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WAYCROSS, GA (October 26, 2016) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series – widely acknowledged as the nation’s premier dirt late model tour – announces a record-breaking 2017 schedule.

The ambitious 2017 schedule, which includes 54 events at 35 different venues across 22 states - begins with the February 10th-11th Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway, and concludes on October 20th-21st at Portsmouth Raceway Park for the 37th Annual Dirt Track World Championship, which is set to offer a $100,000 top prize for the third consecutive year.

The 2017 schedule will feature 15 events that will pay $12,000-to-win, along with 11 crown jewel events that will pay $20,000-to-win (or more). The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction some of most prestigious dirt late model events of the season, including: Bad Boy 98 ($20,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 ($30,000-to-win); Clash at the Mag ($20,000-to-win); Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000-to-win); Sunoco North/South 100 ($50,000-to-win); COMP Cams Topless 100 ($40,000-to-win); Hillbilly Hundred ($25,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals ($40,000-to-win); Jackson 100 ($20,000-to-win); Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000-to-win); and the season finale - Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000-to-win).

Four tracks on the 2017 schedule will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time, including: Port Royal (PA) Speedway on April 23rd, Luxemburg (WI) Speedway on May 19th, Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN on May 20th, and Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD on July 20th. In addition, Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, TN returns to the series docket for the first time since 2009 on March 30th, 2017.

"We are thrilled to release our 2017 schedule. We're extremely honored to have such great relationships with our promoters, from all over the country, that have worked so diligently to help us get the schedule to completion. We feel that we have the best show in dirt late model racing, and I can't thank our promoters, our staff, drivers, car owners, sponsors, and of course, our great fans enough for their continued support. Lucas Oil Products has put together a great infrastructure for making the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series the best dirt late model national touring series in the country,” stated Rick Schwallie, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director.

2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:

Date Track Event Title Location To Win Laps
10-Feb Golden Isles Speedway Super Bowl of Racing Brunswick, GA $10,000 50
11-Feb Golden Isles Speedway Super Bowl of Racing Brunswick, GA $12,000 60
13-Feb East Bay Raceway Park 41st Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $5,000 25
14-Feb East Bay Raceway Park 41st Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $5,000 25
15-Feb East Bay Raceway Park 41st Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $7,000 35
16-Feb East Bay Raceway Park 41st Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $7,000 45
17-Feb East Bay Raceway Park 41st Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $10,000 50
18-Feb East Bay Raceway Park 41st Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $12,000 60
19-Feb Bubba Raceway Park Winter Nationals Ocala, FL $10,000 50
17-Mar Atomic Speedway Buckeye Spring 50 Chillicothe, OH $10,000 50
18-Mar Brownstown Speedway 20th Annual Indiana Icebreaker Brownstown, IN $12,000 60
30-Mar Duck River Raceway Park Wheel, TN $10,000 50
31-Mar Boyd’s Speedway Ringgold, GA $10,000 50
1-Apr East Alabama Motor Speedway 20th Annual Bama Bash Phenix City, AL $12,000 60
7-Apr-08 Batesville Motor Speedway Bad Boy 98 Batesville, AR $20,000 98
21-Apr Sharon Speedway Steel Valley 50 Hartford, OH $10,000 50
22-Apr Hagerstown Speedway 36th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic Hagerstown, MD $12,000 60
23-Apr Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA $10,000 50
28-Apr Tri-City Speedway Budweiser 50 Granite City, IL $10,000 50
29-Apr Macon Speedway St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 Macon, IL $12,000 100
5-May Tazewell Speedway Toyota Knoxville 50 Tazewell, TN $10,000 50
6-May Florence Speedway 31st Annual Ralph Latham Memorial Union, KY $12,000 60
18-May LaSalle Speedway Spring Shootout LaSalle, IL $10,000 50
19-May Luxemburg Speedway Spring Shootout Luxemburg, WI $10,000 50
20-May Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN $12,000 60
23-May I-80 Speedway Go 50 Greenwood, NE $10,000 50
25-May Lucas Oil Speedway 4th Annual Cowboy Classic Wheatland, MO $6,000 40
26-May Lucas Oil Speedway The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson Wheatland, MO $6,000 40
27-May Lucas Oil Speedway 25th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Wheatland, MO $30,000 100
June 15, 16, 17 Magnolia Motor Speedway Clash at the Mag Columbus, MS $20,000 100
1-Jul Portsmouth Raceway Park Independence 60 Portsmouth, OH $12,000 60
3-Jul Muskingum County Speedway Zanesville, OH $12,000 60
6-Jul Fayetteville Motor Speedway Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial Fayetteville, NC $10,000 50
7-Jul Cherokee Speedway 19th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial Gaffney, SC $10,000 50
8-Jul Smoky Mountain Speedway Mountain Moonshine Classic Maryville, TN $12,000 60
14-Jul Tri-City Speedway NAPA Know How 50 Granite City, IL $10,000 50
15-Jul Lucas Oil Speedway 11th Annual Diamond Nationals Wheatland, MO $12,000 60
18-Jul Brown County Speedway Bullet SportsWear Shootout Aberdeen, SD $10,000 50
July 20, 21, 22 I-80 Speedway 7th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals Greenwood, NE $53,000 80
10-Aug Florence Speedway North/South Shootout Union, KY $10,000 50
11-Aug-12 Florence Speedway 35th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Union, KY $50,000 100
August 17, 18, 19 Batesville Motor Speedway 25th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville, AR $40,000 100
25-Aug Ponderosa Speedway 14th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial Junction City, KY $10,000 50
26-Aug Lawrenceburg Speedway Whiskey City 60 Lawrenceburg, IN $12,000 60
2-Sep Portsmouth Raceway Park River Days Rumble Portsmouth, OH $12,000 60
3-Sep Tyler County Speedway 49th Annual Hillbilly Hundred Middlebourne, WV $25,000 100
14-Sep Knoxville Raceway 14th Annual Late Model Nationals Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
15-Sep Knoxville Raceway 14th Annual Late Model Nationals Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
16-Sep Knoxville Raceway 14th Annual Late Model Nationals Knoxville, IA $40,000 100
22-Sep-23 Brownstown Speedway 38th Annual Jackson 100 Brownstown, IN $20,000 100
30-Sep Dixie Speedway Dixie Shootout Woodstock, GA $12,000 60
1-Oct Rome Speedway Rome Showdown Rome, GA $10,000 50
October 6,7 Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway 29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 Imperial, PA $20,000 100
20-Oct-21 Portsmouth Raceway Park 37th Annual Dirt Track World Championship Portsmouth, OH $100,000 100


For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

ASi Racewear - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Bad Boy Mowers - "The Official Mower" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Carlyle Tools by NAPA - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Fast Orange - “The Official Hand Cleaner” 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
K&N Engineering - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Racing TV - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MAVTV Motorsports Network - "The Official TV Network" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Miller Welders - "The Official Welder" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
ProtectTheHarvest.com - "Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
RhinoAg - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Barry Wright Race Cars, Black Diamond Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, BRODIX, Clements Race Engines, COMP Cams, C&R Racing Inc., CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Georgia Boot, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Simpson Race Products, WELD Racing, Wrisco Aluminum, 5150 Race Trailers

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization.  In 2016, the LOLMDS will sanction 53 events in 19 states.  The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com

About Lucas Oil Racing TV

The Future of Motorsports is HERE! Get Lucas Oil Racing TV and experience racing excitement like you've never seen! Lucas Oil Racing TV is the online app for all your favorite devices and Smart TVs. No matter where you are or when you want to watch, you can stream the best and most exciting motor racing on the planet!

Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports - from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won't see anywhere else! But that's just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists... from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is the Exclusive, Unlimited, 24/7 All-Access Motorsports App and it's available NOW! For more information or to sign up, go to: www.LucasOilRacing.TV.

About MAVTV Motorsports Network

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series' from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don't have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV...MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.MAVTV.com.

About Lucas Oil Products

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products.  Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry.  Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy.  Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more.  Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television.  Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV.  More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at:  www.LucasOil.com

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