Wheatland, MO - Nemo Quarry in Pittsburg, Missouri presents a Special Thursday Night Thunder Edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Weekly Championship Series this Thursday, June 30th as Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri kicks off the Independence Day weekend with the area's best side by side dirt track racing and thearea's largest and wildest fireworks show presented by AM Pyrotechnics. The Frog's Signs Lucas Oil Speedway Junior Fan Club will be hosting their second kid's bike give-away of the season as three lucky Junior Fan Club Members will go home with a brand new bike courtesy of Frog's Signs.
In addition the TNT Quick Shop Late Models will be running the second leg of the Crawdad's Classics Gourmet Hot Sauce ULMA Triple Crown Shootout Presented by Imhoff Construction of Jamestown, Missouri as over 30 ULMA Late Models checked in for this event in 2010. The Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds will be racing for a special $750 to win top prize courtesy of Hermitage Lumber while a special $500 to win Factory Stock race is also on the card this Thursday thanks to ALPS Grocery Stores in Pittsburg, Missouri.
Classes in action this Thursday include the TNT Quick Shop Late Models, Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds, and the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks.
Rylan Long continues to lead the TNT Quick Shop Late Model standings by 59 points over 2-Time and defending Track Champion Tommy Cordray, but Neosho, Missouri's Chris Hawkins is now just two points behind Cordray in the third spot. Wheatland, Missouri's Harlen Kennedy sits alone in fourth while Springfield's Chris Morelock and Wheatland's Andy Kennedy sit deadlocked in the fifth spot heading into this Thursday's racing action.
The Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds have a new point leader this week as Fair Grove's Mickey Burrell now assumes the point as youngster Chase Jones found the double points last Saturday a challenge as heat race contact made for a long night on the red 03. Jones now sits in the second spot just 29 points behind the leader Burrell with a long stretch of weekly series racing still to come. Flemington's John Fellers has made steady progress up the leaderboard as he now occupies the third spot while Urbana's Lyle Dietrich and Waynesville's Josh Woody round out the Top-5
Billings, Missouri's James Flood found the double points to his liking as he now holds a slim 14 point lead over defending track champion Randy Gilmore. Flood won the last time out while Gilmore finished in fifth as the closest points battle at the speedway swings back and forth between the two veteran drivers. Sundance Keepper now sits in third after mechanical trouble again sidelined him early this past Saturday after running with the leaders in the early going. Warrensburg, Missouri's Mark Carter is in fourth with Wheatland's Chip Shaddox just behind in the fifth spot as less than fifty points separate the Top-5.
For complete and updated point standings, please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
Spectator Gates open at 5:00pm this Thursday 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 is just $12 with Seniors and Active Military only $8. Juniors (6-15) are just $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.
Family Passes are priced at only $25 for this event which includes entry for two adults (age 16 and up) and up to three youth (ages 6-15), discounts on kids meals, gift shop merchandise, and funnel cakes.
A limited number of VIP Suites are also still available for Thursday night and start at only $300 for a 12 guest unit which includes admission for 12, One Complimentary Food Tray off the Suite Menu, and (2) Six Packs of your choice of Water, Soda, or Beer.
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.