Wheatland, MO (July 12th, 2011) – Not only is Wheatland, Missouri home to the Diamond of Dirt Tracks, the town now lays claim to the World’s First Purpose Built Drag Boat Racing “strip”. The Inaugural Diamond Drag Boat Nationals are set to take place July 29th, 30th, and 31st at Lucas Oil Speedway. The event is slated to attract boat pilots and fans from all over the United States. Tickets for the inaugural event are on sale now at http://lucasoilspeedway.showclix.com/.
The 3-day event will begin with The Lucas Drag Boat Racing Series Test and Tune on Friday, July 29th. The grandstands gates will open at 8:00am with the test and tune set to begin at 10:00am. A general admission ticket on Friday is only $10 for adults, age 5 and under are always free at Lucas Oil Speedway. The general admission ticket does grant access to the pit area, so fans can get an up close view of the off track boat preparation.
On Saturday, the gates will open at 7:00am with Qualifying slated to begin at 9:00am. Saturday tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for Seniors age 62 and up as well as active Military with ID. Youth ages 6-15 years are just $10 with kids 5 and under FREE. Admission to Saturday’s Drag Boat event will also admit the ticket holder to the Diamond of Dirt Tracks for The Lucas Oil MLRA event on Saturday night. The late model touring series will hit the dirt track at 7:00pm.
On Sunday, July 31st, Elimination rounds begin at 9:00am with spectator gates set to open at 7:00am. Pricing for Sunday is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for youth (age 6-15), and kids age 5 and under are FREE! Visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for the most up to date information about the Inaugural Diamond Drag Boat Nationals. For more information on the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, please visit www.LucasOilDragBoats.com.
A couple of great money saving options are available as well. One option is a 3-Day pass for adults, it is just $50, a $10 savings. A 3-Day pass for seniors age 62 and up as well as active Military is only $40. Youth age 6 to 15 can get a 3-Day pass for only $20.
A family pass is available for the event as well. Family passes may only be purchased at the gate and are not available online. A family pass includes adult admission for two adults age 16 and up and 3 youth admissions for youth age 6-15 years. The price for a one day family pass is $50 and a 3-Day family pass is $100.
There are limited number of lakeside RV spaces available. Each space is $500 includes (1) 12′ x 45′ (approximate) space, (4) 3-Day Passes, (1) Additional parking spot, and (1) Golf cart pass. Call the track today to reserve your space at (417)282-5984. Dry camping is available in the regular campground for $50 for the weekend.
The Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. 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.
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, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, Carson’s Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey’s General Stores, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, DJ’s RV, Sales and Service, Fast Shafts, Friendly Fuel America, Frog Signs, Gathering Place, Goody’s Resorts, GM Performance Parts, Hermitage Lumber, Hoffman Racecars, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, inthepits.net, JE Pistons, 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, Roush/Yates Racing Engines, SBU Athletics, Shadow Lake Golf, Sunflower Resort, TravelCenters of America, TNT Quick Shop, White’s Marine Center