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    ABC 17 MLRA Fall Nationals and Factory Stock Shootout this Weekend!

    Lucas Oil SpeedwayWHEATLAND, MO (October 7th, 2014) – The Inaugural ABC 17 Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals and Factory Stock Shootout Presented by O’Dell Trucking is this Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 9th-11th at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO!

    “It’s a real treat that we are able to conclude a highly competitive Lucas Oil MLRA season here at our home track, Lucas Oil Speedway.” commented Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager and Lucas Oil MLRA Series Director Dan Robinson. “We have a tight championship battle in the MLRA with Chad Simpson and Terry Phillips on the line and a great field of cars expected this weekend in all three classes.”

    The weekend kicks off with an open practice session for all classes on Thursday, Oct. 9th from (6-9pm) followed by entertainment in the Diamond Bar by “James Clay and the Boomchux”.

    On Friday, October 10th the Lucas Oil MLRA will headline the program with a complete show highlighted by a 40-lap, $3,000 to win main event with the field set through traditional passing points.

    Saturday, October 11th, the MLRA competitors will get their chance at the $5,000 to win first place money via time trials to set the heat race match-ups followed by a 50-lap main event. The format will be the same Group A & B format utilized at the Show-Me 100 and the Diamond Nationals earlier in the season.

    Mount Vernon, Iowa’s Chad Simpson leads Springfield, Missouri’s Terry Phillips, the all-time win leader in the MLRA by just 71 points going into the final weekend of action. The 2013 MLRA Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Travis Dickes occupies the third spot in the season long standings as he holds a margin of just 2 points over Arizona native and Nixa, Missouri resident Jeremy Payne. Iowa’s Dave Eckrich rounds out the Top-5.

    “The Reaper” Ryan Gustin looks to creep into the Top-5 from his sixth position in the season long points standings as the Marshalltown, Iowa driver is only 25 points out of fifth. Having already locked up the MLRA Sunoco Rookie of the Year for 2014, Scott Lewis tows all the way from Henderson, Colorado for this weekend’s action as he holds down the seventh position. John Anderson, Tommy Weder Jr., and Bill Koons sit 8th-10th respectively.

    For the complete and updated season long points standings for the Lucas Oil MLRA, please visit

    The Inaugural Factory Stock Shootout Presented by O’Dell Trucking, featuring the Carson’s Corner Napa Auto Parts Factory Stocks will also take center stage this weekend as the top Factory/Street Stock drivers in the region attempt to qualify for Saturday’s, 50-lap, $2,500 to win, $250 to start main event. Action gets underway for the Factory Stocks with time trials and heat races on Friday night followed by B-Mains and the 50-lap feature on Saturday night. Non-Transfer payout is $100.

    The entry fee is $125 payable the day of the race. Entry forms can be downloaded and printed by clicking here.

    Rules for this special event are basically “Track Rules”. You can run yours or ours but bring yours with you and don’t mix and match. Exceptions are no Bert/Brinn type transmissions and no heim end rear trailing arms.

    If questions please call the track office at (417) 282-5984 or email at

    The Tri-Lakes RV B-Mods will also be in action running a full show both nights with USRA National Points on the line highlighted by a special $500 to win, 25-lap Main Event on Saturday night, courtesy of Kathy Stanley Real Estate.

    For the complete weekend schedule, pricing, and ticket information please visit

    Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Information
    Open Practice from 6-9pm followed by “James Clay and the Boomchux” at the Diamond Bar until 12am.

    Spectator Grandstand Admission-FREE
    Pit Passes $20

    **Limited Concessions will be available on Pit Side only but will be accessible from Spectator side of Pit Concession Stand.
    Friday, October 10th, 2014 Information
    Pits Closed and Cleared at 4pm

    Spectator 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, October 11th, 2014 Information
    Pits Closed and Cleared at 4pm

    Spectator Gates open at 4:00 PM, Hot Laps at 6:00 PM and racing at 6:30 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

    The Family Pass is designed to help families find a great entertainment value at an affordable price. To qualify for the pass there must be at least two adults and one child present at the time of purchase. Maximum number of children under the age of 16 to be covered per pass is 3.
    • Entry for Two Adults (age 16 and up)
    • Entry for up to Three Youth (age 6-15)
    • One Free Go Kart Pass
    • Two – $2 off Coupons for $5 Kids Meal
    • 10% off any Track Treasures Gift Shop Purchase
    • One – ½ off Coupon for Funnel Cake
    Show your AAA Member Card at the gate to receive $3 off regular general admission prices.

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

    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 for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

    Race fans can go to 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 and on

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