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Southern Nationals Bonus Races to Sanction Blue/Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway

SOMERSET, KY (July 28, 2014)-T
he Southern Nationals Bonus Races are pleased to announce two additions to the schedule of Bonus Races with the sanctioning of the 25th Annual Blue/Gray 100 weekend at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC.

The two-day event will feature a complete show on Friday Night October 24th paying $5,000-to-win followed by the $10,000-to-win Blue/Gray 100 weekend finale on Saturday Night October 25th.

"We are pleased to be sanctioning this mega event for the first time and we're extremely glad to be working with Lennie Buff and his crew at Cherokee Speedway again after a very successful March Madness event earlier this year," stated Chris Tilley.

More details are forthcoming on the Blue/Gray 100 weekend's events.

The next Southern Nationals Bonus Race will be on Saturday Night August 16th at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. for the Tenth Annual Iron-Man Classic by CT Promotions paying $5,010-to-win.

For further information on the Southern Nationals Bonus Races, call Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .

Southern Nationals Bonus Race Winners:
March 1-Jason Hiett (Cherokee Speedway) $3,000
March 2-Jonathan Davenport (Cherokee Speedway) $10,000
May 25-Mike Marlar (Duck River Raceway Park) $5,000
July 4-Casey Roberts (Tri-County Race Track) $3,000
July 5- Ray Cook (Tazewell Speedway) $5,000
Southern Nationals Bonus Races/Upcoming Events:
Saturday August 16-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,010 to win
Friday October 3-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$4,053 to win
Friday October 24-Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC-$5,000 to win
Saturday October 25-Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC-$10,000 to win
Fri/Sat Nov. 14/15-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$11,000 to win

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Dennis Franklin Rallies from Seventh in Thrilling Southern Nationals Rebel Yell

By Chris Tilley - Series Publicist

SYLVANIA, GEORGIA (July 26, 2014) -
Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, S.C. rallied from his seventh starting spot in the 53-lap Main to go on to capture the $5,300 prize in the 15th Annual Rebel Yell at Screven Motor Speedway for his seventh career Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series victory.

The driver known as "Rambo" became the fifth different winner in five Southern Nationals Series events and the Longhorn Chassis he drives also made some history during week one of the tour. Longhorn Chassis' have now won four out of five series events this week with Bloomquist Race Cars capturing the other victory.

Franklin's Clements Racing Engines powered Longhorn is sponsored by M & W Towing, Advanced Electrical Services, Nichols Plumbing, C & D Properties and Hoosier Racing Tire.

Brent Dixon and Casey Roberts would bring the field of 23 to the green flag for the start of the main event with Dixon grabbing the early lead and remaining in control for the first six circuits. Roberts would grab the lead from Dixon on lap seven and hold the position until Franklin would make the move on the back stretch coming to the 39th circuit and never look back going on to the victory over Roberts, Casey Barrow, Eric Jacobsen and Donald McIntosh.

Three yellow flags slowed the main event. On lap four, Johnny Pursley came to rest at the top of turn two. The second yellow flag would come out on lap 16 as Brent Dixon, who was running second to Roberts stopped his Rocket Chassis at the top of turn two and went to the pits but never returned to the track. The final yellow flag would come out on the 22nd lap as Stacy Boles made contact with a lapped car in turn one sending him around and ending his night.

The Southern Nationals Series will be back in action for Round Six on Sunday Night July 27th at Rome Speedway in Rome, Ga. for another 53-lap $5,300 to win event.

Official Summary of Results
Round # 5 of Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series by Old Man's Garage
Screven Motor Speedway-Sylvania, GA
Saturday Night July 26, 2014
A-Main Finish:
1. Dennis Franklin-Gaffney, S.C.
2. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
3. Casey Barrow-Bloomingdale, Ga.
4. Eric Jacobsen-Rio Del Mar, Cal.
5. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
6. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
7. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Australia
8. Chris Madden-Gray Court, S.C.
9. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
10. Joey Coulter-Concord, N.C.
11. Austin Smith-Cedartown, Ga.
12. Ben Watkins-Camden, S.C.
13. Chris Ferguson-Mt. Holly, N.C.
14. Brant Carey-Hull, Ga.
15. Jim Manka-Savannah, Ga.
16. Ivedent Lloyd Jr.-Ocala, Fla.
17. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
18. Scott Shirey-Gaston, S.C.
19. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
20. Brent Dixon-Elberton, Ga.
21. Tony Knowles-Newnan, Ga.
22. Johnny Pursley-Clover, S.C.
23. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.

Time of Race: 21 minutes, 24 seconds
Margin of Victory: 02.502 seconds
Yellow Flags: Three (laps 4, 16, 22)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Dixon (1-6), Roberts (7-38), Franklin (39-53)
Entries: 28

Series Championship Points (after July 26):
1. Chris Madden-955
2. Eric Jacobsen-938
3. Donald McIntosh-906
4. Vic Hill-904
5. Billy Ogle Jr.-901
6. Austin Smith-895
7. Stacy Boles- 889
8. Craig Vosbergen-880
9. Tony Knowles-862
10. Kenny Collins-820
11. Anthony Burroughs-767
12. Dennis Franklin-749
12. Pierce McCarter-638

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HAYES MEMORIAL/CONOCOCHEAGUE EVENT TO KYLE HARDY

Ernie Jones Memorial to Kyle Lear

HAGERSTOWN, MD. –
Kyle Hardy became the third different leader in Saturday’s 33rd Annual “Speedy” Hayes Memorial Conococheague 44-lap event to post his first ever Late Model triumph at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol LLC that was worth $4,400. The second generation racer from Stephens City, VA made up a nearly two second deficit after passing earlier race leader Andy Anderson to move into second and later pass C. S. Fitzgerald to lead the final six laps for a 3.518 second advantage at the checkered.   

“This means a lot to me,” Hardy said. “I really don’t know what to say. We’ve never been in this situation. These MBH cars are awesome. I can’t thank these guys enough for what they do for me.”

With rain rapidly approaching from the west, it also was the Kyle and Kyle show as Kyle Lear scored victory in the 22-lap Ernie Jones Memorial for the Late Model Sportsman after coming from 11th and taking the lead from Justin Weaver on a 19th lap restart. In a green to checkered Pure Stock event, Darrin Younker’s second win of the season also came over Mike Corbin as he held off the nine time winner by .738 seconds. Sprinkles began falling when the victory lane interviews ended.

With a three car invert for the Late Models in the Hayes –Conococheague event, Andy Anderson grabbed the lead over third starter Brian Tavenner while outside pole sitter Hardy was third by the second lap.

Fitzgerald was headed to the front from seventh and pressured Hardy to grab his position on the fourth lap and then challenge Tavenner to take over second two laps later. He nipped away at Anderson’s lead until catching him and getting past on the 14th lap.  

Fitzgerald opened a comfortable lead while Hardy got past Tavenner at the halfway mark and then past Anderson on the 30th lap. Hardy began to reel in Fitzgerald with each lap until pulling onto his rear bumper by the 37th. On the next lap, Hardy ducked under Fitzgerald on the backstretch and once ahead, he began to open up his lead until stretching it to 3.518 seconds.

“There was a little bit of moisture on the back stretch and I hit it just right that one time and it just launched it,” Hardy said. “The car was awesome, it couldn’t have got any better.”

Fitzgerald, looking for his first win since October 1998, was second with Tavenner, Anderson and Jamie Lathroum completing the front five. Steve Axtell Jr, Marvin Winters (from 17th), Keith Jackson. (14th), Roy Deese Jr., and Allen Brannon completed the top ten.  Heats went to Tavenner and Hardy.

Bobby Beard grabbed the Jones Memorial Late Model Sportsman lead from the outside pole over Justin Weaver and Terry Flaherty. Weaver kept the pressure on while seventh starting Andy Fries advanced to third by the tenth lap while Kyle Lear was charging forward from 11th and passed Fries three laps later.

Weaver got past Beard on a lap 16 restart as Lear won a battle for second from Fries but then on a lap 19 restart, Lear used the outside line to burst past Weaver off the second turn. He led the final three circuits for the $1,222 triumph by 1.369 seconds over Weaver and Fries. Flaherty and Beard completed the top five. Beard, Weaver and Tyler Horst were the heat winners.  

“I was really unsure about going to the top on that restart but I knew he (Weaver) was going to take the bottom because me and him were on the bottom racing prior to the yellow,” Lear said. “He stuck me out there so I had to get the momentum coming out of two.”  

33rd Annual Hayes Memorial Conococheague Late Models, 44 Laps:
1.Kyle Hardy, 2.C.S. Fitzgerald, 3.Brian Tavenner, 4.Andy Anderson, 5.Jamie Lathroum, 6.Steve Axtell Jr., 7.Marvin Winters, 8.Keith Jackson, 9.Roy Deese Jr., 10.Allen Brannon, 11.Jason Covert, 12.Frankie Plessinger, 13.Bruce Kane, 14.Andy Haus, 15.Lindsay Barton, 16.Kenny Moreland, 17.Travor Feathers, 18.Jason Miller, 19.Jason Dupont, 20.Randy Burkholder

Ernie Jones Memorial Late Model Sportsman,
22 Laps: 1.Kyle Lear, 2.Justin Weaver, 3.Andy Fries, 4.Terry Flaherty, 5.Bobby Beard, 6.Bruce Kane, 7.Paul Cursey, 8.Rick Hulson, 9.Charlie Schaffer, 10.Robbie Black, 11.Mike Walls, 12.Kyle Lee, 13.Dominic Defino, 14.Donnie Farlling, 15.Chris Eaton, 16.Chad Myers, 17.Cody Lear, 18.Chaz Walls, 19.Kurt Zimmerman, 20.Larry Neiderer, 21. Taylor Farlling, 22.Eddie Cornett, 23.Elwood Sord, 24.Scott Cline, 25.Chris Fletcher, 26.Tyler Horst, 27.Braden Anderson, 28.James Lichliter

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Casey Roberts Becomes Fourth Different Southern Nationals Winner with Swainsboro Victory

By Chris Tilley - Series Publicist

SWAINSBORO, GEORGIA (July 25, 2014) - Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. led flag-to-flag holding off challenges by Brandon Overton for his eighth career Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series victory at Swainsboro Raceway on Friday Night.

The win was worth $5,300 for the Peach State driver in the Cushman Motorsports, Cushman Paint & Body, Starette Trucking, M & S Concrete sponsored Custom Racing Engines powered Longhorn Chassis Camaro.

The series will be back in action at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. on Saturday Night for Round Five paying $5,300 to win during the 15th Annual Rebel Yell event.

Official Summary of Results
Round # 4 of Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series by Old Man's Garage
Swainsboro Raceway-Swainsboro, GA
Friday Night July 25, 2014
A-Main Finish:
1. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
2. Brandon Overton-Appling, Ga.
3. Chris Madden-Gray Court, S.C.
4. Brent Dixon-Elberton, Ga.
5. Ivedent Lloyd Jr.-Ocala, Fla.
6. Eric Jacobsen-Rio Del Mar, Cal.
7. Johnny Pursley-Clover, S.C.
8. Tony Knowles-Newnan, Ga.
9. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Australia
10. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
11. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
12. Scott Shirey-Gaston, S.C.
13. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
14. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
15. Austin Smith-Cedartown, Ga.
16. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
17. Joey Coulter-Concord, N.C.
18. Casey Barrow-Bloomingdale, Ga.
19. Anthony Burroughs-Minden, La.
20. Chris Ferguson-Mt. Holly, N.C.
21. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
22. Pierce McCarter-Gatlinburg, Tenn.
23. Dennis Franklin-Gaffney, S.C.

Time of Race: 20 minutes, 4 seconds
Margin of Victory: 02.663 seconds
Yellow Flags: Two (laps 34, 35)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Roberts (1-53)
Entries: 32

Series Championship Points (after July 25):
1. Chris Madden-771
2. Eric Jacobsen-746
3. Stacy Boles-727
4. Vic Hill-722
5. Austin Smith-717
6. Donald McIntosh-716
7. Billy Ogle Jr.-712
8. Tony Knowles-704
9. Craig Vosbergen-694
10. Anthony Burroughs-692
11. Kenny Collins-654
12. Pierce McCarter-563

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Brandon Overton Grabs First Southern Nationals Series Victory at Modoc Raceway
 
By Chris Tilley - Series Publicist

MODOC, SOUTH CAROLINA (July 24, 2014) -
Brandon Overton just needed the final few laps to get the job done at Modoc Raceway. The Appling, Ga. driver captured his first-career Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series by Old Man's Garage victory and became the 27th different winner when he overtook race leader Brent Dixon on lap 33 and never looked back in route to the $3,500 payday.

Overton drove to the victory in the Troy Baird owned, Baird Transport and Elite Concrete sponsored Clements Racing Engines powered Bloomquist Race Car.

"This car has been just so good since we got in it, I went out west and raced two weeks, I can't thank Troy Baird enough, all these fans, it's good to be back home and to get one in front of everybody," said Overton after his big victory.

Overton talked about his run in the final laps with Dixon and the pass on the outside. "I finally rolled him, you know, it's about time, we've been working hard, I can't thank Cody Mallery, my little brother, he's my new tire man, and my family, everybody that supports me enough, like I say Troy Baird, I couldn't do it without him," Overton went on to say.

Dennis Franklin and Dixon brought the field of 22 to life with Dixon grabbing the early lead. Caution would fly after one lap complete as second place runner Franklin and Chris Madden made contact on the back-chute sending Madden racing towards the turn three wall. Madden would go to the work area and come back and tag the tail for the restart and work his way up to finish seventh in the final rundown.

On the third lap, Vic Hill went over the turn two embankment and brought out the yellow flag. The next yellow would fly on the 28th circuit for debris on the back stretch. The final yellow would wave on lap 32 as Craig Vosbergen shred his right-rear tire and slowed on the main straightaway.

The Southern Nationals will be in action on Friday Night July 25th for Round Four paying $5,300 to win at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, GA.

Official Summary of Results
Round # 3 of Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series by Old Man's Garage
Modoc Raceway-Modoc, SC
Thursday Night July 24, 2014
A-Main Finish:
1. Brandon Overton-Appling, Ga.
2. Brent Dixon-Elberton, Ga.
3. Dennis Franklin-Gaffney, S.C.
4. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
5. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
6. Eric Jacobsen-Rio Del Mar, Cal.
7. Chris Madden-Gray Court, S.C.
8. Ivedent Lloyd Jr.-Ocala, Fla.
9. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
10. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
11. Anthony Burroughs-Minden, La.
12. Austin Smith-Cedartown, Ga.
13. G.R. Smith-Concord, N.C.
14. Scott Shirey-Gaston, S.C.
15. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
16. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Australia
17. Anthony Sanders-Spartanburg, S.C.
18. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
19. Frank Coates-Hodges, S.C.
20. Tony Knowles-Newnan, Ga.
21. Jordy Nipper-Gray, Ga.
22. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.

Time of Race: 29 minutes, 2 seconds
Margin of Victory: 00.956 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (laps 1, 3, 28, 32)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Dixon (1-32), Overton (33-35)
Entries: 28

Series Championship Points (after July 24):
1. Chris Madden-577
2. Stacy Boles-559
3. Eric Jacobsen-558
4. Vic Hill-548
5. Austin Smith-547
6. Donald McIntosh-544
7. Billy Ogle Jr.-532
8. Anthony Burroughs-530
9. Tony Knowles-520
10. Craig Vosbergen-512
11. Kenny Collins-496
12. Pierce McCarter-407

Series Winners:
Jonathan Davenport-Wythe Raceway July 21st
Randy Weaver-411 Motor Speedway July 22nd
Brandon Overton-Modoc Raceway July 24th

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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR 2015 TOURING SERIES; SEPARATE NORTHERN & SOUTHERN TOURING REGIONS CREATED AS SERIES CONTINUES STRONG FORWARD MOMENTUM
 
July 23, 2014
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By Mike Leone) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
(Pulaski, PA)...
While the exact details are still in the early planning stages, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone felt it was important to make an early announcement  that in 2015 there will be two separate regions for the Sweeney Touring Series.  Separate Northern and Southern Touring Regions will be created with 8-12 non-conflicting events per region.

In 2014, RUSH greatly expanded its territory with Potomac (Mechanicsville, MD) and Winchester (VA) coming on board in the Mid-Atlantic as well as Freedom (Delevan, NY) and Humberstone (Port Colborne, ON, Canada) in the Northeast as weekly-sanctioned speedways.  All four of these speedways hosted a Sweeney Tour event in 2014 as part of the 20-event slate.  Preliminary talks are already underway with additional speedways to join the Sweeney RUSH Weekly Series program in 2015.

"We've always been blessed to have great support from speedways and racers across the region," stated Emig.  "However, as with any successful business you must evolve and make slight changes to your business model to ensure continued growth.  We feel we've reached a point where we're now asking the racers to travel too far.  Drivers like Cody Dawson from southern Maryland and John Waters from New York have gone above and beyond competing in all nine of the Touring events to date.  Dawson just towed nine hours to compete Sunday at Humberstone, and Waters towed over six hours to Potomac earlier this season.  Although growth is a good thing, we need to be realistic and feel that by creating two regions a positive effect for both our speedways and racers will be created."  

While the exact dollar amounts will not be released for some time, a minimum of $4,000 to-win championship paying down a minimum of 12 positions in each region is expected with a bonus program paying $2,000 to the overall top point man of the combined regions.  A racer who competes in all of the Sweeney RUSH Tour events throughout both regions has the possibility of capturing $10,000 for their efforts, double what the Touring Championship has paid since its inception!  Racers who choose to compete in the touring programs of both regions will still pay only one membership. The Sweeney Weekly, Pace Performance "Summer Chase", and "Futures Cup" programs will remain intact.

All events will still be run by the same RUSH Touring Series Staff and as stated earlier will not conflict amongst regions.  There's also the possibility of one or two combined events for both regions with higher payouts.  It's also the goal to try and get these Sweeney Tour events to not conflict with Sweeney Weekly Series events in the region and doing so should be an easier task with less events per region.    

To date, 112 different drivers have competed in at least one of the nine 2014 Sweeney Tour events with 11 events still remaining.  The total number of different drivers is expected reach well over 150 by season's end, which shows racers still enjoy and look forward to participating in a Tour event, but may not be able to do so due to extended travel requirements.  Six drivers have perfect attendance to date (Ryan Montgomery, John Waters, Chad McClellan, Jason Rider, Eric Wilson, and Cody Dawson).  There have been five different winners with Rick Singleton (four wins), McClellan (two wins), Montgomery, Max Blair, and Waters all victorious.  The splitting of the region into two "Touring" quadrants is expected to greatly increase this number in 2015.     

"As we all know, current economics have really dictated what racers can and cannot do," stated Leone.  "We feel by shortening the travel distance and the amount of races per region will give racers more incentive and make it easier for them to participate in their individual Touring Championship programs, thus boosting car counts per event.  We really think this change will create excitement throughout the individual regions.  It will also spread the Sweeney Touring Championship monies out to more racers. All of the promoters and racers that we've discussed this with have been in favor."

The 2014 Sweeney Tour will be in action next on Thursday, August 14 at McKean County Raceway for the annual fair race and first of three appearances to the East Smethport, Pa. track.  Following that event, the $50,000 End of Summer Blowout presented by Sunoco Race Fuels will feature $1,500 to-win events over Labor Day Weekend at McKean on Saturday, August 30 followed by the first ever RUSH-sanctioned event at Ohio's Wayne County Speedway.  The Saturday MCR event will also include the $30,000 Manufactures Night!

Stay tuned for more information on 2015 in the coming months.  Tracks interested in the Sweeney RUSH program are urged to contact the RUSH Office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail info@rushracingseries.com.  

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Miller Captures Oakshade Raceway Win, Babb Scores Fourth Career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Title

By Jordan Morris

WAUSEON, Ohio. — July 19, 2014 — On the night of champions, local star Matt Miller charged his way from the third position to capture the lead on lap 17 en route to claiming the $10,000 checkered flag at his hometown track of Oakshade Raceway for the second year in-a-row, and third time in his career.

Shannon Babb, who only needed a 19th place finish to secure his fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals title, finished in the third position and easily scored the $25,000 series title for the first time since 2011.

Miller, of Whitehouse, Ohio, started the 40-lap feature from the third position as Mason Zeigler and Jeep Van Wormer started on the front row. Zeigler, after winning Thursday and Friday nights, looked as if he would accomplish the three-night sweep after jumping out to an early lead.

Saturday night had the look of the previous two nights as Zeigler managed to dominate the opening 16-laps of the feature. Unlike his previous two victories, the leader was reeled in by Miller who passed Van Wormer for second on lap five, and tracked down the leader by lap 16.

Miller, the 1991 Oakshade Raceway track champion, powered around Zeigler’s outside on lap 17, completing the pass and securing the lead. Miller stretched his lead by the halfway point as Zeigler came under fire from championship hopeful Ryan Unzicker for second.

Unzicker, who started the night 45-markers behind Shannon Babb for the title, worked his way around Zeigler for second just before Zeigler lost control of his car, causing the race’s only caution on lap 38. Unzicker pressured Miller for the top spot but fell short of claiming the victory yet again as he finished second for the seventh time of the 2014 season.

Miller led 24 laps and defeated Unzicker by .759 of a second en route to claiming the checkered flag for the second year in-a-row at his hometown track of Oakshade Raceway.

“
This one is fun,” Miller said in victory lane. “There’s always going to be a race in September (the World 100 at nearby Eldora Speedway) that’s at the top of my list, but this is definitely a good one. We’re close to home and we’ve got tons of fans and people I know up there in the stands, so there’s no doubt I get pumped up for this race.”

Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., started the feature in the seventh position, just behind championship rivals Ryan Unzicker and Brian Shirley. Babb chased Unzicker through the field, eventually finding their way to the front, as Shirley was a non-factor and finished in the sixth position.

Babb did what he needed to do in order to recapture the championship trophy. Babb glued himself to Unzicker’s back-bumper, and even challenged him for the second position in the final stages of the race.

Babb settled for a third place finish - which was his series leading 17th top-five finish to go with four victories – as he captured his fourth career DIRTcar Summer Nationals title by 38-points over Ryan Unzicker.

“It’s really hard to get these,” said Babb, who admitted to getting nervous before the race started. “Thirty nights of racing is a lot. You have a lot of ups and downs, but we got it done.”

Brandon Sheppard and Jeep Van Wormer rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Zeigler, Miller, Sheppard and Van Wormer.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Oakshade Raceway; Wauseon, Ohio; July 19, 2014;
A-Main (40-laps):
1. 3-Matt Miller ($10,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 6. 81-Brian Shirley, 7. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 8. 21D-Dan Stone, 9. 20C-Duane Chamberlain, 10. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen, 11. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, 12. 49-Brian Ruhlman, 13. 91-Rusty Schlenk, 14. 77K-Steve Kester, 15. 9R-Curtis Roberts, 16. 1N-Casey Noonan, 17. 99M-Devin Moran, 18. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 19. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 20. 0-Chris Keller, 21. 6M-Dona Marcoullier, 22. 20-Doug Drown

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Silver Dollar Nationals Up Next For Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

WAYCROSS, GA (July 17 2014) -
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heads to the state of Nebraska this weekend for the 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE.  This mega event is also part of the ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup - Presented by DirtonDirt.com.  The Silver Dollar Nationals is also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA.  I-80 Speedway promoter Joe Kosiski has increased this year's Silver Dollar Nationals purse to $30,000 to win and $1,400 to start with 32 cars starting the feature event.  The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) will also be on hand running two full shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

This crown jewel event gets underway on Thursday night, July 17th with an open practice for both the Super Late Models and USMTS Modifieds. Then on Friday night, July 18th the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will run Heat Races lined up by pill draw and using the passing points system.  Each LOLMDS competitor will compete in two separate Heat Races on Friday night.  The USMTS Modified Series will run a complete show on Friday night, in conjunction with the LOLMDS.  Then on Saturday night July 19th the LOLMDS will run B-mains and a Belt Bash Non-Qualifiers Race paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start - to drivers failing to make the feature event.  Following the B-Mains and Non-Qualifiers race on Saturday, the stars and cars of the LOLMDS will compete in the 80-lap Silver Dollar Nationals feature event with Jimmy Owens returning as the defending race winner.  

For tickets and information about I-80 Speedway visit the track website at www.i80speedway.com.

"The series is thrilled to head back to I-80 Speedway this weekend for the running of the Silver Dollar Nationals.  Joe Kosiski and his entire staff are great to work with and we look forward to seeing all the fans in Nebraska again this year.  This event has really grown in just a few short years and has become a must see event for fans to attend.  Last year's Silver Dollar Nationals was one of the best races of the year", stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Track Information- Thursday-Saturday July 17-19th
I-80 Speedway
Location: 13909 238th St Greenwood, NE 68366
Track Phone #: (402) 342-3453
Promoter: Ed Kosiski - (402) 659-3301
Website: www.i-80speedway.com/i80/

Tire Rule
Fronts - Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear - Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear - Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55

Event Purses
Belt Bash Non-Qualifier Purse: 1. $3,000, 2. 1,500, 3. $1,000, 4. $800, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9. $375, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12-20. $300

Silver Dollar Nationals Feature Purse: 1. $30,000, 2. $12,000, 3. $7,000, 4. $6,000, 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $2,500, 8. $2,400, 9. $2,300, 10. $2,200, 11. $2,100, 12. $2,000, 13. $1,800, 14. $1,600, 15. $1,550, 16. $1,500, 17. $1,475 ,18. $1,450 ,19. $1,425, 20- 32. $1,400

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Shirley Dominates Atomic Speedway for Third Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season

By Jordan Morris

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio. — July 16, 2014 —
2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley survived an over-heating engine en route to dominating all 40-laps and claiming the $5,000 checkered flag Wednesday night at Atomic Speedway.

Shirley started the feature event in the third position behind front-row starters Duane Chamberlain and Delmas Conley. On the races opening lap, Shirley quickly made his way to the lead by rocketing around both drivers before either had a chance to lead a single lap.

Conley fell back through the field, eventually settling for an 18th place finish. Chamberlain stayed glued to the leader’s back-bumper for the first handful of laps, as he challenged Shirley for the top spot on several occasions. Shirley had trouble pulling away from Chamberlain in the early laps of the race, but by lap 18 the leader began to inch further from the field after finding a faster line higher up the track.

Shirley had the car to beat, eventually building a lead of over two-seconds on second-place, but in the final stages of the event his car began to overheat. The leader suffered a punctured hole in his radiator, turning his car into a ticking bomb waiting to explode. Shirley continued on, never surrendering the lead during the duration of the event, and surviving an overheating engine to claim his third victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season at Atomic Speedway.

“It’s nice to still have a shot at the championship, but we’re not worrying about the points deal,” said Shirley, who last won at Clayhill Motorsports Park on June 26. “We just came out here to try to win races and make as much money as we can - so we’re just gonna try to win the rest of the races and let the points fall where they fall.”

If the battle atop the championship standings wasn’t close enough before the race, it has since gotten closer. Points-leader Shannon Babb started the feature in the eighth position, six spots better than Ryan Unzicker who trailed Babb in the standings by 41-points heading into the night.

On lap 29, Babb managed to climb to the fifth position and was slowly working his way to the front of the field when his car suddenly slowed on the front stretch. Babb was forced to retire following mechanical issues, giving Unzicker the opportunity to gain ground on the points-leader. Unzicker took advantage, finishing the night in the seventh position, and cutting Babb’s points lead to 26-points.

After capturing the win on Wednesday night, Brian Shirley now sits third in the championship standings only 45-markers behind Babb for the top spot and 19 behind Unzicker for second. The championship battle now becomes a three driver fight with three races remaining.

RJ Conley, Doug Drown and Jeep Van Wormer rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Chamberlain, Delmas Conley and Shirley.

With only three races remaining in the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season, the tour joins the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Thursday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Atomic Speedway; Chillicothe, Ohio; July 16, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 81-Brian Shirley ($5,000), 2. 20C-Duane Chamberlain, 3. 71C-RJ Co
nley, 4. 20-Doug Drown, 5. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 6. 99M-Devin Moran, 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 8. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 9. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 10. 21M-Jason Montgomery, 11. 5M-Ryan Markham, 12. 51-Jamie Oldfield, 13. 96-Tanner English, 14. 77K-Steve Kester, 15. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 16. 19-Chad Smith, 17. 18-Shannon Babb, 18. 71-Delmas Conley, 19. 29K-Garrett Krummert, 20. 9F-Mark Frazier, 21. 71R-Rod Conley, 22. 33-Kevin Wagner.

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Kick-Off Final Dash to Checkers

By: Jordan Morris

CONCORD, NC. — July 15, 2014 —
2014 has proven to be a year to remember in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. So far the six-week long tour has provided everything from broken records to photo finishes. Here’s what to look forward to as both tours kick-off their final stretch of action with just four races remaining until championship night at Oakshade Raceway on July 19.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals has seen its fair share of winners so far this year, with 11 different drivers claiming checkered flags. Two drivers have been the headline stealers as they continue their season-long battle for the top spot on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals all-time wins list. Billy Moyer currently holds the top spot on the list with 88 career wins – just one ahead of Shannon Babb who scored his 87th career victory Sunday night at Vermilion County Speedway. Moyer has a series-leading six wins, including four of his last five starts, followed by Babb who has four wins, as the two drivers have combined to dominate series action this past week.

As the two continue their back-and-forth battle for career wins, the three-time series champion Babb continues to sit atop the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship standings. Babb holds a 41-point margin over Ryan Unzicker, as he looks to claim the $25,000 championship prize and become just the second driver to claim at least four series titles.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals also has a back-and-forth battle currently taking place, as championship-leader Mike Harrison and second-place Jacob Poel continue their season-long battle for victories. Poel holds the upper hand after capturing his seventh victory of the season on Sunday night at Vermilion County Speedway. Harrison, who has six wins this season, hasn’t visited victory lane since July 3 at LaSalle Speedway after winning five-out-of-seven events, including three-in-a-row, at the end of June and beginning of July.

In the tightest points battle in series history, Harrison clings to a very slim six-point advantage over Poel for the top spot in the standings. Poel has been red-hot as-of-late, capturing two of the last three races, as he continues to turn up the heat on the points leader with just four races remaining before the $5,000 championship title will be handed out.

Both series take a couple of days off to prepare for the final dash to championship night at Oakshade Raceway on July 19. Racing resumes on Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chilliclothe, Ohio for what’s sure to be another action-packed night as 2014 continues to be a year to remember in DIRTcar history.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to Kansas Tuesday Night for "Clash of the Titans"
 
WAYCROSS, GA (July 11, 2014) -
The stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will travel to Kansas City, Kansas on Tuesday July 15th for the 2nd Annual "Clash of the Titans" event at Lakeside Speedway. The premier national tour will visit the pristine facility where NASCAR Star and former Lakeside Speedway track champion Clint Bowyer honed his skills. Clint is scheduled to attend and sign autographs and watch his two current LOLMDS drivers Don O'Neal and Steve Francis compete. There will be a complete show with Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races and B-Mains, followed by the 50-Lap feature event - paying $10,000 to win. Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR is the defending race winner. For tickets and information about the event visit the track website at www.lakesidespeedway.net.

As part of this special event titled the "Clash of the Titians" the United States Modified Touring Series will also be in action in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Lakeside Speedway. The USMTS is the premier dirt open wheel modified series in the country and fans can expect to see the best modified drivers competing for a $3,000 to win first place prize. Several drivers are expected to pull double-duty racing in both the LOLMDS event and the USMTS event on Tuesday Night. Drivers planning on this huge task include Ronnie Sanders, 2010 USMTS national champion and current Dunn-Benson Ford Rookie of the Year driver on the LOLMDS Jason Hughes and second-generation star Terry Phillips. For more information about the USMTS visit their official website at www.usmts.com.

"The series is thrilled to return to Lakeside Speedway again this year and see all of the great fans from the Kansas area. We appreciate Clint Bowyer taking time from his busy schedule to attend this event and see all his hometown family and friends.Also having the USMTS competing with us will make for a great show and some entertaining racing. We look forward to having a big show on Tuesday night and hope all our great fans can make it out Tuesday to Lakeside Speedway", stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  
 
Don O'Neal is leading the current LOLMDS championship point standings with a slim point lead in the over the hottest driver in the country right now, Jimmy Owens. Scott Bloomquist sits in third in the chase for the LOLMDS National Championship, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Steve Francis, 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.

Track Information- Tuesday, July 15th
Lakeside Speedway
Track Phone #: (913) 299-2040
Promoters:  Mike Johnson & Don Marrs
Location: 5615 Wolcott Drive, Kansas City, 66109
Website: www.lakesidespeedway.net
Tire Rule for Lakeside Speedway - July 15th
Fronts - Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear - Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear - Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55

Event Purse or LOLMDS
$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.

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Moyer Claims Back-to-Back Victories in 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Action at 34 Raceway

By Jordan Morris

BURLINGTON, Iowa. —
July 12, 2014 — One night after claiming his series-leading 87th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory, six-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Billy Moyer led the final 14 laps en route to capturing his 88th career checkered flag Saturday night at 34 Raceway.

Moyer captured the pole-position for the 40-lap feature event over local driver Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa. On the race’s opening lap, Simpson shot around Moyer who struggled to get going, as he fell back to fifth. Simpson controlled the top spot for the races first 26 laps, building a comfortable lead over third-place starter Brian Shirley.

Moyer charged his way back through to the field, and was in the right place at the right time when the leader jumped the cushion in the third-turn on lap 27. Simpson finally regained control of his car but had fallen to third, handing the lead over to Moyer.

Moyer held the top-spot for the final 14 laps, turning back seventh-place starter Brian Birkhofer, en route to claiming the $10,000 checkered flag at 34 Raceway – his second in as many nights after winning Friday night at Farmer City Raceway.

"We just worked our butts off here in the pits trying to stay on top of the car, and not knowing much about this place, everything was pretty much a guess," said Moyer, whose victory celebrations were cut short after a rain shower moved into the area. "I don’t know if we had the best car or not. I had to work my butt off, I know that.”

Shannon Babb had a 28-point lead over Ryan Unzicker heading into Saturday night’s action, but due to engine problems had to exit the feature event on lap 12. Babb now clings to a 14-point advantage with just five races remaining in the six-week long tour.

Simpson, Brandon Sheppard and Tanner English rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Simpson, Moyer and Brian Shirley.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Sunday night at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; 34 Raceway; Burlington, Iowa
July 12, 2014; A-Main (40-laps):
1. 21-Billy Moyer ($10,000), 2. 15B-Brian Birkhofer, 3. 32S-Chris Simpson, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 96-Tanner English, 6. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 7. 98-Jason Rauen, 8. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 9. 20-Dustin Griffin, 10. 45DW-Denny Woodworth, 11. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 12. 21F-Todd Frank, 13. 29-Spencer Diercks, 14. 32-Bobby Pierce, 15. 18-Shannon Babb, 16. 15R-Brian Harris, 17. 93-Jay Johnson, 18. 81-Brian Shirley, 19. 1CJ-Gary Christian, 20. 7B-Mark Burgtorf, 21. 25-Jason Feger, 22. 58R-Ray Guss Jr.

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MARVIN WINTERS BANKS $3,000 IN SEASON SECOND LATE MODEL WIN

HAGERSTOWN, MD. –
If it wasn’t hot enough outside, Marvin Winters was really working up a sweat on Christmas in July night at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol as he battled Roy Deese Jr. for the $3,000 Late Model win. Going inside to pass a lapped car on the front stretch, Deese’s attempt around the outside ended with a hard crash into the first turn fence. Winters continued the final 11 laps to post the win over Jason Covert by 1.38 seconds.

“That lapped traffic was a little touchy and it looks like it got Roy, that’s a shame,” Winters said. “But we had a good race going on. I think he was getting a little bit loose or mine was starting to come on. It was going to be a good race. I didn’t see him. I went below the lapped car and the next time I came around and the red was out. I didn’t see it happen.”

In other racing and after 16 years, third generation driver Mike Walls fought back emotions following his career first win in the Late Model Sportsman feature. It was another day in the office for Mike Corbin who posted his ninth win in the Pure Stock event while Matt Williamson finally wrapped up his first win in the Four Cylinder feature. Defending Classic Racing Series champion Matt Wallace scored his Hagerstown second of the season with the Bill Bollinger Memorial event.  

With a heads up start, Brian Bernheisel led the opening lap with Roy Deese Jr. charging past off the fourth turn to lead the second circuit. Winters, C. S. Fitzgerald, Kyle Hardy and Jason Covert each passed Bernheisel in the next several laps with Winters closing in for the battle with Deese while Fitzgerald was feeling the pressure from Hardy and Covert was another several lengths back.    

Clearing Scott Richwine on the 12th lap, Wayne Johnson was next in line as Winters led the 16th lap with Deese battling back. The two were putting on a show while On the 19th lap, Winters went to the inside of Johnson entering the first turn while Deese went to the outside and contact was made sending him hard into the fence which brought out the red flag.

On the restart, Covert bolted into the runner up spot while Hardy got past Fitzgerald on the 21st lap. Winters continued to hold a several length lead and went on to take the triumph by 1.320 seconds over Covert and Hardy. Fitzgerald and Jamie Lathroum were next. B. Bernheisel, Deese and Fitzgerald were the heat winners.

“I have to thank Tex Shaffer,” Winters said. “He’s a great car owner. He lets me do whatever we need to the car; no questions asked. That’s the kind of owner you need.”

In a three car invert for the Malloy Ford Late Model Sportsman feature, it was Chaz Walls on the pole and Mike Walls (No relation) on the outside as they ran side by side the first lap with M. Walls pulling ahead off the fourth turn. Following the only yellow flag on lap six, M. Walls led while Chad  Myers, two time winner and running third, pulled pit side with mechanical issues.

C. Walls, then came under attack by Robbie Black who took over the third position on the 11th lap but M. Walls was more than two seconds ahead. Black kept cutting into the lead but still trailed Walls by 1.426 seconds at the checkered. It was Walls’ first ever win and came after 16 long years.  Myers, M.Walls and C.Walls won the heats.

Chaz Walls was involved in an accident east of Waynesboro on the way to the track when a car caused the incident which demolished his truck. Brother Mike Walls came to the rescue and towed Chaz ‘enclosed trailer on to the speedway.  

Late Models, 30 Laps:
1.Marvin Winters, 2.Jason Covert, 3.Kyle Hardy, 4.C.S. Fitzgerald, 5.James Lathroum, 6.Steve Axtell Jr., 7.Frankie  Plessinger, 8.Jim Bernheisel, 9.Ronnie DeHaven Jr., 10.Bryan Bernheisel, 11.Wayne Johnson, 12.Scott Richwine, 13. Trever Feathers, 14.Roy Deese Jr., 15.Jason Miller, 16.Tyler Castle, 17.Brian Tavenner, DNS – Tim Murphy

Late Model Sportsman,
20 Laps: 1Mike Walls, 2.Robbie Black, 3.Chaz Walls, 4.Dominic Defino, 5.Bobby Beard, 6.Rick Hulson, 7.Charlie Schaffer, 8.Kyle Lee, 9.Justin Weaver, 10.Tyler Armstrong, 11.Kris Eaton, 12.Keith Walls, 13.Rodney Walls, 14.Donnie Farlling, 15.Jimmy Jesmer Jr., 16.John McLanigan, 17.Scott Cline, 18.Eddie Cornett, 19.Darrell Dow, 20.Dave Friedrich, 21. Elwood Sord, 22. Chad Myers, DNS-Matt Murphy.

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Owens Wins His 3rd CMH Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway
 
WHEATLAND, MO (July 12, 2014) -
Jimmy Owens returned to dominance on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway by winning the 8th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals. With car owner Mike Reece looking on, Owens ran away from Scott Bloomquist to record his 50th career win with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The event was co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models.

Both Owens and Bloomquist entered the event with 49 wins, each, in series history. Owens initially took the lead on lap three from Earl Pearson, Jr. and then had to fight off the challenges of Bloomquist. Owens and Bloomquist ran side-by-side for a handful of laps in heavy traffic. Bloomquist led for four laps until Owens pulled ahead for good on lap 19. The race saw only one caution flag and that was for a multi-car accident four laps into the race.

Jesse Stovall charged from the16th starting spot to finish fourth. He survived a torrid battle with Don O'Neal, who entered the event as the LOLMDS points leader and finished fifth.

"Man, I don't know what to say. The car was super good all night. It's great to win here in front of my car owner and this tremendous crowd. The track was probably the best I have ever seen it from start to finish. We could run anywhere on it. I don't know what it is about this place, but for some reason we can get around here pretty good", stated Jimmy Owens in victory lane.

"I got by Earl early on, and then we had that one caution. Then I got into some big-time traffic and Scott caught me. We had a heck of a race for a while. Everybody out there was giving everybody plenty of room to maneuver. Once we got back in front, I was hoping the race would stay green and it did. That's just a testament to the drivers that raced tonight and the track conditions. I have to thank Reece Monument Company, Edge Services, Ohlins, Sunoco, Red Line Oil, FORD, and Keyser. It was a great win for us", Owens concluded. With his sixth series victory of 2014, Owens moved ahead of O'Neal in the series championship point standings by just five points heading into Tuesday's event at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas.

Bloomquist recorded yet another second -place finish, but could not keep pace with Owens over the last half of the race. "He [Owens] was really good tonight; I kind of made some adjustments on the car that didn't turn out liked I had hoped. The car has been solid no doubt. The track was just outstanding to race on tonight. Everyone could race from the bottom to the top. We needed to be a little freer with the car. But man one spot again, that's all we need. We have a few days off to regroup before we head to Lakeside, so we will hope for better results then. I have to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine, Penske Shocks, Andy Durham Race Engines, and Randy Sweet."

Pearson led the first two circuits, and then managed to stay in the top three for the rest of the race, coming home third behind Owens and Bloomquist. "What a great crowd tonight! Having Forrest Lucas was here tonight was a real honor. The track was just was superb tonight. Gary Hubert and his crew are really doing a great job with the track prep. We were good early on and could stay up there with those two, but I went to the top and got faster, but I had lost so much ground to them, I wasn't going to able to catch them without a caution flag. I have to thank Bobby Labonte, Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV American Real, Sunoco and everyone else on the team."

Completing the top ten were Steve Francis, Will Vaught, John Blankenship, Brandon Overton, and Terry Phillips.

In preliminary action, Justin Asplin set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 41 entrants, with a lap of15.263 seconds. Scott Lewis set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.439 seconds. Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, Scott Lewis, and Scott Bloomquist won their respective heat races. Jeremy Payne and Josh Hughes won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday Night, July 12th, 2014
CMH Diamond Nationals
Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO

Feature Finish (50 Laps): 
1. Jimmy Owens, 2. Scott Bloomquist, 3. Earl Pearson Jr., 4. Jesse Stovall, 5. Don O'Neal, 6. Steve Francis, 7. Will Vaught, 8. John Blankenship, 9. Brandon Overton, 10. Terry Phillips, 11. Chad Simpson, 12. Dennis Erb Jr., 13. Ryan Gustin, 14. Tony Jackson Jr., 15. Jared Landers, 16. Justin Asplin, 17. Eddie Carrier Jr., 18. Jason Hughes, 19. Josh Hughes, 20. Travis Dickes, 21. Jason Papich, 22. Austin Siebert, 23. Garrett Alberson, 24. Reid Millard,  25. Scott Lewis, 26. Jeremy Payne, 27. Mark Dotson, 28. Jason Bodenhamer.

Race Statistics
Entrants: 41
Lap Leaders: Earl Pearson Jr. (Laps 1 - 2); Jimmy Owens (Laps 3 - 14); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 15 - 18); Jimmy Owens (Laps 19 - 50)
Time of Race: 21 minutes 11 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Jimmy Owens 4835
2. Don O'Neal 4830
3. Scott Bloomquist 4435
4. Earl Pearson Jr. 4320
5. Steve Francis 4260
6. Eddie Carrier Jr. 4145
7. John Blankenship 3860
8. Jared Landers 3790
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 3550
10. Jason Hughes 3320
*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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Moyer Outlast Rain for Fifth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Farmer City Raceway

By Jordan Morris

FARMER CITY, Ill.  July 11, 2014 
One night after Shannon Babb tied Billy Moyer atop the DIRTcar Summer Nationals all-time wins list at 86 career victories, Moyer retook the lead and broke the tie by outlasting the rain and dominating Friday night at Farmer City Raceway.

Brian Shirley started the 40-lap feature event from the pole-position with Mike Spatola starting to his outside. Neither driver managed to lead a lap as third-place starter Billy Moyer rocketed around both front-row starters and claimed the top spot on the first lap.

The six-time champion Moyer had the car to beat all night as he jumped out to a commanding lead early and never looked back. The only thing that dampened Moyer?s night was when a rain shower temporarily halted the race on lap 27.

Before the caution flew for rain, two race contenders were plagued by flat tires. Shirley, who started from the pole, rode around on a flat right-rear, gambling that the ensuing rain shower would end the race, but his bet didn?t pay off as he was caught in the pits when the caution did finally fly. Seventh-place starter Brandon Sheppard was cutting into Moyer?s large lead when he too suffered a flat tire on lap 27 just before the caution came out.

When the racing resumed, Moyer again proved to be too strong, as he easily dominated the remaining 13 laps, defeating fifth-place starting Bobby Pierce by over two seconds, en route to claiming the $10,000 checkered flag, his fifth win of the season and 87th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory,

?You just gotta have patience," said Moyer of the rain-delayed feature event. "I?m usually pretty good at that, just trying to hold yourself back and not make any stupid moves. Really, I couldn?t see. It was kinda, I guess, raining the whole time, spitting, I think, you know, because the vision wasn?t good the whole race really.?

Shannon Babb, Mike Spatola and Kevin Weaver rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Moyer, Shirley, Jason Feger and Spatola.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Saturday night at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City Raceway; Farmer City, Ill.; July 11, 2014;

A-Main (40-laps): 1. 21-Billy Moyer ($10,000), 2. 32-Bobby Pierce, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. 89-Mike Spatola, 5. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 6. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 8. 7R-Kent Robinson, 9. 81-Brian Shirley, 10. 89F-Daren Friedman, 11. Z-Joe Harlan, 12. 96-Tanner English, 13. 9D-Daniel Flessner, 14. 7T-Steve Thorsten, 15. 4G-Bob Gardner, 16. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 17. 25-Jason Feger, 18. 116-Torin Mettille, 19. 75D-Billy Drake, 20. 42-MCKay Wenger, 21. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 22. 83-Scott Bull.

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O'Neal Wins Terrific Battle at the Beach at Tri-City Speedway Friday Night
 
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GRANITE CITY, IL (July 11, 2014) -
A day after celebrating his birthday, current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Don O'Neal gave himself quite a present by winning the Battle at the Beach 50 on Friday Night at Tri-City Speedway. O'Neal took the lead from his teammate Steve Francis on lap 26 and withstood challenges from Jimmy Owens and Scott Bloomquist for the win.

In a battle amongst the top three in LOLMDS points standings, O'Neal held on for his fifth series win of the season. Bloomquist snuck by Owens at the end to finish second. Owens came home third, followed by 12th starting, Brian Birkhofer, and Francis rounded out the top five.

"What a win for this Clint Bowyer Race Team tonight! I saw Jimmy pull alongside a few times and I thought I had better get going. That top line was going away. The car handled really well whether we ran low, in the middle, or the top. It got pretty loose there at the end. I kept my pace pretty good, there were a few lapped cars that actually helped up keep the lead. The track was in excellent shape tonight, and I hope the fans got their money's worth," said the winner.

"Steve [Francis] got off to a good start. He had a really good car. I just kept digging and digging, and was finally able to get by him. I want to thank my crew chief Jeremy Justice, Tony, Trent, Barry and Lance Wright. Lance couldn't be here tonight. He is with his daughter who just had surgery. Thanks to Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply, Traeger Grills, Cometic Gasket, Ohlins, Georgia Boot, Toyota, and Clements Race Engines."

Bloomquist was able to overcome a few early setbacks; falling to fifth at one point; to collect the second place money. "We had a really good car; the track was just spectacular all night. I had a run there a few times, and I thought I was going to get both Don and Jimmy for the lead. Another second place finish for us tonight. It feels good knowing we have a car capable of winning every time out. I have to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine, Penske Shocks, Base, Andy Durham Engines and Randy Sweet. We will head to Wheatland tomorrow night and hopefully come home with a victory."

Owens was in the hunt trying to make it back-to-back wins after a stunning run from 17th place to win at 201 last Saturday. "Wow what a race, at one point there was five of us racing for the lead. I tried a few times to slide up there in front of him [O'Neal], but I was going to race him clean. Then I got into the wall and that ended any chance I had of passing him for the win. Then here comes Scott and he got underneath me for second. We had a good point's night and we'll head down to Wheatland tomorrow and try to get us another win there. Thanks my Mike Reece, Reece Monument Company, Sunoco, FORD, and everybody else on this car."

Completing the top ten were Jared Landers, Ryan Gustin, Chad Simpson, Billy Moyer Jr., and Terry Phillips.

In preliminary action, Jim Shereck set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 37 entrants, with a lap of 14.733 seconds. Steve Francis set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.066 seconds. Billy Moyer Jr., won their respective heat races. Jimmy Owens and Shannon Thornsberry won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday Night, July 11, 2014
"Battle at the Beach 50"
Tri-City Speedway - Granite City, IL
Feature Finish (50 Laps):
1. Don O'Neal, 2. Scott Bloomquist, 3. Jimmy Owens, 4. Brian Birkhofer, 5. Steve Francis, 6. Jared Landers, 7. Ryan Gustin, 8. Chad Simpson, 9. Billy Moyer Jr., 10. Terry Phillips, 11. Jim Shereck, 12. Brandon Overton, 13. Tim Manville, 14. Earl Pearson Jr., 15. Dennis Erb Jr., 16. Jack Sullivan, 17. Tony Jackson Jr., 18. Jason Papich, 19. Jason Hughes, 20. Paul Schrempf, 21. Michael Kloos, 22. Eddie Carrier Jr., 23. John Blankenship, 24. Travis Dickes, 25. Randy Korte, 26. Jeremy Payne, 27. Scott Weber, 28. Scott Lewis.  

Race Statistics
Entrants: 37
Lap Leaders: Steve Francis (Laps 1 - 26); Don O'Neal (Laps 27 - 50)
Cautions: Eddie Carrier Jr., John Blankenship (Lap 29); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 30)
Time of Race: 28 minutes 20 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Don O'Neal 4625
2. Jimmy Owens 4585
3. Scott Bloomquist 4205
4. Earl Pearson Jr. 4100
5. Steve Francis 4060
6. Eddie Carrier Jr. 4000
7. John Blankenship 3670
8. Jared Landers 3635
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 3380
10. Jason Hughes 3180
 
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Babb Captures Third Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Hometown Macon Speedway

By Jordan Morris

MACON, Ill. — July 10, 2014 —
Shannon Babb, from nearby Moweaqua, Ill., traded the lead back-and-forth with championship rival Ryan Unzicker for most of the race before Babb finally claimed the top spot just past halfway en route to capturing his third win of the season and fifth Herald & Review 100 at his hometown Macon Speedway.

Bobby Pierce, who started from the pole-position, jumped out to an early lead and controlled the first four circuits. Babb, who started just behind Pierce in the third position, easily made his way around second-place starter Brian Shirley, as he stayed close to the leader’s back bumper.

Babb captured the lead from Pierce on lap five and was not seriously challenged for almost the next 30 laps. Babb held the lead until lap 34 when lapped traffic helped a hard-charging Ryan Unzicker, who started in the seventh position, squeeze past Babb and claim the top spot.

Unzicker held the lead for the next 22 laps but could not hold off Babb, who found the high-line just past halfway in the event and charged back to the front to retake the lead. Babb pulled away from Unzicker and easily led the final 45 laps of the 100-lap feature event, claiming the $5,000 checkered flag at Macon Speedway. Unzicker settled for his sixth runner-up finish of the season without capturing a victory yet.

“We’ve growed up here and raced here a lot, so it means a lot to win this thing,” said three-time series champion Shannon Babb, who received a loud ovation upon winning in front of his hometown crowd. “You know, it’s tough running 100 laps here and staying out of trouble.”

In another back-and-forth battle, Babb returned his name to atop the series all-time wins list as he tied Billy Moyer at 86 DIRTcar Summer Nationals career victories, just one night after Moyer won at Terre Haute Action Track and took the outright lead.

Brian Shirley, Dennis Erb Jr. and Matt Taylor rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Pierce, Gary Christian, Babb and Shirley.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Friday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Macon Speedway; Macon, Ill.;
July 10, 2014; A-Main (100-laps):
1. 18-Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr, 5. 24T-Matt Taylor, 6. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 7. 42-MCKay Wenger, 8. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 9. 4T-Guy Taylor, 10. 38L-Ryan Little, 11. 91-Kyle Logue, 12. 7T-Steve Thorsten, 13. 30V-Mark Voigt, 14. 27K-Greg Kimmons, 15. 1M-Jim Moon, 16. 28B-John Beck, 17. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 18. 1CJ-Gary Christian, 19. 36-Andrew Barnes, 20. 32-Bobby Pierce, 21. 33H-Billy Hough, 22. 21B-Rich Bell.

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Moyer Captures Fourth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Terre Haute Action Track

By Jordan Morris

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — July 9, 2014 —
After claiming his record 85th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory on Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway, Hall of Famer Billy Moyer backed it up by claiming his 86th career win just three nights later at Terre Haute Action Track.

Moyer and Shannon Babb have battled back-and-forth all season long to claim the top spot on the series all-time winningest driver list. Babb took an early advantage, but in the last week, Moyer has stormed back and now leads Babb by one race.

Moyer captured the pole-position for the 40-lap feature at the half-mile dirt oval, which is the largest on the 39 race schedule. Brian Shirley joined the pole-sitter on the front row but was no match for Moyer who escaped to an early lead.

As Moyer was never challenged for the victory, the race was for the runner-up position. Shirley who held the position all race came under fire from a hard-charging Shannon Babb, who started the feature in the eighth position. Shirley was challenged by Babb a few times but eventually held off the three-time series champion.

With a third place finish, Babb regained the series points lead over Ryan Unzicker, who led the standings coming into the night but drove conservatively all night after suffering a concussion during Tuesday night’s feature event.

Moyer easily cruised to his season leading fourth victory, leading flag-to-flag en route to capturing the $5,000 checkered flag at Terre Haute Action Track over Shirley by more than a straightaway.

“People say like fine wine it just gets better with age,” said the 56-year-old Moyer, whose fourth win is the most he’s had in a season since he had six in 2010. “I know it’s a little harder to get out of bed in the morning than when I was 25, but we’re just gonna keep plugging along.”

Babb, Brandon Sheppard and Austin Dillon rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Moyer and Shirley.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Thursday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Terre Haute Action Track; Terre Haute, Ind.;

July 9, 2014; A-Main (40-laps):
1. 21-Billy Moyer ($5,000), 2. 81-Brian Shirley, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 3-Austin Dillon, 6. 77K-Steve Kester, 7. 1M-Jim Moon, 8. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 9. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 10. 15F-Chris Fetter, 11. 80-Duke Mounce, 12. 42*-Bob Mayer, 13. 7R-Kent Robinson, 14. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 15. 32-Bobby Pierce.

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Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Kicks Off Tenth Anniversary Season July 21st in Virginia!
 
By Chris Tilley - Series Publicist

BRASSTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA (July 8, 2014)
- The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man's Garage is gearing up for the tour's tenth anniversary season which will again showcase drivers from all over the Southeast vying for over $200,000 in prize money marking ten race nights in just 13 days.

Easier said than done for the drivers making all ten races right?  Well just ask any of the traveling drivers that make the nearly 1,400 mile trek in sweltering southern summer temperatures. They'll look tiresome at the end of that long journey and their preparedness to do so makes the challenge seem worth it at the end of the thirteen days.

The Southern Nationals Series has become a main stay in the Southeast over the last nine seasons producing ties in the point championship to door-to-door close quarters racing that can only be found in dirt track racing's birth place, the South.

This year's group of drivers expected to contend for the series prize are top of their class in this region.

Starting with Stacy Boles of Clinton, Tenn. who drives the Advanced Transportation sponsored Rocket Chassis, finished sixth in the final points chase in 2013 as he garnered his best finish of fourth at Wythe (Va.) Raceway in the tour's lid lifter.

Minden, Louisiana driver Anthony Burroughs is scheduled to compete this season with the tour. He was the 2010 Southern Regional Racing Series champion and drives the D.P. Motorsports and Peterson Contracting sponsored Barry Wright Race Car.

Kenny Collins of Colbert, Ga. will bring his Collins Sign sponsored Rocket Chassis to the tour for the first time. Collins finished a respective sixth in this year's final points with the tour's sister series the Spring Nationals. Collins also competes in the Southern Nationals Bonus events.

Vic Hill of Mosheim, Tenn. will tackle the grueling schedule for the fourth consecutive season. Hill earned a tenth place points finish in his first season in 2011, and a pair of fourth place finishes in the final run down the last two seasons. Hill, who is a skilled engine builder will bring his Landair Transport sponsored Warrior Race Car to this season's tour.

Eric Jacobsen of Rio Del Mar, Cal. returns to the tour for the second straight season, this time in a new chassis mount. The California hot shoe will bring his Soil Fume, Inc. sponsored Rocket Chassis to the tour. Jacobsen finished fifth in the 2013 points chase while collecting one win. That dramatic win came at Duck River Raceway Park.

Chris Madden is Mister Southern Nationals. Madden's four tour championships speak for themselves. His 23 wins on the tour keeps him high atop the list of series winners. The driver known as "Smokey" has won on all three National tours and is expected to be back in the Hamrick's of Gaffney sponsored Bloomquist Race Car. Last year, Madden collected two wins which came at Wythe, Va. and Smoky Mountain, Tenn.

Dawsonville, Ga's Donald McIntosh will bring his track championship at Dixie (Ga.) Speedway last season to this year's Southern Nationals as he will tackle the tour's grueling schedule for the first time. McIntosh already competed in the Spring Nationals Series this season finishing a close third in the final tallies.

Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. recently captured the Spring Nationals Series title after finishing second to Steve Casebolt last season. Ogle has toured with the Southern Nationals the last two seasons finishing in the runner-up spot in 2013 and third in 2012. Ogle's team-mate Tommy Kerr of Maryville, Tenn. won the series title in 2009. Ogle will drive his Blount Excavating and Massey Electric sponsored Rocket Chassis on this year's tour.

Another new face to the Southern Nationals Series will be youngster Austin Smith of Cedartown, Ga. Smith also raced with the Spring Nationals this season, a taste of tour-style racing. Smith finished a respectable seventh in the final run down. Smith will try his hand at the tour for the first time in the Cedartown Electric and Ladd's Farm Supply sponsored Rocket Chassis.

Ninety-nine drivers did battle during last season's nine events. One event was rained out, the annual Rebel Yell at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga.

This year's schedule features two new tracks and one returning venue. Mitch McCarter's 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. joins the slate for the first time. Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. also is a new track to the tour. Modoc (S.C.) Raceway returns to the schedule for the first time since the inaugural season. Royce Bray picked up the last series' visit during the tour's first-ever event.

The Southern Nationals Series will feature a points fund in excess of $15,000 with $5,053 going to the Series Champion, second place receives $2,553, third place receives $2,053, fourth place receives $1,553, fifth place receives $1,053, sixth place receives $753, seventh place receives $653 and eighth place in series points will receive $553 along with all other prefect attendance drivers. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA is the defending series champion.

In addition to the Southern Nationals and Spring Nationals Series point funds, the series has announced a Combined Bonus for the top five drivers who finish the highest with both tours. The overall top driver from each series will receive $5,053, with second place receiving $2,553, third place receiving $2,053, fourth place receiving $1,553 and fifth place receiving $1,053.

A possible $15,000+ could be won by Billy Ogle Jr. this season if he wins the Spring and Southern Nationals with points fund monies from both tours and the Combined Bonus Money. Also, if a driver was to at least run fifth in both tours, he could receive $3,159 with point funds and the combined bonus.

The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series officially kicks off on Monday Night July 21st at Fred & Susan Brown's Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Va.  For more information on the Southern Nationals, please log on to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
 
2014 Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:
Monday July 21-Wythe Raceway-Rural Retreat, VA-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Tuesday July 22-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Thursday July 24-Modoc Raceway-Modoc, SC-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Friday July 25-Swainsboro Raceway-Swainsboro, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Saturday July 26-Screven Motor Speedway-Sylvania, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Sunday July 27-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Tuesday July 29-Boyd's Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Thursday July 31-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Friday August 1-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Saturday August 2-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,300 to win/53 laps

$3,500 to Win Event Purse: 1) $3,500, 2) $2,000, 3) $1,200, 4) $800, 5) $600, 6) $580, 7) $570, 8) $560, 9) $550, 10) $540, 11) $530, 12) $520, 13) $510, 14) $500, 15) $490, 16) $480, 17) $475, 18) $470, 19) $465, 20) $460, 21) $455, 22) $450 --- $16,705 TOTAL

$5,300 to Win Event Purse:  1) $5,300, 2) $2,500, 3) $1,500, 4) $1,000, 5) $900, 6) $800, 7) $750, 8) $725, 9) $700, 10) $675, 11) $650, 12) $630, 13) $620, 14) $610, 15) $600, 16) $590, 17) $580, 18) $570, 19) $560, 20) $550, 21) $540, 22) $530 --- $21,880 TOTAL
 
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to the Midwest this Weekend for Two Big Shows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WAYCROSS, GA (July 9, 2014) -
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, coming off four exciting races in front of record spectator crowds last week, will head back to the Midwest this weekend for a pair of single day shows.  The premier national tour for dirt late models will make its second visit of the year in Pontoon Beach, IL this Friday, July 11th for the 10th Annual "Battle at the Beach 50" at Tri-City Speedway.  The event is also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA.  There will be a complete show with Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races and B-Mains, followed by the 50-Lap feature event - paying $10,000 to win. Steve Francis of Ashland, KY is the defending race winner.  Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Tri-City Speedway include Modifieds and Pro Crate Late Models.  For tickets and information about the event visit the track website at www.tricityspeedway.net.

"The series is thrilled to return to the Midwest this weekend and see all of the great loyal fans out there. We always enjoy coming to Tri-City Speedway and working with the Gundakers and their great staff.  The racing there is always amazing and the fans really come out to support us when we're at their track. Having the Lucas Oil MLRA drivers there as well will make for a great show this year, as always", stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  

The LOLMDS will then travel to Wheatland, MO for the second time in 2014 for the 8th Annual "CMH Diamond Nationals" at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, July 12th.  The event at Lucas Oil Speedway is also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA and will include a complete show with Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-lap feature event, with the winner receiving $10,000 and a special Diamond Ring from Lucas Oil Speedway.  John Blankenship won last year's "Diamond Nationals" and will be looking to capture another victory at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks".  Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Lucas Oil Speedway includes the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds.  Both events on Friday and Saturday will be filmed by the Lucas Oil Production Studios to air on several TV networks later this year.  For tickets and information about the event visit the track website at www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

"Lucas Oil Speedway is always a great place to go and Dan Robinson and his staff truly are wonderful people to work with.  We look forward to seeing all the great fans in the Midwest this weekend and watching some exciting racing action at two great tracks this weekend", stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Don O'Neal, will lead the LOLMDS stars into this big weekend of racing with a slim 10 point lead in the series championship point standings over the hottest driver in the country right now, Jimmy Owens. Scott Bloomquist, coming off a big win at Portsmouth Raceway Park on July 4th, sits in third in the chase for the LOLMDS National Championship, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Steve Francis, 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.

Track Information- Friday, July 11th
Tri-City Speedway
Track Phone #: (618) 931-7836
Promoters: Kevin & Tammy Gundaker - (636) 448-9111
Location: 5100 Nameoki Road, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
Website: www.tricityspeedway.net

Tire Rule for Tri-City - July 11th
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier 1320, LM20, 1640, LM40
Right Rear - Hoosier 02, LM20, 06, LM40

Track Information- Saturday July 12th
Lucas Oil Speedway
Track Phone #: (417) 282-5984
Promoter: Dan Robinson - (417) 282-5984
Location: 700 E Hwy 54, Wheatland, MO 65779
Website: www.lucasoilspeedway.com

Tire Rule for Lucas Oil Speedway - July 12th
Fronts - Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear - Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear - Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55  

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.

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Lucas Oil Late Model
July 12
1. Jimmy Owens 4835
2. Don O'Neal 4830
3. Scott Bloomquist 4435
4. Earl Pearson Jr. 4320
5. Steve Francis 4260
6. Eddie Carrier Jr. 4145
7. John Blankenship 3860
8. Jared Landers 3790
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 3550
10. Jason Hughes 3320
 
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