(LEBANON, Missouri) – With the season slowly winding down and the points battle tightening up, Hardee’s Sportsman drivers venture to Lebanon I-44 Speedway for a double dose of feature action with Saturday night’s ‘Lucky 21’ twin headliners. The division’s two 21-lap feature events will headline this weekend’s 12th ‘Kickin’ Asphalt’ program of the 2012 campaign while a full slate of ASA racing action, including the annual ‘Hoosier Tire Road Warrior Brawl,’ awaits fans while a Budweiser Pre-Race Party ensures that fans will remain entertained before a single lap is ticked off on Missouri’s only asphalt oval.
“We are excited that we were able to put together a pair of extended Hardee’s Sportsman features this weekend,” said Lebanon I-44 Speedway Promoter Kevin Greven. “This class has consistently been one of the most competitive all season long and fans will be treated to a double dose of action on Saturday night. In addition, the Hoosier Tire Road Warriors will be in attendance for a special show as well as the rest of our weekly divisions. Combined with the Budweiser Pre-Race Party, our racing program helps form the best value and most excitement to fans in Mid-Missouri.”
While two divisions that are normally overlooked will be stealing the headlines this Saturday night, fans can still look forward to an action-packed undercard that includes the O’Reilly Auto Parts ASA Late Models as well as the Budweiser Modifieds and Coca-Cola Chargers. Spectator gates open up at 5:00 p.m., with a full slate of ASA stock car racing scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m. on the 3/8th-mile oval.
Lebanon I-44 Speedway offers an alcohol-free grandstand, featuring aluminum seating with seat-backs, along with tier parking for cars, pickup trucks and RV’s where patrons may park, tailgate and view the races. Known amongst I-44 race fans as the ‘Budweiser Wild Side’, beer may be brought in by fans to the tier parking areas, while full food and non-alcoholic beverage concessions are available in both the grandstands and tier parking, along with a souvenir and track apparel stand.
Admission prices will remain just $10 for Adults, ages 16 and older, in the grandstands while Adult admission on the ‘Budweiser Wild Side’ will remain just $15. Discounted admission will be offered in both locations for Military members with an ID present, as well as Seniors (ages 65 and older) and Juniors (ages 11-15), and Children (ages 10 and younger) will be admitted for free. A grandstand Family Pass for two Adults and two Juniors plus any number of Children is available for $25, while six Adults entering in the same vehicle on tiered parking will be admitted to the ‘Budweiser Wild Side’ for $75.
“Fans will be getting more action for the same weekly price on Saturday night,” said Greven. “That’s the beauty of I-44 – we keep the ticket prices low and try to bring in special events or give fans a little something extra. This weekend we have a bit of both and we are excited to put on the best racing program in Missouri at a value unrivaled anywhere.”
Lebanon I-44 Speedway is located four miles east of the Lebanon city limit on Historic Route 66. Patrons using Interstate 44 may take Exit 135 and then drive approximately one mile east on Route 66 to the track’s main entrance. Additional information about the track’s 2012 ‘Kickin’ Asphalt’ racing schedule may be found on the facility’s official website, www.i44speedway.net, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lebanon-I-44-Speedway, and on Twitter (@i44Speedway).