Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Bigger Than Ever in 2018
Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS
Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS
UNION, KY (December 4, 2017) – As 2017 nears an end, Florence Speedway officials are diligently working to prepare for an exciting 2018 season. As always, the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil will be a pillar on the Florence Speedway schedule of events. The annual event, which has grown consistently throughout its storied history, saw a huge spike in popularity following the switch to a passing-points format in 2014.
In recognition of the growth the event, Florence Speedway officials are thrilled to announce a record-breaking event for 2018. The event, which is widely acknowledged as one of the top events in dirt late model racing, will see a substantial purse increase for the 2018 edition and beyond. In excess of $20,000 will be added to the main event, bringing the total Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil feature purse to over $160,000. With the increase, the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 weekend payout will now exceed $225,000!
The action-packed weekend will kick off on Thursday, August 9th with the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout presented by Lucas Oil. The event will feature a complete program of: Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains – highlighted by the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will also compete in a full program for $1,000-to-win.
Friday’s action will include: Hot Laps, double Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Passing Points Heat Races, along with Heat Races and B-Mains for the Modified division to kick off the 36th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil. The annual fan/racer appreciation party will follow Friday night’s on-track activities.
The 2018 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will kick off the festivities on Saturday, August 11th, followed by Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series B-Mains. Afterwards, the Modifieds will compete in their $2,000-to-win feature, before the 100-lap, $50,000-to-win Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil main event takes center stage. The 30-lap, $2,000-to-win Non-Qualifiers race will cap off the weekend.
The renewal deadline for 2017 advance ticket holders is December 31, 2017
. Tickets and reserved seats will go on sale to the public on January 15, 2018
. For more information on the event – including times, ticket prices, and event policies – visit the North/South 100 event page atwww.florencespeedway.com
2018 Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil Feature Purse: