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Annual Rex Merritt Racing School Set to Take Place on Saturday-Sunday, April 2nd-3rd, 2011

Lucas Oil SpeedwayWheatland, MO (February 3rd, 2011) -The Two-Day Rex Merritt Racing School is set to take place on April 2nd-3rd, 2011 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Reservations are currently being accepted by calling the Lucas Oil Speedway office at (417) 282-5984 or by emailing dan@lucasoilspeedway.com. There is no deadline to register but we will only be accepting the first 75 people.

This school is for drivers in all types of cars including Late Models, Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Hobby Stocks and is taught by one of the best in the business, Rex Merritt. Rex brings a wealth of racing knowledge and experience to the school not only as an extremely successful veteran racer on both dirt and asphalt but he is also a Shock and Spring Specialist for Bilstein Shock Absorbers.

Day one of the racing school involves primarily classroom work at the beautiful Lucas Oil Speedway facility in Wheatland, Missouri. Topics on Day One include Front Suspension, Rear Suspension, Braking, Maintenance & Scaling, Shocks & Springs, and Tires. The cost for Day One only of the class is $175.

Day Two takes to the racetrack for expert advice on driving techniques including heavy vs. slick track, tight vs. loose conditions, how to pass, using the brakes for traction, outthinking your competition and differences in driving the cushion vs. the bottom of the racetrack. The cost for day two of the school is $75.

Both days are only $200 but space is limited so reserve your spot today by calling (417) 282-5984 or please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information. Classes start both days at 9:00am. There will also be a Test & Tune session on Saturday, April 2nd from Noon to Dusk for all racers. Grandstand admission will be FREE that day with Pit Passes set at $15. No reservations are necessary for the Test & Tune Session.

About Rex Merritt
Rex has over 500 career feature wins in 30 plus years of racing. Accomplishments include over 36 Track Championships including the 2008 Lucas Oil Speedway Modified Crown, and Championships in IMCA Modifieds, NASCAR Modifieds, Dirt Late Models, and Asphalt Late Models. Rex is a 3 TIME “World Series of Asphalt” Winner in New Smyrna Beach Florida, past IMCA Asphalt Supernationals Champion, 3-Time Winternationals Champion, 3-time IMCA Supernationals “Race of Champions” Winner, and IMCA Iron Man Award Winner. Rex has been featured in many Motorsports Magazines including: Speedway Illustrated, Circle Track Magazine, Stockcar Racing, Big “O” Sports, and Dirt Late Model. He has also been featured on ESPN, SPEED Channel, and Prime Network Racing Television Shows along with local sports programs.
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About Lucas Oil Speedway
The 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. It’s called “The Diamond of Race Tracks” and it certainly lives up to that 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. New for 2011 will be Championship Drag Boat Racing at the Brand New Liquid Quarter Mile scheduled for completion Mid-Summer 2011.

We host 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.

In addition to the awesome special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway hosts the “Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series” of weekly racing featuring the TNT Quick Shop Late Models, the Pitt’s Homes A-Modifieds, and the Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks. The National Race Media has called these shows, “some of the Best Weekly Racin’ in the Nation!”

Last season the speedway boasted over 7 Nationally Televised Events on MavTV, SPEED CHANNEL and the Versus Network. CBS Sports comes on board for (3) huge events this season including the 19th Annual DART Show-Me 100, the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Truck and Tractor Pull, and the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Event scheduled for July 2011. For complete information including this seasons schedule, log on to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com

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