Fayetteville, NC, June 13, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Fayetteville, NC is about to get a little ‘louder’ and take the national spotlight on Thursday, June 18, 2015, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series makes its only North Carolina venue stop on their 2015 tour at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.
“It takes a lot of preparation and consideration to be selected by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series team for a tour stop. We are proud of our historic track, excellent facilities and this great community. We cannot wait to host this event. Our die-hard fans and new fans are in for a real treat,” said Fayetteville Motor Speedway owner/promoter, Jim Long.
This epic event – dubbed the 2015 Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial, will draw motorsports’ most devoted dirt track fans and drivers from all across the country.
The nation’s best super late model drivers will be slinging the dirt in their 800 horsepower V-8 cutting edge vehicles such as: recent Eldora Speedway Dream Sweep winner, Jonathon Davenport, the legendary Scott Bloomquist, 3-time National Champion, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr., Don ‘the Real Deal’ O'Neal, the ‘Kentucky Colonel’ Steve Francis, Dennis Erb Jr., the ‘Rajun Razorback’ Jared Landers and ‘Salt Rock Express’ Eddie Carrier Jr. The night will also feature Late Model, Diet Mtn Dew Modifieds, Pure Street and Super Street divisions.
Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Jonathon Davenport, just coming off his biggest career win in the $100,000 Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway, OH, is a ‘hometown’ hero of sorts staying with friends, family and drivers as he cut his racing teeth. He’s frequented Fayetteville Motor Speedway over the years in a variety of different rides.
“I can’t wait to come back to Fayetteville,” said Davenport, who is the winner of six consecutive races. “We don’t get to race in NC very often, actually our shop is just up the road in Trinity so it will be awesome to get to race in front of a great local crowd.”
With a $10,000 purse on the line, drivers will be battling to the finish in $80,000 machines that provide dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap. The 'in your face' excitement of a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event is second to none in motorsports, and Fayetteville Motor Speedway in one of the premier facilities in the nation to host an event of this magnitude.
Gates open at 4:00pm on Thursday, June 18 with racing at 7:30pm. Fayetteville Motor Speedway is located at 3704 Doc Bennett Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28670 and located just 1 hr from Raleigh, NC, 3 hours from Charlotte, NC and 2 hours from Myrtle Beach, SC at Exit 46 on I-95 just 10 miles southeast of Fayetteville, NC and 20 miles from Fort Bragg.
Fans are able to purchase tickets online in advance for a chance to win VIP upgrades and more prizes at: http://buytickets.at/fayetteville-motor-speedway/28670/r/pr
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Gates open at 4pm with racing at 7:30pm
Info: (910) 223-7223 or www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com
Credit cards accepted at both gates on race night. Concessions on site. VIP area (air conditioned) available, Free, ample parking, driver trailers with souvenirs, t-shirts and autographs.
General Admission Ticket Prices:
Adult (Grandstands): $30
VIP (Grandstands): $40
Kids 11-15 (Grandstands): $15
Kids 10 and under (Grandstands): Free
Senior and military (Grandstands): $28
Adult Pits $40
Kids 11-15 $20
Kids 10 and under Free
About Fayetteville Motor Speedway:
Fayetteville Motor Speedway is a 4/10 mile oval dirt track, built in 1968 originally as an asphalt track. Fayetteville Motor Speedway boasts several visits from notable NASCAR legends to include Dale Earnhardt who took the checkered flag there many times. FMS races Late Model, Open Wheel Modified, Super Street, Pure Stock and U-Car.
The FMS facilities have abundant parking for both fans and racers with room to accommodate RVs and haulers of all sizes. Race fans can enjoy racing events from a large concrete grandstand area or opt to access the VIP section complete with air conditioning and outside deck area for groups. Enjoy delicious food, snacks, cold drinks and beer from onsite concession windows located in the grandstands as well as the pit area. Also check out the onsite vendors that will carry favorite dirt driver collectables and clothing. For up to the minute information follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fayettevillemotorspeedway or Twitter @FayMotorSpeed
About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series:
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV American Real Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.