Waycross, GA – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has expanded an already aggressive 2016 slate. The updated tour schedule now features a record-breaking 53 events at 33 different venues across 19 states.
Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL will host their first-ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Sunday, February 14th. The 50-lap, $10,000-to-win Winternationals becomes the tenth event on the 2016 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks docket. For tickets and more information, visit: www.bubbaracewaypark.com.
Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH will also host their first-ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event, in 2016. The Steel Valley 50 will be a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event on Friday, April 22nd. The Steel Valley 50 precedes the 35th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic, a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win event, on Saturday, April 23rd at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD. For tickets and more information, visit: www.sharonspeedway.com.
Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH will host their biggest event in the 60+ year history of the 3/8-mile oval. The inaugural Buckeye Nationals will take place May 13th-14th, and boast an impressive $50,000 payday. This blockbuster weekend will kick off on Friday, May 13th with Time Trials and Heat Races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
The action on Saturday, May 14th will include B-Mains, followed by the “10 Not In” Non-Qualifier Race. The top 10 drivers that did not transfer into the Buckeye Nationals (via preliminary events) will be eligible to start the $3,000-to-win, $300-to-start, non-qualifiers race – held prior to the main event. The winner of the “10 Not In” has the choice of keeping their $3,000 winnings, or forfeiting their earnings to start last in the main event. The 75-lap, $50,000-to-win, $3,000-to-start, Buckeye Nationals main event will cap off the weekend action.
“The hard work of the entire Atomic Speedway staff has led us to be able to give the best fans in motorsports the biggest event in the track’s history. I want to thank the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for believing in the quality of the events that we can produce at Atomic Speedway,” stated Brad McCown, Atomic Speedway Promoter.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.atomicspeedway.net.
I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE will host their first of two Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events, in 2016, on Tuesday, May 24th. For tickets and more information on the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event, visit: www.i80speedway.com.
The 24th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 – Presented by ProtectTheHarverst.com will see a bigger, richer format in 2016. The new format features the 3rd Annual Cowboy Classic, on Thursday, May 26th and the Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson on Friday, May 27th. Both events will be 40 laps, paying $6,000-to-win, $600-to-start, followed by the 100-lap, $30,000-to-win Show-Me 100 on Saturday, May 28th. The preliminary features will have more meaning than money. While some details remain to be finalized, the first 18 starters in the Show-Me 100 will be determined by the average finish from Thursday and Friday. Previously, those positions were set through time trials and heat races on a feature-less Friday.
The total purse for the weekend, which is co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA), will grow to nearly $170,000. “The evolution of the Show-Me 100, which included the addition of the popular Cowboy Classic on Thursday night, in recent years, precipitated the changes. Friday’s action, which has consisted of Show-Me 100 time trials, heat races, Manufacturers Dash and Past Champions race – but no main event – left a void,” said Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager, Dan Robinson.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
2016 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:
|4-Feb||Golden Isles Speedway||Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing||Brunswick, GA|
|5-Feb||Golden Isles Speedway||Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing||Brunswick, GA|
|6-Feb||Golden Isles Speedway||Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing||Brunswick, GA|
|8-Feb||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL|
|9-Feb||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL|
|10-Feb||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL|
|11-Feb||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL|
|12-Feb||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL|
|13-Feb||East Bay Raceway Park||40th Annual Winternationals||Tampa, FL|
|14-Feb||Bubba Raceway Park||Winter Nationals||Ocala, FL|
|18-Mar||Atomic Speedway||Buckeye Spring 50||Chillicothe, OH|
|19-Mar||Brownstown Speedway||19th Annual Indiana Icebreaker||Brownstown, IN|
|1-Apr||Boyd’s Speedway||Ringgold, GA|
|2-Apr||East Alabama Motor Speedway||Phenix City, AL|
|15-Apr-16||Batesville Motor Speedway||Bad Boy 98||Batesville, AR|
|22-Apr||Sharon Speedway||Steel Valley 50||Hartford, OH|
|23-Apr||Hagerstown Speedway||35th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic||Hagerstown, MD|
|29-Apr||Tri-City Speedway||Spring Spectacular||Granite City, IL|
|30-Apr||Macon Speedway||St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100||Macon, IL|
|13-May-14||Atomic Speedway||Buckeye Nationals||Chillicothe, OH|
|20-May||Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway||Spring Shootout||Oshkosh, WI|
|21-May||LaSalle Speedway||Spring Shootout||LaSalle, IL|
|24-May||I-80 Speedway||Greenwood, NE|
|26-May||Lucas Oil Speedway||3rd Annual Cowboy Classic||Wheatland, MO|
|27-May||Lucas Oil Speedway||The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson||Wheatland, MO|
|28-May||Lucas Oil Speedway||24th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100||Wheatland, MO|
|3-Jun||Tazewell Speedway||Toyota Knoxville 50||Tazewell, TN|
|4-Jun||Florence Speedway||30th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial||Union, KY|
|June 16, 17, 18||Magnolia Motor Speedway||Clash at the Mag||Columbus, MS|
|1-Jul||201 Speedway||Bob Miller Memorial||Sitka, KY|
|2-Jul||Portsmouth Raceway Park||Independence 60||Portsmouth, OH|
|3-Jul||Muskingum County Speedway||Zanesville, OH|
|7-Jul||Fayetteville Motor Speedway||Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial||Fayetteville, NC|
|8-Jul||Cherokee Speedway||18th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial||Gaffney, SC|
|9-Jul||Smoky Mountain Speedway||Maryville, TN|
|15-Jul||Tri-City Speedway||NAPA Auto Parts 50||Granite City, IL|
|16-Jul||Lucas Oil Speedway||10th Annual Diamond Nationals||Wheatland, MO|
|July 21, 22, 23||I-80 Speedway||6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals||Greenwood, NE|
|August 11, 12, 13||Florence Speedway||34th Annual Sunoco North/South 100||Union, KY|
|August 18, 19, 20||Batesville Motor Speedway||24th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100||Batesville, AR|
|26-Aug||Ponderosa Speedway||13th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial||Junction City, KY|
|27-Aug||Lawrenceburg Speedway||Whiskey City 50||Lawrenceburg, IN|
|2-Sep||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, OH|
|3-Sep||Portsmouth Raceway Park||River Days Rumble||Portsmouth, OH|
|4-Sep||I-77 Raceway Park||48th Annual Hillbilly Hundred||Ripley, WV|
|15-Sep||Knoxville Raceway||13th Annual Late Model Nationals||Knoxville, IA|
|16-Sep||Knoxville Raceway||13th Annual Late Model Nationals||Knoxville, IA|
|17-Sep||Knoxville Raceway||13th Annual Late Model Nationals||Knoxville, IA|
|23-Sep-24||Brownstown Speedway||37th Annual Jackson 100||Brownstown, IN|
|1-Oct||Dixie Speedway||Dixie Shootout||Woodstock, GA|
|2-Oct||Rome Speedway||Rome Showdown||Rome, GA|
|7-Oct-08||Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway||28th Annual Pittsburgher 100||Imperial, PA|
|14-Oct-15||Portsmouth Raceway Park||36th Annual Dirt Track World Championship||Portsmouth, OH|
-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Press Release. Photo Credit: Heath Lawson Photo