WAYCROSS, GA (October 2, 2012) – The 2012 season for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has produced another exciting year of racing as the season winds down to the final events of the year in October. The series will again visit two tracks that have been on the schedule every year since the series was formed in 2005. This weekend’s events will take place on Saturday Night, October 6th for the “Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout” in Woodstock, GA and Sunday Night, October 7th for the “Rome Rumble” at Rome Speedway in Rome, GA.
There will be a complete show both days with Red Buck Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a $10,000 to win main event at each track. Scott Bloomquist is the defending “Dixie Shootout” champion at Dixie Speedway and Jimmy Owens is the defending race champion of the “Rome Rumble.” For more information on both race tracks you can visit www.dixiespeedway.com or call (770) 926-5315 and www.raceromespeedway.com or call (706) 235-2541.

“It’s always fun to head back to the state of Georgia and see all the great fans in the south. The tradition and legacy that was set by the late Mike Swims is special at both tracks. We hope to again honor what Mike Swims has done for the sport and also remember the great Jimmy Mosteller who was a vital part of the Dixie and Rome Speedway over the years. Jimmy passed away back in July of this year and will be missed this coming weekend at two of his favorite tracks. He was a true gentlemen and an ambassador for our sport and helped mold the traveling touring series to what we have today”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

*****Tire Rules for Dixie and Rome Speedway Oct 6th and 7th*****
American Racer – SD48 or any compound harder
SD48 must punch a minimum of 48
Hoosier – 1350 or any compound harder
1350 must punch a minimum of 48

This weekend’s competition will include some of the toughest regional and local racers from the south to compete against the stars of the LOLMDS. Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN is looking to wrap-up his second straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship this weekend in the state of GA. Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN who leads the series with eleven victories will join Owens in action along with 2-time series champion and 6-time Dixie Shootout winner, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; last weekend’s Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals Winner, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; John Blankenship of Williamson, WV; 4-time series Champion Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; leading Quarter Master Rookie of the Year candidate Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA, 16-year-old phenom, Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA; Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; and Eric Wells of Hazard, KY are all expected to compete this weekend.

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Previous Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Winners

1990 – Bill Ingram
1991 – Tony Reaid
1992 – Buddy Morris
1993 – Scott Bloomquist
1994 – Scott Bloomquist
1995 – Bill Frye
1996 – Wendell Wallace
1997 – Billy Moyer
1998 – Tim Hitt
1999 – Dale McDowell
2000 – Scott Bloomquist
2001 – Dale McDowell
2002 – Chub Frank
2003 – Don O’Neal
2004 – Shannon Babb
2005 – Shannon Babb
2006 – Scott Bloomquist
2007 – No Race
2008 – Shannon Babb
2009 – Ray Cook
2010 – Scott Bloomquist
2011 – Scott Bloomquist