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August 7, 2019

After weekend off, busy stretch awaits at Lucas Oil Speedway

No races are scheduled for this weekend, but a busy stretch awaits at Lucas Oil Speedway beginning with Fan Appreciation Night on August 17. (Kenny Shaw photo)
WHEATLAND, Missouri (August 7, 2019) - As Lucas Oil Speedway takes a scheduled break from action this weekend, a busy home stretch of the regular season awaits beginning August 17 with Fan Appreciation Night Presented by CW Ozarks/Ozarks Sports Zone.

In the next-to-last Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program of 2019, fans will be treated to food and drink specials throughout the evening including $1 nachos & cheese, $2 hot dogs and $2 soft drinks or waters. There also will be specials in the Track Treasures Gift Shop and Diamond Bar during the evening and the first 500 fans through the spectator gates will receive gift bags.


The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds will headline the action with a 25-lap, $1,000 to win feature. Pure Stocks also will be a special guest class, joining the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks. The Pure Stocks will use Lake Ozark Speedway and MO-KAN Pure Stock rules.

The Pure Stock drivers won't have to pay any type of track registration fee or entry fee, just for pit passes. The payout for the Pure Stocks will be: 1st - $300; 2nd - $200; 3rd - $150; 4th - $125. 5th - $100; 6th - $90. 7th - $85; 8th - $80; 9th - $75; 10th - $70; 11th - $65; 12th - $60; 13th - $55. 14th - $50; 15th through 24th - $40.

The Show-Me Vintage Racing Club also will return, displaying their cars on the midway before putting on a vintage exhibition race.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and opening ceremonies at 7.

"It's hard to believe that we're into August and the Big Adventure Weekly Racing Series only has two weeks left," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "But that doesn't mean we're almost finished for the season because we have several big events remaining, into the fall."

A quick look at the other remaining events on the 2019 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule:

August 24 - Season Champions will be crowned at the Rempfer Memorial Season Championship Night Presented by Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick and KOLR/KRBK. Also, it will be Public Safety Appreciation Night as all Police, Fire and Rescue Personnel will be admitted free with ID.

August 31 - The Lucas Oil MLRA returns for the Larry Phillips Memorial Presented by Rugged Radios, paying $5,075 to the Late Model feature winner. The Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods will be for a $750 feature prize. Also added to the program,  the O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks will compete for $750 to win and the Pure Stocks will return for $400 to win, using the Lake Ozark Speedway and MO-KAN Pure Stock rules.

September 13-14 - The two-night Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League returns. On night one, classes tentatively scheduled include the ARP Light Weight Super Stock Tractors, Mini Rod Tractors, Limited Pro Diesel Trucks and Limited Pro Stock Tractors. Night two will see the Champion's Tour with Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, OPTIMA Batteries Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Pro Modified 4WD Trucks and FASS Pro Stock Tractors.

September 19-21 - One of the majors of open-wheel Sprint racing fires up with the 9th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial. It's three big nights featuring the ASCS Sprint Cars and WAR Sprints running in memory of the legendary driver Hockett and his crew chief McMillin. Both the Winged and Wingless Sprints will run full shows each night and the ASCS Sprints will compete for a $10,000-to-win main event on the final night.

October 3-5 - The 6th annual Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt puts the O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks in the spotlight. The Saturday-night feature winner will earn $10,000 plus a free entry in the mid-Missouri Whitetail Trophy Hunt valued at $3,000. Format for the Big Buck 50 will find practice and time trials on Thursday, qualifying heat races, along with a full Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Model program on Oct. 4 and last-chance qualifiers before the main event, plus a full ULMA Late Model program on Oct. 5.


In addition, there is going to be a "Party in the Pits" after practice on October 3 in the tech building. The Detour Dance Band will play from 8 p.m.-midnight. 

October 11-12 - The 6th annual MLRA Fall Nationals will see the Late Models running for a $3,000 top prize on Friday and $5,000 to win on Saturday. The Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods also will be in action for the Clash of Champions on Friday night running a double set of heat races to determine the alphabet soup for Saturday's $3,000-to-win feature.


A practice night on October 10 will include a Party in the Pits with the band Bootleg Riot playing in the tech building from 8 p.m.-midnight.

October 19 - The season concludes with the O'Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Nationals Monster Trucks "Eve of Destruction." See more than 60,000 in Monster Truck power with the likes of Avenger, Barbarian, Black Pearl, Bounty Hunter, Twisted Addiction, Scarlet Bandit, Over Bored and Spike with the high-jumping, ground-pounding, car-crushing giants racing in side-by-side drags, wheelie shootouts and amazing freestyle action. Plus, you can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party on the track.  


For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at


Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984