The 5th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals takes place on Saturday, July 16th at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Diamond Nationals has become one of the signature events of the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" and will once again feature the stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA. Not only will the winner receive the $10,000 first place prize money, they will also receive the coveted Diamond Ring that has become the traditional winner's hardware at this event. The Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds will also take to the track on Saturday night, July 16th.
Defending CMH Diamond Nationals Champion and 2011 DART Show-Me 100 Winner, Jimmy Owens out of Newport, TN currently sits atop the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings by just fifteen points. Multi-Tme series Champion and Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist out of Mooresburg, TN is currently in the second spot. Bloomquist has won the last three LOLMDS events heading into this weekend. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be in action Thursday and Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL . This could heat up the racing action as the points battle will be in full force for the weekend.
"The Real Deal" Don O'Neal out of Martinsville, IN holds down the third spot in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings driving the Magnaflow Exhaust MasterSbilt House Car. Ashland, Kentucky's Steve Francis sits in fourth, as the former World of Outlaws Late Model Champion shoots for his first Lucas title. Earl Pearson Jr. of Jackson, FL has moved into the top five in his Lucas Oil Dodge Charger.
Jared Landers from Batesville, Arkansas is out front in the LOLMDS Rookie of the Year point standings, as he sits in sixth place in overall points. Brad Neat and Ray Cook follow with Dale McDowell and Mike Marlar rounding out the top ten. For complete and updated Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Point Standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.
Seven-Time and Defending Lucas Oil MLRA Champion Al Purkey out of Coffeyville, KS continues to remain out front in current point standings. Purkey drives a Hatfield Racing Engine powered Larry Shaw Chassis. Marquette, Nebraska's Kyle Berck is in hot pursuit however as he sits in the second spot as the former multi-time NCRA Champion chases his first ever MLRA Championship. Omaha, Nebraska's John Anderson holds down the third spot with Mount Vernon, Iowa's Chad Simpson in fourth. Springfield, Missouri's Terry Phillips rounds out the top-5. For complete and updated Lucas Oil MLRA points standings, please visit www.MLRAracing.com.
Spectator Gates are set to open at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 16th with Hot Laps set to get under way at 7:00pm and the first big race of the night at 7:30pm. Adult Admission at the gate is just $25 with Seniors and Active Military only $20. Juniors (6-15) are just $5 and Kids 5 and under are always FREE at Lucas Oil Speedway. Pit Pass Pricing is set at $35. The pit area will close and clear at 2:00pm. Show Your AAA Membership Card at the gate and receive $3 off any Adult or Senior General Admission Ticket. Advance General Admission Tickets are available by clicking http://lucasoilspeedway.showclix.com/ or by visiting www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
Family Passes are priced at only $50 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.
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.
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