Wheatland, MO - This Saturday, July 9th at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri it's "93.5FM Rocks Lucas Oil Speedway Night" featuring the Rockstar Energy Drink Weekly Championship Series. Classes in action include the TNT Quick Shop Late Models, the Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds, and the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks. 93.5 FM will be broadcasting live from 4-6pm with tons of FREE giveaways, Drawings, and souvenirs. Visit www.935rocksthelake.com for more information on the Lake of the Ozark's premier rock music station. The Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers will also be making their second appearance of 2011 this Saturday, July 9th.
2011 has seen the resurgence of Greenfield, Missouri's Rylan Long in the TNT Quick Shop Late Models as the former Lucas Oil Speedway Track Champion scored his fifth win of 2011 last week as part of the special Nemo Quarry Thursday Night Thunder Special Event. Long now holds a 64 point lead over 2-time and defending Lucas Oil Speedway TNT Quick Shop Late Model Track Champion Tommy Cordray out of Browning, Missouri. Neosho, Missouri veteran Chris Hawkins continues to have strong runs in his blue and white #60 has he sits solidly in the third spot. Engine gremlins have cost Larry Jones a large amount of points in recent weeks as the El Dorado Springs, Missouri veteran determined a faulty dry sump valve had been causing the issue. Jones sits in fourth in the season standings while Springfield, Missouri's Christopher Morelock holds down the final spot in the Top-5.
The closest race for the season championship is now in the Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds as Mickey Burrell out of Fair Grove, Missouri holds a tiny five point lead over youngster Chase Jones out of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. With a $1,500 top prize on the line for the season points championship, these will be tough drivers to watch in the coming weeks. Flemington, Missouri's John Fellers is only 54 points behind the leads and with 50 points on the line each race night, don't count out the veteran late model and modified driver from scoring his first Lucas Oil Speedway Championship. Terry Kirk out of Urbana and Josh Woody out of Waynsville, Missouri round out the Top-5 as 84 different A-Modifieds have visitied the Lucas Oil Speedway in 2011.
Billings, Missouri's James Flood holds a 33 point lead in the Carson's Corner Factory Stocks as defending Track Champion Randy Gilmore just can't seem to find any racing luck. With a new car on the way, and a vacation behind him, look for Gilmore to rebound with a vengeance as Flood, a former Lucas Oil Speedway Track Champion looks to continue to lead in his Ben Solberg owned machine. Everton, Missouri's Sundance Keepper continues to stalk the leaders in the third spot with his win last Thursday night on the slick but racey Lucas Oil Speedway racing surface. Chip Shaddox and Mike Bitner round out the top-5 in fourth and fifth respectively.
For complete and updated point standings, please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
Spectator Gates open at 5:00pm this 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 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 Saturday 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.