Story By: JEREMY SHIELDS / LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – In just one week, the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will converge in Union, Kentucky for one of the biggest events of the 2019 season.
The Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout – Presented by Lucas Oil will take place on Thursday, August 8. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders 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 includes preliminary events for the 37th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil – highlighted by two thrilling rounds of heat race action for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Passing points from each round will determine Saturday night’s B-Main and Feature starting grids. The Heat Races and B-Mains for the Modified division will also be contested on Friday night.
The 2019 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will kick off the festivities on Saturday, August 10 beginning at 1:00 pm. A Dirt Racing Outreach service will take place at 3:30 pm, followed by a driver autograph session from 6:00 pm until 6:45 pm.
The on-track action on Saturday will begin with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series B-Mains at 7:30 pm. 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 main event takes center stage. The 30-lap, $2,000 to win non-qualifiers race will cap off the weekend.