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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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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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Missouri’s Hunter Marriott scores Big O Speedway’s USMTS win!

Ennis, TX – 3/7/20 – Hunter Marriott returned to Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s victory lane for the first time since June 1, 2019, after besting Dereck Ramirez in a fierce battle to close out the 10th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals at the Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas. Current Wrisco Points Leader and defending USMTS national ...

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Bo knows Big O, bags first USMTS win

ENNIS, Texas (March 6)–The track’s surface was smooth and fast at the Big O Speedway on Friday night, and Bo Day was the smoothest and fastest of all as he powered to his career-first USMTS victory on opening night of the 10th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals. A second-place finish behind Dereck Ramirez in Fast Shafts Heat Race #2 allowed ...

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USMTS Texas Spring Nationals blasts off Thursday at Big O Speedway

ENNIS, Texas (March 4)–On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 5-7, the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s invades the Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas, for the 10th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals. This will be the first-ever visit by the USMTS to the Dallas-area dirt track formerly known as 85 Speedway as the Big O Speedway becomes the ...

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Sanders back in USMTS winners circle at Cotton Bowl Speedway

PAIGE, Texas (March 1)–Rodney Sanders raced to his 99th career victory Sunday as the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s invaded the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. After being lapped by the winner and struggling to a tenth-place finish one night earlier, the 30-year-old from Happy, Texas, rediscovered his groove and fended off a late-race challenge from Dereck ...

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USMTS set to embark on 22nd year of wow

PLEASANTON, Texas (February 25)–With the beginning of a new decade, it’s only fitting that the 2020 campaign for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s will invade the I-37 Speedway in Pleasanton, Texas, for the first time on Friday, February 28, as part of a six-race slate in the Lone Star State over the course of nine days. The ...

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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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Kyle Larson takes East Bay Allstars win

TAMPA, Fla. (February 11, 2020) – Certainly synonymous with winning, especially in an open wheel automobile, ‘Yung Money’ Kyle Larson nearly swept Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 action on Tuesday night at East Bay Raceway Park, eventually leading every circuit of the inaugural Jean Lynch Classic presented by Winn-Dixie for a $5,000 payday. ...

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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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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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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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Justin Duty to Embark on Lucas Oil MLRA Campaign in 2020

Justin Duty to Embark on Lucas Oil MLRA Campaign in 2020 Oregon Driver Looks to Chase Rookie of the Year Title MULINO, Ore. (12/10/19) – Justin Duty has emerged as one of dirt late model racing’s talented young up and coming drivers.  With the 2020 season rapidly approaching, the Oregon racer is excited to announce his plans to tackle the ...

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Lucas Oil MLRA Reveals 2020 Tour Schedule

Media Contact: Billy Rock Wheatland, Missouri (November 18, 2019) – With the final chapter of the 2019 Lucas Oil MLRA season firmly in the record books, series officials have hit the ground running and are excited to release their upcoming schedule for the 2020 racing season.  Comprised of twenty-three events the series will tackle a total of eleven different venues ...

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Lucas Oil Speedway tentative 2020 schedule includes oval, off road and drag boat racing

WHEATLAND, Missouri (November 7, 2019) – Lucas Oil Speedway has released its 2020 tentative schedule and it includes something for everyone with motorsports events planned on three different venues at the complex – and even a professional bull ride.Along with the 13-week Weekly Racing Series, which General Manager Danny Lorton calls “the backbone of our schedule,” there’s at least one special ...

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Overton Dominates Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Indian Outlaw Tribute at 311 Motor Speedway

By Michael Despain   PINE HALL, NORTH CAROLINA – October 26, 2019 – The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels would conclude its 2019 campaign on Saturday evening at 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, NC and Brandon Overton of Evans, GA would take the victory in the 60 lap, $10,000 to win event that was a ...

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Tanner English Tabbed as Big Frog Motorsports Full-Time Driver

Kentucky Racer To Contend for Southern Nationals Title Ocala, Florida (05/29/19) – Florida-based, Big Frog Motorsports is pleased to announce that Tanner English has been hired as the full-time driver of the team’s M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. “We decided back in April to run a few races together to ...

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