WAYCROSS, GA (August 4, 2011) – The 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Products will be held at Florence Speedway in Union, KY on August 11th-13th. This event sanctioned by the LOLMDS is considered one of the biggest crown jewel events in dirt late model racing with the winner earning $50,000 and every racer that starts the feature will earn a minimum of $2500. 

The event is rapidly becoming a fan favorite with exciting racing action the past several years. The race has come down to the white flag lap the last two years with Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN taking the win a year ago over Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL.  The year before it was Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, WI in a thrilling finish on the last lap over Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN.

Activities will get underway on Thursday Night, August 11th with an open practice session with gates opening at 5 PM and practice lasting until 9 PM.  Then on Friday Night, August 12th it will be the Red Buck Cigars Time Trials for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with the fastest qualifier earning $500 from Red Buck Cigars. The weekend will conclude on Saturday Night, August 13th with six heat races with a three invert, B-Mains and the 100-lap main event with the winner pocketing a cool $50,000.

Jimmy Owens will come into the event not only as the defending race champion, but the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship point’s leader.  Owens with four series wins this year leads two-time and defending series champion, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN by 140-points. 2011 Eldora Dirt Late Model Dream Winner, Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN is currently third in the series standings followed by Steve Francis of Ashland, KY and Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL.

Josh Williams of West Harrison, IN is the current Florence Speedway Late Model Points leader over Jesse Lay of Verona, KY, Robby Hensley of Walton, KY, Tim Prince of Heltonville, IN, and Jim Price from Salem, IN.

Before the racing action beings on Saturday Night, the 10th Annual National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Inductions will take place at 6 PM.  Those to be enshrined in this year’s class include:  Don Bohlander, William “Fats” Coffey, Kevin Gundaker, Bill Morgan, Rance Phillips, Ramo Stott, and Roscoe Smith.  Other contributors to be inducted include Joe Lee and Jean Johnson and special awards will be presented to Dale McDowell, Bub McCool and Jeep VanWormer.

For more details on the 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Products log onto www.florencespeedway.com or you can call the track at (859) 485-7591.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series head to www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503. Be sure and visit the series on the social media outlets as well at http://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and http://twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

Previous North/South 100 Winners

1983 – Pat Patrick

1984 – Pat Patrick

1985 – John Mason

1986 – Jack Boggs

1987 – Jeff Purvis

1988 – Scott Bloomquist

1989 – Jeff Purvis

1990 – Mike Head

1991 – Rodney Combs

1992 – Jack Boggs

1993 – John Gill

1994 – Jack Boggs

1995 – John Gill

1996 – Donnie Moran

1997 – Rick Aukland

1998 – Donnie Moran

1999 – Bob Pierce

2000 – Scott Bloomquist


2002 – Chub Frank

2003 – Dan Schlieper

2004 – Steve Shaver

2005 – Bart Hartman

2006 – Steve Shaver

2007 – Jimmy Owens

2008 – Darren Miller

2009 - Jimmy Mars

2010 – Jimmy Owens

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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 10/22/19 - FINAL After Portsmouth

1 49 Jonathan Davenport 8170
2 39 Tim McCreadie 7700
3 14 Josh Richards 7660
4 1t Tyler Erb ® 7590
5 20 Jimmy Owens 7540
6 1m Devin Moran ® 7305
7 71 Hudson O'Neal 7235
8 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7160
9 40b Kyle Bronson 6525
10 50 Shanon Buckingham ...