The roar of race car engines returns to Lucas Oil Speedway this Saturday with an open test and tune, one week ahead of the season opener for the Big Adventure RV Weekly Championship Series.
Practice is scheduled from 2-6 p.m. with the pit office opening at 10 a.m. to help alleviate congestion during check-in. In respect to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing will be expected of all participants, with only one team at a time allowed in the pit office and a minimum of one pit stall required between teams once in the pits. Race haulers only - and no personal vehicles - will be allowed in the pits.
Pit passes are $25 and there will be no grandstand access or spectator admission. Pit-side concessions will be open, with a limited menu. Sunoco race fuel, along with Hoosier and American Racer tires and Lucas Oil products will be available for purchase at the track.
"We know that drivers and teams are looking forward to getting out on the track for the first time and dialing their cars in," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "We thank everyone for their patience as we put together the revised schedule and we look forward to getting our race season underway."
To insure social distancing in the pit area, the May 16, 23 and 30 weekly programs will be limited to 30 pre-registrations in each division - Pitts Homes USRA Modified, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks and Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. Pre-registration must be done on Lucas Oil Speedway's MyRacePass site.
The top 15 drivers from 2019 championship points standings will have the first opportunity to pre-register for the May 16 event, Ozarks Cola-Cola/Dr Pepper Night at the Races Presented by OzarksFirst.com. These 15 from each class will have until noon May 12th to preregister via MyRacePass. After noon on May 12th, it will be open registration for each class until 30 spots are filled in each class.
Registration will close at 5 p.m. May 15 with the field capped at 30 in each division. The Street Stocks will be the featured class on May 16 with a $750-to-win main event.
The same pre-registration procedure will follow for the two remaining May events, but with 2020 points used for those. Details about pre-registration dates for the May 23 and 30 programs will be announced.
The national-touring Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, which has been halted due to COVID-19 since early March, will hold a pair of $7,000-to-win events on Tuesday and Wednesday at Lucas Oil Speedway as part of the "Lucas Oil Reopening Tour." Those will be held without spectators, but fans will get a chance to tune in live via LucasOilRacing.tv and for free on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Facebook page.
The LOLMDS drivers will have a practice on Monday, May 11 that also will be closed to the public. The Lucas Oil MLRA also will be a part of the late models-only programs.
For ticket questions or information for any event this season, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.