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Championship Pursuit–Chad Simpson Eye’s Third MLRA Title

Media Contact: Billy Rock Wheatland, Missouri (March 24, 2020)- When the final checkered flag waved on the 2018 season Chad Simpson stood all smiles in Lucas Oil MLRA victory lane at the Lucas Oil Speedway, celebrating his second series title with family and crew. However, with longtime car owner Bud Brinkman retiring at the conclusion of the season it left ...

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Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Preseason Spotlight: Waiting game tough for Lancaster

By Lyndal Scranton – WHEATLAND, Missouri (March 24, 2020) – Ashlee Lancaster speaks for all race-car drivers – and sports fans in general – when she was asked about the on-hold status of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It sucks,” the Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Late Model regular from Sturgeon, Missouri said this week. Lancaster is coming ...

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Following CDC recommendation, Lucas Oil Speedway postpones season opener until tentatively May 9

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WHEATLAND, Missouri (March 16, 2020) – Due to guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Lucas Oil Speedway is postponing the start of its racing season until tentatively May 9. Lucas Oil Director of Racing Operations Dan Robinson said he and General Manager Danny Lorton have been closely ...

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Gustin Excited For Full Season of Late Model Action

By Billy Rock – Wheatland, Missouri (March 11, 2020) -Ryan Gustin stole the show last October by winning night # 1 of the 2019 MLRA Falls Nationals, his debut event behind the wheel of the Tri Star Engines and Transmissions sponsored Open Late Model.  Ask him why he is so quick to adapt to change, and he’ll casually tell you, ...

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Payton Looney Eyes 2020 Lucas Oil MLRA Title

Media Contact: Billy Rock Wheatland, Missouri (March 6, 2020)-  Motivated and recharged following a strong second half of 2019, Republic Missouri’s Payton Looney appears poised for a Championship run with the Lucas Oil MLRA in 2020.  After capturing the MLRA Sunoco Race Fuels Rookie of the Year Award in 2018, Looney had strong hopes of contending for the series title last ...

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Lucas Oil Speedway Preseason Spotlight: Young McCowan ready for next step

By Lyndal Scranton – WHEATLAND, Missouri (March 5, 2020) – Dillon McCowan has gone from watching races at Lucas Oil Speedway as a youngster to contending for wins there as a teenager. This season, the 16-year-old from Urbana looks to take his next, dream step and visit victory lane there. “That would be amazing,” said McCowan, who wound up tied ...

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Ready to Race–Jeremy Grady Excited for 2020 MLRA Season

Media Contact: Billy Rock Wheatland, Missouri (March 3, 2020) -With another Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA) season just weeks away, Jeremy Grady and his # 43 racing team are back on the hunt for the elusive MLRA win, with high expectations of climbing the ladder after finishing 6th a year ago in the season’s final standings. For the ...

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Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Preseason Spotlight: Fennewald takes aim at 4 in a row

WHEATLAND, Missouri (March 3, 2020) – For Johnny Fennewald, the key to winning three straight Lucas Oil Speedway championships in the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA division was not focusing on the points. “I don’t ever think about it, because I don’t ever plan on running for points when I start a season,” Fennewald said. “You can kind of ...

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Back on Track–Yaggy Set to Tackle Lucas Oil MLRA

Media Contact: Billy Rock Wheatland, Missouri (February 25, 2020) – Following a devastating roll-over crash that brought what looked to be a promising 2019 campaign to an abrupt halt, Rochester, Minnesota driver Jordan Yaggy is excited and ready to get back behind the wheel and on track in 2020. The 28-year old driver expects to make his season debut when ...

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Midwest Sheet Metal returns to sponsor popular Show-Me Challenge this May

WHEATLAND, Missouri (Feb. 21, 2020) – It’s annually one of the most hotly contested races at Lucas Oil Speedway on Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com weekend, with 24 drivers battling to be the one and only to take the final spot in the 100-lap feature. Returning for the seventh time on May 23 will be the popular Midwest Sheet Metal ...

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Tony Jackson Jr. Primed for 2020 MLRA Title Chase

Wheatland, Missouri (February 18, 2020) -Tony Jackson Jr. may have only logged four starts with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series in 2019, but he is confident that final start which landed him in victory lane at the “Fall Nationals” will give his TJR Motorsports team great momentum when the 2020 MLRA campaign kicks off in early April.   After finishing ...

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Expanded Broadcast Schedule Announced for 2020

Batavia, OH (January 29, 2020) – There are exciting things happening all around with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, one being the expanded broadcast schedule for 2020. Between four major networks: MAVTV Motorsports Network, NBCSN, CBS Sports Network, and CBS, fans will have access to live events, re-airings, and highlights from every event on the schedule.   Not ...

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Show-Me 100 ticket renewal deadline nears for Lucas Oil Speedway premier event

WHEATLAND, Missouri (January 27, 2020) – Fans who purchased reserved three-day passes for last year’s Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com have until the end of this week to renew them through the Lucas Oil Speedway office. The 28th annual Show-Me 100 is set for May 21-23 with both individual daily reserved tickets and three-day passes going on sale to the ...

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Young B-Mod driver Gotschall looks to make continued progress in 2020 Lucas Oil Speedway season

WHEATLAND, Missouri (January 10, 2020) – Second-generation racer Brice Gotschall has no illusion of contending for a track championship just yet, especially considering the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod class at Lucas Oil Speedway includes a trio of former national champions among a large weekly field of entries. For Gotschall, a 16-year-old junior at Nevada High School, it’s all about getting ...

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53 nights at 30 dirt ovals dot 2020 USMTS slate

By Jeff Nun – The schedule is set with 53 dates at 30 unique dirt ovals confirmed for the 2020 United States Modified Touring Series schedule and the 22nd season for the world’s Best of the Best in dirt modified racing. With a new season on the horizon and new decade underway, it’s only fitting that the 2020 campaign will ...

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POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets Unveil 2020 Schedule

Belleville, IL – The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League campaign rolls out a 39-event schedule, tackling 2020 with the tour invading Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. An action-packed 2020 includes a handful of first-time events, historic midget jewels, and traditional POWRi outings. As has been tradition for the past several years, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets ...

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Career Lucas OIl MLRA wins leader Phillips headlines Ozarks’ Racers Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday

WHEATLAND, Missouri (January 2, 2020) – The winningest driver in Lucas Oil MLRA history is among a class of eight people set for induction at Saturday’s 33rd annual Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Reunion and Hall of Fame ceremony in Springfield. Terry Phillips, with a record 116 MLRA feature victories and four championships in the regional Late Model series, will enter ...

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