WHEATLAND, Missouri (July 30, 2019) – The highest level of Modified dirt racing returns to Lucas Oil Speedway this Saturday and, if it’s anything like the last time the United States Modified Touring Series paid a visit, this one will be another instant classic.
The 10th annual Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment brings together the USMTS regulars and the best of the Pitts Homes USRA Modified weekly regulars in a 40-lap headliner that will pay $3,000 to the winner. It’s part of The Casey’s Hunt for the Championship, a 21-race series over six weekends.
“For fans who love Modified racing, this is an event that’s been circled on the calendar for a long time,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said, adding that many still are talking about last year’s Show-Me Shootout at Lucas Oil Speedway.
Named Lucas Oil Speedway’s Race of the Year at season’s end, the feature saw four-wide racing for the lead in an absolute thriller before Stormy Scott emerged the winner. Scott’s twin brother Johnny Scott was second and Lucas Oil Speedway 2018 track champion Darron Fuqua settled for third after leading the first 34 laps.
Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, who found up fourth in that one, returns as the USMTS national points leader. He’s 177 in front of Dereck Ramirez of Woodward, Oklahoma and 195 ahead of Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa. Check out USMTS.com for series points, schedule and news.
Terry Phillips of Springfield is seventh in USMTS season points and Wheatland’s Mike Striegel is ninth.
Among the Pitts Homes USRA Modified regulars at Lucas Oil Speedway, the two highest in track points without qualifying for the feature will receive provisionals into the main event.
Also in action on Saturday will be the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks. They will be running 20-lap features for regular Big Adventure Weekly Racing Series points.
Kris Jackson of Lebanon continues to lead the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod points, by 43 over JC Morton after Morton broke his six-race winning streak at the track last Saturday. In the O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks, Wheatland’s Toby Ott holds a commanding 109-point lead over Johnny Coats.
Gates will open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and opening ceremonies at 7. Fans can pick up $2 discount admission coupons this week at participating Casey’s General Stores.
Adults (16 and over) $20
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17
Youth (ages 6-15) $10
Kids (5-and-under) FREE
Family Pass $50
Pit Pass $40
For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at [email protected].