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Lebanon I-44 Speedway 2007 Season At A Glance
By Dusty Luthy
PR Director, I-44 Speedway
LEBANON, MO. (Dec. 9, 2006) - The Lebanon I-44 Speedway is busy planning another exciting year of racing for the 2007 season.
Back this season will be the speedway’s signature race, the 5th Annual Fall Shootout Larry Phillips Memorial race. The two-day race, unlike any other at the track, will be held at the end of September.
New this season will be two Tuesday night races. I-44 Speedway will host its first UMP Summer Nationals race on June 19. The Summer Nationals is a month-long racing series that travels throughout the country and draws the best talent in the nation for the prestigious races. Former Summer Nationals champions include Billy Moyer, Don O’Neal, Scott Bloomquist and two-time defending champion Shannon Babb.
Also, track promoter Randy Mooneyham has scheduled a star-studded Mid America Racing Series race for July 3. NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Kenny Schrader has already pre-entered for the MARS event, and Mooneyham expects another NASCAR driver or two to enter as well.
In addition to adding new clay to the high banks of the race track, Mooneyham has also added a new class to the racing line up. The B-Modified class has been added, replacing Super Stocks. Mooneyham said the decision was made to help drivers find a more price-effective way to advance classes.
“It’s a lower budget car with a lower cost motor, so it’s a little more affordable for drivers,” Mooneyham said.
A-Modifieds and Late Models will also be sanctioned again this year by USRA and UMP respectively. The first day of the 2007 racing season will begin on March 31. Schedule and rules will be posted soon on www.monettspeedway.net .