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A hot and breezy afternoon gave way to a great evening, as the I-80 Speedway held it's opening night of activities Thursday, for the third Annual Silver Dollar Nationals. It was a night of testing for the competitors of the Lucas Oil MLRA and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and did they ever test. A session early in the night gave the crowd a preview of sorts for the weekend. However, it was the final session following the completion of the track's scheduled program that several drivers found invaluable.

There was a nice showing of Lucas Oil MLRA competitors among the forty plus cars who took to the track.There were twelve drivers in the top twenty points positions, who put their respective hot rods through the paces at I-80 Speedway. They were; Terry Phillips, Tony Jackson Jr., Will Vaught, John Anderson, Travis Dickes, Mark Dotson, Chase Junghans, Tommy Weder Jr., Chad Simpson, Chris Simpson, Justin Zeitner and Bill Leighton.

Tomorrow, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA will run heat races lined up by pill draw, using the passing points system. Each Late Model competitor will compete in two separate heats on Friday night. The USMTS Modifieds will run a complete show on Friday night, in conjunction with the LOLMDS and MLRA. Then on Saturday night July 20th the Late Models will run B-mains and a Belt Bash Non-Qualifiers Race paying $2,700 to win and $300 to start - to drivers failing to make the feature event. Following the B-Mains and Non-Qualifiers race on Saturday, the stars and cars of the LOLMDS will compete in the 80 lap Silver Dollar Nationals feature event that will pay $27,000 to the winner and $1,300 to start. The USMTS Modifieds will run a full show on Saturday night as well. For tickets and information about I-80 Speedway visit the track website at I-80Speedway.com.

LOLMDS marketing partner Scott Crawford of Crawford Supply/Traeger Grills has posted a special $1,000 cash bonus to the driver that earns the most series points at the Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway on July 13th and the Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway on July 20th.

Fans unable to attend this weekend's race can access DirtOnDirt.com for a live pay-per-view of the entire weekend.

Track Information- Thursday-Saturday July 18-20th

I-80 Speedway
Location: 13909 238th St Greenwood, NE 68366
Track Phone #: (402) 342-3453
Website: I-80speedway.com

Tire Rule

Fronts - Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear - Hoosier 1640, WRS55
Right Rear - Hoosier 06, WRS55

Purse for Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway-July 20th

1. $27,000, 2. $12,000, 3. $7,000, 4. $6,000, 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $2,500, 8. $2,400, 9. $2,300, 10. $2,200, 11. $2,100, 12. $2,000, 13. $1,800, 14. $1,600, 15. $1,500, 16. $1,400, 17. $1,375, 18. $1,350, 19. $1,325, 20. $1,300, 21. $1,300, 22. $1,300, 23. $1,300, 24. $1,300, 25. $1,300, 26. $1,300, 27. $1,300, 28. $1,300, 29. $1,300, 30. $1,300, 31. $1,300, 32. $1,300

Purse for Belt Bash Non-Qualifiers Race-July 20th

1. $2,700, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,000, 4. $800, 5. $600, 6. $450, 7. $400, 8. $375, 9. $350, 10. $325, 11-20th-$300

To stay up to date with the Lucas Oil MLRA please like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lucasoilmlra. You might also want to follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/mlra. Check out our Youtube page as well, youtube.com/user/LucasOilMLRA.

The Lucas Oil MLRA (Midwest Latemodel Racing Association) sanctions regional Super Dirt Late Model touring series events in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa.

For all the latest news and information on the Lucas Oil MLRA please visit us on the web at MLRARacing.com or by calling the series office at (417) 282 5984.

The Lucas Oil MLRA would like to thank their marketing partners; Lucas Oil Products, MAV TV, Protect the Harvest, Lucas Cattle Company, Hoosier Racing Tires, Geico, iON Cameras, E3 Spark Plugs, CANIDAE, Optima Batteries, Speedco, Sunoco Race Fuels, Marriott Properties, Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, Casey's General Stores, JRi Shocks, Bodee's Race Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, KRC, Midwest Sheet Metal, Fast Track Photos, RacinDirt.com, BSB Manufacturing, Racing Optics, Eibach Springs, Bell Helmets, Outpace Racing Products, ATL Fuel Cells, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Powertrain Industries, Performance Bodies, Intercomp Scales, Keizer Wheels.

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