Modified stars continue pursuit of USMTS Hunt for Casey's Cup on Saturday at Lucas Oil SpeedwayZack VanderBeek is defending champion of the Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment. The USMTS event returns to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday. (USMTS, Carey Akin photo)

Wheatland, Missouri (August 1, 2017) - The stars of the United States Modified Touring Series make their lone appearance of the season at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night for the 8th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment.

The nation's premier Modified drivers make Lucas Oil Speedway stop No. 3 on the 24-event Hunt for the Casey's Cup with the feature winner earning $3,000. Also in action will be the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and Big O Tires Street Stocks.

"It's always one of our biggest events of the season when the USMTS visits and this year's event is no exception," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "These guys are the best in the business and put on a great show. Mix in the B-Mods and Street Stocks and it's going to be a tremendous program."

Zack VanderBeek of New Sharon, Iowa captured last year's Show-Me Shootout over Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa. Gustin recently won the 7th annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska, taking home $10,000.

At the conclusion of The Hunt on Sept. 21, following the first night of the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, the 2017 USMTS national champion will be crowned and earn $26,000 for his or her efforts.

Jason Hughes, third in last year's Show-Me Shootout, went on to capture the 2016 Hunt for the Casey's Cup national title.

Along with the USMTS standouts, a strong cast of local favorites in the Lucas Oil Speedway Pitts Homes USRA Modified division are expected. There will be two track provisional starting spots in the feature available to Lucas Oil Speedway weekly drivers who don't otherwise qualify for the main event.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:35.

Admission:
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40
Pit Pass-$40

For ticket information, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online.

Foley Equipment, in business since 1940, is the Caterpillar dealership for Kansas and western Missouri. From 19 locations in 14 cities, Foley Equipment serves 104 of 105 counties in Kansas and 40 counties in western Missouri. For more information on the company, visit FoleyRental.com.

Another successful Food Drive Night: Meanwhile, last Saturday's highlights were not limited to the race track. Lucas Oil Speedway fans contributed 7,813 pounds of non-perishable food items as they came through the gates, going to the Ozarks Food Harvest. Jenna Brown of Ozarks Food Harvest said that will provide 6,510 meals to those in a 28-county area of southwest Missouri.

Fans contributed 7,813 pounds of food items last Saturday as the annual Ozarks Food Harvest food drive came to Lucas Oil Speedway.Fans contributed 7,813 pounds of food items last Saturday as the annual Ozarks Food Harvest food drive came to Lucas Oil Speedway.

"We're pleased that we were able to provide a platform to help out the Ozarks Food Harvest and our neighbors throughout the Ozarks," Robinson said. "It's gratifying to see how our fans came through once again and we thank them."

That brought the total of the annual food drive at the speedway, which began in 2008, to 54,213 pounds of food collected which has provided meals for approximately 45,110 people.

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedules, visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.

To get ticket information on any event this season at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com for further information.

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 www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

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