Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Show-Me 100 Coming Up Next; Crown Jewel $50K Event
Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – This year’s Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by Missouri Division of Tourism is scheduled for May 25-27 at Lucas Oil Speedway.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) will come together for a three-day mega event that is a must attend for race fans.
This crown jewel event will pay a massive $50,000 to the winner on Saturday night, with a total purse of over $233,000 over the three days.
Thursday’s program will feature a $6,000-to-win, $600-to-start event, honoring the late Allen “Cowboy” Chancellor, longtime MLRA Owner/Promoter. The 10th Annual “Cowboy Classic” will include a full program of: Dirt Draft Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 45-lap main event.
The action on Friday, May 26 will pay tribute to Don and Billie Gibson, former promoters of West Plains Motor Speedway and founders of the Show-Me 100. The activities will include a complete program of: Dirt Draft Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 40-lap, $6,000-to-win, $600-to-start main event.
Drivers will earn points in each of the two preliminary nights; those points combined will determine the line-ups for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start finale.
The Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds will be featured as the support class each night. Their activities on Thursday and Friday, May 26th-27th will feature a complete program of: Hot Laps, Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 20-lap, $750-to-win main event each night.
On Saturday night, consolation events for the Lucas Oil Late Models and the USRA Modifieds will be held, plus the Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge. The Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 main event will follow the Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge on Saturday night. The USRA Modifieds will cap off the weekend action with their $1,500-to-win main event.
This year’s event at Lucas Oil Speedway will include a pre-race concert sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions performed by Nashville recording artist singer/songwriter Lee Newton. Lee will also serve as the Grand Marshal of the event and perform on Saturday May 27th.
Pit gates open at 4:00PM CST and spectator gates at 5:00PM CST on Thursday and Friday, with Hot Laps at 6:30PM CST. On Saturday, pit gates open at 3:00PM CST, grandstands at 4:00PM CST with pre-race concert from 5:00-5:45PM CST, opening ceremonies at 6:00PM CST, and Hot Laps at 6:30PM CST.
In Wheatland, MO, a town with a population of under 400, lies an immaculate 3/8-mile oval. Lucas Oil Speedway is considered to be one of the nicest motorsports facilities in the country and named the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” for good reason. The Speedway amenities include twenty-one (21) VIP luxury suites, HD Jumbo-Tron screen, stadium style seating, Musco sports lighting, a Bose sound system, go-kart track for kids, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, huge vendor area and the best track food and concessions with a sit-down restaurant.
Ricky Thornton Jr. will lead the charge in the Big River Steel Chase for the Championship presented by ARP to Lucas Oil Speedway. Thornton holds a 40-point advantage over Hudson O’Neal, with Brandon Overton just 90 points out of the top spot in third. Tim McCreadie and Devin Moran round on the top five in the current championship standings.