CORONA, California — The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is in the final stages of its $2.9 million dollar season with three events left. The first of those events will be the 29th Annual "Jackson 100" on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th at the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. The annual race is being held, for the first time, in the month of September and will pay $20,000 to win, $10,000 for second and $1,000 to start.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event will also have the cameras of SPEED Channel on hand to tape the event, to be shown at a later date. There will be a special practice session on Thursday Night, September 18th from 5:00-7:00 PM. On Friday Night, September 19th the LOLMDS will take to the track for PRC Time Trials. On Saturday, September 20th there will be LOLMDS Heat Races, B-Mains and the Bob Poynter Ford sponsored Jackson 100 main event.
Matt Miller of Waterville, OH is the defending winner of the Jackson 100. First contested in 1980, it was National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Charlie Swartz taking home the win. The event has been held in August every year since the beginning, with the exception of 1997, when it was part of the Summernationals in June of that year.
With 37 races already in the books for the 2008 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season, the series comes to Brownstown for the second time this year, having already had 22 different event winners for the year and with 668 different drivers having participated in at least one LOLMDS sanctioned event in the season.
Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL comes into the Jackson 100 holding the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points lead. Pearson is out in front of Bart Hartman of Zanesville, OH; Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN; 2-time Jackson 100 winner Billy Drake of Bloomington, IL; and Scott James of Lawrenceburg, IN in the chase to make it four consecutive LOLMDS titles.
The remainder of the top ten heading to Brownstown includes current Quarter Master Rookie of the Year points leader, Terry Casey of New London, WI; Justin Rattliff of Campbellsville, KY; Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, WI; Freddy Smith of Seymour, TN; and Wayne Chinn of Bradford, OH.
For more information on the 29th Annual Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway, go to their website at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
For the latest information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503.
The tire rule for the event will be as follows: Hoosier 1300, LM20, 1350, 1600 and LM40 and American Racer Sd44, SD48 and MD56.
The feature payoff for the 29th Annual Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway will be: $20,000, $10,000, $6,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000, $1,800, $1,700, $1,600, $1,550, $1,500, $1,450, $1,350, $1,300, $1,250, $1,200, $1,150, $1,100, $1,050, $1,000, $1,000, $1,000, $1,000, $1,000
Previous Jackson 100 Winners
1980 - Charlie Swartz
1981 - Paul Crockett
1982 - Russ Petro
1983 - Russ Petro
1984 - Kenny Simpson
1985 - Kenny Brightbill
1986 - Jack Boggs
1987 - Billy Moyer
1988 - Jim Curry
1989 - Jeff Purvis
1990 - Scott Bloomquist
1991 - Scott Bloomquist
1992 - Billy Moyer
1993 - Davey Johnson
1994 - John Gill
1995 - Jack Boggs
1996 - John Gill
1997 - Rick Aukland
1998 - Jim Curry
1999 - Billy Moyer
2000 - Don O'Neal
2001 - Brian Birkhofer
2002 - Billy Drake
2003 - Jim Curry
2004 - Don O'Neal
2005 - Billy Drake
2006 - Don O'Neal
2007 - Matt Miller
2008 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sponsors
Arizona Sport Shirts - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Dixie Chopper - "The Official Mower" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Fatheadz Sunglasses - "The Official Eyewear" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Jasper Engines - "The Official Engine" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Jim Beam - Drink Smart - "The Official Beverage" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
K&N Filters - "The Official Filter" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
R&L Carrier - "The Official Carrier" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
SuperClean - "The Official Degreaser" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
2008 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include: 5150 Race Trailers, Afco Racing Products, Allstar Performance, American Racer Tire, ARC Engines, ASI Racewear, Banshee Graphics, Bloomquist Race Cars, CJ Rayburn Race Cars, Comp Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, Cruise with the Champions, Dart Machinery, Duralite Racing Wheels, Dyers Top Rods, Erson Cams, GRT Race Cars, Hawk Performance Brake Pads, Hyperco, Integra Shocks, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Malcuit Racing Engines, Mason Racin', Mullvain Motorsports, Ohlins, On the Edge Graphics, PBM, Penske Shocks, Performance Bodies, Performance Rod & Customs, Pro Power Racing, Quarter Master, Rick Schwallie Photography, Rocket Chassis, Tiger Rearends, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Victory Circle Chassis, WD Enterprises, Wiles Driveshafts, and Wrisco Aluminum.