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February 11, 2018 - Mike Benedum Ends 2018 Speedweeks at Bubba Raceway Park
1Wrapping up the Florida-Georgia speed-weeks with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Mike Benedum stopped at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) on Sunday night for the Bubby Army Winternationals. Passing one car in his 10-lap heat, Benedum recorded a 7th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 3 into the $10,000-to-win finale, Mike came up one spot short of a transfer position with a 4th place outing.

Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

February 10, 2018 - Benedum Follows Lucas Oil to East Bay
Mike Benedum was one of 40 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) on Monday night kicking off the Wrisco Industries Winternationals. Transferring the Top 4 out of the heats, Benedum edged his way into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with the 4th and final transfer position. Rolling off 16th, Mike slipped back to a 25th place outing in the 30-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)

1The following night in a field of 46 cars, Benedum logged a 7th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 3 into the A-Main, Mike posted a 10th place finish giving him one last shot at the feature with the DirtonDirt.com Strawberry Dash. With only the race winner making the feature, Benedum recorded a 10th place outing bringing an early end to his night.

On Wednesday night debuting in a brand new Sweet-Bloomquist car, Benedum laid down the fastest time overall in a field of 51 cars but slipped back to a  6th place finish in his heat. Failing to make it out for his consolation event, Mike was granted a provisional into the $7,000-to-win A-Main. Starting in 25th, Mike Benedum improved five spots to place 20th.

Returning on Thursday evening, Mike came up two spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Needing to place 2nd or better in his B-Main to make the show, Benedum logged a 11th place finish ending his night.

For the $10,000 top prize on Friday, Benedum recorded a 7th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 2 into the A-Main, Mike landed a 7th place outing sending him into the Strawberry Dash. Rolling off 9th for one last shot at the feature, Mike Benedum slipped back to a 11th place finish.

Wrapping up the Wrisco Industries Winternationals on Saturday, Benedum followed up a 7th place finish in his heat with a 4th place finish in his B-Main. Starting on the front row of the Strawberry Dash, Mike streaked to the consolation victory positioning him 26th on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win finale. Improving six positions, Mike Benedum reeled in a 20th place outing in the 60-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

February 3, 2018 - Mike Benedum Begins 2018 Season at Golden Isles Speedway
1On Friday night Mike Benedum made his 2018 debut at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing. Drawing 41 Super Late Models for the two-day event, Benedum timed in sixth fastest in his group but was light at the scales earning him the 11th-starting spot for his heat race. Transferring the Top 4 into the opening night feature, Mike suffered mechanical issues sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 4, Mike logged a 9th place outing ending his night early.

Returning on Saturday night for the $12,000-to-win A-Main, Mike followed up the third fastest time in his qualifying group with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Tyler Erb. Rolling off 8th, Benedum retired early from the 60-lapper after running out of tear-offs. He was credited with a 24th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.