WAYCROSS, GA (September 30, 2014) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will travel back to the state of Georgia this weekend and visit two tracks that have been on the schedule every year since the series was formed in 2005. This weekend’s events will take place on Saturday night, October 4th with the “Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout” at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA and Sunday night, October 5th for the “Lucas Oil Rome Showdown” at Rome Speedway in Rome, GA. Both tracks are owned by the Swims family and both events have been a mainstay on the series schedule each year.

 

This weekend’s events will include a complete show at both venues with LOLMDS Hot-laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap $10,000 to win main event each night. Support classes at Dixie Speedway will include: Econo Bombers, Limited Late Models and Pony Stocks. Support Classes at Rome Speedway include: Econo Bombers, Crate Late Models, Limited Late Models and Pony Stocks. Chris Madden is the defending Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout winner at Dixie Speedway. Last year’s event at Rome Speedway was canceled due to rain. The events this weekend will mark the season finale for both Dixie and Rome’s 2014 racing schedules. For tickets and more information on both race tracks, you can visit www.dixiespeedway.com or call (770) 926-5315 and www.dixiespeedway.com/Rome or call (706) 235-2541.

 

In the battle for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series national championship, Don O’Neal leads three-time series champion Jimmy Owens by a slim 45 point margin heading into this weekend’s events. Both O’Neal and Owens will be battling tough regional and local racers for the $10,000 first place prize each night while also earning valuable points towards the series championship which pays $75,000. In the chase for the Dunn-Benson Ford Rookie of the Year Award, Jason Hughes holds a slim lead over fellow rookie driver Jason Papich. The LOLMDS Rookie of the Year will receive a $10,000 cash award along with product awards from various companies.

 

“This weekend is shaping up to be an intense battle among the top two drivers in the chase for the series championship. Several other point categories are coming down to the final three races of the season as well, to determine additional cash bonuses to be paid out at the year end awards banquet. It should be an exciting weekend for all the great fans in the south, as the series heads back to the state of Georgia. The tradition and legacy that was set by the late Mike Swims is special at both tracks, to me personally and we look forward to honoring Mike with a great weekend of racing”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

 

Both events this weekend will be filmed by the award winning Lucas Oil Production Studios, to air on several TV networks in 2014. The entire 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV schedule can be found on the series website at: http://www.lucasdirt.com/schedule/tv-schedule/.

 

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.

 

Follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on the social media outlets at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and https://twitter.com/lucasdirt .

 

-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Press Release.  Photo Credit: Speed51.com.

 

Track Information
Dixie Speedway
Track Phone #: (770) 926-5315
Promoter: Mickey Swims – (770) 926-5315
Location: 150 Dixie Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189
Description: 3/8 mile, semi-banked clay oval
Website: www.dixiespeedway.com

 

Tire Rule- Dixie Speedway

Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1350, 1350 DRS
Right Rear – Hoosier 1350 DRS, 03, 06, LM40

 

Track Information
Rome International Speedway
Track Phone #: (706) 235-2541
Promoter: Mickey Swims: (770) 926-5315
Location: 1900 Chulio Rd. SE, Rome, GA 30161
Website: www.dixiespeedway.com/Rome

 

Tire Rule- Rome Speedway

Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1350, 1350 DRS

Right Rear – Hoosier 1350 DRS, 03, 06, LM40

 

Purse for Both Events

$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.

Two Big Shows in Georgia For Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models