Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series teams will return to racing for three huge weekends, at three tracks, in three states during the month of August.
Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky; Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Arkansas; and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania will each be host to the Lucas Oil Series for a total of over $575,000 in prize money.
The first stop for the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be Florence Speedway, competing in three separate events over four days. On Wednesday, August 12th teams will vie for a $12,000 top prize in the 34th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial. The Sunoco North/South Shootout will take place on Thursday, August 13th, paying $10,000-to-win as a prelude to the 38th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 – presented by Lucas Oil. August 14th-15th, series drivers along with local and regional standouts will compete in two rounds of heats on Friday. Passing points being awarded for the heats and will set the stage for Saturday’s B-Mains and $50,000-to-win North/South 100. The 30-lap, $2,000 to win non-qualifiers race will cap off the weekend. Open Wheel Modifieds will also be in contention all four days. Advanced tickets for the Ralph Latham Memorial, North/South Shootout, and/or the North/South 100, are available at: http://florence.getmytix.net/tickets
Teams will leave Florence Speedway and head to Batesville Motor Speedway for three days of the 28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 – presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions. The Topless 100, which is co-sanctioned with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, will feature a complete program of Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a $5,000-to-win main event on Thursday, August 20th and on Friday, August 21st. Drivers will earn points in each of the two preliminary nights that will determine the lineups for Saturday night’s finale, paying $40,000-to-win. Joining the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be the Open Wheel Modifieds. To order advanced tickets call or text 870-613-1337.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stars will travel over one thousand miles back North for three days of complete shows at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for the Rumble by the River. Thursday, August 27th will pay $10,000-to-win for 30 laps; Friday, August 28th is $12,000-to-win for 40 laps; and 50 laps on Saturday, August 29th that will pay $15,000-to-win. Tickets will be available for purchase on-site only, no pre-event ticket sales. The Lucas Dirt series will be joined by Limited Late Models on Thursday, while the Modifieds will be the support division on both Friday and Saturday.
Jimmy Owens leads the Lucas Oil Championship Standings heading into August. Jonathan Davenport currently trails Owens by 300 points. Rounding out the top five are: Josh Richards in third, Tyler Erb in fourth, and Tim McCreadie in fifth.