Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – The battle for the Arizona Sport Shirt Crown Jewel Cup will end with the 43rd Annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by ARP at Eldora Speedway.
A tight battle for the $15,000 bonus between Ricky Thornton Jr. and Hudson O’Neal will be decided at the conclusion of Saturday’s 100-lap finale. Thornton Jr. holds a 70-point advantage over O’Neal in the current Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup standings.
The mini-series within the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule consists of sixteen (16) events that pay $30,000 or more to the winner. Drivers with perfect attendance on the tour will earn points in these sixteen (16) events based on their respective finishes.
The driver that earns the most points at the sixteen (16) Crown Jewel Cup events will be crowned the Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup Champion – earning a $15,000 cash bonus at the year-end awards banquet. The drivers who finish second through fifth in the Crown Jewel Cup standings will earn $6,000, $4,000, $3,000, and $2,000 in cash, respectively for a total point fund of $30,000 for these sixteen (16) events.