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Off Road stars return to Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend for 2nd annual Off Road Shootout

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Lucas Oil Off Road Series returns to Wheatland this weekend for the 2nd annual GEICO Off Road Shootout Presented by General Tire. (Kenny Shaw photo)

Wheatland, Missouri (June 19, 2018) - One of the most-anticipated weekends of the Lucas Oil Speedway season is days away as the high-flying Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series makes its return for the 2nd annual GEICO Off Road Shootout Presented by General Tire.

Action will fire up on Friday with practice sessions before full racing programs on the 1.2-mile off road course Saturday and Sunday. In addition, the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series will be in action on the dirt oval Saturday night and fans purchasing off road tickets will be admitted free to that event.

"Our inaugural Off Road Shootout last summer was a huge success and the anticipation for the return of the Lucas Oil Off Road Series has been running high," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "We're excited to welcome back short-course racing to the Midwest with a bigger and better show than the first one."

In the featured pro divisions last summer, Doug Mittag and the now-retired off road legend Carl Renezeder captured Pro 4 wins at Lucas Oil Speedway with Brian Deegan and Jeremy McGrath earning Pro 2 victories.

Championship battles in the Lucas Oil Off Road Series are tight in 2018. Rob MacCachren leads R.J. Anderson by eight points in the Pro 2 division with Anderson, who does double duty, leading the Pro 4 chase by 11 points over Mittag.

Ryan Beat sits atop the Pro Lite division by five points over Christopher Polvoorde. In Pro Buggy, Michael Ward is two points ahead of Trevor Briska while Mason Prater and Bronson Chiaramonte are tied for the Mod Kart lead. Check out LucasOilOffRoad.com for more information on the series, including full points standings.

For fans unfamiliar with the Lucas Oil Speedway off road course, it has a total of nine turns including an over-under section and a 15-to-20-degree "Daytona Turn" and a massive table top where trucks fly more than 200 feet through the air. There are two large, covered grandstands for spectators to get shade from the heat.

"We had some great racing and this is a great facility," McGrath said following his win at Wheatland last summer, when he made a memorable last-to-first charge through the field. "We'll be all smiles when we get back here next year."

Fans can save on advance tickets for the GEICO Off Road Shootout by purchasing tickets online prior to the event. Off road tickets include access to the pit area, where spectators can get up close to the race vehicles and drivers.

Off Road tickets, whether for the weekend that begins with Friday's practice day or single-day tickets for Saturday's action, also include admission to the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series on the dirt oval on Saturday night. The National Wild Turkey Federation presents that program, featuring the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds in a $1,000-to-win, 25-lap main event feature.

Spectator gates will open at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday with practice starting at 8:30 a.m. followed by qualifying. A drivers' autograph session is set for 11 a.m. with Junior Kart, Mod Kart and Turbo UTV races beginning at 11:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies are at 2 p.m., followed by the Pro 2, UTV, Pro Buggy, Pro Lite and Pro 4 races.

For Friday practice, spectator gates open at noon with practice sessions at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

GEICO Off Road Shootout Presented by General Tire
General Admission Tickets

Friday practice day
Adults (16 and over) $10
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $10
Youth (ages 6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Adult Weekend Pass $50 advance online, $60 at the gate
Senior (62 and over)/Military Weekend Pass $44 advance online, $54 at the gate
Youth (ages 6-15) Weekend Pass $20

Saturday-Sunday
(All tickets include access to Off Road pit area. All Saturday and three-day tickets include entry to the Dirt Track Event on Saturday night)
Adults (16 and over) $25 advance online, $30 at the gate
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22 advance online, $27 at the gate
Youth (ages 6-15) $10
Kids (5-and-under) FREE
Adult Weekend Pass $50 advance online, $60 at the gate
Senior (62 and over)/Military Weekend Pass $44 advance online, $54 at the gate
Youth (ages 6-15) $20 in advance online and at the gate

Saturday dirt-track tickets
(Free with Off Road admission)
Adults (16 and over) $12
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $9
Youth (ages 6-15) $5
Kids (5-and-under) FREE
Family pass $25
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.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.