As Lucas Oil Speedway takes a scheduled break from action this weekend, a busy home stretch of the regular season awaits beginning Aug. 17 with Fan Appreciation Night presented by CW Ozarks/Ozarks Sports Zone.
In the next-to-last Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program of 2019, fans will be treated to food and drink specials throughout the evening including $1 nachos & cheese, $2 hot dogs and $2 soft drinks or waters. There also will be specials in the Track Treasures Gift Shop and Diamond Bar during the evening and the first 500 fans through the spectator gates will receive gift bags.
The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds will headline the action with a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win feature. Pure Stocks also will be a special guest class, joining the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks.
The Show-Me Vintage Racing Club also will return, displaying their cars on the midway before putting on a vintage exhibition race.
Gates will open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and opening ceremonies at 7.
"It's hard to believe that we're into August and the Big Adventure Weekly Racing Series only has two weeks left," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "But that doesn't mean we're almost finished for the season because we have several big events remaining, into the fall."
A quick look at the other remaining USRA-sanctioned events on the 2019 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule:
Aug. 24 - Season Champions will be crowned at the Rempfer Memorial Season Championship Night presented by Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick and KOLR/KRBK. Also, it will be Public Safety Appreciation Night as all police, fire and rescue personnel will be admitted free with ID.
Aug. 31 - The Lucas Oil MLRA returns for the Larry Phillips Memorial presented by Rugged Radios. The Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will be racing for a $750 feature prize. In addition, there is going to be a "Party in the Pits" after practice Oct. 3 in the tech building. The Detour Dance Band will play from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Oct. 11-12 - The 6th annual MLRA Fall Nationals will see the Late Models running on Friday and Saturday. The Out-Pace USRA B-Mods also will be in action for the Clash of Champions on Friday night running a double set of heat races to determine the alphabet soup for Saturday's $3,000-to-win feature. A practice night Oct. 10 will include a Party in the Pits with the band Bootleg Riot playing in the tech building from 8 p.m. until midnight.
For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.
Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2019 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.
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 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 Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks and the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.