The 18th Annual DART Show-Me 100 Presented by Lucas Oil Products is now less than 60 days away! With the passing of the Official first day of Spring and the anticipation of the Lucas Oil Speedway Season Opener featuring the Lucas Oil MLRA on April 10th, it is the Show-Me 100 that everyone is talking about. "The magnitude of this event is unbelievable," stated Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson. "Our phone rings almost non-stop already with fans calling to purchase reserved tickets, get driving directions, or just looking for general information about the event and the surrounding area." This years DART Show-Me 100 will be held at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri for the first time on May 27th-29th, 2010 after 17 seasons at Don & Billie Gibson's West Plains Motor Speedway.
This year's event will feature the best of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the top drivers from the Lucas Oil MLRA. With a purse approaching $90,000, including $30,000 to the winner, and $1,200 just to start the event, it will be a who's who of Dirt Late Model Racing. Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion Scott Bloomquist, "Mr. Smooth" Billy Moyer, the "Newport Nightmare" Jimmy Owens, Earl "the Hurricane" Pearson, Wendell Wallace, the "Real Deal" Don O'Neal, Dale McDowell, Ray Cook, Terry Phillips, Bill Frye, the "Intimigator" Chris Wall, Steve Casebolt, Dennis Erb, John Anderson, Brian Birkhofer, Jimmy Mars, Dan Schlieper, and MLRA Champion Al Purkey are just a few of the top drivers expected to invade Wheatland, Missouri on Memorial Day Weekend.
A limited number of 2-Day Reserved tickets for the event are still available and can be ordered by calling the Lucas Oil Speedway office at (417) 282-5984 Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm. Reserved front stretch seating is priced at $55 for the event. Lucas Oil Speedway also offers a picturesque camping area with brand new Shower and Bathroom facilities built in 2009. All Dry camping is FREE for this event in 2010 and includes the use of the shower and bathroom facilities. Dry Camping spots in designated areas will be on a first come first served basis. A limited number of spots with water and electric have already been sold out and are not available for this event. Plans are under way to add more power spots for 2011.
Show-Me 100 weekend gets underway on Thursday, May 27th with the traditional practice night and barbecue. Grandstand admission for Thursday night's practice is FREE. Adult general admission for Friday night is $20 for Adults (16 and up), Seniors (62 and up) & Active Military are just $15, Youth (age 6-15) are just $10, and race fans 5 and under are free. Adult general admission for Saturday night is $25 for Adults (16 and up), Seniors (62 and up) & Active Military are $20, Youth (age 6-15) are just $10, and children 5 and under are free. Pit admission is $25 on Thursday night and $35 on Friday and Saturday night. Family Passes are available on Friday night for $40 and on Saturday night for $50. All Lucas Oil Speedway Tickets are Non-Refundable. Your Show-Me 100 ticket becomes your rain check and can be used a later date on the 2010 schedule. Detailed information about this event and all events at the Lucas Oil Speedway are available at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
In addition to all of the activities on track, the off-track activities scheduled to appear include the U.S. Air Force Viper Tour, the AAA NASCAR Show Car and Simulator display featuring Sam Hornish Jr.'s AAA sponsored NASCAR Sprint Cup Car, as well as multiple apparel trailers, racing simulators, vendor displays, and a short Fireworks Show on Saturday night. A driver autograph session will take place on the vendor Midway on Saturday afternoon prior to the on track activities. A Show-Me 100 would not be complete without "Gus the Mule" and fans won't be disappointed as Gus will be in attendance all weekend.
The on track activities for the 18th Annual Show-Me 100 start on Thursday, May 27th with the traditional Late Model practice from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The popular BBQ Dinner with the drivers and crews will follow. The dinner is FREE to everyone with a pit pass and grandstand spectators are welcome to join for $10.00.
Friday night May 28th will get underway at 7:05 pm and will feature time trials and six heat races for the Super Late Models. The top three finishers in each heat race will move on to Saturday night's main event. The balance of the field in each of the heats will move on to Super Late Model consolation events on Saturday night. The Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds will be featured as the support class running a complete show on Friday night with $500 going to the winner. The Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds will also hold a qualifying session on Friday night to set the first 8 rows for Saturday's Main Event. Those that don't qualify in the Top 16 will move on to B-Mains on Saturday night.
On Saturday night, the Late Model Chassis Manufacturer's Dash, and Consolation Events will be held for the Super Late Models in addition to the 100 lap Show-Me finale. Open Wheel Modifieds will be featured as the support class and will compete for $500 to win. Racing action will start at 7:05 following Pre-Race Ceremonies featuring the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Don and Billie Gibson have been named the Grand Marshalls for the event and plans call for them to wave the green flag to get the 18th Annual DART Show-Me 100 underway!
Driver Entry Fee will be the standard Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series fee of $110. The event tire rule as recently announced by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be as follows:
5/28 & 29 Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO
American Racer SD44, SD48, MD53, MD56
Hoosier 1300, 1350, 1600, LM20, LM40, WRS-2
***No Crate Tires***
To find out more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log on to www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (951) 532-2503.To find out more about the Lucas Oil MLRA Dirt Late Model Series, please visit www.mlraracing.com or call the series office at (816) 650-5063. For information on DART Machinery, please click www.DARTheads.com, and for information about Lucas Oil, please log on to www.LucasOil.com.