Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Presented by Toyota of Knoxville
Event Information
May 31, 2012

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series makes their annual appearance to Tazewell Speedway on Friday, May 31. The Toyota of Knoxville 50 is one of a few events that has been on the series' schedule since the first season in 2005.

Heading into this year's $10,000 to win event, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sees a tight points battle heading into the Tazewell event. Defending series champion Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tennessee is locked in a tight battle with Don O'Neal. John Blankenship has narrowed the gap on the top two drivers and has added his name to the mix of championship contenders.

Defending Toyota of Knoxville 50 winner Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Earl Pearson Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Jared Landers, and rookie contenders Bobby Pierce and Billy Moyer Jr. are other series regulars expected to be at Tazewell Speedway.

Other drivers expected for the Toyota of Knoxville 50 are Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, Billy Ogle Jr., Vic Hill, Steve Smith, Jason Trammell, and other top local and regional drivers.

The Toyota of Knoxville 50 consists of a complete racing program featuring time trials, heat races, consolation races, and the 50-lap main event for $10,000.

Also racing will be the sportsman division, modified street, and four cylinders.

Tickets for the Toyota of Knoxville 50 are $26 for adults, children 9 and under are free. Pit passes are $38, kids 12 and under are $22. Pit gates open at 3:00 and grandstand gates open at 4:00. Hot laps are slated to begin around 7:45.

Because of the huge crowd expected, the overflow parking lots will be open across the street from the racetrack.

Media credential requests must be submitted by Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. to Michael Moats at

The Tazewell Motor Lodge is the official host hotel for Tazewell Speedway. Go to for their web site or call 423-626-7229 to make a reservation.

Tazewell Speedway is located just two miles northwest of Tazewell, Tennessee. Going north on US 25-E, turn right and then left onto Bacchus Rd, and then 1.8 miles north, then .8 miles west and the race track is located on the left. For additional information, visit or call 423-626-2222. For more series information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, you can visit or call the series office at 951-532-2503.

Ticket prices
Adult grandstand $26
Children 9 and under grandstand FREE
Pit passes $38
Pit passes kids 12 and under $22