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April 4, 2018

Poor weather forecast forces postponement of Lucas Oil Speedway season opener

WHEATLAND, Missouri (April 4, 2018) - The first green flag of the 2018 season at Lucas Oil Speedway will have to wait another week.

With rain and snow in the forecast for Friday and sub-freezing temperatures predicted for Saturday night, the season-opening Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program scheduled for this weekend has been postponed.

"We really hate calling off any event, but unfortunately we really don't see any choice," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "The high Saturday is forecast to be 36 with a low of 22. Mother Nature is just not ready to go yet.

"There's no point of waiting around and holding everyone up. This way, we'll give everyone one more week to prepare, hope for better weather and kick things off in a big way with the 5th annual MLRA Spring Nationals."

The two-night MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com is set for April 13-14. Joining the Late Models on the program both nights will be the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds and Big O Tires Street Stocks with full shows both nights.

The first full Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program is now set for April 21. The Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods will be featured, running a 25-lap, $750-to-win feature. The Pitts Homes USRA modifieds, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models and Big O Tires Street Stocks also will be on the schedule.

Defending champions in the four weekly divisions are Johnny Fennewald of Appleton City (ULMA Late Models), Bolivar's Jeff Cutshaw (Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds), Andy Bryant of Fort Scott, Kansas (Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods) and Toby Ott of Wheatland (Big O Tires Street Stocks).

For ticket information for any event in 2018, including general admission or three-day reserved seats for the 26th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can purchase general admission tickets for any 2018 event on the web.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its 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 LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

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 Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its 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. This year marks the 8th 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 are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: 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 special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.

2018 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick
"The Official Truck" of Lucas Oil Speedway

E3 Spark Plugs
"The Official Spark Plug" of Lucas Oil Speedway

GEICO
"The Official Insurance" of Lucas Oil Speedway

General Tire
"The Official Tire" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Products
"The Official Oil" of Lucas Oil Speedway

MAVTV
"The Official Television Network" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Optima Batteries
"The Official Battery" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper
"The Official Soft Drink" of Lucas Oil Speedway

RacingJunk.com
"The Official Classifieds" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Rugged Radios
"The Official 2-Way Communications Provider" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Spartan Mowers
"The Official Mower of Lucas Oil Speedway"

Sunoco Race Fuels
"The Official Fuel" of Lucas Oil Speedway

2018 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include:
Advanced Automotive Repair, ALPS Food Store, AM Pyrotechnics, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Andy's Frozen Custard, Angler's Resort, AR Bodies, Ash Grove Aggregates, ASI Racewear, The BarnWood Inn, Benton County Tire, Berry Tractor and Equipment Co., Big Adventure RV, Big O Tires, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bolivar Farmers Exchange-MFA, Bridal Cave, BWI Sanitation, Candlelight Creations-Dick's Wild Root Horseradish, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Cherry Health Center, Chix Gear Racewear, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, Comfort Inn-Bolivar, Crappie Hole Bar & Grill, Croft Trailer Supply, Inc.; DirtonDirt.com, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange, Foley Equipment-Cat Rental Store, Frog Signs, Happy Trails RV Center, Hermitage Lumber, Hobbytime Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Racing, Inc.; Impact Signs Awnings Wraps, In the Garden of Eden, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Kenny Carroll Excavating, Kettle Treats, Keyser Manufacturing, Kluhsman Racing Components, Kona Ice, Lucas Cattle Company, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Missouri One Call System, National Wild Turkey Federation, Nemo Quarry, NMI/VMG Marketing Group, OakStar Bank, O'Bannon Bank, Old Kinderhook Golf Resort, Oil & Octane Shop, Ole' Hickory Pub & Grill, Out-Pace Racing Products, Ozark Golf Cars, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Stopping Centers, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, PolyDock Products, Presto-X, RACEceiver, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Rains Ice Company, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Rugged Radios, S & H Farm Supply, SBU Athletics, Safety Kleen, Scott Furniture, Shadow Lake Golf Course, Sidetrack RV Park, Sleep Inn-Camdenton, Southwest Electric Cooperative, Spartan Mowers, Stillwater Resort, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Tom & Jenn's Discount Cigarettes & Liquor, Travel Centers of America, US Army Corps of Engineers-Pomme de Terre, Victory Lane Track Action Race Review, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV, Wheatland Motel, Wheeler & Sons Livestock Auction, White's Marine Center, Whitetail Trophy Hunt, Wild Animal Safari.