Sunday July 14, 2013
Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are excited to announce that the series will kick off the 2014 season at Golden Isles Speedway on February 6th, 7th and 8th in Brunswick, GA for the “Super Bowl of Racing”. After three action packed nights of racing in Georgia, the series will then head south to the famed “Clay by the Bay” for the running of the 38th Annual East Bay Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. The series will have the usual practice session on Sunday night, February 9th before the racing action begins on Monday night, February 10th with six straight nights of racing concluding on Saturday night, February 15th. 2014 will mark the 10th straight year the series has sanctioned the Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL, which has always provided some of the most thrilling racing action on the 1/3 mile oval.
The 2014 edition of the “Super Bowl of Racing”, sanctioned by the LOLMDS, will consist of three full nights of racing at GIS. Thursday night, February 6th the series will run a $5,000 to win and $500 to start non-points feature event. Then on Friday night February 7th the LOLMDS will run a $10,000 to win and $800 to start feature event followed by another $10,000 to win, $800 to start feature event on Saturday February 8th. Both Friday night and Saturday night’s events will be the first point’s events of the 2014 season.
In addition to three full nights of racing action at Golden Isles Speedway, Lucas Oil Production Studios and TV their cameras will be on hand to tape both Friday night and Saturday night’s events for broadcast on the MAVTV American Real Network. The only previous visit by the LOLMDS to the racy South Georgia facility came in 2008, when Earl Pearson Jr of Jacksonville, FL made a last lap pass in dramatic fashion to win the event in front of the Lucas Oil TV cameras. The previous GIS event is still considered one of the best TV races of all time on the series.
“We have really missed racing over the past couple years, but we’re ready to be back fresh and re-energized to keep the tradition of the Super Bowl of Racing going during Speedweeks next year. We, like so many people, went through a rough spell with the economy in this area and we had to shut the place down in 2010. We let some people lease the track for a few races and we tried to sell the place but never really got the right offer. The economy has picked up in this area now, so we opened the track back up this year to run local shows and we’re doing well”, stated Frankie Lloyd, owner of Golden Isles Speedway.
“We’ve hired some good people to help run this track and we’re excited how things have gone so far in 2013. We have talked amongst the staff here about being a part of speedweeks again in 2014 and having the super late models here again. We decided to run our traditional Super Bowl of Racing again in 2014, like we did in years past before we closed. Regardless whether we had a sanctioning body come in or not we were committed to running our Super Bowl of Racing in 2014. So I contacted Ritchie Lewis with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series about bringing the series back to GIS in 2014. We really feel the LOLMDS is the premier national touring series for super late models and the best fit for our race track. You add in their TV package and the exposure it will bring to our track to show the fans all over the country how good the racing can be here – is an added bonus. We’re excited and thrilled to have the LOLMDS back and look forward to putting a great weekend of racing on for the all the fans in this area and for all the fans that travel and make it their first stop for speedweeks in 2014”, stated Frankie Lloyd.
The 38th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL will consist of two $5,000 to win shows on Monday and Tuesday nights, followed by two $7,000 to win shows on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The series points nights begin on Friday and Saturday, with a pair of $10,000 to win feature events. The LOLMDS is also thrilled to announce that the Friday Night event at East Bay Raceway Park will air LIVE on the MAVTV American Real Network. This will mark the first time in the history of the LOLMDS that a series event will air LIVE. Saturday Nights event at East Bay Raceway Park will be taped to air on MAVTV at a later date in 2014.
“We always enjoy having the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series come to our track every year. It’s always the biggest event for us as a staff each year. Doing Live TV in 2014 will be an exciting challenge that were looking forward too. The professionalism and team work that the Lucas Oil staff brings is always a pleasure to be associated with. We’re very excited to be a part of history with the LOLMDS and hosting their first ever Live event!” stated Al Varnadore, President of East Bay Raceway Park.
For more information about Golden Isles Speedway and the 2014 “Super Bowl of Racing” log onto the track’s website at www.goldenislesspeedway.com.
For more information about East Bay Raceway Park and the “38th Annual Winternationals”, log onto the track’s website at www.eastbayracewaypark.com.
For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series including the 2013 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com. The entire 2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV schedule can be found on the series website at: http://www.lucasdirt.com/schedule/tv-schedule/.
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2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “Super Bowl of Racing” at Golden Isles Speedway
Thursday, February 6th – $5,000 to win
Friday, February 7th – $10,000 to win (TV Race and points event)
Saturday, February 8th – $10,000 to win (TV Race and points event)
2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “38th Annual Winternationals” at East Bay Raceway Park
East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL
Sunday, February 9th – Open Practice Session – 6-9 PM
Monday, February 10th – $5,000 to win
Tuesday, February 11th – $5,000 to win
Wednesday, February 12th – $7,000 to win
Thursday, February 13th – $7,000 to win
Friday, February 14th – $10,000 to win (TV Race and points event)
Saturday, February 15th – $10,000 to win (TV Race and points event)
About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nations’ premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. It currently sanctions 47 events in 21 states in 2013 and receives national exposure through taped-delayed series events that are shown on CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC Sports and MAVTV.
About MAVTV American Real Network: MAVTV was founded in 2002 by four former Showtime Networks executives and was originally geared towards a male dominated audience. In 2011, Lucas Oil Products, an automotive lubricant manufacturer with a history in television production, purchased MAVTV. Lucas Oil was eager to employ the same growth strategies to transform MAVTV into a premier cable network that it employed to grow the lubricants business. MAVTV aims to become a broader scoped network, geared towards the modern American family. Lucas Oil is investing in programming, an updated on-air look, and increased production quality, all to add more value to the viewer experience. MAVTV is an acronym that stands for Movies, Action and Variety. MAVTV brings you plenty of never-before-seen high definition exclusives, including Comedy, Movies, Action Sports, Adventure and More, all in fantastic HD detail. MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It’s a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high octane motorsports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. Learn more about MAVTV American Real go to www.mavtv.com.
About Lucas Oil Products: Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.
In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, SPEED, and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at www.lucasoil.com.
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