Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series’ Knoxville Nationals Is Back & Better Than Ever

Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – The 17th Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by BRANDT Professional Agriculture kicks off on Thursday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

This Thursday – Saturday, September 16th – 18th, the most elite dirt late model drivers from around the nation will come together on one of motorsport’s biggest stages. As one of the most prestigious events in our sport, there will be over $290,000 in purse money paid out over the course of the three-day, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event.

The activities on Thursday and Friday, September 16th-17th will feature a complete program of: Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 25-lap, $7,000-to-win main event. Drivers will earn points in each of the two preliminary nights that will determine the line-ups for Saturday night’s finale.

Saturday night’s program will include Hot Laps, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $50,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The Malvern Bank Super Late Models will serve as a support division on Saturday, September 18th.

Numerous off-track activities will take place surrounding the three-day event, including a midway with a variety of merchandise and food vendors, along with giveaways. The Hall of Fame Auction will take place at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, behind turn two, on Saturday at 11:30 AM. There will be a Dirt Racing Outreach service in the Bill Rinehart Show Barn outside turn four at 1:45 PM, with an autograph session to follow at 3:00 PM, on Saturday.

Twelve different drivers have stood on the prestigious Knoxville Late Model Nationals Victory Lane stage. The inaugural (2004) event winner Brian Birkhofer, Scott Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, and most recently, Jimmy Owens, have each won the marquee event twice.

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