Sunday, February 18, 2018

Spring Meltdown cancelled season opener moves to Wheatland

Lucas-MLRA-logoWheatland, Missouri (March 29, 2016) – With winter weather still lingering around the Midwest and Great Plains regions, the Lucas Oil MLRA season opener scheduled for the coming weekend has been cancelled.

Originally scheduled as a two-day event, April 1 and 2, at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, the season opener will now take place the following weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.

The following excerpt is from an I-80 Speedway release explaining the cause for cancellation.

“There are a number of reasons that we reached this decision. First, we are very concerned about our exposed water lines to the bathrooms and concession areas. With a forecast low in the 20’s and 30 mph wind gusts there is a real possibility that the weather would freeze our water lines if we were to activate it. It is currently turned off and winterized at the present time.”

“Secondly, we are worried about providing the drivers a good racing surface as without a full water system we may not been able to properly prepare the race track. We also want the drivers, crews and fans to enjoy the races and with low temperatures and gusty winds this does not make for an enjoyable situation.”

The Lucas Oil MLRA will return to I-80 Speedway later in the season for the Annual Alphabet Soup race on Friday, June 24. The series will also race as part of the Sixth Annual Silver Dollar Nationals Thursday through Saturday, July 21-23.

April 8 and 9 will now open the Lucas Oil MLRA season. More information about the Third Annual Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals can be found at

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