WHEATLAND, Missouri – Whether or not your favorite Lucas Oil Speedway driver won a 2017 track championship or not, he or she can still walk away with a prestigious honor at the postseason awards banquet later this fall.
The first Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series “Most Popular Driver Award” will be unveiled at the banquet. It will be determined through fan voting between now and October 1 by going to the website https://www.lucasoilinvite.com/speedway-2017.
Lucas Oil Speedway assistant General Manager Danny Lorton said this is a way to add another exciting element to the season-ending celebration.
“We were wanting to add some different things to the banquet starting this year, and this was one of a couple things that came to my mind,” Lorton said. “I thought it would be cool to let the fans vote for their favorite driver and the one with the most votes will be the 2017 Lucas Oil Speedway Most Popular Driver, and that driver will be given The Most Popular driver award at the banquet.”
Lorton said the speedway also will select a “Best Appearing Car” Award at the banquet, Nov. 4 at the Lodge at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton. Advance tickets are $40 and RSVPs should be directed to Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 by Oct. 27. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with a social hour at 6 and dinner at 7 with the awards program to follow.
The top 10 drivers in each of the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series classes will be recognized and for the third consecutive year a drawing will be held for a Harley-Davidson Roadster to a lucky driver from Lawless Harley-Davidson of Scott City, Mo.
Action at Lucas Oil Speedway resumes this weekend, Sept. 15-16, with the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals. Gates open at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m., both Friday and Saturday.
For ticket information on remaining 2017 Lucas Oil Speedway events, 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.
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.
Voting for the Lucas Oil Speedway “Most Popular Driver” Award is open.
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.