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WAYCROSS, GA (May 11th, 2015) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series resumes competition with their inaugural visit to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday, May 15th.  The series’ first-ever event, in the state of Wisconsin, kicks off with a double-header weekend for the Lucas Oil “Spring Shootout,” at LaSalle Speedway, in LaSalle, Illinois, on Saturday, May 16th.

A strong contingent of local and regional drivers will battle it out with the nation’s top dirt late model talents for over $80,000 in total prize money.  Both events include an action packed show of:  Hot Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a $10,000-to-win, 50-lap main event.  Joining the LOLMDS in competition each night are Modifieds and Street Stocks.

Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tennessee will return as the defending champion of the “Spring Shootout” at LaSalle Speedway.  In 2014, Owens overtook Jared Landers on the 37th circuit, after a thrilling side-by-side battle around the 1/4-mile oval.  Trailing Owens and Landers to the finish line were Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr., and Don O’Neal.

Earl Pearson Jr. leads the stable of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stars into the “Spring Shootout” with a 30 point lead in the championship standings.  Jonathan Davenport and Jimmy Owens are currently tied for second, followed by Don O’Neal and Devin Moran, rounding out the top five.  Sixth through tenth include: Scott Bloomquist, Eddie Carrier Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Steve Francis, and Dennis Erb Jr.  Brandon Sheppard leads the Rookie of the Year chase, ahead of Chris Brown.

The Holiday Inn Express in Oshkosh is the Official Host Hotel for Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway.  The hotel will offer discounted rates to fans and racers who mention the Oshkosh Speedway Raceway event while making their reservation. For more information or to make a reservation, call (920) 303-1300.

Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway is a 1/3-mile, semi-banked clay oval, located just 4 miles north of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  To purchase tickets or to find more information, visit their official website at: www.oshkoshspeedzone.net.

LaSalle Speedway has partnered with Schimmer Ford and 96.5 The Wolf for a LIVE radio show at Schimmer Ford, on Saturday, May 16th, from 11am - 1pm.  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series star, Eddie Carrier Jr. will have his #28 OPTIMA Batteries/Grover Motorsports car on display and will be signing autographs during the show.  Schimmer Ford is located at 911 Shooting Park Road in Peru, Illinois, just minutes from LaSalle Speedway.

The Official Host Hotel for LaSalle Speedway is the Days Inn, in Oglesby, Illinois.  Days Inn will also offer discounted rates to fans and racers who mention the LaSalle Speedway rate while making their reservation. For more information or to make reservations, call (815) 883-9600.

To purchase tickets or find more information on LaSalle Speedway visit, www.lasallespeedway.com.

Track Information
Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway
Phone Number: (920) 252-1463 or (920) 426-1111 (Race Day Info.)
Promoters: Joe and Tony Izzo Jr.
Location: 500 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Website: www.oshkoshspeedzone.net

LaSalle Speedway
Phone Number: 815-223-6900
Track Promoters: Joe & Tony Izzo, Jr.
Location: 578 E US Hwy 6, LaSalle, IL 61301
Website: www.lasallespeedway.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule for Both Events:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier 1320, LM20
Right Rear – Hoosier 02, LM20, 06, LM40

Event Purse for Both Events: $10,000 to win- 1. $10000, 2. $5500, 3. $3500, 4. $2750, 5. $2250, 6. $1800, 7. $1500, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1075, 12. $1050, 13. $1025, 14. $1000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

Follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on your favorite Social Media outlets at: www.facebook.com/lucasdirt, www.twitter.com/lucasdirt, and www.instagram.com/lucasdirt.

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 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 events in 19 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 American Real Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com

About MAVTV American Real Network

MAVTV was founded in 2002 by four former Showtime Network executives and was originally geared towards a male dominated audience. In 2011, Lucas Oil Products, an automotive lubricant manufacturer with a history in television production, purchased MAVTV.  Lucas Oil was eager to employ the same growth strategies to transform MAVTV into a premier cable network that it employed to grow the lubricants business.  MAVTV aims to become a broader scoped network, geared towards the modern American family. Lucas Oil is investing in programming, an updated on-air look, and increased production quality, all to add more value to the viewer experience.  MAVTV is an acronym that stands for Movies, Action and Variety. MAVTV brings you plenty of never-before-seen high definition exclusives, including Comedy, Movies, Action Sports, Adventure and More, all in fantastic HD detail.  MAVTV is no ordinary television network.  It’s a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high octane motorsports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas.  Learn more about MAVTV American Real 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

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
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Fast Orange- “The Official Hand Cleaner” 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-“The Official Filter” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Kawasaki - “Official Sponsor” 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
ProtectTheHarvest.com-"Official Sponsor” 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

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Barry Wright Race Cars, Black Diamond/Club 29 Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, Clements Race Engines, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing Inc., CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Georgia Boot, Grover Race Engines, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Simpson Race Products, WELD Racing, Wrisco Aluminum, 5150 Race Trailers

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