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

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Pre-Entries

0 Scott Bloomquist - Mooresburg, TN
1 Rick Eckert - York, PA
1M Rob Moss - Iowa City, IA
3X Skip Fry - Swisher, IA
B5 Brandon Sheppard - New Berlin, IL
5 Don O'Neal - Martinsville, IN
5M Mike Fryer - Freeport, IL
7R Kent Robinson - Bloomington, IN
9 Lyle Zanker - Rockford, IL
12 Jason Hughes - Watts, OK
15 Steve Francis - Ashland, KY
15B Brian Birkhofer - Muscatine, IA
15c Curt Schroeder - Ames, IA
15s Dan Schlieper - Newport, IL
15x Donny Schatz - Fargo, ND
17M Dale McDowell - Chickamauga, GA
18 Shannon Babb - Moweaqua, IL
18J Chase Junghans - Manhattan, KS
19R Ryan Gustin - Marshalltown, IA
20 Jimmy Owens - Newport, IN
20x Jake Meier - Tipton, IA
21 Billy Moyer - Batesville, AR
21B Rich Bell - Sheffield, IL
21F Todd Frank - Montrose, IA
21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. - Batesville, AR
22 Gregg Satterlee - Indiana, PA
22B Jonathan Brauns - Muscatine, IA
23 John Blankenship - Knoxville, TN
24 Ryan Unzicker - El Paso, IL
25 Chad Simpson - Mt. Vernon, IA
25F Jason Feger - Bloomington, IL
25L Steve Lance - Cuba, IL
27 Greg Kimmons - Pleasant Plains, IL
28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. - Salt Rock, WV
28E Dennis Erb, Jr. - Carpentersville, IL
28M Jimmy Mars - Menomonie, WI
29 Darrell Lanigan - Union, KY
29x Spencer Diercks - Davenport, IA
31 Jason Utter - Columbus Junction, IA
32 Chris Simpson - Oxford, IA
38 Jordan Heiman - Sioux Falls, SD
44 Earl Pearson, Jr. - Trinity, NC
48 Tim Lance - Brimfield, IL
50 Denny Eckrich - Tiffin, IA
51 Matt Furman - Columbus, OH
56 Chris Spieker - Massena, IA
56E Andy Eckrich - Oxford, IA
58 Ray Guss, Jr. - Milan, IL
58E Dave Eckrich - Oxford, IN
77 Jordan Yaggy - Rochester, MN
82 Roger Brickler - Springfield, IL
91P Jason Papich - Nipomo, CA
777 Jared Landers - Batesville, AR
WING 10 JR Coover - Norfolk, NE

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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
1:00 PM  Exposition Open
2:00 PM  Infield Opens
6:00 PM  Drivers Meeting
6:45 PM  Hot Laps
7:15 PM  Time Trials (Top 72 cars in Time Trials go to 6                 heats)
          Group A Timing – 4 Cars
          Group B Timing – 4 Cars
          Fast Time Award
          Invocation and National Anthem
          Heat Races 
                  6 Heats – 12 Laps with 8 Car Invert, 3 to A, 3 to                   B, 3 to C, Remainder to D
          Intermission
          Late Model D Main
                10 Laps if needed (4 transfer to C Main)
          Late Model C Main
                12 Laps (4 transfer to B Main) 
        Late Model B Main
                15 Laps (6 transfer to A Main) 
        Late Model A Main
                Invert 8, 25 Laps, Top 3 to Victory Lane 
10:45  Victory Lane

Press Conference following photos in 

Dyer Hudson Hall 1, 2 and 3 of Late Models


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
1:00 PM  Exposition Open
2:00 PM  Infield Opens
6:00 PM  Drivers Meeting
6:45 PM  Hot Laps
7:15 PM  Time Trials
        (Top 72 cars in Time Trials go to 6 heats)
                Group A Timing – 4 Cars
                Group B Timing – 4 Cars
                Fast Time Award
                Invocation and National Anthem
                Heat Races 
                        6 Heats – 12 Laps with 8 Car Invert, 3 to A, 3                         to B, 3 to C, Remainder to D
                Intermission
                Late Model D Main
                        10 Laps if needed (4 transfer to C Main)
                Late Model C Main
                        12 Laps (4 transfer to B Main) 
                Late Model B Main
                        15 Laps (6 transfer to A Main) 
                Late Model A Main
                        Invert 8, 25 Laps, Top 3 to Victory Lane 
10:45  Victory Lane

Press Conference following photos in

Dyer Hudson Hall 1, 2 and 3 of Late Models


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
10:00 AM  Infield Open to Spectators
12:00 PM  Benefit Auction at the National Sprint Car Hall of                   Fame and Museum
1:00 PM  Exposition Open
3:00 PM  Driver Autographs in Dyer Hudson Hall
                (Pits closed to spectators)
4:00 PM  Music – Kimball Drifters
6:00 PM  Drivers Meeting
6:45 PM  Hot Laps
               D Feature Hot Laps
               C Feature Hot Laps
7:15 PM  Invocation and National Anthem (Katie Davis)
               D Feature - 12 Laps (4 Transfer to C)
               B Feature Hot Laps
               C Main
                  Late Models         
                        15 Laps – (4 Transfer to B)
                A Main Hot Laps
                B Main Late Models
                        20 Laps – (6 Transfer to A)
                Intermission
                        Late Model Cars to Front Straight in order of                         start
                  Driver Introductions – Victory Lane – Last to First
                Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals
                        A Main
                                100 Laps, Top 3 to Victory Lane
10:45  Victory Lane – Winning Car and top 3 Drivers

Press Conference following photos in 

Dyer Hudson Hall 1, 2 and 3



Format

KNOXVILLE LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL NATIONALS 2014 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 25th.
b.All drivers and teams can run again Friday night, September 26th.
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 LINEUPS. 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 28th.

7. The Sign-in windows will open at 2 pm on Thursday, September 25. It will open at 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Purse

2014 $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