Lucas Oil Late Models Target Clash at the Mag
Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS
Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com
BATAVIA, OHIO (May 24, 2019) – One of the largest motorsports events in the Magnolia State continues to grow. Magnolia Motor Speedway is set to host a three-day weekend spectacular that offers over $110,000 in prize money.
The GEICO Clash at the Mag – Presented by Big River Steel, set for May 30 – June 1 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, will have full racing programs on Thursday and Friday, culminating in a 100-lap main event on Saturday, which pays $15,000-to-win.
In 2019, for the first time, the Clash at the Mag will feature a complete program of Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a $5,000-to-win main event on Thursday and Friday nights. Each night, the pit gates will open at 2:00pm, followed by general admission at 4:00pm. A driver’s meeting will take place at 7:00 pm, followed by hot laps at 7:30pm.
Drivers will earn valuable points in each of the two preliminary nights that will determine the lineups for Saturday night’s finale.
On Saturday, the pit gates will open at 2:00pm, followed by general admission at 4:00pm. Saturday’s festivities will kick off with a Dirt Racing Outreach service from 4:30pm thru 5:15pm. A driver’s autograph session will follow from 5:30pm thru 6:15pm. On-track action is slated for 7:00pm, beginning with hot laps, followed by consolation events for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The 100-lap, $15,000-to-win main event will cap off the weekend action.
In 2018, Hudson O’Neal made history when he scored his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory in the event. The younger O’Neal snared the lead from Josh Richards with just seven laps to go and held off a hard charging Bobby Pierce for the win. Joining O’Neal and the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series for this year’s expanded event will be a strong contingency of local and regional standouts.
For more information on the GEICO Clash at the Mag – Presented by Big River Steel, visit: www.magnoliadirt.com or call the track office at (662) 240-3478.
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