Buckner, MO – It’s off to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO for the running of the Annual “Spring Thunder” this Saturday evening, at the pristine dirt oval. It will be the season opening event for the Speedway. The first two shows of the season for the Lucas Oil MLRA have been barn burners and this weekend promises to be the same. It’ll also be a chance for several of the weekend’s drivers to turn some laps prior to the running of the 20th Annual Dart Show Me 100 over Memorial Day Weekend.
Brad Looney won the last Lucas Oil MLRA event at Lucas Oil Speedway and the opening event for the series this season. He has his fuel pressure gremlins worked out and is scheduled to compete, as is last weekend’s winner and current Lucas Oil MLRA point leader Will Vaught. Vaught has never won at Lucas Oil Speedway, but has been close on several occasions, including leading the first third of this race back in 2009, before finishing second. Jesse Stovall, the 2010 Modified Track Champion at Lucas Oil Speedway, will be gunning for his first Super Late Model win there and has been extremely fast so far this season. Hometown favorite, Eric Turner, will make his 2012 debut behind the wheel of the Kenny’s Tile Rocket, for the team owned by Travis Siebert from Kansas City. Terry Phillips is also scheduled, as he finished a strong third last weekend, matching his best run to date in the Bloomquist Race Car. A host of other drivers will be on hand too. Car counts have been strong so far, as the two recorded events have drawn 38 and 46 cars respectively.
The Lucas Oil Speedway Midway will be packed with attractions and activities for all ages. Sticking with the theme of “Spring Thunder”, Hickory County Emergency Management, The National Weather Service, KOLR 10 Mobile Weather Lab, Storm Chasers and a storm shelter display will give fans a chance to learn proper steps to prepare their family and property for storm season. Fun for the kids will include a bounce house, jumbo slide, Frog’s Sign Jr. Fan Club special sign up night (wear your GREEN Jr. Fan Club Shirt) and a drawing for 10 JFC Kids to participate in an on track surprise!
Gates open at 4 PM on Saturday, Hot Laps at 6 PM racing at 6:30 PM. Adult tickets are $20, Seniors age 62 and up are $15, Youth age 6-15 just $5 and kids age 5 & under are always FREE! A Family Pass includes two adult admissions and up to three youth, for only $40. A Pit Pass for Saturday, April 14, 2012 is $30. For more track and event details LucasOilSpeedway.com or call the Track Hotline at (417)282-5984.
More information on the Lucas Oil MLRA can be found at mlraracing.com. The Lucas Oil MLRA (Midwest Latemodel Racing Association) sanctions regional Super Dirt Late Model touring series events in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.
For all the latest news and information on the Lucas Oil MLRA please visit us on the web at www.MLRAracing.com or by calling the series office at (816) 650-5063 or (816) 305-6572.
The Lucas Oil MLRA would like to thank the 2012 marketing partners; Lucas Oil Products, AAA Missouri, Hoosier Race Tires, Lucas Cattle Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, AFCO Racing Products, GRT Race Cars, Powertrain Industries, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bodee’s Race Bodies, Outpace Racing Products, Fast Track Photos, Weld Racing Wheels, Impact Signs and Lighting, Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, Kluhsman Racing Components, Performance Bodies, RacinDirt.com, Wehr’s Machine & Racing Products, ATL Fuel Cells, Day Automotive, Bilstein Shocks, BSB Manufacturing , Keizer Wheels, MasterSbilt Race Cars, R2C Performance Products and Wilwood Engineering.