As was announced previously, the Lucas Oil MLRA season opener scheduled for last weekend was postponed in light of CDC guidelines. Officials are currently working on options for a potential make-up weekend that may be announced later.
The action is now focused in on the ¼ mile Stuart International Speedway for the MLRA season opener. This second annual event will run on May 6. Track owner Mike Van Genderen plans to hold a test and tune session on May the 5 to give drivers a chance to fine-tune their setups prior to the $3,000-to-win opener.
May 7 is a travel day, as teams head east to the Davenport Speedway for a $3,000-to-win showdown on May 8. Completing the trifecta swing will be the MLRA’s sole stop of the season at the West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, IA, on May 9.
The MLRA and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA have also shifted the 12th annual “Slocum 50” from April 18 to July 3. The $5,000-to-win event originally set up for this date at will be replaced by the $10,555 “Slocum 50” event payout and winners’ prestige.
Preceding the “Slocum 50” will be a special $5,000-to-win return to the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, IA on July 2. Meanwhile, the three-day holiday weekend will conclude with the series’ return to the 300 Raceway in Farley, IA for the 1st Annual Independence Day Shootout, presented by DiscountShopTowels.com on July 4.