Wheatland, Missouri (April 12, 2016) - After an action-packed opening weekly that featured the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models Spring Nationals, it's time to wave the green flag on the Budweiser Weekly Championship Series at Lucas Oil Speedway.
Saturday's regular-season opener, presented by KOZL 27, will find all four classifications in action for the first of 13 weekly programs that will culminate in track champions being crowned.
"We had a great weekend with the 3rd annual Spring Nationals and now we're pumped to get started with the Budweiser Weekly Championship Series," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "We have a tremendously talented and loyal group of drivers who compete with us on a weekly basis and I know our fans are as eager as I am to follow them on the road to crowning Lucas Oil Speedway track champions in the fall."
A couple of classes got a jump start as part of the Spring Nationals doubleheader program. Terry Schultz of Sedalia scored a sweep in the Pitts Home USRA Modified division with Derek Brown of Stoutland and Burl Woods of Republic taking wins in the Carson's Corner NAPA Street Stocks.
Now it's time for the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models and Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods to join in. The Late Models are the featured division this week, running for $1,000 to win courtesy of ALPS Food Store in Pittsburg, Mo.
Justin Russell of Henley is the reigning ULMA Late Model track champion with Mike Striegel of Wheatland the
|There will be a tribute to the late Jake Williams, who drove No. 72, before Saturday's racing program. (Chris Bork photo)
defending B-Mod champ. Those two, along with Kenny Carroll (Street Stocks) and Jeff Cutshaw (USRA Mods) will be on the midway in a 2015 Track Champions Salute from 5-6 p.m.
There also will be a special tribute before heat races to Jake Williams, the 2014 ULMA Late Model track champ who lost his life during the offseason. Late Model driver Jon Binning will pilot Williams' No. 72 race car a lap around the track after a video presentation.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30. Ticket prices are:
Adults (16 and up) $12
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $9
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25
Pit Pass $25
A limited number of VIP Suites are available for Saturday's event. Contact LaRay Hankins at (417) 282-5984 or via email at
for more info.
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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.
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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 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. 2016 marks the 6th 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 2016.
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 Budweiser Weekly Racing Series features, the ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson's Corner NAPA Street Stocks and the USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.
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