This Sunday, June 1st

Our next scheduled event is this Sunday, June 1st with Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

Pit gates open at 3:00
Grandstands at 4:00
Hot Laps at 5:00
Racing at 6:30

We run a quick and effective show, and plan on being done racing by 9:30.

Thank You

Jimmy Owens Earns First Win of the Season at LaSalle Speedway

La Salle, IL (May 17, 2014) – The 3-time and defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jimmy Owens scored his first series win of the season on Saturday Night at LaSalle Speedway. Owens survived a classic side-by-side battle with Jared Landers after over taking Scott Bloomquist for second. Owens then tracked down race leader Landers and forged ahead for good on lap 37. Owens then pulled away to a comfortable lead to take the Spring Shootout victory. Trailing Owens and Landers to the finish line were, Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr., and Don O’Neal

“I can’t say enough about this car. The last few races, we’ve been solid, and tonight we were finally able to get to victory lane. I want to thank the track crew, it’s good to see a track promoter take the time and rework the track. With all the rain they had this week, they smoothed it out and you could run anywhere on it,” said Owens, who became the 12th different winner in 15 event races this year.

“Landers was tough tonight. He drove a very good race, and we ran side-by-side there for several laps. I hope it was a good show for the fans tonight. We got off to a rough start in the feature, but we were able to settle down. Scott [Bloomquist] and I had a really good battle for second. He’d get by me, then the next lap I’d get him back. It was just a great night for our Mike Reece team and all of our sponsors. We feel like we are hitting our stride now,” said the winner afterwards

Owens has now recorded a win and 2-runnerup finishes in his last three starts. “I want to thank Reece Monument Company, Edge Services, Sunoco, Ford, Keyser, Ohlins, Midwest Sheet Metal, my crew chief, Chris Fox, and all the team for giving me a great car tonight.”

Landers held the point for most of the race, but when Owens slipped by him with 13 laps to go he knew he had to concentrate on hanging on for the second position. “That’s the best car we have had for quite some time and the crew did a great job on the car. I was doing my job, we got into a lapped car, and that kind of hurt us a little bit. We were able to recover and I thought tonight may be the night we could do it,” said the former series rookie-of-the year. “Anytime Jimmy gets by you, it’s going to be extremely difficult to get back around him. Then I had to worry about Scott. Fortunately we held him off to get second,” said the driver of the Mark Martin Automotive, Crop Production Services, Rocket Chassis Chevrolet.

Bloomquist came home third as he was in the thick of things all 50-laps. “We were really good tonight, but just off a tick. We had a good race with Jimmy there for a long time. We went back-and-forth for second several times. We gave each other plenty of racing room. The track slicked off like we thought it would. We really like coming up here to race. Once they redid the track it was racy from top to bottom. I have to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine, Penske Shocks, Andy Durham, and everybody else associated with our race team. We have a really strong year going in this Sweet-Bloomquist car.”

Completing the top ten were last year’s Spring Shootout winner, Brady Smith, John Blankenship, Eddie Carrier Jr., Dennis Erb, Jr., and Kevin Weaver.

In preliminary action, Eddie Carrier Jr. set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 37 entrants, with a lap of 12.404 seconds. Scott Bloomquist set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 12.712 seconds. Jared Landers, Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, and Jason Feger won their respective heat races. Bobby Pierce and Tony Toste won their respective B-Mains.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and follow the series on www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/lucasdirt.

Saturday , May 17th

May 17th, we will be running the $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Spring Shootout.
plus $ 800 to win ump mods
street stocks and hornets will also be competing
Pit Gates open at 1:00
General admission gates open at 3:00
Racing at 7:30

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to LaSalle Speedway May 16th and 17th

WAYCROSS, GA (May 7, 2014) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will honor Mothers all across the country as we take this weekend off. The Series returns to action for the Spring Shootout at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL on Friday and Saturday May 16th and 17th. LaSalle Speedway will host the LOLMDS for two big exciting shows. Both nights will include a complete show, packed with Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and $10,000 to win 50-Lap feature events. Over $80,000 in prize money will be up for grabs at LaSalle Speedway. Support classes both nights include Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hornets.

“We’re thrilled to have the LOLMDS back again this year for a double header of racing for all our great fans that come and support LaSalle Speedway. We’re taking this weekend off to have the facility in tip top shape, along with planning some extra stuff for the fans to enjoy their experience at LaSalle Speedway even more this year. We will have a fan appreciation party planned for after the races on Friday that will include a big bonfire, live music and some good Ole Smoky Moonshine. We’re expecting another great crowd with the best racers from all over the country coming to LaSalle Speedway next weekend”, said Tony Izzo, Jr., whose family promotes the 1/3 mile oval track located in North-Central Illinois.

Don O’Neal will lead the stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series into the “Spring Shootout” at LaSalle Speedway with a slim 50 point lead in the LOLMDS point standings over teammate Steve Francis. Jimmy Owens has moved up to third, followed by Eddie Carrier Jr. and Earl Pearson Jr., rounding out the top five in the series point standings. Sixth through tenth include: Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, Brian Shirley, Jared Landers and Dennis Erb Jr. Jason Hughes leads the Dunn-Benson Ford Rookie of the Year point standings with Jason Papich a close second.

“The series is excited to head to LaSalle Speedway again next weekend. The entire Izzo family really does a great job promoting their track and giving fans a great experience when they attend. LaSalle will give the fans a special after race party on Friday that should be a lot of fun, as many of our drivers will mingle and interact with all the great fans that come out. The Spring Shootout is a must-see event for everybody as the racing is always great there”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

LaSalle Speedway will host a special Fan and Driver appreciation party after the races on Friday night, including Live Music and a bonfire for everyone to enjoy. The vendor midway will also be full of vendors, displays, T-Shirt trailers and the Ole Smoky Moonshine party bus with a big observation deck on top to view the races from as well. A special driver autograph session is scheduled for Saturday at 5:15 to 5:45 for fans and kids to get pictures and autographs of their favorite drivers.

The Host Hotel for the Spring Shootout will be the La Quinta Inn in Peru, IL. The hotel will offer special rates for fans and racers by requesting the “Lucas Oil” rate when you make your reservation. The Hotel phone number is: (815) 224-9000. Rooms need to be booked by May 9th to receive the discount.

For tickets and more information about the “Spring Shootout” at LaSalle Speedway visit their official website at www.Lasallespeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the 2014 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series, visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

Follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on the social media outlets at: www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and https://twitter.com/lucasdirt.

Track Information

LaSalle Speedway

578 E US Hwy 6, LaSalle, IL 61301

Track Phone #: (815) 223-6900

Promoter: Tony Izzo Jr.

Website: www.lasallespeedway.com

LOLMDS Tire Rule For LaSalle Speedway May 16th and 17th

Right Rear – Hoosier 02, 06, LM20, LM40

Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier 1320, 1640, LM20, LM40

Event Purse (Each Night)

$10,000 to win- 1. $10000, 2. $5500, 3. $3500, 4. $2750, 5. $2250, 6. $1800, 7. $1500, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1075, 12. $1050, 13. $1025, 14. $1000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.