Friday, November 24, 2017

Busy weekend of speed on tap

MLRA Action. Lloyd Collins FastTrackPhotos.Net

MLRA Action. Lloyd Collins FastTrackPhotos.Net

Wheatland, Missouri (May 31, 2016) – The second scheduled triple header of the weekend is quickly approaching. This Thursday through Saturday the Lucas Oil MLRA invades three familiar ovals across Iowa and Missouri.

Right out of the gate is the Lucas Oil MLRA’s return to Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Last year’s visit to the monster half-mile was unfortunately washed away. Two seasons ago, former multi-time series champion John Anderson captured the checkers in the last race held there.

Friday marks the first return trip of the year. Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa hosted the series back on May 5th. Brandon Sheppard wowed the packed grandstands as he took the lead and rolled to his first victory of the year. Brian Birkhofer led the first half of the feature before retiring just short of the finish.

Saturday’s weekend finale moves south, back into Missouri at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly. Like Oskaloosa, it’s been two years since the last Lucas Oil MLRA race at the facility. Ryan Gustin delivered one of his most dominant Late Model performances to date the last time there.

Jason Papich is clinging to a slim 16 point advantage over both Terry Phillips and Jesse Stovall. Dave Eckrich is fourth and Tony Jackson Jr. sits fifth.
Both Stovall and Jackson are coming off of incredible runs inside of the top five in last weekend’s Show Me 100. Both are expected at all three stops this weekend.

“It seems like forever since we’ve ran one of our events,” commented Assistant Series Director Ernie Leftwich. “The rain was pretty cruel to us in May. I’m ready to get going again and know many of the racers are too. This is a great weekend on tap, and we are glad to be returning to some awesome places. I hope to see a ton of Lucas Oil MLRA fans this weekend!”

Southern Iowa Speedway Information 6/2/16
Gates: 5:30 PM
Racing: Hot Laps 6:45 PM, Racing 7:15 PM
Admission: Adults $20, Students (13-17) $10, Kids (6-12) $5, Pit Pass $30
Support Classes: IMCA – Modifides, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Sport Mods, Sport Compacts
Website: OskySpeedway.com

Lee County Speedway Information 6/3/16
Gates: 5:30 PM
Racing: Hot Laps 6:45 PM, Racing 7:15 PM
Admission: Adutls $20, Youth (11-17) $10, Kids (10 and Under) FREE, Pit Pass $30
Support Classes: IMCA – Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Sport Compacts
Website: LeeCountySpeedway.com

Randolph County Raceway Information 6/4/16
Gates: 5:00 PM
Racing: 7:00 PM
Admission: Adults $20, Youth (6-13) $10, Kids (5 and Under) FREE, Pit Pass $35
Support Classes: USRA – Modifieds, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks, 4 cylinders
Website: RandolphCountyRaceway.com

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

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