The 35th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil is here!

Filed in 2017 News by on August 9, 2017
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The 35th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil is here! Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 10th-12th is our biggest race of the year as the stars of Lucas Oil Late Model Series battle it out with the best in the sport for dirt racing supremacy and the $50,000 top prize! With $50,000 to win, and $3,000 just to start the feature, this event is definitely the one you don’t want to miss.

NOTE: at this time we are not selling any more tickets or seats in advance. All tickets will have to be purchased at the track the day of the event. 

Below you will find useful; event information such as times, prices and event policies.

 Florence Speedway 2017 Sponsors
We at Florence Speedway would like to thank our 2017 Season Sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please check out the information at the bottom of this email. Our Sponsors include: Arizona Sport Shirts, Automasters, Bazell Race Fuels, Best Way Disposal, Bimbo Bakeries, Bluegrass Diesel, Complete Auto Care, Dirtondirt.com, Dirty Girl Racewear, Gunmeisters, Hilton Cincinnati Airport, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminding you to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, King’s Homes of Carrollton, KOI Auto Parts, L&M Performance, Lykins Energy Solutions, Lucas Oil, Neon Energy Drink, New Riff Distilling, Northern Kentucky Urban Forestry Council and kyroots.org, Phoenix Comfort Systems, Renew Ministries, River Metals Recycling, Slicker Graphics, Smokin’ This and that BBQ, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Speedway LLC, Sunoco Race Fuels, Triple Crown Chiropractic, Valvoline, Webb Excavating
Please support the Sponsors that support Florence Speedway and make sure to tell them where you saw their ad!
Popular Format Returns, with even more racing added on Thursday
In 2014, The Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil underwent a format change that eliminated qualifying. The event was a huge success, and the format is here to stay. How the event will work is, after drawing a number to determine starting order, drivers will compete in two sets of heat races on Friday. Their finishing order, combined with bonus points for passing cars, will be used to line up Saturday’s B Mains and Feature. Also on Saturday, will be a 30 lap $2,500 Non-Qualifiers race for those who do not transfer to the feature. The event will, once again, pay $50,000 to win, and $3,000 to start. Both are among the highest in the sport.To see complete event info, including the format, times, and purses, check out the North/South 100 info page HERE.
And if that isn’t enough racing for you, we’ve added even more on Thursday night, as we will host the return of the North/South Shootout.This will be a complete program for the Lucas Oil Late Models capped off with a 50 lap feature paying $10,000 to win.
For more info on this event click HERE.
Event specific policies in place for this year’s race
There are a few notes, you will want to be aware of prior to the event:

  1. All front-stretch grandstand sections (A-J) are reserved seating in all rows. Backstretch grandstand sections (P-Z) Rows 11 and up are reserved seating and Rows 1-10 are open seating.
  2. Reserved Seats will be good for all three days. There will not be a separate seating chart for Thursday.
  3. Marking of open seating sections and camping areas is allowed starting Saturday August 5th at 12 pm. PLEASE SEE THE NEW CAMPING RULES BELOW.
  4. No coolers of any kind will be allowed in any grandstand areas.
  5. No chairs or cushions with seat backs will be allowed in any grandstand areas.
Host Hotel for North/South 100 weekend!
We are excited to announce that Florence Speedway has upgraded to the Hilton! The Hilton Cincinnati Airport is now the Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway and the 35th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil. The hotel will be offering a reduced rate for Florence Speedway customers for the North/South 100 weekend. The Hilton Cincinnati Airport, is conveniently located 15 minutes away from the track at the Turfway Exit(182) off of I-75/71 and is situated close to multiple restaurants, shopping, and a short drive from the casinos and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. Rooms for the North/South weekend are expected to sell out, so it is recommended that you book soon. To book rooms, call the hotel at (859) 371-4400 and ask for the Florence Speedway rate or click HERE to book online.

Camping Info
Camping is allowed at the track free of charge during the North/South week and weekend. No hookups are available. The camping areas will be marked and site maps with the camping areas marked will be posted at the track. You can begin marking camping spots at 12:00 PM on Saturday August 5th and at any time during the week after that. All camping spots are first come first served. 

  • NEW FOR 2017:
    • In an attempt to control some of the problems we have had in past years with running out of room in the camping areas, we are putting in a new rule for 2017. Beginning Friday August 11th at 12 PM, all marked off campsites must be occupied by some sort of camper. From that point, any empty sites will be opened up for anyone to use. Also, those who mark off excessive areas and do not use all of the space they mark, may be asked to reduce their area. The goal of this new rule is not to force people into smaller areas, or prevent people from saving spots for friends. The camping areas are one of our biggest logistical problems every year at the event, and many times, people take up way too much room, or mark off spots that never get used. This leads to us having to designate more and more areas off for camping. With us only having so much space for camping and car parking, something needs to be done to alleviate the problem. With this new rule, we realize that there will be situations that arise that we cannot foresee. We will be taking each situation on a case by case basis and may need to make changes as we go. We ask for everyone’s cooperation in this. Please remember, camping is free. For that to continue, everyone needs to be considerate in the space they use. 
Travel Info
For those using online mapping sites or GPS navigation, the track’s physical address is 12234 US 42, Walton, KY 41094.

  • From the North on I-71/75:
    • NOTE: During the Summer of 2017, construction crews are doing major maintenance on the I-71/75 Bridge at the Ohio River in Cincinnati. Traffic is restricted to two lanes at most times and is leading to major backups. It is suggested that you take an alternate route if you have to travel through that area. For more info, check out this webpage on the construction: http://brentspence2017.org/plan-your-drive/
    • Take exit 180(Florence/Union/US 42) off I-75/71. Turn Right (West) on US 42. Follow US 42 9 miles to the track on the left.
    • Alternate Route: Take exit 175 (Richwood/KY 338). Go Right on KY 338. Follow KY 338 approx 5 miles to US 42. Turn Left on US 42. Follow US 42 .5 – 1 mile to the track on the left.
  • From the South on I-75:
    • Take exit 175 (Richwood/KY 338). Turn Left on KY 338. Follow KY 338 approx 5 miles to US 42. Go Left on US 42. Follow US 42 approx .5 – 1 mile to the track on the left.
    • Alternate Route: Take exit 171 (Walton). Turn Left off the exit. At the second light (KY 1292/Beaver Road) turn Right. Follow KY 1292/Beaver Road approx 5 miles to US 42. Turn Left on US 42. Follow US 42 .3 of a mile to the track on the Left. (Note: KY 1292 is a tight two-lane road and is not recommended for high profile vehicles.)
  • From the South on I-71:
    • Follow I-71 through the I-75 merge. Take I-75 exit 175 (Richwood/KY 338). Turn Left on KY 338. Follow KY 338 approx 5 miles to US 42. Turn Left on US 42. Follow US 42 approx .5 – 1 mile to the track on the left.
    • Alternate Route: Take exit 72 (Verona/KY 14). Turn Left on KY 14. Follow KY 14 for approx 2.5 miles to US 42. Turn Right on US 42 approx 2.5 miles to the track on the Right. (Note: KY 14 is a tight, winding road with a very steep slope. It is not recommended for motor-homes or those pulling trailers.)
Event Times
Date of Event: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 10th-11th-12th

  • Times: (Note: All times are approximate and may be adjusted due to weather, attendance, or management’s discretion.)
    • Thursday:
      • Pit Gate Opens: 3:00pm
      • Main and Back Gates Open: 5:30pm
      • Hot Laps Start: 6:00pm
      • Racing Starts: 7:30pm
    • Friday:
      • Pit Gate Opens: 3:00pm
      • Main and Back Gates Open: 5:30pm
      • Hot Laps Start: 6:30pm
      • Racing Starts: 7:30pm
    • Saturday:
      • Pit Gate Opens: 3:00pm
      • Main and Back Gates Open: 3:00pm
      • Hall Of Fame Ceremony: 4:30pm
      • Racing Starts: 7:30pm
Admision Prices
(Note: Thursday is a separately ticketed event. Three day passes are a combination of the corresponding Thursday Ticket and Two-Day, Friday/Saturday ticket)

  • Reserved Seating: $2 per seat.
  • Thursday:
    • Pit Gate: $40
    • General Admission: $25
    • Kids(6-11): $5
  • Friday:
    • Pit Gate: $35
    • General Admission: $25
    • Kids(6-11): $5
  • Saturday:
    • Pit Gate: $45
    • General Admission: $35
    • Kids(6-11): $8
  • Two-Day Passes(Fri-Sat):
    • Pit Gate: $70
    • General Admission: $55
    • Kids(6-11): $10
  • Three-Day Passes(Thursday-Saturday):
    • Pit Gate: $110
    • General Admission: $80
    • Kids(6-11): $15
Event Format
Thursday:

  • Hot Laps
  • Late Models: Qualifying
  • Slicker Graphics UMP Modifieds: Heat Races
  • Late Models: Heat Races
  • Slicker Graphics UMP Modifieds: B Mains
  • Late Models: B Mains
  • Late Models: 50 lap $10,000 to win North/South Shootout
  • Slicker Graphics UMP Modifieds: $1,000 to win Feature

Friday:

  • Hot Laps
  • Late Models: First set of Passing Point Heats
  • Slicker Graphics UMP Modifieds: Passing Points Heats
  • Late Models: Second set of Passing Point Heats
  • Slicker Graphics UMP Modifieds: B Main

Saturday:

  • Late Models: 20 lap B Mains
  • Slicker Graphics UMP Modifieds: $2,000 to win feature
  • Late Models: 100 lap $50,000 to win 35th Annual North/South 100
  • Late Models: 30 lap $2,500 to win Non-qualifiers race
Vendor Info
Due to sponsor commitments, we are currently full on vending space. Those showing up without reservations will be turned away.