Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – A trio of action-packed events await the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this week with a whopping $217,000 in total purse money up for grabs.
The Mid-Atlantic tripleheader begins on Thursday, September 29th with the 54th running of the Hillbilly Hundred – rescheduled from Labor Day weekend. A complete program is scheduled for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Tyler County Speedway, culminating in a 100-lap, $30,000-to-win finale.
The RUSH Dirt Late Model Series, UMP Modifieds, and Hot Mods will also be in action on Thursday, September 29th.
The pit gate will close at 1:30 PM and reopen at 2:00 PM, the general admission gates will open at 3:00 PM with on track racing action beginning at 6:00 PM with Hot Laps for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
The second stop of the weekend takes the elite drivers of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Raceway 7 for the Great Lakes 50. Another complete program is on deck that is topped off with a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.
The Econo Mods will join the program on Friday, September 30th at Raceway 7, which kicks off with Hot Laps at 7:30 PM. The Pit Gates will open at 2:30 PM and General Admission Gates at 5:00 PM.
Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will close out the weekend with the 34th Annual Pittsburgher on Saturday, October 1st. Along with a complete program for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series – highlighted by a 75-lap, $20,000-to-win A-Main – the RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will also be in competition.
The Pit Gates will open at 12:00 PM (noon), followed by General Admission Gates at 3:00 PM. The on-track action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is set to begin at 6:00 PM.
A weekend sweep could equal a $62,000 payday for any one driver.
Tim McCreadie padded his lead in the chase for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship with a victory in last week’s Jackson 100. Brandon Sheppard is now 180-points behind in second, followed by Ricky Thornton Jr., Hudson O’Neal, and Earl Pearson Jr. rounding out the top five. Garrett Alberson leads the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Year battle.