Tuesday, August 7, 2012
USMTS Hunt for the Championship on Saturday Night
by Ashley Berry
WHEATLAND, Mo. -- The USMTS (United States Modified Touring Series) Hunt for the Casey's Championship makes a swing through the Show-Me State this week. Saturday Night, the tour will storm into Lucas Oil Speedway for the Lucas Slick Mist Shoot-Out. The Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks and the DJ's RV B-Modfieds will also be in action at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Meet USMTS Driver, Jason Cummins on Saturday from 12-2 PM at Casey's General Store in Wheatland. Sign up for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Saturday night's race, check out Jason's Cheetos car and get his autograph!
USMTS Hunt for the Championship kicks off this Thursday Night, competitors will be out to finish well in the early Hunt races to keep them on top during the stretch before the finale at Deer Creek Speedway in September. Marshalltown, Iowa's Ryan Gustin drove his familiar blue and white #19 to the 2011 USMTS National Championship despite pressure from standout Modified drivers Jason Hughes, Tommy Meyer, Rodney Sanders, Zach Van Der Beek, Kelly Shryock, Jon Tesch, Derrick Ramirez, and more. Currently, Gustin is on top of the National points standings with Jason Hughes in second.
Lucas Oil Speedway will grant two Track provisional starting spots on Saturday Night for the USMTS Feature event. Provisional spots will be awarded to the two drivers not making the show, who are the highest in current Lucas Oil Speedway Pitts Homes USRA A-Modified Points.
$2 Off General Admission Discount Coupons for Saturday Nights event will be available at the Casey's General Store in Wheatland, Missouri beginning on Thursday, August 9th.
With a weather forecast in the 80's it is time to break out your favorite 1980's outfit and hair style for a chance to win a HUGE Lucas Oil Speedway Prize Package! Saturday Night, the best dressed 1980's fan in attendance (determined by fan applause) will receive: 1- 3-Day Family Pass to the 2nd Annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals August 31-September 2, including access to the Lucas Oil MLRA event on Saturday Night, Lucas Oil Slick Mist, MAVTV cozies, hat and key chains and other great goodies! Total Package valued at $200!
Show your AAA Member Card at the gate to receive $3 off regular admission prices.
A limited number of VIP Suites are available for Saturday's event. Please contact LaRay Hankins at (417)282-5984 or via email LaRay@LucasOilSpeedway.com to keep cool in a luxury suite this weekend.
Saturday, August 11th, 2012 Event Information
Gates open at 5:00
Hot Laps at 7:00
Racing at 7:30
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up) $15
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40
Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With the 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.
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