WHEATLAND, Mo. -- One of the highlights of Lucas Oil Speedway's annual "Thursday Night Thunder" program is the a big post-race fireworks display from AM Pyrotechnics. Despite the accident at AM Pyrotechnics warehouse in Polk County earlier this week, the show will go on.
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said there has been an outpouring of generosity from other fireworks companies in the area in support of AM Pyrotechnics, which has ensured the post-race fireworks will proceed.
"It might be altered just a bit from what was planned, but we'll still have one of the biggest fireworks shows anywhere," Robinson said. "It's great to see the community come together to show support for our long-time partners at AM Pyrotechnics, which is a tremendous southwest Missouri company.
"As we celebrate 4th of July holiday with a great night of racing and fireworks, we will be keeping everyone at AM Pyrotechnics in our thoughts and prayers and I know our fans will also."
Gates open at 4 p.m. for the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program with hot laps at 6:30 and opening ceremonies at 7. Casey's General Stores and KY3 Present the evening of racing, which finds the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models featured with a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win main event courtesy of Rains Ice.
Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and Big O Tires Street Stocks also will be in action with $2 discount admission coupons at participating area Casey's locations.
It's also Kids' Bicycle Night with youngsters ages 5-12 who sign up for the Frog's Signs Junior Fan Club on the midway eligible for a chance to win a bicycle during intermission. Anyone who would like to donate a bicycles can do so by bringing it to the speedway.
Adults (16 and over) $15
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $12
Youth (ages 6-15) $5
Kids (5-and-under) FREE
Family pass $30
Pit pass $30
For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact admission director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.
Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting 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.