Lucas Oil Late Model Series Look To Tame Magnolia Speedway’s Tricky Track Surface
Press Release By: RICHIE MURRAY / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA
Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM
BATAVIA, OH – June 9, 2017 – A band of the nation’s elite dirt late model teams will converge on Magnolia Motor Speedway, in Columbus, MS, for the annual Country Pleasin’ “Clash at the Mag.” This blockbuster event, held June 15-17th, will see the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, along with a talented group of local and regional standouts attempt to tame the “black ice” in pursuit of a $20,000 top prize.
The activities will get underway on Thursday, June 15th, with an open practice for all divisions. The action on Friday, June 16th includes Miller Welders Time Trial and Heat Races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In addition, the Street Stocks, Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, and Factory Stocks will also be in competition on Friday night. On Saturday, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will take center stage, featuring B-Mains and the 100-lap, “Clash at the Mag” main event. The Street Stocks, Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman and Factory Stocks will cap off the weekend action.
In 2016, Darrell Lanigan came from his third-row starting spot to claim his first victory of the season. In his first full season running in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for Clint Bowyer Racing, Lanigan moved into second on lap 34, overtaking Jared Landers. He then tracked down Jimmy Owens, in heavy lap traffic, using the inside lane of the track while Owens stayed up against the wall. Owens finished second, followed by: Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, and Jared Landers.
Magnolia Motor Speedway is located 5 miles west of Columbus on US 82. The 3/8-mile oval has provided some of the most thrilling events in Series history. For tickets or more information, visit www.magnoliadirt.com.
Magnolia Motor Speedway
Phone Number: 662-240-3478
Tracks Promoter: Johnny Stokes
Location: 495 Hwy 45 South, Columbus, MS 39701
Tire Rule for Magnolia Motor Speedway – June 15th-17th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)
Clash at the Mag Event Purse: 1. $20,000, 2. $10,000, 3. $6,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,500, 6. $2,500, 7. $2,100, 8. $2,000, 9. $1,800, 10. $1,750, 11. $1,650, 12. $1,600, 13. $1,550 14. $1,500, 15. $1,450, 16. $1,400, 17. $1,350, 18. $1,300, 19. $1,250, 20. $1,200, 21. $1,200, 22. $1,200, 23. $1,200, 24. $1,200
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About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2016, the LOLMDS will sanction 53 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.