SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH!
The Rockstar Energy Drink Weekly Season Championships wrap up this Saturday night, September 4th at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Only one of the top spots remains up for grabs as Randy Gilmore and Chris Hawkins battle it out to end in the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks. Gilmore holds a 43 point lead over Hawkins heading into the final night of racing action with Hawkins still able to mathematically catch Gilmore. Browning, Missouri's Tommy Cordray has locked up the TNT Quick Shop Late Model Track Championship for the second year in a row while Galena, Missouri's Jesse Stovall has secured the title in the Pitt's Homes A-Modifeds with his 9 feature wins on the season.
Cordray has been the model of consistency all season as he wrapped up the season title in the TNT Quick Shop Late Models one week ago. Wheatland, Missouri's Andy Kennedy has had an excellent season and has secured the second spot in the Season Championship standings. Vance Wilson out of Frankford, Missouri sits in the third spot, just 12 points ahead of Walnut Grove, Missouri's Jeremy Kelley as an intense battle is expected this Saturday between the veteran and the upstart as they both vie for the third spot in the final standings. Wheatland's Harlen Kennedy has fought through recent mechanical troubles to stay in fifth but R.D. Peterson is just 4 points behind Kennedy in the sixth spot.
With Stovall dominating the 2010 Pitt's Homes Modified Season, the battle has been for second on back as Macks Creek, Missouri's Shawn Nations drove a borrowed car last Saturday night to get the win as Nations now sits in the second spot just one point ahead of Wheatland veteran Jason Pursley as Pursley has charged up the leaderboard in the second half of the season. Nevada's Jon Sheets sits in the fourth spot, only 14 markers behind Pursley while Urbana, Missouri's Terry Kirk holds down the fifth spot as he leads sixth by more than 100 points.
The tightest battle this season is in the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks as local favorite Randy Gilmore out of Wheatland holds a 43 point lead over Neosho's Chris Hawkins. Gilmore has consistently been in the Top-5 week in and week out all season to lead the points going into the last night despite not winning a race in 2010. His best finish has been second. Hawkins does have a win to his credit and has also consistently run in the top-5 this season. Highlandville, Missouri veteran Keith Webster occupies the third spot 83 points behind Gilmore leaving Gilmore and Hawkins to battle it out for the track championship. Webster has Wheatland's Chip Shaddox breathing down his neck however as he leads Shaddox by just 14 points heading into the final night. Frotenec, Kansas' Mike Bitner has driven his Ford Mustang to the fifth spot with a comfortable gap over Warsaw, Missouri's Tim McMurtry in the sixth position.
Complete and Updated Lucas Oil Speedway Points Standings are available at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com. For more information on the Frogs Signs Junior Fan Club, please contact Kathy Tonoli at (417) 282-5984.
Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm on Saturday with Hot Laps set to get under way at 7:00 and the first big race of the night at 7:30pm. Adult Admission at the gate will be just $12 with Seniors and Active Military only $8. Juniors (6-15) will be $5 and Kids 5 and under are always FREE at Lucas Oil Speedway. Show Your AAA Membership Card at the gate and receive $3 off any Adult or Senior General Admission Ticket. Pit Pass pricing is set at $25.
Family Passes are priced at only $25 for the event on September 4th, which includes entry for two adults (age 16 and up) and up to three youth (ages 6-15), One Free Slick Track Go-Kart Ride, discounts on kids, meals, gift shop merchandise, and funnel cakes.
The 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.