Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals One Week Away

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Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals One Week Away

Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS

Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS

BATAVIA, OH (September 8, 2017) – The nation’s top dirt late model drivers will soon converge on Knoxville, IA to tackle one of the most highly anticipated events of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season. The 14th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals – Presented by Casey’s General Store will take place at Knoxville Raceway, ThursdaySaturday, September 14th-16th.

The activities on Thursday and Friday, September 14th-15th will feature a complete program of: Hot Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, D, C, B-Mains, and a 25-lap, $7,000-to-win main event. Drivers will earn points in each of the two preliminary nights that will determine the line-ups for Saturday night’s finale. Saturday night’s program will include: Hot Laps, D-Main, C-Main, B-Main, and the 100-lap, $40,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals main event.

In 2016, Mike Marlar claimed his first career Late Model Knoxville Nationals Championship – capturing the biggest win of his career over Scott Bloomquist, Bobby Pierce, Shane Clanton, and Billy Moyer.
Numerous off-track activities will take place surrounding this three-day event. The exposition opens at 1:00pm each day with exhibits on the Midway, behind the main grandstand. The Hall of Fame Auction will take place at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, behind turn two,on Saturday at 12:00pm (NOON). A driver meet and greet session will be held on Saturday at 3:00pm in the Dyer-Hudson Hall, off the Midway. Fans are encouraged to bring their favorite apparel and photos for the drivers to autograph!

This 1/2-mile speed-plant is located within the Marion County Fairgrounds in the heart of Knoxville, IA, just a short drive from Des Moines. Knoxville Raceway provides some of the best racing in the country. A grandstand seating capacity of over 24,000, suites, paved pit area, Jumbo Tron screen, huge vendor area, camping and numerous other amenities make Knoxville Raceway a must-see for both races and fans alike.

For tickets and more information on the 14th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals – Presented by Casey’s General Store, visit:www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:
POS
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
POINTS
TRAIL BY
1
1R
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
7060
2
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
6930
-130
3
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
6880
-180
4
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
6330
-730
5
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
6325
-735
6
1
Earl Pearson Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
6190
-870
7
14
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
6170
-890
8
28e
Dennis Erb Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
5940
-1120
9
22
Gregg Satterlee ®
Rochester Mills, PA
5715
-1345
10
71
Hudson O’Neal ®
Martinsville, IN
5655
-1405
11
15
Steve Francis
Bowling Green, KY
5525
-1535
12
99
Boom Briggs ®
Bear Lake, PA
4985
-2075
Track Information:

Knoxville Raceway
Phone Number: 641-842-5431
Location: 1000 N. Lincoln St., Knoxville, IA 50138
Website: www.knoxvilleraceway.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule:

Left Front – Hoosier LM20 (no cutting, no siping, no needling)
Right Front – Hoosier LM20, LM40 (no cutting, no siping, no needling)
Left Rear – Hoosier LM40 (no cutting, no siping, no needling)

Right Rear – Hoosier LM40 (no cutting, no siping, no needling)

Thursday & Friday Preliminary Event Purse: 1. $7,000, 2. $4,000, 3. $3,000, 4. $2,000, 5. $1,500, 6. $1,000, 7. $900, 8. $800, 9. $700, 10. $600, 11. $580, 12. $560, 13. $540, 14. $520, 15. $500, 16. $490, 17. $480, 18. $470, 19. $460, 20. $450, 21. $440, 22. $430, 23. $410, 24. $400

Saturday Late Model Knoxville Nationals Championship Purse: 1. $40,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $8,750, 5. $7,500, 6. $7,000, 7. $6,500, 8. $6,000, 9. $5,500, 10. $5,000, 11. $4,500, 12. $4,000, 13. $3,500, 14. $3,400, 15. $3,300, 16. $3,200, 17. $3,100, 18. $3,000, 19. $2,900, 20. $2,800, 21. $2,700, 22. $2,600, 23. $2,500, 24. $2,500, 25. $2,500, 26. $2,500, 27. $2,500, 28. $2,500, 29. $2,500, 30. $2,500

Previous Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Winners:
2004 – Brian Birkhofer
2005 – Scott Bloomquist
2006 – Brian Shirley
2007 – Brady Smith
2008 – Tim McCreadie
2009 – Scott Bloomquist
2010 – Billy Moyer
2011 – Don O’Neal
2012 – Steve Francis
2013 – Darrell Lanigan
2014 – Brian Birkhofer

2015 – Jared Landers

2016 – Mike Marlar

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