13th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals

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13th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals

Dates:

September 15-17, 2016

Current Champion:

Jared Landers

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Pre-Entries

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 24
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
 
  
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
1:00 PM  Exposition Open
3:00 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
 
  
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
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

Format

Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals
2015 Format

Purse

2015 $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
2015 - Jared Landers, 777, Batesville, AR
2014 - Brian Birkhofer, 15B, Muscatine, IA
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