Wheatland, MO - Saturday, April 7th Lucas Oil Speedway invites drivers and fans to the annual Test & Tune. From noon until dusk drivers in any class of race car are welcome to take valuable laps on the 3/8 mile, semi-banked oval. Test & Tune is a great opportunity for rookie drivers to experience the track and for veterans to finely tune their skills. The pit gate will open at 10 AM, a pit pass is only $15. Sunoco Racing Fuel, American Racer and Hoosier Racing tires, as well as Lucas Oil Products will be available in the Parts Store for purchase. The grandstand will be open with FREE admission to any fans who would like to get a pre-season peek at their driver in 2012.
An exciting addition to Saturday's Test & Tune is the NBRA practicing on Lake Lucas. Several boat pilots of the NBRA (National Boat Racing Association) are slated to practice on the lake. This type of boat is not a drag racing boat, they actually race in circles. They are small outboard boats that race in an elongated circle, while the pilot kneels in the boat. Spectators are encouraged to check out the lake and enjoy FREE admission to the both Test & Tune on the track and the NBRA practice on Lake Lucas. The NBRA will also be practicing on Sunday, April 8th, which is also FREE and open to the public.
Opening Night at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks is on April 14, 2012, making this Saturday's Test & Tune the only chance to practice before race season officially gets underway. "We usually have a great turnout of drivers from all over trying out different setups and putting in many laps at Test & Tune" stated General Manager, Dan Robinson. "This year we have added the NBRA to Lake Lucas and hope fans will take advantage of the free day at the Speedway to check out both events."
On April 14, 2012 the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a 2012 Magnet Schedule, FREE. Spring Thunder will roar onto the track with the late model stars of the Lucas Oil MLRA. The Pitts Homes A-Modifieds will take their first official laps of the season along with the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks both classes racing for added purse money. In keeping with the theme of "Spring Thunder" special guests on the Midway will include The National Weather Service, The Hickory County Emergency Management Team, KOLR 10 Storm Team, Storm Chasers and more. The Frog's Signs Jr. Fan Club will have a special sign-up night, activities and everyone's favorite, bounce houses!
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