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Class sponsors return for Lucas Oil Speedway 2018 Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri – With the 2018 season just over two months away, Lucas Oil Speedway has finalized its Weekly Racing Series sponsors with the entire lineup returning.

“Our Weekly Racing Series is the backbone of what we do at Lucas Oil Speedway and we’re proud to have all our sponsors back on board,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “We couldn’t do what we do without each of them and we’re proud to welcome them back for 2018.”

For the second straight year, Big Adventure RV will be the title sponsor for the Weekly Racing Series, which begins on April 7. Meanwhile, the lineup again finds Warsaw Auto Marine and RV-NAPA Auto Parts (ULMA Late Models), Pitts Homes (USRA Modifieds), Ozark Golf Cars (USRA B-Mods) and Big O Tires (Street Stocks) as the division sponsors.

“We appreciate what all of those people do for our weekly racers in elevating it to what we believe is the premier weekly series in the country,” Robinson said. “Their support is vital to the quality of weekly racing that we strive to put on. We hope everyone will take some time to recognize them and support those businesses who support us.”

Lucas Oil Speedway’s Weekly Racing Series averaged 105 cars and 2,400 fans last season. Robinson said weekly shows will be bigger and better than ever in 2018 with the support of people like the Pitts Family who own and operate Big Adventure RV and Pitts Homes.

“The Pitts family is a tremendously loyal supporter of dirt-track racing and specifically the Lucas Oil Speedway and we’re proud to have Big Adventure RV as our Weekly Racing Series sponsor and Pitts Homes returning as the USRA Modified sponsor,” Robinson said. “Meanwhile, we’re pleased to have Big O Tires and Warsaw Auto Marine and RV back with us and to and welcome back Ozarks Golf Cars for their third year as the USRA B-Mod sponsor.”

Big Adventure RV is located on Highway 254 South in Hermitage. Big Adventure RV has a complete line of recreational vehicles, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy travel trailers and toy fifth wheels. They also do repair services and consignments. For more information, log onto BigAdventureRV.com or call (417) 745-6840 or 1-800-658-0356.

“Everybody here loves to go to the speedway,” Billy Pitts of Big Adventure RV and Pitts Homes said. “We’ve been there since they started with the A Mods and since starting the RV side of our business, we decided to do the weekly sponsorship, too.”

Big Adventure RV opened in early 2017 and often displays some of its inventory at the speedway so racing fans can get an up-close look.

“It’s long term,” Billy Pitts said of connecting with race fans. “It’s not like they’re going to go to the race track and say ‘dad-gum, I’m going to buy that right now.’ But when they are ready or their friends or family are ready, they can say ‘we remember seeing some campers up at the race track’ and they’ll come and find us.”

Pitts Homes was founded in 1971 by Maurice Lee Pitts and Jane Pitts and now, with five locations (Bolivar, Strafford, Hermitage, Clinton and Warsaw) it has become one of the leading retailers of modular and manufactured housing in the state of Missouri.

Visit PittsHomesInc.com or call any of the locations listed on the website for further information.

Warsaw Auto Marine and RV-NAPA Auto Parts assumed sponsorship of the ULMA Late Models last season. Located in Warsaw, the company opened in March of 2015 and continues to serve its community as a leading automotive parts retailer. Call (660) 438-2829 or visit them on Facebook for more information.

“We’re excited to keep our sponsorship this year,” Brett Heiser of Warsaw Auto Marine and RV said. “The big thing we enjoy about it is how big a part of the community that Lucas Oil Speedway has become, as far as keeping jobs local and offering new job opportunities for local people We’re proud to be a part of that.”

NAPA Auto Parts was founded in 1925 as a way to improve distribution of auto parts for people and business that needed a reliable source for parts. Visit GettheGoodStuff.net for more information on stores in Hermitage and Warsaw.

Returning for the third year as class sponsor for the USRA B-Mods is Ozarks Golf Cars. Owner Spencer King started the business in 2005 and has developed an extensive inventory to supply almost any golf car rental in southwest Missouri or the surround area and one of the largest Yamaha dealers in southwest Missouri.

“I’ve been up there for the last six or seven years (as a spectator) and we do a lot of business renting golf cars up there,” King said. “It’s worked out good mutually to sponsor the B-Mod class. It’s a great relationship between the track and our business together.”

Race teams and fans are able to rent golf carts during race events throughout the season. King said he’s found the racing community to be loyal to the sport and to the sponsors.

“We are getting our name out there more and more every year and people are calling us for their golf car needs and we’re renting more and more carts up there every year,” King said.

King provides free golf cart delivery within 75 miles of Ozark and his crew will travel anywhere within the region to fix a cart. Go to OzarkGolfCars.com or call 1-866-846-7970 for additional info.

Big O Tires enters year two of sponsoring the Street Stocks. The Osage Beach store at 4712 Jayhawk Street offers a wide range of diagnostic, repair and routine maintenance services, backed by one of the best national services warranties in the business. Call (573) 348-4600 or go online to BigOTires.com.

Kyle Uchtmann of Big O Tires said his staff at the Big O Stores in the Lake of the Ozarks area are good friends with Street Stocks racer Kenny Carroll and enjoy the partnership with the speedway.

“Lucas is a really big deal and I get a lot of messages from the local racers who say they appreciate our involvement,” Uchtmann said. “All of our people like going out there to the races.”

Following an open Test & Tune on March 31, the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series begins April 7 with the Spring Opener Presented by Fox 5 KRBK. The Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models will be the featured class, shooting for a $1,000-to-win feature prize.

The Lucas Oil MLRA Series has taken over administration of the ULMA Late Models this season with Lucas Oil Speedway serving as the flagship track. The ULMA Series utilizes a unified set of rules at various venues throughout the Midwest aimed to provide a national-caliber type of points series for drivers who cannot afford to compete with Super Late Model touring series.

Meanwhile, both Modified divisions at Lucas Oil Speedway again will be under USRA administration and earn points toward USRA national championship standings. Two years ago, JC Morton parlayed his Lucas Oil Speedway track championship into a USRA B-Mod national title.

This season also will find additional television exposure on the MAVTV Motorsports Network for the weekly racers. Several times during the season, the weekly classes will be spotlighted on “Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday Night” while running in support of major shows. In addition, full Weekly Racing Series programs on June 9 and June 23 will be shown and additional weekly races may be added to the production schedule during the season.

For ticket information, including season passes for the 2018 season, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket information and tentative 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.

Cole Williams, CMS Team Up for SRL Winter Showdown

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Sellersburg, IN — The SRL Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California is one of the biggest races to win each year. After scoring multiple wins in big races in 2017, Cole Williams is now heading west to seek the $30,000 check.
Williams said the SRL Winter Showdown is one of the biggest races he’s ever attempted to run, but he cannot wait for the challenge of racing against some of the best Super Late Model drivers in the country.

“I am really excited for this opportunity,” said Williams. “Winning the Winter Showdown would be a huge deal for everyone involved, and it would be my first Super Late Model win which would make everything even cooler.”

The Sellersburg, Indiana native will be racing the Motor City GMC No. 29 machine for CMS with sponsorship from Port City Racecars, McGunnegill Engine Performance and Bordeau Metals.

Williams said the deal came about as a result of a conversation between his father, Terry, and Gary Collins. Williams and CMS are both big supporters of Port City Racecars and are on the phone with each other every week to discuss setups and more.

Williams went to test a car recently for CMS and said the test went extremely well.

“Our test session went great,” explained Williams. “We learned a lot from the different setups that we tried, and I feel confident that we have a good car to start out the weekend with and we’ll go from there.”

The 21-year-old driver has never raced at the wide, high-banked half-mile of Kern County Raceway Park before, but he knows he’ll be prepared when he gets to the track on race weekend. Williams has been talking to as many people as possible to get information on how to race the track, as well as watching past races and on-board camera footage. He said he believes he’ll have a shot to contend for the win on February 3rd.

“It would mean a ton to go out there and win,” Williams said. “I’m just thankful for CMS, Port City Racecars, McGunnegill Engine Performance, Bordeau Metals, and everyone that has made this opportunity possible.”

Race fans can watch Williams compete in the Winter Showdown via a live broadcast on Speed51.com. The broadcast will be streamed free for both monthly and yearly members to the Speed51 Network.

For more information on Cole Williams, please visit colewilliamsracing.com. Also be sure to follow Cole Williams on Twitter, @ColeWilliams46.

Large Gathering Celebrates 2017 Racing Season at ABC Raceway Banquet

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Ashland, WI — Nearly 250 fans, racers, crew persons and track personnel filled the conference hall at the AmericInn in Ashland to celebrate the 2017 stock car racing season during the ABC Raceway’s annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 20.

Following a buffet-style meal prepared by Country Cafe & Catering, Ashland-Bayfield County Racing Association president Eric Erickson congratulated the points champions of the track’s five weekly divisions, expressed appreciation for the track’s sponsors, and thanked the all-volunteer staff and Board of Directors of the award-winning three-eighths-mile red-clay speedplant.

Erickson noted in his comments that the Raceway had paid a record total purse of over $286,000 during the 2017 season, and a points fund totaling an additional $10,000 was handed out during the awards ceremony.

Erickson also paid tribute to several long-time members of the Raceway’s work staff, handing “Valuable Volunteer” plaques to Skip Hunter, Brian Lucas, Jenny Bowers, Laura Luger, Bobby Wherritt, and Greg Jaeger. He also presented the first-ever “Pitman Award” to Ken Bogdonovic, a popular and personable long-time crew member of the Spacek race teams.

Event emcee Nick Gima then introduced those drivers who finished in the top ten in points in each of the track’s weekly divisions in 2017, as well as others who achieved special accomplishments. Drivers in the top ten received trophies, and the divisional champions were also awarded commemorative jackets, banners and etched glass steins noting their accomplishments.

Of the five divisional champions, four were first-time honorees – an historic first in the Raceway’s 53-year history. Two of the track championships were decided by one point, while the largest winning margin was just 21 points.

Glidden’s Bill Byholm had waited 27 years to win earned his first-ever ABC Raceway points championship, topping the WISSOTA Modified division by 11 points. Despite sitting among the top 20 all-time in feature wins at ABC, Byholm did not win an A-main here in 2017, but he used five top-five feature finishes – including three runner-up efforts – and six more finishes in the top 10 over 12 shows to earn the title.

Byholm noted in his acceptance speech that one of his favorite memories of the season was running side-by-side for the lead in a handful of races with his son, Tanner, who completed his rookie season in 2017.

Defending track champion Neil Balduc of Bessemer, MI, scored two feature wins on his way to finishing second in the “big Mods,” just ahead of Pat Cook of Washburn and Steve Lavasseur of River Falls, as the top four in the final standings were separated by just 25 points. Six-time ABC champ Jeff Spacek of Phillips wound up in fifth.

Five-time track champ Steve Stuart of Ashland and Superior’s Rick Rivord headed up the second five in the Mods, and Jacob Hiatt of Mason, who scored his first career feature win in Ashland during the ‘17 season, claimed eighth, ahead of Tanner Byholm of Glidden and Medford’s Paul Niznik.

Nick Oreskovich of Mason was the only repeat track champion at ABC in 2017, scoring his second straight WISSOTA Super Stock title. Oreskovich led the division with seven heat wins, and his four feature wins on the season included an early-season run of three in a row to establish “the Flyin’ Farmer” as the man to beat.

Former ABC Super Stock champ Randy Spacek of Phillips opened 2017 with a feature win on his way to second place in the division’s points, 18 back of Oreskovich, while Montreal’s Cory Casari grabbed a feature win in the season finale to secure third in the standings. Superior’s Scott Lawrence, the 14-time ABC Raceway champion, finished fourth ahead of 2015 champ Jeff Klopstein of Tomahawk, as the top five were separated by just 46 points.

Shane Kisling of Park Falls took sixth in the Super Stocks, ahead of Superior’s Dave Flynn, Randy’s son Terran Spacek of Phillips, Ashland’s Matt Deragon, and Don Muzzy of Ironwood, MI.

Tyler Vernon of Ashland won the WISSOTA Midwest Modified track championship here in a season when the ABC Raceway hosted an average regular-season car count of 29 Mid-Mods – the highest in any division of any of WISSOTA’s 47 member tracks. Vernon collected three of the four feature wins he scored in 2017 in this division to earn the first championship of his family’s long and storied history of racing at Ashland.

Two-time defending track champion Paul Suzik of Ironwood, MI, claimed second place, just 21 points behind Vernon, thanks to two feature victories and five heat wins. Wayne Stricker of Highbridge used a division-leading seven heat wins along with three feature checkers to finish third, ahead of Ryan Adamzak of Marengo and Ashland’s Tanner Hicks.

Jesse Aho of Toivola, MI, scored a feature win here and was within just 46 points of the championship while landing sixth, with Tyler Hudack of Ashland finishing seventh. Wayne’s son Jared Stricker of Highbridge took the eighth-place trophy home, and to continue the father-son theme, Duane Dunbar of Marenisco, MI, finished ninth in the Mid-Mod standings, just ahead of his son Marcus, of Wakefield, MI.

Marengo’s Scott Ovaska became a first-time champion at ABC in 2017, winning the Six-Cylinder division’s honors by a single point. A long-time popular driver, Ovaska scored four heat wins and placed in the top three in 11 of the division’s 12 features run last summer, including winning the sixth of his career on June 10, to follow up a runner-up finish in the division in 2016.

Two-time and defending Sixes champ Tiffany Hudack of Ashland used four heat wins and four feature victories to finish second, and Mid-Mod champ Vernon won one feature and five heat races in the Sixes to claim third. Trego’s Randy Graham drove former Sixes champ Dale Coddington’s car to a division-best five feature wins on his way to a fourth-place trophy, as the top four were separated by just nine points. Ashland’s DeJay Jarecki finished fifth.

Sixth place went to Ashland’s Forrest Schultz, followed by rookie John Darwin and veteran Jonathon Popp, both of Iron River; Ashland’s Dalton Truchon, and the Spooner-based team of Josh Saunders and Matt Larson.

Andrew Hanson of Iron River was the fourth first-time ABC Raceway champion, claiming the 2017 WISSOTA Pure Stock title. The Northwestern High School senior was unable to attend the banquet as he was competing at a wrestling meet, but he did lead the division with seven heat wins, and his three feature wins on the season included two on July 29, as he finished fifth in WISSOTA’s national Pure Stock points.

Kyle Copp of Brule led the division with the first five feature wins of his career, placing him second to Hanson by just one point and setting up what could be the makings of a great friendly racing rivalry for years to come at ABC. Graham’s third-place finish included a feature win to put him just 15 points out of the championship, ahead of long-distance traveler Dylan Shelton of Wrenshall, MN, and Hayward’s Brock Beilke.

Sixth through tenth in Pure Stock points included rookie Matt Olson, Jake Nevala and Don Livingston, all of Ashland; rookie Austin Gibson of Trego, and veteran Jeff Christman of South Range.

The track’s coveted Sportsman of the Year award was presented to Mid-Mod racer Ryan Adamzak of Ashland, and the Most Improved Driver award was won by Jared Stricker.

Tanner Byholm (Modifieds), Deragon (Supers), Graham (Sixes) and Olson (Pure Stocks), plus Justin Weinberger of Park Falls (Mid-Mods), were recognized as the top ABC Raceway rookies of 2017.

Erickson presented former racer and current track-prep team leader Rick Przybylski with the annual President’s Award, honoring his significant contributions to the overall quality of the facility and the racing at ABC, prior to the introduction of the track champions.

During their acceptance speeches, all five champions were generous in their praise of the Raceway, especially with respect to the hard work of the staff, the track preparation, and the significant weekly purses and points fund.

A large number of door prizes were provided for those in attendance, and DJ-provided music completed an enjoyable evening for all in attendance.

The 2018 stock car racing season at the ABC Raceway is set to begin May 12 and include another very ambitious schedule, highlighted by the return of the Advantage RV Modified Series and the FastLane Motorsports Super Stock Series, plus a first-time visit by the UMSS sprint cars. The track is located 3-1/2 miles south of Ashland on State Highway 13 and one mile west on Butterworth Road. For more information, log on to the track’s website, www.abcraceway.com.

Looney adds name to Sunoco rookie slate

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Wheatland, Missouri – Recently Payton Looney and the Atnip Enterprisies team informed Lucas Oil MLRA officials of their intentions to follow the tour and compete for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title.

Originally scheduled to compete last year, Looney had to remove himself from contention when engine issues reared their head on Memorial Day weekend.

“We planned to do this last season,” said Looney, who still ran several shows. “We had trouble at the Show Me 100 and it put us in a position where we had to miss several shows.”

Ironically, that weekend probably marks the biggest of Looney’s career thus far. He was Friday night’s fast qualifier, winner of two qualifying heat races and a sixth place starter in the 100 lap main event.

His strong runs, with the nation focused on Lucas Oil Speedway, proved an optimal time to shine. Not to mention he also sold out of merchandise on hand.

“I’m really looking to put a full year together on the MLRA tour,” Looney further elaborated. “I love racing at Wheatland obviously, and also places like Salina, Oklahoma and LaSalle, Illinois.”

The team will roll out their Rocket XR1, which they finished last season running. There is also a pair of Scott Bailey Chevrolet Engines in the arsenal too. Looney was quick to mention Swift Springs, and the consistency they brought to his program, once he made the switch for the second half of the season.

“We’re beyond stoked for the year,” said team owner Jeremy Atnip. “We’re looking to hire someone full-time for the season just to work on the race car. Once we get that handled we’ll be in a better spot to compete, than we ever have been. It’s always just a lot of pieces that have to come together.”

Beyond the driver’s seat Looney is a Project Manager for Atnip Entersprises, so racing only scratches the surface of Payton’s involvement with his team owner.

“I’m just looking to go out and be consistent,” commented Looney. “We won a race last year, obviously that’s the goal. I’m just lucky to be in this position!”

The 2018 schedule kicks off at Tony Izzo’s LaSalle Speedway for the Thaw Brawl Friday, March 30, and continues through Saturday, March 31. It will pay $15,000 to win the final night and $5,000 for the season opener.

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.

Rising USRA B-Mod prospect Taylor Moore eager to build on strong Lucas Oil Speedway season

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri – For one of the Ozarks’ rising USRA B-Modified prospects, it’s time to start dreaming of spring-time warmth and top-five finishes in the season ahead at Lucas Oil Speedway.

But for now, Taylor Moore is keeping his skills sharp behind the wheel of go-karts. There’s a major indoor race this weekend in Lebanon where, win or lose, Moore figures it’ll help keep his driving skills sharp.

“It’s not like a big car, but the actions are kind of the same,” said the 21-year-old Moore, whose family operates the go-kart track Bois D’Arc Speedway. He said he’s won a handful of races there this winter, when weather has permitted racing outside.

“It keeps you in tune and you have to hit your marks … and it’s an adrenaline rush that’s the same as you get in a big car,” Moore added.

Moore, a third-generation racer from Bois D’Arc, has plenty to be excited about as he eyes the 2018 season. He finished third in the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod points chase last season, his first driving at Lucas Oil Speedway and just his second year in a Modified.

“It started off a little rough, but definitely got better as it went along,” Moore said. “I got better as a driver and at reading race tracks. I thought finishing third in points there for my first season was pretty good. From about the middle of the year on, we were finishing top 10, top five and just trying to keep a good point average going.

“The competition in the B-Mods is so good. You have guys like (track champion) Andy Bryant, Kris Jackson, JC Morton and those are only a few. If you can go and run with those guys at Lucas and be competitive, you can go and run anywhere.”

Moore said his switch to a Hoffman Race Car about the middle of 2017 was a key and he’s confident he will continue to get better the more he races it. He utilizes a crate motor, which means less horsepower than some other competitors. But The 2014 Ash Grove High School graduate said his driving style seems to be a good fit for the power plant.

“When the track slicks off, it seems like the crate is more dominant,” Moore said. “You don’t need all that horsepower when the track slicks off. When everything slows down a little bit, I seem to get a little better.”

Moore said a goal for the new season, along with finishing near the top of season points at Lucas, is to be in the USRA B-Mod National points mix. He hopes to use some weekends when Lucas Oil Speedway isn’t running B-Mods to take his racing on the road.

Those extra races and additional travel, however, require more funding. Moore said his budget is limited, which is why he appreciates the help from his sponsors – including new backing from Mike Striegel’s Team Outlaw Race Bodies.

Striegel is one of the area’s veteran Modified drivers and he picks a young B-Mod driver each season to help. Others have included Andy Bryant the year he won the USRA B-Mod National championship, Ryan Gillmore and Kaeden Cornell. This year, it will be Moore.

“He’s a good kid and like all those young guys I’ve helped, just has that will to win and desire to get it done,” Striegel said. “I’ve watched Taylor a lot and he’s a winner. He’s a good kid, but he will race you hard. Me and him had a couple of run-ins last year and, like I told him, we’re not gonna stop racing each other hard just because I’m sponsoring him a little bit.”

Moore appreciates the kind words and support.

“To have somebody of his caliber tell me he wants to help me out, that means a lot,” Moore said. “I’m just kind of a backyard go-kart racer. I don’t have a big shop or fancy racing operation. For him to offer that really helps.”

Additional sponsors include C&M Gearworks, Jordan Valley Auto Body, Hoffman Race Cars, Midwest Sheet Metal, R&M Pallets, Schuchmann Cattle Company, Rockin’ S Farms, Billy Goin Motorsports and Bois D’Arc Speedway.

The Lucas Oil Speedway 2018 season begins April 7 with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opener.

For ticket information, including season passes for the 2018 season, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket information and tentative 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

Taylor Moore (00) and Mike Striegel (17) duel during a feature last season at Lucas Oil Speedway. Striegel, a long-time racer, is giving the 21-year-old Moore some sponsorship help in 2018. (Kenny Shaw photo)

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.