Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to Florence Speedway for two big events as a part of the illustrious North/South weekend.
The Sunoco North/South Shootout – Presented by Lucas Oil will take place on Thursday, August 12th, paying $10,000-to-win, as a prelude to the 39th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil on August 13th-14th, paying $50,000-to-win.
The Doug Lee Memorial Fast Time Award returns in 2021, awarding a $2,034 bonus to the fastest qualifier in Thursday’s Sunoco North/South Shootout – Presented by Lucas Oil. Lee was a big supporter of racing locally and his friends have come together to give this award in his honor.
Thursday’s Sunoco North/South Shootout will see the pit gate open at 3:00 PM ET, with the general admission main and back gates opening at 5:30 PM ET. On track action will get underway at 6:30 PM ET with hot laps and time trials, racing set to begin at 7:30 PM ET. The Modified division will also be in contention Thursday with a full show.
Teams will reset on Friday, competing in two rounds of heats with passing points being awarded in each round to set the stage for Saturday’s B-Mains and Sunoco North/South 100. The 30-lap, $2,000 to win non-qualifiers race will cap off the weekend. Open Wheel Modifieds will also be in competition each day.
On Friday, the pit gate opens at 3:00 PM ET, while the main and back gates open at 5:30 PM ET. Hot laps start at 6:30 PM ET, with racing one hour later at 7:30 PM ET. The pit, and general admission main and back gates will all open at 3:00 PM ET for Saturday’s Sunoco North/South 100. There will be a Dirt Racing Outreach Service at 4:30 PM ET. Hot laps are set to begin at 7:00 PM ET, with racing at 7:30 PM ET.
Advance tickets and reserved seats for the Sunoco North/South Shootout and/or the Sunoco North/South 100, are available at: http://florence.getmytix.net/tickets
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