Another year, another day full of racing as the 2018 Dirt Track World Championship as part of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series kicks off its Saturday festivities in grand fashion.
The Dirt Track World Championship has returned to Portsmouth Raceway Park for the seventh consecutive year, and there’s no end in sight for a separation from that bond. In an interview with the Daily Times, Marketing Director for the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, Jeremy Shields, believes that PRP will continue to host the DTWC for many years to come, “Overall, the event in the city of Portsmouth has been a huge success. I don’t see that changing anytime in the near future.”
The weekend of activities kicked off on Thursday night when PRP hosted several races for modified style of cars, the main event being the non-qualifier race in which Doug Adkins took home the checkered flag and opted to forego his cash prize in order to enter himself in Saturday night’s modified feature.
This year’s main event will have a few preceding opportunities for fans to engage with the racers and the track including pit passes available for purchase, a Dirt Racing Outreach Service session, and a driver autograph session all before the first green flag wave. Due to the cold weather that has settled into the region, the first wave of the green flag has been moved up an hour to 5:00 p.m., along with all of the events preceding the racing.
As it currently stands, Jonathon Davenport has a fairly comfortable lead in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship points standings with 8250 heading into Saturday’s race. Trailing Davenport is Josh Richards in second place at 7945 points, Scott Bloomquist in third place with 7750 points, and Earl Pearson, Jr. in fourth place with 7660 points.
For full details on Saturday’s events at the DTWC, times of events, full points standings, or real time updates, please follow the Portsmouth Raceway Park Facebook page, or visit lucasdirt.com to answer any potential questions.
Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT