Busy, diverse season ahead as Lucas Oil Speedway unveils tentative 2019 schedule
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November 2, 2018  |  by Lyndal Scranton

Lucas Oil Speedway fans can begin making plans—for the big, multi-day specials or their favorite weekly events—as the 2019 tentative schedule has been unveiled.

General Manager Danny Lorton said the foundation of the schedule will remain similar to recent seasons, with a steady flow of special events spread throughout the season at all three on-site venues, along with the 13 weeks of the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series.

"This is the same basic schedule that Dan has put together that's worked so well for us, so we won't stray from it very much," Lorton said of Dan Robinson, the former GM who's now Lucas Oil Director of Racing Operations for Lucas Oil Speedway.

"We're excited that the 2019 schedule again has lots of variety," Lorton said.

Once again, each of the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series events will feature one of the four divisions in a spotlight main event. The USRA Modifieds will take home $1,000 for main event wins when they are featured with Out-Pace USRA B-Mods increasing to $750 on nights those respective classes are featured.

"During some of the special events, the supporting classes will run for special purses on some of those events throughout the season," Lorton added.

Engines will fire up for the first time on March 30 with an open test and tune. The season gets going on April 6 with the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series Spring Opener as the ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods hold the first of 13 weekly points programs.

The first special of the season is set for April 12-13 with the 6th annual MLRA Spring Nationals. USRA Modifieds and Street Stocks will join in the action.

The month of May wraps up with the 27th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, May 23-25. The crown-jewel Late Model event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA with USRA Modifieds also on the schedule.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA return to the oval track July 13 for the 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals. USRA Modifieds and Street Stocks are also on the schedule for a full program.

August fires up with national touring Modifieds taking the spotlight, with the USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment on Aug. 3. Track champions will be crowned on Aug. 24 as the Rempher Memorial Season Championship Night is held.

Labor Day Weekend is an annual speed festival on water and dirt. The 9th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series is set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1 with the MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial making August 31 a big doubleheader day. The Out-Pace B-Mods will join the Late Models on the dirt track program.

Oct. 11-12, it's the 6th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals with Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on the program as well.

Lorton said the 2018 season was another outstanding one. Despite some weather issues forcing cancellations, the attendance total of 109,221 fell just short of the record 113,000 in 2017.

"We thank our drivers, sponsors and fans for an outstanding 2018. Now we are focused on making 2019 our best yet," Lorton said.

Season passes, along with Show-Me 100 three-day passes, will go on sale later this winter. Look for that information at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com and on Lucas Oil Speedway's Facebook page.

2019 LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE
(events featuring USRA-sanctioned divisions)

March 30 – Open Test & Tune
April 6 – Weekly Championship Series Spring Opener (USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
April 12-13 – 6th Annual MLRA Spring Nationals presented by RacingJunk.com (USRA Modifieds).
April 20 – $uper $aver $pecial Night (USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods $750 to win).
April 27 – $5 Admission Night (USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
May 11 – NMI Night (USRA Modifieds $1,000 to win, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
May 18 – Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Night (USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
May 23-25 – 27th Annual Show-Me 100 presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com (USRA Modifieds).
June 8 – Weekly Show (USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods $750 to win).
June 15 – Bolivar Herald-Free Press Mid-Season Championship (USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
June 29 – National Wild Turkey Federation Race to Save the Hunt (USRA Modifieds $1,000 to win, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
July 4 – Casey's General Store Thursday Night Thunder plus fireworks (USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
July 13 – 13th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals featuring Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (USRA Modifieds).
July 20 – Veterans and Military Appreciation Night (USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods $750 to win).
July 27 – Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night (USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
Aug. 3 – 10th Annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
Aug. 17 – TA-Petro Fan Appreciation Night (USRA Modifieds $1,000 to win, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
Aug. 24 – Rempher Memorial Season Championship presented by Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick and KTTS (USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).
Aug. 31 – Larry Phillips Memorial featuring Lucas Oil MLRA (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods $750 to win).
Oct. 11-12 – 6th Annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).

All dates and events are tentative and subject to change without notice.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and 2019 schedule can be found by visiting www.LucasOilSpeedway.com 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.

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.



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