WAYCROSS, GA — The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are gearing up for a busy Labor Day weekend. The nation’s elite dirt late model teams will tackle three unique venues, with over $165,000 in total prize money up for grabs.
The action will kick off on Friday, September 4th at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH. A complete racing program is on tap for the LOLMDS, which includes: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. Friday night’s event will also include a $3,000-to-win program for the UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series. In 2014, Scott Bloomquist held off Steve Francis for his first-ever victory at the 1/3-mile oval. Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Mason Zeigler completed the top five. For more information, visit: www.atticaracewaypark.com or the call the track office at: (419) 680-5606.
On Saturday, September 5th the LOLMDS will return to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH. The Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble will include: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Modifieds will serve as a support division on September 5th. Regional standout, Jackie Boggs of Grayson, KY claimed the Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble in 2014 over Steve Francis, Jared Landers, Eddie Carrier Jr. and Scott Bloomquist. Additional information can be obtained by visiting: www.portsraceway.com or calling (740) 354-3278.
The action heats up on Sunday, September 6th when the LOLMDS takes center stage for the “Hillbilly Hundred” at I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, WV. The event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $25,000-to-win main event. A pre-race concert with West Virginia natives, The Marshall Lowry Band is also on tap from 3:00pm – 5:30pm. In 2014, Don O’Neal fended off race-long charges from Jimmy Owens (2nd) and Steve Francis (3rd) to claim his first-career “Hillbilly Hundred” victory. Dennis Erb Jr. and Jonathan Davenport rounded out the top five finishers. To purchase tickets or find more information on the 47th Annual “Hillbilly Hundred,” visit: www.racei77.com or call the speedway office at (304) 373-1110.
Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia leads the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship standings over two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist. Three-time champion, Jimmy Owens is third, followed by four-time champion, Earl Pearson Jr. Defending champion, Don O’Neal completes the top five in series standings. Sixth through eleventh are: Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Eddie Carrier Jr., Steve Francis, Jared Landers, and Chris Brown.
-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Press Release. Photo credit: Heath Lawson