This Saturday, August 28th, the high powered Open Latemodels of the Lucas Oil MLRA make their fourth and final appearance of 2010 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds and Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks will also be on the racing card for a huge night of non-stop racing action at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks". In addition to the on track racing excitement, the Frogs Signs Junior Fan Club will be hosting a hulu hoop contest and bike giveaway for the younger race fans in the crowd.
Coffeyville, Kansas' Al Purkey has taken over the Lucas Oil MLRA points lead from Brad Looney, after the Republic, Missouri driver suffered mechanical woes at Junction Motor Speedway just two weeks ago. Oxford, Iowa's Dave Eckrich has slid into the second spot only 36 markers behind 6-time MLRA Champion Purkey with Looney now occupying the third spot, only four points behind Eckrich. Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Joe Kosiski out of Omaha, Nebraska holds down the fourth spot in the battle for the coveted Lucas Oil MLRA Championship while former Series Champion Terry Phillips sits in the fifth spot.
Last week's Missouri State Fair Championship winner Kelly Boen out of Henderson, Colorado resides in the sixth spot with 2008 Lucas Oil MLRA Champion John Anderson in seventh. Springfield, Missouri's Jeremy Payne out of the Team Custard camp is eighth at this point in the 2010 season. Cross Timbers, Missouri's Evan Hubert continues to lead the Rookie of the Year Standings in ninth while Massena, Iowa's Chris Speiker holds down the final spot in the Top-10. Please visitwww.MLRAracing.com for all the info on the Region's Premier Dirt Late Model Traveling Series.
Jesse Stovall out of Galena, Missouri continues to lead the season long points battle in the Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds but Wheatland's Jason Pursley by virtue of his first ever win at Lucas Oil Speedway just one week ago has cut the gap to 104 points with only two races remaining in the chase for the Rockstar Energy Drink Weekly Championship. With 110 points possible over those two events, Stovall has not locked up the Championship as of yet and will try his hand again this Saturday night. Macks Creek, Missouri's Shawn Nations looks up at the leaders from his third spot in points with Nevada's Jon Sheets in fourth and veteran Terry Kirk in fifth.
The Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stock points battle is a nail biter as Wheatland's Randy Gilmore holds a narrow 38 point lead over Neosho's Chris Hawkins with only two races remaining. Highlandville, Missouri's Keith Webster is in the third spot but only leads Wheatland's Chip Shaddox by three points heading into this weekend's action. Mike Bitner, all the way from Frontenec, Kansas driving one of the few Ford cars in the field occupies the fifth place.
Complete and Updated Lucas Oil Speedway Points Standings are available atwww.LucasOilSpeedway.com. For more information on the Frogs Signs Junior Fan Club, please contact Kathy Tonoli at (417) 282-5984. Louie Michael and "Lucas Oil Linzi" will be on hand to entertain the crowd with their unique blend of singing, comedy, and fun for all ages plus giveaways! Visit www.LouieMichael.com for more information.
Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm on Saturday with Hot Laps set to get under way at 7:00 and the first big race of the night at 7:30pm. Adult Admission at the gate will be just $20 with Seniors and Active Military only $15. Juniors (6-15) will be $5 and Kids 5 and under are always FREE at Lucas Oil Speedway. Show Your AAA Membership Card at the gate and receive $3 off any Adult or Senior General Admission Ticket. Pit Pass pricing is set at $25.
Family Passes are priced at only $40 for the event on August 28th, which includes entry for two adults (age 16 and up) and up to three youth (ages 6-15), One Free Slick Track Go-Kart Ride, discounts on kids, meals, gift shop merchandise, and funnel cakes.
The Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.