INDIANAPOLIS, IND - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series celebrated the 2018 season on Friday night with the annual Awards Gala at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Jonathan Davenport was awarded his second-career National Championship title, collecting a $75,000 points-fund check, along with a $10,000 bonus from Sweet Manufacturing. Other awards claimed by the […]

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Portsmouth, OH -- Brian Shirley and Jonathan Davenport will make up the front row for the 38th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima Batteries at Portsmouth Raceway Park.   Friday night's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event saw two rounds of passing point heats. Shirley and Davenport, the 2018 Lucas […]

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BATAVIA, OHIO - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is set to cap off an electrifying 2018 season with one of the most thrilling crown jewel events of the year. The 38th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries - will take place October 18th-20th, at Portsmouth Raceway Park in […]

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IMPERIAL, PA - Making his first career start in the Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Bobby Pierce roared to the lead on lap 91 and then pulled away for the $20,000 victory.   Pierce started tenth on the grid and pitted on lap 44 for a fresh right rear tire before charging through the […]

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BATAVIA, OHIO (September 27, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to the Peach State this weekend for two back-to-back, action-packed events at Dixie Speedway on September 29th and Rome International Speedway on September 30th.   Dixie Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked, clay oval located in Woodstock, Ga. The Lucas Oil […]

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Brownstown, IN -- Bobby Pierce passed race leader Jonathan Davenport as the two headed to the white flag and held off Davenport on the final circuit to win Sunday afternoon’s 39th Annual Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway.   The win also marks Pierce’s third trip to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Victory Lane this […]

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Picking the winners of big short track races throughout the country is a tradition that our staff at Speed51.com has enjoyed for many years. With one of Dirt Late Model racing's most prestigious races being held Saturday at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, we decided to challenge our staff once again.   This week we […]

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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the Speed51.com JRi Short Track Power Poll ranks drivers from all across the land on their strength to this point in the season.    A panel of industry experts from all four corners of the country and Canada have voted on their choices for the second JRi Shocks Short Track Power […]

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Another big weekend of racing in the summer saw some big wins by drivers all across the country and a little bit of controversy too. Did you miss any of it? That's okay because we'll get you caught up right now with our Top 10 Stories from the weekend.   1. Roderick DQ'ed, Okzresik Inherits […]

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Greenwood, Neb. - Jonathan Davenport picked up his second-career Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals victory at I-80 Speedway on Saturday night.   Davenport passed Bobby Pierce for the lead on lap 77 after Pierce began to lose momentum due to mechanical problems under the hood. Pierce’s car ultimately stopped for good on lap 78. Davenport […]

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