Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO Double dose of Diamond Nationals on tap this weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway

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    With a weekend weather forecast calling for hot and dry weather, all systems are go for a big two nights of Late Model racing at Lucas Oil Speedway for the 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals Presented by Super Clean.

    Expanded to two nights to help make up for the cancellation of the Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com after severe storms damaged the speedway in May, the Diamond Nationals will find the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series chasing $15,000-to-win feature wins both Saturday and Sunday nights.

    "I know the fans have been waiting a long time for this one and we're excited about a big weekend," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said, noting that the Lucas Oil MLRA Series regulars also will be on hand, along with terrific undercards both nights.

    The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds will be the support class on Saturday with a $2,000-to-win feature. On Sunday, the O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks will be in action, with the feature winner taking home $1,000.

    Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05. On Sunday, everything will be one hour earlier with gates opening at 3 p.m., hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:05. An autograph session with the drivers is scheduled for 4:30-5:15 p.m. Saturday.

    Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia, rolls into a big week for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series - a doubleheader is set for Thursday and Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois - with a 360-point leader over Tyler Erb in the championship chase. Davenport, the 2015 Diamond Nationals winner, has seven LOLMDS feature wins this season.

    Last year's Diamond Nationals saw Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist collect a landmark victory, No. 600 of his storied career. Bloomquist missed nearly four month of racing action earlier this year, following a motorcycle accident. He returned for a handful of events in June, but has been idle for about a month as he continued physical therapy, but announced on his website last week that he would return for this week's four-race swing.

    The Lucas Oil MLRA Series finds Will Vaught of Crane, Missouri leading the way with a 71-point lead over Mitch McGrath. Vaught has three MLRA wins this season.

    The support classes this weekend also will be Lucas Oil Speedway points events. Robbie Reed of Mexico, Missouri holds a nine-point lead over Paden Phillips in the Pitts Homes USRA Modified division. Wheatland's Toby Ott is 80 in front of Johnny Coats in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks.

    Also on Saturday will be Ron Mitchell's annual Door Panel Auction on the hillside between the front gate and main grandstands. Mitchell, a long-time southwest Missouri racing photographer, has been doing the silent auction for several years during the Show-Me 100 with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. He expects to have at least 60 panels, from various drivers, available for bid. Last year, the auction raised $10,600.

    Look for Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton on "Ozarks Live," airing at 3 p.m. Wednesday on KOLR, Channel 10 as he will preview the event. Lorton will be appearing on the show each week for the remainder of the season.

    Admission prices (both nights):
    Adults (16 and over) $30
    Seniors (62 and over)/Military $27
    Youth (ages 6-15) $10
    Kids (5 and under) FREE
    Family pass $70
    Pit pass $40

    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 Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

    Citizens Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation (CMH) in Bolivar serves eight counties in southwest Missouri. A 2014 and 2010 Missouri Quality Award recipient, CMH is a Level III Trauma Center and has implemented a STEMI Program. CMH also has 32 primary and specialty physician clinics, seven long-term care facilities and other ancillary services.

    CONTACT:
    Danny Lorton
    Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
    Office: (417) 282-5984
    DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com



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    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 LucasOilSpeedway.com.

    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.

    Click 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


    About Lucas Oil Speedway
    Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its title.

    Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the ninth season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

    Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

    In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.


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