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Lucas Oil Champion Gets Sweet Bonus in 2018

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Lucas Oil Champion Gets Sweet Bonus in 2018 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (February 20, 2018) - Sweet Manufacturing, an industry leader in steering and suspension components, continues to give back to racers. "We are proud to partner with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again for the 2018 season," said Randy Sweet, President of Sweet Manufacturing. "Being associated with the premier sanctioning body for dirt late models will allow us to showcase our products to teams across the country." For the second consecutive year, the Sweet Manufacturing Championship Bonus will award the…

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Bronson Strikes Gold in East Bay Finale

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Bronson Strikes Gold in East Bay Finale Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FL (February 10, 2018) - Kyle Bronson raced to the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night during the finale of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Bronson lives only a short distance from the race track and managed to defend his home turf valiantly. He took the lead on lap 55 and then held off Jonathan Davenport for the win, in front of a capacity grandstand. Bronson marked his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win,…

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Davenport Stops Richards at East Bay

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Davenport Stops Richards at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FL (February 9, 2018) - Jonathan Davenport passed Josh Richards on lap 47 and then held him off for the win on Friday night at East Bay Raceway Park during the 42nd Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Gregg Satterlee came home in third, followed by Billy Moyer Jr., and Mason Zeigler. Davenport picked up his 29th career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win and his fourth ever at "The Clay by the Bay." Davenport started sixth in the field,…

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Sheppard Romps from 21st at East Bay

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Sheppard Romps from 21st at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 8, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard charged from the 21st starting spot to win Thursday night's Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park. Sheppard won the Winternationals opener on Monday night. Tonight, he took the lead from Tyler Erb on lap 22 and then held off Hall-of-Famer Scott Bloomquist for the win. Trailing Sheppard and Bloomquist to the finish line were Devin Moran, Josh Richards, and Tyler Erb. Jimmy Owens led…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Take the Stage at Bubba

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Lucas Oil Late Models Take the Stage at Bubba Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (February 8, 2018) - The 2018 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will conclude on Sunday, February 11th when the nation's top drivers take center stage at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL. A star-studded group of drivers will converge on the 3/8-mile oval. Series regulars and hopeful young rookies will battle a strong contingent of local and regional standouts. The Lucas Oil Winter Nationals - Presented by GEICO will feature a full program of racing for…

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Overton Strikes at East Bay

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Overton Strikes at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 7, 2018) - Brandon Overton took the lead on lap 26 from Josh Richards and led the remaining 14 laps to capture his first career East Bay Raceway Park win on Wednesday night. The 42nd Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs produced another spectacular feature race, as the 40-lapper saw three different leaders, and lots of action throughout the field. Overton's third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory came over Josh Richards, Gregg Satterlee, Jonathan Davenport, and Bobby…

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Davenport Holds Off Overton at East Bay

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Davenport Holds Off Overton at East Bay  Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Paul Arch & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 6, 2018) - Jonathan Davenport fought off a furious late-race challenge from Brandon Overton to win night two of the Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park. A caution with 22 laps complete set up and eight-lap shootout between Davenport and the tenth-place starting Overton. The two raced the outside line around the 1/3-mile oval using every inch of the cushion that remained. Davenport went to the outside of a…

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Sheppard Edges Moran in East Bay Opener

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Sheppard Edges Moran in East Bay Opener Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranaleltta & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 5, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard passed Devin Moran coming off turn four on the final lap to win the opening night of the Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. The 30-lap, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event saw four different leaders. Moran held the top spot at two different points and finished in second, with Earl Pearson, Jr. claiming the third position. Jonathan Davenport was in contention for the win until the end…

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Richards Wins Exciting Season Opener

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Richards Wins Exciting Season Opener Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BRUNSWICK, GA (February 2, 2018) - The 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season kicked off in grand fashion on Friday night of the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing - presented by General Tire. Defending series champion Josh Richards earned a hard-fought victory over 2017 Rookie-of-the Year, Hudson O'Neal. Richards took the lead from Jonathan Davenport on lap five and then held off a furious late-race charge from the 15th-place starting O'Neal. O'Neal made what appeared to be a winning pass on Richards in turns three…

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Practice Night at Golden Isles Kicks Off 2018 Season

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Practice Night at Golden Isles Kicks Off 2018 Season Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BRUNSWICK, GA (February 1, 2018) - A blockbuster race weekend kicked off Thursday night at Golden Isles Speedway with practice night launching festivities at the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing - Presented by General Tire. More than 30 super late model drivers took part in Thursday's open practice session, gearing up for the weekend's two complete race programs for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Racing action begins Friday night with a $10,000-to-win event ahead of Saturday's $12,000-to-win finale. Both nights will…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Announces 2018 Broadcast Schedule

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Announces 2018 Broadcast Schedule Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (January 31, 2018) - In 2017, race fans enjoyed the thrilling, edge of your seat racing action of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Model Dirt Series on four major television networks: MAVTV Motorsports Network, NBC Sports Network, CBS Sports Network, and CBS Television Network. Additionally, streaming services Lucas Oil Racing TV and DirtonDirt.com brought the high-speed, dirt slinging excitement worldwide. This season, the television exposure is expanding to include even more of the premier national touring series for dirt late…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rolls into East Bay Raceway Park

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rolls into East Bay Raceway Park Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (January 30, 2018) - One of the biggest weeks of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season is just around the corner. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade East Bay Raceway Park for the 42nd Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs, February 4th-10th. An Open Practice from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Sunday will kick off a week-long stretch of racing action. From Monday, February 5th through Saturday, February 10th the nation's top dirt late model drivers will…

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RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing Kicks Off 2018 Season

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RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing Kicks Off 2018 Season Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (January 25, 2018) - In just one week, the nation's top dirt late model drivers will converge at Golden Isles Speedway to kick off the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season. The RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing - Presented by General Tire will take place Thursday, February 1st through Saturday, February 3rd in Brunswick, GA. The action will get underway with an open practice for all competing divisions on Thursday, February 1st. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series…

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New Format Leads to Bigger, Richer Topless 100 in 2018

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New Format Leads to Bigger, Richer Topless 100 in 2018 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (January 19, 2018) - One of dirt track racing's most illustrious crown jewel events is growing. The 26th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - presented by Crop Production Services is adding over $46,000 in total purse money to the three-night event, on August 16-18. For the first time, the 26th Annual Topless 100 will feature a complete program of: Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a $5,000-to-win main event on Thursday and Friday nights. Drivers will earn points in each of the two…

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Sunoco Race Fuels Continues Exclusive Partnership with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

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Sunoco Race Fuels Continues Exclusive Partnership with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (January 2, 2018) - Sunoco Race Fuels - an industry powerhouse manufacturer of high-performance racing fuels - will continue their exclusive partnership as the "Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series through 2020. For decades, Sunoco's fuels have been associated with racing excellence. Today, Sunoco has expanded the reach of its racing fuels line around the world to include all types of professional motor sports and other activities where premium race fuels make a…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Honors Season Champs

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Honors Season Champs Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 11, 2017) - Josh Richards' maiden season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officially came to a close Friday night with the annual Awards Gala at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where he was awarded the Championship title. The 29-year-old, Shinnston, WV native was rewarded with a $75,000 points-fund check, along with a $10,000 bonus from Sweet Manufacturing. Other awards claimed by the 2017 National Champion include: Eibach Springs Most Heat Race Wins ($500), Midwest Sheet Metal Points…

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Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Bigger Than Ever in 2018

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Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Bigger Than Ever in 2018 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, KY (December 4, 2017) - As 2017 nears an end, Florence Speedway officials are diligently working to prepare for an exciting 2018 season. As always, the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil will be a pillar on the Florence Speedway schedule of events. The annual event, which has grown consistently throughout its storied history, saw a huge spike in popularity following the switch to a passing-points format in 2014. In recognition of the growth the event, Florence Speedway…

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Francis Retires, Becomes Lucas LM Tech Director

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Francis Retires, Becomes Lucas LM Technical Director Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, Ohio — Steve Francis has been fortunate to have a long and successful career driving dirt late models, but on Thursday that part of his life came to a close. Francis, the 2007 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series champion, is hanging up his driving gloves in order become the new technical director for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The opportunity, according to the 50-year-old National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, came at exactly the right time. “I’ve had a great career,…

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Hudson O’Neal Emerges as Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year

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Hudson O'Neal Emerges as Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (October 30, 2017) Hudson O'Neal of Martinsville, IN has quickly established himself as a future star in dirt late model racing. O'Neal wrapped up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season in ninth place in the final championship standings and officially clinched the 2017 Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year - Presented by Hot Rod Processing. "I've accomplished so much this year and learned a lot," O'Neal exclaimed. "I didn't meet all my expectations, but I learned more than…

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Josh Richards Earns Lucas Oil National Championship

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Josh Richards Earns Lucas Oil National Championship Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (October 27, 2017) After capturing his first-career Dirt Track World Championship victory at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park, Josh Richards of Shinnston, WV clinched the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship. Richards entered the season finale trailing points leader Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY, by 40-points, but his $100,000 triumph and McCreadie's seventeenth-place finish, propelled him to his first-career Lucas Oil title. He joins Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN, as the only drivers to claim both Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series…

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The “Dirt Million” Slated for 2018 at Mansfield Motor Speedway

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The "Dirt Million" Slated for 2018 at Mansfield Motor Speedway Super Late Models will compete for the sport's largest winning prize in inaugural mega-event August 24th & 25th, 2018! Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com MANSFIELD, Ohio - The Super Late Model division will have a new mega-event next year with the introduction of the "Dirt Million" on Aug. 24-25, 2018, at Mansfield Motor Speedway, track promoter Cody Sommer announced. Super Late Model drivers will compete for a minimum of $100,000 to win and $2,000 to start in the inaugural Dirt Million at the 4/10-mile oval, but the…

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Richards Wins Dirt Track World Championship; Clinches First Lucas Oil Title

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Richards Wins Dirt Track World Championship; Clinches First Lucas Oil Title Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS PORTSMOUTH, OH (October 21, 2017) - Josh Richards completed a dream night at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Saturday night. The West Virginia native won his first-career Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries, worth $100,000, and the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship, worth $75,000. Richards became the fourth different leader of the race when he passed race leader and defending DTWC winner, Brandon Sheppard for the lead after a lap 46 restart. Richards…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2018 Slate Announced

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2018 Slate Announced! Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (October 18, 2017) - As the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale takes place this weekend, the tour announced today, an aggressive 2018 slate, which includes 58 feature events at 37 different venues across 22 states. The 2018 schedule begins with the February 2nd-3rd "Super Bowl of Racing" at Golden Isles Speedway. Portsmouth Raceway Park will be hosting the season-ending Dirt Track World Championship on October 19th-20th. The 2018 schedule will feature an impressive 23 events that will…

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Lucas Oil National Championship Decided this Weekend

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Lucas Oil National Championship Decided this Weekend! Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (October 17, 2017) - Three of the nation's top dirt late model drivers are locked into an unprecedented three-man battle for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship. The tightest points chase in series history will be decided this weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY enters the weekend leading the Lucas Oil championship standings by 40-points over Josh Richards of Shinnston, WV and 75-points ahead of Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN.…

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O’Neal Paces Pittsburgher Field for $20,000 Victory

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Don O'Neal Paces Pittsburgher Field for $20,000 Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com IMPERIAL, PA (October 7, 2017) Don O'Neal completed a weekend sweep, winning the 29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 on Saturday night at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. O'Neal led from start to finish to collect $20,000 for his first career win in the annual event. It was O'Neal's second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season as he led his Clint Bowyer teammate Darrell Lanigan in a one-two sweep for the NASCAR team owner. Josh Richards, the defending race winner came home in…

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Don O’Neal and Mike Marlar on Front Row for Pittsburgher 100

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Don O'Neal and Mike Marlar on Front Row for Pittsburgher 100 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS IMPERIAL, PA (October 6, 2017) Don O'Neal and Mike Marlar will make-up the front row for the 29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 on Saturday night at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. The $20,000-to-win event will be proceeded by two 12 lap B-Mains. The other two Friday night heat race winners were Michael Norris and Josh Richards, who will start alongside each other in row number two of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. Don O'Neal set a new track record in…

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Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge Bonus Decided this Weekend

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Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge Bonus Decided this Weekend Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (October 4, 2017) - The Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs will be decided this weekend with the 29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. The driver that accumulates the most points, within the twenty televised events on the series' schedule, will be crowned the Bad Boy Mowers TV Points Champion, which boasts a $10,000 cash award at the series year-end awards banquet. Tim McCreadie leads the current TV Race Challenge standings…

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Darrell Lanigan Dominates Rome Showdown

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Darrell Lanigan Dominates Rome Showdown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS ROME, GA (October 1, 2017) - Darrell Lanigan swept all activities he participated in Sunday night at Rome Speedway. Lanigan set the overall fastest time of the night in Miller Welders Time Trials, he won his heat race in convincing fashion, and he led all 50 laps on his way to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Rome Showdown in the Bowyer Dirt Motorsports, I-Racing.com, Club 29 entry. Lanigan's Bowyer teammate, Don O'Neal finished in the second position for the second night in a row.…

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29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 One Week Away

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29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 One Week Away Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (September 29, 2017) - A band of the nation's elite dirt late model teams will tackle Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's monster half-mile oval next week for the 29th Annual Pittsburgher 100. The crown-jewel event, held October 6th-7th, will be the season finale for Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. The 29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 will kick off on Friday, October 6th, as the LOLMDS takes center stage for Miller Welders Time Trials and Heat Races. The RUSH Late Models and Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks will also compete in their…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Stars Have Georgia on Their Mind

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Lucas Oil Late Model Stars Have Georgia on Their Mind Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (September 26, 2017) - As the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season nears a close, the stars of the nation's premier dirt late model tour will return to the Peach State this weekend. The nation's top dirt late model drivers will battle in two back-to-back, action-packed events at Dixie Speedway on September 30 and Rome International Speedway on October 1. The two historic ovals have been pillars on the LOLMDS tour since its inception in 2005. Known as…

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Bloomquist Best in Brownstown Speedway’s Jackson 100

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Bloomquist Best in Brownstown Speedway's Jackson 100 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BROWNSTOWN, IN (September 23, 2017) When Scott Bloomquist entered his first race at Brownstown Speedway in the late 1980's, he took an immediate liking to the quarter-mile oval. Saturday night, for the thirteenth time in his career he went to Victory Lane at the Southern Indiana venue, capturing a record-extending seventh Jackson 100 event. Jason Jameson made a late-race charge to close the gap on Bloomquist, but could never get close enough to challenge for the win in the final laps. Hudson O'Neal; the leading…

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Owens Wins Tribute to Steve Barnett at Brownstown

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Owens Wins Tribute to Steve Barnett at Brownstown  Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BROWNSTOWN, IN (September 22, 2017) - Jimmy Owens led all the way to score the win in the Tribute to Stave Barnett race at Brownstown Speedway. The three-time series champion bolted to the lead at the start of the 30-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series feature on Friday night at the Brownstown, and was never seriously challenged throughout the race. It was his fourth LOLMDS win of the season and his third career win at Brownstown. Devin Gilpin picked up the second spot…

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2018 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks Dates Announced!

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2018 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks Dates Announced! Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (September 20, 2017) - The highly-anticipated kickoff to the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season begins with a nine-race stretch in February. Marking some of the most important dates on the motorsports calendar, fans will enjoy an action-packed schedule of nine events in ten days, at three different venues in Georgia and Florida. The 2018 LOLMDS campaign will begin February 1st-3rd at Golden Isles Speedway with the annual Super Bowl of Racing. The 4/10-mile oval will host an Open Practice for all drivers…

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LOLMDS Doubleheader at Brownstown Speedway This Weekend

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Doubleheader at Brownstown Speedway This Weekend! Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (September 20, 2017) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are en route to Brownstown Speedway and will tackle the quarter-mile bullring this coming Friday-Saturday, September 22nd-23rd for the 38th Annual Jackson 100. The defending LOLMDS National Champion, Scott Bloomquist will return to defend his Jackson 100 title. In 2016, Bloomquist led 97 laps of the 100-lap main event to win his sixth-career Jackson 100. Trailing Bloomquist to the finish line was Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, and Chris…

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Marlar Makes History with Back-to-Back Knoxville Nationals Championships

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Marlar Makes History with Back-to-Back Knoxville Nationals Championships  Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, IA (September 16, 2017) - Mike Marlar became the first driver in the 14-year history of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals to win in back-to-back years - taking the $40,000 top prize on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Marlar took the lead from race-leader Josh Richards on lap 92 and then sped away for the win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. Jonathan Davenport made a valiant charge in the last five laps to finish second after pitting…

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Richards Wins Opening Night of Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals

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Richards Wins Opening Night of Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 14, 2017)- Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader, Josh Richards took the lead on lap 16 from Jared Landers and then held off Landers to take the opening night of the 14th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. Richards started ninth on the grid and darted around leader Jimmy Owens, who pulled out of the race while leading. Landers - who missed the events at Knoxville Raceway last year due to…

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Watch Knoxville Nationals Prelims LIVE on DirtonDirt.com

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Watch Knoxville Nationals Prelims LIVE on DirtonDirt.com Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS Check out pay-per-view video coverage of preliminary action leading up to the 14th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series makes its annual visit to historic Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on Sept. 14-15. DirtonDirt.com's broadcasts include every lap of preliminary action Thursday and Friday, with a complete racing program headlined by a 25-lap, $7,000-to-win main event scheduled for each evening. With multiple announcers on the call, each high-definition broadcast will feature several cameras,…

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DTWC Goes Back in Time with ‘Throwback Weekend’

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Dirt Track World Championship Goes Back in Time with 'Throwback Weekend' Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (September 13, 2017) - Another historic celebration of the sport is in store for fans during the 37th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries on Oct. 20-21 at Portsmouth Raceway Park. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series announced a 'Throwback Weekend' theme for the $100,000-to-win crown jewel event that closes the national tour's 2017 schedule. During the huge two-day racing program participating drivers - including the Lucas Oil Series' superstar regulars - will…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals One Week Away

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Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals One Week Away Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (September 8, 2017) - The nation's top dirt late model drivers will soon converge on Knoxville, IA to tackle one of the most highly anticipated events of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season. The 14th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals - Presented by Casey's General Store will take place at Knoxville Raceway, Thursday-Saturday, September 14th-16th. The activities on Thursday and Friday, September 14th-15th will feature a complete program of: Hot Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, D, C, B-Mains, and a…

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Hillbilly Hundred to Offer Record Purse in 2018

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Hillbilly Hundred to Offer Record Purse in 2018 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (September 8, 2017) - During Sunday's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series - sanctioned Hillbilly Hundred, famed promoter, Carl Short announced that the 50th annual edition of the marquee event, in 2018, will offer a race-record $50,000 winner's purse. The event, which will be held at Tyler County Speedway, in Middlebourne, WV, on Sunday, September 2, 2018, is set to be the richest scheduled one-day event in history, breaking the previous high of $42,000 from the 2010 Hillbilly Hundred at West Virginia…

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Davenport Edges McCreadie for Hillbilly Hundred Victory

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Davenport Edges McCreadie for Hillbilly Hundred Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MIDDLEBOURNE, WV (September 3, 2017) Jonathan Davenport held off Tim McCreadie at the finish line to win the 49th Annual Hillbilly Hundred on Sunday night at the Tyler County Speedway. Davenport took the lead from race-long leader, Jimmy Owens on lap 83 and then held off a hard-charging McCreadie to claim his first-career win in the historic event. After starting 17th, McCreadie went to the outside of Davenport coming off turn four, but Davenport held him off by one-car length to secure the $25,000 victory.…

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Lucas Oil Stars Ready for Labor Day Doubleheader

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Lucas Oil Stars Ready for Labor Day Doubleheader! Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (August 28, 2017) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are gearing up for a spectacular Labor Day weekend doubleheader. The nation's top dirt late model drivers will battle for over $125,000 in total prize money. On Saturday, September 2nd, the LOLMDS will return to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH. The Bob Miller Memorial - Presented by Pepsi will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.…

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Bloomquist Blasts to Third Straight Lucas Oil Win at Lawrenceburg

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Bloomquist Blasts to Third Straight Lucas Oil Win at Lawrenceburg Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS LAWRENCEBURG, IN (August 26, 2017) Scott Bloomquist came from the seventh starting spot to win Saturday night's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at the Lawrenceburg Speedway. The win is Bloomquist's third straight win in the Whiskey City 60. Bloomquist became the fourth different leader of the race, taking the top spot on lap 35 and pulling away from the field. Darrell Lanigan led the first 25 laps of the race until Hudson O'Neal took over the top spot. O'Neal then…

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Bloomquist Becomes First Five-Time Winner of Topless 100

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Bloomquist Becomes First Five-Time Winner of Topless 100 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATESVILLE, AR (August 20, 2017) - Scott Bloomquist became the first five-time winner of the COMP Cams Topless 100- Presented by Crop Production Services on Sunday afternoon at Batesville Motor Speedway. Bloomquist inherited the lead on lap-66 when race leader, Austin Rettig had to pit for a flat tire. Bloomquist then led the remaining laps to score the $40,000 victory in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and COMP Cams Super Dirt Series-sanctioned event. Tim McCreadie led the first 63 laps of the…

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Tim McCreadie Tops Topless 100 Preliminaries

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Tim McCreadie Tops Topless 100 Preliminaries Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS LOCUST GROVE, AR (August 18, 2017) - Tim McCreadie and Don O'Neal will start from the front row for Saturday night's 25th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Crop Production Services. McCreadie was the overall Miller Welders Fast Qualifier for the night and dominated his heat race to earn the pole position for the 100-lap crown jewel event, paying $40,000-to-win. In heat one, Earl Pearson Jr. chased McCreadie across the line in the first 15-lap heat. Shannon Babb; a two-time Topless 100 victor; finished…

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25th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Up Next

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25th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Up Next Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (August 15, 2017) - The 25th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - presented by Crop Production Services is slated for Thursday-Saturday, August 17th-19th at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR. The $40,000-to-win crown jewel event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series - presented by Lucas Oil. The event's unique format, featuring dirt late models without a roof, gives spectators an up close look as drivers wrestle their 800+ horsepower machines around…

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McCreadie Charges to First-Career North/South 100 Victory

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McCreadie Charges to First-Career North/South 100 Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, KY (August 12, 2017) - Tim McCreadie passed race-leader, Scott Bloomquist on lap 97 and then held off Bobby Pierce and Bloomquist to win the 35th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 - presented by Lucas Oil on Saturday night at the Florence Speedway. Bloomquist had been the dominant car for most of the race until McCreadie and Pierce went to the outside of the track - both forging ahead of Bloomquist with three laps remaining. McCreadie earned $50,000 in his first-ever win at…

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Owens Survives Battle with Lanigan to Win at Florence

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Owens Survives Battle with Lanigan to Win at Florence Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com UNION, KY (August 10, 2017) - Jimmy Owens survived a fierce battle with Darrell Lanigan to win the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout - presented by Lucas Oil on Thursday night at Florence Speedway. Owens and Lanigan swapped the lead several times before the halfway mark, with Owens gaining the lead for good on lap 16, though never comfortably ahead of the pack. Lanigan stayed close and finished right on Owens' bumper as the checkers fell. Tim McCreadie finished a…

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Tim McCreadie Leads Crown Jewel Cup Standings

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Tim McCreadie Leads Crown Jewel Cup Standings Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (August 9, 2017) - This weekend's 35th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 - Presented by Lucas Oil will be the next event in the ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup - Presented by DirtonDirt.com. With his success this season, Tim McCreadie holds an 80-point lead over Scott Bloomquist in the current Crown Jewel Cup standings. Josh Richards, Earl Pearson Jr., and Dennis Erb Jr. round out the top five in Crown Jewel Cup standings. McCreadie attributes his success to the strength of his…

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All Eyes on Sunoco North/South 100 Weekend

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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 -…

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