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  • LeeCountyCollinsMay3

    Lucas Oil MLRA ready for three-night weekend

    May 4, 2016

    By Trenton Berry, Lucas Oil MLRA PR (Wheatland, MO) — Action will be in high gear this weekend with the Lucas Oil MLRA racing in Iowa and Missouri. Beginning Thursday, a weekend triple-header is on tap. Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa fires up as the first venue of the swing. Davenport Speedway in Davenport, […]

  • MoyerJrCollinsApr17

    Moyer Jr. rules MLRA at Missouri State Fair Speedway

    April 18, 2016

    By Trenton Berry, MLRA PR (Sedalia, MO) — Sunday afternoon marked a return to the State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri for the Lucas Oil MLRA. A good field of 27 competitors signed in to run for the $5,000 top prize. Justin Asplin led the field to green from the pole. An opening lap […]

  • MLRACollinsApr13

    Lucas Oil MLRA returns to Missouri State Fair Speedway

    April 14, 2016

    By Trenton Berry, Lucas Oil MLRA PR (Sedalia, MO) — For many years the Lucas Oil MLRA was a staple attraction at the Missouri State Fair Speedway. This season they are headed back to the massive half-mile speed factory, for the first of three scheduled events. Sunday’s event marks the first time the series has […]

  • MoyerCollinsApr8

    Moyer tops MLRA Spring Nationals opener

    April 9, 2016

    By Lyndal Scrantion (Wheatland, MO) — Lucas Oil Speedway kicked off a new season with one of dirt-racing’s all-time greats putting on a show on a cool, windy Friday night. Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Billy Moyer may be semi-retired, but he looked in vintage form with a wire-to-wire victory in the 30-lap Lucas […]

  • MLRACollinsOct7

    28th MLRA season opens this weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway

    April 7, 2016

    By Trenton Berry (Wheatland, MO) — This weekend marks the return of the Lucas Oil MLRA. Fans, competitors and officials will gather this weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri for the Third Annual Spring Nationals presented by This season is the 28th consecutive year of racing for the Missouri based MLRA tour. […]

  • LucasOilSpeedwayCollinsApr5

    MLRA opens Lucas Oil Speedway season this weekend

    April 6, 2016

    By Lyndal Scranton (Wheatland, MO) — It’s time to go racing at Lucas Oil Speedway with green flag waving on the 2016 season this weekend. Headlining a two-night season-opening program is the Lucas Oil MLRA Series with the 3rd annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by Also on Friday and Saturday, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds […]

  • MLRacOLLINMar28

    Weather foils MLRA Spring Meltdown at I-80

    March 29, 2016

    By Trenton Berry, Lucas Oil MLRA PR (Wheatland, MO) — With winter weather still lingering around the Midwest and Great Plains regions, the Lucas Oil MLRA season opener scheduled for the coming weekend has been cancelled. Originally scheduled as a two-day event, April 1 and 2, at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, the season opener […]

  • EchrichCollinsMar23

    New car, new season has MLRA veteran Dave Eckrich fired up

    March 24, 2016

    By Lyndal Scranton (Wheatland, MO)– Dave Eckrich has been driving race cars for more than two decades. His heart rate still gets pumping a bit faster as the green flag waves on a new season. “You’re anxious,” Eckrich said recently from his race shop in Cosgrove, Iowa. “You don’t get quite as crazy as you […]

  • WymanCollinsMar9

    Iowa’s Wyman ready to take on Lucas Oil MLRA

    March 10, 2016

    By Trenton Berry, Lucas Oil MLRA PR (Wheatland, MO) — Hailing from a state that produces dirt racing talent like it grows corn, J.C. Wyman is eager to add his name to the driving elite. “It makes it challenging,” Wyman said of the Iowa tradition of Late Model excellence that includes names like Birkhofer, Simpson […]

  • MLRACollinsFeb29

    Lucas Oil MLRA makes revisions to 2016 Rule Book

    March 1, 2016

    By MLRA PR (Wheatland, MO) — As the Lucas Oil MLRA Series continues to prepare for the upcoming season, series officials have made a few revisions to the 2016 Rule Book. A complete 2016 Rule Book is available at: All revisions are listed in red. The tire rules are also posted for the first […]

  • ONealCollinsFeb24

    Jake O’Neal ready to take next Late Model step

    February 25, 2016

    By Lyndal Scranton (Wheatland) — Jake O’Neil’s racing education included more than cracking the code combination for correct tires, shocks and springs. The 23-year-old Arizona resident, who spent much of 2015 more than 1,000 miles from home, learned how to live out of a suitcase and juggle business records while seeing new places and race […]

  • StovallBorkFeb4

    Stovall eyes another banner MLRA campaign

    February 5, 2016

    By Lyndal Scranton (Wheatland, MO) — Jesse Stovall knows stock-car racing is a what-have-you-done-lately sport, where past accomplishment does not always predict future performance. So after the best season of his Late Model career, when Stovall won 19 features and earned a top-25 ranking in the prestigious final 2015 poll, he knew the question […]

  • MLRA2014

    Malvern Trust and Savings Bank joins Lucas Oil MLRA as series partner

    February 3, 2016

    By Lyndal Scranton (Wheatland, MO) — Malvern Trust and Savings Bank has joined the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association as an Official Partner of the Series for the next three seasons. Lucas MLRA Series Director Dan Robinson made the announcement this week that the the Malvern Trust and Savings Bank Most Laps Led Award will be […]

  • PhillipsRuefertJan27

    Fire still burns for Lucas Oil MLRA champ Phillips

    January 28, 2016

    By Trenton Berry, Lucas Oil MLRA PR (Wheatland, MO) — The hair is thinning, his 50th birthday arrives later this year and he answers to “Grandpa.” But don’t dare suggest to Terry Phillips that it’s time to slow down and head for the early-bird buffet at the local dinner. “Oh yeah, I’m as fired up […]