Illinois Doubleheader Set for Lucas Oil Late Models
Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS
Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS
BATAVIA, OHIO (April 23, 2019) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series hits the road again this weekend, returning to the “Land of Lincoln” for two action-packed, $12,000-to-win events.
The weekend doubleheader to wrap up the month of April will kick off on Friday, April 26 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill, followed by an appearance at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill on Saturday, April 27. At both venues, the nation’s top dirt late model drivers are expected to challenge a strong field of local and regional standouts.
Tri-City Speedway is a 3/8-mile oval located just north of St. Louis, MO. The Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. For more information, visit: www.tricityspeedway.net.
The action will shift to Macon Speedway on Saturday night for the highly-anticipated Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 100. The 1/5-mile bullring is accustomed to some of the most thrilling, door-to-door racing action of the season. The event will feature Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains, highlighted by a 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. To learn more, visit: www.maconracing.com.
The defending National Champion, Jonathan Davenport continues to set the pace in the current Lucas Oil championship chase, 235-points ahead of four-time National Champion, Earl Pearson Jr. Tyler Erb is third, followed by Devin Moran and Josh Richards rounding out the top five in championship standings.