The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series resumes its 2013 racing schedule on Friday Night, May 3rd at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL and Saturday Night, May 4th at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, KY. Both events will kick-off a busy month of May for the nations’ premier dirt late model series with events scheduled every weekend. There will be a complete show at both events this weekend, packed with RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-lap $10,000-to-win feature events that pay $800 to start.
As the 21st Annual Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com inches closer, fans are snatching up reserved seat tickets. Two-Day Reserved Seat tickets are still on sale for only $55, a very limited quantity remain. In just a few days, Single Day Reserved Seat tickets will go on sale. Beginning Monday, April 29th, fans can purchase a reserved seat pass for either Friday or Saturday. Friday night, May 23rd seats are $30. A reserved seat for Saturday night’s finale is $35. There are no reserved seats for Thursday, May 23rd Lucas Oil MLRA $5,000 to Win event.
Eddie Carrier Jr. finally claims his first ever win at West Virginia Motor Speedway, by winning tonight’s event. Carrier took the lead from Brian Birkhofer on lap 33 and held off Josh Richards for his fourth career LOLMDS win. Richards, who brought out the first caution of the race with one lap scored, charged through the field to finish second. Don O’Neal came home third followed by Birkhofer and 13th starting, Jimmy Owens.
“It feels pretty good to finally win here, so close to Rocket Chassis. West Virginia has been my home-state since I moved from Kentucky back in ‘02,” said Carrier in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. “To win on this stage, with the caliber of drivers here, they are the best of the best no doubt about it, that’s why this is so special, the car was excellent today from the time we unloaded it out of the trailer.”
Jimmy Owens won his second consecutive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway. Owens took the lead on lap five passing Steve Francis and paced the field the rest of the way to become the eighth different winner in eight LOLMDS appearances at Hagerstown Speedway. Earl Pearson Jr. advanced from his seventh starting position to finish second followed by Vic Coffey, Steve Francis and 18th starting, Gregg Satterlee.
Owens commented on his winning car in victory lane. “It’s a new car that we have only run four or five races with it this year. We were a little worried early on this year but we got the kinks worked out of it and it seems to be really fast. We have never really run that well here so to come here tonight and get this win is great for our whole team. The track was racy and we had a good battle with Francis early on before we were able to pull away towards the end”, said Owens, whose victory was his first at the historic half-mile track
Officials of Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex have decided to postpone the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event scheduled for Friday, April 19th due to forecasts predicting a 100% threat of rain and the potential for severe weather outbreaks in the area. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 28th, and will become part of a three-race swing along with Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY on Friday, July 26th and Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, July 27th.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is pleased to announce the talented group of young drivers that have officially declared to compete for the series Rookie of the Year title in 2013. This year’s group of drivers includes two racers from the state of Illinois and another young gun out of the state of Arkansas. This group of racers not only has the talent to compete for the coveted JRi Shocks Rookie of the Year - presented by Dunn-Benson Ford, but could also contend for the series national points championship while becoming the next stars of the sport.
Photo Credit: Rick Schwallie
Two-time and reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Jimmy Owens survived to win the 50-lap High Banks Havoc on Saturday Night at LoneStar Speedway. Owens earned $10,000 for his second LOLMDS win of the season and the 38th of his career.
Owens took the lead from Scott Bloomquist on lap 33 and then held off Bloomquist for the win. Steve Francis finished third followed by Don O’Neal and Jared Landers.
“It is really a weight off of our shoulders to win this race after we had a rough time in Florida. It really was a pretty good race having several different leaders, I saw Scott running a line to avoid the holes and I followed him for a longtime, and finally we were able to pass him,” said Owens.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and LaSalle Speedway officials have announced that the “Spring Shootout”, scheduled for May 11th will be expanded this year. This year’s event will now be two single day shows. There will be a complete show on Friday, May 10th, paying $10,000 to win and a complete show on Saturday, May 11th, paying $10,000 to win.