WAYCROSS, GA (March 26, 2013) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will take Easter weekend off, following a successful and exciting Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway last weekend. Following the short break, the series will be heading south to Mississippi and Texas on April 5th and 6th. The LOLMDS will sanction a pair of $10,000 to win events that will host the nation’s top dirt late model drivers and some of the strongest regional racers in the country.
On Friday night, April 5th, the series will make its first stop at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, MS before heading to Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, TX on Saturday night, April 6th. There will be a complete show both nights with RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and $10,000 to win 50-lap feature events.
In last year’s inaugural visit to the Don Cliburn-promoted Jackson Motor Speedway, Don O’Neal withstood a strong field of entrants before a record-setting crowd and won the event. O’Neal passed Jimmy Owens with 12 laps to go to take the $10,000 victory. Last year at Lonestar Speedway, in a thrilling finish, Jared Landers got by Jimmy Owens on the final lap to take his only LOLMDS win of 2012 at the Sam Hafertepe, Jr. promoted facility.
The LOLMDS just completed another exciting “Indiana Icebreaker” at Brownstown (IN) Speedway as fans saw Carpentersville, IL driver Dennis Erb charge from the 8th starting position to record his third LOLMDS victory in 2013. The win vaulted Erb into second place in Lucas Oil Championship Points. O’Neal finished second to Erb this past weekend and retains the series championship points lead heading to MS and TX.
Last weekend’s Icebreaker marked the first event since the series instituted the new tire rule as drivers competed at Brownstown Speedway. Numerous drivers gave raved reviews and spoke highly about the new tire rule and the racing action. “The new tires worked just fine, we hit on everything just right, and once the track cleaned up, you could race all over it,” stated Indiana Icebreaker winner, Erb.
“We love the new tire rule that the series put into place. We feel everyone is on a level playing field now and the fact you don’t need to carry nearly as many tires as we had been carrying really helps us lower budget race teams to be able to compete with these national stars,” stated Greg Johnson, 3rd place finisher at the Indiana Icebreaker.
“The series is really excited about going back to Mississippi and Texas again this year! This should be an exciting weekend of racing for the great fans in that area,” exclaiming Ritchie Lewis, Director. “We’re very happy how the first event under the new tire rule turned out. The fans saw some great racing at Brownstown, with two and three wide racing all through the field. The response from the drivers was well received about the new tires and the fact it takes less tires now to compete at a series event makes it better for everyone,” stated Ritchie Lewis, Series Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
The tire rule in effect for both Jackson Motor Speedway and Lonestar Speedway on April 5th and 6th will be as follows: The right rear must be a Hoosier 01, 03, 06, or LM40. The left rear and fronts must be a Hoosier rib 1300, or rib 1350.
For more information and tickets for Jackson Motor Speedway,visit www.jacksonmotorspeedway.net or call (601) 331-6827. Jackson Motor Speedway is located at 5448 Old Byram Road in Byram, MS. For more information about the event at Lonestar Speedway, visit www.lonestarspeedway.com or call (903) 986-9731. Lonestar Speedway is located in 3131 FM 1252 in Kilgore, TX.
Tire Rule for Jackson Motor Speedway and LoneStar Speedway, April 5-6th:
Hoosier Tires Only
Right Rear- 01, 03, 06 or LM40
Left rear and fronts- Rib- 1300, or 1350
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 Seri
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, Banshee Graphics, 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, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, Mann Merchant Processing, Mastersbilt Chassis, Öhlins, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Performance Rod and Custom, Pro Power Racing Engines, Race Engine Design, Red Buck, Rick Schwallie Photography, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Traeger Grills, Vic Hill Race Engines, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.