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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series SPEED Channel Broadcast Schedule Released

Late Model Dirt Series CORONA, CA (October 30, 2007)-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials have released the updated broadcast airdate schedule of 10 Series Events and a Season Recap show to be aired on SPEED.  The programs produced by Newave Productions will air Saturday Nights during the months December, January and February.
 
SPEED's coverage of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series begins December 1st with action from East Bay Raceway Park "Winter Nationals" in Tampa, FL.  SPEED is available through cable systems nationwide, DISH Network (Channel 150) and DIRECT TV (Channel 607).  Other race tracks featured during the winter months will include Lucas Oil Speedway, Florence Speedway, Talladega Short Track, Virginia Motor Speedway, Columbus Speedway, Tri-City Speedway, La Salle Speedway, Brownstown Speedway and Bluegrass Speedway.
 
"This is a great way to build momentum for next season," stated Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director, Ritchie Lewis. "The exposure on SPEED for our series, drivers, sponsors, promoters and fans really shows Lucas Oil's commitment to making this the top series in the country, there is growing interest for our form of quality racing and we are excited to bring our brand of late model dirt racing to the SPEED Channel," said Lewis.
 
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series touring drivers include 2007 and now three-time Series Champion, Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, 2007 Series Runner-Up, Scott James of Lawrenceburg, IN and 2007 Eldora "Dream" Winner and the Series Rookie of the Year for '06 Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN.
 
Other familiar names that compete with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series include 4-time World 100 winner and the Eldora Million winner Donnie Moran of Dresden, OH and former UMP National Late Model Champion, Terry English of Benton, KY.
 
Justin Rattliff of Campbellsville, KY is one of the young and upcoming drivers in the world of dirt late model racing as the youngster captured the 2007 COMP Cams "Rookie of the Year" for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  Rattliff along with Billy Drake of Bloomington, IL, former World 100 and '07 East Bay Winternationals Points Champion Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, WI, '07 Series "Rookie of the Year" Runner-Up Damon Eller of Crumpler, NC and the only five-time winner of the Dirt Track World Championship Race and the owner of 782 career feature wins Freddy Smith of Seymour, TN also are regular competitors on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
 
SPEED is the nation's first and foremost cable television network dedicated to motor sports and the passion for everything automotive.  From racing to restoration, from mainstream to the ultimate extremes, SPEED delivers quality programming from the track to the garage.
 
Now available in more than 78 million homes in North America, SPEED is among the fastest-growing sports cable networks in the county, the home to NASCAR on SPEED and an industry leader in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services.
 
For more information, please visit www.SPEEDTV.com, the online sports authority. For the complete Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Broadcast Schedule be sure to point your browsers to www.lucasdirt.com/broadcasts.php.
 
For the latest news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series you can visit their website at www.lucasdirt.com.
    

2007 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sponsors
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
 
K&N Filters - "The Official Filter" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
 
General Tire- "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
 
Dixie Chopper- "The Official Mower" 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
 
Arizona Sport Shirts - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
 
Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
 
 
 
2007 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:  AFCO, Allstar Performance, American Racer Tires, Banshee Graphics, Bloomquist Race Cars, Comp Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, Cruise with the Champions, DART, Design 500, Edelbrock, Erson Cams, Grover Racing Engines, GRT Race Cars, Hawk Brake, Hyperco, Integra Shocks, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, King of the Road, Larry Wallace Racing Engines,  LifeLong Locks, Malcuit Racing Engines, Mason Racin', MasterSbilt Race Cars, Ohlins, On the Edge Graphics, Penske Shocks, Performance Bodies, PBM Performance Products, PPM Racing Products, Performance Rod and Custom, Pro Power Racing Engines, Quarter Master, C.J. Rayburn Race Cars, Rick Schwallie Photography, Rocket Chassis, Tex Racing, Vic Hill Racing Engines, WD Enterprises
 
James Essex - Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series PR (jessex@lucasdirt.com)


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