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Down the stretch: Weekly points chases resume Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil SpeedwayWheatland, Missouri (August 16, 2016) – After a rare scheduled week off, engines fire back up Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway with a key race in the chase for Budweiser Weekly Championship Series championships.

Travel Centers of America Night at the Races along with Petro Stopping Centers present Fan Appreciation Night with food and drink specials throughout the evening.

Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds will be in the spotlight with a special 25-lap feature paying $750 to win. ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Carson’s Corner NAPA Street Stocks and Ozark Golf Cars B Mods also are on the next-to-last program of the regular season. Season championships for all four weekly classes are set for Aug. 27.

“It’s hard to believe that only two weeks remain in the Budweiser Weekly Series regular season,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “The racing in our four divisions has been outstanding all season and the season long.

“We have some great points battles going throughout the standings and this week’s action will set things up for championship night.”

In the featured Pitts Homes USRA Modified division, Jeff Cutshaw of Bolivar looks to solidify his stranglehold on what could be a repeat season championship. Cutshaw has three feature victories and a 177-point lead over Jason Pursley of Hermitage. Tyler Wolff of Fayetteville, Ark., has been hot of late, winning two of the last three feature events including the July 30 race.

A look at the other divisions:

ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models: The most-competitive points race find the top five separated by 95 points. Aaron Marrant of Richmond, after a four-race winning streak early in the season, leads Bobby Penney of Lawson by 44 points and Tommy Cordray of Browning by 53. But the story of late has been Nevada’s Jon Sheets, who is 2-for-2 since making his Late Model debut a winning one on July 23.

Carson’s Corner NAPA Street Stocks: Derek Brown of Stoutland looks to rebound after a last-lap mishap relegated the points leader to a 16th-place finish on Aug. 6. Brown has nine victories and a 192-point lead over Eldon’s Steve Beach. Third-place Johnny Coats of Joplin grabbed his first feature win of the season the last time out, making a last-turn pass when Brown and Burl Woods got together.

Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods: There have been five different winners in the last five races in the highly competitive B-Mod division after Shawn Strong of Billings prevailed on Aug. 6 for his second win of the season. J.C. Morton of Springfield is 83 points clear of Richland’s Tyler Brown in the championship chase with Lebanon’s Kris Jackson in third.
Travel Centers of America is a full-service national travel center chain with 165 locations serving hundreds of thousands of professional drivers and other highway travelers each month – including virtually all major trucking fleets.
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For more information and to find a location near you, visit www.TA-Petro.com.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.

Ticket prices are:

Adults (16 and up) $12
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $9
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25 (Click Here for more information)
Pit Pass $25

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it’s 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.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

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