With just a month remaining until the fourth annual Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week comes to life, the Ultimate Mid-Ohio Valley Super Late Model Series has announced an added bonus for its competitors. The 2018 miniseries champion will receive a provisional starting spot in this year’s Dirt Track World Championship (DTWC) at Ohio’s Portsmouth Raceway Park.
For Carl Short, who is the veteran DTWC promoter, adding a provisional starting spot for the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week Champion in the 38th running of his legendary event made perfect sense.
“Robbie Cyrus (Ultimate MOV SLM Series promoter) has done a wonderful job with the series, and we definitely wanted to be a part of it by offering a provisional to the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week Champion,” explained Short. “With the series having the last race at Portsmouth, not only are the teams racing for some good money, but that provisional only adds to the prestige of the entire series and definitely gives the teams something to shoot for in addition to the money for winning the championship.”
The 2018 Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week, which will be co-sanctioned by the Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Series, will see seven events held from July 25 through August 4. Action begins with six $3,000-to-win events before concluding with a $5,000-to-win event.
The 2018 slate is as follows:
July 25: Jackson County Speedway (Jackson, Ohio)
July 26: Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio)
July 27: Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio)
July 28: NAPA Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, Ohio)
August 2: TBA
August 3: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Peebles, Ohio)
August 4: Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio)
Parkersburg, West Virginia’s Tyler Carpenter is the defending miniseries champion.
For more information on the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week, please visit www.BuckeyeDirtWeeks.com .