Wheatland, MO - Dan Robinson, General Manager of Lucas Oil Speedway is the 2012 Great Plains Region Promoter of the Year and joins a prestigious class of promoters in the running for Auto Racing Promoter of the Year. This honor comes from nomination by peers within the industry and is voted on by promoters from all over the country.
Robinson is a first time nominee for the National Award, he has lead a fantastic team at Lucas Oil Speedway for three years. Robinson has helped Lucas Oil Speedway grow to include 28 Events in 2013, a world-class Drag Boat Racing Lake, nationally televised events and some of the best hospitality at one of the nations premiere dirt tracks. In 2012, Lucas Oil Speedway welcomed more than 70,000 race fans a nearly 17% increase in attendance over 2011. Dan Robinson recently took on an additional roll with Lucas Oil as the Series Director of the recently acquired Lucas Oil MLRA, he will lead the Midwest Series in its 25th year of operation.
The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year ballot will soon reach promoters in the latest issue of Racing Promotion Monthly. The Thirty-Seventh Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will be revealed during the Fortieth Annual RPM Speedweek National Workshop at the Plaza Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach, FL, February 18-20, 2013.
The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is short track racing's most prestigious award. It is awarded each year after voting by promoters. The award was originated in 1976 by the editors of Racing Promotion Monthly. Voting is conducted in two phases: a preliminary ballot in the newsletter nominates candidates in six regions. The six candidates become Regional Promoters of the Year and then appear on a second ballot for final voting. It is the only national award recognizing promotional excellence selected by peers.
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Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five Race Tracks in the Nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City Metro Area, dubbed the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title.
Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. 2013 marks the 3rd season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two Nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2013, plus the F1 Powerboat Tour and National Boat Racing Association events.
Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest! National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA. The E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals return in 2013 and the Hickory County Fair will be held at Lucas Oil Speedway for the first time in June.
In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Championship Series features, the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson's Corner NAPA Factory Stocks and the Tri-Lakes RV B-Mods, racing weekly.
AAA Missouri- "The Official Auto Club" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Bill Roberts Chevrolet- "The Official Truck" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Canidae Pet Foods - "The Official Pet Foods" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
GEICO - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
MAVTV - "The Official Television Network" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Optima Batteries- "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Speedco - "The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
2012 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: AAA Missouri, A-1 Disposal, A & G Electric, Advanced Automotive Repair, ALPS Food Stores, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Andy's Frozen Custard, Ash Grove Aggregates, Bank of Urbana, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet/Buick, Buffalo Prairie Dental, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, DJ's RV Sales and Service, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts, Friendly Fuel America, Frog Signs, Gathering Place, Goody's Resort, Harbor Campground & Marina, Heart of America Beverage, Hermitage Lumber, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, inthepits.net, JE Pistons, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Lucas Cattle Company, Lucas Slick Mist, MFA Bolivar, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Nemo Quarry, O'Bannon Bank, Old Kinderhook, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Harley-Davidson, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Truck Stops, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, Rains Ice Company, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Ron's Racing Collectibles, Roush/Yates Racing Engines, SBU Athletics, Shadow Lake Golf, S & H Farm Supply, Sugarfoot BBQ, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Travel Centers of America, Triangle Quick Shop, TNT Quick Shop, Vickie and Tim's Pub & Grub, White's Marine Center