Adding to an impressive line-up of racing series operated under the Lucas Oil banner, company officials today announced the acquisition of the Midwest Latemodel Racing Association, better known as the MLRA. Lucas Oil had been the title sponsor for the series for several years, but will now own and operate MLRA from the offices of its Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.
Since 1998, the Lucas Oil MLRA has been a regional series under the management team of Harriett and Allen "Cowboy" Chancellor. Beginning in November the sanctioning body will be run by Dan Robinson, who will add the title "series director" to his current role as general manager of the Lucas Oil Speedway, also know as the "Diamond of the
Dirt Tracks". The highly popular series has drawn up to 8,000 spectators to its action-packed races.
While the Lucas Oil MLRA schedule included several yearly stops at the Lucas-owned Speedway, series competitors also hit the dirt bullrings in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and other parts of Missouri. The series is getting set for its big 2012 season finale on October 19 and 20 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas in conjunction with the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at nearby Kansas Speedway.
Lucas Oil also runs the more nationally based Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, as well as several other professional motorsports series including Lucas Oil Off Road, Lucas Oil Modified Racing, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling and Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series.
"On behalf of the entire Lucas Oil family, we are honored to help carry on the hard work and passion that Harriett and Cowboy have put into this wonderful Late Model racing series," said Robinson. "Supporting grassroots racing lies at the heart Lucas Oil's American success story, and the addition of the Midwest Latemodel Racing Association is the next exclamation point to that commitment. We look forward to executing a seamless transition for our racers, tracks, sponsors and fans."
Gates open at 5:00 PM
Hot Laps at 7:00 PM
Racing at 7:30 PM
Adults (16 and up) $15
Seniors (62 and up) $12
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $30 (Click Here for more information)
Pit Pass $30
Gates open at 4:00 PM
Hot Laps at 6:00 PM
Racing at 6:30 PM
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up) $15
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40 (Click Here for more information)
Pit Pass $35
This Annual Safe Trick or Treat Night is a big hit with the area youth as the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" gives kids a safe trick or treat experience. The event begins at 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 24th. The event is FREE to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.
This is a great avenue for area business owners, groups, and organizations to show their wares to Mom and Dad while handing out treats to the kids. Last year over 500 trick or treaters visited the Lucas Oil "Spookway". Groups and Fundraising organizations are welcome to attend this FREE event with booths, raffles, prizes, or merchandise. For booth information and registration please call the track at (417) 282-5984 or email LaRay Hankins at LaRay@lucasoilspeedway.com.
The Annual Lucas Oil Speedway Championship Banquet to honor the Top-10 drivers in each of the (4) Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Racing Series Classes will be held on Saturday, November 7th at The Lodge at Old Kinderhook, 678 Old Kinderhook Dr., Camdenton, MO 65020
Doors will open at 5:30pm with a Social Hour from 6-7pm followed by Dinner and Awards Program. A cash bar will be available.
Banquet tickets are available for $40 by calling the Lucas Oil Speedway Office at (417) 282-5984 or by email at Laray@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Tables of (8) are also available for $300.
All tickets must be paid for in advance. Cash, checks, or credit cards are acceptable methods of payment.
Please RSVP and order tickets no later than Oct. 30th, 2015.
Banquet tickets will not be available for purchase after Oct. 30th, 2015.
Tickets will not be available at the door.
Drivers must attend awards banquet to receive awards including cash & contingencies.
Group guest room rates including a Standard Room w/King Bed or Double Queen is
available for $139/night based on availability. For Room Reservations, please
call (888) 346-4949 and mention "Lucas Oil Speedway Banquet".