WHEATLAND, Missouri- Following a weekend of record-breaking speed on Lake Lucas and a memorable Lucas Oil MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial at the dirt track, Lucas Oil Speedway will take this weekend off before continuing a huge stretch of season-ending special events.
Action resumes on Sept. 14-15 with the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals, featuring two nights of some of the nation’s most-powerful trucks and tractors. The infield in front of the main grandstand will be transformed into a pulling area for the powerful machines, with gates opening at 4 p.m. both nights and pulling set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 6 p.m. on Sept. 15.
Classes in action on Friday tentatively include the Light Weight Super Stock Tractors, Mini Rod Tractors, Limited Pro Stock Diesel Trucks and Limited Pro Stock Tractors. On Saturday, classes include Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Pro Modified 4WD Trucks and 10,000 Pro Stock Tractors.
“This is always one of the most popular events of the season and the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League never fails to put on a terrific show,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said.
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17
Youth (ages 6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $40
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22
Youth (ages 6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $50
Visit ProPulling.com for more information on the series, including full schedules and season points.
The big Labor Day Weekend of racing included the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series 8th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals, where Mike Robbins in Nitro Nuts set a new Top Fuel Hydro record with a speed of 243 miles per hour on the 875-foot course. Meanwhile, Will Vaught captured the MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial at the dirt track, taking home $5,075.
Before the Phillips Memorial, Robinson announced that beginning in 2019 the final Weekly Racing Series program will be named the “Rowdy and Julia Rempfer Season Championships.”
The Rempfers, who worked at the speedway, were killed in an automobile accident on August 25. Harold “Rowdy” Rempfer also was Mayor of Wheatland.
“Rowdy and Julia were beloved members of our community and our Lucas Oil Speedway family and this is something that we can do to honor their memory,” Robinson said.
Here’s a look at the remainder of the 2018 schedule at Lucas Oil Speedway:
Sept. 20-22 – 8th annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial for Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints and WAR Sprints. A $10,000 pay day awaits the ASCS Sprints feature winner on night three.
Oct. 4-6 – 5th annual Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt, with ULMA Late Models also in action. The Street Stocks will race for $10,000 to win on the final night and ULMA Late Models with features paying $1,000 and $2,000 on Friday and Saturday.
Oct. 12-13 – 5th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals plus the Inaugural B-Mod Clash of Champions. The B-Mods get a shot in the spotlight, with a $3,000-to-win final-night feature. Meanwhile, an MLRA season champion will be crowned with full programs on both nights for the Late Models.
Oct. 20 – Monster Truck Nationals Eve of Destruction will see over 60,000 pounds of Monster Truck Thunder on display with the big machines crushes cars and racing side by side and in wheelie shootouts.
For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.
September 14th-15th, 2018: Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals
The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals come to Lucas Oil Speedway, Sept. 14-15.
Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with 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.
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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.