Lucas Modified Series

Corona, CA (February 26, 2018) - The wait is over. It’s time to get back to work and prepare for the 2018 season of racing in the incredibly competitive Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by MAVTV.

The 13th season for the best short-track touring series in the West will consist of 11 races – 10 that count in the Hoosier Tire West point standings and one that doesn’t but does offer the possibility of a nice payday to close what should be the most lucrative season in series history thanks to Hoosier Tire West, new sponsors SpillVak and Downforce Racing Products, and the series’ other contingency donors.

Hoosier Tire West, a partner since the formation of the series, has generously added $10,000 to the points fund paid to the top 15 drivers, bringing that total to $25,900, and all the added money will go to the drivers finishing second through 15th in the standings.

Downforce Racing Products has stepped in to sponsor the series Rookie of the Year competition, which in just three seasons has become one of the most coveted prizes in short track racing, and SpillVak, which has proven it is One Tough Sucker by becoming the industry leader in carcinogen-free fluid absorption and track cleanup products, has joined the series by sponsoring the SpillVak Triple Crown.

The Triple Crown is a series of three races – in Bakersfield, California (Kern County Raceway) June 30, Irwindale, California, August 18, and Las Vegas November 17 – that will pay $1,000 to the driver accumulating the most points and lesser awards to the second- through fifth-place finishers.

“SpillVak is thrilled to be part of the Lucas Oil Modified Series for 2018 and proud to be the title sponsor of the SpillVak One Tough Sucker Triple Crown,” marketing coordinator Tiana Sipe said.

“SpillVak believes the Lucas Oil Modified Series race teams need the quickest- acting, most effective, dust-free, carcinogen-free cleanup process possible. We researched all of the traditionally accepted absorbents and we knew there had to be a better way. From these beliefs, SpillVak was born!”

In addition to the programs being sponsored by Hoosier Tire, SpillVak and Downforce, K&N Filters is sponsoring the Trophy Dash/B Main program that pays $500 at each event.

The drivers finishing fifth, 10th and 15th in the point standings will get $600 worth of Lucas Oil Products; FAST EZ-EFI and Optima Batteries will pay $200 per race to the winners of the Fast Time and Hard Charger awards, respectively, and $500 bonuses to the driver who wins the most of those awards; SuperClean will pay $100 a race to the driver getting the Lucy Dog award for being the first driver one lap down and a pair of award banquet tickets to the driver with the most awards; Sunoco Race Fuel will present the Winner Circle awards at each event; and General Tire is sponsoring the series’ tow money program, which pays a minimum of $300 for each event to all teams in the top 24 of the point standings.

“I don’t think any series has a better group of sponsors,” promoter Greg Scheidecker said. “Hoosier Tire’s generosity left me speechless, and incredibly proud that our officials and our great race teams and drivers have proven this is a series that gets better every season.

“I want to thank all the other companies that have been with us for awhile and welcome SpillVak and Downforce Racing Products. We’ll do everything we can to make them feel like they’ve found a home too.”

The Lucas Oil Modified Series Schedule:

Mar 10Havasu 95 Speedway
Lake Havasu, AZ
Title Sponsor: Racing Plus
Presenting Sponsor: Lucas Oil Racing TV
Apr 14Tucson Speedway
Tucson, AZ
Title Sponsor: SuperClean
Presenting Sponsor: Hoosier Tire
May 5Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Bullring
Las Vegas, NV
Title Sponsor: General Tire
Presenting Sponsor: SuperClean
Jun 9Madera Speedway
Madera, CA
Title Sponsor: SpillVak
Presenting Sponsor: Protect The Harvest
Jun 30Kern County Raceway
Bakersfield, CA
Title Sponsor: SpillVak Triple Crown 1
Presenting Sponsor: GEICO
Jul 21Rocky Mountain Raceway
Salt Lake, UT
Title Sponsor: Lucas Oil Products
Presenting Sponsor: General Tire
Aug 18Irwindale Speedway
Irwindale, CA
Title Sponsor: SpillVak Triple Crown 2
Presenting Sponsor: E3 Spark Plugs
Sep 15Orange Show Speedway
San Bernardino, CA
Title Sponsor: GEICO
Presenting Sponsor: OPTIMA Batteries
Oct 6Madera Speedway
Madera, CA
Title Sponsor: K&N Engineering
Presenting Sponsor: FAST EZ-EFI
Oct 27Havasu 95 Speedway
Lake Havasu, AZ
Title Sponsor: Hoosier Tire
Presenting Sponsor: Downforce Racing Products
Nov 17Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Bullring
Las Vegas, NV
Title Sponsor: SpillVak Triple Crown 3
Presenting Sponsor: Sunoco Race Fuels

The Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by MAVTV is supported by a potent marketing concept known as “Team Lucas” whose members include General Tire, GEICO, Optima Batteries, SuperClean, K&N Filters, e3 Sparkplugs and SpillVak. Additional sponsorship is provided by Lucas Oil Products, Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil Racing TV, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Aero Racing Wheels, ASI Racewear, Frank’s Radios, Racing Plus-Parker Pumper, Scribner Plastics, Fast EZ-EFI System-COMP and Downforce Racing Products. Detailed information on the series is available at

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