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.
Steve Francis Gets First Win for Clint Bowyer Racing; Lucas Oil Late Model Doubleheader at La Salle up Next
May 9th, 2013
ASHLAND, KY (May 9, 2013) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series regular, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY picked up his first win driving for Clint Bowyer Racing last Friday Night, May 3rd at Southern Ohio Speedway in Wheelersburg, OH.
Steve dominated the $4,000 to win Southern 100 preliminary night as he earned a starting spot in Saturday’s 60-lap $12,000 to win finale. Steve would take the lead during the special event, but he would suffer a flat tire while out in front. He was credited with a 13th place finish.
Steve and the Clint Bowyer Racing Team will be in action this weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at La Salle Speedway in La Salle, IL for the Annual Spring Shootout. There will be two complete shows for the LOLMDS on Friday Night, May 10th and Saturday Night, May 11th. Both events will pay $10,000 to win. For more information please visit www.lasallespeedway.com and www.lucasdirt.com.
Steve is currently sixth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings. In the previous two LOLMDS for Steve he finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway on April 20th and was running in the top five at West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, WV on April 21st when he was knocked out of competition relegating him to 21st place finish.
Steve Francis Takes Third in Texas Readies for Hagerstown and WVMS
April 18th, 2013
ASHLAND, KY (April 18, 2013) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series driver, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY competed in the High Banks Havoc on Saturday Night, April 6th at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX.
After having Friday night’s events cancelled at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, MS. Francis and the Clint Bowyer-owned race team ventured west to Texas where he would start fifth in the 50-lap $10,000 to win main event.
Francis kept the Georgia Boot-sponsored Barry Wright Race Cars #15 in the hunt for the win all race long and wound up finishing in the third position. This moved Steve into a fifth-place tie in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings with his teammate, Jared Landers. Read more »
Steve Francis Finishes 11th in Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway; Mississippi and Texas up Next
March 29th, 2013
ASHLAND, KY (March 29, 2013) – Steve Francis of Ashland, KY was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour on Saturday Night, March 23 rd at the Brownstown (IN) Speedway. It was the series’ first event since the DART Winternationals last month at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL.
Steve would start third in the stout field of competitors at Brownstown. He ran third for most of the first half of the race, until the only caution of the race would cost Steve some valuable positions as he got shuffled back in the field resulting in an 11 th place finish in the Indiana Icebreaker.
Steve is now tied for sixth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Standings as the series will take the Easter Holiday weekend off.
Steve’s next Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events for the Clint Bowyer Race Team will be on Friday Night, April 5 th at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, MS and Saturday Night, April 6th at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX. Both events will pay $10,000 to win.
For more information on these events you can logon to www.lucasdirt.com.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Drivers Steve Francis and Jimmy Owens Dominate Down Under
March 3rd, 2013
WAYCROSS, GA– A pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers dominated the racing action down under in Australia over the past few months. Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN and Steve Francis of Ashland, KY are undefeated in feature competition.
Francis, who last year captured the Australian National Title a year ago, won every preliminary and feature event he participated in beginning back in December and ending in January. He completely dominated leading every lap in every win. Francis, who this year will be piloting the Georgia Boot-sponsored, Barry Wright Race Cars #15 for Clint Bowyer Racing on the LOLMDS tour in 2013, drove for both Michael Holmes and Bruce McKenzie in Australia.
Francis kicked off the Wild West Tour on December 26th at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana, Western Australia captured the opening preliminary feature event and then followed that up the next night on December 27th winning the main event. Francis then ventured to Manjimup Speedway in Middlesex, Western Australia on December 29th where he ended up in victory lane winning the feature event. He then wrapped up the Wild West Tour title by winning at Collie Speedway in Collie, Western Australia on January 5th making him undefeated so far on his trip. Read more »