Boat racing stadium to be built in Missouri

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Lucas Oil is constructing a new marine stadium in Wheatland, Mo., adjacent to its 3/8-mile clay track, called "The Diamond of Dirt Tracks."

lucas1209

Roughly rectangular, it is 3,800 feet long, 400 feet wide and 10 feet deep. When it is filled with more than 11 million gallons of water, it will stage boat drag racing competitions, beginning next July.

"This is truly the first purpose-built facility of its kind in the world," Lucas Oil operations director Mike Chastain said in a statement. "We're building this new facility from the ground up to be the perfect place to run drag boats with great views for the fans and to be as safe as possible for the competitors."

Water skiing, jet skis, sailing and even rowing - just about any sort of recreational activity or floating competition that can be done on water - is a possibility for this fully engineered lake, the company said.

The Wheatland waterway is slightly larger than Lake Lloyd at Daytona International Speedway and its site is already an aerial landmark in Missouri's Hickory County.

Click here for the full release.

Related

Polaris Sees Q4 Surge

The powersports manufacturer had solid gains in every segment, with boat sales up 20 percent.

ABYC Updates Board

The group added a new member and elected several officers, including Nancy Cueroni as chairman.

Quick Hits: January 27, 2021

ICOMIA release its latest state of the industry report; one of the country’s largest waterjet cutting machines goes online at Maine’s Front Street Shipyard; and T-H Marine Supplies names a new national sales and marketing manager.

Changing Currents

E-mobility efforts remain centered outside of the U.S.

Q&A with Martin Bjuve

Volvo Penta of the Americas president and lifelong boater Martin Bjuve.

The Evolving Retail Culture

Finding new ways to connect with boaters.

Focusing on Education

A seasonal break means staff training becomes paramount.

Demand is Not Letting Up

Demand is not letting up, as 2020 tops 300K boat sales.

Phases and Stages

Anticipating the changes that lie ahead in 2021