The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series proves once again that they are the premier national super late model touring series in the country! 

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will kick-off their 2012 schedule at the East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida for the 36th Annual DART Winternationals. For the eighth consecutive season, the LOLMDS will sanction six nights of racing action at the “Clay by the Bay” as a prestigious warm-up to their upcoming season. This year’s Winternationals action is set to begin Monday, Feb 13th, and conclude on Saturday, February 18th! Monday and Tuesday’s events will pay $5,000 to the winner; Wednesday and Thursday night winners will receive $7,000; with the final two evening’s of competition paying out $10,000 to the winner! Points for the series will not begin until Friday evening!

The rest of the season will be just as impressive as the beginning, as thirteen events on the 2012 schedule will be paying $20,000 or more to the winner! The 2012 series schedule includes 46 events in 19 different states at some of the top racing facilities in the country. The total payout/contingency value for the 2012 season will exceed 3.2 million dollars

“Drivers that compete on the series in 2012 will be racing for more than 2.5 million in purse monies alone. The series also added a purse increase to all the $10,000 and $20,000 to win shows in 2012. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will pay out over $300,000 in cash awards to the top ten drivers in the national championship point’s standings along with $10,000 cash awarded to the Quarter Master Rookie of the Year at the series year-end awards banquet.”

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2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/East Bay “DART Winternationals” Schedule
East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL
 (Season Opener)
Sunday, February 12th – Open Practice Session – 6-9 PM
Monday, February 13th – $5,000 to win
Tuesday, February 14th – $5,000 to win
Wednesday, February 15th – $7,000 to win
Thursday, February 16th – $7,000 to win
Friday, February 17th – $10,000 to win (points event)
Saturday, February 18th – $10,000 to win (points event)

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