After severe weather forced the unplanned extension of a planned break, Lucas Oil Speedway looks to get back to business on the race track today, June 8, according to a speedway news release.
Since the last action at the speedway, there have been two weather-related cancellations, plus a scheduled week off. Included was cancellation of the 27th annual Show-Me 100 after severe weather damaged the facility on May 20, according to the release.
"Now, if we can just get a little cooperation from Mother Nature," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said in the release.
Today’s Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series event is the first action at the speedway since May 11.
The event 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. The B-Mods will take center stage on with a 25-lap, $750 to win main event, according to the release.
There’s also a makeup feature to kick off the show, carried over from a May 11 rainout just before the B-Mods hit the track.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05.
"We want to thank all our fans and race teams for their patience as we've made repairs and cleaned up storm debris," Lorton said in the release. "It will be good to get back to racing on Saturday night."
Also back in action is the Go-Kart Track behind the main grandstand. It has been closed for improvements since early in the season, the release said.
JC Morton of Springfield currently leads Kris Jackson by eight points in the USRA B-Mods; Richmond's Aaron Marrant is seven points in front of Kaeden Cornell in the ULMA Late Models; Chase Domer of Nevada paces the USRA Modified standings by 23 points over Jon Sheets and Toby Ott of Wheatland is 36 points clear of James Flood in the Street Stocks.
This is the final program before the Midseason Championships on June 15.
For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at 282-5984 or email Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.