Casey's Thursday Night Thunder plus fireworks July 3 at Lucas Oil Speedway
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June 30, 2014  |  by Dan Robinson

WHEATLAND, Mo. -- This Thursday, July 3, Casey's General Stores presents a special Thursday Night Thunder edition of the Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Racing Series. The Lake Area's Wildest Fireworks Show will light up the night sky at the conclusion of the racing program as we celebrate our Nation's Independence.

As part of the evening's "Salute to America" all Veterans with ID and Scouts in Uniform will be admitted FREE.

Classes in action include the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks, and the Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods.

The ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models will be the featured class of the evening as they run a special 25-lap, $1,000 to win main event courtesy of Rains Ice in the first leg of the 2014 ULMA Triple Crown Shootout.

A pair of Lockwood, Missouri drivers sit atop the ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Model standings with Jake Williams holding a slim two point lead over Dwight Niehoff. Lebanon, Missouri's Brian Schutt has closed the gap in the third spot, as the 2013 Lucas Oil Speedway Factory Stock Champion now sits just eight points out of the lead. Cross Timbers, Missouri driver J.D. Hubert and Harrisonville, Missouri's Ethan Young round out the top-5.

Archie, Missouri's Tim Setzer continues to have his way in the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds as the veteran driver holds a 46 point lead over Jeff Cutshaw. Local favorite Jason Pursley sits just 50 points out of the lead and only four points behind Cutshaw. Defending USRA Modified Track Champion Jason Russell and Fair Grove, Missouri's Mickey Burrell sit fourth and fifth respectively.

David Hendrix continues to lead the points standings in the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks. The battle for second is intense as Marc Carter out of Warrensburg occupies the second spot over Kenny Carroll as the two are separated by just four points. A pair of Wheatland, Missouri drivers, Randy Gilmore and Chip Shaddox are knotted in fourth with 308 points each.

Finally, in the Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods, 2-time and defending Lucas Oil Speedway track champion Kris Jackson has extended his lead to 41 points over Wheatland's Mike Striegel as Jackson looks to secure his third championship in a row. Andy Bryant of Fort Scott, Kansas continues to remain in striking distance as the 14-year old first year Lucas Oil Speedway driver sits in third just 81 points out of the top spot. Stephen Muilenburg holds down the fourth position while Nevada, Missouri's Dustin Campbell has moved into the fifth spot.

Complete and updated Lucas Oil Speedway points standings can be found at

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Don't miss a minute of the racing action or a second of the fun this Thursday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway!

Be sure to pick your copy of the Souvenir Program this weekend to get a preview of the 2014 season plus check out over $40 in valuable coupons available inside.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 Information
Gates open at 5:00 PM Hot Laps at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM
Adults (16 and up) $12
Seniors (62 and up) $8
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25
Pit Pass $25

The Family Pass is designed to help families find a great entertainment value at an affordable price. To qualify for the pass there must be at least two adults and one child present at the time of purchase. Maximum number of children under the age of 16 to be covered per pass is 3.
• Entry for Two Adults (age 16 and up)
• Entry for up to Three Youth (age 6-15)
• One Free Go Kart Pass
• Two - $2 off Coupons for $5 Kids Meal
• 10% off any Track Treasures Gift Shop Purchase
• One - ½ off Coupon for Funnel Cake
Show your AAA Member Card at the gate to receive $3 off regular general admission prices. Advanced tickets are also available at

A limited number of VIP Suites are available for Saturday's event. Please contact LaRay Hankins at (417) 282-5984 or via email at

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's 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 for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

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