Wheatland, Missouri (January 19, 2017) - Since he began racing regularly at Lucas Oil Speedway, Joplin's Johnny Coats has been Mr. Consistency.
Coats finished third in the Street Stock division for the third straight season in 2016 on the heels of a second-place finish in 2013. The only missing piece of the puzzle is obvious and has Coats hungry for the new year that fires up in April.
Wheatland, Missouri (January 18, 2017) - Angie Doke's goal is simple when it comes to customer service for fans who visit Lucas Oil Speedway.
"The Lucas team is one of a kind. We all work together like a fine-tuned machine," Doke said. "None of us could do our jobs without each other working toward the same goal - to give our fans an amazing experience while they are here."
Wheatland, Missouri (January 12, 2017) - The goal for Jon Binning is clear as he focuses on the 2017 racing season, which fires up in early April at Lucas Oil Speedway.
Willard's Kaeden Cornell, who just turned 16, is eager for the 2017 USRA B-Mod season at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Lyndal Scranton photo)
Wheatland, Missouri (January 10, 2017) - For now, Kaeden Cornell is content with bouncing a basketball, balancing school work and getting his driver's license as a newly minted 16-year-old. In other words, living the typical life of a high school sophomore.
Wheatland veteran Modified driver Mike Striegel had another standout season in 2016, finishing third in Lucas Oil Speedway A-Mod track points and winning two features on Show-Me 100 weekend. (Chris Bork photo)
Wheatland, Missouri (January 5, 2017) - Instead of slowing down with age, Mike Striegel seems to be picking up speed.
Coming off his first Lucas Oil Speedway track championship in 2015, in the USRA B-Modified divsion, Striegel finished a solid third in the USRA Modified chase at his hometown track in 2016.
The 30th annual Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Reunion and Hall of Fame ceremony is set for Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.
Wheatland, Missouri (January 4, 2017) - The biggest annual offseason gathering of Ozarks race fans returns to its historical roots on Saturday when the 30th annual Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Reunion takes place at the Ozark Empire Fairground E-Plex.
For season passes - including renewals from the 2016 season at a discount through the end of the year - contact Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984.
Wheatland, Missouri (December 22, 2016) - From big-city Cleveland, Ohio, to farm-country Wheatland, Missouri. It's an unlikely road traveled, but Nichole McMillan feels right at home in south-central Missouri and in her job as Lucas Oil Speedway Admissions Director.
Tommy Cordray has been in the top five of the Lucas Oil Speedway ULMA points chase six times since 2009, including two track championships. (Chris Bork photo)
Wheatland, Missouri (December 21, 2016) - When it comes to the racing game, Tom Cordray long has been a one-man band. There's no outside sponsor money flowing into the operation. The veteran Late Model racer does all the mechanical preparation and race-night work himself.