2010 SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS WITH UPDATES
The 2010 Lucas Oil Speedway Dirt Track Season has really taken shape. There are several big changes in store for 2010 at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" including adding the 18th Annual Show-Me 100, one of Dirt Late Model Racing's most prestigious Crown Jewel events, the addition of Rockstar Energy Drink as the Title Sponsor for what many consider the best weekly racing in the nation, and the addition of a Lucas Oil ASCS Midwest Region/WoW (Winged Outlaw Warriors) Co-Sanctioned Sprint Car race in May that was not on the original schedule. "I think the fans will really be excited about the 2010 Schedule as not only do we have some of the biggest and most diverse specials in the country but our weekly racing series is like watching a special event every night based on the quality of cars and drivers that race at Lucas Oil Speedway" stated Track General Manager Dan Robinson.
The 2010 Schedule gets underway with the recently rebranded Lucas Oil MLRA as they invade Wheatland, Missouri for their first of four scheduled appearances in 2010. The first "Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series" race takes place on April 17th, as the Transport Graphics Late Models, the Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds, and the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks all begin their chase for the Lucas Oil Speedway Season Championship. The month of April concludes on the 24th with the second "Rockstar" race of the season.
May 1st sees the first major change to the original schedule as the Lucas Oil ASCS Midwest Region and the WoW (Winged Outlaw Warriors) Sprint Cars make it a doubleheader weekend after spending Friday night at Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg. With the National Tour off that weekend, you never know who might drop in to snag the Sprint Car loot. Three consecutive "Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series"races take place on May 8th, 15th, and 22nd as the drivers get a handle on their season. The biggest race of the season kicks off on May 27th as the 18th Annual Show-Me 100 rolls into Wheatland for the first time ever after 17 seasons at the West Plains Motor Speedway. The traditional Thursday night practice and barbecue takes place on May 27th while Late Model Qualifying, Heat Races, and a full A-Mod Show takes place on Friday, May 28th. Saturday night May 29th is one you won't want to miss as the top Dirt Late Model drivers in the country battle it out for 100 Laps on National Television and the Winner's share of the purse.
We catch our breath on June 5th with an off night before our weekly racers take back to the track on June 12th. The rest is short lived however as the high octane Lucas Oil Sprint Bandits blow into town on June 19th. If you have never seen 410 Sprint Cars without wings, this is your chance as this is their only area appearance of 2010. June concludes with the seventh "Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series" race of the year on June 26th as we near the midpoint of the season.
We take a break on July 3rd so fans can spend time with their families at the local fireworks shows but racing resumes on July 10th as our weekly drivers continue their Championship battle. The second biggest Late Model race of the season shows up on the schedule on July 17th as the Diamond Nationals moves from it's traditional Mother's Day date for a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/Lucas Oil MLRA $10,000 to win show. The month of July wraps up on the 31st with the first of 4 consecutive "Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Races" as the hunt for the season championship intensifies.
A slight change in the original schedule will see the month of August hosting weekly Championship races on the 7th, 14th, and 21st before the Lucas Oil MLRA makes their final appearance of 2010 on August 28th with support from A-Mods and Factory Stocks.
The "Rockstar Energy Drink Season Championship" is on the line on September 4th as drivers conclude their season after chasing the title since April. Two of the biggest events of the year however are still to come as the Nationally Televised Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Truck and Tractor pull shakes the ground on September 11th followed by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Car Tour on September 25th. The 2009 edition of both events were labeled as "Do Not Miss" events and they didn't disappoint, 2010 will be no exception. For details about these events including support classes, ticket prices, and event times at the Lucas Oil Speedway, please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com or call (417) 282-5984.
About Lucas Oil Speedway
The Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by Industry Insiders to be one of the top five Dirt Tracks in the Nation. Located in Wheatland Missouri about an hour north of Springfield and only about an hour and a half from Kansas City. It's called "The Diamond of Dirt Tracks" and it certainly lives up to that title. Twenty one luxury suites, a giant HD Jumbo Tron Screen, Musco Sports lighting, a Bose Stadium Sound System, Go Kart Track for all ages, The Diamond Bar, the best track food in the country, and the nicest pits in dirt track racing are just a few of the amenities that set us apart.
We host some of the largest dirt track events in the Midwest featuring some of the biggest names in racing including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, The Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars, The Lucas Oil Sprint Bandits, and The Lucas Oil MLRA.
In addition to the awesome special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway hosts the "Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series" of weekly racing featuring the Transport Graphics Late Models, the Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds, and the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks. The National Race Media has called these shows, "some of the Best Weekly Racin' in the Nation!"
Last season the speedway boasted over 15 Nationally Televised Events on ESPN2, SPEED CHANNEL and the Versus Network.
2010 Schedule (Tentative)
Date Event Classes
APRIL 3rd Rex Merritt Driving School Day One Plus Test & Tune
APRIL 4th Rex Merritt Driving School Day Two
APRIL 10th Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Thunder plus A-Mods
APRIL 17th Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
APRIL 24th Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
MAY 1st Lucas Oil ASCS Midwest Region/WoW Sprint Cars plus LM and FS
MAY 8th Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
MAY 15th Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
MAY 22nd Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
MAY 27th-29th 18th Annual Show-Me 100 Lucas & MLRA Late Models plus A-Mods
JUNE 5th No Racing Unless Otherwise Scheduled
JUNE 12th Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
JUNE 19th Lucas Oil Sprint Bandits plus Late Models, Factory Stocks
JUNE 26th Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
JULY 3rd No Racing Unless Otherwise Scheduled
JULY 10th Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
JULY 17th Diamond Nationals Lucas & MLRA Late Models plus A-Mods
JULY 24th No Racing Unless Otherwise Scheduled
JULY 31st Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
AUGUST 7th Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
AUGUST 14th Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
AUGUST 21st Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series-LM, A-Mod, FS
AUGUST 28th Lucas Oil MLRA Summer Shootout plus A-Mods, Factory Stocks
SEPT. 4th Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Night-LM, A-Mod, FS
SEPT. 11th Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Truck & Tractor Pull Classes TBA
SEPT. 18th No Racing
SEPT. 25th Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car National Tour plus A-Mods
OCT. 30th Lucas Oil "SPOOKWAY" Safe Trick or Treat Night No Racing
NOVEMBER End of Season Banquet
**Rockstar Energy Drink Championship Series includes Weekly Transport Graphics Late Models, Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds, and Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks. All nights will be points races for those classes including when racing as a support class for Special Events.