2019news 07 01

BATAVIA, Ohio (July 1, 2019) – Beginning Wednesday, the teams of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will have a busy Independence weekend with four straight nights of racing.

The blockbuster weekend kicks off with the traditional July 3rd event at Muskingum County Speedway, then continues to Portsmouth Raceway Park on Thursday, Tyler County Speedway on Friday, and concludes at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Wednesday’s annual July 3rd event at Muskingum County Speedway, Presented by Kendrick Excavating and Dow Cameron Oil & Gas, will see the pit gate open at 2:00 pm. The General admission gates will open at 3:00 pm, followed by a driver autograph session at 5:00 pm. The drivers meeting is slated for 6:00 pm, with hot laps beginning at 6:30 pm.

In addition to the pulse-pounding action of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Wednesday will also feature Open Wheel Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Four Cylinders - plus the area’s largest fireworks display. For ticket pricing and more information, visit: www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com.

On Thursday, July 4th , Portsmouth Raceway Park will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the annual Independence 50. The Open Wheel Modifieds and Limited Late Models will serve as support divisions on Thursday.

The pit gate will open at 2:00 pm at Portsmouth Raceway Park. The general admission gates will open at 4:00 pm, with a driver autograph session set for 5:00 pm. A drivers meeting is set for 6:00 pm, with on-track action beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information, visit: www.portsraceway.com.

The elite drivers of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade “The Bullring” on Friday, July 5th. The 25th annual Topless 50, featuring dirt late models without a roof, will give spectators an up-close look as drivers wrestle their 800+ horsepower machines around Tyler County Speedway.

The action at Tyler County Speedway will also feature the Renegades of Dirt Modified tour battling for a $2,000 top prize, along with Crate Late Models and Hotmods. All gates will open at 3:00 pm. The drivers meeting will take place at 6:00 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30 pm. Additional information is available at: www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com.

The weekend will conclude on Saturday, at Mansfield Motor Speedway, for the Freedom 50 - Presented by Summit Racing Equipment. The pit gate will open at 2:00 pm, followed by general admission at 4:00 pm. A drivers meeting will take place at 5:30 pm, with hot laps beginning at 6:00 pm.

To purchase tickets or find more information, visit: www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com.

A sweep of the feature events this weekend could give the victor $48,000. The swing will include four complete programs of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event - setting up an action-packed weekend with over $190,000 in total purse up for grabs.

Jonathan Davenport leads the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship standings into the four-race swing. Earl Pearson Jr. is now second, followed by Tyler Erb in third. Josh Richards and Tim McCreadie round out the top five in championship standings.

Track and Event Information:
Muskingum County Speedway
Location: 7985 Frazeysburg Road, Dresden, OH 43821
Directions: I-70 to exit 155, then 10.1 miles north on SR 60 (WSR)
Website: www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com

Portsmouth Raceway Park
Phone Number: 740-354-3278
Location: 25648 State Route 73, West Portsmouth, OH 45663
Directions: 0.5 mile south of US 52 on SR 73, then right just before bridge
Website: www.portsraceway.com

Tyler County Speedway
Phone Number: 304-758-2660
Location: 1 Boreman School Road, Middlebourne, WV 26149
Directions: 3 miles south of Middlebourne, WV on SR 18
Website: www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com

Mansfield Motor Speedway
Phone Number: 419-465-RACE (7223)
Location: 545 Crall Rd E, Mansfield, OH 44903
Directions: I-71 Exit 176, West on Hwy 30, Exit 5th Ave and turn right, Right on S Olivesburg Rd, left on Crall Rd E, track entrance on left.
Website: www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule (for July 3, 4, 5, 6):
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 28.5 1300
Right Rear - Hoosier 01, 04

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Main.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 2 new rear tires.
*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.

Event Purse: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 3830  
2 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3425 -405
3 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 3415 -415
4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3325 -505
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3190 -640
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 3170 -660
7 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 3160 -670
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3105 -725
9 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 2855 -975
10 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 2700 -1130
11 21 Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR 2590 -1240
12 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2520 -1310
13 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 2445 -1385
14 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 1800 -2030

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2019 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

Arizona Sport Shirts - The Original Racing Shirt
DirtonDirt.com - All Late Models. All The Time.
Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO - Saving People Money on More than Just Car Insurance
General Tire - Anywhere is Possible
Holmatro - Mastering Power
Hoosier Tire - Tires Designed for Champions
K&N Engineering - "Make your Move" to K&N Performance Filters
Lucas Oil Products - Made in America, SOLD to the World
MAVTV Motorsports Network - MAVTV is Motorsports
Miller Welders - WE BUILD With You
Nitro-Bee PLUS - "The Official Race Receiver" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - The Ultimate Power Source
ProtectTheHarvest.com - Standing up for America's Farmers, Hunters, and Animal Owners
RockAuto.com - All the Parts Your Car Will Ever Need
RhinoAg - Born to Lead
Rugged Radios - “The Official Communications” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
SRI Performance - Your One Stop Shop for All Things Racing
Steel-It - Stainless Steel Coating in a Can
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - Super Easy, Super Fast!
Wrisco Aluminum - 100 Years of Industry Experience

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, Dirty Girl Racewear, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pro Power Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Sweet Manufacturing, Swift Springs, Xcelydne Valvetrain, and 5150 Race Trailers

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 2019, the LOLMDS will sanction 65 events in 22 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 Motorsports Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com

About Lucas Oil Racing TV

The Future of Motorsports is HERE! Get Lucas Oil Racing TV and experience racing excitement like you've never seen! Lucas Oil Racing TV is the online app for all your favorite devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android Devices and more! No matter where you are or when you want to watch, you can stream the best and most exciting motor racing on the planet!

Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports - from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won't see anywhere else! But that's just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists... from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is the Exclusive, Unlimited, 24/7 All-Access Motorsports App and it's available NOW! For more information or to sign up, go to: www.LucasOilRacing.TV.

About MAVTV Motorsports Network

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series' from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don't have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV...MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV 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 National Championship

Points as of 2/9/2020
Pos Competitor Points
1st Brandon Sheppard (1s) 1190
2nd Tim McCreadie (39) 1150
3rd Devin Moran (9) 1115
4th Jonathan Davenport (49) 1075
5th Tyler Erb (1T) 1050
6th Mike Marlar (157) 1025
7th Kyle Bronson (40B) 980
8th Jimmy Owens (20) 975
9th Billy Moyer (21) 965
10th Brian Shirley (3s) 960

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