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1st Annual MLRA Spring Nationals this Fri-Sat, April 11th-12th plus NASCAR Star Ken Schrader both nights!

Lucas Oil SpeedwayMEDIA CONTACT: Dan Robinson

WHEATLAND, MO (April 8th, 2014) – With the long cold winter squarely in the rearview mirror, the Lucas Oil MLRA Dirt Late Models storm into the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri this Friday and Saturday, April 11th-12th for the 1st Annual FOX 22 MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com!

“The Spring MLRA event has always been a great show for our fans here in Wheatland so this year we decided to do it two nights in a row to kick things off for 2014.” stated Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson. “We’re very proud to partner with FOX 22 TV out of Columbia/Jeff City and with RacingJunk.com to put on this great event as both are first time partners here at the speedway.”

Be one of the first 500 fans through the gate both nights receive a free 2014 schedule magnet courtesy of City Magnet.
Springfield, Missouri’s Terry Phillips leads the MLRA stars into battle this weekend as the series’ point leader after scoring the opening night win last Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. Modified standout Rodney Sanders scored the win in Sunday’s nights MLRA finale. Chad Simpson, Brian Birkhofer, Brad Looney, and 2013 MLRA Sunoco Rookie of the Year Travis Dickes round out the top-5 in MLRA points with two events in the books. Chase Junghans, Chris Simpson, Bill Leighton, Tommy Weder Jr., and Dave Eckrich sit sixth through tenth respectively.

Two provisionals are available each night for Lucas Cattle Company ULMA racers as the two highest qualified ULMA legal cars each night that don’t make the field through heats and b-mains will be eligible for a provisionals provided that they are 2014 ULMA Members.
In addition to the MLRA Late Models, NASCAR Star Ken Schrader leads a stellar field of Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds both nights as he makes his first appearance in Wheatland in more than 10 years. The Carson’s Corner Napa Auto Parts Factory Stocks will be in action as well with all three classes running complete shows each night.
The USRA Modifieds will run a $500 to win show on Friday followed by a special $1,000 to win show courtesy of Hermitage Lumber on Saturday with both shows counting towards track and national USRA Points. The Factory Stocks hit the dirt for $300 to win on Friday followed by a special $750 to win event courtesy of Elite Auto Repair on Saturday as both shows will also be counted toward 2014 track points.

Saturday night will also include many great attractions and activities for the entire family at Lucas Oil Speedway. A driver autograph session will take place before hot laps with the Lucas Oil MLRA drivers. Bounce Houses from Party Station, Kona Ice, Kettle Treats, Cowgirl Kate, Frog’s Sign Jr. Fan Club, Face Painting, NWTF Raffle, CB Race Photo’s and much more! Don’t miss a minute of the racing action or a second of the fun this Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway!

Be sure to pick your copy of the Souvenir Program this weekend to get a preview of the 2014 season plus check out the special coupons available inside.

An open practice session will be held on Thursday evening from 6-9pm. Pit passes are $20 with FREE Grandstand admission. There will be no concessions available but the Diamond Bar will be open after the practice session.
Friday, April 11th, 2014 Information
Gates open at 5:00 PM Hot Laps at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM
Adults (16 and up) $15
Seniors (62 and up) $12
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $30
Pit Pass $30

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 Information
Gates open at 5:00 PM Hot Laps at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up) $15
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40
Pit Pass $35

Show your AAA Member Card at the gate to receive $3 off regular general admission prices. Advanced tickets are also available at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.

A limited number of VIP Suites are available for Saturday’s event. Please contact LaRay Hankins at (417) 282-5984 or via email at laray@lucasoilspeedway.com.

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Race fans can go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.


1st Annual MLRA Spring Nationals

Ken Schrader USRA Modified


Dan Robinson
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Lucas Oil MLRA Series Director
Office: (417) 282-5984


Click the link below for the tentative 2014 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule. All events, dates, classes, and payouts are tentative and subject to change.

Printable 2014 Tentative Schedule

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five Race Tracks in the Nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City Metro Area, dubbed the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. 2014 marks the 4th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two Nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2014 plus National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) events.

Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest! National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Racing Series features, the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson’s Corner NAPA Factory Stocks and the Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.

2014 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners
AAA Missouri
“The Official Auto Club” of Lucas Oil Speedway
Bill Roberts Chevrolet
“The Official Truck” of Lucas Oil Speedway
Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper
“The Official Soft Drink” of Lucas Oil Speedway

iON Cameras
“The Official Camera” of Lucas Oil Speedway
The lightest, fastest, fully-waterproof HD action camera on the market

E3 Spark Plugs
“The Official Spark Plug” of Lucas Oil Speedway

“The Official Insurance” of Lucas Oil Speedway

General Tire
“The Official Tire” of Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Products
“The Official Oil” of Lucas Oil Speedway

“The Official Television Network” of Lucas Oil Speedway
Ole Smoky Moonshine
“The Official Moonshine of Lucas Oil Speedway”

Optima Batteries
“The Official Battery” of Lucas Oil Speedway
“The Official Classifieds” of Lucas Oil Speedway

“The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center” of Lucas Oil Speedway

Sunoco Race Fuels
“The Official Fuel” of Lucas Oil Speedway

2014 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include:
AAA Missouri, A & G Electric, Advanced Automotive Repair, ALPS Food Stores, AM Pyrotechnics, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Amerigas of Bolivar, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Anglers Port Marine, AR Bodies, Ash Grove Aggregates, Bank of Urbana, ASI Racewear, Bell Helmets, Benton County Tire, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, Buzz’s Market, BWI Sanitation, Candlelight Creations, Carson’s Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey’s General Stores, Christian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts, Frog Signs, G2 Gemini Apparel, Harbor Campground & Marina, Hatfield Racing Engines, Heart of America Beverage, Hermitage Lumber, Hobby Time Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, inthepits.net, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Keyser Manufacturing, Kettle Treats, Kluhsman Racing Components, Kolath Automotive, Kona Ice, Lucas Cattle Company, MFA Bolivar, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Missouri Baptist Convention, National Wild Turkey Federation, Nemo Quarry, O’Bannon Bank, Old Kinderhook Golf Resort, Oil & Octane Shop, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Harley-Davidson, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Truck Stops, Pit Stop Auto Sales, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Poly Lift Boat Lifts, RACEceiver, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Rains Ice Company, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Ron’s Racing Collectibles, SBU Athletics, Scott Furniture, Shadow Lake Golf, S & H Farm Supply, Sleep Inn-Camdenton, Stillwater Resort, Sugarfoot BBQ, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Travel Centers of America, Tri-Lakes RV, Triangle Quick Shop, TNT Quick Shop, Twisted Tea, Vickie and Tim’s Pub & Grub, Wheeler Livestock Auction, White’s Marine Center

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