Tripleheader Weekend Next For Lucas Late Models

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Hudson O'Neal (71) battles Jonathan Davenport Thursday at 34 Raceway. (Brendan Bauman photo)
Jonathan Davenport (49) will lead the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series into a tripleheader weekend. (Brendon Bauman photo)

BATAVIA, Ohio – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action June 13-15 for three events at three different venues, across three states.

The weekend will ignite on Thursday, June 13, with a visit to Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Thursday’s Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial – Presented by GETSCO will be a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win feature for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

The festivities at Fayetteville Motor Speedway will begin with pit gates opening at 3 p.m., followed by general admission gates at 4 p.m. A drivers meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. with hot laps slated for 7:30 p.m. The Renegades, Modifieds, FMS Late Models, and Legends will also be in competition on Thursday, June 13.

The weekend will continue in Gaffney, S.C., where the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will visit Cherokee Speedway on Friday, June 14. A full program is on tap for the 21st Annual Grassy Smith Memorial – highlighted by a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.

At Cherokee Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. and general admission gates will open 3 p.m. The drivers meeting is set for 7 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the 602 Late Models, 604 Late Models, Modifieds, and Thunder Bomber divisions will also be in action.

Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday, June 15, to cap off the three-race escapade. The annual event, a Father’s Day weekend special, now dubbed the Big Daddy 60, will have the 60-lap main event paying a record $15,000-to-win.

On Saturday, the pit and general admission gates will open at Noon. A driver’s meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. with hot laps to follow at 7:30 p.m. The Limited Late Models and Sportsman will serve as support divisions at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

Jonathan Davenport continues to lead the Lucas Oil championship standings heading into the weekend. Earl Pearson Jr. currently trails Davenport by 345 points. Tyler Erb is third. Devin Moran and Josh Richards round out the top five in championship standings.