LOLMDS: 2016 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Unveiled; Aggressive 47 Race Slate Planned

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WAYCROSS, Ga. – official series release — Michael Moats photo —

As the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series prepares for its richest event in series history during next weekend’s 35th annual Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship, the national tour is already looking ahead to 2016.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has unveiled an aggressive 2016 event schedule, which includes 47 events at 31 different venues across 19 states. The 2016 schedule will feature 13 events that will pay $12,000-to-win, along with 12 crown jewel events that will pay $20,000-to-win (or more).

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will once again kick off its season with a tripleheader at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga. The Georgia Boot “Super Bowl of Racing” will open on Thursday, Feb. 4 with a $7,000-to-win program. The action on Friday, Feb. 5 will be highlighted by a $10,000-to-win event, before capping off the weekend with $15,000-to-win finale on Saturday, Feb. 6.

From there, the series will travel to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. The 40th annual Winternationals will get underway with an open practice on Sunday, Feb. 7. Racing action will begin on Monday, Feb. 8 – followed by six straight nights of racing, concluding on Saturday, Feb. 13.

“We want to welcome three new venues in 2016: Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga., East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., and Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky. We’d like to thank all of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series track promoters who see the value in our events. With their support, we’re able to raise all the Saturday events to a minimum of $12,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start in 2016,” stated Assistant Series Director Rick Schwallie.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction some of most prestigious dirt late model events of the season, including the Bad Boy 98 ($20,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 ($30,000-to-win); Ralph Latham Memorial ($30,000-to-win); Clash at the Mag ($20,000-to-win); Silver Dollar Nationals ($40,000-to-win); Sunoco North/South 100 ($50,000-to-win); COMP Cams Topless 100 ($40,000-to-win); Hillbilly Hundred ($25,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals ($40,000-to-win); Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000-to-win); and the season finale – Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000-to-win).

2016 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule

Dates – Venue – Location

  1. Feb. 4-6 – Golden Isles Speedway – Brunswick, Ga.
  2. Feb. 8-13 – East Bay Raceway Park – Gibsonton, Fla.
  3. March 18 – Atomic Speedway – Chillicothe, Ohio
  4. March 19 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.
  5. April 1 – Boyd’s Speedway – Ringgold, Ga.
  6. April 2 – East Alabama Motor Speedway – Phenix City, Ala.
  7. April 15-16 – Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, Ark.
  8. April 23 – Hagerstown Speedway – Hagerstown, Md.
  9. April 29 – Tri-City Speedway – Granite City, Ill.
  10. April 30 – Macon Speedway – Macon, Ill.
  11. May 20 – Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway – Oshkosh, Wis.
  12. May 21 – LaSalle Speedway – LaSalle, Ill.
  13. May 26-28 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.
  14. June 3 – Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, Tenn.
  15. June 4 – Florence Speedway – Union, Ky.
  16. June 16-18 – Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, Miss.
  17. July 1 – 201 Speedway – Sitka, Ky.
  18. July 2 – Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio
  19. July 3 – Muskingum County Speedway – Zanesville, Ohio
  20. July 7 – Fayetteville Motor Speedway – Fayetteville, N.C.
  21. July 8 – Cherokee Speedway – Gaffney, S.C.
  22. July 9 – Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, Tenn.
  23. July 15 – Tri-City Speedway – Granite City, Ill.
  24. July 16 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.
  25. July 21-23 – I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, Neb.
  26. Aug. 11-13 – Florence Speedway – Union, Ky.
  27. Aug 18-20 – Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, Ark.
  28. Aug. 26 – Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, Ky.
  29. Aug. 27 – Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, Ind.
  30. Sept. 2 – Attica Raceway Park – Attica, Ohio
  31. Sept. 3 – Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio
  32. Sept. 4 – I-77 Raceway Park – Ripley, W.Va.
  33. Sept. 15-17 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa
  34. Sept. 23-24 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.
  35. Oct. 1 – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, Ga.
  36. Oct. 2 – Rome Speedway – Rome, Ga.
  37. Oct. 7-8 – Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – Imperial, Pa.
  38. Oct. 14-15 – Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio

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