Show-Me 100 Race of Champions Expands
WHEATLAND, Mo. – The Show-Me 100 Race of Champions has expanded to feature more drivers this season.
The $1,000 Friday night preliminary event as part of the 22nd annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 will include all past Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 winners, but will now also include all former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series champions.
“We just felt this was a great way to truly have a Race of Champions,” said Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson. “This opens it up to some of the best in the business including Shannon Babb, Earl Pearson Jr., John Anderson, and Tony Jackson Jr., among others.”
The star-studded field already includes past Show-Me 100 winners Billy Moyer, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Brian Birkhofer, Wendell Wallace and Terry Phillips.
The Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 begins Thursday, May 22 with a $5,000-to-win MLRA event plus a complete USRA modified show featuring NASCAR veteran Kenny Wallace.
Action on Friday, May 23 will get underway with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying followed by six 20-lap heat races as the top three in each heat race automatically transfer to the $30,000-to-win Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 on Saturday night.
Friday night racing action also includes the aforementioned Crawford Supply Race of Champions and the Hot Rod Tracker Manufacturers Dash featuring the fastest qualifiers in each chassis brand running for a $1,000-to-win top prize. The Pitts Homes USRA modifieds will be running preliminary events as they attempt to qualify for their main event on Saturday night.
On Saturday night May 24, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors who are not already locked into the 100-lap event will attempt to work their way in through B mains and the Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge.
The 100-lap finale and a $1,000-to-win modified feature conclude the weekend.