Wheatland, Missouri (May 7th, 2013) - The 1st Annual Budweiser Formula 1 North American Championships kick off this Friday, May 10th on Lake Lucas. The 2-Day event will conclude on Saturday afternoon, May 11th, just in time for the Coyote 107.9 Night and the 4th Annual Business Expo at Lucas Oil Speedway. After testing the boats on the lake last fall, this event was added to the dynamic Lake Lucas schedule. The unique design of the Formula 1 boat bottom gives it the ability to perform 180 degree turns in the narrow 400' lake width pulling up to 6 g's in the process, while accelerating from 0-100 mph in under 3.5 seconds. The boat tops out reaching a maximum speed of 140 mph with its' 400 horse power engines. All of this excitement multiplied by 15 competitors on the course at the same time creating deck to deck action directly positioned in front of the crowd.
Saturday May 11th will be non-stop action starting off with a test session for F1 followed by opening ceremonies, heat races, autograph session, wake board exhibition, concluding with 30 lap finals in each class. Gates open at 10 AM on both Friday and Saturday. A ticket for Saturday May 11th, also grants fans admission to Coyote 107.9 Night plus the 4th Annual Business Expo at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks on Saturday Night. Fans who cannot make it out to see the thrilling Formula 1 boats on Lake Lucas may enter after 4 PM for only $5. The ticket grants fans access to the 4th Annual Business Expo and Lucas Oil Weekly Championship Series racing action. Saturday night a special $500 to Win Factory Stocks is presented by the Triangle Quick Shop.
The 4th Annual Business Expo will feature more than 30 local businesses with products on display and for sale. Don't forget it is Mother's Day weekend! Many of the vendors will have special gifts and give-a-ways just for Mom! Great Southern Bank will be passing out FREE Can Coolies to the first 500 guests through the gate after 4 PM on Saturday Night for the Business Expo.
The Frog's Sign Jr. Fan Club Box Car Race scheduled for Saturday, May 11th has been pushed back a couple of weeks due to the recent rain-outs. JFC Kids can stop by the Frog's Sign JFC booth on Saturday Night to pick up rules and register for the Box Car Race which will now be held on Saturday Night June 8th. For more information on participating in the Box Car Race contact Ashley Berry at (417)282-5984.
Gates open at 10 AM
Adults (16 and up) $10
Seniors (62 and up) $8
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25
Weekend Driver/Crew Pass-$50
Lake Lucas Gates Open at 10 AM
Adults (16 and up) $15 *Also includes Dirt Track Saturday Night
Seniors(62 and up)$12 *Also includes Dirt Track Saturday Night
Youth (6-15) $5 *Also includes Dirt Track Saturday Night
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40
Weekend Driver/Crew Pass-$50
**AT 4PM tickets only $5 for Coyote 107.9 Night plus 4th Annual Business Expo, does not include Boat Races.**
For the most up to date Lucas Oil Speedway information and schedule details, visit,www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
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. 2013 marks the 3rd 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 2013, plus the F1 Powerboat Tour and National Boat Racing Association events.
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. The E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals return in 2013 and the Hickory County Fair will be held at Lucas Oil Speedway for the first time in June.
In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Championship Series features, the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson's Corner NAPA Factory Stocks and the Tri-Lakes RV B-Mods, racing weekly.
"The Official Auto Club" of Lucas Oil Speedway
Bill Roberts Chevrolet
"The Official Truck" of Lucas Oil Speedway
E3 Spark Plugs
"The Official Spark Plug" of Lucas Oil Speedway
"The Official Insurance" of Lucas Oil Speedway
"The Official Tire" of Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Products
"The Official Oil" of Lucas Oil Speedway
"The Official Television Network" of Lucas Oil Speedway
"The Official Battery" of Lucas Oil Speedway
"The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center" of Lucas Oil Speedway
Sunoco Race Fuels
"The Official Fuel" of Lucas Oil Speedway
2013 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include:
AAA Missouri, A-1 Disposal, A & G Electric, Advanced Automotive Repair, All About Smiles, ALPS Food Stores, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Amerigas of Bolivar, Andy's Frozen Custard, Anglers Port Marine, Ash Grove Aggregates, Bank of Urbana, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet/Buick, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts, Friendly Fuel America, Frog Signs, G2 Gemini, Gathering Place, Goody's Resort, Great Southern Bank-Weaubleau, Harbor Campground & Marina, Heart of America Beverage, Hermitage Lumber, Hoosier Race Tires, Hot Rod Processing, Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, inthepits.net, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Lucas Cattle Company, MFA Bolivar, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Missouri Baptist Convention, Nemo Marina, Nemo Quarry, O'Bannon Bank, Old Kinderhook, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Harley-Davidson, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Truck Stops, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Poly Lift Boat Lifts, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, Rains Ice Company, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Ron's Racing Collectibles, SBU Athletics, Shadow Lake Golf, S & H Farm Supply, Sleep Inn-Camdenton, Sugarfoot BBQ, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Travel Centers of America, Tri-Lakes RV, Triangle Quick Shop, TNT Quick Shop, Vickie and Tim's Pub & Grub, Wheatland Motel, White's Marine Center.