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Weekly Racing Series resumes Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway with $5 Night at the Races

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The O’Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars will run a 25-lap, $750-to-win main event as Lucas Oil Speedway resumes the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series on Saturday for $5 Night at the Races. Meanwhile, fans can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win an intermission ride in the Lucas Oil 2-Seater Late Model. (GS Stanek Racing Photography)

Weekly Racing Series resumes Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway with $5 Night at the Races

By Lyndal Scranton

WHEATLAND, MO. (April 27, 2021) – Lucas Oil Speedway kicks off a busy month of May on Saturday night with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series back in action. A huge discount night on grandstand admission awaits all fans.

It’s $5 Night at the Races Presented by KY3 as all four Weekly Racing Series divisions will be in action. The special $5 admission is for all adults, seniors and youth with kids 5-and-under admitted free, as always.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars will be the spotlight division and will run a 25-lap, $750-to-win feature. Joining the Stock Cars will be the Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.

“Thanks to the folks at KY3 for presenting the $5 Night at the Races,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. “We always have a terrific turnout for $5 Night and we look forward to a big night as we start a stretch of four straight Weekly Racing Series events leading into the Show-Me 100 at the end of the month.”

Season championship points battles remain tight in each of the four divisions heading into the third weekly program of the season. In the feature O’Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars, David Hendrix of Waynesville is just four points in front of Stoutland’s Derek Brown and five ahead of Lebanon’s Robert White. Hendrix and Brown both have feature wins.

Just 22 points separate the top five in the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, with JC Newell of Buffalo leading Springfield’s JC Morton by four points and Terry Schultz of Sedalia by seven. Nic Hines of Trenton trails Newell by 15 and Lebanon’s Kris Jackson is 22 behind the leader.

In Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds, Jason Pursley of Hermitage has a 19-point margin over Paden Phillips of Chanute, Kansas, with Urbana’s Dillon McCowan 20 behind and fourth-place Chase Domer of Nevada is 21 in back of Pursley.

Defending track champion Cole Henson of Russellville paces the Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models by 26 over Dalton Imhoff of Jamestown and is 30 in front of third-place Chad Richwine of Raymore.

This week also will see some added attractions:

Two-Seater Raffle: Raffle tickets will be sold on the midway for a chance to win a ride in the Lucas Oil Speedway 2-Seater Late Model, driven by track General Manager Danny Lorton, during intermission.

“The 2-Seater ride has been extremely popular when we’ve done on occasion over the last three seasons and we want to bring it back for the fans again,” said Lorton, who will take on lucky fan for a five-lap spin around the track prior to the main events.

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the evening with the winning ticket drawn just prior to intermission. Tickets will be sold for $2 each, six for $10 or 12 for $20. Fans must be 18 years of age or older to participate and sign a waiver form.

Frogs Jr Fan Club Pit Tour: Fans arriving early – particularly those with youngsters – also are encouraged to sign up for the Frogs Jr Fan Club Pit Tour. Kids ages 5-12 can sign up on the midway, behind the main grandstands, before 5 p.m. with eight names drawn for a special pit-area tour at 5:15 with flag man Mike Striegel.

They will get to meet some of the drivers, see the cars up close and attend the drivers’ meeting prior to return to the midway. Each of the eight will receive a Frogs Jr Fan Club T-Shirt, checkered flag and a gift bag sponsored by RaceGear Unlimited to put items in they receive from the drivers.

Suite deal available: Fans can take in Saturday’s action from a VIP Suite on the third level overlooking the front straightaway, as a limited number of individual tickets are available priced at $24 apiece. All VIP Suite seats must be pre-paid and can be reserved by calling Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984. 

The suite offers prime viewing from inside, where the temperature is climate-controlled, or an outside seating area. Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price, though a host/hostess will be available to take food and drink orders throughout the evening.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05.

Saturday’s admission prices:

Adults (16 and over) – $5

Seniors (62 and over)/Military – $5

Youth (ages 6-15) – $5

Kids (5 and under) – FREE

Family pass – $15

Pit pass – $30

VIP individual suite – $24 (must be pre-paid)

For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.

Photo Credit: GS Stanek Racing Photography

By Lyndal Scranton

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