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LOLMDS On SPEED Saturday August 18th at 4PM EST

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:01 AM

The GEICO Battle by the Beach Presented by Sunoco to Air on SPEED This Saturday August 18th at 4PM EST

WAYCROSS, GA (August 17, 2012) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event from Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL, held July 13th, will air on SPEED Channel this Saturday, August 18th at 4PM EST. The GEICO Battle by the Beach, Presented by Sunoco was filmed for broadcast in High Definition by Lucas Oil Studios, a division of Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Fans will want to tune in to watch this event that saw several drivers challenge for the first place prize that paid $10,000. In front of a huge spectator crowd, this event drew a stellar field of drivers from all over the country. Numerous camera angles, driver interviews, in-car cameras, technical segments, along with the 50-lap feature event, will be included in the SPEED Channel broadcast.

“We want to encourage all of our great fans to watch the LOLMDS event on SPEED this Sunday. Lucas Oil Products and all of our Team Lucas partners have made it possible to bring dirt late model racing to TV’s across the globe in 2012. We have a tremendous amount of quality within our shows and that’s a direct reflection of the leadership within Lucas Oil and Lucas Oil Studios, which makes for the best dirt racing on TV,” stated Ritchie Lewis, Series Director.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV package is being broadcast on 5 networks in 2012, including: CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, SPEED, and MAVTV. The entire 2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series TV schedule can be found on the series website www.lucasdirt.com under the schedule link.

Up next for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be the COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locus Grove, AR. This crown jewel event will pay a whopping $40,000 to the winner and $2,000 to start, and will be held on Friday and Saturday August 17th and 18th.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, visit the series’ website at www.lucasdirt.com. Follow us as well at http://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and http://twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

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 46 events in 19 states in 2012 and receives national exposure through taped-delayed series events that are shown on CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC Sports and MAVTV.

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, NBC Sports, SPEED, and MAVTV. More information on Lucas Oil Products, Inc. can be found by visiting www.LucasOil.com.




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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

I feel it is a bad idea to show these races on fridays or saturdays, unless it is early in the day. This only offers race fans the option to sit on the couch and watch races on saturday nite, instead of supporting their local speedway. Its gonna hurt both ratings and track attendance. Showing during the week will get people to watch with others who normally aint involved and maybe gain a few fans. JMO
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