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Rain Nixes MLRA Spring Nationals

WHEATLAND, Mo. – With thunderstorms in the forecast Friday afternoon and evening, then showers and cold weather on the way Saturday, officials have cancelled the eighth annual Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway.

“Every weather outlet we see has thunderstorms beginning late this afternoon and continuing all night,” MLRA Series Director Ernie Leftwich said. “Saturday looks wet, cloudy and cold. While we hate to pull the plug, at least by doing it early it saves a lot of race teams and fans a lot of travel time and expense.”

Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton added that several race teams, facing long hauls, have been waiting this morning for a decision.

The event will not be made up, as the MLRA has a five-race swing coming up next week beginning with a $5,000-to-win event on Tuesday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. For a complete rundown of MLRA news and its schedule, go to

The MLRA Spring Nationals also were rained out in 2018 and 2019 and were canceled last year due to the pandemic.

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