The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will hold a special press conference at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show on Thursday December 14th at 11AM in the media press conference room. Series officials will make several announcements in regards to the upcoming 2007 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season along with sponsorship and driver announcements. Series race director Spencer Wilson is excited about the announcements that will be made at the press conference. "Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials have worked hard during the off-season to better the Series in 2007 for everyone including the sponsors, fans, promoters and the racers. We are very excited about the announcements that we will be making at the PRI Show", stated Spencer Wilson.
Several Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers have teamed up with new owners for 2007 and will be in attendance at the press conference to announce their new team and plans for 2007. 2005-2006 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion Earl Pearson Jr. will be at the press conference with his new team owner Bobby Labonte to announce their plans for the 2007 racing season. Sunoco Race Fuels representatives will also be at the press conference to announce their involvement in dirt late model racing in 2007 as well.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was founded in 2005 and has seen steady growth in the two years of their existence to become one of the nations premier dirt late model touring series. The Series sanctioned 33 events at 22 different race tracks in 16 different states in 2006. A total of 652 drivers entered at least one Series event with 17 different drivers winning an event on the Series in 2006. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series averaged 59 cars per event the highest of any touring Series in the country in 2006. The Series also has just released their SPEED Channel broadcast schedule with 12 race events and one season review special to be shown every Saturday night at 7:30PM EST through the months of December running through March of 2007.
Team Lucas along with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will have a huge presence at the PRI Show located at booth numbers 341-347. Earl Pearson Jr.s 2006 Championship car will be on display along with information and representatives from the Series to answer questions about the 2007 season.