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Nation's top Modifieds return to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday for USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout


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Nation's top Modifieds return to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday for USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout

WHEATLAND, MO. (Aug. 1, 2023) - The nation's premier Modified touring series returns to Lucas Oil Speedway this Saturday for the 14th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment.

Some of the biggest names in Modified racing have posted United States Modified Touring Series victories at Lucas Oil Speedway over the years with some classic battle staged. Included was the Lucas Oil Speedway 2018 "Race of the Year" when Stormy Scott emerged from a four-car battle in the final laps to prevail.

In recent years it's been the Dereck Ramirez Show in Wheatland. Ramirez, out of Woodward, Okla., has won the last three editions of the Show-Me Shootout including last year when he led wire-to-wire to collect $10,000. He beat Darron Fuqua by 1.1 seconds at the finish.

Ramirez, the 2021 series champion, picked up his first USMTS victory of the 2023 season two weeks ago at Mason City Speedway. He enters the weekend fifth in the season championship race.

Four-time series champion Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, is leading the Summit USMTS Championship standings by 78 points over Jason Hughes of Watts, Okla., and 117 over Jim Chisholm of Osage, Iowa. Sanders and Chism have two feature victories apiece this season in 27 series starts while Hughes is seeking his first.

The Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars and the Hermitage Lumber Late Models will also be in action. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., with grandstands at 5, hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05.

Saturday admission:
Advance Discount Tickets online only (16 and up) - $22
Adults (16 and up) - $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $22
Youth (6-15) - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family Pass (two adults and up to three youth) - $60
Pit Pass $45

Past USMTS winners at Lucas Oil Speedway:
July 1, 2006 - Kelly Shryock (Diamond of Dirt Tracks Nationals - Night 1 of 3)
July 2, 2006 - Jeremy Payne (Diamond of Dirt Tracks Nationals - Night 2 of 3)
July 3, 2006 - Kelly Shryock (Diamond of Dirt Tracks Nationals - Night 3 of 3)
June 27, 2009 - Jason Krohn (Inaugural Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
Aug. 13, 2011 - Ryan Gustin (2nd Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
Aug. 11, 2012 - Terry Phillips (3rd Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
Aug. 10, 2013 – Jeremy Payne (4th Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
Aug. 9, 2014 – Terry Phillips (5th Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
Aug. 8, 2015 – Johnny Scott (6th Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
Aug. 6, 2016 - Zack VanderBeek (7th Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
Aug. 5, 2017 - rained out
Aug. 4, 2018 - Stormy Scott (8th Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
Aug. 3, 2019 - Rodney Sanders (9th Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
June 3, 2020 - Tanner Mullens (Wednesday Night Madness)
Aug. 8, 2020 - Dereck Ramirez (10th Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
Aug. 7, 2021 - Dereck Ramirez (11th Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)
Aug. 5, 2022 - Dereck Ramirez (12th Annual Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout)

The Show-Me Shootout on Saturday concludes a three-race swing for the USMTS Series, which begins on Thursday at I-70 Speedway and continues on Friday at Lakeside Speedway. For more information on the series, go to

Camping World SRX advance tickets on sale: It's just a couple of weeks until some of the world's legendary drivers visit Lucas Oil Speedway to crown a champion in the Camping World Superstar Racing Experience Series.

General admission tickets remain on sale for the Camping World SRX "Thursday Night Thunder" on Aug. 17 at Lucas Oil Speedway, the finale of the six-race series which will determine the 2023 champion. All SRX races will air live on ESPN.

Purchase online tickets here

Drivers announced for the Lucas Oil Speedway event include NASCAR Cup Series champions Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski and Bobby Labonte, along with NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace, Ken Schrader, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer and Hailie Deegan. Also on hand will be four-time Indy 500 winer Helio Castroneves, plus reigning SRX Champion Marco Andretti and Trans-Am champion Ernie Franics Jr.

The series will pit the drivers against one another in identically prepared cars with points accumulated in each of the six events.

Tickets for the SRX event are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate (ages 16 and over). Kids (ages 6-15) will be $20 with ages 5-and-under free. Pit passes are $50 and must be purchased the day of the event.

USRA Modifieds will be the support class with an invitational format set for the non-points event.

Tentative Lucas Oil Speedway Camping World SRX schedule:
(Thursday, August 17th)
Noon - Pit gate will open for Drivers and crews only
1 p.m. - Main grandstand gates open
2:10 p.m. - Modified hot laps
2:30-4:30 p.m. - SRX practice sessions
4:30-5 p.m. – Track prep
5 p.m. – Modified heat races
5:30-6:15 p.m. - SRX drivers Q&A sessions (4 group sessions)
6:15 p.m. – Modified Feature
6:45-7:15 p.m. – Track prep and intermission break
7:15 p.m – SRX cars to grid
7:35 p.m. – SRX driver introductions
7:45 p.m. - Opening ceremonies and National Anthem
7:50 p.m. - SRX drivers to cars
8 p.m. – ESPN live
8:02 p.m. - Drivers start engines
8:12pm – SRX green flag
10 p.m. – Victory Lane set up and top 3 driver interviews for ESPN

For information on Camping World SRX Series tickets or about any event at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2023 contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at for more information.

Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984
Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its 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.

Click for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. The Lucas Oil Speedway EZ Texting number is (417) 804-4141.

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About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 12th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring a host of regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Racing Series features the Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.

2023 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners

Arizona Sport Shirts
"The Official Merchandise Provider" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick
"The Official Truck" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Dixie Chopper
"The Official Mowers of Lucas Oil Speedway"

General Tire
"The Official Tire" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Products
"The Official Oil" of Lucas Oil Speedway

"The Official Television Network" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper
"The Official Soft Drink" of Lucas Oil Speedway
"The Official Classifieds" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Rugged Radios
"The Official 2-Way Communications Provider" of Lucas Oil Speedway

Summit Racing Equipment
"The Official Sponsor" of Lucas Oil Speedway

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

Super Clean
"The Official Sponsor" of Lucas Oil Speedway

2023 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include:
AM Pyrotechnics, Alliance Sport Marketing, Arctic Food Equipment, Arizona Sport Shirts, Berry Tractor and Equipment Co., Big Adventure RV, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bolivar Auto Sales & Detailing, Bolivar Farmers Exchange-MFA, Boone's BBQ Barn, Boubin Tire/American Racer, Branstetter & Lightfoot LLC, Bridal Cave, BWI Sanitation, Camden on the Lake Resort, Candlelight Creations-Dick's Wild Root Horseradish, Casey's, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, City Magnet, Clearlight Inn, Dirt Track Specialist, Dixie Chopper, Eagle Vision Paving LLC, Eibach Springs, Farmers Insurance Agent Kristy Reynolds, Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange, Foley Equipment-Cat Rental Store, Frog Signs, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Hermitage Lumber, HICKAMO Country Store, Hobbytime Motorsports, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps, In the Garden of Eden, KC Bobcat, Kettle Treats, Keyser Manufacturing, Kluhsman Racing Components, Kona Ice, Lucas Cattle Company, MD3, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welding, Missouri Division of Tourism, MyRacePass, Nutrien Ag Solutions, OakStar Bank, O'Bannon Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Golf Cars, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Ozarks Community Health Center, PEM, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Pomme de Terre Resort, ProThings Apparel, RACEceiver,,,, Rains Ice Company, Real Racing Wheels, Reed Environmental, River's End Motel & RV Park, Rod End Supply, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Rugged Radios, Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm LLC, SBU Athletics, Safety Kleen, Scott Furniture, Sidetrack RV Park, Simpson Racing Products, SMC, Southwest Electric Cooperative, State Tech, Stillwater Resort, Summit Racing Equipment, Sunoco Race Fuels, US Army Corps of Engineers-Pomme de Terre, Vietti Marketing Group, Wasoba Seed & Trucking, Wheatland Motel, White's Marine Center, Wieland, Wild Animal Safari, Woods Supermarkets.

Article Credit: By Lyndal Scranton, Lucas Oil Speedway

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