Sarver, PA (June 14, 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.
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.
Also on the card is the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire Touring Series who are competing for a record high $20,000 to-win in the ‘Bill Emig Memorial presented by Sunoco Race Fuels’. The winner will also take home a $5,000 custom designed championship diamond ring from D&V Jewelers boosting the winner’s take to $25,000!
‘He was a bear of man with a big soft heart,’ said RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig, the daughter of Bill Emig. ‘I think the hardest part of what I do today is knowing that my dad isn’t here to see what is truly his legacy, I was literally a baby when my dad started taking me to the races; my mom never liked racing so it was just him and I.’ Emig continued, ‘Imagine a young guy in his early 20’s bundling up his little girl and off to the races they would go. Throughout all those years he fielded a car, he never once left me home! I wish our RUSH drivers could have known Bill Emig, but more importantly, know without him, there would be no RUSH!’
Logan Roberson leads the way in the RUSH Touring Series Championship Point standings with Joe Martin in second. Brady Wonderling is third just ahead of Jeremy Wonderling and Breyton Santee who rounds out the top-five after seven 2022 events.
A full program of racing is scheduled each of the three nights including $6,000 to-win, 25-lap features for the stars of the Lucas Oil Series on both Thursday and Friday, with time trials for the RUSH Late Models on Thursday and RUSH heat races on Friday. Saturday will be highlighted by heat races (lineups determined by results on Thursday and Friday), B-Mains, the ‘Uncle Sam 30’ non-qualifiers race, and the $50,000 to-win ‘Firecracker 100’ for the Lucas Oil Series and B-Mains, non-qualifiers race, and the $20,000 to-win ‘Bill Emig Memorial’ for the RUSH Late Models.
After the dust has settled, live entertainment is planned for each night with ‘Center Stage’ performing on Thursday, ‘Go For Broke’ will take the stage on Friday, while ‘Glitz’ brings the weekend to a close after the action on Saturday night! Please keep an eye out on the Lernerville Speedway social media outlets for more information on other fan friendly activities.
Pit gates for the 16th Annual ‘Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel’ will open at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday & Friday, and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday with grandstand gates opening at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:00 p.m. each day with opening ceremonies to begin at 7:30 p.m.
All tickets for the ‘Firecracker 100’ presented by Big River Steel featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the ‘Bill Emig Memorial’ presented by Sunoco Race Fuels for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Series on the June 23-25 weekend are now available on www.Lernerville.com. Beat the lines and guarantee your spot for the largest event in Lernerville Speedway history!
Ticket prices for the 16th Annual ‘Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel’:
3-Day Reserved Package (Thursday and Friday Pit Pass Upgrade Included) $79
3-Day General Admission Package (Thursday and Friday Pit Pass Upgrade Included) $69
Thursday or Friday Only Reserved $45
Thursday or Friday Only General Admission $40
Saturday Only Reserved $50
Saturday Only General Admission $45
3-Day Pit Pass (available at the gate) $100
Pit Pass – Thursday or Friday (available at the gate) $40
Pit Pass – Saturday (available at the gate) $50
This weekend’s RUSH Late Model action will be livestreamed on Lernerville.TV. Coverage begins on Thursday with hot laps and qualifying and on Friday with heat races and the dash and culminates on Saturday with the last chance showdowns, non-qualifiers race, and the $20,000 to-win, 50-lap, ‘Bill Emig Memorial’. Thursday’s show can be purchased for $10, while Friday and Saturday passes are just $20 each. All three shows will be part of the LernervilleTV subscription, so the savvy fan will subscribe to a full month of LernervilleTV for just $30 and receive LIVE access to Fab4 Racing well into the month of July!
For more information on Lernerville Speedway including schedule, ticket prices, and FAQ’s, please visit www.Lernerville.com. For more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series please visit, www.lucasdirt.com. For more information on the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Models please visit, www.rushlatemodels.com.