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Excitement Building for 2nd Annual 'Bad Boy 98' at Batesville Motor Speedway

The excitement is building for the 2nd Annual Bad Boy 98 set for May 16th,17th, and 18th at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR. This unique event will once again give race fans a chance to win a new car, just by attending the event. Track promoters Mooney and Connie Starr in association with Mark Martin Ford and Kia in Batesville, AR will award one lucky fan a new 2013 Kia Soul at this year’s event. Each race fan that attends the event will receive a special ticket at the main entrance to the grandstands for a random drawing on Saturday Night, May 18th. Track officials will draw out tickets and match a fan with each driver starting the Bad Boy 98 feature event. The fan that is matched with the winning driver of the event will win the brand new 2013 Kia Soul, compliments of Mark Martin Kia.

This year’s Bad Boy 98 sponsored by Bad Boy Mowers will pay racers $20,000 win and $1,200 to start the feature event. Activities will get underway on Thursday night with a special open practice session. Then, on Friday Night May 17th, there will be LOLMDS Hot Laps, RED BUCK Time Trials and heat races to set the starting field of the 2nd Annual Bad Boy 98. On Saturday Night May 18th, there will be a special autograph session for fans to meet all the stars of the LOLMDS as well as several top regional drivers from around the country. Following the autograph session, racers will get a chance to earn the final starting spots in the prestigious Bad Boy 98 feature event through the LOLMDS B-Mains. Once the starting field is set, track officials will draw tickets to match fans with each driver in the feature event for a chance to win the 2013 Kia Soul.

“The series is excited to be going back to Batesville Motor Speedway twice this year, not only for the COMP Cams Topless 100 but for the 2nd Annual Bad Boy 98 as well. We enjoy working with Mooney and Connie Starr every year and want to see this springtime event grow into something big every year for the great fans in that area. It’s a really cool deal for the fans to get a chance to drive a new car home from that event. To see all the fans that were matched up with each driver last year was exciting to watch as each one rooted for their driver to win. It’s a great promotion and event that everyone should attend,” stated Director, Ritchie Lewis.

The 2nd Annual Bad Boy 98 is sponsored by Bad Boy Mowers of Batesville, AR. The showroom and warehouse is located close to the track and fans can visit the gift shop during the weekend of the Bad Boy 98 to pick up a neat souvenir or even purchase a new Bad Boy Mower or one of their new Utility Vehicles. Bad Boy Mowers is located at 102 Industrial Drive, Batesville, AR 72501.

Mark Martin Ford and Kia Dealerships are located at 1601 Batesville Blvd in Batesville, AR and will have the 2013 Kia Soul on display that will be awarded to one lucky fan at the track on Saturday Night May 18th. The Mark Martin Museum and gift shop located inside the Mark Martin Ford dealership will also be open to the public all week and Saturday May 18th for fans wanting to come by and see the history and race cars of Mark’s career. To learn more about the Mark Martin Auto Group and Museum visit

To purchase tickets and learn more about the 2nd Annual Bad Boy 98 and Batesville Motor Speedway, call the track office at 870-251-0011 or 870-613-1337 and visit the track website at

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LOLMDS TIRE RULE for Bad Boy 98 on May 17-18th
Right Rear – Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55

Event Purse for 2nd Annual Bad Boy 98 on May 18th
$20,000 to win - 1. $20,000, 2. $10,000, 3. $6,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,500, 6. $2,500, 7. $2,100, 8. $2,000, 9. $1,800, 10. $1,750, 11. $1,650, 12. $1,600, 13. $1,550, 14.. $1,500, 15. $1,450, 16. $1,400, 17. $1,350, 18. $1,300, 19. $1,250, 20. $1,200, 21. $1,200, 22. $1,200, 23. $1,200, 24. $1,200.

May 16-18th
Batesville Motor Speedway
5090 Heber Springs Road, Batesville, AR 72550
Track Phone #: (870) 251-0011
Promoters: Mooney and Connie Starr – (870) 251-1817

2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:
ASi Racewear – "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Canidae Pet Foods – "The Official Pet Foods" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs – "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
General Tire – "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hoosier Tire – "The Official Race Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Products – "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MAVTV “American Real” – "The Official TV Network" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series - "The Official Protect the Harvest Campaign" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
RED BUCK - "The Official Fast Time Sponsor" of the Lucas Oil late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels – "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include:
Allstar Performance, AR Bodies, Borrowed Blue, Barry Wright Race Cars, Bloomquist Race Cars, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing Inc, Crawford Supply, CV Products, DART Machinery,, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edlebrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fuel Safe Fuel Cells, FK Rod Ends, Gaerte Race Engines, Georgia Boot, Hawk Performance, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Kuntz Race Engines, Longhorn Chassis, Mann Merchant Processing, Mastersbilt Chassis, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Pierce Racecars, Performance Rod and Custom, Pro Power Racing Engines, Race Engine Design, Rick Schwallie Photography, Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Parts, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Mfg, Traeger Grills, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Drive Shafts, Wrisco, 5150 Race Trailers.

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