WAYCROSS, GA (April 17, 2012) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will again travel to the northeast this weekend and visit Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA and Hagerstown (MD) Speedway for a pair of $10,000 to win events this upcoming weekend.
On Friday Night, April 20th the series will visit the Rick Jones-promoted Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex for the second year in a row. Last year in the inaugural visit by the LOLMDS a record-setting crowd was on hand to witness two-time series champion, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN take the victory. Bloomquist won his first LOLMDS event of 2012 this past weekend at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway winning the $25,000 to win Commonwealth 100 after he started 18th.
On Saturday Night, April 21st the nation’s biggest stars and cars of the LOLMDS will take to one of the most historic tracks in all of dirt late model racing. The LOLMDS will visit Frank Plessinger’s Hagerstown Speedway for the 31st Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic. The event will mark the seventh time the LOLMDS has visited the half-mile facility in Hagerstown, MD. In a memorable race last year, John Blankenship of Williamson, WV came from the 17th starting spot to win his first career LOLMDS race. With the win Blankenship became the sixth different winner in the six events sanctioned by the series at Hagerstown.
Jimmy Owens continues to lead the nation’s premier national championship point’s standings with a slim lead over Don O’Neal. Steve Francis, Jonathan Davenport and Earl Pearson Jr. round out the top five in the series points standings heading into this weekend’s events. A strong group of regional and local late model racers are expected to be competing at both events this weekend. The LOLMDS stars will have their hands full as some of the toughest competitors at defending their home tracks will be ready when the LOLMDS rolls into PA and MD this weekend.
“We’re excited about this weekend’s events and look forward to visiting the upper northeast. With numerous stars expected to attend this weekend, the fans should see some great racing during what has shaped up to be a fan friendly weekend for everyone to enjoy”, stated Ritchie, Lewis, series director.
There will be a complete show both nights with Red Buck Cigar Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a $10,000 to win main event. Joining the LOLMDS at Roaring Knob will be the FASTRAK Pro Late Models paying $1,200 to win. Hagerstown Speedway will have a special Pure Stock feature event to go along with the LOLMDS main event on Saturday night.
Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex is located at 380 Fearer Road in Markleysburg, PA. For more information you can visit the track’s website at www.roaringknob.com or by calling the track phone on race day at (724) 329-0306.
Hagerstown Speedway is located at 15112 National Pike in Hagerstown, MD. For more information you can visit the track’s website at www.hagerstownspeedway.com or by calling the track phone at (301) 582-0640.
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Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings
1. Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN) – 1315
2. Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN) – 1230
3. Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA) – 1210
4. Steve Francis (Ashland, KY) – 1200
5. Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) – 1160
6. Dennis Erb Jr. (Carpentersville, IL) – 1120
7. Jared Landers (Batesville, AR) – 1115
8. Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN) – 1090
9. Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) – 1075
10. John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) – 990
About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nations’ premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. It currently sanctions 46 events in 19 states in 2012 and receives national exposure through taped-delayed series events that are shown on CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC Sports and MAVTV.
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