Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series teams are preparing for the Dirt Track Bank Go 50 and the 12th and final Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway.
The Dirt Track Bank Go 50 kicks off three days of events at I-80 Speedway with a complete program of Dirt Draft Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heats and B-Mains, all topped off with the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Stock Cars will be joining the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Thursday.
The focus then shifts to the Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals with action continuing Friday, July 22nd, with dual heat races. The heats will award passing/ finishing points to drivers, which will line up Saturday’s A-Main and B-Mains. The Top-18 in passing/ finishing points will be locked into Saturday’s show, with the balance of drivers going to a B-Main. Each heat race in both the Strobel Manufacturing Round 1 and Hoker Trucking Round 2 will pay the Top-3 finishers $250, $150, and $100 respectively.
A post-race concert featuring HAPPY eNDINGS OMAHA will take place in the pits on Friday, July 22nd after the final checkered flag waves.
Saturday’s 80-lap Silver Dollar Nationals will pay $53,000-to-win, $5,300 to start. The S&S Showdown Non-Qualifiers race pays $5,300 to the winner, $1,000 to start; the winner has the option to take the money and run or start at the tail of the A-Main for the chance to earn even more money.
In addition to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Modified division will also be racing on Friday and Saturday with Hot Laps, Heats, B-Mains, and an A-Main each night. While waiting for racing action to begin on Saturday, test your skills in a Cornhole Tournament at 1:00PM CT, attend the Dirt Racing Outreach Service at 3:00PM CT, and Driver Autograph Session at 4:00PM CT.
The Pit Gate and Will Call will open at 12:00PM CT (noon) each day. The General Admission gates will open at 4:00PM CT Thursday, and Friday, Saturday’s General Admission gate opens at 12:30PM CT. The Drivers Meeting will take place at 6:30PM CT each day, with Hot Laps at 7:00PM CT.
Tim McCreadie continues to sport the Midwest Sheet Metal orange spoiler, leading the Championship Point Standings. Brandon Sheppard is second, with Ricky Thornton Jr, Tyler Erb, and Hudson O’Neal rounding out the top five in Championship Point Standings. The top five in points could still see a major upset as there is no more than 180 points and as little as 20 points difference between any two positions. Garrett Alberson currently leads the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Year battle.