After a Show-Me 100 that fans will be talking about for years, Lucas Oil Speedway is taking this weekend off before firing back up in a big way for an action-packed June that will see a wide variety of racing.

Anticipation is building toward the first big event of the season on "Lake Lucas" coming up June 10-12. The 5th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic on the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series returns with qualifying runs - including the popular, 250-miles-per hour Top Fuel Hydros - scheduled on all three days for the first time.

The Lucas Oil Speedway Drag Boat Lake - approximately 4,000 feet long and 400 feet wide - is the world's only purpose-built drag boat lake and located just south of the dirt track.

"I know fans are still buzzing about the Show-Me 100," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said, reflecting on Jimmy Owens' victory in a thrilling race Saturday night in front of a large crowd. "Now we're eager to start the next segment of our season, beginning with the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series.

"We're going to have nearly every form of racing available during June, with the Drag Boats getting us started along with our Budweiser Weekly Championship Series on the dirt track that same weekend. And the week after will be the Open-Wheel cars returning for the Bob Westphal Memorial Cup followed by our Midseason Championships."

Drag boat racing is scheduled in five pro divisions and eight sportsman classes. Qualifying is set to begin at 9 a.m. the first two days with eliminations set to begin at 9 a.m. on the final day. Opening ceremonies and the National Anthem are before the 10:30 a.m. qualifying sessions for the pro divisions. Final eliminations are set to begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.

Through two events this season, Bryan Sanders, driving the Tommy Thompson boat Nitrochondriac, holds a narrow points lead in the Top Fuel division over the Eddie Knox boat Problem Child driven by Daryl Erlich.

Veteran NHRA Top Fuel car driver Scott Palmer of Highlandville returns for his second season in the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series with his Top Fuel boat driven by Scott Compton. Palmer's Liquid Voodoo sits fifth in the season points race.

The race honors the memory of John Haas, the four-time World Champion in Top Fuel Hydro who lost his life in a 2010 qualifying accident in Oklahoma.

The only other visit of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series to the speedway will be Sept. 2-4 for the 6th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals.

Ticket prices are:

Friday, June 10
Youth ages 12 - 15 GA/Pit Pass Combo-$10
Kids ages 11 and Under GA/Pit Pass Combo-FREE
Adult 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$50
Seniors (62 and up)/Military 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$44
Youth Ages (6-15) 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$20
All tickets include access to Drag Boat pit area.

Saturday, June 11
Adults GA/Pit Pass Combo (16 and up) $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military GA/Pit Pass Combo (62 and up) $22
Youth age 6-15 GA/Pit Pass Combo $10
Kids age 5 and under GA/Pit Pass Combo FREE
Family Pass GA/Pit Pass Combo $50 Includes Admission for 2 Adults and Up to 3 Kids Ages (6-15)
Adult 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$50
Seniors (62 and up)/Military 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$44
Youth Ages (6-15) 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$20
All tickets include access to Drag Boat pit area.
(All Saturday and 3-Day tickets include entry to the Dirt Track Event on Saturday night)

Sunday, June 12
Adults GA/Pit Pass Combo (16 and up) $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military GA/Pit Pass Combo (62 and up) $22
Youth ages 6-15 GA/Pit Pass Combo $10
Kids ages 11 and under GA/Pit Pass Combo FREE
Family Pass GA/Pit Pass Combo $50 Includes Admission for 2 Adults and Up to 3 Kids Ages (6-15)
Adult 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$50
Seniors (62 and Up)/Military 3-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$44
Youth Ages (6-15) 2-Day GA/Pit Pass Combo-$20
All tickets include access to Drag Boat pit area.

On the dirt: The Budweiser Weekly Championship Series returns to action on Saturday, June 11. Hunting for Heroes Night at the Races Presented by KMIZ ABC 17 will find the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds the featured division, running a $1,000-to-win feature Courtesy of Rains Ice.

Ozark Golf Cars B-Mods, ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models and Carson's Corner NAPA Street Stocks also are on the program.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.

Admission to the dirt-track program is free to those purchasing Drag Boat tickets for Saturday or a three-day pass. Otherwise, ticket prices for the dirt-track program:

Adults (16 and up) $12
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $9
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25 (Click Here for more information)
Pit Pass $25

To purchase tickets or to inquire about the availability of suites, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com

Mark your calendar: Later on in June, open-wheel action returns to Lucas Oil Speedway. The Lucas Oil ACSC Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Sizzlin' Speedweek Finale is June 18. The non-winged WAR Sprints will join the ASCS Winged Sprints for a big night of racing.

One week later, the Bolivar Herald-Free Press Mid-Season Championship for the Budweiser Weekly Series comes up on June 25.

For complete event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit 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 it's 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.

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