LOLMDS: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Trial New Tire Rule at Florence

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WAYCROSS, Ga. – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will experiment with a new tire policy during the upcoming Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 at Kentucky’s Florence Speedway.

The series will provide a new Hoosier Racing Tire LM40 right rear tire, at no cost, to each team who transfers into the 100-lap North/South on Saturday night. Race teams will bring their wheel to a designated impound area where they will choose from fifty LM40 tires that are the same date code and 95″ chalk mark. Those tires will have to be mounted – in the presence of an Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series official, inflated – using the nitrogen provided, and then remain stored at the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trailer, until the start of the North/South 100 main event.

The series will sound a 10-minute call at the start of the 20-lap modified feature – held prior to the North/South 100 main event. At the conclusion of the modified feature, the starting grid will roll to the infield where they will then receive their right rear wheel/tire from impound. Each team will have an opportunity to make air pressure adjustments, however, no cutting, siping, or buffing will be permitted. Following a brief intermission for track prep, the grid will roll to the frontstretch for driver introductions.

Drivers will only be permitted to change their right rear tire in the event of a flat. In that event, the series will provide a mounted LM40 that is not cut, siped or buffed.

“We’re very excited to try this concept, the response has been tremendous,” said Series Director Rick Schwallie.

The tire rule for Thursday’s Ralph Latham Memorial, Friday’s preliminary events, and Saturday’s B-Mains will remain the same – with standard testing policies in place. The left rear and front tires will also be subject to lab testing during Saturday night’s 100-lap main event.

CREDIT: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

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