Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – As the 2023 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season nears a close, Saturday’s 4th Annual Rumble by the River at Port Royal Speedway will be the next bonus round in the Big River Steel Chase for the Championship – Presented by ARP.
The top eight drivers in the Big River Steel Chase for the Championship – Presented by ARP standings following Saturday’s A-Main at Port Royal Speedway will make up the UNOH Great Eight – each earning a cash bonus based on their position in the championship standings. The championship point leader following Saturday’s Rumble by the River main event will receive a $7,500 bonus from a total of $18,000 in bonuses paid out to the top eight in championship standings.
The current top eight drivers in the Big River Steel Chase for the Championship – Presented by ARP are: Ricky Thornton Jr., Hudson O’Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Overton, Devin Moran, Daulton Wilson, and Max Blair. Earl Pearson Jr. and Tyler Erb are in a fierce battle with Wilson in Blair for the final two positions in the UNOH Great Eight – with only 55 points separating the four drivers.
The UNOH Great Eight is the third of four bonus rounds in the new Big River Steel Chase for the Championship – Presented by ARP in 2023. The UNOH Great Eight locks in the top eight drivers that will be eligible for the record points fund of over $1,000,000.00. The series champion will receive $200,000, with the top four drivers in the final series point standings earning a minimum of $100,000.
UNOH Great Eight Bonus Payout: 1. $7,500, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,500, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,500, 6. $1,500, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,500 = Total $18,000