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LMS hosts Dirty Dozen race Saturday

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Racing Roundup

By Michael Knight

The Lancaster Motor Speedway, after an off week, hosts the Dirty Dozen race Saturday.

The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will be $1,000 to win.

Eric Montgomery Towing has put up $200 for the driver who qualifies on the pole.

After qualifying, the NDRA GM Performance Late Models will run heat races. If a driver that is in the top 12 in points wins the race, then that driver will receive an extra $200 on the night. Top 12 in points for the NDRA GM Performance Late Models are Timbo Mangum, Brandy Baker, Steve Banal, Michael Brown, Andy Hodges, Travis Steele, Shaun Medlin, Ronnie Mosley, Donnie Austin, Mike Huey, Gib Gibbons and Brett Hamm. There will also be a $100 bonus for the highest finishing non-winner from this season.

Races will also be held in the Super Street, Crate Sportsman, Pure Street, Vintage, Stock 4 and FWD (UCARS).

The top 12 drivers in points, who are driving, will be admitted to the pits for half-price. The weekly purse will be paid.

A $200 bonus goes to the winner in each division, if the driver is in the top 12 in points. A $100 bonus will go to the highest finishing Lancaster Motor Speedway non-winner in 2011.

Heat races will be held for all divisions. FWD (UCARS) will draw and run (must be safe cars).

Each division points champion will be honored during intermission.

Admission is $15 for the stands and $25 for the pits.

u In the Super Street Division, the top 12 drivers in the points eligible to run for the extra $200 bonus money for first place are Jody Bigham, Johnny Starkey, Brent Hodegs, Brandy Baker, Michael Emerson Jr., Gary Whitford, Joey Engelbrecht, Kevin Godbee, Cody Reynolds, Justin Rollins, Andy Winderl and Rusty Robinson. The $100 bonus for the highest finishing non-winner from this season will also be in play.

u In the crowd favorite Crate Sportsman Division, Eric Montgomery Towing has added $400 to first place that makes it $800 to win Saturday. There is also $200 bonus money up for the top 12 drivers in the points. If a driver in the top 12 wins the race this Saturday, that driver receives the $200 bonus money and a $1,000 paycheck on the night.

Top 12 drivers in points are Dillon Crook, Hank Taylor, Timbo Mangum, Travis Payne, Dustin Sweatt, Jacob Catoe, Matt Cauthen, Steve Saucier, Kenny Ramsey, Ben Watkins, Mitchell Massey and Landon Carson. A $100 bonus for the highest finishing non-winner for the season is also on the line.

u In the ever-so-exciting Pure Street Division, the top 12 drivers in the points who are eligible to run for the extra $200 bonus money for first place are Steve Hinson, James Marion, Ryan Whitaker, Matt Harris, Jesse Carson, Pebo Johnson, Chuck Jones, Jerry Sexton, Dwayne Ray, David Price, Alex Wiseman and Matt Thrower. The $100 bonus for the highest finishing non-winner from this season will also be in play.

u In the Stock 4 Division, the top 12 drivers in the points eligible to run for the extra $200 bonus money for first place are Ray T. Adams, Michael Chaney, Jeffrey McGuirt, Evan Thomas, Michael Deese, Mike Snipes, Bill Stutler, Wes Helms, Adam Leaird, Tyler Funderburk, Andrew Helms and Michael Ott. The $100 bonus for the highest finishing non-winner from this season will also be in play.

u In the fan favorite Vintage Division, the top 12 drivers in the points eligible to run for the extra $200 bonus money for first place are Kenneth Deese, Benjamin Helms, Marty Spittle, Mike Helms, Steve Helms, Chris Fincher, Brian Crump, James Crump, Don Burns, Steve Davis, Rocky Price and Brad Price. The $100 bonus for the highest finishing non-winner from this season is in play.

u Lancaster Motor Speedway will debut a new division at the track this week, the Front Wheel Drives, or UCARS. Fans might have seen these cars running with the Stock 4 division this season. One driver to keep an eye on is Joseph Laney, who has been running the Stock 4 division this year in his FWD car. Laney has kept pace withe Stock 4 cars and will be looking to defend his home turf this Saturday night. A standout driver in the FWD Division will be making a trip to Lancaster this week, Shorty Lacey. Lacey, who has won as far as Kentucky and captured a win at over eight different tracks, will be looking to add Lancaster Motor Speedway to his win total on the 2011 season.

Lancaster Motor Speedway owner Doug McManus will have a Honda FWD car for sale at the race track for $1,500 and it is race ready. A fire suit is available, if the car is purchased for the night.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the stands open at 5.

If you missed racing action from two weeks ago, or from any of this season, Jackie Sims will have DVDs for sale in the pits and stands for $10.

 Jackie Sims will also have end-of-year DVDs for sale for $15. Johnny Sims will have on-track action pictures and victory lane pictures for sale. For details on the Dirty Dozen race, or track info, visit the track website at www.lancasterspeedway.net or visit the track’s 2 facebook pages.