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ATTENTION RACERS:

We regret to announce the cancellation of the Marble Falls Lakefest event.

The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series and the Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce have been involved in discussions regarding this National Series event; however neither party were able to reach a mutually-acceptable agreement.

We are considering many venue options for a replacement event, and expect the location and dates to be announced shortly.

2018 Race Schedule & Rule Changes Officially Released

2018 Purse & Payout Announcement

The Lucas Oil Dragboat Racing Series announced today a total revision of the purse and payout structure, as well as event registration modifications.

In order to continue to promote the series at the highest level, it has become necessary to eliminate costly and non-funded incentive programs, such as “Winner’s Circle” and “Tow Pro” monies that were offered to specific classes under certain circumstances. Those who have pre-paid for the Diamond Club will receive a full refund. Payout will consist solely of the announced purse, which has been increased substantially! We are excited to announce that racers will be competing for a share of $100,000 per event! The payout for all classes is listed here.

Event registration incentives have also changed for 2018. Fees will not increase; however, the program has been modified to be more consistent with other racing series’ and organizations.

Pro Classes will receive, with their paid entry, a total of 6 (six) crew bands, one car pass, and one golf cart pass. Pro Class entries may purchase, at a discounted rate, up to 10 (ten) additional crew bands, plus one additional car pass and one additional cart pass.

Sportsman Classes will receive, with their paid entry, a total of 4 (four) crew bands, one car pass, and one golf cart pass. Pro Class entries may purchase, at a discounted rate, up to 6 (six) additional crew bands, plus one additional car pass and one additional cart pass.

Please direct questions to Paul Hosler at phosler@lucasoil.com, or by calling (800) 342-2512.

ATTENTION RACERS: 2018 Racing Season

Ken and Patti Dollar, who have served as Director and Administrator of the Drag Boat Racing Series for the past 8 years; have announced their retirements, effective immediately. We thank them for their dedication, hard work and loyalty in building and maintaining a great program.

Paul Hosler, the Lucas Oil Products Safety & Regulatory Compliance Director and former National Drag Boat Rescue Director, has been appointed to administer the series. Racers are encouraged to call Paul Hosler or Bob Patison for answers to series-related questions or issues. Both can be reached at the Corporate Office at 800-342-2512.

Please be assured that Forrest Lucas and all of us here at Lucas Oil Products, Inc. are fully-committed to the Drag Boat Racing Series and its continued success. We are working non-stop with our partners at the National Jet Boat Association (NJBA) on 2018’s first National Series event in Bakersfield this coming April. This promises to be one of, if not the, largest drag boat races in decades. We hope to see you there!

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diamond drag boat nationals 2017The 7th annual Lucas Oil Diamond Drag Boat Nationals kick off a three-day run on Friday at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Kenny Shaw photo)

Wheatland, Missouri (August 29, 2017) - It's a full Labor Day Weekend of speed on both water and dirt coming up at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The 7th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals brings the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series back to "Lake Lucas" Friday through Sunday. Saturday is a big doubleheader day with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series on the dirt track for the Larry Phillips Memorial.

"This is always one of our highlight weekends of the season," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series and the Diamond Drag Boat Nationals have become a Labor Day Weekend tradition and the Larry Phillips Memorial is our way of paying tribute to one of short-track stock-car racing's all-time greats.

"While summertime is winding down and our Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series in the books after a big championship night, we're far from finished with a lot of big specials over the next two months."

Championship chases in the five pro divisions are coming to the wire, with the Diamond Drag Boat Nationals the final event prior to the World Finals Nov. 3-5 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Bryan Sanders can take another step toward a repeat of his Top Fuel Hydro Championship in the Tommy Thompson-owned Nitrochondriac, which had a 270-mile-per-hour run earlier this year. Sanders' win on Lake Lucas in June's John Haas Memorial is one of five victories this season as Nitrochondriac leads Kevin Burgess in the Tom Sorci-owned Locked and Loaded by 951 points.

The points chases are closer in the other divisions with a virtual dead-heat in the Top Alcohol Hydro class. Mike DeClark in his Little White Lie is just 10 points in front of Travis Tutle in Short Fuse entering this weekend.

Other classes see Tony Scarlata and Shazam with a 186-point lead over Bill Diez in War Party (Top Alcohol Flat), Shawn Reed in Top Secret 378 ahead of Casey Beal in Split Decision 3 (Pro Modified) and Tommy Thompson in A Few More Dollars 418 clear of Shannon Beal in Split Decision 2 (Pro Outlaw).

Qualifying runs will occur Friday and Saturday to set the brackets for eliminations which begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Daily schedule and ticket info:
(Friday schedule)
8 a.m. - Spectator gates open
9 a.m. - Round 1 qualifying, sportsman session
10:30 a.m. - Round 1 qualifying, pro session
12:30 p.m. - Round 2 qualifying, sportsman session
2 p.m. - Round 2 qualifying, pro session

(Friday tickets)
Age 6 and up GA/Pit Pass Combo - $10
5 and Under GA/Pit Pass Combo - FREE
Adult 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo - $50
Seniors (62 and up)/Military 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo - $44
Youth Ages (6-15) 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo - $20

(Saturday schedule)
8 a.m. - Spectator gates open
9 a.m. - Round 1 qualifying, sportsman session
10:30 a.m. - Round 1 qualifying, pro session
12:30 p.m. - Round 2 qualifying, sportsman session
2 p.m. - Round 2 qualifying, pro session

(Saturday tickets)
Adults GA/Pit Pass Combo (16 and up) - $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military GA/Pit Pass Combo (62 and up) - $22
Youth GA/Pit Pass Combo (age 6 to 15) - $10
Kids GA/Pit Pass Combo (age 5 and under) - FREE
Family Pass GA/Pit Pass Combo - $50 Includes admission for two adults and up to three kids (ages 6-15)
Adult 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo - $50
Seniors (62 and up)/Military 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo - $44
Youth Ages (6-15) 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo - $20

(Sunday schedule)
8 a.m. - Spectator gates open
9 a.m. - Round 1 Eliminations (PM, PO)
9:30 a.m. - Round 1 Eliminations (TFH, TAH, TAF)
10:30 a.m. - Round 1 Eliminations (QE, PE, TE, ME, SE, RR, PWC, JR)
12:30 p.m. - Round 2 Eliminations (PM, PO)
1 p.m. - Round 2 Eliminations (TFH, TAH, TAF)
1:30 p.m. - Round 2 Eliminations (QE, PE, TE, ME, SE, RR, PWC, JR)
2:30 p.m. - Round 3 Eliminations (PM, PO)
2:45 p.m. - Round 3 Eliminations (JR, PWC, RR, SE, ME, TE, PE, QE)
3 p.m. - Final Round Eliminations (All Classes)

(Sunday tickets)
Adults GA/Pit Pass Combo (16 and up) - $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military GA/Pit Pass Combo (62 and up) - $22
Youth GA/Pit Pass Combo (age 6 to 15) - $10
Kids GA/Pit Pass Combo (age 5 and under) - FREE
Family Pass GA/Pit Pass Combo $50 Includes Admission for 2 Adults and Up to 3 Kids Ages - (6-15)
Adult 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo - $50
Seniors (62 and up)/Military 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo - $44
Youth Ages (6-15) 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo - $20

For information on the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, including archived stories, past results, point standings and the schedule log onto lucasoildragboats.com.

Larry Phillips Memorial: Meanwhile, a major program is set on the dirt track Saturday night. The Larry Phillips Memorial will find the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models chasing a $5,075-to-win feature and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods competing in a special 30-lap feature for $1,075 to the winner.

Springfield's Terry Phillips is leading MLRA points by 46 over Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, with this weekend's event - the finale of a three-night MLRA swing - a key stop in the championship race.

The event honors the memory of Larry Phillips, the five-time NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national champion from Springfield who was a standout on both dirt and pavement during his career.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. Saturday evening with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30. Fans who purchase a boat-race ticket Saturday or a three-day Diamond Drag Boat Nationals pass admitted to the dirt track free.

(Larry Phillips Memorial admission)
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40
Pit Pass $40

For ticket information for all Lucas Oil Speedway events, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@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 www.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.

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