Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hurricane Elsa Forces Cherokee Cancellation
Batavia, OH (July 7, 2021) - Due to the forecasted weather and current trajectory of Hurricane Elsa, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series staff and Cherokee Speedway officials have agreed upon the cancellation of Thursday’s 23rd Annual Grassy Smith Memorial. The series looks forward to a return visit in 2022.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be in action Friday, July 9th and Saturday, July 10th for the Mountain Moonshine Classic. Teams will have an opportunity to leave Maryville, Tennessee even richer than in years past, with a 40 lap A-Main paying $12,000-to-win on Friday and 60 lap A-Main on Saturday for $20,000-to-win.
On Friday, the pit and general admission gates will open at 12:00 PM (noon). A driver’s meeting is scheduled for 7:00 PM with hot laps to follow at 7:30 PM. The 604 Late Models and Sportsman Late Models will serve as support divisions at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
On Saturday, the pit and general admission gates will open at 12:00pm (noon). The Dirt Racing Outreach will hold a service at 3:00 PM, an autograph session is also scheduled 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM. A driver’s meeting is scheduled for 7:00pm with hot laps to follow at 7:30pm. The 604 Late Models and Red Clay 602 Late Models will serve as support divisions at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
Tim McCreadie leads the Lucas Oil championship standings heading into the weekend. Jonathan Davenport and Hudson O’Neal are currently tied for second, 160 points behind McCreadie. Kyle Bronson currently sits in fourth. The points battle is extremely close in positions five through ten, with only 95 points separating Josh Richards, Tyler Erb, Ricky Thornton Jr, Shane Clanton, Mike Marlar, and Jimmy Owens.
Submitted By: Jeremy Shields