Wheatland, MO (April 27th, 2011)- The 19th Annual DART Show-Me 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Products at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri is now just 30 Days away and reserved seat tickets are going fast! A limited number of 2-Day Tickets remain for $55 and can be ordered by calling (417) 282-5984. Any remaining Reserved Seats can be purchased as single day tickets beginning on Monday, May 2nd by clicking http://lucasoilspeedway.showclix.com/. This year’s DART Show-Me 100 will once again feature the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on May 26th-28th, 2011. The Lucas Oil MLRA will also be on the card as they go head to head with the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Scott Bloomquist out of Mooresburg, Tennessee leads the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series contingent with a slim 10 point lead over Martinsville, Indiana’s Don O’Neal. Bloomquist has three wins on the young season including the Season Opener at East Bay Raceway Park while also capturing the last two events in Kilgore, Texas and at the Indiana Icebreaker at the famed Brownstown Speedway in Indiana. O’Neal, driving the yellow Magnaflow Exhaust sponsored MasterSbilt #71 has yet to capture a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win in 2011 but has been very consistent in the series first 8 races.
The “Newport Nightmare” Jimmy Owens holds down the third spot in the season points standings with one win on the season at the 35th Annual DART Winternationals in Florida. Former Multi-Time Champion Earl Pearson Jr. out of Jacksonville, Florida driving the Bobby Labonte Motorsports Lucas Oil Sponsored Longhorn Chassis rides fourth in points with Carpentersville, Illinois’ Dennis Erb holding down the final spot in the Top-5.
Winfield, Tennessee’s Mike Marlar, Dunnville, Kentucky’s Brad Neat, and Clint Bowyer Racing’s Dale McDowell out of Chickamauga, Georgia sit in sixth through eighth respectively in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Standings. Quarter Master Rookie of the Year contender Bub McCool runs in ninth with Ashland, Kentucky’s Steve Francis in tenth. Defending DART Show-Me 100 Winner Ray Cook has struggled in the early going but is always a contender for the DART Show-Me 100 crown and 2011 will be no exception.
With a purse approaching $90,000, including $30,000 to the winner, and $1,200 just to start the event, all the top drivers will be in attendance including “Mr. Smooth” Billy Moyer, the “Batesville Bullet” Wendell Wallace, Youngster Tyler Reddick out of Corning, California driving a new Bloomquist Chassis, the All-Time Lucas Oil MLRA Win Leader Terry Phillips out of Springfield, Missouri, Chris Wall, Jared Landers, Steve Casebolt, Brad Looney, John Anderson, Jimmy Mars, Dan Schlieper, and MLRA Champion Al Purkey plus many more.
A limited number of 2-Day Reserved tickets for the event are still available and can be ordered by calling the Lucas Oil Speedway office at (417) 282-5984 Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm. The 2-Day Reserved front stretch seating is priced at $55 for the event. ALL Remaining Reserved Seats will go on Sale as Single Day Reserved Seats Tickets on Monday, May 2nd. These Single Day Tickets are priced at $30 for Friday Night May 27th and $35 for Saturday, May 28th. Click http://lucasoilspeedway.showclix.com/. Save $10 by calling (417) 282-5984 and getting your 2-Day Tickets for $55.
Lucas Oil Speedway also offers a picturesque camping area with brand new Shower and Bathroom facilities built in 2009. All Dry camping is FREE for this event in 2011 and includes the use of the shower and bathroom facilities. Dry Camping spots in designated areas will be on a first come first served basis. A limited number of spots with water and electric have already been sold out and are not available for this event. Plans are under way to add more power spots for 2011.
DART Show-Me 100 weekend gets underway on Thursday, May 26th with the traditional practice night and barbecue. Grandstand admission for Thursday night’s practice is FREE. Adult general admission for Friday night is $20 for Adults (16 and up), Seniors (62 and up) & Active Military are just $15, Youth (age 6-15) are just $10, and race fans 5 and under are free. Adult general admission for Saturday night is $25 for Adults (16 and up), Seniors (62 and up) & Active Military are $20, Youth (age 6-15) are just $10, and children 5 and under are free.
Pit admission is $25 on Thursday night and $35 on Friday and Saturday night. 3-Day Pit Passes will also be available for purchase on Thursday for $95. Family Passes are available on Friday night for $40 and on Saturday night for $50. All Lucas Oil Speedway Tickets are Non-Refundable. Your Show-Me 100 ticket becomes your rain check and can be used a later date on the 2011 schedule. Detailed information about this event and all events at the Lucas Oil Speedway are available at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
In addition to all of the activities on track, the off-track activities scheduled to appear include the U.S. Air Force Orange County Chopper Tour, the AAA NASCAR Show Car and Simulator display featuring Kurt Busch’s AAA sponsored NASCAR Sprint Cup Car, as well as multiple apparel trailers, racing simulators, vendor displays, and a short Fireworks Show on Saturday night. A driver autograph session will take place on the vendor Midway on Saturday afternoon prior to the on track activities. A Show-Me 100 would not be complete without “Gus the Mule” and fans won’t be disappointed as Gus will be in attendance all weekend. Vendors that are interested in reserving spots should call the Speedway at (417) 282-5984 as soon as possible as space is limited and filling up fast.
The on track activities for the 19th Annual DART Show-Me 100 start on Thursday, May 26th with the traditional Late Model and Modified practice from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The popular BBQ Dinner with the drivers and crews will follow. The dinner is FREE to everyone with a pit pass and grandstand spectators are welcome to join for $10.00.
Friday night May 27th will get underway at 7:30 pm and will feature time trials and six heat races for the Super Late Models. The top three finishers in each heat race will move on to Saturday night’s main event. The balance of the field in each of the heats will move on to Super Late Model consolation events on Saturday night. The Ohlins Shocks Manufacturers Dash for Cash is scheduled to take place during the Friday night portion of the show in 2011. The Pitt’s Homes A-Modifieds will be featured as the support class running a complete show on Friday night with $500 going to the winner. The Pitt’s Homes A-Modifieds will also hold a qualifying session on Friday night to lock in the first 8 rows for Saturday’s Main Event. Those that don’t qualify in the Top 16 will move on to B-Mains on Saturday night. New Vision Graphics jumps on board as the Presenting Sponsor for both nights of the A-Modifieds.
On Saturday night, May 28th the Comp Cams Race of Champions Presented by Quarter Master and Consolation Events will be held for the Super Late Models in addition to the 100 lap Show-Me finale. Open Wheel Modifieds will be featured as the support class and will compete for $500 to win. Racing action will start at 7:30 following Pre-Race Ceremonies featuring the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.
Driver Entry Fee will be the standard Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series fee of $110. The event tire rule as recently announced by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be as follows:
5/27 & 28 Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO
American Racer MD56
Hoosier Crate 55, 1600, LM40, WRS55
To find out more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log on to www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503.To find out more about the Lucas Oil MLRA Dirt Late Model Series, please visit www.mlraracing.com or call the series office at (816) 650-5063. For information on DART Machinery, please click www.DARTheads.com, and for information about Lucas Oil, please log on to www.LucasOil.com.
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
Click Here for a Printable 2011 Lucas Oil Speedway Schedule
2011 Lucas Oil Speedway Sponsors
AAA Missouri- “The Official Title Sponsor of the Start/Finish Line” of Lucas Oil Speedway
Bill Roberts Chevrolet- “The Official Truck” of Lucas Oil Speedway
Canidae Pet Foods – “The Official Pet Foods” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
DART Machinery – “The Official Engine Components” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
E3 Spark Plugs – “The Official Spark Plug” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Geico Power Sports – “The Official Insurance” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
General Tire – “The Official Tire” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
K&N Filters – “The Official Filter” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Magnaflow Exhaust – “The Official Exhaust” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
MavTV – “The Official Men’s Network” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Rockstar Energy Drink – “The Official Energy Drink” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Speedco – “The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Sunoco Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Speedway
2011 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: AAA Missouri, A-1 Disposal, A & G Electric, Advanced Automotive Repair, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Bank of Urbana, Barnes Well Drilling, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet/Buick, Bobbie’s Cafe, Budweiser, Carson’s Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey’s General Stores, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Fast Shafts, Gathering Place, GM Performance Parts, Hermitage Lumber, Hoffman Racecars, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, inthepits.net, Lucas Cattle Company, Lucas Slick Mist, MFA Bolivar, Maples Ford, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Nemo Quarry, O’Bannon Bank, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Truck Stops, Pitt’s Homes, Pitt’s Realty, Pitt’s Cattle, Racinboys.com, Racindirt.com, Reliable Chevrolet, SBU Athletics, Shadow Lake Golf, Sunflower Resort, TravelCenters of America, TNT Quick Shop, White’s Marine Center