Lebanon I-44 Speedway to Host Grand “Re Opening” This Saturday Night


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Lebanon, MO; After a year and a half of renovations and planning, the Lebanon I-44 Speedway was set to open last Saturday night, Mother Nature had other plans, winning the first race on the new asphalt. The “Grand Re-Opening” will bring asphalt racing back to Lebanon once again this Saturday night.

“The weather is looking great for Saturday night”, said track manager Brennon Willard. The same plans as last Saturday are still in place with a Pre and Post Race Concert, Late Model Dash for Cash, and the opening night of the Monster Energy Chase for the Cup. The track will also host the first special of the Season as the OSMRA Mini Stocks will be in town for a Special 15 Lap Feature.
I-44 Speedway has a complete new look to the 27 year old facility with new seats, restrooms, and new Asphalt on both the track and entrance to the racetrack. “We have put lots of hard work in to the racetrack for both the drivers and fans alike,” Willard said. The new asphalt surface has been tested the last few weeks, and has already produced very fast and close racing.

This will be the first week of the 2010 Monster Energy Chase for the I-44 Speedway Cup as the Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Bombers, and Chargers all start their season on the asphalt high banks. The gates will open to the racetrack at 4:00 Saturday afternoon for a free pre-race concert, with hot laps starting at 6:30, and a special opening ceremony at 7:15. The races will still start at the same starting time as always of 7:30.

Grandstand admission will be $10 for adults, $6 for juniors ages 11-16, and free for kids 10 and under. The Budweiser Wild Side (Tier Parking), one of the famous features of the speedway is back. Fans are welcome to come and “tail gate” for $12 for adults, $7 for juniors, and kids 10 and under free. There will also be a $2 discount for all military and seniors over 62 with ID. For more information please visit the tracks website www.i44speedway.net or call the speedway office at (417) 532-2060.