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BATAVIA, OHIO (August 6, 2018) – A band of the nation’s top dirt late model drivers will converge at Florence Speedway for one of the biggest weekends ever contested in the track’s storied history.

This year’s blockbuster weekend will get underway on Wednesday, August 8th with the 32nd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial. The $12,000 to win event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was originally scheduled for May 5th but was postponed due to rain. The Ralph Latham Memorial will be a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will also compete in a full program for $1,000-to-win.

The Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout - Presented by Lucas Oil will take place on Thursday, August 9th. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains - highlighted by the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will also compete in a full program for $1,000-to-win.

Friday’s action includes preliminary events for the 36th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 - Presented by Lucas Oil – highlighted by two thrilling rounds of heat race action for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Passing points from each round will determine Saturday night’s B-Main and Feature starting grids. The Heat Races and B-Mains for the Modified division will also be contested on Friday night.

The 2018 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will kick off the festivities on Saturday, August 11th, followed by Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series B-Mains. Afterwards, the Modifieds will compete in their $2,000 to win feature, before the 100-lap, $50,000 to win Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 main event takes center stage. The 30-lap, $2,000 to win non-qualifiers race will cap off the weekend.

Sunoco Race Fuels is the “Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and proud sponsor of the Sunoco North/South 100. Winning on today’s racing circuit requires more than being an exceptional driver and having a well-built car. It takes high-performance racing fuels that are willing to go the distance – fuels like those produced by Sunoco. With an expanded product line, Sunoco offers drivers more choices than ever before. For the performance your engine is designed to deliver, consistently choose Sunoco Race Fuels. To learn more, contact Sunoco Race Fuels at 1-800-RACE-GAS (1-800-722-3427), or visit their website at: www.racegas.com.

Florence Speedway is located in Northern Kentucky, approximately 25 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio on US 42. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.florencespeedway.com, or call the speedway office at (859) 493-0034.

The Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway is the Hilton Cincinnati Airport, located at Exit 182 (Turfway Road) off I-75/71 in Florence, Kentucky. For reservations, call (859) 371-4400 and request the Florence Speedway rate, or book online at: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CVGCHHF-FSNS-20180809/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS TRAIL BY
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 5870  
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 5650 -220
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 5590 -280
4 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 5445 -425
5 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5270 -600
6 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 5225 -645
7 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 5200 -670
8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 5195 -675
9 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5165 -705
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 4735 -1135
11 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 4700 -1170
12 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 4680 -1190
13 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 4580 -1290
14 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 4565 -1305


Florence Speedway
Phone Number: 859-485-7591
Location: 12234 US Hwy 42, Walton, KY 41094
Directions: I-75 to exit 180, then 9.2 miles SW on US 42
Website: www.florencespeedway.com

Tire Rule for Wednesday-Thursday, August 8th-9th:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 28.5 1350
Right Rear - Hoosier 03, LM40

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

Tire Rule for Friday-Saturday, August 10th-11th:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 28.5 1350
Right Rear - Hoosier 03, LM40

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for both Heat Races Friday night.
*For the B-Main, competitors may use 4 new tires.
*For the Non-Qualifiers race, competitors must use the same 4 tires from the B-Mains.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 4 new tires.
*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.

Ralph Latham Memorial Purse: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

Sunoco North/South Shootout Purse: 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800

Sunoco North/South 100 Purse: 1. $50,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $9,000, 5. $8,000, 6. $7,000, 7. $6,000, 8. $5,000, 9. $4,500, 10. $4,000, 11. $3,500, 12. $3,250, 13. $3,000, 14. $2,750, 15. $2,500, 16. $2,400, 17. $2,300, 18. $2,250, 19. $2,200, 20. $2,150, 21. $2,100, 22. $2,075, 23. $2,050, 24. $2,025, 25. $2,000

Sunoco North/South 100 Non-Qualifiers Race Purse: 1. $2,000, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $450, 9. $400, 10. $350, 11. $300, 12. $300, 13. $300, 14. $300, 15. $300, 16. $300, 17. $300, 18. $300, 19. $300, 20. $300


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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.
Friday, August 17
TBD
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Batesville, AR
Saturday, August 18
TBD
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Batesville, AR
Thursday, August 30
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Granite City, IL
Click here for full TV schedule.

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2018 Championship Standings

 

lmd dlUpdated: 08/13/18 - After Florence

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 6460
2 0 Scott Bloomquist 6305
3 1R Josh Richards 6265
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 6065
5 39 Tim McCreadie 5970
6 32 Bobby Pierce 5900
7 20 Jimmy Owens 5880
8 5 Don O'Neal 5860
9 71 Hudson O'Neal 5825
10 14 Darrell Lanigan 5390
11 22 Gregg Satterlee 5335
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Sunoco Race for Gas Points

sunoco-standingsUpdated: 08/14/18 - After Florence

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 6360
2 1R Josh Richards 6165
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 5965
4 71 Hudson O'Neal 5825
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