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 Late Model Dirt Series will Hot Lap and have two rounds of qualifying Heat Races – with the passing points total from both rounds determining Saturday night’s B-Main and Feature line-ups.
On Saturday night, a driver autograph session will take place in the vendor midway area. Afterwards, consolation events for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be held, followed by the $4,000-to-win Modified main event and the Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifier Race. The top-26 drivers that did not transfer into the Dirt Track World Championship (via preliminary events) will be eligible to start the $3,000-to-win, $200-to-start, non-qualifiers race – held prior to the main event. The winner of the 30-lap, Jim Dunn Memorial has the choice of keeping their $3,000 winnings, or forfeiting their earnings to start last in the main event. The 100-lap, $100,000-to-win, Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries – main event will cap off the weekend’s on-track action.
At the conclusion of Saturday night’s main event, Jonathan Davenport will be crowned the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion. Mason Zeigler will join Davenport in the championship celebration – earning the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year – Presented by Hot Rod Processing.
For more information on the 38th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries, visit: www.thedtwc.com; www.portsraceway.com; or call (740) 354-3278.