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Lucas Oil Late Models Ready for Tennessee and Kentucky


WAYCROSS, GA (May 27, 2015) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will venture to Tennessee and Kentucky this weekend for two action-packed events. The series returns to Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on Friday, May 29th before heading to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday, May 30th. Both events include a complete show of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event.


Tazewell Speedway, better known as "The Bad Fast Taz," is accustomed to thrilling, edge of your seat racing action. Regional standouts such as Billy Ogle Jr., Vic Hill, and Donald McIntosh will battle the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the "Toyota Knoxville 50." In 2014, Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tennessee emerged victorious over Scott Bloomquist following a classic battle around the lightning-fast, 1/3-mile oval. Also on the racing program for Friday, May 29th are the Sportsman, Classic Cars, Super Stocks, and Four Cylinders.


The Tazewell Motor Lodge is the Official Host Hotel of Tazewell Speedway and the "Toyota Knoxville 50." For more information or to make reservations, visit their website at www.tazewellmotorlodge.com or call (423) 626-7229.


Tazewell Speedway is located just two miles northwest of Tazewell, Tennessee off US 25-E on Bacchus Road. For additional information, visit www.tazewellspeedway.net or call (423) 626-2222.


Florence Speedway will host the 29th Annual "Ralph Latham Memorial," in honor of the late Ralph Latham. Latham, a long-time Cincinnati area racer, lost his battle with cancer in August of 1986. The historic, 1/2-mile oval has produced some of the most memorable events in series history. Jimmy Owens completed the weekend sweep with his third-career "Ralph Latham Memorial" victory in 2014. The Open Wheel Modifieds and Crate Late Models will also be in action on Saturday, May 30th.


The Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway is the Hilton Cincinnati Airport, located at Exit 182 (Turfway Road) off I-75/71 in Florence, Kentucky. For reservations, call (859) 371-4400 and request the Florence Speedway rate.


Florence Speedway is located in Northern Kentucky, approximately 25 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio on US 42. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.florencespeedway.com
, or call the speedway office at (859) 493-0034.


Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida leads the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship point standings over defending series national champion, Don O'Neal of Martinsville, Indiana. Jimmy Owens (TN), Jonathan Davenport (GA), and Devin Moran (OH), round out the top five in series championship point standings. Sixth through tenth in the current series standings include: Scott Bloomquist (TN), Brandon Sheppard (IL), Dennis Erb Jr. (IL), Eddie Carrier Jr. (WV), and Steve Francis (KY).

Track Information

Tazewell Speedway
Phone Number: 423-626-2222
Track Promoter: Gary Hall
Location: 1400 Bacchus Road, Tazewell, TN 37879
Website: www.tazewellspeedway.net


Florence Speedway
Phone Number: 859-485-7591
Track Promoter: Jerry King
Location: 12234 US Hwy 42, Walton, KY 41094
Website: www.florencespeedway.com


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rules:

Tazewell Speedway
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1350
Right Rear - Hoosier 03, 05


Florence Speedway
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1300, 1350, 1640, LM40
Right Rear - Hoosier 01, 03, 06, LM40


Event Purse for Both Events: $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.


For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2015 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.


Follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on your favorite Social Media outlets at: www.facebook.com/lucasdirt, www.twitter.com/lucasdirt, and www.instagram.com/lucasdirt.


About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation's premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.Lucasdirt.com.

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