WAYCROSS, GA (March 18, 2014) – The 17th Annual Indiana Icebreaker has become a springtime tradition in the Midwest and will take place on Saturday, March 22nd. The LOLMDS sanctioned event is held at the historic Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN. The single-day event will pay out over $50,000 in total purse money with Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-lap feature event.
The Indiana Icebreaker will be the first event for the series since the highly successful Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA and the 38th Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. last month. There were nine events contested with eight different winners prevailing. A total of 60 drivers participated in at least one LOLMDS event. On February 13th, history was made as the series was broadcast LIVE for the first time on the MAVTV American Real Network from East Bay raceway in Tampa Florida. A huge TV audience watched Dennis Erb Jr.take the win after an exciting battle with Hall-of-Famer, Billy Moyer.
Heading into Brownstown, Dennis Erb Jr. is the defending race winner, while 4-time series champion Earl Pearson Jr. is atop the championship points standings in 2014. Pearson leads the point standings for the first time since the end of 2008, when he captured his fourth championship. Pearson holds a 35-point advantage over 3-time series runner-up and 4-time Indiana Icebreaker winner, Don O’Neal and his teammate, Steve Francis, a winner at Golden Isles Speedway in February.
Eddie Carrier Jr. who recorded his first ever win at East Bay Raceway Park last month, is currently fourth in the championship points standings and is only 30-points behind the Clint Bowyer Racing team duo of O’Neal and Francis. John Blankenship sits fifth in the championship points standings and looks to move up at Brownstown. 4-time series champion, Jimmy Owens, Gregg Satterlee, Ray Cook, Jared Landers, and Brian Shirley round out the top ten in the point standings heading into the Indiana Icebreaker this weekend.
Brownstown Speedway pit gates will open at 12 PM with grandstands opening at 1 PM this Saturday. There will be a driver’s autograph session from 3:15 PM- 4 PM. The drivers meeting will take place at 4:15 PM with hot laps following at 4:45 PM. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series registration will take place from 1 PM to 4:45 PM. In addition to the LOLMDS events, there will be Modifieds and Pure Stocks competing.
For more information on the “Indiana Icebreaker” visit the track website at www.brownstownspeedway.com or call the track phone at (812) 358-5332 or promoter Jim Price at (812) 620-0751. Brownstown Speedway is located on Highway 250 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, one mile southeast of Brownstown, Indiana.
The Host Hotel for this event is the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Seymour, IN, located at 327 North Sandy Creek Drive. Contact the hotel office to make reservations at (812) 524-3800 and ask for the special racer rate for that weekend.
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Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN
Phone #: Race days: (812) 358-5332
Promoter: Jim Price — (812) 620-0751
Location: 476 East CR 100, Brownstown, IN 47220
Directions: Located on Highway 250 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds 1 mile south-east of Brownstown, Indiana
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule for this event:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib1300, Rib1350, LSB21
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 03, 06, LSB21/55, LM40
$10,000 to win- 1. $10000, 2. $5500, 3. $3500, 4. $2750, 5. $2250, 6. $1800, 7. $1500, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1075, 12. $1050, 13. $1025, 14. $1000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.
Previous Indiana Icebreaker Winners
1998 – Tony Izzo Jr.
1999 – Don O’Neal
2000 – Don O’Neal
2001 – Timmy Yeager
2002 – John Gill
2003 – Don O’Neal
2004 – John Gill
2005 – Dan Sturgeon
2006 – Earl Pearson Jr.
2007 – Billy Moyer
2008 – Terry Casey
2009 – Earl Pearson Jr.
2010 – Jimmy Owens
2011 – Scott Bloomquist
2012 – Don O’Neal
2013 – Dennis Erb Jr.
Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings
Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) – 880
Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN) – 845
Steve Francis (Ashland, KY) – 845
Eddie Carrier Jr. (Salt Rock, WV) – 815
John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) – 780
Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN) – 755
Gregg Satterlee (Indiana, PA) – 730
Ray Cook (Brasstown, NC) – 715
Jared Landers (Batesville, AR) – 650
Brian Shirley (Chatham, IL) – 640
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:
ASi Racewear – “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs – “The Official Spark Plug” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Fast Orange- “The Official Hand Cleaner” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO – “The Official Insurance” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
General Tire – “The Official Tire” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hoosier Tire – “The Official Race Tire” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
iON Cameras – “The Official Camera of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series”
Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MAVTV “American Real” – “The Official TV Network” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries – “The Official Battery” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Ole Smoky Moonshine – “The Official Moonshine” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
ProtectTheHarvest.com-”The Official Protect the Harvest Campaign of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean- “Official Cleaner-Degreaser” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:
Allstar Performance, AR Bodies, Bad Boy Mowers, Barry Wright Race Cars, Black Diamond/Club 29 Chassis, Bloomquist Race Cars, Brodix, Clements Race Engines, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing Inc., Crawford Supply, CJ Rayburn Race Cars, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fast Orange, Fuel Safe Fuel Cells, FK Rod Ends, Georgia Boot, Grover Race Engines, Hawk Performance, Hedman Hedders, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, Industrial Pressure Washers (IPW), Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Kuntz Race Engines, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Pro Power Racing Engines, Revelution Race Cars, Rick Schwallie Photography, Rocket Chassis, Roush Yates Parts, Simpson Race Products, Total Seal, Traeger Grills, Vic Hill Race Engines, Weld Racing Wheels, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers