WAYCROSS, GA (October 18, 2013) – This weekend’s RED BUCK Dirt Track World Championship will also mark the final event of the SWEET Mfg. TV Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. The SWEET Mfg. TV Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs awards points to drivers at all the TV races on the schedule in 2013. The driver that earns the most points at the TV races and maintains perfect attendance during the season will be awarded a cash award of $10,000 for 1st, $2,500 for 2nd and $1,500 for 3rd based on the final TV points standings.

Randy Sweet, of SWEET Mfg., and Steve Joiner, of E3 Spark Plugs, have partnered to provide the racers additional bonus money to compete for at the TV races on the schedule in 2013. Lucas Oil Products and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are committed to bringing the stars and cars of the series to five TV networks in 2013. LOLMDS events will air on CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, FOX Sports 1 and MAVTV American Real Networks in 2013.

Jimmy Owens is in a tight battle with Steve Francis for the $10,000 bonus in the TV point standings. Owens leads this point category by a slim 30 points over Francis heading into this weekend’s final TV race. John Blankenship of Williamson, WV is currently in third place in the TV Challenge points only 50 points behind Francis. “This is a neat deal that Sweet Mfg, E3 Spark Plugs and the series have put together this year with the TV races. Hopefully, we can earn enough points this weekend to pass Jimmy and collect the $10,000 bonus at the awards banquet”, stated Steve Francis, driver of the Clint Bowyer owned #15 Georgia Boot Racing Team. To see the current points standings in this category, go to http://www.lucasdirt.com/point-standings/e3-spark-plugs-challenge/. For more information about the sponsors of this point category visit www.sweetmfg.biz and www.E3sparkplugs.com.

The LOLMDS TV races included in this points category included the $30,000 to win Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 - Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com;  Lucas Oil Speedway on May 23-25th;  The $20,000 to win Optima Batteries Clash at the Mag, Magnolia Motor Speedway, June 14-15th;  The $10,000 to win General Tire Battle on the Beach - Presented by GEICO, Tri-City Speedway, July 12th;  The $10,000 to win E3 Spark Plugs Diamond Nationals - Presented by General Tire, Lucas Oil Speedway, July 13th;  The $50,000 to win Sunoco North/South 100 - Presented by Lucas Oil, Florence Speedway, Aug 8-10th;  The $40,000 to win COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Lucas Oil, Batesville Motor Speedway, Aug 15-17th;  The $10,000 to win GEICO Whiskey 50 - Presented by Hoosier Tire, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Aug 24th;  The $40,000 to win Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals, Knoxville Raceway, Sept 26-28th;  The $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout, Dixie Speedway, Oct 5th  and this weekend’s $50,000 to win RED BUCK Dirt Track World Championship, featuring Borrowed Blue, Portsmouth Raceway Park, Oct 18-19th.

“This weekend’s DTWC is a huge event in itself, but to have this event as the final TV race of 2013 really adds to the excitement of the our TV package and the DTWC. We can’t thank Randy Sweet of Sweet Mfg and Steve Joiner of E3 Spark Plugs nearly enough for putting this great bonus together for our racers. Lucas Oil Products and Lucas Oil Production Studios have increased the series popularity with our tremendous TV package again this year. The TV points category gives racers a chance to shoot for additional money at our TV races, while giving Sweet Mfg, E3 Spark Plugs and the teams sponsors additional impressions through our award winning TV programming”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Activities for the 33rd Annual RED BUCK Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Borrowed Blue will get underway on Thursday, October 17th with Modified Qualifying, Heat Races and Consolation races. On Friday, October 18th , the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will take to the track for Hot-Laps, RED BUCK Time Trials and Heat Races. Then, on Saturday, October 19th , the schedule will include the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series B-Mains, the $3,000 to win Modified Feature, the $50,000 to win/$2,000 to start DTWC 100-lap feature event and the $3,000 to win Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers race.

To purchase tickets for this event visit www.dirttrackworldchampionship.net/tickets.htm or call 740-858-6661. To learn more about the event go to www.dirttrackworldchampionship.net or visit the track website at www.portsraceway.com. If you have any questions, contact the DTWC office at (740) 858-6661 or you can email Carl Short at carlshort2007@gmail.com or call at (865) 945-3423 or (865) 712-9303.

For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series including the 2013 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com. 

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Track Information

Portsmouth Raceway Park Track Phone #: (740) 354-3278 or Office – (740) 858-6661 Promoters: Donna Rayburn – (740) 259-3408 / (740) 821-1161 Location: 25648 State Route 73, West Portsmouth, OH 45663 Website: www.portsraceway.com

Event Purse

Dirt Track World Championship Purse:

1. $50,000,  2. $15,000,  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.

Jim Dunn Memorial Non Qualifiers Race:

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.

Tire Rule

Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1300, 1425 (no white dots)

Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 04, 06, LM40

2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

ASi Racewear - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" 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

iON Cameras – “The Official Camera of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series”

Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

MAVTV “American Real” - "The Official TV Network" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Ole Smoky Moonshine – “The Official Moonshine” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

ProtectTheHarvest.com-"The Official Protect the Harvest Campaign of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

RED BUCK- "The Official Fast Time Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil late Model Dirt Series

Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:

Allstar Performance, AR Bodies, Borrowed Blue, Barry Wright Race Cars, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing Inc, Crawford Supply, CV Products, DART Machinery, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fuel Safe Fuel Cells, FK Rod Ends, Gaerte Race Engines, Georgia Boot, Hawk Performance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Kuntz Race Engines, Longhorn Chassis, Mann Merchant Processing, MasterSbilt Chassis, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Performance Rod and Custom, Pro Power Racing Engines, Race Engine Design, Rick Schwallie Photography, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Traeger Grills, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.

2020 Championship Points

Points as of 7/4/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1stJimmy Owens (#20)4015
2ndJonathan Davenport (#49)3595
3rdTyler Erb (#1T)3535
4thTim McCreadie (#39)3475
5thDevin Moran (#9)3465
6thJosh Richards (#14)3435
7thKyle Bronson (#40B)3365
8thShane Clanton (#25)3275
9thBilly Moyer (#21)3130
10thTanner English (#81E)3000

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