June 15, 2021
USRA Modifieds chase $1,000 to win as Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series resumes on Saturday
WHEATLAND, MO. (June 15, 2021) - Championship chases in the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series resume on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway as the second half of the regular season gets underway.
As iHeartMedia Presents Round 8 of the Weekly Racing Series, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds will headline the action with a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win main event. The Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars also resume points battles.
In addition, Pure Stocks return as a special guest class with a $300-to-win feature. Chris Countryman of Clever won on April 17 in the Pure Stocks' other appearance at the speedway in 2021.
To commemorate Father's Day weekend, all dads in attendance can sign up for a chance to win a reclining chair from Scott's Furniture in Osceola. Sign-up will take place at the Protect the Harvest table on the midway and a drawing to determine the winner will be held during intermission.
Fans also can view the Greater Ozarks Mustang Club, which will display their rides on the midway.
"After a great Midseason Championship program, we're excited to kick off the second half of the Big RV Weekly Racing Series schedule," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "The Pure Stocks always put on a good show and it'll fun to have them back.
"This also is good chance to bring Dad out to the races. He might even take a recliner home from Scott's Furniture."
In this week's featured class, Dillon McCowan of Urbana begins the second half of the season 46 points in front of Fulton's Ryan Middaugh in the Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modified division. Last week's feature winner, Chase Domer of Nevada, trails McCowan by 49 points with Hermitage's Jason Pursley 53 behind the leader.
The Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models find defending track champion Cole Henson of Russellville with a 74-point lead over Appleton City's Johnny Fennewald, who is fresh off his first victory of 2021. Dalton Imhoff of Jamestown and Tucker Cox of Jefferson City are 76 and 78 points behind Henson.
Lebanon's Kris Jackson, a five-time track champion, paces the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod division by just four points over Springfield's JC Morton after Morton's feature win on Saturday. Andy Bryant of Fort Scott, Kansas, is 34 in back of Jackson with Buffalo's JC Newell 41 behind.
The largest points cushion of any division finds Waynesville's David Hendrix 82 clear of Darren Phillips of Wheatland in the O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars. Scotty Allen of Urbana won last week's feature as a season-high Stock Cars were on hand.
Frogs Jr Fan Club Pit Tour: As is a weekly tradition at Lucas Oil Speedway, young fans arriving early are invited to sign up for the Frogs Jr Fan Club Pit Tour. Kids ages 5-12 can sign up on the midway, behind the main grandstands, before 5 p.m. with eight names drawn for a special pit-area tour at 5:15 with flagman Mike Striegel.
They will get to meet some of the drivers, see the cars up close and attend the drivers' meeting prior to return to the midway. Each of the eight will receive a Frogs Jr Fan Club T-Shirt, checkered flag and a gift bag sponsored by RaceGear Unlimited to put items in they receive from the drivers.
Kids' bicycles sought: Lucas Oil Speedway continues to seek bicycle donations for the annual Frog’s Signs Junior Fan Club “Kids’ Night Bicycle Giveaway” during Casey’s General Stores Thursday Night Thunder, on July 1. Drivers, sponsors and fans are being asked to donate boys' and girls' bicycles for youngsters, ages 5-12.
Bikes are accepted at the speedway office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, and on race nights. New bicycles will be accepted, or monetary donations can be dropped off or mailed to the speedway.
For questions or more details, contact Lisa Lorton at the Lucas Oil Speedway office (417) 282-5984 or via email at Lisa@lucasoilspeedway.com. The mailing address is Lucas Oil Speedway, 18842 Speedway Drive, 700 East Highway 54, Wheatland, MO 65779.
Beat-the-heat suite deal returns: Fans can take in Saturday night's dirt-track action from a VIP Suite on the third level overlooking the front straightaway, as a limited number of individual tickets are available priced at $24 apiece. All VIP Suite seats must be pre-paid and can be reserved by calling Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984.
The suite offers prime viewing from inside, where the temperature is climate-controlled, or an outside seating area. Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price, though a host/hostess will be available to take food and drink orders throughout the evening.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and opening ceremonies at 7:05.
Adults (16 and over) - $12
Seniors (62 and over)/Military - $9
Youth (ages 6-15) - $5
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass (two adults and up to three youth 6-15) - $30
Pit pass - $30
For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.
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Office: (417) 282-5984
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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 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.
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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 ninth season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." 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 Weekly Racing Series features the ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.
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