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Lebanon I-44 Speedway
Press Release For Immediate Release
 
DOUBLE DOSE OF PRO LATE MODELS AT I-44
  
 
#27 Joe Ross from Kansas City leading pack through turn 4
#27 Joe Ross from Kansas City leading pack through turn 4
  
  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2013
  
Jordan Kuehne, (815) 601-5673
    
Double Dose of Pro Late Model Action This Saturdat At LEBANON I-44 SPEEDWAY 
 

(LEBANON, Mo.) - With the 2013 campaign racing toward the finishline. Lebanon I-44 Speedway feature an O'Reilly Auto Parts NASCAR Pro Late Models double dip to highlight Saturday's full slate of racing action. Due to a handful of rainouts over the season's opening couple of months, track officials have decided to run a pair of pro late model features in some upcoming events over the course of the remainder of the season to help drivers hit the 18-race threshold required to garner eligibility for NASCAR's prestigious state title designations.

  

"We've had our issues with weather so far this year," said Lebanon I-44 Speedway General Manager Kevin Greven. "In order to get these drivers across that proverbial finish line and in contention for the NASCAR HomeTrack awards, the late models must race 18 times, and we're going to have to double up on features a few times before the end of the season. This is an exciting twist for drivers and teams, and even better for fans attending Missouri's only asphalt oval, as they'll see their local heroes in action twice as much."

 

 

 

While the stars and cars of the O'Reilly Auto Parts NASCAR Pro Late Models will lead the way during Saturday's action, the Budweiser Modifieds and Monster Energy Sportsman, as well as the track's two entry-level classes, the Hoosier Tire Road Warriors and Coca-Cola Chargers, comprise a full undercard that promises to pack a punch on a night chock full of excitement. Spectator gates open up at 5:00 p.m., with a full slate of NASCAR Whelen All-American Weekly Series stock car racing scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. on the 3/8th-mile high banked oval.

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway offers an alcohol-free grandstand, featuring aluminum seating with seat-backs, along with the "Fan Deck" that does offer beer where patrons and groups may view the races in a very comfortable area.  Known amongst I-44 race fans as the 'Budweiser Wild Side', beer may be brought in by fans to the tier parking areas, while full food and non-alcoholic beverage concessions are available in both the grandstands and tier parking, along with a souvenir and track apparel stand.

 

Admission prices for the Monster Energy grandstands will remain just $10 for Adults, ages 16 and older, in the grandstands while Adult admission on the 'Budweiser Wild Side' will remain just $15. Discounted admission will be offered in both locations for Military members with an ID present, as well as Seniors (ages 65 and older) and Juniors (ages 11-15), and Children (ages 10 and younger) will be admitted for free. A grandstand Family Pass for two Adults and two Juniors plus any number of Children is available for $25, while six Adults entering in the same vehicle on tiered parking will be admitted to the 'Budweiser Wild Side' for $75.

 

 

"Perhaps the best part of this whole deal is the ticket prices," said Greven. "We decided not to raise the price so that fans could bring their whole family out and enjoy the double dose of late model action. You will not find more bang for the buck anywhere in Mid-Missouri, especially on a weekend night."

  

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway is located four miles east of the Lebanon city limits on Historic Route 66 and Missouri's only NASCAR sanctioned facility. Patrons using Interstate 44 may take Exit 135 and then drive approximately one mile east on Route 66 to the track's main entrance. Additional information about this event, including a full schedule of events, the rules being enforced, and a purse distribution, will be released on the facility's official website, www.i44speedway.net in the coming weeks. Keep up with news about Lebanon I-44 Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lebanon-I-44-Speedway, and on Twitter (@i44Speedway).

 

  

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About Lebanon I-44 Speedway

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway is Missouri's only weekly Asphalt Racing Oval settled nearly 300 miles from any other and is Missouri's only NASCAR sanctioned facility. Located in Lebanon, Missouri, along Interstate 44 adds easy access from any direction. Just about 45 minutes to the East of Springfield, Missouri on I-44 and just 2 hours East of St. Louis on I-44 as well as just 30 minutes south of Lake of the Ozarks.

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway has a history of producing great racecar drivers, and some of the biggest stars in American motorsports honed their skills on our tracks high banked 3/8-mile asphalt oval. Legends such as the great Larry Phillips, the only 5-time national champion in NASCAR's weekly racing series, along with NASCAR stars like Mike Wallace, Jamie McMurray, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart and the late Tony Roper have either won races or even track championships over the years.     

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway has perhaps the smoothest racing surface of any weekly racing facility in the nation along with new aluminum backed Monster Energy grandstand seating, Budweiser "Wild Side" tier parking that you can pull up in your car or tailgate in your pickup and enjoy all of the racing from a great view, the new Central Bank VIP Suites in the middle of the front stretch and entering turn one is the newest addition, the Budweiser Fan Deck.

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway runs many special events throughout the race season as well as an exciting NASCAR weekly show that consists of Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Road Warriors and the Chargers with special appearances by the United States Super Truck Series, Pro National Baby Grand Cars, NASCAR racing special events and various Concerts.

 

For all of the latest information always visit 

www.i44speedway.net   

2013 Lebanon I-44 Speedway Official Partners:

NASCAR - National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing

Budweiser - Official Beer

Caddy Shack Golf Cars - Official Golf Cars

Central Bank - Preferred Banking Partner

Compliance Fire & Safety - Preferred Fire & Safety Provider

Green Earth technologies - Preferred "Totally Green" Clean Tech Company 

Hampton Inn / Lebanon - Preferred Hotel

Holiday Inn Express / Lebanon - Preferred Hotel

Hoosier Tire - Official Race Tire

K&N Engineering - Preferred Performance Filter

Mercy - Official Health Care Provider

Missouri Eagle - Official Beer, Energy Drink & Tea Supplier

Monster Energy - Official Energy Drink

O'Reilly Auto Parts - Preferred Auto Parts Store

Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr. Pepper - Official Supplier: Soft Drinks, Water, Sports Drinks

Peace Tea - Official Tea

Racing Electronics - Official Communications Supplier

Safety-Kleen - Preferred Environmental Services Company

Springfield Yamaha - Official UTV & ATV Supplier

Sunoco - Official Racing Fuel

Super 8 / Lebanon - Preferred Hotel

 

2013 Lebanon I-44 Speedway Supporting Partners:

Advanced Electric & Communications, Auto Body Supply, Auto Meter, Commerce Bank, Cometic Gaskets, Contingency Connection, Dickies Barbecue, Emerson Climate Technologies, Energy Companies, ESPN Radio, E-Z Disposal, Graven Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Headley's Value Tire Center, Helton's Home Furnishings, Heritage Bank, Home Depot, Independent Stave Inc., JEGS, KZNN Superstation, Lebanon Ready Mix, Liberty Tire, Lindsay Auto Group, McGunegill Engine Performance, Missouri Tool & Automation, Owens Sandblasting, Ozarks Harley Davidson, Regional Radio - KJEL, Reliable Toyota, Rock Auto, Royal Purple, Shadel's Colonial Chapel, Sherwin Williams, Show Me Guns, Sprint, Starnes Auto, Totally You, Toyota Motorsports, Unilever, United Insurors, US Foods, Waffle House, Whelen Engineering, Willard Asphalt, Z102.3 Radio, 107.9 The Coyote

Lebanon I-44 Speedway

Kevin Greven 

General Manager 

lebanoni44speedway@yahoo.com

24069 Route 66

Lebanon, MO 65536 

Track (417) 532-2060

Cell (417) 399-5756

Fax (417) 532-7624 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway

Jordan Kuehne
I-44 Speedway Public Relations Director
I-44 Speedway Writer/Trackside Announcer

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