(LEBANON, Missouri) – Just two-and-a-half months removed from a pulse-pounding visit to Missouri’s only asphalt oval, the United States Super Trucks (USST) make their second and final trip to Lebanon I-44 Speedway this Saturday, August 11, on KTTS Night at the Races. In addition to the visit from the USST, fans can enjoy a pre-race autograph session on the track before another exciting O’Reilly Auto Parts ASA Late Models headliner caps off the 2012 campaign’s 14th ‘Kickin’ Asphalt’ program.
“We’re really looking forward to bringing in the United States Super Trucks for a second go-around,” said Lebanon I-44 Speedway Promoter Kevin Greven. “They put on a great show last time out and they’re an exciting touring series with some local talent. Drivers from at least five states are expected to be in attendance this weekend and they’re ready to have another go at I-44.”
While fans have plenty to look forward to already, they can also anticipate a strong undercard that includes the Budweiser Modifieds, Hardee’s Sportsman, and the entry-level Coca-Cola Chargers. The Hoosier Tire Road Warriors receive a week off before commencing their stretch run toward a championship. Spectator gates open up at 5:00 p.m., with a strong slate of trucks and 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.
“We’re pleased to be able to keep prices the same for a dynamic night of racing,” said Greven. “In addition to the trucks, fans get to enjoy another strong edition of our trademark weekly racing program. Our younger spectators get to venture onto the race track and grab their hero’s autograph before witnessing a night of action that will make them brag to their friends that they were at I-44 Speedway. We’re really looking forward to this weekend’s show, no doubt about it.”
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).
Lebanon I-44 Speedway
24069 Route 66
Lebanon, MO 65536
Track (417) 532-2060
Cell (417) 399-5756
Fax (417) 532-7624
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