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Hovey wires Out-Pace USRA B-Mods in Friday’s Featherlite Fall Jamboree feature

September 27th, 2018

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 21)–Troy Hovey of Castalia, Iowa, took charge on the first lap and never looked back in winning Friday’s Out-Pace USRA B-Mod main event during opening night of the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway.

It was the 2013 Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national champion’s first win at ‘The Creek’ since winning the Friday night feature in 2014 at the Jamboree, and he took home $1,000 for his efforts in the Iron Man Challenge event.

Allison, Iowa’s Trevor Fecht chased Hovey for the last half of the race but had to settle for the runner-up paycheck at the conclusion of the 20-lapper.

Polesitter Dustin Steinbrink of Austin returned to the cockpit and garnered a third-place finish while second-generation racer Cory Jones of Zimmerman, Minn., was fourth. His father, Ron Jones, won the USMTS Modified feature at the first Fall Jamboree in 1999.

Iron Man points leader Dan Hovden of Decorah, Iowa, finished fifth while Andrew Schroeder, Ben Moudry, Kadden Kath, Jeremiah Christensen and Jim Chisholm rounded out the top 10.

Sixty-eight drivers saw the green flag Friday night.

Race fans will witness another complete program on Saturday with the winner of the USMTS/USRA Modified main event taking home $10,000. Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will battle for $1,200 to win and 30 drivers will start each main event three-wide.

The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., driver sign-in begins at 3 p.m., grandstand gates open at 4 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 5 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under.

For fans unable to attend in person, very lap of every race at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at www.RacinDirt.com.

Featherlite Trailers is the title sponsor of the Fall Jamboree. The event is also made possible by support from Casey’s General Stores, Midwest Liquidation Contracting, Miner’s Outdoor, MOR Golf & Utility, Orchard Creek Transportation, Red Tail Tackle, Summit Racing Equipment and Wagner Trucking.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out www.deercreekspeedway.com online. Follow ‘The Creek’ on social media at www.facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and www.twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed.

Make plans now attend the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 18-21, 2019.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call (515) 832-6000. You can also like USRA Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out the USRA YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USRA by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

Johnny Scott snags Featherlite Fall Jamboree opener

September 27th, 2018

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 21)–The Deer Creek Speedway finally conquered Mother Nature on Friday and Johnny Scott conquered the USMTS main event for the 15th time this season on opening night of the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

After two days of torrential rainfall wiped out Wednesday and Thursday’s plans, the crew at ‘The Creek’ got the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval in shape for a fast-paced night of all-out dirt modified mayhem.

While the weather this year has been unpredictable, the performance of Scott has not.

Scott opened the 2018 USMTS campaign back in February by winning the first two Summit USMTS Southern Series features at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, and the 28-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., ended his national championship season by winning the last two races in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup.

Starting sixth on the 32-car grid, Scott chased down early leader Brandon Davis in just four laps, and then survived four cautions without breaking a sweat to score a $6,200 victory over his older twin brother, Stormy Scott who started 17th.

Meanwhile, Jake O’Neill earned his paycheck Friday night. O’Neill bounced back from a disqualification in his heat race to snag the third and final transfer spot in the fifth and final Real Racing Wheels “B” Main.

O’Neill rolled off from the 30th starting spot in the 40-lap main event and wound up third at the finish line after passing 27 of the nation’s most talented modified masters.

Rodney Sanders was fourth and Jake Timm rounded out the top five. Defending USMTS national champ Jason Hughes came from 25th to get the sixth spot, R.C. Whitwell was seventh, Brady Gerdes was eighth, Terry Phillips took ninth-place money and Davis rebounded from an early-race pit stop to claim tenth.

Race fans will witness another complete program on Saturday with the winner taking home $10,000. Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will battle for $1,200 to win and 30 drivers will start each main event three-wide.

The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 3 p.m., grandstand gates open at 4 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 5 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under.

For fans unable to attend in person, very lap of every race at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at www.RacinDirt.com.

Featherlite Trailers is the title sponsor of the Fall Jamboree. The event is also made possible by support from Casey’s General Stores, Midwest Liquidation Contracting, Miner’s Outdoor, MOR Golf & Utility, Orchard Creek Transportation, Red Tail Tackle, Summit Racing Equipment and Wagner Trucking.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out www.deercreekspeedway.com online. Follow ‘The Creek’ on social media at www.facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and www.twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit www.usmts.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Make plans now attend the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 18-21, 2019.

Herrera, Nicholson earn feature wins on Night Two of Hockett/McMillin Memorial F

September 27th, 2018

Anthony Nicholson earned the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints win on Friday at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. (Kenny Shaw photo)

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 22, 2018) – Veteran Johnny Herrera found his best stride late to pick up Friday night’s Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Series feature win at the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

The win was Herrera’s first of the season, snapping an 80-race winless streak. It came at an ideal time, giving the Albuquerque, New Mexico driver valuable points toward starting position for Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win main event at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The co-headliner in the middle night of the tripleheader of open-wheel racing went to Anthony Nicholson in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Series.

Results from the first two nights help set the feature lineups for Saturday night’s grand finale. The ASCS Sprints will aim for a $10,000-to-win feature prize with the POWRi WAR winner taking home $3,077 – plus the prestigious Hockett/McMillin trophies.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday with hot laps set for 5:45 and racing at 6:35.

Herrera breaks drought: Johnny Herrera sailed past Jake Bubak with six laps remaining, then drove away to win by about half a straightaway to collect $3,000.

“It was a good race,” Herrera said. “Bubak, he did a great job. I don’t know how he was sticking to the bottom so good. I just kept working and working.

“It’s been almost a year since we got a win,” Herrera added. “We haven’t been good all year, but we’ve been better the last month. We’ve been working harder, just wanting to win again.”

Herrera emerged the winner in an entertaining race with plenty of passing. Second-place Tony Bruce Jr. of Liberal, Kansas, drove from a 13th-starting position and into contention, passing Bubak for the runner-up spot in the final laps.

“We’ve had some terrible runs the last couple of weeks,” Bruce said. “You just have to keep after it. I knew we had a really good car to drive up to the front. We’ll take second.”

Wayne Johnson, who won Thursday’s opening preliminary feature, sprinted away from the pole and led the first four laps. But Matt Covington, the outside front-row starter, made a pass for the lead to complete lap five.

Roger Crockett flipped his car in turn four on the next circuit, bringing out the red flag. The Oklahoma driver, who was battling in the top five, emerged from the crumpled machine under his own power.

Third-running Dylan Westbrook spun on lap nine to bring out a caution, taking him out of contention as Covington and Johnson continued to run 1-2. Covington and Johnson wound up fourth and fifth, respectively.

Herrera began to make progress, driving into the top three by lap 12 and putting himself into position as the race went green the rest of the way.

Nicholson earns POWRi win: Anthony Nicholson of Bartlett, Tennessee took command with six laps to go in a caution-free POWRi WAR Sprints 25-lap feature that had four different leaders. He picked up $1,077.

Nicholson, who started on the pole, passed runner-up Wyatt Burks on lap 19. Burks grabbed the lead on lap 10 and had command until Nicholson’s winning move.

Kyle Cummings wound up in third with Matt Moore fourth and series points leader Riley Kreisel finishing fifth.

“We had a tight car all night and we were still tight in the beginning,” Nicholson said. “It just kind of came to us. As it went away, they slowed down and we were able to get them.

“We really didn’t touch the car all night. We hoped the track came to us, and it did.”

Burks, of Topeka, Kansas, said driving his car too hard probably wound up costing him a chance at the win.

“I just used my brakes up too much at the beginning and I couldn’t drive the car like I wanted to,” Burks said.

Kreisel was contending for a top two finish until the final couple of laps, but slid too high in turns three and fourth to slip back and had to settle for fifth.

Live PD Watch Party: Along with the big night of racing, Lucas Oil Speedway also will play host to a watch party for one of the nation’s hottest television shows.

“Live PD” will be available on televisions throughout the facility and members of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, including Corporal James Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, will be on hand on the Lucas Oil Speedway midway prior to the races for a meet and greet with fans.

The hit show, which airs on the A&E Network on Friday and Saturday nights from 8-11 p.m., features law enforcement officers from across the country during their nighttime patrols. The Greene County Sheriff’s office has been one of the agencies on the show since March with members like Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, plus Deputy Dustin Kendrick and K-9 Stark, becoming popular among viewers nationwide.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

September 20th-22nd, 2018: 8th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
The 8th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is set for Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 8th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, “Lake Lucas.” Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.

Johnson, Richards earn opening night Hockett/McMillin Memorial feature wins

September 27th, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 20, 2018) – Wayne Johnson took Thursday’s opening-night headliner at the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, leading all 25 laps of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car feature at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Johnson earned his third national-tour series win of the season, holding off defending Hockett/McMillin Memorial champion and 2018 series leader Sam Hafertepe for the $3,000 win.

In the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint feature, Terry Richards picked up the feature victory as drivers in both divisions began the three-night open-wheel crown-jewel event. It pays tribute to Hockett, the sprint-car champ from mid-Missouri who died in a shop accident in 2010 and McMillin, his cousin and crew chief who died in an automobile accident in 2006.

“To be sitting down here in victory lane with (Jesse Hockett’s father) Jack, this is pretty special,” Johnson said. “Jesse and Daniel are looking down and having a hell of a time up there.”

Johnson, of Oklahoma City, set sail from the pole position and set the pace with Hafertepe working his way from seventh to second by lap four.

The two leaders were about to catch lapped traffic when a lap-15 caution flew. Johnson, whose left-rear brake rotor was glowing orange for several laps prior to that, seemed re-energized after the restart and opened a two-second lead by the time another yellow flew with three to go.

That proved no problem as Johnson held on for the win with Hafertepe second and Scott Bogucki third.

“Starting on the front row on a rubbered-down race track made it a little bit easier,” Johnson said. “My guys gave me a hell of a car all night long. We started third in the heat race and won that. When we started sixth in the qualifier and won that, I knew we had a good race car.”

Sammy Swindell and Tyler Blank tangled in turn three of the opening lap, with Swindell backing into the wall. That knocked the veteran, who won the opening two nights of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial a year ago, out of contention.

Richards takes POWRi win: Terry Richards of Denton, Nebraska, held off Kyle Clark on two late-race restarts to earn the opening-night preliminary feature win in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints. Richards picked up $1,077 and valuable points toward Saturday’s feature starting field.

Mario Clouser finished third with Tyler Thomas in fourth as half the entrants took part in night one action. The remaining POWRi cars will be in action on Friday.

“Every time you have a restart with just a couple to go, you feel the pressure,” Richards said of the tense finish. “They’re all back on you. You lost the lead that you had and you lost your rhythm.”

Richards got the jump from his front-row starting position and led the first 10 laps. But Thomas Meseraull, who started seventh, worked his way into second and was putting the pressure on the lead.

Meseraull made a pass at the start-finish line to take the lead to complete lap 11 and the two battled side by side for much of the next three laps. That’s when Richards, using a crossover move in turns three and four, regained the lead.

“If Thomas hadn’t showed me to move up, he’d have drove around me,” Richards said. “Once I started picking up the pace and moved up into the rubber … I didn’t quite realize there was rubber there. A great job by him, he raced me clean. Everybody raced me clean.”

A caution flag on lap 16 bunched things up and Kyle Clark quickly moved into second after the restart and gave chase to Richards with Meseraull third. Another caution three laps from the finish set up a three-car race to the finish.

Richards and Clark were battling it out for the lead taking the white flag when the cars of Ryan Kitchen, Brandon Mattox and Casey Wills tangled on the front stretch to bring out the red flag. Mattox got upside down, but all three drivers climbed out of their cars under their own power.

On the green-white-checkered restart, Meseraull spun in turn one while challenging Clark for second. That sent the California driver from third to the back of the pack, not only costing him a chance at a victory but points toward Saturday night’s feature lineup.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints will again run a full program on Friday to earn points toward Saturday’s big finale, paying $10,000 to the ASCS winner and $3,077 to the final-night POWRi WAR feature winner.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. with racing at 7:05 on Friday; hot laps begin at 5:45 with racing at 6:35 on Saturday.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

September 20th-22nd, 2018: 8th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
The 8th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is set for Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 8th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, “Lake Lucas.” Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.

Thursday show rained out; Plenty of sunshine and speed expected Friday and Saturday at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 27th, 2018

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. –The program for Thursday at the Deer Creek Speedway has been canceled. Rain throughout the night and into Thursday morning forced track officials to pull the plug on Thursday’s action at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

Event organizers said that the weather forecast looks favorable after tonight so Friday and Saturday programs are on as scheduled.

“We will see what this weather this afternoon brings and make a final decision in regards to the Thursday race,” said Deer Creek Speedway’s Cole Queensland. “The rest of the weekend looks great.”

With dozens of campers and race teams already on site, entertainment in the beer garden will go on as scheduled Thursday night from 7-10 p.m. with Bob Schlief Music playing live music.

The Annual Club Car Jamboree Open golf tournament on Friday morning has also been canceled.

All other events for Friday and Saturday are on as scheduled with opening ceremonies and the first night of racing on Friday, followed by another night of marquee dirt modified madness on Saturday with USMTS Modifieds and the Iron Man Challenge featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on the card.

Race fans will witness a complete program both nights, with $5,000 going to the Modified winner on Friday while Saturday’s winner will pocket $10,000. B-Mods will battle for $1,000 to win Friday and $1,200 to win Saturday’s finale.

Thirty cars will start the main event each night in both divisions, and Saturday’s championship main events will start three-wide.

On Friday and Saturday, the Modifieds will be co-sanctioned by the USRA with drivers earning Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points in both the Modifieds and B-Mods.

The top 15 in heat race passing points are locked into “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for the first eight starting positions. An additional 15 drivers will advance from the “B” Mains.

TICKETS & TIMES

Friday – Tickets are $25 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 4 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 6 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. The Dweebs will perform live in hospitality area behind the grandstands following the races with a Halloween Costume Contest during the live concert.

Saturday – Tickets are $30 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 3 p.m., grandstand gates open at 4 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 5 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m.

For fans unable to attend in person, very lap of every race at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at www.RacinDirt.com.

RULES & PROCEDURES

Modifieds – USMTS rules will be enforced. The top 15 in passing points are locked into the “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions. An additional 15 will advance from the “B” Mains to the 30-car “A” Main each night. Saturday’s “A” Main will start three-wide. The top 30 in Saturday’s “B” Mains not advancing to “A” Main are eligible to compete in Saturday’s Non-Qualifiers Race. The Non-Qualifiers Race will be a complete redraw for starting spot.

B-Mods – USRA rules will be enforced. The top 15 in passing points are locked into the “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions. An additional 15 will advance from the “B” Mains to the 30-car “A” Main each night. Iron Man and Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points are awarded for each program. USRA license not required. Midwest Mods are permitted with some changes (call 515-832-6000 for details).

PAYOUTS

Friday’s Modified “A” Main – 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1500, 5. $1000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $750, 9. $700, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12. $600, 13. $575, 14. $550, 15. $525, 16. $500, 17. $475, 18. $450, 19. $425, 20-30. $400; Tow $50.

Saturday’s Modified “A” Main – 1. $10,000, 2. $5000, 3. $4000, 4. $3300, 5. $2700, 6. $2200, 7. $2000, 8. $1700, 9. $1500, 10. $1300, 11. $1200, 12. $1100, 13. $1000, 14. $900, 15. $850, 16. $800, 17. $775, 18. $750, 19. $725, 20. $700, 21. $675, 22-30. $650.

Saturday’s Non-Qualifiers Race – 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $475, 9. $450, 10. $425, 11. $400, 12. $375, 13. $350, 14. $325, 15. $300, 16. $290, 17. $280, 18. $275, 19. $270, 20. $265, 21. $260, 22. $255, 23-30. $250; Tow $100.

Friday’s B-Mod “A” Main – 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $350, 6. $300, 7. $275, 8. $250, 9. $225, 10. $200, 11. $175, 12. $160, 13. $150, 14. $145, 15. $140, 16. $130, 17. $120, 18. $115, 19. $110, 20. $105, 21-30. $100; Tow $30.

Saturday’s B-Mod “A” Main – 1. $1200, 2. $800, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $350, 7. $300, 8. $275, 9. $250, 10. $225, 11. $200, 12. $190, 13. $180, 14. $175, 15. $170, 16. $165, 17. $160, 18. $155, 19-30. $150; Tow $75.

ENTRY FEES

Modifieds – Friday is $125 in advance or $150 at the gate; Saturday is $200 in advance or $250 at the gate.

B-Mods – Friday is $60 for licensed or $75 for non-licensed; Saturday is $75 for licensed or $100 for non-licensed.

WHAT’S GOING ON

Bean Bag Tournament – Bragging rights for this year’s Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament begins with sign-in at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday near the campground area. The battle begins at high noon.

Breakfast – The Bear Creek Lutheran Church will once again be serving breakfast in beer garden on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m. An all-you-can-eat plate is just $9.

The Dweebs – Back by popular demand for the seventh straight year, The Dweebs will be rocking the Deer Creek Speedway on Friday night immediately following the races. Family-owned and operated since 1987, America’s Favorite Party Band will be playing free for all race attendees and all ages, plus fans can partake in the annual Halloween Costume Contest during the live concert.

Track prep will be done as needed and order may change depending on weather, car count, etc. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. on Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday so pits will need to be cleared by that time each day. Remember, drivers, you are responsible for your crew and family members, so let’s have fun and keep it clean. We want everybody to have a good time. Fires must be in gravel or fire pit-do not burn in grass. Oil dump is located behind the pit concession. Don’t forget to get your limited edition Featherlite Fall Jamboree souvenirs at the USMTS trailer.

Featherlite Trailers is the title sponsor of the Fall Jamboree. The event is also made possible by support from Casey’s General Stores, Midwest Liquidation Contracting, Miner’s Outdoor, MOR Golf & Utility, Orchard Creek Transportation, Red Tail Tackle, Summit Racing Equipment and Wagner Trucking.

Make plans now attend the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 18-21, 2019.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out www.deercreekspeedway.com online. Follow ‘The Creek’ on social media at www.facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and www.twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed.

To learn more about the United States Racing Association (USRA), visit www.usraracing.com or call (515) 832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usraracing and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit www.usmts.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Thursday show rained out; Plenty of sunshine and speed expected Friday and Saturday at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 26th, 2018

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–The program for Thursday at the Deer Creek Speedway has been canceled. Rain throughout the night and into Thursday morning forced track officials to pull the plug on Thursday’s action at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

Event organizers said that the weather forecast looks favorable after tonight so Friday and Saturday programs are on as scheduled.

“We will see what this weather this afternoon brings and make a final decision in regards to the Thursday race,” said Deer Creek Speedway’s Cole Queensland. “The rest of the weekend looks great.”

With dozens of campers and race teams already on site, entertainment in the beer garden will go on as scheduled Thursday night from 7-10 p.m. with Bob Schlief Music playing live music.

The Annual Club Car Jamboree Open golf tournament on Friday morning has also been canceled.

All other events for Friday and Saturday are on as scheduled with opening ceremonies and the first night of racing on Friday, followed by another night of marquee dirt modified madness on Saturday with USMTS Modifieds and the Iron Man Challenge featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on the card.

Race fans will witness a complete program both nights, with $5,000 going to the Modified winner on Friday while Saturday’s winner will pocket $10,000. B-Mods will battle for $1,000 to win Friday and $1,200 to win Saturday’s finale.

Thirty cars will start the main event each night in both divisions, and Saturday’s championship main events will start three-wide.

On Friday and Saturday, the Modifieds will be co-sanctioned by the USRA with drivers earning Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points in both the Modifieds and B-Mods.

The top 15 in heat race passing points are locked into “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for the first eight starting positions. An additional 15 drivers will advance from the “B” Mains.

TICKETS & TIMES

Friday – Tickets are $25 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 4 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 6 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. The Dweebs will perform live in hospitality area behind the grandstands following the races with a Halloween Costume Contest during the live concert.

Saturday – Tickets are $30 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 3 p.m., grandstand gates open at 4 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 5 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m.

For fans unable to attend in person, very lap of every race at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at www.RacinDirt.com.

RULES & PROCEDURES

Modifieds – USMTS rules will be enforced. The top 15 in passing points are locked into the “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions. An additional 15 will advance from the “B” Mains to the 30-car “A” Main each night. Saturday’s “A” Main will start three-wide. The top 30 in Saturday’s “B” Mains not advancing to “A” Main are eligible to compete in Saturday’s Non-Qualifiers Race. The Non-Qualifiers Race will be a complete redraw for starting spot.

B-Mods – USRA rules will be enforced. The top 15 in passing points are locked into the “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions. An additional 15 will advance from the “B” Mains to the 30-car “A” Main each night. Iron Man and Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points are awarded for each program. USRA license not required. Midwest Mods are permitted with some changes (call 515-832-6000 for details).

Modifieds – Friday is $125 in advance or $150 at the gate; Saturday is $200 in advance or $250 at the gate.

B-Mods – Friday is $60 for licensed or $75 for non-licensed; Saturday is $75 for licensed or $100 for non-licensed.

WHAT’S GOING ON

Bean Bag Tournament – Bragging rights for this year’s Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament begins with sign-in at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday near the campground area. The battle begins at high noon.

Breakfast – The Bear Creek Lutheran Church will once again be serving breakfast in beer garden on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m. An all-you-can-eat plate is just $9.

The Dweebs – Back by popular demand for the seventh straight year, The Dweebs will be rocking the Deer Creek Speedway on Friday night immediately following the races. Family-owned and operated since 1987, America’s Favorite Party Band will be playing free for all race attendees and all ages, plus fans can partake in the annual Halloween Costume Contest during the live concert.

Track prep will be done as needed and order may change depending on weather, car count, etc. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. on Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday so pits will need to be cleared by that time each day. Remember, drivers, you are responsible for your crew and family members, so let’s have fun and keep it clean. We want everybody to have a good time. Fires must be in gravel or fire pit-do not burn in grass. Oil dump is located behind the pit concession. Don’t forget to get your limited edition Featherlite Fall Jamboree souvenirs at the USMTS trailer.

Featherlite Trailers is the title sponsor of the Fall Jamboree. The event is also made possible by support from Casey’s General Stores, Midwest Liquidation Contracting, Miner’s Outdoor, MOR Golf & Utility, Orchard Creek Transportation, Red Tail Tackle, Summit Racing Equipment and Wagner Trucking.

Make plans now attend the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 18-21, 2019.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out www.deercreekspeedway.com online. Follow ‘The Creek’ on social media at www.facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and www.twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed.

To learn more about the United States Racing Association (USRA), visit www.usraracing.com or call (515) 832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usraracing and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit www.usmts.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Second-Annual $5,000-to-Win Street Stock Showdown Friday and Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway!

September 26th, 2018

(Warrensburg, Missouri) The Second-Annual Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Street Stock Showdown, ‘The Triple S’ at CMS, takes place this Friday and Saturday, September 21st and 22nd. Street Stock drivers will compete in three rounds of heat-race action on Friday and then return on Saturday for B-Mains and the $5,000-to-win, 50-lap finale!

Last year, Arkansas hot shoe and big-money chaser, Peyton Taylor, took the win in a late-afternoon program over Burl Woods, Brian Schutt, Chris Lloyd, and LaMonte, Missouri’s Cody Frazon. Taylor finished among the top ten in last week’s big-money event at Batesville Motor Speedway in Arkansas and is always a front-runner when he travels to special events.

Among others to watch for are 2018 CMS Street Stock Champion Brett Wood, former Track Champion Clayton Campbell, and teammates Burl Woods and Jim Moody, who is a former CMS Modified Champion. Note, mention of driver name does not guarantee race appearance.

Action begins on Friday, September 21st with three rounds of heat races for Street Stock competitors. The Top 6 in passing points after all three heat races are tallied, will find themselves locked in to Saturday’s a-main grid. Once these drivers clear tech for the night, they will redraw for their Saturday night starting positions for the first three rows. Mod-Lites and B-Mods will also compete in heat races, b-main(s) if needed, and 20-lap feature events. Mod-Lite and B-Mod payout may be found on the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net by clicking on the Drivers link. After the night’s events, stick around for the ‘bring your own’ beverage pit-side bonfire party and open-mic jam, music, and karaoke with Sam on the front side of the speedway.

On Saturday, September 22nd, the weekend concludes with three b-mains (subject to change based on car count) and the 50-Lap, $5,000-to-Win Street Stock Showdown! A total of 18 additional drivers will transfer to the main-event starting grid via the b-mains. Mod-Lites and B-Mods return in another exciting night of heat races, b-main(s) if needed, and 20-lap features. A Corn Hole Bean Bag Tournament will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. with a $20 Team Entry. Pre-registration is not necessary.

Detailed information for the ‘Triple S at CMS’ is conveniently located at www.centralmissouripseedway.net by clicking on the ‘Street Stock Showdown’ special-event link. There is no pre-registration needed for Street Stock drivers. Entry fee is $100 if the driver competed in at least 5 “weekly” race programs at CMS during the regular season prior to this event. Note, the July special does not count towards the five appearances! Entry fee for drivers not meeting this criteria is $150. Pit Passes are $35 each night. The entry fee does not include a Pit Pass, which are sold separately and individually each night.

The Street Stock A-Main Payout is as follows: 1st $5,000, 2nd $2,750, 3rd $1,355, 4th $1,200, 5th $1,000, 6th $900, 7th $800, 8th $700, 9th $600, 10th $500, 11th $450, 12th $425, 13th $400, 14th $390, 15th $380, 16th $370, 17th $365, 18th $360, 19th $355, 20th $350, 21st $345, 22nd $340, 23rd $335, 24th $330. Drivers must take the initial green flag in the a-main and b-main to receive payout!

A limited amount of camping spaces inside the pit area are available upon request by calling or texting event coordinator Sam Stoecklin at 660-909-1083 to reserve one of these spots. Otherwise, primitive camping is available on the speedway grounds on both the front and back side. Reservations are not needed for camping outside the pits but you must notify the main pit office that you will be camping overnight. All personnel are responsible for upkeep and final cleanup of their site. Please note there are no dumpsites and fires are permitted in above ground fire pits only, no exceptions!

At CMS, there are no reserved pit stalls; however, hauler parking spots may be marked but will not exceed standard hauler size. In other words, only one spot per driver may be marked. For additional information on Race Day, call the Track Phone at 660-747-2166.

For the entire Street Stock Showdown Weekend, Pit Gates Open at 3:00, Grandstands at 4, Pill Draw Close at 5:45, no passing points awarded if late! The ‘All Driver’ Pit Meeting takes place at 6:00, followed by Hot Laps at 6:30 and Racing at 7 each night.

Special event prices are in effect for the entire race weekend. All pit passes are $35. General Admission per night to the grandstand for Adults is $15, for Active-Duty Military and Seniors 65 and over, admission is $12, for kids ages 6 to 12 years $6. Children five and under and Senior Citizens 75 and over are free.

Friday, September 21st, (Subject to Change Based on Car Count and per official’s decisions). Night One Order of Events: Hot Laps Running Order: Street Stocks, Mod-Lites, B-Mods, Street Stock Round 1 Heats (10 laps), Mod-Lite Heats (6 Laps), B-Mod Heats (8 Laps), Street Stock Round 2 Heats (10 laps), B-Mod B-Main if Needed (Laps TBD), Mod-Lite B-Main if Needed (Laps TBD), followed by Intermission break. Second half of the program: B-Mod Main Event (20 Laps), Mod-Lite Main (20 Laps), and the Street Stock Round 3 Heats (10 Laps). After the top six clear tech they will redraw for the Night 2 Main Event first three rows.

Saturday, September 22nd, Night Two (May Change based on Car Counts and official’s decisions) Order of Events: Hot Laps Running Order: Mod-Lites, B-Mods (No Street Stock hot laps!). Street Stock B-Main #1 (15 Laps) with Top 6 Transferring to A-Main, 7th to 10th transfer to non-qualifier race. B-Mod Heat Races (8 Laps), Street Stock B-Main #2 (15 Laps), Top 6 Transfer to A-Main, 7th to 10th transfer to non-qualifier race. Mod-Lite Heat Races (6 Laps), B-Mod B-Main if Needed (Laps TBD), Street Stock B-Main #3 (15 Laps), Top 6 Transfer to A-Main, 7th to 10th transfer to non-qualifier race. B-Mod Main Event (20 Laps), Street Stock Non-Qualifiers Race (15 Laps) Grid made up from drivers finishing 7th through 10th in the B-Mains (if sponsorship is obtained). Eleventh on back in b-main finishes are done for the night. Mod-Lite Main Event (20 Laps) followed by the Street Stock Showdown (50 Laps).

Non-Qualifier Race Payout: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $175, 4th $150, 5th $125, 6th $100, 7th to 12th $75. We will only hold this race if we fill the sponsor sheet for the event. Call Sam at 660.909.1083 if you would like to partner with CMS for this weekend’s special event. The business plan includes press release coverage and post-race PR through the CMS website and social media pages, your business logo/information printed on the night two driver’s roster, plus “night of” announcements about your business over the PA and live interview with the announcer about your business for the crowd on hand. Business partnership is available for just $250.

Street Stock “Did not transfer” to B-Main after night one) $50 (61st or lower in passing points). Driver will only collect one payment if he/she does not transfer to the A-Main. B-Mods and Mod-Lites will race for normal weekly payout purses, located on the Drivers tab at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

For technical inspection questions regarding this weekend, contact CMS Tech Man Bob Kerbs. Bob will also hold rules review meetings this weekend regarding CMS regular race classes. These meetings take place on Saturday, September 22nd for Pure Stocks from 2:00 to 3:00, Street Stocks from 3:00 to 3:30, and B-Mods and Modifieds from 3:30 to 4 p.m. These are review meetings only and will be informal stand-up meetings for inputs for Bob to bring to the off-season planning meetings with promoter Earl Walls. Can’t attend? Give Bob a call with your inputs at 417-684-1488.

A first-ever of its kind Practice Session will take place on Thursday, September 20th at CMS from 6 to 9 p.m. All car classes are welcome to participate in the practice session! Emergency Services will be present. We are trying to keep the costs down on this session and want to remind everyone there will be no concessions and bathrooms will be limited to the port-a-johns. Cost per person to enter the pits is $25. Grandstand admission is free on pit-side of the speedway. The front side will not be open.

CMS is pleased to announce the following Presenting Sponsors (in alphabetical order) for this weekend’s Street Stock Showdown. Thank you to these great business partners, please tell them you heard about their support of the event when you call or visit them!

B & D Transmission. Automotive Repair Shop – See Brett Wood – Street Stock Champion Racer!
120 SW State Route 13, Warrensburg. In business since 1999!

Blue Springs Truck Line, Inc. For all of your Freight, Short Hauls, and Storage, Containers, and Trailer needs, call Blue Springs Truck Line, Inc. today at (816) 229-3485 or visit them at 3110 SW US Highway 40, Blue Springs, Missouri, 64015.

Chad Eickleberry Concrete. For all your concrete flat work needs, driveways, shop and building pads, demolition and replacement, sea walls, wing walls, patio, and sidewalk needs, give Chad a call at (660) 238-5303.

Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford. We are proud to be your local Ford dealer and meet your service, new car sales and used car sales needs! We are proud to be your local Ford dealer and meet your service, new car sales and used car sales needs! We have all of the latest Ford trucks, Ford cars, Ford SUVs, Crossovers and Hybrids, from the best-selling F-150 and Super Duty trucks to our full car line. We also have many used and certified pre-owned vehicles to meet every budget.

Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station. Our lodging partner for the weekend is Comfort Inn in Warrensburg, call 660-429-4848 and ask for racer’s 20 percent discount. CMS continues its relief donations project through this weekend and will collect winter coats and jackets in good repair, blankets in good repair, bathroom towels and toiletry items for donating to storm victims and local charities. Located at 609 East Russell Avenue in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Gator Graphics. At Gator Graphics, we pride ourselves on delivering a quality product at a competitive price. We are continually expanding our product line and services so we are able to accommodate the needs of our current and future customers. Services include signs, wraps, awnings, maintenance & repair, mobile LED rental, flags, banners, tents and logo design. marketing@thegatorgraphics.com. 404 W Young Ave, Warrensburg, Missouri – @TheGatorGraphics – Call (660) 429-7443.

Midwest Coating. Midwest Coatings has 20 year experience in flexographic ink and coating manufacturing and offer the advantages of printing on a variety of different materials like film, foil, plastic, paper and board, using a wide range of inks, and printing with high speeds, while realizing an appealing quality. Most printers and print buyers have experienced tremendous growth and technological advancement in various applications of flexographic printing. Midwest Coatings supplies the packaging industry such as flexible packaging. Located at 1605 Manufactures Drive, Fenton, MO 63026 – Phone 314.402.5336.

Seeburg Mufflers. We are a family-owned and -operated company that is committed to providing superior service. If you’ve worked with us before, you know we don’t just sit back and rely on our reputation. No, ma’am. No, sir. We’re not going to settle for passable or adequate service. We want to exceed your expectations. We want to provide you with the kind of service that will keep you coming back to us year after year. Address: 1829 Burlington Street, North Kansas City, MO 64116. Phone: 816-471-4190. Email: sseeburgmuffler@kc.rr.com. Business hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stay current with CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Join our email group by emailing info@centralmissourispeedway.net, or find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! For additional race-day information, call the track line at (660) 747-2166.

CMS wishes to thank its primary sponsors for their support, the list includes Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Midwest Coatings, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, Classic Hits KPOW FM Power 97, Pepsi, Seeburg Mufflers, Heartland Waste, Country 94.1 KFKF, and Kenny’s Tile. The list of 2018 business partners includes: World Finance, Batliner Recycling, Budweiser, Logan Contractors Supply, Miller Lite, Zaxby’s, Fairfield Inn, Alternative Wire and Cable, and Wheeler Truck Sales and Service, Inc.

Wednesday too wet for practice, green light still on for Thursday at Fall Jamboree

September 26th, 2018

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Due to heavy rainfall Tuesday night and into today, Wednesday night’s practice at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree has been canceled.

All other events are on as scheduled with opening ceremonies and the first night of racing on Thursday, followed by two more nights of marquee dirt modified madness on Friday and Saturday with USMTS Modifieds and the Iron Man Challenge featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on the card.

Race fans will witness a complete program all three nights, with $5,000 going to the Modified winner on Thursday and Friday while Saturday’s winner will pocket $10,000. B-Mods will battle for $750 to win on Thursday, $1,000 to win Friday and $1,200 to win Saturday’s finale.

Thirty cars will start the main event each night in both divisions, and Saturday’s championship main events will start three-wide.

Thursday is the final points race in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit. On Friday and Saturday, the Modifieds will be co-sanctioned by the USRA with drivers earning Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points in both the Modifieds and B-Mods.

The top 15 in heat race passing points are locked into “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for the first eight starting positions. An additional 15 drivers will advance from the “B” Mains.

TICKETS & TIMES

Thursday – Tickets are $25 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. A three-day reserved ticket is $80 or $30 for kids. The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 4 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 6 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. There will be a DJ and karaoke in the hospitality area behind the grandstands after the races.

Friday – Tickets are $25 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 4 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 6 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. The Dweebs will perform live in hospitality area behind the grandstands following the races with a Halloween Costume Contest during the live concert.

Saturday – Tickets are $30 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 3 p.m., grandstand gates open at 4 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 5 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m.

For fans unable to attend in person, all three nights of the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at www.RacinDirt.com.

RULES & PROCEDURES

Modifieds – USMTS rules will be enforced. The top 15 in passing points are locked into the “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions. An additional 15 will advance from the “B” Mains to the 30-car “A” Main each night. Saturday’s “A” Main will start three-wide. The top 24 in Thursday’s “B” Mains not advancing to “A” Main are eligible to compete in Thursday’s Non-Qualifiers Race. The top 30 in Saturday’s “B” Mains not advancing to “A” Main are eligible to compete in Saturday’s Non-Qualifiers Race. Both Non-Qualifiers races will be a complete redraw for starting spot. USMTS points, provisionals and Top Dog Bonus will be awarded Thursday only.

B-Mods – USRA rules will be enforced. The top 15 in passing points are locked into the “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions. An additional 15 will advance from the “B” Mains to the 30-car “A” Main each night. Iron Man and Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points are awarded each night. USRA license not required. Midwest Mods are permitted with some changes (call 515-832-6000 for details).

PAYOUTS

Thursday’s Modified “A” Main – 1. $5000, 2. $2500, 3. $1800, 4. $1300, 5. $1000, 6. $850, 7. $775, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. $575, 12. $550, 13. $525, 14. $500, 15. $475, 16. $450, 17. $425, 18. $400, 19-30. $350.

Thursday Non-Qualifiers Race – 1. $700, 2. $500, 3. $400, 4. $350, 5. $300, 6. $275, 7. $250, 8. $225, 9. $200, 10. $175, 11. $150, 12. $140, 13, $130, 14. $125, 15. $120, 16. $115, 17. $110, 18. $105, 19-24. $100; Tow $50.

Friday’s Modified “A” Main – 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1500, 5. $1000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $750, 9. $700, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12. $600, 13. $575, 14. $550, 15. $525, 16. $500, 17. $475, 18. $450, 19. $425, 20-30. $400; Tow $50.

Saturday’s Modified “A” Main – 1. $10,000, 2. $5000, 3. $4000, 4. $3300, 5. $2700, 6. $2200, 7. $2000, 8. $1700, 9. $1500, 10. $1300, 11. $1200, 12. $1100, 13. $1000, 14. $900, 15. $850, 16. $800, 17. $775, 18. $750, 19. $725, 20. $700, 21. $675, 22-30. $650.

Saturday’s Non-Qualifiers Race – 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $475, 9. $450, 10. $425, 11. $400, 12. $375, 13. $350, 14. $325, 15. $300, 16. $290, 17. $280, 18. $275, 19. $270, 20. $265, 21. $260, 22. $255, 23-30. $250; Tow $100.

Thursday’s B-Mod “A” Main – 1. $750, 2. $500, 3. $400, 4. $350, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $200, 8. $170, 9. $130, 10. $120, 11. $110, 12. $100, 13. $95, 14. $90, 15. $85, 16. $80, 17-30. $75; Tow $30.

Friday’s B-Mod “A” Main – 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $350, 6. $300, 7. $275, 8. $250, 9. $225, 10. $200, 11. $175, 12. $160, 13. $150, 14. $145, 15. $140, 16. $130, 17. $120, 18. $115, 19. $110, 20. $105, 21-30. $100; Tow $30.

Saturday’s B-Mod “A” Main – 1. $1200, 2. $800, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $350, 7. $300, 8. $275, 9. $250, 10. $225, 11. $200, 12. $190, 13. $180, 14. $175, 15. $170, 16. $165, 17. $160, 18. $155, 19-30. $150; Tow $75.

ENTRY FEES

Modifieds – Three-day entry fee is $300 on or before Sept. 19 or $400 after Sept. 19. Thursday only is $100 in advance or $125 at the gate; Friday only is $125 in advance or $150 at the gate; Saturday only is $200 in advance or $250 at the gate.

B-Mods – Three-day entry in advance is $100 for licensed or $125 for non-licensed drivers; Three-day entry is $150 for all drivers at the gate; Thursday only is $40 for licensed or $60 for non-licensed; Friday only is $60 for licensed or $75 for non-licensed; Saturday only is $75 for licensed or $100 for non-licensed.

WHAT’S GOING ON

Bean Bag Tournament – Bragging rights for this year’s Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament begins with sign-in at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday near the campground area. The battle begins at high noon.

Breakfast – The Bear Creek Lutheran Church will once again be serving breakfast in beer garden on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m. An all-you-can-eat plate is just $9.

Golf Tournament – The annual Club Car Jamboree Open golf scramble for racers, crew members, event officials and fans will tee off at 10 a.m. at the Willow Creek Golf Course, located about two miles from the Rochester Airport. Sign-in begins at 9 a.m. The top three teams will score cash prizes and many other awesome prizes will also be awarded throughout the day.

The Dweebs – Back by popular demand for the seventh straight year, The Dweebs will be rocking the Deer Creek Speedway on Friday night immediately following the races. Family-owned and operated since 1987, America’s Favorite Party Band will be playing free for all race attendees and all ages, plus fans can partake in the annual Halloween Costume Contest during the live concert.

Track prep will be done as needed and order may change depending on weather, car count, etc. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday so pits will need to be cleared by that time each day. Remember, drivers, you are responsible for your crew and family members, so let’s have fun and keep it clean. We want everybody to have a good time. Fires must be in gravel or fire pit-do not burn in grass. Oil dump is located behind the pit concession. Don’t forget to get your limited edition Featherlite Fall Jamboree souvenirs at the USMTS trailer.

Featherlite Trailers is the title sponsor of the Fall Jamboree. The event is also made possible by support from Casey’s General Stores, Midwest Liquidation Contracting, Miner’s Outdoor, MOR Golf & Utility, Orchard Creek Transportation, Red Tail Tackle, Summit Racing Equipment and Wagner Trucking.

Make plans now attend the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 18-21, 2019.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out www.deercreekspeedway.com online. Follow ‘The Creek’ on social media at www.facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and www.twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed.

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Three championships in one at Iowa Governor’s Cup!

September 26th, 2018

DAVENPORT, Ia. – There will be a lot on the line when the IMCA Late Models take to the track Friday at the Davenport Speedway. Three different titles will be up for grabs at the Iowa Governor’s Cup.

First, the winner of the Iowa Governor’s Cup is automatically the official the Late Model stock car champion, of the State of Iowa. Second, this is the season finale for the Deery Brothers Summer Series in 2018. Third, the Iowa Governor’s Cup is the final points paying race towards the IMCA Late Model National Championship.

Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa currently leads the Deery Brothers Summer Series point standings. Justin has 389 points to Ryan Dolan’s 361. Kay is looking for his third Deery Brothers title, having won in 2014 and 2015.

In the battle for the IMCA Late Model National Championship, Davenport’s Matt Ryan leads by one point over Todd Cooney of Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Jeremiah Hurst of Dubuque is third, only two points back. Bonus points for track championships have yet to be awarded.

Justin Kay is also the two-time defending Governor’s Cup champion. Justin won in a Late Model in 2016 and in a Modified in 2017.

Also racing at the Iowa Governor’s Cup will be IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods , and Street Stocks. Modifieds will run for a $1,000 top prize, $100-to-start, with a $25 entry fee. SportMods and Street Stocks will compete for $500-to-win, $50-to-start, with no entry fee.

Tickets for the Iowa Governor’s Cup are $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, children 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

Pit gates open at 3:30pm. Hot laps are at 5:30pm, with racing to follow.

Camping is available for the Iowa Governor’s Cup. For more information, visit the Davenport Speedway website “davenportspeedway.com”.

The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa.

39th Annual Jackson 100 This Weekend

September 26th, 2018

BATAVIA, OHIO – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will converge in Brownstown, Ind. on Friday and Saturday for the 39th edition of the historic, Jackson 100.

The festivities will kick off on Friday, September 21st with Hot Laps and Miller Welders Time Trials for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Racing action on Friday night will also include the 6th Annual Bowman 50, which pays $2,000 to win for Indiana Pro Late Models, as well as a complete program for Pure Stocks, Hornets, and UMRA King of TQ’s.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will take center stage on Saturday, September 22nd, featuring Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $20,000 to win Jackson 100 main event. The competition on Saturday night will also include Modifieds and Super Stocks.

Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. will return to Brownstown Speedway to defend his Jackson 100 title. In 2017, Bloomquist led the entire 100-lap main event, fighting off a late-race charge from Jason Jameson to win his seventh Jackson 100. Trailing Bloomquist and Jameson to the finish line was Hudson O’Neal, Jimmy Owens and Gregg Satterlee.

DirtonDirt.com will offer LIVE pay-per-view video coverage of Saturday night’s events. The LIVE coverage includes continuous on-track action for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. With multiple announcers set to call the action, each high-definition broadcast will feature multiple camera angles, instant replays, driver interviews, and more. To order visit: https://www.dirtondirt.com/liveOrder.php?id=89.

For tickets and more information on the 39th Annual Jackson 100, visit: www.brownstownspeedway.com.
Previous Jackson 100 Winners:
1980 – Charlie Swartz
1981 – Paul Crockett
1982 – Russ Petro
1983 – Russ Petro
1984 – Kenny Simpson
1985 – Kenny Brightbill
1986 – Jack Boggs
1987 – Billy Moyer
1988 – Jim Curry
1989 – Jeff Purvis
1990 – Scott Bloomquist
1991 – Scott Bloomquist
1992 – Billy Moyer
1993 – Davey Johnson
1994 – John Gill
1995 – Jack Boggs
1996 – John Gill
1997 – Rick Aukland
1998 – Jim Curry
1999 – Billy Moyer
2000 – Don O’Neal
2001 – Brian Birkhofer
2002 – Billy Drake
2003 – Jim Curry
2004 – Don O’Neal
2005 – Billy Drake
2006 – Don O’Neal
2007 – Matt Miller
2008 – Tim McCreadie
2009 – Earl Pearson Jr.
2010 – Scott Bloomquist
2011 – Scott Bloomquist
2012 – Jimmy Owens
2013 – Don O’Neal
2014 – Scott Bloomquist
2015 – Jonathan Davenport
2016 – Scott Bloomquist
2017 – Scott Bloomquist
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Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports – from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won’t see anywhere else! But that’s just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists… from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

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Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV…MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.MAVTV.com.
About Lucas Oil Products
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at: www.LucasOil.com.

Comp Cams Super Dirt Series Joins Lucas Oil MLRA for Fall Naionals 2018

September 26th, 2018

Wheatland, Missouri – As if a slim 24-point margin in the MLRA Championship battle wasn’t enough excitement, this year’s 5th Annual MLRA Fall Nationals looks to return more fire power to an already stellar event. The Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models will join forces with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series(CCSDS), for a pair of co-sanctioned shows Oct. 12th & 13th at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

The upcoming double-header weekend will mark the third such co-sanctioned event on the season for the regional super late model touring series. Those prior events averaged 35 cars, highlighted by a strong 40 car field at the Legit Motor Speedway, something that series officials hope to duplicate or better next month.

The two-day spectacle on dirt, will serve as championship weekend for the MLRA as they look to close out the season with one of the tightest points battles in recent years. Chad Simpson, in his final ride with long time car owners Bud & Denise Brinkman, will look to clinch his second series title. Simpson heads into the weekend with a 24-point advantage over a surging Will Vaught, who is seeking his first series crown and 4th win in a row.

On the other side of the equation lies the CCSDS, Present by Lucas Oil. Through 25 events thus far, the series has seen a total of 15 different winners highlighted by a series leading five wins by current point leader Jack Sullivan. Sullivan picked up the win is the series opener at the Springfield Raceway in early March and has been on top of the standings ever since, now seeking his fourth consecutive CCSDS crown.

CCSDS Director Chris Ellis, is proud of the parity his Arkansas based series brings to the starting line. “It’s kind of been our formula over the years, we have been fortunate to have a variety of winners. It’s good to have a number of different winners because it gives encouragement to more drivers that they can win with the series,” said Ellis.

Due to scheduling conflicts in 2017 the CCSDS was not able to be a part of the Fall Nationals as in past years, which was something that both sides wanted to change. Ellis is excited to again give his drivers the opportunity to compete at LOS and commented, “Dan(Robinson) and Ernie(Leftwich) worked it out this year to move it to the second weekend in October so we could be a part of this event, and we really wanted to be a part of it again. Two years ago we had like 63 cars there for this event, with the World 100 being rescheduled we may not do that, but I definitely think it’s got a chance to be a really good weekend.”

Jack Sulllivan (#18) will lead the CCSDS contingent into the 5th annual Fall Nationals Oct. 12th-13th. The event will pair the MLRA’s best against the stars of the CCSDS. Photo–Lloyd Collins, FastTrackPhotos

Bossier City, Louisiana driver BJ Robinson comes into the event 2nd in CCSDS points, and is anxious to return to the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” following an impressive run at the Show-Me 100. In just his 2nd appearance at the Show-Me, he was able to qualify into Saturday’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event via preliminary action. “Any time you can go race against the guys that race every weekend for a living and travel all over the country, and get locked in without using a provisional it helps a ton,” noted Robinson.

Robinson’s run at the Show-Me resulted in a solid lead lap finish of 16th against the nation’s best late model drivers. Possibly the biggest gain from the annual Memorial Day weekend event was the confidence it instilled into the entire team. “A run like that helps a ton, and gives you a boost of confidence that you can go out there and be competitive. All the stars might have to line up to be able to do it every weekend but it gives you confidence, the car owner, the team, and all the guys that help work on the car. It sure makes everyone feel like you’re moving in the right direction.”

The driver of the DP Motorsports Black Diamond Chassis, is in his second full season following the CCSDS. Robinson is also quick to note that getting a win with the CCSDS is not an easy task. Knowing that luck can go both ways in racing he joking noted, “I have run 2nd about 10-15 times, we have been leading some and always seemed to have flats or broke.” A flat forced him to give up the lead in the 2018 series opener, but the team stayed strong, which finally paid off with his first ever CCSDS win a few weeks later at Magnolia Speedway.

Grabbing his 2nd series win of the year during the Fall Nationals will not be easy, but it’s a challenge he is excited for. Ready for the increased completion that awaits, Robinson said, “Anytime you put two series together of the nature of MLRA/CCSDS in general you will have five to seven, maybe ten guys in each series that can win. So when you roll into the race track and all of a sudden there are 20 guys that legitimately have a shot to win, that’s pretty tough.”

Both the MLRA and CCSDS have been well respected series in their respective regions for many years, and as additional series with differing rules have popped up over time it leads these two super late model powers together for a big weekend. Ellis noted, “In our region of the country where super late model racings is, there are so many other options, with different shock and motor packages. Bringing us together to have the depth and quality of depth makes this show really attractive for the fans.”

Both nights will feature complete Late Model shows. Fridays 40 lapper will pay $3,000 to the winner, while Saturday will offer a 50 lap “A” Main with $5,000 on the line. Saturday night’s winner will also earn a special $500 bonus in memory of Ron Jenkins, the original builder of Wheatland Raceway, making it a $5,500 to win finale.

In addition to the Late Model showdown, fans will witness the Inaugural B-Mod Clash of Champions. Drivers will compete in a double heat qualifying format Friday night, setting the stage for Saturday nights $3,000 to win finale.

For additional details on the upcoming Fall Nationals fans are encouraged to visit www.lucasoilspeedway.com for event and camping info.

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

Fans may also “like” the Lucas Oil MLRA Facebook page by clicking www.Facebook.com/lucasoilmlra or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MLRA.

Hockett-McMillin Memorial fires up Thursday at Lucas Oil Speedway

September 26th, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri – With record car counts expected and big money on the line, one of the nation’s elite open-wheel events of 2018 rolls into Lucas Oil Speedway this week for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

The three-night event begins on Thursday and features the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Cars and POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints. Full programs for all the ASCS Winged Sprints are set for Thursday and Friday, paying $3,000 to win the features and helping set the field for Saturday’s $10,000-to-win feature. Total purse for the ASCS cars is just over $60,000.

With a record number of pre-entries (78 as of Monday) already received for the POWRi WAR Sprints, the fields will be split with half running on Thursday and half on Friday. Drivers will be competing for points every single time they hit the track to gather points for Saturday, when the feature will pay $3,077. The features on Thursday and Friday will pay $1,377 to win.

“It’s a big event on so many levels as top sprint-car drivers, in both the winged and wingless divisions, will chase the prestigious Hockett/McMiillin trophy,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. “It’s not only top-quality open-wheel racing, but a time to pay tribute to two of the icons of the sport in this part of the country. Jesse and Daniel impacted the sport in so many positive ways and it’s an honor for us to recognize their contributions through this event.”

Hockett, from Warsaw, Missouri, was a star in both the winged and non-winged sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

The Hockett/McMillin Memorial quickly grew into a major event. Last year, Sam Haftertepe of Sunnyvale, Texas, captured his first Hockett/McMillin victory and he again will be the man to beat. Haftertepe is leading the ASCS points in pursuit of a third straight series title, but is just 16 in front of Seth Bergman of Snohomish, Washington.

Blake Hahn is only 79 points removed from the top spot. Wayne Johnson holds fourth with Johnny Herrera working back into the top-five over the last couple events.

For the POWRi WAR Sprints, drivers will be competing for points every single time they hit the track on the preliminary nights. Group qualifying, heat races, qualifiers, and feature all will be opportunities to gather points by passing cars and/or finishing at the front. Total purse will exceed $40,000, the most ever for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

Eighteen-year-old Riley Kreisel of Warsaw leads the POWRi WAR points by 137 over Quinton Benson of Sweet Springs, Missouri with Ty Hulsey of Owasso, Oklahoma 198 behind Kreisel.

For more information on the series, includng full schedules and point standings, visit ASCSracing.com or POWRi.com.

Gates open at 4 p.m. each day. On Thursday and Friday, hot lap are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. with racing at 7:05. On Saturday, hot laps begin at 5:45 with racing at 6:35.

LIVE PD Watch Party: As if Saturday night’s racing isn’t enough, there will be a watch party for the popular reality television program “Live PD” with televisions throughout the facility tuned to the show. Members of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, including Corporal James Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, will be on hand and they will be on the midway prior to the races for a meet and greet with fans.

The hit show, which airs on the A&E Network on Friday and Saturday nights from 8-11 p.m., features law enforcement officers from across the country during their nighttime patrols. The Greene County Sheriff’s office has been one of the agencies on the show since March with members like Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, plus Deputy Dustin Kendrick and K-9 Stark, becoming popular among viewers nationwide.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

September 20th-22nd, 2018: 8th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
The 8th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is set for Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 8th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, “Lake Lucas.” Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.

Shiels Wraps Up Second Consecutive Late Model Oakshade Raceway Track Championship With Win

September 25th, 2018

Several championships weren’t decided until the final checkered flag of the night in each class on Saturday’s Oakshade Raceway’s Season Championship Night. The only championship that wasn’t close was in the UMP Late Model class that saw Devin Shiels cap off his second consecutive track championship unofficially with a feature win.

It only took Devin Shiels two laps to gain the lead in the Season Championship Night UMP Late Model feature. Shortly after Shiels got by Chris Sands on lap two, the Britton, Michigan, driver had to deal with slower traffic running at the tail end of the lead lap. Casey Noonan began to close in on Shiels who was being held up behind a couple of slower cars racing side by side. Finally, Shiels made a bold move through the middle of those cars to get away from Noonan who fell to third as Ryan Missler went three-wide to take second. Missler tried to close on Shiels as the two worked through lapped traffic, but Missler could only get to within a few car lengths on the final lap and had to settle for a second place finish. Noonan ended up third with Steve Kester, who led the points the first half of the season, finishing fourth in the race. Chris Keller, in Devin Shiels’ backup car, finished fifth.

Mathew Chapman nursed a slim six-point advantage in the AmeriGas UMP Sportsman class coming into the night. He would end up finishing fifth to unofficially claim his second AmeriGas UMP Sportsman championship at Oakshade Raceway.

Rusty Smith out of Sylvania, Ohio, ended Chapman’s feature win streak, that dated back to the beginning of August, with his second feature win of the season. Karl Spoores posted a season best second place finish in the feature followed by Brandon Gregory and Joel Morton.

Jeff Foks Jr. had some bad luck last weekend that forced him out of the Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bomber A Main early and took a big chunk out of his point lead over last week’s feature winner Rich Riffe. Foks bounced back this week with a second place finish to lock up his fifth Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bomber track championship unofficially.

Chris Henry was leading much of the Hot Welding & Engineering Bomber A Main before getting caught up in an incident late in the race forcing him to restart at the rear. That turned the lead over to Sylvania, Ohio’s Adam Noonan who went on to pick up his second feature win of the year. Finishing third behind Foks was Craig Dippman who started mid-pack. Justin Gamber came home fourth with Terry Rushlow rounding out the top five finishers.

Three drivers entered the night with a shot at the Compact championship with Joe Elliot leading. Elliot ended up finishing second to one of those drivers in contention, Nathan Goodman. It was the fourth win of the year for the Wauseon, Ohio, driver who ended up finishing second in the points to the unofficial 2018 champion, Joe Elliot.

Goodman opened up a big lead at the start of the Compact feature. A caution for a crash involving Todd Drewes and Brogan Rehklau late in the race set up a two-lap shootout to the checkered flag with Elliot restarting in second behind Goodman. Those positions wouldn’t change in the final couple laps. Jason Deshler, Devin Goodman and Jeff Metdepenningen were the rest of the top five finishers.

Joe Nickloy led the first half of the night’s final race, the Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bomber B Main. Drew Smith from Sylvania, Ohio, took the lead away on lap six and went on to pick up his first Bomber win of the season. Nickloy held on to finish second over Cody Stetten, Dave McMannamy and Matt Koerner.

There is a lot going on this coming weekend at Oakshade Raceway. The Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bombers will take center stage with the $1,000 to win Papa Boiler Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bomber Spectacular. It will also be Trick Or Treat Night, so bring lots of candy to hand out and dress up the kids in costumes. UMP Late Models, Amerigas UMP Sportsman and Compacts will also be back in action. Gates will open at 4pm with hot laps at 6pm and the racing begins at 7pm sharp.

Awtey Winnner, Wiltrout Champion at Jennerstown; McCune Wins Sprint Car Thriller

September 25th, 2018

(Jennerstown , PA) The 2018 racing season concluded with seven divisions of racing at the Jennerstown Speedway Complex, including two nationally televised touring series events. The first Jennerstown visit in the history of the winged Must See Sprint Car Series, sponsored by Allied Milk Producers, was won by Jimmy McCune, of Toledo, Ohio, who was also crowned Champion of the tour. The Super Cup Stock Car Series’ twin 50-lap races were swept by West Virginians as Brent Nelson and former Champion Harvey Harrison, who each drove to a victory. In the five divisions of Jennerstown weekly racing, Barry Awtey (Martella’s Pharmacies RUSH Late Models), Adam Kostelnik (Stoystown Auto Wreckers RUSH Modifieds), 2018 Champions Josh Coughenour (J&J Truck Equipment RUSH Street Stocks), and Dale Kimberly (Farmers Union Co-Op Chargers), and David Campbell (Somerset Trust Company Fast ‘n Furious 4-Cylinders) closed out the year by celebrating in victory lane. FFX Trucking of Windber, PA, celebrated National Truck Drivers Week by giving $5 off admission to all drivers holding a CDL, and Pro Disposal Inc. co-sponsored the racing on “Champions Night.” Dates for the airing of the Sprint Car and Super Cup Series races on the MAV-TV network will be announced in the coming days.

After Bobby Santos, III set the fastest qualifying time for the Must See Sprint Car 30-lap feature Powered By Milk, Jimmy McCune grabbed the lead from his fourth place starting berth. Santos moved into second place, and several times found himself close enough to challenge McCune for the top spot. Heavy lapped traffic forced the leaders to change lanes repeatedly, and McCune increased his lead interval while weaving the slower cars. With two laps to go, the only caution flag incident, forced McCune to take evasive action. Two lapped cars collided right in front of the leader. McCune defended his lead on the restart, to win the first-ever tour visit to Jennerstown, and drink the ceremonial Chocolate Milk in victory lane, courtesy of the Allied Milk Producers. Santos and recent tour winner Charlie Schultz were the podium finishers. The race was a tribute to the late David Mateer, a long time fixture at the locally based American Racer Tire headquarters.

When racing began on the final night of the 2018 season, one point separated Martella’s Pharmacies RUSH Late Model Championship contenders Mike Hemminger and Garry Wiltrout. Hemminger, the former Street Stock Champ was ahead in the standings until after the heat races, when Wiltrout finished one spot higher, to enter the 30-lap feature in a tie. Defending Champion Jeremiah Kuntz took the lead from row one starting position, while Hemminger and Wiltrout started side-by-side in row three. Hemminger dropped back a couple of spots in the opening laps. Barry Awtey began to advance immediately, after starting in the tenth position. As Awtey moved through the field, Hemminger’s car failed to display the speed that carried him to two victories earlier in 2018. Kuntz’s bid for a second victory of the year was halted, when Awtey wrestled the lead away, in the middle stages of the event. Wiltrout, conservatively gained two positions, as his Championship nemesis, Hemminger, spun to avoid the crossed-up car of rookie Brandan Marhefka, in a caution flag incident. Hemminger would finish the race in ninth place. Former Champion Awtey, capped off the year with his ninth victory – by far the leading win total of the season. He also won a heat race, driving his Wheeler Show Cattle/Stoystown Auto/Pizza Hut Chevy. Kuntz, won his heat race and finished in second place. Wiltrout finished third, and eighth place starter Bryan Shipp advanced to fourth position. Veteran Todd Price ended the season with a top five finish. Wiltrout, of Somerset, PA, claimed his second career Championship title at his home track, by twelve points. Wiltrout has also driven his R&R Motorsports’ Stone & Company/Franjo Construction/Meegan Ford to a championship at Motordrome Speedway, after claiming the 2004 Jennerstown title.

Tom Golik and “Racin’ Jason” Busch were both multi-feature winners in 2017, and engaged in a lead battle during the 20-lap Stoystown Auto Wreckers RUSH Modified feature. Both drivers were seeking a first win of 2018, when Adam Kostelnik joined their fight for positions. Kostelnik started in ninth place, and passed both veterans to earn his second win of the year. Anthony Aiello rallied late in the event to claim second place, with Golik placing third and Busch fourth. Recent feature winner Pete Rech finished fifth and won his heat race. Kostelnik won the other heat. A rookie was crowned 2018 Champion, as Aiello, of White Oak, PA, led the point standings all year long. The former Street Stock Champ compiled an astonishing ten victories en route to the title, aboard his Total Mobility Services/World of Values Outlet/Kimberly Contracting sponsored machine.

Josh Coughenour won the battle and the war, securing the Championship title for the J&J Truck Equipment RUSH Street Stocks, and also wining the 20-lap feature race. A new foe tried to keep the Champ from victory lane: Casey Fleegle. Fleegle won in both the Charger division and 4-Cylinder division during 2018, but climbed up the divisional ladder for his first ever start in a Street Stock. Fleegle battled for the win early in the event, racing door to door with Coughenour. Coughenour started fourth and scored the win, while Zac Todaro made a late-race charge to finish second after starting seventh. Fleegle placed third in his maiden voyage. After a heated battle that included contact, Rick Meehleib and Aaron Van Fleet placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Meehleib and Van Fleet were also the heat race winners. Coughenour, of Gray, PA, steered his Tunstall Auto & Truck Service/K&D Auto Electric/Thomas Electrical Camaro to six wins, while tallying the most points.

Like Coughenour, Dale Kimberly ended a Championship season with a win, after the Farmers Union Co-Op Chargers’ 15-lap feature. The victory was his eighth of 2018, and he announced that he will donate all of his Jennerstown Speedway winnings to a family in need, suffering a recent tragedy. He completed the season with an 88 point lead in the standings, aboard the Kimberly Contracting/AK Chassis/Poljak Engines Chevrolet. Kimberly, of Sutersville, PA, is a former dirt track Champ as well. Two-time winner and rookie, Dan Jackson crossed the finish line in second place after starting ninth, with fellow rookie Steven Brown placing third; both drivers converted from dirt track racing this year. Veterans Kelly Shaulis and Scott Mitchell completed the top five finishers. Kimberly and Mitchell were the heat race winners.

From the pole starting position, David Campbell dominated the Somerset Trust Company Fast ‘n Furious 4-Cylinders’ 15-lap feature. A winner in 2017, Campbell earned his first win of 2018, on the final night of action, outrunning second place finisher Evan Nibert, who started tenth. Defending Champion Brent Bickerstaff placed third, with recent winners Andrew Pluta and Aaron Karasack finishing fourth and fifth. Pluta and Campbell were the heat winners. Nibert, of Somerset, PA, locked up his first-career Championship title, steering the Bailey’s Auto/Cri-lon Corp/Wes Lewis Electric Chevy to a half-dozen victories along the way.

Season champs crowned as Lucas Oil Speedway plays host to Pro Pulling Nationals

September 25th, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri – The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals wrapped up on Saturday night in front of a big crowd at Lucas Oil Speedway, with Champions Tour season champions crowned in six divisions.

Tim Messer of Memphis, Tenn., had two reasons to celebrate, taking the Optima Batteries Super Modified 2 Wheel Drive Trucks win in Southwinds Dental, with a pull of 311.2. Meanwhile, Messer’s Thin Blue Line wrapped up the season championship for the M3 Pulling Team in the division despite winding up 17th on Saturday.

Messer began the night just eight points ahead of defending Super Modified Champion Jared Nelson and the Midnight Revenger but Nelson managed only a 12th place.

David Mills of Knoxville, Tenn., earned the Pro Mod 4 Wheel Drive season championship with a sixth-place pull in War Wagon. Stray Dog, with Darell Varner of Midway, Ky., behind the wheel, prevailed by 1.53 feet over Steve Clem in Ratical for the victory.

Josh Blackbourn of Shullsburg, Wis., took first and second in the Unlimited Super Stocks, piloting Considered Armed & Dangerous HD and International Threat. That nailed down the season championship for the Blackbourn team. Considered Armed & Dangerous HD had a pull of 327.65, 11.49 further than International Threat.

In the Super Farm Tractors division, Team Screaming Norwegian with Justin Johnson of Cottage Grove, Wis., driving earned the season championship with a fifth-place pull. High Maintenan$e, driven by Josh Miley, won the Super Farms event over Jason Viney’s All Cranked Up, by a margin of just over three feet.

Don Masterson of Grandview, Indiana, in Tinker Toy, clinched the Fass Fuel Systems Pro Stock Championship with a second-place finish. Dennis Brown in Green Envy earned Saturday’s victory by 14.7 feet over Masterson.

In the E3 Spark Plugs Super Modified Tractors, Greg Boyd of Washington, Ind., finished 10th but secured the season championship aboard Green Streak Unlimited. Winning the event was Wayne Sullivan of Warsaw, Ky., in Kentuckian. He had an 8.6-foot margin over runner-up Ricky Long in the Lucas Oil Racing TV machine.

Hockett/McMillin Memorial next: The 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial for ASCS Sprints and POWRi WAR Sprints begins a three-night run on Thursday at Lucas Oil Speedway. The final night feature for the ASCS Sprints will pay $10,000 to win. Gates open at 4 p.m. Thursday with hot laps at 6:15 and opening ceremonies at 7.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

September 20th-22nd, 2018: 8th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
The 8th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is set for Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 8th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, “Lake Lucas.” Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.

Sheppard Romps from Nineteenth to Win at Knoxville

September 25th, 2018

KNOXVILLE, IOWA – From nineteenth on the grid, Brandon Sheppard charged through the field to win Friday night’s portion of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store.

Sheppard used a late-race restart to take the top spot from Frank Heckenast Jr. and then sprinted away for his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of 2018 and his first-ever win at Knoxville.

Heckenast led from the onset of the 25-lap main event as he looked for his third victory of the season. A restart with six laps remaining was the ticket for Sheppard, who had climbed through the field for the second night in a row. Sheppard dove to the inside of the race track entering turn one and powered by Heckenast down the back straightaway to grab the lead from his fellow Illini driver.

Sheppard pulled away in the closing laps to clinch the $7,000 victory. Heckenast finished second followed by Don O’Neal in third. Jonathan Davenport came home in fourth after running as high as second in the race. Tim McCreadie, who started tenth, rounded out the top five.

“I can’t believe it,” said the 25-year-old in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. “My crew has been working so hard this week. We have had a really fast car the whole time. We qualified good the last two nights, but we started so deep in the heat races. The earlier heat races it’s hard to pass, but the later heats it’s a lot better once the track slicks off. The feature tonight I hope it’s a lot like tomorrow night, because it’s a lot of fun. This is the Knoxville I love coming to.”

“My car was a little tight there for a while, but I made up good time on the bottom. I had a good restart one time and I hit one-and-two just right and I went around a couple of guys. I got to third and then I was hoping on the restart to start on the bottom. I learned from Josh [Richards] here in 2013 about getting the lead. When Frankie [Heckenast] entered turn one on that last restart he drifted up high and that just opened the door on the bottom for me.”

Heckenast, who was seeking his first career Lucas Oil win, held on for the second spot at the finish. “We had a really car tonight. We have been good all weekend. We had a fifth here last night. We are kind of parked over there by ourselves. We were really close tonight. I can’t thank everyone enough. I gave the race away on the restart. On the restarts they would get such a run on me into one. I thought I could hang out there on the top and get a run off of two, but Brandon obviously had a lot of traction. His car was good. I guess if we are going to have one taken away I would rather have it tonight than tomorrow night.”

O’Neal, who won the main event at Knoxville in 2011, finished in third to earn the fourth-starting spot for Saturday night’s finale. “All-in-all it was good run for us tonight. We had a good race there at the end with Davenport and we were able to get by him. We are getting better this week, we just need to get a little better for tomorrow night. We would have liked to have won tonight, but tomorrow night is what really counts.”

Sheppard’s, Mark Richards Racing Rocket Chassis House Car is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Gunter’s Honey, Ace Metal Works, Sallack Well Service, Sunoco Race Fuels, Keyser and Integra.

Completing the top ten were Jimmy Mars, Tyler Bruening, Jimmy Owens, Chad Simpson and Kyle Bronson.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include: Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Racing Engines, AR Bodies, ASi Racewear, Bad Boy Mowers, Black Diamond Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX, CatSpot, COMP Cams, CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dirty Girl Racewear, Dunn-Benson Ford, E3 Spark Plugs, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, GEICO, General Tire, Heath Lawson Photography, Hoosier Tire, Hot Rod Processing, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, K&N Engineering, Lucas Oil Products, Lucas Oil Racing TV, Longhorn Chassis, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Optima Batteries, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, Protect The Harvest, QA1, Rhino AG, RockAuto.com, Rocket Chassis, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STEEL-IT, Sunoco Race Fuels, Super Clean, Wrisco Aluminum, 5150 Race Trailers

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2018, the LOLMDS will sanction 60 events in 22 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.

About Lucas Oil Racing TV
The Future of Motorsports is HERE! Get Lucas Oil Racing TV and experience racing excitement like you’ve never seen! Lucas Oil Racing TV is the online app for all your favorite devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android Devices and more! No matter where you are or when you want to watch, you can stream the best and most exciting motor racing on the planet!

Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports – from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won’t see anywhere else! But that’s just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists… from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is the Exclusive, Unlimited, 24/7 All-Access Motorsports App and it’s available NOW! For more information or to sign up, go to: www.LucasOilRacing.TV.

About MAVTV Motorsports Network
Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV…MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.MAVTV.com.

About Lucas Oil Products
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at: www.LucasOil.com.
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Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals continue on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway

September 25th, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri – The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Nationals got underway Friday night at Lucas Oil Speedway, with champions crowned in four of the divisions ahead of a big Saturday night finale in six more classes.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday with pulling set to begin at 7 p.m. Classes scheduled to be in action include Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Pro Modified 4WD Trucks and 10,000 Pro Stock Tractors.

Admission prices:
Adults $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22
Youth (ages 6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $50

As action got going on opening night, Jesse Knight of Lebo, Kansas, driving Hillbilly Bone, picked up the win and the Limited Pro Stock Diesel Truck Championship for the Western Series.

Justin Wagler of Morgantown, Ind., in Real Deere won the Limited Pro Stock Tractors on Friday night and that also gave him the 2018 Ag Protect 1 Series championship. Brian Buford in Thunderbuck, despite an 11th-place finish, wrapped up the Champion Seed Western Series title.

In the APR Lightweight Super Stocks, Roy Metz of Strykersville, N.Y., finished second in Get R Done, but that was enough to give him the season championship in the division. Brice Terry of Gallahn, Mo., driving Too Hy Strung, earned the win by less than a foot over Metz.

The Mini Rod season crown went to Richard Peters of Thornville, Ohio, in Buckeye Special. Peters was second on the night, behind Alley Leischner of Weldon, Illinois, in Bobcat Jr.

Visit ProPulling.com for more information on the series, including full schedules and the latest news and updates.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

September 14th-15th, 2018: Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals
The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals come to Lucas Oil Speedway, with pulling set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 8th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, “Lake Lucas.” Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

Tyler Erb Triumps at Knoxville

September 25th, 2018

KNOXVILLE, IOWA – Tyler Erb scored his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win on Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway.

The 21-year-old Texan took the lead from Mason Zeigler with eight laps to go to become the eighteenth different winner on the series tour in 2018. Earl Pearson Jr. passed Chad Simpson on the final lap to finish in second. Jimmy Owens finished in fourth followed by Frank Heckenast Jr.

Zeigler, who leads the Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year chase, led the first sixteen laps of the race until he jumped the cushion in turn four, leaving the door open for Erb to take the top spot. Erb then pulled away to take the victory in night number one of the 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store.

An emotional Erb in Lucas Oil Victory Lane thanked a multitude of people for sticking with him this year. “Thanks to everyone who helps me. It’s been a long year and a lot of stuff has happened. Thanks to Wayne Childress and Steven Roberts. It feels like I have been racing forever and it has not been that long. This is the sweetest feeling I have ever had in my life.”

“I was pretty good there. I had a good run going on him [Zeigler] and I hit that burm in two. Once he [Zeigler] jumped the cushion I figured I had better go, it might have been my only shot. Words cannot even describe how I feel right now.”

Pearson slid in front of Chad Simpson off the final turn to finish runner-up to Erb. “That’s all my fault, Chad and I are real good friends. I miscalculated there on the slide job. I hit the black and just slid up in front of him. My apologizes to him and I am just glad it didn’t take out both of us. I don’t drive that way and like I said it was just a miscalculation on my part. I was riding around the top. We were not very good on the bottom. That last caution definitely helped us starting on the outside.”

Simpson, the current Lucas Oil MLRA points leader finished third. “We had a really good race car. I think early in the race when I was trying to take the lead I used up my right rear tire too much. There late in the race I was just kind of wheel spinning with it. I am sure it is all shredded up really good. It was a good night for us and a good finish. It should be a good point night for us.”

Erb’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: First Class Septic Systems, New Point Lighting and Design, Day Motorsports, KBC Graphics.com, Franklin Enterprises, Keyser Manufacturing, Toste Construction and Roberts Bee Company.

Completing the top ten were Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, Chris Simpson and Mason Zeigler.

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2018, the LOLMDS will sanction 60 events in 22 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.

About Lucas Oil Racing TV
The Future of Motorsports is HERE! Get Lucas Oil Racing TV and experience racing excitement like you’ve never seen! Lucas Oil Racing TV is the online app for all your favorite devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android Devices and more! No matter where you are or when you want to watch, you can stream the best and most exciting motor racing on the planet!

Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports – from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won’t see anywhere else! But that’s just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists… from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is the Exclusive, Unlimited, 24/7 All-Access Motorsports App and it’s available NOW! For more information or to sign up, go to: www.LucasOilRacing.TV.

About MAVTV Motorsports Network
Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV…MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.MAVTV.com.

About Lucas Oil Products
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at: www.LucasOil.com.

Pro Pulling a family affair for Team Shelton, which is grounded this weekend as hurricane approaches home state

September 22nd, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri – While Stan Shelton’s heart will be in Missouri this weekend, his five Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League vehicles will remain parked in North Carolina.

With his home state in the target zone of hurricane Florence, Team Shelton (Stan and his three children who compete) almost certainly will miss this weekend’s Pro Pulling Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway.

He said if the storm miraculously veers south at the last minute, he could make an overnight, 17-hour haul on Friday to make it for Saturday night’s round. But that seemed unlikely, meaning one of the top teams on the circuit will miss the big season finale.

“We definitely don’t want to miss it,” Shelton said via phone from New London, N.C. “We’ve worked hard to build up this organization and we don’t like to miss events.”

But as an insurance adjuster, Shelton said it’s important for him to be available for his clients, even if the main portion of Florence spares his part of the state, northeast of Charlotte, a direct hit.

Shelton has two trucks in the Super Mod division that is scheduled to compete on Saturday night – the Shel-Shocked vehicle that he drives and Ruckus, driven by sons Grayson and Reese Shelton which is fourth in series points.

All three Shelton children drive the Mini-Rod tractors which are in action on Friday night. Sawed Off driven by 22-year-old Grayson is fourth in points with Cuttin’ Up piloted by 20-year-old Reese fifth. Daughter Camille, 17, drives Splinter and is seventh in the Mini-Rods point standings.

“We had a good start to the year, a little bit of a struggle in the middle and a good end,” Shelton said. “That’s why we were really excited about coming to Lucas Oil Speedway and hopefully top things off with some top-five finishes.

“But insurance is our livelihood. If I’m worrying about customers back home, I’m not going to have a real good time pulling.”

Pulling has been a part of the Shelton family’s fabric since Stan Shelton bought his first competition some 25 years ago.

“In elementary school some friends of mine’s dad had a single-engine Modified tractor and I went to the first even with them, when I was about 10 years old,” Shelton said. “The big motors and big tires … I was hooked pretty quick.

“Before I got out of college, I bought a little garden tractor for pulling. When I got out of college, I bought my first two-wheel-drive vehicle. My dad signed the note for me to buy it. It sounds funny at the time when he asked me, ‘What are you gonna do if it blows up? You gonna borrow more money to fix it?’ I said, “Well, I hadn’t really thought about that.

“But that turned out to be a great experience. I was a kid that needed something going on all the time, and even as an adult I do. I need to stay busy. Pulling is a great avenue and I had a lot of fun during those early years. We wife wasn’t against it and had a good time going. We raised our kids on it.”

The family aspect of the sport appeals to Shelton.

“Pulling has the demographic that we like to be around, and the fans. Hard-working people,” Shelton said. “That’s what we pride ourselves on. The sport has helped raise our kids. They have a lot of values today from the inspiration of the people who are in the sport. We’re appreciative of the sport and happy to be a part of it.”

Even though the travel – which they will unfortunately have to miss this weekend – is extensive it’s worth it to the Sheltons.

“We log a lot of miles coming from North Carolina to run the circuit, more so than anyone else I guess,” Stan Shelton said. “Most of the circuit is in the Midwest and Northeast. But we really love it.”

Gates opening at at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Classes scheduled to be in action on Friday include the Light Weight Super Stock Tractors, Mini Rod Tractors, Limited Pro Stock Diesel Trucks and Limited Pro Stock Tractors. On Saturday, classes include Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Pro Modified 4WD Trucks and 10,000 Pro Stock Tractors.

Admission prices:
Friday
Adults $20
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17
Youth (ages 6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $40

Saturday
Adults $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22
Youth (ages 6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $50

Visit ProPulling.com for more information on the series, including full schedules and season points.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 8th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, “Lake Lucas.” Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.

Robinson promoted to expanded role and Lorton elevated to General Manager at Lucas Oil Speedway

September 21st, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri- Dan Robinson, General Manager of the highly successful Lucas Oil Speedway since 2009, has been promoted to Lucas Oil Director of Racing Operations for Lucas Oil Speedway, the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, the Lucas Oil MLRA and the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League.

In a related move, Danny Lorton has been elevated to Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager. Lorton had previously been Assistant General Manager and Competition Director at the Wheatland, Missouri motorsports complex since December of 2015.

Dan Robinson
“I’m thrilled to accept this new role and the opportunity to work with some great racers, owners, sponsors and fans in the different racing venues affiliated with Lucas Oil,” said Robinson, who had been Interim Director of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series since June.

“I’m also very happy that Danny has been promoted to General Manager at Lucas Oil Speedway,” Robinson added. “He already has been running a lot of the day-to-day operations since I’ve been more involved with the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series. While I will still be around a lot at Lucas Oil Speedway, I know Danny and our team at the speedway won’t miss a beat.”

Racing has been a lifelong passion for Robinson, a Wisconsin native who has overseen the growth of Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., into one of the nation’s showcase racing complexes with an oval dirt track, drag-boat racing lake and off road track.

Among Robinson’s awards are the 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Great Plains Region Auto Racing Promoter of the Year and 2015 “Innovator of the Year” at the Race Track Business Conference in Indianapolis. In February 2017, he received the 41st Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Award, sponsored by Racing Promotion Monthly and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Robinson’s love of racing began as a crew member of a Dirt Late Model team at Wilmot Speedway at the age of 13 before later moving to southwest Missouri and working for five-time NASCAR Weekly Racing Series champion Larry Phillips and son Terry Phillips. He also worked for the Mittler Brothers NASCAR Truck team, along with being mentored in track operations by the late Bill Willard at Lebanon I-44 Speedway.

Since coming to Lucas Oil Speedway in 2007 and quickly working his way through the ranks, the track has enjoyed unparalleled success at the dirt oval and with the addition of the drag boat lake in 2011 and off road track in 2016. Robinson has presided over a diverse schedule of events at the dirt track, including weekly races, the nationally televised Show-Me 100, Diamond Nationals and ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s signature event, the Show-Me 100 was named the 2015 Most Outstanding Short Track Event by Racing Promotion Monthly.

Robinson and wife Dee Ann reside in Bolivar, Missouri and have two children, daughter Denae and son Dylan. Both attend Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.

Danny Lorton, a native of Moberly, Mo., has done everything from drive race-cars to oversee competition during a lengthy career in the racing business. He said he looks forward to his new role in continuing the legacy of excellence at Lucas Oil Speedway.

“I am thankful for the opportunity,” Lorton said. “Dan Robinson has done an outstanding job with the speedway and I will continue to maintain and build to the standards that he has set. I have learned a lot from Dan and will continue to learn more as I take on this new position. I am very pleased to see Dan moving to a higher position with the Lucas Oil company. We both couldn’t ask for a better company to work for.”

Lorton got involved in racing at a young age with his father, who raced on the dirt tracks in central Missouri for many years. After high school, Lorton spent three years in the United States Navy starting in 1979 before three more years in the Naval Reserves.

While working as a supervisor at Mack Hils Inc., a metal fabrication plant in central Missouri for 18 years, Lorton began his own career racing in 1992 driving street stocks. He drove a Modified from 1997-2005, then both a Modified and Late Model for two seasons and a Late Model for seven years.

Lorton was a co-founder of the United Late Model Association, a cost-affordable series for Late Models in 2006, as well as serving on the ULMA Board of Directors until the Lucas Oil MLRA and its Series Director, Ernie Leftwich, began overseeing the series in 2018.

Lorton remained active as a racer until 2013 when he was named Race/Competition Director of the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly. He spent three years there until his hiring as Lucas Oil Speedway’s Assistant General Manager in December of 2015.

Danny and his wife Lisa of 34 years now reside in Humansville, Mo. He has one daughter, Tara Ragain of Clifton Hill, Mo., and three grandchildren.

Robinson and Lorton will begin a search for a new Lucas Oil Speedway Assistant General Manager with more information to be posted over the next few weeks at LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 8th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, “Lake Lucas.” Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.