Wheatland, Missouri (March 11, 2021) – With anticipation growing for the start of the 2021 Lucas Oil MLRA season opener on April 9th - 10th at the Lucas Oil Speedway, series staff have announced a pair of exciting changes to their schedule. After a three-year absence from the Lucas Oil MLRA schedule, the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska will return for a special mid-week $5,000 to win event on Tuesday April 13th. The event is slated to kick off one of the most critical five day stretches of the season for the series and its drivers, before moving east for four consecutive nights of action in the Hawkeye state.
I-80 Speedway’s Joe Kosiski, has been working hard to bring more Late Model action to the 3/8-mile facility located between Omaha and Lincoln, most notably known as the home of the “Silver Dollar Nationals”. “We’ve wanted to do this the past couple of years”, stated Kosiski of bringing the MLRA back to I-80 Speedway. “With Covid last year we just were not able to get it scheduled. I think this event will be a great deal all-in-all for the racers, for the fans, the MLRA, and for our track,” he concluded.
With the recent announcement that the MLRA Spring Nationals purses have been increased to $5,000 and $10,000 respectively, optimism is high in the number and caliber of cars it will attract. Kosiski hopes with only two days of down time between the finale at Wheatland and the newly announced I-80 event, that it will attract more drivers to the area for the entire swing, including the Wednesday night event slated for the Stuart International Speedway.
Along with the I-80 Speedway addition, series officials along with DRT Trak Racing Inc., have announced that the Thursday night event at Davenport Speedway on April 15th will move from the historic ½ mile lay out to the facilities action packed ¼ mile track. Both MLRA events now scheduled for Davenport in 2021 will take place on the short track at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds venue with each paying $5,000 to win.
LUCAS OIL MLRA--Upcoming Events April 8th Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO (Practice) April 9th Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO ($5,000) April 10th Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO ($10,000) April 13th I-80 Speedway, Greenwood, NE ($5,000) April 14th Stuart International Speedway, Stuart, IA ($3,000) April 15th Davenport Speedway, Davenport, IA ($5,000) April 16th 34 Raceway, Burlington, IA ($5,000) April 17th 34 Raceway, Burlington, IA ($10,555)