WHEATLAND, Missouri – Back-to-back nights of raw power will be on display at Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend with the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals kicking off a busy home stretch of the 2017 season.
“These trucks and tractors are impressive and always a fan favorite,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said of the Lucas Pro Pulling League, with different classes set to compete on Friday and Saturday night.
The infield in front of the main grandstand will be transformed into a pulling area for the powerful machines, with gates opening at 5 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7 both nights.
Friday will find the ARP Light Weight Super Stock Tractors, ARP Super Stock Diesel Trucks, Limited Pro Diesel Trucks and Limited Pro Stock Tractors.
Then on Saturday night it’s the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions’ Tour. Classes in action will include the E3 Sparkplugs Super Modified Tractors, MAVTV Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, Optima Batteries Super Modified 2WD Trucks , Pro Modified 4 WD Trucks and Protect the Harvest Pro Stock Tractors.
Season championship leaders on the Champions’ Tour heading into the weekend are: Midnight Raider (Pro Modified 4WD Trucks), Blaster/NAPA Auto Parts Fully Loaded (MAVTV Unlimited Super Stock Tractors), Midnight Revenger (Optima Batteries Super Modified 2WD Trucks), Crank It Up (Super Farm Tractors), Ram Mounts Dirtslinger (E3 Sparkplugs Super Modified Tractors) and TS Performance Young Buck (Protect the Harvest Pro Stock Tractors).
For ticket information, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Tickets also can be purchased online at https://www.showclix.com/events/8559.
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40
Adults (16 and up) $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $50
For more information on the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, including complete schedules and archived stories, visit ProPulling.com.
Big events on the horizon: Meanwhile, a major open-wheel event – the 7th annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial – is just over a week away. Set for Sept. 21-23, the ASCS Winged Sprint Cars and WAR Sprint Cars will be featured.
A top prize of $10,000 will be on the line for the final-night ASCS feature winner. Last year, 68 drivers from 14 states entered the ASCS event with Wayne Johnson winning a thriller over Sammy Swindell.
Wrapping up the month will be the first Lucas Oil Speedway USA Pro-Am Motocross on the Off Road track, Sept. 30-31 and Oct. 1.
Coming up on Oct. 6-7 will be the 4th annual MLRA Fall Nationals and Street Stock Big Buck 50. The Late Models not only will crown the MLRA season champion that weekend, but will chase a $5,000-to-win 50-lap feature on Oct. 7. The Street Stock drivers also will go 50 laps for $5,000-to-win on Oct. 7, with the winner also earning a free spot in the Whitetail Trophy Hunt valued at $3,000.
The Monster Truck Nationals wrap up the Lucas Oil Speedway season with the big “Eve of Destruction” show on Oct. 21.
“While the season is starting to wind down, it’s far from over,” Robinson said. “There a lot of different forms of action over the next several weeks and we look forward to seeing our fans, starting with this weekend’s Pro Pulling event.”
For ticket information on any remaining Lucas Oil Speedway event, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.
Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedules can be found by visiting www.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 www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.
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Advance tickets for the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals, this Friday and Saturday, are on sale. Contact Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984. (Mike Musslin photo)
The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals returns to Lucas Oil Speedway this Friday and Saturday, Sept 15-16.
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.