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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to Brownstown, IN

September 12, 2014 | Author: Wayne Castleberry

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to Brownstown, IN for the 35th Annual Jackson 100

(WAYCROSS, GA - September 10, 2014) - One of the Midwest's traditional and most popular events, The Jackson 100 is set for Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN.  This annual event, promoted by Jim Price, will take place at the ¼ mile bull ring at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.  This year's event will pay $20,000 to win and $1,200 to start.  Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN is the defending race winner and has won this event four (4) times.

 Racing action begins Friday night, September 19th, with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series hot laps and Miller Welders Time Trials.  Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS includes: Crate Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks and Hornets.  Pit gates will open at 2 PM, with General Admission gates opening at 4 PM on Friday.  On Saturday, pit gates and grandstand gates will open at 3PM, with a special driver's autograph session from 4:30 to 5:15 and racing action beginning at 6PM.  The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 35th Annual Jackson 100 are scheduled for Saturday night. Modifieds and Super Stocks will also be on the card for Saturday night as support classes.

Double Header Weekend for Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour

September 12, 2014 | Author: Mike Leone

DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND FOR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR; FRIDAY AT SHARON FOR "GARY KNOLLINGER MEMORIAL" & SATURDAY AT PITTSBURGH FOR "STEEL CITY ROULETTE"; LAJOIE'S SAFER RACER TOUR FEATURED

(September 10, 2014 - Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series is gearing up for a big fall season to close out 2014 and it begins this weekend with a doubleheader of action. On Friday night (September 12), Sharon Speedway will host the "Gary Knollinger Memorial", while on Saturday night (September 13) action shifts south to Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for the rescheduled "Steel City Roulette". Warm-ups begin at 6 p.m. with racing at 7 both nights.  There is a rain date of Sunday for Pittsburgh. Randy LaJoie's Safer Racer Tour will be on hand both nights.

Friday night will be the prestigious fourth annual "Gary Knollinger Memorial" with $1,500 on the line.  The event is also part of Sharon's "Apple Festival Nationals"."It's an honor to again be able to hold a memorial for Gary," expressed RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig.  "Gary was a standout Crate Late Model racer from Triadelphia, West Virginia.  We, and many of the racers, became very close to Gary and his family when he was a fierce competitor before his tragic passing on Christmas 2010.  Sharon was Gary's favorite track as he had a lot of success there, and has been the site of the memorial the last three years with Max Blair, Joe Martin, and Ryan Montgomery capturing the meaningful events."

ARCA/CRA Super Series at Kil-Kare Speedway Sunday

September 12, 2014 | Author: Glenn Luckett

ARCA/CRA Super Series at Kil-Kare Speedway Sunday

Braden Looks to Go for Two in A Row at Kil-Kare 

(Salem, IN -  September 10, 2014) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will make its second ever visit to Kil-Kare Speedway, located in Xenia, Ohio, this Sunday for the Buckminn’s D&D Harley Davidson/Oakley Blacktop 125. The event will once again pit the best of the ARCA/CRA Super Series against some very tuff local competition on the tricky 1/3 (0.333) mile semi-banked paved oval located southeast of Dayton.

Don O'Neal Leads Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge Presented by E3 Spark Plugs Point Standings

September 9, 2014 | Author: Wayne Castleberry

Don O’Neal Leads Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge Presented by E3 Spark Plugs Point Standings

(WAYCROSS, GA - September 9, 2014) - In the chase for the Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Points Title, Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN leads Jimmy Owens by a slim 60 point margin.  Steve Francis, Scott Bloomquist and Earl Pearson Jr. round out the top five in the Bad Boy Mowers TV Challenge point standings.  Three TV races remain on the LOLMDS schedule for 2014, the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals - September 27th, Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout - October 4th and the season finale, the Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by NAPA Auto Parts on October 18th.  

 The Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs is a fifteen (15) race mini-series consisting of the TV races on the LOLMDS schedule in 2014.  The driver that earns the most points at the TV races will be crowned the Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Points Champion and receive a $10,000 cash award at the series year-end awards banquet.

Ruston Rallies Late in the Greenville 140

September 9, 2014 | Author: Kyle Zimmerman

Ruston Rallies Late in the Greenville 140

 (Easley, SC - September 8, 2014) – Kenzie Ruston came to Greenville Pickens Speedway for the Greenville 140 NASCAR K&N East Series race Saturday night with high expectations. Ruston has one top-5 and two, top-10 finishes in her three previous starts at the track. This time around, Greenville Pickens Speedway would prove to be a more difficult challenge.

After starting twentieth she fell a lap behind at the halfway mark of the race with an ill-handling Chevrolet but the Ben Kennedy Racing crew led by Mike Fritts corrected the handling during the midrace pit stop.  She rallied back to the lead lap for a top-15 finish even overcoming a spin, the result of contact from a fellow driver in the final segment.  Ruston finished the Greenville 140 in twelfth place.

Jimmy Owens Leads ASi Raceware Crown Jewel Cup - Presented by DirtonDirt.com Point Standings

September 8, 2014 | Author: Wayne Castleberry

Jimmy Owens Leads ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup - Presented by DirtonDirt.com Point Standings

(WAYCROSS, GA - September 4, 2014) -The ASi Crown Jewel Cup -Presented by DirtonDirt.com is a nine race mini-series within the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series that awards points to drivers at these crown jewel events on the series schedule. The driver that earns the most points in these nine special events will be awarded a $10,000 cash bonus at the series year-end awards banquet. Second and third place in the final Crown Jewel Cup point standings will also receive a cash award at the series year-end awards banquet. With three ASi Crown Jewel Cup events remaining on the series schedule Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN holds a slim 20 point lead over Don O'Neal in the chase for the $10,000 bonus. Scott Bloomquist sits third with Steve Francis and Eddie Carrier Jr. rounding out the top five.

 ASi Racewear, the "Official" merchandise provider for the LOLMDS along with marketing partner DirtonDirt.com has partnered to put up the additional cash awards for this program. Gene Ullman of ASi and Michael Rigsby of DirtonDirt.com have increased the excitement among the racers at these crown jewel events by providing additional cash incentives tied to these big events. "Were thrilled to be a part of this special program to recognize the drivers that perform well in the big events. We enjoy being associated with the Lucas Oil Company, the drivers, track promoters, sponsors, the series staff and all the great fans that follow the series all across the country. It's also a great honor to have Michael and DirtonDirt on board with this program. DirtonDirt really does an outstanding job covering the LOLMDS and this program", stated Gene Ullman, President, ASi Racewear.

Rocco Sweeps Sunoco Modified Twin Features at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

September 5, 2014 | Author: Theresa Condict

Rocco Sweeps Sunoco Modified Twin Features At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

     (September 4, 2014 - Thompson, CT): Keith Rocco of Berlin, Conn. swept the Sunoco Modified Double feature night with back-to-back victories in NASCAR Whelen All American Series action Thursday night. Rocco’s win is his fourth in eight features this season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Rick Gentes won the Late Model feature while Corey Hutchings took down the win in the Limited Sportsman division. Dave Trudeau picked up the Mini Stock win.

     Keith Rocco proved to be the man to beat in both of the twin Sunoco Modified feature races. Rocco took the lead from Ryan Preece for the final time at lap 20 in the first feature, and took it away from Todd Ceravolo in the second one. In both races, Rocco went to the checkered flag unchallenged.

Ruston Ready for Breakthrough in the Greenville 140

September 5, 2014 | Author: Kyle Zimmerman

Ruston Ready for Breakthrough in the Greenville 140

(Greenville, SC, September 3, 2014) – Kenzie Ruston holds the record for the highest finishing female in NASCAR K&N Pro Series history after her second place effort at Iowa Speedway on August 1, 2014. Ruston’s previous best finish, third, came at Greenville Pickens Speedway in March of 2013.

“Greenville Pickens Speedway is a place that just fits with my driving style,” said Ruston. “Anytime you have to save tires, and be more concerned with setting the car up for a long run instead of a fast couple of laps, it makes it a drivers race.”

CRA Announces SPEEDFEST 2015 Dates at Watermelon Capital Speedway

September 5, 2014 | Author: Glenn Luckett

CRA Announces SPEEDFEST 2015 Dates at Watermelon Capital Speedway

Area Businessman Wayne Lyle Takes Over Track Ownership and Promotion

(Salem, IN - August 19, 2014) – Champion Racing Association officials and the new management at Watermelon Capital Speedway have released the dates for SpeedFest 2015.  The prestigious pre-season event featuring Super Late Models and Pro Late Models will be held on Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th. As is tradition, this event is held the weekend prior to the Super Bowl every year. This will be the 4th straight year that SpeedFest has been held at Watermelon Capital Speedway, which is located in Cordele, Georgia.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Kicks off 2015 with Super Bowl Racing at Golden Isles Speedway

September 5, 2014 | Author: Wayne Castleberry

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Kicks off 2015 with Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway

(WAYCROSS, GA - August 18, 2014) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is excited to announce that the series will kick off the 2015 season at Golden Isles Speedway with the running of the Super Bowl of Racing in Brunswick, GA.  The stars and cars of the LOLMDS are set to invade the 4/10 mile South Georgia speed-plant for two action packed nights of racing on Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7th. There will also be an open practice night on Thursday, February 5th for all divisions.

After a highly successful season opening events at Golden Isles Speedway in 2014, Series officials came to an agreement with the new owners of GIS to kick the 2015 season off again in South Georgia.  With the new track management in place, series officials are confident the 2015 edition of the "Super Bowl of Racing" will be even more exciting for both fans and racers that attend.  The 2014 edition of the "Super Bowl of Racing" saw Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden and Steve Francis earn exciting victories to kick off the 2014 season at GIS.