Continuing a long-standing Eldora Speedway tradition, the first Saturday of December kicks off the annual public sale of event tickets and campsites for the historic facility’s marquee events, Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend (June 5, 6 & 7), Kings Royal Weekend (July 11 & 12), 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic (July 23) and World 100 Weekend (September 4, 5 & 6).
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is excited to announce the Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 - Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com from Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO will air on CBS Sports Network this Sunday, December 8th at 8PM (ET). This crown jewel event was held on Memorial Day weekend in May and was filmed by Lucas Oil Studios, a division of Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
The Econo Mod division has been a success story at Sharon Speedway. The 2014 season will mark the fifth year for the HTMA/Precise Racing Products sponsored division, which featured 22 or more cars in each of the final eight events this past season. Sharon already announced an Integra 42 sealed shock rule for the next three seasons, and now is excited to announce a new nightly bonus program presented by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Boardman, Ohio.
Each night, the three highest finishing cars utilizing a GM 602 crate engine purchased through Sweeney’s Pace Performance or having the Pace Performance seals through an authorized repair will be eligible. The highest finishing eligible racer will receive a $50 gift card with $25 gift cards going to the second and third highest finishers. The gift cards can be redeemed at Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance or Race-1.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and famed promoter Carl Short are pleased to announce the location for this year’s Hillbilly Hundred. The Hillbilly Hundred will return to the state of West Virginia at I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, WV on Sunday August 31st. The 46th Annual Hillbilly Hundred will pay $25,000 to win and $1,000 to start for this one day crown jewel event. I-77 Raceway will host the Hillbilly Hundred for the third year in a row in 2014. Mike Marlar won a thrilling race in 2012, coming from the 24th starting spot to win the event, while Jimmy Owens won another exciting race at I-77 Raceway Park in 2013 at the racy 3/8 mile bull ring in front of one of the biggest spectator crowds the track has ever seen.
2013 turned out to be an incredible season for me in only my second full season of racing photography. I was able to shoot alot of weekly races at Jackson County Speedway and Atomic Speedway (formerly K-C Raceway), but was also lucky enough to do quite alot of traveling by myself to some new race tracks such as Legendary Hilltop in Marrietta, Ohio, along with making a last minute decision to travel to Richmond Raceway in Kentucky after Jackson had cancelled on Friday evening, while at Richmond I was able to witness the first ever side by side (UTV) race in my fifteen or so years of going to the races.
Brandon Sheppard came of age in 2012. In 2013, he became a star.
After bursting onto the national dirt Late Model scene in ’12 during his stint driving the Rocket Chassis house car, the 20-year-old driver from New Berlin, Ill., returned to his family-owned team this season and promptly made DIRTcar UMP history. He captured the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ and national weekly-racing Late Model championships, becoming the youngest racer to win each title and just the fourth to sweep both points crowns in the same season.
For a driver who hails from the heart of DIRTcar UMP country and grew up watching his father, Steve Sheppard Jr., race a dirt Late Model across the Midwest, grabbing the circuit’s two biggest prizes is an accomplishment to savor.
The 26th season will get underway on April 4th and 5th at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE for the Spring Meltdown. Then it will be on to Lucas Oil Speedway for the MLRA Spring Nationals which has been expanded into a two day show. New tracks in Independence and Davenport, Iowa, dot the schedule on May 9th and 10th. The following weekend the first two of four races will be held at Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The Crown Jewel Lucas Oil Show Me 100 will bring down the month of May.