WAYCROSS, Ga. – After completing another successful season in 2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials have announced the 2013 schedule.
The premier national touring dirt late model series has 44 confirmed dates in 20 different states on the schedule for 2013.
The series will have 12 events paying more than $10,000 to win, including several marquee events on the schedule again in 2013. The 2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series national tour will kick off at the “Clay by the Bay” on February 11th with the six consecutive nights of action packed racing during the 37th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will again sanction some of the sport’s biggest events such as the Commonwealth 100, Show-Me 100, Silver Dollar Nationals, North/South 100, COMP Cams Topless 100, Hillbilly Hundred, Jackson 100, Knoxville Late Model Nationals and the season finale Dirt Track World Championship.
Several events on the schedule have increased their purse monies for the 2013 season. The 21st Annual Show-Me 100 on the Memorial Day Weekend will add $10,000 to the overall purse for the feature event including increasing the start money to $1,500 to start the main event. Drivers failing to transfer into the feature event will now receive $250 up from last years $100. The 21st Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 held at Batesville Motor Speedway will again pay $40,000 to win.
Moonie Starr is pleased to announce a new sponsor has come on board for the event, Crop Production Services, an agricultural retail supplier doing business in 48 states. With the added sponsorship to the COMP Cams Topless 100 there will be two additional starting positions added to the 100-lap feature event. Moonie Starr will also add an additional $15,000 in cash monies to the B-mains to give racers more chances to earn money at next year’s event setting up what should be a great field of cars for the COMP Cams Topless 100 in August.
“The 2012 season was another great year. We feel that we have the best show in Dirt Late Model Racing, and I can’t thank our promoters, my staff, our drivers, car owners, sponsors, and our fans enough for their support. Lucas Oil and our Team Lucas partners have put together a great infrastructure for making the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series the foremost national late model touring series in the country,” stated Ritchie Lewis, director of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule
Date – Track – Location
Feb. 11-16 – East Bay Raceway Park – Gibsonton, Fla.
March 23 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.
April 5 – Jackson Motor Speedway – Byram, Miss.
April 6 – Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, Texas
April 12-13 – Virginia Motor Speedway – Saluda, Va.
April 19 – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex – Markleysburg, Pa.
April 20 – Hagerstown Speedway – Hargerstown, Md.
May 3 – Tri-City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, Ill.
May 4 – Paducah Int’l Raceway – Paducah, Ky.
May 10 – Hartford Motor Speedway – Hartford, Mich.
May 11 – LaSalle Speedway – LaSalle, Ill.
May 16-18 – Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, Ark.
May 23-25 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland Mo.
May 31 – Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, Tenn.
June 1 – Florence Speedway – Walton, Ky.
June 14-15 – Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, Miss.
Jun 20 – Swainsboro Raceway – Swainsboro, Ga.
June 21 – Cherokee Speedway – Gaffney, S.C.
June 22 – Wythe Raceway – Rural Retreat, Va.
July 3 – Muskingum County Speedway – Zanesville, Ohio
July 4 – Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio
July 12 – Tri-City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, Ill.
July 13 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.
July 18-20 – I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, Neb.
July 26 – Stateline Speedway – Busti, N.Y.
July 27 – Hagerstown Speedway – Hagerstown, Md.
Aug. 8-10 – Florence Speedway – Walton, Ky.
Aug. 15-17 – Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, Ark.
Aug. 22 – Volunteer Speedway – Bulls Gap, Tenn.
Aug. 24 – Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Aug. 31 – Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio
Sept. 1 – I-77 Raceway Park – Ripley, W.Va.
Sept. 20-21 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.
Sept. 26-28 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa
Oct. 5 – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, Ga.
Oct. 6 – Rome Speedway – Rome, Ga.
Oct. 18-19 – Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, Ohio