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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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McCreadie Breaks Through at Ponderosa

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McCreadie Breaks Through at Ponderosa Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (August 30, 2019) - Tim McCreadie picked up his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of 2019 on Friday night at Ponderosa Speedway. A record-setting crowd for the 15th annual John Bradshaw Memorial saw McCreadie become the fifteenth different winner on the tour this season. McCreadie held off a mid-race charge from Tanner English to take his first-ever win at the d-shaped oval. English's family owned Rocket Chassis finished in second, followed by current series point leader Jonathan Davenport, Don O'Neal, and…

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Three States. Three Days. Over $180,000 On the Line.

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Three States. Three Days. Over $180,000 On the Line. Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (August 27, 2019) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are gearing up for a Labor Day weekend tripleheader. The three-day swing through Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia begins Friday, with the nation's top dirt late model drivers battling for their share of over $180,000 in prize money. Ponderosa Speedway, a 3/8-mile oval known as "Kentucky's Baddest Bullring," will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the 15th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial on Friday, August…

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Sheppard Rules Mansfield’s Dirt Million

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Sheppard Rules Mansfield's Dirt Million Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MANSFIELD, Ohio (August 24, 2019) - Brandon Sheppard took the race lead from Jonathan Davenport on lap 30 and led the rest of the way to win the 2nd annual Dirt Million - Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts on Saturday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Sheppard held off both Mike Marlar and Chase Junghans at the finish line. It was Sheppard's third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the year and his 22nd triumph in 2019. Sheppard and his car owner, Mark Richards took home…

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Sheppard and Marlar Win Night Two Duels at Mansfield

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Sheppard and Marlar Win Night Two Duels at Mansfield Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MANSFIELD, Ohio (August 23, 2019) - Brandon Sheppard and Mike Marlar won Duel feature events on Friday night of the 2nd annual Dirt Million - Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Each driver earned $10,000 for their 30-lap victories and are guaranteed a starting spot in Saturday night's Dirt Million finale. Sheppard took the lead on lap two from pole-sitter Kent Robinson and led the rest of the way to win the first Duel. It was not an easy win…

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Bloomquist and Davenport Star at Mansfield

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Bloomquist and Davenport Star at Mansfield Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MANSFIELD, Ohio (August 22, 2019) - Scott Bloomquist and Jonathan Davenport claimed feature victories during Thursday night's preliminary program for the 2nd annual Dirt Million - Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. Bloomquist, a three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion won the first 30-lap Duel of the night in the new format instituted for this year's race. Davenport, the two-time and defending series champion held off a trio of drivers in a furious finish in the second 30-lap Duel. Both feature races went caution-free.…

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August Heats Up with Our Dirt Million!

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August Heats Up with Our Dirt Million! Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (August 20, 2019) - The nation's top dirt late model drivers will converge in Mansfield, Ohio this week to battle in one of the most anticipated events of the season. The 2nd annual Dirt Million will take place August 22 thru 24 at Mansfield Motor Speedway. The total purse for the mega event currently exceeds $300,000, making the winners share of the 100-lap main event over $90,000. The 30-car field will pay over $2,400 to start, based on the current Dirt Million Ticker.…

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Madden Stays Hot with Topless 100 Triumph

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Madden Stays Hot with Topless 100 Triumph Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS LOCUST GROVE, Ark. (August 17, 2019) - Chris Madden is undoubtably the hottest driver in dirt late model racing after winning his third consecutive crown jewel event in as many weeks on Saturday night. The 44-year-old South Carolina native stormed to his first career COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions at Batesville Motor Speedway. Madden earned $40,000 for his effort and became the fifteenth different driver to win the annual crown jewel event sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt…

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Bloomquist Back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane

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Bloomquist Back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS LOCUST GROVE, Ark. (August 16, 2019) - On a historic night for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the tour's all-time winningest driver Scott Bloomquist won his first series event since July 2018. The 55-year-old Hall-of-Fame driver captured the 30-lap feature on the eve of the 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions on Friday night. The 600th event in the series history saw a battle for the lead between Bloomquist and his Team Zero teammate Chris Madden go…

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Madden Continues Hot Streak with Batesville Victory

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Madden Continues Hot Streak with Batesville Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS LOCUST GROVE, Ark. (August 15, 2019) - Chris Madden continued his recent hot streak by winning Thursday night's opener at Batesville Motor Speedway. The win marks his third consecutive trip to Victory Lane in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition. Madden survived a battle with Brandon Overton to score the victory on night one of the COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions. Madden was unchallenged other than when he slid up the track after a lap 19 restart and Overton…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Invades Batesville, Ark.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Invades Batesville, Ark. Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (August 12, 2019) - The elite drivers of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, along with top dirt late model drivers from around the nation, will converge in Batesville, Ark. this weekend. One of the most highly anticipated events of the season, the 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions is slated for Thursday - Saturday, August 15th - 17th, at Batesville Motor Speedway. The crown jewel event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late…

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Chris Madden Sweeps North/South Weekend

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Chris Madden Sweeps North/South Weekend Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, Ky. (August 10, 2019) - Chris Madden continued his recent hot-streak with a $50,000 victory in Saturday's Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 - Presented by Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway. UNION, Ky. (August 10, 2019) - Chris Madden continued his recent hot-streak with a $50,000 victory in Saturday's Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 - Presented by Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway. Madden stormed from his tenth starting spot to sweep the weekend in front of the standing room only crowd. With his win, Madden became the…

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Jimmy Owens on Sunoco North/South 100 Pole

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Jimmy Owens on Sunoco North/South 100 Pole Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, Ky. (August 9, 2019) - Friday night's portion of the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South - Presented by Lucas Oil kicked off with 53 of the nation's top dirt late model drivers battling in twelve heat races of passing points. In the first round, heat one was won by Mike Marlar. He led all the way to pick up the victory. Marlar stayed in front of a fantastic battle for second that lasted for the entire distance. Ultimately, he was followed to the line by…

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Madden Scores First Florence Victory

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Madden Scores First Florence Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, Ky. (August 8, 2019) - Chris Madden found his way to Victory Lane on Thursday night in the Sunoco North/South Shootout at Florence Speedway. The win marks the South Carolina native's first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season and his first ever at Florence Speedway. Madden becomes the thirteenth different winner on the Series in 2019. Madden started on the pole and faded as far back as fifth in the running order early in the race. Zack Dohm led the first fifteen…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Target Sunoco North/South 100

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Lucas Oil Late Models Target Sunoco North/South 100 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (August 1, 2019) - In just one week, the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will converge in Union, Kentucky for one of the biggest events of the 2019 season. The Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout - Presented by Lucas Oil will take place on Thursday, August 8. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains - highlighted by the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will also compete…

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$53,000 Prize Goes to Bobby Pierce

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$53,000 Prize Goes to Bobby Pierce Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GREENWOOD, Nebr. (July 20, 2019) - Bobby Pierce got his redemption at I-80 Speedway - scoring the biggest win of his career on Saturday night in the Imperial Tile 9th annual Silver Dollar Nationals. Pierce's first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season came exactly one year after he suffered the heartbreak of losing the race lead with three laps to go due to mechanical issues. Pierce took the lead from Chris Madden for the final time on lap 66 and cruised on…

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Davenport Claims I-80 Speedway’s Go 50

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Davenport Claims I-80 Speedway's Go 50 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GREENWOOD, Nebr. (July 18, 2019) - For the second consecutive year, Jonathan Davenport claimed a thrilling victory in the Malvern Bank Go 50 at I-80 Speedway. The race saw five different drivers grab the lead at one point. Davenport became the last of the five, as he took the point on lap 34 from Brandon Sheppard and cruised on to his tenth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Davenport and Sheppard were followed to the finish line by Devin Moran, Mason Zeigler,…

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Richards Charges to Brown County Victory

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Richards Charges to Brown County Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 16, 2019) - Josh Richards stormed to the victory in the 3rd annual Bullet Sportswear Shootout on Tuesday night at Brown County Speedway. Richards started fifth and powered to the lead ahead of Brandon Sheppard on lap 35 en-route to claim his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Tim McCreadie climbed from his eleventh starting position to finish second as he passed Stormy Scott for the runner-up position in the final laps. Scott recorded his best career LOLMDS…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Set for Mid-Week Events

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Lucas Oil Late Models Set for Mid-Week Events Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (July 15, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is set to invade South Dakota and Minnesota for a pair of mid-week events. The national tour will invade Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. on Tuesday before returning to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. on Wednesday. Both events are expected to attract a powerful field of entries as drivers battle in a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win finale for the Lucas…

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Davenport Dashes to Diamond Nationals Finale

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Davenport Dashes to Diamond Nationals Finale Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WHEATLAND, Mo. (July 14, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport picked up his second-career CMH Diamond Nationals - Presented by Super Clean on Sunday night at the Lucas Oil Speedway. It was not easy for the defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion as he had to hold off a hard-charging Mike Marlar to pick up the $15,000 victory. Davenport's only other win in the annual July event was in 2015. Marlar managed to pass Davenport for the lead as the two came out of turn…

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BREAKTHROUGH WIN: CLANTON SCORES BIG FIRST WIN WITH NEW TEAM, KNOCKS OFF RED-HOT SHEPPARD

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BREAKTHROUGH WIN: CLANTON SCORES BIG FIRST WIN WITH NEW TEAM, KNOCKS OFF RED-HOT SHEPPARD Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Jacy Norgaard OGILVIE, MN – July 13, 2019 – When Skyline Motorsports was left without a driver to field its second car back in mid-June, Shane Clanton was there to answer the call. Fast forward to Saturday night at Ogilvie Raceway and he turned it into a winning decision. Clanton outran Brandon Sheppard and Jimmy Mars to give Skyline Motorsports its first World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory, halting Sheppard’s five-race win streak. It certainly didn’t come…

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Jimmy Owens Rules Diamond Nationals Opener

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Jimmy Owens Rules Diamond Nationals Opener Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WHEATLAND, Mo. (July 13, 2019) - Jimmy Owens continues his mastery of Lucas Oil Speedway by capturing the first night of the CMH Diamond Nationals - Presented by Super Clean on Saturday night. In a race that saw three different leaders, Owens fought off several challenges from Earl Pearson Jr. to secure his second straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory and his fourth-career Diamond Nationals. Saturday night's $15,000-to-win event marked Owens' 63rd LOLMDS win. Scott Bloomquist; the defending CMH Diamond Nationals winner; started from…

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Owens Holds Off Richards at Tri-City

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Owens Holds Off Richards at Tri-City Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GRANITE CITY, Ill. (July 12, 2019) - Jimmy Owens fought off challenges from both Shannon Babb and Josh Richards to win the NAPA Know How 50 - Presented by Schoenfeld Headers on Friday night at Tri-City Speedway. Owens earned his first-ever win at the Kevin and Tammy Gundaker-promoted facility. It was Owens' second Lucas Oil win of the season and the 62nd of his career for the 3-time national champion. Owens held the point for the first 11 laps of the race until Babb forged ahead…

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Tyler Erb Does it Again at Tri-City

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Tyler Erb Does it Again at Tri-City Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GRANITE CITY, Ill. (July 11, 2019) - Tyler Erb emerged victorious after battling Jimmy Owens and Mike Marlar to win his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season on Thursday night at Tri-City Speedway. The Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 - Presented by Schoenfeld Headers was also Erb's second consecutive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. Tim McCreadie came on strong to finish third just ahead of Owens and Earl Pearson Jr. Erb started the day by setting…

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Four Days. Four Events. Over $200,000 Purse.

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Four Days. Four Events. Over $200,000 Purse. Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (July 9, 2019) - With over $200,000 in purse money up for grabs, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers have four races in four days on deck this week. An action-packed doubleheader is set for Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. on Thursday-Friday, July 11-12, followed by a two-day extravaganza at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. on Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14. Thursday's Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 - Presented by Schoenfeld Headers, will see the pit gate open at…

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Tyler Erb Back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane

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Tyler Erb Back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. (July 5, 2019) - For the first time since February, Tyler Erb returned to Lucas Oil Victory Lane on Friday night as he wired the field in the 25th annual Topless 50 at Tyler County Speedway. Erb became the tenth different winner in as many visits by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Tyler County Speedway. The victory didn't come easy, as podium finishers Josh Richards and Devin Moran charged after Erb the entire 50-lap distance. Moran and Erb led…

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Marlar Conquers Independence 50 at Portsmouth

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Marlar Conquers Independence 50 at Portsmouth Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (July 4, 2019) - Mike Marlar ran away with the Independence 50 on Thursday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park - earning his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. At the drop of the green flag, Marlar sprinted to a comfortable lead and held the point for the entire race. Marlar had to withstand a 5-lap shootout to the finish with second-place running Josh Richards and Jimmy Owens after a lap-45 caution. Richards moved into the second spot on lap…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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