WAYCROSS, GA (February 6, 2013) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event from Portsmouth Raceway Park (OH), held October 20, 2012 will air on MAVTV this Thursday February 7th at 9PM (eastern). The RED BUCK DTWC – Presented by “Borrowed Blue” was filmed in High Definition by Lucas Oil Studios, a division of Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
Fans will want to tune in and watch this event, which was the season finale for the LOLMDS, as Jimmy Owens wrapped up his second consecutive series championship. The RED BUCK DTWC – presented by “Borrowed Blue” was filmed in front of a huge crowd and this mega event drew a stellar field of 94 drivers from all over the country to compete for a starting position in the $50,000 feature event. Famed promoter Carl Short and the entire staff at Portsmouth Raceway Park put together a great event for both racers and the fans with a free concert featuring the band “Borrowed Blue”. The broadcast will include the popular Heli-cam, driver interviews, in-car cameras, and technical segments.
“We are encouraging everyone to watch the season finale from last year from Portsmouth Raceway Park at 9PM EST on MAVTV this Thursday. This event had some great racing action and we crowned the 2012 series champion and 2012 series Quarter Master Rookie of the Year at the conclusion of the event. Lucas Oil, our Team Lucas Partners and the series sponsors make it possible to bring dirt late model racing to numerous TV Networks in 2013. With the collective efforts of the many fine folks at Lucas Oil Studios, this event certainly made for a great dirt late model TV show,” stated Ritchie Lewis, Series Director.
MAVTV can be found on DISH Network on channel 361. For people with cable service, check your local listings for channel information on where to find MAVTV. For more information about MAVTV visit their website at www.mavtv.com.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series kicks off the 2013 season next week at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. The 37th Annual DART Winternationals begins Sunday night with an open practice session. Racing action begins on Monday Feb 11th with the series running a full show, paying $5,000 to win, on both Monday and Tuesday nights. Then on Wednesday and Thursday nights, drivers will compete for $7,000 to win. The final two nights, Friday and Saturday, will pay $10,000 to win respectively. The final two events on Friday and Saturday will be the first two points earning events of the 2013 season.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Brandon and Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Brandon are the Official “Host Hotels” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the 37th Annual DART Winternationals. These hotels are offering special rates to anyone attending the Winternationals. For anyone looking to make a reservation, ask for the “East Bay Raceway” rate by calling the Fairfield Inn & Suites at 813-661-9719 or the Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Brandon at 813-661-9559. To make a reservation at either of these hotels online, simply clickhttp://cwp.marriott.com/tpabr/eastbayraceway and then click on the name of the hotel to complete the booking process. Both hotels are located just a few minutes from the track, on Palm River Road and are 1 block from many dining and shopping options.
For more information on the 37th Annual “DART Winternationals”, log onto the track’s website atwww.eastbayracewaypark.com. Race fans can purchase tickets online for any of the 6 full nights of racing, simply click the following link: http://pivotalracing.com/events/lucas-oil-late-model-dirt-dart-manufacturing-winternationals.For those looking to pre-purchase special reserved seating, just call East Bay Raceway Park at 1-877-457-5611.
Race fans that cannot attend this years DART Winternationals can see all the action live online by visiting www.eastbayracewaypark.com and register for the pay per view broadcast and watch each nights racing action live.
For more information about Portsmouth Raceway Park visit their official website at: www.portsraceway.com.
For more information about the title sponsors of the MAVTV broadcast on Thursday February 7th log onto their websites at www.redbuck.com and www.borrowedbluemusic.com.
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2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “37th Annual DART Winternationals” Schedule
East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL
Sunday, February 10th – Open Practice Session – 6-9 PM
Monday, February 11th – $5,000 to win
Tuesday, February 12th – $5,000 to win
Wednesday, February 13th – $7,000 to win
Thursday, February 14th – $7,000 to win
Friday, February 15th – $10,000 to win (points event)
Saturday, February 16th – $10,000 to win (points event)