Lucas Oil Speedway Planning To Re-Open June 8

Lucas Oil Speedway has expanded the Diamond Nationals to a two-day affair. (Kenny Shaw photo)

WHEATLAND, Mo. – Cleanup continues at Lucas Oil Speedway from Monday night’s severe storm and track officials plan to re-open for racing on June 8 with the next scheduled Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program.

General Manager Danny Lorton said next weekend (June 1) already was a scheduled off week and that works to help insure some additional time to have things ready for racing to resume the following week.

“We’ve had a lot of inquiries about how we’re doing and I want everyone to know that things are progressing well. We’re making good progress,” Lorton said of cleanup from the storm. “We thank everyone who has sent thoughts and prayers our way, to the community of Wheatland and to all those affected by the storms.”

Lorton said there’s been an outpouring of offers from the public to volunteer to help the speedway cleanup, but he asks that people instead offer their services to the community as a whole.

“The town of Wheatland can also use some support with volunteers and donations,” Lorton said. “They can contact Wheatland City Hall (417-282-6552) to see where help is needed or how to make donations for those who have lost property and need assistance with covering cost of clean up. We want to show our support to them as well.”

Lucas Oil Director or Racing Operations Dan Robinson said he encourages fans to support local racing, at the track of their choice this Memorial Day Weekend.

“Please go support another short track this weekend while we repair our facility and work to get reopened on June 8th,” Robinson said. “There are many excellent tracks around that deserve your business and we want the industry as a whole to succeed and prosper. These owners and promoters work just as tirelessly as we do and we hope you have a great holiday weekend at one or more of them.”

A rescheduled date for the 27th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by – postponed from Memorial Day Weekend – will be announced next Tuesday. Tickets purchased in advance for the Show-Me 100 will be honored at the rescheduled date.

With the Off Road track suffering the worst of the storm damage, a decision will be announced in the near future on the status of the 3rd annual GEICO Off Road Shootout Presented by General Tire, scheduled for June 28-30.