WAYCROSS, Ga. – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series resumes its 2013 racing schedule this weekend with a pair of events in Illinois and Kentucky.
On Friday the series invades Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., followed by a Saturday show at Paducah (Ky.) Int’l Raceway.
Both events will kick-off a busy month of May for the nations’ premier dirt late model series with events scheduled every weekend. There will be a complete show at both events this weekend, packed with RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-lap $10,000-to-win feature events that pay $800 to start.
The event on Friday will be the first of two visits at Tri-City Speedway in 2013 and will mark the tenth time that the series has competed at the track.
In the nine previous appearances at the Kevin and Tammy Gundaker promoted facility, Hall of Famer Billy Moyer has captured three series sanctioned events at the three-eighths-mile track.
Series regulars Earl Pearson Jr. and Don O’Neal of have each collected series wins twice at Tri-City Speedway. Shannon Babb and Brian Birkhofer have visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane at Tri-City Speedway as well.
Some of the toughest regional competitors are expected to compete against the stars of the series and offer fans an exciting event to attend in the Midwest.
The series will then travel to Paducah Int’l Speedway on Saturday night to complete its double-header weekend. The Bob Sargent promoted high-banked three-eighths-mile facility will host its third series event. Dale McDowell won a very exciting series sanctioned event in 2009 and Billy Moyer won last year’s event and added to his lengthy list of victories in the Midwest.
Two-time and reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National champion Jimmy Owens and Don O’Neal will come into this weekends events tied atop the championship point standings with 1,275 points each.