Doubleheader Awaits Lucas Oil Late Models

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Doubleheader Awaits Lucas Oil Late Models

Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS

Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS

BATAVIA, OH (May 2, 2018) – A weekend doubleheader awaits the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, at Tazewell Speedway on May 4 followed by Florence Speedway on May 5.

Tazewell Speedway, widely known as the world’s fastest 1/3-mile oval is accustomed to thrilling, edge of your seat racing action, lap after lap. The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are expected to challenge regional standouts such as: Dakotah Knuckles, Shanon Buckingham, Billy Ogle Jr., Casey Roberts, Robby Moses, Brian Smith, Chicky Barton, and more.

Friday’s event at Tazewell Speedway, the Toyota Knoxville 50 presented by Ted Russell Ford and Secret City Dodge-Jeep, 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 Sportsman Late Models, Classic Cars, and Four Cylinders will also be in competition at Tazewell Speedway on May 4.

The Tazewell Motor Lodge is the Official Host Hotel of Tazewell Speedway and the Toyota Knoxville 50. Visit www.tazewellmotorlodge.com or call (423) 626-7229 to make a reservation.

Tazewell Speedway is located just two miles northwest of Tazewell, Tennessee at 1400 Bacchus Road. For additional information, visit www.tazewellspeedway.net or call (423) 626-2222.

On Saturday, Florence Speedway will host the 32nd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial, in honor of the late Ralph Latham. Latham, a long-time Cincinnati area racer, lost his battle with cancer in August of 1986. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains – highlighted by the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds and Crate Late Models will also be in action on Saturday, May 5.

The historic 1/2-mile oval has produced some of the most memorable events in series history. Following a recent victory, Nick Latham, grandson of the late Ralph Latham, leads the current Florence Speedway championship standings. Latham, along with many other Florence Speedway aces and regional standouts will battle the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in pursuit of the $12,000 top prize.

The Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway is the Hilton Cincinnati Airport, located at Exit 182 (Turfway Road) off I-75/71 in Florence, KY. To make a reservation, call (859) 371-4400 and ask for the Florence Speedway rate or click here to book online.

Florence Speedway is located in Northern Kentucky, approximately 25 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio on US 42. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.florencespeedway.com, or call the speedway office at (859) 493-0034.

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