Florence Picks Up Lucas Oil Late Model Twinbill

Florence Picks Up
Florence Speedway has added a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events for this weekend. (Michael Moats photo)

BATAVIA, Ohio – With last-minute schedule changes abounding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Florence Speedway has taken on two $12,000-to-win events for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this weekend.

Limited grandstand tickets are available for both events to allow for social distancing. Tickets went on sale Monday for both events, with pit passes to be purchased on-site.

On both Friday and Saturday, the pit gate will open at 4 p.m., with the main and back gates opening at 6 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 7 p.m., with racing action at 8 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in this area, there are special instructions on Will Call ticket pickup, marking of seats, areas that ticket holders will be allowed, etc.

On Friday, July 10, Florence Speedway will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, along with a $1,000 to win modified event. On Saturday, July 11, the G&G Express Sport Mods will be racing for $600 to win to accompany the Lucas Oil Late Models.

Both nights will include a complete program of time trials, heat races, B-mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.

Jimmy Owens leads the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship chase and goes into the weekend with five feature wins in the last six series events.

Jonathan Davenport is second, followed closely by Tyler Erb, Tim McCreadie and Devin Moran, who rounds out the top five in the championship standings.