Lucas Oil Speedway looks to get its Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series going this Saturday with Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods in the spotlight, running a $750-to-win feature. The program is presented by Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company along with OzarksFIRST.com.
Spectators are allowed to attend the program, with social distancing measures in place.
The USRA Modifieds and USRA B-Mods will be joined by Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models and O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks with gates opening at 4 p.m., hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05.
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said that as racing resumes, several things will be different for drivers and fans in light of COVID-19 restrictions. 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.
Social distancing of 6 feet will be required for spectators through the month of May, though families are allowed to sit together. Fans should leave at least one space between vehicles in the parking lot. Masks are not mandatory but are recommended and the speedway will offer disposable masks at the gate while supplies last. Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the facility and restrooms will be sanitized frequently throughout the racing program.
There will be a limited menu at the concession stands for the first few weeks. There will be no midway activities, such as Go-Karts or the Junior Fan Club and the inside of the Diamond Bar will be closed, though an outside beer kiosk will be open.
"We have worked closely with state and Hickory County officials to put together a plan to resume racing, with safety for everyone our top priority," Lorton said. "We would ask for everyone to be patient as things are going to be different than what we're used to, but at the same time it's going to be good to get back to racing."
Drivers outside the top 15 in 2019 points now can register for the event, but must do so online via MyRacePass. There will be a cap of 30 drivers per division and the B-Mod class already has filled. Spots remain in the other three classes, with registration ending at 5 p.m. Friday - if the limit of 30 is not reached prior to that.
Defending track champions Kris Jackson (B-Mods) and Robbie Reed (USRA Modifieds) are among those already entered for the event.
If weather threatens the program, as always keep an eye on the Lucas Oil Speedway Facebook page or LucasOilSpeedway.com for updates as necessary.
Adults (16 and over): $12
Seniors (62 and over)/Military: $9
Youth (ages 6-15): $5
Kids (5 and under): FREE
Family Pass: $30
Pit Pass: $30
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.
Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" on Facebook and on YouTube.com.
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.
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.
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 and O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks plus the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series featuring, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.