Red White Blue & Que: KCBS barbecue competition coming to Lucas Oil SpeedwayThe inaugural "Red White Blue & Que" barbecue competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, is set for July 8-9 at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Wheatland, Missouri (March 20, 2017) - Along with outstanding racing action, the great taste of professional barbecue is coming to Lucas Oil Speedway this summer.

The inaugural "Red White Blue & Que," a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event, is scheduled for July 8-9 at Lucas Oil Speedway.

More than 20 teams are expected to compete for a purse of at least $5,000 on the second day. Race fans attending the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series event on first day, July 8, can sample barbecue from 5-7 p.m. and vote for their favorite as teams compete for "People's Choice" honors.

The weekly racing program is Veterans & Military Appreciation Night Presented by the Springfield News-Leader Media Group. In keeping with the theme, some proceeds from the People's Choice public sampling will go to an Ozarks military and veterans charity.

"We're excited about the opportunity to bring some of the best barbecue teams in the nation to Wheatland," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "Along with a great night of racing, it's a chance for our fans to sample professional barbecue for a good cause."

Barbecue teams interested in competing should contact event organizer Michelle Higgins at (417) 682-1568 or by email @michellehiggins31@yahoo.com. For updates on the contest, follow the Tailgate Guys Radio Facebook page.

This won't be the first time racing and barbecue competitions have come together. Kansas Speedway played host to one of the world's biggest competitions, the American Royal World Series of Barbeque, last October. It's set to return to the speedway again this fall.

For more information on the Kansas City Barbecue Society, the world's largest barbecue organization, visit KCBS.us where point standings and the entire 2017 schedule is listed.

The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Warsaw Auto Marine and RV/NAPA Auto Parts ULMA Late Models, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and Big O Tires Street Stocks will be in acton on July 8.

The Lucas Oil Speedway  2017 schedule fires up with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opener on April 8 followed by the 4th annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com on April 14-15. A practice day is set for April 1 at the speedway.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. 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.

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. 2017 marks the 7th 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 2017.

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 Store ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson's Corner NAPA Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.

2017 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners

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

Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper
"The Official Soft Drink" 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

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

Speedco
"The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center" of Lucas Oil Speedway

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

2017 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include:

Advanced Automotive Repair, ALPS Food Store, AM Pyrotechnics, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Andy's Frozen Custard, Anglers Port Marine, Anstine Realty, AR Bodies, Ash Grove Aggregates, ASI Racewear, The Barnwood Inn, Benton County Tire, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, BWI Sanitation, Candlelight Creations, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Chix Gear Racewear, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, Comfort Inn-Bolivar, DirtonDirt.com, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange, Foley Equipment, Frogs Signs, G2 Gemini Apparel, Happy Trails RV Center, Harbor Campground & Marina, Heart of America Beverage, Hermitage Lumber, Hobbytime Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps, inthepits.net, In the Garden of Eden, Jake's Corner Cafe, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Kenny Carroll Excavating, Kettle Treats, Keyser Manufacturing, Kluhsman Racing Components, Lawless Harley-Davidson, Lucas Cattle Company, MFA Bolivar, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, National Wild Turkey Federation, Nemo Marina, Nemo Quarry, NMI/VMG Marketing Group, OakStar Bank, O'Bannon Bank, Old Kinderhook Golf Resort, Oil & Octane Shop, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Osage Bluff Lodge, Out-Pace Racing Products, Ozark Golf Cars, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Stopping Centers, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, PolyDock Products, RACEceiver, RaceNote, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Rains Ice Company, Real Racing Wheels, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Ron's Racing Collectibles, S & H Farm Supply, SBU Athletics, Scott Furniture, Shadow Lake Golf Course, Sleep Inn-Camdenton, Southwest Electric Cooperative, Stillwater Resort, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Travel Centers of America, Triangle Quick Shop, US Army Corps of Engineers, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV, Wheatland Motel, Wheeler Livestock Auction, White's Marine Center, Whitetail Trophy Hunt, Wild Animal Safari.

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