Lucas Oil Speedway and MLRA Officials are pleased to announce details for the Inaugural Lucas Oil MLRA “Cowboy Classic” on May 22nd, 2014 to kick off the 22nd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com on Memorial Day Weekend. Beginning in 2014, the Thursday night MLRA race will honor former MLRA Owner/Promoter Allen “Cowboy” Chancellor who recently succumbed to a short illness.
“Cowboy, as he was affectionately called throughout the racing industry was a great friend to all of us.” stated Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager and Lucas Oil MLRA Series Director Dan Robinson. “This will be an annual tribute to kick off one of the biggest dirt late model weekends of racing in the country in memory of Cowboy.”
During Cowboy’s long racing career driving primarily dirt late models prior to purchasing the MLRA with wife Harriett, he drove the #45 car and that is what most people remember him by. In honor of Cowboy and the #45, the Thursday MLRA event will pay $5,045 to win and $545 to start. The race will now be a 45-lap main event. The Thursday night MLRA race will also see an increase of more than $3,000 in total purse money to over $25,000 for the main event.
The race winner will also receive a one of a kind unique cowboy themed trophy and a $200 gift certificate to PFI Western Store. To see the vast product lines offered by PFI visit them online at PFIWestern.com.
Visit www.lucasoilspeedway.com for more information and to purchase race tickets.