Corona, CA (January 5, 2009) - Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials are excited to announce the schedule for the 3rd Annual Road to Wheatland. This program is for competitors that participate with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series headed to the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks”. The “Road to Wheatland” bonus program will reward participants that follow the Series to each Lucas Oil Championship Points event from the “33rd Annual DART Winternationals” at East Bay Raceway in Tampa, FL through the May 8th & 9th, 75 Lap “3rd Annual SuperClean Diamond Nationals” event at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO; which pays an impressive $30,000 to the winner.

The “3rd Annual Road to Wheatland” will blaze a path through the US, with visits to East Bay Raceway Park for the 33rdAnnual Winter Nationals from February 2nd through the 7th. The tour then heads to Brownstown Speedway for the “Indiana Ice Breaker,” held March 21st. Next, the series will head back down south to Screven Motor Speedway and Swainsboro Speedway on April 3rd and 4th. The highways then lead drivers and fans to Bedford Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway on April 24th and 25th. The final stop prior to the “Diamond” on the “Road to Wheatland” will be on May 2nd at Paducah International Raceway. The miles wind down to the “Road to Wheatland” and convene at the “Diamond of the Dirt Tracks” for the “3rd Annual Super Clean Diamond Nationals on Mothers’ Day Weekend May 8th and 9th, 2009.    The terms for the 2009 “Road to Wheatland” Winners Circle Program have been set. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Winners Circle program will pay the top ten drivers in the final 2008 Lucas Oil Championship Points Standings who maintain perfect attendance during the 2009 “Road to Wheatland” $700. Also receiving winners circle money, will be the top ten highest drivers in 2009 Lucas Oil Championship Points with perfect attendance; these drivers will also receive the $700 in “Road to Wheatland” Winners Circle money after the DART Winternationals, beginning at the next sanctioned event, Brownstown Speedway on March 21st and will continue to earn “Road to Wheatland” money as long as the driver maintains perfect attendance at each of the “Road to Wheatland” events. This bonus money will be paid out at each Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event on the “Road to Wheatland after the “DART Winternationals” and will conclude at the May 8th & 9th“SuperClean Diamond Nationals” held at the “Diamond of the Dirt Tracks” Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. This program along with the normal Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series winners circle money program will reward up to twenty drivers at every Lucas Oil sanctioned event a bonus of $700 extra, above the purse winnings at each event they attend. This program is set to reward drivers that maintain perfect attendance during the early portion of the 2009 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule. Only drivers that have perfect attendance on the Series schedule through the May 8th & 9th event at Wheatland, MO will be eligible for this bonus money. “We are very excited to kick-start our season with the “Road to Wheatland” in 2008 and we want to strengthen our program for the drivers that support our return trip back to the ‘Diamond of Dirt Tracks’. It takes a huge financial commitment to follow any Series and we want to reward teams that commit to the ‘Road to Wheatland’ in 2009”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Series Director; “We will be announcing the 2009 Road to Wheatland Title Sponsor in the month of January, live on the Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour on”  The competition is growing increasingly tougher each time the series makes the journey to the “Diamond of the Dirt Tracks” as the “SuperClean Diamond Nationals” continues to grow in fan count and car count, the series looks for the ’09 installment to be the biggest and best to date. If the 2008 “SuperClean Diamond Nationals” Champion wants to defend his ’08 Championship at the “3rd Annual SuperClean Diamond Nationals”, he will have to weather some of the stiffest competition in the country. The 2009 SuperClean Diamond Nationals will boast $30,000 to win for the 75 Lap Mothers’ Day Weekend Event.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was founded in 2005 and has seen a steady growth in the four years of its existence to become the premier dirt late model touring series in the country. The series sanctioned 40 events at 32 different race tracks on the tour in 16 different states in 2008. A total of 694 drivers entered at least one series event with 22 different drivers winning an event on the series in 2008. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series averaged 50.9 cars per event the highest of any touring series in the country in 2008. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2009 schedule has been released and can be found at the official website of the series. For more information about the “Road to Wheatland” Program and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, visit the official series website at or contact the Series Office at (951) 532-2503.

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Points as of 7/13/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1stJimmy Owens (#20)4370
2ndJonathan Davenport (#49)3930
3rdTim McCreadie (#39)3895
4thJosh Richards (#14)3870
5thTyler Erb (#1T)3870
6thKyle Bronson (#40B)3785
7thDevin Moran (#9)3780
8thShane Clanton (#25)3615
9thBilly Moyer (#21)3455
10thTanner English (#81E)3380

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