WHEATLAND, Missouri – After an exciting weekend in which young phenom Bobby Pierce captured the 25th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com, Lucas Oil Speedway will remain quiet this weekend.
But an action-packed month of speed awaits, on both land and water.
“You know it’s summertime when the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series returns and we’re excited to welcome the drivers, crews and fans next week for the 6th annual John Haas Memorial,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “It’s always a highlight of the season when we have doubleheader action on both ‘Lake Lucas’ and on the dirt track.”
The Haas Memorial, featuring the 250-mile-per-hour Top Fuel Hydro drag boats, is set for June 9-11. On June 10, it’ll be a water/dirt doubleheader with the boats racing during the day time and the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series at night.
The big weekend kicks off a busy summer at the complex. Open-wheel action returns on June 17 for the ASCS Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek Finale, featuring the ASCS Winged Sprint Cars and the WAR Sprint Cars.
The Big RV Weekly Racing Series Midseason Championships, Presented by the Bolivar Herald-free Press is set for June 24. A special Casey’s General Store “Thursday Night Thunder” Presented by KY3 for Kids is June 29. A fireworks show is scheduled, plus the annual Kids’ Bicycle Giveaway.
Not too far away is the inaugural GEICO Off-Road Shootout Presented by General Tire, on the new off road track, July 21-23.
For ticket information on all dirt-track, drag-boat or off-road events contact admission director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.
“We want to thank all the fans for coming out during Show-Me 100 weekend, especially those who stuck around or re-arranged their plans to be with us on Sunday after Saturday’s postponement due to severe weather,” Robinson said. “We’ll catch our breath this weekend and look forward to seeing everyone next week and throughout the summer.”
For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the 2017 racing schedule, visit 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 it’s 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 www.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.
The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series returns to “Lake Lucas” June 9-11 for the 6th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic.
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Lucas Oil MLRA Series Director
Office: (417) 282-5984
About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five race tracks in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, dubbed the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks,” Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the 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. 2017 marks the 7th 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 will be held in 2017. New for 2017 will be an all new purpose build Off Road Racing facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.
Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest! National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. 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 incredible 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, racing weekly.