Action resumes Aug. 19 at Lucas Oil Speedway with Fan Appreciation Night
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August 9, 2017  |  by Lyndal Scranton

In what might be described as the calm before a frenetic month, Lucas Oil Speedway takes a scheduled break this weekend.

"We're looking forward to one of the most-exciting stretches of the season just ahead," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "It's hard to believe that it's already into August and we're going to crown track champions soon, but there's a lot of action ahead."

Here's what to know over the next month:

Weekly Series hits home stretch: When action resumes on Aug. 19 as TA/Petro along with the Ozarks CW & Ozarks Zone Present Fan Appreciation Night, there will be food and drink specials all night long. It also will be a pivotal evening as the chase for Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series championships charges toward the finish line.

With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, three of the four divisions are separated by just a handful of points. Jason Purlsey leads Jeff Cutshaw by 16 points in the USRA Modifieds and Andy Bryant is 21 clear of Shawn Strong in the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.

The USRA Modifieds will be featured on Aug. 19 with a special 25-lap, $750-to-win main event.

2017 champions will be crowned: What happens on Aug. 19 will set the stage for the Weekly Racing Series Season Championship on Aug. 26. Track champions will be crowned in all four divisions on Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick Season Championship Night presented by KYOO-Your Country 99 & KPOW-Power 97.7.

In addition, it is Public Safety Appreciation Night as all police, fire and rescue personnel are admitted free with ID.

Make it a Labor Day Weekend Saturday doubleheader: Action will not be limited to the water on Labor Day Weekend. The Lucas Oil MLRA Dirt Series returns on Saturday, Sept. 2 for the Larry Phillips Memorial, a race named in honor of the short-track racing legend and NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee from Springfield.

The Out-Pace USRA B-Mods join the Late Models in action, running for a $500 first prize. Fans buying tickets to the Diamond Drag Boat Nationals, either on Saturday for via the Top Eliminator Club or three-day pass, will be admitted free to the dirt track.

For ticket information for all Lucas Oil Speedway events, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@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.



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