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August 31, 2021

MLRA Late Models return to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday for 2nd annual Ron Jenkins Memorial

Championship points leader Tony Jackson Jr. (56) and the Lucas Oil MLRA returns to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday for the 2nd annual Ron Jenkins Memorial. (GS Stanek Racing Photography)
WHEATLAND, MO. (Aug. 31, 2021) - The final big Late Model racing program of the season at Lucas Oil Speedway is set for Saturday night as the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models return for the 2nd annual Ron Jenkins Memorial.
 
Winner of the 40-lap Late Model feature will earn $6,000, which includes a $1,000 bonus from Mary Jenkins in memory of her late husband Ron Jenkins, builder of the original Wheatland Raceway. Mary Jenkins also is awarding a $500 Fast Time Qualifier bonus.
 
"This is the final chance to come out and see the Late Models in 2021 and fans also can make it a full day of racing if they want to take in the Diamond Drag Boat Nationals," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said.
 
The 11th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals will be held next door on Lake Lucas, Friday through Sunday with action scheduled to fire up at 9 a.m. each day. Those purchasing drag boat tickets on Saturday, or multi-day tickets to the drag boat event, will be admitted free to the dirt-track program.
 
Included on the dirt track will be full programs for the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars, paying each 25-lap feature winner $750. While regular-season points are finalized in those divisions, drivers will continue to collect USRA national points.
 
The Lucas Oil MLRA Series finds Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon holding a 220-point lead in the championship chase over Garrett Alberson of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Jackson has four feature wins and 10 top-five finishes this season on the MLRA circuit.
 
The MLRA weekend will begin on Friday night at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, for the $3,000-to-win Clyde Ellis Memorial. For the complete MLRA schedule, point standings and archived stories, please visit MLRAracing.com.
 
Gates at Lucas Oil Speedway dirt track for the Ron Jenkins Memorial open at 4 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05.
 
Lucas Oil MLRA Ron Jenkins Memorial admission:
Adults (16 and over) $20
Seniors (62 and over)/Military - $17
Youth (ages 6-15) - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass (2 adults and up to 3 kids) - $50
Pit pass - $40
*Admission free with 3-day drag boat, 2-day drag boat or Saturday drag boat ticket
 
On Lake Lucas: Sanctioned by the Kentucky Drag Boat Association, the Diamond Drag Boat Nationals will have a $40,000 purse as the television cameras will be rolling to catch the action for future airing on MAVTV Motorsports Network, CBS Sports and the CBS Sports Network.
 
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton reminds drag boat racers and fans that a revised pricing package is available for the lakeside RV and camping spots adjacent to Lake Lucas. They must be purchased in advance by contacting Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984.
 
For the three-day show, the Lakeside RV Package is $250. It includes a 20 by 45 foot space, one vehicle pass and one golf cart pass. Campers can deduct $50 per package if they do not need a vehicle pass and another $50 if a golf cart pass is not necessary.
 
In addition to the drag boat racing on Friday, the Steve Moeller Band will play from 8 p.m. until midnight at the beer tent on the Lake Lucas drag boat midway. Fans are invited to attend.
 
For more information on the Kentucky Drag Boat Association, please visit KDBA.net.
 
11th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals
Friday tentative schedule:
7 a.m. - Registration opens
8 a.m. - Spectator gates open
9 a.m. - Round 1 Sportsman qualifying
10:30 a.m. - Round 1 Pro qualifying
12:30 p.m. - Round 2 Sportsman qualifying
2 p.m. - Round 2 Pro qualifying
 
Friday drag boat admission:
Three-day general admission/pit pass combo - $60
Senior/Military three-day general admission/pit pass combo - $54
Youth (ages 6-15) three-day general admission/pit pass combo - $30
Ages 6 and over general admission/pit pass combo - $10
Kids 5-and-under - FREE
 
Saturday tentative schedule:
7 a.m. - Registration opens
8 a.m. - Spectator gates open
9 a.m. - Round 1 Sportsman qualifying
10:30 a.m. - Round 1 Pro qualifying
12:30 p.m. - Round 2 Sportsman qualifying
2 p.m. - Round 2 Pro qualifying
 
Saturday drag boat admission:
Adults (16 and over) general admission/pit pass combo - $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military general admission/pit pass combo - $22
Youth (6-15) general admission/pit pass combo - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass (2 adults and up to 3 kids ages 6-15 - $60
Adult 2-day general admission/pit pass combo - $50
Seniors/Military 2-day general admission/pit pass combo - $44
Youth (6-15) 2-day general admission/pit pass combo - $20
*All Saturday, 3-day and 2-day tickets include FREE admission to dirt track on Saturday night
 
Sunday tentative schedule
8 a.m. - Spectator gates open
9 a.m. - Eliminations begin
 
Sunday drag boat admission
Adults (16 and over) general admission/pit pass combo - $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military general admission/pit pass combo - $22
Youth (6-15) general admission/pit pass combo - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass (2 adults and up to 3 kids 6-15) - $60
 
For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.
 
CONTACT:
Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984 
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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.
 
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  
 
 
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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2021 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include:
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