Wheatland storm injures 7, damages Lucas Oil Speedway days before big race

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WHEATLAND, Mo. — Several people are in the hospital and officials at Lucas Oil Speedway are evaluating operations after a storm with strong winds ripped up a nearby RV park and left the speedway without power Tuesday.

Emergency responders evaluated seven people who had sustained injuries, according to a report by KOLR10. Four were taken to a nearby hospital, and three refused medical treatment.

Danny Lorton, General Manager of the Speedway, told KOLR10 they would not be able to operate.

“We are surveying the area tonight without any power and will know more in the morning,” Lucas Oil Speedway said in a statement on Facebook at 12:11 a.m.

As of now, there has been no official report of a tornado in the area, which is approximately a two hour and 15 minute drive southeast of the metro.

The 27th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 is planned for this coming Thursday, May 23-May 25. The speedway is expected to host thousands of fans.

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