Ralph Latham Memorial and Jackson 100 up Next for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
WAYCROSS, GA (September 11, 2013) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is gearing up for a huge weekend of racing in the states of Kentucky and Indiana on September 20th and 21st. The series will return to Florence Speedway in Union, KY on Friday night September 20th for the 27th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial that was postponed in June, due to rain. This special event is in honor of the late Ralph Latham. Ralph was a three-decade Cincinnati area racing star and former Florence Speedway track Champion that passed away in August of 1986 from cancer.
The stars and cars of the LOLMDS will battle some of the toughest local and regional drivers when they visit Florence Speedway next weekend. Don O’Neal driver of the Optima Batteries, MasterSbilt Chassis House Car #71 has won this event the past two years and is excited to return to Florence Speedway where he won this year’s Sunoco North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil. “I love going to Florence Speedway and seeing all the great fans that come there. This event is special for the Latham family and hopefully we can win it three years in a row”, stated O’Neal. O’Neal will be making his first appearance back with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at this event after suffering injuries in a wreck at the series sanctioned event in Bulls Gap TN on August 22nd. The Ralph Latham Memorial will include LOLMDS Hot-Laps, RED BUCK Time Trials, LOLMDS Heat races, B-Mains and a 50-lap feature event paying $10,000 to win and $800 to start. Open wheel modifieds will run a full show for their division on Friday night with the LOLMDS. For tickets and more information about the 27th annual Ralph Latham Memorial and Florence Speedway visit www.florencespeedway.com.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will then travel to the historic Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN on Saturday night September 21st for the 34th Annual Jackson 100. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will headline the activities with a full show with LOLMDS Hot laps, RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap feature event that will pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start. Modifieds and Super Stocks will run as support classes on Saturday. Current LOLMDS points leader Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN is the defending race winner and will lead the stars and cars of the series into Brownstown Speedway that weekend. “Brownstown Speedway is a fun track to race on. It’s very unique in that you can drive off the back straight-a-way and the front straight-a-way and still be fast there. Hopefully we can repeat there again this year and get a big win for all our fans and sponsors that support us”, stated Jimmy Owens. For tickets and more information about 34th Annual Jackson 100 and Brownstown Speedway visit www.brownstownspeedway.com.
“The events at Florence Speedway and Brownstown Speedway are shaping up to be an exciting weekend for our loyal fans to attend, camp out and visit two special events with a lot of history. We want to thank both Jim Price of Brownstown Speedway and the King Family at Florence Speedway for working together and putting this great weekend together after Florence was postponed in June, due to rain. We encourage all race fans to attend these special events next weekend and see some great racing”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
This year’s Jackson 100 is also part of the ASi Crown Jewel Cup-Presented by DirtonDirt.com. This unique program, put together by Gene Ullman of ASi Racewear and Michael Rigsby of www.DirtonDirt.com in association with the LOLMDS, will showcase nine special events on the series schedule in 2013. The driver that earns the most points at these nine crown jewel cup events will win a $10,000 bonus at this year’s series awards banquet. Jimmy Owens currently leads the Crown Jewel Cup points standings over Steve Francis and John Blankenship. Fans and racers can keep up with the points standings for these crown jewel cup events on the series website at http://www.lucasdirt.com/point-standings/dirtondirt-com-crown-jewel-cup/ . ASi Racewear has a special commemorative souvenir T-Shirt for these crown jewel events and it is available for fans on the ASI Merchandise trailer at all LOLMDS events. For more information about ASi Racewear and DirtonDirt.com visit their respective websites at www.asiwear.com and www.DirtonDirt.com.
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Florence Speedway- Friday September 20th
12234 US Hwy 42, Walton, KY 41094
Track Phone #: (859) 485-7591 or Office-(859) 493-0034
Promoter: Jerry King - (859) 485-7591 or Office-(859) 493-0034
Tire Rule for Florence Speedway
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 03, 06, LM40
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1300, 1350, 1640, LM40
Event Purse for Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway September 20th
$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.
Brownstown Speedway-Saturday September 21st
476 East CR 100, Brownstown, IN 47220
Track Phone #: (812) 358-5332
Promoter: Jim Price — (812) 620-0751
Tire Rule for Brownstown Speedway
Right Rear - Hoosier 01, 03, 06, LSB21/55, LM20/40,
Left Rear/Fronts- Hoosier Rib 1300, 1350, 1640, LSB21/55, LM20/40
Event Purse for Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway September 21st
$15,000 to win- 1. $15000, 2. $6500, 3. $4500, 4. $3500, 5. $2500, 6. $2000, 7. $1900, 8. $1700, 9. $1500, 10. $1350, 11. $1275, 12. $1250, 13. $1225, 14. $1200, 15. $1175, 16. $1150, 17. $1125, 18. $1100, 19. $1075, 20. $1050, 21. $1025, 22. $1000, 23. $1000, 24. $1000.
2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:
ASi Racewear - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
iON Cameras – “The Official Camera of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series”
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MAVTV “American Real” - "The Official TV Network" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
ProtectTheHarvest.com-"The Official Protect the Harvest Campaign of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
RED BUCK- "The Official Fast Time Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:
Allstar Performance, AR Bodies, Borrowed Blue, Barry Wright Race Cars, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing Inc, Crawford Supply, CV Products, DART Machinery, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fuel Safe Fuel Cells, FK Rod Ends, Gaerte Race Engines, Georgia Boot, Hawk Performance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Kuntz Race Engines, Longhorn Chassis, Mann Merchant Processing, MasterSbilt Chassis, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Performance Rod and Custom, Pro Power Racing Engines, Race Engine Design, Rick Schwallie Photography, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Traeger Grills, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.