Wheatland, MO - Officials with the NBRA (National Boat Racing Association) and Lucas Oil Speedway are excited to announce the addition of an event on Lake Lucas. The NBRA Lucas Oil North/South Shootout will be held July 7th and 8th on Lake Lucas. The NBRA recently held a practice in Wheatland to evaluate the possibility of hosting an event. The NBRA sanctions boat races throughout the Midwest and beyond through various chapters and organizations. The event scheduled for July 7th and 8th will feature boat pilots from several states.
"We are looking forward to utilizing Lake Lucas in various ways in addition to the two Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series events this year. The NBRA put on a demonstration during their practice and we think they will be a great addition to our Lake schedule" shared Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager, Dan Robinson. Officials with the NBRA are thrilled to get a spot on the calendar and have been working with various chapters to draw a large number of boats. The boats are much different
than the drag boats at the Inaugural Diamond Drag Boat Nationals last summer. These are small boats in which the pilot kneels while driving in an elongated circle. This type of boat racing is similar to the setup of dirt racing. They will run multiple "heat" races with several boats on the water at once and then run a final feature to end the show. For more information about the NBRA check out www.raceNBRA.com.
The two day NBRA Lucas Oil North/South Shootout will kick off on Saturday, July 7th at 10 AM. Tickets for an Adult are just $12 for NBRA only, $17 for a Combo Pass to see both the boat race on Lake Lucas and the Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series in action on the dirt track Saturday night. Senior/Military tickets are $10 per day or $15 for a Combo Pass. Youth tickets are $5 per day or $10 for a Combo Pass. Sunday, July 8th the action will begin at 12 noon. Tickets for Sunday are $12 for Adult, $10 Senior/Military, Youth $5. Kids age 5 and under are always FREE. All boat pilots and crews passes are priced at $20 each day. For more information about this and other events on Lake Lucas call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984 or visitwww.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
Don't forget, this Saturday is the Weekly Series Spring Opener presented by FindItHere.com. The ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA A-Modifieds, Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks and the DJ's RV B-Modifieds will put on the first Lucas Oil Weekly Championship Series event. Lucas Marine Products will present $1000 to Win in the Late Model class. Saturday, April 21st is also Kids Night with the MOChip ID program beginning at 2 PM in the dining room. Ron's Racing Collectibles will give the first 500 kids in attendance a FREE Diecast Collectible Race Car. Multiple games and special activities are planned.
Saturday Night, gates will open at 5 PM, Hot Laps will kick off at 7 PM with racing at 7:30 PM. Adult tickets are $12, Seniors age 62 and up are $8, 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 $25. Show Your AAA Membership Card at the gate and receive $3 off any Adult or Senior General Admission Ticket. A limited number of VIP Suites are available for Saturday's event. Contact Cheri Boehler (417)282-5984for more information.
Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Clickwww.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.
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