11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals

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11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals

Dates:

September 25-27, 2014

Current Champion:

Darrell Lanigan

The Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals, now in its 11th year the top Late Model Drivers in the Nation to compete in the three day event. Featuring a full program each night of racing, drivers will qualify on Thursday and may race again on Friday to improve their standings for the main show on Saturday, September 27th. The total purse for the three day event is $266,010 with the winner taking home $40,000 Saturday night.

Officials have decided to try and make the Time Trial order a little fairer when there are so many cars qualifying each evening. This year time trials will again be divided up into two groups, an A group and a B group. After time trials cars will be lined up racing against their own group for a starting spot in the A Min which will be filled by the highest finishing cars out of the heats and the top six cars coming out of the B Main. Going to this format also requires that the number of heats be change to six instead of five as in the past.

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Pre-Entries

5M Mike Fryer - Freeport, IL
22 Gregg Satterlee - Indiana, PA
56 Chris Spieker - Massena, IA
58 Ray Guss, Jr. - Milan, IL

Happenings

Hall of Fame Auction

The auction will be held at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum behind turn two on Saturday. Items will include driver and team donated items. It's lots of fun, and the monies raised are shared with the National Dirt Late Model Museum.

Meet the Drivers

A meet and greet session will be held on Saturday in the Dyer-Hudson Hall off the Midway. Last year, the free event ran for over two hours as hundreds of fans lined up to meet, talk and get pictures and autographs from the drivers. Fans are encouraged to bring their favorite apparel and photos for the drivers to autograph! 3:00 PM.

Fan and Trade Show

Free of charge, the fan and trade show will run from 1 pm to 7 pm each day with exhibits on the Midway behind the main grandstands.

Format

KNOXVILLE LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL NATIONALS 2013 Format

1. Pit parking will begin at 2:00 PM on Thursday.

2.Once haulers enter the infield upon they can remain there
for the 3-day event! Teams may, at their option, pull out each night and
re-enter the next day after 2 p.m.

3. All teams may run both Thursday & Friday!
a. All drivers and teams must sign in, go through "tech" and race Thursday night, September 26th.
b.All drivers and teams can run again Friday night, September 27th.
c. Each Qualifying night has a published purse of $35,580 with $7,000
to Win!
d. ONLY ONE NIGHTS POINT TOTAL WILL COUNT AS THE QUALIFIER FOR
SATURDAY LINE UPS. Knoxville Raceway will use the highest point total
night for each driver. Points are not combined if you run both nights.

4. Each Preliminary Night
Time trials – 200 points for fastest, 198 for 2nd, etc.
Heats - 100 points to win, 97 for 2nd, etc.
•6 heats
•Invert 8 – 12 laps
•Top 3 to A, next 3 to B, next 3 to C and rest to D
D Feature - 42 points for first non-transfer (5th), then -2points for each position after
10 Laps
Transfer 4
C Feature – 92 points for first non-transfer (5th), then -2 points for each position after that.
•Start 22 cars - Purse = $2,950 – All cars get $100 (must take the green
flag).
•12 laps
•Transfer 4
B Feature – 138 points to first non-transfer (5th), then -2 points for each position after that.
•Start 24 car – Purse - $4,400 – (must take the green flag).
•15 laps
•Transfer 6
A feature 25 Laps – Same as Time Trials – 200 points to win, 198 points for 2nd, etc.
•Start 24 cars, Invert 8 – A Main Purse = $28,230 per night
A main: 1. $7,000 2. $4,000 3. $3,000 4. $2,000 5. $1,500 6. $1,000 7. $900 8. $800 9. $700 10. $600 11. $580 12. $560 13. $540 14. $520 15. $500 16. $490 17. $480 18. $470 19. $460 20. $450 21. $440 22. $430 23. $410 24. $400
Transfers to Saturday
•Top 24 in points go to 100 Lap A Feature (best night)
•Next 18 in points go to 20 lap B feature – Transfer 6 to A
•Next 18 in points go to 15 lap C Feature – Transfer 4 to B
All remaining cars go to 12 lap D Feature - Transfer 4 to C

5. Championship Saturday Night
C Feature
•Start 22 cars – Purse = $6,800 – 5th through 20th get $400 each (must
take the green flag).
•15 laps
•Transfer 4 + $100 each
B Feature
•Start 24 cars – Purse = $9,200 – 7th through 14th get $500 each, 15th
through 24th get $400 each.
•20 laps
•Transfer 6 + $200 each
A Feature
•Start 30 cars – Purse = $175,250
Late Model Championship: 1. $40,000 2. $20,000 3. $10,000 4. $8,750 5. $7,500 6. $7,000 7. $6,500 8. $6,000 9. $5,500 10. $5,000 11. $4,500 12. $4,000 13. $3,500 14. $3,400 15. $3,300 16. $3,200 17. $3,100 18. $3,000 19. $2,900 20. $2,800 21. $2,700 22. $2,600 23. $2,500 24. $2,500 25. $2,500 26. $2,500 27. $2,500 28. $2,500 29. $2,500 30. $2,500

6. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, September 29th.

7. The Sign-in windows will open at 2 pm on Thursday, September 26. It will open at 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Purse

2013 $271,510 total Purse

Thursday and Friday Prelim Purse = $37,930 per night

A-Feature: 1. $7,000 2. $4,000 3. $3,000 4. $2,000 5. $1,500 6. $1,000 7. $900 8. $800 9. $700 10. $600 11. $580 12. $560 13. $540 14. $520 15. $500 16. $490 17. $480 18. $470 19. $460 20. $450 21. $440 22. $430 23. $410 24. $400

B-Feature: 1-6. Transfer + $100 7-24. $200

C-Feature: 1-4. Transfer + $100 5. $200 6. $190 7. $180 8. $170 9. $160 10. $150 11. $140 12. $130 13. $120 14. $110 15-22. $100

D-Feature: 1-4 Transfer + $100 5. $150 6. $140 7. $130 8. $120 9. $110 10 - end $100

Saturday Purse: $195,650

Late Model Championship: 1. $40,000 2. $20,000 3. $10,000 4. $8,750 5. $7,500 6. $7,000 7. $6,500 8. $6,000 9. $5,500 10. $5,000 11. $4,500 12. $4,000 13. $3,500 14. $3,400 15. $3,300 16. $3,200 17. $3,100 18. $3,000 19. $2,900 20. $2,800 21. $2,700 22. $2,600 23. $2,500 24. $2,500 25. $2,500 26. $2,500 27. $2,500 28. $2,500 29. $2,500 30. $2,500 = $175,250

B-Feature: 1-6. Transfer + $200 7-14. $500 15-24. $400 = $9,200

C-Feature: 1-4. Transfer + $100 5-22. $400 = $7,600.

D-Feature (if needed): 1-4. Transfer + $100 5-20. $200 = $3,600

History

Past Knoxville Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Winners

Year - Driver, Number, Hometown

2013 - Darrell Lanigan, 29x, Union, KY
2012 - Steve Francis, 15, Ashland, KY
2011 - Don O'Neal, 71, Martinsville, IN
2010 - Billy Moyer, 21, Batesville, AR
2009 - Scott Bloomquist, 0, Mooresburg, TN
2008 - Tim McCreadie, 39, Watertown, NY
2007 - Brady Smith, 2, Solon Springs, WI
2006 - Brian Shirley, 3s, Chatham, IL
2005 - Scott Bloomquist, 0, Mooresburg, TN
2004 - Brian Birkhofer, 15B, Muscatine, IA