3rd Annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals caps season

Wheatland, Missouri (October 4, 2016) - This weekend the 2016 Lucas Oil MLRA Series Champion will be crowned. Friday and Saturday's MLRA events at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri mark the final two shows of the year.

Friday's race pays $3,000 to win and Saturday's victory will pocket the winner $5,000. This season marks the 3rd Annual running of the MLRA Fall Nationals.

Jesse Stovall still leads the season long championship standings, though he had a tough last couple of races. Over Labor Day weekend, he lost a rear end at Lakeside Speedway. The following night at Lucas Oil Speedway, he had over a straightaway lead with less than 15 laps to go, and exited the track with an expiring engine.

"We had a bad couple of nights," commented Stovall. "In those situations you worry about losing the money for the race, but also the championship points too. After those two races it took us a little bit to recover. "

Stovall swept the Fall Nationals last season and looked untouchable for much of the Larry Phillips Memorial prior to pulling off.

"I have no doubt, we have the race car to be as good as we were the last time at Wheatland," Stovall went on to elaborate. "There are a lot of factors though and things that will need to go our way. We went to West Plains last weekend and tested to just further try and be ready for this weekend."

The points gap between Stovall and second place Terry Phillips is 72. If Stovall were to have a bad night, the championship could very much be up for grabs.

Tad Pospisil has already locked up the Sunoco Race Fuels Rookie of the Year honors and sits third in the overall standings, but Dave Eckrich is just one marker back in fourth. 2013 MLRA Champion Tony Jackson Jr. is fifth.

Thursday night the speedway will be open and running a practice session from 6-9 PM, where drivers will have the opportunity to hot lap ahead of the weekend's show. Grandstand admission will be free for practice.

The Comp Cams Super Dirt Series Presented by Lucas Oil is also be joining the party this weekend, crowning their Champion and adding to the show! It is the first time the Arkansas based tour has ever raced at Lucas Oil Speedway, and the first time the Lucas Oil MLRA has co-sanctioned an event with them.

Also on the card will be the Big Buck 50 Street Stock race. Attracting talent from all over the Midwest and South, this race is the fastest growing street stock special event in the country. It will provide awesome entertainment and edge of your seat action. The top prize this year for the Big Buck 50 is $5,000.

Lucas Oil Speedway Information 10/7/16 & 10/8/16

Gates: Friday 5:00 PM -- Saturday 4:00 PM
Racing: Friday - Hot Laps 7:00 PM Racing 7:30 PM -- Saturday - Hot Laps 6:00 PM Racing 6:30 PM
Admission: Friday - Adults $15, Seniors (62 and up) and Military $12, Youth (12-15) $5, Kids (11 and under) FREE, Family Pass $30, Pit Pass $35 -- Saturday - Adults $20, Seniors (62 and up) and Military $17, Youth (12-15) $5, Kids (11 and under) FREE, Family Pass $40, Pit Pass $35
Support Class: Big Buck 50 ($5,000 to win Street Stock Special Event)
Website: LucasOilSpeedway.com

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

Fans may also "like" the Lucas Oil MLRA Facebook page by clicking www.Facebook.com/lucasoilmlra or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MLRA.

Dan Robinson
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Lucas Oil MLRA Series Director
Office: (417) 282-5984

2015 Official Lucas Oil MLRA Marketing Partners

Casey's General Stores
"The Official Convenience Store" of Lucas Oil MLRA

E3 Spark Plugs
"The Official Spark Plug" of Lucas Oil MLRA

iON Cameras
"The Official Camera" of Lucas Oil MLRA
The lightest, fastest, fully-waterproof HD action camera on the market

"The Official Insurance" of Lucas Oil MLRA

General Tire
"The Official Tire" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Hoosier Race Tires
"The Official Race Tire" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Lucas Oil Products
"The Official Oil" of Lucas Oil MLRA

MAVTV American Real
"The Official Television Network" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Ole Smoky Moonshine
"The Official Moonshine" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Optima Batteries
"The Official Battery" of Lucas Oil MLRA

"The Official Classifieds" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Speedco Truck Lube & Tires
"The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center" of Lucas Oil MLRA

Sunoco Race Fuels
"The Official Fuel" of Lucas Oil MLRA

2015 MLRA Supporters Include:

AR Bodies, ASI Racewear, Bell Helmets, Bodee's Racers Auction, Casey's General Stores, Chix Gear, DirtOnDirt.com, E3 Spark Plugs, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Fast Track Photos, G2 Gemini Apparel, GEICO, General Tire, GRT Race Cars, Hatfield Racing Engines, Hoosier Racing Tire, Hooker Harness, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, Impact Signs, Awnings, & Wraps, Intercomp Scales, iON Cameras, Kluhsman Racing Components, Landrum Performance Springs, LoanMart, Lucas Cattle Company, Lucas Oil Products, Marriott Properties, MAVTV American Real, Midwest Sheet Metal, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Optima Batteries, Performance Bodies, Powertrain Industries, ProtectTheHarvest.com, RACEceiver, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Sunoco Race Fuels, Speedco Truck Lube & Tires