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: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will also compete in a full program for $1,000-to-win.
The Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout – Presented by Lucas Oil will take place on Thursday, August 9th. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains – highlighted by the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will also compete in a full program for $1,000-to-win.
Friday’s action includes preliminary events for the 36th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil – highlighted by two thrilling rounds of heat race action for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Passing points from each round will determine Saturday night’s B-Main and Feature starting grids. The Heat Races and B-Mains for the Modified division will also be contested on Friday night.
The 2018 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will kick off the festivities on Saturday, August 11th, followed by Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series B-Mains. Afterwards, the Modifieds will compete in their $2,000 to win feature, before the 100-lap, $50,000 to win Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 main event takes center stage. The 30-lap, $2,000 to win non-qualifiers race will cap off the weekend.
Sunoco Race Fuels is the “Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and proud sponsor of the Sunoco North/South 100. Winning on today’s racing circuit requires more than being an exceptional driver and having a well-built car. It takes high-performance racing fuels that are willing to go the distance – fuels like those produced by Sunoco. With an expanded product line, Sunoco offers drivers more choices than ever before. For the performance your engine is designed to deliver, consistently choose Sunoco Race Fuels. To learn more, contact Sunoco Race Fuels at 1-800-RACE-GAS (1-800-722-3427), or visit their website at: www.racegas.com.
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.
The Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway is the Hilton Cincinnati Airport, located at Exit 182 (Turfway Road) off I-75/71 in Florence, Kentucky. For reservations, call (859) 371-4400 and request the Florence Speedway rate, or book online at: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CVGCHHF-FSNS-20180809/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.