June 18, 2024 | By Lucas Oil Late Model Series PR

Lernerville’s Firecracker a Five-Day Festival of Racing, Bull Riding, and Country Rock in 2024

BATAVIA, Ohio — The 18th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel has become a five-day extravaganza with the addition of a rockin’ country concert, SEBRA Bulls and Barrels showdown, and more in 2024!

Previously a three-day speed festival featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and a wide variety of fan friendly events, the new and improved Firecracker Fest presented by Big River Steel and Butler County Tourism will now feature even more entertainment options and will stretch out over five full nights of action on and off the track!

The expanded format of the newly rebranded Firecracker Fest presented by Big River Steel and Butler County Tourism will give event campers and community members even more to see and do before the racing starts on Thursday, June 20. Not only will there be more entertainment at night, but there will also be opportunities for fans to enjoy more activities during the daytime in 2024 courtesy of Sprankle’s Neighborhood Market in historic downtown Saxonburg.

Firecracker Fest kicks off Tuesday, June 18 with country singer/ songwriter Drew Baldridge in concert at 7:00 PM. The Patoka, Illinois native will be bringing his hits to the Firecracker crowd for all to enjoy.

The dust really starts to kick up on Wednesday, June 19, with SEBRA Extreme Bull Riding presented by Puryear Cattle Company. An action-packed event with professional bull riding and barrel racing starting at 6:00 PM that will be followed by a live DJ to close out the night.

Also new for 2024, kids and adults of all ages can enjoy daily activities including bocce, horseshoes, yard golf, cornhole, disc golf, giant bowling, all kinds of food and drink and more during Firecracker Days at nearby Sprankle Woods, as well as tours of downtown Saxonburg including a stop at Spankle’s Neighborhood Market to stock up on all your camping needs! Shuttles will be departing to and from Lernerville from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM June 18-22.

Expanding the nearly weeklong event, the Dirt Racing Experience will be on site both Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM providing ride along and driving experiences. Fans interested in riding in a two-seater with a real race car driver behind the wheel, or racing a real, professionally prepared race car can log on to https://raceondirt.com/ to schedule their experience(s) in advance.

Last, but certainly not least, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will take center stage to do battle for three straight nights culminating in the 100-lap, $50,000 to win 18th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel finale.

On Thursday and Friday, the field will be split into two groups based on pill draw, with each group competing in a full program of Dirt Draft Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and their respective 25-lap, $5,000 to win A-Main.

The combined points from Thursday and Friday’s preliminary events will determine the line-ups for Saturday’s Heat Races. Saturday’s program will be highlighted by Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heat Races, B-Mains, and the $50,000 to-win 18th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Series will be in action again for their $20,000-to-win, Bill Emig Memorial. The RUSH Late Model Series will contest in Time Trials on Thursday, Heat Races on Friday, and close out the weekend with B-Mains, Non-Qualifiers Race, and the $20,000-to-win Bill Emig Memorial on Saturday.

Pit gates for the 18th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel will open at 3:00 PM on Thursday & Friday, and 2:00 PM on Saturday with grandstand gates opening at 4:00 PM on Thursday and Friday and 3:00 PM on Saturday. Hot Laps are slated to begin at 6:00 PM each day. There will also be a driver’s autograph session from 4:30 PM until 5:15 PM on Saturday.

In addition to traditional ticketing options, fans can enjoy all five nights of action, (the concert, the rodeo and all three nights of racing) for just $109! That’s five nights of family fun entertainment for just over $20 per day! Event tickets are available online now at www.lernervilletickets.com.

For the latest news, results, championship standings and more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, please visit www.lucasdirt.com.


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Purses:

Thursday, June 20

1st A-Main (25 Laps) – 1. $5,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $950, 8. $900, 9. $850, 10. $800, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $550, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500, 21. $500, 22. $500, 23. $500, 24. $500 = Total $25,000

2nd A-Main (25 Laps) – 1. $5,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $950, 8. $900, 9. $850, 10. $800, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $550, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500, 21. $500, 22. $500, 23. $500, 24. $500 = Total $25,000



Friday, June 21

1st A-Main (25 Laps) – 1. $5,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $950, 8. $900, 9. $850, 10. $800, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $550, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500, 21. $500, 22. $500, 23. $500, 24. $500 = Total $25,000

2nd A-Main (25 Laps) – 1. $5,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $950, 8. $900, 9. $850, 10. $800, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $550, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500, 21. $500, 22. $500, 23. $500, 24. $500 = Total $25,000



Saturday, June 22

18th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel (100 Laps) – 1. $50,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $8,000, 5. $6,000, 6. $5,000, 7. $4,000, 8. $3,000, 9. $2,750, 10. $2,600, 11. $2,500, 12. $2,475, 13. $2,450, 14. $2,425, 15. $2,400, 16. $2,375, 17. $2,350, 18. $2,325, 19. $2,300, 20. $2,250, 21. $2,200, 22. $2,150, 23. $2,100, 24. $2,050, 25. $2,000, 26. $2,000 = Total $147,700



Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule:

Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22

Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier (90) NLMT2, (90) NLMT3
Right Rear - Hoosier (92) NLMT2, (92) NLMT3, (92) NLMT4


Previous Firecracker 100 Winners:

2023 - Ricky Thornton Jr.
2022 - Tim McCreadie
2021 - Brandon Overton
2020 - Cade Dillard
2019 - Tim McCreadie
2018 - Chris Madden
2017 - Brandon Overton
2016 - Scott Bloomquist
2015 - Rick Eckert
2014 - Darrell Lanigan
2013 - Josh Richards
2012 - Scott Bloomquist
2011 - Jimmy Mars
2010 - Shane Clanton
2009 - Jimmy Mars
2008 - Brian Birkhofer
2007 - Scott Bloomquis

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