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Tanner English Battles Father Terry And Gets His First Southern All Stars Win At Duck River

RACE RECAP: WHEEL, TN--The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series returned to Duck River Raceway Park Saturday night for the first time since 2001 and the fans that packed the stands got a show from a father & son duo as Tanner and Terry English of Benton, KY., battled side by side for 15 laps till Tanner got the lead for good after a late race restart to get his first Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series win in the Ducktona 40.  They now are the fourth father and son duo to win Southern All Star events.  They join Tony and T J Reaid, Billy and Billy Moyer Jr, and Jack and Travis Pennington.

Local favorite and outside pole sitter Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., checked out at the drop of the green but the Skinner but the Skinner bad luck continues as his transmission locked up and ended his night.

Four time Southern All Stars Champion Riley Hickman made his first appearance with the series this season and they knew he was there as he was right behind the English cars battling with them and trying to get around them.

Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., also returned to the series and he did not disappoint as he came from his 9th starting spot to finish fourth.

Jason Frame of Dechard, TN., also made his first start this year and got a fifth place finish.

Jay Scott of Fayetteville, TN., came home in 6th spot and alto took over the Southern All Stars points lead, 7th Josh Putnam of Florence, AL., who made his first start with the series this year, 8th Corey Posey of Petersburg, TN., also on his first start with the series, 9th went to Allen Murrey of San Antonio, TX., form his 14th starting spot, and 10th went to Caleb Ashby of Cunningham, TN.

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Tanner English; 2.Terry English; 3.Riley Hickman; 4.Eric Hickerson; 5.Jadon Frame; 6.Jay Scott; 7.Josh Putnam; 8.Corey Posey; 9.Allen Murrey; 10.Caleb Ashby; 11.Mark Dodson; 12.Daniel Miller; 13.Larry Greer; 14.John Minon; 15.Mitch Thornton; 16.David Seibers; 17.Joseph Faulkner; 18.Ray McElhaney; 19.Tony Morris; 20.Clint Nichols; 21.Tommy Taylor; 22.Brad Skinner; 23.David Brannon; 24.Richard Frost
 
2018 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB:: 1.Jay Scott 236; 2.Mrk Dodson 212; 3.Ray McElhaney 200; 4.Brad Skinner 174; 5.Tristan Sealy 154; 6.Joseph Faulkner 140; 7.Tommy Taylor 118; 8.Chris Madden 100; 9.G R Smith 100; 10.Tanner English

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Devin Gilpin Claims First Spring Nationals Victory with Spring 50 Triumph at Florence Speedway
 
By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist
 
UNION, KY (April 21, 2018)-Devin Gilpin etched his name in the record books of Florence Speedway on Saturday Night capturing his first-career Spring 50, an elusive victory of the storied 42-year history of the event which was sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV.
 
This was also Gilpin's first series victory, which was worth $5,000 to the Columbus, Ind. driver who drove the Jim Beeman-owned, Beeman Lumber, Ellis Gas and Oil, Bradley Machine and Jason Clarkson-sponsored Jay Dickens Racing Engines-powered MasterSbilt Race Car. Gilpin also became the 25th different winner in 49 series events held since the inception in 2013.
 
From the drop of the green flag it was all Michael Chilton for the first 16 circuits of the 50-lapper. Gilpin would duel with Chilton for the top spot before eventually taking to the point on lap 17. Gilpin would lead two laps before relinquishing the lead back to Chilton on the 19th lap. Chilton would hold the lead until ten to go when Gilpin would make his move to grab the lead and go on to win the event over Chilton, Eric Wells, Steve Casebolt and 13th starter Eddie Carrier Jr. who finished fifth.
 
Three cautions slowed the main event. The first yellow came on lap 30 as when Nick Latham slowed on the track, the second yellow came on lap 31 as fifth-running Jason Jameson slowed. The final yellow came on the restart as Casey Roberts spun in turn four.
 
The next Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series races will be May 24 at Crossville (Tenn.) Speedway, May 25 at Boyd's (GA) Speedway, May 26 at Dixie (GA) Speedway and May 27 at Rome (GA) Speedway.
 
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals, and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.
 
Official Summary of Results
 
Feature Results for Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals at Florence Speedway in Union, KY on April 21, 2018
 
1. Devin Gilpin-Columbus, Ind.
2. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
3. Eric Wells-Hazard, Ky.
4. Steve Casebolt-Richmond, Ind.
5. Eddie Carrier Jr.-Salt Rock, W.V.
6. Nick Hoffman-Mooresville, N.C.
7. Robby Hensley-Walton, Ky.
8. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
9. Duane Chamberlain-Richmond, Ind.
10. Zach Leonhardi-Cartersville, Ga.
11. Jason Miller-Berryville, Va.
12. Nick Latham-Winchester, Ohio
13. Billy Green-Walton, Ky.
14. Trevor Landrum-Erlanger, Ky.
15. Dustin Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
16. Kody Evans-Camden, Ohio
17. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
18. Ryan King-Seymour, Tenn.
19. Ted Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
20. Bill Blair Jr.-Amelia, Ohio
21. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
22. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
23. Josh Rice-Verona, Ky.
24. Forrest Trent-Talbott, Tenn.
 
Time of Race: 33 minutes, 44 seconds
Margin of Victory: 00.319 seconds
 
Current Spring Nationals Points:
1. Eric Wells-1,132
2. Zach Leonhardi-1,078
3. Aaron Ridley-1,076
4. Casey Roberts-1,066
5. Ryan King-1,008
6. Chicky Barton-838
7. Brandon Kinzer-826
8. Jason Jameson-710
9. Shanon Buckingham-710
10. David Payne-682

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Michael Chilton Captures Schaeffer's Spring Nationals Spring Showdown at Ponderosa Speedway
 
By Michael Despain
 
JUNCTION CITY, KY - April 20, 2018 - The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV would present event number five of its 2018 tour at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on Friday evening as the track hosted the series for the 6th Annual Spring Showdown and Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY would become the fourth different series winner in five events so far in 2018 by claiming the $4,000 payday.
 
The win would be Chilton's second Spring Nationals career victory and would aboard his Caton Industrial Painting, Parkview Home Center, Dial Painting, MKC Transport, Irvin Enterprises, Brucebilt Performance sponsored #97 Rocket Chassis, Bullock Race Engines powered entry.  
 
Eddie Carrier, Jr. and Eric Wells would duel side-by-side for the lead at the start of the 40 lap, $4,000 to win contest, with Carrier, Jr. edging in front of Wells on lap three. Carrier, Jr. would have some breathing room by lap five over Wells, while Michael Chilton, Casey Roberts, and Stephen Breeding also gave chase. The leaders would start working a bit of slower traffic by lap seven and Chilton would close in on Wells for second and take the position on lap ten. Chilton would then set his sights on Carrier, Jr. as Carrier, Jr. would encounter heavy traffic on lap thirteen, allowing Chilton to close right up to his rear bumper. Just as action was about to pick up, Fred Perry, Jr. would spin his machine in turn two to draw the caution flag with fourteen laps complete. The restart would see the front trio of Carrier, Jr., Wells, and Chilton remain the same, while Breeding would work past Roberts for the fourth position.
 
Two circuits later, Aaron Ridley would make his way into the top five by scooting by Roberts for the fifth position before the final caution of the event waved on lap eighteen when Nathan Vawter would loop his machine in turn four. The restart would again see the front three remain the same on the opening lap back under the green flag, while Ridley would drive past Breeding for the fourth position and would take third from Wells one lap later on lap nineteen. The action would again heat up for the lead when the lead pair of Carrier, Jr. and Chilton would catch slower traffic on lap twenty-five as the pair would race side-by-side for the lead until Chilton was able to use a lapped car for a pick and work past Carrier, Jr. down the backstretch for the lead on lap twenty-nine, with Jason Jameson working his way into the top five when took the fifth position from Breeding one circuit later on lap thirty. Chilton would slowly pull away from Carrier, Jr during the final ten laps of the event and see the checkered flag first, with Carrier, Jr. settling for runner-up honors, while Ridley would complete the podium finishers with a third-place effort.  Wells and Jameson would complete the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Breeding, Roberts, Zach Leonhardi, Jason Miller, and Todd Coffman.
 
The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV next event will be Saturday April 21 at Florence Speedway in Union, KY, paying $5,000 to win.  
 
Official Summary of Results
 
Feature Results for Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on April 20, 2018
1. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
2. Eddie Carrier, Jr.-Salt Rock, W.V.
3. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
4. Eric Wells-Hazard, Ky.
5. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
6. Stephen Breeding-Isom, Ky.
7. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
8. Zach Leonhardi-Cartersville, Ga.
9. Jason Miller-Barryville, Va.
10. Todd Coffman-Junction City, Ky.
11. Buzz Williams-Danville, Ky.
12. Forrest Trent-Talbott, Tenn.
13. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
14. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
15. Ryan King-Seymour, Tenn.
16. Jonathan Couch-Jackson, Ky.
17. Steve Stollings-Hazard, Ky.
18. Fred Perry, Jr.-Central City, Ky.
19. Nathan Vawter-Ninevah, Ind.
20. Austin Taylor-Harrodsburg, Ky.
DNS- Jason Welshan-Rockford, Tenn.
 
Time of Race: 20 minutes, 56 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.893 seconds

Current Spring Nationals Points:
1. Eric Wells-938
2. Casey Roberts-908
3. Zach Leonhardi-898
4. Aaron Ridley-892
5. Ryan King-844
6. Shanon Buckingham-710
7. David Payne-682
8. Brandon Kinzer-676
9. Chicky Barton-672
10. Donald McIntosh-578

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Ponderosa Speedway Begins 46th Season with 6th Annual Spring Showdown Friday April 20

By Michael Despain

Junction City, KY- April 16, 2018- Ponderosa Speedway is set to begin its 46th season of dirt track racing entertainment when the track opens its 2018 special-events only schedule on Friday April 20 with the 6th Annual Spring Showdown, featuring the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV, paying Super Late Models $4,000 to win. Also on the Spring Nationals racing program on Friday April 20 will be the track's Crate Late Models, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders, along with the United CC Mod Lite Series all in action.
 
In addition, former NASCAR star and Motorsports personality Ken Schrader will be on hand to greet the race fans and support local short track dirt racing during Ponderosa Speedway's opener April 20th.

The 6th Annual Spring Showdown event on Friday April 20 will be the first for new track owners Mark and Sharon Naylor and general manager/promoter Chris Tilley and will see the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series Super Late Models in competition for $4,000 to win. Along with the Super Late Models, the track's Crate Late Models will race for $800 to win, with the KDRA Super Stocks in action for $500 to win, KDRA Four Cylinders will compete for $400 to win, and the United CC Mod Lite Series will be in action for $500 to win. The Mod Lites will be in action as the first of a pair of events for that tour that weekend as they will be in action at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY the following evening on Saturday April 21.

The Super Late Model portion of the program will be sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals tour and will feature the following tire rules: Hoosier 1350 or 1600 and American Racer 48 or 56. The Super Late Model entry fee is $100 and random tire samples will be taken by the series.

There is no entry fee for the support classes of the Crate Late Models, KDRA Super Stocks, and KDRA Four Cylinders and rules for these divisions can be found on the track's webpage. Drivers competing the Crate Late Models, KDRA Super Stock, and KDRA Four Cylinder divisions that do not make the 18-car starting field in their respective divisions will receive $35 tow money. The track uses transponder timing/scoring and transponder rental for the support divisions for this event will be $10. Also of note, there will be an additional $100 to winner of the KDRA Super Stock feature and KDRA Four Cylinder if either division has 18 or more entries.

The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series has presented three previous events at the track, with Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN winning in 2014, Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY winning in 2016, and Brandon Overton of Evans, GA winning in 2017 over Jason Jameson, Mike Marlar, Ricky Weiss, and Kent Robinson. Events scheduled in 2013 and 2015 fell victim to Mother Nature.

In addition to the opening night stock car racing activities, the track also plans to have racing for the children as well, as all children are encouraged to bring their bicycles to the track on Friday April 20 as their will be bicycle races on the track during intermission. Also, a free bike will be given away courtesy of Allen Tilley's Broken Spoke Bicycle Shop in Somerset, KY.

Activities for the 6th Annual Spring Showdown at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday April 20 will the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., while the general admission area will open at 5:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m., with practice laps set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the Spring Showdown event in the general admission area will be $20 for adults, $10 for young adults ages 13-16, while children ages 12 and under will be free. In the pit area, a pit pass for adults will be $35, with young adults ages 11-16 being $15, while children ages 10 and under are free with a signed parent waiver.

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Spring Nationals Series Visits Florence Speedway for 42nd Annual Spring 50 on April 21st
 
By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist
 
BRASSTOWN, N.C. - Apr. 17, 2018 - The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee R.V. will travel north to Florence Speedway in Union, Ky. for the 42nd Annual Spring 50. The event is presented by KOI and Federated Auto Parts. Former NASCAR star Ken Schrader will be racing a Modified during this event.
 
The King Family owned Florence Speedway in Union, Ky. will host the second weekend event paying $5,000-to-win and $450-to-start on Saturday Night April 21st. This will mark the third-ever visit to the track located in Northern Kentucky. Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky. won the Spring Nationals-sanctioned Spring 50 in 2014 in thrilling fashion over fellow national competitor Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn. The 2015 and 2016 events were rained out. In 2017, Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. won the Spring Nationals feature over Mike Marlar, Devin Moran, Eric Wells and Michael Chilton. Last year's unsanctioned Spring 50 saw Jason Jameson take the payday over Bobby Pierce, Steve Casebolt, Kent Robinson and Devin Gilpin.
 
The Slicker Graphics Modifieds, Phoenix Comfort Systems Crate Late Models and G & G Express Sport Mods will also be on the racing card that night. The Pit Gates will open at 4:00 pm with the main & back gates swinging open at 5:00 pm and Hot Laps are slated for 5:30 pm on April 21st. Racing is set to begin at 7:00 pm. Adult General Admission is $23.00 while Pit Passes are $35.00.
 
On Saturday at Florence Speedway, the "Going for the Green" Fast Time Award will pay $1,049 that honors the memory of Willie Green. The award is sponsored by Alsip Masonry, G&G Express, Louden Trucking, Slicker Graphics and friends and family of Willie Green.
 
On Friday Night April 20th prior to the Florence Speedway event, the Spring Nationals Series will visit Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky. paying $4,000-to-win and $400-to-start.
 
At each Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals, Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals and Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series event in 2018, the highest finishing CT525 engine in the main event will receive a $200 bonus and the highest finishing Steel Head/SPEC engine will also receive a $200 bonus.
 
Each night's events will feature a complete show of Practice, Time Trials, Heat Races, Last Chance Races and the main event. The entry fee is $100 at all series events plus transponder rental that will be used to time and score the cars (per series rules). The tire rule for the Ponderosa and Florence events will be as follows: Hoosier- 1350 (LO3), 1600 (LO6), LM 40; American Racer- 48, 56. Tires will also be checked for soaking and by durometer for hardness before each car goes on the track for qualifying or any racing action.
 
The car and driver weight rules for this event will be as follows: 2350 lbs. for an Open Motor, 2300 lbs. for a Steel Block/Aluminum Head - Spec Motor Only (8" spoiler allowed, 12" sides), 2250 lbs. for a CT525 Motor (8" spoiler allowed) and 2250 lbs. for an all Steel Motor or Crate Motor (8" spoiler allowed, 12" sides). There will be a pound per lap burnoff plus 5 lbs. in Heats, Last Chance races and in the Feature.
 
Florence Speedway Purse (50 Laps): 1) $5000, 2) $2500, 3) $1600, 4) $1200, 5) $900, 6) $700, 7) $675, 8) $650, 9) $625, 10) $600, 11) $580, 12) $560, 13) $540, 14) $520, 15) $500, 16) $480, 17) $470, 18) $460, 19) $450, 20) $450, 21) $450, 22) $450, 23) $450, 24) $450.
 
Florence Speedway is located off of Interstate 75 at Exit 180, then West on US 42 to the track for nine miles, which is located on the left. Further information can be obtained by calling the Track at (859) 485-7591 or log on to www.FlorenceSpeedway.com .
 
Current Spring Nationals Points (after April 14, 2018)
1. Eric Wells-746
2. Casey Roberts-722
3. Zach Leonhardi-714
4. Shanon Buckingham-710
5. Aaron Ridley-698
6. David Payne-682
7. Brandon Kinzer-676
8. Ryan King-674
9. Donald McIntosh-578
10. Chicky Barton-498
 
Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series Winners:
Scott Bloomquist-Senoia Raceway
Dale McDowell-Senoia Raceway
Dakotah Knuckles-Tazewell Speedway
Dale McDowell-Volunteer Speedway
 
Upcoming Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series Events:
April 20-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$4,000 to win
April 21-Florence Speedway-Union, KY-$5,000 to win
May 24-Crossville Speedway-Crossville, TN-$4,000 to win
May 25-Boyd's Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$4,000 to win
May 26-Dixie Speedway-Woodstock, GA-$5,000 to win
May 27-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$6,000 to win
 
Previous Spring 50 Winners at Florence Speedway:
1977-Billy Teegarden
1978-Billy Teegarden
1979-Billy Teegarden
1980-Billy Teegarden
1981-Vern Lefevers
1982-Pat Patrick
1983-Matt Gilardi
1984-Chuck McWilliams
1985-Pat Patrick
1986-Pat Patrick
1987-Pat Patrick
1988-Jack Boggs
1989-Scott Bloomquist
1990-Jack Boggs
1991-Gary Green
1992-Bob Pierce
1993-Jack Boggs
1994-John Gill
1995-Jack Boggs
1996-Kevin Claycomb
1997-Jack Boggs
1998-Rained Out
1999-Don O'Neal
2000-Dan Schlieper
2001-Darrell Lanigan
2002-Don O'Neal
2003-Steve Casebolt
2004-Scott Bloomquist
2005-Dan Schlieper
2006-Don O'Neal
2007-Scott James
2008-Kevin Claycomb
2009-Jeep VanWormer
2010-Don O'Neal
2011-Eddie Carrier Jr.
2012-Don O'Neal
2013-Scott James
2014-Darrell Lanigan
2015-Rained Out
2016-Cody Mahoney
2017-Jason Jameson

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Mid-Atlantic Tripleheader On Tap

BATAVIA, OHIO (April 17, 2018) - A busy weekend awaits the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, with three events across three states, on three consecutive nights, beginning Friday. The nation's top dirt late model drivers will converge at three of the Mid-Atlantic's fastest dirt ovals, chasing over $130,000 in prize money.
 
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio on Friday, April 20. The Steel Valley 50 presented by Performance Bodies and Barris Truck Service will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Sportsman Modifieds will also compete for $600-to-win. To purchase advance tickets or find more information, visit: www.sharonspeedway.com or call (330) 772-5481.
 
The action will shift to Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday, April 21. The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has seen an impressive streak of nine different winners in nine events at the lightning-fast, half-mile oval. The 37th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic will be a complete show with Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a $12,000 to win, 50-lap main event. Joining the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Hagerstown Speedway will be the Pure Stock division. For tickets and more information, visit: www.hagerstownspeedway.com or call (301) 582-0640.
 
Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania will cap off an action-packed weekend on Sunday, April 22. The "Rumble by the River" presented by Moonshine Camo has become one of the most anticipated events of the season at the half-mile oval and will include: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The Port Royal Speedway Limited Late Models will also be in action on Sunday, April 22. For more information, visit: www.portroyalspeedway.com.

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Southern All Stars Return To Duck River Raceway Park For the Ducktona 40

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab returns to the Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, TN., for the first since 2001 for the Ducktona 40, a 40 lap Southern All Star sanctioned event paying $4,000 to win Saturday night April 21st.

The Southern All Stars have storied history at the ¼ mile middle Tennessee dirt track with 15 races held there from 1992 through 2001 with great racing and huge fan base.  Ownership changes kept the series out of the track till 2018 when track promoter Rickey Spurgeon came over from ThunderhIll Raceway in Lawrenceburg, TN., to promoter Duck River this year and he moved the Southern All Stars races he had scheduled to Duck River along with two events at another southern middle Tennessee track that has not been on Southern All Stars schedule in a few years and that is Winchester Speedway in Winchester Speedway.

1997 Southern All Star Champion Dale McDowell tops the win list at Duck River in Southern All Stars action with 5, Mark Mears 4, other wins by Dickie Miller, Bo Shirley, Byron Michael, David Gentry, Jamie Perry and Rex Richey.

Tristan Sealy of Moultrie, GA., will lead the Southern All Stars drivers into the third event of the season with Fayetteville, TN., driver Jay Scott second place in points as well as leading the rookie battle, third place is Ray McElhaney of Pulaski, TN., fourth place Mark Dodson of Caledonia, MS., and fifth place is Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN.

Other drivers from across the southeast that are expected to in action include Spencer Hughes of Meridian, MS., JR Mosley of Columbus, MS., Joseph Faulkner of Flintville, TN., Tommy Taylor of Lascassas TN., David Seibers Chapel Hill, TN., Josh Putnam of Florence, AL., plus many more.

For more information Duck River Raceway Park www.duckriverracewaypark.com

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin - General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, 1600, 70.

Entry Fee: $110

Purse: 1. $4,000; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5.$800; 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$525; 10.$500; 11.$450; 12.$425; 13.$400; 14.$400; 15.$400; 16.$400; 17.$400; 18.$400; 19.$400; 20.$400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400

2018 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB:: 1.Tristan Sealy 154; 2.Jay Scott 148; 3.Ray McElhaney 136; 4.Mark Dodson 134; 5.Brad Skinner 118; 6.Chris Madden 100; 7.G R Smith 100; 8.Scott Bloomquist 96; 9.Spencer Hughes 96; 10.Ross Bailes 94

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LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL SERIES SET TO RETURN TO SHARON FRIDAY; STAR-STUDDED FIELD OF RACERS TO BATTLE FOR $12,000 ALONG WITH RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS

Hartford, OH April 16, 2018 The 89th anniversary season at Sharon Speedway is set to begin this Friday (April 20) in a big way. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) will make its second ever appearance at the 3/8-mile clay oval. The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will also be on the card with warm-ups slated to begin at 6:15 p.m. The event is presented by Barris Truck Service and Performance Bodies and Parts.

The LOLMDS boasts a star-studded lineup of racers that will be in competition battling in the $12,000 to-win "Steel Valley 50". The inaugural "Steel Valley 50" was scheduled to take place in 2016, but Mother Nature washed out that event. Last year, the first ever Lucas Oil event at Sharon saw Josh Richards pick up the $10,000 win. Richards, a four-time World of Outlaws Champion, moved over to the LOLMDS last year and captured the championship. He's set to defend that title and got off to a fast start winning the Series' first two events this season.

One of the top names in the world of Super Late Model racing that didn't compete full-time with LOLMDS in 2017, but is back full-time in 2018 is Jonathan Davenport. Davenport won three Series events in Florida in February, and currently leads the points. Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens will both be in search of a fourth Series title in 2018. Bloomquist is fresh off his Series' first win of 2018 on Friday night at Atomic Speedway.

Veteran standout Don O'Neal returns along with his son Hudson, who is coming off rookie-of-the-year honors and a ninth place points finish. Fan favorite Tim McCreadie is back along with four-time Series champion, Earl Pearson, Jr. Prior to last year's event, Darrell Lanigan, won the last national Super Late Model event at Sharon when he captured a WoO event n 2010. He'll try to regain that magic on Friday night.

Others drivers committed to LOLMDS in 2018 that will be at Sharon on Friday night include Dennis Erb, Jr., Bobby Pierce, Gregg Satterlee, Kyle Bronson, Ryan King, and "Boom" Briggs. Several local and regional talented Late Model racers will be on hand trying to dethrone some of the best Super Late Model racers in the world. For more information on Lucas Oil, check out their website at www.lucasdirt.com.

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will run a complete program for $600 to-win. The championship points race will begin both for Sharon along with the $3,000 to-win RUSH Weekly Series Championship. The RUSH Mods will begin their fifth season of competition at Sharon and fourth as a weekly division. Car counts have grown each year with an average count of 24 last year. Only on one night in each of the last two seasons has there been less than 20 cars. Greg Martin, Brandon Ritchey, and Kole Holden are past track champions. Top racers Alan Dellinger, Garrett Krummert, and Rob Kristyak will be new weekly competitors in 2018 along with several other newcomers like Tony Tatgenhorst, who raced at Sharon in Mod Lites, RUSH Late Models, and E-Mods.

Pit passes will go on sale at 4 p.m. with the main grandstands opening at 5. Warm-ups begin at 6:15 followed by group qualifying for the LOLMDS and then heat race action.

Reserved tickets are on sale through Thursday night at midnight for $27 by going to www.sharonspeedway.com and clicking on 'buy tickets' at the top left of the page. Patio and fan suite tickets are available for $32 and $45 respectively. Day of event general admission adult tickets are $27, while pit passes are $40. As always, children under 13, parking, and camping is always FREE! Pit passes for children 12 and under are $30. Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

On Saturday, April 28, Sharon will present the first Menards "Super Series" event featuring The Modified Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply big blocks paying $2,000 to-win. The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will return and will be joined with the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods, and Junior Sprints for kids. Race time is 7 p.m.

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Dakotah Knuckles Earns First-Career Win During Spring Nationals Series Visit to Tazewell
 
By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist
 
TAZEWELL, TN (April 13, 2018)-Dakotah Knuckles of Ewing, Va. scored the biggest payday and first-career Super Late Model victory during the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series event Friday Night at Tazewell Speedway.
 
Knuckles drove the Hickory Star Marina, Marcum Oil, Estes Brothers Construction, Schaeffer's Oil, Timberline Barns and Hill's Truck Repair-sponsored Cornett Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis to the $5,000 payday. Knuckles also became the 24th different winner in 46 races on the Spring Nationals Series.
 
From the drop of the green flag it was all Knuckles at the point. He would lead until lap 27 then Eric Wells would take command of the race. Wells would lead from lap 28 until lap 34 then Knuckles would make a power move to the outside to grab the lead back and go on for his first big payday in the 40-lapper.
 
Six caution flags slowed the event. The first yellow came on the opening lap as a four car pileup in turn two sent the field back for a re-aligned start. The second yellow came on lap two as Jason Jameson spun his mount in turn four. Jameson would rally back from the tail to fourth at one point before a flat tire knocked him out of contention for a possible victory. The third yellow came on lap five as a five car pileup in turn four slowed the field yet again. On lap eight, an eight car maylay slowed the field for the fourth time. On lap 25, Carder Miller slowed with a flat tire to bring out the caution and the final yellow flag would fly on lap 28 as Forrest Trent slowed in turn four.
 
Official Summary of Results
Spring Nationals Series-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-Friday Night April 13, 2018
 
Feature Finish:
1. Dakotah Knuckles-Ewing, Va.
2. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
3. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
4. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
5. Eric Wells-Hazard, Ky.
6. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
7. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
8. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
9. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
10. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
11. Brian Smith-Barbourville, Ky.
12. Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
13. Forrest Trent-Talbott, Tenn.
14. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
15. Ryan King-Seymour, Tenn.
16. Zach Leonhardi-Cartersville, Ga.
17. Carder Miller-Salem, Va.
18. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
19. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
20. David Crabtree-Maryville, Tenn.
21. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
22. Mitchell Burke-Tazewell, Tenn.
 
Entries: 30
Fast Qualifier: Dakotah Knuckles-11.198 seconds
Time of Race: 41 minutes, 7 seconds
Yellow Flags: Six (laps 0, 2, 5, 8, 25, 28)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Knuckles (1-27), Wells (28-34), Knuckles (35-40)
Heat Race Winners: Jason Jameson, Ryan King

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Dale McDowell Rallies from Tenth to Claim Scott Sexton Memorial at Volunteer Speedway
 
By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist
 
BULLS GAP, TN (April 14, 2018)-Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. rallied from his tenth starting spot to lead the last seven circuits en route to the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series-sanctioned Scott Sexton Memorial Saturday Night at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn.
 
McDowell drove the Textron Off Road, New Era Industrial, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research, Cometic Gaskets and Quality Natural Gas-sponsored Clements Racing Engines-powered Sweet Bloomquist Race Car to the $10,052 payday. This was McDowell's second victory this season on the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV.
 
At the drop of the green flag to start the 52-lapper, Donald McIntosh would drive the Big Frog Motorsports-Rocket to the point early on and lead the majority of the race but lose the lead to tenth-starting Dale McDowell on lap 46 as McDowell would power to the lead after a restart three laps prior. McDowell would go on to win and take his eighth career Spring Nationals Series victory. In victory lane, McDowell dedicated the victory to the late Scott Sexton. At the line, McDowell crossed the finish line 01.788 seconds ahead of McIntosh. Fourth starting Jimmy Owens finished third while pole-sitter Casey Roberts finished fourth and 18-starting Cory Hedgecock rallied from his 18th starting spot to round out the top five.
 
Two caution flags slowed the Sixth Annual running of the Scott Sexton Memorial. The first yellow would fly on lap 43 as Chicky Barton slowed his # 144 mount on the backstretch. The final yellow would come on lap 49 as youngster Carder Miller would slow on the backstretch with damage to his Rocket chassis.
 
The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series will return to action this weekend in the Bluegrass State as the tour visits Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky. Friday April 20th paying $4,000-to-win and $400-to-start during the 46th Annual Season Opener. On Saturday April 21st the tour visits Florence Speedway in Union, Ky. for the 42nd Annual Spring 50 paying $5,000-to-win and $450-to-start. Former NASCAR star Ken Schrader will also be signing autographs on Friday Night at Ponderosa Speedway while also visiting Florence Speedway Saturday running his Modified.
 
Official Summary of Results
Spring Nationals Series-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-Saturday Night April 14, 2018
 
Feature Finish:
1. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
2. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
3. Jimmy Owens-Newport, Tenn.
4. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
5. Cory Hedgecock-Loudon, Tenn.
6. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
7. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
8. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
9. Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
10. Eric Wells-Hazard, Ky.
11. Forrest Trent-Talbott, Tenn.
12. Dakotah Knuckles-Ewing, Va.
13. Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
14. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
15. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
16. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
17. Zach Leonhardi-Cartersville, Ga.
18. Ryan King-Seymour, Tenn.
19. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
20. Carder Miller-Salem, Va.
21. Mack McCarter-Gatlinburg, Tenn.
22. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
 
Entries: 26
Fast Qualifier: Mike Marlar-12.488 seconds
Time of Race: 21 minutes, 34 seconds
Yellow Flags: Two (laps 43, 49)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: McIntosh (1-45), McDowell (46-52)
Heat Race Winners: Casey Roberts, Vic Hill, Donald McIntosh, Jimmy Owens
Consolation Race Winner: Michael Chilton
Series Provisionals: Zach Leonhardi and Robby Moses
 
Current Spring Nationals Points (after April 14, 2018)
1. Eric Wells-746
2. Casey Roberts-722
3. Zach Leonhardi-714
4. Shanon Buckingham-710
5. Aaron Ridley-698
6. David Payne-682
7. Brandon Kinzer-676
8. Ryan King-674
9. Donald McIntosh-578
10. Chicky Barton-498

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Stateline Speedway prepares for "Open Practice" on April 21 and 27!

Busti, NY, (April 12, 2018) — Despite winter's tenacious grip on southwest New York State and northwest Pennsylvania, work has commenced on preparing for the annual opening of the 1/3 mile clay oval that has presented dirt track racing every summer since 1956.

This year two practices, or "test 'n' tune" evenings are scheduled, the first on Saturday, April 21, and again on Friday, April 27. The practice nights will give teams the opportunity to test out new cars and drivers without the stress of racing for the checkers. For the practice dates the gates will open at 2 PM and practice will commence at 4 PM with several sessions planned for all six classes. Pit admission will be $20 with grandstand admission free.

Classes competing this season will be the Super Late Models, the headlining class since Stateline's inception, the RUSH Crate Late Models, E-Mods, RUSH Pro-Mods, Street Stocks, and Challengers.

Opening night is scheduled for April 28 with the standard card of events consisting of heats and a 25-lap feature for the Super Late Models, heats and 20-lap features for RUSH Crate Late Models and E-Mods, heats and  15-lap features for RUSH Pro Mods and Street Stocks, and heats and a 10-lap finale for the Challengers. Points will be awarded for the opening night events to begin the quest for the championships.

Centerville, PA's Max Blair took home the championships in both the Super Late Models and the RUSH Crate Late Models in 2017. He is expected to defend both titles this summer. John Lobb, Doug Eck, John Volpe, Ryan Scott, and a full field of competitors are expected to challenge him for the Super Late Model title this summer. RUSH Crate Late Model drivers Dennis Lunger Jr, Darrell Bossard, as well as former Champions Scott Gurdak and Jason Genco will be trying to grab the RUSH Crate Late Model title away.

E-Mods will have Greg Johnson gunning for his second champion's mantle, trying to hold off Michael McGee, Butch Southwell, Justin Carlson, Ryan Scott, and others. Dennis Lunger Jr is again expected to do double duty and defend his championship in the RUSH Pro Mod class against Scott Gurdak, Chad Carlson, and a host of others.

John Boardman drove to the Street Stock championship in '17 over former champions Dave Shagla Jr and Brandon Groters. The veterans will have their hands full with the expected full field of eager racers. Multi-time Super Challenger Champion Andy Proper is rumored to be moving to a different class so the title chase will be wide open with Chris Horton, Chris Knisley, Rory Houser and many more ready to take his place at the top of the heap. Gary Troyer will be going to the RUSH Crate Late Model Division as well.

Over 100 racers are expected for opening night as each class has specials during the season paying extra money. The first special will be for Mother's Day, May 12, with the Super Late Models racing 50-laps for $3000 to win. The lineup for the feature will be by total redraw with a special unique procedure (with details to be announced) determining the starting positions.

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Lucas Oil MLRA Round Two -- Spring Nationals On Tap This Weekend

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Wheatland, Missouri (April 11, 2018) - Following a very successful season opening double header at the LaSalle Speedway, Lucas Oil MLRA drivers and teams are headed to the series home base, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri for the 5th Annual running of the RacingJunk.com Spring Nationals. The two-day event, April 13th - 14th will be the first of five series visits to the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" in 2018.

Both nights will feature complete shows for the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model competitors, each offering up a cool $3,000 payday to the feature winners. Saturday's payout will include a $500 winner's bonus in memory of Ron Jenkins, the original builder of Wheatland Raceway.

Will Vaught along with Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas each claimed victories a year ago in the annual spring opener in Wheatland.

One driver looking to ignite his season is defending Spring Nationals race winner Will Vaught. The Crane, MO native is looking to return full time this season to the MLRA tour. The last time he completed a full season run with the Lucas Oil MLRA was in 2013, a campaign which end just 39 points shy of a series championship as he finished as the series runner-up to eventual champion Tony Jackson, Jr.

A busy off season for Vaught and team has them ready to once again make a run to the top of the series standings. Vaught commented, "We are more prepared for a full season than in recent years, from the hauler all the way to the car and motors. We are prepared for the long run and not just hit and miss like the past few seasons."

Vaught's high expectations for the upcoming season will find him behind the wheel of a newly prepared Rocket Chassis. "We just have to keep everything together and have some luck along the way, but our goal is to run the entire MLRA season," said Vaught. Adding to the team's arsenal they have made the move to Scott Bailey Racing Engines for this season. "This new Rocket and the Scott Bailey motor program is the best package we have had to start a season out in a long time," said the 7-time MLRA series feature winner.

For the 31 year-old Vaught, getting the season off to a quick start will be key, but he is quick to point out how challenging the Lucas Oil Speedway can be. "Wheatland is tricky. I have been successful there in the past but it's hard to say what will happen on a given weekend there. I really like the tire package we run there with the harder tire on the front because it can often make it more of a challenge for drivers in the slick."
 
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Take Two - Atomic and Brownstown this Weekend

BATAVIA, OH (April 9, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN this weekend.

A strong contingent of local and regional standouts are expected to battle the elite drivers of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the 4th Annual Buckeye Spring 50 on Friday, April 13th. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will compete for $1,000-to-win.

Brownstown Speedway will host the John Jones Auto Group 21st Annual Indiana Icebreaker on Saturday, April 14th. Located inside the Jackson County Fairgrounds - the 1/4-mile dirt oval is accustomed to thrilling, edge of your seat racing action, lap-after-lap. A complete program of Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event is on tap for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Modifieds and Super Stocks will also be in action on Saturday, April 14th

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NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S SATURDAY OPENER CANCELLED; ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR SPRINTS WITH SUPER LATE MODELS ON TAP FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 21st

Orrville, Ohio

Monday, April 9, 2018

By Mike Swanger

With very unseasonable weather this spring, and with cold and snow/rain chances forecasted for the early part of the week and the soggy conditions of the grounds at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, promoters Jason and Kristin Flory have decided to pull the plug on Saturday's season opener which would have included the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints, the Kar Connection Super Late Models, the CorBon Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks. Instead, there will be an Open Practice Saturday, from 1 pm to 5 pm with a $10 charge for the pits and free grandstand admission. Everyone that comes to the practice is asked NOT to park or drive in the grassy part of the parking lot with it still likely to be very muddy and soft.

The season opener will now be on Saturday, April 21st with Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. and the Kar Connection Super Late Models. Twenty drivers have signed up to follow the Ascoc tour this year plus the NAPA WCS regulars and others will make for another exciting night at 'Orrville's Historic Oval'. Last season the All Stars made 5 trips to NAPA Wayne County Speedway with 5 different winners that included Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson, Joey Saldana, Caleb Helms and Christopher Bell. It will be the first of four visits this season for the All Stars with Saturday, May 26th, Monday, June 18th for the Speedweek show and the Duffy Smith Memorial and then Sunday, September 2nd, $10,000 to win Pete Jacobs Memorial.

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Volunteer Speedway Hosts Spring Nationals Series for Scott Sexton Memorial on April 14th
 
By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist
 
BRASSTOWN, NC (April 7, 2018)-The Sixth Annual Scott Sexton Memorial at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. will be Saturday April 14th paying $10,052-to-win and $500-to-start sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV.
 
During last year's caution-free Spring Nationals thriller, Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn. captured the $10,052 payday over Chris Madden, Dale McDowell, Jimmy Owens and Michael Chilton.
 
On Saturday April 14th, the pit and grandstand gates will open at 3:00 pm and the drivers meeting will be at 6:30 pm and hot laps will follow. Adult general admission is $25.00 and adult pit passes and tier parking is $35.00. In addition to the Spring Nationals Series Super Late Models, the Crate Late Models will race for $1,500-to-win, the Sportsman will race for $700-to-win, the Modified Street will compete for $600-to-win and the Classics will race for $500-to-win. The support classes will not have an entry fee. The Spring Nationals Series entry fee is $100.00 plus a transponder fee if needed. The Super Late Model tire rule is Hoosier 1350 and 1600 along with the American Racer 48 and 56.
 
This prestigious event on Saturday Night, which is a must-see event for all race fans in the East Tennessee area, is being held in the memory of the late Scott Sexton, a mainstay in the East Tennessee racing scene for more than 25 years, who passed away in January 2013 at just 46 years of age. Scott began his racing career at the tender age of 6. Sexton was an 8-time World Karting Association World Champion before moving into Dirt Late Models in 1986, where he quickly became a fan favorite around East Tennessee, earning the nickname "Superman". Between 1995 and 2005, Sexton won 10 SAS tour events between Atomic Speedway and Volunteer Speedway and was the track champion in 1991 and 1995 at Volunteer Speedway, along with garnering many other special event wins. Scott was known as one of the most fan-friendly drivers in the area, always participating in charitable events and usually donating his winning trophies to children at the track. Sexton will always be remembered for giving back to the sport he loved so much.
 
Former Scott Sexton Memorial winners include: Chris Madden (2013), Brad Neat (2014), Ray Cook (2015), Ricky Weiss (2016) and Mike Marlar in 2017. Previous Spring Nationals Series winners at Volunteer Speedway include Dale McDowell and John Blankenship in 2013, Jimmy Owens and Chris Madden in 2014, Mike Marlar and Chris Madden in 2016 and Mike Marlar in 2017.
 
Directions to Volunteer Speedway: South on Interstate 81 from Tennessee/Virginia state lines, take Exit 23 (Bulls Gap/Greeneville), then turn right onto Hwy. 11-E at bottom of the exit ramp. Look for track entrance approximately 200 yards on left. North on Interstate 81 from I-81/I-40 split (East of Knoxville, TN), take Exit 23, then turn left onto Hwy. 11-E at bottom of the exit ramp. Continue underneath the interstate over-pass and track entrance approximately 300 yards ahead on left.
 
For more information on Volunteer Speedway, please call the track at (423) 235-5020, General Manager at (865) 257-7223 or log on to www.VolunteerSpeedway.com .
 
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
 
Volunteer Speedway Purse (52 laps): 1) $10,052, 2) $5,000, 3) $2,500, 4) $2,000, 5) $1,500, 6) $1,100, 7) $1,000, 8) $950, 9) $900, 10) $850, 11) $800, 12) $750, 13) $650, 14) $600, 15) $550, 16) $530, 17) $520, 18) $500, 19) $500, 20) $500, 21) $500, 22) $500.
 
Current Spring Nationals Series Points:
1. Scott Bloomquist-396
2. Clint Smith-388
3. Zach Leonhardi-380
4. Eric Wells-376
5. Shane Clanton-374
6. Aaron Ridley-372
7. Michael Page-346
8. Jason Croft-344
8. Austin Smith-344
10. Casey Roberts-342
10. Cody King-342
10. Kyle Hardy-342

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Spring Nationals Series Invades Tazewell Speedway on April 13th for $5,000-to-win
 
By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist
 
BRASSTOWN, NC (April 7, 2018)-The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV will get back to action for Round 3 and Round 4 of the 2018 campaign on Friday Night April 13th at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tenn. followed by Saturday Night April 14th at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. This event kicks off a huge weekend in East-Tennessee at Tazewell and Volunteer plus NASCAR will be competing up the road at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.
 
This will mark the second-ever visit by the Spring Nationals Series to the high banks of Gary Hall's Tazewell Speedway. Billy Ogle Jr. took the $6,000 win back in May of 2015 over Chris Madden, Vic Hill, David Payne and Mark Dotson. This event will be the second of a double-header weekend as the tour visits Crossville (Tenn.) Speedway on Friday Night racing 40 laps for $4,000-to-win.
 
In addition to the Super Late Models racing for $5,000-to-win, the Sportsman race for $1,000-to-win, the Classics will be competing for $500-to-win, the Four Cylinders will race for $500-to-win and the Street Stocks will race for $350-to-win. The pits will open at 4:00 pm and the grandstands will open at 5:00 pm with the driver's meeting will be at 7:00 pm with hot laps to follow. Grandstand admission is $20.00 and Pit Passes are $35.00.
 
Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. and Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. opened the Spring Nationals Series last weekend at Senoia Raceway picking up victories. Bloomquist leads the point standings over Clint Smith, Zach Leonhardi, Eric Wells and Shane Clanton after two events.
 
The tire rule for the weekend at Tazewell and Volunteer Speedways will be Hoosier 1350 and 1600 along with the American Racer 48 and 56. The series entry fee is $100 plus a transponder rental if needed.
 
Tazewell Speedway is located at 1400 Bacchus Road in Tazewell, TN 37879. The track phone is (423) 626-2222. More information on the Tazewell Speedway can be obtained by visiting www.TazewellSpeedway.net .
 
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
 
Super Late Model Payoff (40 Laps): 1) $5,000, 2) $2,500, 3) $1,600, 4) $1,200, 5) $900, 6) $700, 7) $675, 8) $650, 9) $625, 10) $600, 11) $580, 12) $560, 13) $540, 14) $520, 15) $500, 16) $480, 17) $470, 18) $460, 19) $450, 20) $450, 21) $450, 22) $450.
 
Current Spring Nationals Series Points:
1. Scott Bloomquist-396
2. Clint Smith-388
3. Zach Leonhardi-380
4. Eric Wells-376
5. Shane Clanton-374
6. Aaron Ridley-372
7. Michael Page-346
8. Jason Croft-344
8. Austin Smith-344
10. Casey Roberts-342
10. Cody King-342
10. Kyle Hardy-342
 
Upcoming Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series Races:
March 30-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$3,000 to win-Scott Bloomquist winner
March 31-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$10,000 to win-Dale McDowell winner
April 13-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,000 to win
April 14-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$10,052 to win
April 20-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$4,000 to win
April 21-Florence Speedway-Union, KY-$5,000 to win

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Spring Nationals Series Postpones Tazewell Speedway to Friday April 13 for $5,000 to win

By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist

BRASSTOWN, NC (April 5, 2018)-Cold temperatures along with wet and soggy weather and the possibility of snow have postponed this Saturday's Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco and Tennessee RV vent to its new date of Friday April 13th. The event will now pay $5,000-to-win and be the first of a double-header with Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. on Saturday April 14th during the $10,052-to-win Sixth Annual Scott Sexton Memorial.

On Friday April 13th, the Spring Nationals Series will invade the high banks of Tazewell Speedway racing 40 laps for $5,000-to-win along with racing in the Sportsman, Classics and Four Cylinders.

There will be lots of racing during this April 13-14 weekend as NASCAR is racing at Bristol Motor Speedway and the two dirt races at Tazewell Speedway Friday and Volunteer Speedway Saturday.

Friday's event at Crossville Speedway was also postponed due to wet and cold weather to its new date of May 24th.

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Spring Nationals Series at Crossville Speedway Postponed to May 24 Due to Weather

By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist

BRASSTOWN, NC (April 5, 2018)-Officials with Crossville Speedway and the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series have agreed to postpone the event scheduled for Friday April 6th due to wet and cold weather forecasted for this weekend.

Wet weather the past few weeks along with forecasted wet and cold temperatures have forced the postponement of the 40-lap $4,000-to-win event to its new date of Thursday May 24th.

This will set up a five-race Memorial Day Weekend Speedweek as the Spring Nationals will visit Crossville Speedway Thursday May 24, Boyd's Speedway Friday May 25, Dixie Speedway Saturday May 26 and Rome Speedway Sunday May 27. The Southern Nationals Bonus Series will race Monday May 27 at Tri-County Race Track to conclude the big weekend.

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Rain, Cold Stop Bad Boy 98 at Batesville

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BATAVIA, OH (April 4, 2018) - Rain, snow, and sub-freezing temperatures predicted for the weekend have forced the cancelation of the Bad Boy 98 at Batesville Motor Speedway.

"We are very disappointed to have to cancel the event," said Mooney Starr, promoter of Batesville Motor Speedway. "With the forecast for the weekend, we feel that it is best to make the decision early for the benefit of our racers and fans," Starr added.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director, Rick Schwallie said: "We hate to cancel any event, but with the unfavorable forecast for the weekend, we don't see any choice. "With no suitable makeup date, we'll move forward and begin preparations for the Topless 100 in August."

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to Batesville Motor Speedway on August 16-18 for the 26th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - presented by Crop Production Services. For the first time in history, the three-day mega event will feature complete program of: Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a $5,000-to-win main event on Thursday and Friday nights before the 100-lap, $40,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

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NeSMITH LATE MODEL NATIONAL TOUR SEASON OPENER AT GREENVILLE POSTPONED

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CARTERSVILLE, GA – NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series and Greenville Speedway officials have announced the postponement of the National Tour’s 2018 season opening “Rumble On The Gumbo” scheduled to be held this weekend due to wet conditions at the Greenville, MS facility and a high percentage of more rain this Friday night and Saturday night.

A rescheduled date for the Rumble On The Gumbo will be announced soon by both NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series and Greenville Speedway officials. The rescheduled dates will feature the same format that was scheduled for this weekend with a 40-lap $2,000-to-win race on a Friday night, and a 50-lap $2,500-to-win race on a Saturday night.

“I spoke with Greenville Speedway Promoter Wesley Washington today and he said the grounds at the track are already saturated from earlier rains, and it would be at least a day or two before they could even get to the racing surface to work it for a race this weekend,” NeSmith Racing Competition Director Adam Stewart said. “With a high percentage of rain forecast for this weekend, we both agreed it would be best to postpone this weekend’s races to another weekend later in the season. Those dates will be announced in the next day or two.”

That will move the 2018 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Tour season opener to Friday night, April 20 at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN. The first-ever NeSmith Late Model National Touring event at Camden Speedway will be 40-laps and $2,000-to-win. The NeSmith Late Models will move to North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL on Saturday night, April 21 for a 50-lap $2,500-to-win race.

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Three Days. Three States. Three Big Events

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BATAVIA, OH (March 19, 2018) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will tackle three states in three days this week - battling in three action-packed events along the way.
 
For the first time since 2014, Volunteer Speedway will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, on Thursday, March 22. The 16th Annual Spring Thaw will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Sportsman Late Models and Modified Streets will also be in competition. Dale McDowell held off Mike Marlar in 2014, en route to Victory Lane. John Blankenship finished third, followed by Scott Bloomquist and Jared Landers.
 
With 12-second lap times and an average speed of 120 mph per lap, the high-banked, 4/10-mile speedplant is sure to provide some of the most exciting, door-to-door racing action this season. Volunteer Speedway is located just off Exit 23 on Interstate 81 in Bulls Gap, TN. For addition information, visit: www.volunteerspeedway.com, or call: (423) 235-5020 (recording only).
 
The action will shift to Boyd's Speedway on Friday, March 23rd for the annual "Shamrock." The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Crate Late Models and Sportsman divisions will also be in action. In 2017, Earl Pearson Jr. led all 50 laps to claim the victory over Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, and Darrell Lanigan.
 
Boyd's Speedway will offer a free concert to fans by Georgia native, Cecil Allen Moore that will begin at 5:00pm, prior to on-track action, starting at 7:00pm. Boyd's Speedway is located at 1481 Scruggs Road in Ringgold, GA. To find more information, visit: www.boydsspeedway.net, or call: (706) 891-6803.
 
East Alabama Motor Speedway will wrap up the weekend action with the 21st Annual Bama Bash on Saturday, March 24. The event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and highlighted by a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. Other divisions will include: 602 Late Models and Hot Shots.
 
Scott Bloomquist will return as the defending event winner - after his triumph in 2017 - ahead of Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr., Don O'Neal, and Tim McCreadie. East Alabama Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile, high-banked oval located at 4238 US Hwy 80 West in Phenix City, AL. For ticket information and more, visit: www.eamsdirt.com, or call: (334) 297-2594.

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Raceway 7 planning ambitious 2018 season

Conneaut, OH, February 23, 2018: The McDonald family has announced an ambitious race schedule for the 2018 Raceway 7 season that includes specials for all five divisions. Also, the RUSH Late Model Series will be the sanctioning body for the headlining class since 2007, the Crate Late Models. 2018 will be the first year that the RUSH Late Model Series will compete at Raceway 7 weekly. Joining the RUSH Late Models will be the E-Mods, Street Stocks, Economods, and the mighty Mini Stocks. Champions expected to return are Kyle Zimmerman (Crate Late Models), Gary Eicher (E-Mods), Jimmy Kennerknecht (Street Stocks), Steve Haefke (Economods), and Joe Campbell (Mini Stocks).

The season will get underway with the Ashtabula Mall Dirt Car Mall Show set for April 14-15 at the Ashtabula Mall. All dirt car racers are invited regardless of class or home track. Move in is set for Friday night, April 13 at 9 PM or Saturday morning prior to mall opening with cars on display Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 during regular Mall business hours. Cars will be removed at the close of business Sunday. Questions regarding the mall show should be directed to josh@raceway7.com.

Two open practice sessions will be conducted in the lead-up to the season on April 20 and 27. The season will end with a special weekend including an appearance by the Super Late Models September 14-15 with practice for all classes on Friday, September 14. On Saturday September 15 The Super Late Models will race for $3000 to win, E-Mods for $2000, Economods for $700, and Mini Stocks for $350. The RUSH Late Models and the Street Stocks will not compete. The Super Late Models and the E-Mods will have group time trials. The fastest two cars in each group will race in a dash to determine the top starting positions while the third and fourth fastest cars will also compete a dash to set the next starting positions.

The first special of the season will be May 18 with the Mini Stocks being featured in a $400 to win feature event. May 25 will be the first fireworks display of the season at the track. Driver Appreciation Night is scheduled for June 1 with the very popular Autograph Night scheduled the next week, June 8. June 15 will be annual appearance of the Vintage Modifieds, always a very popular night featuring the style of Modifieds that dominated during the early years of Raceway 7 history. June 22 will be the "Kids Uniform Night" with specials through the evening for all kids arriving in a scouting uniform. The Big Block Modified Tour will finish the first half of the season on June 29.

In honor of Independence Day, all US Armed Service members will be admitted free with Military ID and another fireworks show will cap off the evening. On July 20 The Penn/Ohio Street Stocks will Race for $1000 to win, then, the following week, July 27, The Economods will have a shot a $1000 to win in the annual "Two Barrel Rumble". The annual Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial will be on August 10. The RUSH Late Models will run their annual "Topless Challenge" on August 24 that will pay $1200 to win then the final points night will be August 31. The "September Shootout", noted above, will finish the season on Saturday, September 15 with practice the night before.

Raceway 7 is located six miles south of Interstate 90 on Route 7 in the town of Monroe Center, OH and races every Friday night May — September. Racing begins at 7:30 PM every Friday. General admission for this special event is $10, children 7-14 admitted for $5 each. Kids 6 and under are always free. NO PETS are admitted to the track! Fan and pit gates open at 5:30 PM. Pit admission is $25 width minimum age 18. Children under 18 admitted with a "Minor Release" form available at pit gate that must be filled out by a parent accompanying the youth. Race day information is available at (440) 594-2222. The track maintains a website at www.raceway7.com

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Oh Canada! Ricky Weiss Becomes 33rd Different Bonus Series Winner at Toccoa Raceway
 
By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist
 
TOCCOA, GA (March 17, 2018)-Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Manitoba, Canada soared past Casey Roberts on lap 18 to lead the remaining distance and capture his first-career Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV Saturday Night at Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Ga. in front of a packed house.
 
Weiss drove the Derrick's Sandblasting, AIE Communications, Hawkeye Construction, Penske Shocks and Turk Enterprises-sponsored Vic Hill Racing Engines-powered Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car to the $6,400 payday, his first on the Southern Nationals Bonus Series.
 
Polesitter Casey Roberts and Cla Knight brought the field to life for the 64-lapper to open the 64th season at Toccoa Raceway with Roberts going to the lead early on. By the 15th lap, Ricky Weiss was poised to make a challenge for the lead as he had gotten to the back bumper of Roberts. Weiss would make the pass for the lead on the 17th lap and by the time they got back to the flagstand he had now held the race lead. Weiss would hold on to the point for the remaining distance as a great race ensued behind the leader as drivers would swap positions multiple times until the end of the race. Shanon Buckingham would make the bottom side of the race track work to his advantage and finish second ahead of David Payne at the finish line with Zack Mitchell and Brent Dixon rounding out the top five.
 
Six caution flags slowed the event that took just over thirty minutes to complete. The first caution came as Drew Collins and David McCoy would slow on lap nine. Clayton Turner would slow his mount on lap 15 to draw the second yellow flag. Kenny Collins slowed on lap 29. Fast Qualifier Cla Knight slowed on lap 32 to draw the fourth caution while Casey Roberts slowed in turn four to bring out the next caution. The final yellow flag came on lap 61 as Benji Hicks slowed at the top of turn one.
 
The Canadian hot shoe talked about his victory. "Once I got rolling there, I knew we were good. I just tried to be patient, it's a different track to pass on. I knew we had a good hot rod. I've (messed up) a few times and took myself out of a race, so I didn't want to do that. I didn't want to see that caution (late with three laps left) but we made it work," Weiss said.
 
The Southern Nationals Bonus Series returns to action on Saturday Night April 28th at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Ga. paying $4,000-to-win and $400-to-start. The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals opens action on March 30-31 at Senoia (GA) Raceway for $3,000-to-win and $10,000-to-win races respectively.
 
Official Summary of Results
Southern Nationals Bonus Series-Toccoa Raceway-Toccoa, GA-March 17, 2018
 
Feature Finish:
1. Ricky Weiss-Headingly, Canada
2. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
3. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
4. Zack Mitchell-Enoree, S.C.
5. Brent Dixon-Elberton, Ga.
6. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
7. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
8. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
9. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
10. Benji Hicks-Mt. Airy, N.C.
11. Cla Knight-North Augusta, S.C.
12. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
13. Jeremy Ledford-Mt. Airy, Ga.
14. Clayton Turner-Toccoa, Ga.
15. David McCoy-Franklin, N.C.
16. Drew Collins-Auburn, Ga.
17. Randy Nichols-Young Harris, Ga. (Did Not Start)
 
Entries: 17
Fast Qualifier: Cla Knight-12.024 seconds
Time of Race: 30 minutes, seven seconds
Yellow Flags: Six (laps 9, 15, 29, 32, 36, 61)
Red Flags: None
 
Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after March 17)
1. Ricky Weiss-396
2. David Payne-382
3. Casey Roberts-380
4. Shanon Buckingham-372
5. Aaron Ridley-370
5. Brent Dixon-370
7. Kenny Collins-360
8. Benji Hicks-358
9. Robby Moses-356
10. Chicky Barton-354

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Shane Clanton Mr. Domination During Southern Nationals Bonus Opener at Tri-County
 
By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist
 
BRASSTOWN, NC (March 16, 2018)-Shane Clanton of Zebulon captured his third career Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV victory on Friday Night March 16th at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C.
 
Clanton lead start to finish for the $3,000 payday while driving the Weldbank Energy, Super K Express and Penske Shocks-sponsored Clements Racing Engines-powered Capital Race Car.
 
"I don't know what to say about this Ray Cook, (series promoter) he's trying to be the innovator of the sport for safety and put racing back in our hands. It's pretty exciting to come and win a first race with the chains on," stated winner Shane Clanton.
 
Three cautions slowed the 40 lapper. The first yellow came out on lap ten as Shanon Buckingham slowed in turn four with a right-rear flat tire. Robby Moses brought out the second caution flag of the night as he spun his mount in turn four. The third and final yellow flag came out on the restart as Austin Smith spun in turn four collecting Chicky Barton.
 
The Southern Nationals Bonus Series returns to action on Saturday Night at Toccoa (GA) Raceway racing 64 laps for $6,400-to-win.
 
Official Summary of Results
Southern Nationals Bonus Series-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-March 16, 2018
 
Feature Finish:
1. Shane Clanton-Zebulon, Ga.
2. Ricky Weiss-Headingly, Canada
3. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, GA
4. Shawn Chastain-Murphy, N.C.
5. Jamie Oliver-Murphy, N.C.
6. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
7. Tyler Bruening-Decorah, Iowa
8. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
9. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
10. Brent Dixon-Elberton, Ga.
11. Benji Hicks-Mt. Airy, N.C.
12. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
13. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
14. Payton Freeman-Commerce, Ga.
15. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
16. Joey Standridge-Tellico Plains, Tenn.
17. Craig Greer-Cleveland, Tenn.
18. Austin Smith-Rome, Ga.
19. Jason Croft-Woodstock, Ga.
20. Randy Nichols-Young Harris, Ga.
21. Kip Cochran-Franklin, N.C.
 
Entries: 21
Fast Qualifier: Shane Clanton-12.536 seconds
Time of Race: 20 minutes, 20 seconds
Yellow Flags: Three (laps 10, 16, 16 restart)
Red Flags: None

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Milestone Season Has $4.7 Million Up for Grabs

BATAVIA, OH (March 16, 2018) - The unique brand, provided by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, has led to more racing, bigger fields, closer competition, higher purses, and the ultimate fan and driver experience. In 2018, the series will boast a record-breaking $4.7 million dollars in cash and other prizes - spanning over 61 A-Main events, at 37 different venues and across 22 states.
 
The total of A-Main purses alone will reach over $3.6 million in 2018, shattering the 2017 record of $3.1 million. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series winner's circle money, points fund, and other year-end awards will total $823,000. The coveted title of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion includes over $85,000 in cash and other contingencies. The 2018 Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year - Presented by Hot Rod Processing will earn over $10,000 in cash and prizes.In 2017, the top-twelve in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings collected over $2.3 million in prize money, points fund, winner's circle money, and contingencies.
 
Several marquee events - such as the Silver Dollar Nationals, Sunoco North/South 100, COMP Cams Topless 100, and the 50th Anniversary Hillbilly Hundred will see significant purse increases in 2018. In addition, the traditional Friday events have been raised to a minimum of $12,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start. For the first time, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction the $25,000-to-win, Salute the Troops 75 at LaSalle Speedway on June 1-2. The inaugural Dirt Million at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, OH will highlight the season's schedule on August 24-25. The total purse for the event can climb to a spectacular $1 million, which would result in the weekend's A-main offering a $500,000 winner's prize and $10,000 just to take the green flag.
 
The 2018 series schedule includes thirteen events that will pay $20,000 or more to the winner. Those include: Bad Boy 98 ($20,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 ($30,000-to-win); Salute the Troops 75 ($25,000-to-win); Clash at the Mag ($20,000-to-win); Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000-to-win); Sunoco North/South 100 ($50,000-to-win); COMP Cams Topless 100 ($40,000-to-win); Dirt Million ($100,000+-to-win); Hillbilly Hundred ($50,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals ($40,000-to-win); Jackson 100 ($20,000-to-win); Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000-to-win); and the season finale - Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000-to-win). Six of these marquee events will exceed $200,000 in total purse.
 
"The continued growth and success of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is a true testament to how devoted our fans, promoters, marketing partners, staff and drivers are to this organization," said Rick Schwallie, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director. "With the very talented driver roster this season, it will be very interesting to watch the 2018 championship chase unfold."
 
Following a successful Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, Jonathan Davenport leads the defending National Champion, Josh Richards in the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings. Kyle Bronson, a 2018 Rookie of the Year contender, is third, while Earl Pearson Jr. and Brandon Sheppard complete the top-five in series standings. Sixth through twelfth are: Jimmy Owens, Hudson O'Neal, Gregg Satterlee, Tim McCreadie, Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Overton, and Don O'Neal.
 
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will resume competition with a tripleheader that begins at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on Thursday, March 22. The series will travel to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, GA on Friday, March 23 before concluding at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL on Saturday, March 24.

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American Ethanol Touring Series Added To 2018 Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (3/16/18) – The American Ethanol Modified Touring Series will be making their first ever appearance at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio in 2018.

Track general manager Danny Kelly announced that the AEMT would be added to the August 11th Kids night program.  The AEMT joins an already packed night of family fun with a sole appearance from the Vores Compact Touring Series and the weekly Tough Truck class.

Book bags full of school supplies will line the front stretch and be given away during intermission.

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Southern Raceway Southern All Star Event Still On As Scheduled

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab event that is scheduled for this weekend at the Southern Raceway in Milton, FL., March 16-17 is still on schedule as posted with practice Thursday night March 15th, a $4,000 to win event on Friday night and a $5,000 to win on Saturday night.

There are scattered chances of rain for the weekend but the probabilities have gone down and track owner Tom Lowery says we are staying on the original schedule starting with practice Thursday night.

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Lucas Oil Late Models Return to Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BATAVIA, OH (March 12, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will resume competition this week with a visit to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH on Friday, March 16th - followed by Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN on Saturday, March 17th.

A strong contingent of local and regional standouts are expected to battle the elite drivers of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the 4th Annual Buckeye Spring 50. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds will compete for $1,000-to-win.

Brownstown Speedway will host the John Jones Auto Group 21st Annual Indiana Icebreaker on Saturday, March 17th. Located inside the Jackson County Fairgrounds - the 1/4-mile dirt oval is accustomed to thrilling, edge of your seat racing action, lap-after-lap. A complete program of Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event is on tap for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Modifieds and Super Stocks will also be in action on Saturday, March 17th.

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