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2014 Season Finale on Tap for the Lucas Oil Late Models at Portsmouth Raceway Park

 

WAYCROSS, GA (October 14, 2014) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale will take place this weekend in Portsmouth, OH on October 17th and 18th with the running of the 34th Annual Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by NAPA Auto Parts. This event, held at Portsmouth Raceway Park, is promoted by hall of fame promoter Carl Short, along with track promoters Donna Rayburn and Tim Coleman. The Dirt Track World Championship event has been Carl's signature event, over the years, which have been filled with great history, thrilling racing action, hall of fame winners and numerous facilities hosting the event in the past 33 years. This year's DTWC will, once again, pay $50,000 to win and $2,000 to start.




In the previous 33 DTWC events, there have been 24 different drivers to visit victory lane and capture this crown jewel event. Dating back to the inaugural running in 1981, there have been five drivers that have won the prestigious event more than once. Hall of Famer Freddy Smith of Seymour, TN leads the way with five wins, followed by the late Jack Boggs of Grayson, KY, who won the race three times. Two time winners of the DTWC include: Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR; Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN and Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL. Some of the sport's biggest names have won the DTWC at least once over the 33 years of the event, including names like: Larry Moore ('87); Donnie Moran ('88); Steve Francis ('99); Darrell Lanigan ('03); Rick Eckert ('04); Chub Frank ('07); Brian Birkhofer ('08); Jimmy Mars ('09); Earl Pearson Jr. ('10); Don O'Neal ('11), Jimmy Owens ('12) and the youngest driver to ever win the event, Brandon Sheppard in 2013.



Included among the many activities at the DTWC is a $3,000 to win Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers Race-Presented by DirtonDirt.com. The top 26 drivers that fail to transfer into the DTWC feature event through a heat race or B-Main get to compete for a chance to earn additional prize money through this race. The winner of this event can elect to forfeit the $3,000 first place prize money and start on the tail of the DTWC feature event for a chance to win the $50,000. In honor of Jim Dunn and his legacy of being the very first winner of the DTWC, Carl Short added the non-qualifiers race to the DTWC event schedule as a tribute to the late Jim Dunn and his family.



The 34th Annual Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by NAPA Auto Parts will once again be filmed by the award winning Lucas Oil Production Studios. This event will air on NBC Sports and on the MAVTV American Real Networks in 2014. "We really feel partnering with the Lucas Oil Series has helped to grow the event even more with the TV coverage they bring to this event. I'm looking forward to this year's event and enjoy working with the great staff at Portsmouth Raceway Park", stated Carl Short, promoter of the DTWC.



Activities for the 34th Annual Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by NAPA Auto Parts will get underway on Thursday, October 16th with Modified Qualifying, Heat Races and Consolation races. On Friday, October 17th the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will take to the track for Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials and Heat Races. Also, on Friday night there will be a Non-Qualifiers race for the Modifieds. Then, on Saturday, October 18th the schedule will include the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series B-Mains, the Modified Feature event, the $3,000 to Win Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers Race-Presented by DirtonDirt.com and the $50,000 to win/$2,000 to start DTWC 100-lap feature.



To purchase tickets for this event visit www.dirttrackworldchampionship.net/tickets.htm or call 740-858-6661. To learn more about the event go to www.dirttrackworldchampionship.net or visit the track website at www.portsraceway.com. If you have any questions, contact the DTWC office at (740) 858-6661 or you can email Carl Short at carlshort2007@gmail.com or call at (865) 945-3423 or (865) 712-9303.



For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the 2014 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.


Follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on the social media outlets at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and https://twitter.com/lucasdirt



Track Information



Portsmouth Raceway Park
Track Phone #: (740) 354-3278 or Office - (740) 858-6661
Promoter: Donna Rayburn - (740) 259-3408 / (740) 821-1161
Location: 25648 State Route 73, West Portsmouth, OH 45663
Website: www.portsraceway.com



Tire Rule for the DTWC



Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1300, 1425 (no white dots)
Right Rear - Hoosier 01, 04, 06, LM40

Event Purse


Dirt Track World Championship Purse:



1. $50,000, 2. $15,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $7,000, 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $3,200, 8. $3,000, 9. $2,800, 10. $2,500, 11. $2,450, 12. $2,400, 13. $2,350, 14. $2,300, 15. $2,250, 16. $2,200, 17. $2,150,

18. $2,100, 19. $2,075, 20. $2,060, 21. $2,050, 22. $2,040,

23. $2,030, 24. $2,020, 25. $2,010,26. $2,000.


Jim Dunn Memorial Non Qualifiers Race-Presented by DirtonDirt.com



1. $3,000, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,250, 4. $1,000, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600,11. 500, 12. $400, 13. $350, 14. $300,

15. $250, 16. $200, 17. $200, 18. $200, 19. $200, 20. $200,21. $200, 22. $200, 23. $200, 24. $200, 25. $200, 26. $200.

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