With the $15,000 victory, Marlar becomes the ninth different winner of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour in 2019. The 41-year-old Tennessee veteran also became the first three-time winner of the annual Clash at the Mag. Tim McCreadie led the first three laps of the 100-lap main event until Marlar passed…

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Overton gets his second World of Outlaws win in the Series debut at Cochran Motor Speedway

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Win Two for Number Two at CochranOverton gets his second World of Outlaws win in the Series debut at Cochran Motor Speedway Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Blake Harris COCHRAN, GA – May 31, 2019 – The first track debut of the season for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series went very well on Friday night. Warm weather, a great crowd, no threats of rain, a racy track surface… it just all seemed to come together. The same goes for home-state hero Brandon Overton, who picked up his second World of Outlaws win of the year…

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Davenport Charges to Magnolia Score

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Davenport Charges to Magnolia Score Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, Miss. (May 31, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport held off Tim McCreadie to win night two of Magnolia Motor Speedway's GEICO Clash at the Mag - presented by Big River Steel. For Davenport, it was his seventh Lucas Oil victory of the season. Davenport started from the pole and fought off early race challenges from fellow front-row starter, Mike Marlar. McCreadie passed Marlar on lap 11 for the second spot and valiantly tried to overhaul his fellow Longhorn Chassis driver in the waning laps of the race.…

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Richards Roars to First Lucas Oil Win of the Season

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Richards Roars to First Lucas Oil Win of the Season Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, Miss. (May 30, 2019) - Josh Richards picked up his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Thursday night a Magnolia Motor Speedway. The Clint Bowyer Racing pilot scored the win on night one of the GEICO Clash at the Mag - presented by Big River Steel. Richards made a clean sweep of the night's racing activities as he set the Miller Welders Overall Fast Time, then won his heat race to earn the PFC Brakes…

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FIRECRACKER WEEKEND ON THE HORIZON; Lernerville gets set to host the 13th edition of this exciting event

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FIRECRACKER WEEKEND ON THE HORIZONLernerville gets set to host the 13th edition of this exciting event Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.comLernerville Speedway. The full pit area. The charity kickball game. The fans, full of patriotism. The party and concert. And, of course, “The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet.” It’s almost time for the Firecracker 100. Last year, Michael Norris and Chris Madden each picked up a preliminary feature victory before Madden scored a $30,000 payday in dominating fashion to claim his first Firecracker 100 championship. At the time, it was Smokey’s fourth win of the…

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Another Trip Down South; More tough local competition awaits the Outlaws at Cochran and Lancaster

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Race Week at a Glance - Another Trip Down South More tough local competition awaits the Outlaws at Cochran and Lancaster Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.comCONCORD, NC - May 29, 2019 - The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series takes on the challenge of two tracks new to the tour this weekend, first on Friday, May 31, at Cochran Motor Speedway and then Saturday, June 1, at Lancaster Motor Speedway. Cochran fans are no strangers to Late Model racing, as the Georgia track is host to a Crate Late Model division regularly in addition to…

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Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway expands to two nights after Show-Me 100 cancellation

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Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway expands to two nights after Show-Me 100 cancellation Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (May 28, 2019) - Officials with the Lucas Oil Speedway, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and the Lucas Oil MLRA have announced that the 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals - presented by Super Clean will expand to two nights, July 13-14, with $15,000-to-win Late Model features both nights. Efforts to find suitable dates for all the involved series and keep the Show-Me 100 in its original three-day format were not able to be worked…

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LOGAN WAGNER CAPTURES SPRINT CAR WEIKERT MEMORIAL, MASON ZEIGLER AND RICK ECKERT CLAIM LATE MODEL PORTION

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LOGAN WAGNER CAPTURES SPRINT CAR WEIKERT MEMORIAL, MASON ZEIGLER AND RICK ECKERT CLAIM LATE MODEL PORTIONDanny Dietrich and Eckert Claim the Bull Trophies As Top Drivers for Both Nights Story By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, Pa- Logan Wagner felt like he let one get away from him. After leading 23 laps on night one of the Bob Weikert Memorial Saturday night, Wagner got passed by Danny Dietrich following a late restart and finished second. He could’ve wallowed and blamed the broken left rear shock that made his car hard to handle and he could’ve…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Target Clash at the Mag

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Lucas Oil Late Models Target Clash at the Mag Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (May 24, 2019) - One of the largest motorsports events in the Magnolia State continues to grow. Magnolia Motor Speedway is set to host a three-day weekend spectacular that offers over $110,000 in prize money. The GEICO Clash at the Mag - Presented by Big River Steel, set for May 30 - June 1 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, will have full racing programs on Thursday and Friday, culminating in a 100-lap main event on Saturday, which pays…

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Davenport Strikes at 300 Raceway

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Davenport Strikes at 300 Raceway Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS FARLEY, IOWA (May 17, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport dominated the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Friday night at 300 Raceway, leading all 50 laps and collecting $12,000 for the effort. Davenport survived a late-race charge from Tyler Erb to claim his sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Devin Moran trailed Davenport and Erb to the finish line, passing Josh Richards on the final lap to take third. Richards came home fourth, followed by Tim McCreadie who crossed the finish…

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Hudson O’Neal Rules 34 Raceway

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Hudson O'Neal Rules 34 Raceway Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WEST BURLINGTON, IOWA (May 16, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal passed Jonathan Davenport on lap 48 and went on to score his second win of the season on Thursday night at 34 Raceway. O'Neal battled with his father Don for several laps after the 18-year-old charged from the 10th starting position. Then, a single file restart with three laps to go saw O'Neal pass Davenport to score a one-two finish for Longhorn Chassis. Hudson O'Neal's fourth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory came over Davenport, Josh…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Gear Up for Tripleheader

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Lucas Oil Late Models Gear Up for Tripleheader Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (May 13, 2019) - A busy weekend awaits the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with events in Iowa and Minnesota, on three consecutive nights, beginning Thursday. 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time since 2010, on Thursday, May 16. The TruAcre 50 will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Stock Cars and Mini Haulers will serve as support…

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Outlaws ready to take on two challenging 3/8-mile tracks

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Outlaws ready to take on two challenging 3/8-mile tracks Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – May 6, 2019 – Kicking off the third weekend of May, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series marches into the Buckeye State for back-to-back shows at Muskingum County Speedway on Friday, May 17, and Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 18. It will be a bit of a configuration change for the Outlaws, as they’ll get back to 3/8-mile racing on both days — a setup that has seen two different winners so far this year. Brandon…

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Bailes Beats the Outlaws at Cherokee

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Bailes Beats the Outlaws at Cherokee Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Blake HarrisGAFFNEY, SC – May 3, 2019 – Eleven races into 2019 and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series has their first first-time winner of the season. Ross Bailes picked up the win and beat the Outlaws in front of his home-state crowd on Friday night at the Cherokee Speedway. Brandon Sheppard yet again scored another second-place finish, after starting fifth and chasing Bailes throughout the latter part of the race. Don O’Neal had a solid showing as well, coming from ninth and climbing to…

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Tennessee and Kentucky Stops Next for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Tennessee and Kentucky Stops Next for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 30, 2019) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are revving up for events at Tazewell Speedway and Florence Speedway this Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. Both blockbuster events will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Tazewell Speedway, widely known for its high-banks and lightning fast speeds, produces thrilling, edge of your seat racing action,…

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Outlaw Crew Members Weigh-in on Modern Race Communications

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Outlaw Crew Members Weigh-in on Modern Race Communications Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMsCONCORD, NC — Race communication. It’s a debate topic as old as in-car radios themselves. Some forms of auto racing have long permitted the use of two-way radio communication between driver and crew. In the past, NASCAR has even gone so far as experimenting with driver-to-driver radio communication. But when it comes to the World of Outlaws and many other forms of grassroots auto racing, almost all teams and drivers agree: it’s best to just keep things simple. Simple — meaning only limited forms of driver-to-crew communication are permitted,…

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25th Anniversary Season For The Sunoco American Late Model Series Begins April 26-27

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25th Anniversary Season For The Sunoco American Late Model Series Begins April 26-27 I-96 Speedway to open the 2019 campaign followed by Eldora Speedway Story By: Matt Prieur/DIRTcar CONCORD, NC — Apr. 11, 2019 — The Sunoco American Late Model Series will hit a milestone with the 2019 racing season. The Grayville, IL based series will celebrate its 25th anniversary throughout the calendar year beginning on Friday-Saturday, April 26-27. The DIRTcar Late Model cars and stars of the longest running tour in the Great Lakes region of the United States will kick off their season starting at I-96 Speedway (MI)…

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$20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth Set for This Saturday April 20 at Virginia Motor Speedway

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$20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth Set for This Saturday April 20 at Virginia Motor Speedway Story By: Dave Seay/Virginia Motor Speedway Jamaica, VA – In a matter of days some of the region’s top dirt late model talent will converge on Virginia Motor Speedway for one of the year’s biggest events, the $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth. Saturday April 20th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host the largest short track event in the State of Virginia. That means some of the best dirt late model drivers on the East Coast will be making the trip…

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Davenport Becomes First Repeat Winner at Hagerstown

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Davenport Becomes First Repeat Winner at Hagerstown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 13, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport became the first repeat winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned events at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night. Heading into tonight's event at the Dirt Capitol, the series had made 11 appearances and there had been 11 different winners. The defending National Champion led the entire race on his way to winning the 38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic. Davenport now sits at five series wins so far in 2019, and his 41st overall. Brandon Sheppard roared…

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World of Outlaws Racers Trying to Keep Pace With Sheppard’s Torrid Run

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World of Outlaws Racers Trying to Keep Pace With Sheppard's Torrid Run Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Josh James/WoOLMs GAFFNEY, SC — April 12, 2019 — After a thrilling two-day Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series enters a challenging stretch of the season with back-to-back races on Friday, May 3, at Cherokee Speedway and Saturday, May 4, at Lavonia Speedway. Riding his incredible wave of success out of Illinois, 2017 Series Champion Brandon Sheppard aims to keep the pressure building on his competitors as the now-three-time Illini 100 champion heads…

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Owens Recovers for Lucas Oil Win at Atomic

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Owens Recovers for Lucas Oil Win at Atomic Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS CHILLICOTHE, OHIO (April 11, 2019) - Jimmy Owens recovered from mechanical issues early on Thursday night to win the 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway. The three-time National Champion led all 50 laps of the event for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Owens broke a fan blade in hot laps, which relegated him to his back-up car. His backup entry proved to be the best of the night as he dominated the main event. Brandon…

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Rocket 1 Racing Scores Again, Marking Their 4th-Straight Illini 100 Title

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Rocket 1 Racing Scores Again, Marking Their 4th-Straight Illini 100 Title Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Jim DenHamer & Rick NeffFARMER CITY, IL – April 6, 2019 – They say home-field advantage really does make a difference. Rocket1 Racing pilot Brandon Sheppard made quite a backing to that statement on Saturday night, as he played his cards perfectly through the 75-lap Morton Buildings Feature to win the 12th annual Illini 100 presented by Douglas Dodge. Menomonie, WI-native Jimmy Mars had a very strong run inside the top-10 all night, fending off Scott James and Bobby Pierce in the closing…

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Davenport Rules North Georgia

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Davenport Rules North Georgia Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS CHATSWORTH, GA (April 6, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returned to North Georgia Speedway for the first time since 2009 on Saturday night. Jonathan Davenport conquered the red clay oval for his fourth victory of the season. Davenport took control on lap 20 by darting under race leader David Payne. Davenport then led the rest of the way for a convincing victory in front of his home-state crowd. With the win, Davenport maintains his championship point lead. Payne set the Miller Welders Overall Fast…

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Pt. 1 of the 2019 Illini 100 Goes to Shirley

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Pt. 1 of the 2019 Illini 100 Goes to Shirley, while the rest of the field prepares for Saturday's 75-lapper Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Rick Neff/WoOLMsFARMER CITY, IL – April 5, 2019 – Team Illinois was firing on all cylinders on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway, as Chatham-native Brian Shirley bested the man from New Berlin, Brandon Sheppard, in an exciting 25-lap battle for $6,000. This marked Shirley’s sixth career win with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, as part of the 12th annual Illini 100 presented by Douglas Dodge. Chris Madden earned his…

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Bailes Rolls to First Lucas Oil Victory

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Bailes Rolls to First Lucas Oil Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS SEYMOUR, TENN (April 5, 2019) - Ross Bailes rolled to his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway. The 29-year-old, South Carolina native led all 50 laps of "Tennessee's Action Track 50" en route to one of the biggest wins of his career. Bailes took the lead at the start of the race, withstood several cautions, and managed to hold off a late race charge from three other drivers to become the sixth different winner of the…

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