WAYCROSS, GA ( June 10, 2013) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS for the Annual Columbus Convention and Visitor’s Bureau “Clash at the Mag” this weekend. The 100-lap feature event on Saturday will pay $20,000 to win and $1,200 to start. Activities will get underway with an open practice session on Thursday night, June 13th from 7 to 10pm. Then on Friday night, June 14th there will be RED BUCK Time Trials and Heat Races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, along with Street Stocks and the NeSmith Dirt Late Models as support classes. Saturday night, June 15th the LOLMDS will run B-Mains and the 100-Lap, $20,000-to-win, Columbus Convention and Visitor’s Bureau “Clash at the Mag” feature event. Street Stocks and the NeSmith Dirt Late Models will also compete on Saturday night as support classes.
Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN is the defending “Clash at the Mag” winner after winning last year’s event. O’Neal and the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will again be on hand, battling a tough field of competitors from Mississippi and surrounding states. “We’re looking forward to returning to Magnolia Motor Speedway this weekend and hope to repeat last year’s win! It’s a great facility to race at and we always enjoy seeing the great fans from that area. Last year, we really hit on a good set up and our Jay Dickens Engine really put out some great horsepower, enabling us to beat a strong field of racers,” stated O’Neal, driver of the #71 Optima Batteries MasterSbilt House Car.
The “Clash at the Mag” at Magnolia Motor Speedway will be taped and broadcast on three networks including SPEED, NBC Sports, and MAVTV. The “Clash at the Mag” is also part of the SWEET Mfg. TV Challenge – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. The driver that earns the most points at the TV races will receive a cash award of $10,000 at the year-end awards banquet. This weekend’s event will also be the second points race for the ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by DirtonDirt.com. The ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by www.DirtonDirt.com is a nine race mini-series within the 2013 schedule that offers racers that maintain perfect attendance a chance to win a $10,000 bonus at the series year-end awards banquet.
To see the latest on the SWEET Mfg. TV Challenge – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs points standings visit:
“The series is excited to head to Mississippi this weekend and see all the great fans in that area. Johnny Stokes and the entire staff at the beautiful Magnolia Motor Speedway are always a pleasure to work with. This weekend is shaping up to be a great event and having Lucas Oil Production Studios there to tape the event for TV is adding to the excitement,” stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Two-time and reigning LOLMDS National Champion, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN comes into the event leading in Lucas Oil Championship Points. The hottest driver on the tour, John Blankenship of Williamson, WV heads into the race coming off two wins in the last three LOLMDS events. Blankenship has climbed to second in the championship points standings, just 130 points behind Owens. Steve Francis of Ashland, KY is up to third in points, followed by O’Neal. Two drivers are tied for fifth, Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL and Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, IL. Also expected to be on hand are series stars, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, WV; Billy Moyer, Jr. of Batesville, AR; and Jerry Lierly of Camp Point, IL.
For tickets and information about this weekends event at Magnolia Motor Speedway visit the track website at www.magnoliadirt.com
For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, visit the series’ website at www.lucasdirt.com
Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings
- Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN) – 2160
- John Blankenship (Williamson, WV) – 2030
- Steve Francis (Ashland, KY) – 1945
- Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN) -1940
- Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL) -1900
- Dennis Erb Jr. (Carpentersville, IL) – 1900
- Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN) -1850
- Jared Landers (Batesville, AR) – 1765
- Eddie Carrier Jr. (Sal Rock, WV) – 1730
- Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL) – 1645
JRi Shocks Rookie of the Year Presented by Dunn-Benson Ford Points Standings
- Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL) -1645
- Billy Moyer Jr. (Batesville, AR) – 1555
Magnolia Motor Speedway
495 Hwy 45 South, Columbus, MS 39701
Track Phone #: (662) 240-3478
Promoter: Johnny Stokes – (662) 574-2572
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 03, 06, LM40
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1300, 1350
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2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include: ASi Racewear – “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Canidae Pet Foods – “The Official Pet Foods” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series E3 Spark Plugs – “The Official Spark Plug” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series GEICO - “The Official Insurance” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series General Tire – “The Official Tire” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Hoosier Tire – “The Official Race Tire” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series MAVTV “American Real” – “The Official TV Network” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Optima Batteries - “The Official Battery” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series ProtectTheHarvest.com- “The Official Protect the Harvest Campaign of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series RED BUCK- “The Official Fast Time Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil late Model Dirt Series Sunoco Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:
Allstar Performance, AR Bodies, Borrowed Blue, Barry Wright Race Cars, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing Inc, Crawford Supply, CV Products, DART Machinery, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edlebrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fuel Safe Fuel Cells, FK Rod Ends, Gaerte Race Engines, Georgia Boot, Hawk Performance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Kuntz Race Engines, Longhorn Chassis, Mann Merchant Processing, Mastersbilt Chassis, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Performance Rod and Custom, Pro Power Racing Engines, Race Engine Design, Rick Schwallie Photography, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Traeger Grills, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.