Wheatland, MO - This Saturday, August 13th at Lucas Oil Speedway a class of the nations top modified drivers will make stop number three of twenty-one in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey's General Stores National Championship. In all, 46 of America's favorite, fastest and most-feared dirt Modified drivers representing 12 different states comprise the class of 2011, with each competitor possessing a legitimate shot at becoming the next king of dirt Modified racing. The Lucas Slick Mist USMTS Show-Me Shootout will award the top modified driver $3,000 to win and will also feature the area's best SportMods and the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks.
The 2011 Hunt begins on Thursday in Jetmore, KS with Ryan Gustin leading all drivers intothe championship battle. Gustin has captured four out of five regional titles and will start with a perfect base score of 80 points. Nine time USMTS Champion Kelly Shryock sits in second with Rodney Sanders, Zack Vanderbeek and Jason Hughes closely behind. Each event in the twenty-one race hunt will be intense and action packed as drivers strive for the end of season top prize of $20,000. To keep up with the USMTS Hunt check outwww.USMTS.com.
With only six points separating James Flood of Billings, MO and Sundance Keepper from Everton, MO in the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks, Saturday night's match up should make for a great race. As the season winds down the chance for gaining points in the Rockstar Weekly Championship Series does too. Chip Shaddox and Randy Gilmore remain a few points out from the leaders. Other drivers are not far behind and still stand a chance at moving up with a double points night scheduled for Saturday, August 20th.
For complete and updated point standings, please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
Saturday night the Frog's Signs Junior Fan Club will host a Back to School Bash. There will be drawings for backpacks loaded with school supplies. Other activities include a fitness challenge with prizes, displays from local organizations and much more!
The Lucas Oil Go Cart Slick Track is open and will be running Saturday night. Tickets are just $5 per ride!
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 $20 with Seniors and Active Military only $15. 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 $40 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.
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.