Wheatland, MO (June 12th, 2012) – Saturday, June 16th, the Diamond of Dirt Tracks will celebrate Father’s Day Weekend with a Special $750 to Win Pitts Homes USRA A-Modifieds presented by Hermitage Lumber. The Ozarks Vintage Racing Association will also be showcasing and racing Vintage racecars from the 60’s and 70’s. The Weekly Racing Championship Series at the Lucas Oil Speedway has been intense all season long and will continue to turn it up through the heat of the summer.
The ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models have Jeremy Kelley from Walnut Grove, Missouri on the top of the current point standings. Kelley claimed his first win on Saturday, June 9th since sustaining a broken back during a wreck in 2011. Kelley leads Tommy Cordray from Browning, Missouri. Phil Edmondson from Marionville, Missouri holds the third place points position.
In the Pitts Homes USRA A-Modifieds Jason Russell from Henley, Missouri, is still on top of the points standings. Terry Schultz from Sedalia, Missouri was in Victory Lane Saturday night and has moved up behind Russell in points. Local fan favorite, Jason Pursley from Wheatland, Missouri is in third.
In the Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks, Sundance Keepper from Everton, Missouri leads the points chase. Mark Carter, Warrensburg, Missouri, has moved into second just 8 points out of the lead. Burl Woods from Republic, Missouri is third.
For theDJ’s RV B-Modifieds, Kris Jackson from Lebanon, Missouri remains the leader. Jackson is followed by Jeff Miller from Hermitage, Missouri. Shawn Strong from Billings, Missouri sits in the third place points position.
Saturday Night, special guests from the Tri-Lakes Corvette Club will be on display. More than 20 pristine vettes will fill up the spectator Midway. Be sure to bring Dad out early to enjoy the many displays. A special Dad’s Diamond Dash will be held at intermission with an awesome Diamond Nationals Gift Pack being awarded to one awesome Dad in attendance.
Gates will open at 5 PM. Hot Laps will kick off at 7 PM with racing at 7:30 PM. Adult General Admission Tickets are $12, Senior Admission age 62 and up and Active Military is $8, with Youth Admission age 6-15 only $5. Kids age 5 and under are always FREE at Lucas Oil Speedway. A Family Pass is also available and includes two adult admissions and up to three youth, with discounts on Famous Funnel Cakes, Go-Karts and in the Track Treasures Gift Shop for only $25.
Show your AAA Member Card at the gate to receive $3 off regular admission prices. A limited number of VIP Suites are still available for Saturday’s event. Contact Cheri Boehler, (417) 282-5984 for more information.
Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With the 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.
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About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by Industry Insiders to be one of the top five Race Tracks in the Nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, about an hour north of Springfield and only about an hour and a half from Kansas City. Called “The Diamond of Dirt Tracks” Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title. Twenty one luxury suites, a giant HD Jumbo Tron Screen, Musco Sports lighting, a Bose Stadium Sound System, Go Kart Track for all ages, The Diamond Bar, the best track food in the country, and the nicest pits in dirt track racing are just a few of the amenities that set us apart. In 2011 the first Diamond Drag Boat Nationals were held on the new Liquid Quarter Mile, Lake Lucas.
Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest dirt track events in the Midwest featuring some of the biggest names in racing including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, The Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, Casey’s General Stores USMTS Modifieds, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, ASCS Sprint Cars, and The Lucas Oil MLRA. New for 2012 the E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals will also make an appearance in July.
In addition to the awesome special events, the Lucas Oil Weekly Championship Series features, the ALPS Food Stores Late Models, Pitts Homes A-Modifieds, Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks and the DJ’s RV B-Modifieds. The National Race Media has called these shows, “some of the Best Weekly Racin’ in the Nation!”