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Smoky Mountain's Moonshine Classic June 14-15 for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

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BATAVIA, Ohio (June 10, 2024) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to Smoky Mountain Speedway for the Mountain Moonshine Classic presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet and FK Rod Ends this Friday-Saturday, June 14-15.

Racing begins on Friday, June 14 with a full program for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series that will see time trials, heat races, B-mains, and a 40-lap main event for $10,000 to win. Also racing on June 14 will be front wheel drive cars for $500 to win and Crown Vics for $500 to win.

The action continues Saturday, June 15 with another full racing program for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Time trials, heat races, B-mains, and the 60-lap feature for $50,000 to win will all take place June 15. Sportsman late models will also be racing for $800 to win and street stocks for $700 to win.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship points will be awarded both Friday and Saturday.

All gates will open at 12:00pm (noon) on both days. The drivers' meeting will take place at 6:30pm followed by hot laps at 7:00pm each night. On Saturday, June 14, Dirt Racing Outreach will hold a service at the track pavilion starting at 3:30pm. There will also be a driver's autograph session from 5:30pm until 6:15pm in the concourse.

Ricky Thornton Jr. is the defending winner of the Mountain Moonshine Classic and leads the current Big River Steel Chase for the Championship presented by ARP to Smoky Mountain Speedway. Jonathan Davenport is just 85 points behind in second. Devin Moran, Hudson O'Neal, and Mike Marlar round out the top five in the current championship standings.

The remainder of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings includes Tim McCreadie, Garrett Alberson, Daulton Wilson, Jimmy Owens, Max Blair, Ross Robinson, Clay Harris, Drake Troutman, Boom Briggs, Brenden Smith, Cory Lawler, and Carson Ferguson.

Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brick Mill Road in Maryville, just 30 minutes southwest of Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, visit www.smokymountainspeedway.com. Pre-race tickets, for both nights, are available by visiting https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/2556/tickets.

For the latest news, results, championship standings and more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, please visit www.lucasdirt.com.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Purses:

Friday, June 14: 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,700, 5. $2,500, 6. $2,300, 7. $2,200, 8. $2,100, 9. $2,050, 10. $2,000, 11. $1,600, 12. $1,400, 13. $1,200, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800 = $48,575

Saturday, June 15: 1. $50,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $8,000, 5. $7,000, 6. $6,000, 7. $4,500, 8. $4,000, 9. $3,800, 10. $3,600, 11. $3,400, 12. $3,200, 13. $3,000, 14. $2,500, 15. $2,400, 16. $2,300, 17. $2,200, 18. $2,100, 19. $2,000, 20. $2,000, 21. $2,000, 22. $2,000, 23. $2,000, 24. $2,000 = $150,000

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule:

Friday-Saturday, June 14-15:

Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier (90) NLMT2, (90) NLMT3

Right Rear - Hoosier (92) NLMT3, (92) NLMT4

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country. In 2024, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 63 events across 16 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap.

The series receives national exposure through a television package streamed live via FloRacing, with select broadcasts on MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.

2024 Official Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners

2024 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Partners Include:

Advanced Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, ARMSLIST.com, Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Behrent's Performance Warehouse, Big River Steel, Bilstein Shocks, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, Brandon Ford, Brodix, Buzz Electric Bicycles, Capital Race Cars, Clements Racing Engines, Coltman Farms Racing, Cornett Racing Engines, Dave Warren Powersports, Deatherage Opticians, Dirt Draft, E3 Spark Plugs, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Fast Shafts, FLORacing, FOX Shocks, General Tire, Heartbeat Hot Sauce, Heath Lawson Photography, Hellraizer Jacks, Holmatro, Hoosier Tire, Keyser Manufacturing, Longhorn Chassis, Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network, MD3, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, MSD, MyRacePass, Nutrien Ag Solutions, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Outerwears, Performance Engineering & Manufacturing (PEM), Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies, Poske's Performance Parts, Pro Power Racing Engines, ProtectTheHarvest.com, Rocket Chassis, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Strange Oval, Sunoco Race Fuels, Swift Springs, Summit Racing Equipment, Thermo-Tec Automotive Products, Todd Steel Buildings, UNOH - University of Northwestern Ohio, Vic Hill Race Engines, Victory Fuel, Whelen Engineering Company, Wieland Metal Services, Wilwood, Xceldyne, and 5150 Race Trailers