The Pre-Season Test and Tune is set to take place this Saturday April 3rd, 2010 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Two-Day Rex Merritt Driving School also takes place this weekend with classroom sessions scheduled for Saturday, April 3rd and on-track activities set for Sunday, April 4th. The Test and Tune will get underway at Noon on Saturday and will go until approximately 6:00 in the evening weather permitting. Grandstand Admission will be FREE with Pit Passes set at only $10. The Pit Gates will open at 10:00am and a limited number of Pit Side Concessions will be available. Technical Inspectors and Officials will be on hand for Pre-Season Technical Inspection.
Final reservations for the driving school are currently being accepted by calling the Lucas Oil Speedway office at (417) 282-5984 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This school is for drivers in all types of cars including Late Models, Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Hobby Stocks and is taught by one of the best in the business, Rex Merritt. Rex brings a wealth of racing knowledge and experience to the school not only as an extremely successful veteran racer on both dirt and asphalt but he is also a Shock and Spring Specialist for Bilstein Shock Absorbers. Modified hot shoe Jesse Stovall from Galena, Missouri will assist during the school along with area car builder Josh Franklin. Don't miss out, reserve your spot today!
Day one of the racing school involves primarily classroom work at the beautiful Lucas Oil Speedway facility in Wheatland, Missouri. Topics on Day One include Front Suspension, Rear Suspension, Braking, Maintenance & Scaling, Shocks & Springs, and Tires. The cost for Day One only of the class is $175.
Day Two takes to the racetrack for expert advice on driving techniques including heavy vs. slick track, tight vs. loose conditions, how to pass, using the brakes for traction, outthinking your competition and differences in driving the cushion vs. the bottom of the racetrack. The cost for day two of the school is $75. Both days are only $200 but space is limited so reserve your spot today by calling (417) 282-5984. Classes start both days at 9:00am.
About Rex Merritt
Rex has over 500 career feature wins in 30 plus years of racing. Accomplishments include over 36 Track Championships including the 2008 Lucas Oil Speedway Modified Crown, and Championships in IMCA Modifieds, NASCAR Modifieds, Dirt Late Models, and Asphalt Late Models. Rex is a 3 TIME "World Series of Asphalt" Winner in New Smyrna Beach Florida, past IMCA Asphalt Supernationals Champion, 3-Time Winternationals Champion, 3-time IMCA Supernationals "Race of Champions" Winner, and IMCA Iron Man Award Winner. Rex has been featured in many Motorsports Magazines including: Speedway Illustrated, Circle Track Magazine, Stockcar Racing, Big "O" Sports, and Dirt Late Model. He has also been featured on ESPN, SPEED Channel, and Prime Network Racing Television Shows along with local sports programs.