Wheatland, MO (April 10th, 2012) - It is finally here! After squeezing in Test & Tune last weekend, Lucas Oil Speedway is ready to officially open the gates for fans and drivers! Saturday April 14th, Spring Thunder will roar into Wheatland, Missouri. The stars of the Lucas Oil MLRA will be lightning fast, with two races under their belts already in 2012. The Pitts Homes A-Modifieds will be rumbling around the 3/8 mile for a chance at $750 to Win by Lucas Oil Fuel Saving 10W-30. In addition to Late Models and A-Modifieds, the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks will be gunning for a chance at $500 to Win presented by Elite Auto Repair located in Warrensburg, Missouri. Something for every race fan in your family on Opening Night. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a FREE 2012 Magnet Schedule, perfect to hang on your refrigerator to keep up to speed on all Lucas Oil Speedway race dates!
Will Vaught from Crane, Missouri currently leads the Lucas Oil MLRA Championship points into Saturday's race. Vaught is rumored to be running the entire MLRA schedule this season for a chance at the points title. Vaught cruised his way to a race victory at his first ever visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE last weekend. Landing the win just ahead of top contender Oxford, Iowa's Chris Simpson and third place finisher Terry Phillips from Springfield, Missouri. 2011 Lucas Oil MLRA Champion, Omaha, Nebraska's, John Anderson finished the race infourth. The MLRA season is already off to a points battle with Vaught on top, followed by Phillips and Anderson, Saturday nights feature event will no doubt be a crowd pleaser.
Saturday will be the first chance for drivers in both the Pitts Homes A-Modifieds and the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks to earn some cold hard cash and valuable points in the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Racing Series. Drivers and their cars will be in pristine form, out for their first official laps of the season. Many drivers and crews tested their cars and made proper adjustments at last weekends Test & Tune session. Added prize money, opening night jitters combined with a little spring racing fever, will have all drivers out for a big W. New for 2012, a partnership with Eibach Springs for the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Racing Series. The Eibach Springs Performer of the Race will receive a certificate for one Eibach Spring. The winning driver in each of the Weekly Racing Series classes at every race in 2012 will be awarded the certificate from Eibach Springs.
In addition to an awesome on track show, the Lucas Oil Speedway Midway will be packed with attractions and activities for all ages. Sticking with the theme of "Spring Thunder", Hickory County Emergency Management, The National Weather Service, KOLR 10 Mobile Weather Lab, Storm Chasers, and a storm shelter display will give fans a chance to learn proper steps to prepare their family and property for storm season. Fun for the kids will include a bounce house, jumbo slide, Frog's Signs Jr. Fan Club special sign up night (wear your GREEN Jr. Fan Club Shirt) and a drawing for 10 JFC Kids to participate in an on track surprise!
Gates open at 4 PM on Saturday, Hot Laps at 6 PM racing at 6:30 PM. Adult tickets are $20, Seniors age 62 and up are $15, Youth age 6-15 just $5 and kids age 5 & under are always FREE! A Family Pass includes two adult admissions and up to three youth, for only $40. A Pit Pass for Saturday, April 14, 2012 is $25.