Wheatland, MO - Last week, Lucas Oil Speedway was honored to be voted as the "Best Race Track" in the state. Rural Missouri Magazine selected the Diamond of Dirt Tracks as the place to be on Saturday nights for the best racing action. Readers of Rural Missouri voted in the 11th Annual "Best of Rural Missouri" for many categories for the April 2012 issue, out now. Lucas Oil Speedway appreciates the readers and fans for their support and this outstanding award. A special thank you to the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives for providing Rural Missouri Magazine to subscribers across the Show-Me state.
Lucas Oil Speedway is proud to not only provide a first class racing venue, but also to support the community through various partnerships and programs. Lucas Oil Speedway and Lucas Cattle Company combine to be the largest employer in Hickory County. "Giving back to the those who support us, and reaching out to the community in support is a big part of what we do here," commented Event Coordinator, Ashley Berry. Lucas Oil Speedway will once again welcome the Hickory County Relay for Life event on June 29th. Relay for Life will also host Survivor Night on June 16th during the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Championship Series race.
Recently, Lucas Oil Speedway partnered with the Lake Pomme de Terre Core of Engineers and the Brian and Nathan Kesse Water Safety Organization, to provide life jackets for a loaner board. The loaner board is located at the Nemo Boat Ramp and is intended to help boaters ensure children are equipped with properly fitting life jackets. After the jacket is used, the boater returns it to the board for further use by others. Lucas Oil Speedway will welcome the Brian and Nathan Keese Water Safety Organization during the Drag Boat events in June and September. They will provide information on the program and work with the Core of Engineers Water Safety staff to help properly fit children in life jackets.
The calendar is packed with family activities and community events for April 21st! In addition to kicking off the first Weekly Championship Series race at Lucas Oil Speedway presented by FindItHere.com the track is also participating in the 3rd Annual Running River 5K Run. The run is presented through a partnership of the Lions Club and the Hickory County Community Improvement Coalition, emphasizing fit and healthy lifestyles at all ages. The run will begin at 9 AM on the 21st, for more information and to download a registration form check out the website. Round up your friends and family to participate in the 5K Saturday morning. After the run, make plans to attend the MOChip ID Program starting at 2 PM at Lucas Oil Speedway. This program offers FREE child identification packets to families. The MOChip ID Program will lead right into race time. April 21st is Kid's Night with the first 500 kids in attendance receiving a FREE diecast race car courtesy of Ron's Racing Collectibles. Mark your calendar now for a day full of family fun!