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The 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Series Preview

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Later today, the 2019 edition of Lucas Oil  Dirt Late Model Series gets under way at Golden Isles Speedway, as it has for the last number of years. What we’re gonna do here is give you the skinny on all you need to know about this coming season, and we’ll finish it up with a couple of storylines to look for going into the season.

As I mentioned above, the season gets started at Golden Isles in February and wraps up at Portsmouth Raceway Park in October, with 63 races in 18 states. The schedule is punctuated with 8 races paying at least 30k to win. To see if the series visits your neck of the woods, the schedule can be found here.

If you do happen to hit one of those races, you might be wondering which series drivers should be in attendance at that races. The reality is that we won’t know who plans on following until the races get under way, but these are the guys that plan to at least get started with the series this year.

Scott Bloomquist

Jonathan Davenport

Jimmy Owens

Earl Pearson Jr.

Josh Richards

Don O’Neal

Tyler Erb

Devin Moran

Hudson O’Neal

Tim McCreadie

Stormy Scott

Austin Rettig

Kyle Bronson

And that might not be all, as Shannon Buckingham and Billy Moyer Jr. have both indicated they’ll at least  start the season with the tour.

That’s looking to be quite the stout field for the tour’s shows.

The large number of high paying races in the schedule should see most of the above mentioned guy making all the races, and we’ll see guys like Brandon Sheppard and Mike Marlar making a pretty decent chunk of the races on tour as well.

To keep up on the action, results can always be found on the Lucas Oil Series site and our friends at Dirt on Dirt will also have results listed after each event.

Now, for some storylines to be looking for going into the season..

Can Jonathan Davenport repeat as champ without his partner in crime on the rise to national prominence Kevin Rumley being at every race?

Will Scott Bloomquist return to his usual form after what (for him) was a pretty rough 2018?

Can the arrival of Josh Richards bolster the somewhat lackluster results at Clinto Bowyer racing?

And speaking of Clint Bowyer racing, how will Don O’Neal react to the chassis change to Rocket, and brand which he has never driven before?

Will Stormy Scott’s transition from open wheel modified racing to super late model racing be fruitful?

It’ll be interesting to see. Tonight’s racing can’t come fast enough.

 

 

 

 

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