2020 Lucas Oil schedule features big events, new venues & familiar settings

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Former Lucas Oil champions Don O’Neal(5) and Jimmy Owens are likely to be regulars on the tour in 2020

As has become the custom in recent years, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series released its schedule for the next season this past weekend at the 2019 series finale Dirt Track World Championship in Portsmouth, Ohio. As expected, the 56-race slate features some of Dirt Late Model racing’s biggest events. But at the same time, there will be traditional venues and new stops on the tour while some previously visited facilities will no longer be a part of the action in 2020.

Keeping with recent tradition, the LOLMDS tour will kick off Georgia-Florida SpeedWeeks and the 2020 season with a trip to the Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA highlighted buy a pair of $12,000 features. At that point, the tour will officially be underway. And from there teams will head to another traditional stop with a week being spent at the Winternationals in Tampa, Fla. at East Bay Raceway Park. The final two events in that seven-night run will feature by a two points-paying $12,000-to-win contests.

At the point the series will pull into its first new venue of the year. With Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. no longer being a part of the tour, All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla. will join the fray with a $10,000-to-win main event as a close for the LOLMDS portion of Georgia-Florida SpeedWeeks.

Another change within the early part of the schedule will be evident on the first weekend in April. The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their second trip to the 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN but will then head to Talladega Short Track in Eastabooga, AL for the first time the following evening. Both of those races will offer $12,000-to-win purses.

As has been previously documented on this site, traditional east Tennessee tour stop Tazewell Speedway has been left of the slate for the first time since the inception of the series in 2005.

Shanon Buckingham may very well have won the last Lucas Oil feature held at Tazewell Speedway

As is always the case, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction a number of the sport’s biggest races.

Late in May the $30,000-to-win Show-me 100 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. will begin the run of major races that will play out over the course of the summer and fall of 2020.

Traditional crown jewel events such as the Silver Dollar Nationals at Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway, the North-South 100 at Kentucky’s Florence Speedway, the Topless 100 at Batesville(AR) Motor Speedway, the Hillbilly 100 at West Virginia’s Tyler County Speedway, the Knoxville Late Model Nationals at Knoxville(Iowa) Raceway and the traditional season ending Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth(OH) Raceway Park once again populate the series schedule with races that will allow teams to collect monster payouts.

Chris Madden won the crown jewel North/South 100 at Florence Speedway in 2019

The Dirt Million at Mansfiled(OH) Motor Speedway, which has paid out six-figure winning purses over the past two years, is no longer listed as part of the tour. However, a new major race has been added with the $50,000-to-win Dirt Track Throwback at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway making its first appearance on the schedule.

As can be seen by looking at the full schedule below, the competitors on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be very busy in 2020 but there will also be plenty of money on the line throughout the course of the tour.

Date Track Location Event Title To Win
30-Jan Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA Super Bowl of Racing Practice
31-Jan Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA Super Bowl of Racing $12,000
1-Feb Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA Super Bowl of Racing $12,000
2-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL 44th Annual Winternationals Practice
3-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL 44th Annual Winternationals $5,000
4-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL 44th Annual Winternationals $5,000
5-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL 44th Annual Winternationals $7,000
6-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL 44th Annual Winternationals $7,000
7-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL 44th Annual Winternationals $12,000
8-Feb East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL 44th Annual Winternationals $12,000
9-Feb All-Tech Raceway Lake City, FL   $10,000
20-Mar Atomic Speedway Chillicothe, OH Buckeye Spring 50 $12,000
21-Mar Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN 23rd Annual Indiana Icebreaker $12,000
3-Apr 411 Motor Speedway Seymour, TN Tennessee’s Action Track 50 $12,000
4-Apr Talladega Short Track Eastaboga, AL E-Z-GO 50 $12,000
18-Apr Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD 39th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic $12,000
19-Apr Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA The Rumble by the River $10,000
24-Apr Tri-City Speedway Granite City, IL Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 $12,000
25-Apr Macon Speedway Macon, IL   $12,000
1-May Ponderosa Speedway Junction City, KY 16th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial $12,000
2-May Florence Speedway Union, KY 34th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial $12,000
14-May 34 Raceway Burlington, IA TruAcre 50 $10,000
15-May 300 Raceway Farley, IA Truck Country 50 $12,000
16-May Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN NAPA North Star Nationals $12,000
21-May Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO 7th Annual Cowboy Classic $6,000
22-May Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO Tribute to Don & Billie Gibson $6,000
23-May Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO 28th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 $30,000
12-Jun Cherokee Speedway Gaffney, SC 22nd Annual Grassy Smith Memorial $12,000
13-Jun Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville, TN Big Daddy 60 $15,000
18-Jun Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS Clash at the Mag $5,000
19-Jun Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS Clash at the Mag $5,000
20-Jun Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS Clash at the Mag $15,000
3-Jul Muskingum County Speedway Zanesville, OH   $12,000
4-Jul Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH Independence 50 $12,000
10-Jul Jackson Motorplex Jackson, MN   $12,000
11-Jul Jackson Motorplex Jackson, MN   $15,000
17-Jul Tri-City Speedway Granite City, IL NAPA Know How 50 $12,000
18-Jul Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO 14th Annual Diamond Nationals $12,000
23-Jul I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE Malvern Bank Go 50 $12,000
24-Jul I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE 10th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals Prelim
25-Jul I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE 10th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals $53,000
13-Aug Florence Speedway Union, KY Sunoco North/South Shootout Presented by Lucas Oil $10,000
14-Aug Florence Speedway Union, KY 38th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Prelim
15-Aug Florence Speedway Union, KY 38th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil $50,000
20-Aug Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR 28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 $5,000
21-Aug Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR 28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 $5,000
22-Aug Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR 28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 $40,000
28-Aug Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA Dirt Track Throwback Prelim
29-Aug Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA Dirt Track Throwback $50,000
5-Sep Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH Bob Miller Memorial $12,000
6-Sep Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne, WV 52nd Annual Hillbilly Hundred $30,000
17-Sep Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA 17th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals $7,000
18-Sep Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA 17th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals $7,000
19-Sep Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA 17th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals $40,000
25-Sep Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN Kokomo Late Model Shootout $12,000
26-Sep Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN 41st Annual Jackson 100 $15,000
2-Oct Raceway 7 Conneaut, OH Great Lakes 50 $12,000
3-Oct Pittsburgh Motor Speedway Imperial, PA 32nd Annual Pittsburgher 100 $20,000
10-Oct Dixie Speedway Woodstock, GA Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout $12,000
11-Oct Rome Speedway Rome, GA Rome Showdown $10,000
16-Oct Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH 40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship Prelim
17-Oct Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH 40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship $100,000

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