WAYCROSS, GA – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in two different states this weekend, visiting South Carolina and Tennessee for two big events. The LOLMDS will visit Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Friday night, June 20th for a one day show at the historic speed plant for the Annual “Grassy Smith Memorial”. Then on Saturday night, June 21st the series will make its first ever visit to the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN for the “Lucas Oil Ole Smoky Moonshine Classic” – Presented by Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Both events will include Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-Lap feature event, paying $10,000 to win for the stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

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.

 

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nations’ premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2014 the LOLMDS will sanctions 47 events in 19 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 broadcasted on four TV Networks in 2014 including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and MAVTV American Real Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at www.Lucasdirt.com.

 

About MAVTV American Real Network

 

MAVTV was founded in 2002 by four former Showtime Networks executives and was originally geared towards a male dominated audience. In 2011, Lucas Oil Products, an automotive lubricant manufacturer with a history in television production, purchased MAVTV. Lucas Oil was eager to employ the same growth strategies to transform MAVTV into a premier cable network that it employed to grow the lubricants business. MAVTV aims to become a broader scoped network, geared towards the modern American family. Lucas Oil is investing in programming, an updated on-air look, and increased production quality, all to add more value to the viewer experience. MAVTV is an acronym that stands for Movies, Action and Variety. MAVTV brings you plenty of never-before-seen high definition exclusives, including Comedy, Movies, Action Sports, Adventure and More, all in fantastic HD detail. MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It’s a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high octane motorsports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. Learn more about MAVTV American Real 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 LM Dirt Series Heads to SC and TN This Weekend