Dirt Track World Championship One Week Away

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Dirt Track World Championship One Week Away

Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS

BATAVIA, Ohio (October 11, 2019) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is set to cap off the 2019 season with one of the most anticipated events of the year. The 39th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries – will take place October 17th-19th, at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio.

The weekend will get underway on Thursday night with preliminary events for the Open Wheel Modifieds. On Friday, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will Hot Lap, Time Trial, and compete in a single set of 15-lap Heat Races. Additionally, the Limited Late Models will have their preliminary events, along with the $5,000-to-win main event for the Open Wheel Modifieds. A complete program for the Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series is also on tap for Friday night.

Saturday’s festivities kick off with a Dirt Racing Outreach Service, followed by a Driver Autograph Session. Afterwards, consolation events for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be held, followed by the 100-lap, $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship. After that, the Limited Late Models will compete in their $4,000-to-win feature, followed by the 25-lap, $3,000-to-win DirtonDirt.com Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers Race.

The awards presentations for the 2019 Lucas Oil National Champion and Eibach Rookie of the Year will take place on Saturday. Jonathan Davenport leads the current Lucas Oil Championship Standings, while Tyler Erb continues to set the pace in the Eibach Rookie of the Year battle.

For more information on the 39th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries, visit: www.thedtwc.com; www.portsraceway.com; or call (740) 354-3278.

About Rhino Ag:
Rhino is a leader in the agricultural equipment industry with emphasis on tractor mounted rotary cutters and flail grass mowers, front end tractor loaders, backhoes, and hay mowers; rear blades, post hole diggers, finishing mowers, rotary tillers, boom cutters, and landscape rakes. Rhino equipment is used in agricultural, commercial, or industrial mowing applications, landscape preparation, pasture aeration, roadside maintenance, and many other farm and ranch applications. Three-point, pull-type, and semi-mount units are available. For more information, visit: www.rhinoag.com.

About Optima Batteries:
With a 40-year history of technological innovation and engineering, Optima products offer unstoppable power for extreme enthusiasts and others who require “The Ultimate Power Source.” In the past decade, Optima has revolutionized the industry with the introduction of its unique Spiralcell Technology, as well as developing the first digital battery charger and maintainer. Additional information can be obtained by visiting: www.optimabatteries.com.

Track Information:
Portsmouth Raceway Park
Phone Number: (740) 354-3278
Location: 25648 State Route 73, West Portsmouth, OH 45663
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.76585 – Longitude: -83.01739
Directions: 0.5 mile south of US 52 on SR 73, then right just before bridge
Website: www.portsraceway.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1300, 1425
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 04, LM40

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials and Heat Races on Friday night.
*For the B-Main, competitors may use 4 new tires.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 4 new tires.
*For the Non-Qualifiers race, competitors may use 4 new tires.
*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.

Dirt Track World Championship Purse: 1. $100,000, 2. $20,000 3. $10,000, 4. $7,000 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $3,200, 8. $3,000, 9. $2,800, 10. $2,500, 11. $2,450, 12. $2,400, 13. $2,350, 14. $2,300, 15. $2,250, 16. $2,200, 17. $2,150, 18. $2,100, 19. $2,075, 20. $2,060, 21. $2,050, 22. $2,040, 23. $2,030, 24. $2,020, 25. $2,010, 26. $2,000

DirtonDirt.com Jim Dunn Memorial Purse: 1. $3,000, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,250, 4. $1,000, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. $500, 12. $400, 13. $350, 14. $300, 15. $250, 16. $200, 17. $200, 18. $200, 19. $200, 20. $200, 21. $200, 22. $200, 23. $200, 24. $200, 25. $200, 26. $200

Previous Dirt Track World Championship Winners:
1981 – Jim Dunn
1982 – Charlie Swartz
1983 – Freddy Smith
1984 – Jack Boggs
1985 – Freddy Smith
1986 – Billy Moyer
1987 – Larry Moore
1988 – Donnie Moran
1989 – John Mason
1990 – Jack Boggs
1991 – Freddy Smith
1992 – Ronnie Johnson
1993 – Freddy Smith
1994 – Ronnie Johnson
1995 – Jack Boggs
1996 – Billy Moyer
1997 – Marshall Green
1998 – Freddy Smith
1999 – Steve Francis
2000 – Wendell Wallace
2001 – Bart Hartman
2002 – Shannon Babb
2003 – Darrell Lanigan
2004 – Rick Eckert
2005 – Scott Bloomquist
2006 – Shannon Babb
2007 – Chub Frank
2008 – Brian Birkhofer
2009 – Jimmy Mars
2010 – Earl Pearson Jr.
2011 – Don O’Neal
2012 – Jimmy Owens
2013 – Brandon Sheppard
2014 – Scott Bloomquist
2015 – Scott Bloomquist
2016 – Brandon Sheppard
2017 – Josh Richards
2018 – Josh Richards

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