MIdwest Racing Roundup
Indianapolis,IN by Tom Botos 11-7-08
Hello Racefans on Friday Night November 7th I
was very lucky to be asked by Roger Bathe of
www.luvracin.com to go to Lucas Oil Stadium here in
Indianapolis,IN and cover the 2009 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series Banquet.A great time was had by all in attendance as
drivers,sponsors and crews watched video highlights of 2008
season races at various racetracks around the country.The
top ten in points standings were called one by one up to
the stage to accept there huge trophy awards.I also had the
pleasure of meeting Dave Rudisell who is the Promoter of
Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway.Freddy Smith sat just one table
over fron me not realizing who he was!I had a great time I
wouldnt trade this experience for anything in the world!
Below is the top ten in Lucas Series Late models.
1. Earl Pearson Jr.
2. Bart Hartman
3. Steve Casebolt
4. Billy Drake
5. Justin Ratliff
6. Scott James
7. Terry Casey
8. Dan Schlieper
10. Wayne Chinn
Award Winners Chassis Of THe Year Award- Rocket
Engine Builder OF The Year Cornett Racing Engines
Rookie Of THe Year Runnerup Wayne Chinn
Rookie Of The Year Terry Casey
Crewchief Of The Year Award- Austin Hargrove
Gotta Go See You At The Races!