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Keepin’ it Short – Lucas Oil shining a light on Short Track racing

Short Track racing can be an expensive proposition, for both promoters and participants. Running race tracks and racing series can be very expensive and recouping money from investments in them can be a long process that often ends in failure. There is one company that is continuously pouring money into local Short Track racing and this week they made another commitment, announcing their 2012 television schedule for their Late Model Dirt Series. Lucas Oil was founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas and is based in Corona, CA and is heavily invested in racing of all kinds across not only the United States but the entire globe.

Lucas Oil’s portfolio of racing investments is incredibly vast and includes: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, GEICO AMA Enduro Cross sponsored by Lucas Oil, Lucas Oil Motocross Championship, Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association and Lucas Oil Modifed Series. They compete from coast to coast and in other countries, bringing the Lucas Oil name to the millions of fans of all of the different styles of racing.

While they are sponsoring the myriad of racing series, they often compete at venues that bear the Lucas Oil name. One of the finest dirt racing facilities in the country is Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. The 3/8ths-mile track has been previously featured in Keepin’ it Short and is accompanied by the only, purpose built, drag boat facility in the world. They also have their name on I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA and Raceway Park in Clermont, IN. Plus, the company also owns the naming rights to the home stadium of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

As part of the company’s efforts to expand the reach and popularity of their racing endeavors and other interests, Lucas Oil purchased MAVTV in 2011. They are in the process of ramping up the racing programming on the channel, which is an addition to the Lucas Oil Studios Family which produces 350 hours of programming annually. In the end, MAVTV will be the home for all of Lucas Oil’s motorsports programming.

While the transition to MAVTV continues, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series announced their 2012 television schedule (https://frontstretch.com/otherpr/38145/). The series will be aired on five different networks with a total of 38 hours of programming being broadcast in 2012. Races will be shown on CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, but the majority will be shown on SPEED and MAVTV.

Lucas Oil Studios will record each event in high definition with the latest technology including Cinema camera technology, in-car cameras, a helicopter cam and a cut-away car. No expense is spared when Lucas Oil is involved in racing and their productions of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be no exception.

Short track racing needs the support of many different companies to be successful. The more major organizations that will make significant investments in the sport the healthier it is going to be in the long run and the better auto racing will be for it. Lucas Oil is far and away the most financially committed company when it comes to short track racing, and fans should do their best to patronize their products and let them know that they are very appreciated for the support they give to our sport.

This Weekend’s Racing Schedule:

Fri : Apr 6th – Gresham Motorsports Park ; Jefferson : GA – Beau Slocumb Memorial 208 Pro Late Models
Fri : Apr 6th – Chateau Raceway ; Lansing : MN – USRA Modifieds
Fri : Apr 6th – Chateau Raceway ; Lansing : MN – IMCA Stock Cars
Fri : Apr 6th – Chateau Raceway ; Lansing : MN – WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Fri : Apr 6th – Chateau Raceway ; Lansing : MN – WISSOTA Street Stocks
Fri : Apr 6th – Greenville Speedway ; Greenville : MS – NeSmith Dirt Late Models
Fri : Apr 6th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Late Models
Fri : Apr 6th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Modifieds
Fri : Apr 6th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Street Stocks
Fri : Apr 6th – I-80 Speedway ; Greenwood : NE – Super Late Model Racing Series
Fri : Apr 6th – Ace Speedway ; Altamahaw : NC – Eggstravaganza Late Models
Fri : Apr 6th – Ace Speedway ; Altamahaw : NC – Eggstravaganza Limitied Late Models
Fri : Apr 6th – Ace Speedway ; Altamahaw : NC – Eggstravaganza Modifieds
Fri : Apr 6th – Carolina Speedway ; Gastonia : NC – Open Wheel Modifieds
Fri : Apr 6th – Carolina Speedway ; Gastonia : NC – Street Stocks x2
Fri : Apr 6th – Jackson County Speedway ; Jackson : OH – Late Models
Fri : Apr 6th – Jackson County Speedway ; Jackson : OH – Modifieds
Fri : Apr 6th – Jackson County Speedway ; Jackson : OH – Street Stocks
Fri : Apr 6th – Thunderbird Speedway ; Muskogee : OK – MARS Dirtcar Series Late Models
Fri : Apr 6th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Modifieds
Fri ; Apr 6th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Sport Modifieds
Fri : Apr 6th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Stock
Fri : Apr 6th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – Street Stock
Fri : Apr 6th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – NorthTex Racing Series
Fri : Apr 6th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – 54th Annual Season Opener Late Models
Fri : Apr 6th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – 54th Annual Season Opener Modifieds
Fri : Apr 6th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – 54th Annual Season Opener Midwest Modifieds
Sat : Apr 7th – Huntsville Speedway ; Huntsville : AL – Modifieds
Sat : Apr 7th – Huntsville Speedway ; Huntsville : AL – Outlaw Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Huntsville Speedway ; Huntsville : AL – Sportsman
Sat : Apr 7th – Havasu 95 Speedway ; Lake Havasu City : AZ – ASA Trucks
Sat : Apr 7th – Havasu 95 Speedway ; Lake Havasu City : AZ – ASA Street Stocks
Sat : Apr 7th – Havasu 95 Speedway ; Lake Havasu City : AZ – Factory Stocks
Sat : Apr 7th – Green Valley Speedway ; Glencoe : AL – Crate Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Green Valley Speedway ; Glencoe : AL – KMSA
Sat : Apr 7th – Green Valley Speedway ; Glencoe : AL – Outlaw Thunder
Sat : Apr 7th – Green Valley Speedway ; Glencoe : AL – Sportsman
Sat : Apr 7th – Green Valley Speedway ; Glencoe : AL – Street Stock
Sat : Apr 7th – Green Valley Speedway ; Glencoe : AL – Super Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Mobile International Speedway ; Irvington : AL – Super Stock Trucks
Sat : Apr 7th – Giant Chevrolet King Speedway ; Hanford : CA – USAC 360 Sprints
Sat : Apr 7th – Marysville Raceway Park ; Marysville : CA – BCRA Midgets
Sat : Apr 7th – Bubba Raceway Park ; Ocala : FL – Top Gun Sprints
Sat : Apr 7th – Desoto Speedway ; Bradenton : FL – Open Wheel Modifieds
Sat : Apr 7th – New Smyrna Speedway ; New Smyrna Beach : FL – Florida United Promoters Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – New Smyrna Speedway ; New Smyrna Beach : FL – Sportsman
Sat : Apr 7th – Punta Gorda Speedway ; Punta Gorda : FL – Late Model Sportsman
Sat : Apr 7th – Gresham Motorsports Park ; Jefferson : GA – Beau Slocumb Memorial 208 Pro Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – New Senoia Raceway ; Senoia : GA – Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Sugar Creek Raceway ; Blue Ridge : GA – Southern Regional Racing Series
Sat : Apr 7th – Watermelon Capital Speedway ; Cordele : GA – Super Streets
Sat : Apr 7th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Opening Night Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Opening Night Stock Figure 8
Sat : Apr 7th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Spring Fling Roadrunners
Sat : Apr 7th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Spring Fling Hornets
Sat : Apr 7th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Spring Fling Legends
Sat : Apr 7th – 34 Raceway ; West Burlington : IA – Deery Brothers Summer Series IMCA Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Hagerstown Speedway ; Hagerstown : MD – Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Hagerstown Speedway ; Hagerstown : MD – Pure Stocks
Sat : Apr 7th – Deer Creek Speedway ; Spring Valley : MN – Season OpenerWissota Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Deer Creek Speedway ; Spring Valley : MN – Season Opener Wissota Midwest Modifieds
Sat : Apr 7th – Deer Creek Speedway ; Spring Valley : MN – Season Opener Wissota Street Stocks
Sat : Apr 7th – Deer Creek Speedway ; Spring Valley : MN – Season Opener Wissota Super Stocks
Sat : Apr 7th – Deer Creek Speedway ; Spring Valley : MN – Season Opener USRA Modifieds
Sat : Apr 7th – Columbus Speedway ; Columbus : MS – Super Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Columbus Speedway ; Columbus : MS – NeSmith Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Columbus Speedway ; Columbus : MS – Southern Street Stock Showdown
Sat : Apr 7th – Greenville Speedway ; Greenville : MS – Nesmith Dirt Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Valley Speedway ; Grain Valley : MO – United Late Model Association Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – I-80 Speedway ; Greenwood : NE – Cornbelt Clash Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – I-80 Speedway ; Greenwood : NE – Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association
Sat : Apr 7th – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – Late Models x2
Sat : Apr 7th – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – Limited Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – Street Stocks
Sat : Apr 7th – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – NASCAR Whelen Southern Modifieds
Sat : Apr 7th – Concord Motorsports Park ; Concord : NC – Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Hickory Motor Speedway ; Newton : NC – PASS South
Sat : Apr 7th – Hickory Motor Speedway ; Newton : NC – Allison Legacy Series
Sat : Apr 7th – Big Diamond Speedway ; Minersville : PA – ARDC Midgets
Sat : Apr 7th – Big Diamond Speedway ; Minersville : PA – Xcel 600 CCs
Sat : Apr 7th – Lincoln Speedway ; Abbottstown : PA – Spring Championship 410 Sprints
Sat : Apr 7th – Lincoln Speedway ; Abbottstown : PA – Thundercars
Sat : Apr 7th – Shippensburg Speedway ; Shippensburg : PA – Sidewinder Sprints
Sat : Apr 7th – Dillon Motor Speedway ; Dillon : SC – UARA Stars Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Devil’s Bowl Speedway ; Mesquite : TX – Sprint Series of Texas
Sat : Apr 7th – Richmond Coliseum ; Richmond : VA – Arena Racing
Sat : Apr 7th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – 54th Annual Season Opener Late Models
Sat : Apr 7th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – 54th Annual Season Opener Modifieds
Sat : Apr 7th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – 54th Annual Season Opener Midwest Modifieds
Sun : Apr 8th – Big Diamond Speedway ; Minersville : PA – Easter Extravaganza 358 Modifieds
Sun : Apr 8th – Big Diamond Speedway ; Minersville : PA – Easter Extravaganza Sportsman

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