The 2011 Hunt begins on Thursday in Jetmore, KS with Ryan Gustin leading all drivers into the championship battle. Gustin has captured four out of five regional titles and will start with a perfect base score of 80 points. Nine time USMTS Champion Kelly Shryock sits in second with Rodney Sanders, Zack Vanderbeek and Jason Hughes closely behind. Each event in the twenty-one race hunt will be intense and action packed as drivers strive for the end of season top prize of $20,000. To keep up with the USMTS Hunt check out www.USMTS.com.
With only six points separating James Flood of Billings, MO and Sundance Keepper from Everton, MO in the Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks, Saturday night’s match up should make for a great race. As the season winds down the chance for gaining points in the Rockstar Weekly Championship Series does too. Chip Shaddox and Randy Gilmore remain a few points out from the leaders. Other drivers are not far behind and still stand a chance at moving up with a double points night scheduled for Saturday, August 20th.
For complete and updated point standings, please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
Saturday night the Frog’s Signs Junior Fan Club will host a Back to School Bash. There will be drawings for backpacks loaded with school supplies. Other activities include a fitness challenge with prizes, displays from local organizations and much more!
The Lucas Oil Go Cart Slick Track is open and will be running Saturday night. Tickets are just $5 per ride!
Spectator Gates open at 5:00pm this Saturday with Hot Laps set to get under way at 7:00 and the first big race of the night at 7:30pm. Adult Admission at the gate is just $20 with Seniors and Active Military only $15. Juniors (6-15) are just $5 and Kids 5 and under are always FREE at Lucas Oil Speedway. Show Your AAA Membership Card at the gate and receive $3 off any Adult or Senior General Admission Ticket.
Family Passes are priced at only $40 for this event which includes entry for two adults (age 16 and up) and up to three youth (ages 6-15), discounts on kids meals, gift shop merchandise, and funnel cakes.
A limited number of VIP Suites are also still available for Saturday night.
Lucas Oil Speedway VIP Suites are a great way to entertain that special customer or business associate. Call (417) 282-5984 for more information and availability.
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