Busy home stretch at Lucas Oil Speedway begins with two-night Pro Pulling Nationals

The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals return to Lucas Oil Speedway for a two-night show, this Friday and Saturday. (Mike Musslin photo)

WHEATLAND, Mo. -- Back-to-back nights of raw power will be on display at Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend with the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals kicking off a busy home stretch of the 2017 season.

"These trucks and tractors are impressive and always a fan favorite," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said of the Lucas Pro Pulling League, with different classes set to compete on Friday and Saturday night.

The infield in front of the main grandstand will be transformed into a pulling area for the powerful machines, with gates opening at 5 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7 both nights.

Friday will find the Lightweight Super Stock Tractors, Super Stock Diesel Trucks, Limited Pro Stock Tractors and 2.6 Diesel Trucks in action.

Then on Saturday night it's the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions' Tour. Classes in action will include the E3 Spark Plugs Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, SPEEDCO Modified 4WD Trucks, Optima Batteries Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Protect the Harvest Pro Stock Tractors and Super Farm Tractors.

Season championship leaders on the Champions' Tour heading into the weekend are: Midnight Raider (Pro Modified 4WD Trucks), Blaster/NAPA Auto Parts Fully Loaded (Unlimited Super Stock Tractors), Midnight Revenger (Modified 2WD Trucks), Crank It Up (Super Farm Tractors), Ram Mounts Dirtslinger (Super Modified Tractors) and TS Performance Young Buck (Pro Stock Tractors).

For ticket information, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Tickets also can be purchased online at https://www.showclix.com/events/8559.

Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40

Adults (16 and up) $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $50

For more information on the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, including complete schedules and archived stories, visit ProPulling.com.

Big events on the horizon: Meanwhile, a major open-wheel event - the 7th annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial - is just over a week away. Set for Sept. 21-23, the ASCS Winged Sprint Cars and WAR Sprint Cars will be featured.

A top prize of $10,000 will be on the line for the final-night ASCS feature winner. Last year, 68 drivers from 14 states entered the ASCS event with Wayne Johnson winning a thriller over Sammy Swindell.

Wrapping up the month will be the first Lucas Oil Speedway USA Pro-Am Motocross on the Off Road track, Sept. 30-31 and Oct. 1.

Coming up on Oct. 6-7 will be the 4th annual MLRA Fall Nationals and Street Stock Big Buck 50. The Late Models not only will crown the MLRA season champion that weekend, but will chase a $5,000-to-win 50-lap feature on Oct. 7. The Street Stock drivers also will go 50 laps for $5,000-to-win on Oct. 7, with the winner also earning a free spot in the Whitetail Trophy Hunt valued at $3,000.

The Monster Truck Nationals wrap up the Lucas Oil Speedway season with the big "Eve of Destruction" show on Oct. 21.

"While the season is starting to wind down, it's far from over," Robinson said. "There a lot of different forms of action over the next several weeks and we look forward to seeing our fans, starting with this weekend's Pro Pulling event."

For ticket information on any remaining Lucas Oil Speedway event, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedules can be found by visiting www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its 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 www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

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