Monday, October 24, 2016

It's Champions Night For The Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series

By Dave Grayson

There has been a standing tradition that says the Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by Loan Mart, starts and finishes its racing season at the Havasu 95 Speedway, the quarter mile paved oval located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. That tradition will be observed this Saturday night when the modifieds roars under the green flag during its annual champions night. 2016 has been another banner year for this very popular series. The racing has been exciting all year long featuring extremely healthy car counts that displayed a blend of racing veterans and young drivers competing in a wheel to wheel environment that often had their fans standing up for the entire event.

Fans can expect more of the same high quality when the green flag falls on Saturday night's Hoosier Tire 100, presented by DJ Safety. The final Lucas Oil Modified race of the season is 100 laps, with a starting field of 25 cars, that pays $2,000 to win.

However, the grand prize will be awarded at the end of this race when a new 2016 champion is crowned. That grand prize will award this champion a check for $5,000 plus $1,000 in Lucas Oil products. Going into Saturday night's race there are three main principals vying for the series' 2016 championship. Matthew Hicks goes into Saturday night on top of the championship standings with 589 points. He holds a 16 point advantage over series veteran Scott Winters and a 19 point lead over Taylor Miinch. All three drivers have been strong this year and all three are worthy of the series' 2016 championship. However, they will also have to deal with some equally strong cars piloted by drivers who will be looking to collect that aforementioned $2,000 winner's check Saturday night. Put all of these elements together and you've got the makings of major league racing excitement.

If by chance you can't make it to the Havasu 95 Speedway Saturday night, the next best thing to being there is Lucas Oil Racing TV who will be presenting the Hoosier Tire 100 via their live computer stream. The race coverage will go live beginning at 5pm eastern time. The quality of these broadcasts are outstanding and extremely affordable You can receive all of the necessary details at .

The champions night will begin on Friday evening with a test and tune session for the teams from 6 to 9 pm. The grandstands will be open to fans free of charge. On Saturday race day the green flag will fall on the first event at 2pm. Adding to the Saturday excitement will be the Havasu 95 Speedway's fan pleasing local racing divisions highlighted by the Get It In Gear Street Stocks, the Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts and the Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stocks.

General admission tickets, age 17 plus, are $12. Tickets for Seniors, military personnel and the handicapped are $10. Tickets for kids, age six to 16, are $6 with kids age five and under admitted free. The speedway also offers a family pack, priced at $25, which admits two adults and two kids Fans can also enjoy the amenities of the VIP section, featuring the best seats in the house, for $25.


The Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series will again be featured on national television when MAV TV presents the series' race from the Madera Speedway. The Lucas Oil 75, presented by Protect The Harvest, was taped for broadcast by the award winning Lucas Oil Production Studios back on June 11th. The broadcast times are:

Tuesday - Oct 25th - 3 pm eastern - 12 pm pacific.
Tuesday - Oct 25th - 6 pm eastern - 3 pm pacific
Friday - Oct 28th - 1 am eastern - Thursday - Oct 27th - 10 pm pacific

Tell your family, friends and especially your sponsors that your Lucas Oil Modified Racing team is going to be featured on national television.