April 27, 2021
Weekly Racing Series resumes Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway as KY3 Presents $5 Night at the Races
WHEATLAND, MO. (April 27, 2021) - Lucas Oil Speedway kicks off a busy month of May on Saturday night with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series back in action. A huge discount night on grandstand admission awaits all fans.
It’s $5 Night at the Races Presented by KY3 as all four Weekly Racing Series divisions will be in action. The special $5 admission is for all adults, seniors and youth with kids 5-and-under admitted free, as always.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars will be the spotlight division and will run a 25-lap, $750-to-win feature. Joining the Stock Cars will be the Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.
“Thanks to the folks at KY3 for presenting the $5 Night at the Races,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. “We always have a terrific turnout for $5 Night and we look forward to a big night as we start a stretch of four straight Weekly Racing Series events leading into the Show-Me 100 at the end of the month.”
Season championship points battles remain tight in each of the four divisions heading into the third weekly program of the season. In the feature O’Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars, David Hendrix of Waynesville is just four points in front of Stoutland’s Derek Brown and five ahead of Lebanon’s Robert White. Hendrix and Brown both have feature wins.
Just 22 points separate the top five in the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, with JC Newell of Buffalo leading Springfield’s JC Morton by four points and Terry Schultz of Sedalia by seven. Nic Hines of Trenton trails Newell by 15 and Lebanon’s Kris Jackson is 22 behind the leader.
In Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds, Jason Pursley of Hermitage has a 19-point margin over Paden Phillips of Chanute, Kansas, with Urbana’s Dillon McCowan 20 behind and fourth-place Chase Domer of Nevada is 21 in back of Pursley.
Defending track champion Cole Henson of Russellville paces the Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models by 26 over Dalton Imhoff of Jamestown and is 30 in front of third-place Chad Richwine of Raymore.
This week also will see some added attractions:
Two-Seater Raffle: Raffle tickets will be sold on the midway for a chance to win a ride in the Lucas Oil Speedway 2-Seater Late Model, driven by track General Manager Danny Lorton, during intermission.
"The 2-Seater ride has been extremely popular when we've done on occasion over the last three seasons and we want to bring it back for the fans again," said Lorton, who will take on lucky fan for a five-lap spin around the track prior to the main events.
Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the evening with the winning ticket drawn just prior to intermission. Tickets will be sold for $2 each, six for $10 or 12 for $20. Fans must be 18 years of age or older to participate and sign a waiver form.
Frogs Jr Fan Club Pit Tour: Fans arriving early - particularly those with youngsters - also are encouraged to sign up for the Frogs Jr Fan Club Pit Tour. Kids ages 5-12 can sign up on the midway, behind the main grandstands, before 5 p.m. with eight names drawn for a special pit-area tour at 5:15 with flag man Mike Striegel.
They will get to meet some of the drivers, see the cars up close and attend the drivers' meeting prior to return to the midway. Each of the eight will receive a Frogs Jr Fan Club T-Shirt, checkered flag and a gift bag sponsored by RaceGear Unlimited to put items in they receive from the drivers.
Suite deal available: Fans can take in Saturday's action from a VIP Suite on the third level overlooking the front straightaway, as a limited number of individual tickets are available priced at $24 apiece. All VIP Suite seats must be pre-paid and can be reserved by calling Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984.
The suite offers prime viewing from inside, where the temperature is climate-controlled, or an outside seating area. Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price, though a host/hostess will be available to take food and drink orders throughout the evening.
Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05.
Saturday's admission prices:
Adults (16 and over) - $5
Seniors (62 and over)/Military - $5
Youth (ages 6-15) - $5
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass - $15
Pit pass - $30
VIP individual suite - $24 (must be pre-paid)
For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.
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 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.
Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.
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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 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, 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 ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.
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