Wild Wednesday Recap: August 7

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Lucas Oil Raceway hosted its 18th Wild Wednesday of 2019 on August 7. Wild Wednesday is Lucas Oil Raceway's weekly test and tune program open to dragsters, motorcycles, and other street legal vehicles. For a list of requirements and regulations, visit http://www.lucasoilraceway.com/racers/wild-wednesday/.

On Wednesday night, approximately 110 drivers participated in the Wild Wednesday with participants ranging from junior dragsters to street legal trucks to motorcycles. Weather conditions were near perfect with the first run taking place in 87-degrees before falling to the mid-70’s at the end of the night. Plenty of sun proved to be prime conditions for adults, children, and the family dog alike.

Matco Tools hosted their Second Annual Tool Truck Drags with eight drivers taking their large tool trucks to the drag strip. Each driver was competing for a charity of their choosing with proceeds from a raffle, t-shirt sales, and donations going to the charity of the winning driver. At the end of the night, a total of $4,465 was donated to Wheeler Mission after Todd Thorne took the crown. Wheeler mission provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana.

Some notable speeds from the August 7 Wild Wednesday can be seen below.

Pedro Gonzalez - 132.59 MPH
Jose Diego - 132.01 MPH
Bill Guger - 128.86 MPH 

Tony Jacks - 144.72 MPH
Shawn Dillehay – 139.14 MPH
Jim Vance - 138.13 MPH 

Each Wednesday for Wild Wednesday at Lucas Oil Raceway, gates open at 5 p.m. for racers and spectators with the first races beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m. The cost to races is $25 while spectators are $10. Children 12-and-under receive free admission to Wild Wednesday.

It will be a busy weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway with two events on Saturday and another on Sunday. The Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience will take place Saturday morning with the gates opening at 8 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from seven different packages to learn about drag racing and hit the track with experienced professionals. On Saturday night, Grudge Racing will start at 6 p.m. with a $100 entry fee for racers and $15 for spectators. The final E.T. Bracket race before the E.T. Finals teams are announced is set for Sunday with the gates opening at 8 a.m.