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Sat-Sun, January 6-7, 2018

Arizona Speedway

San Tan Valley, AZ

Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout - USRA Modifieds

 Finished 2nd on Saturday
 Finished 23rd on Sunday

 Lucas kicked off the Wild West Shootout with a runner-up finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. on Saturday. With another good car under him Sunday, a failed battery was the culprit that ended their night early in the main event.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Arizona Speedway

San Tan Valley, AZ

Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout

 Finished 1st in Main Event

 Lucas picked up his first win of the 2018 season Wednesday night for car owner Mike Wedelstadt and new crew chief Riley Hatfield. Starting from the front row outside, 'Cool Hand Luke' became the third different winner in as many rounds at this year's Wild West Shootout.

Fri-Sun, January 12-14, 2018

Arizona Speedway

San Tan Valley, AZ

Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout

 Finished 24th on Friday
 Finished 4th on Saturday
 Finished 5th on Sunday
Fri-Sat, February 9-10, 2018

Arizona Speedway

San Tan Valley, AZ

IMCA Arizona Modified Tour

 Did not qualify on Friday
 Finished 6th on Saturday
Sun-Mon, February 11-12, 2018

Central Arizona Speedway

Casa Grande, AZ

IMCA Arizona Modified Tour

 Finished 10th on Sunday
 Did not qualify on Monday
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Canyon Speedway Park

Peoria, AZ

IMCA Arizona Modified Tour

 Finished 6th in Main Event
Fri-Sat, February 16-17, 2018

Cocopah Speedway

Somerton, AZ

Arizona Modified Tour

 Did not qualify on Friday
 Finished 23rd on Saturday
Friday, March 9, 2018

Jackson Motor Speedway

Byram, MS

9th Annual Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Winter Speedweeks

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 Lucas and the Mike Wedelstadt Racing team competed at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on March 9 in the season opener for the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. After winning the fourth heat race, “Cool Hand Luke” started the main event from the 6th spot and battled with leader Lucas Lee for the first half of the race. With eight laps to go, Zack VanderBeek got by Lucas for second and eventually was declared the winner when Lee was disqualified, giving Lucas the runner-up finish. The team heads for a Saturday night showdown at the Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Whynot Motorsports Park

Meridian, MS

9th Annual Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Winter Speedweeks

 Finished 5th in Main Event

 The fifth round of Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks took place Saturday night at the Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., with 43 entries on hand. Lucas finished 2nd in his heat race after starting 5th, which placed him 7th on the grid for the main event. He finished 5th in the caution-free 40-lap feature. The next event on deck for "Cool Hand Luke" and the Mike Wedelstadt Racing team is the King of America VIII presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan.

Thu-Sat, March 15-17, 2018

Humboldt Speedway

Humboldt, KS

King of America VIII presented by Summit Racing Equipment

 Finished 24th on Thursday
 Finished 1st on Saturday

 The King of America VIII Modified Nationals presented by Summit took place at the Humboldt Speedway on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 15-17, with 84 cars and drivers signed in for battle over the three nights. In Thursday's USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup points race, Lucas raced from 4th to 2nd in his heat race and then won his "B" Main to start 13th in th main event, but mechanical troubles bit the team and he dropped out after 13 laps. On Friday, each driver competed in two heat races to set the fields for Saturday. From 3rd, he finished 2nd in his first heat and then started 9th and won his second heat with a dramatic last-corner pass, leaving him 2nd in passing points. On Saturday, "Cool Hand Luke" was untouchable. Read all about it here. The USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup is back in action on Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, with the first-ever event in the Copper State at the Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Fri-Sat, April 13-14, 2018

Canyon Speedway Park

Peoria, AZ

Inaugural

 Finished 8th on Friday
 Finished 4th on Saturday

 The team trekked to Peoria, Ariz., this week for some USMTS action at the Canyon Speedway Park. After a rough heat race, Luke won his "B" Main and then raced from 14th to 8th in the main event. On Saturday, another tough heat landed "Cool Hand Luke" in a B-Main, and another B-Main win set him up for the 13th starting spot in the main event. He came on early, moving up to sixth in just eight laps, and then held strong for a fourth-place finish.

Fri-Sun, April 20-22, 2018

Southern New Mexico Speedway

Las Cruces, NM

Rancho Milagro USMTS Short Track Shootout

 Finished 5th on Friday
 Finished 15th on Saturday
 Finished 4th on Sunday

 Lucas and the Mike Wedelstadt Racing team competed in the Rancho Milagro Short Track Shootout, April 20-22, at the Southern New Mexico Speedway. On Friday, "Cool Hand Luke" won his heat race from the pole and then hung on for a 5th-place finish in the main event. Mechanical woes hampered Saturday's effort. After using a provisional, Lucas started 23rd and finished 15th in the main event. On Sunday, he roared from 9th to 2nd in his heat and then started and finished 4th in the feature race. Over the weekend, the team picked up contingency awards from Champ Pans, Eibach, Jerovetz Motorsports, Simpson and Sybesma Graphics. They now head for the West Texas Raceway on Friday, April 27.

Friday, April 27, 2018

West Texas Raceway

Lubbock, TX

2nd Annual USMTS Event

 Finished 1st in Main Event

 Lucas passed Terry Phillips with 13 laps to go and went on to capture Friday night’s USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup main event at the West Texas Raceway in Lubbock. Click here to read the full story. The team heads to the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on Saturday for the 9th Annual Production Jars Amarillo Ambush presented by MSD Performance.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Route 66 Motor Speedway

Amarillo, TX

9th Annual USMTS Amarillo Ambush

 Finished 19th in Main Event

 On the heels of his win on Friday, Lucas suffered an eighth-place finish in his heat race Saturday at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas. He went from 14th to ninth in his "B" Main, but needed to burn a provisional to take the 23rd starting spot in the "A" Main. Mechanical troubles, however, knocked the team out with 11 laps complete, resulting in a 19th-place finish.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Enid Speedway

Enid, OK

2nd Annual USMTS Oklahoma Spring Nationals

 Finished 1st in Main Event

 Lucas picked up his second win of the weekend on Sunday night at the Enid Speedway. Click here to read the story and see the full results.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

Charlie Kraft Memorial - USRA Modifieds

 Finished 1st in Main Event

 After rain canceled Friday’s USMTS show at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., Lucas traveled to the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for an opportunity to drive an MB Custom for Tyler Wolff and Lobo Racing. With some good fortune, and after a hard-fought race with Darron Fuqua, Lucas was able to come out with a win.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Tri-State Speedway

Pocola, OK

5th Annual USMTS Event

 Finished 22nd in Main Event

 The team headed to the Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla., on Saturday night for another round of USMTS action. Lucas went from eight to fourth in his heat race which left him in a “B” Main where he finished second to earn the 15th starting spot in the “A” Main. Working his way to the front, mechanical problems struck at the halfway point of the 40-lapper and the No. 69 MB Custom headed to the trailer with a 22nd-place result.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Creek County Speedway

Kellyville, OK

Henryetta Ford USMTS Clash at The Creek

 Finished 5th in Main Event

 On Sunday, the road took the Mike Wedelstadt Racing crew to the Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, Okla., for a big USMTS show put on by USMTS racer Joe Duvall. With $100 to lead each lap of the feature, Lucas was in the perfect spot come feature time with the pole position. After leading the first 28 laps on the quarter-mile bullring, Stormy Scott got around the No. 69 machine and led the rest of the 40-lap distance. “Cool Hand Luke” slipped to fifth by the end of the race, but collected $3,690 which included $2,900 in lap leader bonus money. We have the weekend off next week, so we are excited to be back in Minnesota and get ready for more USMTS racing on May 18 at the l-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Deer Creek Speedway

Spring Valley, MN

North Star Nationals - USRA Modifieds

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 With the USMTS events rained out for the weekend, Lucas and the team headed for the Deer Creek Speedway for some USRA Modified action. After racing from fourth to second in his heat race, "Cool Hand Luke" rolled off from the fifth spot in the "A" Main. After chasing Dustin Sorensen the entire distance, Lucas settled for a runner-up paycheck.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Deer Creek Speedway

Spring Valley, MN

16th Annual USMTS Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 Dustin Sorensen held off Lucas at the checkered flag in a repeat finish of last Saturday’s USRA Modified feature at 'The Creek.' Lucas was able to challenge after a late-race caution, and got alongside the leader on a couple of occasions, but Sorensen held the high groove and drove to the win while Lucas held on for a solid runner-up paycheck.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Upper Iowa Speedway

Decorah, IA

11th Annual USMTS Nordic Nationals

 Finished 3rd in Main Event

 After winning his heat race Sunday night, Lucas started fourth in the 40-lap main event. He ran among the leaders the entire distance, eventually settling for a third-place finish at the checkered flag.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

81 Speedway

Park City, KS

7th Annual USMTS Showdown in the Playground

 Finished 6th in Main Event

 Lucas finished his heat race in fifth place, he won his B-Main and finished sixth after starting fourteenth in the A-Main.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Dodge City Raceway Park

Dodge City, KS

Inaugural USMTS Event

 Finished 22nd in Main Event

 Lucas won his heat race then fell out early in the feature to finish 22nd.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Salina Speedway

Salina, KS

2nd Annual USMTS Event

 Finished 7th in Main Event

 Lucas finished sixth in the heat, won the B-Main, and finished seventh in the A-Main.

Thu-Sat, June 14-16, 2018

Cedar Lake Speedway

New Richmond, WI

2nd Annual USMTS Modified Masters

 Finished 14th on Thursday
 Finished 15th on Saturday

 2nd Annual Modified Masters took place June 14-16 at the Cedar Lake Speedway with $40,000 up for grabs to the winner. In Thursday's USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup action, Luke drove his No. 69 Mike Wedelstadt Racing MB Customs Modified to a 14th-place finish after starting 21st. After two heats of qualifying on Friday, he sat 22nd in points. He raced his way through a "B" Main on Saturday and started 19th in the main event. The victim of a couple on-track mishaps, he finally retired from the race 17 laps from the finish and took home a 15th-place paycheck.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Nobles County Speedway

Worthington, MN

8th Annual USMTS Summer Slam

 Finished 12th in Main Event

 The USMTS action came to Minnesota Thursday night at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington. Luke ran 3rd in his heat race after starting 5th which out him 7th on the starting grid. He wound up 12th at the finish.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Brown County Speedway

Aberdeen, SD

4th Annual USMTS Modified Showdown

 Finished 19th in Main Event

 The MWR team moved north to the Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on Friday for the second of three USMTS shows this weekend. Luke charged from 3rd to 2nd in his heat race to lock himself into the redraw for the 40-lap feature. After starting on the outside of the front row, mechanical trouble struck on lap 23 and knocked the No. 69 out of the race.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Devils Lake Speedway

Crary, ND

Inaugural USMTS Event

 Finished 8th in Main Event

 Cool Hand Luke and the MWR team wrapped up the tripleheader USMTS weekend Saturday at the Devils Lake Speedway in Crary, N.D. Lucas powered from the 6th starting spot to win his heat and earn the most passing points in the field. Unfortunately, he drew the 8th starting spot for the main event (although that did pay $100 from RHRSwag.com). After 40 hard fought laps, he finished right where he started in 8th.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Mississippi Thunder Speedway

Fountain City, WI

Rivercity Rumble

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 Lucas wheeled the Mike Wedelstadt Racing No. 69 at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway Friday night for the Rivercity Rumble. He started eighth in his heat race and finished second behind Dustin Sorensen. In the main event, he started fourth and raced for the lead, eventually crossing the finish second behind Sorensen again.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Deer Creek Speedway

Spring Valley, MN

Gopher 50

 Finished 10th in Main Event

 Lucas finished sixth in his heat race, fourth in the B-Main, and tenth in the Gopher 50.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hamilton County Speedway

Webster City, IA

12th Annual Casey's General Store Webster City Wrangle

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 Luke won his heat race from the pole, and then led 25 of the first 29 laps of the feature before giving up the top spot to Johnny Scott with six laps to go. He finished second.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Southern Iowa Speedway

Oskaloosa, IA

11th Annual USMTS Summer Classic

 Finished 5th in Main Event

 Luke went from seventh to third in his heat race and then eighth to fifth in the 30-lap main event in his first start at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Fri-Sat, July 20-21, 2018

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

8th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals

 Finished 3rd on Saturday

 After topping all qualifiers on Friday night, Lucas started third in Saturday's $8,000-to-win main event and finished in the same spot.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Humboldt Speedway

Humboldt, KS

13th Annual USMTS Summer Fling @ The Bullring

 Finished 9th in Main Event

 Lucas came from last to first to win his heat race, and then wound up ninth in the main event. Click here for story and results.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Lucas Oil Speedway

Wheatland, MO

9th Annual Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout

 Finished 5th in Main Event

 Lucas started and finished 2nd in his heat race which left him starting 11th in the "A" Main. After 40 hard-fought laps, he crossed the finish line with a 5th place finish.

Friday, August 10, 2018

I-94 Speedway

Fergus Falls, MN

4th Annual Casey’s General Stores Summersota Nationals

 Finished 4th in Main Event

 Lucas won his heat race from the pole, and then finished fourth in the main event after starting fourth.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Ogilvie Raceway

Ogilvie, MN

7th Annual Chubbs Performance Modified Madness presented by U.S. Army

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 Lucas grabbed a wire-to-wire win in his heat race and then finished second in the 40-lap main event after starting fourth.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Mason City Motor Speedway

Mason City, IA

7th Annual Diamond Jo Casino “All-In 77”

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 For the second straight night, Lucas won his heat race from the pole and then settled for the runner-up paycheck in the main event--this time from the sixth starting spot.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

3rd Annual Grant Junghans Memorial

 Finished 3rd in Main Event

 Lucas finished second in his heat race but missed the redraw by one spot and started the 32-lap main event from the ninth spot. He contended early in the race and came on strong at the end before settling for third at the finish line. This was his third straight top-three finish in the event after winning two years ago and claiming second last year.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Salina Highbanks Speedway

Pryor Creek, OK

6th Annual ARMI Salute To Our Veterans

 Finished 26th in Main Event

 Lucas raced from sixth to second in his heat race and then redrew the outside front row for the feature. After taking the lead on lap 2, he led for a handful of laps before a broken J-bar forced him from the race and a possible win turned into a last-place finish.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Park Jefferson Speedway

North Sioux City, SD

8th Annual USMTS River City Rumble

 Finished 1st in Main Event

 Lucas took the lead from Terry Phillips on lap 5 and led the rest of the way to pick up the win on Saturday night. Click here for story and results.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Casino Speedway

Watertown, SD

3rd Annual Sandy Benson Memorial

 Finished 11th in Main Event

 Lucas went from eighth to fourth in his heat race which was enough to earn him the 10th starting spot in the 40-lap feature where he held on to finish 11th.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Rapid Speedway

Rock Rapids, IA

10th Annual USMTS Rapid Rumble

 Finished 18th in Main Event

 Lucas won his heat race from the pole and redrew the outside of the front row for the main event, but a problem with the fuel line sidelined him before he could event complete a lap. He finished last among the 18 starters.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Fayette County Speedway

West Union, IA

6th Annual USMTS War in West Union

 Finished 1st in Main Event

 Luke finished second in his heat race after starting fourth, and then went on to lead all 40 lap of the main event to take the $3,000 top prize.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Deer Creek Speedway

Spring Valley, MN

13th Annual USMTS Labor Day Duel

 Finished 5th in Main Event

 Lucas started fourth and finished second in his heat race which left him tenth in passing points. Starting from the outside of row 5 in the main event, 'Cool Hand Luke' clawed his way forward for a fifth-place finish against a tough field of drivers.

Thu-Sat, September 6-8, 2018

Mississippi Thunder Speedway

Fountain City, WI

7th Annual Dahl Auto Plaza USRA Modified Nationals

 Finished 12th on Thursday
 Finished 5th on Friday
 Finished 5th on Saturday

 Lucas qualified for each night main event in the USRA Modified Nationals. Thursday he finished 12th, Friday 5th, and Saturday 5th as well.

Fri-Sat, September 21-22, 2018

Deer Creek Speedway

Spring Valley, MN

20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree

 Finished 14th on Friday
 Finished 25th on Saturday

 Thursday night's show at the Fall Jamboree was rained out. On Friday, Lucas finished 14th in the main event and wound up 25th on Saturday after dropping out with less than ten laps to go. Click here for the full report and results from Friday and click here for Saturday's news.

Wed-Sat, November 7-10, 2018

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

Las Vegas, NV

Duel in the Desert

 Did not qualify on Thursday
 Finished 12th on Friday
 Did not qualify on Saturday

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