The staff and drivers are counting down the days until the Lebanon I-44 Speedway will open the gates for the Lebanon “Our Town Your Town” event presented by the Lebanon Area Chamber Of Commerce this Saturday night.
“Our drivers love to race and perform in front of large crowds, and if last year’s event is any indication, then they will be at the top of their game” quoted General Manager Kevin Greven. “This was a big success last year for the Chamber and they have worked even harder to make it bigger and better as we show what Lebanon and Laclede County has to offer.”
Admission prices for the fans can’t be beat as it is only $10 per Car Load whether it be for the Budweiser Party Deck, Monster Energy Grandstand or Budweiser “Wild Side” Tier Parking. Over 30 different vendors and organizations will be displayed in the Midway Grandstand Area with lots of fun and information for everyone.
All gates, including the pit gates will open at high noon and from 1pm through 3pm, the Speedway will be offering “Hit The Pits” as the fans can go down and visit with some of the race teams on hand and get a look at some of the action before the track goes hot at 4pm for NASCAR practice.
“With the special $10 a car load pricing we will have people on the entry road to ensure that entry lines move at a fast pace ” said Greven.
Weather permitting, hot air balloon rides will be offered from 4pm to 8:30pm.
At 6pm, The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series will hit the “High-Banks” of the only Active Asphalt oval in Missouri featuring the “Sleek and Super-Fast” O’Reilly Auto Parts Pro Late Models, The “Ground-Pounding” Budweiser Modifieds, The “Outlaws to Old School” in the Monster Energy Sportsman, the “Street-Stock” feel of The Keyser Manufacturing Road Warriors as well as the exciting and maybe even what has turned into the crowd favorite Coca-Cola Chargers. Drivers will be competing for valuable NASCAR Track And Missouri State Points in the Monster Energy Chase for the Championship where the fans are always part of the program.
At approx. 9:30, Graven Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Lebanon will proudly present a Country Concert featuring Nashville recording artists Joel Crouse and Ben Bradford as they perform on stage in the infield area. For fans who love to get up close for special stage level infield seating, they may bring their lawn chairs and purchase a special infield pass for just $10 during the concert.
Grandstand seating as well as tier parking is on a first come first serve basis and fans are urged to arrive early as last year this was a standing room only event. Lawn Chairs and blankets are welcome to enjoy a great afternoon of entertainment.
For more information visit the Lebanon I-44 Speedway website at www.i44speedway.net or Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce at www.lebanonmo.org and be sure to join the thousands of others by liking the Speedway’s Facebook page for up to date information.
Current Point Standings
O’Reilly Auto Parts Pro Late Models
Kaleb Allison-Mexico, Mo 551
Stephen Counterman-Fair Grove 616
Monster Energy Sportsman
Paul Jepsen-Rolla 602
Keyser Manufacturing Road Warriors
Carl Harlow-Exeter 596
Jordan Nisbett-Lebanon 701
|About Lebanon I-44 Speedway
Lebanon I-44 Speedway is Missouri’s only NASCAR facility and weekly Asphalt Racing Oval settled nearly 300 miles from any other and proudly flies the NASCAR Whelen All American Series banner. Located in Lebanon, Missouri, along Interstate 44 on Route 66 adds easy access from any direction. Just about 45 minutes to the East of Springfield, Missouri on I-44 and just 2 hours West 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 beautiful 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 more information visit the website at www.i44speedway.net and be sure to visit and like the ever growing Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for updated information as drivers from Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Illinois compete each Saturday Night.
|2014 Lebanon I-44 Speedway Official Partners:
NASCAR – National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
Big Surf Water Park – Preferred Amusement Park
Budweiser – Official Beer
Caddy Shack Golf Cars – Official Golf Cars
Hampton Inn / Lebanon – Preferred Hotel
Holiday Inn Express / Lebanon – Preferred Hotel
Hoosier Tire – Official Race Tire
K&N Engineering – Preferred Performance Filter
Lindsay Auto Group – Official NASCAR Pace Vehicle
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
Sportsland Accessories – Preferred Truck Accessories
Pitbull Powersports – Official UTV & ATV Supplier
Sunoco – Official Racing Fuel
Super 8 / Lebanon – Preferred Hotel
2014 Lebanon I-44 Speedway Supporting Partners:
Auto Body Supply, Auto Meter, Commerce Bank, Cometic Gaskets, Dickey’s Barbecue, Emerson Climate Technologies, ESPN Radio, E-Z Disposal, Graven Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Headley’s Value Tire Center, Helton’s Home Furnishings, Heritage Bank, Independent Stave Inc., JEGS, KZNN Superstation, Lebanon Ready Mix, Liberty Tire, 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, Waffle House, Whelen Engineering, Willard Asphalt, Z102.3 Radio, 107.9 The Coyote