WHEATLAND, MO (June 3rd, 2014) - The Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company and The Ozarks CW team up to present the Budweiser Weekly Racing Series this Saturday, June 7th, at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.
"We're thrilled to partner with these two great Ozarks organizations to bring you the best racing action in the country at the nation's premier racing facility right here in the Ozarks." stated Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager.
Both Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper and the Ozarks CW will have plenty of FREE fan giveaways plus meet Ozarks CW on-air personality Yulia.
Classes in action include the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks, and the Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods this Saturday, June 7th.
The Tri-Lakes RV B-Mods will be running a special 25 Lap, $500 to win main event as the featured class of the evening courtesy of MAVTV, now available on the American Broadband cable system locally in Wheatland on Channel 66, on DISH Network Channel 248 and on DirectTV Channel 214.
As an added bonus, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety also presents Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety Night with FREE giveaways and information throughout the evening as they promote highway safety. All fans through the gates will also receive a FREE 2014 Lucas Oil Speedway Schedule Poster courtesy of the Missouri Coalition for Highway Safety. For more information about this great organization, please visit www.SaveMoLives.com.
Lockwood, Missouri's Jake Williams has extended his points lead in the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models to 20 points over fellow Lockwood driver, Dwight Niehoff. Lebanon, Missouri's Brian Schutt has climbed up to the third spot now just 30 points out of first place a with a string of solid finishes. Cross Timbers, Missouri driver J.D. Hubert holds down the fourth position after becoming the most recent winner in ULMA action at Lucas Oil Speedway on May 17th. Harrisonville, Missouri's Ethan Young has slipped back to fifth in the standings but remains just 54 points out of the top spot.
The season long battle in the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds has really tightened up after a weekend of action during the Show-Me 100 as Tim Setzer out of Archie, Missouri now holds the lead, but by just one point over Wheatland driver Jason Pursley. With his win on Saturday, May 24th Jeff Cutshaw has climbed into the top-3 just 10 points out of the lead with defending track champion Jason Russell slipping back to fourth, 16 points out of first. Nevada, Missouri's Jon Sheets has utilized three different cars so far this season as he maintains his spot in the top-5.
David Hendrix continues to lead the points standings in the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks but the battle for second is intense as Marc Carter out of Warrensburg has moved up to second spot over Kenny Carroll with his win the last time out, although the margin from second to third is only two points. Wheatland's Randy Gilmore and Goodman, Missouri's Johathan Romesburg hold down fourth and fifth respectively.
Finally, in the Tri-Lakes RV B-Mods, 2-time and defending Lucas Oil Speedway track champion Kris Jackson continues to show the way as he holds a 33 point lead over the self proclaimed "Outlaw" Mike Striegel as Jackson looks to secure his third championship in a row. Andy Bryant of Fort Scott, Kansas continues to remain in striking distance has the 14-year old first year Lucas Oil Speedway driver sits in third just 49 points out of the top spot. Stephen Muilenburg and Bobby Williams round out the top-5.
Complete and updated Lucas Oil Speedway points standings can be found at www.SpeedNetDirect.com/points.
For more information about Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, please visit www.CocaColaOzarks.com.
For more information on the Ozarks CW, please visit www.ky3.com/ozarks-cw/23964822.
Don't miss a minute of the racing action or a second of the fun this Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway!
Be sure to pick your copy of the Souvenir Program this weekend to get a preview of the 2014 season plus check out over $40 in valuable coupons available inside.
Saturday, June 7th, 2014 Information
Gates open at 5:00 PM Hot Laps at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM
Adults (16 and up) $12
Seniors (62 and up) $8
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25
Pit Pass $25
The Family Pass is designed to help families find a great entertainment value at an affordable price. To qualify for the pass there must be at least two adults and one child present at the time of purchase. Maximum number of children under the age of 16 to be covered per pass is 3.
Show your AAA Member Card at the gate to receive $3 off regular general admission prices. Advanced tickets are also available at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
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. Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.
Race fans can go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway's 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.
About Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Bottling Co. employs approximately 330 people and offers production, warehouse services and delivery and equipment services.
Edwin C. Rice, Sr. and his family moved from Kentucky to Springfield in March 1920 to purchase the Electric Bottling Company. Electric's principal product line was seltzer and Farmer Beverages, a soft drink line that included Orange, Grape, Root Beer, Lemon, Peach, Ginger Ale and Strawberry flavors. During that time, Coca-Cola was just a small portion of their business.
Always a family-owned business, they are one of the original bottlers that entered an agreement for the right to hold Coca-Cola franchise in perpetuity. Mr. Rice, Sr. and his brothers operated the business and in 1939, Mr. Edward E. Heer came on board as Sales Manager. Heer was married to Virginia "Tookie" Rice-Heer until his death in 1985. At that time Tookie assumed the vice presidency of the company, which was later renamed Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company.
Edwin C. "Cookie" Rice joined the family business in 1953 and currently serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board. He, his daughters and his nieces share ownership of Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper. For more information please visit www.CocaColaOzarks.com.
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Lucas Oil MLRA Series Director
Office: (417) 282-5984
Click the link below for the tentative 2014 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule. All events, dates, classes, and payouts are tentative and subject to change.
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. 2014 marks the 4th 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 2014 plus National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) 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.
In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Racing Series features, the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson's Corner NAPA Factory Stocks and the Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.