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Lucas Oil Speedway fans deliver record amount on Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night at the Races

Lucas Oil Speedway fans donated 6,855 pounds of food, enough to provide 5,703 meals, at last Saturday’s Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night at the Races.

(WHEATLAND, MO – July 31, 2019) – Race fans again came up big at Lucas Oil Speedway’s annual Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night at the Races.

The total amount of food donated last Saturday at the speedway was 6,855 pounds, enough to provide 5,703 meals according to Sarah Byrd, Community Engagement Coordinator of Ozarks Food Harvest. That’s the highest total since Ozarks Food Harvest and Lucas Oil Speedway began the partnership in 2011.

“Our fans came through big time and we can’t thank them enough,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. “Each year we have increased what we collected from the year before, which is a tribute to everyone involved in helping out those in need.”

Last year’s drive raised 5,060 pounds, which equates to 4,216 meals. Since 2011, the drive has raised 58,156 pounds or 48,463 meals.

Twenty-five percent of the food donated goes to Hickory County C.A.R.E.S., the Ozarks Food Harvest’s partner in Wheatland. The remainder is distributed across the Ozarks Food Harvest’s 28-county service area.

For more information about the Ozarks Food Harvest visit OzarksFoodHarvest.org.

Racing action at Lucas Oil Speedway resumes on Saturday with the 10th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment. The United States Modified Touring Series event will have a 40-lap feature 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.

Also on the program in track points events will be the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks.

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.

Admission prices: 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 Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

CONTACT: Danny Lorton-Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager-Office: (417) 282-5984 -DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com

The 10th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment is Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

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