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WAYCROSS, GA (October 6, 2015) - As the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series prepares for its richest event in series history during next weekend’s 35th Annual Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by NAPA Auto Parts, the national tour is already looking ahead to 2016.

The nation’s premier national tour for dirt late models has unveiled an aggressive 2016 event schedule, which includes 47 events at 31 different venues across 19 states. The 2016 schedule will feature 13 events that will pay $12,000-to-win, along with 12 crown jewel events that will pay $20,000-to-win (or more).

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will once again kick off its season with a tripleheader at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA. The Georgia Boot “Super Bowl of Racing” will open on Thursday, February 4th with a $7,000-to-win program. The action on Friday, February 5th will be highlighted by a $10,000-to-win event, before capping off the weekend with $15,000-to-win finale on Saturday, February 6th.

From there, the series will travel to East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. The 40th Annual Winternationals will get underway with an open practice on Sunday, February 7th. Racing action will begin on Monday, February 8th – followed by six straight nights of racing, concluding on Saturday, February 13th.

“We want to welcome three new venues in 2016: Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA, East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL, and Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY. We’d like to thank all of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series track promoters who see the value in our events. With their support, we’re able to raise all the Saturday events to a minimum of $12,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start in 2016,” stated Assistant Series Director, Rick Schwallie.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction some of most prestigious dirt late model events of the season, including: Bad Boy 98 ($20,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 ($30,000-to-win); Ralph Latham Memorial ($30,000-to-win); Clash at the Mag ($20,000-to-win); Silver Dollar Nationals ($40,000-to-win); Sunoco North/South 100 ($50,000-to-win); COMP Cams Topless 100 ($40,000-to-win); Hillbilly Hundred ($25,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals ($40,000-to-win); Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000-to-win); and the season finale – Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000-to-win).

2016 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:

Date Track Event Title Location To Win Laps
February 4 Golden Isles Speedway Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing Brunswick, GA $7,000 30
February 5 Golden Isles Speedway Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing Brunswick, GA $10,000 50
February 6 Golden Isles Speedway Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing Brunswick, GA $15,000 60
February 8 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $5,000 25
February 9 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $5,000 25
February 10 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $7,000 35
February 11 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $7,000 45
February 12 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $10,000 50
February 13 East Bay Raceway Park 40th Annual Winternationals Tampa, FL $12,000 60
March 18 Atomic Speedway Buckeye Spring 50 Chillicothe, OH $10,000 50
March 19 Brownstown Speedway 19th Annual Indiana Icebreaker Brownstown, IN $12,000 60
April 1 Boyd’s Speedway Ringgold, GA $10,000 50
April 2 East Alabama Motor Speedway Phenix City, AL $12,000 60
April 15, 16 Batesville Motor Speedway Bad Boy 98 Batesville, AR $20,000 98
April 23 Hagerstown Speedway 35th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic Hagerstown, MD $12,000 60
April 29 Tri-City Speedway Spring Spectacular Granite City, IL $10,000 50
April 30 Macon Speedway St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 Macon, IL $12,000 100
May 20 Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway Spring Shootout Oshkosh, WI $10,000 50
May 21 LaSalle Speedway Spring Shootout LaSalle, IL $12,000 60
May 26, 27, 28 Lucas Oil Speedway 24th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Wheatland, MO $30,000 100
June 3 Tazewell Speedway Toyota Knoxville 50 Tazewell, TN $10,000 50
June 4 Florence Speedway 30th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial Union, KY $30,000 75
June 16, 17, 18 Magnolia Motor Speedway Clash at the Mag Columbus, MS $20,000 100
July 1 201 Speedway Bob Miller Memorial Sitka, KY $10,000 50
July 2 Portsmouth Raceway Park Independence 60 Portsmouth, OH $12,000 60
July 3 Muskingum County Speedway Zanesville, OH $12,000 60
July 7 Fayetteville Motor Speedway Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial Fayetteville, NC $10,000 50
July 8 Cherokee Speedway 18th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial Gaffney, SC $10,000 50
July 9 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville, TN $12,000 60
July 15 Tri-City Speedway Battle at the Beach 50 Granite City, IL $10,000 50
July 16 Lucas Oil Speedway 10th Annual Diamond Nationals Wheatland, MO $12,000 60
July 21, 22, 23 I-80 Speedway 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals Greenwood, NE $40,000 80
August 11, 12, 13 Florence Speedway 34th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Union, KY $50,000 100
August 18, 19, 20 Batesville Motor Speedway 24th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville, AR $40,000 100
August 26 Ponderosa Speedway 13th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial Junction City, KY $10,000 50
August 27 Lawrenceburg Speedway Whiskey City 50 Lawrenceburg, IN $12,000 60
September 2 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH $10,000 50
September 3 Portsmouth Raceway Park River Days Rumble Portsmouth, OH $12,000 60
September 4 I-77 Raceway Park 48th Annual Hillbilly Hundred Ripley, WV $25,000 100
September 15 Knoxville Raceway 13th Annual Late Model Nationals Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
September 16 Knoxville Raceway 13th Annual Late Model Nationals Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
September 17 Knoxville Raceway 13th Annual Late Model Nationals Knoxville, IA $40,000 100
September 23, 24 Brownstown Speedway 37th Annual Jackson 100 Brownstown, IN $20,000 100
October 1 Dixie Speedway Dixie Shootout Woodstock, GA $12,000 60
October 2 Rome Speedway Rome Showdown Rome, GA $10,000 50
October 7, 8 Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway 28th Annual Pittsburgher 100 Imperial, PA $20,000 100
October 14, 15 Portsmouth Raceway Park 36th Annual Dirt Track World Championship Portsmouth, OH $100,000 100


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.

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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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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 08/18/19 - After Batesville

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 6195
2 14 Josh Richards 5625
3 39 Tim McCreadie 5575
4 1T Tyler Erb ® 5515
5 20 Jimmy Owens 5435
6 1M Devin Moran ® 5420
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 5410
8 71 Hudson O'Neal 5275
9 50 Shanon Buckingham 4755
10 40B Kyle Bronson 4705