Wheatland, MO - Officials with Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri are pleased to release the 2012 Weekly Racing Series Point Fund. A point fund will be paid out in each class at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. In 2012 four classes will battle on track for the Season Championship to conclude on August 25th. "The weekly program continues to grow here at Lucas Oil Speedway and we are excited to welcome drivers back again with a Season Championship Point Fund. All eligible drivers in the top 10 of each of the four weekly racing series classes will receive point fund pay" commented track General Manager, Dan Robinson. Robinson went on to say, "With each race being a point championship race, even on special event nights, the drivers have weekly opportunities to gain points all season long."
Lucas Oil Speedway offers one of the strongest point fund and contingency programs in weekly dirt track racing. Drivers in both the USRA Modifieds and the ULMA Late Models must be registered with the sanctioning body to be eligible for point fund pay. There are no additional track imposed fee's for any driver participating in the Lucas Oil Weekly Series events. In 2011, 30 local drivers received generous cash and contingency awards at the Champions' Banquet. Rylan Long was the 2011 ULMA Late Model Champion at Lucas Oil Speedway and shared his thoughts on weekly racing during the banquet. "Can't get much more than racing at Lucas Oil Speedway every week with your family, go there, come home with your car in one piece, can't ask for much more than that."
The 2012 Season Championship Point Fund for all four Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series' totals more than $14,000. The top spot in ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models will receive $1,500, 2nd-$1,000, 3rd - $750, 4th - $500, 5th - $400, 6th - $350, 7th - $300, 8th - $250, 9th - $200, 10th - $150.
The Champion in the Pitts Homes USRA A-Modifieds will also be awarded $1,500 in addition to contigency certificates, 2nd - $900, 3rd - $600, 4th - $450, 5th - $300, 6th - $250, 7th - $200, 8th - $175, 9th - $150, 10th - $150.
For the Carson's Corner NAPA Factory Stocks Champion a prize of $500, 2nd - $400, 3rd - $300, 4th $200, 5th - $150, 6th - $140, 7th - $130, 8th - $120, 9th - $110, 10th - $100.
In the DJ's RV B-Modifieds a first place pay of $500, 2nd - $400, 3rd - $300, 4th $200, 5th - $150, 6th - $140, 7th - $130, 8th - $120, 9th - $110, 10th - $100.
Drivers in each Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series class will have several chances to win added purse money throughout the season. "With the support of many local businesses, each class will get multiple chances to take home more cash at events all season long, we don't have one night on the schedule where there is not added purse money" stated Dan Robinson.
Opening night is 72 days away (not that we are counting), the Lucas Oil MLRA will bring the annual Spring Thunder back to the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. April 14th will also include $750 to win A-Modfieds presented by Lucas Fuel Saving 10W-30 with the Carson's Corner NAPA Factory Stocks competing for $500 to win presented by Elite Auto Repair, all events are Championship Point races. The following week for the Lucas Oil Weekly Series Season Opener presented by FindItHere.com, all classes will be in action with the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models racing for $1,000 to win. The DJ's RV B-Modifieds get their first chance of added purse money on May 5th for the Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown, $500 will go to the B-Modified winner. These special bonus purse money nights will continue all season to reward drivers for their dedication and create excitement on and off the track.
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Dan Robinson summed up his excitement for this season, "2012 is going to be a huge year here in Wheatland, a great point fund for the drivers, added purse money in all classes at several different events throughout the season, additional specials including another Drag Boat event, Monster Trucks and an additional Open Wheel show. We also have some exciting plans for other attractions coming to the Speedway and look forward to releasing more details soon."