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USRA Modifieds shoot for $1,000-to-win Saturday – and Moms are admitted free – at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri- With temperatures on the rise and more weekend sunshine in the forecast, Lucas Oil Speedway returns to action on Saturday with a special Mother’s Day Weekend tribute program.

NMI/VMG Marketing Group and Wild Animal Safari team up to present the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series. All Mothers will be admitted FREE, courtesy of NMI/VMG Marketing Group.

“After a super weekend of open-wheel racing, we’re excited to welcome back our four weekly divisions,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “The competition on the race track and the car counts both have been outstanding so far and this week should be more of the same.

“Thanks for NMI/VMG Marketing Group, we’re proud to welcome all Moms for a special free night at the speedway.”

The Pitts Homes USRA Modified division will be featured, running a special 25-lap, $1,000-to-win main event. The Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods also will be in action.

After two early April rainouts, the points chases in the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series will begin to settle into a flow this week. With just two weekly programs in the books, there is little separation in any of the divisions after eight different winners in eight feature races so far.

In the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Trevor Latham of Rogers, Arkansas, holds an eight-point lead over four-time reigning track champion Jeff Cutshaw. Latham has a feature win and a runner-up finish in 2018 and Cutshaw already has a win.

The Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods find a tie atop the standings with JC Morton of Springfield and Kris Jackson of Lebanon – both former track champions – at the top. Mike Striegel and Robert Heydenreich Jr. are tied for third, only eight points behind.

David Hendrix of Waynesville paces the Big O Tires Street Stocks with a four-point margin over Brian Schutt. In the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Aaron Marrant of Richmond is two points clear of both Aaron Poe and Larry Ferris.

Gates on Saturday will open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and opening ceremonies at 7.

Admission prices:
(All Mothers are FREE)
Adults (16 and over) $12
Seniors (62 and over/Military) $9
Youth (ages 6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $25
Pit pass $30

NMI/VMG is the union of two of the most reputable agencies in Springfield, Missouri – Nichols Media, Inc. and Vietti Marketing Group with a combined experience that includes over 40-plus years in the advertising industry.

Wild Animal Safari, located in Strafford, Missouri, is one of the nation’s best drive-through animal parks. For ticket information and hours of operation visit animalsafari.com.

For ticket information for any event in 2018 at Lucas Oil Speedway – including the 26th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by Protecttheharvest.com May 24-26, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Tickets also can be purchased online for any event during the 2018 season.

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

The 26th annual Show-Me 100 comes to Lucas Oil Speedway, May 24-26.

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.

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