Busy Lucas Oil Speedway week opens with Wednesday Night Madness
Lucas Oil Speedway fires up a busy week of racing with its first Wednesday Night Madness featuring the Outlaw Modifieds of the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's and Christie Door Company Iron Man Featuring American Racer USRA Stock Cars built by Medieval Chassis.
"We know our fans always look forward to seeing the USMTS Modifieds and we're excited to bring them in for this special, along with the USRA Iron Man Stock Cars appearing here for the first time," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "It's going to be a fun night of racing before we turn our attention back to the Weekly Racing Series on Saturday."
The USMTS annually appears at Lucas Oil Speedway each August with the 11th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment set for Aug. 8. In an effort to make up for lost races this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this extra appearance at Wheatland came about.
Through six USMTS events in 2020, Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, leads the championship standings. The 30-year-old Sanders has 99 career USMTS feature wins and three series championships. Sanders leads Derek Ramirez of Woodward, Okla., by 14 points with multi-time series champ Jason Hughes of Westville, Okla., 39 behind.
Among those to watch on Wednesday will be Terry Phillips of Springfield. Phillips dropped into Lucas Oil Speedway last Saturday to prepare and scored a comfortable victory in the Pitts Homes USRA Modified main event. Also expected to be on hand is former NASCAR driver and long-time dirt track competitor Ken Schrader of St. Louis.
The Wheatland event will kick off a four-race swing for the USMTS drivers, with stops June 4 at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kan.), June 5 at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan.) and June 6 at Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Okla.).
Gates on June 3 are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing at 7:35 p.m.
Adults (16 and over): $20
Seniors (62 and over)/Military: $17
Youth (ages 6-15): $10
Kids (5 and under): FREE
Family Pass: $50
Pit Pass: $40
Reserved with Electric and Water - $35 per night (Limited Availability)
Reserved Dry Spots - $20 per night (Limited Availability)
Dry Camping - $10 per night
Weekly Racing Series resumes Saturday: TA/Petro along with ThunderBurst Media presents Round 4 of the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series on Saturday. The Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods will headline the action with a 25-lap, $750-to-win feature.
The points race in the B-Mod division is a tight one as 16-year-old Dillon McCowan of Urbana is two points in front of defending champion Kris Jackson and 15 ahead of last week's feature winner J.C. Morton.
Defending Pitts Homes USRA Modified champion Robbie Reed is off to a strong start with a feature win and two top-five finishes and holds a 42-point lead over Ryan Middaugh.
Gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at 6:30 and opening ceremonies at 7.
Adults (16 and over): $12
Seniors (62 and over)/Military: $9
Youth (ages 6-15): $5
Kids (5 and under): FREE
Family Pass: $30
Pit Pass: $30
Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.
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.
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 ninth season for the liquid quarter-mile drag racing lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built off-road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other 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, Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's, Christie Door Company USRA Iron Man Challenge, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.
In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.