Wheatland, Missouri (July 9th, 2013) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will shine bright at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, for the $10,000 to Win, 7th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals! This is the final appearance by the LOLMDS at the Diamond of Dirt tracks in the 2013 race season, as they join the Lucas Oil MLRA for the marquee event. In addition to the hefty pay day, the winner of Saturday's event will take home the coveted Diamond Nationals ring. Also in action, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds in a special $750 to win, 25 lap feature courtesy of Hermitage Lumber.
Jimmy Owens, the "Newport" Nightmare has been on an impressive streak in Wheatland, winning the 21st Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com over Memorial Weekend, for the third consecutive year. Owens has also picked up his share of Diamond Nationals victories. It might seem as though he cannot be beat, however, runner-up in last years Diamond Nationals, John Blankenship is just a handful of points behind Owens in the current LOLMDS standings and is itching for a win in Wheatland. Steve Francis, Don O'Neal and Earl Pearson Jr. are close behind completing the overall top five. To keep up with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit, www.LucasDirt.com.
Contenders with the Lucas Oil MLRA, should not be overlooked for a chance in Victory Lane on Saturday night. Tony Jackson Jr. trails Terry Phillips by just 11 points in MLRA point standings. Jackson Jr. has been the car to beat throughout the region in the last several weeks, picking up 7 wins in just over a months time, including multiple special event wins. Terry Phillips has made a few visits to Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Speedway and could be one to watch. Will "the Thrill" Vaught is third only 3 points behind Phillips, 14 points off the leader in third place. For the latest information and results from the Lucas Oil MLRA visit, www.MLRAracing.com.
Bring the entire family out on Saturday as we invite you to come early and visit the pit area to meet your favorite drivers. Party Station Kids Zone and the Frog's Sign Jr. Fan Club will have tons of inflatables, games and give-a-ways for the Jr. race fans in your family. Stop by one of the many vendors and don't forget to pick up a 7th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals event t-shirt at the Track Treasures Gift Shop.
July 13th, 2013 Event Information
Gates open at 5:00, Hot Laps at 7:00, and racing at 7:30.
Adults (16 and up) $25
Seniors (62 and up) $20
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $50
For complete event information and to keep up with the latest news at Lucas Oil Speedway, visit LucasOilSpeedway.com.
About Lucas Oil Speedway
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.
2013 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners
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2013 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include:
AAA Missouri, A-1 Disposal, A & G Electric, Advanced Automotive Repair, All About Smiles, ALPS Food Stores, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Amerigas of Bolivar, Andy's Frozen Custard, Anglers Port Marine, Ash Grove Aggregates, Bank of Urbana, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet/Buick, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts, Friendly Fuel America, Frog Signs, G2 Gemini, Gathering Place, Goody's Resort, Great Southern Bank-Weaubleau, Harbor Campground & Marina, Heart of America Beverage, Hermitage Lumber, Hobby Time Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Hot Rod Processing, Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, inthepits.net, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Lucas Cattle Company, MFA Bolivar, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Missouri Baptist Convention, Nemo Marina, 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, Poly Lift Boat Lifts, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, Rains Ice Company, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Ron's Racing Collectibles, SBU Athletics, Shadow Lake Golf, S & H Farm Supply, Sleep Inn-Camdenton, Sugarfoot BBQ, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Travel Centers of America, Tri-Lakes RV, Triangle Quick Shop, TNT Quick Shop, Twisted Tea, Vickie and Tim's Pub & Grub, Wheatland Motel, White's Marine Center