Forrest Lucas, founder of Lucas Oil and Lucas Oil Speedway, is part of a star-studded class set for enshrinement into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 which was unveiled recently.
The new inductees will be honored in ceremonies on Sunday, Feb. 6 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield. Among those joining Lucas in the Hall of Fame Class include former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman and Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Roaf; former St. Louis Cardinals All-Star outfielder Matt Holliday and Miracle on Ice’s Ken Morrow from the 1980 USA Olympic Gold Medal hockey team.
Lucas is a self-made businessman, philanthropist, and creator of Lucas Oil, which he founded with his wife, Charlotte, in 1989. Born in rural Indiana, he is recognized worldwide as a generous supporter of motorsports and the innovative pioneer of problem-solving oils and fuel treatments. Lucas’ numerous contributions to the automotive industry and sports nationwide are traceable over decades.
He is a long-time ally of professional and amateur motorsports, sponsoring teams, speedways, and racing events at regional and national levels – even producing a line of high-performance racing oils. Lucas has made significant investments in sports across the Midwest and around the country, from the Lucas Oil Speedway, known as “The Diamond of the Dirt Tracks” in Wheatland, Missouri, to high profile sponsorships like Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.
The Lucas Oil brand also sponsors numerous motorsports series, including the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil MLRA and Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League. It also carries exclusive motorsports content into households through its television network MAVTV and the streaming service MAVTV Plus, elevating viewership and celebrating the love of sports.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame CEO & Executive Director Jerald Andrews said Missouri Governor Mike Parson, a Wheatland native and close friend of Lucas, was instrumental in making the contact.
“His office has even asked what kind of memorabilia would you like for the Hall of Fame from Lucas Oil Motorsports, so we’re excited about what that might mean for the museum as well,” Andrews said. “It appears that (Lucas Oil Speedway) continues to grow and expand and develop even more. That’s exciting for our state.”
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