Steve Francis Finishes 10th in Clash at the Mag: Three Race Lucas Oil Swing Next
June 18th, 2013
ASHLAND, KY (June 18, 2013) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series driver, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY participated in this past weekend’s LOLMDS-sanctioned “Clash at the Mag” at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS.
The Georgia Boot, Clint Bowyer Racing Team, Barry Wright Race Cars #15 started off the weekend by finishing second in their heat race on Friday Night, June 14th. Steve would start in the sixth position in Saturday Night’s 100-lap $20,000 to win event which was taped by Lucas Oil Production studios.
Steve would climb as high as fourth in the main event as he battled with teammate Jared Landers for several laps. Steve would slow on the 69th circuit with a tire issue. He would make a dash to the hot pit and the team changed tires as Steve re-entered the race on the tail end of the lead-lap cars. Read more »
Steve Francis Finished Seventh in Dirt Late Model Dream; Back to Lucas Oil Action in Mississippi this Weekend
June 11th, 2013
ASHLAND, KY (June 10th, 2013) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series regular, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY competed in the 19th Annual Dirt Late Model Dream this past weekend at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH.
The new three-day format for the event began on Thursday Night, June 6th. Steve would hold the lead in the 25-lap $2500 to win even-numbered feature, but with two laps to go a caution lap would set up a green-white-checkered finish. Steve would get the advantage over Josh Richards and lead lap 24, but on the final lap Richards was able to get by Steve to take the win. Steve would come home in second. On Friday Night, June 7th Steve would participate in the odd-numbered feature. In the final rundown Steve would finish in the 12th position. Read more »
Steve Francis Finishes Sixth in Show-Me 100: Eyes Tazewell and Florence this Weekend
May 31st, 2013
ASHLAND, KY (May 30, 2013) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series driver, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY participated in the 21st Annual Show-Me 100 this past weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.
Steve and the Clint Bowyer Racing Team/Georgia Boot sponsored Barry Wright Race Cars #15 started off the weekend by dominating his heat race on Friday Night to earn the sixth starting spot in Saturday Night’s $30,000 to win main event which was filmed and will be on five television networks in the near future.
In Saturday Night’s finale Steve would run as high as third as he and 2-time series champion, Scott Bloomquist would duel for many laps in an excellent battle for third. Steve would try several times to get by Bloomquist, but never could clear him. After several restarts for caution flags Steve would eventually get shuffled back to the sixth position and that is where he finished. Read more »
Steve Francis Takes Georgia Boot/Clint Bowyer Racing to 3rd Place Finish in Bad Boy 98; Show-Me 100 up Next
May 22nd, 2013
ASHLAND, KY (May 22, 2013) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series driver, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY had an impressive weekend at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, AR. Steve brought home the Georgia Boot-sponsored Clint Bowyer Racing, Barry Wright Race Cars #15 a third-place finish in the Bad Boy 98.
Steve was solid in Friday Night’s preliminaries dominating his heat race to earn the third starting spot in the 98-lap $20,000 to win feature event. Steve kept his the car in the top five the entire distance on Saturday Night as he would cross the finish line in third. John Blankenship won the event followed by Brady Smith.
Steve is now up to fourth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings. Steve and the Clint Bowyer Racing Team will head this weekend to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO for the 21st Annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
On Thursday Night, May 23rd the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models will take to the track for a $5,000 to win event. On Friday Night, May 24th will be RED BUCK Time Trials and Heat Races. On Saturday Night, May 25th will be the B-Mains, $2,000 to win non-qualifiers race, and the 100-lap $30,000 to win Show-Me 100 main event. For more information on this weekend’s events you can visit www.lucasdirt.com and www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
Steve Francis Takes Ninth at LaSalle Speedway; Preps for Bad Boy 98 at Batesville
May 16th, 2013
ASHLAND, KY (May 15, 2013) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitor, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY competed in the LOLMDS-sanctioned “Spring Shootout” on Saturday Night, May 18 at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL.
Due to Friday Nights’ cancellation due to wet track conditions, Steve and the Clint Bowyer Racing Team, would race only once last weekend. Steve would start ninth in the 50-lap $10,000 to win main event and he stayed steady in that position the entire race which was ran without a caution flag.
Steve is up to fifth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship point’s standings. Up next for Steve and the Georgia Boot-sponsored Barry Wright #15 will be the Bad Boy 98 at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR this Friday and Saturday, May 17th and 18th.
On Friday Night will bed RED BUCK Trials, and Heat Races. On Saturday Night, will be the B-Mains and the 98-lap $20,000 to win main event. Steve’s last appearance at Batesville saw him take home the $40,000 to win COMP Cams Topless 100 last August.
For more information on this weekend’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event logon to www.batesvillemotospeedway.net and www.lucasdirt.com.