Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO With cool, wet weather in weekend forecast, Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals cancelled

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    With cool temperatures expected on Friday and a forecast of persistent rain on Saturday, Lucas Oil Speedway and Lucas Oil MLRA officials have cancelled this weekend's scheduled 6th annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com.

    Full programs had been scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, with the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds and O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks also on the schedule.

    Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said that he, MLRA Director Ernie Leftwich and Lucas Oil Director of Racing Operations Dan Robinson agreed that cancelling is the correct decision. A practice session for the MLRA drivers had been scheduled for Thursday night.

    "We wanted to make the decision early enough so the teams and fans planning to make long hauls would know before starting their trips," Lorton said. "Saturday looks like unseasonably cool temperatures and a near-100-percent chance of rain throughout the afternoon and evening."

    Fans purchasing advance tickets or getting tickets from radio for this weekend can use those for any other 2019 event of equal value.

    Action resumes at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, April 20 with Show No. 2 of the Big Adventure Series Weekly Racing Series. It will be $uper $aver $pecial Night Presented by OnMedia/DISH/DirecTV.

    Fans arriving before 5:30 p.m. will received four admissions, four hot dogs and four 20-ounce Coca-Cola products for $30. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:05. Classes in action will include the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, the O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.

    The Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods will be the featured division, with a 25-lap, $750-to-win main event.

    Next up for the Lucas Oil MLRA is an April 19 event at Davenport Speedway in Iowa, with $5,000 going to the winner. The 11th annual Slocum 50 is scheduled the following night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, paying $10,555 to win.

    To inquire about Lucas Oil Speedway tickets, VIP suites or camping, 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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    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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