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About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country. In 2023, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 56 events across 16 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap. 

 The series receives national exposure through a television package streamed live via MAVTV on FloRacing, with select broadcasts on MAVTV Motorsports Network.  

 The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.


 


 

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The Midwest Late Model Racing Association dirt track late model racing was born in the heartland, and that's where you'll still find the most dedicated drivers and fans of the sport. The Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association employs strict rules and regulations, ensuring that only the toughest and most talented drivers become champion.


Davenport Continues Wheatland Dominance--Wins MLRA Spring Nationals Opener

 

Wheatland, MO (April 12, 2024) – On the heels of a 2023 campaign that found him in victory lane four times at the Lucas Oil Speedway, Jonathan Davenport picked up right where he left off, as he again visited victory lane on night # 1 of the 11th Annual MLRA “Spring Nationals” Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. 

 

A total of 44 cars checked in to contend for the $7,000 weekend opener, with Davenport scoring the win in his respective heat race behind the wheel of a new Longhorn chassis, after he collected the nights MyRacePass “Fast Time” Award with a lap of 14.802 seconds. 

Heat one winner Garrett Smith led the field to the green for the 40 lapper alongside Davenport, but series officials deemed that Smith jumped the initial start prior to the Nutrien Ag Solutions start zone, resulting in him being set back one row for the restart. Davenport would take advantage and grab the early race lead. A total of three cautions slowed the pace during the opening nine laps all while Davenport was able to fend off all challengers. 

 

Smith quickly found himself back in the second spot, but locked in a heated side-by-side battle with Mason Zeigler. The field began to work lapped traffic by lap 24, and just one lap later disaster struck Smith, as he got high exciting turn four and made heavy contact with the wall resulting in damage to his XR1 Rocket Chassis that would end his night. The restart would set up a 15-lap dash to the finish with seventh starting Ricky Thornton Jr. now up to second.

JD would again move out to a comfortable lead only to see it slip away in the closing laps. With Thornton navigating the low line, he began to close ground on the leader as Davenport had to contend with heavy lapped traffic. In the end, Davenport went on to score his 13th career Lucas Oil MLRA late model feature and 11th all time at the Lucas Oil Speedway by 1.029 seconds. Thornton Jr., who won the season opener one year ago settled for second, with Ziegler finishing 3rd in his first start of the season. Garrett Alberson and two time series champion Tony Jackson Jr. rounded out the top five. 

 

“This place just fits me,” commented Davenport following the win. “It constantly changes and gives us all a curve ball for sure. It feels good to come back after that special win with SRX Series, that was definitely cool.”  


 

While Davenport has a perfect score on the night from start to finished, he noted that he wasn’t surprised to see Thornton applying pressure by the conclusion of the 40 lapper.

“You never know who is coming from behind. Ricky didn’t qualify very well, so I knew he would be coming up through there and there were several other cars that didn’t get a good qualifying lap in. That’s one thing about Wheatland, if you don’t like the race track just wait a minute because its going to change. It didn’t quite get as slick tonight as I thought it would, the top stayed there a whole lot longer than I thought it would. We really over tightened and probably shouldn’t have messed with it too much, but we thought we’d try a couple things with this new car and see how it would react.”

2nd Ricky Thornton Jr., 1st Jonathan Davenport, 3rd Mason Zeigler Photo Credit: Heath Lawson

Thornton echoed the sentiments of Davenport in saying, “Early in the night we were about a second off the pace of these guys, so we will see if we can get a little better early in the night and start a little further forward. I felt like as the track slowed down our car really came to us,” noted Thornton Jr.

 

“I was really good on the bottom, and actually I didn’t want that last yellow to come out Under yellow they moved all of the tires back out on us, so the bottom was kind of destroyed after that. Hopefully tomorrow if we knock the tires in a little bit, they will leave them in.”

 

Zigler started and stayed in the top three for the entire event for his first podium on the year. “I was just a little too tight to be maneuverable right there in the feature. But yeah, first night out feels really good. I think I have a general idea as to what we did that made us a little too snug to get down in the bottom when I needed to in traffic. I'm happy were here for two nights so we can give it another shot tomorrow.”

 

Saturday nights MLRA “Spring Nationals” Finale will feature a 60-lap showdown paying an event record $20,000 to the winner. Prior to the start of the finale MLRA officials and drivers will pay tribute to longtime series photographer and official Lloyd Collins who recently passed after a battle with cancer.

Lucas Oil Speedway Contingencies 4/12/24

Lap Leaders – Jonathan Davenport (1 - 40 )

Cautions – 4


 

MyRacePass “Overall Fast Time Award" – Jonathan Davenport (14.802 sec.)

Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race – Cory Fostvedt

MD3 "Most Laps Led" – Jonathan Davenport (40)

Swift Springs “Move of the Race”  Justin Duty

Sunoco Race Fuel “Rookie of the Race” – Aaron Marrant

Hooker Harness "11th Place Finisher" – Jeff Herzog

PEM Racing "4th Place Finisher" – Garrett Alberson

Fluidyne: "5th Place Finisher: – Tony Jackson Jr.

Sunoco "Engine Builders Challenge" – Clements

Midwest Sheet Metal "Points Leader Spoiler Challenge" – Tony Jackson Jr.

MSD Performance Holley: “1st B-Main NON-Qualifier” – Daulton Wilson

MD3 Last Place Finisher: – Matt Johnson

Arizona Sport Shirt A Main

40 Laps | 00:34:00.841

1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]; 2. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[7]; 3. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[3]; 4. 58-Garrett Alberson[4]; 5. 25-Tony Jackson Jr[5]; 6. 25S-Chad Simpson[6]; 7. 157-Mike Marlar[15]; 8. 49W-Justin Wells[14]; 9. 15-Justin Duty[23]; 10. 32S-Chris Simpson[10]; 11. 11-Jeff Herzog[12]; 12. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[22]; 13. 36-Logan Martin[9]; 14. 7W-Cole Wells[21]; 15. 22H-Dustin Hodges[11]; 16. (DNF) 8-Dillon McCowan[8]; 17. (DNF) 29-Rodney Sanders[13]; 18. (DNF) 11G-Gordy Gundaker[20]; 19. (DNF) 10S-Garrett Smith[1]; 20. (DNF) 93-Mason Oberkramer[24]; 21. (DNF) 3W-Brennon Willard[25]; 22. (DNF) 1XM-Aaron Marrant[17]; 23. (DNF) 2-Tyler Stevens[18]; 24. (DNF) 7D-Dusty Leonard[19]; 25. (DNF) 1XMJ-Matt Johnson[16]

B1- FAST Shafts

12 Laps | 00:10:47.968

1. 1XM-Aaron Marrant[1]; 2. 7D-Dusty Leonard[5]; 3. 7W-Cole Wells[9]; 4. 3W-Brennon Willard[2]; 5. 18D-Daulton Wilson[11]; 6. 15-Justin Duty[7]; 7. 8K-Tyler Kuykendall[4]; 8. 15S-Clayton Stuckey[6]; 9. 96-Dalton Imhoff[8]; 10. 65-Jon Binning[12]; 11. 93-Mason Oberkramer[10]; 12. USA1-Chris Hawkins[13]; 13. (DNF) 10-Jacob Magee[3]; 14. (DNS) 1A-Bryon Allison

B2- Wieland

12 Laps | 00:07:24.109

1. 2-Tyler Stevens[1]; 2. 11G-Gordy Gundaker[4]; 3. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[5]; 4. 76-Blair Nothdurft[7]; 5. 17A-Austin Howes[8]; 6. 82-Jace Parmley[3]; 7. 44W-David Webster[10]; 8. 17T-Jeremy Tharp[14]; 9. 1/4-Jaxon Ertel[2]; 10. 67-Jimmy Vanzandt[9]; 11. (DNF) 78S-Steve Stultz[6]; 12. (DNS) 28G-Jim Greenway; 13. (DNS) 46-Earl Pearson Jr; 14. (DNS) 26-Glen Powell

H1-Flo Sports

8 Laps | 00:05:20.376

1. 10S-Garrett Smith[1]; 2. 25-Tony Jackson Jr[4]; 3. 36-Logan Martin[5]; 4. 29-Rodney Sanders[6]; 5. 1XM-Aaron Marrant[10]; 6. 10-Jacob Magee[2]; 7. 7D-Dusty Leonard[3]; 8. 15-Justin Duty[8]; 9. 7W-Cole Wells[11]; 10. 18D-Daulton Wilson[7]; 11. USA1-Chris Hawkins[9]

H2-Simpson Race Products

8 Laps | 00:04:14.186

1. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[1]; 2. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[3]; 3. 22H-Dustin Hodges[2]; 4. 157-Mike Marlar[8]; 5. 3W-Brennon Willard[4]; 6. 8K-Tyler Kuykendall[10]; 7. 15S-Clayton Stuckey[7]; 8. 96-Dalton Imhoff[6]; 9. 93-Mason Oberkramer[9]; 10. 65-Jon Binning[11]; 11. (DNF) 1A-Bryon Allison[5]

H3-Earnhardt Technologies

8 Laps | 00:02:31.480

1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 25S-Chad Simpson[3]; 3. 32S-Chris Simpson[4]; 4. 49W-Justin Wells[2]; 5. 2-Tyler Stevens[5]; 6. 82-Jace Parmley[6]; 7. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[7]; 8. 76-Blair Nothdurft[9]; 9. 67-Jimmy Vanzandt[10]; 10. 26-Glen Powell[11]; 11. 28G-Jim Greenway[8]

H4- Lucas Oil

8 Laps | 00:06:47.430

1. 58-Garrett Alberson[1]; 2. 8-Dillon McCowan[2]; 3. 11-Jeff Herzog[3]; 4. 1XMJ-Matt Johnson[5]; 5. 1/4-Jaxon Ertel[4]; 6. 11G-Gordy Gundaker[9]; 7. 78S-Steve Stultz[6]; 8. 17A-Austin Howes[10]; 9. 44W-David Webster[7]; 10. (DNF) 46-Earl Pearson Jr[8]; 11. (DNF) 17T-Jeremy Tharp[11]

For all of the latest news and information, including the full 2024 schedule, fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

 

 


MLRA Heads To Lucas Oil Speedway For 11th Annual "Spring Nationals"

Greg Stanek

Tuesday April 9th...A record purse for the 11th Annual MLRA "Spring Nationals" will await competitors this weekend, when the MLRA kicks off their 36th season of action at the Lucas Oil Speedway.

Wheatland, Missouri (April 9, 2024) – The Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) will kick off their 2024 season in record breaking fashion this weekend, when the series invades the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri for the 11th Annual MLRA “Spring Nationals” Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts.

 

Two complete nights of racing action awaits what is expected to be a star-studded field of racers, all competing for their share of the record purse which will exceed $90,000 in total for the two-day event. Drivers will have an opportunity to get dialed in on Thursday night April 11th with an open practice session at the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

 

The first official green flag of the season will drop on Friday night April 12th with racers battling for a $7,000 top prize and the upper hand in being the first to secure the Midwest Sheet Metal Point Leader Spoiler for the season. Saturday night will feature the biggest pay out in MLRA Spring Nationals history, with the winner driving away with $20,000.  All drivers making the weekend finale on Saturday will earn a minimum of $1,000.

Prior to the start of Saturday nights “A” Main, race teams and officials will take part in a special on track ceremony honoring the life and contributions of long time MLRA series photographer and official Lloyd Collins, who recently passed following a brief battle with cancer. Collins was greatly respected and well known all around the pits from the racers and teams to his fellow photographers.  

One driver who is looking to get off to a quick start this weekend is the MLRA’s defending Sunoco Race Fuels “Rookie of the Year” winner Dillon McCowan of Urbana, MO. The now 20-year-old jumped onto the late model scene one year ago after a successful run in the USRA Modified ranks, where he snagged a pair of track championships at the Lucas Oil Speedway.


 

The driver of the Scott Bailey powered Longhorn has already competed just shy of twenty nights in 2024 following the early season “Speedweeks” tour and feels it has prepared him and made him better for the MLRA season ahead. “Starting the season off down in Florida I think helped us a lot, it kinda kick started our year. Hopefully we can take what we have learned from the races we ran already this year and carry that off into the MLRA season.”

 

“We are going to try and chase after the championship again this year and run the full season with the MLRA. Coming off last year we had a really great season. It could have went a little bit better, but we had a couple of really strong finishes and we were blessed with how good we did last year, so hopefully we can transition that off into this year.”

Dillon McCowan # 8 Photo Credit: Lloyd Collins FastTrack Photos

In 2023 McCowan parked his Sonic # 8 on the MLRA podium with third place finishes in two of the last three series events. More impressive for the rookie was his ability to contend with the best in the business in almost every event at the Lucas Oil Speedway, as he logged 5 top ten finishes in 7 starts, which included a 6th place finish in the Show-Me 100.

 

For the upcoming season, McCowan has also brought on board a new crew chief in Tony Rogers. “He said he was ready to get back into the late model business, so we are excited to have him with us. We have been around each other for a long time, you know the whole team has, and we thought it would be a really good fit to have him on board,” noted McCowan. Rogers spent numerous years turning wrenches for 2016 MLRA champion Jesse Stovall, and most recently worked in the modified ranks for Terry Phillips Racing.

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series regulars Ricky Thornton Jr. and Jonathan Davenport both made stops in MLRA victory lane one season ago during the Spring Nationals weekend. Now with a handful of nights of getting to race door to door with drivers of that caliber, McCowan is confident that added experience will begin to pay dividends for his team. 

 

“It’s crazy to get to go out there and run sometimes in the front with the best in the business, and the idols I’ve looked up to and wanted to race with for a long time. Getting out there and being with them and learning from them, you know just trying to pick up on the little things that they do that will get me going faster every time I’m out there.”

 

With this weekend being just the beginning of a long 25 race MLRA schedule for McCowan and his MLRA counterparts, it will be key for everyone to get off to a good start at a track that hosts ten points events in determining the season champion. “The last thing we want is to leave the home track having to play catch-up,” he noted. 

 

“Hopefully we can run upfront and carry that speed off into this year, and I think if we can have a good finish, we all will be really happy with that for sure. If you can have a good run and get out front it can really help to set up the whole season.”

Lucas Oil Speedway: Wheatland, MO (Practice Nite)--Thursday 4/11/24

Hot Lap/Practice - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pit Passes: $30, Grandstand: FREE

Website: www.LucasOilSpeedway.com


 

Lucas Oil Speedway: Wheatland, MO (Race Day Info)--Friday 4/12/24

Pit Gates: 4:00 PM, Grandstands 5:00 PM

Racing: Hot Laps - 6:30 PM, Racing - 7:05 PM

Admission: Adults (13+) $25, Seniors (62+)/Military $22, Youth (6-12) $10, Kids (5 & Under) FREE, Family Pass $60, Pit Pass $40

Support Classes: POWRi Super Stocks, Legends, SMVR Show-Me Vintage Racers


 

Lucas Oil Speedway: Wheatland, MO (Race Day Info)--Saturday 4/13/24

Pit Gates: 4:00 PM, Grandstands 5:00 PM

Racing: Hot Laps - 6:30 PM, Racing - 7:05 PM

Admission: Adults (13+) $30, Seniors (62+)/Military $27, Youth (6-12) $10, Kids (5 & Under) FREE, Family Pass $70, Pit Pass $40

Support Classes: POWRi Super Stocks, & SMVR Show-Me Vintage Racers 

For all of the latest news and information, including the full 2024 schedule, fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

**2024 MLRA WINNERS CIRCLE PROGRAM**

Once again in 2024 the MLRA will continue it's "Winners Circle Program" by awarding $200 in appearance money to the top (10) in points at each venue with perfect attendance, in addition to purse money earned. For full program details contact Series Director Ernie Leftwich.

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website:

Explore MLRARACING.COM

 

 


 

 

Washed Out: MLRA "Winter Meltdown" Cancelled at Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, Illinois (April 3, 2024) – For the second consecutive season, the Lucas Oil MLRA's season opening "Winter Meltdown" at the Tri-City Speedway has fallen victim to mother nature. Heavy storms rocked the Granite City, Illinois area late Monday and into Tuesday leaving behind in excess of 2" of rainfall and a waterlogged facility.


 

With saturated grounds and limited chances for drying weather heading into the weekend, track promotors Kevin and Tammy Gundaker were forced to make the difficult decision to cancel. "Looking out over the track this morning it's clear that there is no way we can put on a good show for the drivers and fans of the MLRA and Tri-City Speedway this weekend," commented Kevin Gundaker.


 

"Out of respect for the race teams, we just felt that making the early decision was the right thing to do in this situation. Being a racing family ourselves we know how expensive travel can be for the race teams, and this way it will allow drivers and fans alike a chance to make alternative racing plans for the upcoming weekend if they so choose."


 

"We look forward to having the MLRA back at Tri-City this fall for their annual Championship Weekend. It's always great being a part of crowning a champion, it's just unfortunate that we won't be able to jump start the season for MLRA this weekend," concluded Gundaker.

11TH ANNUAL MLRA "SPRING NATIONALS" UP NEXT--

The Lucas Oil MLRA will now look towards the 11th Annual MLRA "Spring Nationals" on April 12th - 13th at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. With a record purse on tap for the event, officials are expecting a strong contingent of regional MLRA teams and national touring competitors. A practice session will be help for all competitors on Thursday night April 11th from 6 - 9 pm to get the weekend started. Friday night will feature a $7,000 to win main event, before Saturday nights $20,000 to win weekend finale.


 

For additional details on the MLRA "Spring Nationals" be sure to visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.

For all of the latest news and information, including the full 2024 schedule, fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

**2024 MLRA WINNERS CIRCLE PROGRAM**

Once again in 2024 the MLRA will continue it's "Winners Circle Program" by awarding $200 in appearance money to the top (10) in points at each venue with perfect attendance, in addition to purse money earned. For full program details contact Series Director Ernie Leftwich.

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website:

Explore MLRARACING.COM

 

Tri-City Speedway "Winter Meltdown" Opens Season For Lucas Oil MLRA

 Checkered Flag Photography

The Lucas Oil MLRA will hit the dirt for the first time in 2024 this weekend as the Tri-City Speedway plays host to the First Annual "Winter Meltdown".

Wheatland, Missouri (April 2, 2024) – The Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) is set to begin their 36th consecutive season of action with a double header this weekend at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The 1st Annual “Winter Meltdown” will serve as the opening round of an exciting 27 race schedule in 2024, before the series returns to Tri-City for the annual MLRA Championship weekend in October to close out the season.

 

The season opener will be comprised of two complete points paying events starting on Friday night April 5th, as drivers compete in a $5,000 to win main event that will also pay $500 to start. Action will resume on Saturday, April 6th when the stakes increase, paying the victor $7,000 for their efforts, while all qualifiers will be guaranteed $700 for starting the weekend finale. 

“There is no doubt that everyone has cabin fever, and they are ready to go racing,” commented Kevin Gundaker, whom along with wife Tammy and their family operate the 3/8-mile facility just east of St. Louis, MO. “Having the MLRA is a really good fit to be able to open our season with, I’m excited to have Ernie (Leftwich) and his group in here and excited to get 2024 going.”

 

Chad Simpson enters the 2024 season as the defending Lucas Oil MLRA Champion. In 2023 the Mount Vernon, Iowa driver scored his second consecutive series title, and fourth all time. Simpson’s four championships tie him for third best all time with Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Terry Phillips. Al Purkey’s seven titles and Alan Vaughn’s five continue to lead the way.

Simpson is expected to contend for the series title once again, behind the wheel of his Longhorn by Wells Chassis. He will also attempt to become just the second driver ever in series history to capture three consecutive championships, a feat accomplished only by Alan Vaughn from 2002 to 2004.

 

Drivers will get an opportunity to shake off the rust with an open practice session on Thursday night April 4th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, which is something that Kevin Gundaker says is key for a lot of people. “As a driver you get to knock some rust off before you actually race. I know there are quite a few guys that also have new cars this year so it will give them a feel for that and an opportunity to try some different things without being in race mode. And for us on the track side, it gives us a feel for what the racetrack might need and what it's going to be like right out of the box.”

 

Both MLRA weekends at Tri-City Speedway fell victim to mother nature in 2023, but early forecast projections for this weekend’s season opener look to be dry and ideal for getting the early spring racing season kicked off. No single driver has yet to become a repeat winner during MLRA action at Tri-City, with nine different drivers having visited victory lane to date. Two-time MLRA series winner Logan Martin, along with 2023 Sunoco Race Fuel Rookie of the Year runner-up Trevor Gundaker, are the most recent winners, both sharing time in victory lane during the 2022 season finale weekend. 

 

Gundaker also noted that time trial qualifying is going to be critical as always for all the competitors looking to get a jump on the points season. “Qualifying is definitely important. I tell my sons the two most important laps you will make all night are the first two because everybody has such good equipment and the parity in racing today makes it hard to have to come from a little further back.”  

Tri-City Speedway: Pontoon Beach, IL (Practice Info)--Thursday 4/4/24

Pit Gates: 5:30 PM

Hot Laps/Practice - 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Pit Passes: Adults $30, Kids (6 – 12 yrs.) $15

Grandstand: FREE to Watch

Website:  www.tricityspeedway.net                   

 

Tri-City Speedway: Pontoon Beach, IL (Race Day Info)--Friday 4/5/24

Pit Gates: 2:00 PM, Grandstands 5:30 PM

Racing: Hot Laps - 6:30 PM, Racing 7:15 PM

Admission: Adults $25, Kids (12 & Under) FREE

Support Classes: MARS Modifieds- $1,000 to Win

 

Tri-City Speedway: Pontoon Beach, IL: (Race Day Info)--Saturday 4/6/24

Gates: 2:00 PM, Grandstands 5:30 PM

Racing: Hot Laps - 6:30 PM, Racing to follow

Admission: Adults $25, Kids (12 & Under) FREE

Support Classes: MARS Modifieds- $1,000 to Win

For all of the latest news and information, including the full 2024 schedule, fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

**2024 MLRA WINNERS CIRCLE PROGRAM**

Once again in 2024 the MLRA will continue it's "Winners Circle Program" by awarding $200 in appearance money to the top (10) in points at each venue with perfect attendance, in addition to purse money earned. For full program details contact Series Director Ernie Leftwich.

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website:

Explore MLRARACING.COM
 

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The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Novus Home Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group and Terry Bowser Excavating. 


 


FLOODING RAINS WASH OUT HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/GUNTER'S HONEY TOURING SERIES SEASON OPENER AT TYLER COUNTY FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT WEEK

By Mike Leone


 

(April 12, 2024) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Middlebourne, WV)...For the second straight week, flooding rains leading up to Saturday's event at Tyler County Speedway have washed out the scheduled 2024 opener for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series. Thursday's rain event totaled over three inches resulting in near-record flooding along the banks of the Middle Island Creek. Consequently, the pit area has found itself submerged leaving little opportunity for adequate drying after the water recedes with additional rainfall on the way before the event. Stay tuned for a possible rescheduled date; nonetheless the Tour will visit "America's Baddest Bullring on July 4 presented by Dave Poske's Performance Parts then again on September 1.  


 

The Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series will now set its sights on Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 20 for the annual "Herb Scott Memorial" paying $4,000 to-win. The event has a rain date of April 27. 

 

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Gunter's Honey, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Landrum Performance Springs, 3C Graphix, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Velocita-USA, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, D&V Jewelers, Dusted, Heritage Wine Cellars, Precise Racing Products, Wedge Motorsports, and Terry Bowser Excavating.   

 

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

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HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/GUNTER'S HONEY TOUR WILL TRY AGAIN SATURDAY AT TYLER COUNTY TO KICK-OFF RICHEST SEASON IN HISTORY

By Mike Leone


 

(April 10, 2024) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Middlebourne, WV)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series will try again this Saturday (April 13) at Tyler County Speedway to kick-off its richest season in Series history. Saturated grounds from a week-long of rain forced the postponement from last Saturday to this Saturday. The largest group of Tour regulars are primed to chase more than $76,000 in point fund monies including a record $20,000 to the champion, $5,000 for the Landrum Performance Springs "Loyalty Bonus", and $3,000 to the 3C Graphix Rookie-of-the-Year. Warmups are slated for 5:45 p.m. on Saturday night followed by qualifying and racing. 

 

Saturday will mark the first of three appearances by the Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Tour at "America's Baddest Bullring" with each event paying $4,000 to-win! Tyler County is beginning their third year under the RUSH banner for its Chevrolet Performance Late Model class. Several RUSH Late Model racers took advantage of the open practice on Tuesday night in preparation for Saturday's opener. 


 

Past City Chevrolet "Track Pack" Champions at Tyler County are Donnie Dotson in 2022 and Brandon Weigle last season. The Tour returns on Thursday, July 4 in a two-night doubleheader presented by Dave Poske's Performance Parts with sister track Ohio Valley Speedway. The third and final event will take place for the third time with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series as part of the "Hillbilly 100" on Sunday, September 1.    


 

"We're really excited about opening our season at Tyler County for the first time," expressed RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Our past events at Tyler County have been tremendous; so much so that promoters John Watson and Dan Patterson inquired about having a third event at the track in 2024. Add in a record setting Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series point fund and the richest slate of events in our history brings so much excitement for the upcoming season."


 

Fresh off his fourth title in six years, Jeremy Wonderling leads the Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Tour to Tyler County on Saturday night. Three of those titles for Wonderling were worth $5,000, while the Wellsville, NY standout earned $15,000 for his 2023 title. Wonderling now sets his sights on a fifth title with a record $20,000 up for grabs. Wonderling has won two of three Tour events run all-time at Tyler County including the 2022 event, which was the first ever Tour show in the state of West Virginia. Wonderling is hoping to park the #3J in the Landrum Performance Springs Victory Lane on Saturday night and add to his 22 career Tour victories.


 

Joe Martin has finished in the runner-up points position each of the past four seasons and is looking to get over the hump in 2024. Mike Wonderling, Jeremy's oldest brother, returns to the Tour for the second straight year hoping to improve on his third place in standings and capture his first career Tour win. Other returning Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring drivers include 14-year-old phenom Brock Pinkerous, Cody Dawson, Ashton Briggs, Jim Rasey, and Austin Hauser.


 

New to the Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Tour full-time in 2024 and will be chasing after the $3,000 3C Graphix Rookie-of-the-Year award are Jared Miley, Kyle Zimmerman, Damian Bidwell, Brad Mesler, Zack Carley, Austin Allen, and Ben Easler. While not competing for the championship, several other racers are expected to hit a majority of the events such as Davin Kaiser, Scott Stein, Ryan Hare, Mike Laughard, and Craig and Brandt Graham


 

$100 "Shock the Clock" Qualifying and $25 to-win heat races will take place and be presented by FK Rod Ends. The Sunoco Dash will set the beginning rows of the feature lineup and will award the winner a $100 Sunoco fuel gift card. The "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" program will include an additional $400 of Sunoco fuel card giveaways; two $100 random draws for drivers in the top 15 of Tour points and another four $50 random draws for all other competitors. 

 

The podium finishers will each receive a three-pack of Heritage Wine Cellars premier products. Precise Racing Products will award a $50 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature.  Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a spoiler kit to the first place finisher. 

 

Feature Payoff: 1. $4,000 2. $2,000 3. $1,000 4. $800 5. $700 6. $600 7. $550 8. $500 9. $475 10. $450 11. $425 12. $400 13. $375 14. $360 15. $350 16. $340 17. $330 18. $320  19. $310  20-24. $300.

 

D&V Jewelers Non-Qualifier Payoff: 1. $200  2. $190  3. $185  4. $180  5. $175  6. $170  7. $165  8. $160  9. $155  10-24. $150. Tow $125

 

You do not have to be a member of RUSH to compete only to receive Weekly and/or Tour points. The entry fee is $100. AMB/MyLaps transponders will be used; Westhold transponders will NOT work. Units are available to rent for $25 and no cost to Tyler County regulars. Driver radio channel will be 454.000.  Teams should come prepared with the mandated RUSH tires and fuel.


 

Pits open at 3 p.m. RUSH registration will open by 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 5:15. Warm-ups are slated for 5:45 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing. Pit passes are $35.  


 

Tyler County Speedway is a 1/4-mile dirt oval located at 1 Boreman School Rd., Middlebourne, WV 26149.  Tyler County ran its first race on June 9, 1974 as the 2024 season will be celebrated as the 50th anniversary. Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region. For more information, check out their website at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebullringwv and follow them on X @The_Bulling.

 

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Gunter's Honey, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Landrum Performance Springs, 3C Graphix, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Velocita-USA, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, D&V Jewelers, Dusted, Heritage Wine Cellars, Precise Racing Products, Wedge Motorsports, and Terry Bowser Excavating.   

 

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.


DUSTED STEAK SEASONING TAKES THE POLE POSITION AS THE "OFFICIAL STEAK SEASONING" OF HOVIS RUSH RACING SERIES

By Mike Leone & Chris Abbott


 

April 9, 2024 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...Rev your engines and fire up the grill, race fans! The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants is thrilled to announce Dusted Steak Seasoning as its "Official Steak Seasoning"!  This exciting collaboration comes on the heels of Dusted's partnership with the Almost Home Motorsports' #11 RUSH Late Model driven by 2023 Futures Cup Champion, Davin Kaiser, putting Dusted in the fast lane to flavor supremacy.

 

Dusted Steak Seasoning is not your run-of-the-mill grill companion. It's a finely tuned blend of salt, pepper, garlic, and activated charcoal- a secret ingredient inspired by the world's culinary champions that enhances the meat's natural flavors without overpowering them.  It's the same technique used by top chefs to let the essence of the steak shine through, making Dusted the ultimate finish line for steak aficionados.

 

Available for pit stops online at OrderitDusted.com, Amazon, and Walmart.com, Dusted is racing into kitchens and backyards with over 60 retail locations in the Northeast.  And that's not all; to celebrate our partnership with the RUSH Racing Series, Dusted is gearing up to give away 40 promotional bottles at each of the 22 RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series events during the 2024 season.  That's right, 40 lucky fans at each event will get to take home the champion of steak seasonings!

 

As we look forward to the 2024 racing season, Dusted and the RUSH Racing Series are committed to leaving competitors in the dust, both on the track and at the grill.  So, to our racers, we say: buckle up, it's time to leave 'em in the dust.  And to our fans, we say: get ready to grill like a champion.  Here's to a season of high-octane races and high-stakes grilling. Good luck to all our racers, and may the best steak win!  Dusted Steak Seasoning and RUSH Race Series: The Perfect Seasoning for Speed.

 

About Dusted Steak Seasoning: Dusted is the go-to seasoning for grill masters and food enthusiasts looking to elevate their steak experience.  Crafted with care and the perfect blend of spices, Dusted ensures every bite is bursting with flavor.  It's not just a seasoning; it's a way of life.  Discover the taste that's taking the culinary and racing worlds by storm.  Go to www.OrderitDusted.com for more information.  For media inquiries, please contact Chris Abbott at 941-777-5448 or chris@orderitdusted.com


 

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Gunter's Honey, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Landrum Performance Springs, 3C Graphix, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Velocita-USA, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Dusted Steak Seasoning, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, D&V Jewelers, Dusted, Heritage Wine Cellars, Precise Racing Products, Wedge Motorsports, Racing Electronics, and Terry Bowser Excavating.   


 

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our various Facebook and Twitter pages by searching for the appropriate RUSH Series.

 


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HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/GUNTER'S HONEY TOURING SERIES SEASON OPENER AT TYLER COUNTY POSTPONED TO APRIL 13

By Mike Leone


 

(April 4, 2024) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Middlebourne, WV)...After four days of rain with near record rainfall causing flooding along the Ohio River and more rain in the forecast on Friday, management at Tyler County Speedway unfortunately had no choice but to postpone Saturday's Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series opener to next Saturday (April 13). A star-studded and large field of cars from all over the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Ohio Valley had made their intentions known to compete and will now have to wait one more week to kick-off the richest season in Series history. 


 

“We had to be smart given the current conditions of the facility and wanted to provide ample notice to the race teams and fans, many of whom would be traveling long distances for this weekend,” explained track promoter John Watson. “After consulting with Vicki Emig of the RUSH Series, it became clear that next weekend offers a more favorable forecast and will afford us the necessary drying time to produce a more fan and racer friendly experience.”


 

"As much as we all wanted to race, Tyler County made the best decision for all concerned parties," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We were made aware of racers from all over our region including multiple past champions that were looking forward to kicking off our richest season in history for the first time at Tyler County on Saturday. With warmer and dryer weather in the extended forecast, hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate for next Saturday."

 

April 13 will now mark the first of three appearances by the Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Tour at "America's Baddest Bullring" with each event paying $4,000 to-win! Pits will open at 3 p.m. RUSH registration will open by 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 5:15. Warm-ups are slated for 5:45 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing. Pit passes are $35.  


 

Tyler County Speedway is a 1/4-mile dirt oval located at 1 Boreman School Rd., Middlebourne, WV 26149.  Tyler County ran its first race on June 9, 1974 as the 2024 season will be celebrated as the 50th anniversary. Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region. For more information, check out their website at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebullringwv and follow them on X @The_Bulling.

 

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Gunter's Honey, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Landrum Performance Springs, 3C Graphix, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Velocita-USA, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, D&V Jewelers, Dusted, Heritage Wine Cellars, Precise Racing Products, Wedge Motorsports, and Terry Bowser Excavating.   

 

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

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HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/GUNTER'S HONEY TOUR SET TO KICK-OFF RICHEST SEASON IN HISTORY ON SATURDAY AT TYLER COUNTY FOR $4,000 TO-WIN

By Mike Leone


 

(April 2, 2024) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Middlebourne, WV)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series is set to kick-off its richest season in Series history this Saturday night, April 6 at Tyler County Speedway. The largest group of Tour regulars are primed to chase more than $76,000 in point fund monies including a record $20,000 to the champion, $5,000 for the Landrum Performance Springs "Loyalty Bonus", and $3,000 to the 3C Graphix Rookie-of-the-Year. Warmups are slated for 5:45 p.m. on Saturday night followed by qualifying and racing. The rain date is April 13. 

 

Saturday will mark the first of three appearances by the Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Tour at "America's Baddest Bullring" with each event paying $4,000 to-win! Tyler County is beginning their third year under the RUSH banner for its Late Model class. Past City Chevrolet "Track Pack" Champions at Tyler County are Donnie Dotson in 2022 and Brandon Weigle last season. The Tour returns on Thursday, July 4 in a two-night doubleheader presented by Dave Poske's Performance Parts with sister track Ohio Valley Speedway. The third and final event will take place for the third time with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series as part of the "Hillbilly 100" on Sunday, September 1.   


 

"We're really excited about opening our season at Tyler County for the first time," expressed RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Our past events at Tyler County have been tremendous; so much so that promoters John Watson and Dan Patterson inquired about having a third event at the track in 2024. Add in a record setting Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series point fund and the richest slate of events in our history brings so much excitement for the upcoming season."


 

Fresh off his fourth title in six years, Jeremy Wonderling leads the Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Tour to Tyler County on Saturday night. Three of those titles for Wonderling were worth $5,000, while the Wellsville, NY standout earned $15,000 for his 2023 title. Wonderling now sets his sights on a fifth title with a record $20,000 up for grabs. Wonderling has won two of three Tour events run all-time at Tyler County including the 2022 event, which was the first ever Tour show in the state of West Virginia. Wonderling is hoping to park the #3J in the Performance Bodies Victory Lane on Saturday night and add to his 22 career Tour victories.


 

Joe Martin has finished in the runner-up points position each of the past four seasons and is looking to get over the hump in 2024. Mike Wonderling, Jeremy's oldest brother, returns to the Tour for the second straight year hoping to improve on his third place in standings and capture his first career Tour win. Other returning Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring drivers include 14-year-old phenom Brock Pinkerous, Cody Dawson, Ashton Briggs, Jim Rasey, and Austin Hauser.


 

New to the Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Tour full-time in 2024 and will be chasing after the $3,000 3C Graphix Rookie-of-the-Year award are Jared Miley, Kyle Zimmerman, Damian Bidwell, Brad Mesler, Zack Carley, Austin Allen, and Ben Easler. While not competing for the championship, several other racers are expected to hit a majority of the events such as Davin Kaiser, Scott Stein, Ryan Hare, and Craig and Brandt Graham


 

$100 "Shock the Clock" Qualifying and $25 to-win heat races will take place and be presented by FK Rod Ends. The Sunoco Dash will set the beginning rows of the feature lineup and will award the winner a $100 Sunoco fuel gift card. The "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" program will include an additional $400 of Sunoco fuel card giveaways; two $100 random draws for drivers in the top 15 of Tour points and another four $50 random draws for all other competitors. 

 

The podium finishers will each receive a three-pack of Heritage Wine Cellars premier products. Precise Racing Products will award a $50 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature.  Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a spoiler kit to the first place finisher. 

 

Feature Payoff: 1. $4,000 2. $2,000 3. $1,000 4. $800 5. $700 6. $600 7. $550 8. $500 9. $475 10. $450 11. $425 12. $400 13. $375 14. $360 15. $350 16. $340 17. $330 18. $320  19. $310  20-24. $300.

 

D&V Jewelers Non-Qualifier Payoff: 1. $200  2. $190  3. $185  4. $180  5. $175  6. $170  7. $165  8. $160  9. $155  10-24. $150. Tow $125

 

You do not have to be a member of RUSH to compete only to receive Weekly and/or Tour points. The entry fee is $100. AMB/MyLaps transponders will be used; Westhold transponders will NOT work. Units are available to rent for $25 and no cost to Tyler County regulars. Driver radio channel will be 454.000.  Teams should come prepared with the mandated RUSH tires and fuel.


 

Pits open at 3 p.m. RUSH registration will open by 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 5:15. Warm-ups are slated for 5:45 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing. Pit passes are $35.  


 

Tyler County Speedway is a 1/4-mile dirt oval located at 1 Boreman School Rd., Middlebourne, WV 26149.  Tyler County ran its first race on June 9, 1974 as the 2024 season will be celebrated as the 50th anniversary. Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region. For more information, check out their website at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebullringwv and follow them on X @The_Bulling.

 

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Gunter's Honey, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Landrum Performance Springs, 3C Graphix, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Velocita-USA, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, D&V Jewelers, Dusted, Heritage Wine Cellars, Precise Racing Products, Wedge Motorsports, and Terry Bowser Excavating.   

 

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

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