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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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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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Four Races in Four Days for Lucas Late Models

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Four Races in Four Days for Lucas Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 10, 2019) - A busy weekend awaits the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with four stops in four days at four tracks in three states. More than $180,000 is up for grabs during the 96-hour stint.  Atomic Speedway will kick off the four-day spectacular on Thursday, April 11th. The $12,000-to-win, Buckeye Spring 50 will include a complete program for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Additionally, the Sport Modifieds will compete for a $500 top prize.…

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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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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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Doubleheader Weekend on Tap for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Doubleheader Weekend on Tap for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 1, 2019) - The elite teams of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action this weekend. A doubleheader of racing action in Tennessee and Georgia is on tap with Friday's event at 411 Motor Speedway, followed by an event on Saturday at North Georgia Speedway. Both 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. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first ever visit…

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Sheppard Tops Moran at Brownstown

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Sheppard Tops Moran at Brownstown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BROWNSTOWN, IND. (March 16, 2019) - Brandon Sheppard denied Devin Moran his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Saturday night at Brownstown Speedway.  By doing so, Sheppard scored his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season with his first career win at the historic Brownstown Speedway. Sheppard becomes the fifth different winner on the tour this season after holding off a late-race charge from Devin Moran for the win. Jonathan Davenport finished third, with Hudson O'Neal and Tyler…

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Lucas Late Models Return to Action March 15th-16th

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Lucas Late Models Return to Action March 15th-16th Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (March 11, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action this weekend, as the nation's elite dirt late model drivers make their annual trek to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind.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 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Friday's event at Atomic Speedway, the…

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Eibach to Sponsor Rookie of the Year Chase

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Eibach to Sponsor Rookie of the Year Chase Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (March 7, 2019) - Eibach, a maker of the finest performance springs and suspension products in the world, has announced a major expansion of its partnership with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series beginning in 2019. "We've enjoyed our great partnership with Eibach for ten years," said Rick Schwallie, Series Director. "It's because of dedicated partners like Eibach that we're able to bring some of the most exciting motorsports events to race fans across the country." Eibach has become the title…

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Davenport Does It Again at East Bay

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Davenport Does It Again at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 9, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport withstood an incredible ten-lap battle to win the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil finale on Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park. Davenport took the lead for good from Tanner English on lap 45 and scored his third win of the week at "The Clay by the Bay." Davenport came alive in the final 15 laps of the 50-lap main event as he powered his car around the top side of the track. English led…

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Davenport Back in Victory Lane at East Bay

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Davenport Back in Victory Lane at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 8, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport grabbed the lead from Tyler Erb on lap 38 and led the rest of the way to score his second win in the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil. Erb entered the event with two wins during the week and bolted to the lead at the start of the 50-lap main event. Erb held the lead until Davenport forged ahead with twelve laps remaining. Erb's Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket crossed the stripe in second followed…

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Hudson O’Neal Over Pearson in Photo Finish at East Bay

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Hudson O'Neal Over Pearson in Photo Finish at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 7, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal rallied from a lap ten caution to stun the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series field on Thursday night at East Bay Raceway Park. O'Neal charged ahead of race leader Tyler Erb and second-place-running Earl Pearson Jr. with two laps to go to win night four of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil. Using the top groove, the 18-year-old former Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year beat Pearson to the finish line…

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Scott Bloomquist Faces Penalties for Tuesday Infraction

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Scott Bloomquist Faces Penalties for Tuesday Infraction Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Tampa, FL - It was announced during Thursday's drivers meeting at East Bay Raceway Park that Scott Bloomquist will face penalties and fines for infractions during Tuesday night's Winternationals event. Bloomquist left the facility on Tuesday night after an incident in his heat race. He did not compete in the B-Main but accepted a series provisional to start the A-Main. Unbeknownst to series officials, Bloomquist was not piloting the #0 during the five-laps the car completed during the A-Main before retiring from the event. Bloomquist…

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Davenport Strikes at East Bay

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Davenport Strikes at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA. (February 6, 2019) - The defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jonathan Davenport survived a torrid battle with Brandon Sheppard to register his first series win of 2019 on Wednesday night at East Bay Raceway Park Davenport took the lead from Sheppard on lap 26 and then held off Tyler Erb to win the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil. It was Davenport's fifth-career win at the "Clay by the Bay" and the 37th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory…

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Tyler Erb Continues Early Season Hot Streak

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Tyler Erb Continues Early Season Hot Streak Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 5, 2019) - Tyler Erb continued his recent hot streak as he claimed his third victory in only a four-race season thus far on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. Erb dominated the event, leading every lap of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil on Tuesday night at East Bay Raceway Park. Erb started on the outside of the front row in his Best Performance Motorsports entry and pulled away from the pack at the start of the…

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Tyler Erb Scores East Bay Opener

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Tyler Erb Scores East Bay Opener Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA. (February 4, 2019) - Tyler Erb scored his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season in the opening night of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil on Monday Night at East Bay Raceway Park. Erb started on the pole of the main event but did not take the lead until the thirteenth circuit. He was one of four different race leaders, others being Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, and Brandon Sheppard. Erb won the thrilling opener by just nine-tenths…

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Pearson Stars in Front of Hometown Crowd

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Pearson Stars in Front of Hometown Crowd Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson & Sally Armbruster/RacersGuide.com WAYNESVILLE, GA (February 2, 2019) - Earl Pearson Jr. ran down Scott Bloomquist and took the lead on lap 33 en route to victory on Saturday night during the Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing presented by General Tire. Pearson, the four-time series champion, won for the 38th time in his Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series career. He leaves Golden Isles with the series points lead heading to East Bay Raceway Park next week. Jonathan Davenport finished second in the main…

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Tyler Erb Victorious in Best Performance Debut

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Tyler Erb Victorious in Best Performance Debut Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Sally Armbruster/RacersGuide.com WAYNESVILLE, GA (February 2, 2019) - Tyler Erb, in his debut as driver of the Best Performance Motorsports #1, made his way to victory lane in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season opener at Golden Isles Speedway. Erb took the lead from Hudson O'Neal on lap 13 and held the point to claim the Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing presented General Tire opener. Earl Pearson Jr. tried to track down Erb in the final ten laps of the race, but settled for…

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Rain Postpones Golden Isles Opener to Saturday

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Rain Postpones Golden Isles Opener to Saturday Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Sally Armbruster/RacersGuide.com WAYNESVILLE, GA (February 1, 2019) - Friday evening rain that halted the racing action during the second b-main has forced the postponement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season opener. The makeup program will tentatively resume with the second b-main at 12:00pm (noon) on Saturday, followed by the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. Gates will open at 11:00am. The makeup program will be followed by Saturday's regularly scheduled $12,000-to-win event with hot laps scheduled for 5:00pm. Fans without a Friday or two-day armband can…

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Arizona Sport Shirts Becomes Official Merchandise Provider of LOLMDS

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Arizona Sport Shirts Becomes Official Merchandise Provider of LOLMDS Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (January 29, 2019) - Arizona Sport Shirts of Indianapolis, Indiana, a long-time leader in racing apparel and merchandising, has become the exclusive provider of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series gear for 2019 and beyond. Arizona Sport Shirts will have a dedicated merchandise trailer at all Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events this season, offering fans a wide selection of branded apparel and collectables. "We're excited about this partnership," said Rick Schwallie, Series Director. "Arizona Sport Shirts has a solid…

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Highly Anticipated 2019 Season Opener One Week Away

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Highly Anticipated 2019 Season Opener One Week Away Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (January 25, 2019) - The first race of the 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season is just one week away. The nation's top dirt late model drivers will assemble in Waynesville, Georgia to battle in the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing presented by General Tire. This blockbuster weekend will take place Thursday, January 31st through Saturday, February 2nd at Golden Isles Speedway. The action will get underway with an open practice for all competing divisions on Thursday, January 31st before…

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RhinoAg Kickstarts 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Season

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RhinoAg Kickstarts 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Season Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (January 21, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Team Lucas are pleased to announce that Rhino Agricultural Equipment (RhinoAg) will return as the title sponsor of the tour's season opener in Georgia. The RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing - Presented by General Tire - will take place from January 31st through February 2nd at Golden Isles Speedway. An open practice for competing classes will kickstart the weekend on Thursday night, followed by two complete shows on Friday and Saturday,…

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Davenport, Zeigler, and More Honored at Lucas Championship Gala

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Davenport, Zeigler, and More Honored at Lucas Championship Gala Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (December 7, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series celebrated the 2018 season on Friday night with the annual Awards Gala at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Jonathan Davenport was awarded his second-career National Championship title, collecting a $75,000 points-fund check, along with a $10,000 bonus from Sweet Manufacturing. Other awards claimed by the 2018 National Champion include: ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup presented by DirtonDirt.com ($10,000), Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge presented by E3 Spark Plugs ($10,000),…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Unveils 2019 Schedule

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Unveils 2019 Schedule Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (October 29, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is proud to announce the 2019 schedule, with a lineup featuring a record-breaking 65 feature events. The ambitious schedule is set to visit 37 different venues across 22 states, showcasing the talents of the nation's top dirt late model drivers along the way. The 2019 tour will launch with nine events during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, including February 1st-2nd at Golden Isles Speedway; February 4th-9th at East Bay Raceway Park; and February 10th…

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Richards Banks $100,000 DTWC Payday

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Richards Banks $100,000 DTWC Payday Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS PORTSMOUTH, OHIO (October 21, 2018) - Josh Richards won his second straight Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima Batteries on Sunday afternoon at Portsmouth Raceway Park. Richards took the lead on lap 22 from Brian Shirley and led the rest of the way to pick-up the $100,000 first-place prize and his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Jonathan Davenport; the newly crowned Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion; finished in second followed by Brandon Overton, Brandon Sheppard, and…

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Dirt Track World Championship Wraps Up 2018 Season

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Dirt Track World Championship Wraps Up 2018 Season Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (October 14, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is set to cap off an electrifying 2018 season with one of the most thrilling crown jewel events of the year. The 38th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries - will take place October 18th-20th, at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The weekend will get underway on Thursday night, October 18th with preliminary events for the Modified division. Friday, October 19th the Lucas Oil…

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Pierce Banks $20,000 Pittsburgher Prize

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Pierce Banks $20,000 Pittsburgher Prize Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS IMPERIAL, PA (October 7, 2018) - Making his first career start in the Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Bobby Pierce roared to the lead on lap 91 and then pulled away for the $20,000 victory. Pierce started tenth on the grid and pitted on lap 44 for a fresh right rear tire before charging through the field and finally overtaking Owens in the final nine laps of the race - securing his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Owens crossed the…

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Owens and Marlar Lead Pittsburgher 100 Field

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Owens and Marlar Lead Pittsburgher 100 Field Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS IMPERIAL, PA (October 5, 2018) - Jimmy Owens and Mike Marlar will make-up the front row for Saturday night's 30th Annual Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Owens earned the pole starting spot for the $20,000 main event by easily winning heat race number one on Friday night. The three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion sprinted to the lead at the start of the 10-lap heat race and was unchallenged the entire distance. The Miller Welders overall fast qualifier, Michael Norris finished…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Tackle Pittsburgh

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Lucas Oil Late Models Tackle Pittsburgh Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (October 2, 2018) - The nation's top dirt late model drivers are en route to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's monster half-mile oval for the 30th Annual Pittsburgher 100. The 30th Annual Pittsburgher 100 will kick off on Friday, October 5th, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 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 preliminary events on Friday night. Following the on-track action on Friday night, Re Issue…

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Rome Showdown Goes to Chris Madden

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Rome Showdown Goes to Chris Madden Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS ROME, GA (September 30, 2018) - Chris Madden found his way to Victory Lane on Sunday night at Rome Speedway to become the twentieth different winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition this season. The South Carolina-native held off a charging Tim McCreadie to win the Lucas Oil Rome Showdown. Jonathan Davenport finished third, with Tyler Millwood and Dale McDowell rounding out the top five. Madden made a daring move around Jimmy Owens and race-leader Scott Bloomquist after a lap-eight restart to take control of…

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McDowell Captures Fourth Dixie Shootout

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McDowell Captures Fourth Dixie Shootout Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WOODSTOCK, GA (September 29, 2018) - Dale McDowell dominated the Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway. The Georgia native set the Miller Welders overall fast time, won his heat, and led all 50-laps to score his fourth-career win in the annual event. Jonathan Davenport finished second after making several charges at McDowell throughout the main event. Josh Richards finished in third after yielding second to Davenport on lap 18. Brandon Overton came across the finish line in fourth. Tim McCreadie notched his second-straight top…

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Peach State Awaits Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

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Peach State Awaits Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (September 27, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to the Peach State this weekend for two back-to-back, action-packed events at Dixie Speedway on September 29th and Rome International Speedway on September 30th. Dixie Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked, clay oval located in Woodstock, Ga. The Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout on Saturday, September 29th 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…

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Late Pass Propels Pierce at Brownstown

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Late Pass Propels Pierce at Brownstown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BROWNSTOWN, IND. (September 23, 2018) - Bobby Pierce passed race leader Jonathan Davenport as the two headed to the white flag and held off Davenport on the final circuit to win Sunday afternoon's 39th Annual Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway. The win also marks Pierce's third trip to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Victory Lane this season and his first at the historic quarter-mile oval. Mason Zeigler led the first seventeen laps until Tim McCreadie powered to the point. McCreadie held the lead until lap 60…

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39th Annual Jackson 100 This Weekend

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39th Annual Jackson 100 This Weekend Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (September 19, 2018) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will converge in Brownstown, Ind. on Friday and Saturday for the 39th edition of the historic, Jackson 100. The festivities will kick off on Friday, September 21st with Hot Laps and Miller Welders Time Trials for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Racing action on Friday night will also include the 6th Annual Bowman 50, which pays $2,000 to win for Indiana Pro Late Models, as well as a complete…

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Owens Conquers Late Model Knoxville Nationals

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Owens Conquers Late Model Knoxville Nationals Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 15, 2018) - Three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion walked away with a $40,000 check after ruling the 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. Owens took the lead on lap 41 from Brandon Sheppard and held off a charging Bobby Pierce to score his first Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals victory. Don O'Neal fought off a late-race challenge from Josh Richards to finish second. Richards came home in third, followed by Scott Bloomquist and…

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Sheppard Romps from Nineteenth to Win at Knoxville

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Sheppard Romps from Nineteenth to Win at Knoxville Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 14, 2018) - From nineteenth on the grid, Brandon Sheppard charged through the field to win Friday night's portion of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. Sheppard used a late-race restart to take the top spot from Frank Heckenast Jr. and then sprinted away for his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of 2018 and his first-ever win at Knoxville. Heckenast led from the onset of the 25-lap main event as he looked for…

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Tyler Erb Triumps at Knoxville

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Tyler Erb Triumphs at Knoxville Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 13, 2018) - Tyler Erb scored his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win on Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. The 21-year-old Texan took the lead from Mason Zeigler with eight laps to go to become the eighteenth different winner on the series tour in 2018. Earl Pearson Jr. passed Chad Simpson on the final lap to finish in second. Jimmy Owens finished in fourth followed by Frank Heckenast Jr. Zeigler, who leads the Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year chase, led the…

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Knoxville Late Model Nationals On Deck

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Knoxville Late Model Nationals On Deck Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (September 10, 2018) - The 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals - Presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway is set to take to the track this weekend. As one of the most prestigious events of the season, on one of motorsport's biggest stages, the event will bring together the nation's top dirt late model drivers to the famed half-mile oval. Over $270,000 in purse money will be paid out over the course of the three-day, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt…

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Brandon Overton Scores Marquee Victory

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Brandon Overton Scores Marquee Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MIDDLEBOURNE, W.V. (September 2, 2018) - Brandon Overton won the richest one-day prize in dirt late model racing history, capturing the 50th Annual General Tire Hillbilly Hundred at Tyler County Speedway on Sunday night. The 27-year-old took the lead from home-state favorite, Jared Hawkins on lap 70 and led the rest of the way to the $50,000 payday. Hawkins managed to hold off Mason Zeigler for second. Zeigler came home in third with Jimmy Owens and Gregg Satterlee completing the top five drivers. Overton received congratulations from his…

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Sheppard Sails to Portsmouth Score

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Sheppard Sails to Portsmouth Score Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS PORTSMOUTH, OHIO (September 1, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard capitalized on his success in recent years at Portsmouth Raceway Park, winning the Bob Miller Memorial presented by Pepsi on Saturday night. Sheppard took the lead from Kyle Bronson on a lap-12 restart when Bronson jumped the cushion in turn number two. Sheppard then went unchallenged the rest of the way to take the win. Josh Richards held off Jonathan Davenport for the runner-up spot. Gregg Satterlee came from the 21st starting spot to finish fourth. Bobby Pierce rounded out…

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Carrier Cashes in at Ponderosa

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Carrier Cashes in at Ponderosa Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS JUNCTION CITY, KY (AUGUST 31, 2018) - Kentucky native Eddie Carrier Jr. took the lead from Earl Pearson Jr. on lap 28 and went on to win the rain-shortened John Bradshaw Memorial at Ponderosa Speedway. The win marks his tenth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. Carrier was born and raised just 20 miles from Ponderosa Speedway. His father, Eddie Carrier Sr. won a track championship and a multitude of feature events at the 3/8-mile bullring. Carrier led the first seven laps of the race until…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Set for Labor Day Tripleheader

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Lucas Oil Late Models Set for Labor Day Tripleheader Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (August 28, 2018) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are gearing up for a spectacular Labor Day weekend tripleheader. A band of the nation's top dirt late model drivers will tackle three tracks in three days across three different states, battling for their share of over $200,000 in prize money along the way. The three-day weekend kicks off on Friday, August 31st at Ponderosa Speedway. The 3/8-mile oval, known as "Kentucky's Baddest Bullring," will host the…

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Pearson Powers to Dirt Million Victory

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Pearson Powers to Dirt Million Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MANSFIELD, OHIO (August 25, 2018) - Earl Pearson Jr. added the Inaugural Dirt Million at the Mansfield Motor Speedway to his impressive list of career victories. His late-race pass around Bobby Pierce allowed him to take home the $202,993.50 first-place prize. The crowd erupted as he took the checkered flags ahead of the field. Pearson was the sixth and final leader of the thrilling 100-lap event. The capacity crowd were kept on the edge of their seats throughout the race, right up until the checkers flew. Pearson…

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Lanigan and Davenport Claim Dirt Million Duels

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Lanigan and Davenport Claim Dirt Million Duels Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MANSFIELD, OHIO (August 24, 2018) - Darrell Lanigan and Jonathan Davenport each won a feature event on Friday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway, kicking off the inaugural Dirt Million. Lanigan went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time in 2018 and became the sixteenth different winner in 38 events this season. Lanigan led all the way en-route to the win over Josh Richards, Mike Marlar, Mason Zeigler and Tyler Erb. Jonathan Davenport fought off challenges from Ricky Weiss and Don O'Neal to claim Duel…

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For the Industry. By the Industry. Our Dirt Million.

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For the Industry. By the Industry. Our Dirt Million. Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (August 21, 2018) - The nation's top dirt late model drivers will soon converge in Mansfield, Ohio to battle in the highest paying dirt late model event of the season. The inaugural Dirt Million, which takes place August 24th-25th at Mansfield Motor Speedway, boasts one of the richest purses in history. The total purse is currently in excess of $370,000, making the winners share of the 100-lap main event over $185,000. The 28-car field will pay over $3,700 to start, based on…

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Highly Anticipated COMP Cams Topless 100 Awaits

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Highly Anticipated COMP Cams Topless 100 Awaits Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (August 14, 2018) - One of the most highly anticipated events of the season awaits the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors this weekend. The 26th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions is slated for Thursday-Saturday, August 16th-18th, at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark. The 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. In 2018, for the first time in…

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Weiss Pockets $50,000 Sunoco North/South 100 Payday

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Weiss Pockets $50,000 Sunoco North/South 100 Payday Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, KY (August 11, 2018) - Ricky Weiss scored the biggest win of his racing career on Saturday night capturing the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway. Weiss withstood a battle with Hudson O'Neal in the final ten laps to record his first career crown jewel win and his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. Tim McCreadie made a late-race charge to take second from O'Neal. Jimmy Owens finished in fourth and current points leader Jonathan Davenport…

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McCreadie Stops Pierce for Florence Victory

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McCreadie Stops Pierce for Florence Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, KY (August 9, 2018) Tim McCreadie broke through on Thursday night at Florence Speedway to win his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season. McCreadie led all 50 laps, holding off Bobby Pierce in the final circuits to take the win in the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout presented by Lucas Oil. McCreadie, the reigning Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Champion flashed across the line just 0.759 seconds ahead of Pierce. Nick Hoffman, Josh Richards and Scott Bloomquist rounded out the…

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Hudson O’Neal Wins Rain-Shortened Ralph Latham Memorial

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Hudson O'Neal Wins Rain-Shortened Ralph Latham Memorial Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, KY (August 8, 2018) Hudson O'Neal picked up his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Wednesday night in the 32nd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway. O'Neal took control on lap six from Kyle Bronson and held the point until rain started to fall just a few laps shy of the halfway mark. Competitors were sent to their pits under a weather delay, returning shortly thereafter to complete the shortened race's final three circuits. When the race…

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Huge Weekend Ahead at Florence

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Huge Weekend Ahead at Florence Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (August 6, 2018) - A band of the nation's top dirt late model drivers will converge at Florence Speedway for one of the biggest weekends ever contested in the track's storied history. This year's blockbuster weekend will get underway on Wednesday, August 8th with the 32nd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial. The $12,000 to win event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was originally scheduled for May 5th but was postponed due to rain. The Ralph Latham Memorial will be a complete program of:…

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