Wheatland, MO - Lucas Oil Speedway will be participating in both the Bodee's Racers Auction and Trade Show and the Ozark's Area Racers Reunion this weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex. Bodee's will kick off Saturday with doors opening for the public at 8:00 AM to browse and enjoy multiple vendor displays. Look for the Lucas Oil Speedway display booth in the exhibitor area to sign up for great prizes, give-a-ways, class rules and pick up your 2012 Season Schedule. The auction will get underway at 9:00 AM, wrapping up in time to enjoy the 25th Annual Ozarks Area Racers Reunion located just across the hall at 5:00 PM. Friday and Saturday night at the Fairgrounds Arena is the Arenacross show with the high-flying action American Arenacross Championship Series.
This year the Ozarks Area Racers Reunion will induct several local racing legends. Rusty, Kenny, and Mike Wallace will be honored for their accomplishments at the old Springfield Fairgrounds Speedway, Bolivar Speedway and 1-44 Speedway in Lebanon, MO. The brothers continued on to eventually all race in NASCAR, never forgetting their hometown roots here in the Midwest. Rex Merritt from Billings, Missouri will also be a member of the 2012 class of inductees. Rex has a stacked resume of race wins and is a master at setting up a race car. In addition to racing, Rex hosts the annual Racing School here at Lucas Oil Speedway, to help develop drivers to their fullest potential.
Brothers, Bradley and David Willard of Lebanon, Missouri will be inducted as Pioneers on Saturday night. The Willard family has a long history of providing asphalt racing in the Ozarks at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. Wayne Bates of Fair Grove will join the ranks, as well. Bates has raced, built cars, put drivers in cars and passed his passion for racing onto his three sons. Flagman and Track Official of The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Speedway, Bill Crooks will also be inducted into this prestigious group.
Congratulations to all inductees of the 25th Annual Ozarks Area Racers Reunion! The event will also include a Race Champions presentation, many displays, collector cars, vendor booths and thousands of race photographs capturing the history of the sport.
Friday and Saturday, the American Arenacross will be in action at the Fairgrounds Arena. Gates open at 6:00 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM both nights. Advance tickets are $14 for 12 years and over and $7 for kids ages (3-11). Tickets at the gate are $16 for ages 12 years and over, $9 for kids ages (3-11), with 2 and under FREE. Tickets are available online at www.motorheadevents.com or at Ron's Racing Collectables. Day of tickets are only available at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds or by calling(417) 863-6353
Bodee's Racers Auction will continue on Sunday, January 8th with doors opening at 8:00 AM for the public. Great consignment items are listed and great vendors will be on hand, don't miss a chance to get out an enjoy some race related fun this weekend! Check out www.bodeesracersauction.com for more information.