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Fast Facts: 33rd annual Dirt Track World Championship

October 15, 2013, 8:26 am
From track, series and staff reports

33rd annual Red Buck Dirt Track World Championship

Dates: Oct. 17-19 (modifieds only on Thursday, Late Model prelims on Friday, modified and Late Model features Saturday)

Track: Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park (high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval).

Purse: $50,000-to-win Late Model feature and $3,000-to-win feature for non-qualifiers.

Sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Last year’s winner: Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.

Tickets: $50 for three-day general admission ($15 for children 7-11); $60 for three-day pit pass (will call tickets available at main gate on race date; photo ID required). For more info, call (740) 858-6661 or email portsraceway@hotmail.com.

Television: Tape delayed on Fox Sports 1 and MavTV.

On the web: lucasdirt.com or portsraceway.com

Track phone: (740) 354-3278.

Race sponsors: Red Buck, Arizona Sport Shirts, GottaRace.com, Integra Racing Shocks, DirtonDirt.com, Sports Plus Video, 4m.net, Holman Motors, Sunoco Race Fuels, CV Products and Borrowed Blue.

Notes: The race has had 23 winners. ... The only multiple-race winner expected is Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark. ... In the last 19 races, only Shannon Babb has been a repeat winner. ... Portsmouth is the seventh track to host the DTWC; this marks the race’s second straight year at PRP. ... The track seats 4,000 spectators and 300 more in the pits. ... Jimmy Owens enters the event having already wrapped up his third straight Lucas Oil Series title. ... He’ll try to become the first driver to win the race in back-to-back years. ... Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., is the only home-state winner to capture the DTWC, earning $60,000 for his 2003 victory at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky. ... West Virginia has hosted the most DTWCs, but no West Virginia driver has cracked victory lane in the event. ... With Josh Richards taking the weekend off, Brandon Sheppard is expected to pilot the Rocket Chassis house car. ... The non-qualifiers’ race is known the Jim Dunn Memorial, honoring the late first winner of the DTWC who rallied from the rear for a stirring victory in 1981 at Pennsboro. ... Primitive campsites are available at the track. ... The modified feature pays $3,000-to-win.

DTWC winners

(Complete race history)
Year: Winner, hometown
2012: Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.
2011: Don O'Neal, Martinsville, Ind.
2010: Earl Pearson Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.
2009: Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis.
2008: Brian Birkhofer, Muscatine, Iowa
2007: Chub Frank, Bear Lake, Pa.
2006: Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
2005: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2004: Rick Eckert, York, Pa.
2003: Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky.
2002: Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
2001: Bart Hartman, Zanesville, Ohio
2000: Wendell Wallace, Batesville, Ark.
1999: Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky.
1998: Freddy Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.
1997: Marshall Green, Dalton, Ga.
1996: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1995: Jack Boggs, Grayson, Ky.
1994: Ronnie Johnson, Chattanooga, Tenn.
1993: Freddy Smith, Baton Rouge, La.
1992: Ronnie Johnson, Chattanooga, Tenn.
1991: Freddy Smith, Kings Mountain, N.C.
1990: Jack Boggs, Grayson, Ky.
1989: John Mason, Millersburg, Ohio
1988: Donnie Moran, Frazeysburg, Ohio
1987: Larry Moore, Dayton, Ohio
1986: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1985: Freddy Smith, Kings Mountain, N.C.
1984: Jack Boggs, Webbville, Ky.
1983: Freddy Smith, Kings Mountain, N.C.
1982: Charlie Swartz, Ashland, Ky.

1981: Jim Dunn, Roseville, Ohio

DTWC purse

Feature event
1. $50,000
2. $15,000
3. $10,000
4. $7,000
5. $5,000
6. $3,500
7. $3,200
8. $3,000
9. $2,800
10. $2,500
11. $2,450
12. $2,400
13. $2,350
14. $2,300
15. $2,250
16. $2,200
17. $2,150
18. $2,100
19. $2,075
20. $2,060
21. $2,050
22. $2,040
23. $2,030
24. $2,020
25. $2,010
26. $2,000
Non-qualifiers’ race
1. $3,000
2. $1,500
3. $1,250
4. $1,000
5. $900
6. $800
7. $750
8. $700
9. $650
10. $600
11. $500
12. $400
13. $350
14. $300
15. $250
16. $200
17. $200
18. $200
19. $200
20. $200
21. $200
22. $200
23. $200
24. $200
25. $200

26. $200

Event schedule

Thursday, Oct. 17
2 p.m.: Pits open
4 p.m.: Grandstands open
6 p.m.: Modified practice
6:45 p.m.: Modified time trials
8 p.m.: Modified heat races
10 p.m.: Modified consolation races
Friday, Oct. 18
2 p.m.: Pits open
4 p.m.: Grandstands open
5:30 p.m.: Drivers' meeting
6 p.m.: Late Model practice
7:30 p.m.: Late Model time trials
9 p.m.: Late Model heat races
Saturday, Oct. 19
3 p.m.: Pits open
4 p.m.: Grandstands open

4:30 p.m.: Dirt Racing Outreach service
5:30 p.m.: Driver autograph session
6:30 p.m.: Drivers' meeting
7 p.m.: Late Model consolation races
8 p.m.: Late Model practice for heat race transferrees
8:15 p.m.: Modified feature
9 p.m.: Late Model non-qualifiers race (unless time and weather move it to the night's final race)
10 p.m.: 100-lap Late Model feature

Corrections: Fixes winning purse at top; adds and corrects schedule details, including order of Saturday's Late Model feature and non-qualifiers' race.

 
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