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Drag Boat racing returns to Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend with KDBA Spring Opener on Lake Lucas


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Drag Boat racing returns to Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend with KDBA Spring Opener on Lake Lucas

WHEATLAND, MO. (May 9, 2023) - Some of the world's fastest boats return to south-central Missouri this weekend at the Kentucky Drag Boat Association-sanctioned KDBA Spring Opener on Lake Lucas.

Ten divisions, headlined by the 200 miles-per-hour Top Alcohol Hydro boats, will be in action competing for a minimum prize purse of $33,200.

Action fires up on Saturday with qualifying and continues with eliminations throughout the day on Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m. with racing tentatively set for 9 a.m. both days.

The Spring Opener on Lake Lucas is the first of four appearances at Wheatland for the KDBA in 2023. Coming up later will be the KDBA Summer Thunder on Lake Lucas (June 17-18), KDBA Show-Me Shootout (July 29-30) and 13th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals (Sept. 1-3).

"The KDBA has been a great organization to partner with over the last few years and it's always a great show when they run at Lake Lucas," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "There's a loyal group of boat-racing fans and we want to encourage those who haven't attended a drag-boat race before to come out and give it a try."

Drag boat tickets on Saturday or those with two-day passes will be admitted free to the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series action on the dirt track Saturday night.

KDBA 2022 points champions were: Rick Allen (Top Alcohol Hydro), Colby Nofire (Pro Outlaw), Shelby Ebert (Pro Mod), Barry Salsman (Quick Eliminator), Searcy Elrod (Pro Eliminator), Scott Schuette (Pro Comp Flat), George Goff (Top Eliminator), Joe Peroschi (Mod Eliminator), Steve Dollens (Stock Eliminator) and Sheila Still (Personal Water Craft).

For more information on the Kentucky Drag Boat Association, including full schedule, points and entry information, click

Drag Boat Saturday Admission:
(All tickets include access to the Drag Boat pit area)
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 combo - $60 (includes admission for two adults and up to three kids ages 6-15)
Adult 2-Day GA/Pit Pass combo - $40
Seniors (62 and up)/Military 2-Day GA/Pit Pass combo - $34
Youth Ages (6-15) 2-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo -$15
(All Saturday and 2-Day tickets include entry to the Dirt Track Event on Saturday night)

Drag Boat Sunday Admission:
(All tickets include access to the Drag Boat pit area)
Adults GA/Pit Pass combo (16 and up) - $15
Seniors (62 and up)/Military GA/Pit Pass combo (62 and up) - $12
Youth GA/Pit Pass combo (age 6 to 15) - $5
Family Pass GA/Pit Pass Combo = $35 (Includes admission for two adults and up to three kids ages 6-15)
Kids GA/Pit Pass combo (age 5 and under) - FREE

Dirt Track action on Saturday night: Round 5 of the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series will be in action Saturday night. It will be Vietti Marketing Group Night at the Races and all Mothers will be admitted free in celebration of Mother's Day. The Hermitage Lumber Late Models will be running a special 25-lap, $1,000-to-wn feature to headline the action.

The Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars also will be in action.

Dirt-track pit gates open at 4 p.m. and grandstands at 5. Hot laps are set for 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:05.

Kids Power Wheel races return: During intermission Saturday night will be the third round of Kids' Power Wheel races of the season. For ages 3-through-9, the races will be on the front straightaway with the youngsters navigating a course outlined by orange cones.

The kids can enter their own battery-powered Power Wheel cars by signing up for the Frogs Jr. Fan Club on the south end of the Midway prior to the races. Other Kids Power Wheel nights are scheduled for June 17, July 29 and Aug. 26 when a mini-season-champion will crowned along with the four regular Weekly Racing Series classes.

One Kids Power Wheel class will be the 6-12 volt cars and another will be for the 24-36 volt class. No power or speed enhancement modifications will be allowed.
The youngsters can bring their Power Wheels to the Frogs Jr Fan Club sign-in, or drop them off at the pit gate and the Power Wheels will be brought to the front stretch at intermission.

Dirt Track Admission:
(FREE with Drag Boat ticket or two-day drag boat admission)
(All Mothers FREE for Mother's Day courtesy Vietti Marketing Group Night at the Races)
Advance Discount Tickets online only (16 and up) - $12
Adults (16 and up) - $15
Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $12
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family Pass - $35
Pit Pass - $35

SRX tickets remain on sale: General admission tickets for the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) race scheduled for Aug. 17 at Lucas Oil Speedway remain on sale. Some of the biggest names in racing will be on hand as the SRX Thursday Night Thunder event will be the finale in the six-race series.

Drivers announced for the Wheatland event include Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace, Hailie Deegan, Brad Keselowski, Bobby Labonte, Ryan Newman, Helio Castroneves, Clint Bowyer, reigning SRX Champion Marco Andretti, Paul Tracy and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Tickets for the SRX event are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate (ages 16 and over). Kids (ages 6-15) will be $20 with ages 5-and-under free. Advance tickets can now be purchased via Stubwire - Pit passes are $50 and must be purchased the day of the event.

For information about any event at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2023 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
Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting

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 for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. The Lucas Oil Speedway EZ Texting number is (417) 804-4141.

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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 12th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring a host of 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 Weekly Racing Series features the Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.

2023 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners

Arizona Sport Shirts
"The Official Merchandise Provider" of Lucas Oil Speedway

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

Dixie Chopper
"The Official Mowers of Lucas Oil Speedway"

General Tire
"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

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

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

Summit Racing Equipment
"The Official Sponsor" of Lucas Oil Speedway

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

Super Clean
"The Official Sponsor" of Lucas Oil Speedway

2023 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include:
AM Pyrotechnics, Alliance Sport Marketing, Arctic Food Equipment, Arizona Sport Shirts, Berry Tractor and Equipment Co., Big Adventure RV, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bolivar Auto Sales & Detailing, Bolivar Farmers Exchange-MFA, Boone's BBQ Barn, Boubin Tire/American Racer, Branstetter & Lightfoot LLC, Bridal Cave, BWI Sanitation, Camden on the Lake Resort, Candlelight Creations-Dick's Wild Root Horseradish, Casey's, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, City Magnet, Clearlight Inn, Dirt Track Specialist, Dixie Chopper, Eagle Vision Paving LLC, Eibach Springs, Farmers Insurance Agent Kristy Reynolds, Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange, Foley Equipment-Cat Rental Store, Frog Signs, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Hermitage Lumber, HICKAMO Country Store, Hobbytime Motorsports, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps, In the Garden of Eden, KC Bobcat, Kettle Treats, Keyser Manufacturing, Kluhsman Racing Components, Kona Ice, Lucas Cattle Company, MD3, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welding, Missouri Division of Tourism, MyRacePass, Nutrien Ag Solutions, OakStar Bank, O'Bannon Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Golf Cars, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Ozarks Community Health Center, PEM, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Pomme de Terre Resort, ProThings Apparel, RACEceiver,,,, Rains Ice Company, Real Racing Wheels, Reed Environmental, Rod End Supply, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Rugged Radios, Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm LLC, SBU Athletics, Safety Kleen, Scott Furniture, Sidetrack RV Park, Simpson Racing Products, Southwest Electric Cooperative, State Tech, Stillwater Resort, Summit Racing Equipment, Sunoco Race Fuels, US Army Corps of Engineers-Pomme de Terre, Vietti Marketing Group, Wasoba Seed & Trucking, Wheatland Motel, White's Marine Center, Wieland, Wild Animal Safari, Woods Supermarkets.

Article Credit: By Lyndal Scranton, Lucas Oil Speedway

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