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WHEATLAND, MO (August 14th, 2014) - Summer may be ending, but there's time for one last party! Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri is throwing an End-Of-Summer Bash that you'll never forget! Three full days of racing action and entertainment for the whole family! The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series returns for its final appearance of 2014, August 29th-31st for the 4th Annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals featuring the 250 mile-per-hour Top Fuel Hydros plus G2 Gemini Apparel presents the MLRA Dirt Late Model Summer Shootout on Saturday night, August 30th!

"If there is one event that is a must see event, it is the 4th Annual Diamond Drag Drag Boat Series Logo Boat Nationals and G2 Gemini Apparel MLRA Summer Shootout." stated Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson. "Where else can you go and watch the nation's best drag boats and the region's best open competition late models and modifieds at the SAME place on the SAME weekend for one LOW ticket price."

"We are expecting very large crowds throughout the weekend so I urge you to get your hotels or camping spots reserved and get your advanced tickets ahead of time at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com so that you can walk right in the gates without waiting in line to purchase tickets."

The 3-day festival of speed, fun, and entertainment kicks off on Friday, August 29th with an open competitor Test & Tune from 9am-12:30 but for the first time ever ever, activities on Friday will also include one complete round of qualifying for all classes including all Sportsman and Pro classes highlighted by ever unpredictable Top Fuel Hydros from 1:00-3:30pm.

"This is really an important step for the event to add that round of qualifying on Friday." stated Robinson "as it means that fans are almost guaranteed to see all the boats run all three days. In the past, the test & tune was optional and many of the faster boats chose to sit out and save their equipment until Saturday but not this year, all classes are scheduled to run all three days."

Saturday's action begins at 10am with a full day of Drag Boat Qualifying, including MLRA Logo everyone's favorite the Top Fuel Hydros, racing down the lake at speeds in excess of 250 MPH! The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will wrap up qualifying just in time for fans to make their way over to the dirt track for the G2 Gemini MLRA Summer Shootout. The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds will also be in action as the drivers battle for a special $1,000 to win top prize courtesy of Behlin Building Systems and Bret Givens Construction.

The weekend concludes on Sunday, August 31st, with Final Elimination Rounds to crown the Champions of the 4th Annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals. Gates open at 8am Sunday, with Eliminations slated for 10am.

A full detailed schedule is listed below including ticket prices, gate times and classes in action.

***All schedules are tentative and may change without notice.

Friday, August 29th, 2014 Information
Tentative Friday Event Schedule-Subject to change without notice

7:00am - Competitor Registration Opens
8:00am - Spectator Gates Open
9:00am-12:30pm - Test & Tune
1:00pm-3:30pm - Round 1 Qualifying (TFH - PWC)
3:00pm-4:30pm - Test & Tune Continued (PWC - QE)

Friday Grandstand Admission
Age 6 and up GA/Pit Pass Combo Friday only-$10
5 and Under GA/Pit Pass Combo-FREE

Adult 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$50
Seniors Ages (62 and Up)/Active Military with ID 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$40
Juniors Ages (6-15) 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$20

* All tickets include access to Drag Boat pit area.

Lakeside RV Packages (Must Be Reserved in Advance)

$500-Includes (1) 15' x 45' Space, (4) 3-Day Tickets, (1) Additional Parking Spot, (1) Golf Cart Pass

Weekend Camping Spots

Reserved With Electric and Water-$100 (Limited Availability)
Reserved Dry Spots-$50 (Limited Availability)
Dry Camping-FREE

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 Information

Tentative Saturday Event Schedule-Subject to change without notice

7:00am-10:00am - Registration Open
8:00am - Spectator Gates Open
10:00am-12:00pm - Round 2 Qualifying (PWC - PM)
12:00pm-1:00pm - Round 2 Qualifying (TFH - TAF)
1:00pm-3:00pm - Round 3 Qualifying (PWC - PM)
3:00pm-4:00pm - Round 3 Qualifying (TFH - TAF)

Saturday Spectator Admission

Adults GA/Pit Pass Combo (16 and up) $25
Seniors GA/Pit Pass Combo (62 and up) $20
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 Ages (62 and Up)/Active Military with ID 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$40
Juniors Ages (6-15) 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$20

* All Saturday and 3-Day tickets include entry to the Dirt Track Event on Saturday night, August 30th.

** All tickets include access to Drag Boat pit area.

G2 Gemini MLRA Summer Shootout-Dirt Track

Dirt Track Gates open at 5:00, Hot Laps at 7:00, and racing at 7:30

Dirt Track only Ticket Pricing

Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up) $15
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40

**Includes Admission for 2 Adults and Up to 3 Kids Ages (6-15)
Pit Pass $30

Sunday, August 31st, 2014 Information

Tentative Sunday Event Schedule-Subject to change without notice

8:00am - Spectator Gates Open
10:00am-10:30am - Round 1 Eliminations (PM)
10:30am-11:30am - Round 1 Eliminations (TFH - TAF)
11:30am-12:30pm - Round 1 Eliminations (PWC - PO)
12:30pm-1:00pm - Round 2 Eliminations (PM)
1:00pm-2:00pm - Round 2 Eliminations (TFH - TAF)
2:00pm-3:00pm - Round 2 Eliminations (PWC - PO)
3:00pm-3:15pm - Round 3 Eliminations (PM)
3:15pm-3:45pm - Round 3 Eliminations (TAF - TFH)
3:45pm-4:15pm - Round 4 Eliminations (PWC - PM)

Will adjust for any class with 5 rounds. TFH on the ramp at 10:00, 12:30, 2:45

Sunday Spectator Admission

Adults GA/Pit Pass Combo (16 and up) $25
Seniors GA/Pit Pass Combo (62 and up) $20
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 Ages (62 and Up)/Active Military with ID 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$40
Juniors Ages (6-15) 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$20

* All tickets include access to Drag Boat pit area.

For more information, season schedule, and updated points standings for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, please visit www.LucasOilDragBoats.com.

For more information, season schedule, and updated points standings for the Lucas Oil MLRA Dirt Late Model Racing Series, please visit www.MLRAracing.com.

Show your AAA Member Card at the gate to receive $3 off regular general admission prices. Advanced tickets are also available at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.

A limited number of VIP Suites are available for Saturday's dirt track event. Please contact LaRay Hankins at (417) 282-5984 or via email at laray@lucasoilspeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's 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.

Race fans can go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway's 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information. 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.

CONTACT:

Dan Robinson
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Lucas Oil MLRA Series Director
Office: (417) 282-5984
Dan@lucasoil.com

About Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five Race Tracks in the Nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City Metro Area, dubbed the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the 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. 2014 marks the 4th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two Nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2014 plus National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) events.

Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest! National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. 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 incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Racing Series features, the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson's Corner NAPA Factory Stocks and the Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.

2014 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners
AAA Missouri
"The Official Auto Club" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Bill Roberts Chevrolet
"The Official Truck" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper
"The Official Soft Drink" of Lucas Oil Speedway

iON Cameras
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The lightest, fastest, fully-waterproof HD action camera on the market

E3 Spark Plugs
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GEICO
"The Official Insurance" of Lucas Oil Speedway

General Tire
"The Official Tire" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Products
"The Official Oil" of Lucas Oil Speedway

MAVTV
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Ole Smoky Moonshine
"The Official Moonshine of Lucas Oil Speedway"

Optima Batteries
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RacingJunk.com
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Speedco
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Sunoco Race Fuels
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2014 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include:

AAA Missouri, A & G Electric, Advanced Automotive Repair, ALPS Food Stores, AM Pyrotechnics, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Amerigas of Bolivar, Andy's Frozen Custard, Anglers Port Marine, AR Bodies, Ash Grove Aggregates, Bank of Urbana, ASI Racewear, Bell Helmets, Benton County Tire, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, Buzz's Market, BWI Sanitation, Candlelight Creations, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Christian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts, Frog Signs, G2 Gemini Apparel, Harbor Campground & Marina, Hatfield Racing Engines, Heart of America Beverage, Hermitage Lumber, Hobby Time Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, inthepits.net, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Keyser Manufacturing, Kettle Treats, Kluhsman Racing Components, Kolath Automotive, Kona Ice, Lucas Cattle Company, MFA Bolivar, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Missouri Baptist Convention, National Wild Turkey Federation, Nemo Quarry, O'Bannon Bank, O' Dell Trucking, Old Empire, Old Kinderhook Golf Resort, Oil & Octane Shop, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Harley-Davidson, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Truck Stops, Pit Stop Auto Sales, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Poly Lift Boat Lifts, RACEceiver, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Rains Ice Company, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Ron's Racing Collectibles, SBU Athletics, Scott Furniture, Shadow Lake Golf, S & H Farm Supply, Sleep Inn-Camdenton, Stillwater Resort, Sugarfoot BBQ, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Travel Centers of America, Tri-Lakes RV, Triangle Quick Shop, TNT Quick Shop, Twisted Tea, Vickie and Tim's Pub & Grub, Wheeler Livestock Auction, White's Marine Center

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