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:

Date Track Event Title Location
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

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Expands 2016 Schedule