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Big weekend ahead at Lucas Oil Speedway with action set on Lake Lucas and dirt trackThe Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series returns to Wheatland for the 6th annual John Haas Memorial this weekend. (Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing series photo).

Wheatland, Missouri (June 6, 2017) - Lucas Oil Speedway plays host to one of its biggest weekends of the season, with high-speed action on both water and dirt coming up.

The 6th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic, featuring Top Fuel Hydros that roar in excess of 250 miles-per-hour, begins a three-day run Friday on "Lake Lucas." On Saturday, it'll be a doubleheader day with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series on the dirt track in the evening.

"This is one of those weekends where fans get that rare opportunity to combine two forms of racing," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "And remember, the admission to the John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic on Saturday, plus three-day drag-boat passes, includes admission to the dirt-track races."

Robinson also noted that admission to the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - with qualifying runs each day before finals on Sunday - includes the pit area.

The boat action will include five pro classes - Top Fuel Hydro, Top Alcohol Hydro, Top Alcohol Flat, Pro Modified and Pro Outlaw. Sportsman classes include Pro Eliminator, Top Eliminator, Modified Eliminator and Stock Eliminator. Bracket classes are River Racer, Personal Watercraft and Personal Watercraft 2.

In the featured Top Fuel Hydro, the Tommy Thompson-owned Nitrochondriac, driven by Bryan Sanders, is off to a great start in defending the series championship. Nitrochondriac has won both events this season. Sanders, the reigning Haas Memorial winner, clicked off a 270.38 mph run earlier this season in Parker, Ariz.

"Wheatland is the premier track on the circuit," Sanders said. "Forrest Lucas did a great job building that place and we love going there."

Other leaders in the pro divisions in 2017 are: Top Alcohol Hydro - Mike DeClark in Little White Lie; Top Alcohol Flat - Tony Scarlata in Shazam; Pro Modified - Shawn Reed in Top Secret and Pro Outlaw - Vic Esposito in Freak Show.

On the dirt track Saturday night, The Networks of Mid-Missouri Present the Big Adventure RV Weekly Championship Series featuring the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, the Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds will take center stage on the evening with a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win feature.  

With just two events remaining before the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series Midseason Championships on June 29, division leaders are Jeff Cutshaw (Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds), Aaron Marrant (Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models), Toby Ott (Big O Tires Street Stocks) and Kris Jackson (Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods).

On the midway before Saturday night's races, Dennis Treece, author of "The True Story of Curtis Turner," will be doing a book signing.

Schedule/ticket prices for the weekend:
John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic
(Friday schedule)
7 a.m. - Registration Opens
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

(Ticket prices)
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
All tickets include access to Drag Boat pit area

(Saturday schedule)
7 a.m. - Registration Opens
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

(Ticket prices)
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
All tickets include access to Drag Boat pit area.

(Sunday schedule)
8 a.m. - Spectator Gates Open
9 a.m. - Round 1 Qualifying Sportsman Session
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

(Ticket prices)
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) 2-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$20
All tickets include access to Drag Boat pit area.

On the dirt track:
(Saturday schedule)
Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:35.  

(Tickets)
Adults (16 and up) $12
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $9
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25
Pit Pass $30
(All Saturday Drag Boat tickets plus three-day drag boat passes include admission to dirt-track races)

For ticket information on all dirt-track, drag-boat or off-road events contact admission director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the 2017 racing schedule, visit 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 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.

For more information and detailed directions to the speedway 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.

The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series returns to "Lake Lucas" June 9-11 for the 6th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic.

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. 2017 marks the 7th 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 2017. New for 2017 will be an all new purpose build Off Road Racing facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional 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 Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.

2017 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners

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

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

E3 Spark Plugs
"The Official Spark Plug" of Lucas Oil Speedway
 
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
"The Official Television Network" of Lucas Oil Speedway
 
Optima Batteries
"The Official Battery" of Lucas Oil Speedway

RacingJunk.com
"The Official Classifieds" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Spartan Mowers
"The Official Mower of Lucas Oil Speedway"

Sunoco Race Fuels
"The Official Fuel" of Lucas Oil Speedway

2017 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: Advanced Automotive Repair, ALPS Food Store, AM Pyrotechnics, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Andy's Frozen Custard, AR Bodies, Ash Grove Aggregates, ASI Racewear, The BarnWood Inn, Benton County Tire, Berry Tractor and Equipment Co., Big Adventure RV, Big O Tires, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bolivar Farmers Exchange-MFA, Bridal Cave, BWI Sanitation, Candlelight Creations-Dick's Wild Root Horseradish, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Chix Gear Racewear, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, Comfort Inn-Bolivar, Crappie Hole Bar & Grill, DirtonDirt.com, Dr. Petteway-D.D.S, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange, Foley Equipment-Cat Rental Store, FORR-Local 27, Frogs Signs, Happy Trails RV Center, Harbor Campground & Marina, Hermitage Lumber, Hobbytime Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps, inthepits.net, In the Garden of Eden, Jake's Corner Cafe, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Kenny Carroll Excavating, Kettle Treats, Keyser Manufacturing, Kluhsman Racing Components, Kona Ice, Lawless Harley-Davidson, Lucas Cattle Company, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, National Wild Turkey Federation, Nemo Marina, Nemo Quarry, NMI/VMG Marketing Group, OakStar Bank, O'Bannon Bank, Old Kinderhook Golf Resort, Oil & Octane Shop, Out-Pace Racing Products, Ozark Golf Cars, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Ozarks Insurance Agency, Petro Stopping Centers, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, RACEceiver, PolyDock Products, QC Moto, RaceNote, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Rains Ice Company, Real Racing Wheels, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Route 66 Biker Gear, S & H Farm Supply, SBU Athletics, Scott Furniture, Shadow Lake Golf Course, Sidetrack RV Park, Sleep Inn-Camdenton, Southwest Electric Cooperative, Spartan Mowers, Stillwater Resort, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Tom & Jenn's Discount Cigarettes & Liquor, Travel Centers of America, Triangle Quick Shop, US Army Corps of Engineers-Pomme de Terre, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV, Wheatland Motel, Wheeler & Sons Livestock Auction, White's Marine Center, Whitetail Trophy Hunt, Wild Animal Safari.

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