With wet weekend expected, Lucas Oil Speedway Big Buck 50 cancelled


Staff member
WHEATLAND, Missouri (October 4, 2018) - With rain in the forecast today and more expected over the weekend, the 5th annual Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt at Lucas Oil Speedway has been cancelled.

Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said that a considerable amount of rain already has fallen at the speedway this morning with more predicted by the National Weather Service through Sunday.

"We're making the call to cancel based on the forecast," Lorton said. "As much as we hate to call the event off, we wanted to make the decision as early as possible as I know we have a lot of teams and fans who were planning to make long drives to be here."

Lorton said the race, sponsored by Whitetail Trophy Hunt, will not be rescheduled. The Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models also had been on the schedule for full programs Friday and Saturday.

More information about the Whitetail Trophy Hunt can be found at whitetail.net. Nearly $5 million in prize money has been awarded in the hunt over the last 29 years. The prestigious hunt in mid-Missouri, which is limited to 230 people, has been sold out since February.

MLRA Fall Nationals/B-Mod Clash of Champions next: Next up at Lucas Oil Speedway is the 5th annual MLRA Fall Nationals and the inaugural B-Mod Clash of Champions, Oct. 11-13.

The MLRA Fall Nationals will have a $3,000-to-win feature on Friday, Oct. 12 and a $5,000-to-win main event on the final night when a season champion also will be crowned. Chad Simpson leads Will Vaught by just 24 points in the standings.

The B-Mod event, which will pay $3,000 to the feature winner on the final night, be a mixture of USRA B-Mods vs. IMCA Northern Sport Mods. USRA national points will be awarded to the USRA entrants.

The format of the weekend will be:

October 11 - Open practice from 6-9 p.m. for B-Mods and MLRA Late Models.

October 12 - Two rounds of B-Mod heat races. Following the second round, the top 14 drivers in passing points will be locked into Saturday night's A Feature. A full Lucas Oil MLRA program will be held.

October 13 - "Alphabet" Mains will be held and the top 10 out of the B-Main will advance to the 40-lap A-Main headliner. Another full Lucas Oil MLRA program will be held and a season champion determined.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.


Danny Lorton

Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager

Office: (417) 282-5984