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Lucas to Lernerville for 16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented by Big River Steel
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6/20/2022

6/20/2022

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series


Lucas to Lernerville for 16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented by Big River Steel

Batavia, OH (June 20, 2022) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visits Lernerville Speedway this Thursday – Saturday, June 23rd – 25th for the first time ever, with a record high purse and top prize in the 16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented by Big River Steel.

Thanks to Big River Steel, a new partner for the Firecracker event, The Action Track will pay a record high purse of over $210,000, including $50,000 to the winner, at the 16th running of the Firecracker 100 weekend. This prestigious three-day racing tradition will now be the richest event of any kind ever held at the Lernerville Speedway.

The Firecracker 100 weekend has been a great addition not only to the entire Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule, but it is, yet another event added to the Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup schedule and Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Quest for Cash.

“The Firecracker 100 has become a cornerstone in Dirt Late Model racing, and we’re excited to be a part of this lucrative event in 2022,” stated Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director Rick Schwallie. “Thanks to the devotion of Lernerville Speedway and our great partnership with Big River Steel, we were able to increase the total purse for the weekend by over $33,000. We look forward to delivering the excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the fans of Lernerville Speedway.”

On Thursday and Friday, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in a full program including hot laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heats, B-Mains, and a 30 lap, $6,000-to-win A-Main event. The RUSH Late Models will hot lap and time trial on Thursday with heat races and a Dash on Friday.

Saturday’s program will include Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heat races (with lineups determined by Thursday and Friday’s results), B-Mains, the Uncle Sam 30-lap non-qualifiers race, and the $50,000 to-win Firecracker 100 Presented by Big River Steel. The RUSH Late Models will compete in B-Mains, the $20,000 to-win Bill Emig Memorial Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, and a non-qualifiers race to cap off the evening.

Pit gates for the 16th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel will open at 3:00 PM ET on Thursday and Friday, with general admission gates opening at 4:00 PM ET. On Saturday there will be a Dirt Racing Outreach Service at 1:00 PM ET, the pit gate will open at 2:00 PM ET, general admission gates open at 3:00 PM ET, and Driver Autograph Session at 4:00 PM ET. Hot Laps are slated to begin at 6:00 PM ET each day.

Brandon Sheppard currently sits atop the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Point Standings. Closing the gap over the last few race weekends, reigning Series Champion, Tim McCreadie is in the second position. Tyler Erb, Ricky Thornton Jr, and Earl Pearson Jr round out the top five in series standings going into the prestigious Firecracker weekend.

Previous Firecracker 100 Winners:
2021 – Brandon Overton
2020 – Cade Dillard
2019 – Tim McCreadie
2018 – Chris Madden
2017 – Brandon Overton
2016 – Scott Bloomquist
2015 – Rick Eckert
2014 – Darrell Lanigan
2013 – Josh Richards
2012 – Scott Bloomquist
2011 – Jimmy Mars
2010 – Shane Clanton
2009 – Jimmy Mars
2008 – Brian Birkhofer
2007 – Scott Bloomquist

Track Information:
Lernerville Speedway
Phone Number: 724-353-1511
Location: 313 N Pike Rd Sarver, PA 16055
Directions: North of I-76 on SR 28 to exit 17, 4.6 miles north on SR 356
Website: www.lernerville.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Weekend Tire Rules:
Thursday – Friday:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300
Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) 1300 NRM, (29.0) 1300 NRMW, (29.0) 1425 NRM, (29.0) 1425 NRMW
*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use a new right rear tire.
*Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position.

Saturday:
Left Front - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300
Left Rear/Right Front - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300, (28.5) 1425
Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) 1300 NRM, (29.0) 1300 NRMW, (29.0) 1425 NRM, (29.0) 1425 NRMW
*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Heat Races, B-Mains, and Non-Qualifier.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 3 new tires.
*Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position.

Firecracker 100 Weekend Purses:
Thursday – Friday: 1. $6,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $950, 8. $900, 9. $850, 10. $800, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $600, 18. $600, 19. $600, 20. $600, 21. $600, 22. $600, 23. $600, 24. $600. = $26,750

Uncle Sam 30 Non-Qualifiers Race: 1. $2,000, 2. $800, 3. $700, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $300, 8. $290, 9. $280, 10. $270, 11. $260, 12. $250, 13. $240, 14. $230, 15. $220, 16. $210, 17. $200, 18. $200, 19. $200, 20. $200, 21. $200, 22. $200, 23. $200, 24. $200. = $9,150

16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented by Big River Steel: 1. $50,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $8,000, 5. $6,000, 6. $5,000, 7. $4,000, 8. $3,000, 9. $2,750, 10. $2,600, 11. $2,500, 12. $2,475, 13. $2,450, 14. $2,425, 15. $2,400, 16. $2,375, 17. $2,350,18. $2,325, 19. $2,300, 20. $2,250, 21. $2,200, 22. $2,150, 23. $2,100, 24. $2,050, 25. $2,000, 26. $2,000. = $147,700

About Big River Steel a U.S. Steel Company:
Big River Steel invested $1.3 Billion to build and start up the world’s first Flex Mill®, a steel mini mill focused on the production of a wide product spectrum, including advanced automotive steels and electrical Steels. In November of 2020, Big River Steel completed its Phase II expansion, adding a second electric-arc furnace (EAF), and doubling the mill’s capacity for producing steel from 1.65 million tons per year to 3.3 million tons per year.

In January of 2021, BRS became a part of U. S. Steel, creating the first Best of BothSM integrated and mini mill steel company. Together, the two companies are forging a bold path forward to produce transformational steels in ways that are truly Best for AllTM – customers, employees, communities, and the planet.

In June of 2021, Big River Steel announced a $450 million investment to build a non-grain oriented (NGO) electrical steel line. The focus on electrical steel includes working with major automakers in the development of hybrid and electric vehicles. The NGO line is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2023 and create an additional 120 positions at Big River Steel.

But all of this goes far deeper than steelmaking methods. It’s about creating an environment where talented people grow and thrive. It’s about an intensified focus on our customers that guides collaborative, cross-functional teams and drives game-changing solutions. It’s about innovating to lead the way to sustainable steel and using the Best for AllTM strategy to transform the future of steel.

To learn more visit www.bigriversteel.com www.ussteel.com.

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