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On Tap: Busy Memorial Day Weekend Highlighted by Show Me 100; WoO Sprints head to Queen City; Tyler County Hosts Jackpot

This week, On Tap is brought to you (or should be brought to you) by the fine folks that make a great beer….Blue Moon. It’s a great summertime ale, but you can drink it when it’s five below zero in February too as you ask yourself why you’re drinking beer outside in the snow. 

It’s crisp, refreshing and has subtle tones of summer enhanced by a fruity profile, but not a bitter finish by any means. It’s kind of a transitional beer. Some look upon anyone drinking it as if they were a beer snob. “Go get yourself a PBR ya lightweight!” a more traditional beer drinker may chirp. 

While other’s ask “Wasn’t blue moon like five years ago?” which can be overheard by beer snobs themselves when they see you drinking one.  

We don’t give a crap either way. We like it, and we’re going to keep drinking it! In fact, we’re having some right now as we give you a weekend preview of the action ahead at dirt tracks across the country. It’s a stacked card all over so we’ll just hit some highlights to be watching. If you can attend ANY of these races depending on where you are, please get there, there’s nothing on the list a true dirt fan in the area should miss! 

So without any further ado, here’s what’s on tap in DIRT Nation this Memorial Day Weekend!


“If you don’t stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.”

We remember those who gave all, so we can live free!

Lucas Oil Late Models- Show Me 100

It is now time to kickoff the late model crown jewel season in style at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO this weekend as the Lucas boys entertain the best of the mid-western heavy hitters in the Show Me 100.

From racingnewsnetwork.com



It’s a three day weekend in store for everyone in attendance as Thursday night will see an entire MLRA late model program before their very eyes, followed by qualifying and heats Friday night and the $30,000 to win 100 lap main event on Saturday. 

The series drivers will tangle with the likes of Moyer, Mars, Feger, Wallace, Marlar, Terry Phillips and many more as the first leg of the Lucas Crown Jewel Cup hits the stage at the legendary dirt palace.  Expect a great driver turnout, and if you’re nearby and have never been, do yourself a favor and get there, it’s an elaborate facility that rivals the finest tracks in the country!



Series Points Coming Into the Weekend: 

1. Earl Pearson Jr- 2300
2. Don O’Neal- 2210
3. Jimmy Owens- 2180
4. Jonathan Davenport- 2175
5. Devin Moran- 2050

Past Show Me 100 Winners:

Scott Bloomquist- 5  Billy Moyer- 3  Jimmy Owens- 3  Wendell Wallace- 3  Freddy Smith- 2
Ray Cook- 2  Rick Aukland- 1  Brian Birkhofer- 1  Terry Phillips- 1  Don O’Neal-1


When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 21-22-23

How to Follow: 

The best way to follow this one will be on dirtondirt.com as their live updates will be updated in near real time. Also follow @lucasdirt on twitter for timely updates


Check This Out:

Our own Jerin Steele recently did a feature story on Lucas Oil Speedway general manager
Dan Robinson.  To read what Dan goes through in his operation give it a read: Here


World of Outlaws at the Dirt Track at Lowes (NC) and Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN)

The fastest things that play in the clay make two stops this Memorial Day weekend, first in Charlotte at the Dirt Track at Lowes (Speaking of great facilities..wow), and at the legendary Lawrenceburg Speedway.  Coming into the weekend, Donny Schatz has been on fire, already racking up 10 feature wins before June. He’ll not encounter much from an invader perspective in Charlotte, but keeping Paul McMahan who’s traditionally very strong there, at bay will be a challenge. 

The Charlotte race used to be broadcast on SPEED channel back in the day, (we still miss you SPEED), and it was a great night of racing. Last time out, Brian Brown scored an emotional victory there at the World Finals. He won’t be there this weekend, but could there be a new winner in victory lane this Friday?  



On Monday, the Outlaws take on some tougher company at Lawrenceburg on Monday. Last time out, Donny Schatz took home the prize…it was only his fourth win of the season in 2014 up to that point. 

Points Coming Into the Weekend: 

1. Donny Schatz- 3885
2. Shane Stewart- 3734
3. Brad Sweet- 3634
4. Kerry Madsen- 3626
5. Paul McMahan- 3606

Ways To Follow: 

There will be live PPV on dirtvision on Friday night and live and free audio from both nights as well there. 


World of Outlaw Late Models at Tyler County Speedway (WV) Sat-Sun May 23-24



Ah…it’s jackpot time!

Shane Clanton leads the Outlaws into battle this weekend at the four wide bullring known as Tyler County Speedway located in the hills of West by god Virginia. (Did we do that right?), and it won’t just be outlaws he hopes to keep behind him, but rather a strong contingent of invaders led by the red hot Chris Ferguson.  The young NC based wheel man has been on a tear of late and has been more visible in the upper mid Atlantic than at any time in his career in recent weeks. 

There’ll be two shows this weekend, an $8,000 to win purse on Saturday and a $10,000 to win on Sunday. Last year, Davey Johnson took home the $20,000 grand prize. This year, it’s anybody’s guess. If you’ve never been to the place, it’s more than worth checking out. Just remember to camp, everybody camps there for some reason, bring a fishing pole and tackle, a cooler full of beer and have a blast. It’s a great atmosphere and the racing is phenomenal!

Points Coming Into the Weekend: 

1. Shane Clanton- 1972
2. Darrrell Lanigan- 1882
3. Josh Richards- 1878
4. Chub Frank- 1846
5. Tim McCreadie- 1786

Ways To Follow: 

There’s live audio on dirtvision, it can sometimes be a 50/50 proposition of course being so remote, but the cell reception has improved there. We’ll try to Retweet updates as best we can as well! 


All Star Sprints at Plymouth (IN) and Fremont Speewday (OH)

Three races are on tap for the All Star Sprints this weekend as they take to the clay on Friday night at Plymouth Speedway and wind up with two dates at Fremont on Saturday and Sunday.  The second night at Fremont features a $10,000 to win purse as the best of the Ohio area take on Dale Blaney and company.



Chad Kemenah looks to keep his hot hand rolling into the weekend, the veteran pilot has been turning up the wick a bit in his last few races as he’s climbed into the top five in points and has become a fixture in the top five come feature time. Newcomer Ryan Smith is also one to watch out for as he lies third in points in his first go round with the All Stars.  Expect 40+ cars and a battle royal at all three races this weekend. It’d be a great one to check out all three and do a little camping at each. 

Points Coming Into the Weekend:

1. Dale Blaney- 846
2. Cody Darrah- 836
3. Ryan Smith- 798
4. Chad Kemenah- 782
5. Sheldon Haudenschield- 780

Ways to follow: 

In the Guy Webb years, the ASCoC twitter handle was a joke, but under new ownership, it’s as good as any for keeping updated. Be sure to follow: @ASCoC and be sure to keep your handy Race Monitor app up on your cell phone or computer. 



Also this week: (Get to one of these if you can!!) 

  • NSL Sprints at  Jackson Speedway (MN) PPV on Speedshift TV $24.00
  • B.O.S.S Wingless and weekly racing at Mercer Raceway Park (PA)- Saturday
  • UFO Super Late Model Series Opener at Hesston Speedway- Saturday
  • Spring Natl’s Late Models at Boyds (TN), Dixie and Rome (GA)
  • 410 Sprints at Williams Grove- Friday 
  • 410 Sprints at Lincoln and Port Royal Speedway (PA) Saturday
  • Big Block Modifieds at Canandaigua, Fulton, and Fonda Saturday
  • Fab Four Action at Lernerville Friday
  • 358 Modifieds at Ransomvile Friday and Merrittville Saturday

 Now get to the track and have a great weekend! Stay DIRTY

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