Saturday, February 24, 2018

MLRA Storms Into Oklahoma This Weekend

Tough competition looms in the Lucas Oil MLRA! Lloyd Collins FastTrackPhotos.Net

Tough competition looms in the Lucas Oil MLRA! Lloyd Collins FastTrackPhotos.Net

Lucas Oil MLRA PR (Wheatland, MO) — After a weekend off, the Lucas Oil MLRA heads south this weekend to compete in the state of Oklahoma. Friday racing is scheduled for Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, OK, and Saturday the wheels roll onto Tri State Speedway in Pocola, OK. “We wanted to take the series and Lucas Oil into some new markets this year,” commented Dan Robinson Series Director.”It has been several years since MLRA has been to either track. We’re glad to be racing in Oklahoma this weekend.”

It has indeed been several years for each track. The Lucas Oil MLRA last ran at Tri State Speedway on August 5th, 2000, with Leslie Essary claiming the win. It is even further back to the last race at Thunderbird Speedway. The year was 1997, and there were three races contested. A July 13th program was won by Bill Frye. Terry Phillips won on August 1st, and a two-day season finale on Halloween weekend.

Chad Simpson currently leads in the standings, with Will Vaught, Brad Looney, Terry Phillips and Dave Eckrich rounding out the top five. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle is close as well, with Chase Junghans holding onto the top spot. Complete standings are available

Practice will be held on Thursday night, April 25th, at Thunderbird Speedway, for drivers wanting extra laps. Pit passes are just $10. Friday’s race, The Charlie Fulton Memorial, is named after the former owner of the half mile track.

Tire Rule for 4/26 and 4/27

Right Rear – Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55

Thunderbird Speedway Information

Gates: Pits 4:00 PM, Grandstand 5:00 PM

Racing: Hot Laps 7:00 PM, Racing 7:30 PM

Admission: Adults $15, Kids 12 and under FREE, Pit Pass $30

Support Classes: 360 Modifieds, Enduros

Tri State Speedway Information

Gates: 5:00 PM

Racing: 7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $15, Kids 6-11 $5, Military Free with ID, Pit Pass $35

Support Classes: USRA Modifieds, USRA B Mods, Economy Mods, Factory Stocks, Super Stocks

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