The search for a perfect Christmas gift for the racing fan leads directly to Lucas Oil Speedway.
Season passes for the 2017 season are now available and those who had 2016 passes can renew before Dec. 31 at a $25 discount.
"If you're looking for something special for that race fan in your family, give them the gift that lasts all year long, that season pass to Lucas Oil Speedway," said speedway Admissions Director Nichole McMillan. "You can purchase them for all events at Lucas Oil Speedway or just for the dirt track. Either way, it's a great value for the race fan."
Season passes for the dirt-track events—13 weekly racing programs plus 11 special events—are $400 for adults and $300 for seniors. That covers all three nights of the 25th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com May 25-27, the 11th annual CMH Diamond Nationals on July 15, open-wheel specials that include the three-night ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Sept. 21-23, the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and the Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals.
All-Events Passes are $500 for adults and $400 for seniors. In addition to the dirt-track events, that includes both races on Lake Lucas—the 6th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic June 9-11 and the 7th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals on Sept. 1-3—plus the Inaugural Off-Road Race on the new off-road track July 22-23.
"When you add up all the events, it really is a great deal," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said of the season-pass options. "Along with the value, it assures you a reserved seat for all the big events that attract large crowds. And like Nichole points out, what a great Christmas-gift option to consider."
McMillan noted that she will be happy to give prospective ticket buyers a tour of the grandstand to check out available seat locations. McMillan can be reached via phone at (417) 282-5984. Office hours are Monday-through-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Speedway offices will be closed from Dec. 24-Jan. 2, but messages left at the office during that time period from 2016 season-pass holders will qualify for the $25 discount for 2017.
The 2017 season begins with the Weekly Championship Series opener on April 8, followed by the 4th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals on April 14-15.
Here's a look at the complete 2017 tentative schedule:
April 1 - Open Test & Tune
April 8 - Weekly Series Show No. 1, Presented by KOLR 10 and Z27 (USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, Street Stocks, ULMA Late Models)
April 14-15 - 4th annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com (MLRA, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks)
April 22 - Weekly Show No. 2, Presented by Springfield News-Leader Media Group. $uper $aver $pecial Night
April 29 - Weekly Show No. 3, $5 Dollar Night at the Races, Presented by KOLR 10 & Z 27
May 6 - 6th annual Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown (ASCS Warrior/Red River Region Sprints, POWRi Midgets, WAR Sprints)
May 13 - Weekly Show No. 4, NMI Night at the Races Presented by Wild Animal Safari
May 20 - Weekly Show No. 5, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Night at the Races Presented by KOLR 10 and Z 27
May 25-27 - 25th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com (LOLMDS/MLRA Late Models, USRA Modifieds)
June 3 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
June 9-11 - 6th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic
June 10 - Weekly Show No. 6, Presented by the Networks of Mid-Missouri
June 17 - ASCS Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Sizzlin' Speedweek Finale (ASCS Winged Sprints, WAR Sprints)
June 24 - Weekly Show No. 7, Bolivar Herald-Free Press Mid-Season Championships
June 29 - Weekly Show No. 8, Casey's General Store Thursday Night Thunder Presented by KY3 for Kids Night plus Fireworks
July 1 - No racing unless otherwise schedule
July 8 - Weekly Show No. 9, Veterans and Military Appreciation Night Presented by Springfield News-Leader Media Group
July 15 - 11th annual CMH Diamond Nationals (LOLMDS/MLRA Late Models, USRA Modifieds)
July 22-23 - Inaugural Lucas Oil Off Road Series Event
July 22 - Weekly Show No. 10, National Wild Turkey Federation Race to Save the Hunt Night
July 29 - Weekly Show No. 11, Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night Presented by KOLR 10 and Z 27
Aug. 5 - 8th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment (USMTS, Street Stocks, USRA B-Mods, Battle of the Badges)
Aug. 12 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
Aug. 19 - Weekly Show No. 12, TA/Petro Fan Appreciation Night Presented by the Ozarks CW and Ozarks Sports Zone Night at the Races
Aug. 26 - Weekly Show No. 13, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick Season Championship Night Presented by KYOO Your Country 99 & KPOW Power 97.7
Sept. 1-3 - 7th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals
Sept. 2 - MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial Presented by G2 Gemini Apparel (MLRA, USRA B-Mods)
Sept. 9 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
Sept. 15-16 - Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals
Sept. 21-23 - 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial (ASCS Sprints, WAR Sprints)
Sept. 30 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
Oct. 6-7 - 4th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals and Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt (MLRA and Street Stocks)
Oct. 14 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
Oct. 21 - Monster Truck Nationals-Eve of Destruction
For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com. The 2017 season begins April 8 with the first Weekly Championship Series event.
Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. 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 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.