Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO Jackson accepts role as the man everyone wants to beat at B-Mod Clash of Champions II

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    Kris Jackson knows he will have that proverbial target on his back as the man to beat at this weekend's B-Mod Clash of Champions II at Lucas Oil Speedway. There might even be a good amount of boos from the grandstand when the announcers call his name.

    That's simply part of the territory when you win as often as Jackson has the last couple of years.

    "I know that they're probably tired of the same old, same old," Jackson said of his dominance, which includes 26 wins in 42 starts in 2019. Included are seven feature victories at Lucas Oil Speedway, where he won his fourth Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod track championship.

    Lucas Oil Speedway's biggest race for the B-Mods, a $3,000-to-win main event on Sunday, begins with two rounds of qualifying heat races on Saturday. The Clash of Champions II is a co-headliner with the Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals, which has full shows Saturday and Sunday.

    A big field of B-Mods is expected, but many eyes will be on Jackson, the Lebanon driver who's also chasing a second straight USRA B-Mod national championship. Asked is he's comfortable with having everyone else taking aim, Jackson said he has little choice.

    "I don't know if I enjoy it, but I've come to accept it," Jackson said of the attention. "You have to understand people a lot of times will race you a little bit different or maybe even talk to you different sometimes. That's part of it.

    "I don't know what else to do, so I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing."

    Jackson called the B-Mod Clash of Champions II "one of the biggest ones we've wanted to win this year" because of the anticipated large car count, prize money and prestige. That's especially true after last year, when he was set to start outside of row one in the inaugural B-Mod Clash of Champions before rain intervened.

    Pole-starting Andy Bryant was awarded first-place money with Jackson settling for second prize. This time, while conditions are predicted to be cool, it's supposed to be dry all weekend.

    As for how the cool weather might affect the track, Jackson said it could go a couple of ways.

    "We'll have to play it by ear. Wheatland is always one of two ways: Really, really tacky or it's really, really slick," he said. "We've got stuff for either one. We just need to find out which one we're on. We're really not too worried about that."

    This weekend and other remaining USRA races are big for Jackson, who despite his glittering win total is only 41 points ahead of Springfield's Ryan Gillmore in the USRA B-Mod national points race. Dan Hovden of Decorah, Iowa trails by 67.

    "We're just going to all the races we can and we're trying to do the same thing we do every time," Jackson said.

    Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton has announced some additional awards for the B-Mod Clash of Champions II:

    Ozark Golf Cars First Non-Qualifier Award: Ozark Golf Cars owner Spencer King has given $500 for the first non-qualifier not to make the main event lineup. King and Ozark Golf Cars is the season sponsor of the USRA B-Mod division in the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series.

    Outlaw Race Bodies Hard Charger, Hard Luck Awards: Outlaw Race Bodies and owner Mike Striegel will provide $100 for both the Hard Charger Award and the Hard Luck Award.

    The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Presented by Lucas Oil will combine with the MLRA for a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win feature on Saturday and a 40-lapper for $3,000 to win on Sunday. Will Vaught, of Crane, has an 88-point lead over Mitch McGrath as he seeks a first MLRA championship.

    Timothy Culp of Prattsville, Arkansas leads Tony Jackson of Lebanon by 28 points. in the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series title chase. Unlike the MLRA, the Comp Cams Series does not conclude this weekend, with two November events remaining.

    Saturday's schedule
    1 p.m. - Pit and spectator gates open
    2:45 p.m. - Driver draw closes
    3 p.m. - Drivers' meeting
    3:30 p.m. - Hot laps
    4 p.m. - Opening ceremonies
    4:05 p.m. - Racing starts

    Saturday order of racing
    Hot laps (MLRA/Comp Cams Late Models, B-Mods)
    Late Model time trials
    Heat race order: B-Mods Round 1 (laps based on car count); Late Models (10 laps)
    Intermission (15-20 minutes)
    Late Model B-Mains (12-15 laps)
    B-Mod Round 2 Heat Races (laps based on car count)
    Late Model A Main (50 laps, $5,000 to win)

    Saturday admission:
    Adults (16 and over) $20
    Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17
    Youth (ages 6-15) $10
    Kids (5 and under) FREE
    Family Pass $50
    Pit Pass $40

    Sunday's schedule
    1 p.m. - Pit and spectator gates open
    2:45 p.m. - Driver draw closes
    3 p.m. - Drivers' meeting
    3:30 p.m. - Hot laps
    4 p.m. - Opening ceremonies
    4:05 p.m. - Racing starts

    Sunday's order of racing
    Hot laps (B-Mods E, D, C, B mains)
    Late Model hot laps
    B-Mod E feature (laps based on car count)
    Late Model heat races (top 16 in passing points advance to A-Main)
    B-Mod D Feature (laps based on car count)
    B-Mod hot laps for A-Main qualifiers
    B-Mod C Feature (laps based on car count)
    Late Model B Mains (12-15 laps)
    B-Mod B Feature (laps based on car count)
    Intermission (15-20 minutes)
    Late Model A-Main (40 laps, $3,000 to win)
    B-Mod A-Main (40 laps, $3,000 to win)

    Sunday admission:
    Adults (16 and over) $15
    Seniors (62 and over)/Military $12
    Youth (ages 6-15) $5
    Kids (5 and under) FREE
    Family Pass $35
    Pit Pass $35

    The Lucas Oil Speedway campground will be open for the weekend, starting at 9 a.m. Friday. 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.

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

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    The 6th Annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals and B-Clash Clash of Champions II are Saturday and Sunday at Lucas Oil Speedway.


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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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