Deadline to RSVP for Lucas Oil Speedway banquet is Thursday

With Lucas Oil Speedway's annual Postseason Championship Banquet less than one month away, deadline to reserve a ticket for the event is 1 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 9.

The banquet is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds' Center Hall in Springfield. Tickets to the banquet are $40 or $400 for a table of 10 and can be reserved by calling the speedway office at (417) 282-5984. RSVP deadline is Nov. 9.

Doors open with a social hour from 6-7 p.m. with invocation and dinner to follow at 7 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow.

Along with the track champions, top 10 drivers in season points will receive their prizes and several specialty awards will be presented. Those include Most Popular Driver (which has been determined in online fan voting), Best Appearing Race Car - this year in each of the four divisions - as selected by GS Stanek Racing Photography and speedway staff plus the Forrest Lucas Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the sport of racing.

Along with drivers, family members, crew and sponsors the event is open to the general public. The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds is located at 3001 N. Grant Ave., in Springfield.

Top 10 drivers in 2023 Lucas Oil Speedway points:

Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds - 1, Ryan Middaugh. 2, Jason Pursley. 3, Tracy Wolf. 4, Greg Scheffler. 5, Robbie Reed. 6, Jeff Cutshaw. 7, Matt Johnson. 8, Lucas Dobbs. 9, Chase Jones. 10, Dylan Hoover.

Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods - 1, Bobby Williams. 2, JC Morton. 3, Dayton Pursley. 4, Quentin Taylor. 5, JC Newell. 6, Mitchell Franklin. 7, Jon Sheets. 8, Ryan Gillmore. 9, Logan Smith. 10, Colson Kirk.

O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars - 1, Mason Beck. 2, William Garner. 3, James Ellis. 4, Waylon Dimmitt. 5 James McMillin. 6, Rodney Schweitzer. 7, Blayne McMillin. 8, Johnny Fennewald. 9, Colton Bourland. 10, Robert White.

For ticket information for the banquet or any future event at Lucas Oil Speedway contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at for more information.

USRA awards banquet January 27: The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) and United States Racing Association (USRA) will host a joint awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, at Harrah's Kansas City Hotel & Casino to celebrate the 2023 racing season for both organizations. Click here for more information.

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