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May 20, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association adds August KDBA Drag Boat Show-Me Shootout on Lake Lucas

The Kentucky Drag Boat Association has announced a second event at Lucas Oil Speedway's Lake Lucas, Aug. 1-2.

WHEATLAND, Missouri (May 20, 2020) - Another drag boat racing event has been added at Lucas Oil Speedway. The Kentucky Drag Boat Association-sanctioned KDBA Drag Boat Show-Me Shootout Presented by Lucas Oil scheduled for Aug. 1-2 on Lake Lucas.

KDBA President Barry Salsman said the event will be identical in format to the KDBA Inaugural Drag Boat Summer Thunder on Lake Lucas coming up June 13-14, with classes from the Top Alcohol Hydro on down to sportsman classes including personal watercraft.

The 9th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals, co-sanctioned by the KDBA and Southern Drag Boat Association, is set for Sept. 5-6.

"Everybody is wanting to race and looking for a place to race and we're excited about coming back there in August, after our race in June," Salsman said. The August event will replace one in Evansville, Illinois, on the Kaskaskia River, which the promoter there has opted not to have this year.

Salsman said it's a big advantage to plan a race at Lake Lucas, where is quality controlled, because its takes away worry about fluctuating river levels.

"We've had quite a few calls about our June race and I think it's going to be a good turnout of racers," Salsman said. "We're really looking forward to getting out to Wheatland."

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"We're excited to have the KBDA coming back for the August (KDBA Drag Boat Show-Me Shootout Presented by Lucas Oil) and can't wait to see action on Lake Lucas next month for the Inaugural Summer Thunder," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "We know a lot of racers and drag-boat racing fans have been looking forward to Lake Lucas firing back up."


Tickets for the June 13-14 races are available through Lucas Oil Speedway's office (417) 282-5984. Here is a rundown of options and prices:

Adults GA/Pit Pass Combo (16 and up) $25
Seniors(62 and up)/Military GA/Pit Pass Combo (62 and up) $22
Youth GA/Pit Pass Combo (age 6 to 15) $10
Kids GA/Pit Pass Combo (age 5 and under) FREE
Family Pass GA/Pit Pass Comb - Includes admission for 2 Adults and Up to 3 Kids Ages (6-15) $60
Adult 2-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo $35
Seniors (62 and up)/Military 2-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo $32
Youth Ages (6-15) 2-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo $20

All Saturday and two-day tickets include entry to the Lucas Oil Speedway dirt track program on Saturday night. All tickets also include access to Drag Boat pit area.

Lakeside RV Packages also are available (Must Be Reserved in Advance) for $400. That includes a 20x45-foot space, four two-day race passes, one vehicle pass and one golf cart.

Spots in the Lucas Oil Speedway campground are: Reserved with electric and water ($35 per  night), reserved dry (limited availability) $20 per night and dry camping (limited availability) $10 per night.

Tentative drag boat event schedule for the Inaugural Drag Boat Summer Thunder (subject to change without notice):

Saturday, June 13:
7 a.m. - Registration opens
8 a.m. - Spectator gates open
9 a.m. - Round 1 Qualifying Sportsman Session
10:30 a.m. - Round 1 Qualifying Pro Session
12:30 p.m. - Round 2 Qualifying Sportsman Session
2 p.m. - Round 2 Qualifying Pro Session

Sunday, June 14:
8 a.m. - Spectator gates open
9 a.m. - Eliminations

For ticket questions or information for any event this season, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at for more information.


Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984