Wheatland, MO (August 21st, 2012) – Saturday Night, August 25th, the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Racing Championship Series will crown four Track Champions. In addition to the final night of Weekly Championship racing, it is school spirit night. All Teachers, Staff and Students dressed in school attire, will be admitted FREE on Saturday! Bring the entire family out to enjoy the Back to School Bash. Sign up for a chance to win a kids bike courtesy of Frog’s Signs Jr. Fan Club. Don’t miss the last chance in 2012 to catch the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes A-Modifieds, Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks and the DJ’s RV B-Modifieds, in action together.
In the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, it could come down to the last laps of Saturday Nights’ feature to determine a Class Champion. Currently, Jeremy Kelley of Walnut Grove, Missouri is leading the points battle. Kelley is familiar with Victory Lane and knows what it takes to get there. Jason Russell from Henley, Missouri sits behind Kelley by only 24 points. Russell is also currently the overall leader in the ULMA Points Standings. Just behind Russell, is Saturday’s Feature Winner, Tommy Cordray. Cordray from Browning, Missouri was first across the AAA Start/Finish Line twice in 2012. He is only 38 points behind the leader. Joe Walkenhorst is fourth in the standings and second in overall ULMA Standings. This weekends race will not only determine a Track Champion, but may also play a big role in the final ULMA Points.
Only one championship point separates the top two drivers in the Pitts Homes USRA Modfieds. Terry Schultz has the narrow advantage over second place, Jason Russell. Russell, is second in both the Late Model and Modified class, he will be on mark to move up on the chart at just the right time. Schultz, from Sedalia, Missouri, is also Nationally ranked in USRA Point Standings. He currently holds the fifth overall spot. Local fan favorite and Elementary Principal, Jason Pursley from Wheatland, Missouri, is third in the Weekly Racing Series Championship Points.
In the Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks, Marc Carter from Warrensburg, Missouri has a small lead over second place driver, Sundance Keepper. Both racers are in contention week after week and have made for exciting on track battles all season long. Keepper from Everton, Missouri is comfortable ahead of John Coats from Joplin, Missouri. Anything is possible as the season wraps up, don’t miss it!
The addition of the DJ’s RV B-Modifieds has proven to be a great decision. Each week fans have been treated to exciting finishes and heated battles on and off the track. Kris Jackson has appeared in Victory Lane more than any other driver in the class. The driver from Lebanon, Missouri put the wraps on the Championship with last weeks win. Jeff Miller from Hermitage, Missouri is second. Miller appeared in Victory Lane this season and has solid finishes all year. Shawn Strong from Billings, Missouri is third overall and has also appeared in winner’s circle. Saturday nights finale will bring to close a great first year back at Lucas Oil Speedway for the B-Modified class.
A special thank you to each of the class sponsors who keep weekly racing alive at Lucas Oil Speedway. The support of these great businesses bring the drivers here every Saturday Night. This season many outstanding local businesses stepped up to offer bonus money to the purse in each of the classes. Eibach Springs also awards the winner in each class, every week one free Eibach Spring, we appreciate their continued support. We encourage our fans and patrons to give back to those who support racing, by shopping at these businesses.
Show your AAA Member Card at the gate to receive $3 off regular admission prices.
A limited number of VIP Suites are available for Saturday’s event. Please contact LaRay Hankins at (417)282-5984 or via email LaRay@LucasOilSpeedway.com to keep cool in a luxury suite this weekend.
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 Event Information
Gates open at 5:00
Hot Laps at 7:00
Racing at 7:30
Adults (16 and up) $12
Seniors (62 and up) $8
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25
***Students, Teachers and Administration admitted FREE in School Spirit attire!***
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!”