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Lucas Oil Late Models Ready for Tennessee and Kentucky


WAYCROSS, GA - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will venture to Tennessee and Kentucky this weekend for two action-packed events. The series returns to Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on Friday, May 29th before heading to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday, May 30th. Both events include a complete show of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. Tazewell Speedway, better known as "The Bad Fast Taz," is accustomed to thrilling, edge of your seat racing action. Regional standouts such as Billy Ogle Jr., Vic Hill, and Donald McIntosh will battle the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the "Toyota Knoxville 50." In 2014, Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tennessee emerged victorious over Scott Bloomquist following a classic battle around the lightning-fast, 1/3-mile oval. Also on the racing program for Friday, May 29th are the Sportsman, Classic Cars, Super Stocks, and Four Cylinders. The Tazewell Motor Lodge is the Official Host Hotel of Tazewell Speedway and the "Toyota Knoxville 50." For more information or to make reservations, visit their website at or call (423) 626-7229. Tazewell Speedway is located just two miles northwest of Tazewell, Tennessee off US 25-E on Bacchus Road. For additional information, visit or call (423) 626-2222. Florence Speedway will host the 29th Annual "Ralph Latham Memorial," in honor of the late Ralph Latham. Latham, a long-time Cincinnati area racer, lost his battle with cancer in August of 1986. The historic, 1/2-mile oval has produced some of the most memorable events in series history. Jimmy Owens completed the weekend sweep with his third-career "Ralph Latham Memorial" victory in 2014. The Open Wheel Modifieds and Crate Late Models will also be in action on Saturday, May 30th. The Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway is the Hilton Cincinnati Airport, located at Exit 182 (Turfway Road) off I-75/71 in Florence, Kentucky. For reservations, call (859) 371-4400 and request the Florence Speedway rate. Florence Speedway is located in Northern Kentucky, approximately 25 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio on US 42. Additional information can be obtained by visiting, or call the speedway office at (859) 493-0034. Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida leads the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship point standings over defending series national champion, Don O'Neal of Martinsville, Indiana. Jimmy Owens (TN), Jonathan Davenport (GA), and Devin Moran (OH), round out the top five in series championship point standings. Sixth through tenth in the current series standings include: Scott Bloomquist (TN), Brandon Sheppard (IL), Dennis Erb Jr. (IL), Eddie Carrier Jr. (WV), and Steve Francis (KY). Track Information Tazewell Speedway Phone Number: 423-626-2222 Track Promoter: Gary Hall Location: 1400 Bacchus Road, Tazewell, TN 37879 Website: Florence Speedway Phone Number: 859-485-7591 Track Promoter: Jerry King Location: 12234 US Hwy 42, Walton, KY 41094 Website:


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