Lucas Oil Late Models Return to the Midwest!

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WAYCROSS, GA (July 6, 2015) – The premier national touring series for dirt late models will return to the Midwest this weekend for a triple shot of racing action. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will visit Tri-City Speedway on Friday, July 10th before heading to Lucas Oil Speedwayon SaturdaySunday, July 11th-12th.

Tri-City Speedway, in Granite City, Illinois, will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the second time in 2015. The “Battle at the Beach 50” includes a complete show of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. In 2014, Don O’Neal held off Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens after a three-way battle for the top spot to claim the victory. The UMP Modifieds and B-Modifieds will also be in action at Tri-City Speedway on July 10th. For tickets and more information, visit: www.tricityspeedway.net.

The Series will then travel to Lucas Oil Speedway, in Wheatland, Missouri, for two action-packed days of racing. The festivities will kick off on Saturday, July 11th with the 9th Annual CMH “Diamond Nationals” which includes a complete show of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. Jimmy Owens dominated the event in 2014, recording his third career “Diamond Nationals” victory. The USRA Modifieds will run as the support division on July 11th.

The action will ratchet up on Sunday, July 11th with the completion of the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 – Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. The final night of the Show-Me 100 was postponed due to rain on May, 23rd. With only one B-Main complete, the Saturday portion of the program will continue, as originally scheduled. Eddie Carrier Jr. currently leads the second of three Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series B-Mains, with 10 of 20 laps complete.

For more information concerning Lucas Oil Speedway, call the track office at: (417) 282-5984 or visit: www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

The renowned Lucas Oil Production Studios will be on hand to film all three events for air on multiple television networks later in 2015. A complete television schedule is available at:www.lucasdirt.com/schedule/tv-schedule.

Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA continues to lead the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship standings over four-time champion, Earl Pearson Jr. Defending champion, Don O’Neal is third, followed by three-time champion, Jimmy Owens. Two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist rounds out the top five in series standings. Sixth through twelfth include: Dennis Erb Jr.; Brandon Sheppard; Steve Francis; Jared Landers; Devin Moran; Eddie Carrier Jr. and Chris Brown.

Fresh off his recent victory, Brandon Sheppard leads the Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year chase over Chris Brown.

Track Information
Tri-City Speedway
Phone Number: 618-931-7836
Track Promoters: Kevin & Tammy Gundaker
Location: 5100 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040
Website: www.tricityspeedway.net

Lucas Oil Speedway
Phone Number: 417-282-5984
General Manager: Dan Robinson
Location: 700 E Hwy 54, Wheatland, MO 65779
Website: www.lucasoilspeedway.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rules:
Tri-City Speedway – July 10th
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier 1320, LM20
Right Rear – Hoosier 02, LM20, 06, LM40

Lucas Oil Speedway – July 11th-12th
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear – Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55

Battle at the Beach 50 Event Purse: $10,000 to win- 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.

Diamond Nationals Event Purse: $10,000 to win- 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.

23rd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 – Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com Event Purse: $30,000-to-win- 1. $30,000, 2. $10,000, 3. $6,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,000, 6. $2,500, 7. $2,400, 8. $2,300, 9. $2,200, 10. $2,100, 11. $2,000, 12. $1,975, 13. $1,950, 14. $1,925, 15. $1,900, 16. $1,875, 17. $1,850, 18. $1,825, 19. $1,800, 20. $1,750, 21. $1,700, 22. $1,650, 23. $1,600, 24. $1,550, 25. $1,500, 26. $1,500, 27. $1,500, 28. $1,500, 29. $1,500
 

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2015 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at:  www.lucasdirt.com.

Follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on your favorite Social Media outlets at: www.facebook.com/lucasdirt,www.twitter.com/lucasdirt, and www.instagram.com/lucasdirt.

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization.  In 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 events in 19 states.  The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.Lucasdirt.com.

About MAVTV
Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world.  MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing.  But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none.  If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV…MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.mavtv.com.

About Lucas Oil Products
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products.  Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry.  Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy.  Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more.  Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.
In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV.  More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at:  www.lucasoil.com.

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