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August 24, 2019 - Mike Benedum Begins Dirt Million at Mansfield
1On Thursday night Mike Benedum followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) returning behind the wheel of the Eric Hudkins-owned No. 8 Super Late Model for the second annual Dirt Million. Grabbing the 6th and final transfer spot in his heat race, Benedum earned the 18th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature. Holding his spot for all 30-laps, Mike posted an 18th place outing.

Returning on Friday afternoon for another round of preliminary features, Benedum recorded a 6th place finish in his heat which positioned him 18th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Mike gained four spots reeling in a 14th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

1Starting in 5th in his heat race on Saturday afternoon, Mike dropped one spot logging a 6th place finish. Needing a 2nd place finish or better in his B-Main to make the $101,626-to-win Dirt Million, Benedum fell short with an 8th place finish.

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August 10, 2019 - Benedum Attends North/South Weekend at Florence Speedway
Thursday night saw Mike Benedum return to action at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) powering the Eric Hudkins-owned No. 8 Super Late Model. Drawing 52 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries for the North/South Shootout, Benedum laid down the second fastest lap in his group before placing 2nd in his heat behind Frank Heckenast Jr. With $10,000 on the line in the opening night feature, Mike slipped back to a 17th place outing. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night competing in pair of heat races, Mike came in 7th in his first heat before charging to a 10-lap victory. Failing to place in the Top 16 in passing points, Benedum transferred into the B-Main on Saturday night for another shot at the $50,000-to-win finale.

Needing to place in the Top 2, Benedum streaked to a 15-lap consolation victory locking his spot into the show. Rolling off 17th, Mike Benedum dropped seven spots in the 100-lapper recording a 24th place finish.

Full results from these events are available at