Login |
forgot?
LIVE VIDEO:  Watch | Order | FAQ | Archives
Sponsor 605
Sponsor 717

DirtonDirt.com

All Late Models. All the Time.

Your soruce for dirt late model news, photos and video

  • Join us on Twitter Join us on Facebook
Sponsor 525

North

Sponsor 743

Mansfield Motor Speedway

Fast Facts: Mansfield’s second annual Dirt Million

August 20, 2019, 9:23 am
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

Dates: Aug. 22-24 (Two $10,000-to-win features on Thursday and two $10,000-to-win features on Friday, followed by Saturday’s finale in excess of $92,000-to-win)

Track: Mansfield (Ohio) Motor Speedway, (4/10-mile dirt oval)

Sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Purse: More than $309,000 with at least $92,000 to the winner.

Tickets: Adult general admission is $29 Thursday, $29 Friday and $39 Saturday; see below for discounts for children and more information.

On the web: www.dirtmillion.com or lucasdirt.com

Track phone: (419) 465-7223

Last year’s winner: Earl Pearson Jr., winner of the inaugural event

Video: Every lap of action live at DirtonDirt.com.

Notes: The 2019 Dirt Million is the second running of the mega-event that began last season. … It’s sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. … The brainchild of promoter Cody Sommer, last year’s Dirt Million, won by Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., paid $202,940, which was half of the total purse. … This year’s race will pay 30 percent of the total purse, which will not be determined until Saturday, with more money spread throughout the 30-car field. … The purse, which is determined by driver, fan and corporate contributions, as well as ticket sales, is guaranteed to be at least $250,000. That total has already been eclipsed, whoever as it topped $309,000 a few days before the event. … Drivers will be split into two groups on each prelim day, with each group competing in its own $10,000-to-win preliminary feature. … Competitors earn points based on qualifying, consolations and prelim main event finishes during two nights of preliminary action. The driver’s total points from Thursday and Friday will be combined and used to create the heat lineups for Saturday’s Dirt Million. The heats will start straight up based on points, with no inverts. … A six-car dash, which includes the winners of the four 30-lap duels to be contested Thursday and Friday, along with the two drivers with the highest total accumulated points after preliminary nights are completed, will be used to set the first three rows of Saturday’s main event. … Drivers in the dash will not compete in heats. … Five provisionals (starting positions 25-29) are reserved for the top five drivers in driver reward points who fail to qualify for the main event through consolation races. … The non-qualifiers' race pays $2,000 for second and $200 to start with the winner advancing to the second annual Dirt Million, starting 30th. … Last season, 17th-starting Pearson overcame problems and pit stops to outrun Bobby Pierce, capturing a career-high payday. … The race drew 77 entries, with Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., earning fast qualifier honors. He toured the 4/10-mile oval in 16.727 seconds.

Weekend purses

Thursday/Friday Duels
1. $10,000
2. $5,000
3. $2,000
4. $1,000
5. $900
6. $800
7. $750
8. $700
9. $650
10. $600
11. $590
12. $580
13. $570
14. $560
15. $550
16. $540
17. $530
18. $520
19. $510
20-22. $500

Saturday feature

(Based on $308,880 purse as of Aug. 19 and expected to grow; each position receives percentage of purse)
1. $92,664 (30 percent)
2. $46,332 (15 percent)
3. $30,888 (10 percent)
4. $15,444 (5 percent)
5. $12,355 (4 percent)
6. $8,649 (2.8 percent)
7. $8,031 (2.6 percent)
8. $7,104 (2.3 percent)
9. $6,795 (2.2 percent)
10. $6,486 (2.1 percent)
11. $6,178 (2 percent)
12. $5,869 (1.9 percent)
13. $5,560 (1.8 percent)
14. $5,251 (1.7 percent)
15. $4,942 (1.6 percent)
16. $4,633 (1.5 percent)
17. $4,224 (1.4 percent)
18. $4,015 (1.3 percent)
19. $3,707 (1.2 percent)
20. $3,398 (1.1 percent)
21. $3,088 (1 percent)
22. $2,934 (0.95 percent)
23. $2,780 (0.9 percent)
24. $2,625 (0.85 percent)
25-30. $2,471 (0.8 percent)

Event schedule

Wednesday
10 a.m.-8 p.m. - Camping and vendor check-in open
6 p.m. - Optional pit parking for Lucas Oil Series teams
7 p.m. - Spectator gate open to main concourse only
7 p.m.-11 p.m. - Early put parking for all other teams
11 p.m. - Pits closed and secured.

Thursday
10 a.m. - Camping and vendor check-in opens
11 a.m. - Pit gates open
1-4:30 p.m. - Registration/inspection
5 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
5 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
5:30 p.m. - Competition
- Hot laps
- Late Model time trials
- Opening ceremonies
- Late Model heats for Duel No. 1
- Late Model heats for Duel No. 2
- Consolations for Duel No. 1
- Consolations for Duel No. 2
- Late Model Duel No. 1 (30 laps)
- Late Model Duel No. 2 (30 laps)
11 p.m.-1 a.m. - Postrace party (main concourse)
1 a.m. - Facility secured (overnight policies in effect)

Friday
10 a.m. - Camping and vendor check-in opens
11 a.m. - Pit gates open
1-4:30 p.m. - Registration/inspection
5 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
5 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
5:30 p.m. - Competition
- Hot laps
- Late Model time trials
- Opening ceremonies
- Late Model heats for Duel No. 1
- Late Model heats for Duel No. 2
- Consolations for Duel No. 1
- Consolations for Duel No. 2
- Late Model Duel No. 1 (30 laps)
- Late Model Duel No. 2 (30 laps)
11 p.m.-1 a.m. - Postrace party (main concourse)
1 a.m. - Facility secured (overnight policies in effect)

Saturday
11 a.m. - Pit gates open
5 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
5 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
6 p.m. - Competition
- Hot laps
- Opening ceremonies
- Late Model heats
- Late Model dash
- Late Model consolations
- Driver check-in and pre-race meeting
- Non-qualifiers' race
- Track prep (as needed)
- Dirt Million (100 laps)

Tickets

Thursday
General admission (10-and-up): $29
Children (9-and-under): free
Reserved seating: $39
Pit pass: $40 (children 9-and-under $20)

Friday

General admission (10-and-up): $29
Children (9-and-under): free
Reserved seating: $39
Pit pass: $40 (children 9-and-under $20)

Saturday
General admission (10-and-up): $39
Children (9-and-under): $10
Reserved seating: $44-$49
Pit pass: $50 (children 9-and-under $25)

Camping
Online reservations: www.dirtmillion.com

 
Sponsor 615
 
Sponsor 728