65 Races For Lucas Oil Late Models

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The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will feature an ambitious 65-race calendar in 2019. (Paul Arch Photo)

BATAVIA, Ohio – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has revealed a record-breaking 65-race schedule for next season.

The ambitious schedule is set to visit 37 different venues across 22 states.

The tour will launch with nine events during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, including Feb. 1-2 at Golden Isles Speedway; Feb. 4-9 at East Bay Raceway Park; and Feb. 10 at Bubba Raceway Park. As is tradition, the championship battle will conclude Oct. 18-19 at the 39th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

Three tracks will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time, including: 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn., on April 5, Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., on Sept. 20, and Raceway 7 in Monroe Center, Ohio, on Oct. 4.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Ga., for the first time since June 2009 on April 6. 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, also returns to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series slate for the first time since May 2010 on May 16. On May 17, for the first time since May 2008, the tour will visit Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa.

The season will be highlighted by a generous number of the industries richest events, including: Lucas Oil Speedway’s Show-Me 100 ($30,000 to win); I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000); Florence Speedway’s North/South 100 ($50,000); Batesville Motor Speedway’s Topless 100 ($40,000); Mansfield Motor Speedway’s Dirt Million ($100,000+); Tyler County Speedway’s Hillbilly Hundred ($30,000); Knoxville Raceway’s Late Model Nationals ($40,000); Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway’s Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000); and Portsmouth Raceway Park’s Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000).

“To be crowned Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, the driver must be able to master a diversified race schedule that truly challenges the best of the best,” said Rick Schwallie, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series series director.

“The 2019 schedule will offer drivers and teams the test of conquering a mix of traditional favorites and all-new venues – while providing race fans around the world the most thrilling events of the season,” Schwallie added. “None of this would be possible without the infrastructure that Lucas Oil provides and all the support of our tracks, promoters, marketing partners, race teams, car owners, and fans.”

2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule

Feb. 1-2 – Golden Isles Speedway – Brunswick, Ga.

Feb. 4-9 – East Bay Raceway Park – Gibsonton, Fla.

Feb. 10 – Bubba Raceway Park – Ocala, Fla.

March 15 – Atomic Speedway – Chillicothe, Ohio

March 16 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.

April 5 – 411 Motor Speedway – Seymour, Tenn.

April 6 – North Georgia Speedway – Chatsworth, Ga.

April 12 – Sharon Speedway – Hartford, Ohio

April 13 – Hagerstown Speedway – Hagerstown, Md.

April 14 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, Pa.

April 26 – Tri-City Speedway – Granite City, Ill.

April 27 – Macon Speedway – Macon, Ill.

May 3 – Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, Tenn.

May 4 – Florence Speedway – Union, Ky.

May 16 – 34 Raceway – Burlington, Iowa

May 17 – Farley Speedway – Farley, Iowa

May 18 – Deer Creek Speedway – Spring Valley, Minn.

May 23-25 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.

May 30-June 1 – Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, Miss.

June 13 – Fayetteville Motor Speedway – Fayetteville, N.C.

June 14 – Cherokee Speedway – Gaffney, S.C.

June 15 – Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, Tenn.

July 3 – Muskingum County Speedway – Zanesville, Ohio

July 4 – Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio

July 5 – Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, W.Va.

July 6 – Mansfield Motor Speedway – Mansfield, Ohio

July 12 – Tri-City Speedway – Granite City, Ill.

July 13 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.

July 16 – Brown County Speedway – Aberdeen, S.D.

July 17 – Jackson Motorplex – Jackson, Minn.

July 18-20 – I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, Neb.

Aug. 8-10 – Florence Speedway – Union, Ky.

Aug. 15-17 – Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, Ark.

Aug. 22-24 – Mansfield Motor Speedway – Mansfield, Ohio

Aug. 30 – Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, Ky.

Aug. 31 – Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio

Sept. 1 – Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, W.Va.

Sept. 12-14 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa

Sept. 20 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.

Sept. 21 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.

Oct. 4 – Raceway 7 – Monroe Center, Ohio

Oct. 5 – Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – Imperial, Pa.

Oct. 12 – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, Ga.

Oct. 13 – Rome Speedway – Rome, Ga.

Oct. 18-19 – Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio