Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2018 Slate Announced

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2018 Slate Announced!

Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS

Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS

BATAVIA, OH (October 18, 2017) – As the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale takes place this weekend, the tour announced today, an aggressive 2018 slate, which includes 58 feature events at 37 different venues across 22 states. The 2018 schedule begins with the February 2nd-3rd “Super Bowl of Racing” at Golden Isles Speedway. Portsmouth Raceway Park will be hosting the season-ending Dirt Track World Championship on October 19th-20th.

The 2018 schedule will feature an impressive 23 events that will pay $12,000-to-win, along with 13 crown jewel events that will pay $20,000-to-win (or more). The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction some of most prestigious dirt late model events of the season, including: Bad Boy 98 ($20,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 ($30,000-to-win); Salute the Troops 75 ($25,000-to-win); Clash at the Mag ($20,000-to-win); Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000-to-win); Sunoco North/South 100 ($50,000-to-win); COMP Cams Topless 100 ($40,000-to-win); Dirt Million ($100,000-to-win); Hillbilly Hundred ($50,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals ($40,000-to-win); Jackson 100 ($20,000-to-win); Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000-to-win); and the season finale – Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000-to-win).

Two tracks on the 2018 schedule will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time, including: 141 Speedway in Maribel, WI on May 18th and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN on July 18th. In addition, Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN returns to the series docket for the first time since 2015 on March 22nd, 2018.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction the inaugural “Dirt Million” at Mansfield Motor Speedway, August 24th-25th, 2018. The new mega-event will allow Super Late Model competitors to compete for a minimum of $100,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start at the 4/10-mile oval. However, the purse will continue to increase throughout the 2018 calendar year via a unique format and promotion that allows dirt racing families, friends, sponsors, fans and teams everywhere in the world to play a role in building the feature’s payoff. The total purse for the event can climb to a spectacular $1 million, which would result in the weekend’s A-main offering a $500,000 winner’s prize and $10,000 just to take the green flag. Additional information is available at: www.dirtmillion.com.

“We are thrilled to release our 2018 schedule. We’re thankful to have such great relationships with our promoters, from all over the country, that have worked so diligently to help us get the schedule to completion. With their support, we’re able to raise all the traditional Friday events to a minimum of $12,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start, in 2018.We feel that we have the best show in dirt late model racing and I can’t thank our promoters, our staff, drivers, car owners, sponsors and of course, our great fans enough for their continued support.” stated Rick Schwallie, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director.

In 2018, Lucas Oil Production Studios will produce and edit original, high-definition Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series content for four major television networks. The 2018 television schedule includes: twenty-three races streamed LIVE on LucasOilRacing.TV; along with twenty-five episodes taped-delay for MAVTV Motorsports Network. In addition, ten events will air on NBC Sports Network, eight episodes on CBS Sports Network, and the 26th Annual Show-Me 100 on CBS. A complete 2018 television schedule for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be released at a later date.

2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:
Date
Track
Event Title
Location
To Win
Laps
February 2
Golden Isles Speedway
Super Bowl of Racing
Brunswick, GA
$10,000
50
February 3
Golden Isles Speedway
Super Bowl of Racing
Brunswick, GA
$12,000
60
February 5
East Bay Raceway Park
41st Annual Winternationals
Tampa, FL
$5,000
30
February 6
East Bay Raceway Park
41st Annual Winternationals
Tampa, FL
$5,000
30
February 7
East Bay Raceway Park
41st Annual Winternationals
Tampa, FL
$7,000
40
February 8
East Bay Raceway Park
41st Annual Winternationals
Tampa, FL
$7,000
40
February 9
East Bay Raceway Park
41st Annual Winternationals
Tampa, FL
$10,000
50
February 10
East Bay Raceway Park
41st Annual Winternationals
Tampa, FL
$12,000
60
February 11
Bubba Raceway Park
Winter Nationals
Ocala, FL
$10,000
50
March 16
Atomic Speedway
Buckeye Spring 50
Chillicothe, OH
$12,000
50
March 17
Brownstown Speedway
21st Annual Indiana Icebreaker
Brownstown, IN
$12,000
50
March 22
Volunteer Speedway
Bulls Gap, TN
$10,000
50
March 23
Boyd’s Speedway
Ringgold, GA
$12,000
50
March 24
East Alabama Motor Speedway
21st Annual Bama Bash
Phenix City, AL
$12,000
50
April 6, 7
Batesville Motor Speedway
Bad Boy 98
Batesville, AR
$20,000
98
April 20
Sharon Speedway
Steel Valley 50
Hartford, OH
$12,000
50
April 21
Hagerstown Speedway
37th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic
Hagerstown, MD
$12,000
50
April 22
Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA
$10,000
50
April 27
Tri-City Speedway
Busch 50
Granite City, IL
$12,000
50
April 28
Macon Speedway
St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100
Macon, IL
$12,000
100
May 4
Tazewell Speedway
Toyota Knoxville 50
Tazewell, TN
$12,000
50
May 5
Florence Speedway
32nd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial
Union, KY
$12,000
50
May 18
141 Speedway
Spring Shootout
Maribel, WI
$12,000
50
May 19
Deer Creek Speedway
NAPA North Star Nationals
Spring Valley, MN
$12,000
50
May 20
I-80 Speedway
Go 50
Greenwood, NE
$10,000
50
May 24
Lucas Oil Speedway
5th Annual Cowboy Classic
Wheatland, MO
$6,000
45
May 25
Lucas Oil Speedway
The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson
Wheatland, MO
$6,000
40
May 26
Lucas Oil Speedway
26th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100
Wheatland, MO
$30,000
100
June 1, 2
LaSalle Speedway
Salute the Troops 75
LaSalle, IL
$25,000
75
June 14, 15, 16
Magnolia Motor Speedway
Clash at the Mag
Columbus, MS
$20,000
100
June 30
Portsmouth Raceway Park
Independence 50
Portsmouth, OH
$12,000
50
July 1
Mansfield Motor Speedway
Freedom 50
Mansfield, OH
$10,000
50
July 3
Muskingum County Speedway
Zanesville, OH
$12,000
50
July 5
Fayetteville Motor Speedway
Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial
Fayetteville, NC
$10,000
50
July 6
Cherokee Speedway
20th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial
Gaffney, SC
$12,000
50
July 7
Smoky Mountain Speedway
Mountain Moonshine Classic
Maryville, TN
$12,000
50
July 13
Tri-City Speedway
NAPA Know How 50
Granite City, IL
$12,000
50
July 14
Lucas Oil Speedway
12th Annual Diamond Nationals
Wheatland, MO
$12,000
50
July 17
Brown County Speedway
Bullet SportsWear Shootout
Aberdeen, SD
$10,000
50
July 18
Jackson Motorplex
Jackson, MN
$10,000
50
July 19, 20, 21
I-80 Speedway
8th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals
Greenwood, NE
$53,000
80
August 9
Florence Speedway
North/South Shootout
Union, KY
$10,000
50
August 10, 11
Florence Speedway
36th Annual Sunoco North/South 100
Union, KY
$50,000
100
August 16, 17, 18
Batesville Motor Speedway
26th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100
Batesville, AR
$40,000
100
August 24
Mansfield Motor Speedway
Dirt Million Prelims – Twin $10k Features
Mansfield, OH
2x $10,000
30
August 25
Mansfield Motor Speedway
Dirt Million
Mansfield, OH
$100,000+
100
August 31
Ponderosa Speedway
15th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial
Junction City, KY
$12,000
50
September 1
Portsmouth Raceway Park
Bob Miller Memorial
Portsmouth, OH
$12,000
50
September 2
Tyler County Speedway
50th Annual Hillbilly Hundred
Middlebourne, WV
$50,000
100
September 13
Knoxville Raceway
15th Annual Late Model Nationals
Knoxville, IA
$7,000
25
September 14
Knoxville Raceway
15th Annual Late Model Nationals
Knoxville, IA
$7,000
25
September 15
Knoxville Raceway
15th Annual Late Model Nationals
Knoxville, IA
$40,000
100
September 21, 22
Brownstown Speedway
39th Annual Jackson 100
Brownstown, IN
$20,000
100
September 29
Dixie Speedway
Dixie Shootout
Woodstock, GA
$12,000
50
September 30
Rome Speedway
Rome Showdown
Rome, GA
$10,000
50
October 5, 6
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway
30th Annual Pittsburgher 100
Imperial, PA
$20,000
100
October 19, 20
Portsmouth Raceway Park
38th Annual Dirt Track World Championship
Portsmouth, OH
$100,000
100

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