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4th Annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic starts 1-week from today

WHEATLAND, MO (June 6th, 2015) - It's almost here, the first Drag Boat Event of the 2015 Season at "America's New Motorsports Destination", Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri! The 4th Annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series and the wild 250-mph Top Fuel Hydros kicks off one-week from today on Friday, June 12!

"Drag Boat racing has really taken this area by storm as fans continue to flock to the speedway in larger numbers each year as the entertainment and the wow factor is off the chart." stated Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson.

"In addition to providing the best racing on the water, we have also made several facility improvements since last year that fans should enjoy, including adding huge shade structures over the drag boat grandstands for fan comfort in the heat, added nearly 40 additional camping spots with power and water in our main campground, and added a full court basketball court just east of the campground shower house."

The 2-day festival of speed, fun, and entertainment kicks off on Friday, June 12th at 9am with a full day of Drag Boat Qualifying, including everyone's favorite the Top Fuel Hydros, racing down the lake at speeds in excess of 250 MPH!

Returning this year is the extremely popular "Show & Shine" on the Wheatland City Square from 6pm-8pm on Friday Night featuring "Phat Mike and the Bartenders" Band. The Show & Shine is FREE and will allow fans to get up close to the boats, take photos and get autographs from their favorite boat pilots.

Elimination Rounds to crown the Champions of the 4th Annual John Haas Memorial Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series Logo Drag Boat Classic will be held on Saturday, June 13th. Gates open at 8am Saturday, with Eliminations slated to start at 9am. A full detailed schedule is listed below including ticket prices, gate times and classes in action.

All schedules are tentative and may change without notice.

The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will wrap up eliminations just in time for fans to make their way over to the Lucas Oil Speedway dirt track for a special "Kids Night" at the races Presented by KMIZ ABC 17, featuring the Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Championship Series.

The Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks will be running a special 25-lap, $500 to win main event courtesy of Rains Ice. Other classes in action on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks Saturday night include, the ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds and USRA B-Mods.

The weekend will be filled with fun activities, give-a-ways, great food, interesting displays and tons of horsepower! Bring the entire family out for a great weekend at Lake Lucas and Lucas Oil Speedway. The Show-Me Beach Swimming Beach, will be open with horse shoe pits, volleyball and tether ball. FREE Bounce Houses, great food from local vendors and more, all await fans of every age!

For tickets, camping, directions, travel and general information about the 4th Annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic, visit the track website at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com or call the track hotline at (417) 282-5984.

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