Boat racing stadium to be built in Missouri

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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."

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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.

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