Jeremy Nelson’s pilot of the 1941 Panel Van Midnight Gambler has garnered six victories this season which has enabled him to stretch a 53 point lead over the next closet competitor. During the month of July Nelson never, was beat at the Champions Tour level, which to state in any division is quite a feat in itself. Consistent passes is on the agenda for the Gambler team for the month to finish out, but the second place driver, Brad Moss is not at all uneasy about his position as just a year ago he was in the same position with only one hook left, yet the truck he’s driving, Ridin Dirty finished in the top three at season’s end, will still claw for a chance at the leader during these last two events for the 2011 season.
The MAC Trailer Super Stock point’s race has dramatically changed in the month of August as the spot shuffled back to defending champion Jeff Hirt and his Ferris Industrial Mowers Runin Bare. Frank Keener’s, XXX machine was perched at the top of a exciting field for most of the season, but misfortune of hitting the chalk line in Hillsboro WI and two victories by Hirt has given him the needed “breathing” room to find his was to the top spot.
The Premier Crop Insurance Pro-Stock Tractors was incredible match between the Linder Brothers, John Deere of Ohio and Stuart Maize’s Billet Binder from Missouri which has also solidified his ranking as the leader during the half-way mark during the season. The luck of the draw has helped with the Billet Binder and little to no mechanical issues has charged the red machine to the top as the championship looks to head to Amity, Missouri.
In typical dramatic fashion the E3 Super Modified Tractor division will be decided on the track as Shel-Shocked, Rockstar Dirtslinger, and Down & Dirty will make one last charge to re-shuffle the top three positions. As the cards are dealt on Saturday it will sure be a noisy, hair raising experience as the three tractors in question will sure have their Hemi’s “tuned” for sweet music as they charge the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks”.
The class that has the biggest surprise coming into the last event is the Speedco Modified 4X4 Trucks which has a trio at the top battling for the elusive championship. The margin from first to third is six points which translates to only four positions of competition. Reigning champion Jim Bosch sits third with his Midnight Raider, Chevrolet. Second place is held by sports veteran Gary Varner who has fiercely charged his Fast Break, Ford to a single point from the top spot. Past champion, Terry Hagedorn sits atop the division with Gun Powder & Lead hoping his home-state Missouri dirt will kindly play to his favor and capture another title. Without a doubt this the truck race will surely make for an incredible shootout. Story credit to Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League PR.
Don’t miss this crowd favorite event! Tickets are on sale now through Show Clix get yours today. Gates will open at 5 PM on Saturday with a special pre-event tribute to the 10th Anniversary of September 11th beginning at 6:45 PM.
The Lucas Oil Go Cart Slick Track is open and will be running Saturday night. Tickets are just $5 per ride!
Classes in action include the E3 Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Speedco Pro Modified 4WD Trucks, Rockstar Super Modified 2WD Trucks, and Pro Stock Tractors in what is scheduled to be one of the highest paying one-day Truck and Tractor Pulls in the Nation.
Airs on CBS 10/01/2011 at 2:00PM EST.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Pulling at 7:00 pm
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up) $15
Youth (6 – 15) $5
Kids (5 and under) Free
Special Links: www.ProPulling.com – www.LucasOil.com
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.
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 – “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, Ash Grove Aggregates, 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