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BATAVIA, OH (October 12, 2017) – In one week, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will cap off one of the most exciting seasons in the history of the national tour. The 2017 season finale, 37th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries, will take place October 19th-21st, at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH.

This weekend will get underway on Thursday night, October 19th with preliminary events for the Modified division. Action on Friday night, October 20th will include the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Hot Laps and two rounds of qualifying Heat Races - with the passing points total from both rounds determining Saturday night’s B-Main and Feature line-ups.

On Saturday night, a driver autograph session will take place in the vendor midway area. Afterwards, consolation events for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be held, followed by the $4,000-to-win Modified main event and the Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifier Race. The top-26 drivers that did not transfer into the Dirt Track World Championship (via preliminary events) will be eligible to start the $3,000-to-win, $200-to-start, non-qualifiers race - held prior to the main event. The winner of the 30-lap, Jim Dunn Memorial has the choice of keeping their $3,000 winnings, or forfeiting their earnings to start last in the main event. The 100-lap, $100,000-to-win, Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries - main event will cap off the weekend’s on-track action.

After Saturday night’s main event, the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion will be crowned. Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, and Scott Bloomquist are locked in an unprecedented three-man battle for the national championship – separated by just 75-points in the championship standings, heading into the season finale.

The 2017 Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year - Presented by Hot Rod Processing will also be decided on Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. A margin of 85-points separate Hudson O’Neal and Gregg Satterlee in the current Rookie of the Year standings.

Rhino is a leader in the agricultural equipment industry with emphasis on tractor mounted rotary cutters and flail grass mowers, front end tractor loaders, backhoes, and hay mowers; rear blades, post hole diggers, finishing mowers, rotary tillers, boom cutters, and landscape rakes. Rhino equipment is used in agricultural, commercial, or industrial mowing applications, landscape preparation, pasture aeration, roadside maintenance, and many other farm and ranch applications. Three-point, pull-type, and semi-mount units are available. For more information, visit: www.rhinoag.com.

With a 40-year history of technological innovation and engineering, Optima products offer unstoppable power for extreme enthusiasts and others who require “The Ultimate Power Source.” In the past decade, Optima has revolutionized the industry with the introduction of its unique Spiralcell Technology, as well as developing the first digital battery charger and maintainer. Additional information can be obtained by visiting: www.optimabatteries.com.

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS TRAIL BY
1 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 8135  
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 8095 -40
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 8060 -75
4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 7545 -590
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 7540 -595
6 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 7310 -825
7 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 7275 -860
8 28e Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 6805 -1330
9 71 Hudson O'Neal ® Martinsville, IN 6755 -1380
10 22 Gregg Satterlee ® Rochester Mills, PA 6670 -1465
11 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 6485 -1650
12 99 Boom Briggs ® Bear Lake, PA 5800 -2335


Track Information:
Phone Number: 740-354-3278
Tracks Promoter: Donna Rayburn
Location: 25648 State Route 73, West Portsmouth, OH 45663
Website: www.portsraceway.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 28.5 - 1300, 1425
Right Rear - Hoosier 01, 04, LM40 (no cutting, no siping, no needling)

37th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries Event Purse: 1. $100,000, 2. $20,000 3. $10,000, 4. $7,000 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $3,200, 8. $3,000, 9. $2,800, 10. $2,500, 11. $2,450, 12. $2,400, 13. $2,350, 14. $2,300, 15. $2,250, 16. $2,200, 17. $2,150, 18. $2,100, 19. $2,075, 20. $2,060, 21. $2,050, 22. $2,040, 23. $2,030, 24. $2,020, 25. $2,010, 26. $2,000

DirtonDirt.com Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifier Event Purse: 1. $3,000, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,250, 4. $1,000, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. $500, 12. $400, 13. $350, 14. $300, 15. $250, 16. $200, 17. $200, 18. $200, 19. $200, 20. $200, 21. $200, 22. $200, 23. $200, 24. $200, 25. $200, 26. $200

Previous Dirt Track World Championship Winners:
1981 - Jim Dunn
1982 - Charlie Swartz
1983 - Freddy Smith
1984 - Jack Boggs
1985 - Freddy Smith
1986 - Billy Moyer
1987 - Larry Moore
1988 - Donnie Moran
1989 - John Mason
1990 - Jack Boggs
1991 - Freddy Smith
1992 - Ronnie Johnson
1993 - Freddy Smith
1994 - Ronnie Johnson
1995 - Jack Boggs
1996 - Billy Moyer
1997 - Marshall Green
1998 - Freddy Smith
1999 - Steve Francis
2000 - Wendell Wallace
2001 - Bart Hartman
2002 - Shannon Babb
2003 - Darrell Lanigan
2004 - Rick Eckert
2005 - Scott Bloomquist
2006 - Shannon Babb
2007 - Chub Frank
2008 - Brian Birkhofer
2009 - Jimmy Mars
2010 - Earl Pearson Jr.
2011 - Don O’Neal
2012 - Jimmy Owens
2013 - Brandon Sheppard
2014 - Scott Bloomquist
2015 - Scott Bloomquist
2016 - Brandon Sheppard


For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2017 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
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
Nitro-Bee PLUS - "The Official Race Receiver" 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
Ram Mounts - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
RhinoAg - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Rugged Radios - “The Official Communications” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Safecraft - "The Official Fire Suppression System" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Spray Nine - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
United Rentals - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Wrisco Aluminum - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Zotto - “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, Black Diamond Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX, Capital Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, 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, Sweet Manufacturing, Wallace Engines, WELD Racing, 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 like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android Devices and more! 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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