WAYCROSS, GA (June 27, 2013) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will have a rare weekend off before a two-race swing through the Buckeye State of Ohio next week. The premier national tour for super late models will celebrate the July 4th holiday with two big events next week at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, OH for the “Budweiser 50” on Wednesday Night, July 3rd followed by a trip south to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH on Thursday Night, July 4th.. There will be a complete show each night for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-lap feature event paying $10,000 to win and $800 to start at both tracks.
The trip to Muskingum County Speedway will mark the only event the Ronnie Moran-promoted facility will run in 2013. As always, the LOLMDS event at Muskingum County Speedway will be highlighted by the area’s largest fireworks display. In the series eight appearances at the facility, there have been eight different winners. Don O’Neal, who is currently fourth in the series championship points standings, won the series’ first appearance at the track in 2005. Since then, the winners of the LOLMDS event at Muskingum County Speedway include: Steve Shaver (2006); Steve Casebolt (2007); Dan Schlieper (2008); Jason Covert (2009); Earl Pearson Jr. (2010); Scott Bloomquist (2011) and last year’s winner Steve Francis. Pit Gates for the “Budweiser 50” will open at 2 PM with general admission gates opening at 4 PM. A drivers autograph session is scheduled at 5 PM till 5:45 PM, with racing scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM. Support classes running with the LOLMDS on Wednesday July 3rd include the McHugh Dodge Jeep Modifieds, Denny’s Classic Diner Pure Stocks and the Creno’s Pizza 4- Cylinders. For more information about the “Budweiser 50” and the track visit: www.themuskingumcountyspeedway.com .
The second leg of the two race swing through the state of Ohio for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be at Donna Rayburn’s Portsmouth Raceway Park on Thursday July 4th. This event is sponsored by The Body Shop Physical Therapy of Vanceburg, KY. This event will mark the 10th time the series has competed at PRP. The LOLMDS will visit PRP two more times in 2013 with a visit in August and the season finale the 2013 RED BUCK Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Borrowed Blue. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champions, Jimmy Owens and Scott Bloomquist have each won twice at Portsmouth Raceway Park, with Owens winning in 2009 and 2012, while Bloomquist won twice in 2011. Other series winners at PRP include: Steve Francis (2007); Josh McGuire (2008); Earl Pearson Jr. (2010); Dale McDowell (2010) and Jackie Boggs (2012). Pit Gates at PRP will open at 2 PM with general admission gates opening at 4 PM and racing scheduled to start at 7:30 PM. Support classes scheduled to run with the LOLMDS include the RW Rental and Supply Modifieds and the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Late Models. For more information about Portsmouth Raceway Park visit the track website at: www.portsraceway.com.
“We’re excited to head to Ohio next week and bring the series to all the great fans in that area. Both tracks provide some of the toughest regional and local racers anywhere in the country. The competition level this year has been exceptional with 10 different winners in the 18 events we’ve completed. It will be a great two days of racing for the fans wanting to celebrate the July 4th holiday with us in Ohio next week”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
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Current LOLMDS Championship Points Standings
Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN) – 2935
John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) – 2850
Steve Francis (Ashland, KY) – 2775
Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN) – 2765
Dennis Erb Jr. (Carpentersville, IL) – 2730
Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) – 2710
Jared Landers (Batesville, AR) – 2600
Eddie Carrier Jr. (Salt Rock, WV) – 2470
Billy Moyer Jr. (Batesville, AR) – 2215
Jerry Lierly (Camp Point, IL) – 2020
Current LOLMDS JRi Shocks Rookie of the Year-Presented by Dunn-Benson Ford Points Standings
Billy Moyer Jr. (Batesville, AR) – 2215
Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL)- 1645
Jason McBride (Carbondale, IL) – 900
Track Information- Wednesday July 3rd
Muskingum County Speedway
Location: 7985 Frazeysburg Road, Dresden, OH 43821
Track Phone #: (740) 754-9199 or (740) 763-3991 (office)
Promoter: Ron Moran: (740) 754-9199 (track) or (740) 763-3991 (office)
Track Information- Thursday July 4th
Portsmouth Raceway Park
Location: 25648 State Route 73, West Portsmouth, OH 45663
Track Phone #: (740) 354-3278 or Office – (740) 858-6661
Promoters: Donna Rayburn – (740) 259-3408 / (740) 821-1161
Tire Rule for Both Events
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1300, 1425 (no white dots)
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 04
Purse for Both Events
$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.
2013 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
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 lightest, fastest, fully-waterproof HD action camera on the market”
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
ProtectTheHarvest.com- “The Official Protect the Harvest Campaign of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
RED BUCK- “The Official Fast Time Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:
Allstar Performance, AR Bodies, Borrowed Blue, Barry Wright Race Cars, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing Inc, Crawford Supply, CV Products, DART Machinery, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fuel Safe Fuel Cells, FK Rod Ends, Gaerte Race Engines, Georgia Boot, Hawk Performance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Kuntz Race Engines, Longhorn Chassis, Mann Merchant Processing, MasterSbilt Chassis, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Performance Rod and Custom, Pro Power Racing Engines, Race Engine Design, Rick Schwallie Photography, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Traeger Grills, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.