Lucas Oil Speedway Season Begins Saturday With Big Adventure Rv Weekly Series Championship Chases Firing Up
WHEATLAND, Missouri (April 2, 2019) - Lucas Oil Speedway kicks off the 2019 season on Saturday night with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series Spring Opener Presented by Benne Media and Darron Fuqua will be looking to pick up where he left off.
Fuqua, of Mayetta, Kansas, won eight features in the Pitts Homes USRA Modified division in 2018 while marching to not only a track championship but also a USRA Modified National Championship.
Chasing points won't be a priority this season for Fuqua, though when he's making the four-hour drive to south-Central Missouri he's going to be aiming for trip to victory lane.
"I'm just gonna race for the fun of it, wherever we feel like going," Fuqua said, noting that his usual Friday-night track of choice - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - is closed indefinitely due to flooding.
Fuqua has raced only once so far this season and it was an impressive run. He finishing second in the prestigious King of America event at Humboldt Speedway in Kansas, climbing from a 27th-starting position.
"I was in the show and on the last lap of the B (feature) I got a little too aggressive and turned around another guy," Fuqua said. "I got a provisional and started the feature 27th. I was trying to survive. Then they shortened the race, when I had made it to fifth place. They told us there was gonna be 10 to go. I let her eat and got up to second."
Fuqua is not the only reigning USRA Modified National Champion returning to Lucas Oil Speedway. Kris Jackson of Lebanon, while finishing third in track points, earned the B-Mod national crown a year ago and headlines a strong field of Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. JC Morton of Springfield is the defending track champion in the division.
Meanwhile, Johnny Fennewald of Appleton City won the 2018 Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Model title and David Hendrix of Stoutland captured the O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks championship a year ago.
Opening night will see the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models featured in a $1,000-to-win, 25-lap main event.
Gates will open at 4 p.m with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:05.
Adults (16 and over) $12
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $9
Youth (ages 6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $30
Pit pass $30
To inquire about tickets, VIP suites or camping, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.
Drivers asked to sign up for MyRacePass: Lucas Oil Speedway drivers - if they haven't done so already - are encouraged to use the MyRacePass Online Registration to make for a smooth transition into the new season.
"This will help populate our system to make it very easy for you at the back gate each and every week," Lucas Oil Speedway Pit Office Manager Amber Hoelscher said. "Once you have registered, we will confirm your registration and you'll get an email confirmation. In that email, you will have the ability to claim or update your Driver Profile on MyRacePass.
"You will be able to login to your profile from a link in that email. Update your bio, add our schedule and update your sponsors. This will make things easier for our announcers and give your fans and family members a go-to spot to view your race stats.
"Plus - that is FREE for you to use. You'll also be able to login to the MyRacePass (available on Google Play or the App Store) and view your Driver Hard Card right inside the app to make the back gate experience that much better."
That registration can be accessed at https://www.myracepass.com/register/?n=11278.
CONTACT: Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984