Possible tornado strikes Lucas Oil Speedway

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to a press release, Lucas Oil Speedway may have been hit by a tornado overnight. There was major damage to the facility.

The track has postponed the Show-Me 100 race that was planned for this weekend. All other events at this time are likely postponed as they recover from the damage to the property.

Tornado
Tornado (Photo by Pixabay)

The track is expected to issue another update on Tuesday, May 28th.

“Our first thoughts are for the people of the Wheatland community and the area and we are thankful that there were no fatalities,” Lucas Oil Director of Racing Operations Dan Robinson said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who were affected.”

The storm hit the area right before midnight local time in Wheatland, Missouri. There’s damage to several buildings as well as damage to the grandstands of the dirt track.

The grandstands of the off road track was destroyed. There was also damage to the campground area, including some vehicles and campers that had already arrived for the Show-Me 100.

Off site, there were vehicles that were toppled, according to the press release. In addition, homes and businesses suffered extensive damage in the local area.

It is also being reported that there is no power in the town as of Tuesday morning.

The people, who already purchased tickets to the Show-Me 100, will have their tickets honored at the new rescheduled date in the future.

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