WHEATLAND, MO. (Oct. 14, 2021) – Exciting changes are coming for the 30th Annual running of the Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com in 2022. The “Diamond of Dirt Tracks”, the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO will again play host to the Memorial Day Weekend classic, but with an added bonus.
Traditionally paying out $30,000 to win the Saturday night finale, the Show-Me 100 will now send the victor home with an impressive $50,000 pay day, making it the biggest late model pay day to date in Lucas Oil Speedway history.
The Lucas Oil MLRA will continue to co-sanction the crown jewel event alongside of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. MLRA series director Ernie Leftwich commented, “On behalf of the MLRA we are excited to continue our long relationship as a part of this annual event. Being a part of this national event gives our series valuable exposure on a national stage. More importantly it allows our series drivers an opportunity to go up against, and to compete for wins, with some of the best late model drivers in the country.”
Dan Ronbinson, Vice President of Motorspots Operations continued, “We’re excited to announce that the 30th annual Show-Me 100 is going to be a part of several big races on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series seeing significant increases in prize money for the 2022 season. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 30th edition of the Show-Me 100.”
The three-day Show-Me 100 is set for May 26-28 at Lucas Oil Speedway. Full programs are set each of the first two nights - the Cowboy Classic paying tribute to the late MLRA founder Allen “Cowboy” Chancellor on May 26 and Tribute to Show-Me 100 founders and former West Plains Motor Speedway owners Don and Billie Gibson on May 27. Winners of Late Model features those nights will earn $6,000.
The record purse money for the three days will total $233,600. The Show-Me 100 runner-up is set to earn $20,000 with third place worth $10,000. Those making the field will be assured of at least $2,000.
Drivers will collect points each of the preliminary nights, through heat-race and feature finishes, which will help set the starting lineup for the 100-lap main event on closing night. Tentatively set to join the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model on the programs are the Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA return to Lucas Oil Speedway on July 16, 2022 for the 16th annual Diamond Nationals paying $15,000 to win.
Show-Me 100 three-day pass holders from 2021 can renew their seats through Feb. 1, 2022. After that date, all reserved Show-Me 100 three-day passes will go on sale to the general public.
Lucas Oil MLRA series officials are presently working to finalizing the upcoming 2022 schedule with plans to release the full slate of events in the next few weeks. In addition to the schedule, fans and drivers alike should watch for more exciting news regarding the series and changes that will be coming for the 2022 season.