Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC is the defending “Grassy Smith Memorial” race champion and will again be entered in this year’s event.  Support classes at Cherokee Speedway on Friday night include: Crate Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Stock 4 and Young Guns RWD.  Cherokee Speedway Pit Gates will open at 2 PM, Grandstands will open at 4 PM with racing action getting underway at 7:30 PM.  For tickets and more information about this event and the Cherokee Speedway visit their track website at: www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com.

A strong contingent of regional and local racers are expected to battle with the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this weekend.  Support classes at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday night include Crate Late Models and Street Stocks.  Pit gates open at 12 Noon, Grandstands and Tier Parking opens at 3 PM with racing action getting underway at 7:30 PM.  For tickets and more information about this event and the Smoky Mountain Speedway visit their track website at: www.smokymountainspeedway.com.

“The series is looking forward to seeing all the great loyal fans in the Carolinas and Tennessee this weekend.  Both events will be exciting and full of action and we encourage all the fans to attend both events.  Cherokee Speedway has a long standing tradition and great history with the running of the “Grassy Smith Memorial”.  The series is also excited to make its first ever visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday.  It’s always great to bring the series to a new venue and give our racers a new challenge against some tough local and regional competition.  We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Don O’Neal, coming off another big win this past weekend on the tour, will lead the LOLMDS stars into this weekend’s event with a slim lead in the series championship point standings over three-time and reigning LOLMDS National Champion, Jimmy Owens.  Scott Bloomquist has climbed up to third in the chase for the LOLMDS National Championship, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Francis, Eddie Carrier Jr., John Blankenship, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb Jr., and Jason Hughes rounds out the top ten in the series championship point standings.

Jason Hughes holds a slim lead over Jason Papich in the chase for the 2014 Dunn-Benson Rookie of the Year title.  Both rookie drivers continue to improve each week, as they compete at new tracks for the first time this year on the series.

For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the 2014 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

Cherokee Speedway 

Track Phone #: (864) 489-1969 Promoter: Lennie Buff – (704) 434-0930 153 Speedway Road, Gaffney, SC 29340 Website: www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com

Tire Rule

Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1300, 1350

Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 03, 05, LM30S

Event Purse

$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.

Track Information

Smoky Mountain Speedway 

Track Phone #: (865) 856-8989 809 Brickmill Road, Maryville, TN 37801 Website: www.smokymountainspeedway.com

Tire Rule

Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1300, 1350

Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 03, 05, LM30S

Event Purse

$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.

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

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

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

Super Clean- “Official Cleaner-Degreaser” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

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

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, AR Bodies, Bad Boy Mowers, Barry Wright Race Cars, Black Diamond/Club 29 Chassis, Bloomquist Race Cars, Brodix, Clements Race Engines, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing Inc., Crawford Supply, CJ Rayburn Race Cars, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fast Orange, Fuel Safe Fuel Cells, FK Rod Ends, Georgia Boot, Grover Race Engines, Hawk Performance, Hedman Hedders, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, Industrial Pressure Washers (IPW), Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Kuntz Race Engines, Longhorn Chassis, MasterSbilt Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Pro Power Racing Engines, RaceTec Pistons, Revelution Race Cars, Rick Schwallie Photography, Rocket Chassis, Roush Yates Parts, Simpson Race Products, Total Seal, Traeger Grills, Vic Hill Race Engines, Weld Racing Wheels, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers

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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