What annually has become one of Lucas Oil Speedway's top races each season returns on Saturday as the stars of the United States Modified Touring Series pay a visit to the dirt oval.
It's the 13th Annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment with a payday of $10,000 awaiting the feature winner. Reigning USMTS National Champion Dereck Ramirez of Woodward, Okla., will be seeking a third straight victory in the event.
Ramirez dominated the 40-lap feature last August, beating runner-up Dustin Sorensen by 1.828 seconds to become the first Show-Me Shootout repeat winner. It was a key win as it helped send Ramirez to the season title.
This season, Ramirez will be looking to launch a rally to catch Sorensen in the USMTS points chase.
Sorensen, of Rochester, Minn., has five series feature victories in 2022 and leads Wichita, Kan., driver Tanner Mullens by 107 points and Ramirez by 179.
The USMTS has made 15 prior visits to Lucas Oil Speedway with Kelly Shryock, Jeremy Payne and Terry Phillips joining Ramirez as two-time event winners. Jason Krohn, Ryan Gustin, Johnny Scott, Zack VanderBeek, Stormy Scott, Rodney Sanders and Mullens each have one win at Wheatland.
The three-race swing for the USMTS begins on Thursday at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., and continues Friday at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan.
The event is happening just two months before the 9th Annual Summit USRA Nationals in October, so look for a big car count with O’Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars and Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods also on the program. The Stock Cars and B-Mods will be running for both Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national and regional points, as well as Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series track points.
Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05.
Adults (16+) – $25
Military & Seniors (62+) – $22
Youth (6-15) – $10
Kids (Under 6) – FREE
Family Pass – $60
Pit Pass – $40
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its title.
Twenty-one VIP luxury suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, stadium-style Musco Sports Lighting, Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best racetrack food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" apart.
Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently. In addition to special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway weekly racing program features Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.
Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Mo. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience for fans and competitors alike.
To purchase tickets for any event on Lucas Oil Speedway's schedule, or to inquire about camping information, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 295-6043 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting lucasoilspeedway.com.
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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Beyea Headers, Chevrolet Performance, Compstar, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Intercomp, K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports, KS Engineering, KSE Racing Products, Malvern Bank, Mesilla Valley Transportation, MSD Performance, Nitroquest Media, PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, RacinDirt, Summit Racing Equipment, Super Clean, VP Racing Fuels, Wrisco Industries.
USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: ARMI Contractors, Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, DAY Motorsports, Hacienda Mechanical, Mel Hambelton Racing, Midwest Wrap Co., Miller Welders, PBM Performance Products, Rancho Milagro Racing, RHRSwag.com, S&S Fishing & Rental, Salty's BBQ & Catering, YouDirt.com.
USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, BigDeal Car Care, Bryke Racing, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, Deatherage Opticians, Edelbrock, Hooker Harness, Integra Racing Shocks and Springs, JE Pistons, Keyser Manufacturing, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, Simpson Performance Products, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Wilwood Racing.
USMTS RACETRACKS: 81 Speedway, Arrowhead Speedway, Belleville High Banks, Casino Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Chateau Speedway, Dallas County Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway, Fayette County Speedway, Humboldt Speedway, I-70 Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, Mason City Motor Speedway, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Ogilvie Raceway, Red Dirt Raceway, Rocket Raceway Park, Tri-State Speedway, Winneshiek Raceway.