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2018news 04 02

BATAVIA, OH (April 2, 2018) - The nation’s top dirt late model drivers will return to Batesville Motor Speedway on April 6-7 for the annual Bad Boy 98, the first of two stops of the 2018 campaign at the Batesville, Arkansas oval.

The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will challenge several regional standouts and other top drivers from around the country – all chasing the $20,000 top prize. The marquee event is sure to produce some of the most thrilling, edge of your seat racing action of the season at the lightning-fast, 3/8-mile oval.

The action will get underway on Friday night, April 6 with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Hot Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, and Heat Races, to set the starting field for the Bad Boy 98. On Saturday, April 7, the festivities will begin with an autograph session for fans to meet their favorite drivers. Following the autograph session will be two B-Mains to complete the starting grid for the 98-lap, $20,000-to-win main event. Other divisions in competition this weekend include: Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Front Wheel Drives, Mini Stocks, and Modifieds.

To purchase tickets, call Connie Starr at: (870) 613-1337. For additional information on Batesville Motor Speedway, visit: www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com.

About Bad Boy Mowers: With their state-of-the-art manufacturing muscle and ever-growing workforce, located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Bad Boy Mowers is the classic American manufacturing and the classic American success story that lives on - and is stronger than ever. Bad Boy Mowers continues to buck the industry by building the strongest, most powerful mowers - for the best value - packed with innovation not found on any other mower in their class. The result has made them the fastest growing mower company in the world. To learn more about Bad Boy Mowers, or to locate a dealer near you, visit: www.badboymowers.com.

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS TRAIL BY
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 1455  
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1450 -5
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1425 -30
4 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 1410 -45
5 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 1285 -170
6 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1275 -180
7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 1265 -190
8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1260 -195
9 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 1200 -255
10 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1185 -270
11 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 1175 -280
11 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 1175 -280
13 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1140 -315
14 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 1105 -350
15 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 1100 -355
16 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 1020 -435
17 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 970 -485
18 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR 855 -600
19 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN 810 -645
20 1G Ryan King Seymour, TN 795 -660


Track Information:
Batesville Motor Speedway
Phone Number: 870-251-0011
Promoter: Mooney Starr
Location: 5090 Heber Springs Road, Batesville, AR 72550
Website: www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com

Tire Rule for Batesville Motor Speedway, April 6-7:
Fronts - Hoosier Rib 28.5 - 1350, LM40
Left Rear - Hoosier LM40
Right Rear - Hoosier LM40

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Main.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 3 new tires.
*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.

Event Purse: 1. $20,000, 2. $10,000, 3. $6,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,500, 6. $2,500, 7. $2,100, 8. $2,000, 9. $1,800, 10. $1,750, 11. $1,650, 12. $1,600, 13. $1,550, 14. $1,500, 15. $1,450, 16. $1,400, 17. $1,350, 18. $1,300, 19. $1,250, 20. $1,200, 21. $1,200, 22. $1,200, 23. $1,200, 24. $1,200


For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2018 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
Bilstein Shocks - "The Official Shock" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
CatSpot - "Official Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
DirtonDirt.com - “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
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
RockAuto.com - “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
Steel-It - "Official Protective Coating" 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
Wrisco Aluminum - “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, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX, COMP Cams, CV Products, Dirty Girl Racewear, 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, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Sweet Manufacturing, and 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 2018, the LOLMDS will sanction 60 events in 22 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

Live Timing

Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Thursday, April 26
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Tampa, FL
Friday, April 27
TBD
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Granite City, IL
Sunday, April 29
5:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Tampa, FL
Click here for full TV schedule.

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2018 Championship Standings

 

lmd dlUpdated: 04/21/18

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 1920
2 1R Josh Richards 1815
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 1760
4 0 Scott Bloomquist 1755
5 20 Jimmy Owens 1620
5 1s Brandon Sheppard 1620
7 5 Don O'Neal 1595
8 39 Tim McCreadie 1570
9 40B Kyle Bronson 1560
10 71 Hudson O'Neal 1555
11 32 Bobby Pierce 1525
12 14 Darrell Lanigan

Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standingsUpdated: 04/16/18

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 1660
2 1R Josh Richards 1645
3 1s Brandon Sheppard 1620
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 1560
5 20 Jimmy Owens