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-

Benson Ford.

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:


dirt-dart-manufacturing-winternationals.For those

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)