WAYCROSS, GA (February 8, 2013) – Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are pleased to announce that the series will offer racers over 3.3 million dollars in cash and contingencies awards in 2013. The amount is a new record for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series exceeding last years record. Since its inception in 2005, the series maintains its place as the premier national touring dirt late model series in the country. The 2013 schedule includes a series record 47 events in 21 different states at some of the top racing facilities in the country.
Drivers that compete on the series in 2013 will be
racing for more than 2.6 million in purse monies
alone. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will pay
out over $300,000 in cash and product awards to the
top ten drivers in the national championship point’s
standings at the year- end awards banquet The 2013
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion
will receive over $75,000 in cash and product awards.
The series will also pay out over $20,000 in cash and
product awards to the drivers that finish 1st and 2nd in
the JRI Shocks Rookie of the Year presented by Dunn-
The series will sanction ten (10) events paying $20,000
to win or more in 2013. They include: Bad Boy 98 at
Batesville Motor Speedway-$20,000 to win, May 17-
18th; the Lucas Oil Show-Me 10 presented by Protect
the Harvest at Lucas Oil Speedway-$30,000 to win,
May 24-25thth; the Clash at the Mag at Magnolia Motor
Speedway-$20,000 to win, Jun 14-15th; the Silver
Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway-$27,000 to win, Jul
19-20th; the Sunoco North/South 100 presented by
Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway-$50,00 to win, Aug 9-
10th ; the COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor
Speedway-$40,000 to win, Aug 16-17th; Hillbilly
Hundred-$25,000 to win, Sept 1st; the Jackson 100 at
Brownstown Speedway-$20,000 to win, Sept 20-21st;
the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals at
Knoxville Speedway-$40,000 to win, Sept 25-28th; and
the season finale, the RED BUCK Dirt Track World
Championship presented by Borrowed Blue -$50,000
to win, Oct. 18-19th.
“The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is proud of the
continued growth we’ve experienced each year. We
are very thankful to have so many great track
promoters that believe in our program and continue
to support us each year. We’ve added a few new
venues and increased the number of races from last
year. Lucas Oil is committed to bringing the premier
national touring series for dirt late models into even
more homes with a great TV Package again in 2013.
Our fans, race teams, track promoters, and marketing
partners will be the ones to benefit as we continue to
grow”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will kick off the
season at the famed “Clay by the Bay” for the 9th
consecutive year with over $200,000 in purse monies
paid out for the week. The 37th Annual DART
Winternationals will begin Sunday night with an open
practice session. Racing action begins on Monday Feb
11th with the series running a full show, paying $5,000
to win, on both Monday and Tuesday nights. Then on
Wednesday and Thursday nights, drivers will compete
for $7,000 to win. The final two nights, Friday and
Saturday, will pay $10,000 to win respectively. The
final two events on Friday and Saturday will be the
first two points earning events of the 2013 season.
The DART Machinery bonus money will be for grabs
to racers that compete all six nights at East Bay
Raceway Park. The driver that earns the most points
over the six nights of racing will be crowned the DART
Winternationals Champion and receive the $5,000
bonus monies. Racers will get two additional chances
to make the feature event each night through the PRC
Strawberry Dash and the DirtonDirt.com Fast Time
Provisional. These drivers will start 25th and 26th each
of the six nights feature events. East Bay Raceway Park
officials have also added two non-qualifier races for
Friday and Saturday nights events paying $1,000 to
win and $100 to start for racers failing to make the
feature on those nights.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Brandon and
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Brandon are the Official
“Host Hotels” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
for the 37th Annual DART Winternationals. These
hotels are offering special rates to anyone attending
the Winternationals. For anyone looking to make a
reservation, ask for the “East Bay Raceway” rate by
calling the Fairfield Inn & Suites at 813-661-9719 or
the Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Brandon at 813-
661-9559. To make a reservation at either of these
hotels online, simply clickhttp://cwp.marriott.com/
tpabr/eastbayraceway and then click on the name of
the hotel to complete the booking process. Both
hotels are located just a few minutes from the track,
on Palm River Road and are 1 block from many dining
and shopping options.
Race fans can purchase tickets online for any of the 6
full nights of racing, simply click the following link:
looking to pre-purchase special reserved seating, just
call East Bay Raceway Park at 1-877-457-5611.
For more information on the 37th Annual “DART
Winternationals”, log onto the track’s website
Race fans that cannot attend this years DART
Winternationals can see all the action live online by
visiting www.eastbayracewaypark.com and register for
the pay per view broadcast and watch each nights
racing action live.
For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com .
Follow the series on the social media outlets at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twtitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.
To learn more about Lucas Oil Products visit their website at www.lucasoil.com .
2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “37th Annual DART Winternationals” Schedule
East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL Sunday, February 10th – Open Practice Session – 6-9 PM Monday, February 11th – $5,000 to win Tuesday, February 12th – $5,000 to win Wednesday, February 13th – $7,000 to win Thursday, February 14th – $7,000 to win Friday, February 15th – $10,000 to win (points event) Saturday, February 16th – $10,000 to win (points event)