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Big Buck 50, putting Street Stocks in Lucas Oil Speedway spotlight, returning this fall

Wheatland, Missouri (June 2, 2016) – An opportunity for one of Lucas Oil Speedway’s most-popular divisions to be in the spotlight and compete for big money is returning this fall.

The Street Stock Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt is scheduled for a big two-night show, Oct. 7-8, run in conjunction with the 3rd annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals.

Winner of the Oct. 8 50-lap feature for the Carson’s Corner NAPA Street Stocks will collect $5,000 plus a free entry into the Whitetail Trophy Hunt, which includes a $15,000 first prize.

“This race proved extremely popular last season, giving our Street Stock drivers an opportunity to not only compete for extra money but also get the big-race exposure that’s often only associated with the Late Models,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “We’re thrilled to have Whitetail Trophy Hunt returning as the presenting sponsor.

“We’re expecting a deep field of Street Stock competitors from all over the country for this race,” Robinson added. “It should make for an entertaining and highly competitive weekend of racing.”

Complete entry details will be announced in the near future on Last year’s Big Buck 50 attracted more than 75 entries with Jeremy Russell driving to the victory.

“The Street Stockers are such a popular division, we felt we needed to kick that up a notch,” Craig Danuser of Whitetail Trophy Hunt said. “I felt we could have a big race and draw lots of cars and that kind of proved itself last year and I think it will keep getting bigger and bigger every year.”

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Whitetail Trophy Hunt at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Event dates will be Nov. 12-14, with this tremendously popular hunt bringing in participants from all over the United States and abroad. Entries are received on a first come, first served basis and limited to a maximum of 230 hunters.

Missouri holds the world record for non-typical whitetail deer racks and the results from each year’s hunt reflects the kind of trophy deer that makes this region of the country famous. Superior deer hunting is not the only thing the Whitetail Trophy Hunt is noted for. Many hunters bring their families along to enjoy the beautiful lake area scenery, unique shops, crafts and outlet malls.

The Whitetail Trophy Hunt builds a camaraderie that brings hunters back again and again. More than $4.5 million in cash and prizes has been awarded over the years to many fortunate whitetail hunters. Plus, the five-year Show-Me Showdown is in its second year for the 2016 hunt. This promotion will provide an additional cash bonus prize fund that can go up to $55,000.

For more information on the Whitetail Trophy Hunt visit or call 1-800-633-4868 FREE.

Big Buck 50 weekend will begin on Oct. 7 with the Street Stocks in a special qualifying session followed by 10-lap qualifying heats to help set the front of the field for Saturday night’s feature. The Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models will be running qualifying heats both nights with a $3,000-to-win feature on Friday and a $5,000 feature on Saturday.

Through the first part of the 2016 season, Derek Brown of Stoutland has already captured four feature victories and leads the Street Stock points chase. He’s 98 in front of Eldon’s Steve Beach entering the next Budweiser Weekly Championship Series race on June 11.

Racing resumes at Lucas Oil Speedway June 10-12 with the 5th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic on the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series.

The Budweiser Weekly Championship Series resumes on June 11. Hunting for Heroes Night at the Races Presented by KMIZ ABC 17 will find the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds the featured division, running a $1,000-to-win feature Courtesy of Rains Ice.

Ozark Golf Cars B-Mods, ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models and Carson’s Corner NAPA Street Stocks also are on the program.

To purchase tickets or to inquire about the availability of suites, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at

For complete event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it’s entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

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