Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – As the 2023 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season nears a close, another exciting doubleheader is on deck this weekend.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, September 29 at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio with the running of the Great Lakes 50 – a complete program of Dirt Draft Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.
The Econo Modifieds will join the program on Friday 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. All times are Eastern Time.
Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will close out the weekend with the 35th Annual Pittsburgher – Presented by Big River Steel on Saturday, September 30. Along with a complete program for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series – highlighted by a 75-lap, $30,000-to-win A-Main – the RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will also be in competition.
Northeast Paving & Sealcoat has introduced the Front Row Challenge for Saturday’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series A-Main at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Northeast Paving & Sealcoat will present a $1,000 cash bonus to the two drivers starting on the front row of the 30th Annual Pittsburgher – Presented by Big River Steel.
The Pit Gates will open at 12:00 PM (noon), followed by General Admission Gates at 3:00 PM. A driver autograph session will take place from 4:40 PM to 5:15 PM. The on-track action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is set to begin at 6:00 PM. All times are Eastern Time.
Ricky Thornton Jr. padded his lead in the Big River Steel Chase for the Championship – Presented by ARP and has clinched his spot in the final four. Hudson O’Neal remains second, with Jonathan Davenport and Brandon Overton completing the top four. Devin Moran, Tim McCreadie, Daulton Wilson, and Tyler Erb round out the top eight in the current standings.
The 35th Annual Pittsburgher will be the final bonus round in the Big River Steel Chase for the Championship – Presented by ARP. The Big River Steel Big Four drivers – who will each have an equal opportunity to with the 2023 National Championship – will be determined following Saturday’s main event at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.