It's fun for the whole family as racing gets underway on Saturday night with a $1,000-to-win feature at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland.

Additionally, the Kids' Power Wheel races will be back, and they'll be an opportunity for young fans to get a guided tour of the pits.

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The 2023 season kicks off Saturday night with a $1,000-to-win 25-lap feature for the Hermitage Lumber Late Models. Joining the Late Models will be the Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, and O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars.

Larry Ferris of Nevada will be defending his track championship in the Hermitage Lumber Late Models, while Lebanon's Kris Jackson will be looking for his eighth Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod track title this season.

Gates open Saturday night at 5:00 PM, with hot laps at 6:30 PM, and racing at 7:05 PM CDT. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for older teens, military, and seniors, and $5 for youths. Kids five and under are admitted free. There are also family passes and pit passes available for $35.00. More information on this can be found on the Lucas Oil Speedway website.

GS Stanek Racing Photography/Lucas Oil Speedway
GS Stanek Racing Photography/Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton and track flagman Mike Striegel are also continuing their passion for getting kids interested in racing in a variety of ways this year.

“Involving the kids is something that has been extremely popular and we want to continue making even bigger and better,” Lorton said in a release. “I think this is another way to spark their interest in the sport and give them a little more fun and an early taste of being involved in the sport in a safe way.”

The track is continuing its tradition of the Frogs Jr. Fan Club, the Frogs Jr. Fan Club Pit Tours where young fans get to meet drivers, take pictures, and see the race cars up close. As well as the return on Kids Power Wheel Races, where kids three to nine years old can race their battery-powered Power Wheel cars during intermission of specific race nights.

For a complete racing schedule, tickets, and more check out the Lucas Oil Speedway website.

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