Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Visit Bulls
Gap and Cherokee First Weekend of March
With Winternationals in the Rear View,
The Rest of the Season Gets Rolling
Series PR Report


Just a few weeks after completing the 34th Annual DART Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Florida, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series gets back on the track with a doubleheader of racing action in Tennessee and South Carolina on March 6th and 7th.

The series comes to Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on Saturday March 6th for the "Spring Thaw" paying $10,000 to win for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  It will be the fifth ever visit to the Joe Loven promoted facility located in East Tennessee.  In the previous four appearances there have been four different winners with defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; 4x series champion, Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA; and Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY have all ended up in victory lane at "The Gap" in LOLMDS competition in the past.

On Sunday, March 7th, the series comes to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC for "March Madness VIII" paying $10,000 to win.  The visit to the track "Where Three Wide is a Given" will be for the fourth time to the Lennie Buff promoted facility.  In the previous three appearances Scott Bloomquist, Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, WI; and Chris Madden of Gaffney, SC have all captured Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at the track.

There will be a complete show at each track for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Red Buck Cigar Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the Main Event.  For more information on the series visit to Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN log onto www.volunteerspeedway.com and for further info on Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC go to www.cherokee-speedway.com.

The tire rule for both events will be the same with the following stipulations; AMERICAN RACER SD44 or any compound harder, SD44 must punch a minimum of 40 and HOOSIER 1300 or any compound harder, and 1300 must punch a minimum of 40. At Volunteer, the pit gates will open at 1:00PM and Hot Laps will begin at 5:00PM; at Cherokee, the Pit Gates will open at 10:00AM and Hot Laps will begin at 1:30PM.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503.

Upcoming Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Events for the Month of March

March 6th - Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN - $10,000 to win
March 7th - Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC - $10,000 to win
March 27th - Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN - $10,000 to win