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Big River Steel Chase for the Championship - Presented by ARP Continues at Brownstown and Atomic




BATAVIA, Ohio (March 22, 2024) – The quest for the Big River Steel Chase for the Championship - Presented by ARP continues this week at Atomic Speedway and Brownstown Speedway.

Ricky Thornton Jr. leads the championship standings following the Georgia-Florida Speedweeks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion will earn an industry high $200,000 of the over one million dollar point fund.

The year-long format will continue to award teams bonuses at four different intervals throughout the season. However, bonus points will not be awarded after each round. Drivers can still move up in points after each bonus round and be eligible for additional bonuses as the season winds down.

The Big River Steel Big Four will now be determined at the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals on September 21. From there, the four championship contenders will battle for the 20th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship at the remaining seven races of the season.

“A big thanks to Big River Steel, ARP, Sunoco Race Fuels, Summit Racing Equipment, and UNOH for their support of this format and the bonus money they all put into the points fund. 2024 is already shaping up to be another exciting season on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series,” stated Wayne Castleberry, Sales and Marketing for Lucas Oil Motorsports.

The four bonuses are:

Sunoco Road to Wheatland: May 25 at Lucas Oil Speedway; 32nd Annual Show-Me 100: 1. $2,500, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,500, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,500, 6. $1,000, 7. $1,000, 8. $1,000, 9. $1,000, 10. $1,000, 11. $500, 12. $500, 13. $500, 14. $500, 15. $500 = $16,000

Summit Racing Equipment Super Twelve: July 13 at Lucas Oil Speedway: 18th Annual Diamond Nationals: 1. $5,000, 2. $1,000, 3. $1,000, 4. $1,000, 5. $1,000, 6. $1,000, 7. $1,000, 8. $1,000, 9. $1,000, 10. $1,000, 11. $1,000, 12. $1,000 = $16,000

UNOH Great Eight: August 24 at Port Royal Speedway; The Rumble by the River: 1. $7,500, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,500, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,500, 6. $1,500, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,500 = $18,000

Big River Steel Big Four: September 21 at Knoxville Raceway; Late Model Knoxville Nationals: 1. $10,000, 2. $2,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $2,000 = $16,000

Big River Steel Big Four Championship Events:

Date – Venue – Event – To Win

Sept. 27 – Brownstown Speedway – 3rd Annual CJ Rayburn Memorial - $10,000

Sept. 28 – Brownstown Speedway – 45th Annual Jackson 100 - $50,000

Oct. 1 – Atomic Speedway – The Night the Stars Come Out - $20,000

Oct. 4 – Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – 36th Annual Pittsburgher - $10,000

Oct. 5 – Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – 36th Annual Pittsburgher - $50,000

Oct. 10 – East Bay Raceway Park – The Grand Finale (Prelim; Non-Points) - $5,000

Oct. 11 – East Bay Raceway Park – The Grand Finale (Prelim; Non-Points) - $5,000

Oct. 12 – East Bay Raceway Park – The Grand Finale - $50,000

Oct. 18 – Eldora Speedway – 44th Annual Dirt Track World Championship (Prelim; Non-Points)

Oct. 19 – Eldora Speedway – 44th Annual Dirt Track World Championship - $100,000

2024 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Point Fund:

1. $200,000

2. $150,000

3. $125,000

4. $100,000

5. $75,000

6. $60,000

7. $50,000

8. $45,000

9. $40,000

10. $35,000

11. $30,000

12. $25,000


Chase Bonuses: $66,000

Point Fund: $935,000

Total: $1,001,000


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