Monday, August 18, 2014

4-H Day at Lucas Oil Speedway is Sept. 13; Order Tickets Prior to Aug. 30

Contact: Velynda Cameron, 4-H specialist
Tel: 417-326-4916

BOLIVAR, Mo. – All area 4-H members, alumni, families and their friends are invited to attend the first annual 4-H Day at Lucas Oil Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 13, in Wheatland, Mo.

Ticker orders must be postmarked by Aug. 30. An order form can be found online at

Those who order a ticket using the form online may also purchase a specially de-signed t-shirt featuring the 4-H emblem and the Lucas Oil logo as a race day keepsake. Tickets and t-shirts will be mailed on Sept. 5.

Tickets can also be ordered at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Hickory at 203 Cedar, Hermitage. Call Karen Wright at (417) 745-6767 for more information.


Races for the evening include Late Models, Modifieds, Factory Stocks and B-Mods.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and hot laps start at 7:00 p.m. All 4-H activities and the race will follow.

Those who participate in the 4-H raffle will have a chance to be selected to ride in the official truck, drop the flag, family 4-packs and race tickets.

Each 4-H member or child who attends the races wearing their 4-H Day at the races t-shirt will be entered in a drawing to win other random prizes including Lucas apparel.

“We hope to make 4-H Day at Lucus Oil Speedway an annual event,” said Velynda Cameron, a 4-H youth development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “It will be a fun, family event and it also introduces a large audience to our 4-H youth program.”


Missouri 4-H is University of Missouri Extension's youth development program. Studies show 4-H’ers have three times greater interest in science than non-4-H peers and are 70 percent more likely to go to college. Over 5,000 youth in urban communities join local 4-H clubs each year.

The 4-H program helps to create opportunities for young people to be valued, contributing members of their community. To learn more about 4-H -- the world’s largest youth-serving organization -- and how to get involved locally go online to

Residents of southwest Missouri can contact any of these 4-H youth development specialists for  information: Karla Deaver in Lawrence County at (417) 466-3102; Monica Spittler in Taney County, (417) 546-5531; Bob McNary in Jasper County at (417) 358-2158; Jeremy Elliott-Engel in Newton County at (417) 455-9500 or Velynda Cameron in Polk County at (417) 326-4916.


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